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Flemington Speedway Display Coming to Phillipsburg Mall

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Restored cars that once raced at Flemington Speedway will be displayed at the Phillipsburg Mall event. Credits: Terry Wright
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PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. - Flemington Speedway Historical Society (FSHS) will once again provide an anchor display at Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show.

Phillipsburg Mall, Route 22 east, is the venue for the week-long extravaganza. It opens Sunday, March 5 and runs through Saturday, March 11. 

At least 18 race cars will be part of the FSHS exhibit, which highlights open cockpit sprint cars and midgets. Among the sprint cars will be the Weikert/Doug Wolfgang #29, Smokey Snellbaker #56, Billy Pauch #1, Dave Kelly #17 and the White Phantom #63. 

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The midget display will include the Paul Kuhl #8, the Ken Brenn #35 and several TQ midgets.  In addition, the Richie Evans #61, the Paul Deasey #707, the Dick Havens #93, and the Ken Brenn #24 stock cars will also be on display.

The FSHS exhibit will feature vintage racing movies, along with the tables and walls filled with photos, scrapbooks, and other memorabilia. Flemington Speedway personalities will be visiting the display all week. 

On Friday, March 10, two "Legends of Racing" shows will be presented at 4 and 6:30 p.m., honoring former Flemington competitor and Grand Marshal Sammy Beavers, and featuring many dirt modified stars who competed at Flemington and other tracks.

On Saturday, March 11, the "Special Tribute to Open Wheel Racing Legends" from Flemington Speedway will start at 1 p.m. Drivers attending include Bob Cicconi, Lou Cicconi, Ronnie Dunstan, Drew Fornoro, Bing Metz, Garry Gollub and Stan Lobitz will take part.

The society is a nonprofit organization with the mission to preserve, protect, and document the history of Flemington Fairgrounds and Speedway. It sets up a huge display at the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair, successor to Flemington Fair, at the Ringoes fairgrounds each August. It also holds a car, truck, tractor and motorcycle show at the fairgrounds in October.

Visit the Flemington Speedway Historical Society Facebook page or its website for more information.

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