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COMING EVENTS:

Saturday, April 22, 7 p.m. TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman along with Blast from the Past Vintage racers.

Saturday, April 29, 7 p.m. TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman.

Starting with May 6th Saturday night events will have spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 6, 7:30 p.m. TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars.

Sunday, May 7, 1 p.m. Enduro and Blast from the Past Vintage car racing

KYLE WEISS WINS 35-LAP TP TRAILERS NASCAR MODIFIED FEATURE WORTH MORE THAN $3500 AT GRANDVIEW ON SATURDAY NIGHT; BRIAN SHUEY TOPS IN BRC LATE MODELS AND RYAN LILICK TOPS IN SPORTSMAN

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. April 16, 2017 . . . Kyle Weiss, Brian Shuey and Ryan Lilick didn’t fare well in their outings during opening night racing at Grandview Speedway last Saturday night.

In their second showing of the season all three more than made up for it as they all ended their night in victory lane in their respective division on Checkered Flag Fan Club Night.

NASCAR T.P. Trailers 358 Modified action saw Kyle Weiss inherit the lead from race leader Danny Erb on the 25th lap of the 35-lap main event when mechanical problems forced Erb to the sidelines. Weiss, who dedicated the win to promoter Bruce Rogers, who recently passed away, commented that Erb, “had the right line and the field covered,” before he broke.

Weiss’ $3,500 payday didn’t come easy since five-time point champion Duane Howard and defending and ten-time point champion Craig Von Dohren were bumper-to-bumper in the final stages of the event. It was Weiss’ first win of the year and his fourth career triumph.

Brian Shuey led the entire 25-laps of the BRC NASCAR LM feature for his first win of the current campaign and his 21st career win on a track he considered “very racy.”

In the 25-lap NASCAR Sportsman feature Ryan Lilick outgunned Paul Houseknecht on a restart and went on two claim his season first win by a narrow margin over runner-up Mike Lisowski, who found out Lilick was on a mission determined to win.

Proving the feature winners had the proper decals and met the necessary requirements, they received monetary awards from T.P. Trailers, Limerick and products from V.P. Racing Fuels if they ran gas.

Erb wasted no time keeping the Terry Fasnacht-owned No. 44 at the front of the 28-car starting grid on the initial green with Brian Krummel, rookie Joe Fanelli, Weiss and Addison Meitzler, returning after being out of action for numerous years, in pursuit.

A lap four, fourth turn tangle regrouped the field, but that didn’t deter Erb as he kept the momentum going to continue his pace. By this time however Brian Krummel, Mike Gular, Weiss and Meitzler completed second through fifth.

Weiss overtook second on the 13th lap restart needed when Meitzler stopped in the second turn with a flat time. At the same time Howard advanced to third to make it a three-way battle for the lead.

Erb’s hard fought efforts were in vain when he stopped in turn four to bring out the caution and out of contention. Erb’s loss was Weiss’ gain since Weiss was now the new leader. Weiss held onto the lead when action resumed, but now pressure was coming from Howard, Kyle Borror, Gular and Von Dohren. Lurking in the wings trying to break into the top five was Jeff Strunk coming off a feature win the previous night.

As hard as they tried no one was able to pass Weiss as he went on for the win. Chasing him across the line were Howard, Von Dohren, Gular and Strunk.

Weiss, Jared Umbenhauer and bobby Gunther-Walsh were the heat winners. The consi winner was Kenny Gilmore.

BRC Late Model action saw Shuey take off at the drop of the green and immediately pulled away from the 14-car field.

Chasing him down were Steve Wilson, last week’s feature winner Ron Kline, Wayne Pfeil and Bryon Sipe.

Kline’s hopes of two-in-a-row vanished when he stopped in the fourth turn for the second yellow with 13 laps complete.

Shuey was still the leader on the restart while Wilson, Pfeil, Sipe and defending point champion Chuck Schutz tried to change the status.

Shuey kept everyone behind him and went on chalk up the win in the 25-lap feature.

Shuey and Steve Todorow won the heats.

In the Sportsman feature Ryan Lilick became the new leader on the fifth lap restart when he made his way past early leader Paul Houseknecht.

Within no time Lilick had a sizeable lead built up leaving Houseknecht, Mike Lisowski, Ryan Beltz and brother Kyle Lilick trailing him trying to catch him.

Lisowski overtook second on the 12th lap and started running the high line to reel him in. He was gaining ground as the laps wound down and the 21st caution regrouped the pack. Lilick held his own and Lisowski gave him no change to make an error.

With two laps to go Lisowski made a run the outside along the homestretch, but found himself pinched out of running room

No one passed Lilick and he collected his first win of the current campaign and fourth career. Chasing him across were Lisowski, defending point champion Jordan Henn, Houseknecht and Beltz.

Heats were won by Lisowski, Houseknecht and R. Lilick. Brian Hirthler, opening night feature winner won the consi.

NASCAR stock car racing action returns to Grandview Speedway on Saturday, April 22nd with racing starting at 7 p.m. Included in the four division card of racing will be the TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman along with a special appearance by the Blast from the Past Vintage racers. Admission is $15 for adults while youngsters 11 and under are admitted free.

RACE RESULTS

NASCAR T.P. Trailers Modified Feature (35-Laps): 1. Kyle Weiss, 2. Duane Howard, 3. Craig Von Dohren, 4. Mike Gular, 5. Jeff Strunk, 6. Jared Umbenhauer, 7. Kyle Borror, 8. Kevin Hirthler, 9. Brian Krummel, 10. Kenny Gilmore, 11. John Willman, 12. Doug Manmiller, 13. Addison Meitzler, 14. Chris Esposito, 15. Brian Houseknecht, 16. Justin Grim, 17. Bobby Gunther-Walsh, 18. Chris Gambler, 19. Joe Fanelli, 20. Dan Waisempacher, 21. Ryan Grim, 22. Blaine Bracelin, 23. Danny Erb, 24. Ron Seltmann Jr., 25. Brigg Danner, 26. Brett Gilmore, 27. Ray Swinehart 28. Mike Kellner. DNQ: Kory Fleming and Brandon Whitmoyer.

BRC Late Model Feature (25-Laps): 1. Brian Shuey, 2. Wayne Pfeil, 3. Steve Wilson, 4. Bryon Sipe, 5. Chuck Schutz, 6. Blaine Emery, 7. Kyle Merkel, 8. Steve Todorow, 9. Jordan Knepp, 10. Todd Ravel, 11. Ron Kline, 12. Dan Hoffman, 13. Shawn Horning, 14. Andy Cassel. DNS: Damon Neff.

Sportsman Feature (25-Laps): 1. Ryan Lilick, 2. Mike Lisowski, 3. Jordan Henn, 4. Paul Houseknecht, 5. Ryan Beltz, 6. Craig Whitmoyer, 7. Ryan Lilick, 8. Jack Butler, 9. Louden Reimert, 10. Mike Mammana, 11. Brian Hirthler, 12. Mark Kemmerer, 13. Dean Bachman, 14. Joe Funk III, 15. Brad Grim, 16. Brad Arnold, 17. Dylan Swinehart, 18. Ryan Higgs, 19. Jesse Landis, 20. John McGovern, 21. Kurt Bettler, 22. Andrew Kreis, 23. Kenny Bock, 24. Ryan Shupp. DNQ: Andy Clemmer, Jeromy Guistwite, Pat Conrad, Mark Kemmerer, Nathan Mohr.

FROM: Ernie Saxton Communications, 267.934.7286 or Esaxton144@aol.com

Race results by Vicki Gehris

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COMING EVENTS:
Saturday, April 15, 7 p.m. T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman. Modifieds run 35-lap feature paying $3500 to win. Checkered Flag Fan Club Night

Saturday, April 22, 7 p.m. T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman along with Blast from the Past Vintage racers.

Saturday, April 29, 7 p.m. T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman.

HIRTHLER BROTHERS (KEVIN AND BRIAN) SWEEP NASCAR 358 MODIFIED AND SPORTSMAN VICTORIES AT GRANDVIEW; VETERAN RON KLINE SCORES LATE MODEL WIN

Bechtelsville, PA April 9, 2017 …………. Brothers.Kevin Hirthler, 39, and Brian Hirthler, 37, both of Perkiomenville, PA, took home a feature win, Saturday night at Grandview Speedway. Kevin scored his 12th career TP Trailers 358 Modified feature win at the high-banked third-mile dirt track, while Brian collected his second career Sportsman triumph at the popular Bechtelsville, PA raceway. The raceway promoted by the Rogers family celebrated 55 consecutive seasons of racing with the annual opening night program Saturday night.

Ron Kline, 48, of Salford, PA steering the Wanda Brown owned Junior Grebe Motorsports No. 3 Late Model claimed his 37th career feature triumph in the BRC Late Model main event.

“We’ve been trying to do this over the past five or six years, now, and finally we got it done tonight,” remarked a bearded Brian Hirthler after his win in the 25-lap Sportsman fray aboard his self-owned Pioneer Pole Building No. 4* Sportsman car.

Provided they met all requirements each feature winner earned bonus bucks from TP Trailers and Truck Equipment of Limerick. And VP Racing Fuels had product awards for top performers that met the requirements.

Coming up on Saturday, April 15th, 7 p.m. is the first extra distance event of the season for the T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds. They will be featured in a 35-lap main event paying $3500 to win along with T.P.Trailers and VP Racing Fuel bonuses. Also included will be the BRC Late Models and Sportsman. Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with the Low Down and Dirty Meet and Greet set to take place as gates open.

In the 25-lap Late model main, Chuck Schutz, the 2016 Late Model track champion, started from the pole in a heads-up start after winning the first heat race of the night. Kline, also a heat winner, started outside the front row. With the green it was Schutz out in front over Kline through the first seven circuits prior to the caution on Lap 7.

The new green again showed Schutz on top over Kline through Lap 12. Off turn 4 on Lap 13, Kline ducked under Schutz and took the top spot crossing at the starters stand. >From that point on it was Kline going on to victory, with Schutz pressuring Kline several times in the final 12-laps, but never getting out in front. Schutz pressed Kline, but wound up runner-up, with Kyle Merkel finishing up third. Stephen Todorow brought home a solid fourth in front of Brian Sipe.

Heat winners for the 15 Late Models in action were Chuck Schutz and Ron Kline.

“You got to keep your foot in it,” explained Kline. “We survived. The lapped cars were all over. Tonight, being in second was a better thing. I found the guard rail twice tonight and got by Chuck down there off the bottom in turn 4 and, believe me, once I got out in front I wasn’t about to give it back. Junior Grebe gave me a heck of a car.”

Kline now has won three of the last five features run at the track in recent years on Opening Night.

In the 30-lap 358 Modified feature, 10-time track champion Jeff Strunk started from the pole with Kevin Hirthler outside the front row chauffeuring his self-owned Bicknell chassied Pioneer Pole Building No. 117 mount. With the green it was Strunk powering out on top over Hirthler, as the caution was out after a lap. On the new green Hirthler was quicker on the restart from the outside lane, dropping Strunk to second spot for lap 2 in front of Brett Kressley. Lap 8 brought out another caution involving Kyle Borror, Ryan Grin and Kyle Weiss, as Kressley headed to the pit area with a flat tire.

On the restart from the outside lane it was Hirthler out in front again on Lap 9 as Strunk stayed close. Hirthler remained out in front, with another caution on Lap 13.

Again from the outside lane it was Hirthler scoring Lap 13 as the race leader. Caution again on Lap 15 bunched things up, but Hirthler remained out in front, with Strunk applying heavy pressure every tour. Hirthler kept his advantage and easily took the win in the 30-lapper over Strunk, with Craig Von Dohren finishing up a real strong third-place. In fourth it was invader Ryan Watt and five-time track champion rounded out the top five finishers.

Heat winners for 38 358 Modified racers were Strunk, Hirthler, Dan Wasempacher and 9-time speedway championVon Dohren, who was the 2015 and 2016 358 Modified champion. Consolation winners were Chris Gambler and Brian Houseknecht.

“I won three features here in 2015 and got zero wins in 2016,” explained Hirthler. “One night I was leading the feature and broke a bolt. Strunk got passed me and won that night taking that win from me. I guess tonight we got him back, with this win?

“I might have jumped Jeff slightly on that restart early on, but he certainly had his chances to get me back throughout tonight. All the yellow’s just kept coming out. The track was choppy because of all the wet weather we’ve had recently. Give the track crew time to work on it. It’s understandable. Everyone knows I am out there pushing on the gas every lap. We had a great race car tonight,” said Hirthler.

The Sportsman feature saw Craig Whitmoyer vault out on top after starting from the pole over Brian Hirthler. Kenny Bock took third and Brian Papiez fourth. Papiez advanced to third by Lap 3 and immediately challenged Hirthler for second spot. The top three ran nose-to-tail for laps 9, 10 and 11 and laps 14 and 15 saw Papiez and Hirthler battling it out for second.

By Lap 16 Hirthler got hooked up on the high outside and in turn two he drove by Whitmoyer to take the top spot, while running with a couple of laps in lapped cars. Two slower lapped cars crashed right in front of the leaders racing through turns 3 and 4 and nearly took out the top runners, but a lap wasn’t completed. Lap 17 it was Hirthler again taking the lead, but Brad Arnold stopped in turn two to quickly bring out the caution.

The new green showed Hirthler out in front over Whitmoyer, Jordan Henn and Papiez, as the caution was waving again after 19 rounds for Papiez, who broke the front suspension.

The green reappeared with Hirthler on rails and flying out in front of Whitmoyer. Invader Cale Ross, normally a New Egypt Speedway runner, climbed up to third with 20-laps completed in front of Henn and Jim Housworth. It remained that way to the checkered.

Heat winners for 36 Sportsman racers were Whitmoyer, Kenny Bock and Hirthler. Mike Lisowski took the win in the consolation.

“I was running the car hard,” said Hirthler. “I was gasping for air on lap 16. After the heat race I was convinced this car was a rocket. Whitmoyer gave me a real run for the money, but I had him covered running on the top, the bottom or down the middle tonight. This car was a rocket.”

BRC Late Models 25-laps

1)Ron Kline 2) Chuck Schutz 3) Kyle Merkel 4) Stephen Todorow 5) Brian Sipe 6) Wayne Pfeil 7) Blaine Emery 8) Steve Wilson 9) Shawn Horning 10) Dirk Rimrott 11) Jordan Knepp 12) George Irwin 13) Andy Cassell 14) Todd Ravel 15) Brian Shuey

Sportsman 25-laps

1)Brian Hirthler 2) Craig Whitmoyer 3) Cale Ross 4) Jordan Henn 5) Jim Housworth 6) Mark Kemmerer 7) Joe Funk 8) Dean Bachman 9) Loudon Reimert 10) Kenny Gilmore 11) Ryan Higgs 12) Kenny Bock 13) Mike Mammana 14) Brad Grim 15) Kurt Bettler 16) Mike Lisowski 17) Ryan Beltz 18) Ken Eckert Jr. 19) Nathan Mohr 20) Jesse Landis 21) Dave Dissinger 22) Brian Papiez 23) Brad Arnold 24) Ryan Shupp 25) Jeromy Guistwite 26) John McGovern

TP Trailers 358 Modifieds 30-laps

1)Kevin Hirthler 2) Jeff Strunk 3) Craig Von Dohren 4) Ryan Watt 5) Duane Howard 6) Rick Laubach 7) Doug Manmiller 8) Ray Swinehart 9) Danny Bouc 10) Brett Gilmore 11) Dan Waisempacher 12) Jared Umbenhauer 13) Kory Fleming 14) Justin Grim 15) Mike Gular 16) Briggs Danner 17) Brett Kressley 18) Mike Laise 19) Brian Houseknecht 20) Chris Esposito 21) Kyle Borror 22) Ryan Grim 23) Addison Meitzler 24) PJ Oliver 25) Chris Gambler 26) Blaine Bracelin Jr. 27) John Willman 28) Kyle Weiss

MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton @ 267.934.7286 or Esaxton144@aol.com

Track phone: 610.754.7688 --- www.grandviewspeedway.com

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IT IS TIME TO GO NASCAR STOCK CAR RACING AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

IT ALL STARTS TODAY. GATES OPEN AT 5 P.M. RACING STARTS AT 7 P.M.

Bechtelsville, PA April 8, 2017 . . . Grab the goodies, bring the camera, include a seat cushion and head off to Grandview Speedway for the opening of the 55th consecutive season of stock car racing tonight.

Included in tonight’s action will be the ground pounding T.P. Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars. At least 12 events of racing.

Adult admission is $15 while youngsters under 11 are admitted for free.

Tonight the Meet and Greet will include Addison Meitzler, returning to Modified action; Sportsman racer Nate Mohr who will be giving out Easter eggs and Late Model talent Shawn Horning. Fans are reminded to bring their camera to get some great photos. It happens at the main gate at 5 pm.

And fans are invited to visit the competitors in the pits when all the action has been completed.

On Sunday, April 9th at 1 pm Enduro racing along with Blast from the Past Vintage racers will be seen in action.

For information telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com.

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ERICK RUDOLPH WINS THIRD GAMBLER’S CLASSIC THREE QUARTER (TQ) MIDGET IN ATLANTIC CITY’S BOARDWALK HALL, RYAN FLORES IS INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES CHAMPION; CALE ROSS WINS RACE AND TITLE IN CHAMP KARTS, SLINGSHOT WIN TO GARY HIEBER AND TITLE TO DANNY BUCCAFUSCA

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 29, 2017 . . . Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y., staved off a furious last lap challenge off the final turn by Zane Zeiner of Bath, Pa., and won the NAPA Know How Racing Weekend Three Quarter (TQ) Midget Gambler's Classic 40-lap feature by a razor thin margin inside historic Boardwalk Hall on Saturday night.

“I wasn't sure about it, to be honest,” said Rudolph of the outcome. “I knew it was very close.

The actual margin of victory, .012 seconds, was the closest margin for a race winner in the history of the Indoor Auto Racing Series.

“He (Rudolph) made one little mistake there at the end and I was right there,” Zeiner said. “Someday soon, I am going to win one of these things.”

Matt Janisch was a close third, Jimmy Blewett fourth and Mike Lichty, who was making his first Indoor Auto Racing Series start of the season, completed the top spots.

Scott Kreutter, Jon Reid, Andrew Nye, Brandon Azzalina and Ryan Flores completed the top ten.

The tenth place result was enough for Flores to win his first Indoor Auto Racing Series points championship.

“The point title is what we worked hard for all year,” Flores said. “I would like to have done better in this race but winning the title was the goal and we achieved it.”

Gary Hieber started up front and finished there to win the 25-lap Slingshot feature. Hieber outran Danny Buccafusca for the race win but in finishing second, Buccafusca won the Slingshot Indoor Auto Racing Series points championship. Seth Spayd, Cody Kline and Kyle Herve completed the top five. Kurt Bettler entered the weekend as a contender for the Slingshot title but spun out late in the race and finished 19th.

Cale Ross backed up his Indoor Auto Racing Series Champ Kart race win at Trenton in December with a win in Saturday's Champ Kart feature. Ross held off Eric Zeh and Todd Crenchaw to secure the race win and by crossing the line first, also won the Indoor Auto Racing Series Champ Kart points championship. Ryan Swartz and Ryan Kendall ere the remainder of the top five. Perennial favorite Chris Daley was involved in two separate crashes during the race and finished twenty-first.

In preliminary TQ Midget racing action Saturday night, Flores, Blewett, Andy Jankowiak, Lichty, Reid and Azzalina each won heat races. B-Main TQ Qualifiers were won by Andrew Krause, Andrew Nye and Timmy Catalano. The five lap TQ Midget Dash which set starting positions for the first nine was won by Rudolph.

In Saturday afternoon preliminary action, Scott Kreutter won the Last Chance Qualifier for TQ Midgets, Dylan Hoch and Joe Toth the pair of Slingshot qualifiers, and Todd Crenchaw and Joey Bruning the pair of B Mains for Champ Karts.

Len Sammons Motorsports Productions and the Indoor Auto Racing Series announced dates for the 2018 Gambler's Classic. The 16th running of the race is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, January 26-27, 2018.

Gambler's Classic TQ Midget Feature (40 Laps): 1. Erick Rudolph, 2. Zane Zeiner, 3. Matt Janisch, 4. Jimmy Blewett, 5. Mike Lichty, 6. Scott Kreutter, 7. Jon Reid, 8. Andrew Nye, 9. Brandon Azzalina, 10. Ryan Flores, 11. Ryan Preece, 12. Rob Neely, 13. Mike Maresca, 14. Justin Bonsignore, 15. Mike Iles, 16. Tim Buckwalter, 17. Mike Tidaback, 18. Andy Jankowiak, 19. Anthony Sesely, 20. Ted Christopher, 21. Ronnie Mullen, 22. Brett Michalski, 23. Timmy Catalano, 24. Earl Paules, 25. Ryan Tidman, 26. Andrew Krause.

Slingshot Feature (25 Laps): 1. Gary Hieber, 2. Danny Buccafusca, 3. Seth Spayd, 4. Cody Kline, 5. Kyle Herve, 6. Billy Vaninwegen, 7. Joe Toth, 8. Dan Spellmon, 9. Damon Paul, 10. Steve Svanda, 11. Mike Toth, 12. Nick Del Campo, 13. Brett Bieber, 14. Mike Lapicki, 15. Chris Gall., 16. Nick Shaw, 17. Matt Langbein, 18. Anthony Raisner, 19. Kurt Bettler, 20. Vern McLaughlin III, 21. Matt Massone, 22. Dylan Hoch, 23. Cole Hentschel, 24. Eddie Strada.

Champ Kart Feature (25 Laps): 1. Cale Ross, 2. Eric Zeh, 3. Todd Crenchaw, 4. Ryan Swartz, 5. Ryan Kendall, 6. Jonathan Laureigh, 7. Mike Perry, 8. TJ Reed, 9. Doughas Goetz Jr., 10. Tim Gregory, 11. Stephen Beattie, 12. Pat Yountz, 13. Jeremiah Wagner, 14. Jon Pepe, 15. Tyler Thompson, 16. Dalton Rivira, 17. Richie Spaide, 18. Cole Neibert, 19. Ron Midford, 20. JJ Pacovich, 21. Chris Daley, 22. Zach Myers, 23. Joey Bruning, 24. Jon Cash.

MEDIA NOTE: On behalf of all involved with Len Sammons and the Indoor Auto Racing Series we extend a huge thank you for your support of the events run in Trenton, Allentown and Atlantic City. ERNIE SAXTON

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BONSIGNORE, CHRISTOPHER, ZEINER, ILES PUNCH TICKETS TO NAPA KNOW HOW GAMBLER’S CLASSIC WITH WINS IN FRIDAY NIGHT’S FOUR TWENTY LAP THREE QUARTER (TQ) MIDGET FEATURES; BONSIGNORE FASTEST IN TIME TRAILS AT ATLANTIC CITY’S BOARDWALK HALL

RACING FINAL ACTION SET FOR SATURDAY NIGHT

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ Friday, January 27, 2017 . . . Justin Bonsignore, Ted Christopher, Zane Zeiner and Mike Iles hit Big Casino Friday inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall by winning the four 20-lap A-Main TQ Midget Qualifiers that were the highlight of Friday’s program of Indoor Auto Racing. Their wins guaranteed each a starting spot in Saturday’s Gambler’s Classic 40-lap headliner which offers a $5,000 first place prize.

Bonsignore and Christopher were the winners of the first two TQ Midget 20-lap A-Main Qualifiers. Bonsignore passed race leader Jimmy Blewett to win the first race, then held off Ryan Tidman and Blewett to secure the win.

“Jimmy was really tight in the corners and I was able to set him up,” Blewett said. “Great to win it.”

Christopher overcame an early race penalty for overly aggressive driving, then outran Ryan Flores and Ryan Preece to win.

“It doesn’t mean much really,” Christopher said. “Other than getting in the feature.”

In the third and fourth races, Zane Zeiner and Mike Iles were the victors. Zeiner passed leader Earl Paules twice, once for the lead and a second time when a spin negated the pass and Zeiner had to do it a second time.

“We have changed everything on this car more than once,” Zeiner said. “The track is pretty good for us now. I hope it stays that way.”

Iles outran Matt Janisch to win the fourth race. Iles the only dirt track winner this night, had previously announced his intention to stop racing Dirt Modifieds.

“These cars are physical,” said a tired but smiling Iles. “I have sold off the Modifieds but I think I’ll spend a few more years driving these cars.”

Earlier in TQ Midget time trials, Bonsignore led the 72 car field with a 7.975 time, close to, but just shy of Erick Rudolph’s 2016 standard. Ted Christopher, Zane Zeiner, Matt Janisch and Erick Rudolph rounded out the top five TQ Midgets time trials.

Slingshots and Champ also figured in the Friday action.

Cole Hentschel, Vern McLaughlin III and Cody Kline won the three heat races. Brett Bieber’s 9.789 time bested a 38-car field.

Mike Perry, Richie Spaide, and Ryan Swartz claimed the three Champ Kart qualifiers. Zach Myers with a 9.411 lap, was fastest Champ Kart qualifier at 9.411. Forty-three took time. Several Champ Kart entrants were docked a lap in qualifying after Indoor Auto Racing Series found irregularities in their tires preparation.

The NAPA Know How Racing Weekend in Boardwalk Hall continues tomorrow, Saturday, with the running of the 15th annual Gambler’s Classic. Champ Karts and Slingshots will also compete in feature races.

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NASCAR STAR RYAN PREECE SEEKS TO REVERSE BAD THREE QUARTER MIDGET INDOOR RACING LUCK IN ATLANTIC CITY’S GAMBLERS CLASSIC THIS WEEKEND, JANUARY 27-28

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 24, 2017 . . . NASCAR driving talent Ryan Preece will be heading to Atlantic City this week on a mission. After being fast in practice the last three years for the NAPA Know How race weekend held inside famous Boardwalk Hall, Preece has had problems that have kept him from the starting line-up of the Gambler's Classic. This year, the Berlin, Conn. driver who competed full-time on NASCAR's Xfinity series in 2016, hopes to not only be part of the 24 car starting field but win the 15th running of the race.

Preece will be among more than 80 drivers competing in TQ Midgets this weekend, Friday and Saturday, January 27th and 28th.

“I’ve never had any luck at Atlantic City with the Three Quarter Midgets (TQs),” Preece said. “I’m looking to turn it around this year.”

Preece, 26, is coming off one of the most unusual and challenging seasons of his career racing full-time on the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

After considerable soul searching, Preece recently left his Xfinity ride to return to his first love, NASCAR Asphalt Modified racing.

“I felt like I did everything I could with what I had to work with,” Preece said. “It wasn’t going to go anywhere. I’m used to running up front, not just being in the field.”

TQ Midget racing, something Preece has done on and off for the past four years, is back on the front burner for him this weekend in Atlantic City.

The car Preece will be driving is the same one that he has driven in each of his previous Indoor races. The car is partially owned by Preece’s NASCAR Whelen Modified owner, Eddie Partridge, and will carry Partridge’s number, six, and his white and black colors. Donny Preece, Ryan’s second cousin, will assist Ryan’s father Jeff in the pit area. Donny was one of the team principals instrumental in orchestrating Ted Christopher’s remarkable run of eight Indoor TQ feature wins over time.

It's a TQ Midget Preece has been fast with until problems have sidelined him the last two years.

“It is a DART chassis that we bought from Mike Roselli,” Preece said. “The front and rear suspensions are pretty much the same as they were when we bought it. Chassis Dynamics straightened it after the last crash we had with it.”

Preece never got out of Thursday's closed practice sessions the first two years. In 2014 he blew the motor in his car and the following year he hopped a wheel and crash hard. His frustrations continued last year.

“I was racing to qualify when a wheel came apart and I crashed," said Preece. "I fixed the car and Saturday night was fast and in a qualified spot until the alternator shorted out and the battery died."

Preece, who will contend for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series championship this year, will have some tough competition to deal with all weekend.

Ryan Flores of Cornelius, N.C., Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y., and Anthony Sesely of Hazlet, N.J., enter the Gambler’s Classic as the three pre-race favorites.

Flores swept the most recent TQ Midget races on December 30-31 in Allentown, Pa., and comes into Boardwalk Hall as the Indoor Auto Racing 2016-2017 Series point leader.

Rudolph raced to victory in the December, 2016 Series opener in Trenton, N.J. and is the defending Indoor Auto Racing Series point’s champion.  He has won seven previous TQ Indoor racing events in his career.

Sisley is the defending winner of the Gambler’s Classic. He is the only three-time winner of the marquee Indoor race. Sisley will be driving his own 600cc Micro Sprint, the same car he won each of his three Gambler’s Classics with. Sesely had driven different cars in the previous Indoor Auto Racing Series.

Fifty Champ Kart and forty Slingshot entries have also been filed for the event under card races.

Event information, including ticket sales and hotel room deals are available at www.indoorautoracing.com or by phoning 609-888-3618.

Spectator gates open on Friday at 6:30 pm with racing starting at 7:30. The feature attraction will be four 20 lap events for the TQ Midgets with the fastest qualifiers in each event starting in the seventh starting position! Results from time trials held earlier in the afternoon and these races will then set guaranteed starters for Saturday’s Gambler’s Classic as well as important qualifier starting spots. The Slingshots and Champ Karts will also run a series of qualifying races.

The grandstand on Saturday opens at 5:00 pm with FanFest taking place on the racing floor for those holding reserved seats. Racing starts at 7:00 pm with a series of TQ Midget qualifiers and a TQ Dash followed by features for the Champ Karts, Slingshots and then the 40 lap TQ Midget Gambler’s Classic.

Ticket prices for Friday are as follows: Front Row: $25 · Reserved Lower Level: $20 · Upper Level Reserved: $17 · General Admission Adult: $15 · General Admission Children: $5. Tickets will be available on the day of the event with a $5 increased price. Saturday ticket pricing has been set as follows: Front Row: $35 · Reserved

Lower Level: $27 · Upper Level Reserved: $22 · General Admission Adult: $20 · General Admission Children: $5.

Prices do not include $2 facility fee or online ticketing fees.

ERNIE SAXTON COMMUNICATIONS, INC
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Publisher: Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News
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PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS SHOW ENDS THREE DAY RUN; MS. MOTORSPORTS BEGINS HER REIGN; LITTLE & TINY MS. MOTORSPORTS NAMED; BIG WHEEL RACES SWEPT BY SIBLINGS ON ‘FAMILY DAY’

OAKS, PA Sunday, January 22, 2017 . . . The third day of huge crowds filed into Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa., on a day that featured free admission, pageants and races for children and the first day for Ms. Motorsports, Taylor Albert, to meet and greet the public.

Taylor had a busy day. She first visited the booths that had received Awards Of Excellence from the Motorsports Show staff, then was among the pageant judges for the Little Ms. And Tiny Ms. Motorsports competitions.

Kira Hettler was named Little Ms. Motorsports after having previously having been named Tiny Ms. Motorsports at a previous Show.

Linley Dewease, 7, of Harrisburg, Pa., was named Tiny Ms. Motorsports. Linley is the granddaughter of 410 Sprint Car standout Lance Dewease's brother.

Kids Big Wheel races produced a fascinating result when all three A-Main winners were related to one another. Bowen Pickell won the three-to-four feature, Brian Pickell the five-to-six main event and Lane Anderson the seven-to-nine headliner. Lane is Bowen and Brian's step brother.

A total of sixty-one entries were received among the three classes.

Awards were presented to exhibitors whose displays or race cars were judged to be the most outstanding of the 2017 Motorsports Show.

These included the Dorney Park Speedway Memories exhibit for Best Vintage display, the Montgomery County Quarter Midget Club for Best Quarter Midget booth design, Redline Graphics for Best Commercial presentation, Georgetown Speedway for Best Speedway booth, Brandon Rahmer's winged 410 Sprint in the Pioneer Pole Buildings booth for Best Open Cockpit car, the 1969 Olsonite Eagle Indianapolis car owned by Michael Moss for Best Vintage Open Cockpit Car, PJ Oliver's Big Block Modified for Best Stock Car, the 1956 Chevrolet in the Dorney Park exhibit driven by Rick Karpeuk and owned by Don Hoffman for Best Vintage Stock Car and John Gaydosh's Pro Stock that was part of the Sunoco exhibit for Best Drag Car.

Exhibitor enthusiasm was palpable as the PPB Motorsports Show wound down Sunday afternoon.

“This was an excellent show for the R.A.C.E foundation,” Brad Brickel, Jr. said. “We were able to get our message out to thousands of people.”

Beyea Custom Headers owner Joe Beyea was very happy with the Show. “This is the first time we have been at Motorsports in about three years. Our business was in the process of expanding and we couldn't find the time to do the Show. Now that our market has gotten much broader, the Motorsports Show was perfect for us. I got to meet a lot of people I had only talked to before. That's great for business.”

Motorsports Show program books were completely sold out one hour after the Show opened Sunday morning. Souvenir T-Shirts were in short supply in popular sizes.

Len Sammons Motorsports Productions has already put plans into motion for the 33rd annual Motorsports Show, with dates set for January 19 through 21, 2018.

MEDIA NOTE: Thank you to all for the great support shown the 32nd Annual Motorsports Show. Very much appreciated. Ernie Saxton

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