Story By: JUSTIN BELTRAME & STEVE PADOS / DIRT TRACK HEROES – NORTHAMPTON, PA – The defining details and preparations for the Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show continue to fall into place on a daily basis as the holiday period ramps up with Christmas just around the corner.
The management staff has been working diligently to put the many pieces in place for what is expected to be another successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing coming together under one roof at the Mall in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.
The show will begin on March 3rd and run through March 9th in 2019 with a full itinerary of interview sessions and activities set to take place.
The upcoming event is signing on sponsors to showcase another great run at the Phillipsburg Mall. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be an ideal setting for this special annual event. The show will once again feature a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the week long event. The always FREE of charge to the public racing event continues to be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled throughout the year and gives the loyal racing fans a chance to see their favorite driving legends or one of the new upstart talents chat about their racing careers and sign autographs for them.
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 to once again be the lead sponsor for the upcoming event. 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 in a great sports setting.
For the twelfth consecutive year, IRCO Community Federal Credit Union will once again lend their solid support to the popular show. IRCO was formed in1966 and has grown in leaps and bounds to it’s present state today. IRCO remains a locally-owned and staffed community financial institution. Information regarding IRCO’s various financial services and products is available at www.ircocu.com<http://www.ircocu.com/>, by telephone toll free at 800-538-1572 or stop by their offices located at 450 Hillcrest Blvd in Phillipsburg NJ and 2240 Northampton St in Easton PA.
Joining the list of sponsors for the event in 2019 is our good friends at Upstate Auto. Upstate Auto is a welcome addition to the show and they are located at 4895 Route 9G in Germantown, New York. The number to reach them is: 518-537-2277 or through their website at:www.upstateautoinc.com<http://www.upstateautoinc.com>.
Once again Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important role in this year’s edition of the show. The Smith name has remained synonymous to the local racing scene for the past six decades as father Roy Smith was a pioneer in the golden era of racing with his signature numbered 555 race cars that had many top drivers wheeling the equipment such as Freddy Adam, Bobby Bottcher, Billy Tanzosh, Johnny Cabral and Richie Smith among them. “Rapid Rich” has utilized his years of knowledge while steering a race car to come up with a scaled version of the full sized Modified cars he drove to many wins in his driving career. The cutting edge, sleek looking Stage One Modified is the finished product from Smith Fabrications and the cars are real eye-catchers when on display or at speed.
The Stage One Modified is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds return for their ninth season as a nightly sponsor for the event and have participated in all of the Mall events to date. For additional information regarding the purchase or rental of a Stage One Modified, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com<http://www.smithfabrications.com> or contact Richie by phone at: 610 462 4302.
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 and racing exploits.
The show is open to all divisions of racing including drag racing, go karts and quarter midgets as well as hot rods, street burners and trucks. All speedways in the local Tri State area have been invited to take part in the annual event. 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 and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd.
The Quaker Steak & Lube Twelfth Annual 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; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. Entries are being accepted to display at the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show.