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Alex’s Tire/Breidinger’s Speed Shop Joins 9th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show

As the Ninth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show continues to inch closer to the opening day of the event, the management staff has been putting the many pieces in place for what is expected to be another highly successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing coming together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The show will begin on March 6th and run through March 12th with a full itinerary of interview sessions and demonstrations set to take place. The upcoming show is continuing to sign on sponsors to help showcase another great run at the Phillipsburg Mall. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be an ideal setting for this special annual event. The show will once again feature a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the week long event. The always free of charge to the public racing event has continued to be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled throughout the year and gives the loyal racing fans a chance to see their favorite driving legends or one of the new upstarts talents chat about their racing careers and sign autographs for them.

Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the 9th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube, which opened in Phillipsburg, New Jersey in August of 2014, signed on with the successful show last February and were extremely pleased with the excellent results and the great feedback they received from their initial venture with the popular annual racing oriented show. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled.

New for the 2016 show will be one evening (Monday) dedicated to Drag Racing. Straight Line fever fans are in for a real treat as drag racing enthusiasts are assisting in contacting drivers who currently compete at the Island Dragway, Englishtown and Atco and the forgotten drag strips of Harmony and Mountain View and Flemington. Good stories are sure to abound when the rubber burning racers arrive in Phillipsburg. Dedicated Drag Racer Alex Cortezzo and his business, Alex’s Tire, has signed on to sponsor the Monday night endeavor, March 7th. Alex has a full stable of drag racing cars and will bring out his vintage 1963 Max-Wedge Dodge for the show. In a recent development, Alex has added his matching blue Wedge Dodge to the show.

Alex’s Tire is located at 102 Commerce Way in Stockertown, Pennsylvania and offers a full compliment of Firestone and Bridgestone passenger and truck tire sales and service. He also offers a full automotive center with alignments, state inspections and mechanical repairs. Hours are Monday through Friday 8 Am until 5 Pm and Saturday from 9 until noon. The phone number to reach them is: 610-759-8743. One can check out their website at: www.alexstire.com

Building on to the great reputation of Alex’s Tire, Alex purchased all of the assets of Breidinger’s Speed Shop within the past year and has relocated the speed shop to Alex’s Tire. Offering a complete array of speed and dress-up applications for passenger cars and trucks, Alex encourages everyone to stop in and browse through their extensive inventory for ideas on how to trick your hot rod or truck.

Once again Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important and additional role in this year’s edition of the show with demonstrations of their great race car. For additional information regarding the Stage One Modifieds, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com or contact Richie by phone at: 610 462 4302. IRCO Community Federal Credit Union remains a strong supporter of the show and can be reached at: 908-859-1811, or at their website: www.ircocu.com

All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Reading, Dorney Park, 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.

Entries are being accepted to display at the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456. The email address is: TOTHIILL98@aol.com

The show is open to all divisions of racing as well as hot rods, street burners and trucks. All speedways in the local Tri State area have been invited to take part in the annual event. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the “Stars of Tomorrow” with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the local area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd.

The Quaker Steak & Lube Ninth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at: 443 513 4456.

Ninth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show 2016 Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 6- 11:30 to 12:30- Murante Auto Repair presents Richie and Joel Smith of Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds demonstration

Sunday- March 6 - (Starting at 1:00) – Jeff’s Automotive presents Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Special Tribute to Carl “Fuzzy” Van Horn and saluting Nazareth Speedways and Dorney Park Speedways

Second Show- (Immediately following Interviews)-Persa Auto Repair presents VRP Shock Seminar and Demonstration with Vince Valeriano.

Monday- March 7 – (6:30 PM) – Alex’s Tire/Breidinger’s Speed Shop presents Straight Line Fever Drag Racing Night featuring Island Dragway, Harmony and Mountain View Dragway

Tuesday- March 8 – (6:30 PM)- Adam’s Used Auto Parts presents 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 9 – (6:30 PM) – Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways and Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds presents Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville Raceway, Mahoning Speedway, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway

Thursday- March 10- (6:30)- Searock Speed and Fabrications presents New Egypt, Bridgeport Speedway, Grandview Speedway, Big Diamond Raceway and X-Cel Modifieds

Friday - March 11 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) – R&F International Muffler and Penn Jersey Supermarkets presents Special Edition “The Legends of Racing” with many legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate with Special Tribute to “The Old Master” Frankie Schneider

Second Show- (6:30 PM)- Martocci Automotive/Dean Autosports/Carl’s Auto Repair presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ATQMRA, ARDC Midgets, Action Track USA, TSRS and Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

Saturday - March 12 - (1:00) –-Vogel Designs presents Special Tribute to Stan “The Man” Ploski, 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. -

*Schedule subject to change

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NEWS FROM LEN SAMMONS MOTORSPORTS PRODUCTIONS
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THREE QUARTER MIDGET ENTRY LIST FOR NAPA KNOW HOW GAMBLER’S CLASSIC SET FOR JANUARY 29-30 IN ATLANTIC CITY’S BOARDWALK HALL APPROACHES 100

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 24, 2016. . . Recently received entries for this coming weekend’s NAPA Know How Gambler’s Classic in Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., have pushed the field of Three Quarter (TQ) Midgets to nearly 100 men and machines.

This, coupled with full fields of Champ Karts and Slingshots, means that the fourteenth annual Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) has the potential to break all records for number of team entries.

Heading the list is an 18-car contingent of cars built by upstate New York whiz Mark Lafler, whose cars have come to dominate the VP Indoor TQ Series over the past five years.

His reign as the master car builder is being challenged by Lou Cicconi, Jr. who will be fielding four new John Bodnar-engineered, BJ  MacDonald-built cars that performed well in their first runs in Allentown, Pa.’s Indoor Race.

Alex Bright, an ARDC Midget standout, is a top Cicconi car contender. He successfully qualified for the Allentown A-Main, the only one of the three Cicconi entries in the first Series race to do so. Modified driver Jeff Strunk, Ohio Sprint Car pilot John Ivy and Midwestern Sprint and Midget standout Russ Gamester are slated to run the other three Cicconi owned cars.

Cicconi has decided to enter a fifth car after he was notified on January 20 by Rico Abreu that he would not be racing in Atlantic City as had been originally intended.

“The demands for my NASCAR commitments are higher than I anticipated,” Abreu texted Cicconi. “I am truly sorry, I feel awful.”

Abreu, on January 14 signed a contract to drive full time in the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Erick Rudolph, the unofficial leader of the Lafler-brigade, and the winner of the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels opener January 2 in Allentown, Pa., will be racing for the highest stakes.

If Rudolph wins the Saturday night 14th Annual NAPA AUTO PARTS TQ Midget feature in Atlantic City, he’ll remain eligible to receive a $10,000 bonus prize posted by Vahlco Racing Wheels. If he then wins the Saturday night, February 27th Battle Of Trenton main event.

“I’m the only one with a chance to win it,” said Rudolph, who won the 2015 Gambler’s Classic race in Atlantic City’s Bo 100ardwalk Hall and the February, 2014 Battle Of Trenton event in Trenton’s Sun Bank Center.

“But these races are tough to win. It depends on how you qualify, and on which gear you choose to run. The car I run in Boardwalk Hall will be set up the same as it was for the Allentown race,” Rudolph revealed.

With close to 100 TQ s expected in Atlantic City, winning the Valhco Perfect Performance Bonus won’t be easy.

“I would say any of the drivers who made the invert in Allentown would be the guys to beat in Atlantic City,” Rudolph reasoned.

They included Ryan Flores, Mike Lichty, Jimmy Blewett, Anthony Sesely, Ted Christopher, Lou Cicconi, Jr., Andy Jankowiak and Rudolph. All but Flores are past Indoor race winners in the LSMP series events.

The Atlantic City race meet is the second of three events in the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels, run under the Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP). Racing in Trenton, N.J. on February 26 and 27 completes the Series.

The weekend schedule for Atlantic City calls for the TQ Midgets, Slingshot and Champ Karts to hit the track for time trials on Friday afternoon, setting the stage for Friday night’s racing action.

A newly designed points system will be used to reward the TQ Midgets for time trial performance and finishing position in Friday night’s qualifying races.

The top 80 TQ Midgets from time trials will be split into four 20 car, 20 lap qualifying events. The winners of those events and the top five combined point earners from time trials and the qualifying races will lock themselves into Saturday night’s A-Main.

On Saturday night the TQ Midgets will run six heat races and three B-mains to fill out the 24 car starting field for the 40 Gambler’s Classic A-Main.

The Champ Karts and Slingshots will run preliminary qualifying features on Friday night, final last chance races Saturday afternoon and feature races Saturday night. Both classes will run 25-lap feature races with 24 starters to take the green flag.

Reserved seat tickets for the NAPA Know How Racing Weekend inside Boardwalk Hall are still available but in limited quantity. There are plenty of general admission seats that remain for sale.

Tickets are available from the Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall Box office, all Ticketmaster offices and online at www.ticketmaster.com. To order by phone, call Ticketmaster at 1-800-736-1420 or 1-800-745-3000.

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NEWS FROM: Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2016 fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show

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ERIN MOODY CROWNED MS. MOTORSPORTS SATURDAY AT PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS 2016 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW PRESENTED BY INSINGER SUNOCO; TIM HOGUE RECEIVES JOE PRATT MEMORIAL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE; SHOW CONTINUES ON SUNDAY

OAKS, PA January 24, 2016 . . . Erin Moody, 29, of Etters, Pa., is the new Ms. Motorsports. She was crowned Saturday on day two of the three day PPB Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show Presented By Insinger Sunoco.

“I kind of thought it might be my year,” Erin admitted, particularly after having been recognized by judges for having aced the Interview portion of the competition. “I just wanted to have fun in the competition, be myself.”

Erin holds a doctorate in physical therapy, earned from Arcadia University after earning her undergraduate degrees in biology and health services from Shippensburg University.

Her reign as Motorsports begins Sunday on the final day of the three day Show and will continue January 29-30 at NAPA Know How Racing Weekend inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall for the Len Sammons Motorsports Productions Indoor auto races.

Her prizes included $1,500 in cash, a poster opportunity and a Ms. Motorsports jacket.

Tim Hogue, Motorsports Show Manager, was recognized by the Sammons family for his consistent pursuit of excellence, conveyed by his receiving the Joe Pratt Memorial Award. Hogue succeeded Pratt as the Show Manager of the Motorsports Show after Pratt passed away. He is advertising manager of Area Auto Racing News.

The Sammons family annually makes the Pratt award presentation at the Motorsports Show.

Jordan Lynch was named pageant First Runner-up in the Ms. Motorsports competition. She will serve as Ms. Area Auto Racing News and, if Erin is unable to serve in her role, would succeed her as Ms. Motorsports. She earned $500. Kaitlyn Puccio was second runner-up, earning $250.

Other pageant award winners were Nicole Flood, Ms. Congeniality; Dylanne Hodge, Most Photogenic; Jordan Lynch, Swimsuit Fans Choice and Swimsuit Judges Choice; and Kaitlyn Puccio, Sportswear.

Despite weather issues, the Show opened on schedule at 11:00 AM. A robust gathering of former Syracuse Super DIRT Week winners was on hand to sign a commemorative poster. Area Auto Racing News’ Winningest Drivers, the top performers from the 2015 season, signed a specially commissioned color poster for fans in attendance.

The third and last day of PPB Motorsports starts at 11:00 AM Sunday, January 24. The show site, the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA, offers a large cleared area for free parking. More than 200 race vehicles are on display along with 600 exhibit booths, a variety of displays and many speedways and organizations offering news of the 2016 season. The show ends its run at 4:00 Sunday afternoon.

For a show schedule check in at www.aarn.com.

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Twenty-six races will populate the 2016 Hilborn Tri-State Racesaver Series schedule this season, with the opener being held back at New Egypt Speedway on April 23rd. Several other “special event” shows are slated to highlight the schedule including a Thursday night Thunder on the Hill event at the historic Grandview Speedway, with the TSRS sprints on the bill along with the All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint Cars. The popular 305 Sprint Car group will visit Grandview Speedway, New Egypt Speedway and also Bridgeport Speedway this season, as well as some popular Central Pennsylvania tracks during co-sanction events with the PASS Racesaver Series.

“This should be one of our best seasons yet,” regional director Joe Grandinetti commented. “We have a pretty exciting and diverse schedule that I think it will be fitting to all of our teams. I am working with Rod Ort from PASS more this year so that we can get both of our series to work together to create better racing and more participation from both TSRS and PASS teams, so that RACESAVER will continue to grow and flourish”.

Also for 2016, New Egypt Speedway has discontinued their 305 Racesaver Sprint Car division, handing the sanction and races back to Grandinetti. The two parties separated back in 2014, ultimately affecting car counts for both groups. With Grandinetti and TSRS back to holding the reigns he is hoping to have a more consistent car count not only at New Egypt, but at all Speedways partnered with the group.

General Manager of Bridgeport Speedway Danny Serrano is looking to bring back the Poker Series Championship in 2016. He is currently looking for sponsors to help fund the unique and popular event that Eddie Wagner came victor to in 2015.

“We are planning on having a nice points fund, with IMCA contributing and also with some other deals I am working towards as well,” says Grandinetti. “We have ASI Racewear coming on board this year as a sponsor, and Hilborn will be back to support us as our primary series sponsor this year too. Thayer Performance is going to be our official parts trailer once again this season, and they always have almost everything we need to help out our teams when they find themselves in a bind at the track, so I am always appreciative to that”.

There are seven scheduled shows at New Egypt this year, twelve at Bridgeport Speedway on both Friday and Saturday nights, and the Tri-State Racesaver Series will be visiting Grandview Speedway a total of five times in 2016, with three of those shows being Thunder on the Hill Events. Also, TSRS will co-sanction with PASS for the year ending “Blue Collar Showdown” at Port Royal Speedway in early October.

Mike Haggenbottom, who was crowned the 2015 Champion for the fourth consecutive year in a row this past Saturday at the annual TSRS banquet, will try for a fifth straight championship in 2016. Eddie Wagner, Tim Tanner, Dave Brown Jr., Stefanie Palmai, John Barnett, Ryan Stillwaggon, Tommy Carberry, Rick Stief, and the first ever TSRS champion Jeff Geiges, are just a few of the popular drivers who will be chasing the 2016 Hilborn Tri-State Racesaver Series crown as well.

“I am looking to discuss and outline the basics of our great series this coming Saturday (January 23rd) during our scheduled seminar at Motorsports,” mentioned Joe. The meeting, which will be held at noon on Saturday, January 23rd in Seminar Room 1 at the Expo Center, will have Grandinetti present as well as French Grimes, and the PA Racesaver Regional Director Rod Ort on hand to answer any questions on the upcoming season. “There are a lot of new details concerning tech, handicapping procedures and safety concerns that will be gone over, so it is imperative that 2016 competitors are present”. Drivers may register for the 2016 after the meeting, or you can find registration information at the TSRS booth at the Motorsports Show this coming weekend.

For more info on whats happening with the fast growing sprint car series in the nation, go to our website www.tsrs1.us or log on to our Facebook page!

Tentative Schedule

Saturday - April 23rd - New Egypt
Saturday - April 30th - Bridgeport
Friday - May 6th - Bridgeport
Saturday - May 14th - Bridgeport
Saturday - May 21th - Bridgeport
Saturday - May 28th - New Egypt
Sunday - May 29th - Grandview *Thunder on the Hill*
Saturday - June 4th - Bridgeport
Saturday - June 11th - New Egypt
Saturday - June 18th - Bridgeport
Friday - June 24th - Bridgeport
Saturday - June 25th - Grandview
Saturday - July 9th - Bridgeport
Saturday - July 23rd - Bridgeport
Saturday - July 30th - New Egypt
Friday - August 5th - Bridgeport
Saturday - August 13th - Bridgeport
Thursday - August 18th - Grandview *Thunder on the Hill*
Saturday - August 20th - New Egypt
Saturday - August 27th - Bridgeport
Saturday - September 3rd - New Egypt
Friday - September 9th - Grandview
Friday - September 23rd - Bridgeport
Saturday - October 8th - Port Royal
Saturday - October 15th - Grandview
Friday - November 11th - Bridgeport

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NEWS FROM LEN SAMMONS MOTORSPORTS PRODUCTIONS
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SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL FOR making this first time event such a success.

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ERICK RUDOLPH RACES TO THREE QUARTER MIDGET INDOOR WIN AT SOLD OUT PPL CENTER IN ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA; LSMP SERIES OPENER PACKS THE HOUSE; REEDER WINS SLINGSHOT FEATURE

ALLENTOWN, PA (Jan. 2, 2016) – Erick Rudolph proved invincible Saturday night as he led every one of the 40 laps in the Ironton Telephone TQ (Three Quarter) Midget 40-lap feature at Allentown’s PPL Center in front of a sold out crowd.

Rudolph, no stranger to victory in TQ Midget racing, managed two obstacles to perfection to win.

“Lapped traffic can always screw up your race but tonight they were all pretty considerate,” Rudolph, 23, of Ransomville, N.Y. said. The second potential pitfall to Rudolph’s victory was one he controlled all on his own, a dozen restarts with rivals alongside and behind him. “I never really had a problem with the restarts,” Rudolph confessed. “The new Lafler car was perfect.”

Ryan Flores, a transplanted ‘Jersey guy’ who now lives in Mooresville, N.C., ended up second for the third time in the last four Indoor TQ races, each of them behind Rudolph. “I’m kind of getting tired of seeing that yellow number 22 in front of me,” Flores said. “But finishing second in this field is a victory any time, to be honest.”

Canadian Mike Lichty closed late in the race to finish third over Jimmy Blewett who ran as high as second before dropping to fourth over the final ten laps. “Once I got by Blewett, it was pretty much too late,” Lichty said. “The car came in pretty well but I lost a few spots on a couple of the early restarts and fought to get it back.”

Tim Buckwalter was fifth, just behind Blewett in a torrid battle to the checkered. Another Canadian, Rob Neely was sixth. Anthony Sesely, Patrick Emerling, Jonathan Reid and Earl Paules rounded out the top ten.

In the companion 20-lap Slingshot feature race, Eddie Reeder, a 24-year old driver from Harmony, N.J., who is an Indoor Slingshot specialist, led every lap of the way in an attrition-filled race that saw just nine drivers go the distance. Joe Kata III was the second place finisher, taking the nod with a pass on the final restart of Cody Kline. Frank Yankowski and Danny Spellmon trailed.

The Indoor race was the first of its kind in the Lehigh Valley in half a century and drew an enthusiastic, standing room only crowd.

“This is the first sellout we have had in fourteen years of the Len Sammons Motorsports Productions events,” said series founder Len Sammons. “The Lehigh Valley area support for this event has been gratifying to say the least.”

The race was the first of the three 2016 events that comprise the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series Fueled By VP Fuels. Subsequent races are scheduled for Atlantic City, N.J. on January 29-30 and Trenton, N.J. on February 26-27, 2016.

Seventy one TQ Midgets took time in the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Time Trials. Quickest was Andy Jankowiak, driving the same car he had won with last year Indoors at Trenton, N.J. His 7.514 was far quicker than Ryan Susice, Ransomville Speedway’s 2015 champion, who was second quick at 7.672. Past Indoor race winners Anthony Sesely (7.673), Ted Christopher (7.689) and Patrick Emerling (7.708) trailed.

Six TQ qualifying heat races, sponsored by All American Property Maintenance, were won by Justin Bonsignore, Jimmy Blewett, Erick Rudolph, Lou Cicconi Jr., Ryan Flores and Neal Williams.

Three Slinger Warehouse Slingshot heat races, presented by Pocono Raceway, were taken by Chris Kurtz after his teammate Jesse Hartman was disqualified, by Anthony Raisner and by David Carraghan.

Three TQ Midget B-Mains were won by Alex Bright, Bobby Holmes, fifth fastest qualifier, who had spun out of a heat race qualifying spot after a tangle with lapped traffic. A solo Slinger Warehouse Slingshot B Main was snared by Kurt Bettler.

Future Homes was the Presenting Sponsor for the night of racing. Associate race sponsors included E.G. Schneider & Son, Racing Electronics and Hoosier Racing Tires.

PIT NOTES: The logistics of putting an indoor event together are particularly acute when the event is taking place in an arena for the first time. This was the case in the PPL Center in Allentown. As it happened, the advertised starting time of having cars on the track for warmups – 1:00 PM – was missed by just fifteen minutes, creditable in any case and certainly for a first time operation.

Part of the time savings came from a two and a half hour move in time; track officials had predicted about four hours to turn the trick…

Officially, Jimmy Blewett completed the first lap on the PPL Center floor, having been in the first practice group. Ryan Tidman was right behind him for the first slow lap on the new track…

Mark Lafler, dominator of recent TQ races as a winning car builder, had eighteen cars in the field for this race, four of the brand spanking new. Ryan Susice, Jonathan Reid, Patrick Emerling and Erick Rudolph all had new ones…

Earl Paules delighted race associate sponsor and his primary sponsor when he finished second in the first B-Main, making it into the big show with a sterling drive…

Just missing the A-Main, with third place finishes in the three Bs were Joey Payne, Geoffrey Sutton, and Zane Zeiner…

Will Cagle’s TQ Midget debut, at age 77, fizzled early. Cagle waved off the third practice for TQs when his car failed to fire at first, then shut off completely. Cagle signaled the ATV push truck to shoot him into the pits…

Ironton Telephone TQ Midget Feature (40 Laps): 1. Erick Rudolph, 2. Ryan Flores, 3. Mike Lichty, 4. Jimmy Blewett, 5. Tim Buckwalter, 6. Rob Neely, 7. Anthony Sesely, 8. Patrick Emerling, 9. Jonathan Reid, 10. Earl Paules, 11. Bobby Holmes, 12. Ryan Susice, 13. Jimmy Zacharias, 14. Lou Cicconi Jr., 15. Andy Jankowiak, 16. Dakota Kessler, 17. Pat VanVarick, 18. Sheldon Iudicello, 19. Neal Williams, 20. Ted Christopher, 21. Matt Janisch, 22. Justin Bonsignore, 23. Alex Bright, 24. Andrew Krause.

Slinger Warehouse Slingshot Feature (20 Laps): 1. Eddie Reeder, 2. Joe Kata III, 3. Cody Kline, 4. Frank Yankowski, 5. Danny Spellmon, 6. Kyle Herve, 7. Doug Maher, 8. Nick DelCampo, 9. AJ Gerhart 10. Anthony Raisner, 11. Nick Shaw, 12. Ed Stangle, 13. Matt Langbein, 14. Mike Glass, 15. Dave Carraghan, 16. Jim Housworth, 17. Kurt Bettler, 18. Tim Roeder, 19. Chris Kurtz, 20. Coby Kohler.

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NEWS FROM LEN SAMMONS MOTORSPORTS PRODUCTIONS

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PROMOTER: Len Sammons (609)888-3618

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FRESH FROM BIG USAC WIN IN FORT WAYNE, INDIANA, VETERAN RACER RUSS GAMESTER IS READY TO CHALLENGE A STAR STUDDED FIELD OF RACERS AT ALLENTOWN, PA INDOOR EVENT

ALLENTOWN, PA December 29, 2016 . . . When the eighty TQ (Three Quarter) Midget drivers take to the specially constructed indoor race track inside the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa., this Saturday, January 2, 2016, one veteran driver, fifty year old Russ Gamester of Peru, Ind., will have an advantage.

Gamester won an indoor race last Saturday night in Fort Wayne, Ind., making him the only driver in the Ironton Telephone Avaya TQ Midget Indoor Race field who carries the rush of recent victory into the PPL 
Center.

“It was a great run,” stated Gamester. “Once I got the lead I knew I had to be smart and just run my own pace staying on the inside. When it is your night, it’s your night and it all worked out for me.”

Gamester will be one of three drivers competing in new cars, developed by Ohio Supermodified constructor John Bodnar, being built by Pennsylvania fabricator BJ McDonald and commissioned by TQ Midget driver Lou Cicconi, Jr.

Popular Pennsylvania Small Block Modified driver Jeff Strunk and ARDC/USAC Midget Car favorite Alex Bright will be Gamester’s teammates.

NASCAR NEW YORK STATE MODIFIED STOCK CAR CHAMPION JIMMY ZACHARIAS IS LATE ENTRY IN INAUGURAL IRONTON TELEPHONE ALLENTOWN INDOOR AUTO RACE ON JANUARY 2

Third generation asphalt Modified driver Jimmy Zacharias, who has been winning races on New York State’s Southern Tier for many years, is the latest driver to enter the inaugural Ironton Telephone TQ Midget races inside the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa., set for Saturday, January 2, 2016,

Zacharias will be driving a TQ Midget built by Lou Cicconi, Jr. The car is a good one; it was previously driven to two Indoor race victories including a 100 lapper by Stewart Friesen in Providence, Rhode Island.

Zacharias, 24, is coming off one of the best seasons of his outdoor driving career, winning the 2015 NASCAR New York State Modified championship, primarily on the strength of a track title earned at Chemung (NY) Speedrome. The NASCAR crown was Zacharias’ second in three years.

Len Sammons, event organizer of the Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) inaugural event in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, can’t wait for Saturday’s gates to open.

“The response for the first Allentown Indoor race been tremendous,” Sammons said. “With this being the first Indoor race in Allentown, no one will have an advantage in experience. It’s going to be all new for everybody and the fans are in for an unbelievable show.”

The Allentown race is first of three events in the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels. Racing in Atlantic City, NJ and Trenton, N.J., complete the Series.

Past LSMP Indoor event winners include Ted Christopher of Plainville, Ct., Lou Cicconi. Jr., of Lester, Pa., Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo, N.Y., Mike Lichty of Innerkip, Ontario, Canada, Joey Payne of Fair Lawn, N.J., Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y. and Anthony Sesely of Matawan, N.J.

Lehigh Valley, Pa., area drivers expecting to compete for the victory include Brandon Azzalina of Saylorsburg, Pat Bealer of Slatington, Louie Horvath of Walnutport, Matt Janisch of Nazareth, Stephen
Nederostek of Walnutport. Earl Paules of Palmerton, Matt Roselli of Brodheadsville.

Tickets for the Allentown race are selling at a rapid pace and available exclusively through PPLCenter online, by phone at 610-347-TIXX, or in person at the Mealey’s Furniture Box Office located on 7th & Hamilton St. at PPL Center.

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EXCITEMENT BUILDING FOR FIRST IRONTON TELEPHONE AVAYA ALLENTOWN INDOOR AUTO RACE ON JANUARY 2ND; SLINGER WAREHOUSE SPONSORS SLINGSHOT DIVISION

ALLENTOWN, PA December 22, 2015 . . . The first Indoor Auto Race being held in Allentown, PA in 50 years has produced a great deal of excitement among racers and fans. Tickets are selling rapidly for the Saturday, January 2nd event being held for the first time inside the PPL Center. An impressive list of entries for the headline TQ Midget and Slingshot division for the Ironton Telephone sponsored event were filled months ago.

“The response for the first Allentown Indoor race has been tremendous,” said show organizer Len Sammons. “Fans are buying tickets and we maxed out at 110 race cars, 80 TQ Midgets and 30 Slingshots. There just isn’t any more pit space for more race cars. We’re sure that the fans will see a show they’ll remember for a long time.”

The TQ Midget list includes past LSMP Indoor event winners include Ted Christopher of Plainville, Ct., Lou Cicconi. Jr., of Lester, Pa., Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo, N.Y., Mike Lichty of Innerkip, Ontario, Canada, Joey Payne of Fair Lawn, N.J., Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y. and Anthony Sesely of Matawan, N.J.

Vahlco Racing Wheels, a heavy hitter in the racing wheels market, is posting the $10,000 Perfect Performance Bonus if a driver can sweep the three 2016 TQ Midget feature events. After Allentown the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series fueled by VP Racing Fuels heads to Atlantic City, N.J’s Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, January 30, 2016 and at Trenton, N.J.’s Sun National Bank Center on February 27, 2016.

The 2016 TQ Midget point champion will again receive $2,000. With money offered to the top five in the points, consistency over every single lap is key. Drivers will earn points for qualifying, heat races and feature events.

In 2015, Erick Rudolph was the Series champion. He was actually tied for most points by Ryan Flores but won the title on a tiebreaker. Andy Jankowiak and Ted Christopher remained in contention until final turn of the last lap of the Gambler’s Classic Indoor finale.

Thanks to Bob Hilbert Sportswear the driver that circles the tight 1/10 mile concrete oval the fastest during the afternoon time trial session will receive a $100 cash award. Additionally, the winners of the six TQ Midget heat races will be get some extra cash courtesy of All American Property Maintenance.

The Slingshot division has a new series sponsor. These ‘Mini-Modifieds’ will officially be the “Slinger Warehouse Slingshot” division at all three 2016 Indoor Racing events.

Slinger Warehouse was recently purchased by Stephen Svanda, a racer devoted to the success of the division whose base of operations is near the PPL Center in Allentown. Slinger Warehouse representatives will be on hand at the event with needed parts and tires for the racers competing.

Lehigh Valley area Slingshot entrants include David Carraghan of Emmaus, Cody Kline of Bangor, Tim Roeder of Emmaus, Kurt Bettler of Hellertown and Kenneth Reeder of Lehighton.

Lehigh Valley, Pa., area drivers expecting to compete for the TQ Midget victory include Brandon Azzalina of Saylorsburg, Pat Bealer of Slatington., Louie Horvath of Walnutport, Matt Janisch of Nazareth, Stephen Nederostek of Walnutport. Earl Paules of Palmerton, Matt Roselli of Brodheadsville, and Ryan Smith of Kunkletown.

Tickets for the Allentown race are available exclusively through PPLCenter online, by phone at 610-347-TIXX, or in person at the Mealey’s Furniture Box Office located on 7th & Hamilton St. at PPL Center.

ERNIE SAXTON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
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Journalist - Announcer - Publisher
www.saxtonsponsormarket.com
215.752.7797 & 267.934.7286
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