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May
22

USAC National Sprint Tour Heads East

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MAY 22, 2019

CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456

13TH ANNUAL USAC EASTERN STORM

THERE’S A STORM HEADING EAST. . . . . . . . . ..

USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP EASTERN STORM OPENS AT GRANDVIEW TUESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 11, $10,000 TO WIN JESSE HOCKETT CLASSIC

BECHTELSVILLE, PA . . . . .Rain and bad weather has not been a friend to local short track racing of late, but all race fans welcome and look forward to this storm, the thirteenth annual EASTERN STORM for the USAC AMSOIL Non-Wing Sprint Cars, and it’s coming to the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, June 11 with the $10,000 to win Jesse Hockett Classic. The NASCAR 358 Modifieds will be part of this big doubleheader with qualifying events leading up to the 30 lap, $3,000 to win feature even.

This wildly popular traveling series comes east just one time a year and this show is one you just can’t miss. Watch the non-wing sprints slide and glide around the one-third mile high banked Grandview Speedway and you’ll see some wheel banging, rooster tails and wheelies. And that’s just warm-ups.

For the thirteenth consecutive year, the USAC AMSOIL Non Wing Sprint Car National Championship returns East with stops at the Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, BAPS Motor Speedway, Port Royal and Weedsport Speedway’s. The five race swing, in keeping with tradition will open with the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill signature event at the Grandview Speedway. The Tuesday night, June 11 show will boast the USAC $10,000 to win Jesse Hockett Classic joined by the 358 NASCAR Modifieds with racing getting underway at 7:30 PM. This year also marks the 30th Anniversary of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series.

Wednesday night, June 12 the Bridgeport Speedway will present the USAC AMSOIL Non-Wing sprints in a double header with the 600 micros, Thursday night, June 13 the tour moves to the BAP’S Speedway joined by the 360 Sprints and Super Sportsman. Saturday night, June 15 the traveling non-wing racers invade the Port Royal Speedway before closing out the swing at the popular Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, NY on Sunday night, June 16. Defending USAC Eastern Storm Champion Chris Windom is already planning his trip East.

USAC brings a long and rich history especially to Berks County. USAC first raced in Berks County at the Reading Fairgrounds in 1956 and it was Oley, PA driver Tommy Hinnershitz who won the first three USAC events on the Reading half-mile. The USAC/Berks County tradition continued until April 1979 when Paul Pitzer took the win at what would be the final USAC event at the Reading Fairgrounds.

Grandview Track Owner Bruce Rogers and Thunder on the Hills’ Bob Miller made several attempts to bring 410 non-wing sprint cars back to Berks County, presenting CRA and SCRA events in the 1990’s . After many discussions, a deal was worked out and in June 2007, USAC made the trip to Grandview and it was Levi Jones who took the win in a historic USAC return to Berks County. Now in 2019, the Eastern Storm will mark its’ thirteenth tour to the East, opening on the famed “hill” of Grandview Speedway.

Drivers from all over the country will gather on the “hill” Tuesday night, June 11 for the 40 lap Jesse Hockett Classic and the roster will include Chris Windom, Justin Grant, C.J. Leary, Brady Bacon, Chase Stockon, Justin Grant, Tyler Courtney and Robert Ballou.

The Berks County one-third mile high banked Grandview Speedway is just the perfect setting for a USAC National Non-Win Championship event. USAC time trials at Grandview are usually more exciting than the main divisions elsewhere, so don’t miss time trials.

Advance tickets may be ordered for the Tuesday, June 11 USAC Sprints & Modified show by calling 443 513 4456. Please speak slowly and clearly when leaving a message and be sure to leave your name and number of tickets you will need. Feel free to leave your phone number as well. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL Window on race night after 3:30 PM. These tickets will entitle you to enter the grandstands at 4:30. Adult admission tickets are $30, children 6 to 11 $10 and children five and under will be admitted for free.

Start planning now for the 13th Annual Eastern Swing, Tuesday night, June 11 to Sunday night, June 16.

13th ANNUAL USAC EASTERN STORM

Tuesday, June 11 Grandview Speedway, Bechtelsville, PA Jesse Hockett Classic $10,000 to Win www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Wednesday, June 12 Bridgeport Speedway, Bridgeport, NJ www.bpspeedway.com

Thursday, June 13 BAPS Speedway, York Haven, PA www.bapsmotorspeedway.com

Saturday, June 15 Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA

Sunday, June 16 Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport, NY

2019 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Schedule

Tuesday, June 11 USAC Non-Wing Sprints 40 laps & 358 Modifieds Jesse Hockett Classic $10,000 to Win!

Tuesday, July 2 PA Sprint Speed Week 410 Sprints $10,000 to win & 358 Modifieds

Tuesday, July 30 USAC Midgets 30 laps & 358 Modifieds

Thursday, August 22 All Star Sprints Smoke on the Hill Thunder Cup & 358 Modifieds

Saturday, October 19 House of Thunder Halloween Party, 22nd Annual Traffic Jam 40 laps Modifieds, Sportsman and MASS Sprints

Grandview Speedway Contact Information

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA

Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456

Series Website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Track Website: www.grandviewspeedway.com

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series

The brainchild of Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers, special events promoter Bob Miller, and local driving star Dave Kelly, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates 30 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 132 events, over $4.6 million dollars has been divvied up among the area's fastest racers. What started as a single 410 Sprint Car event in 1990 has blossomed to feature a variety of racing action including 358 Modifieds, USAC Wingless Sprints, All-Star Circuit of Champions, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legend Cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events. The 2019 30th Anniversary Series of Thunder on the Hill is dedicated to Bruce Rogers.

About Grandview Speedway

Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 57th Anniversary season in 2019. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill racewear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine-tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap.

May
11

Thunder News

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MAY 11, 2019

CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

AMSOIL USAC EASTERN STORM QUICKLY APPROACHES, THUNDER SERIES OPENS AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY TUESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 11

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (MAY 11, 2019) – The stars of the Amsoil USAC Non-Wing Sprint National Tour only come east one time per year and it all kicks off on Tuesday night, June 11 at the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA. The 13th Annual USAC Eastern Storm will invade “the hill” as the first event of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series with the hefty $10,000 to win Jesse Hockett Classic. This eye catching first place prize is part of the 30th Anniversary celebration for the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. Joining the USAC Non-Wing sprints are the popular NASCAR 358 Modifieds. Gates open at 5 PM with qualifying getting underway at 7:30 PM.

Advance tickets may be ordered for the Tuesday, June 11 USAC Sprints & Modified show by calling 443 513 4456. Please speak slowly and clearly when leaving a message and be sure to leave your name and number of tickets you will need. Feel free to leave your phone number as well. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL Window on race night after 3:30 PM. These tickets will entitle you to enter the grandstands at 4:30. Adult admission tickets are $30, children 6 to 11 $10 and children five and under will be admitted for free.

If you have never seen the AMSOIL USAC Non-Wing sprints at Grandview, it’s a must see event. The non-wing USAC National Tour are just perfect for the one-third mile high banked oval nestled on top of the hill in Bechtelsville, PA. Even time trials are a thrill as the non-wing sprints show wheelies and use so much of the race track that they are bouncing off the outside boiler-plate wall.

This event is dedicated a “classic event” to honor all-time sprint car great Jesse Hockett. Many us remember that special night on the hill, when Jesse won both twin 20 lap USAC features, thrilling the Grandview fans in 2009. In 2010, just prior to the Eastern Storm, Hockett succumbed to injuries suffered in a race shop accident. Levi Jones won the first Jesse Hockett Classic in 2010.

The boys of Summer celebrate our great nation on Tuesday, July 2 with 410 Sprint Cars competing for $10,000 to win the twenty-fifth Grandview Speedway Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speed Week event. NASCAR Cup Series star Kyle Larson has put the PA Posse in their place for two consecutive seasons, but a strong field of local competitors plans to keep that cash on home turf. Look for local favorite Ryan Smith to hunt down and capture that first career Thunder victory wheeling the Mike Heffner sprint car in the new season.

The debut of the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midgets takes place on Tuesday, July 30. For years fans have begged, bargained, and pleaded for the Midgets on the Bechtelsville high banks and there’s no better time than the 30th Anniversary season of Thunder on the Hill. Many of the same USAC Sprint Car stars will strap into midgets for this event like Brady Bacon and Kevin Thomas, Jr.

The 5th Annual Levan Machine Truck Equipment Thunder Cup event brings the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions to the one-third mile Grandview Speedway on Thursday, August 22. A highlight of the Thunder season, the All Star event will pay homage to the late Greg Hodnett, with a special memorial trophy.

The 358 Modifieds will co-headline all of the previously mentioned events, competing in 30 lap events for $3,000 to win and lucrative NASCAR points. Grandview’s premier weekly division always thrills the crowd with side-by-side action.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series concludes on Saturday, October 19 with the House of Thunder Halloween Party featuring the 22nd running of the Modified Traffic Jam – where Big-Blocks battle Small-Blocks in the Mods at the Madhouse. Alongside the Modifieds, the Sportsman, and MASS Sprint Cars will also be in action.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts, Levan Machine and Truck Equipment, and Galco Business Communications.

2019 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Schedule

Tuesday, June 11 USAC Non-Wing Sprints 40 laps & 358 Modifieds Jesse Hockett Classic $10,000 to Win!

Tuesday, July 2 PA Sprint Speed Week 410 Sprints $10,000 to win & 358 Modifieds

Tuesday, July 30 USAC Midgets 30 laps & 358 Modifieds

Thursday, August 22 All Star Sprints Smoke on the Hill Thunder Cup & 358 Modifieds

Saturday, October 19 House of Thunder Halloween Party, 22nd Annual Traffic Jam 40 laps Modifieds, Sportsman and MASS Sprints

Grandview Speedway Contact Information

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA

Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456

Series Website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Track Website: www.grandviewspeedway.com

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series

The brainchild of Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers, special events promoter Bob Miller, and local driving star Dave Kelly, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates 30 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 132 events, over $4.6 million dollars has been divvied up among the area's fastest racers. What started as a single 410 Sprint Car event in 1990 has blossomed to feature a variety of racing action including 358 Modifieds, USAC Wingless Sprints, All-Star Circuit of Champions, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legend Cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events. The 2019 30th Anniversary Series of Thunder on the Hill is dedicated to Bruce Rogers.

About Grandview Speedway

Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 57th Anniversary season in 2019. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill racewear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine-tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap.

Apr
18

THUNDER SERIES NEWS

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APRIL 18, 2019
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL CONTINUES. . . . . .

ORDER ADVANCE TICKETS NOW FOR 30TH THUNDER SERIES OPENER, TUESDAY, JUNE 11, $10,000 TO WIN USAC NON-WING SPRINTS PLUS MODIFIEDS

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (April 18, 2019) – The NAPA Auto Parts 30th Anniversary Thunder on the Hill season opener is set for Tuesday night, June 11 at the Grandview Speedway. The series that just doesn’t quit will return to the hill on Tuesday night, June 11 with the Jesse Hockett $10,000 to win USAC Non-Wing National Sprint Series event, joined by the 358 Grandview modifieds. Fans with Advance tickets may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM with General admission tickets going on sale at 5 PM. Race time is set for 7:30 PM. This spectacular double header brings together two premier divisions that is sure to rock the house.

Advance tickets may be ordered for the Tuesday, June 11 USAC Sprints & Modified show by calling 443 513 4456. Please speak slowly and clearly when leaving a message and be sure to leave your name and number of tickets you will need. Feel free to leave your phone number as well. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL Window on race night after 3:30 PM. These tickets will entitle you to enter the grandstands at 4:30. Adult admission tickets are $30, children 6 to 11 $10 and children five and under will be admitted for free.

“It’s exciting to think that we are going into our 30th year of Thunder on the Hill and the Jesse Hockett Classic is a great way to open the series” Promoter Bob Miller said. Some 13 years ago, it was Miller and track owner Bruce Rogers who worked out the deal to bring the nationally known USAC stars back to Pennsylvania.

On June 11, the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series takes to the track for thJesse Hockett Classic, featuring a $10,000 payday that will help highlight the King of the non-wing jungle. ‘The Macho Man’ Brady Bacon proved he has mega powers at Grandview Speedway claiming the past two USAC victories – but anything can happen on the third-mile when there are $10,000 bucks up for grabs.

The PA Posse 410 sprint cars invade the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday, July 2 and they’ll be competing for $10,000 to win the twenty-fifth Grandview Speedway Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speed Week event. NASCAR Cup Series star Kyle Larson has put the PA Posse in their place for two consecutive seasons, but a strong field of local competitors plans to keep that cash on home turf. Look for local favorite Ryan Smith to hunt down and capture that first career Thunder victory wheeling the Mike Heffner sprint car in the new season.

The debut of the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midgets takes place on Tuesday, July 30. For years fans have begged, bargained, and pleaded for the Midgets on the Bechtelsville high banks and there’s no better time than the 30th Anniversary season of Thunder on the Hill. Many of the same USAC Sprint Car stars will strap into midgets for this event like Brady Bacon and Kevin Thomas, Jr.

The 5th Annual Levan Machine Truck Equipment Thunder Cup event brings the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions to the one-third mile Grandview Speedway on Thursday, August 22. A highlight of the Thunder season, the All Star event will pay homage to the late Greg Hodnett, with a special memorial trophy.

The 358 Modifieds will co-headline all of the previously mentioned events, competing in 30 lap events for $3,000 to win and lucrative NASCAR points. Grandview’s premier weekly division always thrills the crowd with side-by-side action.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series concludes on Saturday, October 22 with the House of Thunder Halloween Party featuring the 22nd running of the Modified Traffic Jam – where Big-Blocks battle Small-Blocks in the Mods at the Madhouse. Alongside the Modifieds, the Sportsman, and MASS Sprint Cars will also be in action.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts, Levan Machine and Truck Equipment, and Galco Business Communications.

2019 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Schedule

Tuesday, June 11 USAC Non-Wing Sprints 40 laps & 358 Modifieds Jesse Hockett Classic $10,000 to Win!

Tuesday, July 2 PA Sprint Speed Week 410 Sprints $10,000 to win & 358 Modifieds

Tuesday, July 30 USAC Midgets 30 laps & 358 Modifieds

Thursday, August 22 All Star Sprints Smoke on the Hill Thunder Cup & 358 Modifieds

Saturday, October 19 House of Thunder Halloween Party, 22nd Annual Traffic Jam 40 laps Modifieds, Sportsman and MASS Sprints

Grandview Speedway Contact Information

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA

Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456

Series Website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Track Website: www.grandviewspeedway.com

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series

The brainchild of Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers, special events promoter Bob Miller, and local driving star Dave Kelly, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates 30 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 132 events, over $4.6 million dollars has been divvied up among the area's fastest racers. What started as a single 410 Sprint Car event in 1990 has blossomed to feature a variety of racing action including 358 Modifieds, USAC Wingless Sprints, All-Star Circuit of Champions, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legend Cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events. The 2019 30th Anniversary Series of Thunder on the Hill is dedicated to Bruce Rogers.

About Grandview Speedway

Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 57th Anniversary season in 2019. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill racewear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine-tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap.

Mar
09

DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW

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MARCH 8, 2019
CONTACT: BOB MILLER: 443-513-4456
PREPARED BY: JUSTIN BELTRAME & STEVE PADOS

“THE LEGENDS OF RACING” ROUNDTABLE HIGHLIGHTS 12TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL

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: www.thelube.com 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: www.pehonda.com

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: www.premiofoods.com

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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Mar
08

Dirt Track Heroes

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MARCH 8, 2019
CONTACT: BOB MILLER: 443-513-4456
PREPARED BY: JUSTIN BELTRAME & STEVE PADOS
DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

RACING STARS HIGHLIGHT 12th ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL- - SHOW CONTINUES THROUGH SATURDAY

The Quaker Steak & Lube 12th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show continued through the fifth day of the week long journey for the racing community and another successful day went into the record books featuring the stars of the local bigger track facilities occupying center stage. The 12th annual edition of the show will continue through March 9th with sponsorship through Quaker Steak & Lube, IRCO, Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Premio Foods, SpeedTec, Phillipsburg Easton Honda, R&H Auto Sales, JPA Masonry, Upstate Auto, Carl’s Auto Repair, Murante Auto Repair, Smitty’s Collision, A.R.M Automotive, Jeff’s Automotive, Joe’s Garage, APS Powdercoating, Adams Brothers Used Parts, and Dean Auto Sport.

Nightly interviews and race cars from all divisions provide the race fan a full appetite of racing fun before the regular seasons 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 of the many shows that are scheduled during the year.

Emcee Justin Beltrame opened the show announcing Phillipsburg Easton Honda, located at 400 Uniontown Road in Phillipsburg, New Jersey and Smitty’s Collision, located at 3301 Freemansburg Avenue in Easton, Pennsylvania as the sponsors for last evening's event and have been loyal supporters of the Dirt Track Heroes Show.

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: www.pehonda.com

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 makes, “Sausage, the way it should be!” The website is: www.premiofoods.com

Beltrame interviewed a short group last evening as racing legend George Wambold, current driving star JR Fulper and 4x4 racer Josh Miller proved to be a good mix of drivers doing battle this season at their respective facilities.

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 Tri State, Reading, Flemington, Harmony through Greg Collins, Friends of Nazareth, Dorney Park, MiBest Collectibles, Bob Snyder Photos and Snyder Video and Wayne Sayer 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 Dirt Track Heroes Car Show has a must have event T-shirt done exclusively for the show, highlighting Frankie Schneider, Otto Harwi, Grand Marshal Richie Smith and the final checkered flag story. The great keepsake 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 2014 racing season.

Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

2019 Schedule of Events

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 and Flemington Speedway Historical Society 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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Mar
06

DIRT TRACK HEROES

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MARCH 5, 2019
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443-513-4456
Release prepared by Justin Beltrame & Steve Pados

RACE CAR SHOW CONTINUES AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL THROUGH SATURDAY. . . . .

QUARTER MIDGETS, “ THE STARS OF TOMORROW” HIGHLIGHT 12TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES EVENT

The Quaker Steak & Lube Eleventh Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show continued through the third day of its annual week long journey for the racing community and another successful day unfolded with the Tuesday evening presentation. The budding young stars of the quarter midget racing clubs in the local area came out to talk about their budding young racing careers and added their thoughts as to where their journey will possibly take them as they take on the rigors of auto racing. The Tuesday night event was sponsored by Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts located in Allentown, PA, Carl’s Auto Repair in Stroudsburg, PA and Dean Auto Sports in East Stroudsburg, PA. The twelfth annual edition of the show will continue through March 9th with each day of the event showcasing the many different race tracks and racing series operating in the local area and will culminate with an All Star tribute to the Legendary “Old Master” Frankie Schneider on Saturday. For more information check out: www.dirttrackheroescarshow.com

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: www.thelube.com Before or after the show head to Quaker Steak & Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting.

The 12th annual edition of the show will continue through March 9th with amazing sponsorship support through headline sponsor Quaker Steak and Lube restaurant chain and associate sponsors IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Premio Foods, Jeff's Automotive, Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds, A.R.M Automotive, R&H Auto Sales, Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Upstate Auto, JPA Masonry, Phillipsburg Easton Honda, APS Powdercoating, Smitty's Collision Center, Speed Tec, Murante Auto Repair, Joe’s Garage, Dean Autosports and Carl's Auto Repair.

Nightly driver interviews and race cars of all types provide the race fan a full appetite of racing fun before the regular racing seasons 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.

The Quarter Midget stars arrived rarin’ to go to kick-off the show.. Emcee Justin Beltrame opened the show and introduced IRCO Vice President Greg Collins to the crowd. Collins once thanked the local racing community for their support and talked of the various offerings from the IRCO group and added the Tuesday night portion of the show is one of his favorite nights as he truly enjoys the answers and conversations the announcers are able to extract from the young stars, as some were giving their first ever interviews and through the quickly paced show were able to get the racing families on their way back home. Quarter Midget graduate and former USAC National Champion, Anthony “Chops” Chrobak, addressed the young stars with his thoughts of how he transitioned from the quarter-midgets to the next step of his career with a fourth place finish in points one season ago in the 270 Sprints and of his securing two wins in three races in the Stage One Modified Series. Anthony will be a regular in 2019 in a Stage One Modified race car at the Hamlin Speedway.

Justin Beltrame interviewed an energetic group of young driving stars from the area and without question once again proved the future of auto racing is in great hands with the drivers and the generous support of their families. The Quarter Midgets are a great way to begin the careers of the budding young drivers and many graduates of Quarter Midget racing have gone on to great racing careers in the sport and many of the drivers interviewed felt they would race the Quarter Midgets until their age requirements expire and then make the transition into one of the many offerings available in racing and the answers given would make all of us believe all of the speedways in the area will benefit from the early education these young stars acquire for their racing endeavors.

Drivers on hand included former USAC National Champion Anthony Chrobak, Jacob Bierman, Peyton Knecht, Louie Horavath, Charles Horvath, Cheyenne Breidenstein and McKenzie Smith.

The Wednesday evening show will be highlighting Hamlin Speedway, Snydersville Speedway, Accord Speedway and Orange County Fair Speedway and sponsored by Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds and Hamlin/S&S Speedways.

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 Tri State, Flemington, Harmony through Greg Collins, Reading, Remembering Nazareth, Bob Snyder Photos and Snyder Video, Mike Ritter Photos and Mocatek Memories through Justin Beltrame and Wayne Stayer 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 regarding the show by calling: 443-513-4456.

The Quaker Steak and Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show has a must have event T-shirt done exclusively for the show. The great keepsake 60 page event souvenir program book has many great articles regarding our racing heroes and how the Dirt Track Heroes became a reality. 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 upcoming 2019 racing season.

Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

2019 Schedule of Events

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 and Flemington Speedway Historical Society 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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MARCH 4, 2019

CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443-513-4456

Release prepared by JUSTIN BELTRAME & STEVE PADOS

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RACE CAR SHOW CONTINUES AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL

NAZARETH MODIFIED LEGEND "RAPID" RICHIE SMITH HONORED AS 12TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUB DIRT TRACH HEROES SHOW KICKS-OFF

The Quaker Steak and Lube Twelfth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show opened yesterday to much fanfare and enthusiasm as racing fans flocked to the Phillipsburg Mall on Sunday to listen to great racing stories and meet a group of legendary racing stars who came out to chat about their racing exploits and to honor legendary Nazareth Speedway racing legend “Rapid” Richie Smith. Smith, a 17-time winner at Nazareth, continues to be a major player in racing today with his Stage One Modified race car that compete at the Hamlin Speedway and other small car facilities in the Tri State area.

With the eclectic Quaker Steak & Lube eating establishment headlining the sponsorship of the show, annually selling 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: www.thelube.com Before or after the show head to Quaker Steak & Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting.

The excitement and the pulse for the week long show quickened with each driver being announced by the new show coordinator Justin Beltrame along with Ed and Steve Pados. The diverse schedule of the week long show offers a bit of everything to all racing fans no matter what series or division of racing they prefer. The show will offer a special tribute on Saturday to the legendary Modified star, “The Old Master” Frankie Schneider with a special show the Flemington Speedway Historical Society presents on March 9th at 1 PM with many open wheel racing legends being present for the show. Premio Foods is the headline sponsor for the final show.

The 12th annual edition of the show will continue through March 19th with amazing sponsorship support through headline sponsor Quaker Steak and Lube restaurant chain and associate sponsors IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Premio Foods, Upstate Auto, Smitty's Collision Center, Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds, Jeff's Automotive, Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Murante Auto Repair, Dean Autosports, JPA Masonry, Phillipsburg Easton Honda, Speed Tec, ARM Automotive, APS Powdercoating, R&H Auto Sales, Carl's Auto Sales and Joe’s Garage. Nightly driver interviews and race cars of all types provide the race fan a full appetite of racing fun before the regular racing seasons 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 of the many shows that are scheduled during the year.

After many long hours of planning and scheduling, the show kicked off with Ed and Steve Pados welcoming the crowd to the show. After a short chat, they introduced the new shoe emcee and coordinator Justin Beltrame and he took over, introducing the drivers who were able to attend the show, as an impending storm kept cars and drivers away. Jeff's Automotive and Upstate Auto were the first day event sponsors and Bertrame graciously thanked all of the sponsors, drivers and fans for their loyalty and support of the show and for their dedication and love for racing. Beltrame followed by introducing IRCO Vice President Greg Collins to the crowd. Collins thanked the local racing community for their support and talked about how the show came together twelve years ago with the show staff who remain still on board with the show and both individuals thanks the Pados Brothers for their dedication to the show. Ed Pados gave an emotional prayer to the many drivers or racing people who have passed on in the last year and the show proceeded with the driver interview session. Representative Susan was on hand as the Dirt Track Heroes event has lent their support to the St John Angels Relay for Life Team through the American Cancer Society.

A great panel of driving legends were on hand, with former Nazareth Speedway, Nazareth National Speedway and Dorney Park drivers on board for the show and all had fun trading stories back and forth with the honoree Richie Smith. Drivers and personalities taking part included, Gerry and Vicki Robison, Bill Tanzosh, Tighe Scott, George Wambold, Deb Smith, Bob Snyder and Jack Kromer. The show was quick moving with plenty of great stories and plenty of laughs from the drivers on hand to honor Richie Smith and racing personalities were among those in the audience including two new members of his racing series Mark Evans and Anthony Chrobak.

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 Flemington, Tri State, Reading, Harmony through Greg Collins, Remembering Nazareth, Bob Snyder Photos and Snyder Video, Mike Ritter Photos, Mocatek Memories through Justin Beltrame and Wayne Sayer 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 regarding the show by calling: 443-513-4456.

On display at the Mall include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, Midgets, 360 and 410 Sprints, 305 Sprints, Wingless Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars and drag racing cars. Hamlin, Snydersville, Mahoning, New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport and Accord, are among the many speedways involved with the 2019 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.

Monday night, March 4th, will feature a salute to the men behind the lens as photographers, announcers and writers from racing gather in a round table discussion to chat about their favorite racing stories, with the evening sponsored by A.R.M Automotive in Bangor and Joe’s Garage located in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

The Quaker Steak and Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show has a must have event T-shirt done exclusively for the show. The great keepsake 60-page event souvenir program book has many great articles and pictures 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 upcoming 2019 racing season.

Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

2019 Schedule of Events

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 and Flemington Speedway Historical Society 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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