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March 11, 2012
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5th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show Concludes Successful Week Long Run



The 5th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show concluded it's very successful week long show on Saturday as the driving legends from the Flemington Speedway were highlighted with a great show that consumed 3 and 1/2 hours as audience participation brought many great questions to the all-star panel of driving stars and brought many humorous comments and stories from them when responding to the questions shows. The premier event organizational team headed up by Bob and Donna Miller and the NAPA Auto Parts Group of the Delaware Valley headed up by Regional Director John Niles were happy with the overall turnout of cars and fans and it is hoped details for next edition of the show will be announced very shortly. The well noted broadcasting team of Ed and Steve Pados along with Bobby Stull brought the showcase event to a close with another great show and with 116 pristine and historical racing cars and close to 200 interviews highlighted the week long event.

The legends of the Flemington Speedway were front and center for the final day of the show as 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 extended chat session. Ed and Steve Pados opened the show by once again introducing NAPA Representative John Niles to the large crowd on hand and John thanked the show organizers and the fans for their support of the show. Gordon Crowell, from two day show sponsor Corey Mechanical, was introduced next and he too was appreciative of all of the support from everyone involved with the show and the fans and prospective customers his group signed up as potential clients. Bob Miller was introduced and he thanked everyone especially the Pados Brothers for taking the lead in the success of the show. Mark Harrington from the Flemington Speedway Historical Society explained the importance of the Mall shows as a prime example of informing the fans about the history of racing and their organization formed in 2009. DARE 2B BAD Trikeman Sonny Croughn was introduced to the crowd and received a large ovation for his support of the show with his one of a kid creation and the fact he is celebrating 50 years in the racing and auto styling business in 2012.

Thw show kicked off and the showcase of driving stars included "The Everett Express" Gerald Chamberlain, Sammy Beavers, Ken Brenn Sr, Ray Liss, Wyatt Jacobus, Nate Strunk, Phil Cox, Newt Hartman, Pete Madsen, Rick Chilmonick, Phil Meisner, Steve Makocy, Richie Hinkle, Johnny Strupp, John Bate, Steve Jones, George Amerman, Jay Aten, Paul Rochelle III and Gar Frey all shared in the great stories of the Flemington sqaure and many of the stories were shared for the first time. David Polenz, the Whelen All American Series Champion at the Old Dominion Speedway, was on hand to sign autographs and became involved with the questions aske to the the driving legends.

Gary and Ronda Phillips from the Friends of Nazareth Display Booth presented Ed and Steve Pados with a beautiful profile pic of the announcing duo from a recent show.

The conclusion of the show has event organizers thanking NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley, IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Gasoline Alley and the WALN Studios, Smith Fabrications/Home of the Stage One Modifieds, Moe Pagni's Outten Used Car Center, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts, Caffe Europa, Corey Mechanical, R&F International Muffler and Brake, PR Performance, Gaetano's Restaurant, Spike Chassis, , 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 the Flemington Group, Greg Collins from Harmony, Henry and Sue Wilt from Dorney Park, Wyatt Jacobus and Tri State Memorabilia, Gary and Ronda Phillips from Friends of Nazareth and the video groups for their support of the show and to continue to work on 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.

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 2012 racing season and all tracks indicated they were very pleased with the excellent turnout of fans all week long.

The NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show again offered a great keepsake event souvenir program book and event shirts. Included in the program were superb stories regarding "A Short History of the Nazareth Speedway", "Terrible" Tom Hager, and a new segment titled "People We Remember in Racing" regarding Harold Cope, Otto Harwi and Jerry Fried. 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.

For NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTHILL98@aol.com  or on the web: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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5th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show Sparkles With Racing Legends



The sixth day of the week long 5th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show sparkled with a rousing two show day on Friday as the events team added a spectacular touch to the show with the Legends Showcase portion that kicked off the festivities. The Corey Mechanical sponsored show edition had legendary racing giants Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam anchoring a solid panel of equally as gifted racing stars and the well noted broadcasting team of Ed and Steve Pados ignited the well attended event as they launched into a two hour chat session with the star-studded group of talent with each of the drivers sharing both amusing and serious stories and talking about their exciting racing days when they rode the crest of one victory after another that highlighted their racing careers and made them into the legends of the sport we very much 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 later on into a very successful business career and Freddy Adam, the highly recognizable "Kutztown Komet" was busy as well signing his book "The Life and Times of the Kutztown Komet". Joining in the for the first show that ran until 6:30 were racing legends, Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, "The Everett Express" Gerald Chamberlain, "The Rocket" Ronnie Dunstan, Red Coffin, Tommy Hager, Kenny Wismer Jr, Bruce Young and Earl Derr as the great racing stories rolled off the tongues of the mighty legendary drivers that created them. The Pados Brothers kicked off the show with show organizer Bob Miller and quickly had the audience involved as the crowd of racing fans asked many questions to the showcase of stars and the answers brought rounds of laughter to the Mall as each driver gave his own spin to the many questions provided to them by their adoring fans. The opportunity for the fans to play a role in the show added to what has already been another great show for everyone involved.

The second set of interviews kicked off at 7 PM as the Pados Brothers, Borgers Speedway announcer/starter Bobby Stull and Bridgeport Speedway announcer Jeff Ahlum conducted interviews utilizing the same format as they did with the initial show and sponsored by Martocci Automotive and CRSA driving star Tommy Martocci. Heading up the star studded open wheel contingent of stars included legendary ARDC drivers and owners Jimmy Maguire, Ken Brenn Sr, Bill Brown, Tommy Cochrane and Ron Lauer, Modified greats Bill Wimble and George Wambold, Spike Chassis co-owner Bob Trafford, URC sprint star Jonathan Swanson, Grandview Late Model Star Kory Fleming and TSRS Sprint stars Keith McIntyre and Jeff Mueller. As the interviews wound down, the trivia portion of the show took over as many questions were asked and a great array of gifts courtesy of Bob Trafford and Spike Chassis were awarded to the very knowledgeable crowd of prize winners

The final day of the show will continue into Saturday, March 10th and the Saturday stage show will be sponsored by Corey Mechanical, who service the Tri-County area with expert heating and cooling sales and service. Headlining the final day of the show will be the driving stars from all of the divisions of racing that once graced the great Flemington Fair Speedway. The winning selections of the ongoing week long coloring contest from NAPA Auto Parts will be chosen today. DARE 2B BAD Trike Star Sonny Croughn will be on hand today singing autographs and answering questions regarding his one of a kind racing creation as Sonny celebrates fifty years in the racing and show industry. The Phillipsburg Mall is conveniently located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ and has served as the home base for the Dirt Track Heroes show for the fifth consecutive year. The show hours for Saturday are Noon until completion of the interviews. All historical racing groups including Tri State, Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth have their vast memorabilia collections on display and their scrapbooks will be 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 vast selection 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 2012 racing season.


2012 Fifth Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

Schedule of Events



Saturday - March 12 - (Noon) - Corey Mechanical Presents Flemington Speedway &Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society. All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session. Special appearance by David Polenz

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


Visit Caffe Europa in the Phillipsburg Mall as they are the Official Restaurant of the Dirt Track Heroes Show. Orders taken at: 908 387 9787

IRCO Community Federal Credit Union is the Nightly sponsor of the stage area presentations

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, 2012
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Hamlin Speedway Stars Ignite 5TH Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show



The 5th Annual NAPA Auto Parts sponsored Dirt Track Heroes Show in Phillipsburg, New Jersey moved into night number five on Thursday evening of events highlighted the the driving stars from the Hamlin Speedway. After an opening introduction to begin the evening show with NAPA Representative Jim Slifer, who continued to parlay the presence of the five stores in the local group and the tremendous amount of exposure the stores have gained with their sponsorship at the show. The interviews began with Orange County Modified Rookie of the Year Billy Lowden Jr talking about his initial season at speedway and how his plans have changed a bit as he looks toward the new year by moving around on the circuit to test other facilities while still maintaining a presence at OCFS. The "Cadillac Man" Kurt Bettler issued his new plans for the season as he sets his sights on the Hamlin Speedway track championship after just missing in his bid in 2011. Former Borgers track champion Chris Orashin will move his racing action to the Hamlin Speedway in 2012 and his daugther Amber will be making the change along with him and both having high hopes for a great start at their new stomping grounds. Jess Horvath (Coons) will be sitting on the sidelines this season as she is expecting a baby but will follow her husband Lou to the Hamlin Speedway for the new season that may include some stops to the Kutztown Speedway as well. "The Rockaway Rocket" Danny Buccafusca stated he will making a return to the speedway in 2012 for more Slingshot racing but will also be in action at the Accord Speedway for the Slingshots and will be making his maiden voyage aboard a recently purchased Troyer race car that is being readied at Bruce's Speed Shop. Sheldon Iudicello talked about his limited plans for racing in 2012 while Larry Hoagland talked about his good season in 2011 and his hopes to find a win at Hamlin in both the 270 and the 600 Micro racing action. Hamlin Speedway Promoter Randy Smith chatted about his plans for the big season ahead for the Hamlin Speedway that will include a July 7th date with the All Star Slingshots going for a $2,000.00 to win payday in the St Judes Childrens Hospital sponsored Hamlin 100 event. Smith also explained he as sold out of all 138 parking passes at the speedway and will be adding additional parking spots as soon as the weather clears to make room for the expected onslaught of drivers for the new season ahead. New chassis fabrication whiz Mark Manieri chatted about his new chassis concept and his plans for continued growth of his company as more and more owners come on board for his great looking race cars. Hamlin Speedway 600 wingless champion Brett Michalski made the trip up from Penndel, Pennsylvania to chat about his winning of the title in 2011, his plans for defending the title and a step up sometime towards the end of the season into some 358 Sprint Car racing. Thomas "Sonny" Strupp chatted about his new plans for the season as he goes after the Junior Slingshot title at the speedway in 2012. Accord Speedway Promoter Gary Palmer made the trip from New York State to talk about he aggressive plans at his speedway that have included the removal of the sail panels off of the Modified division and the fact that all drivers will now draw for starting positions in lieu of the handicapping procedures done in the past. Palmer felt confident of agreat season at Accord as some of the new divisions develop into maturity. "The Rapid One" Richie Smith closed out the interviews as he outlined the plans for his Stage One Modifieds to be in action on a weekly basis at the Hamlin Speedway and feels the stability of racing at Hamlin will spwan additional growth for his state of the art race cars.

Friday is a two show day at the Mall as the Legends Showcase presented by Corey Mechanical rolls into the stage area at 4 PM headline by book signings and sales by Bill Winble and Freddy Adam. Wimble's Book, "I'll Never Be Last Again" tells Bill's story of a dairy farmer who desired to race and after finishing last in his very first event vowed to never be last again and he never was. The book is great reading as it captures the fact there is more to life than just racing and Wimble describes it his way in the very popular book along with Lew Boyd. Freddy Adam is an integral part of the Reading Fairgrounds Racing Historical Society and attends as many events as possible and his book, "The Life And Times Of The Kutztown Komet" is another great read as Freddy tell his story to Paul Weisel. Additional racing greats joining the pair include Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Richard Marinelli, "The Everett Express" Gerald Chamberlain, NASCAR Legend Bill DeCoster, Tommy Hager, Sammy Beavers, Red Coffin, Kenny and Freddy Brighbill, Nate Strunk, Wyatt Jacobus, Earl Derr, Bobby Eppiheimer, Charlie Gilmore, Billy Tanzosh and many many more. The second show of the day will take place at 6:30 as the many open wheel divisions of racing are highlighted with the ARDC, URC, TSRS, CRSA, racing groups along with the stars of the Bridgeport Speedway and trhe Legends of Reading and Dorney Park Speedways.

The NAPA Auto Parts Stores of the Delaware Valley has five stores conveniently located within the immediate area and the locations are: Easton, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey locations Stewartsville, Hackettstown, Clinton and Flemington. The stores are owned by Quaker City Motors Parts with their headquarters located in Middletown, Delaware. NAPA was founded in 1925 to meet America's growing need for an auto parts distribution system. To date, NAPA has 69 Distribution Centers, more than 6,000 stores and 13,000 affiliated NAPA AutoCare repair facilities, over 320,000 parts in inventory every day and ASE-Certified Parts Professionals. To learn more about NAPA Know How, go to their extensive website at: www.napaonline.com  or contact by phone at: 800-LET-NAPA (800-538-6272. All of the stores will have representation at the show throughout the week offering specials and discounts to the racers and fans.

IRCO remains a big part of the show as they will sponsor the stage area where the nightly shows will be presented. Vice President of IRCO, Greg Collins, will become part of the announcing team lined up for the shows that include the longtime broadcasting team of Ed and Steve Pados from Gasoline Alley fame, veteran announcer Bobby Stull, Bridgeport and Thunder announcer Jeff Ahlum and former Lake Mocatek co-announcer Justin Beltrame. Collins, who serves as the noted historian of the Harmony Speedway, is expected to have much of his memorabilia from the Harmony Speedway for the event and Beltrame will once again spearhead and show the vast collection of Lake Mocatek material he has collected over the years.

The "Golden Era" of auto racing from the late fifties through the early eighties was an era that saw many changes take place in the way the race cars were constructed. The word "stock" gave way to ingenuity at first and followed closely by technology as the race cars became less stock appearing and relied more heavily on the latest speed part that would make the race car go faster. While the years have changed the look and the cost of racing, the spirit of the competition remains much as it was when racing in the local area was launched. The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

More information regarding the show 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 included 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. New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Kutztown, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2012 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 and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd. The NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For additional NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTHILL98@aol.com or on the web at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.


2012 Fifth Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Schedule of Events

Friday - March 9 - (4 PM) Corey Mechanical presents the Legends Showcase: Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam with a book signing and showcase discussion with Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Gerald Chamberlain, Ronnie Dunstan, Sammy Beavers, Tom Hager, Kenny Wismer, Richard Marinelli, Bill DeCoster, Red Coffin, Randy Smith, Richie Smith, Leroy Amey, Earl Derr and many more of the legendary stars who are our "Dirt Track Heroes"

(7 PM) - Presented by Martocci's Automotive Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, ARDC Midgets, URC, TSRS Sprints, CRSA Sprints, plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds and Dorney Park Speedways

Saturday - March 10 - (Noon until complete) Corey Mechanical welcomes the stars from Flemington Speedway, all divisions, Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society and Harmony Speedway Group. All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session. Special Appearance by David Polenz

Caffe Europa serves as the Official Restaurant of the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show

IRCO Community Federal Credit Union is the Official stage sponsor

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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New Egypt Speedway Highlights 5TH Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show



The 5th Annual NAPA Auto Parts sponsored Dirt Track Heroes Show in Phillipsburg, New Jersey moved past the mid-point of the week long show on Wednesday evening as the fourth day of the show highlighted the New Egypt Speedway. After an opening introduction to begin the evening with NAPA Representative Patrick Imhoff, who talked about the on-going NAPA coloring contest at the show that will see the winners of the contest being named on Saturday afternoon, the week ongoing specials at all of the five stores in the local group and the tremendous amount of exposure the stores have gained with their presence at the show. The interviews began with Billy "The Kid" Pauch as the New Jersey racing legend with more than 675 wins in his storied career talked about his Modified Championship at New Egypt and his plans for returning to the speedway to defend the crown in 2012. Billy talked about some of the new rule changes at New Egypt and what he had to do to have his cars conform to the rules in place at the speedway. Billy indicated he would compete at additional venues but was undecided at just how many additional events were on his schedule. Frank Cozze Jr, who is currently without a ride for the new season, talked about just how difficult it was to field his own deal in racing, and decided to sell his his team and hoped that a quality ride would surface so he can continue in his love for racing. Crate Sportsman Bryan Kuhl talked about his 2011 season in which he led the points chase up until the final two weeks of the season only to see some problems eraser his lead and eventually saw him finish in the runner-up role. Kuhl added he will return to the speedway in hopes of making another run for the title in 2012. Mike Hendershot, a quality Modified racer in his own right, stated he would step back into the Sportsman division for the 2012 season citing the lack of time and money to continue on with the Modifieds and felt the free time would have him spending more time with his family. Ryan Simmons talked of his plans for the new season ahead and while wanting to move up to the Modifieds in th future, will remain with the Sportsman again due to budget restraints on his wallet. Matt Carman talked about his step into the full-size cars for the new season ahead after sending some time with the Xcell 600 Modifieds. Matt will be a rookie at New Egypt and with his family behind him, will be up to speed in no time flat. Billy Pauch Jr gave another candid interview and talked about the many different divisions he will be racing in 2012 as he takes over the Petruska 66 Modified and informed the crowd of his own Big Block car and will also compete in select 358 Sprint car shows and will do some turns in the Burke Midget as well. The talented third generation wheelman has show he is equally adept at any type of racing equipment he steers. Ray Liss talked about his racing days and the fact he built 34 race cars in his lifetime and one of them is gracing the Flemington Speedway Historical Society display at the Mall. Wall Stadium Announcer Earl Krause was on hand and talked about the rebirth of Wall Stadium and the new three year lease Promoter Cliff Krause recently signed for the new season ahead. Earl talked about the presence of the many vintage race cars in the show and how that portion of any Mall Show remains among his priorities when he walks the aisles of the cars being displayed.

Thursday evening is Hamlin, Accord, Orange County, Big Diamond and the Stage One Modified drivers taking center stage with the nightly interviews on a evening that is sponsored by Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds/ Hamlin Speedway and S&S Speedway Indoor Go Karts. Sonny Croughn's DARE 2B BAD 1,000 horsepower Trikester is part of the show as Sonny celebrates 50 years in the racing industry. The Legends Showcase will be presented on Friday March 9th and headlining the showcase will be racing greats Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam and both will be selling and signing copies of their books. Wimble's Book, "I'll Never Be Last Again" tells Bill's story of a dairy farmer who desired to race and after finishing last in his very first event vowed to never be last again and he never was. The book is great reading as it captures the fact there is more to life than just racing and Wimble describes it his way in the very popular book along with Lew Boyd. Adam is an integral part of the Reading Fairgrounds Racing Historical Society and attends as many events as possible and his book, "The Life And Times Of The Kutztown Komet" is another great read as Freddy tell his story to Paul Weisel.


The NAPA Auto Parts Stores of the Delaware Valley has five stores conveniently located within the immediate area and the locations are: Easton, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey locations Stewartsville, Hackettstown, Clinton and Flemington. The stores are owned by Quaker City Motors Parts with their headquarters located in Middletown, Delaware. NAPA was founded in 1925 to meet America's growing need for an auto parts distribution system. To date, NAPA has 69 Distribution Centers, more than 6,000 stores and 13,000 affiliated NAPA AutoCare repair facilities, over 320,000 parts in inventory every day and ASE-Certified Parts Professionals. To learn more about NAPA Know How, go to their extensive website at: www.napaonline.com  or contact by phone at: 800-LET-NAPA (800-538-6272. All of the stores will have representation at the show throughout the week offering specials and discounts to the racers and fans.

IRCO remains a big part of the show as they will sponsor the stage area where the nightly shows will be presented. Vice President of IRCO, Greg Collins, will become part of the announcing team lined up for the shows that include the longtime broadcasting team of Ed and Steve Pados from Gasoline Alley fame, veteran announcer Bobby Stull, Bridgeport and Thunder announcer Jeff Ahlum and former Lake Mocatek co-announcer Justin Beltrame. Collins, who serves as the noted historian of the Harmony Speedway, is expected to have much of his memorabilia from the Harmony Speedway for the event and Beltrame will once again spearhead and show the vast collection of Lake Mocatek material he has collected over the years.

The "Golden Era" of auto racing from the late fifties through the early eighties was an era that saw many changes take place in the way the race cars were constructed. The word "stock" gave way to ingenuity at first and followed closely by technology as the race cars became less stock appearing and relied more heavily on the latest speed part that would make the race car go faster. While the years have changed the look and the cost of racing, the spirit of the competition remains much as it was when racing in the local area was launched. The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

More information regarding the show 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 included 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. New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Kutztown, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2012 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 and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd. The NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For additional NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTHILL98@aol.com  or on the web at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.



2012 Fifth Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Schedule of Events



Thursday- March 8 - (6 PM) – Hamlin Speedways/Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds welcoming Hamlin Speedway, Stage One Modifieds, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Spee

Friday - March 9 - (4 PM) Corey Mechanical presents the Legends Showcase: Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam with a book signing and showcase discussion with Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Gerald Chamberlain, Ronnie Dunstan, Sammy Beavers, Tom Hager, Kenny Wismer, Richard Marinelli, Bill DeCoster, Red Coffin, Randy Smith, Richie Smith, Leroy Amey, Earl Derr and many more of the legendary stars who are our "Dirt Track Heroes"

(7 PM) - Presented by Martocci's Automotive Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, ARDC Midgets, URC, TSRS Sprints, CRSA Sprints, plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds and Dorney Park Speedways

Saturday - March 10 - (Noon until complete) Corey Mechanical welcomes the stars from Flemington Speedway, all divisions, Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society and Harmony Speedway Group. All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session. Special Appearance by David Polenz


Caffe Europa serves as the Official Restaurant of the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show

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 7, 2012
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Motorcycle Legend Chris Carr Highlights 5TH Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show



The 5th Annual NAPA Auto Parts sponsored Dirt Track Heroes Show in Phillipsburg, New Jersey rolled into the third day of the week long show last evening and seven time AMA Pro Grand National Champion and former world land speed record holder for motorcycles Chris Carr was on hand for the evening of events that showcased the "Stars of Tomorrow" as quarter midget and karting stars talked about their budding racing careers. After an opening introduction to begin the show with NAPA Representative John Niles, who talked the increased involvement in this year's show through the NAPA Auto Parts chain, "The Warrior" Chris Carr was introduced to the nice crowd on hand. Carr, who began his successful racing career at the age of three, was a total inspiration to the youngsters and adults on hand in his answering of the many questions posed to him throughout his interview that included audience participation. Carr, in a remarkable racing career, competed in excess of 400 main events and captured 78 wins along the way after turning pro back in 1983. Carr captured his first crown in 1992 and followed up with a title in 1999 and added five consecutive titles from 2001 through 2005. Carr stepped away from the flat tracks for a couple of seasons to try his hand at road racing bikes and had the same amount of success that earned him induction into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2004. Carr was also a seven time AMA 600cc Dirt Track title holder and the 2000 Formula USA Dirt Track Champion. Carr captured the AMA Sacramento Mile event an amazing nine times and earned the distinction of being the world land speed record holder for Motorcycles when he stopped the clocks at 350.8 miles per hour on September 5, 2006 at the Bonneville Salt Flats and became the first motorcyclist to break the 350 mile per hour mark. When the record was broken in 2008, Carr came right back in September of 2009 and regained the title with a run of 367.382 mile per hour. While the Dirt Track Heroes show is geared towards racing on four wheels, the appearance of the mototcycle legend Chris Carr presented another milestone for the hard working events team as the pairing of the racing legend with the future stars in racing made for a memorable evening at the show.

Carl Mease from Lehigh Valley, Rich Pursell from Blue Mountain and fabricator extraordinare Ed Pensyl from West End were brought to the stage to talk about quarter midget racing and just how much labor and effort it takes to continue to run the successful programs for the future stars in the sport. The quarter midgets are a great way to begin the careers of the budding young drivers and many graduates have gone on to great racing careers in the sport and one such driving star Paul Koch was on hand to talk about what quarter midget racing did for him. Paul entered two vintage quarter midgets into the show and talked about how the rewards he earned from quarter midget racing later vaulted him to a modified track championship at the Big Diamond Raceway and into sprint and silver crown racing later in his career. Drivers on hand and most giving their first interview ever included Billy Lasko, Kevin Holt Jr, Aidan Swanda, Cody Quagliato, Thomas Flanagan, and Olivia Mease. Mark and Brian Gilmore were on hand for the evening and talked about their plans for ARDC racing events this coming season as Mark, a former 600 Micro Champion at Hamlin begins his second season in the club and Brian will be a rookie and plans to compete for rookie of the year honors with the club. Makenzie and Shelby Harper were on hand for the evening and talked about their plans for racing at Hamlin this coming season as Makenzie was a runner-up in the rookie 270 Micro division a season ago and will make the move to the regulars while Shelby will once again be part of the talented roster of 600 wingless Micro drivers at Hamlin and looks to earn her mark in vicotry lane this coming season.

This evening is New Eygpt and Wall Stadium Night at the show with a special tribute to drivers who once raced at the East Windsor Speedway and appearances from the Pauch Family is highly anticipated. This evening's show is sponsored by Caffe Europa, located in the Mall and the official restaurant of the Dirt Track Heroes Show. Come out early and grab a great meal at Caffe Europa and enjoy the show. Offerings throughout the week include the NAPA coloring contest with the winners being selected on Saturday and through the connections with the NAPA Stores, there are store specials throughout the week in Easton, Stewartsville, Hackettstown, Clinton and Flemington Stores. Sonny Croughn's DARE 2B BAD 1,000 horsepower Trikester is part of the show as Sonny celebrates 50 years in the racing industry. The Legends Showcase will be presented on Friday March 9th and headlining the showcase will be racing greats Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam and both will be selling and signing copies of their books.

Wimble's Book, "I'll Never Be Last Again" tells Bill's story of a dairy farmer who desired to race and after finishing last in his very first event vowed to never be last again and he never was. The book is great reading as it captures the fact there is more to life than just racing and Wimble describes it his way in the very popular book along with Lew Boyd. Adam is an integral part of the Reading Fairgrounds Racing Historical Society and attends as many events as possible and his book, "The Life And Times Of The Kutztown Komet" is another great read as Freddy tell his story to Paul Weisel.

The NAPA Auto Parts Stores of the Delaware Valley has five stores conveniently located within the immediate area and the locations are: Easton, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey locations Stewartsville, Hackettstown, Clinton and Flemington. The stores are owned by Quaker City Motors Parts with their headquarters located in Middletown, Delaware. NAPA was founded in 1925 to meet America's growing need for an auto parts distribution system. To date, NAPA has 69 Distribution Centers, more than 6,000 stores and 13,000 affiliated NAPA AutoCare repair facilities, over 320,000 parts in inventory every day and ASE-Certified Parts Professionals. To learn more about NAPA Know How, go to their extensive website at: www.napaonline.com  or contact by phone at: 800-LET-NAPA (800-538-6272. All of the stores will have representation at the show throughout the week offering specials and discounts to the racers and fans.


IRCO will remain a big part of the show as they will sponsor the stage area where the nightly shows will be presented. Vice President of IRCO, Greg Collins, will become part of the announcing team lined up for the shows that include the longtime broadcasting team of Ed and Steve Pados from Gasoline Alley fame, veteran announcer Bobby Stull, Bridgeport and Thunder announcer Jeff Ahlum and former Lake Mocatek co-announcer Justin Beltrame. Collins, who serves as the noted historian of the Harmony Speedway, is expected to have much of his memorabilia from the Harmony Speedway for the event and Beltrame will once again spearhead and show the vast collection of Lake Mocatek material he has collected over the years.

The "Golden Era" of auto racing from the late fifties through the early eighties was an era that saw many changes take place in the way the race cars were constructed. The word "stock" gave way to ingenuity at first and followed closely by technology as the race cars became less stock appearing and relied more heavily on the latest speed part that would make the race car go faster. While the years have changed the look and the cost of racing, the spirit of the competition remains much as it was when racing in the local area was launched. The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

More information regarding the show 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 included 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. New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Kutztown, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2012 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 and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd. The NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For additional NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTHILL98@aol.com  or on the web at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.



2012 Fifth Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Schedule of Events


Wednesday- March 7 - (6 PM) - Presented by Caffe Europa featuring 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 8 - (6 PM) – Hamlin Speedways/Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds welcoming Hamlin Speedway, Stage One Modifieds, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway and Big Diamond Speedway Night

Friday - March 9 - (4 PM) Corey Mechanical presents the Legends Showcase: Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam with a book signing and showcase discussion with Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Gerald Chamberlain, Ronnie Dunstan, Sammy Beavers, Tom Hager, Kenny Wismer, Richard Marinelli, Bill DeCoster, Red Coffin, Randy Smith, Richie Smith, Leroy Amey, Earl Derr and many more of the legendary stars who are our "Dirt Track Heroes"

(7 PM) - Presented by Martocci's Automotive Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, ARDC Midgets, URC, TSRS Sprints, CRSA Sprints, plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds and Dorney Park Speedways

Saturday - March 10 - (Noon until complete) Corey Mechanical welcomes the stars from Flemington Speedway, all divisions, Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society and Harmony Speedway Group. All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session. Special Appearance by David Polenz

Caffe Europa serves as the Official Restaurant of the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show

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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ARCA Daytona Pole Sitter Sean Corr Headlines Second Day Of 5th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show



After a rousing opening debut on Sunday, the 5th Annual NAPA Auto Parts sponsored Dirt Track Heroes Show at the Phillipsburg Mall in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, rolled into the second day with a look at some of the small division raceways in the local area and a personal appearance from ARCA Racing Series driving star Sean Corr who is heading to North Carolina to be fitted to a recently completed race car and then heading to Alabama to compete this weekend in the ARCA Series events. Corr gained much attention recently when he sat on the pole for the ARCA Daytona 200-mlie race and explained to the nice crowd on hand what it was like to sit on the pole for the event and lesd the first 23-laps of the event before engine troubles in his Empire Racing sponsored race car became terminal and ended his great run at Daytona. Undaunted, the team headed up by Crew Chief Ben Leslie and Team Manager John Bellesfield, will roll into Alabama brimming with confidence in knowing they have a race car capable of running up front and winning in the popular racing series. Corr enjoyed a great season in 2011 as he vaulted into the top ten with a ninth place finish in the final ARCA points and enjoyed great runs all season long in his Empire Racing Ford race car as he completed all 19 races on the ARCA Schedule. Corr, a resident of Goshen, New York, has many local ties to the area and is a past champion at the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York. In his interview at the show he thanked all of the people who have assisted him in living the dream and thanked everyone for their support in his racing efforts.

Bob Marlow, whose father built the famous Pinebrook Stadium for Three Quarter Midget racing and is a well noted announcer in his own right, provided insight to the great history of the speedway and his continued tie-in with racing as the announcer at the indoor events in Atlantic city, New Jersey and Providence, Rhode Island. ATQMRA champion Ryan Tidman was on hand to about his championship season in 2011 and talked about what it will take to defend the crown in 2012. Fellow combatants and clode friends Jeff Kot and Matt Roselli interviewed and shared their thoughts about the traveling series and the support they will be throwing towards Borger's Speedway on their non-tour dates. "The Communicator" Matthew Gaughan was on hand to talk about his rookie season in the Legends race cars that saw him finish 14th in points at Bethel Motor Speedway on pavement and earned a ninth place ranking nationally in Legends dirt points. Borger's 600 Micro champion "The Conductor" Bobby Butler was on hand to talk about his consecutive championship titles in 2010 at Hamlin and 2011 at Borgers and still a bit undecided if he will be a regular at any one speedway in 2012. "The Abbey-nator" Abbey Price was on hand to talk about her transition into the Xcel Modified division for the new season ahead and Chloe Andres interviewed and talked about her plans for this season with regular duty at the Shellhamers Speedway. Driving Talent JR Fulper talked about his plans with his Slingshot racing this season as he continues to raise the bar each season with his racing activities. "Slick" Rick Raisner talked of his plans for the new season as moves into the future with the Borger's Speedway and noted he has never driven on a pavement surface but is looking forward to the challenge. Bob Snyder, the photographer and co-promoter at Borger's talked about the transition of the speedway into the pavement era from dirt and the many changes that have taken place at the speedway in the off-season. Barry Greenzweig has taken over the duties as promoter at the Snydersville Raceway for the new season and will continue his promotion of the Kart Racing facility at Oreville an hopes to gain momentum at Snydersville even though he is getting a late start with the recent transition. Russ Meyer, who captured his first ever feature win in 1950 at the Hinchliffe Staduim in Paterson, New Jersey, joined in with a great interview to talk about his strictly stock days and later becoming the 1976 Sportsman Champion at the Orange County Fair Speedway driving the Hawthorne Chevrolet car. Likewise did Barry Suydam as he talked about the many race tracks he competed at and gave some hair-raising tails of some of his exciting moments while in competition. Stan "The Man" Friedman chatted about some of his great moments in racing with a couple of championships in recent years at Borgers and noted he is still trying to figure out how he put his Modified on its nose at Nazareth National back in 1982.

Additional highlights for the week long celebration of racing is the special guest appearance of "The Warrior" Chris Carr on March 6th, as the seven time AMA Flat Track Champion and former world land speed for motorcycles will sign autographs and talk about his recent retirement from active competition at the end of the 2011. Carr, in a remarkable racing career, competed in excess of 400 main events and captured 78 wins along the way after turning pro back in 1983. Carr captured his first crown in 1992 and followed up with a title in 1999 and added five consecutive titles from 2001 through 2005. Carr stepped away from the flat tracks for a couple of seasons to try his hand at road racing bikes and had the same amount of success that earned him induction into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2004. Carr is also a seven time AMA 600cc Dirt Track title holder and the 2000 Formula USA Dirt Track Champion.

The legendary "King of the East Coast Customizers", Sonny Croughn, will have on display throughout the week the latest piece of ingenuity out of the Croughn shop. Dubbed the "Baddest Trike in the Country" the seventeen-foot long three-wheeled custom creation powered by a raw 454 cubic inch Big Block Chevy 1,0000 horse powered motor will grace center court when the Mall doors swing open to the public on March 4th. Eye-catching and a premier work of fabrication genius, the DARE 2B Bad Trikester was first revealed in 2008 and has captured many awards since it was first unveiled to the public. Croughn, who is celebrating 50 years in the world of show stopping customized creations, has captured more than 170 awards in his long-standing and successful career and has constantly taken the road less traveled to go beyond the curve to raise the bar with his sensational masterpieces of the show world. Croughn's Shop is located in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania with a phone number to reach him at: 570 698 0203 and the website for valuable information is: www.croughnsautostyling.com 

The Legends Showcase will be presented on Friday March 9th and headlining the showcase will be the great Bill Wimble. Wimble resided in upstate New York and where his journey in racing began. After close to twenty years and 250 wins behind the wheel of a race car, Wimble retired from the sport in 1968 after a horrific accident at the Lebanon Valley Speedway where he was crowned the speedway champion 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 well known at every speedway in which he competed. Wimble was the NASCAR Sportsman Champion in consecutive seasons in both 1960 and 1961, was the New York State champion on five occasions and was the Connecticut State champion twice. Wimble's Book, "I'll Never Be Last Again" tells Bill's story of a dairy farmer who desired to race and after finishing last in his very first event vowed to never be last again and he never was. The book is great reading as it captures the fact there is more to life than just racing and Wimble describes it his way in the very popular book along with Lew Boyd. Freddy Adam is without question one of the most popular drivers to ever steer a race car in the local area. The name Adam and the Reading Speedway were synonymous with great race 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 past champion at the old Hatfield Speedway and was a 20-time career winner at the "Home of Champions" the Reading Fairgrounds. Adam is an integral part of the Reading Fairgrounds Racing Historical Society and attends as many events as possible and his book, "The Life And Times Of The Kutztown Komet" is another great read as Freddy tell his story to Paul Weisel.

The NAPA Auto Parts Stores of the Delaware Valley has five stores conveniently located within the immediate area and the locations are: Easton, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey locations Stewartsville, Hackettstown, Clinton and Flemington. The stores are owned by Quaker City Motors Parts with their headquarters located in Middletown, Delaware. NAPA was founded in 1925 to meet America's growing need for an auto parts distribution system. To date, NAPA has 69 Distribution Centers, more than 6,000 stores and 13,000 affiliated NAPA AutoCare repair facilities, over 320,000 parts in inventory every day and ASE-Certified Parts Professionals. To learn more about NAPA Know How, go to their extensive website at: www.napaonline.com  or contact by phone at: 800-LET-NAPA (800-538-6272. All of the stores will have representation at the show throughout the week offering specials and discounts to the racers and fans.

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 included 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. New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Kutztown, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2012 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 and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd. The NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For additional NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTHILL98@aol.com or on the web at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.

The event offer race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2012 racing season.


2012 Fifth Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Schedule of Events


Tuesday- March 6 - (6 PM) Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds/Hamlin Speedways welcoming the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring Quarter Midget Clubs: Oaklane, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs. Special appearance by seven time AMA Motorcycle Champion and Hall of Fame inductee, "The Warrior" Chris Carr

Wednesday- March 7 - (6 PM) - Presented by Caffe Europa featuring 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 8 - (6 PM) – Hamlin Speedways/Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds welcoming Hamlin Speedway, Stage One Modifieds, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway and Big Diamond Speedway Night

Friday - March 9 - (4 PM) Corey Mechanical presents the Legends Showcase: Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam with a book signing and showcase discussion with Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Gerald Chamberlain, Ronnie Dunstan, Sammy Beavers, Tom Hager, Kenny Wismer, Richard Marinelli, Bill DeCoster, Red Coffin, Randy Smith, Richie Smith, Leroy Amey, Earl Derr and many more of the legendary stars who are our "Dirt Track Heroes"

(7 PM) - Presented by Martocci's Automotive Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, ARDC Midgets, URC, TSRS Sprints, CRSA Sprints, plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds and Dorney Park Speedways

Saturday - March 10 - (Noon until complete) Corey Mechanical welcomes the stars from Flemington Speedway, all divisions, Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society and Harmony Speedway Group. All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session. Guest appearance from David Polenz

Caffe Europa serves as the Official Restaurant of the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show

IRCO Community Federal Credit Union sponsors the Nightly Stage Area


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 4, 2012

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NAPA AUTO PARTS 5TH ANNUAL DIRT TRACK HEROES OPENS TO HUGE CROWD AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL, SHOW CONTINUES THROUGH SATURDAY, MARCH 10



In a show that began in the planning stages last November, the long hours of planning and scheduling, the many phone calls, emails, and letter correspondence all paid off Sunday at the opening of the NAPA Auto Parts 5th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show at the Phillipsburg, Mall. 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 resounding roar for its seven day run at the Phillipsburg, New Jersey Mall. At last count, one-hundred and sixteen race cars from many 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 be seeing in battle throughout the summer months in the Tri State Area.

The NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley took center stage as the auto parts chain with more than 6,000 stores Nationally and five in the show's calling area greeted the large throngs of racing fans who came out to enjoy the opening day ceremonies highlighted by a two show day that began at Noon and ran until the Mall's closing for the day. Longtime broadcasting personalities Ed and Steve Pados, along with assistance from Bobby Stull, Justin Beltrame and Greg Collins, kicked off the week long journey into the motorsports world by first introducing talking to NAPA Auto Parts director John Niles who explained the significance of the NAPA/Dirt Track Heroes history of working together and just how important a show of this nature is important to everyone connected to motorsports as well as the corporate infra-structure through sponsorship and retail sales. IRCO Vice President Greg Collins offered his thoughts in relating to the long hard hours of planning and scheduling goes into making the show such a success and how the show has helped the IRCO Group with their past sponsorship of the event. Corey Mechanical guru Gordon Crowell was on hand for the opening ceremonies and was very pleased with the turn out of fans and the interest generated for his heating and cooling service company that utilizes Tempstar products when servicing new installations.

The Pados Brothers and Bobby Stull proceeded into the interviews and many of the familiar star figures of past racing wars took part in the interviews sessions that began with a tribute to all of the tracks with the focus on the Nazareth half-mile and Nazareth National Speedways. Among the many legendary driving talents on hand to interview for the show and also thrilled us many times with their daring devil may care driving styles on the speedways included Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Bill Wilson, Tommy Hager, Sammy Beavers, Stan Ploski, Joe Poliacik, Billy Tanzosh, Ward and Dottie Crozier, Rich Marinelli, Ken Kutzman, Jerry Robison, Tommy Vroom, Paul Deasey Jr, Glen Ehrhardt and a very special appearance from legendary car owner Paul Deasey of 707 "Big Donkey" fame. Pavement stars Tony and Matt Hirschman were on hand for the show as was NASCAR Whelen All American Series Champion David Polenz. Jerry Tonti, Ted Schmidt, Peach Cole , Pete Gardner, David Chase and Announcers Steve Pados and Justin Beltrame and General Manager Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn were among the notables from Lake Mocatek. Thunder on the Hill and Bridgeport Speedway Announcer Jeff Ahlum explained the new direction of the Bridgeport Speedway with new promoter Doug Hoffman at the controls. Auto Stylist Sonny Croughn was on hand with his DARE 2B BAD Big Block Trike and signed autographs throughout the day as he celebrates 50 years in the racing industry. The WALN Party Girls Vicky Kidd and Layla Josie were on hand for the show with "Happy Jack" Burns the Polka King of the Lehigh Valley.

The stage show area will be sponsored by the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union and IRCO Vice President and noted Harmony Speedway Historian Greg Collins will be part of the announcing team headed up by longtime show hosts the Pados Brothers. The "Golden Era" of auto racing from the late fifties through the early eighties was an era that saw many changes take place in the way the race cars were constructed. The word "stock" gave way to ingenuity at first and followed closely by technology as the race cars became less stock appearing and relied more heavily on the latest speed part that would make the race car go faster. While the years have changed the look and the cost of racing, the spirit of the competition remains much as it was when racing in the local area was launched. The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

2012 Fifth Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Schedule of Events


Monday- March 5 - (6 PM) – Presented by R& F International Muffler & Brake welcoming ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Kutztown Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts and the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium. Guest appearance from ARCA Driving Star Sean Corr

Tuesday- March 6 - (6 PM) Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds/Hamlin Speedways welcoming the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring Quarter Midget Clubs: Oaklane, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs. Special appearance by seven time AMA Motorcycle Champion and Hall of Fame inductee, "The Warrior" Chris Carr

Wednesday- March 7 - (6 PM) - Presented by Caffe Europa featuring 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 8 - (6 PM) – Hamlin Speedways/Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds welcoming Hamlin Speedway, Stage One Modifieds, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway and Big Diamond Speedway Night

Friday - March 9 - (4 PM) Corey Mechanical presents the Legends Showcase: Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam with a book signing and showcase discussion with Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Gerald Chamberlain, Ronnie Dunstan, Sammy Beavers, Tom Hager, Kenny Wismer, Richard Marinelli, Bill DeCoster, Red Coffin, Randy Smith, Richie Smith, Leroy Amey, Earl Derr and many more of the legendary stars who are our "Dirt Track Heroes"

(7 PM) - Presented by Martocci's Automotive Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, ARDC Midgets, URC, TSRS Sprints, CRSA Sprints, plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds and Dorney Park Speedways

Saturday - March 10 - (Noon until complete) Corey Mechanical welcomes the stars from Flemington Speedway, all divisions, Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society and Harmony Speedway Group. All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session. Guest appearance from David Polenz

Caffe Europa serves as the Official Restaurant of the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show

IRCO Community Federal Credit Union sponsors the Nightly Stage Area

Mall Hours: 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, 2012
Release prepared by Steve Pados



"Touch'em All" The Miller Team Knocks Out A Round-Tripper As The 5th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show Opens To The Public



In a show that began in the planning stages last November, the long hours of planning and scheduling, the many phone calls, emails, and letter correspondence all paid off yesterday as 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 resounding roar as the 5th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show opened for it's seven day run on Sunday at the Phillipsburg Mall located in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Race cars from many 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 be seeing doing battle throughout the summer months at one of the local racing venues in the Tri State Area. The NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley took center stage as the auto parts chain with more than 6,000 stores Nationally and five in the show's calling area greeted the large throngs of racing fans who came out to enjoy the opening day ceremonies highlighted by a two show day that began at Noon and ran until the Mall's closing for the day. Longtime broadcasting personalities Ed and Steve Pados, along with assistance from Bobby Stull, Justin Beltrame and Greg Collins, kicked off the week long journey into the motorsports world by first introducing talking to NAPA Auto Parts director John Niles who explained the significance of the NAPA/Dirt Track Heroes history of working together and just how important a show of this nature is important to everyone connected to motorsports as well as the corporate infra-structure through sponsorship and retail sales. IRCO Vice President Greg Collins offered his thoughts in relating to the long hard hours of planning and scheduling goes into making the show such a success and how the show has helped the IRCO Group with their past sponsorship of the event. Corey Mechanical guru Gordon Crowell was on hand for the opening ceremonies and was very pleased with the turn out of fans and the interest generated for his heating and cooling service company that utilizes Tempstar products when servicing new installations.

The Pados Brothers and Bobby Stull proceeded into the interviews and many of the familiar star figures of past racing wars took part in the interviews sessions that began with a tribute to all of the tracks with the focus on the Nazareth half-mile and Nazareth National Speedways. Among the many legendary driving talents on hand to interview for the show and also thrilled us many times with their daring devil may care driving styles on the speedways included Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Bill Wilson, Tommy Hager, Sammy Beavers, Stan Ploski, Joe Poliacik, Billy Tanzosh, Ward and Dottie Crozier, Rich Marinelli, Ken Kutzman, Jerry Robison, Tommy Vroom, Paul Deasey Jr, Glen Ehrhardt and a very special appearance from legendary car owner Paul Deasey of 707 "Big Donkey" fame. Pavement stars Tony and Matt Hirschman were on hand for the show as was NASCAR Whelen All American Series Champion David Polenz. Jerry Tonti, Ted Schmidt, Peach Cole , Pete Gardner, David Chase and Announcers Steve Pados and Justin Beltrame and General Manager Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn were among the notables from Lake Mocatek. Thunder on the Hill and Bridgeport Speedway Announcer Jeff Ahlum explained the new direction of the Bridgeport Speedway with new promoter Doug Hoffman at the controls. Auto Stylist Sonny Croughn was on hand with his DARE 2B BAD Big Block Trike and signed autographs throughout the day as he celebrates 50 years in the racing industry. The WALN Party Girls Vicky Kidd and Layla Josie were on hand for the show with "Happy Jack" Burns the Polka King of the Lehigh Valley.

Once again Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important role in this year's edition of the show. "Rapid Rich" Smith has incorporated his
solid background in racing and the technical know how to improve upon his finished product and the Stage One Modified is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship from the
master fabricator Richie Smith. The Stage One race car is beautiful to look at and the performance of the car on the race track is a thrill a second for those who have tried the
equipment on for size. Touting affordability and safety as the race car's primary selling points, a ready to race unit is priced in the neighborhood of $12,000.00 and
with the recent announcement the Stage One Modifieds will becoming a regular attraction this season at the always exciting Hamlin Speedway. For additional information
regarding the Stage One Modifieds, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com  or contact them by phone at: 610 462 4302. Moe Pagni's Outten Used Cars,
located at 1902 South Fourth Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania is returning to the show for the second consecutive year as a nightly sponsor for the event. Moe coined the
phrase, "Stop Dreamin, Start Drivin" as the excellent sales staff will find you the credit you need to slide behind the wheel of a quality used car and begin to re- build your credit once again. To reach the Outten team, call today at: 610 791 7912 or check out their website at: www.moes.outtencars.com  R&F International Muffler &
Brake is located at 1951 West Main Street in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and offer the "the best exhaust at the best cost" among the many services they offer at
their complete car care facility. The number to reach them is: 570 476 2120. Caffe Europa, located in the Mall, was named as the official restaurant of the NAPA Auto Parts
Dirt Track Heroes Show last week and will be an important stop-over point for the racing fans as the popular eatery offers up many tantalizing Italian entrees and sandwiches
as well as piping hot pizza from their brick ovens. The phone number is: 908 387 9787 for take out orders and the restaurant offers a cafe oriented seating area.
Hamlin Speedway opens up for the season in April and will feature eight divisions of racing excitement every Saturday night throughout the racing season. Checkout their
website at: www.hamlinspeedway.com  and also checkout S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts and put some excitement into your weekend at: www.ssspeedways.com  and
contact them at: 570 420 5500. Martocci's Automotive, located at 26 North Second Street in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania is "Your Pocono Automotive Specialist" offering the
most competitive labor rate and one percent guarantee for their expert services. Contact them at: 570 517 2777or 570 517 7130 with any questions or concerns about your
vehicle or to make an appointment or you go to their website at: www.martocciautomotive.com  Corey Mechanical is the most recent signing for the show and services the
entire tri-county area for all of your air conditioning, hot water heater and heating needs. Corey Mechanical is a certified Tempstar dealer with an expertly trained staff of
technicians who will find the best solution at the best price to cover your heating and cooling needs whether it be a residential or commercial setting. The website is:
www.tempstar.com  and to reach Corey Mechanical call: 610 438 3845. PR Performance Truck & Trailer Repair is located at 1 State Street in Bloomsbury, New Jersey with
a phone number to reach them at: 908 479 0102 and they also provide 24 hour towing and recovery services.

The NAPA Auto Parts Stores of the Delaware Valley has five stores conveniently located within the immediate area and the locations are: Easton, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey locations Stewartsville, Hackettstown, Clinton and Flemington. The stores are owned by Quaker City Motors Parts with their headquarters located in Middletown, Delaware. NAPA was founded in 1925 to meet America's growing need for an auto parts distribution system. To date, NAPA has 69 Distribution Centers, more than 6,000 stores and 13,000 affiliated NAPA AutoCare repair facilities, over 320,000 parts in inventory every day and ASE-Certified Parts Professionals. To learn more about NAPA Know How, go to their extensive website at: www.napaonline.com  or contact by phone at: 800-LET-NAPA (800-538-6272. All of the stores will have representation at the show throughout the week offering specials and discounts to the racers and fans.

The stage show area will be sponsored by the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union and IRCO Vice President and noted Harmony Speedway Historian Greg Collins will be part of the announcing team headed up by longtime show hosts the Pados Brothers. The "Golden Era" of auto racing from the late fifties through the early eighties was an era that saw many changes take place in the way the race cars were constructed. The word "stock" gave way to ingenuity at first and followed closely by technology as the race cars became less stock appearing and relied more heavily on the latest speed part that would make the race car go faster. While the years have changed the look and the cost of racing, the spirit of the competition remains much as it was when racing in the local area was launched. The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

Entries are now accepted to display in the NAPA Auto Parts 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 included 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. New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Kutztown, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2012 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 and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd. The NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For additional NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTHILL98@aol.com  or on the web at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.


2012 Fifth Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Schedule of Events



Monday- March 5 - (6 PM) – Presented by R& F International Muffler & Brake welcoming ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Kutztown Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts and the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium. Guest appearance from ARCA Driving Star Sean Corr

Tuesday- March 6 - (6 PM) Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds/Hamlin Speedways welcoming the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring Quarter Midget Clubs: Oaklane, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs. Special appearance by seven time AMA Motorcycle Champion and Hall of Fame inductee, "The Warrior" Chris Carr

Wednesday- March 7 - (6 PM) - Presented by Caffe Europa featuring 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 8 - (6 PM) – Hamlin Speedways/Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds welcoming Hamlin Speedway, Stage One Modifieds, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway and Big Diamond Speedway Night

Friday - March 9 - (4 PM) Corey Mechanical presents the Legends Showcase: Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam with a book signing and showcase discussion with Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Gerald Chamberlain, Ronnie Dunstan, Sammy Beavers, Tom Hager, Kenny Wismer, Richard Marinelli, Bill DeCoster, Red Coffin, Randy Smith, Richie Smith, Leroy Amey, Earl Derr and many more of the legendary stars who are our "Dirt Track Heroes"

(7 PM) - Presented by Martocci's Automotive Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, ARDC Midgets, URC, TSRS Sprints, CRSA Sprints, plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds and Dorney Park Speedways

Saturday - March 10 - (Noon until complete) Corey Mechanical welcomes the stars from Flemington Speedway, all divisions, Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society and Harmony Speedway Group. All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session. Guest appearance from David Polenz

Caffe Europa serves as the Official Restaurant of the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show

IRCO Community Federal Credit Union sponsors the Nightly Stage Area

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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DIRT TRACK HEROES EVENT PHILLIPSBURG MALL
MARCH 4 - 10, 2012

5TH ANNUAL NAPA AUTO PARTS DIRT TRACH HEROES CAR SHOW TO TAKEOVER PHILLIPSBURG MALL SUNDAY, MARCH 4, SHOW CONTINUES THROUGH SATURDAY, MARCH 10
ARCA DAYTONA POLE SITTER SEAN CORR TO APPEAR MONDAY NIGHT AT DIRT TRACK HEROES STAGE

The 5th Annual NAPA Auto Parts DIRT TRACK HEROES Car Show will open at the Phillipsburg Mall on Sunday, March 4 and continue through Sunday, March 10. Located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, the annual block-buster event is building steam to top the four previous events. ARCA Racing Series driving star Sean Corr will make a special appearance to the show on Monday evening, March 5th, in his last appearance in the area before heading to Alabama to compete next weekend in the ARCA Series event. Corr gained much attention recently when he sat on the pole for the ARCA Daytona 200-mlie race and led the first 23-laps of the event before pitting for a scheduled fuel stop.

Racing personalities Steve and Ed Pados will host the weeklong event that is just jammed packed with racing celebrities. The opening day of the show, pavement driving greats Tony and Matt Hirschmann and dirt racing legends Frankie Schneider and Paul Deasey will be on hand for a fan meet and greet. NASCAR Whelen All American Series Champion David Polenz will also make a crowd pleasing appearance. The show opens on Sunday at 11 AM and will continue until 6 PM. Monday through Saturday, show hours will be 10 AM to 9 PM. An event t-shirt and program will be available to remember this exciting annual event.

And don't forget, NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley will again have their annual kids coloring contest. The kids will be able to choose between Martin Truex's NASCAR Toyota, or local favorite Cody Kline's #59 Slingshot. We'll post the entries in the main room windows, and judge them people's choice style on Saturday night. The kids can pick up blanks, then turn the entries in any night of the show, at the NAPA truck. Winners will be notified after the show, so winners need not be present to win. Prizes will be NAPA toys that can be picked up by the winners at their closest Delaware Valley NAPA store.

2012 Fifth Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Schedule of Events
Sunday- March 4 - (Starting at Noon) - NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony (Stage) Presented by Moe Pagni's Outten Used Car Center - 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, Allentown Fairgrounds, Mahoning, Mountain. Guest appearances from Tony and Matt Hirschman, Frankie Schneider and Paul Deasey and David Polenz

3 PM: Salute to the Legends of Lake Mocatek Speedway

Monday- March 5 - (6 PM) – Presented by R& F International Muffler & Brake welcoming ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Kutztown Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts and the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium. Guest appearance from ARCA Driving Star Sean Corr


Tuesday- March 6 - (6 PM) Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds/Hamlin Speedways welcoming the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring Quarter Midget Clubs: Oaklane, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs. Special appearance by seven time AMA Motorcycle Champion and Hall of Fame inductee, "The Warrior" Chris Carr


Wednesday- March 7 - (6 PM) - Presented by Caffe Europa featuring 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 8 - (6 PM) – Hamlin Speedways/Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds welcoming Hamlin Speedway, Stage One Modifieds, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway and Big Diamond Speedway Night

Friday - March 9 - (4 PM) Corey Mechanical presents the Legends Showcase: Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam with a book signing and showcase discussion with Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Gerald Chamberlain, Ronnie Dunstan, Sammy Beavers, Tom Hager, Kenny Wismer, Richard Marinelli, Bill DeCoster, Red Coffin, Randy Smith, Richie Smith, Leroy Amey, Earl Derr and many more of the legendary stars who are our "Dirt Track Heroes"

(7 PM) - Presented by Martocci's Automotive Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, ARDC Midgets, URC, TSRS Sprints, CRSA Sprints, plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds and Dorney Park Speedways

Saturday - March 10 - (Noon until complete) Corey Mechanical welcomes the stars from Flemington Speedway, all divisions, Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society and Harmony Speedway Group. All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session. Guest appearance from David Polenz

Caffe Europa serves as the Official Restaurant of the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show
IRCO Community Federal Credit Union sponsors the Nightly Stage Area


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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CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456

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ARCA Daytona Pole Sitter Sean Corr Set For Monday Appearance At 5th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show



While the countdown continues for the upcoming and highly anticipated 5th Annual NAPA Auto Parts sponsored Dirt Track Heroes Show opening on Sunday, March 4th, at the Phillipsburg Mall in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, the ongoing behind the scenes work for the show has added yet an additional integral piece for the popular show. ARCA Racing Series driving star Sean Corr will make a special appearance to the show on Monday evening, March 5th, in his last appearance in the area before heading to Alabama to compete next weekend in the ARCA Series events. Corr gained much attention recently when he sat on the pole for the ARCA Daytona 200-mlie race and led the first 23-laps of the event before pitting for a scheduled fuel stop. After working his way back through the pack after the pit stop, Corr's Empire Racing sponsored race car developed a miss in the engine compartment and the problems soon became terminal ending his great run at Daytona. Undaunted, the team headed up by Crew Chief Ben Leslie and Team Manager John Bellesfield, roll into Alabama brimming with confidence in knowing they have a race car capable of running up front and winning in the popular racing series. Corr enjoyed a great season in 2011 as he vaulted into the top ten with a ninth place finish in the final ARCA points and enjoyed great runs all season long in his Empire Racing Ford race car as he completed all 19 races on the ARCA Schedule. Corr, a resident of Goshen, New York, has many local ties to the area and is a past champion at the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York, has won events at the Moody Mile in Syracuse, New york and it was his vast experience of racing on the dirt surfaces that enabled him to earn some great finishes at both Springfield and DuQuoin on the mile long dirt tracks on the ARCA racing schedule. Sean will be on hand to meet and greet his racing fans and sign autographs before his departure to Alabama to go racing this weekend.

The marquis lights of the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show continue to brighten and glisten as the start of the show draws nearer to the Sunday opening. With pavement racing giants Tony and Matt Hirschman and dirt track legends Frankie Schneider and Paul Deasey and NASCAR Whelen All American Series Champion David Polenz signing on in recent days and an entire cast of driving stars from up and down the East Coast waiting to converge together at the Mall, the week long show will be a who's/who of the motorsports world with this exceptional gathering of stars. Additional highlights for the week long celebration of racing is the special guest appearance of "The Warrior" Chris Carr as the seven time AMA Flat Track Champion and former world land speed for motorcycles will sign autographs and talk about his recent retirement from active competition at the end of the 2011. Carr, in a remarkable racing career, competed in excess of 400 main events and captured 78 wins along the way after turning pro back in 1983. Carr captured his first crown in 1992 and followed up with a title in 1999 and added five consecutive titles from 2001 through 2005. Carr stepped away from the flat tracks for a couple of seasons to try his hand at road racing bikes and had the same amount of success that earned him induction into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2004. Carr is also a seven time AMA 600cc Dirt Track title holder and the 2000 Formula USA Dirt Track Champion.

The legendary "King of the East Coast Customizers", Sonny Croughn, will have on display throughout the week the latest piece of ingenuity out of the Croughn shop. Dubbed the "Baddest Trike in the Country" the seventeen-foot long three-wheeled custom creation powered by a raw 454 cubic inch Big Block Chevy 1,0000 horse powered motor will grace center court when the Mall doors swing open to the public on March 4th. Eye-catching and a premier work of fabrication genius, the DARE 2B Bad Trikester was first revealed in 2008 and has captured many awards since it was first unveiled to the public. Croughn, who is celebrating 50 years in the world of show stopping customized creations, has captured more than 170 awards in his long-standing and successful career and has constantly taken the road less traveled to go beyond the curve to raise the bar with his sensational masterpieces of the show world. Croughn's Shop is located in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania with a phone number to reach him at: 570 698 0203 and the website for valuable information is: www.croughnsautostyling.com 

The Legends Showcase will be presented on Friday March 9th and headlining the showcase will be the great Bill Wimble. Wimble resided in upstate New York and where his journey in racing began. After close to twenty years and 250 wins behind the wheel of a race car, Wimble retired from the sport in 1968 after a horrific accident at the Lebanon Valley Speedway where he was crowned the speedway champion 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 well known at every speedway in which he competed. Wimble was the NASCAR Sportsman Champion in consecutive seasons in both 1960 and 1961, was the New York State champion on five occasions and was the Connecticut State champion twice. Wimble's Book, "I'll Never Be Last Again" tells Bill's story of a dairy farmer who desired to race and after finishing last in his very first event vowed to never be last again and he never was. The book is great reading as it captures the fact there is more to life than just racing and Wimble describes it his way in the very popular book along with Lew Boyd. Freddy Adam is without question one of the most popular drivers to ever steer a race car in the local area. The name Adam and the Reading Speedway were synonymous with great race 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 past champion at the old Hatfield Speedway and was a 20-time career winner at the "Home of Champions" the Reading Fairgrounds. Adam is an integral part of the Reading Fairgrounds Racing Historical Society and attends as many events as possible and his book, "The Life And Times Of The Kutztown Komet" is another great read as Freddy tell his story to Paul Weisel.

The upcoming 2012 edition of the NAPA Auto Parts fifth annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show continues to fill in all of the necessary pieces as the countdown continues for the successful event that highlights the past, present and future of auto racing all together under one roof at the Mall in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley will be headlining the event as the show sponsor for this years edition of the tremendously successful show and the addition of Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds, Moe Pagni's Outten Used Cars, R&F International Muffler & Brake, Caffe Europa, the Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways and Corey Mechanical signing on as nightly sponsors, the event work staff continues to pour their hearts and souls into the project and work their all-important magic to fill in the necessary blanks for another amazing event. The tremendous buzz regarding the show has kept the phones in a three state area ringing off the walls as this edition of the show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 10th. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and offers a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be free of charge to the mall traffic since its inception and the 2012 edition of the show is the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall.

Once again Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important role in this year's edition of the show. "Rapid Rich" Smith has incorporated his solid background in racing and the technical know how to improve upon his finished product and the Stage One Modified is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship from the master fabricator Richie Smith. The Stage One race car is beautiful to look at and the performance of the car on the race track is a thrill a second for those who have tried the equipment on for size. Touting affordability and safety as the race car's primary selling points, a ready to race unit is priced in the neighborhood of $12,000.00 and with the recent announcement the Stage One Modifieds will becoming a regular attraction this season at the always exciting Hamlin Speedway. For additional information regarding the Stage One Modifieds, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com  or contact them by phone at: 610 462 4302. Moe Pagni's Outten Used Cars, located at 1902 South Fourth Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania is returning to the show for the second consecutive year as a nightly sponsor for the event. Moe coined the phrase, "Stop Dreamin, Start Drivin" as the excellent sales staff will find you the credit you need to slide behind the wheel of a quality used car and begin to re-build your credit once again. To reach the Outten team, call today at: 610 791 7912 or check out their website at: www.moes.outtencars.com  R&F International Muffler & Brake is located at 1951 West Main Street in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and offer the "the best exhaust at the best cost" among the many services they offer at their complete car care facility. The number to reach them is: 570 476 2120. Caffe Europa, located in the Mall, was named as the official restaurant of the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show last week and will be an important stop-over point for the racing fans as the popular eatery offers up many tantalizing Italian entrees and sandwiches as well as piping hot pizza from their brick ovens. The phone number is: 908 387 9787 for take out orders and the restaurant offers a cafe oriented seating area. Hamlin Speedway opens up for the season in April and will feature eight divisions of racing excitement every Saturday night throughout the racing season. Checkout their website at: www.hamlinspeedway.com  and also checkout S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts and put some excitement into your weekend at: www.ssspeedways.com  and contact them at: 570 420 5500. Martocci's Automotive, located at 26 North Second Street in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania is "Your Pocono Automotive Specialist" offering the most competitive labor rate and one percent guarantee for their expert services. Contact them at: 570 517 2777or 570 517 7130 with any questions or concerns about your vehicle or to make an appointment or you go to their website at: www.martocciautomotive.com  Corey Mechanical is the most recent signing for the show and services the entire tri-county area for all of your air conditioning, hot water heater and heating needs. Corey Mechanical is a certified Tempstar dealer with an expertly trained staff of technicians who will find the best solution at the best price to cover your heating and cooling needs whether it be a residential or commercial setting. The website is: www.tempstar.com  and to reach Corey Mechanical call: 610 438 3845. PR Performance Truck & Trailer Repair is located at 1 State Street in Bloomsbury, New Jersey with a phone number to reach them at: 908 479 0102 and they also provide 24 hour towing and recovery services.

The NAPA Auto Parts Stores of the Delaware Valley has five stores conveniently located within the immediate area and the locations are: Easton, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey locations Stewartsville, Hackettstown, Clinton and Flemington. The stores are owned by Quaker City Motors Parts with their headquarters located in Middletown, Delaware. NAPA was founded in 1925 to meet America's growing need for an auto parts distribution system. To date, NAPA has 69 Distribution Centers, more than 6,000 stores and 13,000 affiliated NAPA AutoCare repair facilities, over 320,000 parts in inventory every day and ASE-Certified Parts Professionals. To learn more about NAPA Know How, go to their extensive website at: www.napaonline.com  or contact by phone at: 800-LET-NAPA (800-538-6272. All of the stores will have representation at the show throughout the week offering specials and discounts to the racers and fans.

The stage show area will be sponsored by the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union and IRCO Vice President and noted Harmony Speedway Historian Greg Collins will be part of the announcing team headed up by longtime show hosts the Pados Brothers. The "Golden Era" of auto racing from the late fifties through the early eighties was an era that saw many changes take place in the way the race cars were constructed. The word "stock" gave way to ingenuity at first and followed closely by technology as the race cars became less stock appearing and relied more heavily on the latest speed part that would make the race car go faster. While the years have changed the look and the cost of racing, the spirit of the competition remains much as it was when racing in the local area was launched. The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

Entries are now accepted to display in the NAPA Auto Parts 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 included 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. New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Kutztown, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2012 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 and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd. The NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For additional NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTHILL98@aol.com or on the web at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.

The event offer race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2012 racing season.


2012 Fifth Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 4 - (Starting at Noon) - NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony (Stage) Presented by Moe Pagni's Outten Used Car Center - 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, Allentown Fairgrounds, Mahoning, Mountain. Guest appearances from Tony and Matt Hirschman, Frankie Schneider and Paul Deasey and David Polenz

3 PM: Salute to the Legends of Lake Mocatek Speedway


Monday- March 5 - (6 PM) – Presented by R& F International Muffler & Brake welcoming ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Kutztown Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts and the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium. Guest appearance from ARCA Driving Star Sean Corr

Tuesday- March 6 - (6 PM) Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds/Hamlin Speedways welcoming the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring Quarter Midget Clubs: Oaklane, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs. Special appearance by seven time AMA Motorcycle Champion and Hall of Fame inductee, "The Warrior" Chris Carr

Wednesday- March 7 - (6 PM) - Presented by Caffe Europa featuring 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 8 - (6 PM) – Hamlin Speedways/Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds welcoming Hamlin Speedway, Stage One Modifieds, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway and Big Diamond Speedway Night

Friday - March 9 - (4 PM) Corey Mechanical presents the Legends Showcase: Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam with a book signing and showcase discussion with Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Gerald Chamberlain, Ronnie Dunstan, Sammy Beavers, Tom Hager, Kenny Wismer, Richard Marinelli, Bill DeCoster, Red Coffin, Randy Smith, Richie Smith, Leroy Amey, Earl Derr and many more of the legendary stars who are our "Dirt Track Heroes"

(7 PM) - Presented by Martocci's Automotive Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, ARDC Midgets, URC, TSRS Sprints, CRSA Sprints, plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds and Dorney Park Speedways

Saturday - March 10 - (Noon until complete) Corey Mechanical welcomes the stars from Flemington Speedway, all divisions, Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society and Harmony Speedway Group. All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session. Guest appearance from David Polenz

Caffe Europa serves as the Official Restaurant of the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show

IRCO Community Federal Credit Union sponsors the Nightly Stage Area

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

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March 3, 2012

GASOLINE ALLEY NEWS

Pen Argyl, PA: Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show Hosts Ed And Steve Pados Set To Host 5th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show
By:Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media


The extremely popular Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show left the airwaves on November 7th after ten successful seasons of showcasing the top driving talent nationally and locally throughout the show's 546 editions. The popular show reached across the international boundaries with guests from Australia and New Zealand and a fan base that stretched around the world. Show hosts Ed and Steve Pados made some very tough decisions in regards to stepping away from some of the many events they were involved throughout the year and decided two years ago to halt the famous bus trip to the Reading Reunion show they did for 20 consecutive years. As they approached a new contract for the TV Show, the initial plans were to shut the show down at the end of the contract date in March. After taking two weeks off and receiving more than two thousand emails, phone calls and letters, the Gasoline Alley Gang decided to sign a new contract for six additional months to carry them through the current racing season in 2011. While it was sad to end the show, the Pados Brothers felt the time had come to ease the burden a bit and take some time off for some much needed rest and relaxation. That being said, the time off was well spent and the call to action has the popular broadcasting duo prepped and ready to go as they move into the friendly confines of the Garden State and kick off the 5th Annual NAPA Auto Parts sponsored Dirt Track Heroes event that is set to open on March 4th and will run until March 10th at the Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Co-Hosts Ed and Steve Pados will open the seven day run of the Mall festivities with two scheduled shows on Sunday, the first being a salute to Nazareth and Nazareth National Speedways from Noon until 3 PM and then following with a salute to the driving stars that once graced the Lake Mocatek Speedway. The opening of the show has legendary pavement driving greats Tony and Matt Hirschman and dirt racing legends Frankie Schneider and Paul Deasey on board along with NASCAR Whelen All American Series Champion David Polenz along with many of the great driving heroes that put on so many great driving exhibitions at all of the many racetracks that were once part of the local landscape.

The Pados Brothers coined the phrase "the past, present and future" of racing when they first hit the airwaves in 2002 and served the racing community for ten years with their well noted and much acclaimed "theme" show format with their novel approach and exciting look at the past, present and future of the short track world of motorsports. The Gang hosted 546 editions of their show and hosted 334 of those shows on the party channel at WALN Digital Cable and "Happy Jack" Burns on Channels 103 and 137. The popular show has seen the Gang interview more than 8,000 drivers, owners, engine builders, promoters and trophy girls along the way and took their show on the road to many venues including the Thunder on the Hill Shows at Grandview, the Reading Fairgrounds Nostalgia Nationals, the Hinchliffe Stadium, Reading Reunion, Flemington Race Show and all of the Dirt Track Heroes events. WALN will play an integral part of the show as the WLAN Girls Vicky Kidd and Layla Josie will be on hand from 11 AM until 1 PM on the opening day of the show to meet and greet their many adoring fans and will be doing a photo-shoot throughout the Mall confines during their stay at the show along with "Happy Jack" Jack Burns, the well noted Polka King of the Lehigh Valley.

The first four editions of the popular Mall show have been an overwhelming success and the excitement level has been extremely high as the many fans 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, Ken Wismer Jr, "Rapid" Richie Smith, Gerald Chamberlain, Bill Wilson, Leroy Amey, Scott Kania, Ray Liss, Red Coffin, Earl Derr, 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. Special guests during the week include the aforementioned Hirschman Family, Frankie Schneider and Paul Deasey and David Polenz on Sunday, March 4th and a special appearance by seven time AMA Flat Track Motorcycle Champion and former world land speed record holder for motorcycles, "The Warrior" Chris Carr on Tuesday night, March 6th. Another special edition of the 2012 show will be held on Friday, March 9th edition as legendary racing giants Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam will sell and sign their released books beginning at 4 PM on Friday afternoon and the Legends Showcase will have a host of driving stars joining them for this popular edition of the show. 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 astute observation, "While we no longer have the weekly racing show, my brother Steve and I always look forward to this great gathering of racing personalities with this great show. While many of us do not see each other on a daily basis, this event becomes the universal melting pot to meet and greet friends, shake hands, tell stories and enjoy a great fellowship of camaraderie within the racing community". He further added, "It takes a great staff of individuals to bring a show like this together and truly the best in the racing business are spearheading and accomplishing this mission in Phillipsburg with Bob and Donna Miller, Greg Collins, all of the show sponsors, car owners, drivers, speedways, nostalgia groups and fans providing the labor and the inspiration for a show of this magnitude, and I must say my brother Steve has been an absolute whirlwind in coming up with another great game plan for this show as I really don't know how he does it but his work ethic speaks for itself with all he does within the racing community".

Joining the Pados Brothers throughout the week will be longtime popular Borger's Speedway announcer/starter Bobby Stull and former Lake Mocatek Speedway co-announcer Justin Beltrame to conduct the nightly interview sessions. IRCO Community Federal Credit Union Vice President and noted Harmony Speedway racing historian Greg Collins join the announcing team this season as the IRCO Group will sponsor the nightly stage area action. Guest announcers for the week long show are expected to include Wall Stadium announcer Earl Krause and Thunder on the Hill and Bridgeport Speedway announcer Jeff Ahlum and Orange County Fair Speedway Assistant Announcer Joel Murns. 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. NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley, Moe Pagni's Outten Used Cars, R&F International Muffler and Brake, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Smith Fabrication and the Stage One Modifieds, Martocci's Automotive, Caffe Europa, PR Performance, IRCO, Speedway Promotions, Accord Speedway and GA Motorsports Media have all lent their assistance for what will be another successful event.

Additionally, collectibles, novelties, racing videos and driver's action and still racing pictures will be on sale throughout the week long show. The NAPA Auto Parts 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 and the phone number is: 443 513 4456. 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 95,000 visitors came through the Mall doors for the show. A nominal fee of $25.00 covers the insurance for the week.

Join the Pados Brothers, Ed and Steve, each day and evening as the Phillipsburg Mall becomes abuzz with racing excitement once again as the 5th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes show kicks off on March 4th and runs through March 10th.
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March 4 to March 10. . . .

NASCAR WHELEN ALL AMERICAN SERIES CHAMPION DAVID POLENZ TO ATTEND 5TH ANNUAL NAPA AUTO PARTS DIRT TRACK HEROES EVENT AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL



The countdown for the upcoming and highly anticipated 5th Annual NAPA Auto Parts sponsored Dirt Track Heroes Show continues on and with each passing day leading up the show's opening on Sunday, March 4th, at the Phillipsburg Mall in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, additional integral pieces of the show develop quickly for the racing fans. Another great addition to an already loaded up week of driving stars came to fruition yesterday afternoon as NASCAR Whelen All American Series Champion at the Old Dominion Speedway, David Polenz will be on hand for the opening of the show and will also be on hand for the final day of the show on March 10th. The Polenz Family has been an integral part of the Dirt Track Heroes Show since its inception and has a long involvement with show hosts Ed and Steve Pados as Jeff Polenz's late brother Richie was at the controls of the Pados Modified at Flemington Speedway in the final dirt year at the speedway. David Polenz has transitioned into a championship driver since the inception of the Dirt Track Heroes show and has never forgotten his roots as he returns to the popular Mall show to meet and greet his adoring racing fans and sign autographs in his two scheduled appearances at the show. David's appearances are a culmination of the show staff and the great sponsorship David has garnered in his rise up the racing ladder with On The Run, GazZu Energy, Redline Power Rush, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Sheehy Auto Stores, Everitt Equipment, Carver's NAPA, Real Country, Etreme Graphics, County Line Fuel, The Lawrence Family and B&D Hirt providing valuable sponsorship assistance to the number 33 NASCAR Late Model. Although David is a native Garden Stater, these two appearance at the Phillipsburg Mall will be the final local appearances for David until the mid-summer months. David Polenz has placed much emphasis on his racing career and the hard work, dedication and sacrifices have all paid off as he steps onto the racing podium as the champion at his speedway of choice.

The NAPA Auto Parts Stores of the Delaware Valley has five stores conveniently located within the immediate area and the locations are: Easton, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey locations Stewartsville, Hackettstown, Clinton and Flemington. The stores are owned by Quaker City Motors Parts with their headquarters located in Middletown, Delaware. NAPA was founded in 1925 to meet America's growing need for an auto parts distribution system. To date, NAPA has 69 Distribution Centers, more than 6,000 stores and 13,000 affiliated NAPA AutoCare repair facilities, over 320,000 parts in inventory every day and ASE-Certified Parts Professionals. To learn more about NAPA Know How, go to their extensive website at: www.napaonline.com  or contact by phone at: 800-LET-NAPA (800-538-6272. All of the stores will have representation at the show throughout the week offering specials and discounts to the racers and fans.

The stage show area will be sponsored by the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union and IRCO Vice President and noted Harmony Speedway Historian Greg Collins will be part of the announcing team headed up by longtime show hosts the Pados Brothers. The "Golden Era" of auto racing from the late fifties through the early eighties was an era that saw many changes take place in the way the race cars were constructed. The word "stock" gave way to ingenuity at first and followed closely by technology as the race cars became less stock appearing and relied more heavily on the latest speed part that would make the race car go faster. While the years have changed the look and the cost of racing, the spirit of the competition remains much as it was when racing in the local area was launched. The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

2012 Fifth Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 4 - (Starting at Noon) - NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony (Stage) Presented by Moe Pagni's Outten Used Car Center - 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, Allentown Fairgrounds, Mahoning, Mountain. Guest appearances from Tony and Matt Hirschman, Frankie Schneider and Paul Deasey and David Polenz

3 PM: Salute to the Legends of Lake Mocatek Speedway


Monday- March 5 - (6 PM) – Presented by R& F International Muffler & Brake welcoming ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Kutztown Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts and the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium

Tuesday- March 6 - (6 PM) Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds/Hamlin Speedways welcoming the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring Quarter Midget Clubs: Oaklane, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs. Special appearance by seven time AMA Motorcycle Champion and Hall of Fame inductee, "The Warrior" Chris Carr

Wednesday- March 7 - (6 PM) - Presented by Caffe Europa featuring 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 8 - (6 PM) – Hamlin Speedways/Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds welcoming Hamlin Speedway, Stage One Modifieds, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway and Big Diamond Speedway Night

Friday - March 9 - (4 PM) Corey Mechanical presents the Legends Showcase: Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam with a book signing and showcase discussion with Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Gerald Chamberlain, Ronnie Dunstan, Sammy Beavers, Tom Hager, Kenny Wismer, Richard Marinelli, Bill DeCoster, Red Coffin, Randy Smith, Richie Smith, Leroy Amey, Earl Derr and many more of the legendary stars who are our "Dirt Track Heroes"

(7 PM) - Presented by Martocci's Automotive Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, ARDC Midgets, URC, TSRS Sprints, CRSA Sprints, plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds and Dorney Park Speedways

Saturday - March 10 - (Noon until complete) Corey Mechanical welcomes the stars from Flemington Speedway, all divisions, Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society and Harmony Speedway Group. All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session

Caffe Europa serves as the Official Restaurant of the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show

IRCO Community Federal Credit Union sponsors the Nightly Stage Area

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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Modified Legends Frankie Schneider And Paul Deasey Reunite For 5TH Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show



The countdown for the upcoming and highly anticipated 5th Annual NAPA Auto Parts sponsored Dirt Track Heroes Show continues on and with each passing day leading up the show's opening on Sunday, March 4th, at the Phillipsburg Mall in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, additional integral pieces of the show develop quickly for the racing fans. Yesterday was business as usual for the managing staff of the popular show as a series of phone calls were placed and throughout the day a plan came together to have two giants of the racing world reunite inside the friendly confines of the Phillipsburg Mall. Legendary racing greats Frankie Schneider and car owner Paul Deasey haven't enjoyed a conversation together since the Reading Fairgrounds Racing Historical Society's grand celebration in 2008 at the First Energy Stadium. With the prior announcement of two of the best pavement stars in Modified racing joining in with the celebration with five time Whelen Modified Tour Champion Tony Hirschman and his son Matt, himself a four time champion on the ROC Pavement Tour, the star studded line-up of racing stars converging at the Phillipsburg Mall for the week long show will be a celebration for the local motorsports world.

"The Old Master" Frankie Schneider carved out a niche in the record books as one of the first true pioneers of racing that traveled up and down the East Coast looking for his next win and his next event. At times following a schedule that saw him in competition every day or sometimes twice in a day, Frankie competed and won at just about every venue he went to and although many of those tracks have now vanished from the landscape, the legend of the old master is forever etched in our racing memories. Touting more than 600 wins in a star studded career, Frankie's story of racing greatness is in print in a book written by Dennis Keenan. Schneider captured the 1954 and 1962 Langhorne National Open events and captured the NASCAR Modified title in 1952. He was a champion at many venues including Nazareth (4), Harmony (3), Reading(1) and Orange County (2). Paul Deasey was the owner of one of the most feared Modified race cars of the day. Dubbed "The Big Donkey", the first big Lincoln and then Ford powered creations, whenever the Deasey owned cars came to the racetrack they came with a purpose and that was to take the promoter's money after securing a big win. While the race car was driven to wins at Hatfield by the "Easton Express" George Sleight, it wasn't until Deasey secured the services of the legendary Al Tasnady the car became an overnight sensation with Deasey turning the wrenches and Tasnady steering the car to an incredible 37 wins during the 1963 racing season. While the pairing with Tasnady only lasted until mid-1964, the table had been set for "The Big Donkey" as the mystique of the race car and the legend of the owner brought in every top name driving racing cars including Sammy Beavers, Stan Ploski, Gerald Chamberlain, Bobby Pickell and Bill Wimble among them. The harsh sound, the big orange and blue flames, the raw power and a big need to get to the front sums it all up when racing fans let their minds wander to the legend of Paul Deasey and "The Big Donkey.

Tony Hirschman began his racing career at the Dorney Park Speedway in Allentown, Pennsylvania and quickly moved through the ranks of the racing world by capturing two championships at the Mahoning Valley Speedway in 1977-1978 and two titles at the Mountain Speedway in 1978-1980. Moving into the Whelen Modified Tour ranks, Tony earned his first series title in 1995 and captured additional series titles in 1996, 1999, 2004 and 2005. Tony captured ROC titles in 1989 and 1997. Matt Hirschman followed in his Dad's footsteps and quickly earned high marks for his prowess on the race track and just as his father did, Matt has driven with extreme patience and style as his Dad and never the abuses the racing equipment he goes to the speedway with. Matt is a four time ROC Modified Series Champion having captured titles in 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010. Matt has captured the North-South Shoot-Out event four times, captured the King of the Mountain at Mountain Speedway in 2011 and became the Concrete King with his win at the new Shangri-La Speedway in July. Matt has been off and on the Whelen Modified Circuit in recent seasons but returned in 2011 to earn a solid sixth place finish at the end of the season driving the famed Boehler car. Matt scored a third place finish on the tour in 2007 and came back to finish runner-up in 2008.

Additional highlights for the week long celebration of racing is the special guest appearance of "The Warrior" Chris Carr as the seven time AMA Flat Track Champion and former world land speed for motorcycles will sign autographs and talk about his recent retirement from active competition at the end of the 2011. Carr, in a remarkable racing career, competed in excess of 400 main events and captured 78 wins along the way after turning pro back in 1983. Carr captured his first crown in 1992 and followed up with a title in 1999 and added five consecutive titles from 2001 through 2005. Carr stepped away from the flat tracks for a couple of seasons to try his hand at road racing bikes and had the same amount of success that earned him induction into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2004. Carr is also a seven time AMA 600cc Dirt Track title holder and the 2000 Formula USA Dirt Track Champion.

The legendary "King of the East Coast Customizers", Sonny Croughn, will have on display throughout the week the latest piece of ingenuity out of the Croughn shop. Dubbed the "Baddest Trike in the Country" the seventeen-foot long three-wheeled custom creation powered by a raw 454 cubic inch Big Block Chevy 1,0000 horse powered motor will grace center court when the Mall doors swing open to the public on March 4th. Eye-catching and a premier work of fabrication genius, the DARE 2B Bad Trikester was first revealed in 2008 and has captured many awards since it was first unveiled to the public. Croughn, who is celebrating 50 years in the world of show stopping customized creations, has captured more than 170 awards in his long-standing and successful career and has constantly taken the road less traveled to go beyond the curve to raise the bar with his sensational masterpieces of the show world. Croughn's Shop is located in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania with a phone number to reach him at: 570 698 0203 and the website for valuable information is: www.croughnsautostyling.com 

The Legends Showcase will be presented on Friday March 9th and headlining the showcase will be the great Bill Wimble. Wimble resided in upstate New York and where his journey in racing began. After close to twenty years and 250 wins behind the wheel of a race car, Wimble retired from the sport in 1968 after a horrific accident at the Lebanon Valley Speedway where he was crowned the speedway champion 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 well known at every speedway in which he competed. Wimble was the NASCAR Sportsman Champion in consecutive seasons in both 1960 and 1961, was the New York State champion on five occasions and was the Connecticut State champion twice. Wimble's Book, "I'll Never Be Last Again" tells Bill's story of a dairy farmer who desired to race and after finishing last in his very first event vowed to never be last again and he never was. The book is great reading as it captures the fact there is more to life than just racing and Wimble describes it his way in the very popular book along with Lew Boyd. Freddy Adam is without question one of the most popular drivers to ever steer a race car in the local area. The name Adam and the Reading Speedway were synonymous with great race 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 past champion at the old Hatfield Speedway and was a 20-time career winner at the "Home of Champions" the Reading Fairgrounds. Adam is an integral part of the Reading Fairgrounds Racing Historical Society and attends as many events as possible and his book, "The Life And Times Of The Kutztown Komet" is another great read as Freddy tell his story to Paul Weisel.

The upcoming 2012 edition of the NAPA Auto Parts fifth annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show continues to fill in all of the necessary pieces as the countdown continues for the successful event that highlights the past, present and future of auto racing all together under one roof at the Mall in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley will be headlining the event as the show sponsor for this years edition of the tremendously successful show and the addition of Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds, Moe Pagni's Outten Used Cars, R&F International Muffler & Brake, Caffe Europa, the Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways and Corey Mechanical signing on as nightly sponsors, the event work staff continues to pour their hearts and souls into the project and work their all-important magic to fill in the necessary blanks for another amazing event. The tremendous buzz regarding the show has kept the phones in a three state area ringing off the walls as this edition of the show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 10th. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and offers a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be free of charge to the mall traffic since its inception and the 2012 edition of the show is the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall.

Once again Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important role in this year's edition of the show. "Rapid Rich" Smith has incorporated his solid background in racing and the technical know how to improve upon his finished product and the Stage One Modified is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship from the master fabricator Richie Smith. The Stage One race car is beautiful to look at and the performance of the car on the race track is a thrill a second for those who have tried the equipment on for size. Touting affordability and safety as the race car's primary selling points, a ready to race unit is priced in the neighborhood of $12,000.00 and with the recent announcement the Stage One Modifieds will becoming a regular attraction this season at the always exciting Hamlin Speedway. For additional information regarding the Stage One Modifieds, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com  or contact them by phone at: 610 462 4302. Moe Pagni's Outten Used Cars, located at 1902 South Fourth Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania is returning to the show for the second consecutive year as a nightly sponsor for the event. Moe coined the phrase, "Stop Dreamin, Start Drivin" as the excellent sales staff will find you the credit you need to slide behind the wheel of a quality used car and begin to re-build your credit once again. To reach the Outten team, call today at: 610 791 7912 or check out their website at: www.moes.outtencars.com  R&F International Muffler & Brake is located at 1951 West Main Street in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and offer the "the best exhaust at the best cost" among the many services they offer at their complete car care facility. The number to reach them is: 570 476 2120. Caffe Europa, located in the Mall, was named as the official restaurant of the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show last week and will be an important stop-over point for the racing fans as the popular eatery offers up many tantalizing Italian entrees and sandwiches as well as piping hot pizza from their brick ovens. The phone number is: 908 387 9787 for take out orders and the restaurant offers a cafe oriented seating area. Hamlin Speedway opens up for the season in April and will feature eight divisions of racing excitement every Saturday night throughout the racing season. Checkout their website at: www.hamlinspeedway.com  and also checkout S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts and put some excitement into your weekend at: www.ssspeedways.com  and contact them at: 570 420 5500. Martocci's Automotive, located at 26 North Second Street in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania is "Your Pocono Automotive Specialist" offering the most competitive labor rate and one percent guarantee for their expert services. Contact them at: 570 517 2777or 570 517 7130 with any questions or concerns about your vehicle or to make an appointment or you go to their website at: www.martocciautomotive.com  Corey Mechanical is the most recent signing for the show and services the entire tri-county area for all of your air conditioning, hot water heater and heating needs. Corey Mechanical is a certified Tempstar dealer with an expertly trained staff of technicians who will find the best solution at the best price to cover your heating and cooling needs whether it be a residential or commercial setting. The website is: www.tempstar.com  and to reach Corey Mechanical call: 610 438 3845. PR Performance Truck & Trailer Repair is located at 1 State Street in Bloomsbury, New Jersey with a phone number to reach them at: 908 479 0102 and they also provide 24 hour towing and recovery services.

The NAPA Auto Parts Stores of the Delaware Valley has five stores conveniently located within the immediate area and the locations are: Easton, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey locations Stewartsville, Hackettstown, Clinton and Flemington. The stores are owned by Quaker City Motors Parts with their headquarters located in Middletown, Delaware. NAPA was founded in 1925 to meet America's growing need for an auto parts distribution system. To date, NAPA has 69 Distribution Centers, more than 6,000 stores and 13,000 affiliated NAPA AutoCare repair facilities, over 320,000 parts in inventory every day and ASE-Certified Parts Professionals. To learn more about NAPA Know How, go to their extensive website at: www.napaonline.com  or contact by phone at: 800-LET-NAPA (800-538-6272. All of the stores will have representation at the show throughout the week offering specials and discounts to the racers and fans.

The "Golden Era" of auto racing from the late fifties through the early eighties was an era that saw many changes take place in the way the race cars were constructed. The word "stock" gave way to ingenuity at first and followed closely by technology as the race cars became less stock appearing and relied more heavily on the latest speed part that would make the race car go faster. While the years have changed the look and the cost of racing, the spirit of the competition remains much as it was when racing in the local area was launched. The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

Entries are now accepted to display in the NAPA Auto Parts 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 included 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. New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Kutztown, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2012 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 and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd. The NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For additional NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTHILL98@aol.com  or on the web at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

The event offer race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2012 racing season.

2012 Fifth Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 4 - (Starting at Noon) - NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony (Stage) Presented by Moe Pagni's Outten Used Car Center - 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, Allentown Fairgrounds, Mahoning, Mountain. Guest appearances from Tony and Matt Hirschman, Frankie Schneider and Paul Deasey

3 PM: Salute to the Legends of Lake Mocatek Speedway


Monday- March 5 - (6 PM) – Presented by R& F International Muffler & Brake welcoming ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Kutztown Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts and the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium

Tuesday- March 6 - (6 PM) Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds/Hamlin Speedways welcoming the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring Quarter Midget Clubs: Oaklane, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs. Special appearance by seven time AMA Motorcycle Champion and Hall of Fame inductee, "The Warrior" Chris Carr

Wednesday- March 7 - (6 PM) - Presented by Caffe Europa featuring 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 8 - (6 PM) – Hamlin Speedways/Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds welcoming Hamlin Speedway, Stage One Modifieds, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway and Big Diamond Speedway Night

Friday - March 9 - (4 PM) Corey Mechanical presents the Legends Showcase: Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam with a book signing and showcase discussion with Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Gerald Chamberlain, Ronnie Dunstan, Sammy Beavers, Tom Hager, Kenny Wismer, Richard Marinelli, Bill DeCoster, Red Coffin, Randy Smith, Richie Smith, Leroy Amey, Earl Derr and many more of the legendary stars who are our "Dirt Track Heroes"

(7 PM) - Presented by Martocci's Automotive Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, ARDC Midgets, URC, TSRS Sprints, CRSA Sprints, plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds and Dorney Park Speedways

Saturday - March 10 - (Noon until complete) Corey Mechanical welcomes the stars from Flemington Speedway, all divisions, Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society and Harmony Speedway Group. All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session

Caffe Europa serves as the Official Restaurant of the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show

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

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

 

 

News

Feb. 29, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - - THANK YOU
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456

Release Prepared By Steve Pados



Pavement Greats Tony And Matt Hirschman Sign On To Kick-Off 5TH Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show



The countdown for the upcoming and highly anticipated 5th Annual NAPA Auto Parts sponsored Dirt Track Heroes Show continues on and with each passing day leading up the show's opening on Sunday, March 4th, at the Phillipsburg Mall in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, additional integral pieces of the show develop for the racing fans. There is a full array of driving stars who have already signed on for the week long run of the show just waiting to meet their adoring racing fans and the latest signing his two of the best pavement stars in Modified racing joining in with the celebration for racers of the past, present and future in the world of motorsports. Five time Whelen Modified Tour Champion Tony Hirschman and his son Matt, himself a four time champion on the ROC Pavement Tour, will be among the star studded line-up of racing stars converging at the Phillipsburg Mall for the week long celebration of motorsports. With the recent announcement of the Legends Showcase rolling into the Mall on Friday, March 9th, featuring legendary racing greats Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam and a host of equally as gifted owners and drivers joining them for the 4 PM Friday special edition and seven time AMA Pro Grand National Champion and former world land speed record holder for Motorcycles Chris Carr making a special appearance on March 6th, the five year old showcase Mall show keeps adding the polish and the luster with the latest signings.

Tony Hirschman began his racing career at the Dorney Park Speedway in Allentown, Pennsylvania and quickly moved through the ranks of the racing world by capturing two championships at the Mahoning Valley Spedway in 1977-1978 and two titles at the Mountain Speedway in 1978-1980. Moving into the Whelen Modified Tour ranks, Tony earned his first series title in 1995 and captured additional series titles in 1996, 1999, 2004 and 2005. Tony captured ROC titles in 1989 and 1997 and has won numerous awards for his great performances on the race track. While only competing in occasional races currently, Tony still shows the moxie and the necessary talent to get the job done on the race track as evidenced by his second place run in 2011 at the ROC Race of Champions event at Oswego Speedway. In 2003 Tony was named as one of the top NASCAR Modified drivers of all-time earning the number six slot on the list of driving greats. Tony earned Rookie of the Year honors in the Busch East Series in 1992 and captured the Richie Evans Performace award in 1996. Matt Hirschman followed in his Dad's footsteps and quickly earned high marks for his prowess on the race track and just as his father did, Matt has driven with extreme patience and stayle as his Dad and never the abuses the racing equipment he goes to the speedway with. Matt is a four time ROC Modified Series Champion having captured titles in 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010. Matt has captured the North-South Shoot-Out event four times, captured the King of the Mountain at Mountain Speedway in 2011 and became the Concrete King with his win at the new Shangri-La Speedway in July. Matt has been off and on the Whelen Modified Circuit in recent seasons but returned in 2011 to earn a solid sixth place finish at the end of the season driving the famed Boehler car. Matt scored a third place finish on the tour in 2007 and came back to finish runner-up in 2008. Mattalso competed in a couple of K&N Series races with 4th and 6th place performances running for Evernham-Gillette.

Additional highlights for the week long celebration of racing is the special guest appearance of "The Warrior" Chris Carr as the seven time AMA Flat Track Champion and former world land speed for motorcycles will sign autographs and talk about his recent retirement from active competition at the end of the 2011. Carr, in a remarkable racing career, competed in excess of 400 main events and captured 78 wins along the way after turning pro back in 1983. Carr captured his first crown in 1992 and followed up with a title in 1999 and added five consecutive titles from 2001 through 2005. Carr stepped away from the flat tracks for a couple of seasons to try his hand at road racing bikes and had the same amount of success that earned him induction into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2004. Carr is also a seven time AMA 600cc Dirt Track title holder and the 2000 Formula USA Dirt Track Champion.

The legendary "King of the East Coast Customizers", Sonny Croughn, will have on display throughout the week the latest piece of ingenuity out of the Croughn shop. Dubbed the "Baddest Trike in the Country" the seventeen-foot long three-wheeled custom creation powered by a raw 454 cubic inch Big Block Chevy 1,0000 horsepowered motor will grace center court when the Mall doors swing open to the public on March 4th. Eye-catching and a premier work of fabrication genius, the DARE 2B Bad Trikester was first revealed in 2008 and has captured many awards since it was first unveiled to the public. Croughn, who is celebrating 50 years in the world of show stopping customized creations, has captured more than 170 awards in his long-standing and successful career and has constantly taken the road less traveled to go beyond the curve to raise the bar with his sensational masterpieces of the show world. Croughn's Shop is located in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania with a phone number to reach him at: 570 698 0203 and the website for valuable information is: www.croughnsautostyling.com 

The Legends Showcase will be presented on Friday March 9th and headlining the showcase will be the great Bill Wimble. Wimble resided in upstate New York and where his journey in racing began. After close to twenty years and 250 wins behind the wheel of a race car, Wimble retired from the sport in 1968 after a horrific accident at the Lebanon Valley Speedway where he was crowned the speedway champion 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 well known at every speedway in which he competed. Wimble was the NASCAR Sportsman Champion in consecutive seasons in both 1960 and 1961, was the New York State champion on five occasions and was the Connecticut State champion twice. Wimble's Book, "I'll Never Be Last Again" tells Bill's story of a dairy farmer who desired to race and after finishing last in his very first event vowed to never be last again and he never was. The book is great reading as it captures the fact there is more to life than just racing and Wimble describes it his way in the very popular book along with Lew Boyd. Freddy Adam is without question one of the most popular drivers to ever steer a race car in the local area. The name Adam and the Reading Speedway were synonymous with great race 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 past champion at the old Hatfield Speedway and was a 20-time career winner at the "Home of Champions" the Reading Fairgrounds. Adam is an integral part of the Reading Fairgrounds Racing Historical Society and attends as many events as possible and his book, "The Life And Times Of The Kutztown Komet" is another great read as Freddy tell his story to Paul Weisel.

The upcoming 2012 edition of the NAPA Auto Parts fifth annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show continues to fill in all of the necessary pieces as the countdown continues for the successful event that highlights the past, present and future of auto racing all together under one roof at the Mall in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley will be headlining the event as the show sponsor for this years edition of the tremendously successful show and the addition of Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds, Moe Pagni's Outten Used Cars, R&F International Muffler & Brake, Caffe Europa, the Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways and Corey Mechanical signing on as nightly sponsors, the event work staff continues to pour their hearts and souls into the project and work their all-important magic to fill in the necessary blanks for another amazing event. The tremendous buzz regarding the show has kept the phones in a three state area ringing off the walls as this edition of the show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 10th. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and offers a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be free of charge to the mall traffic since its inception and the 2012 edition of the show is the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall.
 
Once again Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important role in this year's edition of the show. "Rapid Rich" Smith has incorporated his solid background in racing and the technical know how to improve upon his finished product and the Stage One Modified is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship from the master fabricator Richie Smith. The Stage One race car is beautiful to look at and the performance of the car on the race track is a thrill a second for those who have tried the equipment on for size. Touting affordability and safety as the race car's primary selling points, a ready to race unit is priced in the neighborhood of $12,000.00 and with the recent announcement the Stage One Modifieds will becoming a regular attraction this season at the always exciting Hamlin Speedway. For additional information regarding the Stage One Modifieds, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com  or contact them by phone at: 610 462 4302. Moe Pagni's Outten Used Cars, located at 1902 South Fourth Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania is returning to the show for the second consecutive year as a nightly sponsor for the event. Moe coined the phrase, "Stop Dreamin, Start Drivin" as the excellent sales staff will find you the credit you need to slide behind the wheel of a quality used car and begin to re-build your credit once again. To reach the Outten team, call today at: 610 791 7912 or check out their website at: www.moes.outtencars.com  R&F International Muffler & Brake is located at 1951 West Main Street in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and offer the "the best exhaust at the best cost" among the many services they offer at their complete car care facility. The number to reach them is: 570 476 2120. Caffe Europa, located in the Mall, was named as the official restaurant of the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show last week and will be an important stop-over point for the racing fans as the popular eatery offers up many tantalizing Italian entrees and sandwiches as well as piping hot pizza from their brick ovens. The phone number is: 908 387 9787 for take out orders and the restaurant offers a cafe oriented seating area. Hamlin Speedway opens up for the season in April and will feature eight divisions of racing excitement every Saturday night throughout the racing season. Checkout their website at: www.hamlinspeedway.com  and also checkout S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts and put some excitement into your weekend at: www.ssspeedways.com  and contact them at: 570 420 5500. Martocci's Automotive, located at 26 North Second Street in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania is "Your Pocono Automotive Specialist" offering the most competitive labor rate and one percent guarantee for their expert services. Contact them at: 570 517 2777or 570 517 7130 with any questions or concerns about your vehicle or to make an appointment or you go to their website at: www.martocciautomotive.com  Corey Mechanical is the most recent signing for the show and services the entire tri-county area for all of your air conditioning, hot water heater and heating needs. Corey Mechanical is a certified Tempstar dealer with an expertly trained staff of technicians who will find the best solution at the best price to cover your heating and cooling needs whether it be a residential or commercial setting. The website is: www.tempstar.com  and to reach Corey Mechanical call: 610 438 3845. PR Performance Truck & Trailer Repair is located at 1 State Street in Bloomsbury, New Jersey with a phone number to reach them at: 908 479 0102 and they also provide 24 hour towing and recovery services.

The NAPA Auto Parts Stores of the Delaware Valley has five stores conveniently located within the immediate area and the locations are: Easton, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey locations Stewartsville, Hackettstown, Clinton and Flemington. The stores are owned by Quaker City Motors Parts with their headquarters located in Middletown, Delaware. NAPA was founded in 1925 to meet America's growing need for an auto parts distribution system. To date, NAPA has 69 Distribution Centers, more than 6,000 stores and 13,000 affiliated NAPA AutoCare repair facilities, over 320,000 parts in inventory every day and ASE-Certified Parts Professionals. To learn more about NAPA Know How, go to their extensive website at: www.napaonline.com  or contact by phone at: 800-LET-NAPA (800-538-6272. All of the stores will have representation at the show throughout the week offering specials and discounts to the racers and fans.

The "Golden Era" of auto racing from the late fifties through the early eighties was an era that saw many changes take place in the way the race cars were constructed. The word "stock" gave way to ingenuity at first and followed closely by technology as the race cars became less stock appearing and relied more heavily on the latest speed part that would make the race car go faster. While the years have changed the look and the cost of racing, the spirit of the competition remains much as it was when racing in the local area was launched. The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

Entries are now accepted to display in the NAPA Auto Parts 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 included 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. New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Kutztown, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2012 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 and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd. The NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For additional NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTHILL98@aol.com or on the web at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.

The event offer race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2012 racing season.

2012 Fifth Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 4 - (Starting at Noon) - NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony (Stage) Presented by Moe Pagni's Outten Used Car Center - 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, Allentown Fairgrounds, Mahoning, Mountain. Guest appearances from Tony and Matt Hirschman

3 PM: Salute to the Legends of Lake Mocatek Speedway

Monday- March 5 - (6 PM) – Presented by R& F International Muffler & Brake welcoming ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Kutztown Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts and the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium

Tuesday- March 6 - (6 PM) Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds/Hamlin Speedways welcoming the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring Quarter Midget Clubs: Oaklane, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs. Special appearance by seven time AMA Motorcycle Champion and Hall of Fame inductee, "The Warrior" Chris Carr

Wednesday- March 7 - (6 PM) - Presented by Caffe Europa featuring 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 8 - (6 PM) – Hamlin Speedways/Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds welcoming Hamlin Speedway, Stage One Modifieds, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway and Big Diamond Speedway Night

Friday - March 9 - (4 PM) Corey Mechanical presents the Legends Showcase: Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam with a book signing and showcase discussion with Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Gerald Chamberlain, Ronnie Dunstan, Sammy Beavers, Tom Hager, Kenny Wismer, Richard Marinelli, Bill DeCoster, Red Coffin, Randy Smith, Richie Smith, Leroy Amey, Earl Derr and many more of the legendary stars who are our "Dirt Track Heroes"

(7 PM) - Presented by Martocci's Automotive Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, ARDC Midgets, URC, TSRS Sprints, CRSA Sprints, plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds and Dorney Park Speedways

Saturday - March 10 - (Noon until complete) Corey Mechanical welcomes the stars from Flemington Speedway, all divisions, Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society and Harmony Speedway Group. All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session

Caffe Europa serves as the Official Restaurant of the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show

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

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

 

 

 

News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - - THANK YOU
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
Release Prepared By Steve Pados

Feb. 28, 2012

PHILLIPSBURG MALL, MARCH 4 TO MARCH 10

MOTORCYCLE LEGEND CHRIS CARR TO APPEAR AT 5TH ANNUAL NAPA AUTO PARTS DIRT TRACK HEROES EVENT



The upcoming 5th Annual NAPA Auto Parts sponsored Dirt Track Heroes Show is being met with much anticipation as each day leading up to the opening of the show on Sunday, March 4th has a full array of driving stars just waiting to meet their adoring racing fans throughout the weeklong event. With the recent announcement of the Legends Showcase rolling into the Mall on Friday, March 9th, featuring legendary racing greats Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam and a host of equally as gifted owners and drivers joining them for the 4 PM Friday special edition, another integral piece of the ever expanding event has been added to the show.

Seven time AMA Pro Grand National Champion and former world land speed record holder for Motorcycles, Chris Carr, will pay the Mall a visit on March 6th as the "Stars of Tomorrow" are showcased in an evening event that will see many of the quarter midget stars in the tri-state area talking about their budding racing careers. Carr, who began racing at the tender age of three, is an inspiration to the youngsters who want to earn the same measure of success that has followed Carr throughout his racing endeavors. The ever popular Carr, known as "The Warrior" to his adoring fans, will sign autographs and talk about his recent retirement from active competition at the end of the 2011 racing season in his "Farewell to Flat Track Tour". Carr, in a remarkable racing career, competed in excess of 400 main events and captured 78 wins along the way after turning pro back in 1983. Carr captured his first crown in 1992 and followed up with a title in 1999 and added five consecutive titles from 2001 through 2005. Carr stepped away from the flat tracks for a couple of seasons to try his hand at road racing bikes and had the same amount of success that earned him induction into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2004. Carr is also a seven time AMA 600cc Dirt Track title holder and the 2000 Formula USA Dirt Track Champion. In his final season of active competition Carr raced to an impressive fifth place finish in the final points and steps away as a competitor but will turn his attention to younger riders coming up through the ranks of racing and assist them with their careers. Carr captured the AMA Sacramento Mile event an amazing nine times and earned the distinction of being the world land speed record holder for Motorcycles when he stopped the clocks at 350.8 miles per hour on September 5, 2006 at the Bonneville Salt Flats and became the first motorcyclist to break the 350 mile per hour mark. When the record was broken in 2008, Carr came right back in September of 2009 and regained the title with a run of 367.382 mile per hour. While the record has since been eclipsed, Carr has more than earned his place in racing history through his stellar career in racing.

With the daily countdown continuing for the show, the legendary "King of the East Coast Customizers", Sonny Croughn, will have on display throughout the week the latest piece of ingenuity out of the Croughn shop. Dubbed the "Baddest Trike in the Country" the seventeen-foot long three-wheeled custom creation powered by a raw 454 cubic inch Big Block Chevy 1,0000 horsepowered motor will grace center court when the Mall doors swing open to the public on March 4th. Eye-catching and a premier work of fabrication genius, the DARE 2B Bad Trikester was first revealed in 2008 and has captured many awards since it was first unveiled to the public. Croughn, who is celebrating 50 years in the world of show stopping customized creations, has captured more than 170 awards in his long-standing and successful career and has constantly taken the road less traveled to go beyond the curve to raise the bar with his sensational masterpieces of the show world. Croughn has traveled throughout the country throughout his career and continues to wow the crowds with his great creations. Sponsorship for the Croughn DARE 2B BAD Trikester comes from a variety of long time supporters of his efforts including Croughn's Auto Styling, Surf City Garage, RaceQuip, Professional Products, Pro Form Racing Series, Detroit Muscle, CryO2, Optima Batteries, Green High Performance Air Filters USA, Jet Performance Products and Taylor Cable Products. Croughn's Shop is located in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania with a phone number to reach him at: 570 698 0203 and the website for valuable information is: www.croughnsautostyling.com
 
The Legends Showcase will be presented on Friday March 9th and headlining the showcase will be the great Bill Wimble. Wimble resided in upstate New York and where his journey in racing began. After close to twenty years and 250 wins behind the wheel of a race car, Wimble retired from the sport in 1968 after a horrific accident at the Lebanon Valley Speedway where he was crowned the speedway champion 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 well known at every speedway in which he competed. Wimble was the NASCAR Sportsman Champion in consecutive seasons in both 1960 and 1961, was the New York State champion on five occasions and was the Connecticut State champion twice. Wimble 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 signature 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. Wimble's Book, "I'll Never Be Last Again" tells Bill's story of a dairy farmer who desired to race and after finishing last in his very first event vowed to never be last again and he never was. The book is great reading as it captures the fact there is more to life than just racing and Wimble describes it his way in the very popular book along with Lew Boyd.

Freddy Adam is without question one of the most popular drivers to ever steer a race car in the local area. The name Adam and the Reading Speedway were synonymous with great race 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 the top 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 and his book, "The Life And Times Of The Kutztown Komet" is another great read as Freddy tell his story to Paul Weisel.

The upcoming 2012 edition of the NAPA Auto Parts fifth annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show continues to fill in all of the necessary pieces as the countdown continues for the successful event that highlights the past, present and future of auto racing all together under one roof at the Mall in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley will be headlining the event as the show sponsor for this years edition of the tremendously successful show and the addition of Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds, Moe Pagni's Outten Used Cars, R&F International Muffler & Brake, Caffe Europa, the Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways and Corey Mechanical signing on as nightly sponsors, the event work staff continues to pour their hearts and souls into the project and work their all-important magic to fill in the necessary blanks for another amazing event. The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union set the wheels in motion to lend their support to the show when it first launched in 2008 and have continuously supported the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show through the show's first four years of the show's existence will continue to have a presence at the event when the doors of the Mall swing open to welcome the return of the show to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2012 with opening day set for Sunday, March 4th. The tremendous buzz regarding the show has kept the phones in a three state area ringing off the walls as car owners have been burning up the midnight oil to ready their equipment for the popular show. This edition of the show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 10th. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and offers a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be free of charge to the mall traffic since its inception and the 2012 edition of the show is the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall.

Once again Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important role in this year's edition of the show. "Rapid Rich" Smith has incorporated his solid background in racing and the technical know how to improve upon his finished product and the Stage One Modified is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship from the master fabricator Richie Smith. The Stage One race car is beautiful to look at and the performance of the car on the race track is a thrill a second for those who have tried the equipment on for size. Touting affordability and safety as the race car's primary selling points, a ready to race unit is priced in the neighborhood of $12,000.00 and with the recent announcement the Stage One Modifieds will becoming a regular attraction this season at the always exciting Hamlin Speedway. For additional information regarding the Stage One Modifieds, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com or contact them by phone at: 610 462 4302.

Moe Pagni's Outten Used Cars, located at 1902 South Fourth Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania is returning to the show for the second consecutive year as a nightly sponsor for the event. Moe coined the phrase, "Stop Dreamin, Start Drivin" as the excellent sales staff will find you the credit you need to slide behind the wheel of a quality used car and begin to re-build your credit once again. To reach the Outten team, call today at: 610 791 7912 or check out their website at: www.moes.outtencars.com  R&F International Muffler & Brake is located at 1951 West Main Street in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and offer the "the best exhaust at the best cost" among the many services they offer at their complete car care facility. The number to reach them is: 570 476 2120.

Caffe Europa, located in the Mall, was named as the official restaurant of the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show last week and will be an important stop-over point for the racing fans as the popular eatery offers up many tantalizing Italian entrees and sandwiches as well as piping hot pizza from their brick ovens. The phone number is: 908 387 9787 for take out orders and the restaurant offers a cafe oriented seating area. Hamlin Speedway opens up for the season in April and will feature eight divisions of racing excitement every Saturday night throughout the racing season. Checkout their website at: www.hamlinspeedway.com  and also checkout S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts and put some excitement into your weekend at: www.ssspeedways.com  and contact them at: 570 420 5500. Martocci's Automotive, located at 26 North Second Street in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania is "Your Pocono Automotive Specialist" offering the most competitive labor rate and one percent guarantee for their expert services. Contact them at: 570 517 2777or 570 517 7130 with any questions or concerns about your vehicle or to make an appointment or you go to their website at: www.martocciautomotive.com 

Corey Mechanical is the most recent signing for the show and services the entire tri-county area for all of your air conditioning, hot water heater and heating needs. Corey Mechanical is a certified Tempstar dealer with an expertly trained staff of technicians who will find the best solution at the best price to cover your heating and cooling needs whether it be a residential or commercial setting. The website is: www.tempstar.com  and to reach Corey Mechanical call: 610 438 3845. PR Performance Truck & Trailer Repair is located at 1 State Street in Bloomsbury, New Jersey with a phone number to reach them at: 908 479 0102 and they also provide 24 hour towing and recovery services.

The NAPA Auto Parts Stores of the Delaware Valley has five stores conveniently located within the immediate area and the locations are: Easton, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey locations Stewartsville, Hackettstown, Clinton and Flemington. The stores are owned by Quaker City Motors Parts with their headquarters located in Middletown, Delaware. NAPA was founded in 1925 to meet America's growing need for an auto parts distribution system. To date, NAPA has 69 Distribution Centers, more than 6,000 stores and 13,000 affiliated NAPA AutoCare repair facilities, over 320,000 parts in inventory every day and ASE-Certified Parts Professionals. To learn more about NAPA Know How, go to their extensive website at: www.napaonline.com  or contact by phone at: 800-LET-NAPA (800-538-6272. All of the stores will have representation at the show throughout the week offering specials and discounts to the racers and fans.

IRCO will remain a big part of the show as they will sponsor the stage area where the nightly shows will be presented. Vice President of IRCO, Greg Collins, will become part of the announcing team lined up for the shows that include the longtime broadcasting team of Ed and Steve Pados from Gasoline Alley fame, veteran announcer Bobby Stull, Bridgeport and Thunder announcer Jeff Ahlum and former Lake Mocatek co-announcer Justin Beltrame. Collins, who serves as the noted historian of the Harmony Speedway, is expected to have much of his memorabilia from the Harmony Speedway for the event and Beltrame will once again spearhead and show the vast collection of Lake Mocatek material he has collected over the years.

The "Golden Era" of auto racing from the late fifties through the early eighties was an era that saw many changes take place in the way the race cars were constructed. The word "stock" gave way to ingenuity at first and followed closely by technology as the race cars became less stock appearing and relied more heavily on the latest speed part that would make the race car go faster. While the years have changed the look and the cost of racing, the spirit of the competition remains much as it was when racing in the local area was launched. The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

Entries are now accepted to display in the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, vendors and race tracks as well.

In the previous events, cars that were on display included 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. New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Kutztown, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2012 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 and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd. The NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For additional NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTHILL98@aol.com

The event offer race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2012 racing season.



2012 Fifth Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 4 - (Starting at Noon) - NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony (Stage) Presented by Moe Pagni's Outten Used Car Center - 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, Allentown Fairgrounds, Stroudsburg, Mahoning, Mountain

3 PM: Salute to the Legends of Lake Mocatek Speedway

Monday- March 5 - (6 PM) – Presented by R& F International Muffler & Brake welcoming ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Kutztown Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts and the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium

Tuesday- March 6 - (6 PM) Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds/Hamlin Speedways welcoming the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring Quarter Midget Clubs: Oaklane, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs featuring an appearance by seven time AMA Motorcycle Champion and Hall of Fame inductee, "The Warrior" Chris Carr

Wednesday- March 7 - (6 PM) - Presented by Caffe Europa featuring 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 8 - (6 PM) – Hamlin Speedways/Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds welcoming Hamlin Speedway, Stage One Modifieds, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway and Big Diamond Speedway Night

Friday - March 9 - (4 PM) Corey Mechanical presents the Legends Showcase: Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam with a book signing and showcase discussion with Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Gerald Chamberlain, Ronnie Dunstan, Sammy Beavers, Tom Hager, Kenny Wismer, Richard Marinelli, Bill DeCoster, Red Coffin, Randy Smith, Richie Smith, Leroy Amey, Stan Ploski, Earl Derr and many more of the legendary stars who are our "Dirt Track Heroes"

(7 PM) - Presented by Martocci's Automotive Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, ARDC Midgets, URC, TSRS Sprints, CRSA Sprints, plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds and Dorney Park Speedways

Saturday - March 10 - (Noon until complete) Corey Mechanical welcomes the stars from Flemington Speedway, all divisions, Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society and Harmony Speedway Group. All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session

Caffe Europa serves as the Official Restaurant of the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show

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
Prepared by Steve Pados

Feb. 26, 2012



Phillipsburg Mall. . . .Sunday, March 4 to Saturday, March 10

SONNY CROUGHN'S DARE 2B BAD BIG BLOCK TRIKE ON DISPLAY AT 5TH ANNUAL NAPA AUTO PARTS DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW



The recent announcement of a special edition show happening at the upcoming 5th Annual NAPA Auto Parts sponsored Dirt Track Heroes Show on Friday, March 9th with the Legends Showcase featuring legendary racing greats Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam and a host of equally as gifted owners and drivers joining them for the 4 PM Friday event has kept the great fan base of the show waiting anxiously for the doors of the Phillipsburg Mall to swing open as the 5th edition of the popular show prepares for what is anticipated to be another grand event inside the Garden State based Mall complex.



With the daily countdown for the show, another fabulous piece of the puzzle has come to fruition as through the concentrated efforts of Event Promoter Bob Miller, Show Coordinators Ed and Steve Pados, NAPA Correspondent John Niles, and IRCO Vice President Greg Collins, they have collectively arranged for the legendary "King of the East Coast Customizers", Sonny Croughn, to have on display throughout the week the latest piece of ingenuity out of the Croughn shop. Dubbed the "Baddest Trike in the Country" the seventeen-foot long three-wheeled custom creation powered by a raw 454 cubic inch Big Block Chevy 1,0000 horsepowered motor will grace center court when the Mall doors swing open to the public on March 4th. Eye-catching and a premier work of fabrication genius, the DARE 2B Bad Trikester was first revealed in 2008 and has captured many awards since it was first unveiled to the public.



Croughn, who is celebrating 50 years in the world of show stopping customized creations, has captured more than 170 awards in his long-standing and succeessful career and has constantly taken the road less traveled to go beyond the curve to raise the bar with his sensational masterpieces of the show world. Croughn has traveled throughout the country throughout his career and continues to wow the crowds with his great creations. Sponsorship for the Croughn DARE 2B BAD Trikester comes from a variety of long time supporters of his efforts including Croughn's Auto Styling, Surf City Garage, RaceQuip, Professional Products, Pro Form Racing Series, Detroit Muscle, CryO2, Optima Batteries, Green High Performance Air Filters USA, Jet Performance Products and Taylor Cable Products. Croughn's Shop is located in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania with a phone number to reach him at: 570 698 0203 and the website for valuable information is: www.croughnsautostyling.com



The Legends Showcase will be presented on Friday March 4th and headling the showcase will be the great Bill Wimble. Wimble resided in upstate New York and where his journey in racing began. After close to twenty years and 250 wins behind the wheel of a race car, Wimble retired from the sport in 1968 after a horrific accident at the Lebanon Valley Speedway where he was crowned the speedway champion 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 well known at every speedway in which he competed.



Wimble was the NASCAR Sportsman Champion in consecutive seasons in both 1960 and 1961, was the New York State champion on five occasions and was the Connecticut State champion twice. Wimble 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 signature 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. Wimble's Book, "I'll Never Be Last Again" tells Bill's story of a dairy farmer who desired to race and after finishing last in his very first event vowed to never be last again and he never was. The book is great reading as it captures the fact there is more to life than just racing and Wimble describes it his way in the very popular book along with Lew Boyd.



Freddy Adam is without question one of the most popular drivers to ever steer a race car in the local area. The name Adam and the Reading Speedway were synonymous with great race 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 the top 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 and his book, "The Life And Times Of The Kutztown Komet" is another great read as Freddy tell his story to Paul Weisel.



The upcoming 2012 edition of the NAPA Auto Parts fifth annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show continues to fill in all of the necessary pieces as the countdown continues for the successful event that highlights the past, present and future of auto racing all together under one roof at the Mall in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley will be headlining the event as the show sponsor for this years edition of the tremendously successful show and the addition of Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds, Moe Pagni's Outten Used Cars, R&F International Muffler & Brake, Caffe Europa, the Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways and Corey Mechanical signing on as nightly sponsors, the event work staff continues to pour their hearts and souls into the project and work their all-important magic to fill in the necessary blanks for another amazing event.



The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union set the wheels in motion to lend their support to the show when it first launched in 2008 and have continuously supported the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show through the show's first four years of the show's existence will continue to have a presence at the event when the doors of the Mall swing open to welcome the return of the show to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2012 with opening day set for Sunday, March 4th. The tremendous buzz regarding the show has kept the phones in a three state area ringing off the walls as car owners have been burning up the midnight oil to ready their equipment for the popular show. This edition of the show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 10th. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and offers a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be free of charge to the mall traffic since its inception and the 2012 edition of the show is the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall.



Once again Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important role in this year's edition of the show. "Rapid Rich" Smith has incorporated his solid background in racing and the technical know how to improve upon his finished product and the Stage One Modified is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship from the master fabricator Richie Smith. The Stage One race car is beautiful to look at and the performance of the car on the race track is a thrill a second for those who have tried the equipment on for size. Touting affordability and safety as the race car's primary selling points, a ready to race unit is priced in the neighborhood of $12,000.00 and with the recent announcement the Stage One Modifieds will becoming a regular attraction this season at the always exciting Hamlin Speedway. For additional information regarding the Stage One Modifieds, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com or contact them by phone at: 610 462 4302. Moe Pagni's Outten Used Cars, located at 1902 South Fourth Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania is returning to the show for the second consecutive year as a nightly sponsor for the event. Moe coined the phrase, "Stop Dreamin, Start Drivin" as the excellent sales staff will find you the credit you need to slide behind the wheel of a quality used car and begin to re-build your credit once again. To reach the Outten team, call today at: 610 791 7912 or check out their website at: www.moes.outtencars.com R&F International Muffler & Brake is located at 1951 West Main Street in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and offer the "the best exhaust at the best cost" among the many services they offer at their complete car care facility. The number to reach them is: 570 476 2120. Caffe Europa, located in the Mall, was named as the official restaurant of the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show last week and will be an important stop-over point for the racing fans as the popular eatery offers up many tantalizing Italian entrees and sandwiches as well as piping hot pizza from their brick ovens. The phone number is: 908 387 9787 for take out orders and the restaurant offers a cafe oriented seating area.



Hamlin Speedway opens up for the season in April and will feature eight divisions of racing excitement every Saturday night throughout the racing season. Checkout their website at: www.hamlinspeedway.com and also checkout S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts and put some excitement into your weekend at: www.ssspeedways.com and contact them at: 570 420 5500. Martocci's Automotive, located at 26 North Second Street in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania is "Your Pocono Automotive Specialist" offering the most competitive labor rate and one percent guarantee for their expert services. Contact them at: 570 517 2777or 570 517 7130 with any questions or concerns about your vehicle or to make an appointment or you go to their website at: www.martocciautomotive.com Corey Mechanical is the most recent signing for the show and services the entire tri-county area for all of your air conditioning, hot water heater and heating needs. Corey Mechanical is a certified Tempstar dealer with an expertly trained staff of technicians who will find the best solution at the best price to cover your heating and cooling needs whether it be a residential or commercial setting. The website is: www.tempstar.com and to reach Corey Mechanical call: 610 438 3845. PR Performance Truck & Trailer Repair is located at 1 State Street in Bloomsbury, New Jersey with a phone number to reach them at: 908 479 0102 and they also provide 24 hour towing and recovery services.



The NAPA Auto Parts Stores of the Delaware Valley has five stores conveniently located within the immediate area and the locations are: Easton, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey locations Stewartsville, Hackettstown, Clinton and Flemington. The stores are owned by Quaker City Motors Parts with their headquarters located in Middletown, Delaware. NAPA was founded in 1925 to meet America's growing need for an auto parts distribution system. To date, NAPA has 69 Distribution Centers, more than 6,000 stores and 13,000 affiliated NAPA AutoCare repair facilities, over 320,000 parts in inventory every day and ASE-Certified Parts Professionals. To learn more about NAPA Know How, go to their extensive website at: www.napaonline.com or contact by phone at: 800-LET-NAPA (800-538-6272. All of the stores will have representation at the show throughout the week offering specials and discounts to the racers and fans.



IRCO will remain a big part of the show as they will sponsor the stage area where the nightly shows will be presented. Vice President of IRCO, Greg Collins, will become part of the announcing team lined up for the shows that include the longtime broadcasting team of Ed and Steve Pados from Gasoline Alley fame, veteran announcer Bobby Stull, Bridgeport and Thunder announcer Jeff Ahlum and former Lake Mocatek co-announcer Justin Beltrame. Collins, who serves as the noted historian of the Harmony Speedway, is expected to have much of his memorabilia from the Harmony Speedway for the event and Beltrame will once again spearhead and show the vast collection of Lake Mocatek material he has collected over the years.



The "Golden Era" of auto racing from the late fifties through the early eighties was an era that saw many changes take place in the way the race cars were constructed. The word "stock" gave way to ingenuity at first and followed closely by technology as the race cars became less stock appearing and relied more heavily on the latest speed part that would make the race car go faster. While the years have changed the look and the cost of racing, the spirit of the competition remains much as it was when racing in the local area was launched. The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.



Entries are now accepted to display in the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456. . Space is available for race cars of all divisions, vendors and race tracks as well. In the previous events, cars that were on display included 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. New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Kutztown, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2012 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 and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd. The NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For additional NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTHILL98@aol.com.



The event offer race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2012 racing season.







2012 Fifth Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 4 - (Starting at Noon) - NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony (Stage) Presented by Moe Pagni's Outten Used Car Center - 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, Allentown Fairgrounds, Stroudsburg, Mahoning, Mountain



3 PM: Salute to the Legends of Lake Mocatek Speedway


Monday- March 5 - (6 PM) – Presented by R& F International Muffler & Brake welcoming ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Kutztown Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts and the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium





Tuesday- March 6 - (6 PM) Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds/Hamlin Speedways welcoming the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring Quarter Midget Clubs: Oaklane, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs





Wednesday- March 7 - (6 PM) - Presented by Caffe Europa featuring 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 8 - (6 PM) – Hamlin Speedways/Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds welcoming Hamlin Speedway, Stage One Modifieds, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway and Big Diamond Speedway Night





Friday - March 9 - (4 PM) Corey Mechanical presents the Legends Showcase: Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam with a book signing and showcase discussion with Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Gerald Chamberlain, Ronnie Dunstan, Sammy Beavers, Tom Hager, Kenny Wismer, Richard Marinelli, Bill DeCoster, Red Coffin, Randy Smith, Richie Smith, Leroy Amey, Stan Ploski, Earl Derr and many more of the legendary stars who are our "Dirt Track Heroes"



(7 PM) - Presented by Martocci's Automotive Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, ARDC Midgets, URC ,TSRS Sprints, CRSA Sprints, plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds and Dorney Park Speedways

Saturday - March 10 - (Noon until complete) Corey Mechanical welcomes the stars from Flemington Speedway, all divisions, Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society and Harmony Speedway Group. All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session



Caffe Europa serves as the Official Restaurant of the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show



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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CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
Feb. 24, 2012


Modified Greats Bill Wimble And Freddy Adam Set For Book Signing On Special Friday Edition Of The 5TH Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show



The upcoming 5th Annual NAPA Auto Parts sponsored Dirt Track Heroes Show has already signed on an impressive array of top driving talent for the seven day run of the spectacular event and the show organizers have pushed the envelope one step further and escalated the show to yet another level with a special edition of the show taking place on Friday afternoon, March 9th at 4 PM. Through the determined efforts of Event Promoter Bob Miller, Show Coordinators Ed and Steve Pados, NAPA Correspondent John Niles, 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 for the Friday edition 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 joining him will be another of the great 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. Adam will have his book for sale and signing as these two masters of racing converge together at the Phillipsburg Mall stage area. The late Philadelphia Radio broadcasting legend Georgie Woods said it best when he stated, "If it's nice, we'll do it twice" and while his reference was to vinyl 45 records, the special group of legendary racing stars and racing friends who will join the pair broke allot of records in their right with their daredevil hell bent for leather style of driving behind the wheel or turning the wrenches as a car owner. Dubbed the "Legends Showcase", such great stars as Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Gerald Chamberlain, Ronnie Dunstan, Bill Decoster, Tommy Hager, Tighe Scott, Sammy Beavers, Stan Ploski, Richie Smith, Richard Marinelli, Leroy Amey, Randy Smith, Earl Derr and Red Coffin will sign autographs and trade numerous fun stories regarding the "Golden Age of Racing" as they remembered it best. With Keith Majka's 1948 pristine restored Hillegas V8-60 powered Midget and Dennis Tretter's equally as pristine Hillegas V8-60 Midget serving as the backdrop for this special showcase edition, the atmosphere of the Mall will be abuzz with excitement when these legendary stars of auto racing reflect on their time spent behind the wheel of a race car. 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, Bridgeport Speedway, Dorney Park and the Reading Fairgrounds Legends such as Tommy Long, Bobby Braxton, Alan Carter, Bobby Eppiheimer, Curt Weller, Charley Gilmore and many more join in for a star studded evening of racing fun and good times.

Bill Wimble resided in upstate New York and where his journey in racing began. After close to twenty years and 250 wins behind the wheel of a race car, Wimble retired from the sport after a horrific 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 well known at every speedway in which he competed. Wimble was the NASCAR Sportsman Champion in consecutive seasons in both 1960 and 1961, was the New York State champion on five occasions and was the Connecticut State champion twice. Wimble 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 signature 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 in the local area. The name Adam and the Reading Speedway were synonymous with great race 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 the top 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 upcoming 2012 edition of the NAPA Auto Parts fifth annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show continues to fill in all of the necessary pieces as the countdown continues for the successful event that highlights the past, present and future of auto racing all together under one roof at the Mall in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley will be headlining the event as the show sponsor for this years edition of the tremendously successful show and the addition of Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds, Moe Pagni's Outten Used Cars, R&F International Muffler & Brake, Caffe Europa, the Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways and Corey Mechanical signing on as nightly sponsors, the event work staff continues to pour their hearts and souls into the project and work their all-important magic to fill in the necessary blanks for another amazing event. The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union set the wheels in motion to lend their support to the show when it first launched in 2008 and have continuously supported the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show through the show's first four years of the show's existence will continue to have a presence at the event when the doors of the Mall swing open to welcome the return of the show to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2012 with opening day set for Sunday, March 4th. The tremendous buzz regarding the show has kept the phones in a three state area ringing off the walls as car owners have been burning up the midnight oil to ready their equipment for the popular show. This edition of the show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 10th. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and offers a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be free of charge to the mall traffic since its inception and the 2012 edition of the show is the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall.

Once again Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important role in this year's edition of the show. "Rapid Rich" Smith has incorporated his solid background in racing and the technical know how to improve upon his finished product and the Stage One Modified is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship from the master fabricator Richie Smith. The Stage One race car is beautiful to look at and the performance of the car on the race track is a thrill a second for those who have tried the equipment on for size. Touting affordability and safety as the race car's primary selling points, a ready to race unit is priced in the neighborhood of $12,000.00 and with the recent announcement the Stage One Modifieds will becoming a regular attraction this season at the always exciting Hamlin Speedway. For additional information regarding the Stage One Modifieds, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com  or contact them by phone at: 610 462 4302. Moe Pagni's Outten Used Cars, located at 1902 South Fourth Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania is returning to the show for the second consecutive year as a nightly sponsor for the event. Moe coined the phrase, "Stop Dreamin, Start Drivin" as the excellent sales staff will find you the credit you need to slide behind the wheel of a quality used car and begin to re-build your credit once again. To reach the Outten team, call today at: 610 791 7912 or check out their website at: www.moes.outtencars.com  R&F International Muffler & Brake is located at 1951 West Main Street in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and offer the "the best exhaust at the best cost" among the many services they offer at their complete car care facility. The number to reach them is: 570 476 2120. Caffe Europa, located in the Mall, was named as the official restaurant of the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show last week and will be an important stop-over point for the racing fans as the popular eatery offers up many tantalizing Italian entrees and sandwiches as well as piping hot pizza from their brick ovens. The phone number is: 908 387 9787 for take out orders and the restaurant offers a cafe oriented seating area. Hamlin Speedway opens up for the season in April and will feature eight divisions of racing excitement every Saturday night throughout the racing season. Checkout their website at: www.hamlinspeedway.com  and also checkout S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts and put some excitement into your weekend at: www.ssspeedways.com  and contact them at: 570 420 5500. Martocci's Automotive, located at 26 North Second Street in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania is "Your Pocono Automotive Specialist" offering the most competitive labor rate and one percent guarantee for their expert services. Contact them at: 570 517 2777or 570 517 7130 with any questions or concerns about your vehicle or to make an appointment or you go to their website at: www.martocciautomotive.com  Corey Mechanical is the most recent signing for the show and services the entire tri-county area for all of your air conditioning, hot water heater and heating needs. Corey Mechanical is a certified Tempstar dealer with an expertly trained staff of technicians who will find the best solution at the best price to cover your heating and cooling needs whether it be a residential or commercial setting. The website is: www.tempstar.com  and to reach Corey Mechanical call: 610 438 3845. PR Performance Truck & Trailer Repair is located at 1 State Street in Bloomsbury, New Jersey with a phone number to reach them at: 908 479 0102 and they also provide 24 hour towing and recovery services.

The NAPA Auto Parts Stores of the Delaware Valley has five stores conveniently located within the immediate area and the locations are: Easton, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey locations Stewartsville, Hackettstown, Clinton and Flemington. The stores are owned by Quaker City Motors Parts with their headquarters located in Middletown, Delaware. NAPA was founded in 1925 to meet America's growing need for an auto parts distribution system. To date, NAPA has 69 Distribution Centers, more than 6,000 stores and 13,000 affiliated NAPA AutoCare repair facilities, over 320,000 parts in inventory every day and ASE-Certified Parts Professionals. To learn more about NAPA Know How, go to their extensive website at: www.napaonline.com  or contact by phone at: 800-LET-NAPA (800-538-6272. All of the stores will have representation at the show throughout the week offering specials and discounts to the racers and fans.

IRCO will remain a big part of the show as they will sponsor the stage area where the nightly shows will be presented. Vice President of IRCO, Greg Collins, will become part of the announcing team lined up for the shows that include the longtime broadcasting team of Ed and Steve Pados from Gasoline Alley fame, veteran announcer Bobby Stull, Bridgeport and Thunder announcer Jeff Ahlum and former Lake Mocatek co-announcer Justin Beltrame. Collins, who serves as the noted historian of the Harmony Speedway, is expected to have much of his memorabilia from the Harmony Speedway for the event and Beltrame will once again spearhead and show the vast collection of Lake Mocatek material he has collected over the years.

The "Golden Era" of auto racing from the late fifties through the early eighties was an era that saw many changes take place in the way the race cars were constructed. The word "stock" gave way to ingenuity at first and followed closely by technology as the race cars became less stock appearing and relied more heavily on the latest speed part that would make the race car go faster. While the years have changed the look and the cost of racing, the spirit of the competition remains much as it was when racing in the local area was launched. The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

Entries are now accepted to display in the NAPA Auto Parts 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 included 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. New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Kutztown, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2012 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 and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd. The NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For additional NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTHILL98@aol.com or on the web at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.

The event offer race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2012 racing season.

2012 Fifth Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 4 - (Starting at Noon) - NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony (Stage) Presented by Moe Pagni's Outten Used Car Center - 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, Allentown Fairgrounds, Stroudsburg, Mahoning, Mountain

3 PM: Salute to the Legends of Lake Mocatek Speedway

Monday- March 5 - (6 PM) – Presented by R& F International Muffler & Brake welcoming ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Kutztown Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts and the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium

Tuesday- March 6 - (6 PM) Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds/Hamlin Speedways welcoming the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring Quarter Midget Clubs: Oaklane, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs

Wednesday- March 7 - (6 PM) - Presented by Caffe Europa featuring 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 8 - (6 PM) – Hamlin Speedways/Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds welcoming Hamlin Speedway, Stage One Modifieds, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway and Big Diamond Speedway Night

Friday - March 9 - (4 PM) Corey Mechanical presents the Legends Showcase: Bill Wimble and Freddy Adam with a book signing and showcase discussion with Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Gerald Chamberlain, Ronnie Dunstan, Sammy Beavers, Tom Hager, Kenny Wismer, Richard Marinelli, Bill DeCoster, Red Coffin, Randy Smith, Richie Smith, Leroy Amey, Stan Ploski, Earl Derr and many more of the legendary stars who are our "Dirt Track Heroes"

(7 PM) - Presented by Martocci's Automotive Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, ARDC Midgets, URC ,TSRS Sprints, CRSA Sprints, plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds and Dorney Park Speedways

Saturday - March 10 - (Noon until complete) Corey Mechanical welcomes the stars from Flemington Speedway, all divisions, Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society and Harmony Speedway Group. All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session

Caffe Europa serves as the Official Restaurant of the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show

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. 22, 2012
Release prepared by STEVE PADOS



Corey Mechanical Makes A House Call To Sponsor NAPA Auto Parts Fifth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show



Another piece of what has become an exciting puzzle to construct and visualize has come on board for the upcoming 2012 edition of the NAPA Auto Parts fifth annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show as the countdown continues for the successful event that highlights the past, present and future of auto racing all together under one roof at the Mall in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley will be headlining the event as the show sponsor for this years edition of the tremendously successful show and the addition of Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds, Moe Pagni's Outten Used Cars, R&F International Muffler & Brake, Caffe Europa and the Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways signing on as nightly sponsors, the event work staff continues to work their all-important magic to fill in the necessary blanks for another amazing event. The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union set the wheels in motion to lend their support to the show when it first launched in 2008 and have continuously supported the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show through the show's first four years of the show's existence will continue to have a presence at the event when the doors of the Mall swing open to welcome the return of the show to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2012 with opening day set for Sunday, March 4th. The tremendous buzz regarding the show has kept the phones in a three state area ringing off the walls as car owners have been burning up the midnight oil to ready their equipment for the popular show. This edition of the show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 10th. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and offers a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be free of charge to the mall traffic since its inception and the 2012 edition of the show is the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall.

The latest signing for the week-long racing event has Corey Mechanical coming on board as one of the growing list of sponsors secured for the event. Corey Mechancial is based out of the local Easton area and covers the entire tri-county area for all of your air conditioning, hot water heater and heating needs. Racing fan Gordon Crowell heads-up Corey Mechanical and has with him an expertly trained and certified staff of technicians who will find the best solution at the best price to cover your heating and cooling concerns whether it be a residential or a commercial setting. Corey Mechanical is a certified Tempstar Heating and Cooling Products dealer and the Tempstar line of products offers the most efficient line of heating and cooling products in the industry today and their website is: www.tempstar.com To reach Corey Mechanical, contact them by phone at: 610 438 3845. Corey Mechanical can supply 24/7 services and back up their solid performace record with a solid history of satisfied customers with their "johnny on the spot" expert service work. At Corey Mechanical, "The guys are cool, but know how to turn the heat on". Contact them today and you will be glad you did.

Once again Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important role in this year's edition of the show. "Rapid Rich" Smith has incorporated his solid background in racing and the technical know how to improve upon his finished product and the Stage One Modified is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship from the master fabricator Richie Smith. The Stage One race car is beautiful to look at and the performance of the car on the race track is a thrill a second for those who have tried the equipment on for size. Touting affordability and safety as the race car's primary selling points, a ready to race unit is priced in the neighborhood of $12,000.00 and with the recent announcement the Stage One Modifieds will becoming a regular attraction this season at the always exciting Hamlin Speedway. For additional information regarding the Stage One Modifieds, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com  or contact them by phone at: 610 462 4302. Moe Pagni's Outten Used Cars, located at 1902 South Fourth Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania is returning to the show for the second consecutive year as a nightly sponsor for the event. Moe coined the phrase, "Stop Dreamin, Start Drivin" as the excellent sales staff will find you the credit you need to slide behind the wheel of a quality used car and begin to re-build your credit once again. To reach the Outten team, call today at: 610 791 7912 or check out their website at: www.moes.outtencars.com  R&F International Muffler & Brake is located at 1951 West Main Street in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and offer the "the best exhaust at the best cost" among the many services they offer at their complete car care facility. The number to reach them is: 570 476 2120. Caffe Europa, located in the Mall, was named as the official restaurant of the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show last week and will be an important stop-over point for the racing fans as the popular eatery offers up many tantalizing Italian entrees and sandwiches as well as piping hot pizza from their brick ovens. The phone number is: 908 387 9787 for take out orders and the restaurant offers a cafe oriented seating area. Hamlin Speedway opens up for the season in April and will feature eight divisions of racing excitement every Saturday night throughout the racing season. Checkout their website at: www.hamlinspeedway.com  and also checkout S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts and put some excitement into your weekend at: www.ssspeedways.com  and contact them at: 570 420 5500. Martocci's Automotive, located at 26 North Second Street in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania is "Your Pocono Automotive Specialist" offering the most competitive labor rate and one percent guarantee for their expert services. Contact them at: 570 517 2777or 570 517 7130 with any questions or concerns about your vehicle or to make an appointment or you go to their website at: www.martocciautomotive.com  PR Performance Truck & Trailer Repair is located at 1 State Street in Bloomsbury, New Jersey with a phone number to reach them at: 908 479 0102 and they also provide 24 hour towing and recovery services.

The NAPA Auto Parts Stores of the Delaware Valley has five stores conveniently located within the immediate area and the locations are: Easton, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey locations Stewartsville, Hackettstown, Clinton and Flemington. The stores are owned by Quaker City Motors Parts with their headquarters located in Middletown, Delaware. NAPA was founded in 1925 to meet America's growing need for an auto parts distribution system. To date, NAPA has 69 Distribution Centers, more than 6,000 stores and 13,000 affiliated NAPA AutoCare repair facilities, over 320,000 parts in inventory every day and ASE-Certified Parts Professionals. To learn more about NAPA Know How, go to their extensive website at: www.napaonline.com  or contact by phone at: 800-LET-NAPA (800-538-6272. All of the stores will have representation at the show throughout the week offering specials and discounts to the racers and fans.

IRCO will remain a big part of the show as they will sponsor the stage area where the nightly shows will be presented. Vice President of IRCO, Greg Collins, will become part of the announcing team lined up for the shows that include the longtime broadcasting team of Ed and Steve Pados from Gasoline Alley fame, veteran announcer Bobby Stull, Bridgeport and Thunder announcer Jeff Ahlum and former Lake Mocatek co-announcer Justin Beltrame. Collins, who serves as the noted historian of the Harmony Speedway, is expected to have much of his memorabilia from the Harmony Speedway for the event and Beltrame will once again spearhead and show the vast collection of Lake Mocatek material he has collected over the years.

The "Golden Era" of auto racing from the late fifties through the early eighties was an era that saw many changes take place in the way the race cars were constructed. The word "stock" gave way to ingenuity at first and followed closely by technology as the race cars became less stock appearing and relied more heavily on the latest speed part that would make the race car go faster. While the years have changed the look and the cost of racing, the spirit of the competition remains much as it was when racing in the local area was launched. The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

Entries are now accepted to display in the NAPA Auto Parts 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 included 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. New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Kutztown, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2012 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 and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd. The NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For additional NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTHILL98@aol.com or on the web at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.

The event offer race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2012 racing season.

2012 Fifth Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 4 - (Starting at Noon) - NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony (Stage) Presented by Moe Pagni's Outten Used Car Center - 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, Allentown Fairgrounds, Stroudsburg, Mahoning, Mountain

3 PM: Salute to the Legends of Lake Mocatek Speedway


Monday- March 5 - (6 PM) – Presented by R& F International Muffler & Brake welcoming ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Kutztown Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts and the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium



Tuesday- March 6 - (6 PM) Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds/Hamlin Speedways welcoming the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring Quarter Midget Clubs: Oaklane, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs



Wednesday- March 7 - (6 PM) - Presented by Caffe Europa featuring 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 8 - (6 PM) – Hamlin Speedways/Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds welcoming Hamlin Speedway, Stage One Modifieds, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway and Big Diamond Speedway Night



Friday - March 9 - (4 PM) Corey Mechanical presents the Legends Showcase (Guests to be announced)

(7 PM) - Presented by Martocci's Automotive Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, ARDC Midgets, URC ,TSRS Sprints, CRSA Sprints, plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds and Dorney Park Speedways

Saturday - March 10 - (Noon until complete) Corey Mechanical welcomes the stars from Flemington Speedway, all divisions, Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society and Harmony Speedway Group. All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session

Caffe Europa serves as the Official Restaurant of the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show

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

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

 

 

 

News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - - THANK YOU
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
Release prepared by STEVE PADOS
Feb. 20, 2012


MARCH 4TH TO MARCH 10 TH. . . . . .

MARTOCCI'S AUTOMOTIVE STANDS ON THE GAS TO SPONSOR NAPA AUTO PARTS FIFTH ANNUAL DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW AT THE PHILLISPBURG MALL


The telephones keep ringing and the internet is running at warp speed as the upcoming 2012 edition of the NAPA Auto Parts fifth annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show begins its countdown for the successful event that highlights the past, present and future of auto racing all together under one roof at the Mall in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley will be headlining the event as the show sponsor for this year's edition of the tremendously successful show and the addition of Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds,

Moe Pagni's Outten Used Cars, R&F International Muffler & Brake, Caffe Europa and the Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways signing on as nightly sponsors, the event work staff continues to work their magic to fill in the necessary blanks for another amazing event. The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union set the wheels in motion to lend their support to the show when it first launched in 2008 and have continuously supported the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show through the show's first four years of the show's existence will continue to have a presence at the event when the doors of the Mall swing open to welcome the return of the show to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2012 with opening day set for Sunday, March 4th. The show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 10th. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be free of charge to the mall traffic and the 2012 edition of the show is the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall.

The latest signing for the week-long racing affair is Martocci's Automotive located in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Owner Tommy Martocci has not only built himself a solid reputation as a solid competitor in the racing world but his twenty five years of mechanical excellence in the automotive field has been the foundation for his very successful auto repair business. Located at 26 North Second Street in Stroudsburg, Martocci's Automotive is "Your Pocono Automotive Specialist" offering the most competitive labor rate and a one hundred percent guarantee for their expert services. Martocci's Automotive is complete automotive repair facility offering new car warranty services, alignments, 30-60-90K services, air conditioning service and repair, exhaust repair, transmission service, diagnostics, electrical, suspension, engines, tune-ups, cooling systems, tire and also offer high performance engines and parts as well. Contact them at: 570 517 2777 or 570 517 7130 with any questions or to make an appointment or log on to their website at: www.martocciautomotive.com  Shop hours are: Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 8 AM until 6 PM, Tuesday and Thursday from 8 AM until 9 PM and Saturdays from 8 AM until 2 PM. Martocci's Automotive is the one complete auto repair facility in the Pocono Mountains.

Once again Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important role in this year's edition of the show. "Rapid Rich" Smith has incorporated his solid background in racing and the technical know how to improve upon his finished product and the Stage One Modified is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship from the master fabricator Richie Smith. The Stage One race car is beautiful to look at and the performance of the car on the race track is a thrill a second for those who have tried the equipment on for size. Touting affordability and safety as the race car's primary selling points, a ready to race unit is priced in the neighborhood of $12,000.00 and with the recent announcement the Stage One Modifieds will becoming a regular attraction this season at the always exciting Hamlin Speedway. For additional information regarding the Stage One Modifieds, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com  or contact them by phone at: 610 462 4302.

Moe Pagni's Outten Used Cars, located at 1902 South Fourth Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania is returning to the show for the second consecutive year as a nightly sponsor for the event. Moe coined the phrase, "Stop Dreamin, Start Drivin" as the excellent sales staff will find you the credit you need to slide behind the wheel of a quality used car and begin to re-build your credit once again. To reach the Outten team, call today at: 610 791 7912 or check out their website at: www.moes.outtencars.com  R&F International Muffler & Brake is located at 1951 West Main Street in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and offer the "the best exhaust at the best cost" among the many services they offer at their complete car care facility. The number to reach them is: 570 476 2120. Caffe Europa, located in the Mall, was named as the official restaurant of the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show last week and will be an important stop-over point for the racing fans as the popular eatery offers up many tantalizing Italian entrees and sandwiches as well as piping hot pizza from their brick ovens. The phone number is: 908 387 9787 for take out orders and the restaurant offers a cafe oriented seating area. Hamlin Speedway opens up for the season in April and will feature eight divisions of racing excitement every Saturday night throughout the racing season. Checkout their website at: www.hamlinspeedway.com  and also checkout S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts and put some excitement into your weekend at: www.ssspeedways.com  and contact them at: 570 420 5500.PR Performance Truck & Trailer Repair is located at 1 State Street in Bloomsbury, New Jersey with a phone number to reach them at: 908 479 0102 and they also provide 24 hour towing and recovery services.

The NAPA Auto Parts Stores of the Delaware Valley has five stores conveniently located within the immediate area and the locations are: Easton, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey locations Stewartsville, Hackettstown, Clinton and Flemington. The stores are owned by Quaker City Motors Parts with their headquarters located in Middletown, Delaware. NAPA was founded in 1925 to meet America's growing need for an auto parts distribution system. To date, NAPA has 69 Distribution Centers, more than 6,000 stores and 13,000 affiliated NAPA AutoCare repair facilities, over 320,000 parts in inventory every day and ASE-Certified Parts Professionals. To learn more about NAPA Know How, go to their extensive website at: www.napaonline.com  or contact by phone at: 800-LET-NAPA (800-538-6272. All of the stores will have representation at the show throughout the week offering specials and discounts to the racers and fans.

IRCO will remain a big part of the show as they will sponsor the stage area where the nightly shows will be presented. Vice President of IRCO, Greg Collins, will become part of the announcing team lined up for the shows that include the longtime broadcasting team of Ed and Steve Pados from Gasoline Alley fame, veteran announcer Bobby Stull, Bridgeport and Thunder announcer Jeff Ahlum and former Lake Mocatek co-announcer Justin Beltrame. Collins, who serves as the noted historian of the Harmony Speedway, is expected to have much of his memorabilia from the Harmony Speedway for the event and Beltrame will once again spearhead and show the vast collection of Lake Mocatek material he has collected over the years.

The "Golden Era" of auto racing from the late fifties through the early eighties was an era that saw many changes take place in the way the race cars were constructed. The word "stock" gave way to ingenuity at first and followed closely by technology as the race cars became less stock appearing and relied more heavily on the latest speed part that would make the race car go faster. While the years have changed the look and the cost of racing, the spirit of the competition remains much as it was when racing in the local area was launched. The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

Entries are now accepted to display in the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456.. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, vendors and race tracks as well.

In the previous events, cars that were on display included 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. New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Kutztown, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2012 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 and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd. The NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For additional NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTHILL98@aol.com 

The event offer race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2012 racing season.

(Revised) 2012 Fifth Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Schedule of Events


Sunday- March 4 - (Starting at Noon) - NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony (Stage) Presented by Moe Pagni's Outten Used Car Center - 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, Allentown Fairgrounds, Stroudsburg, Mahoning, Mountain

3 PM: Salute to the Legends of Lake Mocatek Speedway


Monday- March 5 - (6 PM) – Presented by R& F International Muffler & Brake welcoming ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Kutztown Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts and the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium

Tuesday- March 6 - (6 PM) Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds/Hamlin Speedways welcoming the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring Quarter Midget Clubs: Oaklane, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs

Wednesday- March 7 - (6 PM) - Presented by Caffe Europa featuring 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 8 - (6 PM) – Hamlin Speedways/Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds welcoming Hamlin Speedway, Stage One Modifieds, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway and Big Diamond Speedway Night

Friday - March 9 - (4 PM) Legends Showcase to be announced

(7 PM) - Presented by Martocci's Automotive Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, ARDC Midgets, URC ,TSRS Sprints, CRSA Sprints, plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds and Dorney Park Speedways

Saturday - March 10 - (Noon until complete) - Flemington Speedway, all divisions, Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society and Harmony Speedway Group. All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session

Caffe Europa serves as the Official Restaurant of the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show

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

Release prepared by STEVE PADOS

Feb. 20, 2012

Martocci's Automotive Stands On The Gas To Sponsor NAPA Auto Parts Fifth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show



The telephones keep ringing and the internet is running at warp speed as the upcoming 2012 edition of the NAPA Auto Parts fifth annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show begins its countdown for the successful event that highlights the past, present and future of auto racing all together under one roof at the Mall in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley will be headlining the event as the show sponsor for this years edition of the tremendously successful show and the addition of Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds, Moe Pagni's Outten Used Cars, R&F International Muffler & Brake, Caffe Europa and the Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways signing on as nightly sponsors, the event work staff continues to work their magic to fill in the necessary blanks for another amazing event. The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union set the wheels in motion to lend their support to the show when it first launched in 2008 and have continuously supported the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show through the show's first four years of the show's existence will continue to have a presence at the event when the doors of the Mall swing open to welcome the return of the show to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2012 with opening day set for Sunday, March 4th. The show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 10th. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be free of charge to the mall traffic and the 2012 edition of the show is the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall.

The latest signing for the week-long racing affair is Martocci's Automotive located in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Owner Tommy Martocci has not only built himself a solid reputation as a solid competitor in the racing world but his twenty five years of mechanical excellence in the automotive field has been the foundation for his very successful auto repair business. Located at 26 North Second Street in Stroudsburg, Martocci's Automotive is "Your Pocono Automotive Specialist" offering the most competitive labor rate and a one hundred percent guarantee for their expert services. Martocci's Automotive is complete automotive repair facility offering new car warranty services, alignments, 30-60-90K services, air conditioning service and repair, exhaust repair, transmission service, diagnostics, electrical, suspension, engines, tune-ups, cooling systems, tire and also offer high performance engines and parts as well. Contact them at: 570 517 2777/570 517 7130 with any questions or to make an appointment or log on to their website at: www.martocciautomotive.com Shop hours are: Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 8 AM until 6 PM, Tuesday and Thursday from 8 AM until 9 PM and Saturdays from 8 AM until 2 PM. Martocci's Automotive is the one complete auto repair facility in the Pocono Mountains.

Once again Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important role in this year's edition of the show. "Rapid Rich" Smith has incorporated his solid background in racing and the technical know how to improve upon his finished product and the Stage One Modified is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship from the master fabricator Richie Smith. The Stage One race car is beautiful to look at and the performance of the car on the race track is a thrill a second for those who have tried the equipment on for size. Touting affordability and safety as the race car's primary selling points, a ready to race unit is priced in the neighborhood of $12,000.00 and with the recent announcement the Stage One Modifieds will becoming a regular attraction this season at the always exciting Hamlin Speedway. For additional information regarding the Stage One Modifieds, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com  or contact them by phone at: 610 462 4302. Moe Pagni's Outten Used Cars, located at 1902 South Fourth Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania is returning to the show for the second consecutive year as a nightly sponsor for the event. Moe coined the phrase, "Stop Dreamin, Start Drivin" as the excellent sales staff will find you the credit you need to slide behind the wheel of a quality used car and begin to re-build your credit once again. To reach the Outten team, call today at: 610 791 7912 or check out their website at: www.moes.outtencars.com  R&F International Muffler & Brake is located at 1951 West Main Street in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and offer the "the best exhaust at the best cost" among the many services they offer at their complete car care facility. The number to reach them is: 570 476 2120. Caffe Europa, located in the Mall, was named as the official restaurant of the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show last week and will be an important stop-over point for the racing fans as the popular eatery offers up many tantalizing Italian entrees and sandwiches as well as piping hot pizza from their brick ovens. The phone number is: 908 387 9787 for take out orders and the restaurant offers a cafe oriented seating area. Hamlin Speedway opens up for the season in April and will feature eight divisions of racing excitement every Saturday night throughout the racing season. Checkout their website at: www.hamlinspeedway.com  and also checkout S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts and put some excitement into your weekend at: www.ssspeedways.com  and contact them at: 570 420 5500. PR Performance Truck & Trailer Repair is located at 1 State Street in Bloomsbury, New Jersey with a phone number to reach them at: 908 479 0102 and they also provide 24 hour towing and recovery services.

The NAPA Auto Parts Stores of the Delaware Valley has five stores conveniently located within the immediate area and the locations are: Easton, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey locations Stewartsville, Hackettstown, Clinton and Flemington. The stores are owned by Quaker City Motors Parts with their headquarters located in Middletown, Delaware. NAPA was founded in 1925 to meet America's growing need for an auto parts distribution system. To date, NAPA has 69 Distribution Centers, more than 6,000 stores and 13,000 affiliated NAPA AutoCare repair facilities, over 320,000 parts in inventory every day and ASE-Certified Parts Professionals. To learn more about NAPA Know How, go to their extensive website at: www.napaonline.com  or contact by phone at: 800-LET-NAPA (800-538-6272. All of the stores will have representation at the show throughout the week offering specials and discounts to the racers and fans.

IRCO will remain a big part of the show as they will sponsor the stage area where the nightly shows will be presented. Vice President of IRCO, Greg Collins, will become part of the announcing team lined up for the shows that include the longtime broadcasting team of Ed and Steve Pados from Gasoline Alley fame, veteran announcer Bobby Stull, Bridgeport and Thunder announcer Jeff Ahlum and former Lake Mocatek co-announcer Justin Beltrame. Collins, who serves as the noted historian of the Harmony Speedway, is expected to have much of his memorabilia from the Harmony Speedway for the event and Beltrame will once again spearhead and show the vast collection of Lake Mocatek material he has collected over the years.

The "Golden Era" of auto racing from the late fifties through the early eighties was an era that saw many changes take place in the way the race cars were constructed. The word "stock" gave way to ingenuity at first and followed closely by technology as the race cars became less stock appearing and relied more heavily on the latest speed part that would make the race car go faster. While the years have changed the look and the cost of racing, the spirit of the competition remains much as it was when racing in the local area was launched. The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

Entries are now accepted to display in the NAPA Auto Parts 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 included 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. New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Kutztown, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2012 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 and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd. The NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For additional NAPA Auto Parts 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 at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.
 
The event offer race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2012 racing season.


(Revised) 2012 Fifth Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Schedule of Events


Sunday- March 4 - (Starting at Noon) - NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony (Stage) Presented by Moe Pagni's Outten Used Car Center - 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, Allentown Fairgrounds, Stroudsburg, Mahoning, Mountain

3 PM: Salute to the Legends of Lake Mocatek Speedway

Monday- March 5 - (6 PM) – Presented by R& F International Muffler & Brake welcoming ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Kutztown Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts and the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium

Tuesday- March 6 - (6 PM) Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds/Hamlin Speedways welcoming the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring Quarter Midget Clubs: Oaklane, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs

Wednesday- March 7 - (6 PM) - Presented by Caffe Europa featuring 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 8 - (6 PM) – Hamlin Speedways/Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds welcoming Hamlin Speedway, Stage One Modifieds, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway and Big Diamond Speedway Night

Friday - March 9 - (4 PM) Legends Showcase to be announced

(7 PM) - Presented by Martocci's Automotive Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, ARDC Midgets, URC ,TSRS Sprints, CRSA Sprints, plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds and Dorney Park Speedways

Saturday - March 10 - (Noon until complete) - Flemington Speedway, all divisions, Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society and Harmony Speedway Group. All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session

Caffe Europa serves as the Official Restaurant of the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show

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

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

 

 

 

 

News

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - - THANK YOU
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
Release prepared by STEVE PADOS

Feb. 17, 2012

SUNDAY, MARCH 4 TO SATURDAY, MARCH 10

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY JOINS GROWING LIST OF SPONSORS FOR NAPA AUTO PARTS FIFTH ANNUAL DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW AT PHILLISPBURG MALL

The buzz of the telephone and additional work on the road continues to pay huge dividends for the upcoming 2012 edition of the NAPA Auto Parts fifth annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show as the past, present and future of auto racing will join forces together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley will be headlining the event as the show sponsor for this years edition of the tremendously successful show and the addition of Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds, Moe Pagni's Outten Used Cars, R&F International Muffler & Brake and Caffe Europa signing on as nightly sponsors, the event work staff continues to work their magic to fill in the necessary blanks for another amazing event. The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, who set the wheels in motion to lend their support to the show when it first launched in 2008 and have continuously supported the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show through the show's first four years of the show's existence, will continue to have a presence at the event when the doors of the Mall swing open to welcome the return of the show to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2012 with opening day set for Sunday, March 4th. The show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 10th.

The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be free of charge to the mall traffic and the 2012 edition of the show is the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall.

The newest edition to the growing list of sponsors for the show is the Denise and Randy Smith promoted Hamlin Speedway. Located in the heart of the Poconos Mountains, the Hamlin Speedway was resurrected from a dormant state seven years ago by the Smith Family and with a solid working staff have transformed the facility into a show place for eight divisions of racing every Saturday night with a solid roster of driving stars who are making their mark in the world of motorsports. With car counts normally surpassing the 140 count each week, the excitement and wheel to wheel racing action at Hamlin has made the speedway one of the top entertainment values in the country today for small car division racing. Buoyed by a great kitchen staff that's turns out some of the best speedway cuisine in the nation, the Hamlin Speedway is a must see and do for great family fun at affordable pricing. Contact them today at: 570 420 5500 or check out their newly designed website at: www.hamlinspeedway.com  Don't forget when you are looking for something fun and exciting to do, try the S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts for fender to fender and paint trading fun with a gang of friends. Party rentals are available and the excitement of stomping the throttle and dicing it out with your friends will have you coming back for more. Check it out at: www.SSSpeedways.com

Once again Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important role in this year's edition of the show. "Rapid Rich" Smith has incorporated his solid background in racing and the technical know how to improve upon his finished product and the Stage One Modified is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship from the master fabricator Richie Smith. The Stage One race car is beautiful to look at and the performance of the car on the race track is a thrill a second for those who have tried the equipment on for size. Touting affordability and safety as the race car's primary selling points, a ready to race unit is priced in the neighborhood of $12,000.00 and with the recent announcement the Stage One Modifieds will becoming a regular attraction this season at the always exciting Hamlin Speedway. For additional information regarding the Stage One Modifieds, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com  or contact by phone at: 610 462 4302.

Moe Pagni's Outten Used Cars, located at 1902 South Fourth Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania is returning to the show for the second consecutive year as a nightly sponsor for the event. Moe coined the phrase, "Stop Dreamin, Start Drivin" as the excellent sales staff will find you the credit you need to slide behind the wheel of a quality used car and begin to re-build your credit once again. To reach the Outten team, call today at: 610 791 7912 or check out their website at: www.moes.outtencars.com  R&F International Muffler & Brake is located at 1951 West Main Street in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and offer the "the best exhaust at the best cost" among the many services they offer at their complete car care facility. The number to reach them is: 570 476 2120. Caffe Europa, located in the Mall, was named as the official restaurant of the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show last week and will be an important stop-over point for the racing fans as the popular eatery offers up many tantalizing Italian entrees and sandwiches as well as piping hot pizza from their brick ovens. The phone number is: 908 387 9787 for take out orders and the restaurant offers a cafe oriented seating area. PR Performance Truck & Trailer Repair is located at 1 State Street in Bloomsbury, New Jersey with a phone number to reach them at: 908 479 0102 and they also provide 24 hour towing and recovery services.

The NAPA Auto Parts Stores of the Delaware Valley has five stores conveniently located within the immediate area and the locations are: Easton, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey locations Stewartsville, Hackettstown, Clinton and Flemington. The stores are owned by Quaker City Motors Parts with their headquarters located in Middletown, Delaware. NAPA was founded in 1925 to meet America's growing need for an auto parts distribution system. To date, NAPA has 69 Distribution Centers, more than 6,000 stores and 13,000 affiliated NAPA AutoCare repair facilities, over 320,000 parts in inventory every day and ASE-Certified Parts Professionals. To learn more about NAPA Know How, go to their extensive website at: www.napaonline.com  or contact by phone at: 800-LET-NAPA (800-538-6272. All of the stores will have representation at the show throughout the week offering specials and discounts to the racers and fans.

IRCO will remain a big part of the show as they will sponsor the stage area where the nightly shows will be presented. Vice President of IRCO, Greg Collins, will become part of the announcing team lined up for the shows that include the longtime broadcasting team of Ed and Steve Pados from Gasoline Alley fame, veteran announcer Bobby Stull, Bridgeport and Thunder announcer Jeff Ahlum and former Lake Mocatek co-announcer Justin Beltrame. Collins, who serves as the noted historian of the Harmony Speedway, is expected to have much of his memorabilia from the Harmony Speedway for the event and Beltrame will once again spearhead and show the vast collection of Lake Mocatek material he has collected over the years.

The "Golden Era" of auto racing from the late fifties through the early eighties was an era that saw many changes take place in the way the race cars were constructed. The word "stock" gave way to ingenuity at first and followed closely by technology as the race cars became less stock appearing and relied more heavily on the latest speed part that would make the race car go faster. While the years have changed the look and the cost of racing, the spirit of the competition remains much as it was when racing in the local area was launched. The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

Entries are now accepted to display in the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, vendors and race tracks as well.

In the previous events, cars that were on display included 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. New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Kutztown, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2012 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 and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd. The NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For additional NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456 or by e-mail at TOTHILL98@aol.com.

And don't forget, the sister event to the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is the popular and established 27th Annual Racing Legends Reunion & Car Show, set for the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, PA February 19-25, 2012.

Both events offer race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2012 racing season.


(Revised) 2012 Fifth Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Schedule of Events


Sunday- March 4 - (Starting at Noon) - NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony (Stage) Presented by Moe Pagni's Outten Used Car Center - 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, Allentown Fairgrounds, Stroudsburg, Mahoning, Mountain and a salute to the Legends of Lake Mocatek Speedway

Monday- March 5 - (6 PM) – Presented by R& F International Muffler & Brake welcoming ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Kutztown Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts and the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium

Tuesday- March 6 - (6 PM) Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds/Hamlin Speedways welcoming the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring Quarter Midget Clubs: Oaklane, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs

Wednesday- March 7 - (6 PM) - Presented by Caffe Europa featuring 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 8 - (6 PM) – Hamlin Speedways/Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds welcoming Hamlin Speedway, Stage One Modifieds, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway and Big Diamond Speedway Night

Friday - March 9 - (7 p.m.) - Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, ARDC Midgets, URC plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds and Dorney Park Speedways

Saturday - March 10 - (Noon until complete) - Flemington Speedway, all divisions, Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society and Harmony Speedway Historical Society. All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session

Caffe Europa serves as the Official Restaurant of the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show

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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CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456

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Caffe Europa Inks On To Sponsor NAPA Auto Parts Fifth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show



An additional piece of the puzzle fell into place for the upcoming 2012 edition of the NAPA Auto Parts fifth annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show in what will be another successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing as they all join forces together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. With the NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley headlining the transition into the major show sponsor for this years edition of the tremendously successful show and the addition of Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds, Moe Pagni's Outten Used Cars and R&F International Muffler & Brake signing on as nightly sponsors, the event work staff continues to work their magic to fill in the necessary blanks for another amazing event. The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, who set the wheels in motion to lend their support to the show when it first launched in 2008 and have continuously supported the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show through the show's first four years of the show's existence, will continue to have a presence at the event when the doors of the Mall swing open to welcome the return of the show to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2012 with opening day set for Sunday, March 4th. The show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 10th. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to free of charge to the mall traffic and the 2012 edition of the show continues to be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall.

Caffe Europa comes on board in 2012 as a full fledged sponsor of the event and has been designated as the official restaurant of the Napa Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show. Located just inside the Mall entrance at the West end of the Mall, Caffe Europa has been turning out great Italian dishes in the time and traditional classic manner and restaurant owner Angelo invites all race fans and participants to come out to the Mall early and enjoy a variety of freshly prepared sandwiches, piping hot pizza, Stromboli's, calzones, wraps, Panini's and varieties of pasta in their cafe oriented seating area. Do you work late and do not have time to prepare a family meal, let the creative Caffe Europa chefs handle the situation by giving them a call at: 908 387 9787 and they will have your take out order ready for you in no time flat. Caffe Europa is open for business seven days a week utilizing the Mall hours to serve their great customer base.

Once again Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important role in this year's edition of the show. "Rapid Rich" Smith has incorporated his solid background in racing and the technical know how to improve upon his finished product and the Stage One Modified is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship from the master fabricator Richie Smith. The Stage One race car is beautiful to look at and the performance of the car on the race track is a thrill a second for those who have tried the equipment on for size. Touting affordability and safety as the race car's primary selling points, a ready to race unit is priced in the neighborhood of $12,000.00 and with the recent announcement the Stage One Modifieds will becoming a regular attraction this season at the always exciting Hamlin Speedway. For additional information regarding the Stage One Modifieds, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com or contact by phone at: 610 462 4302. Moe Pagni's Outten Used Cars, located at 1902 South Fourth Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania is returning to the show for the second consecutive year as a nightly sponsor for the event. Moe coined the phrase, "Stop Dreamin, Start Drivin" as the excellent sales staff will find you the credit you need to slide behind the wheel of a quality used car and begin to re-build your credit once again. To reach the Outten team, call today at: 610 791 7912 or check out their website at: www.moes.outtencars.com  R&F International Muffler & Brake is located at 1951 West Main Street in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and offer the "the best exhaust at the best cost" among the many services they offer at their complete car care facility. The number to reach them is: 570 476 2120. PR Performance Truck & Trailer Repair is located at 1 State Street in Bloomsbury, New Jersey with a phone number to reach them at: 908 479 0102 and they also provide 24 hour towing and recovery services.

The NAPA Auto Parts Stores of the Delaware Valley has five stores conveniently located within the immediate area and the locations are: Easton, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey locations Stewartsville, Hackettstown, Clinton and Flemington. The stores are owned by Quaker City Motors Parts with their headquarters located in Middletown, Delaware. NAPA was founded in 1925 to meet America's growing need for an auto parts distribution system. To date, NAPA has 69 Distribution Centers, more than 6,000 stores and 13,000 affiliated NAPA AutoCare repair facilities, over 320,000 parts in inventory every day and ASE-Certified Parts Professionals. To learn more about NAPA Know How, go to their extensive website at: www.napaonline.com  or contact by phone at: 800-LET-NAPA (800-538-6272. All of the stores will have representation at the show throughout the week offering specials and discounts to the racers and fans.

IRCO will remain a big part of the show as they will sponsor the stage area where the nightly shows will be presented. Vice President of IRCO, Greg Collins, will become part of the announcing team lined up for the shows that include the longtime broadcasting team of Ed and Steve Pados from Gasoline Alley fame, veteran announcer Bobby Stull, Bridgeport and Thunder announcer Jeff Ahlum and former Lake Mocatek co-announcer Justin Beltrame. Collins, who serves as the noted historian of the Harmony Speedway, is expected to have much of his memorabilia from the Harmony Speedway for the event and Beltrame will once again spearhead and show the vast collection of Lake Mocatek material he has collected over the years.

The "Golden Era" of auto racing from the late fifties through the early eighties was an era that saw many changes take place in the way the race cars were constructed. The word "stock" gave way to ingenuity at first and followed closely by technology as the race cars became less stock appearing and relied more heavily on the latest speed part that would make the race car go faster. While the years have changed the look and the cost of racing, the spirit of the competition remains much as it was when racing in the local area was launched. The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

Entries are now accepted to display in the NAPA Auto Parts 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 included 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. New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Kutztown, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2012 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 and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd. The NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For additional NAPA Auto Parts 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 at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.

And don't forget, the sister event to the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is the popular and established 27th Annual Racing Legends Reunion & Car Show, set for the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, PA February 19-25, 2012.

Both events offer race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2012 racing season.


(Revised) 2012 Fifth Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 4 - (Starting at Noon) - NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony (Stage) Presented by Moe Pagni's Outten Used Car Center - 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, Allentown Fairgrounds, Stroudsburg, Mahoning, Mountain and a salute to the Legends of Lake Mocatek Speedway


Monday- March 5 - (6 PM) – Presented by R& F International Muffler & Brake welcoming ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Kutztown Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts and the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium

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

Wednesday- March 7 - (6 PM) - Presented by Caffe Europa featuring 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 8 - (6 PM) – Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds welcomes Hamlin Speedway, Stage One Modifieds, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway and Big Diamond Speedway Night

Friday - March 9 - (7 p.m.) - Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, ARDC Midgets, URC plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds and Dorney Park Speedways

Saturday - March 10 - (Noon until complete) - Flemington Speedway, all divisions, Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society and Harmony Speedway Historical Society. All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session

Caffe Europa serves as the Official Restaurant of the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show

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
Release prepared by STEVE PADOS

Feb. 7, 2012

R&F International Muffler & Brake Joins Growing List Of Nightly Sponsors For NAPA Auto Parts Fifth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show



A great week of traveling on the road has brought two new additional sponsors on board for the upcoming 2012 edition of the NAPA Auto Parts fifth annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show for the highly anticipated successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing coming together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. With the NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley headlining the transition into the major show sponsor for this year's edition of the tremendously successful show and the addition of Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds and Moe Pagni's Outten Used Cars signing on as nightly sponsors, the event work staff continues to work their magic to fill in the necessary blanks for another amazing event. The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, who set the wheels in motion to lend their support to the show when it first launched in 2008 and have continuously sponsored the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show through the show's first four years of the show's existence, will continue to have a presence at the event when the doors of the Mall swing open to welcome the return of the show to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2012 with opening day set for Sunday, March 4th.

This show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 10th. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The 2011 edition of the show produced a record breaking 141 cars from all divisions of racing and filled the Mall space as the always free of charge racing event continues to be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall. This event has been a traditional Mall favorite and one of the leading attractions, continuously drawing record breaking crowds for the week-long event.

R&F International Muffler & Brake comes on board as a first time sponsor for the event and Nick and Tee have been the new owners of the full service auto repair facility for the past year and define what complete car care means to the consumer. Offering a full line of brakes, mufflers, and tire services in the Monroe County area and beyond, the experts at R&F International Muffler do complete car maintenance offering Tune-ups, Oil Changes, Transmission service including rebuilds, Joints, Suspensions, Batteries, AC Units and Swing arms. The facility is an Official CARQUEST Inspection Station. The state of the art shop is located at 1951 West Main Street in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and the phone number to reach them to set-up and appointment is: 570 476 2120. Business hours are from 8 AM through 6 PM Monday through Friday with Saturday hours being 8 AM until 3 PM. All major credit card are accepted and the email address is: imbinc@verizon.net  Touting, "The best exhaust at the best cost" defines the reasonable rates and services offered by R&F International Muffler & Brake and are proud to join the growing list of sponsors for the upcoming racing event.

PR Performance Truck and Trailer Repair, located in Bloomsbury, New Jersey is another new sponsor for the event as they will be a patron sponsor for the upcoming show. Jeff Bratkovits is the owner and has a long history of being involved with racing most recently with racing legend Billy Pauch. PR Performance is located just off of the I-78 Interchange in Bloomsbury, New Jersey with the address at 1 State Street. PR Performance offers quality Truck and Trailer Repair service as well as a complete body shop and 24-hour Towing and Emergency Services. ASE certified technicians offering the best quality, parts and services best describes PR Performance and to reach them by phone call: 908 479 0102. Whenever you are in a bind, they are there for you.

Once again Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important role in this year's edition of the show. "Rapid Rich" Smith has incorporated his solid background in racing and the technical know how to improve upon his finished product and the Stage One Modified is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship from the master fabricator Richie Smith. The Stage One race car is beautiful to look at and the performance of the car on the race track is a thrill a second for those who have tried the equipment on for size. Touting affordability and safety as the race car's primary selling points, a ready to race unit is priced in the neighborhood of $12,000.00 and with the recent announcement the Stage One Modifieds will becoming a regular attraction this season at the always exciting Hamlin Speedway. For additional information regarding the Stage One Modifieds, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com  or contact by phone at: 610 462 4302. Moe Pagni's Outten Used Cars, located at 1902 South Fourth Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania is returning to the show for the second consecutive year as a nightly sponsor for the event. Moe coined the phrase, "Stop Dreamin, Start Drivin" as the excellent sales staff will find you the credit you need to slide behind the wheel of a quality used car and begin to re-build your credit once again. To reach the Outten team, call today at: 610 791 7912 or check out their website at: www.moes.outtencars.com 

The NAPA Auto Parts Stores of the Delaware Valley has five stores conveniently located within the immediate area and the locations are: Easton, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey locations Stewartsville, Hackettstown, Clinton and Flemington. The stores are owned by Quaker City Motors Parts with their headquarters located in Middletown, Delaware. NAPA was founded in 1925 to meet America's growing need for an auto parts distribution system. To date, NAPA has 69 Distribution Centers, more than 6,000 stores and 13,000 affiliated NAPA AutoCare repair facilities, over 320,000 parts in inventory every day and ASE-Certified Parts Professionals. To learn more about NAPA Know How, go to their extensive website at: www.napaonline.com or contact by phone at: 800-LET-NAPA (800-538-6272. All of the stores will have representation at the show throughout the week offering specials and discounts to the racers and fans.

IRCO will remain a big part of the show as they will sponsor the stage area where the nightly shows will be presented. Vice President of IRCO, Greg Collins, will become part of the announcing team lined up for the shows that include the longtime broadcasting team of Ed and Steve Pados from Gasoline Alley fame, veteran announcer Bobby Stull, Bridgeport and Thunder announcer Jeff Ahlum and former Lake Mocatek co-announcer Justin Beltrame. Collins, who serves as the noted historian of the Harmony Speedway, is expected to have much of his memorabilia from the Harmony Speedway for the event and Beltrame will once again spearhead and show the vast collection of Lake Mocatek material he has collected over the years.

The "Golden Era" of auto racing from the late fifties through the early eighties was an era that saw many changes take place in the way the race cars were constructed. The word "stock" gave way to ingenuity at first and followed closely by technology as the race cars became less stock appearing and relied more heavily on the latest speed part that would make the race car go faster. While the years have changed the look and the cost of racing, the spirit of the competition remains much as it was when racing in the local area was launched. The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

Entries are now accepted to display in the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling Donna Miller at 443-513-4456. 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 included 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. New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Kutztown, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2012 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 and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd. The NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For additional NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTH98@aol.com  /

And don't forget, the sister event to the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is the popular and established 27th Annual Racing Legends Reunion & Car Show, set for the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, PA February 19-25, 2012.

Both events offer race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2012 racing season.

(Revised) 2012 Fifth Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 4 - (Starting at Noon) - NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony (Stage) Presented by Moe Pagni's Outten Used Car Center - 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, Allentown Fairgrounds, Stroudsburg, Mahoning, Mountain and a salute to the Legends of Lake Mocatek Speedway

Monday- March 5 - (6 PM) – R& F International Muffler & Brake welcomes ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Kutztown Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts and the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium

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

Wednesday- March 7 - (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 8 - (6 PM) – Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds welcomes Hamlin Speedway, Stage One Modifieds, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway and Big Diamond Speedway Night

Friday - March 9 - (7 p.m.) - Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, ARDC Midgets, URC plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds and Dorney Park Speedways

Saturday - March 10 - (Noon until complete) - Flemington Speedway, all divisions, Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society and Harmony Speedway Historical Society. All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session

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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Jan. 31, 2012


Moe Pagni's Outten Used Car Center Returns As Nightly Sponsor For NAPA Auto Parts Fifth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show



The passing of each day seems to bring more and more growing interest for the upcoming 2012 edition of the NAPA Auto Parts fifth annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show as new pieces of the show puzzle continue to be fit into place for what is expected to be another highly successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing coming together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. With the recent announcement of the NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley making the transition into the major show sponsor for this year's edition of the tremendously successful show and the more recent release of Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds signing on as a nightly sponsor, the enlightening spirit of the event has the work staff double-timing their pace to fill in the necessary blanks.

The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, who set the wheels in motion to lend their support to the show when it first launched in 2008 and have continuously sponsored the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show through the show's first four years of the show's existence, will continue to have a presence at the event when the doors of the Mall swing open to welcome the return of the show to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2012 with opening day set for Sunday, March 4th. The show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 10th.

The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The 2011 edition of the show produced a record breaking 141 cars from all divisions of racing and filled the Mall space as the always free of charge racing event continues to be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall. This event has been a traditional Mall favorite and one of the leading attractions, continuously drawing record breaking crowds for the week-long event.

Longtime racing enthusiast Moe Pagni, now famous for the pristine Budd Olsen number 0 restoration replica and for last season's "City of Nazareth" USAC Silver Crown beauty, has once again signed on as a sponsor for the event and will be the highlight sponsor for the opening day of events on Sunday, March 4th starting at noon. Moe has been reluctant to let the cat out of the bag of what he might be sending into the show this year but his participation at the event has always been of a show stopping nature. Moe Pagni heads up Moe Pagni's Outten Used Car Center located at 1902 South Fourth Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania and his business has been a mainstay in the South Allentown area for more than twenty years. Moe coined the phrase, "Stop Dream in, Start Drivin" as the expert sales personnel at Moe Pagni's will find you the car of your desire and place you in the driver's seat. Bad Credit...No Credit? That is not a problem for the Moe Pagni Team as they will take care of a problem you just may have in obtaining credit, for as long as you have a steady viable income, a potential car owner can be approved for financing in a matter of minutes. Moe Pagni's Outten Used Car Center is your one stop shop for finding the solutions to a credit problem and have been doing so for twenty plus years with their in-house credit financing and the place where you can start re-building your credit today. The phone number to reach Moe Pagni's Outten Used Car Center is: 610 791 7912. The website is: www.moes.outtencars.com

Sales have been brisk at the sales center and an extensive inventory of Quality Used Cars is on site at all times. The website has featured specials at all times and all cars are Pennsylvania State Inspected, emissions inspected, professionally detailed and offer for sale only when they meet the highest standards of safety. With honesty and integrity, Moe Pagni looks forward to earning the privilege of your business.

Once again Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important role in this year's edition of the show. "Rapid Rich" Smith has incorporated his solid background in racing and the technical know how to improve upon his finished product and the Stage One Modified is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship from the master fabricator Richie Smith. The Stage One race car is beautiful to look at and the performance of the car on the race track is a thrill a second for those who have tried the equipment on for size. Touting affordability and safety as the race car's primary selling points, a ready to race unit is priced in the neighborhood of $12,000.00 and with the recent announcement the Stage One Modifieds will becoming a regular attraction this season at the always exciting Hamlin Speedway. For additional information regarding the Stage One Modifieds, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com  or contact by phone at: 610 462 4302

The NAPA Auto Parts Stores of the Delaware Valley has five stores conveniently located within the immediate area and the locations are: Easton, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey locations Stewartsville, Hackettstown, Clinton and Flemington. The stores are owned by Quaker City Motors Parts with their headquarters located in Middletown, Delaware. NAPA was founded in 1925 to meet America's growing need for an auto parts distribution system. To date, NAPA has 69 Distribution Centers, more than 6,000 stores and 13,000 affiliated NAPA AutoCare repair facilities, over 320,000 parts in inventory every day and ASE-Certified Parts Professionals. To learn more about NAPA Know How, go to their extensive website at: www.napaonline.com  or contact by phone at: 800-LET-NAPA (800-538-6272. All of the stores will have representation at the show throughout the week offering specials and discounts to the racers and fans.

IRCO will remain a big part of the show as they will sponsor the stage area where the nightly shows will be presented. Vice President of IRCO, Greg Collins, will become part of the announcing team lined up for the shows that include the longtime broadcasting team of Ed and Steve Pados from Gasoline Alley fame, veteran announcer Bobby Stull, Bridgeport and Thunder announcer Jeff Ahlum and former Lake Mocatek co-announcer Justin Beltrame. Collins, who serves as the noted historian of the Harmony Speedway, is expected to have much of his memorabilia from the Harmony Speedway for the event and Beltrame will once again spearhead and show the vast collection of Lake Mocatek material he has collected over the years.

The "Golden Era" of auto racing from the late fifties through the early eighties was an era that saw many changes take place in the way the race cars were constructed. The word "stock" gave way to ingenuity at first and followed closely by technology as the race cars became less stock appearing and relied more heavily on the latest speed part that would make the race car go faster. While the years have changed the look and the cost of racing, the spirit of the competition remains much as it was when racing in the local area was launched. The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

Entries are now accepted to display in the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, vendors and race tracks as well.

In the previous events, cars that were on display included 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. New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Kutztown, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2012 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 and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd.

The NAPA Auto Parts 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 from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM

For additional NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTH98@aol.com

And don't forget, the sister event to the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is the popular and established 27th Annual Racing Legends Reunion & Car Show, set for the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, PA February 19-25, 2012.

Both events offer race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2012 racing season.

2012 Fifth Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Schedule of Events


Sunday- March 4 - (Starting at Noon) - NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony (Stage) Presented by Moe Pagni's Outten Used Car Center - 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, Allentown Fairgrounds, Stroudsburg, Mahoning, Mountain and a salute to the Legends of Lake Mocatek Speedway

Monday- March 5 - (6 PM) – Saluting ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Kutztown Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts and the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium

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

Wednesday- March 7 - (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 8 - (6 PM) – Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modified welcome: Hamlin Speedway, Stage One Modifieds, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway and Big Diamond Speedway Night

Friday - March 9 - (7 p.m.) - Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, ARDC Midgets, URC plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway

Saturday - March 10 - (Noon) - Flemington Speedway, Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society and Harmony Speedway Historical Society

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

Saturday - March 10 - (2:30 PM) - Dorney Park Speedway Tribute & Autograph Session

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

*Schedule subject to change


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NEWS FROM: NAPA AUTO PART DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW
Release prepared by STEVE PADOS

Jan. 29, 2012

SUNDAY, MARCH 4 TO SATURDAY, MARCH 10

SMITH FABRICATIONS/STAGE ONE MONDIFIED SIGN ON AS NIGHTLY SPONSOR FOR NAPA AUTO PARTS 5TH ANNUAL DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW



Much like a whirling dervish, the growing interest for the upcoming 2012 edition of the NAPA Auto Parts fifth annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show continues to generate a full head of steam as the energetic management staff continues to put the many pieces in place for what is expected to be another highly successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing coming together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

With the recent announcement of the NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley making the transition into the major show sponsor for this year's edition of the tremendously successful show, the remaining pieces are coming together one step at a time with each passing day. The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, who set the wheels in motion to lend their support to the show when it first launched in 2008 and have continuously sponsored the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show through the show's first four years of the show's existence, have taken a lateral move for the upcoming event set to return to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2012 with opening day set for Sunday, March 4th.

The show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 10th. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The 2011 edition of the show produced a record breaking 141 cars from all divisions of racing and filled the Mall space as the always free of charge racing event continues to be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall. This event has been a traditional Mall favorite and one of the leading attractions, continuously drawing record breaking crowds for the week-long event.

Once again Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important role in this year's edition of the show. The Smith name has remained in the local racing scene for the past six decades as father Roy Smith was a pioneer in the golden era of racing with his signature numbered 555 race cars that had many top drivers wheeling the equipment such as Freddy Adam, Bobby Bottcher, Billy Tanzosh and Richie Smith among them. "Rapid Rich", while leaving the driver's seat in the mid-90's, used his years of knowledge gained while steering a race car to come up with a scaled version of the full sized Modifieds he drove to many wins in his racing career and came up with the cutting edge Stage One Modified. Incorporating his solid background in racing and the technical know how to improve upon the finished product, the Stage One Modified is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship from the master fabricator Richie Smith. The Stage One race car is beautiful to look at and the performance of the car on the race track is a thrill a second for those who have tried the equipment on for size. Touting affordability and safety as the race car's primary selling points, a ready to race unit is priced in the neighborhood of $12,000.00 and with the recent announcement the Stage One Modifieds will becoming a regular attraction this season at the always exciting Hamlin Speedway, traveling to the races will not rob anyone blind at the gas pumps.

In discussing the Stage One racer with Richie Smith, he stated, "Our goal was to build a sharp-looking and safe race car for those who desire to leave the quarter midget, go kart and slingshot ranks. What we have come up accomplishes our mission as the Stage One car has the same characteristics as a full size Modified with all of the thrill, the need for speed and a more affordable way to go racing". Richie further added, "Our Stage One group is excited about racing the entire season at the Hamlin Speedway. The track is wide with banking and very racy and my brother Randy works his magic in keeping the speedway and the grounds in tip top shape. We are looking forward to a great season at Hamlin". Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds return for the second season as a nightly sponsor for the event but have participated in all of them to date. In referencing Richie in regards to the Dirt Track Heroes Show he remarked, "We have always enjoyed the Dirt Track Heroes Show as without question it is the best of any of the off-season events. The staff at the event has always made sure we have been recognized as a sponsor and vendor and the interview sessions we have with the guys I used to trade paint with really make for an incredible week in Phillipsburg. I want to thank all of you for working so hard at making this event so successful". For additional information regarding the Stage One Modifieds, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com 

The NAPA Auto Parts Stores of the Delaware Valley has five stores conveniently located within the immediate area and the locations are: Easton, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey locations Stewartsville, Hackettstown, Clinton and Flemington. The stores are owned by Quaker City Motors Parts with their headquarters located in Middletown, Delaware. NAPA was founded in 1925 to meet America's growing need for an auto parts distribution system. To date, NAPA has 69 Distribution Centers, more than 6,000 stores and 13,000 affiliated NAPA AutoCare repair facilities, over 320,000 parts in inventory every day and ASE-Certified Parts Professionals. To learn more about NAPA Know How, go to their extensive website at: www.napaonline.com  or contact by phone at: 800-LET-NAPA (800-538-6272. All of the stores will have representation at the show throughout the week offering specials and discounts to the racers and fans.

 IRCO will remain a big part of the show as they will sponsor the stage area where the nightly shows will be presented. Vice President of IRCO, Greg Collins, will become part of the announcing team lined up for the shows that include the longtime broadcasting team of Ed and Steve Pados from Gasoline Alley fame, veteran announcer Bobby Stull, Bridgeport and Thunder announcer Jeff Ahlum and former Lake Mocatek co-announcer Justin Beltrame. Collins, who serves as the noted historian of the Harmony Speedway, is expected to have much of his memorabilia from the Harmony Speedway for the event and Beltrame will once again spearhead and show the vast collection of Lake Mocatek material he has collected over the years.

The "Golden Era" of auto racing from the late fifties through the early eighties was an era that saw many changes take place in the way the race cars were constructed. The word "stock" gave way to ingenuity at first and followed closely by technology as the race cars became less stock appearing and relied more heavily on the latest speed part that would make the race car go faster. While the years have changed the look and the cost of racing, the spirit of the competition remains much as it was when racing in the local area was launched. The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

Entries are now accepted to display in the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, vendors and race tracks as well, contact Donna or Bob Miller.

In the previous events, cars that were on display included 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. New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Kutztown, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2012 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 and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd.

The NAPA Auto Parts 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 from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

For additional NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTH98@aol.com

And don't forget, the sister event to the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is the popular and established 27th Annual Racing Legends Reunion & Car Show, set for the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, PA February 19-25, 2012.

Both events offer race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2012 racing season.

2012 Fifth Annual NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Schedule of Events


Sunday- March 4 - (Starting at Noon) - NAPA Auto Parts 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

Monday- March 5 - (6 PM) – Saluting ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Kutztown Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts and the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium

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

Wednesday- March 7 - (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 8 - (6 PM) – Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modified welcome: Hamlin Speedway, Stage One Modifieds, Accord Speedway and Orange County Fair Speedway Night with Salute to the Legends of the Moc-A-Tek Speedway

Friday - March 9 - (7 p.m.) - Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Big Diamond Speedway, ARDC Midgets, URC plus the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway

Saturday - March 10 - (Noon) - Flemington Speedway, Flemington Speedway Racing Historical Society and Harmony Speedway Historical Society

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

Saturday - March 10 - (2:30 PM) - Dorney Park Speedway Tribute & Autograph Session

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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RACING LEGENDS REUNION

GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY TO BE HONORED. . . .
27TH ANNUAL RACING LEGENDS REUNION & CAR SHOW TO OPEN WEEK LONG RUN SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19 AT THE FAIRGROUNDS SQUARE MALL

2012 will mark fifty years that the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA has been entertaining race fans at their one-third mile high-banked dirt oval.

Throughout this stretch of success, the Berks County business has been under the leadership of the Rogers Family, almost unheard of in today's world where race tracks open and close, often with different promoters or track operators. But for the Grandview Speedway, it has always been the Rogers Family, an accomplishment enjoyed by very few race tracks. The 27th Annual Racing Legends Reunion & Car Show will return to the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, PA and part of the week long event will be a salute to Grandview Speedway as they launch their fiftieth consecutive season of entertaining race fans. Grandview Speedway has been a fixture at the annual event held each year at the Fairgrounds Square Mall, taking part in the show in each of the prior twenty-six events. The Racing Legends Reunion & Car Show will open on Sunday, February 19 and continue through Saturday, February 25 and you'll find the Grandview Speedway display located in Center Court of the Mall.

The Fairgrounds Square Mall now sits upon the very site that was once home to the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway, one of the most popular and well respected weekly dirt tracks in the country. For the twenty-seventh year, this Annual Car Show will salute the memories of racing past, and at the same time, launch the start to the 2012 local short track racing season. Unique to this show is that it is open to all speedways, organizations and racing clubs, providing a joint opportunity to promote short track racing in general and grow the sport for all who are involved.

Bob and Donna Miller, founders and owners of the show have set the example of bringing tracks together and how working together can create positive results. "In years past, when race car shows took place in Malls, it was pretty much set-up by a local speedway where they promoted only their track," Miller continued to say, "What we did with this show and the Phillipsburg Mall Show was to create this environment of working together with positive motives for all involved, and it has worked great". This show has always offered an open door to all tracks and organizations, a sign of collaboration and working together that the Millers have worked towards for years.

Dave Kelly who now lives in Florida will be returning to Reading for the Friday night Legends Reunion. Kelly was the winner of the historic final event at the Reading Fairgrounds and was a former Grandview Speedway Champion. After the closing of Reading, Kelly continued to be a big winner in the modifieds before moving into the URC sprints where he was a multi-time champion. Kelly also did his share of 410 sprint car racing and won on numerous occasions. Kelly is excited to make a return to the Fairgrounds where he enjoyed so much success.

Currently in the planning is a model race to take place on Saturday, February 25. For more information, please contact Mike Feltenberger at STARTERONE@aol.com.  Another Saturday activity will be a walking tour of the Fairgrounds property to identify the layout of the race track. Times and details will be announced shortly. The events and activities are free to the public.

Race teams, venders anyone wishing to display or take part in the 27th Annual Racing Legends Reunion & Car Show is asked to contact Bob or Donna Miller at 443-513-4456. There is a minimal fee to display.

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. There is a lot of energy for 2012 especially as the shows salutes 50 years of the Grandview Speedway. The big news in additional to Grandview's 50th year is the $50,000 to win 41st Annual BPG Freedom 76 paying an unheard of $50,000 to the winner on September 15. Drivers, owners, crew members and former officials of Grandview Speedway that would like to be part of the Grandview Reunion on Friday night, February 24th at the Fairgrounds Square Mall, should contact Donna Miller to register at TOTHILL98@aol.com.

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 TOTHILL98@aol.com  or Deyo99H@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 in the coming weeks.

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Jan. 13, 2012

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DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
PREPARED BY: STEVE PADOS



NAPA AUTO PARTS OF THE DELAWARE VALLEY STEPS UP TO PRESENT FIFTH ANNUAL DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW MARCH 4th to MARCH 10th



The 2012 edition of the fifth annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will undergo a bit of a change since the very first show was presented in 2008. NAPA Auto Parts of the Delaware Valley will make the transition into the major show sponsor for this year's edition after coming on board last season as an associate sponsor for the event. The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union set the wheels in motion to lend their support to the show when it first launched in 2008 and have continuously sponsored the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show through the first four years of the show's existence. IRCO has opted to take a lateral move for the upcoming event set to return to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2012 with opening day set for Sunday, March 4th.

The show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 10th. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The 2011 edition of the show produced a record breaking 141 cars from all divisions of racing and filled the Mall space as the past, present and future of racing were highlighted in a week long show that celebrates the love all of us has found in attending races and meeting so many wonderful people associated with the sport. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall. This event is a Mall favorite and one of the leading attractions, continuously drawing record breaking crowds for the week-long event.

The NAPA Auto Parts Stores of the Delaware Valley has five stores conveniently located within the immediate area and the locations are: Easton, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey locations Stewartsville, Hackettstown, Clinton and Flemington. The stores are owned by Quaker City Motors Parts with their headquarters located in Middletown, Delaware. NAPA was founded in 1925 to meet America's growing need for an auto parts distribution system. To date, NAPA has 69 Distribution Centers, more than 6,000 stores and 13,000 affiliated NAPA Auto Care repair facilities, over 320,000 parts in inventory every day and ASE-Certified Parts Professionals. To learn more about NAPA Know How, go to their extensive website at: www.napaonline.com  or contact by phone at: 800-LET-NAPA (800-538-6272. All of the stores will have representation at the show throughout the week offering specials and discounts to the racers and fans.

IRCO will remain a big part of the show as they will sponsor the stage area where the nightly shows will be presented. Vice President of IRCO, Greg Collins, will become part of the announcing team lined up for the shows that include the longtime broadcasting team of Ed and Steve Pados from Gasoline Alley fame, veteran announcer Bobby Stull, Bridgeport and Thunder announcer Jeff Ahlum and former Lake Mocatek co-announcer Justin Beltrame. Collins, who serves as the noted historian of the Harmony Speedway, is expected to have much of his memorabilia from the Harmony Speedway for the event and Beltrame will once again spearhead and show the vast collection of Lake Mocatek material he has collected over the years.

The "Golden Era" of auto racing from the late fifties through the early eighties was an era that saw many changes take place in the way the race cars were constructed. The word "stock" gave way to ingenuity at first and followed closely by technology as the race cars became less stock appearing and relied more heavily on the latest speed part that would make the race car go faster. While the years have changed the look and the cost of racing, the spirit of the competition remains much as it was when racing in the local area was launched. The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

Entries are now accepted to display in the NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456. Please leave your name, phone number and type of car along with a mailing address to pre-enter, or e-mail your information to TOTHILL98@aol.com.  Space is available for race cars of all divisions, vendors and race tracks as well.

In the previous events, cars that were on display included 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. New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Kutztown, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2012 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 and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd.

The NAPA Auto Parts 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 from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

For additional NAPA Auto Parts Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTHILL98@aol.com

And don't forget, the sister event to the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is the popular and established 27th Annual Racing Legends Reunion & Car Show, set for the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, PA February 19-25, 2012.

Both events offer race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2012 racing season.

2012 Fifth Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Schedule of Events

*Schedule subject to change

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


27TH ANNUAL RACING LEGENDS REUNION & CAR SHOW RETURNS TO THE FAIRGROUNDS SQUARE MALL FEBRUARY 19 - 25TH, 2012

Plan now to be part of the 27th Annual Racing Legends Reunion & Car Show to take place a the Fairgrounds Square Mall on the 5th Street Highway in Reading, PA. The week long show will open on Sunday, February 19 and continue through Saturday, February 25. The Fairgrounds Square Mall now sits upon the very site that was once home to the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway, one of the most popular and well respected weekly dirt tracks in the country. For the twenty-seventh year, this Annual Car Show will salute the memories of racing past, and at the same time, launch the start to the 2012 local short track racing season. Unique to this show is that it is open to all speedways, organizations and racing clubs, providing a joint opportunity to promote short track racing in general and grow the sport for all who are involved. This event is a great example of how working together can create positive results within our sport.

A complete schedule of events will be planned within the next week but for now, we do plan to have Open Cockpit Night set for Monday, February 20. The ARDC Midgets and URC Sprints are two organizations that have already confirmed participation. This night is again open to any class of open cockpit drivers who would like to be interviewed and promote their speedway, organization and team sponsors. Wednesday night will be dedicated to the Modifieds, with local stars planning to be on hand. Friday night, February 24 will be the traditional Racing Legends Night, saluting the stars of the famed Reading Fairgrounds. New this year, will be a salute to the Grandview Speedway drivers, owners and officials as Grandview celebrates their 50th Anniversary season in 2012. Dave Kelly who now lives in Florida will be returning to Reading for the Friday night Legends Reunion. Kelly was the winner of the historic final event at the Reading Fairgrounds and was a former Grandview Speedway Champion. After the closing of Reading, Kelly continued to be a big winner in the modifieds before moving into the URC sprints where he was a multi-time champion. Kelly also did his share of 410 sprint car racing and won on numerous occasions. Kelly is excited to make a return to the Fairgrounds where he enjoyed so much success.

Currently in the planning is a model race to take place on Saturday, February 25. For more information, please contact Mike Feltenberger at STARTERONE@aol.com. Another Saturday activity will be a walking tour of the Fairgrounds property to identify the layout of the race track. Times and details will be announced next week. The events and activities are free to the public.

Race teams, venders anyone wishing to display or take part in the 27th Annual Racing Legends Reunion & Car Show is asked to contact Bob or Donna Miller at 443-513-4456. There is a minimal fee to display.

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. There is a lot of energy for 2012 especially as the shows salutes 50 years of the Grandview Speedway. The big news in additional to Grandview's 50th year is 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 TOTHILL98@aol.com or Deyo99H@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 in the coming weeks.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE---THANK YOU
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
FAIRGROUNDS MALL CAR SHOW

Reading Car Show gears up for 27th year. . . . .
FAIRGROUNDS SQUARE MALL ANNUAL RACE CAR SHOW & REUNION TO SALUTE 50 YEARS OF GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19 TO THE 25TH

Grandview Speedway will steal the spotlight February 19 to the 25th, 2012 when the Fairgrounds Square Mall opens their doors for the annual race car show. Grandview Speedway, a one third mile high banked dirt track in Bechtelsville, PA (Berks County) will celebrate their 50th year of operation in 2012, topping off an exciting season with their very popular Freedom 76'er, paying a historic $50,000 to the winner of the most prestigious race for modifieds in the area.

Along with Grandview Speedway, other race tracks and organizations as well as race cars from various divisions of auto racing will fill the Fairgrounds Square Mall, located on the 5th Street Highway in Reading, PA. Vendors, race teams, motorsports advertisers are once again invited to be part of this off-season mega race car show that is free to the public. Nightly activates are planned along with many special guests, including Dave Kelly, winner of the final race held at the Reading Fairgrounds 'Speedway. Kelly is planning to return to his former stomping grounds for the Friday night Legends Reunion portion of the show.

The Fairground Square Mall now occupies the property that once was the famed Reading Fairgrounds Speedway. The annual car show brings back many of the race fans, drivers , car owners and track officials who have so many fond memories of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway. In 2012, Grandview Speedway will be part of the Friday night Reunion as past driver and owner champions will be asked to attend and participate in this salute to Grandview Speedway as well as the Reading Fairgrounds.

The Fairgrounds Square Mall management is thrilled with this event and looks for a big show to open on Sunday, February 19.

Bob Miller, event founder along with co-event organizer Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports had a lengthy discussion on Thursday about the plans for the coming event. Both Miller and Deyo feel the weeknight activities are strong, showcasing the numerous local and small car divisions of racing and the focus of the 2012 event will be to build a spectacular weekend conclusion to the show on Friday night, February 24th with the Reunion and Saturday, February 25th with perhaps a "kids in racing" Day.

This popular off season event continues to preserve the great memories of racings' past, promote the popularity of current day short track racing and introduce the up and coming young talent that will be the future of the sport.

Registration procedures and more details will be forthcoming over the next two weeks. For additional information, contact Bob Miller at TOTHILL98@aol.com  or Brett Deyo at Deyo99H@aol.com

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