|Date: 7/22/2012 3:42:14 PM|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
JULY 22, 2012
CONTACT: ARCHIE MYERS
FRANKIE SCHNEIDER & CARL VAN HORN TOP 12 INDUCTEES
TO HARMONY SPEEDWAY HALL OF FAME CEREMONIES SUN, JULY 29
BY Ken Kuhlman
HARMONY, NJ – The former Harmony Speedway was a well recognized 5/8 mile dirt racing facility that existed from 1963 through 1973. Over that time many of the finest racing talents in the Northeast displayed their wares at that site.
On Sunday, July 29th twelve of them will have the sheer distinction of being inducted as the initial class to the newly formed Harmony Speedway Hall of Fame. These ceremeonies, which are slated to get underway at 2 pm, will be a part of the preceedings that day of the Harmony Speedway Race Car Show thar runs from 12 pm until 6 pm as part of the Warren County, NJ Farmers Fair.
Heading up the list of the Hall of Fame inductees will be the all-time Modified stock car feature race winner at Harmony Speedway, Frankie Schneider, and the man that constructed the speedway and served as its first race promoter, Carl Van Horn. Joining them will be the second and third drivers when it came to winning Modified races at that race track, Will Cagle and Al Tasnady.
From the Sportsman stock car racing division into the Harmony Hall of Fame will come Peppy Fernandez, Larry Honey and Jay Beers. Long-time Sprint car racing standout Bobby Allen will also be receiving these coveted honors in addition to Late Model racer John Esposito.. Joining this array will also be noted race car owners Amelio Scott and Dick Cozze, in addition to former Harmony Speedway race prmoter Ward Crozier.
Add these presentations to what stands out as the charm of the yearly Warren County Farmers Fair of bringing so many attendees back to the simple pleasures that was youth. Visiting your aunt on her farm for a few days in the summer, waching with excitement as pumpkins grew on the vine in your backyard and wondering which one was going to be the biggest and going to the Harmony Speedway each week to see your “Dirt Track Heroes” race there.
On Sunday, July 29th, at that Fair the Harmony Speedway Historical Society, led by former long-time racer and racing historian Archie Myers, will host the Harmony Speedway Race Car Show. That will be a large exhibit that will feature racing memorabilia, race drivers and race cars from the past and present. Several of the cars on display actually raced at harmony Speedway or are replicas of those cars.
Further details on this show are available by contacting its organizer,Archie Myers, at (908) 723-4458 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Warren County Farmers Fair is located on route 519 in Harmony, NJ.