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 Every year Gator Racing news host the annual Motosports Expo in a Syracuse, NY. This show is a sign that spring is almost here in Central NY. This year has been a record breaking winter and we all need something to shake the winter blues. 

 Motorsports Expo is a two day event at the NYS Fairgrounds. The show begins Saturday morning at 10:00 and closes Sunday at 4:00pm. I headed up early Saturday morning hoping to beat the crowd so I could get some clean pictures of the brand new iron that graced the Center of progress buildings floor. Well I guess a lot of people had the same idea as I did. When I arrived at about 10:40 Saturday morning the place was pretty busy.  This is a great thing for the motorsports industry in the North East. These people are the same ones that fill the stands at the tracks all around NY. 

This year’s show was full of venders and beautiful race cars. I was very disappointed about not having any of the Dragstrips in Central NY not participating in the show. We have four or five great Dragway’s  with in three hours of Syracuse and not one of them showed up. Plus our area is is full of motorcycle racing and I didn’t see anybody representing  two racing either. This is a race show, I think all kinds of racing should represented. 

Dirt Modifieds are the main class of the show but sprint cars seem to be growing like crazy in the area.  ESS and the Patriot Sprint Tour had a ton of cars and info on their upcoming season. Sprints cars are awesome, I am glad to see all of the interest in these cars growing. 

Venders ranged from old racing pictures to full car wraps. If you need a new helmet or gloves it was at the show. I noticed that diecast stuff was everywhere as well for the collectors out there.  Me being a photographer I spent some time going through old photos at most of the tables. We all should get more prints of our favorite racers to keep for the future. Hard drives and  CDs don’t last that long, and we could lose everything we have. Get them printed. 

After I walked around for a couple hours I grabbed a Area Auto Racing News and headed home to see what kind of shots I got.  It was a good show this year I just wish other forms of racing would show up and get all kinds of race fans together after a long hard winter. 

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Take care 

I will see you at the track.