CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
Release prepared by STEVE PADOS
Short Track Racing Stars Shine At Thursdays 11th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show
The Eleventh Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show continued through the fourth day of it's week long journey on Thursday evening after a bump in the road halted the Wednesday night show and forced the organizers to alter the schedule for the show. The small division race tracks came out in force for the racing community and another successful day went into the record books featuring the stars of the Hamlin Speedway, Snydersville Speedway, Oreville Raceway and Mahoning Valley Speedway occupying center stage. To all those hoping to attend the show please make a note of the scheduling changes as every attempt was made to accommodate the show sponsors and the supporting speedways and groups.
Nightly interviews and 141 race cars provides the loyal race fans with a full appetite of racing fun before the regular seasons begins. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and offers a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be FREE of charge to the mall traffic and the 2018 edition of the show is the trend setter and showstopper of the many shows that are scheduled during the year. Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedway Indoor Go Karts, JPA Masonry, Phillipsburg Easton Honda and Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds sponsored last evening's show and have been loyal supporters of the week long show.
With the eclectic Quaker Steak & Lube Restaurants the lead sponsor of the event, the excitement and the pulse for the week long show quickens with each day as the diverse schedule of the week long show offers a bit of everything to all racing fans. The 55 stores making up Quaker Steak & Lube annually sell more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." The Phillipsburg location has also been dubbed "The Official Restaurant of the Dirt Track Heroes" show. To contact the restaurant, call: 908-454-2900 or check out their website at: www.thelube.com Before or after the show head to Quaker Steak & Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting. .
Emcee Steve Pados opened the show and introduced IRCO Vice President Greg Collins to the large crowd on hand. Collins thanked the local racing community for their support and talked of the various offerings from the IRCO group. Robin DeHart from St John's Angels Charity was on hand to speak about the Relay For Life Team through the American Cancer Society.
Ed and Steve Pados along with Bobby Stull and Alex Greenzweig interviewed a great panel of driving stars and it proved to be a good mix of veterans and newcomers doing battle this season at their various facilities. Drivers interviewed or at the show from Hamlin included Jacob Balliet, Joey Amantea, Tanner VanDoren, Amanda and Adam Buchel, Alex Reinsmith, Charlene and James Benz, Jasper Zeigafuse, Emily Fleming and Cody Motto, Mahoning Valley Speedway countered with Colten Breiner, Joey Jarowicz and Bobby Stull. Snydersville/Oreville Speedway stars included driver/announcer Alex Greenzweig, Jayson Kraycirik, Eddie Geiger, Craig Sprague, Xavier Sprague, Cody Quagliato, Billy Proctor, Mathew Rodenback, Juston Trevasek and Colten Yetter. Longtime Modified campaigners Richie Yetter and Barry Suydam also made appearances. Matt Balliet from Long Hollow Cattle Company was on hand to talk about his business and the advantages of buying fresh cut meats in bulk form from his company at: www.longhollowcattlecompany.com Snydersville/Oreville Promoter Barry Greenzweig was also on hand.
Friday, March 9th, brings two shows to the Mall going back to back with the "Legends of Racing" at 4 PM when Modified legend Bobby Rossell is honored for his great career in racing. Some of Bobby's competitors will be on hand to talk about fun moments they had when racing with Bobby throughout the years. Friday evening will find current day open wheel stars and Modified drivers being interviewed. Premio Sausages will be on hand for the Saturday show when the Flemington Speedway Historical Society offers up a unique interview and autograph session with the drivers talk about their racing exploits followed by the presentation of the annual "Tas" Awards.
The 11th annual edition of the show will continue through March 10th with amazing sponsorship support through headline sponsor Quaker Steak and Lube restaurant chain and associate sponsors IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Premio Foods, Jeff's Automotive, Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds, Alex's Tire/Breidingers Speed Shop, Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Upstate Auto, JPA Masonry, Phillipsburg Easton Honda, APS Powdercoating, ARM Automotive, Smitty's Collision Center, Gardner's Auto Service, R&T International Muffler and Brake, Penn Jersey Food Marts, Speed Tec, Murante Auto Repair, Clean Run Auto Repair, Martocci Automotive, Dean Autosports, Carl's Auto Repair, Ralph's Radiator and Huston's Automotive.
The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Tri State, Flemington, Harmony through Greg Collins, Reading, Remembering Nazareth, Bob Snyder Photos and Snyder Video, Mike Ritter Photos, Archie Myers with Harmony and Mocatek Memories through Justin Beltrame have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. More information is available regarding the show by calling: 443-513-4456.
The Quaker Steak and Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show has a must have event T-shirt done exclusively for the show. The great keepsake 60 page event souvenir program book has many great articles regarding our racing heroes and how the Dirt Track Heroes became a reality. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. The event offers race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the upcoming 2017 racing season.
Please Note Revised Show Schedule
Eleventh Annual Quaker Steak & Lube
Dirt Track Heroes Car Show
2018 Schedule of Events
Friday - March 9 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) – APS Powder coating, ARM Automotive, Phillipsburg Easton Honda and Speed Tec presents Special Edition “The Legends of Racing” honoring Grand Marshal Bobby Rossell with many legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate.
Second Show- (6:30 PM)- Martocci Automotive, R&T International Muffler, Penn Jersey Food Marts, Gardner’s Auto Service and Carl’s Auto Repair presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions and Modifieds Thunder on the Hill, ATQMRA, Vintage ¾ Midgets, Midgets, Action Track, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, 305, 358,360 and 410 Sprint Car Divisions
Saturday - March 10 - (1:00) –-Premio Foods and Flemington Speedway Historical Society presents a Special Tribute to All Racing Legends from Flemington Speedway & all Speedways with interview and autograph sessions and the Presentation of the “Tas” Awards (Ray Liss, Harry Dee, Kenny Brightbill, Billy Osmun)
IRCO is a nightly sponsor for all events. Charitable Organization is St John’s Angels
Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -
*Schedule subject to change