SMITTY’S COLLISION CENTER SIGNS ON FOR 11TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW
Story By: Bob Miller/Dirt Track Heroes
Photos By: Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com
Behind the scenes, the defining details and prep work continue as the energetic Dirt Track Heroes management staff place the many pieces together for another highly successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing coming together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The Eleventh Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show is edging closer to the opening day of the event set to return to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2018 with Sunday, March 4th chosen to be the lid lifter to the week long show. The show encompasses the majority of the local short track racing scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 10th. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be an ideal setting for this special event.
The show will once again offer 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 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 upstarts 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 as the lead sponsor for the 11th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube signed on with the successful show in 2015 and have been extremely pleased with the excellent results and the great feedback they have received since partnering with the popular annual racing oriented show. 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.
Joining the Dirt Track Heroes Show this year are the experts from Smitty’s Collision Center and they are located at 3301 Freemansburg Avenue in Easton, Pennsylvania. Smitty’s has been the preferred choice of many satisfied customers throughout his many years of offering quality bodywork and expert repair work on cars and trucks. The phone number to reach them is: 610-258-5297. Collision repairs, Auto Body Repair and Painting, Air Bag Service, Alignments, Aluminum and Metal work, Anti Lock Brake Service and Repair, PPG and Dupont Paints and 24 hour towing are just a part of the many services offered at Smitty’s. Hours are Monday through Friday 8 until 5 with Saturday hours of 8 until 4. Check out their website at: www.smittysofpalmer.com
Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show has been signing on sponsors for the upcoming show. Already in place is the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union who has been a sponsor since the inception of the show in 2008 and can be reached at: 908-859-1811. The IRCO website is: www.ircocu.com Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, can be reached at: www.smithfabrications.com or contact Richie by phone at: 610-462-4302. Alex’s Tire/Breidinger’s Speed Shop specializes in tires for truck and cars and can be reached at: 610-759-8743 or at their website: www.alexstire.com. Premio Foods will once again partner with the show for 2018 and offers many varieties of great Italian Sausage Products. Reach them at: www.premiofoods.com.
JPA Masonry has joined the show and contact them by phone at: 570-839-9656 or through email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. UpstateAuto in Germantown, New York is a new sponsor and can be reached at: 518-537-2237 or: www.upstateautoinc.com. APS Powder Coating Services has signed on for the show and can be reached at: 610-863-0570 or: email@example.com. Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts is another returning sponsor and can be reached at: 610-264-4411 or: www.adamsbrothersusedcarparts.com. Jeff’s Automotive returns and can be reached at: 610-253-6565 or: www.jeffsautomotive.com. Alex’s Tire is back on board and can be reached at: 610-759-8743 or: www.alexstire.com
All historical racing groups including Tri State, Flemington, Reading 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. Snyder Photography and Dale Snyder Video, Mike Ritter, Greg Collins Harmony and Archie Myers Harmony are back on board for the show. Cars on display include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Drag Racers, 600 and 270 Sprints, Midgets, Mid-Atlantic, NEWS, 358, 360 and 410 Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad range of vintage and restored race cars. Hamlin, Accord, New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport and Snydersville will be among the many speedways involved with the 2018 show. 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.
Entries are now accepted to display for the 11th 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. Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. You may also contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or firstname.lastname@example.org Space is available for race cars of all divisions, drag cars, 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 shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.
Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. –