Great American Racing Show, Battle at the Barn set for Jan. 21-22
While a majority of the short track races for 2021 have been completed around Texas and the rest of the Southern Plains, there are a few off-season trade shows on tap for industry members and racers as they prepare for their respective 2022 seasons.
Officials at KR Promotions, LLC, are hard at work getting ready for the second annual Great American Racing Show, presented by My Race Pass, slated for January 21-22 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. This trade show is held in conjunction with the 14th annual 'Battle at the Barn,' an indoor Kart racing event.
Admission is just $5 per day for adults. Doors open on Friday at 3 p.m. and close at 8 p.m., while show hours on Saturday run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The display area covers 3,600 square feet and will feature 200 booths. Vendors will include chassis, parts, and representatives from major motorsports companies.
“The 2022 version of the Great American Racing Show is looking good as we head into the Holidays,” event co-promoter Kevin Rogers said. “I've been talking with vendors, and they're all excited to be a part of it next month. Short track racing had an extraordinarily strong year, I feel this show will reflect that fact.
“We learned a whole lot last year and have applied that to our plans for the second annual. These off season trade shows play a key role in our industry, and always have. It is a chance to draw new business, and a chance for fans to get excited about the new season ahead. I think we're in for a great show.”
The 14th annual Battle at the Barn will take place in the Jacobson Building at the Fairgrounds. The event will feature Kart racers from around the Midwest and Southern Plains battling it out for trophies and bragging rights. On Friday, the Elite 8 and Powder Puff classes will kick off the program at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, racing will begin with the first of two qualifying rounds at 12 p.m., with second round qualifying slated to roll off at 2:30. Features for all divisions will get under way at 5:30 p.m. as a great event draws to a conclusion. This exciting indoor competition is highly anticipated by many racers.
“The Battle at the Barn will deliver edge-of-your-seat racing both Friday and Saturday,” Rogers added. “The Kart racing is a fun part of the weekend we all enjoy, especially for parents. Adults have their big events like the recently completed Gateway Dirt Nationals in St. Louis; we have our own indoor show.”
The second annual Great American Racing Show is co-promoted by Toby Kruse, promoter at the famed Marshalltown Speedway and 141 Speedway. Kruse manages the racing program, while Rogers coordinates the trade show. Together, they present a little something for everybody. A trade show and indoor Kart race are ideal.
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