Friday, December 3, 2010
Phillipsburg Mall Anxiously Awaits Return of IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show March 6-11, 2011
PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. – The Fourth Annual IRCO Community Federal Union Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will return to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2011 with opening day set for Sunday, March 6. The show will continue through Saturday, night, March 12. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, N.J., is a popular location for this event that offers a broad variety of racecars on display. As many as one-hundred race cars from the past, present and future are expected to "over flow" the Phillipsburg Mall. This event is one of the leading attractions, drawing record crowds for the weeklong event.
The race cars are on display for various reasons. The restored racecars represent the past, the "good old days" if you will, and always bring back great memories joined by special appearances from many of the famed drivers who drove these cars. Current day racecars are displayed by race teams to gain their sponsors exposure and create interest for mall walkers to visit a race track in their area. New cars are displayed for similar reasons, and to also show the new and changing technology of the race cars. You can visit the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show and on any given night, meet the drivers who pilot these four-wheel high-powered race cars.
Many racetracks participate in this event as a way to distribute their schedules for the coming season and meet and greet old fans and, hopefully, make new fans to attend their racing events. The Reading Fairgrounds, Flemington and Harmony Historical Societies will also be participants in the show, sharing photo memories and racing memorabilia of the special but fallen race tracks.
Entries are now being accepted to display in the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com web site. Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. Space is available for racecars of all divisions, vendors and race tracks as well.
In the previous events, cars that were on display include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, URC Sprints, Late Models, go-karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. Several race tracks will also use this event as an opportunity to get the word out on their up-coming 2011 racing season. New Egypt, Grandview, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Kutztown, Borger's and the West End Quarter Midgets will again be involved in the 2011 show.
For the fourth year, expect the return of the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley and the Pados Brothers as they will host the nightly events and interviews. More details to come on the actual taping dates of the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Show at the Mall. In 2010, more than 130 drivers were interviewed or featured during the nightly activities.
The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer an event souvenir program book and shirt.
IRCO Community Federal Credit Union remains the lead show sponsor since the event first opened in 2008. More information on IRCO is available at the company's web site at: www.ircocu.com or please contact Greg Collins via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.
For IRCO Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at 443.513.4456, via e-mail at TOTH98@aol.com or on the web: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.
And don't forget, the sister event to the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is the wildly popular and established 26th Annual Reading Eagle-WEEU 830 AM Racing Legends Reunion & Car Show, set for the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, PA February 20-26, 2011. For additional information on the Racing Legends event, contact Brett Deyo by phone at 845.728.2781 or via e-mail at Deyo99H@aol.com. In 2010, Brett Deyo assumed the role of show organizer working with event founder Bob Miller.
Both events offer race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2011 season.