GERALD CHAMBERLAIN NAMED GRAND MARSHAL FOR 8TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES EVENT
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. –