FEBRUARY 28, 2018
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
Release prepared by STEVE PADOS


Heading into the homestretch of the upcoming 2018 edition of the Eleventh Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show, an additional sponsor has joined the growing list of event sponsors for the always successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing joining forces together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will be ready to rock and roll when the doors of the Mall swing open to welcome the return of the show to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2018 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 2018 edition of the show is the trend setter of the many car shows scheduled during the year. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall.

Coming back on board as a show sponsor is the Lehigh Valley based convenient store chain of Penn Jersey Food Marts. Aman and his staff welcome all race fans and friends to their many locations when they are in the local area for quick sandwiches, both for breakfast and lunch. Penn Jersey also carries a full line of snacks, hot and cold beverages,18 coffee flavors,10 cappuccino and tea flavors, ice, lottery tickets and a fill-up at the fuel pumps. The main store is situated at 232 Blue Valley Drive in Bangor and the phone number is: 610-588-3388, another full service location at the Five Points on Route 512 in Mount Bethel with a number of: 610-599-1928. Additional locations are Stockertown, Wind Gap, Allentown and a recent location opening in Wilson Boro. Stop in at any of the Penn Jersey Food Marts today and enjoy a great sandwich and beverage as they offer both Breakfast and Luncheon specials and don't forget to join their Sandwich and Coffee Clubs. The Bangor location offers a full service shop for automobile and truck repairs. The website is: www.pennjerseyfoodmart.com

The Dirt Track Heroes Show is extremely proud and thankful to the great list of associate sponsors assembled for the eleventh edition of the show. To our loyal racing fans, we ask that you please support these fine institutions whenever you have the opportunity to do so. These great sponsors are the life support of the show and to do the show without them would be extremely difficult to accomplish. IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Smith Fabrications, Premio Foods, Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, Alex's Tire/Breidingers Speed Shop, Hamlin Speedway, S&S Indoor Go Karts, Jeff's Automotive, Gardner's Auto Service, R&T International Muffler & Brake, Smitty's Collision Center, JPA Masonry, Upstate Auto, APS Powdercoating, ARM Automotive, Martocci's Automotive, Penn Jersey Food Marts, Phillipsburg Easton Honda, Murante's Auto Repair, Huston's Auto Repair, Clean Run Auto, Dean's Auto Service, Ralph's Radiator, Carl's Auto Repair, Speed Tec, Flemington Speedway Historical Society, Matt Mahoney and GA Motorsports Media have lent their support to the show and we thank them for joining us for a grand salute to the past, present and future of racing.

All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Reading, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. Cars on display include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Drag Cars, 270 and 600 Sprints, Midgets, All Sprint car divisions, Wingless Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad range of vintage and restored race cars. Hamlin, Snydersville, New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Accord and Bridgeport will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2018 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the local area.

Entries are now accepted to display at the 11th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com web site or through email at: TOTHILL98@aol.com. You may also contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 by phone or at: steveswp@ptd.net through email. Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, show cars, vendors and race tracks as well.

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

Eleventh Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show 2018

Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 4 - (Starting at 1:00) – Jeff’s Automotive, Upstate Auto Sales, Huston’s Automotive and Ralph's Radiator presents Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony honoring racing legend Bill Tanzosh with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Saluting the Nazareth Speedways and Dorney Park Speedway

Monday- March 5 – (6:30 PM) – Alex’s Tire/Breidinger’s Speed Shop, Smitty’s Collision Center and Murante’s Auto Repair presents Drag Racing Night featuring current and past facilities

Tuesday- March 6 – (6:30 PM) Adam’s Brothers Used Auto Parts and Dean Auto Sport presents the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: West End, Keystone, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley and more

Wednesday- March 7 – (6:30 PM) – Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, JPA Masonry and Smith Fabrication/Stage One Modifieds presents Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville Raceway, Accord Speedway, and Orange County Fair Speedway

Thursday- March 8- (6:30)- Penn Jersey Supermarkets and Gardner’s Auto Service presents New Egypt, Bridgeport, Grandview, Big Diamond, Mahoning and Evergreen Speedways

Friday - March 9 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) – APS Powder Coating, ARM Automotive and Speed Tec presents Special Edition “The Legends of Racing” honoring Grand Marshal Bobby Rossell with many legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate.

Second Show- (7:00 PM)- Martocci Automotive, R&T International Muffler and Carl’s Auto Repair presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ATQMRA, Vintage ¾ Midgets, Midgets, Action Track, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, 305, 358,360 and 410 Sprint Car Divisions

strong>Saturday - March 10 - (1:00) –-Premio Foods and Flemington Speedway Historical Society presents a Special Tribute to All Racing Legends from Flemington Speedway & all Speedways with interview and autograph sessions and the Presentation of the “Tas” Awards (Ray Liss, Harry Dee, Kenny Brightbill, Billy Osmun)

IRCO is a nightly sponsor for all events. Charitable Organization is St John’s Angels
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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