Portland, Maine – Local stock car racers get anxious for their upcoming short track seasons as the NASCAR season gets underway each February in Daytona.



Short track fans get their first opportunity to see what’s in store for the 2009 season on the local bullrings at the 15th annual Racin’ Preview 2009 show at the Portland Expo on the weekend following the Daytona 500, Friday and Saturday, February 20-21.

Several stock car racing facilities will be officially represented, and there will be a number of unofficial representatives from various tracks and tours competing throughout Northern New England.



Joining the various local speedways from the tri-state region will be regional touring series like the Pro All Stars Series (PASS), the American-Canadian Tour (ACT), the True Value Modified Racing Series (TVMRS), Sprint Cars of New England (SCONE) and NELCAR Legends, along with representatives from two or three other traveling series.


Racin’ Preview 2009 annually salutes the past in local and regional motorsports and this year the Maine Vintage Race Car Association promises what should be their best-ever display.  More vintage racecars and historic displays than ever are on the agenda, says MVRCA show coordinator Dodo Brockman.



Autograph opportunities abound at Racin’ Preview 2009, and hundreds of door prizes will be handed out, chiefly by show floor host and emcee Bill DaButler. 


Doors open at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 20, with the show open until 10:00 p.m.  Saturday Racin’ Preview 2009 hours run from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.  The Portland Expo is located at 239 Park Avenue (U.S. Route 1) in Portland, Maine.  For more information please call 603-447-4251.