|Date: 3/12/2010 12:27:35 AM|
News from the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show
Media Contact: Brett Deyo - 845.728.2781 or Deyo99H@aol.com
For Immediate Release/March 10, 2010
New Egypt Racing Community Turns Out For IRCO Show Wednesday; Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, URC & ARDC In Thursday Spotlight
PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union Dirt Track Heroes welcomed the New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway racing community in a big way.
On Wednesday night, the third annual event at the Phillipsburg Mall played host to the stars and personalities of racing at the Garden State half-mile oval.
The Pados Brothers of the CarQuest 'Gasoline Alley Gang' anchored the interviews at the stage area during the evening.
New Egypt Speedway co-owner Bill Miscoski opened the program with a discussion about the 2010 season at NES. Defending NES big-block champion Rick Laubach of Quakertown, Pa., led the list of those interviewed.
Others taking the microphone were Gary Butler, Mike Hendershot, Tom Hager, Brian Kuhl, David Van Horn Jr., Doug Ostwald, Ryan Hoffman, Fred Dmuchowski, David Polenz, Frank Cozze Jr., Jesse Kline, announcer Jeff Ahlum and videographer Jim Murdoch.
Well over 100 interviews have been conducted thus far by the Pados Brothers and their announcing team at the show.
Others spotted at the show Wednesday included legendary Billy Pauch, NES Crate-1 Sportsman champ Jon Haegele, Sam Martz, NES GM Danny Serrano, Area Auto Racing News publisher/editor Len Sammons, AARN news editor Earl Krause and Penn-Can (Pa.) Speedway co-promoter Reed Miller.
NES management was on hand with license paperwork and other information, as well.
Tonight, the show salutes the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, ARDC & URC with an all-star guest list planned.
Show sponsor IRCO Community Federal Credit Union is holding a drawing for two tickets to the Super DIRTcar Series 100-lap 'Traffic Jam' event to be held on June 15 at Grandview (Pa.) Speedway.
Fans can complete a prize drawing entry form at IRCO's informational booth which is located in the center of the mall. The booth also has a display of photos from the inaugural IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show held in 2008.
An impressive, record-setting 122 race vehicles are displayed at the Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, N.J.. Nightly activities continue through Saturday (March 13).
Three hundred racing personalities are slated to participate in the show. A complete listing of driver appearances is posted on the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Web site: www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com.
An all-star cast of past and present driving talent took in the show's opener on Sunday and interacted with the crowd, including Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, David Van Horn, Frankie Schneider, Freddy Adam, Earl Derr, Tom Hager, Butch Tittle, Bill Wilson, George Wambold, Ken Brenn Jr., Bobby Braxton, Fred Dmuchowski, Bruce Kline, Mares Stellfox, Scott Hubler, Neal and Jonathan Kumernitsky, Bobby Rossell, Newt Hartman, Kerry Meitzler, Del Buss, Gary Grim, Richie Smith, Dickie Keiper, David Polenz, Joe Poliacik and many more.
Many of the interviews were recorded for use on the Gasoline Alley aired Monday (March 8).
Attendees of the show are treated to a wide cross-section of race vehicles including big- and small-block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, vintage and restored cars, Micro-Stocks, ARDC Midgets, dirt and pavement Late Models, Slingshots, XCel Modifieds, Stage One Modifieds, Quarter Midgets and much more.
New Egypt Speedway, the half-mile oval co-owned by Fred Vahlsing and Bill Miscoski and managed by Danny Serrano is well represented at the show. NES competitors Gary, Mike and Clay Butler, Mike Hendershot and Willie Osmun are among those flanking the NES pace truck at the show.
Hometown driver David Van Horn Jr., who announced last week his plans to switch Saturday-night venues, has displayed his No. 71 big-block Modified outfitted with New Egypt-legal sail panels.
Competitors from numerous race facilities throughout the region are represented, including Big Diamond (Pa.) Raceway, Grandview (Pa.) Speedway, Hamlin (Pa.) Speedway, Kutztown (Pa.) Fairgrounds Speedway, Borger's (Pa.) Speedway, Shellhammer's (Pa.) Speedway, Old Dominion (Va.), the West End Quarter Midget group and others.
America on Wheels Museum, Snyder Video, Reading Plastic Fabricators, Gary Silverman Productions, MoTorsport Video Productions along with an expansive, in-store display for J&L Speed Supplies of Hellertown, Pa., are among the exhibitors.
The recently-formed Flemington (N.J.) Speedway Historical Society has a large presence at the show with vintage cars and a salute to the Late Model division at the famed Garden State facility.
The long legacy of racing at Pa.'s Nazareth Speedway is recognized with a display of photos and memorabilia.
Honoring the 40th anniversary of the speedway's 1970 Season Opener, the Harmony (N.J.) Speedway Historical Society is on hand at the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show. Photos, race results and articles from the 1970 opener - won by Ray Neary - are on display, along with a number of restored cars.
Through the efforts of noted racing photographer Henry Wilt, Dorney Park (Pa.) Speedway is remembered at the show. Anchoring the Dorney Park display are pictures, vintage sheet metal, collectibles, T-shirts, trophies, driver's suits and more.
The Reading (Pa.) Fairgrounds Racing Historical Society has a presence at the show to honor the history of the famed Berks County track.
The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show has produced its own souvenir T-shirt and program book, on sale near the stage.
The third edition of the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is a joint effort between event originator Bob Miller and Brett Deyo.
IRCO Community Federal Credit has been the lead sponsor of the Dirt Track Heroes event since its inception in 2008. To find out more on IRCO, visit the company's Web site at www.ircocu.com or contact Greg Collins via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2010 IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Schedule
Thurs., March 11 - (6 p.m.) - Salute to Thunder on the Hill Series, URC and ARDC - Invite to speedway photographers
Fri., March 12 - (7 p.m.) - Salute to Grandview Speedway and Big Diamond Raceway plus Reading Fairgrounds Speedway and Harmony Speedway & Dragway - Invite to Friends of Hinchcliffe Stadium
Sat., March 13 - (10 a.m.) - Kids Easter Egg Hunt (begins at stage)
Sat., March 13 - (Noon) - Flemington Speedway and Flemington Speedway Historical Society. All drivers invited to return for fan-fest and Autograph Session - Flemington Speedway Late Model Reunion
Sat., March 13 - (2 p.m.) - Dorney Park Speedway Tribute & Autograph Session organized by Henry Wilt
- Mall Hours: - Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -
*Schedule subject to change
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