Story By: JUSTIN BELTRAME /STEVE PADOS – PHILLIBPSBURG, NJ – Each year for the past 12 years on the first week in March race fans, legends of racing, current racing stars, and the stars of tomorrow gather at the mall in Phillipsburg, New Jersey for the Dirt Track Heroes 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. It encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and has become a must go to event for the local Tri-State area.
The 12th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show has a busy seven days planned with opening day set for Sunday, March 3rd. Race cars from a multitude of series and divisions and show cars from street rods to drag cars will be on display with a full week of nightly special events and interviews. The 2018 edition of the show produced more than 300 driver and owner interviews throughout the week. In 2018, there were 141 entries for the event. The popular round table discussions return and expanded as many of the legendary drivers reunite to share special and unique stories that took place at the speedways on and off the track. With this being the twelfth year of the show’s existence, the management and staff of the event are reaching out to all avenues of racing to become involved with the show.
Quaker Steak & Lube will once again sponsor the Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes event to be held at the Phillipsburg Mall from March 3rd through the 9th in 2019. Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, is the award-winning casual dining concept known for their Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the trend setting 12th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show to take place at the Phillipsburg, New Jersey Mall, located on Route 22 East. 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 with some of the best food in the local area.
For the 12th consecutive year, IRCO Community Federal Credit Union will be a strong supporting sponsor of the Dirt Track Heroes Race Car Show. “IRCO Credit Union is pleased to continue its very successful relationship with the Dirt Track Heroes Show,” stated IRCO Vice President Greg Collins. “The show has proven to be a very effective means of establishing the IRCO brand and promoting our various financial products in both the local and racing community. We look forward to another outstanding show at the Phillipsburg Mall in March.”
Collins, who is the noted historian of the Harmony Speedway further added, “We are overjoyed to once again play an integral part in the Dirt Track Heroes Show. For me, since day one of the very first show, it is living the dream as the cars and the stars who come out for the show are and remain my heroes and we are proud to be associated with this great show. It is hard to believe this is the twelfth year of the show as the years have gone by so quickly. We are looking forward to another great show and rekindling the great memories of the golden era of the sport.”
Joining the show for the fourth consecutive year will be the fine folks at Premio Foods. Premio Foods, a traditional and family run business, is one of the nation’s largest sausage producers. For more than 40 years, Premio has provided quality sausages for all occasions. Premio’s fine products are available at your local grocery store, supercenters and warehouse clubs. Premio is not interested in the ordinary as they want their sausages to be the very best. Their blend of passion, skill, authenticity and commitment to quality creates recipes like no other. They find the perfect blend of meat, seasoning and spices. Crafted to perfection. Premio sausages make your family feel like the guests of honor. Whether grilling for the big game, gathered around the Sunday dinner table or heading out to tailgate at the weekend races, the perfectly blended flavors lift any occasion. Crafted from tradition, the taste is familiar, fresh and authentically Italian, “THE WAY SAUSAGE SHOULD BE.” The Premio Foods website has countless recipes, money saving coupons and information about their full line of quality products, please visit www.premiofoods.com
Premio Foods has signed on to sponsor at the show and is proudly sponsoring drivers Willie Osmun, Sammy Martz and Steve Davis race cars in 2019 and information regarding Premio’s extensive line of authentic Italian Sausage will be available at the Premio race car display throughout the course of the show.
Additionally, Phillipsburg Easton Honda, Upstate Auto, Smith Fabrications, APS Powdercoating, ARM Automotive, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedway and Speed Tec are on board as sponsors for the twelfth edition of the show. Additional sponsors are being added on a daily basis.
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 still being accepted to display at the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show.
The show is open to all divisions of racing including drag racing 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 Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great tribute keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt.
For the third straight year the Dirt Track Heroes Show will continue its support of Saint John’s Angels, a Relay for Life of Greater Warren County. Relay for Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Team members will be present all week long at the Mall selling baked goods and purple ribbon-branded Relay for Life merchandise in support of their participation of the Relay for Life event to be held Saturday June 1, 2019.
The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at: 443- 513-4456, via e-mail at: TOTHILL98@aol.com or at their website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com. or contact Justin Beltrame at: 484-772-7184 or through email at: email@example.com or Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: firstname.lastname@example.org