JEFF’S AUTOMOTIVE SIGNS ON AS SPONSOR 9TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW MARCH 6-12admin
The operative word to best describe the behind the scenes work leading up to the 9th Annual Quaker Steak and Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show would be “intense.” The telephones are ringing continuously and the internet is clicking as another sponsor has signed on for what will be another successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing as they all join forces together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will be primed and ready when the doors of the Mall swing open to welcome the return of the show to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2016 with opening day set for Sunday, March 6th. The show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 12th. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will offer 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.
Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the 9th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube, which opened in Phillipsburg, New Jersey in August of 2014, signed on with the successful show last February and were extremely pleased with the excellent results and the great feedback they received from their initial venture with the popular annual racing oriented show. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled. The restored Bob Pickell driven 300 Pinto is on the rack at Quaker Steak and one can request a table right underneath the car
Returning as a show sponsor in 2016 is Jeff’s Automotive Service located at 4110 William Penn Highway in Easton, Pennsylvania. Jeff’s Automotive was an original sponsor to the long-running Gasoline Alley TV Show hosted by the Pados Brothers and enjoyed his first year as a Dirt Track Heroes sponsor. Owner Jeff Strausser has been a pillar of the local community for over 35 years and offers complete automotive services second to none. Jeff’s Automotive is a full service auto repair and preventive maintenance center that has been performing high quality services for tires, auto repairs, brakes, shocks and complete under car services by their highly qualified and well trained staff of mechanics. The number to reach Jeff’s Automotive is: 610-253-6565 and the hours of service are Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 7 PM and Saturday from 7:30 AM until 5 PM. Give them a call today to make an appointment and allow them to give you the complete confidence you desire to keep your car running smoothly and trouble free. The website is: www.jeffsautomotive.com
The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show has been signing on sponsors for the upcoming show. Already in place is the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union who has been a sponsor since the inception of the show in 2008 and can be reached at: 908-859-1811 or their website at: www.ircocu.com
All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth will 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. Cars on display include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, 358 and 360 Sprints, TSRS Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad range of vintage and restored race cars. New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Action Track USA and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2016 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the “Stars of Tomorrow” with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the local area.
Entries are now accepted to display at the 9th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com web site or through email at: TOTHILL98@aol.com. Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, show cars, vendors and race tracks as well.
The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.
Ninth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube
Dirt Track Heroes Car Show
2016 Schedule of Events
Sunday- March 6- 11:30 to 12:30- Murante Auto Repair presents Richie and Joel Smith of Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds demonstration
Sunday- March 6 – (Starting at 1:00) – Jeff’s Automotive and Vogel Race Designs present Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Special Tribute to Carl “Fuzzy” Van Horn and saluting Nazareth Speedways and Dorney Park Speedways
Second Show- (Immediately following Interviews)-Persa Auto Repair presents VRP Shock Seminar and Demonstration with Vince Valeriano.
Monday- March 7 – (6:30 PM) – Alex’s Tire/Breidinger’s Speed Shop presents Straight Line Fever Drag Racing Night featuring Island Dragway, Harmony and Mountain View Dragway
Tuesday- March 8 – (6:30 PM)- Adam’s Used Auto Parts presents the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Oaklane, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs
Wednesday- March 9 – (6:30 PM) – Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways and Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds presents Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville Raceway, Mahoning Speedway, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway
Thursday- March 10- (6:30)- Searock Speed and Fabrications and R&F International Muffler presents New Egypt, Bridgeport Speedway, Grandview Speedway, Big Diamond Raceway and X-Cel Modifieds
Friday – March 11 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) – Premio Foods and Penn Jersey Supermarkets presents Special Edition “The Legends of Racing” with many legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate with Special Tribute to “The Old Master” Frankie Schneider
Second Show- (6:30 PM)- Martocci Automotive/Dean Autosports/Carl’s Auto Repair presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ATQMRA, ARDC Midgets, Action Track USA, TSRS and Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions
Saturday – March 12 – (1:00) –Premio Foods presents Special Tribute to Stan “The Man” Ploski, Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society, Harmony Speedway and Nazareth Speedways
Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. –
*Schedule subject to change