AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL SUNDAY, MARCH 1 – 7
The seven day Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes will open today, Sunday, March 1 and continue through Saturday, March 7 at the Phillipsburg Mall in Phillipsburg, NJ.
The Quaker Steak and Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show is honored to bestow the Grand Marshal moniker to one of the great legends in dirt track racing, "The Everett Express" Gerald Chamberlain. Gerald was already a legend in racing when he first set foot onto the Reading Fairgrounds site in 1968, having captured track titles at the South Penn Speedway in 1964 and 65 with dominating performances in which he captured 18 wins in 22 events to dominate the racing action. Chamberlain captured a Hesston Speedway title in 1965 and added another championship 1967 when he captured the track title at the paved Hershey Stadium. Taking over the seat of the famed Paul Deasey owned 707 "Big Donkey," Chamberlain figured out the fast way around Reading and was able to put the sometimes unpredictable Donkey into victory lane on a steady basis.
Teaming with Joe Bullock in 1970, Chamberlain captured 22 wins in 1971 and came back the following season to break his own record with 31 wins. Chamberlain captured 92 wins at Reading. Chamberlain captured two Daniel Boone 200 lap wins and captured the Eastern States 200 in 1976. Chamberlain captured two titles at Flemington the first one 1974 and again in 1976 and captured 31 wins in his tenure at the Square. Chamberlain has been inducted into the DIRT Hall of , Bedford, Hagerstown and Winchester and the Reading Fairgrounds. Gerald Chamberlain has been a strong supporter of the Dirt Track Heroes Show and he and his wife Joanne look forward to seeing his many friends at the Phillipsburg Mall.
Quaker Steak and Lube Restaurants is the lead sponsor for the Dirt Track Heroes Show. The 65 stores making up Quaker Steak and Lube, annually sell more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." The Phillipsburg location has also been dubbed "The Official Restaurant of the Dirt Track Heroes" show. To contact the restaurant, call: 908 454 2900 or check out their website at: www.thelube.com Before or after the show head to Quaker Steak and Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting.
The Dirt Track Heroes Show is extremely proud and thankful to the great list of associate sponsors assembled for the upcoming show. To our loyal racing fans, we ask that you please support these fine institutions whenever you have the opportunity to do so. These great sponsors are the life support of the show and to do the show without them would be extremely difficult to accomplish. In placeto add sponsorship are IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Smith Fabrications, Charles Price Jr Fire and Water Damage Restorations, Kim’s Kreations Lettering and Apparel, Vogel Designs, R&F International Muffler & Brake, Searock Fabrication and Speed Supplies, Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, Hamlin Speedway, S&S Speedways, Penn Jersey Food Marts,Murante Auto Repair, Jeff’s Automotive, Persa Auto Repair and Martocci Automotive.
All area race tracks are slated to be present at the show and all historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth 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. The announcing team of Ed and Steve Pados, Bobby Stull and Justin Beltrame are in place to handle the interview sessions for the eighth consecutive season.
The restored race cars represent racing’s past or what many race fans refer to as the "Golden Era" of auto racing. Either way, the spirit of the event itself takes the great fan base of the event 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. While some of the cars in attendance are original works, some of the race cars are replicars, re-created to look much like the racers the legendary drivers drove to glory at one of the many speedways that hosted racing events. Those great cars and the preserved memories gain far more impact when the fans have the opportunity to chat with many of the drivers who will be making special appearances during the week long event. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony and Nazareth 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. Dale Snyder Videos and Bob Snyder Photography and Big Mike’s Racing Videos are also in place for the show.
Eighth Annual Quaker Steak And Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show
2015 Schedule of Events
Sunday- March 1- 11:30 to 12:30- Murante Auto Repair presents Demonstration and Seminar with Richie and Joel Smith of Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds
Sunday- March 1 – (Starting at 1:00) – Charles Price Jr Fire and Water Damage Restorations presents Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Highlighting Nazareth and Nazareth National Speedways and all tracks in the Tri State area
Second Show- (Immediately following Interviews)- Jeff’s Automotive presents VRP Shock Seminar and Demonstration with Vince Valeriano.
Monday- March 2 – (6:30 PM) – Vogel Race Designs and R&F International Muffler and Brake- Saluting Action Track USA, Borger’s Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts
Tuesday- March 3 – (6:30 PM)- Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts Saluting the "Stars of Tomorrow" featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Oaklane, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs
Wednesday- March 4 – (6:30 PM) – Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways and Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds Saluting Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway, Mahoning Speedway
Thursday- March 5- (6:30) Searock Fabrication and Speed Supplies Saluting New Egypt, Bridgeport Speedway, Grandview Speedway, Big Diamond Speedway
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
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
Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. –
NAPA Auto Parts Presents A Big Night of Racing At Thunder on the Hill Tuesday Night at Grandview Speedway. . . .
JEFF STRUNK TOPS 358 MODIFIEDS
The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series continued Tuesday night at the Grandview Speedway with a 410 sprint car feature event that might very well be the best 410 sprint car racing of year.
With just a handful of starts at the Grandview Speedway, Gettysburg, PA driver Danny “Double D” Dietrich earned his first ever Thunder on the Hill Racing Series feature win, taking the lead from Greg Hodnett with just two laps remaining in the 35 lap Thunder Cup Championship. Hodnett, appeared to be on his way to a fifth consecutive win at Grandview until Danny Dietrich made the winning move to earn the $5,300 first place prize. In the 358 NASCAR Modified feature, Jeff Strunk was the winner of the 30 lap feature earning $3,100 for the victory. The racing program started promptly at 7:30 PM and was complete just minutes before 10:30 PM.
Lucas Wolfe, driving the ZEMCO sprint car set fast time of the night, turning the one-third mile high banked Grandview Speedway in a time of 12:135 seconds. The three 410 sprint car heat race events were won by Lance Dewease, Darren Mollenuyux and Brian Carber. In the 358 Modifieds, Ray Swinehart, Jeff Strunk and Craig VonDohren were the heat race winners as Tim Buckwalter won the consolation.
In the thirty-five lap 410 sprint Thunder Cup, Ryan Smith was the early race leader followed by Danny Dietrich and Greg Hodnett. Smith set an impressive pace until lap five when the caution flag was displayed for Karl Baker who came to a stop on the homestretch. When green flag racing resumed, Ryan Smith continued to set the pace with Dietrich in the hunt.
On lap eleven, Smith was now approaching lapped traffic with Dietrich and Hodnett in striking distance of the lead. On lap thirteen, Hodnett made a run for the lead but Ryan Smith held on to the top spot. Smith and Hodnett thrilled the crowd with their battle for the lead as Hodnett was looking for his fifth win in a row as Ryan Smith was looking for his first Thunder on the Hill victory.
After an intense battle, Hodnett took the lead on lap sixteen followed by Smith, Lucas Wolfe, Lance Dewease and Danny Dietrich. One lap later, Wolfe moved into second and began the task of chasing down Hodnett. As the laps ticked off, Wolfe was cutting into the lead established by Hodnett as all eyes were on the battle for third between Ryan Smith, Danny Dietrich and eleventh place starter Alan Krimes.
Dietrich began another surge to the front, moving into third on lap twenty-two. Wolfe was definitely closing in on Hodnett, but on lap twenty-five, after a homestretch tangle with a slower car, Lucas flipped, displaying the red flag. Wolfe was not injured but the damage to his car kept him for restarting the race.
With ten laps to go, Hodnett was the leader followed by Dietrich, Ryan Smith, Alan Krimes and Lance Dewease. At the drop of the green, Hodnett had the advantage but it was time for Dietrich to take a run for the lead. Dietrich passed Hodnett in turn three but exiting turn four, Hodnett regained the top spot. Alan Krimes was now in third and gaining on the leaders. Dietrich stayed with Hodnett looking for the right opportunity to take another run for the lead. Krimes continued to close in on the leaders.
On lap thirty-two, Hodnett had plenty of company as both Dietrich and Krimes were now challenging in a three car race for the lead. Dietrich made a bold move going into turn three, making a slide across and in front of Hodnett to take the lead. Hodnett made a repeat challenge and at the same time, had to hold off Krimes who was looking to take second.
With the checker flag waiving, the large crowd on hand cheered Dietrich as he crossed the finish line earning his first ever, Thunder on the Hill 410 sprint car feature win. Hodnett earned a well-deserved second place finish as Alan Krimes finished third after starting eleventh. Lance Dewease finished fourth with Freddie Rahmer fifth.
The field of twenty-four 358 NASCAR Modifieds were called to the track with Jeff Strunk and Jimmy Horton bringing the field down for the green flag. Strunk immediately took the lead and quickly established himself as the man to beat. Strunk set a blistering pace with Horton, Ray Swinehart and Billy Pauch Jr in the chase. Danny Erb was on the charge, advancing to the top five by lap six.
At the halfway point of the race, Strunk had a commanding lead over Jimmy Horton, Pauch Jr., Erb and Craig VonDohren. A late race caution brought the field together for one last run to the checker flag. Strunk remained in control of the top spot as Pauch moved closer to challenge Horton for second. Strunk was the dominant star of the night in the 358 NASCAR Modifieds and scored his twelfth Thunder on the Hill victory. Jimmy Horton finished second followed by Billy Pauch Jr., Danny Erb and Craig VonDohren making up the top five.
410 SPRINT THUNDER CUP FINISH: $5,300 To Win Danny Dietrich, Greg Hodnett, Alan Krimes, Lance Dewease, Freddie Rahmer, Ryan Smith, Billy Dietrich, Kyle Reinhart, Brian Carber, Brandon Rahmer, Davey Sammons, Robbie Stillwaggon, Darren Mollenuyux, Justin Barger, Lucas Wolfe, Brad Franks, Kevin Nagy, JJ Grasso, Jimmy Stitzel, Jevon Ahner, Karl Baker.
358 NASCAR MODIFIED FEATURE FINISH: $3,100 To Win Jeff Strunk, Jimmy Horton, Billy Pauch Jr., Danny Erb, Craig VonDohren, Duane Howard, Doug Manmiller, Frank Cozze, Ray Swinehart, Rick Laubach, Ryan Watt, Ron Kline, Brian Houseknecht, Mike Gular, Don Norris Jr, Jordan Umbenhauer, Ryan Grim, Brett Kressley, Ryan Godown, John Willman, Ryan Krachum, Ron Haring, Jr., MeMe DeSantis, Tim Buckwalter. DNQ – Kenny Gilmore, Ryan Krachum, Kenny Pettyjohn, Dennis Bailey, Mark Kratz, Blane Bracelin, Mike Bailey.
Leaves big hole on All Star schedule
There has been a slight power-shift in the battle between the All Star Circuit of Champions and the upstart Renegade Sprint series. Courtesy of Attica Raceway Park.
A few weeks ago, the All Stars released a tentative schedule that had five shows taking place at Attica. The one-third facility announced Friday that those dates were being given to the rival Renegade series. The Renegades will be at Attica Raceway Park April 3-4 for the Sprint Nationals, July 19 and Sept. 4-5.
“The feedback we were getting from fans, drivers and car owners was that there is more interest in the Renegades,” track promoter John Bores said. “We have committed to them. It seemed like the best fit for us.”
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Inside Line Promotions – TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 14, 2014) – The most prestigious midget event of the season is upon motor sports fans and RacinBoys is ready to broadcast the action into households across the world.
The 28th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire kicks off the first of five consecutive days of side-by-side, wheel-to-wheel competition at Tulsa Expo Raceway today – Tuesday – with the first of four qualifying nights before the finale on Saturday.
For fans unable to attend the event, RacinBoys and partners Lucas Oil and MAVTV will provide live Pay-Per-View of the entire event for only $99.99 or $25 per day. For more information, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com.
Racing is scheduled to begin at approximately 6 p.m. (CST) during all four qualifying nights.
An all-star crew of videographers, announcers and producers are on tap to showcase the elite competition, which includes NASCAR sensation Kyle Larson – the driver who has come the closest to halting the five consecutive Chili Bowl victories by Kevin Swindell and Sammy Swindell – during Tuesday’s qualifying event.
"We have some of the best in the business ready to bring everyone the great competition from the best drivers in the sport," RacinBoys Co-Founder Scott Traylor said. "I would encourage everyone to attend the Chili Bowl, but for those who cannot, RacinBoys will have you covered."
RacinBoys will provide live Pay-Per-View from all of the qualifying night action Tuesday through Friday as well as Saturday’s features until MAVTV begins its broadcast, which is scheduled for approximately 7:30 p.m. (CST). At that point, fans who have purchased the RacinBoys Pay-Per-View will have audio for the remainder of the Chili Bowl.
Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/broadcast-schedule/ for the five-day Chili Bowl package of live video for only $99.99. Individual days can be purchased for $25 each.
* Saturday’s live PPV video broadcast on RacinBoys will only cover up to the start of the MAVTV television broadcast. RacinBoys video will only go off the air once the MAVTV show begins at approximately 7:30 p.m. (CST). RacinBoys audio coverage of the remaining races, including the 55-lap A-Main, will continue for those who purchased the live Pay-Per-View.
CHILI BOWL –
The 28th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 14-18. Nearly 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.
RacinBoys is in its sixth year of broadcasting the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events and its ninth for the prestigious Chili Bowl. In 2012, RacinBoys began offering Pay-Per-View for special races and will continue to expand that segment in 2014. For more information, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com.
LUCAS OIL –
Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.
MAVTV is no ordinary television network. It’s a 24/7, high-definition entertainment extravaganza, featuring everything from blockbuster films, high-octane motor sports, MMA fighting, gaming, gut-busting comedy, original reality shows and scripted dramas. For more information, visit http://www.MAVTV.com.
INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS –
Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports teams. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.
Jack Giambalvo Family of Dealerships to Present the Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show for the 31st Straight Year
Insinger Performance and Sunoco Proud Sponsors of the Seminar Series
Newberrytown, PA (January 16, 2014) – The Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show has seen some change in recent years, however one thing that has remained the same since the inception of the show is the title sponsor, Jack Giambalvo Family of Dealerships. The doors of the 3-day Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show will swing open on Friday, January 24, 2014 to many race fans, drivers and supporters of local short track racing in the Central Pennsylvania area. The ownership of the long standing and popular Central PA Dirt Trackin’ show held every January in York changed hands back in July.
Todd and Rhonda Fisher, owners of the Susquehanna Speedway Park, have purchased the rights and assets of the wintertime racecar show from Larry Miller of Mechanicsburg.
The Jack Giambalvo Family of Dealerships (also previously known as the Jack Giambalvo Motor Company) has been locally owned and operated by the Giambalvo family for more than 35 years. "The Jack Giambalvo Family of Dealerships is actively involved in the York community. We have been a proud sponsor of the Dirt Trackin Show for over 30 years and we look forward to another exciting event this year," said John Giambalvo, President of Jack Giambalvo Family of Dealerships Public Relations Manager, Nicole Berkebile will be at the show with cars featured throughout the show. The various display of new vehicles will include a Mazda 6, Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger, Dodge RAM, a lifted Jeep Wrangler and a lifted GMC Sierra Truck. The Jack Giambalvo Family of Dealerships features Buick, GMC, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Hyundai and Mazda.
The 31st Annual Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show presented by Jack Giambalvo Family of Dealerships at the York Expo Center (Memorial Hall) will begin on Friday, January 24, 2014 (4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.). Saturday show hours are 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The three-day show will conclude on Sunday, January 26 (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.). The set-up day will be Thursday, January 23. The York Memorial Hall Expo Center is located at the York Fairgrounds in York, Pennsylvania.
Many speedways are expected to be on hand to promote their events to race fans for the 2014 season. Many racers will also be displaying their rides for 2014, showing off their sponsors and new paint schemes. The cars displayed will include a wide variety of Sprint Cars, Late Models, Stock Cars, Legends Cars, Classic Cars, All American Outlaws, Quarter Midgets, Go Karts and more. All car judging will be held before the doors open at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 24. Awards will include Best of Show; Best Open Wheel; Best Stock Car; Best Late Model; Best Quarter Midget; Best Go Kart and more. Vehicle display forms are available online and all cars must be pre-registered in order to receive the complimentary weekend passes.
The Insinger Performance Seminar Series presented by Sunoco will include informational seminars for everyone on all three days of the show. The variety of topics includes setups, sponsorships, charities, series information and more. All seminars are free of charge with a show ticket purchase and seating in the special seminar room is on a first come, first serve basis.
General Admission ticket prices for the show (per day) are Adults (ages 18-59) $12.00; Young Adults (ages 11-17) & Senior Adults (60 & Older) $10.00; Children (10 & under) are free. Sunday will feature a special of "Buy one ticket, get one free of equal of less value." On Sunday, race fans are encouraged to bring a friend and expose them to the excitement of short track racing. Parking at the fairgrounds is free. Discount coupons will be available online (www.dirttrackinshow.com) closer to the show dates.
Many local drivers will be available throughout the show for autographs and photos in the Autograph Alley during the weekend. A detailed schedule of drivers will be released in the near future as driver commitment is confirmed.
A few Vendor Booths and displays are still available. Applications can information can also be found online at www.dirttrackinshow.com.
Dirt Trackin’ Show News & Notes
– Central PA Bloodmobile Taking Donations on Saturday – On Saturday, January 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Central PA Bloodmobile will also be on hand accepting blood donations. Everyone who attempts to donate will receive 2 complimentary general admission tickets to races a the Susquehanna Speedway Park for the 2014 season and a t-shirt. The pair of SSP general admission tickets are valued at $30.00. For more information, contact the Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank at 800-771-0059 or www.cpbb.org.
– RAACE Silent Auction Helps Stop the Silent Epidemic of Abuse – As part of The Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show, the RAACE booth will feature all kinds of sports memorabilia in a "Silent Auction" structure with "Buy it Now, Take it Now" pricing. Featured items include Motorsports memorabilia from die cast Sprint Cars, to Indy Racing, NHRA to NASCAR items and more. Sports memorabilia from Ravens to Steelers and Eagles to Redskins, 49’ers, Seahawks and more, includes signed Jersey’s, Autographed Full Size and Mini Helmets, Signed & framed pictures and even a Ray Lewis Game used Ravens cleat! All funds raised will go toward our 2014 Prevention Tour. It’s impossible to effectively solve a problem if you don’t know it exists. The Race Against Abuse of Children Everywhere, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse before it happens. Child Sexual Abuse Can Be Prevented, help us run the RAACE!
– Author Book Signing at Dirt Trackin’ – Kart and Sports Cars driver Larry Mellott, author of the racing novel, Speedway Summer, will be available all weekend to sign copies of the book he penned about the racing experiences of Brock Lockeman as he enters the world of motorsports in karting. Mellott also wrote Project Orion. Mellott will have his SCCA racer, a 1985 Lynx Formula Vee sports car, on display as well.
– Watch a Racecar Being Built Throughout the Weekend – The Classic Racing Series is proud to announce that it will use the Dirt Trackin’ Show to assemble a complete race car. The Classic Racing Series chassis will show up as "a bare bones" powdered coated skeleton perched on four jack stands. The chassis will take form with all brand new parts along with a brand new freshly coated five-(5) window coupe body. The crew will work throughout the weekend assembling the race car right before your eyes. Series’ drivers and crewmembers will be on hand to answer any questions about the Classic Racing Series that you might have. This new machine will come to life on Sunday afternoon when the proud new owner, Neal Reamer, flips the switch and fires up his brand new 602 crate motor. Visit www.classicracingseries.com for future information including a build schedule, also check out our Facebook page for real time updates during the build.
– Travel Champs Named Official Hotel Provider of the Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show – Travel Champs’ mission is to provide customers with the best hotels at the best rates for all of your inbound and outbound travel needs. Travel Champs services are free and are available to everyone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Travel Champs is based in Hummelstown, PA.
Joe Sgrignioli, President of Travel Champs said, "We are excited about this relationship as we can bridge the gap between those attending the Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show and the travel industry. Our goal is to make it easy for everyone and get them the best rates available at the best hotels."
"This is going to make it convenient for those coming from out-of-town to the show," Todd Fisher was quoted. "It should prove to be a win-win situation for all involved."
– New Video Debut of Silver Spring Speedway – All weekend, Lynn Schaffer, producer of the popular "Thunder in the PA Mountains" seasonal video, will be showing videos from the past on his "Big Screen" in the west hall of the Dirt Trackin’ Show. A schedule of the videos to be shown include Williams Grove Speedway National Open features, Lincoln Speedway WOO feature races from the past two years, SSP’s 2013 Final Showdown features and Stock Car Highlights from Central PA. The highlight of the Video Theater will be the first-ever public screening of Lynn Schaffer’s "Silver Spring Speedway – the Little Track that Roared," on Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. Schaffer will also have his newest "2013 Thunder in the PA Mountains" DVD on sale.
– Vintage Toy Display All Weekend – Barry Skelly, of Barry Skelly’s Collector Toys will have many racing related toys from his vast collection on display all three days of the event as well. This display will rekindle the memories of those who played with these toys that sparked their lifelong interest of auto racing.
Thursday, January 23, 2014 Time Schedule
(Subject to Change)
10:00 a.m. Doors Open for Vendor Set-up
5:00 p.m. Vendor Hospitality Room Opens – (Networking Among Vendors)
10:00 p.m. Doors Close for Vendor Set-up
Friday, January 24, 2014 Time Schedule
(Subject to Change)
10:00 a.m. Doors Open for Vendor Set-up
4:00 p.m. Show Opens to Public / Doors Open for General Admission: General admission: Adults
(18-59): $12.00; Seniors (60 & older) & Young Adults (11 – 17) $10.00; Children (10 & under) Free.
6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Seminar #1 – (Seminar Room) – How to Build a Sponsorship Package (Scott
6:30 p.m. Meeting for all Ms. Dirt Trackin’ Contestants
7:00 p.m. Ms. Dirt Trackin’ 2014 Contest (Main Stage – East Building)
7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Seminar #2 – (Seminar Room) – Sprint Car Tire Seminar (Coty Mallicoat –
Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic)
7:30 p.m. "2013 Williams Grove National Open Features" Video (Video Theater – West Building)
8:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Seminar #3 – (Seminar Room) – Stock Car Tire Seminar (Terry Wilcher –
Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic)
9:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. Seminar #4 – (Seminar Room) – Local Speedway Job Fair (Local Tracks)
10:00 p.m. Show Closes
Saturday, January 25, 2014 Time Schedule
(Subject to Change)
9:30 a.m. Doors Open for Vendor Set-up
10:00 a.m. Show Opens to Public / Doors Open for General Admission: General admission: Adults
(18-59): $12.00; Seniors (60 & older) & Young Adults (11 – 17) $10.00; Children (10 & under) Free.
10:00 a.m. Central PA Blood Mobile – Blood Donations Begin (ends at 2:00 p.m.)
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. Seminar #5 – (Seminar Room) – Separating Fact From Fiction in the Racing
World – Part 1 (Jim Bernheisel)
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Seminar #6 – (Seminar Room) – Separating Fact From Fiction in the Racing
World – Part 2 (Jim Bernheisel)
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Seminar #7 – (Seminar Room) – Oxygenated Racing Fuels (Mike Miller)
1:00 p.m. "Danny Dietrich Beats WOO at Lincoln Features" Video (Video Theater – West Building)
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Seminar #8 – (Seminar Room) – National Racesaver Sprint Series – Part 1
(French Grimes – National Director)
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Seminar #9 – (Seminar Room) – National Racesaver Sprint Series – Part 2
(French Grimes – National Director)
3:00 p.m. "Silver Springs Speedway – A Little Track That Roared" Video (Video Theater – West Building)
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Seminar #10 – (Seminar Room) – Driver Safety Seminar – (Brenda Wolfe)
5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Seminar #11 – (Seminar Room) – Sponsorship Tips for the Racers (Scott
6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Seminar #12 – (Seminar Room) – The Story Behind RAACE (Brad Brickel) 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Seminar #13 – (Seminar Room) – Storytellers – Part 1 (To Be Announced)
7:00 p.m. "Dave’s Stock Car Highlights" Video (Video Theater – West Building)
8:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Seminar #14 – (Seminar Room) – Storytellers – Part 2 (To Be Announced)
9:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. Seminar #15 – (Seminar Room) – Storytellers – Part 3 (To Be Announced)
10:00 p.m. Show Closes
Sunday, January 26, 2014 Time Schedule
(Subject to Change)
9:30 a.m. Doors Open for Vendor Set-up
10:00 a.m. Show Opens to Public / Doors Open for General Admission: General admission: Adults
(18-59): $12.00; Seniors (60 & older) & Young Adults (11 – 17) $10.00; Children (10 & under) Free. * SPECIAL – Buy one ticket, get one free.
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. Seminar #16 – (Seminar Room) – Racer’s Worship Service
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Seminar #17 – (Seminar Room) – How To Have Fun in Racing Seminar
1:00 p.m. Junior Miss Dirt Trackin’ 2014 Contest (Main Stage – East Building)
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Seminar #18 – (Seminar Room) – Legends Cars Seminar (Chad Earnst)
1:00 p.m. "SSP’s Final Showdown features from November" Video (Video Theater – West Building)
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Seminar #19 – (Seminar Room) – To Be Announced
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Seminar #20 – (Seminar Room) – To Be Announced
4:00 p.m. Show Closes / Tear-Down Begins
Insinger Performance Seminar Series presented by Sunoco
(All seminars are free of charge – arrive early as seating may be limited)
Friday, January 24, 2014
6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. How to Build a Sponsorship Package – SCOTT STILL, President of The American Motorsports Marketing Group, will be offering valuable insight on "Creating a Sponsor Package." This Seminar will cover the essentials of creating a Sponsor Package for your Race Team in order to market your Team to potential Sponsors. Topics covered will include "What is a Sponsor Package? "; "What does it contain?"; and "How do I present this to Sponsor Companies?" The goal is to offer you enough information to assist you in building a quality Sponsor Package in your pursuit of Sponsor Funding.
7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Sprint Car Tire Seminar – Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic Open Wheel Product Manager, COTY MALLICOAT will be on hand to discuss the various options available and answer any technical questions that you may have about the open wheel tires.
8:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Stock Car Tire Seminar – Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic Stock Car Product Manager, TERRY WILCHER will be on hand to discuss the various options available and answer any technical questions that you may have about the stock car tires.
9:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. Speedway Job Fair – Ever wonder how you could get a job at one of our local speedways. Now is your chance. All local speedways are invited to the inaugural job fair to meet and answer your questions. After a brief presentation describing the various jobs available at our local tracks, you will have the chance to fill out an application and submit it to your speedway of choice. Whether it’s a race official,
Saturday, January 25, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Separating Fact From Fiction in the Racing World (Part 1) – A thirty-five year veteran in the sport of auto racing, JIM BERNHEISEL, owner of Bernheisel Race Components and Lazer Chassis will provide an in-depth presentation and discussion about Dirt Late Model technology and its various myths. Although the presentation is geared towards all Late Model chassis brands, the information will be extremely beneficial for all forms of racing from stock cars to open wheel cars. Jim not only builds racecars but is also a prominent driver in the local Late Model scene.
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Separating Fact From Fiction in the Racing World (Part 2) – JIM BERNHEISEL, owner of Bernheisel Race Components and Lazer Chassis will continue his discussion about Dirt Late Model technology and its various myths. Following the presentation, a question and answer period will be held.
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Oxygenated Racing Fuels – MIKE MILLER, technical manager for Sunoco Fuels, will lead a general informational discussion about the pros and cons of oxygenated fuels in relation to racing engines and increasing horsepower. Any other questions about racing fuels can be answered during this presentation.
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. National Racesaver Sprint Car Series (Part 1) – National Director, FRENCH GRIMES will present an in-depth discussion about the origins and thoughts behind the National Racesaver Sprint Car Series. An open wheel sprint car with a 305 cubic inch engine features a set of rules to prevent money from buying significant advantage. The concept allows working men and women the opportunity to compete on a level playing field.
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. National Racesaver Sprint Car Series Cont. (Part 2) – National Director of the Racesaver Sprint Car Series, FRENCH GRIMES will continue his in-depth discussion about the origins and thoughts behind the National Racesaver Sprint Car Series. An expert in the field of open wheel engines and fuel will answer any and all questions from his vast experience in the racing world. This is a great opportunity to tap into the wealth and knowledge accumulated by French over the many years he’s been involved in the sport..
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Driver Safety Seminar – BRENDA WOLFE, from Northeast Racing Safety will discuss the latest updates about safety equipment for the drivers and why you should be using it on the track. The informative seminar will be followed by a question and answer period about any of your safety related concerns. DENNY GROSS, from 802 Solutions, will also be on hand to discuss his new innovative safety product called "The Crash Pad."
5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Sponsorship Tips for the Racers – SCOTT STILL, President of The American Motorsports Marketing Group, will be on hand to discuss how to "Create Winning Partnerships." The information packed presentations will discuss sponsor packages, marketing opportunities and contracts followed by a question and answer session. This is one seminar that you don’t want to miss if you are looking at how to generate more dollars for your race team.
6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. The Story Behind RAACE – Join RAACE Executive Director BRAD BRICKEL to learn how you can get involved. It’s impossible to effectively solve a problem if you don’t know it exists. RAACE believes that education is the foundation for both the prevention and healing of child sexual abuse, and education begins with understanding where the problem and the solution both reside. The Race Against Abuse of Children Everywhere is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preventing abuse before it happens. You "Don’t Have to Wear a Cape" to be a RAACE Hero. You just have to take the time to care about kids, but we need your help.
7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Storytellers – Part 1 (Presented by the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing) – This is the first of a three part series featuring stories from the past drivers of the local speedways in the Central PA area. Fans will have the chance to ask these drivers questions about these stories in a wide open interactive forum that promises to be very entertaining for everyone. LYNN PAXTON, President of EMMR and notable Sprint Car driver, will begin by discussing the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing, the best kept secret in Central PA. After 25 years of existence, EMMR is a place that all race fans should visit every year. THIS EVENT MAY BE HELD ON THE STAGE DUE TO POPULARITY.
8:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Storytellers – Part 2 (Presented by the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing) – Drivers to be announced.
9:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. Storytellers – Part 3 (Presented by the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing) –
Drivers to be announced.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Racer’s Worship Service – BRIAN KUHN, chaplain for Racer’s For Christ, will lead a non-denominational worship service for anyone who wishes to attend. This will be a memorable service for the racing community.
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. How to Have Fun in Racing – ROHAN BEASLEY, director of the Sidewinder Sprint Car Series, will provide a fun and entertaining presentation showing the various ways to have fun in racing. This driver from "Down Under" will proivde a realistic approach of how to keep your racing affordable and enjoyable for both you and your family.
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Legends Cars – Central PA Legends Car driver, CHAD EARNST, will host an informative discussion and Q & A about getting started in one of the most popular divisions of racing in the world. Topics include the origins of Legends Cars, car rules & specifications, purchasing a car, safety requirements and getting started in racing. Learn how the same Legends Cars that run dirt locally can run asphalt oval, or road courses throughout the United States and around the world. Described as a stepping stone race car for those graduating from karts or quarter midgets, come learn how and why Legends Cars are one of the most exciting and affordable divisions of racing.
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. To Be Announced
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. To Be Announced
"Video Theater" Special Presentations on the Big Screen (West Bldg.)
Friday (7:30 p.m.): 2013 Williams Grove Speedway National Open (by Sports Plus Video) –
Both features from this year’s Williams Grove National Open will be shown. This might have been the most exciting weekend in the Grove’s history. Donnie Krietz wins an amazing preliminary night feature and Fred Rahmer wins the "big one" on the eve of his retirement. WoO who?
Saturday (1:00 p.m.): 2013 Lincoln Speedway WoO Feature (by Sports Plus Video) – Local
Danny Dietrich defeated the World of Outlaws, not once but the last two years in a row at Lincoln Speedway. Relive both of these 30-lap "heart warmers" in their entirety and the riotous victory lane celebrations that followed.
Saturday (3:00 p.m.): Silver Spring Speedway – A Little Track That Roared "1st ever public
screening" (by Lynn Schaffer Productions) – For years, you could set your clock by this 7:00 pm starting time at Silver Spring Speedway. Sadly, this fan favorite was replaced by a shopping center after its 2005 season, but Dirt Trackin’ Patrons can view the first ever public screening, although this – Lynn Schaffer’s most anticipated production may still not be completely finished.
Saturday (7:00 p.m.): Dave’s Stock Car Highlights (by Fast Trax Video) – Full bodied cars are
a big part of the Central PA racing circuit. Susquehanna Speedway Park’s videographer Dave Zortman’s work rivals professional television productions. The stocks cars take the big screen as we present "Dave’s Choice."
Sunday (1:00 p.m.): 2013 SSP Final Showdown (by Fast Trax Video) – The final racing
program of 2013 on the Central PA racing circuit entertained a full house with a pair of photo finishes. We wind up our special presentation schedule with both 410 and 358 Sprint Car features from the Susquehanna Speedway Park’s Final Showdown thanks to Dave Zortman.
When there are no special videos on the "Big Screen," Lynn Schaffer’s 2013 THUNDER IN THE PA MOUNTAINS video will be shown. The video will also be available for purchase during the Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show.
Ms. Dirt Trackin’ Contest Winners
2003: Cara Foss (Cherry Hill, NJ)
2004: Lynne Bruyn (Tower City, PA)
2005: Ashleigh Mull (York, PA)
2006: Beth Christine (Manchester, PA)
2007: Alyssa Sharman (Sinking Spring, PA)
2008: Lindsay Krug (Hanover, PA)
2009: Loralyn Brinster (Sussex, NJ)
2010: Arynne Moody (Dover, PA)
2011: Jaynee Zeigler (Thomasville, PA)
2012: Kimmie Trout (Reading, PA)
2013: Brittany Coleman (Mt. Airy, PA)
2014: To be determined on January 24, 2014 (Contest Begins at 7:00 p.m.)
2014 Ms. Dirt Trackin’ Contestants
– Amanda Findley (Lancaster, PA) Sponsor – Findley Motorsports / M&M Racing
– Jennifer Geiswite (Boyerstown, PA) Sponsor – Geiswite Racing / Jennifer’s Photography
– Trish Heller (Biglerville, PA) Sponsor – www.paposseracing.com / Rife’s Racing Collectibles
– Addy Jacobs (Reisterstown, MD) Sponsor – Walsh Racing / Luckyshot Photography
– Rachel Joseph (Pine Grove, PA) Sponsor – Witmer Dirt Motorsports / Tabbs Photography
– Misti Kopp (Hanover, PA) Sponsor – DR Motorsports
– Tiffany McKim (Fort Loudon, PA) Sponsor – Lone Wolf Racing
– Steph Payne (Littlestown, PA) Sponsor – MRK Motorsports
– Emily Raudebaugh (Dallastown, PA) Sponsor – Ellis Racing
– Victoria Trimmer (Spring Grove, PA) Sponsor – Cam Zeigler Racing
– Allison Weirich (Etters, PA) Sponsor – Beer Hill Gang (Dave Stewart)
– Jackie White (Greencastle, PA) Sponsor – Lone Wolf Racing
National Open Rookie To Receive $1,000
Mechanicsburg – The upcoming Williams Grove Speedway 53rd annual Champion Racing Oil National Open sanctioned by the World of Outlaws sprint cars has been expanded to a three-day format this season. The prestigious race is set for October 1, 2 and 3 at the historic Cumberland County oval. Saturday’s 40-lap Open will pay a whopping $50,000 to win with both the Thursday and Friday night shows offering $10,000 to win, 25-lap features.
And what happens on both Thursday and Friday will set the stage for drivers to compete in the Saturday National Open. National Open event points will be awarded for final position in time trials, heat races, C main, Last Chance Showdown and the feature, on both preliminary nights. The new points system will reward drivers for consistency throughout the event and is ultimately used to determine the lineups on the final night of the National Open.