MARCH 6, 2020





The green flag is about to fall and open the 13th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton PA. The Mall will open at 10 AM with many cars in the mall walkway, then at 5 PM, the ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at the entrance of the former BON-TON Store and the doors will open wide for all to officially view the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. The Friday night show will run until 10 PM. On Saturday, the show will run from 10 AM to 9 PM and Sunday from 11 AM to 6 PM. Please reference the show schedule of events to view all activities. A grand display of restored race cars as well as present day race cars are proudly on display.

There was a huge buzz during the show set up and plans are already taking place for 2021! There is just that much excitement and the Palmer Park Mall is very accommodating.

In addition to the fabulous race cars on display, there is a variety of venders, a slot car track and even an RC (Radio Controlled) track with actual schedule racing events. Race fans will have a chance to take the wheel as well.

Even better, this show is absolutely Free and brought to you by Quaker Steak & Lube, the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series at Grandview Speedway and IRCO Community Federal Credit Union. Premio Foods will present a sausage eating contest offering a $100 prize to be presented by Pete Telesco of Premio Foods. Another activity will be the tire changing competition that will allow you to be part of the pit crew. This event will take place in the Dirt Track Heroes Show Room (former BON-TON Store) and we will use the beautiful Steve Young Dirt Track 187 Media sportsman car.

The popular 13th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car will salute the current racing heroes as well as our youthful drivers hoping to be the heroes of the future. This marks the thirteenth season of the show, that salutes Steve and Ed Pados, original founders of the event along with local racing promoter Bob Miller. This show is also dedicated to the late Doug Hoffman who was a local driving star and a successful race promoter. Victory lane checks, Doug’s helmets and a restored Doug Hoffman modified will be on display.

With the team hard at work putting the final touches on an exciting event, we cannot thank our supporting sponsors for jumping on board to add to the buzz already surrounding this event at the Palmer Park Mall. The sponsors are a critical part of this show that allows for free admission for all to view the new racing equipment of the season.

Coming on board for the show will be the experts at ARM Automotive located at 911 Lower South Main Street in Bangor, Pennsylvania. The phone number is: 610-588-2761 and they specialize in all American cars, Audi, Volkswagen Porsche and Asian cars. ARM Automotive has enjoyed a successful run in the Slate Belt area with a business that has been satisfying customers with quality mechanical services that includes Engine and Computer Diagnostic Repair, Pennsylvania Emissions and Safety Inspections, Tires, Brakes, Wheel Alignments and Suspension work, Tune-ups and Oil Changes through Ralph and his ASE Certified Technicians. Make an appointment today and allow them to get your hot rod back on the winning track. American Express, Discover and Visa are accepted and business hours are Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM and visit their website at:

Rejoining the Dirt Track Heroes Show for 2020 is Lehigh Valley businessman Moe Pagni. Moe, formerly with Moe Pagni's Outten Used Cars in Allentown, PA, purchased the APS Powder coating Services located in Wind Gap, PA over a year ago and has reached out to the racing community with expert service and precision detail to the craftsmanship they produce at their shop. Moe is no stranger to the Dirt Track Heroes Show scene as in the past had placed the former Budd Olsen replica coupe and the "Spirit of Nazareth" Dirt Champ Car into the popular show in year's past. Moe has kept and retained the shop at the 316 North Broadway in Wind Gap address with the phone number to reach them at: 610-863-0570.

Contact Moe and his experienced staff to handle all of your powder coating needs. While APS specializes in race cars and race parts, they also offer a multitude of services that includes restoration projects, outdoor furniture, metal surfaces, wheels and anything that can be restored to new glory. Offering a myriad of bright and staple colors to correspond with each project, allow APS the opportunity to assist in your project with their "American Pride" skills. Call them at 610-863-0570 or through email at:

Lou Murante and his Murante Auto Repair Shop located at 128 West Beil Avenue in Nazareth, Pennsylvania is rejoining for the seventh consecutive year. Lou is an avid racing fan and has enjoyed more than 35 successful years in the auto repair industry. Murante Auto Repair is a full service auto repair and preventive maintenance center that has been performing high quality and guaranteed auto repairs since 1979. Lou repairs and services all types of domestic and imported cars, trucks and SUV's and only use parts that are equal to or exceed the standards of the parts originally used by the manufacturers.

At Murante Auto Repair they pride themselves in performing the service and repairs on your auto right the first time, every time by their highly qualified ASE certified service technicians. The number to reach Murante Auto Repair is: 610-759-6121 and the hours of service are Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM and Saturday from 8 AM until 12 Noon. You can also check out their website at: Give them a call today to make an appointment and let them perform their magic on your vehicle to get you to the track on time for the first heat.

Carl's Auto Repair is located at 1230 West main Street in Stroudsburg, PA and the phone to reach him is: 570-476-3005. Carl's business hours are 7 to 7 daily and 7 to 4 on Saturday, Carl has the quality reputation to go above and beyond the call of duty to keep your car functioning properly. Offering auto repair and service, auto inspections and more, give Carl a call today.

Joining the Dirt Track Heroes Show for the third consecutive year is the experts from Smitty's Collision Center, located at 3301 Freemansburg Avenue in Easton, Pennsylvania. Smitty's has been the preferred choice of many satisfied customers throughout his many years of offering quality bodywork and expert repair work on cars and trucks. The phone number to reach them is: 610-258-5297. Collision repairs, Auto Body Repair and Painting, Air Bag Service, Alignments, Aluminum and Metal work, Anti Lock Brake Service and Repair, PPG and Dupont Paints and 24 hour towing are just a part of the many services offered at Smitty's. Hours are Monday through Friday 8 until 5 with Saturday hours of 8 until 4. Check out their website at:

Another returning show sponsor for 2020 is Jeff's Automotive Service located at 4110 William Penn Highway in Easton, Pennsylvania. Jeff's Automotive was an original sponsor of the long-running Gasoline Alley TV Show hosted by the Pados Brothers and has enjoyed supporting the Dirt Track Heroes Show as a long time sponsor. Owner Jeff Strausser has been a pillar of the local community for over 35 years and offers complete automotive services second to none. Jeff's Automotive is a full service auto repair and preventive maintenance center that has been performing high quality services for tires, auto repairs, brakes, shocks and complete under car services by their highly qualified and well trained staff of mechanics. The number to reach Jeff's Automotive is: 610-253-6565 and the hours of service are Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 7 PM and Saturday from 7:30 AM until 5 PM. Give them a call today to make an appointment and allow them to give you the complete confidence you desire to keep your car running smoothly and trouble free. The website is:

Also adding to the list of great sponsors for the popular show is the Denise and Randy Smith promoted Hamlin Speedway. Located in the heart of the Poconos Mountains, the Hamlin Speedway offer many exciting divisions of racing every Saturday night that features a solid roster of some of the most talented driving stars who are beginning to make their mark in the world of motorsports. The excitement and wheel to wheel racing action at Hamlin has made the speedway one of the top entertainment values in the country today for small car division racing. The Hamlin Speedway is a must see and do for great family fun and all at affordable pricing at the "Pearl in the Poconos."

The new schedule for the upcoming season is in place and offers a well-rounded cross section for all of the speedway divisions to be highlighted during the 2020 racing season. Contact the speedway today at: 570 420 5500 or check out their newly designed website at: .

Following the tradition that the Pados Brothers started the show is Free to all patrons who attend. As always many of vendors will be present selling apparel, souvenirs, pictures for all you race fans. For all you racing moms out there we will have jewelry, clothing and other home décor vendors on site. Finally, after a few strolls around the mall and the show there will be a screening room to sit back and relax and watch racing videos from different tracks and different eras for asphalt and dirt racing.

We are still accepting race cars, tracks, and organizations are all welcome to be part of the show, and vendors are welcome as well. Sponsor packages are also available if you would like to have your business be a part of the show. Please contact Event Organizer Justin Beltrame at 484-772-7184 and via email at for entry forms and more details.

Quaker Steak and Lube Restaurants is the lead sponsor for the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. The 55 stores making up Quaker Steak and Lube, annually sell more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." and features 25 signature sauces. 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 and Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting at their address at 1304 Route 22 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

The Dirt Track Heroes Show is extremely proud and thankful to the continuing and growing list of associate sponsors assembled for the 2020 edition of the show. IRCO Community Federal Credit, Premio Foods, Phillipsburg Easton Honda, Snydersville Raceway, Oreville Kart Club, Smith Fabrications, Smith Fabrications.

The Palmer Park Mall is located in Easton, PA, at the intersection of Route 248 and Park Avenue, just off route 22/78. It is a single-story mall, with 457,743 square feet of shopping. The Palmer Park Mall is somewhat smaller than the Phillipsburg Mall, so those wishing to be part of the show should enter early. The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show will be utilizing the former BON TON Store as well as much of the Mall walk area. The Mall is bright and busy with many eating locations to enjoy.

Be sure to visit the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show, Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA.

Palmer Park Mall Hours:

Thurs-Sat: 10am-9pm

Sunday: 11am-6pm

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