MARCH 6 – 12, PHILLIPSBURG MALL TO HOST BIG EVENT PENN JERSEY FOOD MARTS ON BOARD FOR 9TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOWadmin
As the countdown looms closer for the upcoming 2016 edition of the Ninth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show, an additional sponsor has joined the growing list of event sponsors for what is projected to 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 ready to rock and roll 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 to the mall traffic and the 2016 edition of the show will continue to be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall.
Coming back on board as a returning show sponsor for the fourth consecutive year is the Slate Belt based chain of Penn Jersey Food Marts. Aman and his staff welcome all racing fans to their stores when they are in the local area for quick sandwiches, both for breakfast and lunch. They also carry a full line of snacks, hot and cold beverages,18 coffee flavors,10 cappuccino and tea flavors, ice, lottery tickets and a fill-up at the fuel pumps. The main store is situated at 232 Blue Valley Drive in Bangor, Pennsylvania with another full service location at the Five Points on Route 512 in Mount Bethel. The Bangor location’s phone number is: 610 588 3388, and the Five Points Store’s number is: 610 599 1928. The hours of service are 5 AM to 11 PM on Blue Valley Drive and the Five Points Store is open 24/7. Stop in at Penn Jersey Food Marts today and enjoy a great sandwich and beverage as they offer both Breakfast and Luncheon specials and don’t forget to join their Sandwich and Coffee Clubs. The website is: www.pennjerseyfoodmart.com<http://www.pennjerseyfoodmart.com>
The Dirt Track Heroes Show hasa great list of sponsors for the upcoming show. In place thus far is the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union who has been a sponsor since the inception of the show in 2008. For more information regarding IRCO, contact them at: 908 859 1811 or their website at: www.ircocu.com. Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important role in this year’s edition of the show and offers a demonstration of the Stage One Modified race car. For additional information regarding the Stage One Modifieds, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com or by phone at: 610 462 4302. Alex’s Tire/Breidinger’s Speed is a new sponsor in 2106 and specialize in tires for truck and cars and can be reached at: 610-759-8743 or at their website: www.alexstire.com<http://www.alexstire.com>. Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways is back on board and for information can be reached at: 570-420-5500 or through their website at: www.hamlinspeed.com<http://www.hamlinspeed.com>. Premio Foods has joined the show for 2016 and offers many varieties of great Italian Sausage Products. Reach them at: www.premiofoods.com<http://www.premiofoods.com>. Searock Fabrication & Speed is back on board and can be reached at: 610-746-5477. Jeff’s Automotive can be reached by phone at: 610-253-6565 or their website at: www.jeffsautomotive.com Adam’s Brothers Used Car Parts can be reached at: 610-264-2334. R&F International Muffler can be reached at: 570-421-2120.
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<http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com> web site or through email at: TOTHILL98@aol.com<mailto: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 presents 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