Motorama arenacross and speed show is back for two days of racing and entertainment this Saturday and Sunday. Whether you attend as a racer or a spectator this is the weekend all types of race enthusiasts look forward to each and every February.
In the large arena there will be a full schedule of amateur and expert riders competing on motorcycles and four wheelers. In the equine arena is where the RC cars do all of their racing. In the northeast hall there is a large number of go carts and quarter midget carts racing on a make-shift circle track. You also have robot conflict battles in the small arena as well as the rod custom show in the exposition hall. The famous Speed Show is in the main hall on the Mclay Street side of the complex. Yes that's right, Motorama's so big that it has to be held in a complex, the Harrisburg Farm Show Complex.
With all of this action inside such a large complex it is easy to get lost or even miss an event. Events like the performance of a live band or the crowning of the new Miss Motorama. The contestants of the Miss Motorama Pageant are judge on 3 categories; sportswear, interviews and of course swimwear which is an event the men surely don't want to miss. Miss Motorama also gets to present each arenacross class winner his trophy in front of everyone directly after his or her win in the large arena. There is a lot to do and see at Motorama 2014 so if you plan on taking in every bit of this year's Motorama you’ll need to pay close attention to the schedules, scoring boards and complex maps. These will be the keys to making sure you don’t miss your favorite event, class or racer in their chosen field.
Even after spending an entire Saturday at Motorama and going to every inch of the Farm Show Complex to catch all of the racing and activities from Saturday's show you might still go home feeling like you missed something. If that's you don't worry just go back for the repeat show on Sunday. Just keep in mind Sunday’s events start earlier and move along a lot quicker so don't celebrate your favorite racer's victory too long Saturday night or you could miss some of the best action of the weekend.
Even though Sunday is a repeat show it is so in scheduling only. The disciplines and classes within those disciplines are the same as Saturday's. The race results as well as the actions to arrive at those results are hardly ever a repeat. This is why every year it is a surprise that the majority of the fans come out on Saturday night but not on Sunday afternoon. You would think it would be crowded both days. After all this is the biggest racing event in this area that only happens once a year, twice during one busy weekend in February.
To give you a taste of how good the racing is on Sunday's check out the amateur 250 and Open 2-wheeled classes from last year’s arenacross by playing the video that accompanies this article. Then make sure you go this Sunday so you won’t miss any of the other spectacular racing that goes down on Motorama Sunday.
Of course attending both days is the ultimate way to satisfy the Motorama experience but if you do have to choose one day over the other consider these facts. The crowds are far worse on Saturday making it hard to find a seat in the large arena during the AX mains. As well as the open seating policy making it hard to keep a seat you already had earlier in the day. These are the main reasons the fans that can't make it both days end up choosing Sunday over Saturday.