Monday, February 25, 2013
Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (February 23, 2013)- Ten years ago this spring, a new sprint series came on to the scene to carve out a new tradition, one that now gets set for a second decade, which begins with the annual trade show that kicked off each of the first 10 years. Coming Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10, the Patriot Sprint Tour will once again have a strong presence at the Gater Racing News Motorsports Exposition and Trade Show. For this 10th anniversary season, six of the young guns of the series will have their cars on display to make the PST booth one of the can’t-miss spots in the New York State Fairground’s Center of Progress Building. For the second consecutive year, the Patriot Sprint Tour will crown separate champions for the American and Canadian races, but with this trade show held in the heart of Central New York, the PST lineup will include five of the top nine in the final 2012 PST America standings, all of whom are in their 20s. Taking center stage this year will be Scott Kreutter, of Alden, NY, the defending PST America Champion. Kreutter will look to defend his title this year in his Hoddick Motorsports entry. Four-time PST Champion Bryan Howland, of Auburn, NY, was second in points last year and has been a staple at the Motorsports Expo ever since his first series title back in 2005. Fourth in points last year was Tommy Wickham, of Constantia, NY and will be in the PST booth for the first time, as will his travel partners Steven Hutchinson Jr. and Brandan Warner. Hutchinson, of Oswego, was the 2012 Insinger Race Fuels Rookie of the Year while Warner, of Liverpool, NY, had his No. 10b named the best-appearing car of 2012. Bruce DeWick, of Geneva, NY, has already started his 2013 season, competing in Florida, and will have his car on display as he gets set for a full assault on the PST America tour this year. The 27th annual Motorsports Expo is once again packed into two big days, starting off on Saturday at 10:00 A.M. and lasting until 9:00 P.M. On Sunday, the show will run from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Gater Racing News, the host for this great event, will also be presenting the Hard Charger of the Season Award for the Patriot Sprint Tour, the eighth year of this fun series. For more information, visit www.GaterNews.com. Patriot Sprint Tour teams that are planning on attending this event are encouraged to bring with them their completed 2013 membership form with them. This form is available at http://patriotsprinttour.com/2013-PST-Membership-Form.pdf. The 2013 race season starts off April 13 at the Fulton Speedway for the A-Verdi Storage Containers Methanol Meltdown, while the PST Canada series gets underway April 27 at the Merrittville Speedway in the Spring Sizzler. The following Friday, May 3, will find the PST at the Black Rock Speedway for a special event on the 10-year anniversary on the start of the Patriots. For more information on the schedule, plus plenty more, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.