FEBRUARY 25, 2019
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456


With the countdown entering the final week, the Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show staff continues to place the finishing touches to the show. The management staff of the show has reached out to all race tracks and racing series with high hopes all will respond and be represented when the show begins on March 3rd. The interest has been strong for the upcoming event and will bring the past, present and future of all auto racing ventures under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The successful show kicks off on Sunday, March 3rd with the honoring of one of the top local Modified stars "Rapid" Richie Smith, a seventeen time winner at the Nazareth Speedway. Each night of the show will focus on different venues and racing series. The show concludes on March 9th with a lasting tribute to “The Old Master” Frankie Schneider, who has been referred to by many as the greatest racing driver of the era. The Saturday show is presented by the Flemington Speedway Historical Society and Premio Foods. For more information check out: www.dirttrackheroescarshow

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 2019 edition of the show will continue 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.

Quaker Steak & Lube is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the 12th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube signed on with the successful show in 2015 and have been extremely pleased with the excellent results and the great feedback they have received since joining forces with the popular annual racing oriented show. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by before or after the show when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled.

Coming back on board as associate show sponsors in 2019 are Murante’s Auto Repair, Dean Auto Sport, Carl’s Auto Repair and Joe’s Garage. Lou Murante comes back on board for the seventh consecutive season and his business is located at 128 West Beil Avenue in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Lou is an avid race fan and has supported many of the shows and trips the Pados’ Brothers orchestrated in the past. Murante Auto Repair has been successful for the past forty years as a full service auto repair and preventive maintenance facility. Lou and his ASE certified service technicians rpear all types pf domestic and imported cars, truck and suv’s. The number to reach them is: 610-759-6121 or check their website at: www.muranteautorepair.com Hours of service are Monday through Friday 8 to 5 and Saturday hours are 8 until Noon.

Dean’s Autosport is owned by former racer Dean Curtis and he is located at 380 Oak Street in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvana. The Phone number to reach Dean is: 570-421-6946. Dean is affordable, honest and down to earth and is one of the go to guys when your vehicle is malfunctioning. Business Hours are: though 6 Monday to Friday and Dean specializes in Diesel-Fuel Injection parts and service.

Carl’s Auto Repair is located at 1230 West Main Street in Stroudsburg, Pennsylavania and the phone number to reach him is: 570-476-3005. His business hours are: 7 to 4 Monday through Saturday. Carl has the quality reputation to go above and beyond the call of duty to keep your vehicle functioning at the top end. Offering to notch quality auto service and repair, auto inspections and much more, give Cal a call today.

Joe Plebani and his Joe’s Garage expert mechanics come on board to the show for the first time in 2019. Joe is located at: 311 Industrial Park Road in Nazareth, Pennsylvania and the phone number to reach them is: 610-759-8837. Joe offers a variety of services designed to keep your car fit as a fiddle with Inspections, oil changes, tires, batteries, diagnostics, air conditioning and also offers towing services. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 6 AM until 5 PM.

The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show has a great group of sponsors for the upcoming show. Already in place is the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union and they have been a sponsor since the inception of the show in 2008 and can be reached at: 908-859-1811 or their website at: www.ircocu.com. Phillipsburg Easton Honda, Speed Tec, Smith Fabrications, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Premio Foods is on board for the show and offers many varieties of great Italian Sausage Products, Jeff's Automotive, Adam's Brothers Used Car Parts, Smitty's Collision Center, JPA Masonry, Upstate Auto in Germantown, New York, APS Powder Coating Services, A.R.M Automotive, Gardner’s Auto Service, R&H Auto Sales, Murante Auto Repair, Carl’s Auto Repair, Dean Auto Sport and Joe’s Garage have all signed on for this year’s edition of the show.

All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Reading, 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. 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, Mahoning, Grandview, Big Diamond, Accord and Bridgeport have been invited to the 2019 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 12th 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 Justin Beltrame at: 484-772-7184 or through email at: justin.beltrame@gmail.com, or 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.

Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

2019 Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 3 - (Starting at 1:00) Upstate Auto and Jeff’s Automotive presents Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony honoring “Rapid” Richie Smith with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Saluting Nazareth Speedways and Dorney Park Speedway

Monday- March 4 – (6:30 PM) A.R.M Automotive and Joe’s Garage presents Photographers/Media/Announcers Night with round-table interviews and racing stories from behind the fence and in the pits

Tuesday- March 5 – (6:30 PM) Adams Bothers Used Parts, Carl’s Auto Repair and Dean’s Autosports presents the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Former USAC 1/4 Midget National Champion Anthony “Chops” Chrobak will address the crowd

Wednesday- March 6 – (6:30 PM) Smith Fabrications and Hamlin Speedway presents Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville and Oreville Raceway and Accord Speedway

Thursday- March 7- (6:30) Phillipsburg Easton Honda and Smitty’s Collision Center presents New Egypt, Bridgeport, Mahoning, Grandview, Big Diamond Raceway and X-Cel Modifieds

Friday - March 8 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) JPA Masonry and Speed Tec presents “The Legends of Racing” with many legendary racing stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony, Orange County and Flemington expected to participate in round-table fun.

Second Show- (6:30 PM) APS Powdercoating and Murante Auto Repair presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ARDC Midgets, Action Track USA, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

Saturday – March 9 – Premio Sausages and R&H Auto Sales presents Special Event beginning at Noon

Saturday - March 9 - (1:00) Premio Sausages presents All Star Tribute to Frankie Schneider with Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society

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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