December 23, 2015
By: Ray Sleeder
As we head into the heart of this winter season, thanks to El Nino, it actually feels like spring. Spring means racing season, and Racers in the upper Midwest will have the opportunity to converge next month at the annual Midwest Racers’ Expo and kick off their 2016 season.
This year’s Midwest Racers’ Expo will be held in a familiar location. Hosting this year’s event is Janesville, Wisconsin, in the Retired Menards Building, in which the event was held two years ago. Racers will be offered a special hotel rate so they can spend a little more of their budget at the expo instead of on lodging.
“Being a two day event, we wanted to reach out to our attendees and offer hotel savings,” commented David Deery of Midwest Motorsports. “The staff at the Janesville Ramada Inn were kind enough to offer a discounted $69/night plus tax rate,” concluded Deery.
Racers must call the front desk at 608-756-4511 and mention the code “Racers’ Auction” or room Block Code RACE16 to receive the special rate. The offer is not available through online reservations, and supply is limited.
Racers interested in consigning race car parts, trailers or cars must contact Gregg McKarns at 815-703-0285 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the sale, as consignment space has sold out in recent years. Racing-related Business owners interested in exhibiting at the Performance Trade Show can call 608-792-4846 or email email@example.com to speak directly with Trade Show manager Dave Noelke. Consignments will be accepted on Wednesday January 6th, from 4pm until 9pm, and again on Thursday January 7th, from 11am until 7pm. Limited space is still available for both consignments and exhibits.
Expo doors open for the Trade Show and auction item inspection at 3pm on Friday January 8th, and 8am on Saturday, January 9th. The auction begins promptly at 4pm Friday and 9am Saturday. Super Saturday includes a host of touring series meetings beginning at 10am, while the popular “C-Lots” (racecars, trailers and haulers) head to the auction ring starting at noon and will sell approximately every 15 minutes.
The Retired Menards building is located at 2700 N. Pontiac Drive, in Janesville, WI. The building is easily accessible, immediately adjacent to I-39/90 at Exit 171B. There is plenty of FREE Parking on site.
The Ramada Inn is located at 3900 Milton Ave, Janesville, WI 53546, and can be reached for reservations at 608-756-4511.
For additional information visit www.midwestracersauction.com or contact the office at 815-703-0285.