Augusta, Maine – Robert "Bobby" Walker has always had the pleasure of presenting race drivers and other personalities to the race fans during his storied thirty-plus years as "the voice of Oxford Plains Speedway."
In January, the tables will be turned on the longtime track announcer as the Northeast Motorsports Expo & Trade Show will present Walker to the race fans, not as an announcer but as an author. Bobby Walker will greet the race fans and autograph his new book – "I couldn't Drive – but I could Talk", the history of Oxford Plains Speedway as seen through the eyes and heard through the voice of the longtime announcer.
Scheduled for January 4-6, 2008 at the Augusta (Maine) Civic Center, the 20th Anniversary Northeast Motorsports Expo & Trade Show showcases a variety of motorsports entertainment found year round in northern New England, such as stock car and drag racing, ice racing, motocross, truck & tractor pulling, mud runs and road racing, go-kart racing and vintage race cars.
Walker began working on the book over a year ago but it was this past spring when Judith Hayes joined the effort as collaborator that the work intensified. The 400-plus page book is filled with photos of the speedway's past and stories of many of racing's personalities as told by Walker.
Bob will be autographing his book all weekend long, so, stop by, say "Hi" and by the historic book from one of Maine's own.
Sponsors of this year's show are: the D.N.K. Select Used Cars in Farmingdale, Maine; E. J. Prescott, Inc. and Team EJP, headquartered in Gardiner, Maine; New England Racing Fuel located in Burlington, Connecticut; NAPA Auto Parts of Maine; 2ndliferacing.com and the RACIN' PAPER, based in Conway, New Hampshire.
For the latest news, drivers appearance schedule, the list of exhibitors and vendors, directions and more regarding the 20th Anniversary Northeast Motorsports Expo & Trade Show, visit online at www.northeastmotorsports.net.