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INDOOR AUTO RACING EVENTS AT ATLANTIC CITY AND TRENTON
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ATLANTIC CITY/ TRENTON, NJ-December 26, 2013 . . . Popular Pennsylvanian Zane Zeiner, whose career achievements in outdoor Stock Car racing are wide ranging, will make his debut indoors this winter as a Three Quarter Midget entrant in the NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City and the Battle Of Trenton Indoor races presented by PRC Industries/ Angela House Charity, Indoor races.
The two Len Sammons Motorsports Productions events are scheduled two weeks apart. Indoor racing inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall is now in its 12th consecutive year of action. Dates are Friday and Saturday January 24 and 25, 2014.The Trenton Sun National Bank Center schedule calls for Twin 20 lap features for the TQ Midgets and compete program of Slingshots on Friday, Feb. 8 and a compete program for TQ Midgets and Champ Karts on Saturday, Feb. 9. Hailing from Bath, Pa. near Allentown, Zeiner, who has been a winner at Wall Stadium, Oswego Speedway, Mahoning Valley Speedway and Mountain Speedway, is a quick study. His win in the 2012 Wall Stadium SK Turkey Derby came in just his second start at the track. He won the famed Race of Champions, now held at the Oswego, NY Speedway, in 2011. He closed out 2013 with a big win in the Octoberfast 130 at the Mahoning Valley Speedway. Zeiner will be among the nearly 100 TQ Midget participants ready for Atlantic City action. Collectively, they hail from a dozen states and one Canadian province.
Fatheadz Eyewear will be returning as the series sponsor and will pay a bonuses to the top three overall TQ Midget driver from the two event, four feature race, series. Drivers will receive points based on their qualifying efforts and feature finishes from Friday and Saturday night at both events towards the overall series crown.
Because of parking limitations, the Sun Bank Center can accept somewhat fewer TQ entries and are presently at capacity; would-be racers are still encouraged to file entries which will be added to a waiting list.
Zeiner will have plenty of competition in both races. Among the outstanding entries who will join Zeiner in pursuit of their first Indoor wins are exciting Midget driver Carl Medeiros of Westport, Mass., former Bridgeport, N.J. Sprint Car champion Tim Iulg of Bridgeton, N.J., CAN AM Midget perennial contenders Todd Hoddick of Cheektowaga, N.Y,, and Erik Musto of Lockport, N.Y.; Indiana travelin’ man Jason Ormsby of Warsaw, Ind., dirt track Modified specialist Richie Pratt, Jr., of Woodbury Heights, N.J., rising Sprint Car star Kyle Reinhardt of Neptune City, N.J., Todd Stone, dirt/asphalt Modified champion from Middlebury, Vt., past Atlantic City Indoor race winner Mike Tidaback of Little Falls, N.J., and Earl Paules of Palmerton, Pa..his career closely parallels Zane Zeiner’s in scope and achievement. Anthony Sesely of Matawan, N.J., among the first entries for both Indoor races, is the defending champion of the NAPA KNOW HOW Gamblers’ Classic Saturday night Atlantic City Indoor race.
The always exciting identically prepared Slingshot division’s roster for both the Atlantic City and Trenton races and has been boosted dramatically in the past two weeks by the entries of Modified star Anthony Perrego, established Mod talent Kevin Bates, and Micro Sprint tyro Kyle Lick. Perrego distinguished himself with a late season Modified win in the high profile ‘Gobbler’ race at Accord Speedway. Bates has been a top Modified driver and winner at Penn Can and Five Mile Point Speedways. Lick, who won the 600cc Dirt Micro Sprint race in 2013 in Atlantic City, recently announced his intention to move up to SpeedSTR division action in 2014. Perrego, Bates and Lick are among more than three dozen entries for Atlantic City, where the field has reached capacity. Entries are still being accepted for Trenton.
The blindingly fast and exceedingly nimble Champ Kart class has filled the entry list at the Alantic City Indoor event though slots still do still exist to be part of the Trenton action. Danny Bouc of Plumsteadville, Pa., Glen Meisenhelder of Feeding Hills, Mass., Douglas Stearly of Trappe, Pa., Andrew Swisher of West Chester, Pa., and Justin Gumley of Howell, N.J.are among most prominent entrants.
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2013 RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES
32 CARS COMPETE IN RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES OPENER. . . .
DEFENDING CHAMPION ROBBIE STILLWAGGON CHARGES FROM FOURTEENTH TO WIN THE PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS 25 LAP URC SPRINT FEATURE FRIDAY NIGHT AT BIG DIAMOND
The sixty-sixth season of the Nation’s oldest traveling sprint car organization, the URC Sprint Series, officially opened on Friday night at the Big Diamond Speedway with defending champion Robbie Stillwaggon taking the lead in the late stages of the event. After starting fourteenth, the Burlington, NJ racer took the lead on lap twenty-two of the twenty-five lap feature and went on to win his fourth career URC win. The Rislone URC Sprint Series event was sponsored by Pioneer Pole Buildings and Stillwaggon earned $2,000 for the victory. Stillwaggon earned a $50 bonus for passing the most cars, advancing thirteen spots in the feature event.
A field of thirty cars turned out for a chilly night of racing. Troy Betts was the winner of the Engler Machine & Tool heat race as Bryn Gohn won the Brad Penn Oil heat race with Davie Franek winning the Pioneer Pole Buildings third heat race of the night. The Bar’s Leaks “B” winner was Dave Ely.
Twenty-four cars answered the call for the 25 lap Pioneer Pole Buildings feature event. At the start of the feature, Bryn Gohn established himself as the race leader, holding off a determined Davie Franek with Tim Kelly close in the chase. Franek continued to pressure Gohn for the lead then on lap five, the yellow was displayed for Dave Ely who spun exiting turn two. On the restart, Gohn and Franek continued their battle for the lead and as the leader entered turn one, Kelly took a wild flip, displaying the red flag. Kelly walked away uninjured.
On the restart, Gohn and Franek resumed their battler with JJ Grasso racing in third with Brian Carber (in his first URC start) racing in fourth with Robbie Stillwaggon in fifth by lap six. One lap later, Jonathan Swanson came to a stop displaying the caution flag once again.
Gohn continued to be the front runner with Franek in the chase, then on lap thirteen, Franek powered into the lead position, and at the same time, JJ Grasso moved into second. Following in the top five was Bryn Gohn, Robbie Stillwaggon and Brian Carber.
As the field was completing lap fourteen, Franek was the leader with Grasso trying to close the gap. Grasso, tapped the inside fourth turn tire. After passing the flag stand, Grasso’s car headed to the infield out of control, before hitting another tire and wildly flipping while entering turn one. Grasso walked away uninjured.
On the restart, Franek set the pace followed by Gohn with Stillwaggon now in third. On lap twenty-one, Stillwaggon made a move and powered into second. And now, the two drivers that were battling over the Rislone URC Championship in 2012, are now battling for a win in 2013. On lap twenty-two, Stillwaggon powered by Franek to take the lead and he managed to stay the front runner until the drop of the checker flag. Stillwaggon took the win followed by Davie Franek with Bryn Gohn third, Brian Carber fourth and fifth place finisher Kevin Darling.
Brian Carber in his first URC start delivered a solid fourth place finish. Billy Pauch Jr was also very impressive, after finishing second in the “B” Main, Pauch returned to deliver an impressive eighth place finish in the feature.
25 LAP FEATURE FINISH: Robbie Stillwaggon, Davie Franek, Bryn Gohn, Brian Carber, Kevin Darling, Joey Biasi, Josh Weller, Billy Pauch Jr., Kramer Williamson, Chad Trout, Randy West, Joe Zuczek, Troy Betts, Dan Mazy, Andy Best, Jimmy Stitzel, Duane Mausteller, Mark Bitner, Eddie Wagner, JJ Grasso, Jimmy Reppert, Jonathan Swanson, Tim Kelly, Dave Ely, DNQ- - Art Liedl, David Swanson, Scott Lutz, JR Berry, Daniel Cogeill, Will Eggiman, Aaron Ott, Steve Downs.
Fred’s Trailer Repair Hard Charger: Robbie Stillwaggon, advanced 13 spots
Todd Wise Fast Time of the Night: Josh Weller
NEXT Events: Friday, May 10 Bedford Speedway
Saturday, May 11 Selinsgrove Speedway Jack Gunn Memorial $3,500 to win
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MMF Chassis Is Dialed In To Sponsor Sixth Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show
Behind the scenes, the defining details and preparations continue at a feverish pitch as the energetic management staff do their due diligence to put 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. With the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union back on board as the main event sponsor for the upcoming Sixth Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show, the stage is set as additional sponsors have signed on to help showcase another great event set to return to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2013 with the opening day set for Sunday, March 10th. The show encompasses the majority of the local short track racing scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 16th. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be an ideal setting for this special event and is now undergoing many changes as a new owner, the Mason Asset Management Group, has taken over ownership of the property and the new Mall director Lauren Warner is making sure a smooth transition takes place when race cars in all shapes and sizes arrive for the week long extravaganza. The show will once again offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the week long event. The 2011 edition of the show produced a record breaking 141 cars from all divisions of racing and last year’s edition produced 123 cars and as always gave a great indication of the many varied types of race cars that exist in the local area. The always free of charge racing event continues 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. 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. This event has been a traditional Mall favorite and one of the leading attractions for the local racing fans.
New to the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show’s growing list of sponsors in 2013 is the MMF Chassis company headed up by owner and driver Mark Manieri Jr. Mark has displayed cars at the show in the past but this year comes in as a sponsor and touting his sharp-looking and high flying MMF Chassis design cars that are built and assembled in Easton, Pennsylvania. Mark has a rich and storied history in the sport while following in his father’s footsteps to assist the legendary Modified great, the late Tom Hager. Mark learned his lessons well and used his knowledge gained to embark on a new enterprise right out of high school. Mark built his first chassis in 2010 for the 270 Sprint division and enjoyed great success with it. Mark sustained an injury at his shop in 2011 while building his first 600 Sprint but after being cleared to race from his doctor, promptly put the car in victory lane a few weeks later. Knowing the timing was right, Mark decided it was time to share his success with the rest of the racing community. Opening his doors full time in 2012, Mark has built winning cars as MMF drivers claimed six wins during the 2012 racing campaign. A new addition to the MMF Hose has been a TQ Midget that Matt Janisch has steered to some impressive runs during the indoor season. Mark is diversified in offering superb fabrication work on any type of race car and the 2013 racing season will see 18 MMF race cars doing battle in the local area. Mark can be reached at: 400 Island Park Road in Easton, Pennsylvania and his phone number is: 484 866 5361. The website for MMF Chassis is: www.mmmfchassis.com. The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show thanks MMF Chassis for coming on board for the event and make sure you talk to the representatives throughout the event. At MMF Chassis, they drive with the slogan “attack the track” and might we add, “they don’t look back”.
MMF Chassis joins previously mentioned sponsors Smith Fabrications and Martocci’s Automotive for the IRCO Dirt Track heroes event. Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important role in this year’s edition of the show. Richie Smith, while leaving the driver’s seat in the mid-90’s, has used his years of knowledge while steering a race car to come up with a scaled version of the full sized Modifieds he drove to many wins in his racing career and has come up with the cutting edge, sleek looking Stage One Modified. Incorporating his solid background in racing and the technical know how to improve upon the finished product, the Stage One Modified is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship from the master fabricator Richie Smith. The Stage One race car is beautiful to look at and the performance of the car on the race track is a thrill a second for those who have tried the equipment on for size. Touting affordability and safety as the race car’s primary selling points, a ready to race unit is priced in the neighborhood of $12,000.00. 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
Martocci’s Automotive located in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Owner Tommy Martocci has not only built himself a solid reputation as a solid competitor in the racing world but his twenty five years of mechanical excellence in the automotive field has been the foundation for his very successful auto repair business. Located at 26 North Second Street in Stroudsburg, Martocci’s Automotive is “Your Pocono Automotive Specialist” offering the most competitive labor rate and a one hundred percent guarantee for their expert services. Martocci’s Automotive is a complete automotive repair facility offering new car warranty services, alignments, 30-60-90K services, air conditioning service and repair, exhaust repair, transmission service, diagnostics, electrical, suspension, engines, tune-ups, cooling systems, tire and also offer high performance engines and parts as well. Contact them at: 570 517 2777/570 517 7130 with any questions or to make an appointment or log on to their website at: www.martocciautomotive.com Shop hours are: Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 8 AM until 6 PM, Tuesday and Thursday from 8 AM until 8 PM and Saturdays from 8 AM until 2 PM. Martocci’s Automotive is the one stop complete auto repair facility in the Pocono Mountains.
The “Golden Era” of auto racing from the late fifties through the early eighties was an era that saw many changes take place in the way the race cars were constructed. The word “stock” gave way to ingenuity at first and followed closely by technology as the race cars became less stock appearing and relied more heavily on the latest speed part that would make the race car go faster. While the years have changed the look and the cost of racing, the spirit of the competition remains much as it was when racing in the local area was initially launched. 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, 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 or two from past glory or racing exploits.
Entries are being accepted to display at the IRCO 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. Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, non-race cars, street rods, one of a kind vehicles, vendors and race tracks as well.
In the previous Mall events, cars on display included big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, URC Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Action Track USA, Borger’s and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2013 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 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 IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirts with special stories regarding the great racers we watched and cheered on from the grandstands. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM.
For additional IRCO Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at:
TOTHILL98@aol.com or on the web: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com
IRCO Community Federal Credit Union remains the event sponsor and has supported the event since the it first opened in 2008. More information regarding the services and products available through IRCO is available at the company’s web site at: www.ircocu.com or please contact IRCO Vice President Greg Collins
via e-mail at: email@example.com
And don’t forget, the sister event to the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is the popular and established 28th Annual Racing Legends Reunion & Car Show, set for the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, PA February 24th until March 2nd, 2013.
Both events offer race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2013 racing season.
2013 Sixth Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Schedule of Events.
Sunday- March 10 - (Starting at 1:00) - Martocci Automotive Presents IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Highlighting Nazareth And Nazareth National Speedways with Reading, Harmony, Orange County, Hatfield, Flemington, East Windsor, Moc-A-Tek and Hinchliffe Stadium
Monday- March 11 - (6:30 PM) – Saluting Action Track USA, SpeedSTRS, ATQMRA, Borger’s Speedway, Shellhamers Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts
Tuesday- March 12 - (6:30 PM)- Saluting the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Oaklane, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs
Wednesday- March 13 - (6:30 PM) – -Saluting New Egypt Speedway, Hamlin Speedway Open Wheel Divisions, Wall Stadium and the Legends of the East Windsor Speedway - Invite to the Garden State Vintage Racing Club
Thursday- March 14 - (6:30 PM) – Smith Fabrications and Stage One Modifieds Night Saluting Hamlin Speedway Slingshot Divisions and Stage One Modifieds, Accord Speedway and Orange County Fair Speedway Night
Friday - March 15 – (Tentative) 1st Show (4 PM.) MMF Chassis Presents– Special Edition “The Legends of Racing” with Legendary stars Bill Wimble, Sammy Beavers, Carl Van Horn, Gerald Chamberlain, Red Coffin, Bill Decoster, Ronnie Dunstan, Earl Derr and many more.
2nd Show (6:30 PM) Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, Big Diamond Speedway, ARDC Midgets, URC, TSRS and CRSA Sprint Cars.
Saturday - March 16 - (Noon) –- Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society. Harmony Speedway
Pavement Afternoon —Flemington, Mountain, Mahoning, Dorney Park
All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session
Caffe Europa is the Official Restaurant of the Sixth Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show
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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