Sammy Beavers Named Grand Marshal of 10th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show

The hard work and details continue to fall into place as the tenth edition of the successful Quaker Steak and Lube Dirt Track Heroes show staff prepares to kick off its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall. The show will encompass the majority of the local short track scene and will run from March 5th through Saturday, March 11th. The Phillipsburg Mall is located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey and the show is FREE of charge to the public.

The Quaker Steak and Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show is honored to bestow the Grand Marshal of the event moniker onto one of the great legends in dirt track racing, Sammy Beavers. Sammy came out of the Sportsman ranks at Flemington and and went on to distinguish himself at just about every speedway wherever he competed. In 1963 Sammy captured the very first Modified victory at the opening of the Carl Van Horn promoted Harmony Speedway. Two months later Sammy claimed his first Modified win at the Flemington Speedway and with that forging a legacy that carried Sammy to a total of 49 dirt track wins at the famed Flemington Square.

Sammy captured twelve wins with Jim Horton Sr at Flemington in 1971 and walked away with his only track title at the square. Sammy rejoined Horton in 1974 and captured the East Windsor title and the New Jersey State crown. After pairing with the Norcia Team in late 74, Sammy captured the prestigious Southern Tier 100 win and later his first Flemington 200 win. 1975 found Sammy capturing another East Windsor track title. Sammy captured his second Flemington 200 win in 1976. Sammy earned 39 wins at East Windsor and 49 at Flemington. He earned 14 wins at Nazareth. Sammy was inducted into the Dirt Hall of Fame in 1999 and the Garden State Vintage Club in 2002.

Sammy’s work with the Matheny School shows the strong character of the man. As a boy Sammy was taken to field trip to Matheny with his class and later in life put countless hours into a program that would raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the school.

Quaker Steak and Lube Restaurants is the headline sponsor for the Dirt Track Heroes Show. The 65 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.” 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.

The tenth annual edition of the show has gained amazing sponsorship support through headline sponsor the Quaker Steak and Lube restaurant chain and associate sponsors IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Enterprise Car Sales, Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds, Jeff’s Automotive, Premio Foods, Alex’s Tire/Breidingers Speed Shop, Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Searock Fabrication and Speed Supplies, R&F International Muffler and Brake, Murante Auto Repair, Martocci Automotive, Dean Autosports, Carl’s Auto Repair, Huston’s Automotive, Ralph’s Radiator and Chrin’s Automotive.

Chrin’s Automotive is the latest sponsor to climb on board for the Dirt Track Heroes Show. Since 1982, Chrin’s has provided top quality service in both the automotive and collision departments. Trustworthy and competent, solid business work ethic, reasonable rates, and integrity are some of the terms the loyal customer base at Chrin’s has used in describing their business relationship with the work force at Chrin’s. Batteries, brakes, Goodyear Tires, alignments, complete auto and collision service for domestic and foreign cars sums up a great experience when you take your car to Chrin’s. Contact them at: 610-253-2743 and make an appointment today. Business hours are 9 to 5 Monday through Friday. Chrin’s is located at 818 South 25th Street in Easton, PA. The website is:

Nightly driver interviews and race cars of all types provides the race fan a full appetite of racing fun before the regular racing seasons begins. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and offers a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show.

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 Tri State, Flemington, Harmony through Greg Collins, Remembering Nazareth, Bob Snyder Photos and Snyder Video, Mike Ritter Photos, Big Mike’s Videos and Mocatek Memories through Justin Beltrame 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. More information is available regarding the show by calling: 443-513-4456 or at: You may also contact Steve Pados at” 484-784-7756 or:

The Quaker Steak and Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show has a must have event T-shirt done exclusively for the show. The great keepsake event souvenir program book has many great articles regarding our racing heroes and how the Dirt Track Heroes became a reality. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. The event offers race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the upcoming 2016 racing season.

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