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Dec. 26, 2011

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CAR SHOW SEASON IS FAST APPROACHING, MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW. . . . .
27TH ANNUAL RACING LEGENDS REUNION & CAR SHOW, FAIRGROUNDS SQUARE MALL READING, PA FEBRUARY 19 - 25TH, 2012
5TH ANNUAL DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW, PHILLIPSBURG MALL, PHILLISPBURG, NJ MARCH 4 - 10TH 2012

Just a reminder to all, plan now to be part of the two biggest Mall show events coming in 2012.

The 27th Annual Racing Legends Reunion & Car Show will return to the Fairgrounds Square Mall on the 5th Street Highway in Reading, PA. The show will open on Sunday, February 19 and continue through February 25th with nightly displays and activities planned. Show founder Bob Miller and co-event organizer Brett Deyo are actively working at making the 2012 event one of the biggest show is years. "One goal of the show this year is to beat the year 2000 entry list when 153 cars squeezed into the Fairgrounds Square Mall", commented Miller. There is a lot of energy for 2012 as the shows salutes 50 years of the Grandview Speedway. Past Drivers, owners and officials of Grandview Speedway will be invited to take part in the Friday night, February 24th Reunion. Grandview will celebrate their success with the $50,000 to win 41st Annual BPG Freedom 76 paying an unheard of $50,000 to the winner on September 15. All divisions of racing are invited to take part in this off season event that is free to the public at the Fairgrounds Square Mall. For now, be sure to get your entries in for the 27th Annual Racing Legends Reunion & Car Show. Entries are being accepted at Deyo99H@aol.com, or TOTHILL98@aol.com .
 
Also in the planning stages is the 5th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car show, to take place at the Phillipsburg Mall in Phillipsburg, NJ. Dirt Track Heroes will officially open on Sunday March 4 and continue through Saturday, March 10th. In the 2011 presentation of the show, 141 race cars from various divisions filled the Mall with record crowds beating the Mall walkway. Steve and Ed Pados will again handle the nightly activities that salute the kids in our sport today, current heroes and the many past heroes who wrote the history books of short tracing racing. A complete line-up of activities will be released shortly.

Drivers, Owners, Vendors looking to be part of the 5th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show should contact Bob or Donna Miller by calling 443 513 4456 or, by e-mail at TOTHILL98@aol.com

These two great shows remain free to the public and are the kickoff point of the coming 2012 local racing season. Plenty more details will be released shortly on both these shows, but for now, this is a gentle reminder to plan on taking part in both events.

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May 23, 2011

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THUNDER NEWS

SPRINTS & MODIFIEDS HEADLINE GRANDVIEW DOUBLE-HEADER WITH $20 ADMISSION. . . . .
TYLER WALKER LOOKS FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE THUNDER ON THE HILL WIN WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT GRANDVIEW

Tyler Walker was the hottest sprint car driver at Grandview in 2010 and he would like to keep his winning streak going.

Walker will have a chance to score his third consecutive sprint win on the "hill " Wednesday night, May 25 when the Keystone Cup 410 Sprint Series invade the Grandview Speedway. The 358 Modifieds will be on this double-header program that will offer a wild, move to the edge of your seat show, and all for an attractive general admission of just $20 for adults. Gates will open at 5 PM with racing action taking the first green flag at 7:30 PM.

This event will mark the opening show of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series that will mark the ninety-eighth event in Thunder on the Hill history. In last year's Keystone Cup, Tyler Walker started the night by taking a wild flip during pre-race warm-ups. Walker, rubbed off the aches and pains and climbed into his back-up car. Walker went on to time trial in a car that had no warm-up. He worked his way through qualifying and into the feature event. On lap twenty-seven of the thirty-five lap feature, Tyler Walker of Los Angeles, CA took the lead from Greg Hodnett and went on to score the victory. Walker returned to Grandview in June for the Keystone Cup event and rallied home the winner.

The top names in Pennsylvania Posse sprint car racing will battle it out on the fast, wild and wicked "hill" with the talents of Greg Hodnett, Fred Rahmer, Lance Dewease, Mark Smith and Daryn Pittman headlining the cast of stars. Joining the 410 sprints will be the 358 modifieds taking part in a series of qualifying events all leading up to the $2,500 to win twenty-five lap feature event. The modified portion of the show is open to all competitors. Race time is 7:30 PM with gates opening at 5 PM. Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk, Craig VonDohren and Doug Manmiller are some of the modified stars expected in the field.

Vertical Wave Telephone Communications will have some fan fun activities as well as the popular Inside/Out Promotion, where fans are invited to watch warm-ups from the infield. Bob Hilbert Sportswear has again designed the Thunder on the Hill race wear for 2011. For a look at the new design, please visit our website at www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.  The 2011 Thunder wear is displayed on the home page.

The 2011 season is sure to be dynamite so while visiting the website, please take a look at the 2011 Dynamite Video.

Thunder on the Hill is quickly approaching their 100th event, to take place on Tuesday night, June 28 when the 410 sprints and 358 modifieds team up for another popular doubleheader event. A special night of celebration will take place for this historic event.

Thunder Event 98
When: Wednesday, May 25 7:30 PM Gates Open at 5 PM
What: Keystone Cup 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds
Where: Grandview Speedway 43 Passmore Road, Route 100 Bechtelsville, PA 19505, ten mile north of Pottstown, PA
Admission: Adults $20, Children 6-11 $5, Under 6 Free
Pit Fee: $25
Track #: 610-754-7688
Website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com  or www.grandviewspeedway.com 

Meet Ms. Thunder on the Hill Stephanie Reid, See JOE the Pizza Dude, The Round Table Girls. Fan Giveaways and Rhyme Time. The popular Inside/Out Promotion, Grandview Thunder Program Book, 22nd Anniversary Thunder on the Hill Racing Series t-shirts, Fireworks on feature parade lap, Fans invited to take part in the joyous victory lane ceremonies and meet the drivers in the pit area following the races.

Thunder Sponsors:
* NAPA Auto Parts- - - Long time Thunder on the Hill Racing Series sponsor will again have their banners and flag waving high above the Grandview Speedway podium.
* Lee Myles Transmissions at three locations in Berks County. Fern Street Reading, Perkiomen Ave 422 Birdsboro and North 5th Street Highway Reading. Other locations in Allentown, Easton, Mt. Pocono and York, PA
* VERTICAL Telephone Systems will return once again to add some fan fun for all the Thunder fans.
*R.M. Palmer Candy Company, Reading, PA
* BPG Racing/Chad Sinon Motorsports- - Making Thunder bigger for all
* Vince's Towing- - Reading, PA
* Fairgrounds Square Mall - - - Reading, PA

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May 13, 2011

KEYSTONE CUP SPRINT SERIES TO ROCK & ROLL ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT, MAY 25 AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

The Keystone Cup Sprint Series is fast approaching offering six consecutive nights of exciting Sprint Car racing taking place at six different race tracks, all offering six different support divisions of racing as well. The busy schedule offers a swing through central Pennsylvania that begins on Wednesday May 25, and wraps up on Memorial Day Monday May 30.

Always a plus for the race fans, the fifth annual Keystone Cup Sprint Series will offer free camping for fans at each of the participating Speedways.

The Keystone Cup Sprint Series opens at the Grandview Speedway on Wednesday May 25. For the sprint cars, the action will include time trials, heat races, a B-main, and a 35 lap feature event with $5,000 offered for the winner. Grandview is a high-banked 1/3rd mile bullring that offers tight racing action all evening long. The weekly 358 Modifieds will be part of this blockbuster doubleheader that will open not only the Keystone Sprint Series, but the 22nd season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series.

In a change from past Keystone Cup series' Thursday May 26 will find the series at the ultra fast 1/2mile Port Royal Fairgrounds. In the past the Port always wrapped up the series, but this year will be second on the calendar. The Port offers a full program of Sprint Car racing with a 30 lap feature offering $5,000 to the winner. Port's Pro-stock class will round out the program.

On Friday May 27, Keystone Cup moves to the historic ½ mile oval at Williams Grove. A full program of sprint car racing with a 30 lap feature paying $5, 000 to the winner. This show will also include a huge Fireworks display.

Saturday May 28 it's back to short track racing as Keystone Cup moves to the 3/8th mile Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA. Again a 30 lap Sprint car feature is the highlight, with $5,000 awaiting the winner. The Thunder cars, Legends, and Fireworks complete the big show.

It's off to the biggest track in the series on Sunday May 29. The nearly 5/8th mile Selinsgrove Speedway. Again the Sprint Cars go for 30 laps with $5,000 for the winner. The popular Super Sportsman racers will join in the program.

The return of the Big Diamond Raceway wraps up this year's Keystone Cup on Memorial Day Monday May 30. The 4/10th mile oval in Minersville will offer another 30 lap feature with $5,000 for the winner. Also a part of the Big diamond show will be the ARDC Midgets.

Last year Daryn Pittman won three races on his way to the Keystone Cup point crown Tyler Walker and Mike Erdley each won single races last year. Stevie smith was the 2009 champion, while Fred Rahmer won Keystone Cup titles in 2007 and 2008.

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May 12, 2011


Pen Argyl, PA- Each Event A Milestone As Thunder On The Hill Quickly Approaches The 100th Show

By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media



What began just as a passing conversation twenty-two years ago, quickly blossomed into one of the most coveted of the successful racing promotions in the country and the 2011 racing season will see the highly successful promotional team of the Rogers Family and the Miller Family hitting their stride with the 100th show of their popular NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Series. The 100th event will take place on June 28th when the mighty winged warriors from the 410 sprint car racing circles and the race to the cushion 358 Modifieds converge onto the Grandview Speedway for a jam-packed and sensational two division show that will help earmark the monumental occasion for the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series.

Each event leading up the the milestone 100th event will be equally as exciting as the 22nd season of the multi-dimensional and high profile Thunder on the Hill Series will kick off on May 25th with a dual card format at the Grandview Speedway featuring the 410 Sprint Cars vying for the Fifth Annual Keystone Cup title and the 358 Modified division, the latter the headline source of excitement every Saturday night at the Grandview facility. The following week, May 31st, will bring in the National stars from the USAC National Sprint Car Series and their powerhouse wingless 410 cubic inch hot rods to give the racing fans their annual look at the great driving stars from USAC that for the most part the Eastern racing fans only hear about on the internet. The Wingless ARDC Midgets will be in action for the May 31st event and the 72 year old organization is a solid mix of veteran driving stars and a host of young guns who have invaded the successful Eastern-based organization for their own share of stardom.

Sandwiched in between the 99th and 100th event, the Thunder Road Series takes to the Interstates and heads to the Garden State of New Jersey with the USAC National Sprint Car Series at the "Thunder in the Pines" New Egypt Speedway for a tremendous two division show on June 2nd with the USAC Tour and the Big Block Modifieds going to war on the 3/8 mile speedway. After nearly a month off, the Thunder Series will steamroll into Grandview Speedway on June 28th as the Pennsylvania Speed Week Series with 410 Sprint Cars will invade the Grandview Speedway along with the 358 Modifieds for another jam-packed two card show filled with excitement from the very first green flag and in what will be the momentous 100th Show.

The Thunder Road Series will take to the highway in July as the ROC Big Block Modifieds and the 358/360 Sprint Car Challenge invade Pigeon Hills area of Abbottstown, Pennsylvania for the long-awaited thunder-rocking show at the Lincoln Speedway on Tuesday, July 12th. The Big Blocks will be returning to the speedway for the first time in 25 years when they hit the 3/8 mile facility.

The Thunder Series will swing back to Grandview on August 3rd with Thunder Traffic Jam featuring the ROC Big Block Modifieds and the first appearance of the season by the Pennsylvania Sportsman division. Madness and Mayhem follow on October 15th as the Thunder Series closes out the season with the popular 5/25's features only format that proved so successful in past seasons. 358 Modifieds, ARDC Midgets, URC Sprint Cars, Sportsman and Legend Cars will headline the event along with the Garden State Vintage Modifieds, Vince's Towing Legend Owners race and the Monster Smash Demo Derby action will give the fans a wide variety of exciting racing action.

The initial conversation from twenty-two years ago has brought about many successful friendships, promotional ideas and mid-week racing excitement for the loyal racing fans that may never be duplicated again. The drivers, owners and fans look forward to the series each year and the Thunder Promotional Team has always been front and center with all of the pre-race information, the great events and the post-race information for those who couldn't make it out to the speedway on a given show night.

Defending series champion Tyler Walker had this is to say in a recent conversation. Tyler stated, "Pennsylvania racing is top notch all of the way and the Thunder on the Hill Series was among my reasons for leaving California to compete here. While most of my racing in Pennsylvania is done on the half mile tracks, the racing at Grandview is a welcome challenge to every 410 driver out in the business. The pay is great, the Thunder staff is top-notch and the racing on the third-mile is exciting, intense and demanding and when there is another adjective invented, I am sure it will be with Grandview in mind". Tyler further added, "We cant wait for the series to begin as we captured two wins there last season and when you race for a living, each event becomes very important to us".

One of the true icons of Modified racing at Grandview and the winner of last season's Thunder Traffic Jam, Craig Von Dohren had this to say in regards to the Thunder Series. Craig remarked, "I have been associated with the Thunder Team for many years and the opportunity to earn an extra pay-day just twenty minutes from my home has always appealed to me. No one could ask for more from a promotional team as whenever you race at their facilities you are family and it has been an extreme honor to race at their shows and better yet to take home some of great purse money offered".

410 sprint car driver Greg Hodnett, the 2009 Thunder Series champion, shared some of his thoughts in reflecting to racing at Grandview under the Thunder banner. Greg pointed out, "I have been racing in Central Pennsylvania for the most part since 1998 and I do believe all of the racing is great. The one thing that puts the Thunder Series at Grandview above many of the promotions going is the fact the true racing fans have the opportunity to come out to see the best racing stars at a mid-week event and it makes each race event a special attraction for them and doesn't hinder or alter their weekend plans". Greg further added, "We are looking forward to the Keystone Cup and would like to take this opportunity to thank Bob Miller and Bruce Rogers for everything they do for racing". The popular Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show co-host Ed Pados had this to say in referencing the Thunder on the Hill Shows. Ed remarked, "My Brother Steve and I have worked with Bob Miller for more than twenty years at various events and it has been an extreme honor for us to be included in the many events Bob is involved with. The Thunder on the Hill team is tops and the shows are always well received by everyone and we wish the Thunder Team continued success in the future and we look forward to additional work we will be doing with them down the road.

Five-time Thunder Series champion and nine-time event winner "Fast" Fred Rahmer shared his thoughts about the Thunder on the Hill Series. Fred pointed out, "I started my career in racing at Grandview and the Thunder Series is a great way to go back and see the many fans we don't have the opportunity to see on a weekly basis. Everyone of us as drivers can thank the Thunder on the Hill team for allowing us the capacity of performing for all of our fans and to take home a nice piece of change every time we compete. While it is hard to believe they are coming up on their 100th show, my family and I wish them continued success in all they do for the world of motorsports".

Greg Collins, the Vice President of the IRCO Group that headline sponsors the Miller produced Dirt Track Heroes show every March, had this to say. Greg quotes, "I was attending the Thunder on the Hill events long before I met Bob Miller and began working with him. In the years now that I have had the capacity to work alongside of him I can honestly say his attention to detail in planning and scheduling and the coordinated efforts of his cracker jack events team make doing a major event like the Dirt Track Heroes Show just a joy and a pleasure to be on the premises. We wish the Thunder Staff all of the best as they head towards that monumental 100th show and can't wait to be there to see it all unfold".

Justin Henderson, the South Dakota native who is now racing in Central Pennsylvania, added his own remarks in referencing the Thunder Shows. Justin stated, "I have enjoyed racing in Pennsylvania so much that it is now pretty much home to me. Since racing for a living is my life, the Thunder on the Hill events give me the opportunity to increase my earnings if we have a good outing. Grandview is a great place to race and is similar to the racetracks I competed at back in South Dakota. I am looking forward to the Keystone Cup coming up real soon". Gary Palmer, the successful promoter at the Accord Speedway in the Catskill Mountains of New York and a frequent Thunder visitor when he is in town, had this to say about the Thunder Series. Gary stated, "We had the opportunity to take in a couple of shows in the past two seasons and the it is easy to understand the excitement of what short track racing is all about. This team is professional in all aspects of the racing game and our staff at the Accord Speedway wishes the Thunder on the Hill team all of the success in the world as they approach a new pinnacle in their successful history of promoting racing events".

The final comments regarding the successful Thunder on the Hill Series come from former top notch racer and now a director with the SAC Group Jason McCord. Jason remarked, "Bob Miller and Bruce Rogers are a successful promotional team because they have learned how to do all of the right stuff. They are so easy to work with and because of their love for auto racing have fun in putting all of the pieces of their great events together". Jason further added, "The Eastern Swing is a part of our racing schedule we look forward to every year because of the promotional team of Bob Miller and Bruce Rogers and the great fans who support our annual trip East to race".

In the 97 previous events that are now etched into the annals of the history books, it is important to realize the tremendous amount of purse money that has been claimed by the stars of the many Thunder events. $3,232.280.00 is a whopping sum of capital payout and that alone bears the strong significance as to why the Thunder on the Hill Series will be embarking on their 22nd successful season in a short span of time. At this time no one can predict who the winner of the event will be but what in the back of everyone's mind do know is that the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is steam-rolling towards another monumental achievement in the world of motorsports. One never has to ask a die hard racing fan if they are going to be there, it is a given because he or she is very much aware the Thunder Team is heading towards sacred territory and every one of us as racing fans have enjoyed in being part of the successful journey.

To the Miller and Rogers Families. Thank you for allowing me to contribute a small part to your wonderful achievement.........Steve Pads

For more information regarding Thunder on the Hill Promotions, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTH98@aol.com or on the web: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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April 28, 2011

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PLAN TO ATTEND THE BATTLE OF THE NORTH AND SOUTH, TUESDAY, JULY 12, ROC MODIFIEDS MAKE FIRST APPEARANCE AT LINCOLN SPEEDWAY,
DOUG MANMILLER ANXIOUS TO VISIT THE PIGEON HILLS. . . . . . .

The Pigeon Hills of Central Pennsylvania may never be the save after Tuesday night, July 12. For the first time ever, the ROC (Race of Champions) Modifieds will invade the three-eighth mile Lincoln Speedway for a spectacular double-header with the 360/358 Sprint Cars. Doug Manmiller, the 2010 Big Diamond Track Champion and 2007 & '08 Thunder on the Hill Series Champion is excited about the July visit to Lincoln.  "It's just a great place with multi-grooves and should produce a great race", commented Mamiller who enjoys much success with the Thunder Series. Manmiller is a four time Thunder on the Hill feature winner and trails Jeff Strunk (6 wins), Brett Hearn and Craig VonDohren (each with 5 wins) on the Thunder Series career win list. "The sprints put on a great show and I can't wait to get my modified on that track", added Manmiller.

PPB (Pioneer Pole Buildings, Inc) is the title event sponsor of his historic event that will mark the first visit by the big block modifieds in twenty-five years. Not only have the names changed, but the speedway has gone through some changes, making it a totally different track then it was bay in 1986 when Barry Burkhart of Reading, PA won the last modified race at Lincoln. To make this show even bigger and to attract the many sprint car fans in the area, MACH 1 Chassis Inc is sponsoring the 360/358 Sprint Car Shoot out on the same night. Along with PPB and MACH 1 Chassis, NAPA Auto Parts will waive their flags and banners on race night.

This is an absolutely spectacular event, with two premier divisions and roster of talent in both divisions that will knock your socks off.

In the MACH 1 Chassis Inc Sprints, we already have twenty-nine drivers pre-entered in chase of the $3,000 first place prize in the 25 lap feature event. Pre-entered sprint drivers include Mark Smith, Daryn Pittman, Pat Cannon, Brian Montieth, Blane Heimbach, Dave Ely, Adrian Shaffer, Justin Collett, Keith Prutzman, Kramer Williamson, Cory Haas and Aaron Ott just to name a few.

There is a long list of heavy hitters in the Modified ranks including Duane Howard, Doug Manmiller, Steward Friesen, Jeff Strunk, Rick Laubach, Kevin Hirthler, Bobby Varin, Gary Tomkins, Jimmy Horton, Billy Pauch, Ryan Godown and Danny Johnson just to name a few.

Both the PPB ROC Modifieds and the MACH1 Chassis 360/3658 Sprints will compete in qualifying events leading up to the $5,000 to win 60 lap ROC Modified Feature and the 25 lap MACH1 Chassis 358/360 Sprint feature. Time trials will not be on this program and the first of the qualifying heat race events will take the green flag at 7:30 PM.

Some of the "all time" great drivers in Lincoln Speedway history will take part in a pre-race autograph session and include Smokey Snellbaker, Van May and Lynn Paxton. Barry Burkhart, winner of the last two modified events at Lincoln in 1986 will also be present for his history making event.

The three-eighth mile Lincoln Speedway offers it all, the high speeds that you would see at the "big tracks" with the flair and excitement of the short track "bull rings". At Lincoln Speedway, you'll have it all.

Thanks to the strong sponsorship support from NAPA Auto Parts, Pioneer Pole Buildings and MACH 1 Chassis, this star filled event will offer a very reasonable admission price of $20 for adults, $15 for student 12- 17 years of age $5 for children 6-11 and children under the age of 6 will be admitted free. The pit fee will be $25 and a pit license will not be required.

Lincoln Speedway is one of the premier weekly racing facilities with superb track conditions and it's just a downright comfortable place to enjoy a race. Mark your calendar for Tuesday night, July 12 when the Stars Race Under The Stars at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA. This event is a Bob Miller/Speedway Promotions LLC presentation.

For more information about this event and Lincoln Speedway, please visit www.lincolnspeedway.com .  For race day information call the speedway at 717-624-2755. For GPS users, the Lincoln Speedway is located at 800 Racetrack Road Abbottstown, PA 17301. For drivers of both divisions, wishing to pre-enter and be eligible for the posted bonus money, contact Bob Miller at 443-513-4456. Please leave your name, car number and contact phone number.

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Myerstown, PA
April 21,2011

Big Kahuna Series Awaits 4 Class Opener

The May 29th Big Kahuna Inaugural Event at New Egypt Speedway will find the stars and cars of the SpeedSTR series running for a minimum of $2000 to win when the checkered is thrown on the 25 lap main event. Slated to be a part of the inaugural program will be the Sportsman Modifieds, Great American Enduro racers, Vintage Racers and a test and tune for non-wing sprint cars. Added bonuses along the way could sweeten the payoffs, with one of those being the Fan Ticket Bonus.

The Fan Ticket Bonus will give 3 drivers in each Big Kahuna Event Class a chance to collect a few more dollars as the fans will write the name or car number on the back of their ticket for the driver they came to root for, driver who put on the best show or the driver that suffered the hardest luck.The top 3 drivers will collect 1.00 for each ticket with their name or car number on it.

The Racers Challenge can also add money to a few race teams payout.It is based on the Gamblers Bonus in which you pay an additional entry in hopes of winning and collecting the added dollars given.The Big Kahuna Series has taken this concept one step farther,if the winner did not take the challenge,the next 3 drivers that accepted the challenge will each get 33% of the Racers Challenge total.

The Great American Enduro racers will have to be quite versatile as the fans will decide by a pointing of their arm which direction they want the 100 lap feature to be run, clockwise or counter-clockwise. The 100 lap distance will see both the 4 cylinder class and the 6-8 cylinder class compete as one,but scored and paid separately. Many other surprises are in store for the Enduro racers.

The Sportsman-Modifieds will take to the New Egypt Speedway racing surface for a 20 lap main event with $600 to win if the driver accepted the Racers Challenge. The remainder of the payout is based on the regular New Egypt Saturday night purse structure.Rules for the sportsman-mods can be seen at www.speedwayentertainment.com.

Not to be forgotten are the Vintage Racers,of which many of the former cars that were seen at local race tracks have either been restored or replicated and will take to the track for some spirited action with a qualifier and 15 lap main event.

With a few non-winged sprint car races in the area,test and tune sessions for these sprinters will also be a part of the Big Kahuna Inaugural Event schedule.The 305 / 360 sprint cars will be on the June 26th slate and will go non-wing with minimum weights for each engine size.

All winners will be receiving a 4 foot surfboard for their efforts and be part of the winners group photo at days end. Starting time is slated for 12 noon with ticket prices being $15 for anyone 16 to 60,$10 for 12-15,over 60 and anyone with a current military ID.11 and under are admitted free with a paid adult or guardian. Pit passes are $35,with a discount pass being $30. Saturday overnight camping will be allowed.

Anyone interested in entering any of the races or needing more info can contact Speedway Entertainment by calling 717-866-7450 or by email at speede17@aol.com.

Big Kahuna info can be seen at www.speedwayentertainment.com  with other dates being June 26,July 24,October 2 and a Fall Jamboree for the SpeedSTR's,Great American Enduro,All Star Slingshots,Legends Class and Micros on November 5th.

Special thanks to Bilstein Shocks, K&N Filters, Cenco Heating Oil,Lineman Racing, Nia's Pizzeria of Oley,PA and Speedway Entertainment for their involvement in the Big Kahuna Series.

 

 

 

 

 

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4th Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show Concludes Successful Week Long Show In a Blaze Of Glory With Another Great Two Show Day



The 4th Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show concluded it's very successful week long show on Saturday as the driving legends from the Flemington Speedway and the Dorney Park Speedway were highlighted with two great separate shows. The premier event organizers ended the show by already stating the show will once again return to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2012 and the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union has already signed on as the primary sponsor of the event and the NAPA Auto Parts Group of the Delaware Valley headed up by Regional Director John Niles will return as the co-sponsor for the week long show with dates for the event to be announced very shortly. The well noted broadcasting team of Ed and Steve Pados along with their highly popular CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show have signed on to be remain part of the successful events team of the show that has broken all of the existing records of the show's short four year history. With the Mall corridors being highlighted by 141 pristine and historical racing cars during the week long show, the well attended week went off without a hitch as the Pados Brothers, Borgers Speedway announcer Bobby Stull, announcer Justin Beltrame and Bridegeport and Thunder on the Hill announcer Jeff Ahlum ran off nine shows during the show's seven day run as they kept the crowd on their feet all week long with each day and night of the popular event showcasing one of the many great groups of racers looking to jump-start their 2011 racing season or the many great driving legends of the racing's glory days as the past, present and the future of auto racing well documented throughout the week in a spectacular look at the world of motorsports.

The legends of the Flemington Speedway launched the final day of the show as a more than two hour chat session with the star-studded group with each of the drivers sharing stories and talking about their exciting racing days of competing at the famous square-shaped Flemington Speedway and the many behind the scenes humorous stories that had the great crowd on hand in stitches for most of the chat session. "The Everett Express" Gerald Chamberlain, Kenny Brenn Jr, Red Coffin, Tommy Hager, Sammy Beavers, Stan "The Man" Ploski, legendary car owner John Norcia, Wyatt Jacobus, Nate Strunk, Clyde and Phil Cox, all shared in the great stories with assistance from Bob Miller, Joanne Chamblerlain, current day driving star JR Fulper and noted photographer Ace Lane Jr as the final day of the show was meant to leave a lasting impression on the racing fans and having them wanting more of the same. Legendary car owner Ken Brenn Sr, Weissglass Speedway hot shoe John Bate were among the many stars in the audience. Gary and Ronda Phillips from the Friends of Nazareth Display Booth presented Tom Hager with a $200.00 award to assist him with his recent medical bills. IRCO President Jackie Frey was on hand for the day's event and was thrilled with the great exposure the popular show brings to the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union Group.

A twenty minute break to shift sets and sign in the second show's Dorney Park Speedway driving stars and IRCO Vice President Greg Collins told the crowd of his involvement with the show as a show sponsor and a fan of racing and to be associated with the great team that coordinates the show. The Dorney Park Speedway reunion then kicked-off and once again the interview session was done in a chat session format as Dorney Park Speedway legends Freddy Hamm, George Wambold, "Chargin" Charley Gilmore, Don "Chowder' Bouder, Mike Garris, Homer Keinert, Ward Crozier, George "Pineapple" Ramos, Russ Frantz, Lorin Arthofer and flagger Bobby Stull talked of the days when the great talent that filled the stage area performed their magic on the tight little 1/5 mile pavement track that left the landscape in 1986. Modified legend Barry Suydam and Dottie Crozier took part in the chat session. Fan participation added to the fun during the session and again the great stories from behind the scene evolved in the great closing show of the day and the Mall show. The event organizers thanked Henry and Sue Wilt for their Dorney Park display as well as putting together the final portion of the day's event.

With the conclusion of the show, the event organizers would like to thank IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley, CARQUEST Gasoline Alley and the WALN Studios, Smith Fabrications/Home of the Stage One Modifieds, Mo Pagni's Outten Used Car Center, EZ Release Pro Shop, Vertical Telephone Systems, Caffe Europa, Gaetano's Restaurant, Spike Chassis, Kyle Gardner Racing, Fred's Trailer Sales, Choice Hotels, Carpenters Local 620 out of Madison, New Jersey, Joe "The Pizza Dude" GA Motorsports Media, Coastal 181 and the great communications work of Matt Mahoney with all of their help to provide the Tri State area for the continuance of the best Mall show in the country today. The event organizers would also like to thank all of the historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth for their support of the show and to continue to work in collecting the vast memorabilia collections for the fans to come out and take the exciting trip down memory lane as their scrapbooks and photo collections received a workout during the week long celebration of the past, present and future of the motorsports world.

Best of Show winners voted on through the purchase of the event program were Rusty Smith (R2) in the Modified Division, Frankie Schneider (2) owned by Harry Snyder in the Restored Division, George Ramos (2) in the Late Model Division and Jeremy Todd (12) in the Go-kart Division. Gasoline Alley/GA Motorsports Media winners for best

appearing cars in the show were Modified Mike Mammana (71) Mo Pagni (7) Restoration and Ronda Phillips (11x) small car, and will receive gift certificates to dine at Gaetano's Restaurant located in Bath. Pennsylvania

All racing divisions were well represented at the show and included big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, URC Sprints, TSRS Sprints, Late Models, go-karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. Many race tracks utilized this event as an opportunity to get the word out on their up-coming 2011 racing season and all tracks indicated they were very pleased with the excellent turnout of fans all week long.

The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show again offered a great keepsake event souvenir program book and event shirts. Included in the program were additional stories regarding Richard Marinelli, Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Bill Wimble and the origin of the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Show. For additional copies of the event program or event apparel, email: jhwcuda@verizon.net  The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. and all racing fans are encouraged to support the Mall throughout the year for your shopping needs.

IRCO Community Federal Credit Union remains the lead show sponsor since the event first opened in 2008. More information on IRCO is available at the company's web site at: www.ircocu.com  or please contact Greg Collins via e-mail at: gcollins@ircocu.com

For IRCO Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTH98@aol.com  or on the web: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.

The promotional team of Bob and Donna Miller, Ed and Steve Pados, Greg Collins and IRCO Community Federal Credit Union thank everyone for their participation at this year's show and keep in mind it is a solid TEAM EFFORT from everyone that truly measures the success of the show. THANK YOU AND SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

 

 

 

 

 

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March 12, 2011


Dual Show Format Proves To Be Instant Success As 4th Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show Celebrates The Rich Heritage Of Auto Racing


The sixth day of the week long 4th Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show rocked the racing world on Friday as the event organizers added a special wrinkle to punctuate what has already been a show that has continuously raised the bar all week long as new records are achieved in each day of the four year old Mall event. With legendary racing giants Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam anchoring a solid panel of equally as gifted racing stars, the well noted broadcasting team of Ed and Steve Pados ignited the well attended event as they launched into a more than two hour chat session with the star-studded group with each of the drivers sharing stories and talking about their exciting racing days when they rode the crest of one victory after another that highlighted their careers and made them into the legends of the sport we respect today. Bill Wimble, the 1960-1961 NASCAR Sportsman Champion, was kept busy throughout the session as he signed his "I'll Never Be Last Again" book about his incredible journey through life from farming to racing and on into a very successful business career that is winding down today. Freddy Adam, the highly recognizable "Kutztown Komet" was signing his book "The Life and Times of the Kutztown Komet" and was surprised when the author of the book Paul Weisel paid the group a visit. Joining in the for the first show that ran until 6:30 were racing legends, Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, car owner extraordinaire Richard "The King" Marinelli, "The Everett Express" Gerald Chamberlain, "The Rocket" Ronnie Dunstan, Ray Liss, Jimmy Keppley, Leroy "Mau Mau" Amey, Bobby Braxton, Bill Decoster, Red Coffin, Tommy Hager and Sammy Beavers as the great stories rolled off the tongues of the mighty legendary drivers that created them. Joanne Chamberlain, Mary Adam and Bob Miller added additional Reading Speedway stories and Billy Tanzosh made a surprise appearance late at the end of the first show.

With a twenty minute break to shift sets and sign in the second show's driving stars, IRCO Vice President Greg Collins was introduced and he spoke about the first show setting meant to him as a sponsor and a fan of the great talent that filled the stage area for the day and evening show. With 141 race cars from all divisions represned at the show, Collins and the Pados Brothers thanked everyone involved with the show including the sponsors, drivers and owners and the true racing fans who have enjoyed a fabulous week at the Mall with nightly stage shows and the vast memorabilia collections from all of the vendors inside the Mall Area.

The second set of interviews kicked off at 7 PM as the Pados Brothers, Borgers Speedway announcer Bobby Stull and Bridgeport Speedway announcer Jeff Ahlum conducted interviews until the Mall closing at 9 PM. Heading up the open wheel contingent included talented ARDC Rookies Mark Gilmore and Keith McIntyre, ARDC runnerup Ryan Smith, Nick Wean, open wheel legend Jimmy Maguire, sprint stars Mares Stellfox, Jonathan Swanson, Bill Case Jr, Mark Bitner and Stef Palmai as they all told of their plans for the upcoming 2011 racing season. TSRS guru Joe Grandinetti talked of the great plans for his racing series as the 305 sprint cars have gained a foothold in the Tri-State area. Bob Trafford, the co-owner of the very successful Spike Chassis Company was on hand and talked of the success of his race cars and the new Quarter midget program they will be launching in 2011. Trafford was kind enough to bring some great giveaways that saw many racing fans walking away with some great T-shirts for answering some trivia questions asked by the show hosts. Jason Rochelle was on hand to talk of his late model plans in 2011 and the Modified stars on hand included "The Magic Man" Mike Mamanna, Larry Lippincott, Frank Dorry Jr, Tom Miller, Jimmy Horton IV, and John Willman. Hall of Famer Ken Brenn Sr was on hand and many addtional current day drivers were in the audience.

The show will continue through Saturday night, March 12 and the Saturday stage show will be sponsored by Vertical Telephone Systems in New Jersey. The Phillipsburg Mall is conveniently located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ and serves as the home base for the Dirt Track Heroes show for the fourth consecutive year. The show hours for Saturday are Noon until 2:30 for the Flemington and Harmony Historical Societies and from 3 PM on for the Dorney Park group set up by Henry and Sue Wilt. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth have their vast memorabilia collections on display and their scrapbooks wide open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake of past glory or racing exploits.

All racing divisions are well represented at the show and include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, URC Sprints, TSRS Sprints, Late Models, go-karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. Several race tracks will use this event as an opportunity to get the word out on their up-coming 2011 racing season.

For the fourth consecutive year, CARQUEST Gasoline Alley and the Pados Brothers will host the nightly events and interviews along with some guest announcers. Bobby Stull and Justin Beltrame have signed on to play a part in the show.

The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. Included in the program are stories regarding Richard Marinelli, Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Bill Wimble and the origin of the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Show. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

IRCO Community Federal Credit Union remains the lead show sponsor since the event first opened in 2008. More information on IRCO is available at the company's web site at: www.ircocu.com  or please contact Greg Collins via e-mail at: gcollins@ircocu.com

For IRCO Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTH98@aol.com  or on the web: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.


2011 Fourth Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

Schedule of Events

Presented By NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley


Saturday - March 12 - (Noon) - Vertical Telephone Systems Presents Flemington Speedway &Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society. Harmony Speedway & Historical Society. All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session

Saturday - March 12 - (2:30 PM) - Dorney Park and Mahoning Speedways Tribute & Autograph Session organized by Henry Wilt


Napa of the Delaware Valley includes store locations in: Stewartsville, Easton, Nazareth, Hackettstown, Flemington and Clinton.

Special event sponsors include: Smith Fabrications, EZ Release Pro Shop, Vertical Telephone Communications, Fred's Trailer Parts and Choice Hotels

Visit Caffe Europa in the Phillipsburg Mall located between Bon Ton and Sears. Eat In or Take Out. Orders taken at: 908 387 9787

Trivia Questions all week presented by Gaetano's Italian Restaurant located in Bath, Pennsylvania at the Southmore Golf Course


Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 12, 2011


NAPA AUTO PARTS OF THE DELAWARE VALLEY present:

DUAL SHOW FORMAT PROVES SUCCESSFUL AS 4TH ANNUAL IRCO CREDIT UNION DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW CELEBRATES THE RICH HERITAGE OF AUTO RACING



The sixth day of the week long 4th Annual IRCO Credit Union Dirt Track Heroes Show presented by NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley rocked the racing world on Friday as the event organizers added a special wrinkle to punctuate what has already been a show that has continuously raised the bar all week long as new records are achieved in each day of the four year old Mall event. With legendary racing giants Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam anchoring a solid panel of equally as gifted racing stars, the well noted broadcasting team of Ed and Steve Pados ignited the well attended event as they launched into a more than two hour chat session with the star-studded group with each of the drivers sharing stories and talking about their exciting racing days when they rode the crest of one victory after another that highlighted their careers and made them into the legends of the sport we respect today.

Bill Wimble, the 1960-1961 NASCAR Sportsman Champion, was kept busy throughout the session as he signed his "I'll Never Be Last Again" book about his incredible journey through life from farming to racing and on into a very successful business career that is winding down today. Freddy Adam, the highly recognizable "Kutztown Komet" was signing his book "The Life and Times of the Kutztown Komet" and was surprised when the author of the book Paul Weisel paid the group a visit. Joining in the for the first show that ran until 6:30 were racing legends, Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, car owner extraordinaire Richard "The King" Marinelli, "The Everett Express" Gerald Chamberlain, "The Rocket" Ronnie Dunstan, Ray Liss, Jimmy Keppley, Leroy "Mau Mau" Amey, Bobby Braxton, Bill Decoster, Red Coffin, Tommy Hager and Sammy Beavers as the great stories rolled off the tongues of the mighty legendary drivers that created them. Joanne Chamberlain, Mary Adam and Bob Miller added additional Reading Speedway stories and Billy Tanzosh made a surprise appearance late at the end of the first show.

With a twenty minute break to shift sets and sign in the second show's driving stars, IRCO Vice President Greg Collins was introduced and he spoke about the first show setting meant to him as a sponsor and a fan of the great talent that filled the stage area for the day and evening show. With 141 race cars from all divisions represented at the show, Collins and the Pados Brothers thanked everyone involved with the show including the sponsors, drivers and owners and the true racing fans who have enjoyed a fabulous week at the Mall with nightly stage shows and the vast memorabilia collections from all of the vendors inside the Mall Area.

The second set of interviews kicked off at 7 PM as the Pados Brothers, Borgers Speedway announcer Bobby Stull and Bridgeport Speedway announcer Jeff Ahlum conducted interviews until the Mall closing at 9 PM. Heading up the open wheel contingent included talented ARDC Rookies Mark Gilmore and Keith McIntyre, ARDC runner-up Ryan Smith, Nick Wean, open wheel legend Jimmy Maguire, sprint stars Mares Stellfox, Jonathan Swanson, Bill Case Jr, Mark Bitner and Stef Palmai as they all told of their plans for the upcoming 2011 racing season. TSRS guru Joe Grandinetti talked of the great plans for his racing series as the 305 sprint cars have gained a foothold in the Tri-State area. Bob Trafford, the co-owner of the very successful Spike Chassis Company was on hand and talked of the success of his race cars and the new Quarter midget program they will be launching in 2011. Trafford was kind enough to bring some great giveaways that saw many racing fans walking away with some great T-shirts for answering some trivia questions asked by the show hosts. Jason Rochelle was on hand to talk of his late model plans in 2011 and the Modified stars on hand included "The Magic Man" Mike Mamanna, Larry Lippincott, Frank Dorry Jr, Tom Miller, Jimmy Horton IV, and John Willman. Hall of Famer Ken Brenn Sr was on hand and many addtional current day drivers were in the audience

The show will continue through Saturday night, March 12 and the Saturday stage show will be sponsored by Vertical Telephone Systems in New Jersey. The Phillipsburg Mall is conveniently located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ and serves as the home base for the Dirt Track Heroes show for the fourth consecutive year. The show hours for Saturday are Noon until 2:30 for the Flemington and Harmony Historical Societies and from 3 PM on for the Dorney Park group set up by Henry and Sue Wilt. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth have their vast memorabilia collections on display and their scrapbooks wide open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake of past glory or racing exploits.

All racing divisions are well represented at the show and include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, URC Sprints, TSRS Sprints, Late Models, go-karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. Several race tracks will use this event as an opportunity to get the word out on their up-coming 2011 racing season. For the fourth consecutive year, CARQUEST Gasoline Alley and the Pados Brothers will host the nightly events and interviews along with some guest announcers. Bobby Stull and Justin Beltrame have signed on to play a part in the show.

The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. Included in the program are stories regarding Richard Marinelli, Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Bill Wimble and the origin of the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Show. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

IRCO Community Federal Credit Union remains the lead show sponsor since the event first opened in 2008. More information on IRCO is available at the company's web site at: www.ircocu.com  or please contact Greg Collins via e-mail at: gcollins@ircocu.com

For IRCO Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTH98@aol.com  or on the web: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.




2011 Fourth Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

Schedule of Events

Presented By NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley


Saturday - March 12 - (Noon) - Vertical Telephone Systems Presents Flemington Speedway &Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society. Harmony Speedway & Historical Society. All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session

Saturday - March 12 - (2:30 PM) - Dorney Park and Mahoning Speedways Tribute & Autograph Session organized by Henry Wilt


Napa of the Delaware Valley includes store locations in: Stewartsville, Easton, Nazareth, Hackettstown, Flemington and Clinton.

Special event sponsors include: Smith Fabrications, EZ Release Pro Shop, Vertical Telephone Communications and Choice Hotels

Visit Caffe Europa in the Phillipsburg Mall located between Bon Ton and Sears. Eat In or Take Out. Orders taken at: 908 387 9787

Trivia Questions all week presented by Gaetano'sItalian Restaurant located in Bath, Pennsylvania at the Southmore Golf Course


Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change

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March 11, 2011
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Hamlin, Accord And Mocatek Driving Stars Create A Special Evening As 4th Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show Continues To Break Show Records



The fifth day of the week long 4th Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show jumped out of the starting blocks early on Thursday evening and rock and rolled until the closing of the Mall as the many stars from the Hamlin and Accord Speedway were joined by a great group of former driving stars who plied their trade at the former Lake Mocatek Speedway as the show events team added yet another wrinkle to the already exciting week long show in front of a large crowd on hand who came to enjoy the show festivities. Once again the noted broadcasting team of Ed and Steve Pados along with Borgers Speedway announcer Bobby Stull and former Lake Mocatek co-announcer

Justin Beltrame highlighted the current driving stars that make up the great rosters at the speedways while taking a humorous and exciting trip down memory lane with the nice group of Lake Mocatek drivers who came out to talk about their former racing haunt that closed in 2004. The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union thats serves as the official sponsor for the great Mall show took center stage and once again kicked off the evening's activities as Greg Collins, the Vice President of the IRCO Group, who is also well noted as the official Harmony Speedway Historian, was brief with his opening statement as he thanked all of the drivers and teams for coming out to enjoy the show and for taking part in the annual event that has seen 141 race cars of all types line the Mall corridors for this week long event that highlights the past, present and future of racing. Collins also thanked the many sponsors that came together for the event as the show continues to set the bar for the many race shows that abound in the off-season.

The interviews kicked off with a great two and and a hour run as the announcing intermixed the drivers and promoters on hand for the event. Heading up the Hamlin and Accord Speedway contingent included the current National Slingshot Champion Shannon Smith and her supporting cast included Brian Gilmore, Kurt Bettler, Larry Hoagland, Robbie Watson, Larry Mekic, Danny Buccafusca, Jordy Farry, Chris Kurtz Jr, Tex Snyder, Simon Egan, Kyle Gardner, Matthew Gaughan, TJ Lilly, Anthony Moran with Rob Pajauis, Kyle Kania and many additional Hamlin personalities in the audience. Lake Mocatek drivers on hand included "The Great Oz" Greg Buchanon, Billy Moyer, Barry White, Ricky Rutt, Tom Laner, Barry Suydam, Jack Zeiner, Larry Hendershot and Justin Beltrame made up the Mocatek roster and the interviews were filled with many great stories about the racing and good times that were enjoyed at the Poconos race track. Nightly sponsor Mo Pagni was back in the house as he proudly displays his re-crafted Silver Crown in the former Finish Line Store that serves as the stage show presentations each night. Hamlin Speedway Promoter Randy Smith was on hand to talk about the exciting schedule he and his wife Denise have on tap for the 2011 racing season ahead. Randy also talked about his days when he too turned a wheel at the Mocatek Track and basked in the joy of a visit to victory lane. Accord Speedway Promoter Gary Palmer was on hand to talk about the great season he and his wife Donna have planned at their "Gem in the Catskills" Accord Speedway for 2011. Palmer included both of his racing nights into the conversation as the two night of racing as his speedway will offer many excting new opportunities for the many new racers expected at his Enpire State racetrack in 2011. Palmer surprised show host Steve Pados when he presented him with an Appreciation Award for the Dedicated Service Pados not only provides to the Accord Speedway but for his many years of involvement in the sport and the stellar writing he accomplishes in the world of motorsports. The WALN girls were on hand for the evening and offered signed autographs during their stay at the Mall.

The show will continue through Saturday night, March 12 and the Friday stage show will be sponsored by EZ Release Pro Shop that is to open soon in the Phillipsburg, New Jersey area. The Phillipsburg Mall is conveniently located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ and serves as the home base for the Dirt Track Heroes show for the fourth consecutive year. The special show hours for the Friday show are 4 to 9 PM. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth have their vast memorabilia collections on display and their scrapbooks wide open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake of past glory or racing exploits.

All racing divisions are well represented at the show and include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, URC Sprints, TSRS Sprints, Late Models, go-karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. Several race tracks will use this event as an opportunity to get the word out on their up-coming 2011 racing season.

For the fourth consecutive year, CARQUEST Gasoline Alley and the Pados Brothers will host the nightly events and interviews along with some guest announcers. Bobby Stull and Justin Beltrame have signed on to play a part in the show.

The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. Included in the program are stories regarding Richard Marinelli, Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Bill Wimble and the origin of the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Show. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. As a reminder, the special edition of the March 11th show will begin at 4 PM as legendary performers Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam will be signing and selling their books during this special edition of the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show. The incredible guest list for the special Friday edition of the show will include Sammy Beavers, Bill Decoster, Gerald Chamberlain, Red Coffin, Richie Smith, Tommy Hager, Jim Keppley, Tighe Scott, Richard Marinelli and Leroy Amey

IRCO Community Federal Credit Union remains the lead show sponsor since the event first opened in 2008. More information on IRCO is available at the company's web site at: www.ircocu.com  or please contact Greg Collins via e-mail at: gcollins@ircocu.com

For IRCO Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTH98@aol.com  or on the web: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.


2011 Fourth Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

Schedule of Events

Presented By NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley


Friday - March 11 - (4 p.m.) - EZ Release Pro Shop Presents Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam Book Signings with star panel of driving legends joining them......Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, Big Diamond Raceway, ARDC Midgets, URC, TSRS Sprints plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway

Saturday - March 12 - (Noon) - Vertical Telephone Systems Presents Flemington Speedway &Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society. Harmony Speedway & Historical Society. All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session

Saturday - March 12 - (2:30 PM) - Dorney Park and Mahoning Speedways Tribute & Autograph Session organized by Henry Wilt


Napa of the Delaware Valley includes store locations in: Stewartsville, Easton, Nazareth, Hackettstown, Flemington and Clinton.

Special event sponsors include: Smith Fabrications, EZ Release Pro Shop, Vertical Telephone Communications, Fred's Trailer Parts and Choice Hotels

Visit Caffe Europa in the Phillipsburg Mall located between Bon Ton and Sears. Eat In or Take Out. Orders taken at: 908 387 9787

Trivia Questions all week presented by Gaetano's Italian Restaurant located in Bath, Pennsylvania at the Southmore Golf Course

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 10, 2011


NAPA AUTO PARTS OF THE DELAWARE VALLEY present:

CABIN FEVER BRINGS OUT THE STARS FROM NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY TO HIGHLIGHT WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 4TH ANNUAL IRCO CREDIT UNION DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW



The fourth day of the week long 4th Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show started slowly on Wednesday evening but steadily picked up momentum and enjoyed another solid outing as the stars from the New Egypt were highlighted in the two hour show that ended just as the Mall was closing. The noted broadcasting team of Ed and Steve Pados along with Borgers Speedway announcer Bobby Stull conducted twenty interviews with drivers and promoters on an evening headed up by the sponsorship from the EZ Release Pro Shop that is soon to open in the Phillipsburg, New Jersey area. The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union thats serves as the official sponsor for the great Mall show took center stage and once again kicked off the evening's activities as Greg Collins, the Vice President of the IRCO Group, who is also well noted as the official Harmony Speedway Historian, thanked all of the drivers and teams for coming out to enjoy the show and for taking part in the annual event that has seen 141 race cars of all types line the Mall corridors for this week long event that highlights the past, present and future of racing.

The show kicked off with Mike Odwazny from the Mountain Speedway and his new NE Modified Series talking about how his new series came about and what is planned for the first season of a proposed six race schedule. Mountain Speedway has jumped on board for the new series and Odwazny is talking with many additional speedways and hopes to complete the schedule in the mext couple of weeks. David Polenz, the gifted Garden State product that does his racing in the State of Virginia at Old Dominion Speedway, made his first appearance of the week at the show and chatted about his great season in the Late Model ranks as he raced to a second place finish in the points last season and has set the track title as his goal for the new 2011 racing season. Polenz also talked about some great new sponsorship that has come his way in the form of On The Run Convenience Stores and Gaz-zu energy drink. Frank Cozze Jr, Gary Butler, Ron Jon Kozcon, Mike Hendershot, David Van Horn, Bryan Kuhl, Mike Barone, Willie Osmun, Jimmy Houseworth, and two-time New Egypt Speedway champion Rick Laubach all talked about the great racing at the speedway and how the new influx of Modified talent coming their way from the Bridgeport Speedway will require them to wear their belts even tighter than ever before. Northeast Modified Legend Tommy Hager was on hand to talk about his racing experiences all over the Northeast with references made about the racing in the past at New Egypt. Gifted Photographer Ace Lane Jr was on hand and gave an emotional interview as he talked about how he traveled with his Dad to the many race tracks in the area that have now disappeared from the current landscape. Bill Miscoski, the New Egypt Speedway Promoter was on hand to discuss the 2011 opener at his speedway that will open three weeks earlier than ever before as the ROC Cabin Fever event will open the speedway on March 26th with a $10,000.00 prize awaiting the driver who figures out the fast way around the tricky 7/16 mile raceway. Miscoski is excited about the new 2011season as he enters his sixth at the helm and his enthusiasm spilled over as he talked about the big season ahead that will include a visit from the USAC wingless 410 racers that saw Tony Stewart's driver Levi Jones capture the initial outing in 2010.

The show will continue through Saturday night, March 12 and the Thursday evening stage show will be sponsored by Mo Pagni's Outten Used Car Center located at 1902 South Fourth Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania with a phone number of: 610 791 7912 to call for any questions anyone night have in regards to the purchase of a quality used car. Mo has his completely re-crafted Silver Crown car "The Spirit of Nazareth" located in the former Finish Line Store that has served as the headquarters for this years nightly stage shows. The Phillipsburg Mall is conveniently located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ and has been the home base for the Dirt Track Heroes show for the fourth consecutive year. The schedule on Thursday will highlight the many top notch drivers who make up the great rosters of the Hamlin Speedway and the Accord Speedway and complimented by the first ever Lake Mocatek Speedway Reunion that is certain to be a hit with the fans who followed the racing at the now shuttered speedway. The show hours on Wednesday are 6 to 9 PM. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth have their vast memorabilia collections on display and their scrapbooks wide open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake of past glory or racing exploits.

All racing divisions are well represented at the show and include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, URC Sprints, TSRS Sprints, Late Models, go-karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. Several race tracks will use this event as an opportunity to get the word out on their up-coming 2011 racing season.

For the fourth consecutive year, CARQUEST Gasoline Alley and the Pados Brothers will host the nightly events and interviews along with some guest announcers. Bobby Stull and Justin Beltrame have signed on to play a part in the show.

The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. Included in the program are stories regarding Richard Marinelli, Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Bill Wimble and the origin of the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Show. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. As a reminder, the special edition of the March 11th show will begin at 4 PM as legendary performers Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam will be signing and selling their books during this special edition of the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show.

IRCO Community Federal Credit Union remains the lead show sponsor since the event first opened in 2008. More information on IRCO is available at the company's web site at: www.ircocu.com  or please contact Greg Collins via e-mail at: gcollins@ircocu.com

For IRCO Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTH98@aol.com or on the web: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.


2011 Fourth Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

Schedule of Events

Presented By NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley


Thursday- March 10 - (6 PM) – Mo Pagni's Outten Used Car Center Presents-Hamlin Speedway, Accord Speedway and Orange County Fair Speedway Night with Salute to the Legends of the Moc-A-Tek Speedway……Invite to Speedway Photographers


Friday - March 11 - (4 p.m.) - EZ Release Pro Shop Presents Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam Book Signings with star panel of driving legends joining them......Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, Big Diamond Raceway, ARDC Midgets, URC, TSRS Sprints plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway


Saturday - March 12 - (Noon) - Vertical Telephone Systems Presents Flemington Speedway &Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society. Harmony Speedway & Historical Society. All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session

Saturday - March 12 - (2:30 PM) - Dorney Park and Mahoning Speedways Tribute & Autograph Session organized by Henry Wilt

Napa of the Delaware Valley includes store locations in: Stewartsville, Easton, Nazareth, Hackettstown, Flemington and Clinton.

Special event sponsors include: Smith Fabrications, EZ Release Pro Shop, Vertical Telephone Communications, Fred's Trailer Parts and Choice Hotels

Visit Caffe Europa in the Phillipsburg Mall located between Bon Ton and Sears. Eat In or Take Out. Orders taken at: 908 387 9787

Trivia Questions all week presented by Gaetano's Italian Restaurant located in Bath, Pennsylvania at the Southmore Golf Course


Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

 

 

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March 9, 2011


The Stars Of Tomorrow Shine Brightly As 4th Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show Rolls Into The Record Books



The third day of the week long 4th Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show was true to form as the continued support from the local quarter midget racing clubs in the area brought out their "stars of tomorrow" for a fun filled evening with another great crowd on hand for the many interviews that took place in the former Finish Line Store at the Mall. The noted broadcasting team of Ed and Steve Pados along with Borgers Speedway announcer Bobby Stull conducted another 35 plus interviews with drivers and promoters with a couple of racing legends thrown in for good measure as the announcing team greeted the many boys and girls who will make up the future of the motorsports world.

The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union took center stage and once again kicked off the evening's activities as Greg Collins, the Vice President of the IRCO Group, who is also well noted as the official Harmony Speedway Historian, spoke about some of his ventures out to some of the small car facilities over the past years to view the great racing the quarter midget clubs provide and thanked all of the parents on hand for allowing their children to bask in the spotlight of the racing world. Collins also thanked the evening's co-sponsors EZ Release Pro Shop and Carpenters Local 620 based out of Madison, New Jersey for their full support of the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show.

The many young driving talents on hand made their way to the stage area for the interviews sessions and many of the stars of tomorrow were giving their first ever interviews with members of the racing media. Oaklane racer Jeff Royall kicked off the interviews and was soon followed by Keil Cochran, Tyler Blake, Logan Blake, Elwood Carroll, Jake Carroll, Nikki Carroll, Calvin Carroll, Sarah Price, Abbey Price, Ava Horvath, Tyler Kadezabek, Spencer Mease, JJ Hortsman, Brian Zyck, Katie Pursell, Josh Schaffer, Kevin Holt Jr, Mason Demeglio, Matthew Hopkins, Billy Lasko, Heather Lasko, Dane Juhlin and Heather Juhlin. Multi-talented hot-shoe Ryan Polenz was on hand for the event and Ryan fell four points short in his quest for the Old Dominion Speedway Legends title in 2010 and vowed to return to the speedway in 2011 and go full-force in an effort to bring the title back to the Garden State. Local racing legends Jay Aten and Rusty Bowlby were on hand for the evening and took time off from signing autographs to join in the stage interviews. Aten was a former champion at the Mahoning Valley Speedway and also performed at many of the local dirt tracks in the area. Bowlby was also a champion in his driving days, claiming the Flemington Sportsman title in 1971.

Carl Mease from the Lehigh Valley Club, Rich Pursell from the Blue Mountain Club, Bob Hopkins from West End and Mike Hughes and Jay Horvath from the Oaklane Club all talked of their involvement with quarter midget racing and how the racing activities help mold the youngsters into being better people as they shape their lives through racing. Oaklane will host the Baby Grands this year and as many as 600 quarter midget drivers from all over the country will have the opportunity to try their hand at seeing who is the best of the best in quarter midget racing. Through the efforts of PR Director Suzy Carroll, the Keystone State Quarter Midget Club made their presence known at the show. The Pados Brothers through their CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show pledged their continued support to the clubs throughout the 2011 racing season.

The show will continue through Saturday night, March 12 and the Wedensday evening stage show will be sponsored by EZ Release Pro Shop that will open soon in the Phillipsburg, New Jersey area. The Phillipsburg Mall is conveniently located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ and has been the home base for the Dirt Track Heroes show for the fourth consecutive year. The schedule on Wednesday will highlight the many top notch drivers who make up the great roster of the New Egypt Speedway that is set to open on March 26 for the 2011 racing season. Wall Stadium drivers and the legends of East Windsor Speedway will also be on hand for the stage show. The show hours on Wednesday are 6 to 9 PM. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth have their vast memorabilia collections on display and their scrapbooks wide open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake of past glory or racing exploits.

All racing divisions are well represented at the show and include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, URC Sprints, TSRS Sprints, Late Models, go-karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. Several race tracks will use this event as an opportunity to get the word out on their up-coming 2011 racing season. New Egypt, Grandview, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Kutztown, Borger's and Snydersville will again be involved in the 2011 show.

For the fourth consecutive year, CARQUEST Gasoline Alley and the Pados Brothers will host the nightly events and interviews along with some guest announcers. Bobby Stull, Justin Beltrame, Pete Wortman, Nick Leach and Earl Krause have already signed on to play a part in the show.

The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. Included in the program are stories regarding Richard Marinelli, Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Bill Wimble and the origin of the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Show. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. As a reminder, the special edition of the March 11th show will begin at 4 PM as legendary performers Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam will be signing and selling their books during this special edition of the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show.

IRCO Community Federal Credit Union remains the lead show sponsor since the event first opened in 2008. More information on IRCO is available at the company's web site at: www.ircocu.com  or please contact Greg Collins via e-mail at: gcollins@ircocu.com

For IRCO Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTH98@aol.com or on the web: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.



2011 Fourth Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

Schedule of Events

Presented By NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley


Wednesday- March 9 - (6 PM) - EZ Release Pro Shop Presents New Egypt Speedway and Wall Stadium Night - Saluting the Legends of the East Windsor Speedway - Invite to the Garden State Vintage Racing Club



Thursday- March 10 - (6 PM) – Mo Pagni's Outten Used Car Center Presents-Hamlin Speedway, Accord Speedway and Orange County Fair Speedway Night with Salute to the Legends of the Moc-A-Tek Speedway……Invite to Speedway Photographers



Friday - March 11 - (4 p.m.) - EZ Release Pro Shop Presents Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam Book Signings with star panel of driving legends joining them......Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, Big Diamond Raceway, ARDC Midgets, URC, TSRS Sprints plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway



Saturday - March 12 - (Noon) - Vertical Telephone Systems Presents Flemington Speedway &Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society. Harmony Speedway & Historical Society. All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session

Saturday - March 12 - (2:30 PM) - Dorney Park and Mahoning Speedways Tribute & Autograph Session organized by Henry Wilt


Napa of the Delaware Valley includes store locations in: Stewartsville, Easton, Nazareth, Hackettstown, Flemington and Clinton.

Special event sponsors include: Smith Fabrications, EZ Release Pro Shop, Vertical Telephone Communications, Fred's Trailer Parts and Choice Hotels

Visit Caffe Europa in the Phillipsburg Mall located between Bon Ton and Sears. Eat In or Take Out. Orders taken at: 908 387 9787

Trivia Questions all week presented by Gaetano's Italian Restaurant located in Bath, Pennsylvania at the Southmore Golf Course


Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

 

 

 

News

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CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
March 8, 2011


Smith Fabrications Stage One Modifieds Highlight Second Day Of 4th Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show



The second day of the week long 4th Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show continued to hit all marks on Monday evening as the small car divisions of racing brought out another large fan friendly crowd to the Phillipsburg Mall located in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. With 141 race cars from all divisions or series lining the vast corridors of the Mall space, the broadcasting team of Ed and Steve Pados along with Borgers Speedway announcer Bobby Stull conducted 35 plus interviews with drivers, promoters, fabricators and media members of the motorsports world with a two hour program in the former space of the Finish Line Store at the Mall. The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union took center stage kicked off the event event as Greg Collins, the Vice President of the IRCO Group, who is also well noted as the official Harmony Speedway Historian, thanked the well attended crowd for making the evening special for the small car divisions and for the many personalities on hand for the show. The evening's show sponsor "Rapid Rich" Richie Smith and his Smith Fabrications team were on hand for the show and talked about his days as one of the top performers at the Nazareth Speedway and how his new affordable Stage One Modified creations were designed to give the mildly funded teams a great car within a fair price structure and keep them involved with racing without breaking the bank.

The many drivers on hand made their way to the stage area for the interviews sessions and the multi-talented shoe Kurt Bettler kicked off the driver interviews. Chris Oraschin, Amber Oraschin, Tiffany Wambod, Anthony Schlosser-White, Shelby Harper, Jeremy Todd, JJ Uliana, Ryan Raidline, Pat Bealer, Rachel Godusky, Alyson Godusky, JR Fulper, Doug Snyder, Bobby Smith, Brett Smith, Joel Smith, Patrick Chimonik, Rick Chilmonik, Sheldon Iudicello, Nikki Quinter, Stan Friedman, Barry Suydam and Mike Caropolo were among the drivers interviewed. Kerry Meitzler from the Kutztown Speedway was on hand to talk about the exciting season ahead for his speedway and Blu Metz, the Publicity Director for the ATQMRA described the busy season ahead for his racing series that will see events at Mountain, Mahoning, Wall, Seekonk and Oswego Speedways in 2011. East Coast Modified Legend Tommy Hager was on hand and was signing autographs during the show. Keith Majka, a former driver and car owner of considerable fame at the Orange County Speedway in New York State was on hand to talk about the continuing progress at the Hinchliffe Stadium located in Paterson, New Jersey as a full fledged effort is afoot to restore the speedway back to it's former glory of hosting auto races and many additional sporting events. Keith is also responsible for the 1948 Hillegas built V8-60 powered Midget on display in the stage area. Gaetano's Restaurant located in Bath, Pennsylvania, had $20.00 gift certificates available for some interesting trivia questions offered up by the show hosts to dine at their fabulous restaurant .

The show will continue through Saturday night, March 12 and the Tuesday evening stage show is co-sponsored by Carpenters Local 260 out of Madison, New Jersey as well as the EZ Release Pro Shop that will open soon in the Phillipsburg, New Jersey area. The Phillipsburg Mall is conveniently located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ and has been the home base for the Dirt Track Heroes show for the fourth consecutive year. The schedule on Tuesday will highlight "The Stars of Tomorrow" as a special invite has been sent out to all of the Quarter Midget Racing clubs in the area and for many of the youngsters they will have their first opportunity to interview and talk about the fun they are having being involved with racing. The show hours on Tuesday are 6 to 9 PM. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth have their vast memorabilia collections on display and their scrapbooks wide open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake of past glory or racing exploits.

All racing divisions are well represented at the show and include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, URC Sprints, TSRS Sprints, Late Models, go-karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. Several race tracks will use this event as an opportunity to get the word out on their up-coming 2011 racing season. New Egypt, Grandview, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Kutztown, Borger's and Snydersville will again be involved in the 2011 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special Tuesday night edition set aside for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the area.

For the fourth consecutive year, CARQUEST Gasoline Alley and the Pados Brothers will host the nightly events and interviews along with some guest announcers. Bobby Stull, Joel Murns, Justin Beltrame, Pete Wortman, Nick Leach and Earl Krause have already signed on to play a part in the show. The taping of the show will be on Sunday, March 6th for a two hour span that will be aired the following evening through WALN at: www.walncableradio.com 

The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. Included in the program are stories regarding Richard Marinelli, Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Bill Wimble and the origin of the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Show. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

IRCO Community Federal Credit Union remains the lead show sponsor since the event first opened in 2008. More information on IRCO is available at the company's web site at: www.ircocu.com  or please contact Greg Collins via e-mail at: gcollins@ircocu.com

For IRCO Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTH98@aol.com or on the web: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.

2011 Fourth Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

Schedule of Events

Presented By NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley


Tuesday- March 8 - (6 PM) EZ Release Pro Shop Presents Saluting the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring Quarter Midget Clubs: Oaklane, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs

Wednesday- March 9 - (6 PM) - EZ Release Pro Shop Presents New Egypt Speedway and Wall Stadium Night - Saluting the Legends of the East Windsor Speedway - Invite to the Garden State Vintage Racing Club

Thursday- March 10 - (6 PM) – Mo Pagni's Outten Used Car Center Presents-Hamlin Speedway, Accord Speedway and Orange County Fair Speedway Night with Salute to the Legends of the Moc-A-Tek Speedway……Invite to Speedway Photographers

Friday - March 11 - (4 p.m.) - EZ Release Pro Shop Presents Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam Book Signings with star panel of driving legends joining them......Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, Big Diamond Raceway, ARDC Midgets, URC, TSRS Sprints plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway

Saturday - March 12 - (Noon) - Vertical Telephone Systems Presents Flemington Speedway &Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society. Harmony Speedway & Historical Society. All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session

Saturday - March 12 - (2:30 PM) - Dorney Park and Mahoning Speedways Tribute & Autograph Session organized by Henry Wilt

Napa of the Delaware Valley includes store locations in: Stewartsville, Easton, Nazareth, Hackettstown, Flemington and Clinton.

Special event sponsors include: Smith Fabrications, EZ Release Pro Shop, Vertical Telephone Communications, Fred's Trailer Parts and Choice Hotels

Visit Caffe Europa in the Phillipsburg Mall located between Bon Ton and Sears. Eat In or Take Out. Orders taken at: 908 387 9787

Trivia Questions all week presented by Gaetano's Italian Restaurant located in Bath, Pennsylvania at the Southmore Golf Course

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Marh 6, 2011
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456



PHILLIPSBURG MALL EXPERIENCES GRAND SLAM DAY. . . . . .

4TH ANNUAL IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW OPENS WITH RECORD 141 ENTRIES & JAM PACKED ATTENDANCE



The long amount of planning and scheduling, the many phone calls, the coordinated efforts of a well schooled events team and the heart-warming response from car owners and drivers brought the jam packed Phillipsburg Mall opening day crowd to a pitched fever as the 4th Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show presented by NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley opened today for its seven day run at the Phillipsburg Mall located in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. 141 cars from all divisions or series of the motorsports world filled the Mall space as the many fans of racing came out to get their first glimpse of the cars they will seeing doing battle throughout the summer at one of the local racing venues in the Tri State Area.

The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union took center stage as the home-based company located in Phillipsburg, New Jersey greeted the large throngs of racing fans who came out to enjoy the opening day ceremonies that were highlighted by a taping of the award winning and popular CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet show. Broadcasting personalities Ed and Steve Pados, along with assistance from Bobby Stull and Justin Beltrame, kicked off the day's event by first talking to Greg Collins, the Vice President of the IRCO Group, who is also well noted as the official Harmony Speedway Historian and Collins explained the significance of the history of the tie in of the popular show to the IRCO Group that has been very rewarding for the entire racing community. The hard-working promotional of Bob and Donna Miller followed to share their thoughts to the vast amount of the time and planning it requires to do a multi-faceted and quality show that relies heavily upon the support of the racers themselves to attain the record setting numbers that have been accomplished with this year's edition of the show.

"The participation from race teams in this event was outstanding and ranks second to just one previous show, that being the 2000 Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show when we placed 153 cars in the Fairgrounds Square Mall", announced show organizer Bob Miller as he greeted the huge crowd at the official opening of the show. "The growth of this event in just four years is amazing and a credit to all participants who are actively working to promote the coming 2011 racing season", added Miller.

The Pados Brothers proceeded with the taping of their show and many of the familiar star figures of past racing wars took part in the interviews sessions that carried on until 4:30 PM. Among the many legendary driving talents on hand to interview for the show and who also thrilled us many times with their daring on the speedways included Bill Wilson, Tommy Hager, Tighe Scott, Del Buss, Sammy Beavers, Richie Yetter, Bobby Rossell, Ray Liss, George Wambold, Red Coffin, Joe Poliacik, Billy Tanzosh, Jack Zeiner, Ward and Dottie Crozier, Richie Smith, and noted Photographer Ace Lane Jr. "The Communicator" Matthew Gaughan also interviewed during the program as the Slingshot convert will take his competitive ride in 2011 aboard the KG Communications sponsored number 42 Legends car on display at the Mall. The taped show will be played Monday night from 6 to 8 PM on Channels 103 and 137 and tape delayed on Channel 50 at 11 PM. The show is available on the net at: www.walncableradio.com  Mo Pagni's Outten Used Car Center served as the daily sponsor for the opening day ceremonies and unveiled his recently recrafted 1990's Silver Crown race car dubbed "The Spirit of Nazareth" and pristine showpiece serves as the backdrop for the spectacular week long celebration in the stage area along with the 1948 Hillegas V8-60 powered Midget owned by Keith Majka.

The show will continue through Saturday night, March 12 and the Monday evening stage show is sponsored by Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modified creation by Richie Smith. The Phillipsburg Mall is conveniently located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ and has been the home for the Dirt Track Heroes show for the fourth consecutive year. The schedule on Monday will highlight the small car division speedways from around the area and many of the driving stars from each speedway are expected out to interview during the show hours of 6 to 9 PM. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth have their vast memorabilia collections on display and their scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake of past glory or racing exploits

All racing divisions are well represented at the show and include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, URC Sprints, TSRS Sprints, Late Models, go-karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. Several race tracks will use this event as an opportunity to get the word out on their up-coming 2011 racing season. New Egypt, Grandview, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Kutztown, Borger's and Snydersville will again be involved in the 2011 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special Tuesday night edition set aside for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the area.

For the fourth consecutive year, CARQUEST Gasoline Alley and the Pados Brothers will host the nightly events and interviews along with some guest announcers. Bobby Stull, Joel Murns, Justin Beltrame, Pete Wortman, Nick Leach and Earl Krause have already signed on to play a part in the show. The taping of the show will be on Sunday, March 6th for a two hour span that will be aired the following evening through WALN at: www.walncableradio.com.

The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. Included in the program are stories regarding Richard Marinelli, Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Bill Wimble and the origin of the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Show. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

IRCO Community Federal Credit Union remains the lead show sponsor since the event first opened in 2008. More information on IRCO is available at the company's web site at: www.ircocu.com  or please contact Greg Collins via e-mail at: gcollins@ircocu.com
 
For IRCO Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTH98@aol.com  or on the web: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.


2011 Fourth Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

Schedule of Events

Presented By NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley


Monday- March 7 - (6 PM) – Smith Fabrications Presents Saluting Stage One Modifieds, ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Kutztown Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts, Marsh Creek and the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium

Tuesday- March 8 - (6 PM) EZ Release Pro Shop Presents Saluting the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring Quarter Midget Clubs: Oaklane, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs

Wednesday- March 9 - (6 PM) - EZ Release Pro Shop Presents New Egypt Speedway and Wall Stadium Night - Saluting the Legends of the East Windsor Speedway - Invite to the Garden State Vintage Racing Club

Thursday- March 10 - (6 PM) – Mo Pagni's Outten Used Car Center Presents-Hamlin Speedway, Accord Speedway and Orange County Fair Speedway Night with Salute to the Legends of the Moc-A-Tek Speedway……Invite to Speedway Photographers

Friday - March 11 - (4 p.m.) - EZ Release Pro Shop Presents Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam Book Signings with star panel of driving legends joining them......Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, Big Diamond Raceway, ARDC Midgets, URC, TSRS Sprints plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway

Saturday - March 12 - (Noon) - Vertical Telephone Systems Presents Flemington Speedway &Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society. Harmony Speedway & Historical Society. All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session

Saturday - March 12 - (2:30 PM) - Dorney Park and Mahoning Speedways Tribute & Autograph Session organized by Henry Wilt



Napa of the Delaware Valley includes store locations in: Stewartsville, Easton, Nazareth, Hackettstown, Flemington and Clinton.

Special event sponsors include: Smith Fabrications, EZ Release Pro Shop, Vertical Telephone Communications and Choice Hotels

Visit Caffe Europa in the Phillipsburg Mall located between Bon Ton and Sears. Eat In or Take Out. Orders taken at: 908 387 9787

Trivia Questions all week presented by Gaetano'sItalian Restaurant located in Bath, Pennsylvania at the Southmore Golf Course

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change


END

 

 

 

 

 

 

News

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - - THANK YOU
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
MARCH 6, 2011


The Miller Team Delivers Grand Slam As 4th Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show Opens With Record 140 Entries And Jam Packed Attendance



The long amount of planning and scheduling, the many phone calls, the coordinated efforts of a well schooled events team and the heart-warming response from car owners and drivers brought the jam packed Phillipsburg Mall opening day crowd to a pitched fever as the 4th Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show opened today for it's seven day run at the Phillipsburg Mall located in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. 140 race cars from all divisions or series of the motorsports world filled the Mall space as the many fans of racing came out to get their first glimpse of the cars they will seeing doing battle throughout the summer at one of the local racing venues in the Tri State Area. The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union took center stage as the home-based company located in Phillipsburg, New Jersey greeted the large throngs of racing fans who came out to enjoy the opening day ceremonies that were highlighted by a taping of the award winning and popular CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet show. Broadcasting personalities Ed and Steve Pados, along with assistance from Bobby Stull and Justin Beltrame, kicked off the day's event by first talking to Greg Collins, the Vice President of the IRCO Group, who is also well noted as the official Harmony Speedway Historian and Collins explained the significance of the history of the tie in of the popular show to the IRCO Group that has been very rewarding for the entire racing community. The hard-working promotional of Bob and Donna Miller followed to share their thoughts to the vast amount of the time and planning it requires to do a multi-faceted and quality show that relies heavily upon the support of the racers themselves to attain the record setting numbers that have been accomplished with this years edition of the show.

The Pados Brothers proceeded with the taping of their show and many of the familiar star figures of past racing wars took part in the interviews sessions that carried on until 4:30 PM. Among the many legendary driving talents on hand to interview for the show and who also thrilled us many times with their daring on the speedways included Bill Wilson, Tommy Hager, Tighe Scott, Del Buss, Sammy Beavers, Richie Yetter, Bobby Rossell, Ray Liss, George Wambold, Red Coffin, Joe Poliacik, Billy Tanzosh, Jack Zeiner, Ward and Dottie Crozier, Richie Smith, and noted Photographer Ace Lane Jr. "The Communicator" Matthew Gaughan also interviewed during the program as the Slingshot convert will take his competitive ride in 2011 aboard the KG Communications sponsored number 42 Legends car on display at the Mall. The taped show will be played Monday night from 6 to 8 PM on Channels 103 and 137 and and tape delayed on Channel 50 at 11 PM. The show is available on the net at: www.walncableradio.com Mo Pagni's Outten Used Car Center served as the daily sponsor for the opening day ceremonies and unveiled his recently recrafted 1990's Silver Crown race car dubbed "The Spirit of Nazareth" and pristine showpiece serves as the backdrop for the spectacular week long celebration in the stage area along with the 1948 Hillegas V8-60 powered Midget owned by Keith Majka.

The show will continue through Saturday night, March 12 and the Monday evening stage show is sponsored by Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modified creation by Richie Smith. The Phillipsburg Mall is conveniently located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ and has been the home for the Dirt Track Heroes show for the fourth consecutive year. The schedule on Monday will highlight the small car division speedways from around the area and many of the driving stars from each speedway are expected out to interview during the show hours of 6 to 9 PM. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth have their vast memorabilia collections on display and their scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake of past glory or racing exploits.

All racing divisions are well represented at the show and include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, URC Sprints, TSRS Sprints, Late Models, go-karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. Several race tracks will use this event as an opportunity to get the word out on their up-coming 2011 racing season. New Egypt, Grandview, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Kutztown, Borger's and Snydersville will again be involved in the 2011 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special Tuesday night edition set aside for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the area.

For the fourth consecutive year, CARQUEST Gasoline Alley and the Pados Brothers will host the nightly events and interviews along with some guest announcers. Bobby Stull, Joel Murns, Justin Beltrame, Pete Wortman, Nick Leach and Earl Krause have already signed on to play a part in the show. The taping of the show will be on Sunday, March 6th for a two hour span that will be aired the following evening through WALN at: www.walncableradio.com
 
The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. Included in the program are stories regarding Richard Marinelli, Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Bill Wimble and the origin of the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Show. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

IRCO Community Federal Credit Union remains the lead show sponsor since the event first opened in 2008. More information on IRCO is available at the company's web site at: www.ircocu.com  or please contact Greg Collins via e-mail at: gcollins@ircocu.com

For IRCO Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTH98@aol.com  or on the web: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.



2011 Fourth Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

Schedule of Events

Presented By NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley


Monday- March 7 - (6 PM) – Smith Fabrications Presents Saluting Stage One Modifieds, ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Kutztown Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts, Marsh Creek and the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium


Tuesday- March 8 - (6 PM) EZ Release Pro Shop Presents Saluting the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring Quarter Midget Clubs: Oaklane, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs


Wednesday- March 9 - (6 PM) - EZ Release Pro Shop Presents New Egypt Speedway and Wall Stadium Night - Saluting the Legends of the East Windsor Speedway - Invite to the Garden State Vintage Racing Club


Thursday- March 10 - (6 PM) – Mo Pagni's Outten Used Car Center Presents-Hamlin Speedway, Accord Speedway and Orange County Fair Speedway Night with Salute to the Legends of the Moc-A-Tek Speedway……Invite to Speedway Photographers


Friday - March 11 - (4 p.m.) - EZ Release Pro Shop Presents Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam Book Signings with star panel of driving legends joining them......Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, Big Diamond Raceway, ARDC Midgets, URC, TSRS Sprints plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway


Saturday - March 12 - (Noon) - Vertical Telephone Systems Presents Flemington Speedway &Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society. Harmony Speedway & Historical Society. All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session

Saturday - March 12 - (2:30 PM) - Dorney Park and Mahoning Speedways Tribute & Autograph Session organized by Henry Wilt


Napa of the Delaware Valley includes store locations in: Stewartsville, Easton, Nazareth, Hackettstown, Flemington and Clinton.

Special event sponsors include: Smith Fabrications, EZ Release Pro Shop, Vertical Telephone Communications, Fred's Trailer Parts and Choice Hotels

Visit Caffe Europa in the Phillipsburg Mall located between Bon Ton and Sears. Eat In or Take Out. Orders taken at: 908 387 9787

Trivia Questions all week presented by Gaetano's Italian Restaurant located in Bath, Pennsylvania at the Southmore Golf Course


Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change


 

 

 

 

 

 

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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - - THANK YOU
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
March 4, 2011


The Countdown Starts For The 4th Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show Beginning Sunday With The Best Of The Past Present And Future Of Motorsports



Less than 48 hours remain as the clock continues to countdown the hours and minutes until the 4th Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show opens for it's seven day run at the Phillipsburg Mall in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union is home-based in Phillipsburg, New Jersey and has been the sponsor of the popular event since it's inception. Greg Collins serves as the Vice President of the IRCO Group and is well noted as the official Harmony Speedway Historian and the tie in of the popular to the IRCO Group has been rewarding for the entire racing community. The Harmony Speedway was a popular race track built on farm-land back in 1963 and closed forever in 1973. While many of the true race fans can take people right to the site of the former racing playground, the landscape within the confines of what was once the speedway has basically overgrown the area of the unique five-turned 1/2 mile speedway. A select few brave soul racing fans have visited the site over the years and some have stood on the great concrete bank that once served as the Grandstand area. Some noble pathfinders have even found their way to the floor of the speedway but the terrain has become treacherous with bramble and debris and the world that was once the Harmony Speedway remains with those of us who turned a wheel, drank a beer, and cheered on their favorite dirt track star as a mainstay in our memory bank of the speedway located within a fifteen minute drive from the Phillipsburg Mall.

The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is set to return to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2011 with opening day set for Sunday, March 6. The show will continue through Saturday, night, March 12. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ is a popular location for this event and will offer a broad variety of race cars on display throughout the course of the week long show. Race cars from all divisions of racing will fill the Mall space as the past, present and future of racing are highlighted in a week long show that celebrates the love each of us has found in attending races and meeting so many good people associated with the sport. With an exciting schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to "over flow" the Phillipsburg Mall. This event is a Mall favorite and one of the leading attractions, drawing record crowds for the week-long event.

The race cars are on display for various reasons. The restored race cars represent the past or as many race fans refer to as the "Golden Era" of racing. While some of the cars in attendance are original works, some of the race cars are replicars, re-created to look much like the racers the legendary drivers drove to glory at one of the many speedways that hosted the events. Those great cars and the saved memories gain much more impact when the fans have the opportunity to chat with many of the drivers who will be making special appearances during the week long event. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake of past glory or racing exploits.

Current day race cars are displayed by race teams to gain for their sponsors additional exposure and create an interest for mall walkers to visit a race track in their area. New cars are displayed for similar reasons, and to also show the new and changing technology of the race cars. You can visit the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show and on any given night, meet the drivers who pilot these four wheel high powered race cars. Many race tracks participate in this event as a way to distribute their schedules for the coming season and meet and greet their loyal fans and hopefully, make some new fans to attend their racing events.

Harmony Speedway builder and promoter Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn will be at the Mall on special nights to sign autographs and to talk about the 46 seasons he spent behind the wheel of a high powered Modified. His Grandson David will have the family hot rod in the show and will be part of the New Egypt Speedway night at the Mall. From the Flemington group, Stan "The Man" Ploski, Gerald Chamberlain, Kenny Brenn and Sammy Beavers will be among the stars signing autographs at their display. Nazareth talents include Tighe Scott, Carl Collis, Richie Smith, Leroy Amey, Del Buss and many more as the opening of the show includes a tribute to both of the Nazareth raceways. URC will have representation from talented Jonathan Swanson, Mark Bitner and his Bitner Automotive and Performance sponsored sprinter and up and coming local talent Chris Weiss. Stephanie Stevens, the talented local female racer from Phillipsburg, New Jersey, will have her new TSRS 305 sprinter on hand for the event as she steps into a new phase of her racing career in 2011. "The Negotiator" Ricky Yetter will possibly have both of his race cars on display as the Wilson Boro resident prepares for not only a big season in racing but is running for District Court Judge as well. The "Rieglesville Rocket" Larry Lippincott will have his mount on display after a brilliant season at the Bridgeport Speedway where he scored four wins and lost the point title by one single digit. His teammate Frank Dorry will have his car on display as well. Frank was 7th in the final points at Bridgeport a season ago. The "Magic Man" Mike Mammana will have his spruced up hot rod on display during the show. Mike rode the strength of two wins and the point lead into the final night of competition at Big Diamond only to be wrecked early in the event. The Gilmore Brothers, Mark and Brian will have their race cars on display. The New Jersey based brother act will go in separate directions this season as Brian will go after the 600 Wingless title at the Hamlin Speedway while brother Mark will test the waters in ARDC competition as he vies for Rookie of the Year in the series after a championship season came his way in 2009 at Hamlin and he followed it up with a runner-up performance in 2010. More and more drivers will be referenced in upcoming stories as the pieces continue to fall into place for this great annual event.

Entries continue to be accepted to display in the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com   web site. Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, vendors and race tracks as well.

In the previous events, cars that were on display include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, URC Sprints, Late Models, go-karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. Several race tracks will also use this event as an opportunity to get the word out on their up-coming 2011 racing season. New Egypt, Grandview, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Kutztown, Borger's and Snydersville will again be involved in the 2011 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night set aside for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the area.

For the fourth consecutive year, CARQUEST Gasoline Alley and the Pados Brothers will host the nightly events and interviews along with some guest announcers. Bobby Stull, Joel Murns, Justin Beltrame, Pete Wortman, Nick Leach and Earl Krause have already signed on to play a part in the show. The taping of the show will be on Sunday, March 6th for a two hour span that will be aired the following evening through WALN at: www.walncableradio.com 

The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

IRCO Community Federal Credit Union remains the lead show sponsor since the event first opened in 2008. More information on IRCO is available at the company's web site at: www.ircocu.com  or please contact Greg Collins via e-mail at: gcollins@ircocu.com

For IRCO Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTH98@aol.com or on the web: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.



2011 Fourth Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

Schedule of Events

Presented By NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley

Sunday- March 6 - (Starting at Noon) - IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony (Stage) - Mo Pagni's Outten Used Car Center Presents - All Tracks and Driver Autograph Session: Highlighting Nazareth And Nazareth National Speedways with Reading, Harmony, Orange County, Hatfield, Dorney Park, Langhorne, Trenton, Flemington, East Windsor, Sanatoga, Moc-A-Tek, Allentown Fairgrounds, Stroudsburg, Mahoning, Mountain
Taping of CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV Show ……..

Monday- March 7 - (6 PM) – Smith Fabrications Presents Saluting Stage One Modifieds, ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Kutztown Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts, Marsh Creek and the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium

Tuesday- March 8 - (6 PM) EZ Release Pro Shop Presents Saluting the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring Quarter Midget Clubs: Oaklane, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs

Wednesday- March 9 - (6 PM) - EZ Release Pro Shop Presents New Egypt Speedway and Wall Stadium Night - Saluting the Legends of the East Windsor Speedway - Invite to the Garden State Vintage Racing Club

Thursday- March 10 - (6 PM) – Mo Pagni's Outten Used Car Center Presents-Hamlin Speedway, Accord Speedway and Orange County Fair Speedway Night with Salute to the Legends of the Moc-A-Tek Speedway……Invite to Speedway Photographers

Friday - March 11 - (4 p.m.) - EZ Release Pro Shop Presents Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam Book Signings with star panel of driving legends joining them......Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, Big Diamond Raceway, ARDC Midgets, URC, TSRS Sprints plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway

Saturday - March 12 - (Noon) - Vertical Telephone Systems Presents Flemington Speedway &Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society. Harmony Speedway & Historical Society. All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session

Saturday - March 12 - (2:30 PM) - Dorney Park and Mahoning Speedways Tribute & Autograph Session organized by Henry Wilt


Napa of the Delaware Valley includes store locations in: Stewartsville, Easton, Nazareth, Hackettstown, Flemington and Clinton.

Special event sponsors include: Smith Fabrications, EZ Release Pro Shop, Vertical Telephone Communications, Fred's Trailer Parts and Choice Hotels

Visit Caffe Europa in the Phillipsburg Mall located between Bon Ton and Sears. Eat In or Take Out. Orders taken at: 908 387 9787

Trivia Questions all week presented by Gaetano's Italian Restaurant located in Bath, Pennsylvania at the Southmore Golf Course

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

 

 

 

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March 3, 2011

CARQUEST GASOLINE ALLEY NEWS

Allentown, PA: CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show Geared Up For Week Long 4th Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Event Starting On March 6th With Two Hour Show
By:Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The extremely popular CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show is prepped and ready to go as they move their award winning show into the friendly confines of the Garden State when they help kick off the 4th Annual IRCO Community Federal Credit Union sponsored Dirt Track Heroes event that is set to open on March 6th and run until March 12th at the Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Co-Hosts Ed and Steve Pados will open the Mall festivities with a two hour edition of their show on Sunday, March 6th that will air on March 7th the following evening in edited form from 6 to 8 PM on channels 103 and 137 and with a webcast internet video feed. The Pados Brothers coined the phrase "the past, present and future" of racing when they first hit the airwaves back in 2002 and have been serving the racing community for eight years and are well noted for their much acclaimed "theme" show format with their novel approach and exciting look at the past, present and future of the short track motorsports world. To date, the Gang has hosted 514 editions of their show and have hosted 302 shows since joining forces with the party channel at WALN Digital Cable and "Happy Jack" Burns on Channels 103 and 137. The show is also run as a tape delayed edition on Channel 50 at 11 PM. Their popular show has reached across the international borders with links in many countries as well throughout the United States and the Gang has interviewed more than 7,000 drivers, owners, engine builders, promoters and trophy girls along the way.

The first three editions of the popular Mall show have been an overwhelming success and the excitement level has been extremely high as the many fans from the past era of racing join together with the past, present and future stars of the motorsports world. This event bonds many familiar faces from the past years of the golden era racing to match up with today's current superstars and the future of the sport with the stars of tomorrow in a jam packed week long show offering that is absolutely free to the public. Legendary racing names from the past including Ken Brenn, Carl "Fuzzy' Van Horn, Jimmy Maguire, Sammy Beavers, Tommy Hager, Stan "The Man" Ploski, "Rapid" Richie Smith, Gerald Chamberlain, Bill Wilson, Leroy Amey, Scott Kania, Ray Liss, Red Coffin, George Wambold, Wilbur Force, Tighe Scott and Mares Stellfox to name just a few are expected to take part in the week long show with each day of the show focusing on another popular aspect of the racing community. Another first in 2011 will be a special Friday edition of the week long show as legendary racing giants Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam will sell and sign their released books beginning at 4 PM on Friday, March 11th. The nostalgia racing groups from Reading, Flemington, Tri State, Nazareth, Dorney Park and Harmony Speedways are expected to be front and center to display their vast collections of racing memorabilia from those memorable days of racing when one didn't have to travel out of the greater Lehigh Valley to witness the great competition that took place on those famous speedways that may be gone from the landscape but never forgotten from our treasured memories. Show co-host Ed Pados made this observation, "My Brother Steve and I look forward to this great gathering of racing personalities with this week long show. While most of us do not see each other on a daily basis, this event is the universal melting pot to greet friends, shake hands, tell stories and enjoy a great fellowship of camaraderie within the racing community". He further added, "It takes many people to bring a show like this together and truly the best in the business spearhead and accomplish this mission with Bob and Donna Miller, Greg Collins, my brother Steve and all of the car owners, drivers, speedways, nostalgia groups and fans providing the labor and the inspiration for a show of this magnitude".

Joining the Pados Brothers will be longtime popular Borger's Speedway announcer Bobby Stull, Accord Speedway co-announcer and Orange County Fair Speedway announcer Joel Murns and former Lake Mocatek Speedway co-announcer Justin Beltrame to conduct the nightly interview sessions. Guest announcers for the week long show include Wall Stadium announcer Earl Krause and New Egypt Speedway's Pete Wortman and Nick Leach. Invitations to all of the speedways in the immediate area have been sent out with favorable responses being returned as to each speedway's participation on their respective evening. CARQUEST Auto Stores, WALN Studios, Gaetano's Restaurant, Mo Pagni's Outten Used Cars, Accord Speedway, Hamlin Speedway, Urban Force Racing, HigFab, Supply Wagon Rentals, Mammana's Automotive, S&S Speedways, Ralph's Radiators, Due's Automotive, Persa's Auto Repair, Jeff's Automotive, Mark Gray Automotive, Jeff's CARS, Martocci's Automotive, PR Performance and GA Motorsports Media have lent their assistance for the TV Show taping for the listening and viewing racing audiences. Miss WALN Cable Radio Vicky Kidd and Miss WALN Cable Radio.com Layla Josie will be on hand on March 6th and additional days signing autographs and joining in with the driver interviews.

Additionally, collectibles, novelties, racing videos and driver's action and still racing pictures will be on sale throughout the week long show. The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show will once again be offering a fabulous souvenir T-Shirt and program book.

Race teams seeking to register their race cars for the event should go to the website at: www.thunderonthehillracingsseries.com  The show flyer and entry form is located on the main page. This event provides a golden opportunity for race teams and their sponsors to receive mainstream exposure from the record number of fans who will be visiting the show. Last year more than 90,000 visitors came through the doors for the show. A nominal fee of $25.00 covers the insurance for the week. IRCO Community Federal Credit Union has been the lead sponsor of the Dirt Track Heroes event since its inception in 2008. To find out more about IRCO and their outstanding list of services, visit the company's website at: www.ircocu.com  or contact Greg Collins at: gcollins@ircocu.com

CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Radio/Internet Show continues its outstanding line-up of talented guests with each week's edition of the show. The Show's programming on WALN Digital Cable Radio, Internet is set at: www.walncableradio.com  for the Audio portion and mogulus.com/walncableradio  http://mogulus.com/walncableradio  for the video portion. The Show is available on Service Electric Digital Cable TV, Channels 103, and 137 and is live from 6 to 8 PM and later tape delayed on Channel 50 at 11 PM.

Join the Pados Brothers, Ed and Steve, each day and evening as the Phillipsburg Mall becomes abuzz with racing excitement once again as the 4th Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes show kicks off on March 6th and runs until March 12th.

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March 3, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - -THANK YOU
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

FLEMINGTON SPEEDWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY PREPARING FOR LARGE PRESENTATION AT 4TH ANNUAL IRCO CREDIT UNION DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW MARCH 6 TO MARCH 12

The 4th Annual IRCO Credit Union Dirt Track Heroes Car Show presented by the NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley is fast approaching. The week long event will open on Sunday, March 6 and continue through Saturday, March 12 at the Phillipsburg Mall located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ. One of the highlights of this grand off season event will be the strong presence of the Flemington Speedway Historical Society. Now in its' second year of existence, the organization has received a warm welcome by the racing fraternity that remembers the many great moments that the famous Hunterdon County "square" provided for over eighty-five years up to its/ closing in the year 2000.

Through the efforts of the Dirt Track Heroes Show organizer Bob Miller, a vacant has been provided for this year's display and event coordinator Wyatt Jacobus and Vice President Mark Harrington have been busy obtaining much memorabilia so that the society can provide a “mini-museum” in its week-long display at the mall.

Included will be a large display of racing programs, photos, and other track related items as well as a large display of race car related parts, including sheet metal, hoods, and driver used items. The society will also be offering membership for fans interested in joining as well as bringing some vintage stock cars for display in the mall. Plans are also underway to bring some Flemington legends to the mall for appearances and future announcements will be forthcoming upon confirmation from drivers. Working in conjunction with Steve and Ed Pados, many of the Flemington stars and legends will be among the more then three-hundred racing celebrities that have agreed to be interviewed during the week long show.

A highlight of the event will be the appearance of the legendary former two-time NASCAR Sportsman Champion "The Flyin Dairy Farmer" Bill Wimble on the Friday of the show. Wimble, who in conjunction with author Lew Boyd at Coastal 181 tells the journey of his storied life in his bestselling book "I'll Never Be Last Again", will be signing and selling the books at the event from 4 PM until 9 PM on the special edition of the show and along with him will be another of the legends of racing as the "Kutztown Komet" Freddy Adam will be co-anchoring the day with his "Life and Times of the Kutztown Komet, Freddy Adam" book that was released in November. Adam will have his books for sale and signing as these two masters of racing converge together at the Phillipsburg Mall stage area.

A special group of legendary racing stars and racing friends will join the pair as Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Gerald Chamberlain, Ronnie Dunstan, Bill Decoster, Tommy Hager, Tighe Scott, Sammy Beavers and Red Coffin will sign autographs and trade numerous fun stories regarding the "Golden Age of Racing" as we remembered it best. With the recently finished Mo Pagni owned and re-crafted USAC Silver Crown race car that was built in the mid 80's serving as the backdrop for this special edition event, the atmosphere of the Mall will be abuzz with these legendary stars of auto racing on hand. The show will continue throughout the evening hours as Ken Brenn Sr, Jimmy Maguire, Hank Rogers and many others from the open wheel ranks of the URC, ARDC, TSRS and Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport Speedways and the Reading Fairgrounds Legends such as Tommy Long, Bobby Braxton, Alan Carter, Bobby Eppiheimer, Curt Weller and many more join in for a star studded evening of racing fun and good times.

The race cars are on display for various reasons. The restored race cars represent the past or as many race fans refer to as the "Golden Era" of racing. While some of the cars in attendance are original works, some of the race cars are replicars, re-created to look much like the racers the legendary drivers drove to glory at one of the many speedways that hosted the events. Those great cars and the saved memories gain much more impact when the fans have the opportunity to chat with many of the drivers who will be making special appearances during the week long event. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake of past glory or racing exploits.

Current day race cars are displayed by race teams to gain for their sponsors additional exposure and create an interest for mall walkers to visit a race track in their area. New cars are displayed for similar reasons, and to also show the new and changing technology of the race cars. You can visit the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show and on any given night, meet the drivers who pilot these four wheel high powered race cars. Many race tracks participate in this event as a way to distribute their schedules for the coming season and meet and greet their loyal fans and hopefully, make some new fans to attend their racing events.

Entries continue to be accepted to display in the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com  web site. Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, vendors and race tracks as well.

For the fourth consecutive year, CARQUEST Gasoline Alley and the Pados Brothers will host the nightly events and interviews along with some guest announcers. Bobby Stull, Joel Murns, Justin Beltrame, Pete Wortman, Nick Leach and Earl Krause have already signed on to play a part in the event. The taping of the show will be on Sunday, March 6th for a two hour span that will be aired the following evening through WALN at: www.walncableradio.com  In 2010, 368 drivers, owners, racing legends and track promoters were interviewed or featured during the nightly activities.

The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

IRCO Community Federal Credit Union remains the lead show sponsor since the event first opened in 2008. More information on IRCO is available at the company's web site at: www.ircocu.com or please contact Greg Collins via e-mail at: gcollins@ircocu.com

For IRCO Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTH98@aol.com or on the web: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.


2011 Fourth Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show
Presented by NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley
Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 6 - (Starting at Noon) - IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony (Stage) - Mo Pagni's Outten Used Car Center Presents - All Tracks and Driver Autograph Session: Highlighting Nazareth And Nazareth National Speedways with Reading, Harmony, Orange County, Hatfield, Dorney Park, Langhorne, Trenton, Flemington, East Windsor, Sanatoga, Moc-A-Tek, Allentown Fairgrounds, Stroudsburg, Mahoning, Mountain
Taping of CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV Show ……..

Monday- March 7 - (6 PM) – Smith Fabrications presents Saluting Stage One Modifieds, ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Kutztown Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts, Marsh Creek and the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium

Tuesday- March 8 - (6 PM) EZ Release Pro Shop Presents Saluting the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring Quarter Midget Clubs: Oaklane, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs

Wednesday- March 9 - (6 PM) - EZ Release Pro Shop Presents New Egypt Speedway and Wall Stadium Night - Saluting the Legends of the East Windsor Speedway - Invite to the Garden State Vintage Racing Club Meet Nick & Pete from New Egypt Speedway

Thursday- March 10 - (6 PM) – Mo Pagni's Outten Used Car Center Presents-Hamlin Speedway, Accord Speedway and Orange County Fair Speedway Night with Salute to the Legends of the Moc-A-Tek Speedway……Invite to Speedway Photographers

Friday - March 11 - (4 p.m.) - EZ Release Pro Shop Presents Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam Book Signings with star panel of driving legends joining them......Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Big Diamond Raceway, ARDC Midgets, URC, TSRS Sprints plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway

Saturday - March 12 - (Noon) - Vertical Telephone Systems Presents Flemington Speedway and Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society. Harmony Speedway and Historical Society

All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session
Saturday - March 12 - (2:30 PM) - Dorney Park and Mahoning Speedways Tribute & Autograph Session organized by Henry Wilt

Napa of the Delaware Valley includes store locations in: Stewartsville, Easton, Nazareth, Hackettstown, Flemington and Clinton.

Special event sponsors include: Smith Fabrications, EZ Release Pro Shop, Vertical Telephone Communications and Choice Hotels

Visit Caffe Europa in the Phillipsburg Mall located between Bon Ton and Sears. Eat In or Take Out. Orders taken at: 908 387 9787

Trivia Questions all week presented by Gaetano'sItalian Restaurant located in Bath, Pennsylvania at the Southmore Golf Course

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change

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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - - THANK YOU
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
Feb. 24, 2011


The Legendary Bill Wimble And Freddy Adam To Do Book Signing For Special Friday Edition Of The IRCO Credit Union 4TH Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show presented by NAPA of the Delaware Valley

The upcoming 4th Annual IRCO sponsored Dirt Track Heroes Show has already signed on an impressive array of top driving talent for the seven days of the spectacular event and now the organizers have taken the show one step further with a special edition of the show taking place on Friday, March 11th at 4 PM. Through the determined efforts of Event Promoter Bob Miller, Coordinators Ed and Steve Pados, IRCO Vice President Greg Collins and Coastal 181, they have collectively arranged for the legendary former two-time NASCAR Sportsman Champion "The Flyin Dairy Farmer" Bill Wimble to make a special appearance at the show on the Friday of the show. Wimble, who in conjunction with author Lew Boyd at Coastal 181 tells the journey of his storied life in his best selling book "I'll Never Be Last Again", will be signing and selling the books at the event from 4 PM until 9 PM on the special edition of the show and along with him will be another of the legends of racing as the "Kutztown Komet" Freddy Adam will be co-anchoring the day with his "Life and Times of the Kutztown Komet, Freddy Adam" book that was released in November. Adam will have his books for sale and signing as these two masters of racing converge together at the Phillipsburg Mall stage area.

A special group of legendary racing stars and racing friends will join the pair as Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Gerald Chamberlain, Ronnie Dunstan, Bill Decoster, Tommy Hager, Tighe Scott, Sammy Beavers and Red Coffin will sign autographs and trade numerous fun stories regarding the "Golden Age of Racing" as we remembered it best. With the the recently finished Mo Pagni owned and re-crafted USAC Silver Crown race car that was built in the mid 80's serving as the backdrop for this special edition event, the atmosphere of the Mall will be abuzz with these legendary stars of auto racing on hand. The show will continue throughout the evening hours as Ken Brenn Sr, Jimmy Maguire, Hank Rogers and many others from the open wheel ranks of the URC, ARDC, TSRS and Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport Speedways and the Reading Fairgrounds Legends such as Tommy Long, Bobby Braxton, Alan Carter, Bobby Eppiheimer, Curt Weller and many more join in for a star studded evening of racing fun and good times.

Bill Wimble resided in upstate New York and that is where he began his journey in racing. After close to twenty years and 250 wins behind the wheel of a race car, Wimble retired from the sport after a horriffic accident at the Lebanon Valley Speedway where he was crowned the speedway champion in 1968 with more than a month remaining in the season. Wimble on to become a very successful businessman and owned more than 25 businesses in his very successful foray into the business world. Wimble was a 14-time track champion at eight different speedways with five of those titles coming at the famous Fonda Fairgrounds. Wimble captured wins at many of the speedways of the day and although he belonged to the NASCAR organization, traveled into the Lehigh Valley area to race at Harmony, Reading, Nazareth, Flemington and Nazareth National Speedways and made his presence known at each speedway where he competed Wimble was the NASCAR Sportman Champion in consecutive seasons in both 1960 and 196, was the New York State champion on five occasions and was the Connecticut State champion twice. Bill was among five additional friends that rescued Marvin Panch from his burning Maserati in 1963 at Daytona and for their heroics received the prestigious Carnegie Bronze Medal for Bravery. Wimble is a member of many Hall of Fames regarding his racing exploits and was honored by AARN as one of the top 25 Modified drivers of all-time. Wimble drove for many owners in his illustrious driving career but most fans will always pair him with the famous Dave McCredy owned, Fred DeCarr wrenched signatured numbered 33 cars of black, white and red paint schemes. Wimble also did a short stint with legendary car owner Paul Deasey of 707 fame.

Freddy Adam is without question one of the most popular drivers to ever steer a race car locally. The name Adam and the Reading Speedway were synonymous with great racing track lore. Adam captured the prestigious National Open at Langhorne in 1964 and was victorious at the Nazareth National Speedway as well. Adam carved out a special niche with his many fans in racing as he was always approachable for an autograph or to chat about his latest racing endeavors. Adam was a star attraction wherever he competed and the list of tracks where he raced proved without question he never shied away from competition anywhere at anytime. Adam was a past champion at the old Hatfield Speedway and was a 20-time career winner at the "Home of Champions" the Reading Fairgrounds. Adam competed for many car owners but the most memorable rides were the Smith 555, the Kresge 777, Bullock 76, the Adam 8 and the Weaver 00. Adam is an integral part of the Reading Fairgrounds Racing Historical Society and attends as many events as possible.

The fourth Annual IRCO Community Federal Credit Union Dirt Track Heroes Car Show presented by NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley thanks everyone at Mo Pagni's Outten Used Car Center for their support of the popular show that is set to return to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2011 with opening day set for Sunday, March 6. The show will continue through Saturday, night, March 12. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ is a popular location for this event and will offer a broad variety of race cars on display throughout the course of the week long show. Last year 122 cars from all divisions of racing filled the Mall space as the past, present and future of racing are highlighted in a week long show that celebrates the love each of us has found in attending races and meeting so many good people associated with the sport. With an exciting schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to "over flow" the Phillipsburg Mall. This event is a Mall favorite and one of the leading attractions, drawing record crowds for the week-long event.

The race cars are on display for various reasons. The restored race cars represent the past or as many race fans refer to as the "Golden Era" of racing. While some of the cars in attendance are original works, some of the race cars are replicars, re-created to look much like the racers the legendary drivers drove to glory at one of the many speedways that hosted the events. Those great cars and the saved memories gain much more impact when the fans have the opportunity to chat with many of the drivers who will be making special appearances during the week long event. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake of past glory or racing exploits.

Current day race cars are displayed by race teams to gain for their sponsors additional exposure and create an interest for mall walkers to visit a race track in their area. New cars are displayed for similar reasons, and to also show the new and changing technology of the race cars. You can visit the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show and on any given night, meet the drivers who pilot these four wheel high powered race cars. Many race tracks participate in this event as a way to distribute their schedules for the coming season and meet and greet their loyal fans and hopefully, make some new fans to attend their racing events.

Entries continue to be accepted to display in the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com  web site. Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, vendors and race tracks as well.

In previous events, cars that were on display include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, URC Sprints, Late Models, go-karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. Several race tracks will also use this event as an opportunity to get the word out on their up-coming 2011 racing season. New Egypt, Grandview, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Kutztown, Borger's and Snydersville will again be involved in the 2011 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night set aside for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the area.

For the fourth consecutive year, CARQUEST Gasoline Alley and the Pados Brothers will host the nightly events and interviews along with some guest announcers. Bobby Stull, Joel Murns, Justin Beltrame, Pete Wortman, Nick Leach and Earl Krause have already signed on to play a part in the event. The taping of the show will be on Sunday, March 6th for a two hour span that will be aired the following evening through WALN at: www.walncableradio.com  In 2010, 368 drivers, owners, racing legends and track promoters were interviewed or featured during the nightly activities.

The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

IRCO Community Federal Credit Union remains the lead show sponsor since the event first opened in 2008. More information on IRCO is available at the company's web site at: www.ircocu.com  or please contact Greg Collins via e-mail at: gcollins@ircocu.com
 
For IRCO Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTH98@aol.com or on the web: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.

And don't forget, the sister event to the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is the wildly popular and established 26th Annual Reading Eagle-WEEU 830 AM Racing Legends Reunion & Car Show, set for the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, PA February 20-26, 2011. For additional information on the Racing Legends event, contact Brett Deyo by phone at 845.728.2781 or via e-mail at Deyo99H@aol.com.  In 2010, Brett Deyo assumed the role of show organizer working with event founder Bob Miller.

Both events offer race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2011 racing season.




2011 Fourth Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

Presented by NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley

Schedule of Events


Sunday- March 6 - (Starting at Noon) - IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony (Stage) - Mo Pagni's Outten Used Car Center Presents - All Tracks and Driver Autograph Session: Highlighting Nazareth And Nazareth National Speedways with Reading, Harmony, Orange County, Hatfield, Dorney Park, Langhorne, Trenton, Flemington, East Windsor, Sanatoga, Moc-A-Tek, Allentown Fairgrounds, Stroudsburg, Mahoning, Mountain
Taping of CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV Show ……..

Monday- March 7 - (6 PM) – Smith Fabrications presents Saluting Stage One Modifieds, ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Kutztown Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts, Marsh Creek and the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium

Tuesday- March 8 - (6 PM) EZ Release Pro Shop Presents Saluting the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring Quarter Midget Clubs: Oaklane, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs

Wednesday- March 9 - (6 PM) - EZ Release Pro Shop Presents New Egypt Speedway and Wall Stadium Night - Saluting the Legends of the East Windsor Speedway - Invite to the Garden State Vintage Racing Club

Thursday- March 10 - (6 PM) – Mo Pagni's Outten Used Car Center Presents-Hamlin Speedway, Accord Speedway and Orange County Fair Speedway Night with Salute to the Legends of the Moc-A-Tek Speedway……Invite to Speedway Photographers

Friday - March 11 - (4 p.m.) - EZ Release Pro Shop Presents Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam Book Signings with star panel of driving legends joining them......Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Big Diamond Raceway, ARDC Midgets, URC, TSRS Sprints plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway

Saturday - March 12 - (Noon) - Vertical Telephone Systems Presents Flemington Speedway and Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society. Harmony Speedway and Historical Society

All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session

Saturday - March 12 - (2:30 PM) - Dorney Park and Mahoning Speedways Tribute & Autograph Session organized by Henry Wilt



Napa of the Delaware Valley includes store locations in: Stewartsville, Easton, Nazareth, Hackettstown, Flemington and Clinton.

Special event sponsors include: Smith Fabrications, EZ Release Pro Shop, Vertical Telephone Communications, Fred's Trailer Parts and Choice Hotels

Visit Caffe Europa in the Phillipsburg Mall located between Bon Ton and Sears. Eat In or Take Out. Orders taken at: 908 387 9787

Trivia Questions all week presented by Gaetano'sItalian Restaurant located in Bath, Pennsylvania at the Southmore Golf Course

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change

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News

 Feb. 22, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - - THANK YOU
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456



Mo Pagni's Outten Used Car Center Signs On As Two Night Sponsor For 4TH Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show



Mo Pagni is not only a successful businessman in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania but has enjoyed a lifetime of love for auto racing and through that love and commitment to his passion with racing has been instrumental in the restoration of race cars, most namely the Budd Olsen ZERO machine constructed at the Lowden Shops in Pennsylvania. With the upcoming 4th Annual IRCO sponsored Dirt Track Heroes Show, Pagni will once again take center stage with a totally re-crafted USAC Silver Crown race car that was built in the mid 80's. After purchasing the car from Patrick Bruns in Indiana, Pagni took the somewhat down trodden race car to former Nazareth racing star Freddy Sabatine's race shop for the complete re-do. Sabatine took the car down to the bare frame and piece by piece has meticulously rebuilt the entire race car to better than showroom condition. The project has been a long time in the making but to do something correctly, Pagni spared no expense to have the race car re-created to his liking and perfection. The car has just returned from the Cos Shops for the lettering and graphic process work and Pagni is putting the final touches on the car in order for the car to be unveiled at the Dirt Track Heroes Show starting on March 6th.

Mo Pagni's Outten Used Car Center has been a mainstay business in South Allentown area for more than 20 years and Mo has coined the phrase "Stop Dreamin, Start Driving" as the experts at Mo Pagni's will find the car of your desire and place you into the driver's seat. Bad Credit, No Credit? Let the Pagni Team take car of a problem you may have in obtaining credit for as long as you have a steady income, a potential car owner can be approved for financing in seconds. Mo Pagni's Outten Used Car Center has provided credit solutions for more than 20 years with their in-house financing and is the place where you can start re-building your credit today. Mo Pagni's is located at 1902 South Fourth Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania and the phone number to reach them is: 610 791 7912. The website is: www.moes.outtencars.com  Sales are always brisk at the dealership and an extensive inventory of Quality Used Cars in on site at all times. The website has featured specials at all times and all cars are PA State inspected, emissions inspected, professionally detailed and offered for sale only when they meet the highest standards of safety. With honesty and integrity, Mo Pagni looks forward to earning the privilege of your business.

The fourth Annual IRCO Community Federal Credit Union Dirt Track Heroes Car Show presented by NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley thanks everyone at Mo Pagni's Outten Used Car Center for their support of the popular show that is set to return to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2011 with opening day set for Sunday, March 6. The show will continue through Saturday, night, March 12. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ is a popular location for this event and will offer a broad variety of race cars on display throughout the course of the week long show. Last year 122 cars from all divisions of racing filled the Mall space as the past, present and future of racing are highlighted in a week long show that celebrates the love each of us has found in attending races and meeting so many good people associated with the sport. With an exciting schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to "over flow" the Phillipsburg Mall. This event is a Mall favorite and one of the leading attractions, drawing record crowds for the week-long event.

The race cars are on display for various reasons. The restored race cars represent the past or as many race fans refer to as the "Golden Era" of racing. While some of the cars in attendance are original works, some of the race cars are replicars, re-created to look much like the racers the legendary drivers drove to glory at one of the many speedways that hosted the events. Those great cars and the saved memories gain much more impact when the fans have the opportunity to chat with many of the drivers who will be making special appearances during the week long event. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake of past glory or racing exploits.

Current day race cars are displayed by race teams to gain for their sponsors additional exposure and create an interest for mall walkers to visit a race track in their area. New cars are displayed for similar reasons, and to also show the new and changing technology of the race cars. You can visit the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show and on any given night, meet the drivers who pilot these four wheel high powered race cars. Many race tracks participate in this event as a way to distribute their schedules for the coming season and meet and greet their loyal fans and hopefully, make some new fans to attend their racing events.

Hall of Fame driver Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn and the builder of the Harmony Speedway will be at the Mall on special nights to sign autographs and to talk about the 46 seasons he spent behind the wheel of a high powered Modified. His Grandson David will have the family hot rod in the show and will be part of the New Egypt Speedway night at the Mall. From the Flemington group Stan "The Man" Ploski, Sammy Beavers, Kenny Brenn and Billy Pauch will be part of the week long event and "The Everett Express" Gerald Chamberlain will be at the show Friday and Saturday and "The Kutztown Komet" Freddy Adam will be part of Friday's Show. URC will have representation from talented Jonathan Swanson, Mark Bitner and his Bitner Automotive and Performance sponsored sprinter and up and coming local talent Chris Weiss. Stephanie Stevens, Bill Case and Jeff Schall will be part of the TSRS contingent and Miss TSRS Arynne Moody will make an appearance on Friday night March 11th. "The Negotiator" Ricky Yetter will possibly have both of his race cars on display as the Wilson Boro resident prepares for not only a big season in racing but is running for District Court Judge as well. The show will kick-off with a tribute to the Nazareth and Nazareth National Speedways along with all race tracks and some of the racing great expected to be on hand include Tom Hager, Richard Marinelli, George Wambold, Bob Rossell, Red Coffin, Tighe Scott, Richie Smith, Del Buss, Randy Bok, Danny Huston, Bill Wilson, Gary Grim, Rich Yetter, Leroy Amy and many many more.

Entries continue to be accepted to display in the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com  web site. Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, vendors and race tracks as well.

In previous events, cars that were on display include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, URC Sprints, Late Models, go-karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. Several race tracks will also use this event as an opportunity to get the word out on their up-coming 2011 racing season. New Egypt, Grandview, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Kutztown, Borger's and Snydersville will again be involved in the 2011 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night set aside for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the area.

For the fourth consecutive year, CARQUEST Gasoline Alley and the Pados Brothers will host the nightly events and interviews along with some guest announcers. Bobby Stull, Joel Murns, Justin Beltrame, Pete Wortman, Nick Leach and Earl Krause have already signed on to play a part in the event. The taping of the show will be on Sunday, March 6th for a two hour span that will be aired the following evening through WALN at: www.walncableradio.com  In 2010, 368 drivers, owners, racing legends and track promoters were interviewed or featured during the nightly activities.

The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

IRCO Community Federal Credit Union remains the lead show sponsor since the event first opened in 2008. More information on IRCO is available at the company's web site at: www.ircocu.com  or please contact Greg Collins via e-mail at: gcollins@ircocu.com

For IRCO Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTH98@aol.com  or on the web: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.

And don't forget, the sister event to the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is the wildly popular and established 26th Annual Reading Eagle-WEEU 830 AM Racing Legends Reunion & Car Show, set for the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, PA February 20-26, 2011. For additional information on the Racing Legends event, contact Brett Deyo by phone at 845.728.2781 or via e-mail at Deyo99H@aol.com . In 2010, Brett Deyo assumed the role of show organizer working with event founder Bob Miller.


Both events offer race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2011 racing season.

2011 Fourth Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

Presented by NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley

Schedule of Events


Sunday- March 6 - (Starting at Noon) - IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony (Stage) - Mo Pagni's Outten Used Car Center Presents - All Tracks and Driver Autograph Session: Highlighting Nazareth And Nazareth National Speedways with Reading, Harmony, Orange County, Hatfield, Dorney Park, Langhorne, Trenton, Flemington, East Windsor, Sanatoga, Moc-A-Tek, Allentown Fairgrounds, Stroudsburg, Mahoning, Mountain
Taping of CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV Show ……..

Monday- March 7 - (6 PM) – Smith Fabrications presents Saluting Stage One Modifieds, ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Kutztown Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts, Marsh Creek and the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium

Tuesday- March 8 - (6 PM) EZ Release Pro Shop Presents Saluting the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring Quarter Midget Clubs: Oaklane, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs

Wednesday- March 9 - (6 PM) - EZ Release Pro Shop Presents New Egypt Speedway and Wall Stadium Night - Saluting the Legends of the East Windsor Speedway - Invite to the Garden State Vintage Racing Club

Thursday- March 10 - (6 PM) – Mo Pagni's Outten Used Car Center Presents-Hamlin Speedway, Accord Speedway and Orange County Fair Speedway Night with Salute to the Legends of the Moc-A-Tek Speedway……Invite to Speedway Photographers

Friday - March 11 - (6 p.m.) - EZ Release Pro Shop Presents Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Big Diamond Raceway, ARDC Midgets, URC, TSRS Sprints plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway

Saturday - March 12 - (Noon) - Vertical Telephone Systems Presents Flemington Speedway and Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society. Harmony Speedway and Historical Society

All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session

Saturday - March 12 - (2:30 PM) - Dorney Park and Mahoning Speedways Tribute & Autograph Session organized by Henry Wilt

Napa of the Delaware Valley includes store locations in: Stewartsville, Easton, Nazareth, Hackettstown, Flemington and Clinton.

Special event sponsors include: Smith Fabrications, EZ Release Pro Shop, Vertical Telephone Communications, Fred's Trailer Parts and Choice Hotels

Visit Caffe Europa in the Phillipsburg Mall located between Bon Ton and Sears. Eat In or Take Out. Orders taken at: 908 387 9787

Trivia Questions all week presented by Gaetano's Italian Restaurant located in Bath, Pennsylvania at the Southmore Golf Course

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change

News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News

Feb. 21, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - - THANK YOU
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456



Smith Fabrications Signs On As Sponsor For 4TH Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show



The Smith name in local racing circles is synonymous with an abundance of great racing talent that remains very much intact today with the third generations cars carrying on the family heritage. Father Roy Smith was a pioneer on local short tracks within the Tri-State area and had many top talents driving his signature numbered 555 race cars to many wins or top finishes with driver such as Freddy Adam, Bobby Bottcher, Billy Tanzosh and son Richie at the controls. Just as Roy was a pioneer in the golden era of racing, his son Richie has been a pioneer in the modern era of racing as the current trend for smaller race cars has spawned a new generation of race cars and Smith has been at the cutting edge in the development and technology of his entry into the racing wars with his Stage One Modified division. The exciting smaller scale version of the popular Modified designs of today spring to life at the Smith Fabrication shops located in Kunkletown, Pennsylvania. "Rapid Rich" has been producing the race cars since 2007 and the popularity of his neat looking creations took the Stage One Tour to many venues last season in the Northeast. Touting affordability and safety as the main selling points, the race car is priced at under $10,000.00 and gives the weekend racer the opportunity to go out and have some great fun while not taking away from the family budget through exorbitant costs of the race car's components. On the race track, the speedy little bombs create all of the excitement the small car divisions provide today and the competition is kept close due to the fact each car is constructed by the Professionals at the Smith Fabrication shops.

Richie Smith was a 17-time winner at the former Nazareth Speedway half mile oval and saw the need for the type of race car he is constructing. With a successful racing background, the Smith Team will be at the IRCO sponsored Dirt Track Heroes Show at the Phillipsburg Mall from March 6th to the 12th to answer any questions regarding the Stage One Modifieds and the exciting future ahead for the class. Smith Fabrications is located at 5097 Silver Spring Road in Kunkletown, Pennsylvania and the phone number to reach them is: 610 462 4302. The Website is: www.smithfabrications.com 

The fourth Annual IRCO Community Federal Credit Union Dirt Track Heroes Car Show presented by NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley thanks everyone at Smith Fabrications for their support of the popular show that is set to return to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2011 with opening day set for Sunday, March 6. The show will continue through Saturday, night, March 12. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ is a popular location for this event and will offer a broad variety of race cars on display throughout the course of the week long show. Last year 122 cars from all divisions of racing filled the Mall space as the past, present and future of racing are highlighted in a week long show that celebrates the love each of us has found in attending races and meeting so many good people associated with the sport. With an exciting schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to "over flow" the Phillipsburg Mall. This event is a Mall favorite and one of the leading attractions, drawing record crowds for the week-long event.

The race cars are on display for various reasons. The restored race cars represent the past or as many race fans refer to as the "Golden Era" of racing. While some of the cars in attendance are original works, some of the race cars are replicars, re-created to look much like the racers the legendary drivers drove to glory at one of the many speedways that hosted the events. Those great cars and the saved memories gain much more impact when the fans have the opportunity to chat with many of the drivers who will be making special appearances during the week long event. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake of past glory or racing exploits.

Current day race cars are displayed by race teams to gain for their sponsors additional exposure and create an interest for mall walkers to visit a race track in their area. New cars are displayed for similar reasons, and to also show the new and changing technology of the race cars. You can visit the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show and on any given night, meet the drivers who pilot these four wheel high powered race cars. Many race tracks participate in this event as a way to distribute their schedules for the coming season and meet and greet their loyal fans and hopefully, make some new fans to attend their racing events.

Hall of Fame driver Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn and the builder of the Harmony Speedway will be at the Mall on special nights to sign autographs and to talk about the 46 seasons he spent behind the wheel of a high powered Modified. His Grandson David will have the family hot rod in the show and will be part of the New Egypt Speedway night at the Mall. From the Flemington group Stan "The Man" Ploski, Sammy Beavers, Kenny Brenn and Billy Pauch will be part of the week long event and "The Everett Express" Gerald Chamberlain will be at the show Friday and Saturday and "The Kutztown Komet" Freddy Adam will be part of Friday's Show. URC will have representation from talented Jonathan Swanson, Mark Bitner and his Bitner Automotive and Performance sponsored sprinter and up and coming local talent Chris Weiss. Stephanie Stevens, Bill Case and Jeff Schall will be part of the TSRS contingent and Miss TSRS Arynne Moody will make an appearance on Friday night March 11th. "The Negotiator" Ricky Yetter will possibly have both of his race cars on display as the Wilson Boro resident prepares for not only a big season in racing but is running for District Court Judge as well. The show will kick-off with a tribute to the Nazareth and Nazareth National Speedways along with all race tracks and some of the racing great expected to be on hand include Tom Hager, Richard Marinelli, George Wambold, Bob Rossell, Red Coffin, Tighe Scott, Richie Smith, Del Buss, Randy Bok, Danny Huston, Bill Wilson, Gary Grim, Rich Yetter, Leroy Amy and many many more.

Entries continue to be accepted to display in the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com  web site. Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, vendors and race tracks as well.

In previous events, cars that were on display include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, URC Sprints, Late Models, go-karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. Several race tracks will also use this event as an opportunity to get the word out on their up-coming 2011 racing season. New Egypt, Grandview, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Kutztown, Borger's and Snydersville will again be involved in the 2011 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night set aside for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the area.

For the fourth consecutive year, CARQUEST Gasoline Alley and the Pados Brothers will host the nightly events and interviews along with some guest announcers. Bobby Stull, Joel Murns, Justin Beltrame, Pete Wortman, Nick Leach and Earl Krause have already signed on to play a part in the event. The taping of the show will be on Sunday, March 6th for a two hour span that will be aired the following evening through WALN at: www.walncableradio.com  In 2010, 368 drivers, owners, racing legends and track promoters were interviewed or featured during the nightly activities.

The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

IRCO Community Federal Credit Union remains the lead show sponsor since the event first opened in 2008. More information on IRCO is available at the company's web site at: www.ircocu.com  or please contact Greg Collins via e-mail at: gcollins@ircocu.com

For IRCO Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTH98@aol.com or on the web: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.

And don't forget, the sister event to the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is the wildly popular and established 26th Annual Reading Eagle-WEEU 830 AM Racing Legends Reunion & Car Show, set for the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, PA February 20-26, 2011. For additional information on the Racing Legends event, contact Brett Deyo by phone at 845.728.2781 or via e-mail at Deyo99H@aol.com. In 2010, Brett Deyo assumed the role of show organizer working with event founder Bob Miller.

Both events offer race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2011 racing season.

2011 Fourth Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show
Presented by NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley

Schedule of Events



Sunday- March 6 - (Starting at Noon) - IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony (Stage) - All Tracks and Driver Autograph Session: Highlighting Nazareth

And Nazareth National Speedways with Reading, Harmony, Orange County, Hatfield, Dorney Park, Langhorne, Trenton, Flemington, East Windsor, Sanatoga, Moc-A-Tek, Allentown Fairgrounds, Stroudsburg, Mahoning, Mountain
Taping of CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV Show ……..

Monday- March 7 - (6 PM) – Smith Fabrications presents Saluting Stage One Modifieds, ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Kutztown Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts, Marsh Creek and the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium

Tuesday- March 8 - (6 PM) EZ Release Pro Shop Presents Saluting the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring Quarter Midget Clubs: Oaklane, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs

Wednesday- March 9 - (6 PM) - EZ Release Pro Shop Presents New Egypt Speedway and Wall Stadium Night - Saluting the Legends of the East Windsor Speedway - Invite to the Garden State Vintage Racing Club

Thursday- March 10 - (6 PM) – Hamlin Speedway, Accord Speedway and Orange County Fair Speedway Night with Salute to the Legends of the Moc-A-Tek Speedway……Invite to Speedway Photographers

Friday - March 11 - (6 p.m.) - EZ Release Pro Shop Presents Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Big Diamond Raceway, ARDC Midgets, URC, TSRS Sprints plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway

Saturday - March 12 - (Noon) - Vertical Telephone Systems Presents Flemington Speedway and Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society. Harmony Speedway and Historical Society

All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session

Saturday - March 12 - (2:30 PM) - Dorney Park and Mahoning Speedways Tribute & Autograph Session organized by Henry Wilt

Napa of the Delaware Valley includes store locations in: Stewartsville, Easton, Nazareth, Hackettstown, Flemington and Clinton.

Special event sponsors include: Smith Fabrications, EZ Release Pro Shop, Vertical Telephone Communications, Fred's Trailer Parts and Choice Hotels

Visit Caffe Europa in the Phillipsburg Mall located between Bon Ton and Sears. Eat In or Take Out. Orders taken at: 908 387 9787

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

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Feb. 20, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - - THANK YOU
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456

CAFFE EUROPA WELCOMES RACE FANS TO THE PHILLIPSBURG MALL FOR THE 4TH ANNUAL IRCO CREDIT UNION DIRT TRACK HEROES & CAR SHOW presented by NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley

The 4th Annual IRCO Credit Union Dirt Track Heroes & Car Show presented by NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley will take over the Phillipsburg Mall the week of March 6 to 12. As in past event, race cars from the past, present and future of local dirt track racing will fill the Mall. Caffe Europa, located in the Phillipsburg Mall between Bon Ton and Sears will be the official restaurant of the show offering a wide variety of Brick Oven Pizza, Stromboli, Calzone, Gourmet Wraps and Specialty Panini. Their fresh wraps and focaccia are made on the premises daily and without any preservatives or additives. Plenty of seating is available in this quaint, tastefully decorated corner of the Phillipsburg Mall. You may dine in or take out your selections.

The 2011 event has a continued strong focus on the great memories of the past with a countless amount or restored race cars already registered for the show. The nightly activities will take place on the stage, to be located in the FINISH LINE Store located between Bon-Ton and Sears. Plenty of seating will be provided so you may better enjoy the more then one-hundred and twenty-five racing celebrity interviews that will take place during the show. Of special interest, racing great Freddy Adam, best known at the "Kutztown Comet" will be at the show Friday night to do a book signing.

Special events and activities are in the final planning stages.

A limited amount of space is still available if you would like to participate as a vendor or to display your race car. Please contact Donna Miller for more details by calling 443- 513-4456.


2011 Fourth Annual IRCO CREDIT UNION Dirt Track Heroes Car Show
Schedule of Events by presented by. . . .NAPA of the Delaware Valley

Sunday- March 6 - (Starting at Noon) - IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony (Stage) - All Tracks and Driver Autograph Session: Highlighting Nazareth
And Nazareth National Speedways with Reading, Harmony, Orange County, Hatfield, Dorney Park, Langhorne, Trenton, Flemington, East Windsor, Sanatoga, Moc-A-Tek, Allentown Fairgrounds, Stroudsburg, Mahoning, Mountain
Taping of CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV Show ……..

Monday- March 7 - (6 PM) – Presented by Smith Fabrications-Saluting Stage One Modifieds, ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Kutztown Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts, Marsh Creek and the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium

Tuesday- March 8 - (6 PM)-Presented by EZ Release Pro Shop- Saluting the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring Quarter Midget Clubs: Oaklane, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs

Wednesday- March 9 - (6 PM) – Presented by EZ Release Pro Shop-New Egypt Speedway and Wall Stadium Night - Saluting the Legends of the East Windsor Speedway - Invite to the Garden State Vintage Racing Club

Thursday- March 10 - (6 PM) – Presented by EZ Release Pro Shop-Hamlin Speedway, Accord Speedway and Orange County Fair Speedway Night with Salute to the Legends of the Moc-A-Tek Speedway……Invite to Speedway Photographers

Friday - March 11 - (6 p.m.) - Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview
Speedway, Big Diamond Raceway, ARDC Midgets, URC plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway. Freddy Adam Book signing.

Saturday - March 12 - (Noon) – Presented by Vertical Telephone Systems- Flemington Speedway and Flemington Speedway Historical Society. Harmony Speedway and Historical Society
All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session
Saturday - March 12 - (2:30 PM) - Dorney Park and Mahoning Speedways Tribute & Autograph Session organized by Henry Wilt

NAPA of the Delaware Valley includes store locations in: Stewartsville, Easton, Nazareth, Hackettstown, Flemington & Clinton
Special event sponsors include: Smith Fabrications, EZ Release Pro Shop, Vertical Telephone Communications, Fred's Trailer Parts and Choice Hotels.

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 AM .-6 PM, Monday-Saturday 10 AM.-9 PM. -
*Schedule subject to change

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Feb. 19, 2011

CARQUEST GASOLINE ALLEY NEWS

Allentown, PA: CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show Returns To 4th Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Event On March 6th With Two Hour Show
By:Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The extremely popular CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show confirmed today their award winning show will help kick off the 4th Annual IRCO Community Federal Credit Union sponsored Dirt Track Heroes event that is set to open on March 6th and run until March 12th at the Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.
Co-Hosts Ed and Steve Pados will open the Mall festivities with a two hour edition of their show on Sunday, March 6th that will air on March 7th the following evening in edited form from 6 to 8 PM on channels 103 and 137 and with a webcast internet video feed. The Pados Brothers coined the phrase "the past, present and future" of racing when they first hit the airwaves back in 2002 and have been serving the racing community for eight years and are well noted for their much acclaimed "theme" show format with their novel approach and exciting look at the past, present and future of the short track motorsports world. To date, the Gang has hosted 512 editions of their show and have hosted 300 shows since joining forces with the party channel at WALN Digital Cable and "Happy Jack" Burns on Channels 103 and 137. The show is also run as a tape delayed edition on Channel 50 at 11 PM. Their popular show has reached across the international borders with links in many countries as well throughout the United States and the Gang has interviewed more than 7,000 drivers, owners, engine builders, promoters and trophy girls along the way.

The first three editions of the popular Mall show have been an overwhelming success and the excitement level has been extremely high in the early stages of the 2011 registration for the upcoming event. The event bonds many familiar faces from the past years of the golden era racing to match up with today's current superstars and the future of the sport with the stars of tomorrow in a jam packed week long show offering that is absolutely free to the public. Legendary racing names from the past including Ken Brenn, Carl "Fuzzy' Van Horn, Jimmy Maguire, Sammy Beavers, Tommy Hager, Stan "The Man" Ploski, "Rapid" Richie Smith, Gerald Chamberlain, Bill Wilson, Leroy Amey, Scott Kania, Ray Liss, Red Coffin, George Wambold, Wilbur Force, Tighe Scott and Mares Stellfox to name just a few expected to take part in the week long show with each day of the show focusing on another popular aspect of the racing community. The nostalgia racing groups from Reading, Flemington, Tri State, Nazareth, Dorney Park and Harmony Speedways are expected to be front and center to display their vast collections of racing memorabilia from those memorable days of racing when one didn't have to travel out of the greater Lehigh Valley to witness the great competition that took place on those famous speedways that may be gone from the landscape but never forgotten from our treasured memories. Show co-host Ed Pados made this observation, "My Brother Steve and I look forward to this great gathering of racing personalities with this week long show. While most of us do not see each other on a daily basis, this event is the universal melting pot to greet friends, shake hands, tell stories and enjoy a great fellowship of camaraderie within the racing community". He further added, "It takes many people to bring a show like this together and truly the best in the business spearhead and accomplish this mission with Bob and Donna Miller, Greg Collins, my brother Steve and all of the car owners, drivers, speedways, nostalgia groups and fans providing the labor and the inspiration for a show of this magnitude".

Joining the Pados Brothers will be longtime popular Borger's Speedway announcer Bobby Stull, Accord Speedway co-announcer and Orange County Fair Speedway announcer Joel Murns and former Lake Mocatek Speedway co-announcer Justin Beltrame to conduct the nightly interview sessions. Guest announcers for the week long show include Wall Stadium announcer Earl Krause and New Egypt Speedway's Pete Wortman and Nick Leach. Invitations to all of the speedways in the immediate area have been sent out with favorable responses being returned as to each speedway's participation on their respective evening. CARQUEST Auto Stores, WALN Studios, Gaetano's Restaurant, Mo Pagni's Outten Used Cars, Accord Speedway, Hamlin Speedway, Urban Force Racing, HigFab, Supply Wagon Rentals, Mammana's Automotive, S&S Speedways, Ralph's Radiators, Due's Automotive, Persa's Auto Repair, Jeff's Automotive, Mark Gray Automotive, Jeff's CARS, Martocci's Automotive, PR Performance and GA Motorsports Media have lent their assistance for the TV Show taping for the listening and viewing racing audiences. Miss WALN Cable Radio, Vicky Kidd, will be on hand on March 6th signing autographs and joining in with the driver interviews.

Additionally, collectibles, novelties, racing videos and driver's action and still racing pictures will be on sale throughout the week long show. The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show will once again be offering a fabulous souvenir T-Shirt and program book.

Race teams seeking to register their race cars for the event should go to the website at: www.thunderonthehillracingsseries.com  The show flyer and entry form is located on the main page. This event provides a golden opportunity for race teams and their sponsors to receive mainstream exposure from the record number of fans who will be visiting the show. Last year more than 90,000 visitors came through the doors for the show. A nominal fee of $25.00 covers the insurance for the week. IRCO Community Federal Credit Union has been the lead sponsor of the Dirt Track Heroes event since its inception in 2008. To find out more about IRCO and their outstanding list of services, visit the company's website at: www.ircocu.com  or contact Greg Collins at: gcollins@ircocu.com

CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Radio/Internet Show continues its outstanding line-up of talented guests with each week's edition of the show. The Show's programming on WALN Digital Cable Radio, Internet is set at: www.walncableradio.com  for the Audio portion and mogulus.com/walncableradio  http://mogulus.com/walncableradio  for the video portion. The Show is available on Service Electric Digital Cable TV, Channels 103, and 137 and is live from 6 to 8 PM and later tape delayed on Channel 50 at 11 PM.

Join the Pados Brothers, Ed and Steve, each day and evening as the Phillipsburg Mall becomes abuzz with racing excitement once again as the 4th Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes show kicks off on March 6th and runs until March 12th.


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Feb. 19, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - -THANK YOU
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456

ALL TIME RACING GREAT GERALD CHAMBERLAIN PLANS MARCH 11 & 12 VISIT TO THE IRCO CREDIT UNION DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW PRESENTED BY NAPA of the DELAWARE VALLEY

The 4th Annual IRCO Credit Union Dirt Track Heroes Car Show presented by NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley is fast approaching and set to open on Sunday, March 6 at the Phillipsburg Mall, Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ. The show will continue through Saturday, March 12. Nightly events are staged and the mall will be filled with race cars from the past, present and future of short track auto racing. All time racing great, "The Everett Express" Gerald Chamberlain will take part in the event saluting such great tracks as Reading, Nazareth and Flemington. Chamberlain will make the drive from Western Pennsylvania to be at the Phillipsburg, NJ Mall on Friday night, March 11 and Saturday, March 12.

Plenty of activities are planned for each night and a huge display of restored race cars and racing memorabilia will be available for viewing.

The IRCO Credit Union returns as the event sponsor for the fourth consecutive year. Greg Collins representing IRCO Credit Union has a soft spot for our sport as he is an avid race fan. Greg encourages you to visit the IRCO website at: www.ircocu.com or contact him directly at gcollins@ircocu.com.

The NAPA stores of the Delaware Valley including locations in Stewartsville, Easton, Nazareth, Hackettstown, Flemington & Clinton will have their banners proudly displayed at the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. John Niles, Area Manager/Wind Gap East commented, "We are thrilled to be part of the show, and as a group support motorsports enthusiasts from throughout the area. We employ racers, ex-racers, and car enthusiasts in every location, and we continue to follow motorsports on every level".

The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer an event souvenir program book and shirt. Space is still available to display your race car, organization or to participate as a vendor. For additional information, please contact Donna Miller at 443-513-4456.

And don't forget, the sister event to the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is the 26th Annual Reading Eagle-WEEU 830 AM Racing Legends Reunion & Car Show, set for the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, PA February 20-26, 2011. For additional information on the Racing Legends event, contact Brett Deyo by phone at 845.728.2781 or via e-mail at Deyo99H@aol.com. In 2010, Brett Deyo assumed the role of show organizer working with event founder Bob Miller.

2011 Fourth Annual IRCO CREDIT UNION Dirt Track Heroes Car Show
Schedule of Events by presented by. . . .NAPA of the Delaware Valley

Sunday- March 6 - (Starting at Noon) - IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony (Stage) - All Tracks and Driver Autograph Session: Highlighting Nazareth
And Nazareth National Speedways with Reading, Harmony, Orange County, Hatfield, Dorney Park, Langhorne, Trenton, Flemington, East Windsor, Sanatoga, Moc-A-Tek, Allentown Fairgrounds, Stroudsburg, Mahoning, Mountain
Taping of CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV Show ……..

Monday- March 7 - (6 PM) – Presented by Smith Fabrications-Saluting Stage One Modifieds, ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Kutztown Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts, Marsh Creek and the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium

Tuesday- March 8 - (6 PM)-Presented by EZ Release Pro Shop- Saluting the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring Quarter Midget Clubs: Oaklane, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs

Wednesday- March 9 - (6 PM) – Presented by EZ Release Pro Shop-New Egypt Speedway and Wall Stadium Night - Saluting the Legends of the East Windsor Speedway - Invite to the Garden State Vintage Racing Club

Thursday- March 10 - (6 PM) – Presented by EZ Release Pro Shop-Hamlin Speedway, Accord Speedway and Orange County Fair Speedway Night with Salute to the Legends of the Moc-A-Tek Speedway……Invite to Speedway Photographers

Friday - March 11 - (6 p.m.) - Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview
Speedway, Big Diamond Raceway, ARDC Midgets, URC plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway

Saturday - March 12 - (Noon) – Presented by Vertical Telephone Systems- Flemington Speedway and Flemington Speedway Historical Society. Harmony Speedway and Historical Society
All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session
Saturday - March 12 - (2:30 PM) - Dorney Park and Mahoning Speedways Tribute & Autograph Session organized by Henry Wilt

NAPA of the Delaware Valley includes store locations in: Stewartsville, Easton, Nazareth, Hackettstown, Flemington & Clinton
Special event sponsors include: Smith Fabrications, EZ Release Pro Shop, Vertical Telephone Communications, Fred's Trailer Parts and Choice Hotels.


Mall Hours: Sunday 11 AM .-6 PM, Monday-Saturday 10 AM.-9 PM. -
*Schedule subject to change

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Feb. 17, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - -THANK YOU
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443-513-4456

NAPA WIND GAP EAST JOINS IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL MARCH 6 -12

The IRCO Credit Union Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will return to the Phillipsburg Mall located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ with opening day set for Sunday, March 6. 2011 marks the fourth annual event of this week long show that will run through March 12. IRCO Credit Union has retained the position as event title sponsor since the show began in 2008. The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is dedicated to the memory of many of the fallen speedways such as Flemington, Harmony, Nazareth, Dorney Park, Reading and East Windsor. Various race cars from the past, present and future of dirt track racing will fill the Phillipsburg Mall. NAPA Auto Parts of Wind Gap East, encompassing NAPA stores in Stewartsville, Easton, Nazareth, Hackettstown, Flemington and Clinton have signed on as an associate sponsor of this wildly popular show. John Niles, Area Manager of NAPA Wind Gap East commented, "We're thrilled to be part of this event and look forward to an exciting week of meeting new race fans and expanding our customer base".

NAPA Auto Parts will be visible throughout the show with banners, flyers and even a NAPA Auto Parts truck positioned in the show. As IRCO Credit Union sets the pace as the event lead sponsor, NAPA Wind Gap East joins as an associate sponsor. This event offers nightly event sponsors to include Smith Fabrications, EZ Release Pro Shop, Vertical Telephone Communications, Fred's Trailer Parts and even Choice Hotels.

There is plenty to see at this event and the show is absolutely free. The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will operation during regular Mall hours, Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer an event souvenir program book and shirt. IRCO Community Federal Credit Union remains the lead show sponsor since the event first opened in 2008. More information on IRCO is available at the company's web site at: www.ircocu.com or please contact Greg Collins via e-mail at gcollins@ircocu.com

For IRCO Dirt Track Heroes information or to register a car, to display or to join as a sponsor, please contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTH98@aol.com or on the web: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.

And don't forget, the sister event to the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is the 26th Annual Reading Eagle-WEEU 830 AM Racing Legends Reunion & Car Show, set for the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, PA February 20-26, 2011. For additional information on the Racing Legends event, contact Brett Deyo by phone at 845.728.2781 or via e-mail at Deyo99H@aol.com. In 2010, Brett Deyo assumed the role of show organizer working with event founder Bob Miller.


2011 Fourth Annual IRCO CREDIT UNION Dirt Track Heroes Car Show
Schedule of Events presented by NAPA Auto Parts Wind Gap East


Sunday- March 6 - (Starting at Noon) - IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony (Stage) - All Tracks and Driver Autograph Session: Highlighting Nazareth
And Nazareth National Speedways with Reading, Harmony, Orange County, Hatfield, Dorney Park, Langhorne, Trenton, Flemington, East Windsor, Sanatoga, Moc-A-Tek, Allentown Fairgrounds, Stroudsburg, Mahoning, Mountain
Taping of CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV Show ……..

Monday- March 7 - (6 PM) – Presented by Smith Fabrications-Saluting Stage One Modifieds, ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Kutztown Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts, Marsh Creek and the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium

Tuesday- March 8 - (6 PM)-Presented by EZ Release Pro Shop- Saluting the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring Quarter Midget Clubs: Oaklane, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs

Wednesday- March 9 - (6 PM) – Presented by EZ Release Pro Shop-New Egypt Speedway and Wall Stadium Night - Saluting the Legends of the East Windsor Speedway - Invite to the Garden State Vintage Racing Club

Thursday- March 10 - (6 PM) – Presented by EZ Release Pro Shop-Hamlin Speedway, Accord Speedway and Orange County Fair Speedway Night with Salute to the Legends of the Moc-A-Tek Speedway……Invite to Speedway Photographers

Friday - March 11 - (6 p.m.) - Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview
Speedway, Big Diamond Raceway, ARDC Midgets, URC plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway

Saturday - March 12 - (Noon) – Presented by Vertical Telephone Systems- Flemington Speedway and Flemington Speedway Historical Society. Harmony Speedway and Historical Society
All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session
Saturday - March 12 - (2:30 PM) - Dorney Park and Mahoning Speedways Tribute & Autograph Session organized by Henry Wilt

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 AM .-6 PM, Monday-Saturday 10 AM.-9 PM. -
*Schedule subject to change

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Feb. 7, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE---THANK YOU
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456

EZ RELEASE PRO-SHOP JOINS IRCO CREDIT UNION DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW MARCH 6 - 12 AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL

EZ Release Pro Shop soon to open in the Phillipsburg, NJ area will be a proud nightly event sponsor during the 4th Annual IRCO Credit Union Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. The week long show will open at the Phillipsburg Mall in Phillipsburg, NJ on Sunday, March 6 and continue through Saturday night, March 12. EZ Release Pro Shop Owner Joy Floyd is thrilled to be part of this event. "As long time fans, and now sponsors, we are very excited to be able to continue our support of local dirt track racing. The EZ Release Bowling Pro Shop affords us the ability to show our support at local racing events and with local drivers".

EZ Release Pro Shop will sponsor three nightly events, first on Tuesday, March 8 Saluting the "Stars of Tomorrow", Wednesday, March 9 honoring New Egypt and the Wall Stadium Speedway and Friday night, March 11 with a salute to Grandview and the Big Diamond Speedways.

"Dirt track racing is an exciting sport that is popular with all ages, just like our bowling business and we are proud to play a part in two great sports,", added Joy Floyd. Watch the local papers for the all new location of EZ Release Pro-Shop in Phillipsburg, NJ or be sure to stop by their booth any night of the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. EZ Release Pro Shop will have a presence at the Grandview Speedway Thunder on the Hill Racing Series of 2011.

Last year's IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show was a hit, with over one-hundred cars on display and over one-hundred and thirty racing celebrities of the past, present and future being interviewed over the week long show.

Entries continue to be accepted to display in the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com  web site. Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, vendors and race tracks as well.

Race cars from all divisions will fill the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. The event is free to the public and will offer a show t-shirt and program book.

IRCO Credit Union Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 6 - (Starting at Noon) - IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony (Stage) - All Tracks and Driver Autograph Session: Highlighting Nazareth
And Nazareth National Speedways with Reading, Harmony, Orange County, Hatfield, Dorney Park, Langhorne, Trenton, Flemington, East Windsor, Sanatoga, Moc-A-Tek, Allentown Fairgrounds, Stroudsburg, Mahoning, Mountain


Taping of CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV Show ……..

Monday- March 7 - (6 PM) – Saluting ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Kutztown Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts, Marsh Creek, 390 Young Guns Stage-One Modifieds and the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium

Tuesday- March 8 - (6 PM) EZ Release Pro-Shop Presents: Saluting the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring Quarter Midget Clubs: Oaklane, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs

Wednesday- March 9 - (6 PM) EZ Release Pro Shop Presents: New Egypt Speedway and Wall Stadium Night - Saluting the Legends of the East Windsor Speedway - Invite to the Garden State Vintage Racing Club

Thursday- March 10 - (6 PM) – Hamlin Speedway, Accord Speedway and Orange County Fair Speedway Night with Salute to the Legends of the Moc-A-Tek Speedway……Invite to Speedway Photographers

Friday - March 11 - (7 p.m.) EZ Release Pro Shop Presents: Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Big Diamond Raceway, ARDC Midgets, URC plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway

Saturday - March 12 - (Noon) - Flemington Speedway and Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society. Harmony Speedway and Historical Society
All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session
Saturday - March 12 - (2:30 PM) - Dorney Park Speedway Tribute & Autograph Session organized by Henry Wilt

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -
*Schedule subject to change

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - - THANK YOU
Feb. 3, 2011
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456



4TH ANNUAL IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW OFFERS THE BEST OF THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE OF MOTORSPORTS



The Tri-State area surrounding the Phillipsburg Mall in Phillipsburg, New Jersey enjoyed a wealth of great raceways dating back to World War II days and followed into the 50's years and beyond and with that one of the great racers of the day, local racing ace Carl "Fuzzy' Van Horne cast his hopes and dollars in the local region not far from the Mall site and began building a dirt track fashioned after the old Pitman-Alcyon Speedway that was closed somewhere around 1960. Van Horn opened the Harmony Speedway in 1963 and then budding racing great great Sammy Beavers captured the initial grand opening night event. While the speedway never enjoyed the success Van Horn envisioned, the legacy of the Harmony race track and the many more in the Tri-State area that hosted racing events, brings each of us to the fourth Annual IRCO Community Federal Credit Union Dirt Track Heroes Car Show set to return to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2011 with opening day set for Sunday, March 6. The show will continue through Saturday, night, March 12. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ is a popular location for this event and will offer a broad variety of race cars on display throughout the course of the week lonmg show. Last year 122 cars from all divisions of racing filled the Mall space as the past, present and future of racing are highlighted in a week long show that celebrates the love each of us has found in attending races and meeting so many good people associated with the sport. With an exciting schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to "over flow" the Phillipsburg Mall. This event is a Mall favorite and one of the leading attractions, drawing record crowds for the weeklong event.

The race cars are on display for various reasons. The restored race cars represent the past or as many race fans refer to as the "Golden Era" of racing. While some of the cars in attendance are original works, some of the race cars are replicars re-created to look much like the racers the legendary drivers drove to glory at one of the many speedways that hosted the events. Those great cars and the saved memories gain much more impact when the fans have the opportunity to chat with many of the drivers who will be making special appearances during the week long event. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake of past glory or racing exploits.

Current day race cars are displayed by race teams to gain for their sponsors additional exposure and create an interest for mall walkers to visit a race track in their area. New cars are displayed for similar reasons, and to also show the new and changing technology of the race cars. You can visit the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show and on any given night, meet the drivers who pilot these four wheel high powered race cars. Many race tracks participate in this event as a way to distribute their schedules for the coming season and meet and greet their loyal fans and hopefully, make some new fans to attend their racing events.

Hall of Fame driver Carl Van Horn will be at the Mall on special nights to sign autographs and to talk about the 46 seasons he spent behind the wheel of a high powered Modified. His Grandson David will have the family hot rod in the show and will be part of the New Egypt Speedway night at the Mall. From the Flemington group it is reported that Stan "The Man" Ploski will be signing autographs at their display. URC will have representation from talented Jonathan Swanson, Mark Bitner and his Bitner Automotive and Performance sponsored sprinter and up and coming local talent Chris Weiss. Stephanie Stevens, the talented local female racer from Phillipsburg, New Jersey, will have her new TSRS 305 sprinter on hand for the event as she steps into a new phase of her racing career in 2011. "The Negotiator" Ricky Yetter will possibly have both of his race cars on display as the Wilson Boro resident prepares for not only a big season in racing but is running for District Court Judge as well. The "Rieglesville Rocket" Larry Lippincott will have his mount on display after a brilliant season at the Bridgeport Speedway where he scored four wins and lost the point title by one single digit. His teammate Frank Dorry will have his car on display as well. Frank was 7th in the final points at Bridgeport a season ago. The "Magic Man" Mike Mammana will have his spruced up hot rod on display during the show. Mike rode the strength of two wins and the point lead into the final night of competition at Big Diamond only to be wrecked early in the event. The Gilmore Brothers, Mark and Brian will have their race cars on display. The New Jersey based brother act will go in separate directions this season as Brian will go after the 600 Wingless title at the Hamlin Speedway while brother Mark will test the waters in ARDC competition as he vies for Rookie of the Year in the series after a championship came his way in 2009 at Hamlin and he followed it up with a runner-up performance in 2010. Mark will be aboard a former Drew Heistand race car. More and more drivers will be referenced in upcoming stories as the pieces continue to fall into place for this great annual event.

Entries continue to be accepted to display in the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com   web site. Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, vendors and race tracks as well.

In the previous events, cars that were on display include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, URC Sprints, Late Models, go-karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. Several race tracks will also use this event as an opportunity to get the word out on their up-coming 2011 racing season. New Egypt, Grandview, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Kutztown, Borger's and Snydersville will again be involved in the 2011 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night set aside for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the area.

For the fourth consecutive year, CARQUEST Gasoline Alley and the Pados Brothers will host the nightly events and interviews along with some guest announcers. Bobby Stull, Joel Murns and Justin Beltrame have already signed on to play a part in the show. The taping of the show will be on Sunday, March 6th for a two hour span that will be aired the following evening through WALN at: www.walncableradio.com  In 2010, 368 drivers, owners, racing legends and track promoters were interviewed or featured during the nightly activities.

The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

IRCO Community Federal Credit Union remains the lead show sponsor since the event first opened in 2008. More information on IRCO is available at the company's web site at: www.ircocu.com  or please contact Greg Collins via e-mail at: gcollins@ircocu.com

For IRCO Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTH98@aol.com  or on the web: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.

And don't forget, the sister event to the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is the wildly popular and established 26th Annual Reading Eagle-WEEU 830 AM Racing Legends Reunion & Car Show, set for the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, PA February 20-26, 2011. For additional information on the Racing Legends event, contact Brett Deyo by phone at 845.728.2781 or via e-mail at Deyo99H@aol.com. In 2010, Brett Deyo assumed the role of show organizer working with event founder Bob Miller.

Both events offer race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2011 racing season.

2011 Fourth Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 6 - (Starting at Noon) - IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony (Stage) - All Tracks and Driver Autograph Session: Highlighting Nazareth

And Nazareth National Speedways with Reading, Harmony, Orange County, Hatfield, Dorney Park, Langhorne, Trenton, Flemington, East Windsor, Sanatoga, Moc-A-Tek, Allentown Fairgrounds, Stroudsburg, Mahoning, Mountain
Taping of CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV Show ……..

Monday- March 7 - (6 PM) – Saluting ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Kutztown Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts, Marsh Creek, 390 Young Guns Stage-One Modifieds and the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium

Tuesday- March 8 - (6 PM) Saluting the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring Quarter Midget Clubs: Oaklane, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs
  
Wednesday- March 9 - (6 PM) - New Egypt Speedway and Wall Stadium Night - Saluting the Legends of the East Windsor Speedway - Invite to the Garden State Vintage Racing Club

Thursday- March 10 - (6 PM) – Hamlin Speedway, Accord Speedway and Orange County Fair Speedway Night with Salute to the Legends of the Moc-A-Tek Speedway……Invite to Speedway Photographers

Friday - March 11 - (7 p.m.) - Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Big Diamond Raceway, ARDC Midgets, URC plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway

Saturday - March 12 - (Noon) - Flemington Speedway and Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society. Harmony Speedway and Historical Society

All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session

Saturday - March 12 - (2:30 PM) - Dorney Park Speedway Tribute & Autograph Session organized by Henry Wilt

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

 

 

 

 

News

Jan. 21, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - - THANK YOU
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456



IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW ROLLS OUT SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR PHILLIPSBURG MALL; SUNDAY, MARCH 6 TO MARCH 12, 2011



The fourth Annual IRCO Community Federal Union Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will return to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2011 with opening day set for Sunday, March 6. The show will continue through Saturday, night, March 12. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ is a popular location for this event that offers a broad variety of race cars on display. As many as one-hundred race cars from the past, present and future are expected to "over flow" the Phillipsburg Mall. This event is one of the leading attractions, drawing record crowds for the weeklong event.

The race cars are on display for various reasons. The restored race cars represent the past, the "good old days" if you will, and always bring back great memories joined by special appearances from many of the famed drivers who drove these cars. Current day race cars are displayed by race teams to gain their sponsors exposure and create interest for mall walkers to visit a race track in their area. New cars are displayed for similar reasons, and to also show the new and changing technology of the race cars. You can visit the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show and on any given night, meet the drivers who pilot these four wheel high powered race cars.

Many race tracks participate in this event as a way to distribute their schedules for the coming season and meet and greet old fans and hopefully, make new fans to attend their racing events. The Reading Fairgrounds, Flemington and Harmony Historical Societies will also be participants in the show, sharing photo memories and racing memorabilia of the special but fallen race tracks.

Entries are now being accepted to display in the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com  web site. Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, vendors and race tracks as well.

In the previous events, cars that were on display include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, URC Sprints, Late Models, go-karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. Several race tracks will also use this event as an opportunity to get the word out on their up-coming 2011 racing season. New Egypt, Grandview, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Kutztown, Borger's and Snydersville will again be involved in the 2011 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night set aside for the budding young racing talents competing with the quarter midget clubs in the area.

For the fourth consecutive year, CARQUEST Gasoline Alley and the Pados Brothers will host the nightly events and interviews along with some guest announcers. The taping of the show will be on Sunday, March 6th for a two hour span that will be aired the following evening through WALN. In 2010, 368 drivers, owners, racing legends and track promoters were interviewed or featured during the nightly activities.


The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer an event souvenir program book and shirt.



IRCO Community Federal Credit Union remains the lead show sponsor since the event first opened in 2008. More information on IRCO is available at the company's web site at: www.ircocu.com  or please contact Greg Collins via e-mail at gcollins@ircocu.com

The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

For IRCO Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTH98@aol.com  or on the web: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.

And don't forget, the sister event to the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is the wildly popular and established 26th Annual Reading Eagle-WEEU 830 AM Racing Legends Reunion & Car Show, set for the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, PA February 20-26, 2011. For additional information on the Racing Legends event, contact Brett Deyo by phone at 845.728.2781 or via e-mail at Deyo99H@aol.com. In 2010, Brett Deyo assumed the role of show organizer working with event founder Bob Miller.

Both events offer race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2011 season.

2011 Fourth Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 6 - (Starting at Noon) - IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony (Stage) - All Tracks and Driver Autograph Session: Highlighting Nazareth

And Nazareth National Speedways with Reading, Harmony, Orange County, Hatfield, Dorney Park, Langhorne, Trenton, Flemington, East Windsor, Sanatoga, Moc-A-Tek, Allentown Fairgrounds, Stroudsburg, Mahoning, Mountain
Taping of CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV Show ……..

Monday- March 7 - (6 PM) – Saluting ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Kutztown Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts, Marsh Creek and the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium

Tuesday- March 8 - (6 PM) Saluting the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring Quarter Midget Clubs: Oaklane, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs

Wednesday- March 9 - (6 PM) - New Egypt Speedway and Wall Stadium Night - Saluting the Legends of the East Windsor Speedway - Invite to the Garden State Vintage Racing Club

Thursday- March 10 - (6 PM) – Hamlin Speedway, Accord Speedway and Orange County Fair Speedway Night with Salute to the Legends of the Moc-A-Tek Speedway……Invite to Speedway Photographers

Friday - March 11 - (7 p.m.) - Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Big Diamond Raceway, ARDC Midgets, URC plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway

Saturday - March 12 - (Noon) - Flemington Speedway and Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society. Harmony Speedway and Historical Society

All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session

Saturday - March 12 - (2:30 PM) - Dorney Park Speedway Tribute & Autograph Session organized by Henry Wilt

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

 

 

 

News

January 20, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - - THANK YOU
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456



IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW ROLLS OUT SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR PHILLIPSBURG MALL; SUNDAY, MARCH 6 TO MARCH 12, 2011



The fourth Annual IRCO Community Federal Union Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will return to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2011 with opening day set for Sunday, March 6. The show will continue through Saturday, night, March 12. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ is a popular location for this event that offers a broad variety of race cars on display. As many as one-hundred race cars from the past, present and future are expected to "over flow" the Phillipsburg Mall. This event is one of the leading attractions, drawing record crowds for the weeklong event.

The race cars are on display for various reasons. The restored race cars represent the past, the "good old days" if you will, and always bring back great memories joined by special appearances from many of the famed drivers who drove these cars. Current day race cars are displayed by race teams to gain their sponsors exposure and create interest for mall walkers to visit a race track in their area. New cars are displayed for similar reasons, and to also show the new and changing technology of the race cars. You can visit the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show and on any given night, meet the drivers who pilot these four wheel high powered race cars.

Many race tracks participate in this event as a way to distribute their schedules for the coming season and meet and greet old fans and hopefully, make new fans to attend their racing events. The Reading Fairgrounds, Flemington and Harmony Historical Societies will also be participants in the show, sharing photo memories and racing memorabilia of the special but fallen race tracks.

Entries are now being accepted to display in the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com  web site. Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, vendors and race tracks as well.

In the previous events, cars that were on display include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, URC Sprints, Late Models, go-karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. Several race tracks will also use this event as an opportunity to get the word out on their up-coming 2011 racing season. New Egypt, Grandview, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Kutztown, Borger's and Snydersville will again be involved in the 2011 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night set aside for the budding young racing talents competing with the quarter midget clubs in the area.

For the fourth consecutive year, CARQUEST Gasoline Alley and the Pados Brothers will host the nightly events and interviews along with some guest announcers. The taping of the show will be on Sunday, March 6th for a two hour span that will be aired the following evening through WALN. In 2010, 368 drivers, owners, racing legends and track promoters were interviewed or featured during the nightly activities.

The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer an event souvenir program book and shirt.

IRCO Community Federal Credit Union remains the lead show sponsor since the event first opened in 2008. More information on IRCO is available at the company's web site at: www.ircocu.com  or please contact Greg Collins via e-mail at gcollins@ircocu.com

The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

For IRCO Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTH98@aol.com  or on the web: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.

And don't forget, the sister event to the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is the wildly popular and established 26th Annual Reading Eagle-WEEU 830 AM Racing Legends Reunion & Car Show, set for the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, PA February 20-26, 2011. For additional information on the Racing Legends event, contact Brett Deyo by phone at 845.728.2781 or via e-mail at Deyo99H@aol.com. In 2010, Brett Deyo assumed the role of show organizer working with event founder Bob Miller.

Both events offer race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2011 season.



2011 Fourth Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

Schedule of Events


Sunday- March 6 - (Starting at Noon) - IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony (Stage) - All Tracks and Driver Autograph Session: Highlighting Nazareth

And Nazareth National Speedways with Reading, Harmony, Orange County, Hatfield, Dorney Park, Langhorne, Trenton, Flemington, East Windsor, Sanatoga, Moc-A-Tek, Allentown Fairgrounds, Stroudsburg, Mahoning, Mountain
Taping of CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV Show ……..

Monday- March 7 - (6 PM) – Saluting ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Kutztown Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts, Marsh Creek and the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium

Tuesday- March 8 - (6 PM) Saluting the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring Quarter Midget Clubs: Oaklane, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs

Wednesday- March 9 - (6 PM) - New Egypt Speedway and Wall Stadium Night - Saluting the Legends of the East Windsor Speedway - Invite to the Garden State Vintage Racing Club

Thursday- March 10 - (6 PM) – Hamlin Speedway, Accord Speedway and Orange County Fair Speedway Night with Salute to the Legends of the Moc-A-Tek Speedway……Invite to Speedway Photographers

Friday - March 11 - (7 p.m.) - Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Big Diamond Raceway, ARDC Midgets, URC plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway

Saturday - March 12 - (Noon) - Flemington Speedway and Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society. Harmony Speedway and Historical Society

All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session

Saturday - March 12 - (2:30 PM) - Dorney Park Speedway Tribute & Autograph Session organized by Henry Wilt

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

 

 

 

News

January 13, 2011

GA MOTORSPORTS MEDIA NEWS

Bethlehem, PA- A Touch Of Abracadabra Has The "Magic Man" Mike Mammana Surfacing As The Second Entry For The 2011 Dirt Track Heroes Show
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

With a championship title in his grasp just one season ago, the magic quickly vanished as Mike Mammana found himself slipping back four spots on the final night of points when a second lap wreck in front of him left him no escape route and the resulting wreck reduced his race car to a mangled and twisted mess when the dust finally settled. The disappointment and subsequent loss of the title left Mammana a bit dismayed as he would have enjoyed the opportunity to at least race for the title rather than be sitting on the sidelines and watching his dreams disappear in front of his eyes. The 2010 racing season found Mammana getting off to a slow start at the beginning of the season as the Big Diamond Raceway track conditions proved to be a handful for much of the regular driving roster as broken parts, blown tires and constant mayhem saw far too much equipment being wrecked on the racetrack. Mammana did pick up a win on April 9th at the speedway when he used an inside move to slip by Steve Hughes and drive away to victory. Mammana was forced to sit out a couple of weeks when parts at the shop became a bit scarce but when he returned to the speedway the results were no illusion. The "Magic Man" rallied his low dollar-high impact team around him and the top finishes began their upward swing. Mammana picked up his second win of the BDR season when he drove from 16th starting place on August 13th to take the lead away from Steve Hughes with a textbook "Magic Man" maneuver from the outside on the 13th lap and drive away to victory. With one race remaining, Mammana sat on top of the points chase by three points but with the turmoil on the final night of points, eventually settled for 5th place when the final points were tallied. The lone consolation to the drama that unfolded was the fact Mammana captured the Sportsman Challenge at the speedway.

Even through the heartbreaking ending, Mammana enjoyed his best racing season to date since joining the full size division ranks back in 2004. Mammana joined a big field of rookie drivers just getting started in the racing business at the Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey. Mammana took to the speedway immediately as he enjoyed the sweeping turns and long shutes offered at the Bridgeport Speedway and came away with the Rookie Championship in a great beginning to his racing career. Mammana has moved around in subsequent seasons as he has competed at Five Mile Point, Big Diamond, New Egypt, Selinsgrove, Penn Can, Grandview, Hagerstown and Delaware and always makiing a good accounting of himself when he takes to the speedway.

Mammana began competing at a tender age and forged a brilliant career in the Go-Kart divisions as he scored close to one hundred wins while competing at many of the top karting facilities up and down the East Coast. Mammana is a second generation driver following in the footsteps of his father Pat, who too was a capable campaigner on the old Nazareth-Harmony racing circuit.

Mammana will go to the post this season at Big Diamond with the completely refurbished Pat and Linda Mammana Family owned race car from a season ago. The 2008 Bicknell race car was a showstopper one season ago with a great paint and graphic scheme. The pristine race car was unveiled last season at the Third Annual IRCO Sponsored Dirt Track Heroes Show in Phillipsburg, New Jersey and once again the hardworking team will have the race car ready and buttoned up for the Fourth edition of the show that will take place from March 6th until March 12th in the Phillipsburg Mall. Mammana has been a loyal show supporter since the inception of the show and the popular campaigner is looking forward to the upcoming show and the season ahead at Big Diamond. The needed horsepower for the primary car will come from the well respected shops of Lou Morgantini. The sponsor list is small but the loyal sponsors the team has in place have always come up big for the low dollar team and they include Mammana's Automotive located in Nazareth, Joe's Garage also in Nazareth, KMD Excavating from the Garden State and Hoffman Speed and Supply, LLC from New Tripoli. The Mammana team welcomes any new sponsor to the team for the season or as an associate sponsor and anyone who may have the interest to be a part of a great group of racers should contact the Mammana Family at: 610 837 9440 or: 484 223 7824.

Mammana will have a couple of options at his disposal just as he did a season ago. Mammna will compete at the Grandview Thunder Series Sportman events aboard the Ron and Marry Ann Plopts owned race car. The TEO Chassis/Van Horn powered machine will also serve as a back-up in case of any emergency. The Walt Garrett Jr owned 2A will be the weapon of choice for any of the ROC events or open show the teams will travel too. The race car is a Bicknell Chassis race car and the power is furnished by the Precision Engine Shops.

The Phillipsburg Mall 4th Annual IRCO Sponsored Dirt Track Heroes Show kicks off on Sunday, March 6th with all tracks welcomed and a tribute to both the Nazareth and Nazareth National Speedways as the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Gang tapes their popular racing show from the Mall site with a two hour edition from 1 until 3 PM. Mall hours run from 11 am to 6 pm on Sunday and from 10 am to 9 pm from Monday thru Saturday with nightly formats highlighting each day of the show. The fourth edition of the show will end with the Harmony and Flemington Speedway Historical Societies and the Dorney Park salutes on March 12th. For further information regarding this great Mall show, contact: 443 513 4456 or logon to: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News

Jan. 13, 2011

GA MOTORSPORTS MEDIA NEWS

Bethlehem, PA- Ricky Yetter Submits Admissible Evidence To Become First Official Entry For 2011 Dirt Track Heroes Show
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

Juggling a hectic schedule that took him from court room law to the laws of inertia, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania based attorney Ricky Yetter administered an amazing turnaround to his racing fortunes in 2010 as the veteran campaigner was able to march from 31st place in the Big Diamond Raceway point standings in 2009 to render a verdict that enabled him to climb 18 positions and finally rest in 13th place when the season came to a close. Along the way, "The Negotiator" recorded a popular win at the speedway on June 11th, his first career win at the speedway. Showing his versatility, Yetter took the law in his own hands and rented a Slingshot hot rod from the Paul Lotier stables and went on to capture the 50-lap Spring Fling at Shellhamer's Speedway that offered a sweet prize to the tune of $2,000.00. All in all, the popular attorney/racer was well satisfied with the results of last season's turnaround and is counting on building on to his racing resume and step higher into the limelight with the upcoming 2011 racing season just around the corner.

Yetter is the first official entry into the Fourth Annual IRCO Sponsored Dirt Track Heroes Show that will take place from March 6th until March 12th. Yetter has been a loyal show supporter since the inception of the show and while he has submitted one entry for the show already, depending on the progress of the team, has indicated he just may place both of his entries into the show this year. While the Big Diamond car has been retained for the new season, two racers in the stable were sold during the off-season and replacing them will be a sparkling new 2011 Bicknell mount. "The Negotiator" was genuinely happy with the look of his race cars last season and once again the plan will be to "Go Green" and the same number 5 numeral although Yetter has indicated both cars will receive an entirely distinctive new look for the season ahead. Last season the team switched to the number five as Yetter's son Colton Cash was born on November 5th and the number and the green scheme were a part of the Yetter success mechanism one season ago.

With the assistance of his dad and crew chief, the team has completely refurbished last year's Teo Bow-Flex design chassis for the rigors of the rumbling tough Pennsy raceway. To help speed things along, a refreshened Pat Morrison powerplant will go between the rails for Yetter to negotiate his rides to the top side of the Big Diamond track. Sponsorship for the team comes from the Yetter Law Offices with Jim's Towing and Judy's Auto Repair providing additional help for the Lehigh Valley based team to make the trek each week to Big Diamond. As time permits, Yetter also has a Slingshot racer in his arsenal of race cars to do some special shows when the time permits and is already entered in the upcoming Gamblers Classic scheduled in Atlantic City at the end of January.

After a successful career in the small car divisions, Yetter moved into the Modifieds in 2000 racing with the late Bill Riehl for two season at the now defunct Mocatek facility. Taking some time off from racing to earn his Law Degree, Yetter returned to the racing wars in 2004 with his own racing equipment and has been competing with the Modifieds ever since. Yetter has recorded wins at the Redline Raceway, Afton Speedway, Big Diamond Raceway and Shellhamers racetracks in the past and has competed at Thunder Mountain, Five Mile Point, Accord, Grandview, New Egypt, Shellhamers, Atlantic City, Hamlin and the Big Diamond race tracks in his career as a driver.

Yetter is a graduate of the Thomas Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan and received Cum Laude honors from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. He is accredited for Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bar Admissions and provides expertise in Collection, Contracts, DUI and Criminal, Family Law, Real Estate and Wills and Estates among the many services from his Bethlehem Offices. Yetter raises the bar in 2011 as he is running for magisterial district Judge covering Wilson Borough, West Easton Borough and the 7th and 8th Wards of the City of Easton. Yetter was born and raised in Wilson Borough and is seeking to fill the seat that became vacant when the Honorable Michael J Koury, Jr was elected as Judge to the Court of Common Pleas in 2009. of the 03-2-12 Districts. Yetter began his own practice in 2004 after initially working with attorney Raymond DeRaymond. With his tossing of his hat into the political ring, Yetter is fully aware the election may restrict the amount of racing he will do in 2011 but his positive outlook and his strong work ethic to be able to separate both entities will keep him moving forward whether it is racing or the judgeship he pursues in his immediate future.

For further information regarding the Yetter Law Office and the many services provided, contact them at: 610 253 8948 or go to the Yetter website at: http://yettersports.tripod.com/yetterlawoffice/

The Phillipsburg Mall 4th Annual IRCO Sponsored Dirt Track Heroes Show kicks off on Sunday, March 6th with all tracks welcomed and a tribute to both the Nazareth and Nazareth National Speedways as the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Gang tapes their popular racing show from the Mall site with a two hour edition from 1 until 3 PM. Mall hours are from 11 am to 6 pm on Sunday and from 10 am to 9 pm from Monday thru Saturday with nightly formats highlighting each day of the show. The fourth edition of the show will end with the Harmony and Flemington Speedway Historical Societies and the Dorney Park salutes on March 12th. For further information regarding this great Mall show, contact: 443 513 4456 or logon to: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com 

 

 

 

 

 

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 1/13/11

 

Modified & Sprint Doubleheader. . . . . .
BIG BLOCK MODIFIEDS RETURN TO LINCOLN SPEEDWAY AFTER 25 YEARS  TUESDAY, JUL Y 12
 
Action will be plentiful at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA  on Tuesday night, July 12 as NAPA Auto Parts present the Stars Racing Under The  Stars ROC Big Block Modified and 358/360 Sprint Car Doubleheader.     The Pioneer Pole Buildings  Race of Champions (ROC) Modifieds will make their first ever appearance at the Lincoln Speedway as the MACH 1 Chassis Inc Battle of the Stars 358/360 Sprints take to  the always exciting three-eighth mile oval.  
 
The ROC Modifieds will compete in a series of qualifying heat race events as well as a consolation all leading up to the sixty lap $5,000 to win feature event.  For the 358/360 Sprints, they will run heats a "B" main and a 25 lap feature event paying $3,000 to the winner.  Gates will open at 5 PM with heat race qualifying getting underway at 7:30 PM.
 
The NAPA Auto Parts banner will fly high and proud at Lincoln Speedway on  Tuesday, July 12  joined by event associate sponsors MACH 1 Chassis and Pioneer Pole Buildings (PPB).   MACH 1 Chassis has sweetened the pot for the 358/360 Sprint feature not only offering the $3,000 first place prize,  but a lucrative top five payoff that includes $1,500 for second, $1,300 for third, $1,200 four fourth and $1,100 for fifth.  A tenth place finish is worth $500 with starters guaranteed $150 just to take the green flag in the 25 lap feature.   In addition, MACH 1 Chassis has posted a $500 bonus  to the highest finishing MACH 1 Chassis in the feature finish.  
 
For the PPB Race of Champions Modifieds, this event should be a thriller as Lincoln Speedway will be a neutral track for this traveling series.  The powerful Big Block Modifieds will make their first appearance at Lincoln Speedway in twenty-five years.   Reading, PA Racer Barry Burkhart won the last two Lincoln Speedway events that took place on September 1  and August 23, 1986.  The Lincoln Speedway history books show that Kenny Brightbill won modified events at Lincoln on July 4, 1983, July 5, 1982 and  again on May 30, 1977.   The late Toby Tobias won a modified race at Lincoln on May 26, 1975.
 
The driving force behind this event is Lincoln race fan  Ray Herold who reached out to special events promoter Bob Miller of Thunder on the Hill.     Miller and  Herold have kicked around this idea for several years  but finally  approached Lincoln Speedway management  in mid-December, staging the opportunity to bring the Big Block Modifieds back to the Pigeon Hills oval for a July spectacular with the 358/360 sprint cars.    Once Miller got the nod from Lincoln Speedway management, ROC was contacted and a date secured.  Pioneer Pole Buildings was quick to jump on the opportunity to sponsor the ROC Modified portion of this high profile event.    Brian Scandle of MACH 1 Chassis, well known for his  commitment to growing our sport, rallied the idea of this 358/360 Sprint Battle of the Stars at Lincoln.
 
For many modified fans, the Stars Racing Under The Stars  Doubleheader will offer them a first time look at this very fan friendly racing facility.  The speedway offers plenty of high-rise seating allowing fans to look down upon the three-eighth mile red clay oval.   The asphalt pit area with plenty of lighting is located down the backstretch with cars entering the speedway from outside turn three and returning to the pits through an exit in turn two.    From the grandstand, the pit action is visible without obstructing the view, leaving the infield wide open.
 
A big fan attraction at the Lincoln Speedway is the turn four tunnel.   Race fans may move from the grandstands to the grass covered infield at their leisure anytime during the racing program.     Many fans bring lawn chairs and blankets and watch the entire racing program from the infield.   A concession stand, rest rooms and even a playground for the children offer a great family atmosphere for viewing the racing action from the infield.     
 
Food is another big treat at Lincoln Speedway so be sure to try the roast beef or the stuffed chicken breast.    Lincoln Speedway provides plenty of parking along  with two grandstand entrances, one located on the first turn end of the speedway with another entrance off turn four.   There is a handicap viewing area as well.     Grandstand seating will be wide open for this event, with no reserved seating  for the Tuesday, July 12 event, but more information will be available on how to purchase advance tickets.
 
The three-eighth mile Lincoln Speedway offers it all, the high speeds that you would see at the "big tracks" with the flair and excitement of the short track "bull rings".  At Lincoln Speedway, you'll have it all.
 
Wayne Harper,  the weekly track announcer is a wealth of knowledge and one of the most informative announcers in the business and he'll be joined by Jeff Alhum who will  provide the inside scoop for the big block modifieds.  
 
Although not confirmed at this time, drivers expected to be  in the PPB Race of Champions field include Stewart Friesen, Duane Howard, Kevin Hirthler, Wade Hendrickson, Rick Laubach, Jimmy Horton, Billy Pauch, Danny Johnson and Pat Ward.     In the MACH 1 Chassis 358/360 Sprints look for Mark Smith, Aaron Ott, Pat Cannon, Blane Heimbach, Davey Franek, Daryn Pittman, Dale Hammaker and 410 Sprint Lincoln Champion Brian Montieth to chase the $3,000 first place prize.
 
Thanks to the strong sponsorship support from NAPA Auto Parts, Pioneer Pole Buildings and MACH 1 Chassis, this star filled event will offer a very reasonable admission price of $20 for adults, and $5 for children 6-11.   The pit fee will be $25 and a pit license will not be required.
 
Lincoln Speedway is one of the premier weekly racing facilities with superb track conditions and it's just a down right comfortable place to enjoy a race.   Mark your calendar for Tuesday night, July 12  when the Stars Race Under The Stars at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA
 
For more information about this event and Lincoln Speedway, please visit www.lincolnspeedway.com .   For race day information call the speedway at  717-624-2755.   For  GPS users, the Lincoln Speedway is located at 800 Racetrack Road   Abbottstown, PA  17301.
 
 
Distances from Lincoln Speedway
  • Allentown, PA - 128 miles
  • Anchorage, AK - 4253.8 miles
  • Baghdad, Iraq - 6,150 miles
  • Baltimore, MD - 56 miles
  • Bedford, PA - 98.8 miles
  • Frederick, MD - 48.5 miles
  • Gettysburg, PA - 14.4 miles
  • Gibsonton, FL - 1027.5 miles
  • Hagerstown, MD - 51.4 miles
  • Hanover, PA - 6.5 miles
  • Harrisburg, PA - 41.1 miles
  • Knoxville, IA - 974.5 miles
  • Melbourne, Australia - 10,200 miles
  • Newark, DE - 103.7 miles
  • Philadelphia, PA - 119.1 miles
  • Pittsburgh, PA - 223.8 miles
  • Richmond, VA - 196 miles
  • Scranton, PA - 167.8 miles
  • Washington DC - 84.4 miles
  • Winchester, VA - 102.5 miles
  • York, PA - 18.4 miles
  • Best Racing in the World - 0 miles

 

 

 

 

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JANUARY 1, 2011

IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW TO STORM THE PHILLIPSBURG MALL SUNDAY, MARCH 6 TO MARCH 12, 2011

The IRCO Community Federal Union Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is gearing up for a fantastic weeklong event at the Phillipsburg Mall, opening Sunday, March 6 and running through Saturday night, March 12. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ is the popular host location for this huge event that offers a broad variety of race cars on display. As many as one-hundred race cars from the past, present and future are expected to "over flow" the Phillipsburg Mall. This event is one of the leading attractions, drawing record crowds for the weeklong event.

You can visit the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show at the Phillipsburg Mall during normal business hours. The Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

Many race tracks participate in this event as a way to distribute their schedules for the coming season and meet and greet old fans and hopefully, make new fans to attend their racing events. The Reading Fairgrounds, Flemington and Harmony Historical Societies will also be participants in the show, sharing photo memories and racing memorabilia of the special but fallen race tracks.

Entries are now being accepted to display in the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com  web site. Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, vendors and race tracks as well.

In the previous events, cars that were on display include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, URC Sprints, Late Models, go-karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. Several race tracks will also use this event as an opportunity to get the word out on their up-coming 2011 racing season. New Egypt, Grandview, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Kutztown, Borger's and the West End Quarter Midgets will again be involved in the 2011 show.

For the fourth year, expect the return of the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley and the Pados Brothers as they will host the nightly events and interviews. More details to come on the actual taping dates of the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Show at the Mall. In 2010, more then one-hundred and thirty drivers were interviewed or featured during the nightly activities.

The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer an event souvenir program book and shirt.

IRCO Community Federal Credit Union remains the lead show sponsor since the event first opened in 2008. More information on IRCO is available at the company's web site at: www.ircocu.com or please contact Greg Collins via e-mail at gcollins@ircocu.com

The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

For IRCO Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTH98@aol.com  or on the web: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.

And don't forget, the sister event to the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is the wildly popular and established 26th Annual Reading Eagle-WEEU 830 AM Racing Legends Reunion & Car Show, set for the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, PA February 20-26, 2011. For additional information on the Racing Legends event, contact Brett Deyo by phone at 845.728.2781 or via e-mail at Deyo99H@aol.com. In 2010, Brett Deyo assumed the role of show organizer working with event founder Bob Miller.

Both events offer race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2011 season.

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PHILLIPSBURG MALL ANXIOUSLY AWAITS RETURN OF THE IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW SUNDAY, MARCH 6 TO MARCH 12, 2011

The fourth Annual IRCO Community Federal Union Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will return to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2011 with opening day set for Sunday, March 6. The show will continue through Saturday, night, March 12. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ is a popular location for this event that offers a broad variety of race cars on display. As many as one-hundred race cars from the past, present and future are expected to "over flow" the Phillipsburg Mall. This event is one of the leading attractions, drawing record crowds for the weeklong event.

The race cars are on display for various reasons. The restored race cars represent the past, the "good old days" if you will, and always bring back great memories joined by special appearances from many of the famed drivers who drove these cars. Current day race cars are displayed by race teams to gain their sponsors exposure and create interest for mall walkers to visit a race track in their area. New cars are displayed for similar reasons, and to also show the new and changing technology of the race cars. You can visit the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show and on any given night, meet the drivers who pilot these four wheel high powered race cars.

Many race tracks participate in this event as a way to distribute their schedules for the coming season and meet and greet old fans and hopefully, make new fans to attend their racing events. The Reading Fairgrounds, Flemington and Harmony Historical Societies will also be participants in the show, sharing photo memories and racing memorabilia of the special but fallen race tracks.

Entries are now being accepted to display in the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com  web site. Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, vendors and race tracks as well.

In the previous events, cars that were on display include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, URC Sprints, Late Models, go-karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. Several race tracks will also use this event as an opportunity to get the word out on their up-coming 2011 racing season. New Egypt, Grandview, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Kutztown, Borger's and the West End Quarter Midgets will again be involved in the 2011 show.

For the fourth year, expect the return of the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley and the Pados Brothers as they will host the nightly events and interviews. More details to come on the actual taping dates of the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Show at the Mall. In 2010, more then one-hundred and thirty drivers were interviewed or featured during the nightly activities.

The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer an event souvenir program book and shirt.

IRCO Community Federal Credit Union remains the lead show sponsor since the event first opened in 2008. More information on IRCO is available at the company's web site at: www.ircocu.com  or please contact Greg Collins via e-mail at gcollins@ircocu.com

The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

For IRCO Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTH98@aol.com  or on the web: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.

And don't forget, the sister event to the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is the wildly popular and established 26th Annual Reading Eagle-WEEU 830 AM Racing Legends Reunion & Car Show, set for the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, PA February 20-26, 2011. For additional information on the Racing Legends event, contact Brett Deyo by phone at 845.728.2781 or via e-mail at Deyo99H@aol.com.  In 2010, Brett Deyo assumed the role of show organizer working with event founder Bob Miller.

Both events offer race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2011 season.

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IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

Nov. 11, 2010

4TH ANNUAL IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW RETURNS TO THE PHILLIPSBURG MALL SUNDAY, MARCH 6 TO MARCH 12, 2011

In 2008, the Phillipsburg Mall in Phillipsburg, NJ played host to the first time presentation of the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show and the event was a huge success. Since that time, the show has grown bigger and better and all indicators predict that the 4th Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes event will break all previous records. The weeklong event will open on Sunday, March 6 and continue through Saturday night, March 12. A variety of race cars from the past, present and future will fill the Phillipsburg Mall for the fourth annual event that is presented by IRCO Community Federal Union. The Phillipsburg Mall is located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ.

Entries are now being accepted to display in the show. More information is available by calling 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com  web site. Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site.

As many an one-hundred race cars are expected to fill the Phillipsburg Mall for this popular off season event and include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, URC Sprints, Late Models, go-karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars that are sure to jog your memories of those great racing days past. Several race tracks will also use this event as an opportunity to get the word out on their up-coming 2011 racing season. New Egypt, Grandview, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Kutztown, Borger's and the West End Quarter Midgets will again be involved in the 2011 show.

Always a highlight of IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is the display by the Harmony, Flemington and Reading Speedway Historical Society.

The show would not be complete without the presences of the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley and the Pados Brothers as they return to host the nightly events and interviews. More details to come on the actual taping dates of the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Show at the Mall.

The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer an event souvenir program book and shirt.

IRCO Community Federal Credit Union remains the lead show sponsor since the event first opened in 2008. More information on IRCO is available at the company's web site at: www.ircocu.com  or please contact Greg Collins via e-mail at gcollins@ircocu.com
 
Show founder and organizer Bob & Donna Miller along with the Pados Brothers have already begun building the nightly schedule of events that is expected to be released in January. In the 2010 event, more then one-hundred and thirty drivers were interviewed or featured during the nightly activities.

The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

For IRCO Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTH98@aol.com  or on the web: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.

And don't forget, the sister event to the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is the wildly popular and established 26th Annual Reading Eagle-WEEU 830 AM Racing Legends Reunion & Car Show, set for the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, PA February 20-26, 2011. For additional information on the Racing Legends event, contact Brett Deyo by phone at 845.728.2781 or via e-mail at Deyo99H@aol.com. In 2010, Brett Deyo assumed the role of show organizer working with event founder Bob Miller.

Both events offer race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2011 season.

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