MARCH 8, 2019
CONTACT: BOB MILLER: 443-513-4456


The Quaker Steak & Lube Twelfth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show completed the sixth day of the week long journey into the past, present and future of auto racing for the racing community and will head into the finale on Saturday, March 9th with a tribute slated to “The Old Master” Frankie Schneider with many of the great racing talents that Frankie competed against at many facilities including the famed Flemington "Square" Speedway. The Friday event highlighted a tremendous day event that lasted through much of the day and evening as a large crowd was on hand to hear racing stories as told by the legends themselves. The second show featured a combination of Modified and Open Wheel drivers to close out the evening of interviews. The week long show thus far has included a bit of everything with major power outages and snow and icy road conditions within the calling area causing many of the entries to withdraw from the event.

With the eclectic Quaker Steak & Lube Restaurants the lead sponsor of the event, the excitement and the pulse for the week long show quickens with each day as the diverse schedule of the week long show offers a bit of everything to all racing fans. The 55 stores making up Quaker Steak & Lube annually sell more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." The Phillipsburg location has also been dubbed "The Official Restaurant of the Dirt Track Heroes" show. To contact the restaurant, call: 908-454-2900 or check out their website at: Before or after the show head to Quaker Steak & Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting.

An amazing group of sponsors have supported the show with sponsorship through Quaker Steak & Lube, IRCO, Premio Foods, Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Speed Tec, Phillipsburg Easton Honda, JPA Masonry, Upstate Auto, Jeff's Automotive, R&H Auto Sales, Murante Auto Repair, APS Powdercoating, Adam's Brothers Used Auto Parts, A.R.M Automotive, Smitty's Collision Center, Dean Autosports, Joes’s Garage and Carl's Auto Repair. Nightly interviews and race cars from all divisions provide the race fan a full appetite of racing fun before the 2019 racing season begins. 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 and the 2019 edition of the show is the trend setter and show stopper of the many shows that are scheduled during the year.

Emcee Justin Beltrame opened the show and introduced and interviewed a stellar panel of driving legends from the local area and beyond during the show. The show played to a full house and in roundtable fashion to allow the fans to connect with the drivers they cheered for when they dominated the local speedway scene. Gary Gollub, Alan Carter, Gerald Chamberlain, Sammy Beavers, Billy Tanzosh, Bob Schmidt, Bob Schoenberger and Ed and Steve Pados were onboard for the show. The question and answer period brought many great responses from the drivers and is a lasting memory to their exploits on the speedway.

Phillipsburg Easton Honda, along with the sponsored race car of Jayson Kraycirik, has “two show specials” available for fans to possibly purchase during the course of the show. A 2019 Honda Fit and a 2019 Honda Civic and each has a five hundred dollar discount throughout the course of the show. Call them at: 800-761-0532 or through their website at:

Details for the Premio Foods “Sausage Eating Contest have been announced and the event will take place at Noon on Saturday, the 9th March. The first nine contestants who sign in will go for the grand prize of a $100.00 Gift Certificate to the winner. Second place will earn a Fifty dollar certificate and third place will earn a certificate worth $25.00. The contest will go five full minutes and each contestant will be wearing the famous Premio Foods aprons and hats and a photo shoot will take place as the contest concludes. Premio Foods produces, “Sausage, the way it should be!” The website is:

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 through Greg Collins, Tri State, Friends of Nazareth, Mike Ritter Photos, Bob Snyder Photos and Snyder Video 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 is available by calling: 443-513-4456.

The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show has a must have event T-shirt done exclusively for the show, highlighting many of our racing heroes who have passed away in the past year. The great keepsake 60 page event souvenir program book has many great articles regarding our racing heroes. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. The event offers race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2019 racing season.

12th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show 2019 Schedule of Events

Saturday- March 9- (Noon) Premio Foods and R&H Auto Sales and APS Powdercoating presents “First Annual Sausage Eating Contest” with first prize being a $100.00 Gift Certificate

Saturday - March 9 - (1:00) –-Premio Foods, R&H Auto Sales and Flemington Speedway Historical Society presents a Special All Star Tribute to “The Old Master” Frankie Schneider with interview and autograph sessions

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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