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THE SHOW GOES ON AT THE PHILLIPSBURG MALL. . . . .
DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW HAS BUSY TUESDAY NIGHT WITH 48 DRIVERS INTERVIEWED

The 2nd Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show delivered another busy night on Tuesday as the event paid tribute the small car division. Forty-nine drivers took part in a busy night of interviews conducted by Ed and Steve Pados of CARQUEST Gasoline Alley with assistance from veteran announcer Bobby Stull. Show organizers Bob and Donna Miller are thrilled with the attendance as well as driver participation through the first four days of this Car Show that is promoting the future of short track racing with a mix of nostalgia from racings past.

IRCO Community Federal Credit Union Vice President Greg Collins was given a tremendous ovation at the start of the show for his corporate sponsorship help in putting this event on. Collins thanked the small car division stars who came out to support the event and remarked the support of the many speedways truly indicates the future of racing will remain in very good hands now and into the future.

Track stars on hand for the Tuesday night show included drivers from Borgers, Snydersville, West End, Keystone and Oreville Speedways. Many of  the young drivers interviewed were participating with their first ever interview and although there was a bit of stage fright, most of the  youngsters handled their questions quite well as experienced host Steve Pados handled the mike.

Drivers on hand included Dillon Emmons, Geordy Farry, Amber Oraschin, Jordan Titttle, Larry Hoagland, Tiffany Wambold, Michael Wambold, Kurt Bettler, Lou Horavath Jr, Mysti Gargone, Alex Greenzweig, Dan Miller, Jimmy Basset, Mathew Hopkins, Josh Schaefer, Chandler Zungolo, Scott and Sam Neary,  Jessie Coons, Zach Hissim, Brian Correll, Walt and Teri Morrison, Riley Moczulski, Glenn Macomber, Abby Price, Sharra Price, Colleen Kurylo, Tyler  Dorpfeld, Jack Culbertson, Rebecca Kurylo, Morgan Frantz, Josh Frantz, Partick Culbertson, Patrick Chilmonik, Matt Dealaman, and the incomparable Stan Friedman.

Ray Woodall Jr interviewed and talked about his new team heading to Big Diamond this year. Jeff Polenz, the owner of a three car  family team that competes at Old Dominion Speedway in Virginia, talked about the ambitions of his two children David and Jessie and his Nephew Ryan as  they gear up for a season on the road. Jim Fry, a Snydersville Speedway Official, was on hand and talked about the great racing action at  Snydersville. Bob Snyder, the Official Photographer at Borgers Speedway, captured the evening's activities on camera.

With 97 race cars from all divisions lining the Phillipsburg Mall, the 2nd Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show continues on Wednesday evening with  the drivers from the New Egypt Speedway featured along with a special tribute to the great past history of the East Windsor Speedway. Activities
begin at 6:30 PM.

The Phillipsburg Mall is located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Mall hours are 10 AM to 9 PM Monday through  Saturday and on Sunday from 11 AM to 6 PM.

An event t-shirt and program book is available for this event and they are being sold at the center court stage area.

The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union is again the proud sponsor of this event. For more information on what they have to offer, please visit their website at www.ircocu.com   or contact Greg Collins directly at gcollins@ircocu.com.

2ND ANNUAL IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wed: March 11th- 6:30 PM
New Egypt Speedway Night with Salute to East Windsor Speedway NJ State Inspectors Bob Smith and Rick McCaughey will be on hand to answer question and provide safety tips to the competitors.
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Thursday: March 12th- 6:30 PM
Thunder on the Hill, URC, Grandview and AARN Night
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Friday: March-13th 6:30 PM
Bridgeport Speedway And Salute to Harmony Speedway & Harmony Historical Society
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Saturday: March 14th- 2:30 PM
Flemington Speedway and ARDC Midgets
NJ State Inspector Bob Smith will be present to answer questions and provide safety tips to the competitors.
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Sunday: March 15th- 2:30 PM Salute to all Tracks Highlighting the Nazareth  Speedway and Fan Appreciation Day with Camera and Autograph Session.
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

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The schedule is subject to change, and some additions are expected.


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March 7, 2009

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PHILLIPSBURG, NJ
 

 

 

RAY TILLEY, KEN BRENN SR AND NINTY-SEVEN RACE CARS CELEBRATE OPENING  DAY OF IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL

The Phillipsburg Mall was buzzing on Saturday as the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union Dirt Track Heroes Car Show officially opened. Ninety-seven race cars from various divisions of short track auto racing filled the Phillipsburg Mall and more then twenty-five racing personalities were interviewed on day one of the nine day event. Racing great Ray Tilley was quite a hit with the crowd when he was re-united with former car owner Ken Brenn Sr. The Pados Brothers, from CARQUEST Gasoline Alley conducted the emotional interview that touched on may key memories of both Tilley and Brenn. The celebrity introductions opened at 2 PM and continued until 5:30 PM. The crowd throughout the day was huge as they collected track schedules, autographs and pictures along with an event t-shirt and program book. A large turnout of restored race cars were in the show but without a doubt, the replica Budd Olsen Zero was the show stopper, making its first ever public appearance. It was just a treat watching the expression of race fans as they entered the center court area of the Mall and got their first glimpse of the popular ZERO.

The show continues on Sunday with another all star cast of drivers,  owners and racing celebrities from the past and present. The Phillipsburg Mall is located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ. and Mall hours are Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and Monday through Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM.

During the show, be sure to visit the America On Wheels display. Folks  from America On Wheels will be on hand to talk about their over the road transportation museum that is dedicated to presenting and preserving the history of American transportation, with some special emphasis on the local area.Currently, there is a changing exhibit gallery which features "Legends of Speed", and is dedicated to Mario Andretti. America On Wheels is located in Allentown, PA and for more information, please visit their website www.americaonwheels.org or plan to meetVolunteer Coordinator Connie McDowell at the America On Wheels display during the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show at the Phillipsburg Mall.

CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show with hosts Ed and Steve Pados and Randy Kane will take center stage each day of the show to interview the many legendary racing stars of the past and present to chat about their days behind the wheel. Join the Gasoline Alley Gang on Sunday, March 8th at 1 PMfor the official Dirt Track Heroes Reunion that will showcase racing celebrities from Nazareth, Harmony, Flemington, Nazareth National, Reading, Orange County, Allentown Fairgrounds, Dorney Park, Hatfield, Sanatoga, Langhorne, East Windsor and Trenton Speedway.

Just a few possible Racing Celebrities planning to attend this event Ken  Wismer Jr., Ken Brenn Sr., Ken Brenn Jr., Frankie Schneider, Jimmy Maguire, Sammy Beavers, Carl VanHorn, Mark Gray, Richie Smith, RandySmith, Neil Kumernitsky, Bruce Kline, Gary Grimm, Stephanie Stevens, Bill Wilson, Carl Collis, Rich Yetter, Del Buss, Leroy Amy, Fred Menschner, Ray Neary, Bob Pickell Sr., Archie Myers, Junior Siegfried,George Wambold, Tom Hager, Blu Metz, Jack Zeiner, Tighe Scott, Dick Wean, Rick Wean, Tom Zeiner, Jackie Hamilton, Ricky Rutt, Billy Tanzosh, Ed O'Neil, Rich Marinelli, Jerry Higbie, Gary Butler, Scott  Pursell, Wilbur Force, Freddy Sabatine, Billy Cooper, Brett Schoenly

An event t-shirt and program book is already in the design stages for this annual event. Display space for this show is now available. To display a restored or current day race car, please enter by completing the electronic entry form at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com,  or call Donna Miller at 443-513-4456. For display and vending space, please call the same number.

The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union is again the proud sponsor of  this event. For more information on what they have to offer, please  visit their website at www.ircocu.com  or contact Greg Collins directly at gcollins@ircocu.com

2ND ANNUAL IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR
SHOW SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Sunday: March 8th- 1 PM Dirt Track
Heroes Reunion With All Tracks and Autograph Session- Nazareth, Harmony, Flemington,

Nazareth National, Reading, Orange County, Allentown Fairgrounds, Dorney Park, Hatfield,

Sanatoga, Langhorne, Mocatek, East Windsor, Trenton.
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Monday: March 9th- 6:30 PM Hamlin
Speedway Night for all divisions
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Tuesday: March 10th- 6:30 PM
Borgers, Snydersville, Kutztown, Oroville, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley
and West End Raceways Night
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Wed: March 11th- 6:30 PM
New Egypt Speedway Night with Salute to East Windsor Speedway!
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Thursday: March 12th- 6:30 PM Thunder
on the Hill, URC, Grandview and AARN Night
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Friday: March-13th 6:30 PM
Bridgeport Speedway And Salute to Harmony Speedway & Harmony Historical Society
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Saturday: March 14th- 2:30 PM
Flemington Speedway and ARDC Midgets
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Sunday: March 15th- 2:30 PM Salute
to all Tracks Highlighting the Nazareth Speedway and Fan Appreciation Day with Camera and Autograph Session. .
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

The schedule is subject to change, and some additions are planned.

Tentative Daily Roster of Racing Celebrities expected to attend. The list is growing every day!

Sunday, March 8
Ken Wismer Jr., Ken Brenn Sr., Ken Brenn Jr., Frankie Schneider, Jimmy Maguire, Sammy Beavers, Carl VanHorn, Mark Gray, Richie Smith, Randy  Smith, Neil Kumernitsky, Bruce Kline, Gary Grimm, Stephanie Stevens, Bill Wilson, Carl Collis, Rich Yetter, Del Buss, Leroy Amy, Fred Menschner, Ray Neary, Bob Pickell Sr., Archie Myers, Junior Siegfried, George Wambold, Tom Hager, Blu Metz, Jack Zeiner, Tighe Scott, Dick Wean, Rick Wean, TomZeiner, Jackie Hamilton, Ricky Rutt, Billy Tanzosh, Ed O'Neil, Rich Marinelli, Jerry Higbie, Gary Butler, Scott Pursell, Wilbur Force, Freddy Sabatine, Billy Cooper, Brett Schoenly

Monday, March 9
Randy Smith, Cody Kline, Ricky Yetter, Kyle Kania, Archie Myers, Bill Weaver, Jordy Farry, Mark Gilmore, Ryan Smith, Brian Gilmore, Ryan Smith, Eric Bodine

Tuesday, March 10
Mark Gray, Richie Smith, Lou Horvath Jr., Moe Pagni, Kerry Mietzler, Walt Smith, Brian Wambold, Jim Fry, Dylan Martin,  Archie Myers, David VanHorn, Dan Miller

Wednesday, March 11
Tim Apgar, Loralyn Brinster, Fred Menschner, Ray Neary, Ray Liss, Tom Hager, Ken Brenn Jr., Ken Brenn Sr., Ed O'Neil, Frankie Schneider, Gary Butler, Moe Pagni, Mike Krachun, Billy Pauch Jr., Darrel DelNero, Bob Ringden, Carl Bittenger, Frank Cozze,  Bobby Dmuchowski, Brian Wambold, Clinton Mills, Gary Kolenz, Stan Frankenfield, Ray Shea, Frank Cozze Jr., Goop Mondelli, Archie Myers, Bill Miscoski, Mike Lyons, Mark Blackwell,  Darren McCaughey.

Thursday, March 12
Charlie Gilmore, Kenny Gilmore, Brett Gilmore, Stephanie Stevens, Jason Hamilton, Ricky Yetter, Zach Martini, Rick Wean, Nick Wean, Jimmy Maguire, Brian Wambold, Brian Kressley, Brett Schoenly, Archie Myers, Conrad Fitch, Scott Pursell,

Friday, March 13
Carl VanHorn, Sammy Beavers, Fred Menschner, Ray Neary, Jimmy Horton, Ken Brenn Jr., Ricky Rutt, Joe Poliacik, Gary Butler, Brian Wambold, Jimmy Wismer Sr., Ford Fernandez, Archie Myers, Barry Suydam, Wayne Weaver,

Saturday, March 14
Frankie Schneider, Gerald Chamberlain, Ken Wismer Jr., Carl VanHorn, Zach O'Connell, Stephanie Stevens, Sammy Beavers, Scott Kania, Zach Martini, Fred Menschner, Ray Neary, Ray Liss, Tom Hager, Dick Wean, Rick Wean, Nick Wean, Mares Stellfox, Ken Brenn Jr., Ken Brenn Sr., Jimmy Maguire, Ricky Rutt, Jackie Hamilton, Ed O'Neil, John Bakros, Del George Jr., Bill Decoster, Gary Butler, Andrew Hannula, Bob Banghart, Ryan Smith, Mark Fusco, Brian Wambold, Glenn Fitzcharles, Tim Sassman, Leon Harrison, John Strupp, Wilbur Force, Mike Hendershot, Bob Pickell Sr., Bob Pickell Jr., Wayne Markovic, Archie Myers, Larry Lippincott, P.J. Garguilo, Dave Bodine, Jim Wismer Jr., Mike Lyons, Mark Blackwell, Bill Hildebrandt, Kenny Hildebrandt, Scott Pursell

Sunday, March 15
Ken Wismer Jr., Carl Van Horn, Frankie Schneider, Charley Gilmore, Mark Gray, Richie Smith, Randy Smith, Neal Kumernitsky, Bruce Kline, Jesse  Kline, Gary Grim, Brad Grim, Stephanie Stevens, Carl Collis, Rich Yetter, Scott Kania, Randy Bok, Danny Huston, Del Buss, Leroy Amy, Fred Menschner, Ray Neary, Tom Hager, Blu Metz, Matt Janisch, Jack Zeiner, Tighe Scott, Rick Wean, Tom Zeiner, Ken Brenn Sr., Ken Brenn Jr., Jimmy Maguire, RickyRutt, Billy Tanzosh, Ed O'Neil, Rich Marinelli, Jerry Higbie, Gary Butler, Brian Wambold, Leon Harrison, John Strupp, Wilbur Force, Freddy  abatine, Billy Cooper, Archie Myers, Junior Siegfried, George Wambold

The above list is expanding daily.

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Budd Olsen ZERO Is Featured Restored Car On Display. .
.. . .
STARS AND CARS EXPECTED WHEN THE 2ND ANNUAL IRCO DIRT
TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW OPENS SATURDAY AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL

An all star cast of drivers, owners and racing celebrities from the past and present will be part of the 2nd Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show at the Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ. The show will run nine days, opening on Saturday, March 7 and continuing through Sunday, March 15. Mall hours are Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and Monday through Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM. 

The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union is proud to return as the sponsor of the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Over one-hundred racing celebrities will attend the show on various days to meet and greet the race fans. Many legendary drivers like Ray Tilley, Frankie Schneider, Sammy Beavers, Ken Brenn Jr., Gerald Chamberlain, Ray Neary, Del Buss, Charley Gilmore, Bobby Pickell, Bill Wilson,    Jackie Hamilton and Freddy Adam plan to be part of the show.

A real show stopper is the beautiful Budd Olsen ZERO Coupe which is sitting in the spotlight at center stage of the Phillipsburg Mall. This car will surely bring back some fond memories of a great driver. It will also be a fond reminder of just how beautiful these race cars really were. This car just may bring a tear to your eyes.

During the show, be sure to visit the America On Wheels display. Folks from America On Wheels will be on hand to talk about their over the road transportation museum that is dedicated to presenting and preserving the history of American transportation, with some special emphasis on the local area. Currently, there is a changing exhibit gallery which features "Legends of Speed", and is dedicated to Mario Andretti. America On Wheels is located in Allentown, PA and  for more information, please visit their website www.americaonwheels.org  or plan to meet Volunteer Coordinator Connie McDowell at the America On Wheels display during the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show at the Phillipsburg Mall.

Race tracks expected to participate include Grandview, New Egypt, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Borgers, Snyderville and Kutztown along with a display from the Reading Fairgrounds Historical Society.

CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show with hosts Ed and Steve Pados and Randy Kane will take center stage each day of the show to interview the many legendary racing stars of the past and present to chat about their days behind the wheel. Join the Gasoline Alley Gang on Saturday, March 7th from 2:15 until 5:30 as they officially open the show..

An event t-shirt and program book is already in the design stages for this annual event. Display space for this show is now available. To display a restored or current day race car, please enter by completing the electronic entry form at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com,  or call Donna Miller at 443-513-4456. For display and vending space, please call the same
number.

The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union is again the proud sponsor of this event. For more information on what they have to offer, please visit their website at www.ircocu.com  or contact Greg Collins directly at gcollins@ircocu.com
 
2ND ANNUAL IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday: March 7th- 2 PM Show
Opening Highlighting Harmony Speedway Historical Society and Reading Racing Historical Society
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show
2:15 PM
Meet Sprint Car Driver & Legendary Great Ray Tilley

Sunday: March 8th- 1 PM Dirt Track
Heroes Reunion With All Tracks and Autograph Session- Nazareth, Harmony, Flemington, Nazareth National, Reading, Orange County, Allentown Fairgrounds, Dorney Park, Hatfield,

Sanatoga, Langhorne, Mocatek, East Windsor, Trenton Allentown Fairgrounds, Sanatoga
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Monday: March 9th- 6:30 PM Hamlin Speedway Night for all divisions
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Tuesday: March 10th- 6:30 PM
Borgers, Snydersville, Kutztown, Oroville, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley and West End Raceways Night
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Wed: March 11th- 6:30 PM
New Egypt Speedway Night with Salute to East Windsor Speedway!
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Thursday: March 12th- 6:30 PM Thunder on the Hill, URC, Grandview and AARN Night
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Friday: March-13th 6:30 PM
Bridgeport Speedway And Salute to Harmony Speedway & Harmony Historical Society
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Saturday: March 14th- 2:30 PM
Flemington Speedway and ARDC Midgets
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Sunday: March 15th- 2:30 PM Salute to all Tracks Highlighting the Nazareth Speedway and Fan Appreciation Day with Camera and Autograph Session. .
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

The schedule is subject to change, and some additions are planned.

Tentative Daily Roster of Racing Celebrities expected to attend. The list is growing every day!

Saturday, March 7
Ray Tilley, Ken Wismer, JR, Carl VanHorn, Charlie Gilmore, Zack O'Connell, Stephanie Stevens, Bill Wilson, Jimmy Young, Angela Caruso, Sammy Beavers, Fred Menschner, Ray Neary, Bob Pickell Sr, Bob Pickell Jr., Gary Gollub, Ford Fernandez, Goop Mondelli, Archie Myers, Barry Suydam, David VanHorn, Pat Mammana, Tom Hager, Tighe Scott, Dick Wean, Bill Lowden, Ricky Rutt, Jackie Hamilton, Frankie Schneider, Joe  Poliacik, Mark Gilmore, Bobby Hauer, Red Coffin, Glenn Fitzcharles, Brian Gilmore, Alan Carter,

Sunday, March 8
Ken Wismer Jr., Ken Brenn Sr., Ken Brenn Jr., Frankie Schneider, Jimmy Maguire, Sammy Beavers, Carl VanHorn, Mark Gray, Richie Smith, Randy Smith, Neil Kumernitsky, Bruce Kline, Gary Grimm, Stephanie Stevens, Bill Wilson, Carl Collis, Rich Yetter, Del Buss, Leroy Amy, Fred Menschner, Ray Neary, Bob Pickell Sr., Archie Myers, Junior Siegfried, George Wambold, Tom Hager, Blu Metz, Jack Zeiner, Tighe Scott, Dick Wean, Rick Wean, Tom Zeiner, Jackie Hamilton, Ricky Rutt, Billy  Tanzosh, Ed O'Neil, Rich Marinelli, Jerry Higbie, Gary Butler, Scott Pursell, Wilbur Force, Freddy Sabatine, Billy Cooper, Brett Schoenly

Monday, March 9
Randy Smith, Cody Kline, Ricky Yetter, Kyle Kania, Archie Myers, Bill Weaver, Jordy Farry, Mark Gilmore, Ryan Smith, Brian Gilmore, Ryan Smith, Eric Bodine

Tuesday, March 10
Mark Gray, Richie Smith, Lou Horvath Jr., Moe Pagni, Kerry Mietzler, Walt Smith, Brian Wambold, Jim Fry, Dylan Martin, Archie Myers, David VanHorn, Dan Miller

Wednesday, March 11
Tim Apgar, Loralyn Brinster, Fred Menschner, Ray Neary, Ray Liss, Tom Hager, Ken Brenn Jr., Ken Brenn Sr., Ed O'Neil, Frankie Schneider, Gary Butler, Moe Pagni, Mike Krachun, Billy Pauch Jr., Darrel DelNero, Bob Ringden, Carl Bittenger, Frank Cozze,  Bobby Dmuchowski, Brian Wambold, Clinton Mills, Gary Kolenz, Stan Frankenfield, Ray Shea, Frank Cozze Jr., Goop Mondelli, Archie Myers, Bill Miscoski, Mike Lyons, Mark Blackwell, Darren McCaughey.

Thursday, March 12
Charlie Gilmore, Kenny Gilmore, Brett Gilmore, Stephanie Stevens, Jason Hamilton, Ricky Yetter, Zach Martini, Rick Wean, Nick Wean, Jimmy Maguire, Brian Wambold, Brian Kressley, Brett Schoenly, Archie Myers, Conrad Fitch, Scott Pursell, 


Friday, March 13
Carl VanHorn, Sammy Beavers, Fred Menschner, Ray Neary, Jimmy Horton, Ken Brenn Jr., Ricky Rutt, Joe Poliacik, Gary Butler, Brian Wambold, Jimmy Wismer Sr., Ford Fernandez, Archie Myers, Barry Suydam, Wayne Weaver,

Saturday, March 14
Frankie Schneider, Gerald Chamberlain, Ken Wismer Jr., Carl VanHorn, Zach O'Connell, Stephanie Stevens, Sammy Beavers, Scott Kania, Zach Martini, Fred Menschner, Ray Neary, Ray Liss, Tom Hager, Dick Wean, Rick Wean, Nick Wean, Mares Stellfox, Ken Brenn Jr., Ken Brenn Sr., Jimmy Maguire, Ricky Rutt, Jackie Hamilton, Ed O'Neil, John Bakros, Del George Jr., Bill Decoster, Gary Butler, Andrew Hannula, Bob Banghart, Ryan Smith, Mark Fusco, Brian Wambold, Glenn Fitzcharles, Tim Sassman, Leon Harrison, John Strupp, Wilbur Force, Mike Hendershot, Bob Pickell Sr., Bob Pickell Jr., Wayne Markovic, Archie Myers, Larry  Lippincott, P.J. Garguilo, Dave Bodine, Jim Wismer Jr., Mike Lyons,Mark Blackwell, Bill Hildebrandt, Kenny Hildebrandt, Scott Pursell

Sunday, March 15
Ken Wismer Jr., Carl Van Horn, Frankie Schneider, Charley Gilmore, Mark Gray, Richie Smith, Randy Smith, Neal Kumernitsky, Bruce Kline, Jesse Kline, Gary Grim, Brad Grim, Stephanie Stevens, Carl Collis, Rich Yetter, Scott Kania, Randy Bok, Danny Huston, Del Buss, Leroy Amy, Fred  Menschner, Ray Neary, Tom Hager, Blu Metz, Matt Janisch, Jack Zeiner, Tighe Scott, Rick Wean, Tom Zeiner, Ken Brenn Sr., Ken Brenn Jr., Jimmy  Maguire, Ricky Rutt, Billy Tanzosh, Ed O'Neil, Rich Marinelli, Jerry Higbie, Gary Butler, Brian Wambold, Leon Harrison, John Strupp, Wilbur  Force, Freddy Sabatine, Billy Cooper, Archie Myers, Junior Siegfried, George Wambold

The above list is expanding daily.

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CONTACT: BOB MILLER
PHILLIPSBURG, NJ
March 1, 2009

 


SIX DAYS UNTIL IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW OPENS AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL

The 2nd Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is fast approaching, set to open on Saturday, March 7 and continue through Sunday, March 15 at the Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ. The show is sponsored by IRCO Community Federal Credit Union and will offer nine days of activities to include driver interviews with more then sixty race cars now registered for the show. The first IRCO Dirt Track Heroes event was an over-whelming success and the Mall experienced record attendance for this show in 2008.

During the show, be sure to visit the America On Wheels display. Folks from America On Wheels will be on hand to talk about their over the road transportation museum that is dedicated to presenting and preserving the history of American transportation, with some special emphasis on the local area. Currently, there is a changing exhibit gallery which  features "Legends of Speed", and is dedicated to Mario Andretti. America On Wheels is located in Allentown, PA and for more information, please visit their website www.americaonwheels.org  or plan to meet  Volunteer Coordinator Connie McDowell at the America On Wheels display during the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show at the Phillipsburg Mall.

Legendary sprint car talent and Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Ray Tilley will be the guest of honor on Saturday, March 7 from 2:15 to 5:30 PM. Tilley was a standout performer on the Selinsgrove/Williams Grove (Sel-Wil) circuit winning forty-seven feature events in 1965, driving the Ford powered "Woodchopper Special" number 88. In eight years of competing on the Sel-Wil Circuit, Tilley scored an amazing  one-hundred and eighty-one wins. Tilley suffered severe injuries in 1969 while competing at the Langhorne Speedway. He later retired from the sport in 1971.

Joining Ray Tilley on the stage will be racing greats Kenny Brenn Sr and Jr, Carl Collis, Sammy Beavers, Ray Neary, Ken Wismer Jr, Bill Wilson, Jimmy Maguire, Leroy Amey, Richie and Randy Smith, Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Neil Kumernitsky, Bill DeCoster, Charley ilmore, Tom Hager, Frankie Schneider, Billy Pauch, Bill Tanzosh, Tighe Scott, Bob Pickell, and a host of other great racers.

Join IRCO Dirt Track Heroes show hosts Ed and Steve Pados along with guest speakers Randy Kane, Earl Krause, Tim Pitts, Jeff Ahlum and Bob Stull they interview the many drivers and provide facts to create some first hand chat with the drivers of the past, present and future.

The show will open on Saturday, March 7 and close on Sunday afternoon, March 15 and Mall hours are Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and Monday through Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM.

Race tracks expected to participate include Grandview, New Egypt, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Borgers, Snyderville and Kutztown along with a display from the Reading Fairgrounds Historical Society.

An event t-shirt and program book is already in the design stages for this annual event. Display space for this show is now available. To display a restored or current day race car, please enter by completing the electronic entry form at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com,  or call Donna Miller at 443-513-4456. For display and vending space, please call the same number.

The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union is again the proud sponsor of this event. For more information on what they have to offer, please  visit their website at www.ircocu.com  or contact Greg Collins directly at gcollins@ircocu.com

2ND ANNUAL IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR
SHOW SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday: March 7th- 1 PM Johnny Nash Country Show
2 PM
Show Opening Highlighting Harmony Speedway Historical Society and Reading Racing Historical Society CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show
2:15 PM
Meet Sprint Car Driver & Legendary Great Ray Tilley

Sunday: March 8th- 1 PM Dirt Track
Heroes Reunion With All Tracks and Autograph Session- Nazareth, Harmony, Flemington,

Nazareth National, Reading, Orange County, Allentown Fairgrounds, Dorney Park, Hatfield,

Sanatoga, Langhorne, Mocatek, East Windsor, Trenton, Allentown Fairgrounds, Sanatoga
CARQUEST
Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show


Monday: March 9th- 6:30 PM
Hamlin Speedway Night for all divisions CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Tuesday: March 10th- 6:30 PM
Borgers, Snydersville, Kutztown, Oroville, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley and West End Raceways Night CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Wed: March 11th- 5 -6 PM
Johnny Nash Country Show
6:30 PM New
Egypt Speedway Night with Salute to East Windsor Speedway! CARQUEST
Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Thursday: March 12th- 6:30 PM Thunder
on the Hill, URC, Grandview and AARN Night
CARQUEST
Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Friday: March-13th 6:30 PM
Bridgeport Speedway And Salute to Harmony Speedway & Harmony Historical Society
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Saturday: March 14th- 1-2 PM Johnny Nash Country Show
2:30 PM
Flemington Speedway and ARDC Midgets CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Sunday: March 15th- 1-2 PM Johnny Nash Country Show
2:30 PM
Salute to all Tracks Highlighting the Nazareth Speedway and Fan Appreciation Day with Camera and Autograph Session. .
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

The schedule is subject to change, and some additions are expected.

Exhibitors Move In Times:
Restored Race cars will move into the Mall on Friday night, March 6 at 9:30 PM

All other cars move into the Mall on Saturday, March 7 at 7 AM.

All cars will move out of the show on Sunday, March 15 at 6:30 PM.

Please direct all questions to Donna Miller at 443-513-4456.

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MARCH 1, 2009
READING, PA

RACING REUNION ENDS SUCCESSFUL WEEK LONG RUN AT FAIRGROUNDS SQUARE, DATES AND PLANS IN PLACE FOR 2010 SHOW

The NAPA Auto Parts Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show presented by Lee Myles Transmissions ended a successful week long show on Saturday night. One-hundred and fourteen race cars of various divisions squeezed inside the walls of the Fairgrounds Square Mall (Reading, PA) to remember the racing past, present and future. The crowds all week were solid and again, the Friday night portion of the show was the blockbuster. The Mall was jammed with race fans taking their first look at the many new race cars of 2009 and at the same time, collecting autographs from the many Legends of Racing, including stars like Gerald Chamberlain, Jimmy Keppley, Freddy Adam, Earl Derr, Russ Smith, Russ Delp and Bobby Braxton just to name a few. Without a doubt, the excitement and energy of this show supports that there is still a lot of interest in local short track racing. The impressive turnout is also a good indication that the weekly race tracks should expect strong fan turnout.

Looking to 2010, the Car Show will return to the Fairgrounds Square Mall, opening on Sunday, February 21 and continuing through Saturday, February 27 marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the show and thirty-one years since the last race at Reading. During the Friday night Reunion, Event organizers Bob and Donna Miller announced that they are in the final negotiation stage to transition this show into the capable hands of local publicist Brett Deyo. "Both Donna and I really enjoyed doing this show for twenty-four years. We made so many friends and had the opportunity to meet many of the true legends of racing. Some of our fondest memories include our time with Tommy Hinnershitz, Al Tasnady, Larry Dickson, Gary Bettenhausen and Mario Andretti. We feel good about our efforts of preserving the memories of Reading and that is something we will continue to do with increased involvement through the Reading Racing Historical Society. It's just  time to bring some new and fresh ideas to the show, and that is something Brett Deyo can certainly deliver. I will be in the
background to help him in any way I can."

With support from Troy Wink Racing and approval by the Fairgrounds Square Mall Management, the Miller's will be placing a plaque in the floor of the Mall, showing the exact location of victory lane. The plan is to have the plaque in place for next year's twenty-fifth anniversary event.

The 2009 edition of the Reading Racing Reunion was one of the most ambitious shows in history, with plenty of activities taking place daily. A big hit during the week was the Randy's Raceway HO race track, the display by the Reading Racing Historical Society and the SmashMasters Demo Derby Exhibit. Several drivers took part in Celebrity Bartending and driver interviews were presented nightly. On Saturday, approximately fifty people took part in the "Find the Landmarks" walking tour of the Fairgrounds. With help from the Fairgrounds Square Mall and access to the blueprints, the group was able to locate the Reading Victory Lane, Flag Stand, Announcers Booth, turns and backstretch as well as the location of the Dallas French Fry Stand in the infield. The tour lasted about one hour and covered the grounds both inside and outside the Mall.

Special car show awards were presented and winners include:

Best Appearing Go Kart- - Dakota Kohler
Best Appearing Quarter Midget- - Lauryn Seigfried
Best Appearing Micro Sprint- - -Tyler Fisher
Best Appearing Late Model- - - Chuck Schutz
Best Appearing Open Cockpit- - - Dave Shirk (ARDC)
Best Appearing Modified- - -Darryl Dissinger
Best Appearing Restored Race Car- - Ronnie Tobias #17/Owner Wayne Weaver
Best Display of Show- - - Troy Wink Motorsports

A website is being created for the show and should be available shortly.

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February 28, 2009

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Racing Reunion Continues. . . . .
HUGE CROWD SALUTES MORE THEN THIRTY LEGENDS IN FRIDAY NIGHT REUNION AT FAIRGROUNDS SQUARE MALL

The Friday night Reunion of Legends once again attracted a capacity crowd as the NAPA Auto Parts 24th Annual Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show presented by Lee Myles Transmissions continues at the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading.  More then thirty legend drivers who once competed at the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway took part in this annual celebration.  There was an endless list of stars, led by the "Everett Express" Gerald Chamberlain who made the trip to Reading from his Western, PA home.   Chamberlain,   one of the all time leading feature winners at Reading was a big hit for with the thousands of people who filled the Mall.   Jimmy Keppley, Glenn Fitzcharles,  Freddy Adam, Earl Derr, Bobby Braxton, Dizzy Dean, Russ Smith, Russ Delp, Del Bitting, Alan Carter, Curt Weller, Red Coffin, Mark Weaver and Bobby Eppiheimer were just a few of the drivers interviewed.

Dave Kelly, winner of the grand finale at the Reading Fairgrounds some thirty years ago was interviewed by phone.  Kelly, who had an outstanding career in both the modifieds and sprint cars fondly remembers that historical win at Reading.  Although he was not present at  the show, the capacity crowd provided Dave Kelly was an enormousround of cheers and applause as the call ended.

The Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show will continue today (Saturday) with numerous events and activities.


        Saturday, February 28        1 PM  Go-Karts & Quarter
Midget Drivers Meet & Greet Shellhammer's Speedway Day at the Mall
                        Randy's Raceway
Sanctioned HO Race Night    Pennsylvania Tyco Oval Championship
                        2 PM  Find the Landmarks.  Take a guide walk of the Mall to identify landmarks of the
Reading Fairgrounds Speedway.
                        We'll find Victory Lane, each turn, the backstretch and the Flag Stand.   Join us at Center Court.               
        Mall Hours
        Sunday  11 AM to 5 PM
        Monday - Saturday  10 AM to 9 PM
        Fairgrounds Square Mall   5th Street Highway  Reading, PA

        For more information, please contact Donna Miller at 443-513-4456.

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February 27, 2009

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Inaugural Dunkin’ Donuts Center Indoor Race Just Over A Week Away
 
PROVIDENCE, RI – The sound of racing engines will finally be heard in the state of Rhode Island will soon be heard as the small, but powerful Three-Quarter Midget Cars will take to Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, R.I., on March 6-7.
The two-day event, which will include Senior Champ Kart racing both nights, has received much hype and attention throughout the state and entire n ortheast corridor.
“I don’t want to miss an event of this caliber,” said defending NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Ted Christopher. “This is a first time for a motorsports event in 50 years in the state of Rhode Island, and I want to be a part of it.”
The Rhode Island Auditorium hosted the last sanctioned race in the Ocean State on April 18, 1959. The race was won by Jerry Wall of Wallenburg, N.J. Wall’s victory came at the final race of a three-event series at RIA. Other winners were Joe Lacy and Tony Bonadies.
Below are a few story lines to watch as the TQ Midgets take to the floor of the Dunkin’ Donuts Center:
Tickets can be purchased at the Dunkin’ Donuts Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or online at: www.ticketmaster.com
Friday tickets are $20 (front row for adults and children), $15 (adult seats) and $10 (children age 12 and under). Saturday tickets are $25 (front row for adults a nd children), $20 (adults) and $10 (children age 12 and under).
Show information is available at Len Sammons Productions by calling 609-888-3618 or online:
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URC Sprint Car Drivers  Brett Schoenly and Josh Weller  were Celebrity Bartenders later that night.   Both drivers collected  donations for the Berks County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.  The event took place at Ronie's Exeter Café, 9th & Exeter in Reading, PA.

 

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February 26, 2009
 

TWO DAYS REMAIN FOR RACE CAR SHOW AT FAIRGROUNDS SQUARE MALL
LANCE DEWEASE, SEAN MICHAEL, GLENN FITZCHARLES, BRETT SCHOENLY AND JOSH WELLER GREET FANS THURSDAY  NIGHT

Race fans gathered around center stage Thursday night as drivers Lance Dewease, Sean Michael, Glenn Fitzcharles, Brett Schoenly and Josh Weller  took part in a meet and greet at the NAPA Auto Parts 24th Annual Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show at the Fairgrounds Square Mall.    The show will continue Friday and Saturday.  One hundred and fourteen race cars now fill the Fairgrounds Square Mall with many novelty events and displays.

NAPA AUTO PARTS 24th Annual Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show Schedule of Events presented by Lee Myles Transmissions


Friday, February 27    7 PM  Annual Legend's Reunion plus Racing Families- - - -A salute to the Generations of Families in Racing and all Reading Legends
                        Don Kreitz Sr & Don Kreitz Jr, MeMe & AJ DeSantis.
                        Returning to Reading. . . The Everett Express Gerald Chamberlain
                        Meet:  Billy Pauch Jr., Junior Eckert
                    8:30 PM to 1 AM  Lee Myles BASH & Racing Movie Party- - Temple Fire Company  Car Show Awards, DJ for  Music & Dancing,     Great Racing Movies, Cash Bar.   $10 admission
                       
Saturday, February 28            1 PM  Go-Karts & Quarter Midget Drivers Meet & Greet
                        Shellhammer's Speedway Day at the Mall
                    Randy's Raceway Sanctioned HO Race Night    Pennsylvania Tyco Oval Championship
                    2 PM  Find the Landmarks.  Take a guide walk of the Mall to identify landmarks of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway.
                    We'll find Victory Lane, each turn, the backstretch and the Flag Stand.   Join us at Center Court.
Mall Hours
Sunday  11 AM to 5 PM
Monday - Saturday  10 AM to 9 PM

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February 26, 2009
 

Late Model driver Chuck Schutz (L) and  Legends driver Ron Kistler (R) were part of the Wednesay night Celebrity Bartenders event at Ronie's Exeter Cafe.  Money collected as tips were donated to the Berks County Chaper of the American Cancer Society.   Celebrity Bartenders Night is presented in conjunction with the 24th Annual Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show at the Fairgrounds Square Mall.



AND THE SHOW GOES ON AT FAIRGROUNDS SQUARE MALL

Three days remain to visit the  NAPA Auto Parts 24th Annual Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show presented by Lee Myles Transmissions.   One-hundred and fourteen race cars of various divisions are on display and the show is free to the public.  Nightly driver interviews, book signings, driver autographs and photo opportunities with the drivers are just some of the activities.  Of course, always a hit at this show is the display by the Reading Racing Historical Society located just outside Boscov's Department Store.  Gerald Chamberlain along with many other favorite drivers from the Reading Fairgrounds will be on hand for the Legends Reunion on Friday night, followed by the Lee Myles Racing Movie Party at the Temple Fire Company.   Randy's Raceway is in the Mall  and they're set to present the Pennsylvania Tyco Oval Championship for HO cars taking place on Saturday. 

On Saturday at 2 PM, a walking tour of the Fairgrounds property will take place to locate key landmarks such as the victory lane, the flag stand, the turns and the announcers stand that once occupied the 64 acres of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway.

Check out the schedule of events for all the activities.   There is also an event t-shirt and program book to salute the memory of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway.  The last checker flag fell at Reading in June of 1979 with Dave Kelly winning the finale.

READING RACING REUNION & CAR SHOW  SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday, February 26    7 PM URC Night & 358 Sprint Night- -URC,  Our Nation's oldest traveling sprint organization plus drivers   
                        358 Sprint Car drivers to Meet & Greet the Fans
                        Plus: Meet Lance Dewease 410 Sprint Car Driver
                    Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio Presents;  Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman   6 PM to 8 PM
                    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM  Celebrity Bartender Night!  Be served by special guest bartenders including URC Rookie of the Year Brett Schoenly and others.
                        Ronies Exeter Café  9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
                        Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Friday, February 27    7 PM  Annual Legend's Reunion plus Racing Families- - - -A salute to the Generations of Families in Racing and all Reading Legends
                        Don Kreitz Sr & Don Kreitz Jr, MeMe & AJ DeSantis.
                        Returning to Reading. . . The Everett Express Gerald Chamberlain
                        Meet:  Billy Pauch Jr., Junior Eckert
                    8:30 PM to 1 AM  Lee Myles BASH & Racing Movie Party- - Temple Fire Company  Car Show Awards, DJ for  Music & Dancing, Great Racing Movies, Cash Bar.   $10 admission
                       
Saturday, February 28            1 PM  Go-Karts & Quarter Midget Drivers Meet & Greet
                        Shellhammer's Speedway Day at the Mall
                    Randy's Raceway Sanctioned HO Race Night    Pennsylvania Tyco Oval Championship
                    2 PM  Find the Landmarks.  Take a guide walk of the Mall to identify landmarks of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway.
                    We'll find Victory Lane, each turn, the backstretch and the Flag Stand.   Join us at Center Court.
Mall Hours
Sunday  11 AM to 5 PM
Monday - Saturday  10 AM to 9 PM

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February 24, 2009

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Modified drivers Doug Manmiller, Jeff Strunk and Mike Gular tend bar at Ronie's Exeter Café



RACING REUNION REVS UP AS THE WEEK GOES ON. . . . . . .

Nights are busy at the Fairgrounds Square Mall as the 24th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show presented by Lee Myles Transmissions  continues.  The crowd was extremely strong Tuesday night as the show featured Modified Madness with eighteen drivers on hand for interviews.     The show continues through Saturday.

Modified drivers Doug Manmiller, Jeff Strunk and Mike Gular tend bar at Ronie's Exeter Café (9th & Exeter in Reading) Tuesday night following Modified Madness Night at the Fairgrounds Square Mall.     The three drivers donated their time and collected  contributions for the Berks County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

NIGHTLY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS. . . . . . . . .

Wednesday, February 25    7 PM Late Model & Small Car Night!   Meet & Greet drivers from the Late Models, Legends, 600 Modifieds & Micro Sprints.
                    7 PM to 8 PM  Roundtable Discussion by Pete Knappenberger & Barry Angstadt with panelists Mike Dicely, Brett Arndt and Richie Hartman to discuss the state of 270 Micro Racing to include 600 micros and wingless racing.   The show will be aired on Racers Round Table at a later date.   Meet, Chuck Schutz, Brian Shuey,  Tom and TJ Mayberry, Rodney Kistler  and Frank Polimeda
                    Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio Presents;  Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman   6 PM to 8 PM
                    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM  Celebrity Bartender Night!   Be served by special guest bartenders, Chuck Schutz, Rodney Kistler & Others.
                        Ronies Exeter Cafe 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
                    Race ticket giveaway at Ronies  (Ticket giveaways for the World of Outlaw Late Model & Modified Show)           
       
Thursday, February 26    7 PM URC Night & 358 Sprint Night- -URC,  Our Nation's oldest traveling sprint organization plus drivers   
                        358 Sprint Car drivers to Meet & Greet the Fans
                        Plus: Meet Lance Dewease 410 Sprint Car Driver
                    Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio Presents;  Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman   6 PM to 8 PM
                    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM  Celebrity Bartender Night!  Be served by special guest bartenders including URC Rookie of the Year Brett Schoenly and others.
                        Ronies Exeter Café  9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
                        Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Friday, February 27    7 PM  Annual Legend's Reunion plus Racing Families- - - -A salute to the Generations of Families in Racing and all Reading Legends
                        Don Kreitz Sr & Don Kreitz Jr, MeMe & AJ DeSantis.
                        Returning to Reading. . . The Everett Express Gerald Chamberlain
                        Meet:  Billy Pauch Jr., Junior Eckert
                    8:30 PM to 1 AM  Lee Myles BASH & Racing Movie Party- - Temple Fire Company  Car Show Awards, DJ for  Music & Dancing, Great Racing Movies, Cash Bar.   $10 admission
                       
Saturday, February 28            1 PM  Go-Karts & Quarter Midget Drivers Meet & Greet
                        Shellhammer's Speedway Day at the Mall
                    Randy's Raceway Sanctioned HO Race Night    Pennsylvania Tyco Oval Championship
                    2 PM  Find the Landmarks.  Take a guide walk of the Mall to identify landmarks of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway.
                    We'll find Victory Lane, each turn, the backstretch and the Flag Stand.   Join us at Center Court.
Mall Hours
Sunday  11 AM to 5 PM
Monday - Saturday  10 AM to 9 PM

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ARDC Midget Drivers (L to R) Chris Zrinski, PJ Gargiulo, Brett Arndt take the role as bartender at Ronies Exeter Café

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ARDC DRIVERS TEND BAR FOR AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY OF BERKS COUNTY

The first of four Celebrity Bartending Nights took place on Monday evening at Ronies Exeter Café in Reading, PA.  The Celebrity Bartending in taking place in conjunction with the 24th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show, running all week at the Fairgrounds Square Mall.   ARDC Drivers Chris Zrinski, PJ Gargiulo and Brett Arndt were serving the customers with gratuities going to the Berks County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

24th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show presented by Lee Myles Transmissions
                     Schedule of Events

Tuesday, February 24    7PM Modified Madness Night!  Big block, Small Block, Sportsman Modified Drivers Meet & Greet Doug Hoffman, Craig VonDohren, Kerry Kratz, Mike Gular,  Sportsman Drivers: Ray Woodall Jr.,  Bill Moyer Jr.,  Tom Brennan, Brad Brightbill
                        Meet Miss Thunder on the Hill Skye Michaels  7 PM to 8 PM
                        Randy's Raceway Sanction HO Race Night
                    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night!  Be served by Jeff Strunk, Doug Manmiller and Mike Gular
                        Salute to Car Owners Rod Breitenstein & Vince Gagliardo
                        Ronies Exeter Café  9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
                        Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Wednesday, February 25    7 PM Late Model & Small Car Night!   Meet & Greet drivers from the Late Models, Legends, 600 Modifieds & Micro Sprints.
                    7 PM to 8 PM  Roundtable Discussion by Pete Knappenberger & Barry Angstadt with panelists Mike Dicely, Brett Arndt and Richie Hartman to discuss the state of 270 Micro Racing to include 600 micros and wingless racing.   The show will be aired on Racers Round Table at a later date.   Meet, Chuck Schutz, Brian Shuey,  Tom and TJ Mayberry, Rodney Kistler  and Frank Polimeda
                    Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio Presents;  Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman   6 PM to 8 PM
                    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM  Celebrity Bartender Night!   Be served by special guest bartenders, Chuck Schutz, Rodney Kistler & Others.
                        Ronies Exeter Cafe 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
                    Race ticket giveaway at Ronies  (Ticket giveaways for the World of Outlaw Late Model & Modified Show)           
       
Thursday, February 26    7 PM URC Night & 358 Sprint Night- -URC,  Our Nation's oldest traveling sprint organization plus drivers   
                        358 Sprint Car drivers to Meet & Greet the Fans
                        Plus: Meet Lance Dewease 410 Sprint Car Driver
                    Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio Presents;  Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman   6 PM to 8 PM
                    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM  Celebrity Bartender Night!  Be served by special guest bartenders including URC Rookie of the Year Brett Schoenly and others.
                        Ronies Exeter Café  9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
                        Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Friday, February 27    7 PM  Annual Legend's Reunion plus Racing Families- - - -A salute to the Generations of Families in Racing and all Reading Legends
                        Don Kreitz Sr & Don Kreitz Jr, MeMe & AJ DeSantis.
                        Returning to Reading. . . The Everett Express Gerald Chamberlain
                        Meet:  Billy Pauch Jr., Junior Eckert
                    8:30 PM to 1 AM  Lee Myles BASH & Racing Movie Party- - Temple Fire Company  Car Show Awards, DJ for  Music & Dancing, Great Racing Movies, Cash Bar.   $10 admission
                       
Saturday, February 28            1 PM  Go-Karts & Quarter Midget Drivers Meet & Greet
                        Shellhammer's Speedway Day at the Mall
                    Randy's Raceway Sanctioned HO Race Night    Pennsylvania Tyco Oval Championship
                    2 PM  Find the Landmarks.  Take a guide walk of the Mall to identify landmarks of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway.
                    We'll find Victory Lane, each turn, the backstretch and the Flag Stand.   Join us at Center Court.
Mall Hours
Sunday  11 AM to 5 PM
Monday - Saturday  10 AM to 9 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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February 23, 2009

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GERALD CHAMBERLAIN RETURNING TO READING THIS FRIDAY NIGHT. . . . . .
MODIFIED MADNESS NIGHT SET FOR READING RACING REUNION ON TUESDAY NIGHT AT FAIRGROUNDS SQUARE MALL

It's Modified Madness Night on Tuesday as the 24th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show continues at the Fairgrounds Square Mall.  Top Modified drivers like Doug Hoffman, Jeff Strunk, Craig VonDohren, Doug Manmiller, Kerry Kratz and Mike Gular stand on center stage to answer your questions.  Sportsman drivers Ray Woodall Jr., Bill Moyer Jr., Tom Brennan and Brad Brightbill along with others will be at center count to meet and greet the race fans.    Get ready for Friday night when Reading standout Gerald Chamberlain, the Everett Express returns to Reading.

The Tuesday night show will also include an HO car sanctioned race at Randy's Raceway located just outside Boscov's Department store.   Miss Thunder on the Hill Skye Michaels will also be available for photographs from 7 to 8 PM as well. 

Be sure to check out the Reading Racing Historical Society display outside Boscov's, just across from the restored race car display.

Check out the nightly schedule for all the details.

One-hundred and fourteen cars of various divisions are on display.  Be sure to check out the SMASHMASTERS Demo Derby car in center court by the wing to the Burlington Coat Factory.

There is an event t-shirt and program book on sale at center court..


Tuesday, February 24    7PM Modified Madness Night!  Big block, Small Block, Sportsman Modified Drivers Meet & Greet Doug Hoffman, Craig VonDohren, Kerry Kratz, Mike Gular,  Sportsman Drivers: Ray Woodall Jr.,  Bill Moyer Jr.,  Tom Brennan, Brad Brightbill
                        Meet Miss Thunder on the Hill Skye Michaels  7 PM to 8 PM
                        Randy's Raceway Sanction HO Race Night
                    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night!  Be served by Jeff Strunk, Doug Manmiller and Mike Gular
                        Salute to Car Owners Rod Breitenstein & Vince Gagliardo
                        Ronies Exeter Café  9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
                        Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Wednesday, February 25    7 PM Late Model & Small Car Night!   Meet & Greet drivers from the Late Models, Legends, 600 Modifieds & Micro Sprints.
                    7 PM to 8 PM  Roundtable Discussion by Pete Knappenberger & Barry Angstadt with panelists Mike Dicely, Brett Arndt and Richie Hartman to discuss the state of 270 Micro Racing to include 600 micros and wingless racing.   The show will be aired on Racers Round Table at a later date.   Meet, Chuck Schutz, Brian Shuey,  Tom and TJ Mayberry, Rodney Kistler  and Frank Polimeda
                    Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio Presents;  Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman   6 PM to 8 PM
                    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM  Celebrity Bartender Night!   Be served by special guest bartenders, Chuck Schutz, Rodney Kistler & Others.
                        Ronies Exeter Cafe 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
                    Race ticket giveaway at Ronies  (Ticket giveaways for the World of Outlaw Late Model & Modified Show)           
       
Thursday, February 26    7 PM URC Night & 358 Sprint Night- -URC,  Our Nation's oldest traveling sprint organization plus drivers   
                        358 Sprint Car drivers to Meet & Greet the Fans
                        Plus: Meet Lance Dewease 410 Sprint Car Driver
                    Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio Presents;  Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman   6 PM to 8 PM
                    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM  Celebrity Bartender Night!  Be served by special guest bartenders including URC Rookie of the Year Brett Schoenly and others.
                        Ronies Exeter Café  9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
                        Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Friday, February 27    7 PM  Annual Legend's Reunion plus Racing Families- - - -A salute to the Generations of Families in Racing and all Reading Legends
                        Don Kreitz Sr & Don Kreitz Jr, MeMe & AJ DeSantis.
                        Returning to Reading. . . The Everett Express Gerald Chamberlain
                        Meet:  Billy Pauch Jr., Junior Eckert
                    8:30 PM to 1 AM  Lee Myles BASH & Racing Movie Party- - Temple Fire Company  Car Show Awards, DJ for  Music & Dancing, Great Racing Movies, Cash Bar.   $10 admission
                       
Saturday, February 28            1 PM  Go-Karts & Quarter Midget Drivers Meet & Greet
                        Shellhammer's Speedway Day at the Mall
                    Randy's Raceway Sanctioned HO Race Night    Pennsylvania Tyco Oval Championship
                    2 PM  Find the Landmarks.  Take a guide walk of the Mall to identify landmarks of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway.
                    We'll find Victory Lane, each turn, the backstretch and the Flag Stand.   Join us at Center Court.
Mall Hours
Sunday  11 AM to 5 PM
Monday - Saturday  10 AM to 9 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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February 22, 2009

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113 RACE CARS FILL THE FAIRGROUNDS SQUARE MALL  TO OPEN 24TH ANNUAL READING RACING REUNION & CAR SHOW presented by LEE MYLES TRANSMISSION

The 24th Annual NAPA Auto Parts  Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show presented by Lee Myles Transmission officially opened on Sunday at the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, PA.   One-hundred and thirteen race cars are on display with a variety of divisions represented including Modifieds, Late Models, Micro-sprints, Legends, Sling Shots, Road Runners, Demolition Derby Cars, Sprintsters,  Go Karts, Sprint Cars, Midgets, Quarter Midgets, Junior Dragsters,  SCCA Cars and nineteen restored race cars.     A large crowd walked the show today to view the cars  with the many activities.  

The show opened with a salute to the Generations of Racing introducing such great racing families like Tobias, DeSantis, Derr, Weller, Gollub, Carter, Burkhart and Haus just to name a few.  Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman was present representing Picture Your Dreams along with Miss Thunder on the Hill Skye Michael.

Randy's Raceway HO Track enjoyed  a day of practice offering veteran HO racers and first timers to compete on the Fairgrounds Square Speedway.  If you're looking  to purchase a HO race car, there are plenty on sale at the Randy's Raceway location in the Mall.  Be sure to stop by the Picture Your Dreams location and check out the beautiful photo scenes.  A always popular stop is the Reading Racing Historical Society display located in front of Boscov's.  In the same location, you'll find Author Gary Ludwig offering his book, Tommy Hinnershitz, The Life & Times of an Auto Racing Legend.

The Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show will continue on Monday and continue through Saturday.

On Monday night at 8:30 PM, many of top ARDC Wingless Midget drivers will take part in a Celebrity Bartender Night at Ronies Exeter Café at 9th & Exeter in Reading, PA.    Donations collected will go to the Berks Chapter of the Cancer Foundation. 

Refer to the daily schedule for all the coming activities.

NAPA AUTO PARTS 24th Annual Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show presented by LEE MYLES TRANSMISSION 
                                                                     Schedule of Events
       

Monday, February 23    7 PM  Salute to ARDC   Meet the drivers, owners and crew members  who make this organization so successful.  ARDC began
                    way back in 1939 and are going strong today!  Brent Arndt,   Andrew Hannula, Justin Grosz, PJ Gargiulo, Trevor
                    Kobylazr.
                    113 Race Cars on Display 
                        Randy's Raceway HO Track opens for the week long show
                        SMASHMASTERS Demo Derby Exhibit- - Location:  Center Court in front of Burlington
                        Reading Racing Historical Society Kicks off Week long Display- -Location:  In front of Boscov's
                    Author Gary Ludwig to sign his book, Tommy Hinnershitz, The Life & Times of an Auto Racing Legend (appears nightly)

                    8:30 PM  to 9:30 PM  Celebrity Bartender Night!  Leave the folks of ARDC serve you! ( Brent Arndt and others)
                        Ronies Exeter Café  9th & Exeter, Reading, PA   (Full Service Bar & Grill)
                        Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Tuesday, February 24    7PM Modified Madness Night!  Big block, Small Block, Sportsman Modified Drivers Meet & Greet Doug Hoffman, Craig VonDohren, Kerry Kratz, Mike Gular,  Sportsman Drivers: Ray Woodall Jr.,  Bill Moyer Jr.,  Tom Brennan, Brad Brightbill
                        Meet Miss Thunder on the Hill Skye Michaels  7 PM to 8 PM
                        Randy's Raceway Sanction HO Race Night
                    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night!  Be served by Jeff Strunk, Doug Manmiller and Mike Gular
                        Salute to Car Owners Rod Breitenstein & Vince Gagliardo
                        Ronies Exeter Café  9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
                        Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Wednesday, February 25    7 PM Late Model & Small Car Night!   Meet & Greet drivers from the Late Models, Legends, 600 Modifieds & Micro Sprints.
                    7 PM to 8 PM  Roundtable Discussion by Pete Knappenberger & Barry Angstadt with panelists Mike Dicely, Brett Arndt and Richie Hartman to discuss the state of 270 Micro Racing to include 600 micros and wingless racing.   The show will be aired on Racers Round Table at a later date.   Meet, Chuck Schutz, Brian Shuey,  Tom and TJ Mayberry, Rodney Kistler  and Frank Polimeda
                    Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio Presents;  Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman   6 PM to 8 PM
                    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM  Celebrity Bartender Night!   Be served by special guest bartenders, Chuck Schutz, Rodney Kistler & Others.
                        Ronies Exeter Cafe 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
                    Race ticket giveaway at Ronies  (Ticket giveaways for the World of Outlaw Late Model & Modified Show)           
       
Thursday, February 26    7 PM URC Night & 358 Sprint Night- -URC,  Our Nation's oldest traveling sprint organization plus drivers   
                        358 Sprint Car drivers to Meet & Greet the Fans
                        Plus: Meet Lance Dewease 410 Sprint Car Driver
                    Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio Presents;  Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman   6 PM to 8 PM
                    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM  Celebrity Bartender Night!  Be served by special guest bartenders including URC Rookie of the Year Brett Schoenly and others.
                        Ronies Exeter Café  9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
                        Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Friday, February 27    7 PM  Annual Legend's Reunion plus Racing Families- - - -A salute to the Generations of Families in Racing!
                        Don Kreitz Sr & Don Kreitz Jr, MeMe & AJ DeSantis,
                        Meet:  Billy Pauch Jr., Junior Eckert
                    8:30 PM to 1 AM  Lee Myles BASH & Racing Movie Party- - Temple Fire Company  Car Show Awards, DJ for  Music & Dancing, Great Racing Movies, Cash Bar.   $10 admission
                       
Saturday, February 28            1 PM  Go-Karts & Quarter Midget Drivers Meet & Greet
                        Shellhammer's Speedway Day at the Mall
                    Randy's Raceway Sanctioned HO Race Night    Pennsylvania Tyco Oval Championship
                    2 PM  Find the Landmarks.  Take a guide walk of the Mall to identify landmarks of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway.
                    We'll find Victory Lane, each turn, the backstretch and the Flag Stand.   Join us at Center Court.
Mall Hours
Sunday  11 AM to 5 PM
Monday - Saturday  10 AM to 9 PM
Fairgrounds Square Mall- - - 5th Street Highway   Reading, PA
On the original site of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway
  30 Years Since The Last Checker Flag At Reading!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News

February 21, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - -THANK YOU

PICTURE YOUR DREAMS PROVIDES STAGE BACKDROP FOR READING RACING REUNION & CAR SHOW  FEBRUARY 22 - 28

Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio located in the Fairgrounds Square Mall will be an active participant when the 24th Annual Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show swings into action on Sunday.    2009 Miss Motorsports Alyssa Sharman will be at the Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio on Sunday from 2-4 and again on Wednesday night and Thursday night  from 6-8 PM.    Picture Your Dreams provided the event with a beautiful stage backdrop, that is located at center court of the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, PA.  The show opens on Sunday and will continue until next Saturday night.

Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio will be available for candid portrait sessions with different combinations of Drivers, Display Cars, Fans, and even Miss Motorsport 2009. Candid Portrait hours will be during the evenings from 6pm-8pm. Candid Portraits will also be taken on stage each night.

Check out the schedule of events taking place each night of the show.

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NAPA AUTO PARTS 24th Annual Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show presented by LEE MYLES TRANSMISSION 
                                                                     Schedule of Events
       
Sunday, February 22            11 AM Show Officially Opens
                    1 PM  Racing Families- - - A salute to the generations of families in racing.  Russ & Rusty Delp,  Earl Derr & Josh Weller,  Scotty & Andrew Haus, Barry & Andy Burkhart, Ronnie & Rose Linebach, The Skias Family, Kenny Brightbill & Keith and Brad , Jon, Jon Jr. and Mike Kellner   Terry & Tyler Bartik ,  Allan and Tim Carter. Terry, Shawn and Lauden Reimert,  Gary and Jimmy Gollub, Mike and Danny Erb, Diane and Ronnie Tobias and an endless list of others..
                        Meet Miss Thunder on the Hill Skye Michaels  2 PM to 4 PM
                    Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio Presents;  Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman   2 PM to 4 PM
                        Randy's Raceway HO Track opens for the week long show
                        SMASHMASTERS Demo Derby Exhibit
                        Reading Racing Historical Society Kicks off Week long Display
                    Author Gary Ludwig to sign his book, Tommy Hinnershitz, The Life & Times of an Auto Racing Legend (appears nightly)
       
Monday, February 23    7 PM  Salute to ARDC   Meet the drivers, owners and crew members  who make this organization so successful.  ARDC began
                    way back in 1939 and are going strong today!  Tracy Readinger, Brent Arndt,   Andrew Hannula, Justin Grosz, PJ Gargiulo, Trevor
                    Kobylazr.   8:30 PM  to 9:30 PM  Celebrity Bartender Night!  Leave the folks of ARDC serve you! (Tracy Readinger, Brent Arndt and others)
                        Ronies Exeter Café  9th & Exeter, Reading, PA   (Full Service Bar & Grill)
                        Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Tuesday, February 24    7PM Modified Madness Night!  Big block, Small Block, Sportsman Modified Drivers Meet & Greet Doug Hoffman, Craig VonDohren, Kerry Kratz, Mike Gular,  Sportsman Drivers: Ray Woodall Jr.,  Bill Moyer Jr.,  Tom Brennan, Brad Brightbill
                        Meet Miss Thunder on the Hill Skye Michaels  7 PM to 8 PM
                        Randy's Raceway Sanction HO Race Night
                    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night!  Be served by Jeff Strunk, Doug Manmiller and Mike Gular
                        Salute to Car Owners Rod Breitenstein & Vince Gagliardo
                        Ronies Exeter Café  9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
                        Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Wednesday, February 25    7 PM Late Model & Small Car Night!   Meet & Greet drivers from the Late Models, Legends, 600 Modifieds & Micro Sprints.
                    7 PM to 8 PM  Roundtable Discussion by Pete Knappenberger & Barry Angstadt with panelists Mike Dicely, Brett Arndt and Richie Hartman to discuss the state of 270 Micro Racing to include 600 micros and wingless racing.   The show will be aired on Racers Round Table at a later date.   Meet, Chuck Schutz, Brian Shuey,  Tom and TJ Mayberry, Rodney Kistler  and Frank Polimeda
                    Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio Presents;  Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman   6 PM to 8 PM
                    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM  Celebrity Bartender Night!   Be served by special guest bartenders, Chuck Schutz, Rodney Kistler & Others.
                        Ronies Exeter Cafe 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
                    Race ticket giveaway at Ronies  (Ticket giveaways for the World of Outlaw Late Model & Modified Show)           
       
Thursday, February 26    7 PM URC Night & 358 Sprint Night- -URC,  Our Nation's oldest traveling sprint organization plus drivers   
                        358 Sprint Car drivers to Meet & Greet the Fans
                        Plus: Meet Lance Dewease 410 Sprint Car Driver
                    Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio Presents;  Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman   6 PM to 8 PM
                    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM  Celebrity Bartender Night!  Be served by special guest bartenders including URC Rookie of the Year Brett Schoenly and others.
                        Ronies Exeter Café  9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
                        Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Friday, February 27    7 PM  Annual Legend's Reunion plus Racing Families- - - -A salute to the Generations of Families in Racing!
                        Don Kreitz Sr & Don Kreitz Jr, MeMe & AJ DeSantis,
                        Meet:  Billy Pauch Jr., Junior Eckert
                    8:30 PM to 1 AM  Lee Myles BASH & Racing Movie Party- - Temple Fire Company  Car Show Awards, DJ for  Music & Dancing, Great Racing Movies, Cash Bar.   $10 admission
                       
Saturday, February 28            1 PM  Go-Karts & Quarter Midget Drivers Meet & Greet
                        Shellhammer's Speedway Day at the Mall
                    Randy's Raceway Sanctioned HO Race Night    Pennsylvania Tyco Oval Championship
                    2 PM  Find the Landmarks.  Take a guide walk of the Mall to identify landmarks of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway.
                    We'll find Victory Lane, each turn, the backstretch and the Flag Stand.   Join us at Center Court.
Mall Hours
Sunday  11 AM to 5 PM
Monday - Saturday  10 AM to 9 PM
Fairgrounds Square Mall- - - 5th Street Highway   Reading, PA
On the original site of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway
  30 Years Since The Last Checker Flag At Reading!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News

February 21, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - - -THANK YOU

FAIRGROUNDS SQUARE MALL PREPS FOR RACE CAR INVASION ON SUNDAY. . . . . .
NAPA AUTO PARTS READING RACING REUNION & CAR SHOW PRESENTED BY LEE MYLES TO OPEN SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22

For the twenty-fourth consecutive year, the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, PA will open their doors and welcome an invasion of race cars and race fans as the NAPA Auto Parts Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show presented by Lee Myles Transmissions begins its week long run on Sunday.   The Fairgrounds Square Mall, sits firmly over the sacred ground that was once home to one of our nation's most popular dirt tracks.  The Reading Fairgrounds Speedway, in popularity and national exposure would equal such tracks like  Knoxville and the Williams Grove Speedway.      Although the Reading Speedway no longer exists, the memories, both good and sad,  live on each year during this very special reunion.

Race cars of all divisions will be on display at the Fairgrounds Square Mall  from Sunday, February 22 to Saturday, February  28.    Many of the cars on display  will be current day race cars that compete at the local weekly short tracks.  There will also be a strong presence of restored race cars.  Some cars are  originals, while others are outstanding duplications of race cars that once competed at the Reading Fairgrounds.

This show offers a boast to kickoff the start of the fast approaching 2009 local short track racing season.  Many local speedways and race teams will be handing out their 2009 schedules with hopes of luring you to one,  or many of their action packed racing events.     There are numerous weekly racing events taking place in the northeast and in fact, you'll find some of the best racing and strongest car counts right here.   

At the local short tracks, the parking is free, you can buy a program book for under $3 and the concession treats are usually very good and priced reasonably for a single spectator or a family of five.   Admission tickets are also priced with a family in mind.    You can arrive at a local short track thirty minutes prior to the start of the event and find a good seat.  An entire night of racing could include ten to fifteen events and be completed on average in 3 to four hours.

What still remains impressive, is watching one of these local heroes climb out of their car in victory lane,  with raccoon eyes from the flying dirt, perspiration dripping from their face to the ground,  to seeing the adrenalin spiked winner climb to the roof of their car waiving the checker flag.      This is a local hero of the short track racing scene.

So this week, visit the Fairgrounds Square Mall and take a look at the vast  variety of divisions of race cars and while you're there, find the local short track nearest to you, get a schedule and plan to take in a show in 2009.   You won't be disappointed.

Along with the many race cars on display, there is also numerous activities and special appearances taking place every day of the show.  Check out the very busy Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show  Schedule of events.  

This show is presented through the support of NAPA Auto Parts and Lee Myles Transmissions with special thanks to the Fairgrounds Square Mall.   The show is organized by Bob and Donna Miller of Speedway Promotions LLC. 

The Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, PA 19505)  is located thirty minutes from the Fairgrounds Square Mall.    Grandview  Speedway  is a one-third mile high banked dirt oval presenting weekly stock racing every Saturday night  from April to October.   Grandview Speedway offers numerous special events including the high profile mid-week racing series, Thunder on the Hill, celebrating its twentieth season in 2009.    The Thunder Series host top classes  like the 410 Sprints, USAC Wingless Sprints, WoO Late Models, ARDC Midgets, URC Sprints plus Big Block Modifieds and the very popular 358 Modifieds.   Location, directions and all the facts can be found at :  
www.grandviewspeedway.com   or
www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com
 

24th Annual Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show  Schedule of Events
       
Sunday, February 22            11 AM Show Officially Opens
                    1 PM  Racing Families- - - A salute to the generations of families in racing.  Russ & Rusty Delp,  Earl Derr & Josh Weller,  Scotty & Andrew Haus, Barry & Andy Burkhart, Ronnie & Rose Linebach, The Skias Family, Kenny Brightbill & Keith and Brad , Jon, Jon Jr. and Mike Kellner   Terry & Tyler Bartik ,  Allan and Tim Carter. Terry, Shawn and Lauden Reimert,  Gary and Jimmy Gollub, Mike and Danny Erb, Diane and Ronnie Tobias and an endless list of others..
                        Meet Miss Thunder on the Hill Skye Michaels  2 PM to 4 PM
                    Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio Presents;  Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman   2 PM to 4 PM
                        Randy's Raceway HO Track opens for the week long show
                        SMASHMASTERS Demo Derby Exhibit
                        Reading Racing Historical Society Kicks off Week long Display
                    Author Gary Ludwig to sign his book, Tommy Hinnershitz, The Life & Times of an Auto Racing Legend (appears nightly)
       
Monday, February 23    7 PM  Salute to ARDC   Meet the drivers, owners and crew members  who make this organization so successful.  ARDC began
                    way back in 1939 and are going strong today!  Tracy Readinger, Brent Arndt,   Andrew Hannula, Justin Grosz, PJ Gargiulo, Trevor
                    Kobylazr.   8:30 PM  to 9:30 PM  Celebrity Bartender Night!  Leave the folks of ARDC serve you! (Tracy Readinger, Brent Arndt and others)
                        Ronies Exeter Café  9th & Exeter, Reading, PA   (Full Service Bar & Grill)
                        Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Tuesday, February 24    7PM Modified Madness Night!  Big block, Small Block, Sportsman Modified Drivers Meet & Greet Doug Hoffman, Craig VonDohren, Kerry Kratz, Mike Gular,  Sportsman Drivers: Ray Woodall Jr.,  Bill Moyer Jr.,  Tom Brennan, Brad Brightbill
                        Meet Miss Thunder on the Hill Skye Michaels  7 PM to 8 PM
                        Randy's Raceway Sanction HO Race Night
                    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night!  Be served by Jeff Strunk, Doug Manmiller and Mike Gular
                        Salute to Car Owners Rod Breitenstein & Vince Gagliardo
                        Ronies Exeter Café  9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
                        Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Wednesday, February 25    7 PM Late Model & Small Car Night!   Meet & Greet drivers from the Late Models, Legends, 600 Modifieds & Micro Sprints.
                    7 PM to 8 PM  Roundtable Discussion by Pete Knappenberger & Barry Angstadt with panelists Mike Dicely, Brett Arndt and Richie Hartman to discuss the state of 270 Micro Racing to include 600 micros and wingless racing.   The show will be aired on Racers Round Table at a later date.   Meet, Chuck Schutz, Brian Shuey,  Tom and TJ Mayberry, Rodney Kistler  and Frank Polimeda
                    Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio Presents;  Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman   6 PM to 8 PM
                    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM  Celebrity Bartender Night!   Be served by special guest bartenders, Chuck Schutz, Rodney Kistler & Others.
                        Ronies Exeter Cafe 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
                    Race ticket giveaway at Ronies  (Ticket giveaways for the World of Outlaw Late Model & Modified Show)           
       
Thursday, February 26    7 PM URC Night & 358 Sprint Night- -URC,  Our Nation's oldest traveling sprint organization plus drivers   
                        358 Sprint Car drivers to Meet & Greet the Fans
                        Plus: Meet Lance Dewease 410 Sprint Car Driver
                    Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio Presents;  Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman   6 PM to 8 PM
                    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM  Celebrity Bartender Night!  Be served by special guest bartenders including URC Rookie of the Year Brett Schoenly and others.
                        Ronies Exeter Café  9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
                        Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Friday, February 27    7 PM  Annual Legend's Reunion plus Racing Families- - - -A salute to the Generations of Families in Racing!
                        Don Kreitz Sr & Don Kreitz Jr, MeMe & AJ DeSantis,
                        Meet:  Billy Pauch Jr., Junior Eckert
                    8:30 PM to 1 AM  Lee Myles BASH & Racing Movie Party- - Temple Fire Company  Car Show Awards, DJ for  Music & Dancing, Great Racing Movies, Cash Bar.   $10 admission
                       
Saturday, February 28            1 PM  Go-Karts & Quarter Midget Drivers Meet & Greet
                        Shellhammer's Speedway Day at the Mall
                    Randy's Raceway Sanctioned HO Race Night    Pennsylvania Tyco Oval Championship
                    2 PM  Find the Landmarks.  Take a guide walk of the Mall to identify landmarks of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway.
                    We'll find Victory Lane, each turn, the backstretch and the Flag Stand.   Join us at Center Court.
Mall Hours
Sunday  11 AM to 5 PM
Monday - Saturday  10 AM to 9 PM
Fairgrounds Square Mall- - - 5th Street Highway   Reading, PA
On the original site of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway
  30 Years Since The Last Checker Flag At Reading!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News

February 18. 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - -THANK YOU

         Local Racing to launch 2009 Season. . . . . . .
NAPA AUTO PARTS READING RACING REUNION & CAR SHOW presented by LEE MYLES TRANSMISSIONS February 22 - 28
DOUG HOFFMAN & LANCE DEWEASE JOIN ROSTER OF TALENT TO ATTEND FAIRGROUNDS MALL DURING WEEK LONG SHOW 

The 24th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show will open a seven day run at the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, PA on Sunday, February 22.  The show will run daily through Saturday, March 28 and without a doubt,  the 2009 show is offering a very busy schedule of events.  Not only will the Mall be jam packed with race cars but some of the biggest names is dirt track racing will be on hand throughout the week for interviews.  Most recently, Modified hot shoe Doug Hoffman has given us the nod as he plans to attend show on Tuesday for Modified Madness Night.  Hoffman will be joined by drivers like Doug Manmiller, Jeff Strunk, Mike Gular, Karry Kratz and Craig VonDohren.   On Thursday night, sprint car superstar Lance Dewease will visit center court to meet and greet all race fans.

In 2009, the show theme will center on the  "Generations of Racing",  with a salute to many of the families of racing to include such names like Tobias, Brightbill, Erb, Reimert, Gollub, Kellner, Leinbach, Derr, Weller, Delp, Burkhart, Haus, Bartik, Carter and DeSantis just to name a few.

Check out the very busy schedule of events and join us each night of show.   To support the Cancer Society of Berks County, selected drivers will participate in a Celebrity Bartenders Night, Monday through Thursday night at Ronies Exeter Café at 9th & Exeter in Reading.

The full filled Lee Myles BASH Racing Movie Party will return to the Temple Fire Company on Friday night, February 27.   Plenty of great racing movies,  music for dancing and the car show awards will fill the night that gets underway at 9 PM and continues until 1 AM.  Tickets are just $10 and will be available at the Reading Racing Reunion T-Shirt Stand at the Mall or, at the door of the Temple Fire Company.

On Saturday at 2 PM, you're invited to take a guided  walk of the Mall to identify landmarks of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway.  We'll find victory lane, each turn,
the backstretch, announcers tower and the flag stand.   The Mall is sharing blue prints of the grounds that will assist in finding these historical landmarks.  The tour will start at the stage at center court
       
        24th Annual Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show Tentative Schedule of Events
       
        Sunday, February 22        11 AM Show Officially Opens
                        1 PM  Racing Families- - - A salute to the generations of families in racing.
                        Russ & Rusty Delp,  Earl Derr & Josh Weller,  Scotty & Andrew Haus, Barry & Andy Burkhart, Ronnie & Rose Linebach, The Skias                     Family, Kenny Brightbill & Keith and Brad , Jon, Jon Jr. and Mike Kellner   Terry & Tyler Bartik ,  Allan and Tim Carter. Terry, Shawn                 and Lauden Reimert,  Gary and Jimmy Gollub, Mike and Danny Erb, Diane and Ronnie Tobias and an endless list of others..
                        Meet Miss Thunder on the Hill Skye Michaels  2 PM to 4 PM
                        Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio Presents;  Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman   2 PM to 4 PM
                        Randy's Raceway HO Track opens for the week long show
                        SMASHMASTERS Demo Derby Exhibit
                        Reading Racing Historical Society Kicks off Week long Display
                        Author Gary Ludwig to sign his book, Tommy Hinnershitz, The Life & Times of an Auto Racing Legend (appears nightly)

        Monday, February 23        7 PM  Salute to ARDC   Meet the drivers, owners and crew members  who make this organization so successful.  ARDC began
                        way back in 1939 and are going strong today!  Tracy Readinger, Brent Arndt,   Andrew Hannula, Justin Grosz, PJ Gargiulo, Trevor
                        Kobylazr.   8:30 PM  to 9:30 PM  Celebrity Bartender Night!  Leave the folks of ARDC serve you! (Tracy Readinger, Brent Arndt                     and others)
                        Ronies Exeter Café  9th & Exeter, Reading, PA   (Full Service Bar & Grill)
                        Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

        Tuesday, February 24        7PM Modified Madness Night!  Big block, Small Block, Sportsman Modified Drivers Meet & Greet
                        Doug Hoffman, Craig VonDohren, Kerry Kratz, Mike Gular,
                        Sportsman Drivers: Ray Woodall Jr.,  Bill Moyer Jr.,  Tom Brennan, Brad Brightbill
                        Meet Miss Thunder on the Hill Skye Michaels  7 PM to 8 PM
                        Randy's Raceway Sanction HO Race Night
                        8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night!  Be served by Jeff Strunk, Doug Manmiller and Mike Gular
                        Salute to Car Owners Rod Breitenstein & Vince Gagliardo
                        Ronies Exeter Café  9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
                        Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

        Wednesday, February 25    7 PM Late Model & Small Car Night!   Meet & Greet drivers from the Late Models, Legends, 600 Modifieds & Micro Sprints.
                        7 PM to 8 PM  Roundtable Discussion by Pete Knappenberger & Barry Angstadt with panelists Mike Dicely, Brett Arndt
                        and Richie Hartman to discuss the state of 270 Micro Racing to include 600 micros and wingless racing.   The show will be   
                        aired on Racers Round Table at a later date.
                        Meet, Chuck Schutz, Brian Shuey,  Tom and TJ Mayberry, Rodney Kistler  and Frank Polimeda
                        Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio Presents;  Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman   6 PM to 8 PM
                        8:30 PM to 9:30 PM  Celebrity Bartender Night!   Be served by special guest bartenders, Chuck Schutz, Rodney Kistler & Others.
                        Ronies Exeter Cafe 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
                        Race ticket giveaway at Ronies  (Ticket giveaways for the World of Outlaw Late Model & Modified Show)           

        Thursday, February 26        7 PM URC Night & 358 Sprint Night- -URC,  Our Nation's oldest traveling sprint organization plus drivers   
                        358 Sprint Car drivers to Meet & Greet the Fans
                        Plus: Meet Lance Dewease 410 Sprint Car Driver
                        Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio Presents;  Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman   6 PM to 8 PM
                        8:30 PM to 9:30 PM  Celebrity Bartender Night!  Be served by special guest bartenders including URC Rookie of the Year
                        Brett Schoenly and others.
                        Ronies Exeter Café  9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
                        Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

        Friday, February 27        7 PM  Annual Legend's Reunion plus Racing Families- - - -A salute to the Generations of Families in Racing!
                        Don Kreitz Sr & Don Kreitz Jr, MeMe & AJ DeSantis,
                        Meet:  Billy Pauch Jr., Junior Eckert
                        8:30 PM to 1 AM      Lee Myles BASH & Racing Movie Party- - Temple Fire Company
                        Car Show Awards, DJ for  Music & Dancing, Great Racing Movies, Cash Bar.   $10 admission
                       

        Saturday, February 28        1 PM  Go-Karts & Quarter Midget Drivers Meet & Greet
                        Shellhammer's Speedway Day at the Mall
                        Randy's Raceway Sanctioned HO Race Night    Pennsylvania Tyco Oval Championship
                        2 PM  Find the Landmarks.  Take a guided walk of the Mall to identify landmarks of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway.
                        We'll find Victory Lane, each turn, the backstretch and the Flag Stand.   Join us at Center Court.
                       

        Mall Hours
        Sunday  11 AM to 5 PM
        Monday - Saturday  10 AM to 9 PM
        Fairgrounds Square Mall   5th Street Highway  Reading, PA

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February 16. 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - -THANK YOU

NAPA AUTO PARTS READING RACING REUNION & CAR SHOW PRESENTED BY LEE MYLES TRANSMISSIONS TO OPEN ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22

The 24th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show presented by Lee Myles Transmissions will take place at the Fairgrounds Square Mall on the 5th Street Highway in Reading, PA . The show dates are February 22 to February 28 and the Mall will be filled with race cars from various divisions. The Fairgrounds Square Mall sits on the property that was once home to the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway, offering some very special memories different than most other car shows. This year marks the 30th Anniversary since the sad closing of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway. In special salute to Reading, the show will honor the many Racing Families and Generations of Families in racing. Many father and son and even grandfather and grandson combinations will be united for the fans in a Meet & Greet.

The 2009 Show will offer one of the most aggressive schedules of nightly activities of prior event. Driver interviews, HO scale slot car racing, a Book Signing, Photo Shoots and a Demo Car display by Smashmasters and a walking tour to find landmarks are just a few of the special events.

An added activity will include four Celebrity Bartender Nights, to take place at Ronies Exeter Cafe at 9th & Exeter in Reading, PA Ronies Exeter Cafe, also known as "Home of the Steak", is a full service bar and grill. Monday, February 23 through Thursday, February 26th will be Celebrity Bartenders Night at Ronies from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Ronies is open until 2 AM. Watch the nightly schedule of events for which celebrities will be tending bar at Ronies.

During the Reading Racing Reunion event, Randy's Raceway of Kutztown, PA will have an HO scale slot car race track open to the public all week. The track is a six lane oval that measures 4' x 24'. Racing will return to this famous property as Tuesday and Saturday night are scheduled racing competition nights. In fact, Saturday, February 28 will be the Pennsylvania Tyco Oval Championships and more information and entry details are available at : www.randysraceway.net.

A highlight of the show is the Friday night, February 27 Legends of Racing Reunion to take place at the center court stage of the Fairgrounds Square Mall, beginning at 7 PM. On this special evening, drivers, owners, and many people who influenced the reputation of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway will be on hand for a meet and greet.

Following the Legends of Racing Reunion, the fun will move to the Temple Fire Company for the Annual BASH Racing Movie Party sponsored by Lee Myles Transmissions and Auto Care. The BASH will begin at 9 PM and continue until 1 AM. Plenty of racing movies, award presentations and music for dancing always make this event a fun night. Tickets are just $10 and may be purchased at the door or by calling Donna Miller at 443-513-4456.

On Saturday, join us at 2 PM by the stage at Center Court. We will begin a walking tour to find the landmarks of the Reading Speedway. We'll do our best to located the four turns, the location of the grandstand, the announcers stand and the all important, Reading victory lane.

The schedule of events will be updated daily as the show continues.

24th Annual Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show Tentative Schedule of Events

Sunday, February 22 11 AM Show Officially Opens
    1 PM Racing Families- - - A salute to the generations of families in racing.
    Russ & Rusty Delp, Earl Derr & Josh Weller, Scotty & Andrew Haus, Barry & Andy Burkhart, Ronnie & Rose Linebach, The          Skias       Family, Kenny Brightbill & Keith and Brad , Jon, Jon Jr. and Mike Kellner Terry & Tyler Bartik , Allan and Tim Carter. Terry,     Shawn and Lauden Reimert, and an endless list of others.
    Race fans, if you can think of any father and son, grandfather and grandson combinations, please call Donna Miller and we will
    reach out to the individuals and invite them. Contact Donna at 443-513-4456. Thoughts: Reimert, DeSantis, Braxton, Brightbill,
    Lotier, Erb, Meitzlers, Horton, Pauch, Cozze. Plenty of folks to invite, help us make sure we invite them all!
    Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio Presents; Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman 2 PM to 4 PM
    Randy's Raceway HO Track opens for the week long show
    SMASHMASTERS Demo Derby Exhibit
    Reading Racing Historical Society Kicks off Week long Display
    Author Gary Ludwig to sign his book, Tommy Hinnershitz, The Life & Times of an Auto Racing Legend (appears nightly)

Monday, February 23 7 PM Salute to ARDC Meet the drivers, owners and crew members who make this organization so

    successful.  ARDC began  way back in 1939 and are going strong today!
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night! Leave the folks of ARDC serve you! (Tracy Readinger, Brent Arndt and others)
    Ronies Exeter Café 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA (Full Service Bar & Grill)
    Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Tuesday, February 24 7PM Modified Madness Night! Big block, Small Block, Sportsman Modified Drivers Meet & Greet
    Craig VonDohren, Kerry Kratz, Mike Gular,
    Sportsman Drivers: Ray Woodall Jr., Bill Moyer Jr., Tom Brennan, Brad Brightbill
    Randy's Raceway Sanction HO Race Night
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night! Be served by Jeff Strunk, Doug Manmiller and Mike Gular
    Salute to Car Owners Rod Breitenstein & Vince Gagliardo
    Ronies Exeter Café 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
    Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Wednesday, February 25 7 PM Late Model & Small Car Night! Meet & Greet drivers from the Late Models, Legends, 600 Modifieds &     Micro Sprints.
    7 PM to 8 PM Roundtable Discussion by Pete Knappenberger & Barry Angstadt with panelists Mike Dicely, Brett Arndt
    and Richie Hartman to discuss the state of 270 Micro Racing to include 600 micros and wingless racing. The show will be
    aired on Racers Round Table at a later date.
    Meet, Chuck Schutz, Brian Shuey, Tom and TJ Mayberry and Frank Polimeda
    Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio Presents; Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman 6 PM to 8 PM
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night! Be served by special guest bartenders, Chuck Schutz & Others.
    Ronies Exeter Cafe 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
    Race ticket giveaway at Ronies (Ticket giveaways for the World of Outlaw Late Model & Modified Show)

Thursday, February 26 7 PM URC Night & 358 Sprint Night- -URC, Our Nation's oldest traveling sprint organization plus drivers
    358 Sprint Car drivers to Meet & Greet the Fans
    Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio Presents; Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman 6 PM to 8 PM
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night! Be served by special guest bartenders including URC Rookie of the Year
    Brett Schoenly and others.
    Ronies Exeter Café 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
    Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Friday, February 27 7 PM Annual Legend's Reunion plus Racing Families- - - -A salute to the Generations of Families in Racing!
    Meet: Billy Pauch Jr., Junior Eckert
    8:30 PM to 1 AM Lee Myles BASH & Racing Movie Party- - Temple Fire Company
    Car Show Awards, DJ for Music & Dancing, Great Racing Movies, Cash Bar. $10 admission

Saturday, February 28 1 PM Go-Karts & Quarter Midget Drivers Meet & Greet
    Shellhammer's Speedway Day at the Mall
    Randy's Raceway Sanctioned HO Race Night Pennsylvania Tyco Oval Championship
    2 PM Find the Landmarks. Take a guide walk of the Mall to identify landmarks of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway.
    We'll find Victory Lane, each turn, the backstretch and the Flag Stand. Join us at Center Court.

Mall Hours
    Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM
    Monday - Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM
    Fairgrounds Square Mall 5th Street Highway Reading, PA

For more information, please contact Donna Miller at 443-513-4456.

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February 16, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE---THANK YOU

IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW NEARS OPENING DAY, SATURDAY MARCH 7 AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL

The 2nd Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is set to open its night day run at the Phillipsburg Mall on Saturday, March 7 and continue through Sunday, March 15. Sponsored by IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, this show was an over-whelming success in the inaugural event in 2008. The Phillipsburg Mall is located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ and this show is absolutely free for all who attend.

Race car drivers from the past, present and future will take place in nightly events that will also feature many of the local short tracks in the east. Also a highlight of the event is the participation of CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show with hosts Ed and Steve Pados joined by racing columnist Randy Kane. Be sure to join the Gasoline Alley Gang on Saturday, March 7th from 2:15 until 5:30 as they welcome and honor such legendary racing names such as Kenny Brenn Sr and Jr, Carl Collis, Sammy Beavers, Ray Neary, Ken Wismer Jr, Bill Wilson, Jimmy Maguire, Leroy Amey, Richie and Randy Smith, Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Neil Kumernitsky, Sonny Strupp, Charley Gilmore, Tom Hager, Frankie Schneider and a host of others who will join in the celebration as the annual Mall show honors those who raced those long treasured and never forgotten raceways of yesteryear.

Joining show hosts Ed and Steve Pados and Randy Kane will be guest announcers Earl Krause, Tim Pitts, Jeff Alhum and Bob Stull as the past, present and future stars of racing will be interviewed throughout each nightly portion of the show. An autograph session will take place during the course of each show for the fans to have a first hand chat with the great racing stars past and present who have thrilled them with their tremendous driving abilities.

New names are continuously being added daily to the growing list of attendees who will be joining in the celebration honoring the great racing heritage of such former racing facilities as Harmony, Nazareth,  Reading, Flemington, Allentown, East Windsor, Hatfield and Dorney Park.  Current operating racetracks such as New Egypt, Bridgeport, OrangeCounty, Grandview, Hamlin, Borgers, and Snydersville will also take part in the nightly racing celebration. IRCO Community Federal Credit Union through the efforts of noted Harmony Speedway Historian Greg Collins has come back on-board as the show's title sponsor for the event.

March 8th will find the Legends of Racing gathering at center stage at 1 PM for a taping of the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show that will be shown on Monday evening March 9th from 6 to 8 PM on Channels 103 and 137 and taped delayed on Channel 50 at 11  PM. The show now offers live video feed through the Internet at: www.walncableradio.com 

During the show, be sure to visit the America On Wheels display. Folks from America On Wheels will be on hand to talk about their over he road  transportation museum that is dedicated to presenting and preserving the history of American transportation, with some special emphasis on the local area. Currently, there is a changing exhibit gallery which features "Legends of Speed", and is dedicated to Mario  Andretti. America On Wheels is located in Allentown, PA and for more information, please visit their website www.americaonwheels.org  or plan to meet Volunteer Coordinator Connie McDowell at the America On Wheels display during the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show at the Phillipsburg Mall.

The show will open on Saturday, March 7 and close on Sunday afternoon, March 15 and Mall hours are Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and Monday through Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM.

An event t-shirt and program book is already in the design stages for this annual event. Display space for this show is now available. To display a restored or current day race car, please enter by completing the electronic entry form at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com, or call Donna Miller at 443-513-4456. For display and vending space, please call the same number.

The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union is again the proud sponsor of this event. For more information on what they have to offer, please visit their website at www.ircocu.com  or contact Greg Collins directly at gcollins@ircocu.com


2ND ANNUAL IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR
SHOW SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday: March 7th- 1 PM Johnny
    Nash Country Show
    2 PM
    Show Opening Highlighting Harmony Speedway Historical Society and
    Reading Racing Historical Society

Sunday: March 8th- 1 PM Dirt Track
    Heroes Reunion With All Tracks and Autograph Session- Nazareth, Harmony,
    Flemington,

Nazareth National, Reading, Orange County, Allentown Fairgrounds, Dorney
    Park, Hatfield,

Sanatoga, Langhorne, Mocatek, East Windsor, Trenton Allentown
    Fairgrounds, Sanatoga

Monday: March 9th- 6:30 PM
Hamlin Speedway Night for all divisions

Tuesday: March 10th- 6:30 PM
    Borgers, Snydersville, Kutztown, Oroville, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley
    and West End Raceways Night

Wed: March 11th- 5 -6 PM
    Johnny Nash Country Show
    6:30 PM New
    Egypt Speedway Night with Salute to East Windsor Speedway!

Thursday: March 12th- 6:30 PM Thunder
    on the Hill, URC, Grandview and AARN Night

Friday: March-13th 6:30 PM
    Bridgeport Speedway And Salute to Harmony Speedway & Harmony Historical
    Society

Saturday: March 14th- 1-2 PM Johnny
    Nash Country Show
    2:30 PM
    Flemington Speedway and ARDC Midgets

Sunday: March 15th- 1-2 PM Johnny
    Nash Country Show
    2:30 PM
    Salute to all Tracks Highlighting the Nazareth Speedway and Fan
    Appreciation Day
    with Camera and Autograph Session. .

The schedule is subject to change, and some additions are expected.

If you would like to register to display in the show, please complete the on-line registration form at www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com For additional information, please contact Donna Miller at 443-513-4456.

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February 8, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-- -THANK YOU

Picture Your Dreams Joins Associate Sponsor Roster of Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show. . . . . . . .
MISS MOTORSPORTS ALYSSA SHARMAN TO APPEAR AT PICTURE YOUR DREAMS PORTRAIT STUDIO IN FAIRGROUNDS SQUARE MALL

Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio, located in the Fairgrounds Square Mall, 5th Street Highway in Reading will be taking full advantage of the 24th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show presented by Lee Myles Transmissions, and they're inviting you to visit their studio. The week long show will open on Sunday, February 22 and run through Saturday, February 28th.

Pictures Your Dreams Portrait Studio will be available for candid portrait sessions with different combinations of Drivers, Display Cars, Fans, and even Miss Motorsport 2009, every day of the show. Candid Portrait hours will take place during the evenings from 6pm-8pm. Picture You Dreams will also play an active role at center stage for all the nightly activities and candid portraits will be taken on stage as well.

Miss Motorsports 2009, Alyssa Sharman will make three personal appearances during the show courtesy of Picture Your Dreams. Alyssa will be available for photo opportunities on Sunday, February 22 from 2 PM to 4 PM, Wednesday, the 25th from 6 PM to 8 PM and Thursday the 26th from 6 PM to 8 PM.

During the Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show, be sure to see:

Randy's Raceway, HO scale slot car racing nightly, special events on Tuesday and Saturday night. www.randysraceway.net.
Author Gary Ludwig to sign his book, Tommy Hinnershitz, the Life & Times of an Auto Racing Legend (nightly)
SMASHMASTERS Demo Derby Exhibit- - Scot Wallace Representative
Reading Racing Historical Society Display (nightly)
Miss Motorsports Alyssa Sharman Sunday 2-4, Wednesday 6-8, Thursday 6-8 Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio
Lee Myles Transmission & Auto Care (nightly)
ARDC Wingless Midget Display
Thunder on the Hill/Grandview Speedway Display
Kutztown Fairgrounds
Shellhammer's Speedway
Gary Silverman Racing Movies
Lynch Tours
Dale Snyder Video
Bob Yurko Photography
Marsh Creek
EMMR Display to include the Junior Eckert 57 Chevy
Buckshot Jones #00 on display all week
Checkered Flag Fan Club
Clark Angstadt - -Artist at work
America On Wheels- - (Saturday only)
Reading Speedway Landmark Walking Tour. Find the turns, the backstretch, the flag stand and victory lane on this walking tour of Reading.
Check the schedule for more details.

An added activity will include four Celebrity Bartender Nights, to take place at Ronies Exeter Cafe at 9th & Exeter in Reading, PA Ronies Exeter Cafe, also known as "Home of the Steak", is a full service bar and grill. Monday, February 23 through Thursday, February 26th will be Celebrity Bartenders Night at Ronies from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Ronies is open until 2 AM. Watch the nightly schedule of events for which celebrities will be tending bar at Ronies.

A host of special events will take place during the Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show but as always, the highlight of the show is the Friday night, February 27 Legends of Racing Reunion to take place at the center court stage of the Fairgrounds Square Mall, beginning at 7 PM. On this special evening, drivers, owners, and many people who influenced the reputation of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway will be on hand for a meet and greet.

Following the Legends of Racing Reunion, the fun will move to the Temple Fire Company for the Annual BASH Racing Movie Party sponsored by Lee Myles Transmissions and Auto Care. The BASH will begin at 9 PM and continue until 1 AM. Plenty of racing movies, award presentations and music for dancing always make this event a fun night. Tickets are just $10 and may be purchased at the door or by calling Donna Miller at 443-513-4456.

Drivers, owners, race tracks and organizations wishing to display in the 24th Annual Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show may do so by contacting Donna Miller at 443-513-4456. Electronic entry forms are also available by visiting www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com. On the home page you will find the entry form for the Reading Racing Reunion and the Dirt Track Heroes Car show. Please read carefully and be sure you are registering for the correct show.

24th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show Tentative Schedule of Events- -presented by Lee Myles Transmissions

Sunday, February 22 11 AM Show Officially Opens
    1 PM Racing Families- - - A salute to the generations of families in racing.
    Russ & Rusty Delp, Earl Derr & Josh Weller, Scotty & Andrew Haus, Barry & Andy Burkhart, Ronnie & Rose Linebach, The

    Skias     Family, Kenny Brightbill & Keith and Brad , Jon, Jon Jr. and Mike Kellner and an endless list of others.
    Race fans, if you can think of any father and son, grandfather and grandson combinations, please call Donna Miller and we will
    reach out to the individuals and invite them. Contact Donna at 443-513-4456. Thoughts: Reimert, DeSantis, Braxton, Brightbill,
    Lotier, Erb, Meitzlers, Horton, Pauch, Cozze. Plenty of folks to invite, help us make sure we invite them all!
    Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio Presents; Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman 2 PM to 4 PM
    Randy's Raceway HO Track opens for the week long show
    SMASHMASTERS Demo Derby Exhibit
    EMMR Display of the Junior Eckert #57
    Buckshot Jone #00
    Reading Racing Historical Society Kicks off Week long Display
    Author Gary Ludwig to sign his book, Tommy Hinnershitz, The Life & Times of an Auto Racing Legend (appears nightly)

Monday, February 23 7 PM Salute to ARDC Meet the drivers, owners and crew members who make this organization so successful.    

    ARDC began
    way back in 1939 and are going strong today!
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night! Leave the folks of ARDC serve you! (Tracy Readinger, Brent Arndt and others)
    Ronies Exeter Café 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA (Full Service Bar & Grill)
    Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Tuesday, February 24 7PM Modified Madness Night! Big block, Small Block, Sportsman Modified Drivers Meet & Greet
    Craig VonDohren, Kerry Kratz, Mike Gular,
    Sportsman Drivers: Ray Woodall Jr., Bill Moyer Jr., Tom Brennan, Brad Brightbill
    Randy's Raceway Sanction HO Race Night
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night! Be served by Jeff Strunk, Doug Manmiller and Mike Gular
    Salute to Car Owners Rod Breitenstein & Vince Gagliardo
    Ronies Exeter Café 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
    Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Wednesday, February 25 7 PM Late Model & Small Car Night! Meet & Greet drivers from the Late Models, Legends, 600

    Modifieds  & Micro Sprints.
    Meet, Chuck Schutz, Brian Shuey, Tom and TJ Mayberry and Frank Polimeda
    Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio Presents; Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman 6 PM to 8 PM
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night! Be served by special guest bartenders, Chuck Schutz & Others.
    Ronies Exeter Cafe 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
    Race ticket giveaway at Ronies (Ticket giveaways for the World of Outlaw Late Model & Modified Show)

Thursday, February 26 7 PM URC Night- - Our Nation's oldest traveling sprint organization to Meet & Greet the Fans
    Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio Presents; Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman 6 PM to 8 PM
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night! Be served by special guest bartenders including URC Rookie of the Year
    Brett Schoenly and others.
    Ronies Exeter Café 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
    Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Friday, February 27 7 PM Annual Legend's Reunion plus Racing Families- - - -A salute to the Generations of Families in Racing!
    Meet: Billy Pauch Jr. for Autographs at his modified displayed in the mall
    8:30 PM to 1 AM Lee Myles BASH & Racing Movie Party- - Temple Fire Company
    Car Show Awards, DJ for Music & Dancing, Great Racing Movies, Cash Bar. $10 admission


Saturday, February 28 1 PM Go-Karts & Quarter Midget Drivers Meet & Greet
    Shellhammer's Speedway Day at the Mall
    Randy's Raceway Sanctioned HO Race Night Pennsylvania Tyco Oval Championship
    2 PM Find the Landmarks. Take a guide walk of the Mall to identify landmarks of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway.
    We'll find Victory Lane, each turn, the backstretch and the Flag Stand. Join us at Center Court.
    Mall Hours
    Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM
    Monday - Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM
    Fairgrounds Square Mall 5th Street Highway Reading, PA

For more information, please contact Donna Miller at 443-513-4456.

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February 7, 2009

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - - THANK YOU

SMASHMASTERS TO DISPLAY AT READING RACING REUNION, WILL SANCTION DEMO DERBY AT THUNDER SERIES OCTOBER EVENT

SMASHMASTERS, well known in the Northeast for sanctioning professional Demo Derby events will display during the 24th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show, presented by Lee Myles Transmissions & Auto Care. SMASHMASTERS has built quite a reputation for organizing many well run Demo Derby events and spokesperson Scot Wallace will be at his display most of the show to explain his very popular series of events. SMASHMASTERS Demo Derby events offer well written comprehensive tech rules and an always well organized and officiated events. In fact, SMASHMASTERS will sanction the Monster Smash Demo Derby to take place at the Grandview Speedway at the Thunder on the Hill Series Finale on Saturday night, October 17 during the House of Thunder Halloween Party and 5-25's features only program.

Rules for the Monster Smash event will be available at the SMASHMASTERS display February 22 to February 28 at the Fairgrounds Square Mall during the Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show. For more information, please contact Scot Wallace by calling 610-781-7931. Rules, procedures and payoff will be available from Scot Wallace.

Joining the Monster Smash Demo Derby on Saturday, October 17 will the Grandview Thunder 5-25's to include the URC Sprints, 358 Modifieds, ARDC Wingless Midgets, Rolling Thunder Legends, Sportsman Modifieds & the Garden State Vintage Stock cars. This features only program will get underway at 6 PM with the first of five feature events. The night cap event will be the Monster Smash Demo Derby, all part of the House of Thunder Halloween Party and Thunder Series finale.

An added activity during this year's car show, will include four Celebrity Bartender Nights, to take place at Ronies Exeter Cafe at 9th & Exeter in Reading, PA Ronies Exeter Cafe, also known as "Home of the Steak", is a full service bar and grill. Monday, February 23 through Thursday, February 26th will be Celebrity Bartenders Night at Ronies from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Ronies is open until 2 AM. Watch the nightly schedule of events for which celebrities will be tending bar at Ronies.

During the Reading Racing Reunion event, Randy's Raceway of Kutztown, PA will have an HO scale slot car race track open to the public all week. The track is a six lane oval that measures 4' x 24'. Racing will return to this famous property as Tuesday and Saturday night are scheduled racing competition nights. In fact, Saturday, February 28 will be the Pennsylvania Tyco Oval Championships and more information and entry details are available at : www.randysraceway.net.

A host of special events will take place during the Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show but as always, the highlight of the show is the Friday night, February 27 Legends of Racing Reunion to take place at the center court stage of the Fairgrounds Square Mall, beginning at 7 PM. On this special evening, drivers, owners, and many people who influenced the reputation of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway will be on hand for a meet and greet.

Following the Legends of Racing Reunion, the fun will move to the Temple Fire Company for the Annual BASH Racing Movie Party sponsored by Lee Myles Transmissions and Auto Care. The BASH will begin at 9 PM and continue until 1 AM. Plenty of racing movies, award presentations and music for dancing always make this event a fun night. Tickets are just $10 and may be purchased at the door or by calling Donna Miller at 443-513-4456.


24th Annual Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show Tentative Schedule of Events

Sunday, February 22 11 AM Show Officially Opens
    1 PM Racing Families- - - A salute to the generations of families in racing.
    Russ & Rusty Delp, Earl Derr & Josh Weller, Scotty & Andrew Haus, Barry & Andy Burkhart, Ronnie & Rose Linebach, The    

    Skias Family, Kenny Brightbill & Keith and Brad , Jon, Jon Jr. and Mike Kellner and an endless list of others. Race fans, if you can   

    think of any father and son, grandfather and grandson combinations, please call Donna Miller and we will reach out to the individuals   

    and invite them. Contact Donna at 443-513-4456. Thoughts: Reimert, DeSantis, Braxton, Brightbill, Lotier, Erb, Meitzlers, Horton,    

    Pauch, Cozze. Plenty of folks to invite, help us make sure we invite them all!
    Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio Presents; Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman 2 PM to 4 PM
    Randy's Raceway HO Track opens for the week long show
    SMASHMASTERS Demo Derby Exhibit All Week
    Reading Racing Historical Society Kicks off Week long Display
    Author Gary Ludwig to sign his book, Tommy Hinnershitz, The Life & Times of an Auto Racing Legend (appear nightly)

Monday, February 23 7 PM Salute to ARDC Meet the drivers, owners and crew members who make this organization so successful.        

    ARDC began way back in 1939 and are going strong today!
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night! Leave the folks of ARDC serve you! (Tracy Readinger, Brent Arndt and others)
    Ronies Exeter Café 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA (Full Service Bar & Grill)
    Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Tuesday, February 24 7PM Modified Madness Night! Big block, Small Block, Sportsman Modified Drivers Meet & Greet
    Craig VonDohren, Kerry Kratz, Mike Gular,
    Sportsman Drivers: Ray Woodall Jr., Bill Moyer Jr., Tom Brennan, Brad Brightbill
    Randy's Raceway Sanction HO Race Night
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night! Be served by Jeff Strunk, Doug Manmiller and Mike Gular
    Salute to Car Owners Rod Breitenstein & Vince Gagliardo
    Ronies Exeter Café 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
    Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Wednesday, February 25 7 PM Late Model & Small Car Night! Meet & Greet drivers from the Late Models, Legends, 600    

    Modifieds & Micro Sprints.
    Meet, Chuck Schutz, Brian Shuey, Tom and TJ Mayberry and Frank Polimeda
    Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio Presents; Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman 6 PM to 8 PM
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night! Be served by special guest bartenders, Chuck Schutz & Others.
    Ronies Exeter Cafe 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
    Race ticket giveaway at Ronies (Ticket giveaways for the World of Outlaw Late Model & Modified Show)

Thursday, February 26 7 PM URC Night- - Our Nation's oldest traveling sprint organization to Meet & Greet the Fans
Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio Presents; Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman 6 PM to 8 PM
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night! Be served by special guest bartenders including URC Rookie of the Year Brett Schoenly and others.
Ronies Exeter Café 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Friday, February 27 7 PM Annual Legend's Reunion plus Racing Families- - - -A salute to the Generations of Families in Racing!
    Meet: Billy Pauch Jr.
    8:30 PM to 1 AM Lee Myles BASH & Racing Movie Party- - Temple Fire Company
    Car Show Awards, DJ for Music & Dancing, Great Racing Movies, Cash Bar. $10 admission


Saturday, February 28 1 PM Go-Karts & Quarter Midget Drivers Meet & Greet
    Shellhammer's Speedway Day at the Mall
    Randy's Raceway Sanctioned HO Race Night Pennsylvania Tyco Oval Championship
    2 PM Find the Landmarks. Take a guide walk of the Mall to identify landmarks of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway.
    We'll find Victory Lane, each turn, the backstretch and the Flag Stand. Join us at Center Court.
    Mall Hours
    Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM
    Monday - Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM
    Fairgrounds Square Mall 5th Street Highway Reading, PA

For more information, please contact Donna Miller at 443-513-4456.
To pre-enter for both the Reading Racing Reunion & Dirt Track Heroes Car Show, electronic forms are posted at www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.

Update:
Space at the Reading Show is very limited.
Space at the Dirt Track Heroes Show- - Phillipsburg Mall, Phillipsburg, NJ offers plenty of room at this time.

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February 5, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE---THANK YOU



READING EAGLE TO INCLUDE SPECIAL PREVIEW FOR THE 24TH ANNUAL READING RACING REUNION & CAR SHOW

The Reading Eagle has for a long, long time, been a very good friend and supporter of local short track racing and in 2009, their support will take an even stronger presence.

A special preview for the 24th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show presented by Lee Myles, will be included in the Sunday, February 22 edition of The Reading Eagle. This preview will coincide with the opening day of the week long Car Show that will take place at the Fairgrounds Square Mall on the 5th Street Highway in Reading. The Mall replaced the one-half mile Reading Speedway on this very property thirty years ago. Included in this preview will be the activities and events taking place at the show, driver appearances, a brief historical recap of racing at Reading and plenty of current day racing news.

The Reading Racing Reunion will open on Sunday, February 22 and continue through Saturday, February 28. At least one-hundred race cars will fill the Fairgrounds Square Mall providing many with a sneak preview of the new race cars of 2009 and at the same time, displaying restored and replica cars that raced at Reading thirty to fifty years ago. It's a great mix of the new with very fond memories of racings past. Event coordinators are also organizing a Fairgrounds walking tour as one of the activities. Using blueprints of the property, the walking tour will point out key locations on the property such as the grandstands, the flag stand, the turns, the infield stage and the most photographed area, victory lane.

Through sponsorship from Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. and Alpine Building & Post Supply, the Reading Eagle has announced a new column that is dedicated to local racing in the area entitled "The Racing Roundup" that will be written by Brett Deyo. The column will kick off on March 6 and run for thirty-nine consecutive weeks, appearing every Friday. The column will encompass all racing in the Reading area including dirt Modifieds, Sportsman, Late Models, URC Sprints, ARDC Midgets, Micro-Sprints and more. The Reading Eagle will also cover all Big Diamond and Grandview Speedway events in the coming 2009 racing season.

There is plenty to see and do including meeting representatives from many of the local speedways and getting your copy of their 2009 schedule of events. They'll be racing movies going on, driver interviews and opportunities all week long to meet and greet drivers from the past, present and future.

Several drivers will also take part in Celebrity Bartending, Monday through Thursday nights at Ronies Exeter Cafe at 9th & Exeter. Tips collect each night will be donated to the American Cancer Society-Berks Unit. Check out the show schedule of events for all the details.

24th Annual Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show Tentative Schedule of Events

Sunday, February 22 11 AM Show Officially Opens
    1 PM Racing Families- - - A salute to the generations of families in racing.
    Russ & Rusty Delp, Earl Derr & Josh Weller, Scotty & Andrew Haus, Barry & Andy Burkhart, Ronnie & Rose Linebach, The    

    Skias     Family, Kenny Brightbill & Keith and Brad , Jon, Jon Jr. and Mike Kellner and an endless list of others. Race fans, if you    

    can think of any father and son, grandfather and grandson combinations, please call Donna Miller and we will reach out to the    

    individuals and invite them. Contact Donna at 443-513-4456. Thoughts: Reimert, DeSantis, Braxton, Brightbill, Lotier, Erb,    

    Meitzlers, Horton, Pauch, Cozze. Plenty of folks to invite, help us make sure we invite them all!
    Randy's Raceway HO Track opens for the week long show.
    Reading Racing Historical Society Kicks off Week long Display
    Author Gary Ludwig to sign his book, Tommy Hinnershitz, The Life & Times of an Auto Racing Legend (appears nightly)

Monday, February 23 7 PM Salute to ARDC Meet the drivers, owners and crew members who make this organization so successful.    

    ARDC began way back in 1939 and are going strong today!
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night! Leave the folks of ARDC serve you! (Tracy Readinger, Brent Arndt and others)
    Ronies Exeter Café 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA (Full Service Bar & Grill)
    Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Tuesday, February 24 7PM Modified Madness Night! Big block, Small Block, Sportsman Modified Drivers Meet & Greet
    Craig VonDohren, Kerry Kratz, Mike Gular,
    Sportsman Drivers: Ray Woodall Jr., Bill Moyer Jr., Tom Brennan, Brad Brightbill
    Randy's Raceway Sanction HO Race Night
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night! Be served by Jeff Strunk, Doug Manmiller and Mike Gular
    Salute to Car Owners Rod Breitenstein & Vince Gagliardo
    Ronies Exeter Café 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
    Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Wednesday, February 25 7 PM Late Model & Small Car Night! Meet & Greet drivers from the Late Models, Legends, 600

    Modifieds & Micro Sprints.
    Meet Tom and TJ Mayberry and Frank Polimeda
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night! Be served by special guest bartenders to be announced.
    Ronies Exeter Cafe 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
    Race ticket giveaway at Ronies (Ticket giveaways for the World of Outlaw Late Model & Modified Show)

Thursday, February 26 7 PM URC Night- - Our Nation's oldest traveling sprint organization to Meet & Greet the Fans
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night! Be served by special guest bartenders including URC Rookie of the Year Brett        

    Schoenly and others.
    Ronies Exeter Café 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
    Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Friday, February 27 7 PM Annual Legend's Reunion plus Racing Families- - - -A salute to the Generations of Families in Racing!
    8:30 PM to 1 AM Lee Myles BASH & Racing Movie Party- - Temple Fire Company
    Car Show Awards, DJ for Music & Dancing, Great Racing Movies, Cash Bar. $10 admission

Saturday, February 28 1 PM Go-Karts & Quarter Midget Drivers Meet & Greet
    Shellhammer's Speedway Day at the Mall
    Randy's Raceway Sanctioned HO Race Night Pennsylvania Tyco Oval Championship
    2 PM Find the Landmarks. Take a guide walk of the Mall to identify landmarks of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway.
    We'll find Victory Lane, each turn, the backstretch and the Flag Stand. Join us at Center Court.

Mall Hours
Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM
Monday - Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM
Fairgrounds Square Mall 5th Street Highway Reading, PA

For more information, please contact Donna Miller at 443-513-4456.

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February 4, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - -THANK YOU

WRITER/NOVELIST GARY LUDWIG TO OFFER BIOGRAPHY OF TOMMY HINNERSHITZ AT READING RACING REUNION & CAR SHOW

Popular writer Gary Ludwig is excited about the release of his latest book, "Tommy Hinnershitz, The Life & Times of an Auto Racing Legend", and it will be available during the week long 24th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show sponsored by Lee Myles Transmissions & Auto Care. This very popular off season racing event will take place at the Fairgrounds Square Mall on the 5th Street Highway in Reading, PA, the very site that once was home to the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway. The show will run from Sunday, February 22 to Saturday, February 28.

Hinnershitz has been called the greatest sprint car driver of all time. And now, writer Gary Ludwig has captured the life and times of this auto racing legend. This beautiful hard cover book includes the story of his life and amazing career, a history of sprint cars, stories about officials, famous promoters and their speedway's over 252 pages and twenty pages of photographs, a full color dust cover and a complete race by race statistical review of Tommy Hinnershitz.

Ludwig will be at the Fairgrounds Square Mall on opening day of the Car Show and nightly after 6:30 PM and the book will be available for purchase. A website will soon be available to view more details on this book and others written by Ludwig.

A host of special events will take place during the Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show but as always, the highlight of the show is the Friday night, February 27 Legends of Racing Reunion to take place at the center court stage of the Fairgrounds Square Mall, beginning at 7 PM. On this special evening, drivers, owners, and many people who influenced the reputation of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway will be on hand for a meet and greet.

Following the Legends of Racing Reunion, the fun will move to the Temple Fire Company for the Annual BASH Racing Movie Party sponsored by Lee Myles Transmissions and Auto Care. The BASH will begin at 9 PM and continue until 1 AM. Plenty of racing movies, award presentations and music for dancing always make this event a fun night. Tickets are just $10 and may be purchased at the door or by calling Donna Miller at 443-513-4456.

24th Annual Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show Tentative Schedule of Events

Sunday, February 22 11 AM Show Officially Opens
    1 PM Racing Families- - - A salute to the generations of families in racing.
    Russ & Rusty Delp, Earl Derr & Josh Weller, Scotty & Andrew Haus, Barry & Andy Burkhart, Ronnie & Rose Linebach, The 

   Skias Family, Kenny Brightbill & Keith and Brad and an endless list of others.
    Race fans, if you can think of any father and son, grandfather and grandson combinations, please call Donna Miller and we will
    reach out to the individuals and invite them. Contact Donna at 443-513-4456. Thoughts: Reimert, DeSantis, Braxton, Brightbill,
    Lotier, Erb, Meitzlers, Horton, Pauch, Cozze. Plenty of folks to invite, help us make sure we invite them all!
    Randy's Raceway HO Track opens for the week long show.
    Reading Racing Historical Society Kicks off Week long Display
    Author Gary Ludwig to sign his book, Tommy Hinnershitz, The Life & Times of an Auto Racing Legend (appears nightly)

Monday, February 23 7 PM Salute to ARDC Meet the drivers, owners and crew members who make this organization so successful.    

    ARDC began way back in 1939 and are going strong today!
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night! Leave the folks of ARDC serve you! (Tracy Readinger, Brent Arndt and others)
    Ronies Exeter Café 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA (Full Service Bar & Grill)
    Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Tuesday, February 24 7PM Modified Madness Night! Big block, Small Block, Sportsman Modified Drivers Meet & Greet
    Craig VonDohren, Kerry Kratz, Mike Gular,
    Sportsman Drivers: Ray Woodall Jr., Bill Moyer Jr., Tom Brennan, Brad Brightbill
    Randy's Raceway Sanction HO Race Night
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night! Be served by Jeff Strunk, Doug Manmiller and Mike Gular
    Salute to Car Owners Rod Breitenstein & Vince Gagliardo
    Ronies Exeter Café 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
    Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Wednesday, February 25 7 PM Late Model & Small Car Night! Meet & Greet drivers from the Late Models, Legends, 600    

    Modifieds & Micro Sprints.
    Meet Tom and TJ Mayberry and Frank Polimeda
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night! Be served by special guest bartenders to be announced.
    Ronies Exeter Cafe 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
    Race ticket giveaway at Ronies (Ticket giveaways for the World of Outlaw Late Model & Modified Show)

Thursday, February 26 7 PM URC Night- - Our Nation's oldest traveling sprint organization to Meet & Greet the Fans
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night! Be served by special guest bartenders including URC Rookie of the Year
    Brett Schoenly and others.
    Ronies Exeter Café 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
    Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Friday, February 27 7 PM Annual Legend's Reunion plus Racing Families- - - -A salute to the Generations of Families in Racing!
8:30 PM to 1 AM Lee Myles BASH & Racing Movie Party- - Temple Fire Company
Car Show Awards, DJ for Music & Dancing, Great Racing Movies, Cash Bar. $10 admission

Saturday, February 28 1 PM Go-Karts & Quarter Midget Drivers Meet & Greet
    Shellhammer's Speedway Day at the Mall
    Randy's Raceway Sanctioned HO Race Night Pennsylvania Tyco Oval Championship
    2 PM Find the Landmarks. Take a guide walk of the Mall to identify landmarks of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway.
    We'll find Victory Lane, each turn, the backstretch and the Flag Stand. Join us at Center Court.

Mall Hours
Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM
Monday - Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM
Fairgrounds Square Mall 5th Street Highway Reading, PA

For more information, please contact Donna Miller at 443-513-4456.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - -THANK YOU

PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS INC & ALPINE BUILDING SUPPLY TO BE PART OF . . .
24TH ANNUAL READING RACING REUNION & CAR SHOW FEBRUARY 22-28

The 24TH Annual NAPA Auto Parts Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show is planning a busy week at the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, PA and it all gets underway on Sunday, February 22 and continues through February 28. Plenty of race cars from the past and present will fill the Fairgrounds Square Mall for this very popular off season racing event that is sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts and Lee Myles Transmission & Auto Care.

Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc and Alpine Building & Post Supply are planning to take part in this event. A combined display for the Schuylkill County businesses will include handouts, information and giveaway items for show attendees. "We always enjoy promoting our businesses within the local racing community," said Matt Goehring of Alpine Building & Post Supply. "We welcome the opportunity to be a part of the show. It has been a longstanding off-season tradition for racers in the area."

The PPB Racing No. 8 358-Modified to be driven weekly at Big Diamond Raceway (Forrestville, Pa.) on Fridays and Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, Pa.) on Saturdays will be on display at the show. Pauch Jr., the 21-year-old Frenchtown, N.J., talent, has set plans to attend on Friday evening Feb. 27 and will be available for autographs.

Pauch Jr. was a feature winner for the Bob Greene-owned PPB Racing effort in 2008 at Big Diamond Raceway. Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. and Alpine Building & Post Supply, based in Schuylkill Haven, Pa., are actively involved in motorsports through team ownership for Billy Pauch Jr., sponsorship support of Billy Pauch Sr., sponsorship of the Big Diamond Raceway Coalcracker 100 weekend and Grandview Speedway's Freedom 76 Cash Dash.

Most recently, the companies announced their collective support of the 'Racing Roundup' - a column dedicated to local auto racing set to debut in The Reading Eagle sports pages beginning March 6. The column will run for 39 consecutive Fridays.

"We greatly appreciate all these two businesses do for our sport, especially their support of the "Racing Roundup" column that will showcase the local short track racing scene", comment show organizer, Bob Miller. Please visit their websites for more information. Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. - www.pioneerpolebuildings.com  <http://www.pioneerpolebuildings.com/>  and Alpine Building & Post Supply - www.apbuildingsupply.com  <http://www.apbuildingsupply.com/> .

Nightly events will highlight the Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show, including the Celebrity Bartender Nights that will take place at Ronies Exeter Cafe at 9th & Exeter Street in Reading, PA. Celebrity guests will tend bar from 8:30 to 9:30 PM Monday through Thursday nights the week of the show. See the event schedule for more details.

24th Annual Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show Tentative Schedule of Events

Sunday, February 22 1 PM Racing Families- - - A salute to the generations of families in racing.
    Russ & Rusty Delp, Earl Derr & Josh Weller, Scotty & Andrew Haus, Barry & Andy Burkhart, Ronnie & Rose Linebach, The  

    Skias     Family, Kenny Brightbill & Keith and Brad and an endless list of others.
    Race fans, if you can think of any father and son, grandfather and grandson combinations, please call Donna Miller and we will 

    reach out to the individuals and invite them. Contact Donna at 443-513-4456. Thoughts: Reimert, DeSantis, Braxton, Brightbill,        

    Lotier, Erb, Meitzlers, Horton, Pauch, Cozze. Plenty of folks to invite, help us make sure we invite them all!
    Randy's Raceway HO Track opens for the week long show.
    Reading Racing Historical Society Kicks off Week long Display

Monday, February 23 7 PM Salute to ARDC Meet the drivers, owners and crew members who make this organization so

    successful.  ARDC began way back in 1939 and are going strong today!
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night! Leave the folks of ARDC serve you! (Tracy Readinger, Brent Arndt and others)
    Ronies Exeter Café 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA (Full Service Bar & Grill)
    Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Tuesday, February 24 7 PM Modified Madness Night! Big block, Small Block, Sportsman Modified Drivers Meet & Greet
Randy's Raceway Sanction HO Race Night
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night! Be served by Jeff Strunk, Doug Manmiller and others
Salute to Car Owners Rod Breitenstein & Vince Gagliardo
Ronies Exeter Café 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Wednesday, February 25 7 PM Late Model & Small Car Night! Meet & Greet drivers from the Late Models, Legends, 600 Modifieds & Micro Sprints.
    Meet Tom and TJ Mayberry and Frank Polimeda
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night! Be served by special guest bartenders to be announced.
    Ronies Exeter Cafe 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
    Race ticket giveaway at Ronies (Ticket giveaways for the World of Outlaw Late Model & Modified Show)


Thursday, February 26 7 PM URC Night- - Our Nation's oldest traveling sprint organization to Meet & Greet the Fans
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night! Be served by special guest bartenders including URC Rookie of the Year

    Brett     Schoenly and others.
    Ronies Exeter Café 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
    Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Friday, February 27 7 PM Annual Legend's Reunion plus Racing Families- - - -A salute to the Generations of Families in Racing!
    8:30 PM to 1 AM Lee Myles BASH & Racing Movie Party- - Temple Fire Company
    Car Show Awards, DJ for Music & Dancing, Great Racing Movies, Cash Bar. $10 admission


Saturday, February 28 1 PM Go-Karts & Quarter Midget Drivers Meet & Greet
    Shellhammer's Speedway Day at the Mall
    Randy's Raceway Sanctioned HO Race Night Pennsylvania Tyco Oval Championship
    2 PM Find the Landmarks. Take a guide walk of the Mall to identify landmarks of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway.
    We'll find Victory Lane, each turn, the backstretch and the Flag Stand. Join us at Center Court.

Mall Hours
Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM
Monday - Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM
Fairgrounds Square Mall 5th Street Highway Reading, PA

For more information, please contact Donna Miller at 443-513-4456.

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February 2, 2009

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - -THANK YOU

IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW EYES MARCH 7 OPENING DAY

The 2nd Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will return to the Phillipsburg Mall opening on Saturday, March 7 and continuing through Sunday, March 15. The show is packed full of nightly activities and filled with many restored race cars that competed on the many local area race tracks.

The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union is proud to return as the sponsor of the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show that will run nine days in 2009. The Phillipsburg Mall experienced record attendance during the first Dirt Track Heroes event and the interest for 2009 is stronger than ever. Numerous speedways will be present at the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show to hand out race schedules and introduce the thousands of Mall walkers to the area speedway's.

In 2008, the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show was created to honor the many great drivers, owners, crew members and race fans who remember and took part in racing events at the Harmony, Nazareth, Reading and Flemington Fair Speedways. At last year's show, more than one-hundred drivers attended the show to be interviewed and to meet and greet the hundreds of avid racing fans. As this show has a goal to preserve the history of racing past, it is also a launch pad for the start of the local short track racing season.

During the show, be sure to visit the America On Wheels display. Folks from America On Wheels will be on hand to talk about their over the road transportation museum that is dedicated to presenting and preserving the history of American transportation, with some special emphasis on the local area. Currently, there is a changing exhibit gallery which features "Legends of Speed", and is dedicated to Mario Andretti. America On Wheels is located in Allentown, PA and for more information, please visit their website www.americaonwheels.org or plan to meet Volunteer Coordinator Connie McDowell at the America On Wheels display during the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car  Show at the Phillipsburg Mall.

The show will open on Saturday, March 7 and close on Sunday afternoon, March 15 and Mall hours are Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and  Monday through Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM.

Race tracks expected to participate include Grandview, New Egypt, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Borgers, Snyderville and Kutztown along with a
display from the Reading Fairgrounds Historical Society.

An event t-shirt and program book is already in the design stages for this annual event. Display space for this show is now available. To display a restored or current day race car, please enter by completing the electronic entry form at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com,  or call Donna Miller at 443-513-4456. For display and vending space, please call the same number.

The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union is again the proud sponsor of this event. For more information on what they have to offer, please visit their website at www.ircocu.com  or contact Greg Collins directly at gcollins@ircocu.com

2ND ANNUAL IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday: March 7th- 1 PM Johnny Nash Country Show
            2 PM Show Opening
            Highlighting Harmony Speedway and Reading Racing Historical Society

Sunday: March 8th- 1 PM Dirt Track Heroes Reunion
            With All Tracks and Autograph Session- Nazareth, Harmony, Flemington, Nazareth National, Reading, Orange County, 

             Allentown Fairgrounds, Dorney Park, Hatfield, Sanatoga, Langhorne, Mocatek          

Monday: March 9th- 6:30 PM Hamlin Speedway Night for all divisions

Tuesday: March 10th- 6:30 PM Borgers, Snydersville,
            Kutztown and Oroville Raceways Night

Wed: March 11th- 5 -6 PM Johnny Nash Country Show
            6:30 PM New Egypt Speedway
            Night with East Windsor Speedway Salute

Thursday: March 12th- 6:30 PM Thunder on the Hill,
            URC, Grandview and AARN Night

Friday: March-13th 6:30 PM Bridgeport
            Speedway And Harmony Speedway Salute

Saturday: March 14th- 1-2 PM Johnny Nash Country Show
            6:30 PM Flemington
            Speedway and ARDC Midgets

Sunday: March 15th- 1-2 PM Johnny Nash Country Show
            2 PM All tracks invited
            back for the final day of the event highlighting Nazareth-Fan
            Appreciation Day with Autograph
            And Camera Session

The schedule is subject to change, and some additions are expected.

If you would like to register to display in the show, please complete the on-line registration form at www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com For additional information, please contact Donna Miller  at 443-513-4456.

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24TH ANNUAL READING RACING REUNION & CAR SHOW TO OFFER PLENTY FOR RACE FANS FEBRUARY 22 TO FEBRUARY 28

NAPA Auto Parts and Lee Myles Transmissions & Auto Care are proud sponsors of the 24th Annual Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show to take place at the Fairgrounds Square Mall on the 5th Street Highway in Reading, PA . The Fairgrounds Square Mall sits on the property that was once home to the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway, offering some very special memories different than most other car shows. This year marks the 30th Anniversary since the sad closing of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway. In special salute to Reading, the show will honor the many Racing Families and Generations of Families in racing. Many father and son and even grandfather and grandson combinations will be united for the fans in a Meet & Greet.

An added activity will include four Celebrity Bartender Nights, to take place at Ronies Exeter Cafe at 9th & Exeter in Reading, PA Ronies Exeter Cafe, also known as "Home of the Steak", is a full service bar and grill. Monday, February 23 through Thursday, February 26th will be Celebrity Bartenders Night at Ronies from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Ronies is open until 2 AM. Watch the nightly schedule of events for which celebrities will be tending bar at Ronies.

During the Reading Racing Reunion event, Randy's Raceway of Kutztown, PA will have an HO scale slot car race track open to the public all week. The track is a six lane oval that measures 4' x 24'. Racing will return to this famous property as Tuesday and Saturday night are scheduled racing competition nights. In fact, Saturday, February 28 will be the Pennsylvania Tyco Oval Championships and more information and entry details are available at : www.randysraceway.net.

A host of special events will take place during the Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show but as always, the highlight of the show is the Friday night, February 27 Legends of Racing Reunion to take place at the center court stage of the Fairgrounds Square Mall, beginning at 7 PM. On this special evening, drivers, owners, and many people who influenced the reputation of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway will be on hand for a meet and greet.

Following the Legends of Racing Reunion, the fun will move to the Temple Fire Company for the Annual BASH Racing Movie Party sponsored by Lee Myles Transmissions and Auto Care. The BASH will begin at 9 PM and continue until 1 AM. Plenty of racing movies, award presentations and music for dancing always make this event a fun night. Tickets are just $10 and may be purchased at the door or by calling Donna Miller at 443-513-4456.

Drivers, owners, race tracks and organizations wishing to display in the 24th Annual Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show may do so by contacting Donna Miller at 443-513-4456. Electronic entry forms are also available by visiting www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.  On the home page you will find the entry form for the Reading Racing Reunion and the Dirt Track Heroes Car show. Please read carefully and be sure you are registering for the correct show.

24th Annual Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show Tentative Schedule of Events

Sunday, February 22 1 PM Racing Families- - - A salute to the generations of families in racing.

        Russ & Rusty Delp, Earl Derr & Josh Weller, Scotty & Andrew Haus, Barry & Andy Burkhart and an endless list of others.
        Race fans, if you can think of any father and son, grandfather and grandson combinations, please call Donna Miller and we will
        reach out to the individuals and invite them. Contact Donna at 443-513-4456. Thoughts: Reimert, DeSantis, Braxton, Brightbill,
        Lotier, Erb, Meitzlers, Horton, Pauch, Cozze. Plenty of folks to invite, help us make sure we invite them all!
        Randy's Raceway HO Track opens for the week long show.
        Reading Racing Historical Society Kicks off Week long Display

Monday, February 23 7 PM Salute to ARDC Meet the drivers, owners and crew members who make this organization so successful. ARDC began way back in 1939 and are going strong today!

8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night! Leave the folks of ARDC serve you! (Tracy Readinger, Brent Arndt and others)

Ronies Exeter Café 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA (Full Service Bar & Grill)

Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Tuesday, February 24 7PM Modified Madness Night! Big block, Small Block, Sportsman Modified Drivers Meet & Greet
Randy's Raceway Sanction HO Race Night


          8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night! Be served by Jeff Strunk, Doug Manmiller and others
          Salute to Car Owners Rod Breitenstein & Vince Gagliardo
          Ronies Exeter Café 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
          Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Wednesday, February 25 7 PM Late Model & Small Car Night! Meet & Greet drivers from the Late Models, Legends, 600 Modifieds & Micro Sprints.
       

           8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night! Be served by special guest bartenders to be announced.
           Ronies Exeter Cafe 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
           Race ticket giveaway at Ronies (Ticket giveaways for the World of Outlaw Late Model & Modified Show)

Thursday, February 26 7 PM URC Night- - Our Nation's oldest traveling sprint organization to Meet & Greet the Fans
 

            8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night! Be served by special guest bartenders including URC Rookie of the Year
            Brett Schoenly and others.
            Ronies Exeter Café 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
            Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Friday, February 27 7 PM Annual Legend's Reunion plus Racing Families- - - -A salute to the Generations of Families in Racing!
 

            8:30 PM to 1 AM Lee Myles BASH & Racing Movie Party- - Temple Fire Company
            Car Show Awards, DJ for Music & Dancing, Great Racing Movies, Cash Bar. $10 admission

Saturday, February 28 1 PM Go-Karts & Quarter Midget Drivers Meet & Greet


            Shellhammer's Speedway Day at the Mall
            Randy's Raceway Sanctioned HO Race Night Pennsylvania Tyco Oval Championship
            2 PM Find the Landmarks. Take a guide walk of the Mall to identify landmarks of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway.
            We'll find Victory Lane, each turn, the backstretch and the Flag Stand. Join us at Center Court.

 

Mall Hours
Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM
Monday - Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM
Fairgrounds Square Mall 5th Street Highway Reading, PA

For more information, please contact Donna Miller at 443-513-4456.

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AMERICA ON WHEELS TO DISPLAY AT 2ND ANNUAL IROC DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL MARCH 7 TO 15

America On Wheels, located at 5 North Front Street in Allentown, PA will be one of many displays that will fill the Phillipsburg Mall for the 2nd Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show, Saturday, March 7 to Sunday, March 15. This "over the road transportation museum" is dedicated to presenting and preserving the history of American transportation, with some special emphasis on the local area.Currently, there is a changing exhibit gallery which features "Legends of Speed", and is dedicated to Mario Andretti. America On Wheels is closed on Mondays and their hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM. Hours on Sunday are 12 Noon to 5 PM. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $3.50 for students. Children under the age of five will be admitted for free. For more information, visit www.americaonwheels.org  or plan to meet Volunteer Coordinator Connie McDowell at the America On Wheels display during the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show at the Phillipsburg Mall.

The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union is proud to return as the sponsor of the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show that will run nine days in 2009. The Phillipsburg Mall experienced record attendance during the first Dirt Track Heroes event and the interest for 2009 is stronger than ever. Strong attendance at the Motorsports event in Atlantic City last weekend, have race track promoters, race teams and fans very excited about the coming dirt track racing season. The decreasing crowds at NASCAR events is expected to have a  positive impact on the local short track scene, as race fans look for a more affordable option  to satisfy their fix for auto racing.  Numerous speedways will be present at the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show to hand out race schedules and introduce the thousands of Mall walkers to the area speedway's.

In 2008, the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show was created to honor the many great drivers, owners, crew members and race fans who remember and took part in racing events at the Harmony, Nazareth, Reading and Flemington Fair Speedways. At last year's show, more than one-hundred drivers attended the show to be interviewed and to meet and greet the hundreds of avid racing fans. As this show has a goal to preserve the history of racing past, it is also a launch pad for the start of the local short track racing season.

The show will open on Saturday, March 7 and close on Sunday afternoon, March 15 and Mall hours are Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and Monday through Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM. The list of daily activities are already being planned. Look for the return of live broadcasts  of the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley & On Track with the Pados Brothers and Randy Kane.

Race tracks expected to participate include Grandview, New Egypt, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Borgers, Snyderville and Kutztown along with a display from the Reading Fairgrounds Historical Society.

An event t-shirt and program book is already in the design stages for this annual event. Display space for this show is now available. To display a restored or current day race car, please enter by completing the electronic entry form at:  www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com,  or call Donna Miller at 443-513-4456. For display and vending space, please call the same number.

The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union is again the proud sponsor of this event. For more information on what they have to offer,  please visit their website at www.ircocu.com  or contact Greg Collins directly at gcollins@ircocu.com. END

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE---THANK YOU

INTEREST GROWS FOR 2nd ANNUAL IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL MARCH 7 TO 15

Last year's inaugural IRCO Dirt Track Heroes event at the Phillipsburg Mall exceeded the expectations of everyone involved, including management of the Phillipsburg Mall who reported recorded attendance for  the week long show that is free to the public. Event sponsors, the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union were so impressed with the event that they signed on immediately to be the sole sponsor of the 2009 presentation of this show. This event was created to honor the many great drivers, owners, crew members, track officials and race fans who took part in the racing scene at tracks like Harmony, Nazareth, the Flemington Fair Speedway, East Windsor and Reading. Last year, more than one-hundred drivers attended the show to be interviewed and to meet  and greet the thousands of race fans who attended the show. In 2009, the 2nd Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will open on Saturday, March 7 and continue through Sunday, March 15.

Memories of the good old days and some very interesting story swapping is part of what this show is all about. The show has also become an outstanding opportunity for local short tracks to promote their coming racing season. Tracks like Grandview Speedway, New Egypt, Bridgeport Speedway, Hamlin, Borgers, Snyderville and Kutztown Speedway had a strong presence in last year's show and plan  to be returning again in 2009.

The show will open on Saturday, March 7 and close on Sunday afternoon, March 15. Mall hours are Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and Monday through Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM. The list of daily activities are already being planned. Look for the return of live broadcasts of the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley & On Track with the Pados Brothers and Randy Kane.

The show will open on Saturday, March 7 and close on Sunday afternoon, March 15 and Mall hours are Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and Monday through Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM. The list of daily activities are already being planned. Look for the return of live broadcasts of the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley & On Track with the Pados Brothers and Randy Kane.

An event t-shirt and program book is already in the design stages for this annual event. Display space for this show is now available. To display a restored or current day race car, please enter by completing the electronic entry form at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com,  or  call Donna Miller at 443-513-4456. For display and vending space, please call the same number.

The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union is again the proud sponsor of this event. For more information on what they have to offer, please visit their website at www.ircocu.com  or contact Greg Collins directly at gcollins@ircocu.com

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JANUARY 11, 2009

February 22 to February 28. . . . . .
READING RACING REUNION & CAR SHOW TO REMEMBER READING FAIRGROUNDS, THIRTY YEARS AFTER CLOSING

The twenty-fourth Annual NAPA Auto Parts Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show will return to the Fairgrounds Square Mall for the week long show opening on Sunday, February 22 and running through Saturday, February 28. This year's show will have an especially special meaning, as it represents thirty years since the closing of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway. The Fairgrounds Square Mall now occupies the property that was once known as the "Home of Champions", the Reading Fairgrounds  Speedway. Very few today, remember the importance of what went on at Reading, its drivers, its owners and the extraordinary people who filled the grandstands every weekend.

"The Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show started as a way to keep the memories of the Reading Fairgrounds alive and strong. The drivers and car owners who competed at Reading always seemed bigger than life, strong in character and determination and at the same time, always accommodating to the thousands of race fans who cheered them on week after week. In all that, we can't forget the voice  of the Reading Fairgrounds, announcer Warren Ruffner who was as much a hero as the very drivers and owners. Last but certainly not least, is Lindy Vicari, now deceased, the driving force in making this weekly happening exactly that, " commented event organizer Bob Miller.

The memories of Reading will be remembered and enjoyed during the week long show as the Reading Racing Historical Society will have a strong presence at this event. Many drivers and owners who once competed at Reading will be on hand along with a great selection of photos, special collectibles and many restored race cars.

Along with the Reading memories, the Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show will salute present day racing with a huge display of current day race cars representing a variety of local speedways, clubs and racing organizations.

During this event, Randy's Raceway of Kutztown, PA will have an HO scale slot car race track open to the public all week. The track is a six lane oval that measures 4' x 24'. Racing will return to this famous property as Tuesday and Saturday night are scheduled racing competition nights. In fact, Saturday, February 28 will be the Pennsylvania Tyco Oval Championships and more information and entry details are available at : www.randysraceway.net.

A host of special events will take place during the Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show but an always be highlight of the show is the Friday night, February 27 Legends of Racing Reunion to take place at the center court stage of the Fairgrounds Square Mall, beginning at 7 PM. On this special evening, drivers, owners, and many people who influenced the reputation of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway will be on hand for a meet and greet.

Following the Legends of Racing Reunion, the fun will move to the Temple Fire Company for the Annual BASH Racing Movie Party sponsored by Lee Myles Transmissions and Auto Care. The BASH will begin at 9 PM and continue until 1 AM. Plenty of racing movies, award presentations and music for dancing always make this event a fun night. Tickets are just $10 and may be purchased at  the door or by calling Donna Miller at 443-513-4456.

Drivers, owners, race tracks and organizations wishing to display in the 24th Annual Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show may do so by contacting Donna Miller at 443-513-4456. Electronic entry forms are also available by visiting www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.  On the home page you will find the entry form for the Reading Racing Reunion and the Dirt Track Heroes Car show. Please read carefully and be sure you are registering for the correct show.

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