Today was a fun day at the Race & Performance Expo at the Schaumburg Convention Center. My Granddaughter accompanied me and she enjoyed meeting and greeting everyone. Our first stop was at the Chicagoland Speedway/Route 66 booth.
From there we ran over to the Car Chix booth where we picked up a couple of autographed calendars. Our friend, Maranda Lawson was Miss January. Here is a pic of her car used on her hero card.
We continued around the hall running into friend after friend like Randy Simpson from Lucas Oil Raceway Park and Chelsea Vangsness from Byron Dragway. We caught up on a few things. We stopped by the Beat the Heat booth and had a conversation with Jim Luckett. He stated their schedule was filling up and they were working on some dates for Route 66.
We talked with John Lawson about the Nostalgic Funny Car "Runaway" and reminisced with Dale Creasy about his crash at the Route 66 Test and Tune in May, 2015.
We met several of our younger drivers. Zach Tinkle, who drives in the Central States Super Cup Series and Delaney Pitner , seven year old go cart driver at US 41 Speedway. Delaney had eight feature wins at US 41 and couple of other tracks.
Here is Zach at the Rockford Speedway with his National Short Track Championship win.
I can't even count the number of friends we talked to and new contacts. This was a great start to the 2016 season. If you are into racing, in all forms, I would l highly recommend this show. It runs through tomorrow 9-5 at the Schaumburg Convention Center. Here are a few more shots from the Expo.