IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES TO INVADE PHILLIPSBURG MALL ON SATURDAY, MARCH 7

Date: 3/4/2009 3:25:57 PM

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - -THANK YOU
CONTACT: BOB MILLER

IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES TO INVADE PHILLIPSBURG MALL ON SATURDAY, MARCH 7

The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union 2nd Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car
Show will storm the Phillipsburg Mall for a nine day run, opening on
Saturday, March 7 and running through Sunday, March 15. The Mall hours
are 11 AM to 6 PM on Sunday and 10 AM until 9 PM Monday through
Saturday. The Phillipsburg Mall is located on Route 22 East in
Phillipsburg, NJ. More then sixty race cars from various divisions
including restored cars will be on display.

Each day of the show will offer celebrity interviews and meet and greet
opportunities. Also, the nationally acclaimed CARQUEST Gasoline Alley
TV/Internet Show with hosts Ed and Steve Pados and Randy Kane will take
center stage each day of the show to interview the many legendary racing
stars of the past and present to chat about their days behind the wheel
as well as catch up with their plans for the upcoming racing season
ahead. Join the Gasoline Alley Gang on Saturday, March 7th from 2:15
until 5:30 as they begin the show portion with a salute to one of the
legendary sprint car driving talents of all time, Sprint Car Hall of
Fame inductee, Ray Tilley.

Joining Tilley and a host of legendary drivers for the initial opening
of the show will be one of the premier car owners of all-time. The
legendary National Midget Hall of Fame car owner Ken Brenn Sr will be
reunited with Tilley for the opening ceremonies of this must attend
show. Ray Tilley was one of the first sprint car talents to ever sit
behind the wheel of a Ken Brenn owned car when he raced for Brenn at
Williams Grove in the mid-sixties.

Brenn was the premier car owner from 1954 until 1972 when he left the
Midget ranks to provide race cars for his son Ken Brenn Jr, who went on
to have an outstanding career of his own in the dirt and pavement
Modified ranks. All told Brenn won five ARDC car owner Championships
while in competition and served as the President of the ARDC for two
terms. Brenn was inducted into the National Midget Hall of Fame in 2007.


Join Ray Tilley and 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, Bill DeCoster,
Charley Gilmore, Tom Hager, Frankie Schneider, Billy Pauch, Bill
Tanzosh, Tighe Scott, Bob Pickell, and a host of other great racers who
will join in the celebration as the annual Mall show honors those who
raced those long treasured and never forgotten raceways of yesteryear.
Join longtime show hosts Ed and Steve Pados and Randy Kane as well as
guest announcers Earl Krause, Tim Pitts, Jeff Ahlum 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 firsthand 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: www.walncableradio.com

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 special emphasis placed 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 just off of the Hanover Street
bridge. For more information, visit their website at:
www.americaonwheels.org 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 7th and close on Sunday afternoon
March 15th. Mall hours are Sunday 11AM to 6PM and from Monday through
Saturday 10 AM until 9 PM.

An event t-shirt and program is already in the design stages for the
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: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com or
contact 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 sponosr of
the event. For more information on what they have to offer, please visit
their website at: www.iroccu.com or contact Greg Collins directly at:
gcollins@ircocu.com

2ND ANNUAL IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR
SHOW SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday: March 7th- 2 PM Show
Opening Highlighting Harmony Speedway Historical Society and Reading
Racing Historical Society CARQUEST
Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show
2:15 PM
Meet Sprint Car Driver & Legendary Great Ray Tilley & Car Owner Ken
Brenn Sr.

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, TrentonAllentown
Fairgrounds, Sanatoga
CARQUEST
Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Monday: March 9th- 6:30 PM Hamlin
Speedway Night for all divisions
CARQUEST
Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Tuesday: March 10th- 6:30 PM
Borgers, Snydersville, Kutztown, Oroville, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley
and West End Raceways Night
CARQUEST
Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Wed: March 11th- 6:30 PM
New Egypt Speedway Night with Salute to East Windsor Speedway!
CARQUEST
Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Thursday: March 12th- 6:30 PM Thunder
on the Hill, URC, Grandview and AARN Night
CARQUEST
Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Friday: March-13th 6:30 PM
Bridgeport Speedway And Salute to Harmony Speedway & Harmony Historical
Society
CARQUEST
Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Saturday: March 14th- 2:30 PM
Flemington Speedway and ARDC Midgets
CARQUEST
Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Sunday: March 15th- 2:30 PM Salute
to all Tracks Highlighting the Nazareth Speedway and Fan Appreciation
Day with Camera and Autograph Session. .
CARQUEST
Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

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
www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com
For additional information, please
contact Donna Miller at 443-513-4456.
 
 


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