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Alex’s Tire/Breidinger’s Speed Shop Joins 9th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show
As the Ninth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show continues to inch closer to the opening day of the event, the management staff has been putting 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. The show will begin on March 6th and run through March 12th with a full itinerary of interview sessions and demonstrations set to take place. The upcoming show is continuing to sign on sponsors to help showcase another great run at the Phillipsburg Mall. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be an ideal setting for this special annual event. The show will once again feature a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the week long event. The always free of charge to the public racing event has continued to be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled throughout the year and gives the loyal racing fans a chance to see their favorite driving legends or one of the new upstarts talents chat about their racing careers and sign autographs for them.
Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the 9th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube, which opened in Phillipsburg, New Jersey in August of 2014, signed on with the successful show last February and were extremely pleased with the excellent results and the great feedback they received from their initial venture 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 their location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled.
New for the 2016 show will be one evening (Monday) dedicated to Drag Racing. Straight Line fever fans are in for a real treat as drag racing enthusiasts are assisting in contacting drivers who currently compete at the Island Dragway, Englishtown and Atco and the forgotten drag strips of Harmony and Mountain View and Flemington. Good stories are sure to abound when the rubber burning racers arrive in Phillipsburg. Dedicated Drag Racer Alex Cortezzo and his business, Alex’s Tire, has signed on to sponsor the Monday night endeavor, March 7th. Alex has a full stable of drag racing cars and will bring out his vintage 1963 Max-Wedge Dodge for the show. In a recent development, Alex has added his matching blue Wedge Dodge to the show.
Alex’s Tire is located at 102 Commerce Way in Stockertown, Pennsylvania and offers a full compliment of Firestone and Bridgestone passenger and truck tire sales and service. He also offers a full automotive center with alignments, state inspections and mechanical repairs. Hours are Monday through Friday 8 Am until 5 Pm and Saturday from 9 until noon. The phone number to reach them is: 610-759-8743. One can check out their website at: www.alexstire.com
Building on to the great reputation of Alex’s Tire, Alex purchased all of the assets of Breidinger’s Speed Shop within the past year and has relocated the speed shop to Alex’s Tire. Offering a complete array of speed and dress-up applications for passenger cars and trucks, Alex encourages everyone to stop in and browse through their extensive inventory for ideas on how to trick your hot rod or truck.
Once again Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important and additional role in this year’s edition of the show with demonstrations of their great race car. For additional information regarding the Stage One Modifieds, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com or contact Richie by phone at: 610 462 4302. IRCO Community Federal Credit Union remains a strong supporter of the show and can be reached at: 908-859-1811, or at their website: www.ircocu.com
All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Reading, Dorney Park, 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.
Entries are being accepted to display at the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456. The email address is: TOTHIILL98@aol.com
The show is open to all divisions of racing as well as hot rods, street burners and trucks. All speedways in the local Tri State area have been invited to take part in the annual event. 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 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 Quaker Steak & Lube Ninth Annual 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; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at: 443 513 4456.
Ninth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show 2016 Schedule of Events
Sunday- March 6- 11:30 to 12:30- Murante Auto Repair presents Richie and Joel Smith of Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds demonstration
Sunday- March 6 – (Starting at 1:00) – Jeff’s Automotive presents Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Special Tribute to Carl “Fuzzy” Van Horn and saluting Nazareth Speedways and Dorney Park Speedways
Second Show- (Immediately following Interviews)-Persa Auto Repair presents VRP Shock Seminar and Demonstration with Vince Valeriano.
Monday- March 7 – (6:30 PM) – Alex’s Tire/Breidinger’s Speed Shop presents Straight Line Fever Drag Racing Night featuring Island Dragway, Harmony and Mountain View Dragway
Tuesday- March 8 – (6:30 PM)- Adam’s Used Auto Parts presents the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Oaklane, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs
Wednesday- March 9 – (6:30 PM) – Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways and Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds presents Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville Raceway, Mahoning Speedway, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway
Thursday- March 10- (6:30)- Searock Speed and Fabrications presents New Egypt, Bridgeport Speedway, Grandview Speedway, Big Diamond Raceway and X-Cel Modifieds
Friday – March 11 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) – R&F International Muffler and Penn Jersey Supermarkets presents Special Edition “The Legends of Racing” with many legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate with Special Tribute to “The Old Master” Frankie Schneider
Second Show- (6:30 PM)- Martocci Automotive/Dean Autosports/Carl’s Auto Repair presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ATQMRA, ARDC Midgets, Action Track USA, TSRS and Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions
Saturday – March 12 – (1:00) –-Vogel Designs presents Special Tribute to Stan “The Man” Ploski, Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society, Harmony Speedway and Nazareth Speedways
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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ERIN MOODY CROWNED MS. MOTORSPORTS SATURDAY AT PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS 2016 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW PRESENTED BY INSINGER SUNOCO; TIM HOGUE RECEIVES JOE PRATT MEMORIAL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE; SHOW CONTINUES ON SUNDAY
OAKS, PA January 24, 2016 . . . Erin Moody, 29, of Etters, Pa., is the new Ms. Motorsports. She was crowned Saturday on day two of the three day PPB Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show Presented By Insinger Sunoco.
“I kind of thought it might be my year,” Erin admitted, particularly after having been recognized by judges for having aced the Interview portion of the competition. “I just wanted to have fun in the competition, be myself.”
Erin holds a doctorate in physical therapy, earned from Arcadia University after earning her undergraduate degrees in biology and health services from Shippensburg University.
Her reign as Motorsports begins Sunday on the final day of the three day Show and will continue January 29-30 at NAPA Know How Racing Weekend inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall for the Len Sammons Motorsports Productions Indoor auto races.
Her prizes included $1,500 in cash, a poster opportunity and a Ms. Motorsports jacket.
Tim Hogue, Motorsports Show Manager, was recognized by the Sammons family for his consistent pursuit of excellence, conveyed by his receiving the Joe Pratt Memorial Award. Hogue succeeded Pratt as the Show Manager of the Motorsports Show after Pratt passed away. He is advertising manager of Area Auto Racing News.
The Sammons family annually makes the Pratt award presentation at the Motorsports Show.
Jordan Lynch was named pageant First Runner-up in the Ms. Motorsports competition. She will serve as Ms. Area Auto Racing News and, if Erin is unable to serve in her role, would succeed her as Ms. Motorsports. She earned $500. Kaitlyn Puccio was second runner-up, earning $250.
Other pageant award winners were Nicole Flood, Ms. Congeniality; Dylanne Hodge, Most Photogenic; Jordan Lynch, Swimsuit Fans Choice and Swimsuit Judges Choice; and Kaitlyn Puccio, Sportswear.
Despite weather issues, the Show opened on schedule at 11:00 AM. A robust gathering of former Syracuse Super DIRT Week winners was on hand to sign a commemorative poster. Area Auto Racing News’ Winningest Drivers, the top performers from the 2015 season, signed a specially commissioned color poster for fans in attendance.
The third and last day of PPB Motorsports starts at 11:00 AM Sunday, January 24. The show site, the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA, offers a large cleared area for free parking. More than 200 race vehicles are on display along with 600 exhibit booths, a variety of displays and many speedways and organizations offering news of the 2016 season. The show ends its run at 4:00 Sunday afternoon.
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Friday, April 24, 2015 – OPEN MODIFIEDS on the quarter mile plus 270 & Wingless 600 Micros & Four Cylinder Enduros, starting time 8pm
Saturday, April 25, 2015 – REGULAR POINT SEASON OPENER – $1 DOG NIGHT – Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks & Rookies, 6pm
Saturday, May 2, 2015 – CAMERA & AUTOGRAPH NIGHT – Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks & Rookies plus TSRS 305 Sprints, starting time 6:00pm
Sunday, May 3, 2015 – POKER SERIES #1 – 270 & Wingless 600 Micros, Four Cylinders, Slingshots & Stage-1 Modifieds, starting time 5:30pm
SATURDAY NIGHT RACING RETURNS TO THE BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY
After three weeks of special Sunday shows, Saturday night racing returns to the Bridgeport 5/8 mile speedway as the championship point season gets underway on Dollar Dog night as the Spirit Dodge Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman, Stewart Stainless Outlaw Stocks and D.A.’s Auto Body & Repair Rookies take to the track for a full night of racing.
The new clay surface has provided a lot of close, exciting racing during the early weeks of the racing season and conditions only promise to get even better with the later race starts of the Saturday night schedule.
The 2015 Bridgeport Championships will be up for grabs as the point season gets underway. Former champions, Ryan Watt, Rick Laubach and Wade Hendrickson will be looking to add another crown to their collection while drivers like Richie Pratt, Jr., Dominic Buffalino, Sam Martz, Jesse Hill, Ron Roberts and Tommy Beamer will be looking for their first ever titles.
The Crate/Sportsman championship will be up for grabs this season with CJ Jones, Bobby Lilick, Kris Lilick, Kevin Belmont and Scott Hulmes among the drivers seeking their first Bridgeport Championship.
After contending for the Outlaw Stock Championship right down to the wire last season, Jeramy Doerr has exerted himself as the man to beat with his dominant performance so far this season but 2014 Champion, Jim Avery, Tom Wills, Jr., Jack Beaumont and the rest of the field will have a lot to say about that on race night.
A new class of Rookies takes to the track for their eight lap feature event as they gain more and more seat time and experience as the weeks go by.
Saturday night race time is 6pm. Fan Fest will precede the night’s racing action, giving race fans the opportunity to meet some of their favorite drivers at the entrance to the speedway. The Bridgeport Speedway mascot, the Bridgeport Bandit will be on hand and offers his Bandit Bus for fans to tour the pit area throughout the course of the evening. There’s plenty to do for the whole family at the Bridgeport Speedway.
The mighty Modifieds will take to the quarter mile track on Friday night as the first of five Open Modified shows lead up to the Romp in the Swamp event on September 26. The Modifieds on the quarter mile are always a popular feature. The 270cc and 600cc Micro Sprints and 4 cylinder Enduro cars will also compete with racing getting underway at 8pm.
Bridgeport Friday Night Points Opener To Host Practices on Both 1/4 & 5/8
Bridgeport, NJ – This coming Friday, April 17 will be the season opener on the quarter-mile with the 600cc and 270cc Micro Sprints and 4 Cylinders starting their quest for a 2015 championship. Joining the ‘regular’ Friday night program will the Hilborn Tri-State Race Saver Sprints on the 5/8 mile track. Gates open at 5:30 with the first green flag waiving at 8pm.
Both tracks will be having ‘open’ practice sessions throughout the evening for those wishing to shake down their cars for Bridgeport’s upcoming events. With the highly anticipated 811 Dig Safe Series for the ‘Open Mods’ kicking off next Friday, April 24, the competitors have expressed interest in obtaining a little track time before next week’s first race. The practice is also open to any 600 xcel mods, ARDC midgets, slingshots or additional divisions. The 5/8 mile practice is open for any divisions wishing to dial in their car before their weekend races take place. The 5/8 mile cars will practice around 8:45pm with the 1/4 mile practices taking place after the 1/4 mile races have been completed.
WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Professional auto racers from all divisions that will be participating in Wall Stadium Speedway’s 41st annual “Turkey Derby” on Thanksgiving weekend will have the opportunity to participate in paid practice sessions on November 15 and 22. On each Saturday competitor pit area gates will open at 10:30 a.m. with on track action starting at noon. Although both are paid sessions for the race teams fans are welcome to witness the practice from the grandstand free of charge.
Judging by early interest expressed to the speedway office via telephone and email a large field of competitors from throughout the northeast can be expected. Rules, entry forms, pit pass forms and a hotel list are all available on the track website at wallspeedwayracing.com. Lap sponsorships for all divisions, available at $25, $50 and $100, are also available by calling the speedway office at 732-681-6400.
The Turkey Derby is the traditional northeast season ending stock car spectacular presented during the daylight hours of Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend. The Tour Type Modifieds, Downs Ford Modifieds, Dirt Track Modified/Sportsman, Sportsman racers, Limited Late Models, Factory Stocks, 4 Cylinder Stocks, Legend Cars, TQ Midgets and Demolition Derby competitors will also see action during the weekend.
Although speedway staff and officials are busy with Turkey Derby preparations they are also making plans for the 2015 season.
The speedway is located on Route 34 in Wall Township, N.J., just one mile north of Garden State Parkway exit 98 and Interstate 195 exit 35B. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400, while CKMotorsports@aol.com is the track’s email address. More information is also available at www.wallspeedwayracing.com.