MODIFIED STARS HIGHLIGHT THURSDAY NIGHT SHOW AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL, EVENT CONTINES THROUGH SATURDAYadmin
The Ninth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show continued through the fifth day of the week long journey for the racing community and another successful day went into the history books featuring the stars of the New Egypt, Bridgeport, Grandview, Big Diamond Speedways and the XCel Modified Series occupying center stage. The ninth annual edition of the show will continue through March 12th. The show continues Friday with two shows, the first at 4 PM with “The Legends Of Racing” honoring “The Old Master” Frankie Schneider and the 6:30 show paying tribute to the open wheel divisions in the local area. Saturday will also feature a racing exhibition presented by Michael Vecchio and his “Mud Boss” race cars. The Premio Sausage Food Wagon will be at the Phillipsburg Mall on Friday and Saturday handing out samples of the their fine products.
An amazing group of sponsors have supported the show with sponsorship through Quaker Steak & Lube, IRCO, Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds, Martocci’s Automotive, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Premio Foods, Searock Fabrications and Speed Supplies, Alex’s Tire/Breidinger’s Speed Shop, R&F International Muffler and Brake, Murante Auto Repair, Penn Jersey Super Markets, Dean Autosports and Carl’s Auto Repair. Nightly interviews and 125 race cars provide the race fan a full appetite of racing fun before the 2016 racing season 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 2016 edition of the show is the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year. The evening of events was sponsored by Searock Fabrications and Speed Supplies and R&F International Muffler & Brake.
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 65 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. Request a table underneath the Bob Pickell number 300 Modified for an additional racing experience.
Emcees Ed and Steve Pados opened the show and introduced IRCO Vice President Greg Collins to the crowd. Collins once thanked the local racing community for their support and talked of the various offerings from the IRCO group and once again thanked everyone for their continuous support of the annual event. IRCO has been a sponsor since the show opened in 2008.
Ed and Steve Pados along with Bobby Stull interviewed a panel of driving stars and it proved to be a good mix of veterans and newcomers doing battle this season at their respective facilities. Drivers interviewed included Bobby Butler, Mike Butler, Steve Searock, Larry Hoagland, Rusty Smith, Travis Fichter, JR Fulper, Sammy Martz and Tim Van Horn. Two legends stopped in as well as Nate Struck and Wyatt Jacobus joined the current drivers.
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, Dorney Park, Reading, Harmony through Greg Collins, Friends of Nazareth, Bob Snyder Photos and Snyder Video, Mike Ritter Photos and Big Mike’s Videos 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. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456.
The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show has a must have event T-shirt done exclusively for the show, highlighting many of our racing heroes who have passed away in the past year. The great keepsake event souvenir program book has many great articles regarding our racing heroes. 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 2016 racing season.
Ninth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube
Dirt Track Heroes Car Show
2016 Schedule of Events
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. –