Indoor Racing Coming To Trenton In 2014
Both meets will be extensively promoted at Sammons’ 29th annual Motorsports Show, scheduled for the three-day weekend of January 10-12, 2014 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa.
Indoor racing was reborn by Len H. Sammons and his staff in Atlantic City in 2003 after a 22-year hiatus, and has become a staple of the winter auto racing season. Five years ago, a second indoor event was created in Providence, R.I., which, like the Atlantic City race, became an instant success. The Providence races this year are tentatively scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14-15, 2013. Sammons also promoted an event in Baltimore, Md., for the first time in December of 2012.
The Trenton race will be a special one for Sammons who has been a life-long resident of the area. His father, Leonard J. Sammons Jr., started Area Auto Racing News in nearby Hamilton, NJ in 1963 and the office remains just miles from where the races will be held. The Sammons family also sold the novelties and programs at the Trenton Speedway for many years.
The Sun National Bank Center is a relatively new venue having opened in October of 1999. The building offers first class seating and food concessions for the fans as well as several Luxury Suites for larger groups or sponsors.
“Each arena has its own qualities and assets,” said Sammons, “I think this one will be perfect for exciting racing for many years.”