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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:19 pm 
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Did they give a best of show award this year? If yes who got it. I had to work all weekend .


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:33 pm 
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Allen Reed wrote:
Did they give a best of show award this year? If yes who got it. I had to work all weekend .


I think i saw the number 16 358 got it Matt Campbell?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:08 am 
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Wow this is a tough crowd! lol.

In the past I usually attended this show every year, but don't get there as often. 70 miles one way trip. We did go this year and it was okay. We took our two year old son and he really enjoyed seeing the cars. He enjoyed watching them build the Classic Car and got an autograph which made his day. For me, that made the show enjoyable, so I can't complain.

If you are a fan of purchasing racing dvd's like myself, it was a good day. Lynn Schaeffer had a nice layout of videos for sale, and there were several other racing dvd vendors there. The tracks were well represented with schedules and info. And, since the car turnout wasn't the greatest, there was lots of room to move around and take pics without people getting in the way!

Racing shows and mall shows have been losing cars for several years. It seems to be happening everywhere. The only car show that seems to still offer lots of cars is the Selinsgrove Mall Show, but now they are having it between races and I'm not sure that will be a good thing.

At Dirt Trackin' they offered you a $2 off coupon on their website, you could take up to four. On Sunday, they offered you buy one ticket get one free. They tried to make this more affordable. You can't blame them for that.

If the cars don't show up, what can you do? Blame the show promoter?? I don't know abnout that. At least there were a handful of nice cars there to see and get us ready for the season ahead.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:36 am 
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Did anyone see any of the 11 outdoor billboards? York's Friday morning tv show tried to help by stating the weekend events as the Harrisburg Auto Show and Drit Trackin. The other color anchor asked, 'What is Dirt Track in'? Duh, dead air.!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:17 pm 
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I took my two Sons to the show on Saturday. I regret that I wasted $12 to see 1/4 of the amount of cars that used to show up. I honestly felt embarrassed for everyone involved.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:51 pm 
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A press release was sent out about the show, stating that next years top three cars in the overall fans choice (or something of that nature) were going to be paying positions, with 1st receiving $1,000, 2nd paying $500, and 3rd paying $250. Hopefully that will give teams some incentive to get their cars done in time for the show and help bring the show back to what it once was. It may be a step in the right direction, if not then at least they are trying.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:37 pm 
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A press release was sent out about the show, stating that next years top three cars in the overall fans choice (or something of that nature) were going to be paying positions, with 1st receiving $1,000, 2nd paying $500, and 3rd paying $250. Hopefully that will give teams some incentive to get their cars done in time for the show and help bring the show back to what it once was. It may be a step in the right direction, if not then at least they are trying.

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Can't really see how that will help.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:31 am 
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I thought Poolguy was a Coolguy, but is it me or is he becoming the Toolguy of the message board?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:02 am 
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Slinc he has been that way for a long time.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:23 am 
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poolguy wrote:

Can't really see how that will help.

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Well, it costs money for a team to take a car to a show. Not only towing the car there, but also early prep to get a car ready. Representing your sponsors used to be enough incentive for a ton of teams to put in the time, effort, and money to get the car to a show and put on an awesome display (not just plop your car at the show). With money for racing getting tighter for everyone, corners are cut and the "extras" outside of actually going to the track and racing are usually the first to go. Perhaps now that there is something more on the line than a trophy and some pride, more teams will come back out and support the show. Teams may try harder with their displays as well. More cars and better displays means a better show.

Like I said before, at least the Fishers are trying to help the show instead of sitting around bitching about it like so many other people.

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Wow, you people are tough, lol... I didn't make it this year for personal reasons but I still would have gone if I could regardless... I know a lot of people have their opinions of Todd, and as a member of a team that competes there trust me when I say I have many of my own too... But facts are facts people, like most of you said, this show has been going down hill for years and this is the first year that the Fisher's took over promotions for the show... You're not going to go from Flea Market to Motorama in one year, I for one will stick with him and give him time to get his show back to what it used to be... A year or 2 from now if it still sucks, then I will form my opinion...

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BLittle500 wrote:
poolguy wrote:

Can't really see how that will help.

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Well, it costs money for a team to take a car to a show. Not only towing the car there, but also early prep to get a car ready. Representing your sponsors used to be enough incentive for a ton of teams to put in the time, effort, and money to get the car to a show and put on an awesome display (not just plop your car at the show). With money for racing getting tighter for everyone, corners are cut and the "extras" outside of actually going to the track and racing are usually the first to go. Perhaps now that there is something more on the line than a trophy and some pride, more teams will come back out and support the show. Teams may try harder with their displays as well. More cars and better displays means a better show.

Like I said before, at least the Fishers are trying to help the show instead of sitting around bitching about it like so many other people.


I agree. They are trying something to save this show, let's try to give them a chance.


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Bill Mc wrote:
Slinc he has been that way for a long time.

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I live in a different world than most normal people.


I flip everything around and look at everything from a different side.


My thoughts and opinions are from actual experiences though.

Just shows everyone that none of you have ever walked or ran in my shoes. :cwm4:


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I applaud the Fisher's for trying. I think paying money for best in show would be a big step in the right direction to drawing more teams back to the event.


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Per an E-Mail from Todd Fisher:

Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show to See Major Changes for 32nd Edition in 2015

Newberrytown, PA (January 27, 2014) – The 31st edition of the Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show presented by Jack Giamblavo Family of Dealerships came to a close on Sunday, January 26 in the Memorial Hall at the York (PA) Fairgrounds. The show has seen three different producers over the past three years. Change has become the norm for the show however the 2015 show next January will see the most changes in the show in its 31-year history.

Todd and Rhonda Fisher purchased the rights to the show last July from Larry Miller. The first year they vowed to not drastically change things but to only add items to increase the interest in the show that has seen a steady decline in attendance and enthusiasm over the past five years. Their first year was to learn the behind-the-scenes issues and problems that needed to be fixed. “I was concerned about the limitations of the building and the relationship with the York Expo Center staff,” stated show producer Todd Fisher. “At SSP, I can make changes to anything I want, however, the Memorial Hall is their sandbox and I didn’t want to overstep any boundaries.” Fisher continued, “The staff of the York Expo Center was tremendous and extremely helpful. They made things very easy and I can’t wait to work with them again next year.”

Nicole Berkebile, the Jack Giambalvo Family of Dealerships Public Relations Manager repeated those statements, “We were happy to be part of another successful Dirt Trackin’ Show and look forward to seeing it grow over the next year.” A 31-year sponsor of the show, their display of new vehicles included 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.

Although the car display count of vehicles was down for various reasons, the quality of cars was spectacular. Approximately twenty-five pre-registered vehicles failed to make its way to the show. The “Best Appearing Car of the Show” was awarded to the Late Model of Alan Sagi who also won “Best Late Model” award. A close runner-up to best appearing was Matt Campbell’s 358 Sprint Car that won the “Best Open Wheel (Full Size) Car” award. Cory Lawler’s Micro Sprint claimed the “Best Open Wheel (Small) Car” accolades. The baby blue Road Warrior driven by Curt McDade claimed the “Best Stock Car” honors. Other winners included Ashley Rumsey (Quarter Midget); Randy Doty (Classic Car/All American Outlaw); Bobby Weaver #20 Sprint Car (Vintage Car/Open Wheel); John Marks (Vintage Car/ Stock Car); Harlon Leppo (Legends Car); and Ryan George (Karts).

Following the awards presentation on Friday night, one major change coming to the show for 2015 will be replacing the “Best Appearing Car of the Show” award with the “Most Popular Car of the Show” award. Attendees of the show will vote for their favorite car of the show and the winner will receive $1,000.00; second place will get $500.00 and third place will be awarded $250.00 for their efforts. All cars must be pre-entered for the show as space will be limited with the additional activities and displays planned for 2015. Details and rules will be released in the near future.

On Friday night, the 12th annual Ms. Dirt Trackin’ contest presented by Zeigler’s Service Center (Spring Grove) was held with 13 contestants vying for the $500.00 first prize. After 8 years of competing in the competition, Biglerville’s Trish Heller was crowned Ms. Dirt Trackin’. Heller explained how determination paid off and what the show means to her, “I am so excited to be Ms. Dirt Trackin’ 2014. My father has taken me to this show since it first opened its doors 31 years ago. Those hours and many Saturday nights at Lincoln Speedway meant alone time together that we couldn’t always have as life gets in the way. Having been unsuccessful many times in the past in the Ms. Dirt Trackin’ contest, I wasn’t sure if I was going to run again, but because of those times with my dad at The Central PA Dirt Trackin’ show, this title meant too much to me to quit on it. It’s for those reasons and my love of the sport that I couldn’t be happier to put my efforts toward promoting this pastime that I love. I will do anything in my power to help the producers of the Dirt Trackin’ Show in order to return it to it’s wonderful past by encouraging more drivers, speedways and sponsors to attend to help promote this heart thumping, exhilarating, and electrifying sport. I am also willing to help owners and promoters of the various speedways to bring new audiences and fans to the tracks.” Victoria Trimmer of Spring Grove was the Ms. Dirt Trackin’ runnerup. Along with her crown, sash and check, Ms. Dirt Trackin’ received a copy of the National Speedway Directory featuring the Contact information for all speedways in the U.S. and Canada. Any promoters or owners can contact Trish Heller for any appearances or promotional events through Ms. Dirt Trackin’ on Facebook or at msdirttrackin2014@gmail.com.

Jaynee Zeigler, Pageant coordinator, produced the most professional and efficient contest in the 12 year history of Ms. Dirt Trackin’. Along with her tasks of the Ms. Dirt Trackin’ Contest, Zeigler developed the new Jr. Miss Dirt Trackin’ contest held on Sunday afternoon. Ten girls between the ages of 6 and 12 years of age entered the contest. Tessa Darrah of Red Lion won the Jr. Miss Dirt Trackin’ Contest with her bubbly personality. Tessa’s uncle is World of Outlaws Sprint Car driver Cody Darrah who drives for NASCAR’s Kasey Kahne. Runner ups in the Jr. Miss Dirt Trackin’ contest was Jesse Palm and Bailey Kress who ended in a tie.

The Insinger Performance Seminar Series presented by Sunoco included many informational seminars for everyone. The variety of topics included setups, sponsorships, charities, series information and more. National Racesaver Director French Grimes was on hand providing invaluable information about engines and his Sprint Car series. Scott Still from the American Motorsports Marketing Group shared ways for drivers and owners to find funding for the racing efforts. Jim Bernheisel of Bernheisel Racecars provided participants with invaluable information for all car set-ups. Brenda Wolfe of Northeast Safety Equipment provided information about the latest trends and equipment to drivers about their safety while competing. Mike Miller, product manager for Sunoco Racing Fuels was also on hand to discuss how oxygenated fuels affect engines. Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic Tire Specialists Coty Mallicoat and Terry Wilcher provided information about tires to seminar attendees. Rohan Beasley (Sidewinder Sprints) and Chad Earnst (Legends Cars) concluded the seminar series on Sunday by discussing the ways people can have fun at the speedways and getting from a grandstand seat to the driver’s seat of a racecar.

One of the highlights of the show was the speedway in the middle of the East Hall that featured Slider racing for both kids and adults. Local drivers competing against their small counterparts until their leg power ran out. Daryl Winkler from the All American Outlaw Series organized charity races on the Sliders and raised $231.40 for each of their two charities - the St. Judes Children Research Hospital and the Wounded Warrior Project. Plans are already in place to provide a full scale track for the Slider Bikes on the Slider RAACE Speedway complete with wooden guardrails, bleachers and more at the 2015 edition of the Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show.

Another popular addition to the show was the “Storyteller’s Show” that featured local legends Lynn Paxton and Gary Wolford bantering back and forth about racing memories on the local tracks hosted by John Krall. Paxton, the President of the Eastern Museum of Moto Racing and notable Sprint Car driver discuss the best kept secret in Central PA. Wolford is the organizer of the popular Fish Fry held at the Latimore Valley Speedway Fairgrounds each May.

“The frustrating part of this show is that we have to wait a whole year to implement some new ideas. The show ended with a sense of enthusiasm of all participants and we received lots of encouragement and gratitude for taking on the challenge,” said Fisher. “Like Trish Heller’s determination to keep entering the Ms. Dirt Trackin’ contest after frustration, she is the perfect person to represent the enthusiasm and determination that future shows will be better than ever with many people coming together to represent the sport they love.”

The doors of the 32nd Annual Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show will swing open to many race fans, drivers and supporters of local short track racing in the Central Pennsylvania area on the last weekend of January in 2015.

For anyone wishing to contact the Fishers concerning the show, they may call 717-292-1696 or email sspracing@hotmail.com.

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