Members of the motorsports industry came from all over the state of Pennsylvania on Tuesday (June 13) to participate in the PA Motorsports Rally at the state capitol. The event was organized by the United States Motorsports Association (USMA).
The day began with a visit to the House Floor where representatives of Maple Grove Raceway, Williams Grove Speedway, High Point Raceway, Pitt-Race and Mike Hepp Racing were recognized. State Rep. David M. Maloney (chairman of the PA Motorsports Caucus) submitted a resolution approved by the House unanimously to declare June 10- 17 as Motorsports Week across the Pennsylvania Commonwealth.
“As the new chairman of the legislative Motorsports Caucus, I am very encouraged with the response yesterday by my colleagues and the public to our promotion of motorsports in Pennsylvania,” Rep. Maloney said. “When I go to the events, I see families enjoying a truly wholesome and all-American sport that benefits Pennsylvania economically. This is something we can and should cultivate and grow.”
Throughout the day, race tracks officials and industry businesses met with their legislators to promote the benefits of racing. The day concluded with a networking forum and reception that included motorsports industry members, state senators and representatives.
“Motorsports is a significant economic engine generating jobs and tax revenues for Pennsylvania. The USMA appreciates Rep. Maloney and all members of the General Assembly for their continuing support of our industry,” said Robert Johnson, USMA government affairs director.
PA Motorsports Week kicked off with the NASCAR races at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond. Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown will host the USAC Sprint Car National Championship tonight. Motorsports Week will conclude with the 41st running of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross race at High Point Raceway in Mt. Morris. Several tracks around the state will be hosting their local and state public officials during Motorsports Week.