The successful and record breaking week long Tenth Annual Quaker Steak and Lube Dirt Track Heroes show is enjoying a great over the top run this year and with each passing evening of putting another show in the books, the work continues behind the scenes to complete the details for the entire show. The show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday afternoon 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 Friday events on March 10th will have two shows running back to back with “The Legends of Racing” taking place at 4 PM and honoring Modified great Sammy Beavers. The 6:30 show will salute the open wheel stars in the area. The Saturday event will honor the open wheel racing at the Flemington Speedway.
Joining the Quaker Steak and Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show for the final two days will be one of the great legends in dirt track racing, “The Everett Express” Gerald Chamberlain. Gerald was already a legend in racing when he first set foot onto the Reading Fairgrounds site in 1968, having captured track titles at the South Penn Speedway in 1964 and 65 with dominating performances in which he captured 18 wins in 22 events to dominate the racing action. Chamberlain captured the Hesston Speedway title in 1965 and added another title in 1967 when he captured the track title at the paved Hershey Stadium. Taking over the seat of the famed Paul Deasey owned 707 “Big Donkey,” Chamberlain figured out the fast way around Reading and was able to put the sometimes unpredictable Donkey into victory lane on a regular basis.
Teaming with Joe Bullock in 1970, Chamberlain captured 22 wins in 1971 and came back the following season to break his own record with 31 wins. Chamberlain captured 92 wins at Reading. Chamberlain captured two Daniel Boone 200 lap wins and captured the Eastern States 200 in 1976. Chamberlain captured two titles at Flemington the first one 1974 and again in 1976 and captured 31 wins in his tenure at the Square. Chamberlain has been inducted into the DIRT Hall of Fame as well as the Bedford, Hagerstown and Winchester and the Reading Fairgrounds. Gerald Chamberlain has been a strong supporter of the Dirt Track Heroes Show and he and his wife Joanne look forward to seeing their many friends at the Phillipsburg Mall.
Quaker Steak and Lube Restaurants is the headline sponsor for the 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.” 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 and Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting.
At the show, be sure to check out the Enterprise Car Sales display at the stage show room. The closest location for Dirt Track Heroes fans to contact Enterprise Car Sales is 1713 Lehigh Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The website is: www.enterprisecarsales.com The company is a service of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand, which is owned by Enterprise Holdings Inc. A pioneer in the concept of the haggle-free car-buying experience, Enterprise Car Sales features more than 250 makes and models of high-quality, late model used cars, trucks, vans and SUV’s, most of which have been selected from Enterprise Holdings’ U.S. fleet of more than 1.1 million vehicles. Each vehicle passes a rigorous 109-point inspection conducted by an ASE-certified technician and comes with a seven-day/1,000 mile repurchase policy. A free CARFAX(r) Vehicle History Report(tm)is also available for all certified vehicles.
With more than 130 U.S. locations, Enterprise Car Sales has sold more than 1.4 million vehicles since it opened in 1962. Its tailored used-car buying programs create opportunities for credit unions to increase their used-car loan portfolio and optimize member loyalty. As a result of partnering with credit unions during the past thirty years, Enterprise Car Sales has helped generate almost ten billion dollars in loan volume for more than a thousand credit unions nationwide. Be sure to check out the three Enterprise Cars on display just outside the stage area of the event.
The 10th annual edition of the show will continue through March 11th with amazing sponsorship support through headline sponsor Quaker Steak and Lube restaurant chain and associate sponsors IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Enterprise Car Sales, Premio Foods, Jeff’s Automotive, Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds, 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, Persa Auto Repair, Martocci Automotive, Dean Autosports, Carl’s Auto Sales Chrin Automotive, Ralph’s Radiator and Huston’s Automotive.
Nightly driver interviews and race cars of all types provide 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 show continues to be FREE of charge to the mall traffic and the 2017 edition of the show is the trend setter and show stopper of the many shows that are scheduled during the year.
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, Reading, Bob Snyder Photos and Snyder Video, Mike Ritter Photos 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.
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 2017 racing season.
Tenth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube
Dirt Track Heroes Car Show
2017 Schedule of Events
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, Midgets, 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