In the Summer of 1977, Armin Hostetter and his three sons were finishing up their 5th racing season at Trail-Way Speedway. Being a farmer all his life and a motorcycle racer in his youth, he had an idea. During the yearly visits to the Pennsylvania Farm Show, he knew the Large Arena had a dirt floor. That coupled with the fact that no one was racing outdoors over the winter, the solution was obvious, indoor racing. With a few phone calls he put together the first Motorama event February 15th and 16th, 1978, called the Harrisburg Indoor Motorcycle Championship.
Over the last 35 years, there were many growing pains, but the main focus has always been the racing. Buildings were added to the complex, expanding to almost 30 acres under one roof. Motorama Races and Shows have expanded to include all of the buildings.
All of the racing and all shows are included in your single admission price, but there are no reserved seats in any of the five racing arenas. There are over 2,000 racers along with over 700 race and show vehicles on display. As you walk thru the shows and pit areas, feel free to stop and talk to them. Don’t forget to support the more then 100 various sponsors and vendors who continue to support Motorama year after year.