YORK SPRINGS, Penna., Monday, March 19, 2012 – The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing has designated Saturday March 31 and Sunday April 1, 2012, as the official Grand Opening and Unveiling of the Phase IV museum expansion.

This latest addition to the celebrated motorsports museum honoring the development of racing in the eastern United States adds nearly 6000 square feet, bringing the total museum display area to over 20,000 square feet. This expanded area allows the museum complex at the Latimore Valley Fairgrounds near York Springs, Pennsylvania, to cover the entire gamut of high horsepower competition including sprint cars, modifieds, midgets, dirt late models, NASCAR-type stock cars, motorcycles, and drag racing.

Activities will begin Saturday morning at 10 a.m. and will include ribbon cuttings and remarks from a wide array of special guests including Pennsylvania State Senator Rich Alloway, keynote speaker and National Funny Car Champion Bruce Larson, and sprint car champion Doug Wolfgang.

On hand for the 1 p.m. dedication of the newly expanded drag racing area entitled a “Salute to the Ground Pounders” will be a veritable Who’s Who of Eastern Drag Racing including veteran drag racing announcer George Nye, Pro Stock innovator Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins, and the widow of a legend in Funny Cars, Mrs. Ronnie Sox.

Throughout the afternoon fans will be entertained by ongoing autograph sessions and round table discussions with stars from both yesterday and today sharing exciting stories about their respective sports, be it sprint cars, late models, modifieds, or drag cars.

“All of us at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing are thrilled to be able to share with the eastern race fans this exciting opening of our museum expansion,” said EMMR President Lynn Paxton. “We will have exciting displays and discussions for fans of all ages including a “Crackling Thunder” on Sunday afternoon where the fans can hear the distinctive sound of the early dragsters as the engines are fired.”

For more information on the special weekend activities or the museum go to www.emmr.org or call Development Director  Craig Agan at 641-891-0445 or Administrative Coordinator Amanda Eshenour at 717-319-5623


Media Contact: Craig Agan, EMMR Development Director, (641) 891-0445, craigagan@emmr.org

Lynn Paxton (717) 432-8188

Craig Agan  |  Director of Development  |  Eastern Museum of Motor Racing

1902 W. Grandview Drive  |  Knoxville, IA 50138  | (641) 891-0445

craigagan@emmr.org  |  www.emmr.org