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The long and cold winter keeps hanging around and for the second time in three days the Quaker Steak & Lube Eighth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show will be brought to a standstill for the events scheduled for Thursday evening at the Phillipsburg Mall.  As Gov. Christie has declared a State of Emergency this evening for the state of New Jersey and the Phillipsburg Mall announced the mall will be closed Thursday. Most updated status will be at WFMZ Stormcenter,

The Dirt Track Heroes staff is extremely sorry for another cancellation but circumstances beyond our control (Mother Nature) have brought about this unfortunate situation. With one schedule adjustment already in place, the Dirt Track Heroes Staff will move the Thursday night schedule to Saturday night In order to accommodate our sponsors and still provide the exposure for the drivers who are interviewing at the nightly event. The "Stars of Tomorrow" originally scheduled Tuesday show has already been moved to Saturday afternoon after the regularly scheduled show is completed.

The 8th edition of the show will continue through March 7th with sponsorship through headline sponsor Quaker Steak & Lube and associate sponsors IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds, Martocci's Automotive, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, Searock Fabrication and Speed, Kim's Kreations, Vogel Designs, R&F International Muffler and Brake, Persa Auto Repair, Jeff's Automotive, Murante Auto Repair, Penn Jersey Food Marts, Charles Price Jr Fire and Water Damage Restorations and VRP Shocks. Please follow the revised schedule below for the remainder of the show.

The Phillipsburg Mall is located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ and 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 2015 edition of the show is the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year.   

Quaker Steak & Lube, the show sponsor is located just one mile east of the Phillipsburg Mall and has been quickly established as the place for race fans to meet before and after their visit to the show. Quaker Steak & Lube, known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, has over sixty-five locations throughout the United States and Canada and sells more than 80 million wings per year. It's a restaurant with a "racing theme" with much local racing fanfare to include the Mike Stasak owned Bobby Pickell #300 modified on a garage lift inside the restaurant. In fact, you may request the table directly under the modified.

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 Reading, Flemington, Harmony through Greg Collins, Tri State, Friends of Nazareth and Bob Snyder Photos and Snyder Videos, Big Mike's Videos and Justin Beltrame's Mocatek Memorabilia collection 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.  More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456.

On display at the Mall include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, URC Sprints, TSRS Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Action Track USA, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2014 show.

The Quaker Steak & 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. 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 2015 racing season.


Friday - March 6 - (1st Show (4 p.m.) - Penn Jersey Food Marts and Persa Auto Repair presents a Special Edition "The Legends of Racing" with many Legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate and saluting the Reading Fairgrounds Historical Racing Society

Second Show- (6:30 PM) Martocci Automotive presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, ATQMRA, ARDC Midgets, TSRS and CRSA Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

9 PM Friday, March 6 At Quaker Steak & Lube in Phillipsburg, NJ The Rusty Smith Motorsports Celebrity Dinner honoring Gerald & Joanne Chamberlain - - - Open to All. Tickets are not required, but you are responsible for purchasing your own food and drinks.

Saturday - March 7 - (1:00) --Kim's Kreations presents Special Tribute to Gerald Chamberlain-Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society. Harmony Speedway and Nazareth Speedways

Saturday- March 7- Approximately 3:30 PM- Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts presents the "Stars of Tomorrow" featuring all quarter midget clubs in the area. Meet Little Miss Motorsports Jayden Gursky. She is 11 years old and from Palmerton, Pennsylvania

Saturday-March 7-  Approximately 5:30-Searock Fabrication and Speed Supplies Saluting New Egypt, Bridgeport, Grandview and BigDiamond Speedways


Kenny Wallace Gives Fans Chance to Hit the Dirt

March 2, 2015: Kenny Wallace loves racing on dirt, and the new Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience gives race fans a chance to see for themselves what makes dirt racing so fun. This unique driving experience allows the average racing aficionado to get behind the wheel of a dirt Modified, Late Model or Sprint Car, or take a thrilling ride around the track in a 2-seat Sprint Car with an experienced driver.

“I love racing on dirt”, says Wallace. “There is nothing like driving a high horsepower dirt car sideways through the turns. It’s one of the purest forms of racing, and it’s a whole lot of fun. That’s why I spend so many nights each year racing at local dirt tracks around the country.”

The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience will kick off on March 6 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL, and then plans on offering over fifty events at close to thirty different dirt tracks across the United States throughout 2015. This aggressive schedule will give thousands of race fans the chance to strap into a dirt racecar for the first time, and see why Kenny Wallace gets so excited about playing in the dirt.

“I can’t wait for race fans across the country to get behind the wheel for themselves”, adds Wallace. “They’ll see right away what it’s like to sling a car around a dirt track, and it’s sure to put a smile on their faces. They will never watch a dirt track race the same way. It will give them a whole new perspective.”

To learn more about the Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience, and to find out when they will be at a dirt track near you, visit or call 855-722-3347.


Tri-City Raceway Park/Cranberry Mall Car Show Slated for March 19-22

Dempseytown --  Tri-City Raceway Park is proud to announce they have partnered with Matt Bernard to present the annual Cranberry Mall Race Car Show.  The event will be held at the Cranberry Mall, located at 6945 Route 322, Cranberry, PA from Thursday, March 19th through Sunday, March 22nd.

"We are excited to be able to sponsor the 2015 Cranberry Mall Car Show," stated Tri-City Raceway Park Co-promoter Chad Wagner.  "This is an excellent opportunity for us to introduce new fans to the sport and give them a preview of the motorsports action they will see this summer at the speedway.  In addition, the area has a strong group of long time motorsports fans and myself, Sam and Mark are looking forward to seeing them as well."

Teams wishing to participate in the Cranberry Mall Race Car Show should contact Matt Bernard at (814) 758-0349 to register as space for the event is limited.  Participants will enter the Cranberry Mall on Wednesday, March 18th after 9:00PM and will exit the mall on Sunday, March 22nd after 5:00PM.

The Tri-City Raceway Park truck, sponsored by 4 Your Car Connection, along with the RUSH Pro-Late Model and Pulling Truck, of speedway owner Mark Tatalovic will be on display for the event.

This is an excellent opportunity for fans of all ages to see the cars and karts that will be in action at Tri-City Raceway Park this summer as well as speak with the drivers and crew members in a casual and fan friendly atmosphere.

Tri-City Raceway Park still has a few employment opportunities available for the 2015 season. Anyone interested in working at the speedway this season, who has not already submitted an application, is asked to complete the application at the following link: application and return to Chad Wagner at

Mark your calendars as the Cranberry Mall will provide race fans of all ages with a preview of the 2015 Tri-City Raceway Park season March 19th through the 22nd.


Lentini Auto Salvage Daytona 500 Party at Three Bridges Firehouse Fast Approaching

FLEMINGTON, NJ:  Lentini Auto Salvage of Flemington, NJ will host a Daytona 500 Party at the Three Bridges Volunteer Fire Company’s banquet hall onSunday, February 22, 2015.

The annual event will benefit Flemington Speedway Historical Society (FSHS). FSHS is a public charity recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. Contributions are tax deductible.

Two Daytona 500 winners were also Flemington Speedway feature winners. 1967 Daytona winner Mario Andretti drove a Midget to victory at the 1963 Flemington Fair, and 1963 Daytona 500 winner Tiny Lund won a 200 lap NASCAR Grand American race at Flemington in 1970.

Reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Kevin Harvick, the 2007 Daytona 500 winner, is one of several 500 winners to have raced at Flemington without visiting its victory lane. At Flemington, Harvick finished twenty-third in 1997 and ninth in 1998, this, in NASCAR's truck series.

Lentini Auto Salvage of Ringoes has been a Hunterdon County institution for nearly 70 years, as a trusted source for quality used auto parts.

The great American race will be shown on three 120” diagonal, rear projection HD screens with a 150 watt sound system. Ticket purchase includes a professionally catered buffet, draft beer, wine, soda, water, coffee, dessert - as supplies last. A full cash bar is also available. Please drink responsibly. Race cars will be displayed, weather permitting. Door prizes and raffles will be part of the fun.

Tickets are $30 each. Tables seating eight are $240. Attendance is limited to 250 by fire code. The event is expected to sell out.

Tickets may be purchased at Lentini Auto Salvage, 130 Highway 202, Ringoes, NJ 08551. Checks should be made payable to “FSHS.” Checks may be mailed to: "FSHS, PO Box 1003, Flemington, NJ 08822.” Please include an email address if you want an order confirmation. These mail order tickets will be will-call, for pick up at the event.

For more information, please email:, or call Dawn at 908-797-2689.

The affair runs from noon to five o’clock in the evening, Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Three Bridges VFC Banquet Hall, 467 Main Street, Three Bridges, New Jersey, 08887.



JOHNSON CITY, NY…Southern Tier Speedworld 2015, presented by Mike and Michelle Stolarcyk Cars and Trucks, will return to the Oakdale Mall in Johnson City, New York Friday, February 27th through Sunday, March 1st.  The popular show will showcase cars, drivers, race tracks and sanctioning bodies from throughout the Southern Tier.

Mike and Michelle Stolarcyk Cars and Trucks will once again return as the title sponsor of the event.  They are located on Route 11 in Whitney Point, New York.  They have a large inventory of pre-owned cars and their service department can take care of all of your automotive needs.

The Oakdale Mall will be filled with race cars from many different disciplines of racing. The show always brings out many beautiful cars from area race tracks. See some of the areas top Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks, Late Models, Four Cylinders, Microds, Go Karts, Drag Cars, Motorcycles and more.

The area tracks, as well as regional and national sanctioning bodies, will be on hand to answer questions and hand out schedules to promote the upcoming 2015 racing season. There will be several vendors on hand and numerous fun activities taking place at the Village Train and Hobby Center Court.

If you would like to have a display at Mike and Michelle Stolarcyk Cars and Trucks Southern Tier Speedworld 2014 you can log onto,, or for entry information. Entry forms will also be available at Doug’s Speed Shop, French’s Auto Parts and 07 Racing Collectibles. You can also look us up on Facebook under Southern Tier Speedworld or contact the show office at 607-595-4100 for further details.

Make your plans now to drop the green flag on the 2015 racing season by attending the Mike and Michelle Stolarcyk Cars and Trucks Southern Tier Speedworld Car Show.  The show will take place Friday, February 27th through Sunday, March 1st at the Oakdale Mall in Johnson City, New York.


Memphis International Raceway Announces Dirt Track Classes

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (January 30, 2015) - Memphis International Raceway (MIR) is pleased to announce the classes for the new 3/10-mile dirt track opening this summer.

There are currently seven classes confirmed to compete at MIR. The classes include: 305 & 360 "Winged" Sprint Cars, the "Awesome Power of the" Super Late Models, "Challenging" Crate Late Models, "Sideways" Street Stocks, "Wild" Open Wheel Modifieds, and the "Mighty" 600cc Mini Sprints.

"We're excited to announce the new classes for the dirt track," stated Bobby Sides, Director of Operations - Dirt Track and Special Events. "My focus has been on putting together a program that is racer and fan friendly. This facility is going to be one-of-a-kind and we want to make sure the racing and the experience is exciting each and every week."

The state-of-the-art facility will be fan friendly with new restrooms, ticketing outlets, concession stand, vendor area, VIP parking, press box facilities and a mezzanine area for fan entertainment and interaction. The dirt track will also feature a large pit area with pitting available on both asphalt and grass. Racers will have an opportunity to reserve their 14 x 90 pit space for the year at a later date.

Groundbreaking for the new dirt track is set for the first week of March and everyone is invited to attend. An exact date for the groundbreaking is forthcoming. Upon opening this summer, the schedule will include Friday night races as well as special events and will be announced at a later time. In addition, rules, payouts and pricing will be announced in the near future.

For more information regarding MIR or the dirt track, please visit or call (901)WOW-Race. Social media updates can be found on , @RaceMIR on Instagram and Twitter.


Reading Racing Reunion Bash Returns In 2015; New Site For Popular Show's "After Party"

The Bash is back.

For many years, the popular way to unwind after a Friday night at the Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show has been to attend the Bash, where some beverages and food, along with awards presentations and racing movies combined with some good old bench racing among the local racing community and its friends.

This year, after the Friday night festivities at the 30th Annual Berks-Schuylkill Oil Heat Association Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show, presented by Weichert Realtors Neighborhood One Action Track USA, the "after party" will convene at Jimbo's Steaks & Sandwich Shop, 3400 Plaza Drive, Suite 3, just off of Bellevue Avenue and close to the site of the show at the Fairgrounds Square Mall.

Brad Reinert, the Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show's new director, is excited about the new venue for the Friday, February 27 Bash, which will begin at 9 p.m.

"Jim Hartman is a huge racing fan, and everyone attending the Bash will realize that when they walk into Jimbo's. The walls are adorned with photos and memorabilia that pay tribute to the Reading Fairgrounds and racing in general," said Reinert.

Tickets for the Bash are now available at Jimbo's, at Business Link in Kutztown, or by contacting Reinert. The tickets can also be purchased during the week of the show; those interested should see Reinert or Doug Rose at the Action Track USA display in the mall. The tickets will also be sold at the Bob Hilbert Sportswear booth during the week. Tickets are $20 and include beer, soda, food, and music by DJ Pete Knappenberger of Racers Roundtable. All of the "Best Appearing" show awards will be presented at the Bash as well.

While entries have been coming in at a nice pace, Reinert says he's still got room for more as race cars of every shape and size will fill the mall, with the area's dirt and asphalt Modifieds, Late Models, Sprint Cars, Midgets, and SpeedSTR's among the mix, along with racers from the various small car divisions such as Micro-Sprints, Slingshots, Xcel Modifieds, Karts, and Quarter-Midgets.

Race teams wishing to display their creations can download the show's registration form at Questions should be directed to Reinert at or by phone at 610-401-3348.

Unique Pretzels, located less than a mile from the Fairgrounds Square Mall (and across Bellevue Avenue from Jimbo's), will provide product giveaways for show attendees throughout the week.

The show will have plenty of interesting and enjoyable activities for both the hardcore and casual motorsports enthusiasts. Reinert has planned some special movie nights at the Cinema; there will be Celebrity Appearances and interviews each night; some very special awards will be presented to local racers throughout the week; there will be a Reading Fairgrounds Trivia game; Gary Silverman racing videos will play each night; Model Car Alley Racing will once again take place; technical round table discussions will focus on the direction of the sport; and there will be a plethora of vendors selling and displaying their race-related merchandise.

Local race tracks already on board and set to hand out 2015 schedules at their display include Grandview Speedway, the Action Track USA in Kutztown, Linda's Speedway, and Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway, with several additional tracks expected to confirm their attendance with the next few weeks.

The nightly schedule is as follows:

Saturday, February 21 at 9 p.m. - race cars, with the exception of Vintage Cars, will move into the mall.

Sunday, February 22 - Vintage Cars move in during the morning, then the show opens with a presentation, at 12:15 p.m., to the Greater Berks Food Bank. All attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable canned food item as a donation.

Monday, February 23 - Open Wheel Night with interviews of drivers in the Micro-Sprint, Midget, and Sprint Car divisions. Also: a "must see" award presentation to a very accomplished local driver who began his career at the Reading Fairgrounds.

Tuesday, February 24 - Weichert Realtor Neighborhood One Action Track USA Night, featuring interviews with drivers and the track's promotional team.

Wednesday, February 25 - Modified Madness and Late Model/ Street Stock/ Road Runner Night highlighted by driver interviews from each of these divisions.

Thursday, February 26 - Local track and Race Club Night...updates on the upcoming season and area clubs' young, up-and-coming drivers will be in the spotlight.

Friday, February 27 - NAPA Old Timers Reunion - interviews with the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds. After the mall closes, the Bash will take place at Jimbo's Steaks & Sandwich Shop, 3400 Plaza Drive, Suite 3, Reading, PA 10605. Bash will run from 9 p.m. until ???

Saturday, February 28 - NAPA and Yuasa Batteries present Tire Changing Competition for Modified, Small Car, and Vintage Car divisions. NOTE: Vintage Car tires will be changed with an old style, manual four-way lug wrench. Best of Show Awards will follow the Tire Changing Competition.
Show ends when mall closes at 9 p.m. Cars will be moved out when mall is closed.

More details regarding the show will be released as they are confirmed.


The Dirt Track Channel begins 13th consecutive season of audio webcast
Race broadcast, live, on-location remotes to increase for 2015

For Immediate Release

LOST CREEK, PA. – Some might say that 13 is an ‘unlucky’ number.

For The Dirt Track web site (, 2015 marks the 13th consecutive season that the site will be delivering streaming audio of race broadcast and dirt-track related talk shows to a global audience.

The very first webcast took place from Aug. 7-9, 2003, at the famed Belleville Midget Nationals (Kansas) which was won by Josh Wise.

Over the years, racing broadcast have originated from such legendary tracks as Fonda Speedway (N.Y.), Hagerstown Speedway (Md.) and Selinsgrove Speedway (Pa.), to name a few.

Once again in 2015, fans can look forward to a variety of race broadcast along with weekly talk shows.

“We are looking forward to a tremendous season in 2015,” said Shawn Wood, founder of The Dirt Track and president of Shawn Wood Productions. “We are going to some new venues and some that our fans are familiar with. Altogether, it’s going to be a great year.”

Several tracks have already stepped up to host The Dirt Track Channel and it’s racing talk shows for live, on-location broadcast during the upcoming racing season. A full list of dates will be released in the future.

Race tracks that would like to host a night of The Dirt Track Channel live, on-location special event broadcast, free of charge, can contact Shawn at

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