DUAL SHOW FORMAT PROVES SUCCESSFUL AS 4TH ANNUAL IRCO CREDIT UNION DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW CELEBRATES THE RICH HERITAGE OF AUTO RACINGadmin
~ NAPA AUTO PARTS OF THE DELAWARE VALLEY present:
The?sixth day of the week long 4th Annual IRCO Credit Union Dirt Track Heroes Show presented by NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley ?rocked the racing world on Friday as the event organizers added a special wrinkle to punctuate what has already been a show that has continuously raised the bar all week long as new records are achieved in each day of the four year old Mall event.? With legendary racing giants Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam anchoring?a solid panel of equally as gifted racing stars, the well noted broadcasting team of Ed and Steve Pados ignited the well attended event as they launched into a more than two hour chat session with the star-studded group with each of the drivers sharing stories and talking about their exciting racing days when they rode the crest of one victory after another that highlighted their careers and made them into the legends of the sport we respect today.?
Bill Wimble, the 1960-1961 NASCAR Sportsman Champion, was kept busy throughout the session as he signed his "I”ll Never Be Last Again" book about his incredible journey through life from farming to racing and on into a very successful business career that is winding down today.? Freddy Adam, the highly recognizable "Kutztown Komet" was signing his book "The Life and Times of the Kutztown Komet" and was surprised when the author of the book Paul Weisel paid the group a visit.? Joining in the for the first show that ran until 6:30 were racing legends, Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, car owner extraordinaire Richard "The King" Marinelli, "The Everett Express" Gerald Chamberlain, "The Rocket" Ronnie Dunstan, Ray Liss, Jimmy Keppley, Leroy "Mau Mau" Amey, Bobby Braxton, Bill Decoster, Red Coffin, Tommy Hager?and Sammy Beavers as the great stories rolled off the tongues of the mighty legendary drivers that created them. Joanne Chamberlain, Mary Adam and Bob Miller added additional Reading Speedway stories and Billy Tanzosh made a surprise appearance late at the end of the first show.
With a twenty minute break to shift sets and sign in the second show”s driving stars, IRCO Vice President Greg Collins was introduced and he spoke about the first show setting meant to him as a sponsor and a fan of the great talent that filled the stage area for the day and evening show. With 141 race cars from all divisions represented ?at the show, Collins and the Pados Brothers thanked everyone involved with the show including the sponsors, drivers and owners and the true racing fans who have enjoyed a fabulous week at the Mall with nightly stage shows and the vast memorabilia collections from all of the vendors inside the Mall Area.
The?second set of interviews?kicked off at 7 PM as the Pados Brothers, Borgers Speedway announcer Bobby Stull and Bridgeport Speedway announcer J