FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - - THANK YOU
IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW SET FOR FINAL TWO DAYS. . . . . . . . .
GERALD CHAMBERLAIN & GLENN FITZCHARLES TO ATTEND SALUTE TO FLEMINGTON SPEEDWAY SATURDAY AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL
The 2nd Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show produced another
successful night on Friday evening as the current stars from the
and past legends from the Harmony Speedway joined together for a look at
racing past and present. The evening augmented the central idea and
focus behind this successful venture of honoring all of our dirt track
The Friday night show opened at 6:30 PM as hosts Ed and Steve Pados
talked of the importance of having these type of events as it gives the
drivers who may have been overlooked when they were driving at a weekly
speedway, their opportunity to be recognized with a show dedicated to
exploits on the raceway.
Twenty-four drivers were on hand for the interviews and an all-star
line-up of announcers headed up Ed and Steve Pados, veteran Bob Stull
and Thunder on
the Hill/Bridgeport Speedway Announcer Jeff Ahlum took turns at the mike
in interviewing the tremendous talent on hand for the event.
Bridgeport Speedway stars on hand included current Modified Star and
racing legend in his own right Jimmy Horton. Horton was on hand to chat
plans for the new season and is looking forward to a great season in
2009. Former Bridgeport Rookie Champion Mike Mammana was on hand to
talk about his
high expectations for the new season ahead and his association with
racing great Tom Hager. Frank Dorry, Ryan Watt, Larry Lippincott, Rusty
Archie Myers and Eric Kormann were among the drivers interviewed.
Harmony Speedway countered with the legendary "Belvidere Bandit" himself
"Fuzzy' Van Horn and top names such as Jim Wismer Sr, AJ Seiple, Joe
Poliacik, Wyatt Jacobus, Kenny Kutzman, Bing Metz, and Glen Ehrhardt.
Manieri Jr and Tex Snyder were on hand from the open wheel ranks and
Ryan and David Polenz headed up the pavement contingent. Doug Borger was
to talk about the aggressive schedule his 600 X-Cel Modifieds have this
season and noted he is working on his 79th race car at the current time.
As the seventh day of the show concluded, 217 interviews have now been
given indicating the strong support of this show from the racing
event team encourages everyone to come out for the last two days of the
show and enjoy meeting with the stars of the sport whether they be past
present and have some good old-fashioned fun with these great drivers.
The stars are here and the cost is free.
Saturday is Flemington Speedway and ARDC day at the Mall. The "Everett
Express" Gerald Chamberlain, Glen Fitzcharles, Ken Brenn Jr and Red
will all be attending the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes event on Saturday and
will be joined by many of the stars who were responsible for the success
famed Square. Drivers Andrew Hannula, Stephanie Stevens, Nick Wean, Zach
Martini and Justin Grosz are expected to represent the ARDC along with
Announcer/Media Man Mark Kielblock. Event organizer Bob Miller spoke
directly with Chamberlain and Fitzcharles to confirm their planned
"Since attending the Reading Show a few weeks back, Gerald seems even
more excited about returning to meet his many fans and friends
from New Jersey, " commented Miller. The interview portion of the show
will begin at 2:30 PM.
Event hosts Ed and Steve Pados announced that due to the successful
airing of their Sunday afternoon taped show that was broadcast last
they would again tape the final segment of the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes
Show this coming Sunday, March 15th for a Monday night broadcast. Pados
announced the June 1st CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Show will be a direct tie
in with the June 2nd Thunder on the Hill visit from the stars of the
Sprint Car Division. Cole Whitt, Dave Darland, Chad Boat and Chris
Windom are expected to take part in the show along with Thunder on the
Co-Promoter Bob Miller. The Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is
presented by NAPA Auto Parts and Lee Myles Transmissions and takes place
Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA. Thunder on the Hill is a
mid-week racing series, enjoying its twentieth year in 2009 and
Co-Promoted by Track Owner Bruce Rogers and Special Events Promoter
Show organizers Bob and Donna Miller along with the Management of the
Phillipsburg Mall continue to be impressed with the strong support the
racing community has for this event. With 97 race cars from all
divisions lining the Phillipsburg Mall, the 2nd Annual IRCO Dirt Track
Heroes Car Show continues until Sunday, March 15th,when the show will
close with a salute to the Nazareth Speedway and all of the Dirt Track
Heroes who have given everyone an opportunity to rekindle
their love for racing dirt track style.
The Phillipsburg Mall is located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New
Jersey. Mall hours are 10 AM to 9 PM Monday through Saturday and on
Sunday from 11 AM to 6 PM.
An event t-shirt and program book is available for this event and they
are being sold at the center court stage area.
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 www.ircocu.com or contact Greg Collins directly at
2ND ANNUAL IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday: March 14th- 2:30 PM
Meet Gerald Chamberlain & Glenn Fitzcharles
Flemington Speedway and ARDC Midgets
NJ State Inspector Bob Smith will be present to answer questions and
provide safety tips to the competitors.
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
Live Taping of CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show
The schedule is subject to change, and some additions are expected.