The Motorsports Expo is the first sign that spring is on the way and each year fans in droves support the show and get to see firsthand the beautiful creations before they hit the track.
However, this year was a little different, fans didn’t attend simply as race fans, but as a vendor. We spent the weekend handing out copies of magazines since after all, we do cover quite a bit of Central New York’s racing action.
All forms of motorsports were represented at this year’s show, from go-karts to 3000hp Pro Mod drag cars. While Sprint cars seemed to be the most popular form of cars on the floor of the Center of Progress building, fans also noticed more Late Models this year. It’s wonderful to see these two classes becoming more popular in New York State. Even though most of the Big Block Modifieds were participating in an out of state event, their absence did not take away from the quality of the show by any means.
During this year’s show there was a special presentation of “The History of the Moody Mile,” which attendees were able to attend on both Saturday and Sunday. Sadly, last October was the final race on the famed mile track at the fairgrounds and this was a terrific way to close the chapter and recap all the history that took place on that track.
We met a lot of nice people who let us know how much they love reading APEX and, we were able to introduce the magazine to many who had not seen it before. As usual, overall it was a great show so we bid farewell to race fans until next year!
Story and Photos by: John Zachary