Date: 2/16/2009 6:15:20 AM



The 2nd Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is set to open its night
day run at the Phillipsburg Mall on Saturday, March 7 and continue
through Sunday, March 15. Sponsored by IRCO Community Federal Credit
Union, this show was an over-whelming success in the inaugural event in
2008. The Phillipsburg Mall is located on Route 22 East in
Phillipsburg, NJ and this show is absolutely free for all who attend.

Race car drivers from the past, present and future will take place in
nightly events that will also feature many of the local short tracks in
the east. Also a highlight of the event is the participation of
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show with hosts Ed and Steve Pados
joined by racing columnist Randy Kane. Be sure to join the Gasoline
Alley Gang on Saturday, March 7th from 2:15 until 5:30 as they welcome
and honor such legendary racing names such as Kenny Brenn Sr and Jr,
Carl Collis, Sammy Beavers, Ray Neary, Ken Wismer Jr, Bill Wilson, Jimmy
Maguire, Leroy Amey, Richie and Randy Smith, Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Neil
Kumernitsky, Sonny Strupp, Charley Gilmore, Tom Hager, Frankie Schneider
and a host of others who will join in the celebration as the annual Mall
show honors those who raced those long treasured and never forgotten
raceways of yesteryear.

Joining show hosts Ed and Steve Pados and Randy Kane will be guest
announcers Earl Krause, Tim Pitts, Jeff Alhum and Bob Stull as the past,
present and future stars of racing will be interviewed throughout each
nightly portion of the show. An autograph session will take place during
the course of each show for the fans to have a first hand chat with the
great racing stars past and present who have thrilled them with their
tremendous driving abilities.

New names are continuously being added daily to the growing list of
attendees who will be joining in the celebration honoring the great
racing heritage of such former racing facilities as Harmony, Nazareth,
Reading, Flemington, Allentown, East Windsor, Hatfield and Dorney Park.
Current operating racetracks such as New Egypt, Bridgeport, Orange
County, Grandview, Hamlin, Borgers, and Snydersville will also take part
in the nightly racing celebration. IRCO Community Federal Credit Union
through the efforts of noted Harmony Speedway Historian Greg Collins has
come back on-board as the show's title sponsor for the event.

March 8th will find the Legends of Racing gathering at center stage at 1
PM for a taping of the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show that
will be shown on Monday evening March 9th from 6 to 8 PM on Channels 103
and 137 and taped delayed on Channel 50 at 11 PM. The show now offers
live video feed through the Internet at:

During the show, be sure to visit the America On Wheels display. Folks
from America On Wheels will be on hand to talk about their over the road
transportation museum that is dedicated to presenting and preserving the
history of American transportation, with some special emphasis on the
local area. Currently, there is a changing exhibit gallery which
features "Legends of Speed", and is dedicated to Mario Andretti.
America On Wheels is located in Allentown, PA and for more information,
please visit their website or plan to meet
Volunteer Coordinator Connie McDowell at the America On Wheels display
during the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show at the Phillipsburg Mall.

The show will open on Saturday, March 7 and close on Sunday afternoon,
March 15 and Mall hours are Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and Monday through
Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM.

An event t-shirt and program book is already in the design stages for
this annual event. Display space for this show is now available. To
display a restored or current day race car, please enter by completing
the electronic entry form at:, or
call Donna Miller at 443-513-4456. For display and vending space,
please call the same number.

The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union is again the proud sponsor of
this event. For more information on what they have to offer, please
visit their website at or contact Greg Collins directly


Saturday: March 7th- 1 PM Johnny
Nash Country Show
2 PM
Show Opening Highlighting Harmony Speedway Historical Society and
Reading Racing Historical Society

Sunday: March 8th- 1 PM Dirt Track
Heroes Reunion With All Tracks and Autograph Session- Nazareth, Harmony,
Flemington, Nazareth National, Reading, Orange County, Allentown Fairgrounds, Dorney
Park, Hatfield, Sanatoga, Langhorne, Mocatek, East Windsor, Trenton Allentown
Fairgrounds, Sanatoga

Monday: March 9th- 6:30 PM
Hamlin Speedway Night for all divisions

Tuesday: March 10th- 6:30 PM
Borgers, Snydersville, Kutztown, Oroville, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley
and West End Raceways Night

Wed: March 11th- 5 -6 PM
Johnny Nash Country Show
6:30 PM New
Egypt Speedway Night with Salute to East Windsor Speedway!

Thursday: March 12th- 6:30 PM Thunder
on the Hill, URC, Grandview and AARN Night

Friday: March-13th 6:30 PM
Bridgeport Speedway And Salute to Harmony Speedway & Harmony Historical

Saturday: March 14th- 1-2 PM Johnny
Nash Country Show
2:30 PM
Flemington Speedway and ARDC Midgets

Sunday: March 15th- 1-2 PM Johnny
Nash Country Show
2:30 PM
Salute to all Tracks Highlighting the Nazareth Speedway and Fan
Appreciation Day with Camera and Autograph Session. .

The schedule is subject to change, and
some additions are expected.

If you would like to register to display
in the show, please complete the on-line registration form at
For additional information, please
contact Donna Miller at 443-513-4456.

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