One of the highlights of the many being showcased at the Tenth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show will be an evening in which the young racing stars have a chance to shine is the “Stars of Tomorrow” night. The management staff of the show has reached out to all of the local Quarter Midget clubs in the area for the fans to meet the driving stars they will be rooting for in the future. The past, present and future of auto racing will all join forces together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The successful show kicks off on Sunday, March 5th with the honoring of top local Modified star Tighe Scott and Author/Publisher Lew Boyd (Paved Track/Dirt Track) along with the a legendary panel of driving stars to help honor the tenth anniversary of this great show.
The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will offer 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 2017 edition of the show continues to be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year. 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.
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 10th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube opened in Phillipsburg, New Jersey in August of 2014 and have extremely pleased with the excellent results and the great feedback they have received since signing on 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 before or after the show. The restored Bob Pickell driven 300 Pinto is on the rack at Quaker Steak and one can request a table right underneath the car.
Returning to sponsor the event in 2017 are the personable and hard working folks at Adams Brother Used Auto Parts, located two miles North of the Lehigh Valley Airport at 5995 Adams Lane in Allentown Pennsylvania. Harry Purcell owns the facility and will be sponsoring the “Stars of Tomorrow” Tuesday night, March 7th for the young racers from all of the Quarter Midget Clubs in the local area. Adams Brothers has a complete line of domestic and foreign used car parts and the number to reach them is: 610 264 2334. Business hours are: Monday thru Thursday from 8 AM until 5 PM, Friday 8 to 4 and Saturday hours are 8 until Noon. Adams Brothers is a proud member of the Pennsylvania Automotive Recycling Trade Society.
The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show has a great group of sponsors for the upcoming show. Already in place is the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union who has been a sponsor since the inception of the show in 2008 and can be reached at: 908-859-1811 or their website at: www.ircocu.com. Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, is on board and information regarding the Stage One Modifieds is log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com or contact Richie by phone at: 610-462-4302. Alex’s Tire/Breidinger’s Speed Shop specializes in tires for truck and cars and can be reached at: 610-759-8743 or at their website: www.alexstire.com. Premio Foods offers many varieties of great Italian Sausage Products. Reach them at: www.premiofoods.com. Searock Fabrication & Speed can be reached at: 610-746-5477. Jeff’s Automotive can be reached by phone at: 610-253-6565 or their website at: www.jeffsautomotive.com Enterprise Car Sales is on board and they can be reached at: 484-661-4555 or their webiste at: www.enterprisecarsales.com
All historical racing groups including Tri State, Flemington, Reading, 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 from past glory or racing exploits. Cars on display include big and small block Modifieds, Drag Cars, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, 305, 358, 360 and 410 Sprints, Wingless Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad range of vintage and restored race cars. Hamlin, Snydersville, New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Accord and OCFS will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2017 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.
Entries are now accepted to display at the 10th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube 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 or through email at: TOTHILL98@aol.com. You may also contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: firstname.lastname@example.org Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, show cars, vendors and race tracks as well.
The 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 and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.
Tenth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube
Dirt Track Heroes Car Show
2017 Schedule of Events
Sunday- March 5 – (Starting at 1:00) – Enterprise Car Sales, Jeff’s Automotive and Huston’s Automotive presents Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony honoring racing legend Tighe Scott and author Lew Boyd (Paved Track/Dirt Track) with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Saluting Nazareth Speedways and Dorney Park Speedway
Monday- March 6 – (6:30 PM) – Alex’s Tire/Breidinger’s Speed Shop and Murante’s Auto Repair presents Straight Line Fever Drag Racing Night featuring Island Dragway, Harmony, Old Bridge and Mountain View Dragway
Tuesday- March 7 – (6:30 PM) Adam’s Brothers Used Auto Parts and Persa’s Auto Repair 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
Wednesday- March 8 – (6:30 PM) – Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways and Smith Fabrication/Stage One Modifieds presents Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville Raceway, Mahoning Speedway, Accord Speedway, and Orange County Fair Speedway
Thursday- March 9- (6:30)- Searock Fabrication & Speed Supplies and Ralph’s Radiator presents New Egypt, Bridgeport, Grandview, Big Diamond Raceway and X-Cel Modifieds
Friday – March 10 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) – Premio Foods & RF International Muffler presents Special Edition “The Legends of Racing” honoring Grand Marshal Sammy Beavers with many legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate.
Second Show- (6:30 PM)- Martocci Automotive, Dean’s Auto Sports and Carl’s Auto Repair & Chrin’s Automotive presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ATQMRA, ARDC Midgets, Action Track USA, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions
Saturday – March 11 – (1:00) –-Premio Foods and Enterprise Car Sales presents Special Tribute to Open Wheel Racing Legends from 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