The telephones continue to jingle and the internet is still running at a very high velocity as the upcoming 2017 edition of the Tenth Annual Quaker Steak and Lube sponsored Dirt Track Heroes Car Show continues on it’s countdown towards the opening day and with it, additional sponsors have been added to the successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing joining forces together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will be ready to rock and roll when the doors of the Mall swing open to welcome the return of the show to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2017 with opening day set for Sunday, March 5th. The opening day event will feature the honoring of legendary Modified and NASCAR driver Tighe Scott and author/publisher/ racer Lew Boyd. (Paved Track/Dirt Track) The show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 11th.
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.
With the eclectic Quaker Steak and Lube Restaurants the lead sponsor of the event, the excitement and the pulse for the week long show quickens with each day as the countdown for the event rolls into place. 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.
Back on board as a returning show sponsor for the fifth consecutive year is Lou Murante and his Murante Auto Repair Shop located at 128 West Beil Avenue in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. 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 or 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: www.muranteautorepair.com 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.
Returning to the show as an associate show sponsor, Dave Persa and his Persa Auto Repair Shop is located at 7572 Beth-Bath Pike in Bath, Pennsylvania. Dave is no stranger to the world of Motorsports as his children were long affiliated with quarter midget racing programs in the Lehigh Valley for many years and Persa Auto Repair was a loyal sponsor to the Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show the Pados Brothers hosted for ten years. Persa Auto Repair has enjoyed a successful 25-year plus run 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. Persa Auto Repair handles all Domestic and Foreign make vehicles. Call them today at: 610-837-7800 and make an appointment and allow them to get your hot rod back on the winning track. American Express and Visa are accepted and business hours are Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM and visit their website at: www.persaautorepair.com
The Dirt Track Heroes Show is extremely proud and thankful to the great list of associate sponsors assembled for the upcoming show. To our loyal racing fans, we ask that you please support these fine institutions whenever you have the opportunity to do so. These great sponsors are the life support of the show and to do the show without them would be extremely difficult to accomplish. In place thus far is the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union who has been a sponsor since the inception of the show in 2008. Contact IRCO at: 908-859-1811 and check out their website at: www.ircocu.com. Smith Fabrications, home of the Stage One Modifieds, can be reached at: 610-462-4302 or their website at: www.smithfabrications.com Premio Foods offer a great line of Sausage Products. Visit their website at: www.premiofoods.com R&F International Muffler & Brake is located at 1951 West Main Street in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and the phone number is: 570-476-2120. Alex’s Tire/Breidingers Speed Shop is located at 102 Commerce Way in Stockertown and can be reached at: 610-759-8743 or: www.alexstire.com Enterprise Car Sales is on board for the show and can be reached at:484-661-4555 or their website at: www.enterprisecarsales.com Martocci’s Automotive can be reached at: 570- 517-2777 with any questions or to make an appointment or log on to their website at: www.martocciautomotive.com Searock Fabrication and Speed Supplies is located at 2172 Community Drive in Bath, PA and the number to reach the shop is: 610-496-5026. Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts can be reached at: 610-264-2334. Jeff’s Automotive is located at 4110 William Penn Highway in Easton and the number to reach them is: 610-253-6565 or visit their website at: www.jeffsautomotive.com Hamlin Speedwaycan be reached at: 570-420-5500 or at their website at: www.hamlinspeed.com Don’t forget when you are looking for something fun and exciting to do, try the S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts for some honest to goodness fender to fender and paint trading fun with a gang of your friends. Check it out on the web at: www.SSSpeedways.com
All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Reading, 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 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 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 apparel. 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