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NASCAR MODIFIED TOUR STANDOUT TIMMY SOLOMITO TO MAKE THREE QUARTER (TQ) MIDGET DEBUT AT NAPA KNOW HOW ATLANTIC CITY WEEKEND INDOOR EVENTS JANUARY 27-28

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 15, 2017 . . . Though NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series driver Timmy Solomito has never raced a TQ Midget indoors before, he anticipates racing with the leaders in the NAPA Know How Atlantic City Racing Weekend Three Quarter (TQ) Midget events set for January 27-28, 2017 inside Boardwalk Hall.

“I know I’ll be starting pretty much from scratch but all race cars are the same. You need to work to make them as fast as they can be,” said Solomito, a winner of four NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event this year.

The hard charger from Islip, N.Y., believes he has several advantages that will benefit him in his initial TQ quest.

“I ran a few Champ Kart races indoors before so I know what to expect as far as the track,” Solomito said. ”I never won one but had a third once. I like it, but most times I never had much luck finishing.”

Solomito has also been a keen observer of the Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) Indoor Racing Series Presented By VP Race Fuels TQ races this season and in past years.

“That helps, running a Kart indoors before and seeing the TQs race from the other side of the fence. You can get a feel for who you will be racing against. What also will help is my experience racing a Legends car for a few years at Riverhead. The motors in the Legends cars are about the same as the TQs. The Legends are heavier cars but I feel knowing the engine will be an advantage for me.”

Solomito has two more aces up his sleeve. 

“Justin (Bonsignore) and I are longtime friends. He has been running TQs indoors for a couple of years. and we have talked about a lot of things,” Solomito said of Bonsignore who also won four race on the NASCAR Modified Tour and finished second, one position ahead of him in the standings.

The opportunity for Solomito to drive a TQ came when the seat in Ken Sebring’s No. 21 TQ Midget became available after its driver Andy Jankowiak decided to build his own car for Atlantic City’s TQ race. The car has a fourth place finish to its credit this Indoor season.

“If everything works out, I might buy a TQ for next year,” Solomito tipped. “I’ll see how much I like it in Atlantic City.”

Since Solomito missed the first two Indoor Auto Racing Series Presented By VP Race Fuels events at Trenton, N.J., and Allentown Pa., he will not be a contender for the season points championship. Ryan Flores, Erick Rudolph and Jimmy Blewett head to historic Boardwalk Hall as pre-race title favorites. Flores, of Cornelius, N.C., swept both Allentown TQ A-Main 40-lap features, the first TQ Midget wins of his career, after finishing second no less than five times in past years. Rudolph, the defending series champion and winner of the event this year in Trenton, NJ, lost battles for the lead with Flores both nights in Allentown. Blewett is third in points, three behind Rudolph but 80 out of first place held by Flores. Drivers earn points in time trial and preliminary races in addition to the feature.

Anthony Sesely of Matawan, N.J., who has won four times in Atlantic City including last year’s Gambler’s Classic, is another driver that cannot be counted out despite tough outings in Trenton and Allentown driving for car owner Lou Cicconi.

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

The schedule of events starts Friday, January 27 with practice at 1:00 pm followed by time trials at 4:30. 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 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.

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NEWS FROM LEN SAMMONS MOTORSPORTS PRODUCTIONS
INDOOR AUTO RACING EVENTS AT TRENTON, ALLENTOWN, AND ATLANTIC CITY
PROMOTER: Len Sammons (609)888-3618
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THREE TIME INDOOR THREE QUARTER (TQ) MIDGET WINNER ANDY JANKOWIAK BUILDING NEW CAR FOR NAPA KNOW HOW ATLANTIC CITY RACING WEEKEND

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 12, 2017 . . . While most of the Indoor Auto Racing Series Presented By VP Fuels stars head into Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on January 27-28, 2017 with race proven equipment, crowd favorite Andy Jankowiak’s quest for a fourth career Indoor Auto Racing Series victory hinges on the successful completion of an all new Three Quarter (TQ) Midget of his own design.

“We’ll be there,” Jankowiak reassured Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) Series officials earlier this week. “This is a much bigger challenge than I thought it would ever be, but the car I’m building is built to run fast.”

Jankowiak has enlisted his Modified car owner and fabrication specialist Rick Kluth to bend the tubing, fabricate the brackets and mounting points for the new car.

‘Andy J’ describes the car as “a clean sheet of paper car, simple like (Trey) Hoddick’s car but with some different suspension ideas.

“The only two things we aren’t making in the shop ourselves are the rear and the motor,” Jankowiak revealed. “I built the radiator, the fuel cell, the seat and Rick did all of tube bending and welding.”

Jerry Granetz is the third man in the Jankowiak/ Kluth car building effort.

“When I come to the races, I go to win,” Jankowiak said. “All of the thought that went into this car is for winning.”

Jankowiak vacated the TQ Midget that he had driven in the two previous Indoor TQ races at Trenton, N.J., and Allentown. Pa. He was fast, but ended up with mixed results in Ken Sebring's No. 21 that will be at the Atlantic City race with NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series driver Timmy Solomito making his Indoor racing debut.

TQ Midget drivers Ryan Flores, Erick Rudolph and Tommy Catalano head to historical Boardwalk Hall as pre-race favorites for the 2016-2017 Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP finale. Flores, of Cornelius, N.C., swept both Allentown TQ A-Main 40-lap features, the first TQ Midget wins of his career, after finishing second no less than five times in past years. Rudolph, the defending series champion and winner of the event this year in Trenton, NJ, lost battles for the lead with Flores both nights in Allentown. Catalano failed to qualify for the feature field on Friday in Allentown and then nearly won on Saturday. Catalano shocked everyone when he made a three wide-pass for the lead under Rudolph and Flores mid-way through the feature. A spinout, however, sent him to the rear but he never gave up. He drove back to finish a close second.

Anthony Sesely of Matawan, N.J., who has won four times in Atlantic City including last year’s Gambler’s Classic, is another driver that cannot be counted out despite tough outings in Trenton and Allentown driving for car owner Lou Cicconi.

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

The schedule of events starts Friday, January 27 with practice at 1:00 pm followed by time trials at 4:30.

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 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.

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THUNDER ON THE HILL NEWS

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THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

28TH NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES RETURNS TO GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY IN 2017

Bechtelsville, PA (January 8, 2017) -- Five events highlight a series of specials that would make even the most loyal race fans salivate for the 28th year of action for the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series events at the Grandview Speedway. One hundred and twenty-four events have been presented in this co-promotion between Bruce Rogers, owner of Grandview Speedway, and Bob Miller, special events promoter -- with nearly 4.3 million dollars distributed to competitors. The Thunder Series started as a 410 stand-alone event in August of 1990 and expanded to presenting multiple divisions from WoO Late Models and Sprints to USAC and SCRA non-wing sprints to include DIRTcar Modifieds and All Star Sprints plus a long list of support divisions.

NAPA Auto Parts, the sponsor of the Thunder Series has been part of these wildly popular event since that first race in 1990. NAPA and their local stores will again be the lead sponsor of the Thunder Series.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Sunday night of Memorial Day weekend (May 28) will kick off the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series with a 358-Small-Block/Big-Block Modified spectacular that includes the Sportsman and the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series. The modifieds will compete for $5,000 to win the 40 lap feature with an attractive $500 to take the green flag. With the Grandview Speedway racing on both Saturday and Sunday night, this Holiday weekend is filled with exciting action on the Grandview 1/3-mile dirt track.

The first mid-week event takes place on Tuesday, June 13 for the annual invasion of the USAC National Sprint Car Series, EASTERN STORM. These wingless warriors will take part in the Jesse Hockett Classic and will be joined by Grandview’s headline division – the 358 Modifieds. This marks the eleventh annual swing of the USAC Eastern Storm and as tradition stands, Grandview Speedway will host the opening night.

Nothing says ‘This is America’ quite like 410 Sprint Cars and we celebrate our Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4 with the Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Car Speed Week – a gathering of the region’s top Sprint Car competitors in a lucrative event that includes the very best of the 358 Modifieds.

Thursday, August 17 the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presents a Sprint Car showdown like no other when the nationally touring Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series returns to the Grandview Speedway competing for the 3rd Annual Thunder Cup. Joining the All-Stars is the ultra-competitive Sportsman division. In the 2016 event, Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell were surprise 410 sprint entries and a surprise or two are planned for 2017. Prior Thunder Cup winners were Danny Dietrich 2015 and Stevie Smith in 2016.

The Thunder series rounds out 2017 on Saturday, October 14 with the MODS at the MADHOUSE Triple Thunder Thriller Halloween Party featuring a 40 Lap Big-Block/Small-Block Modified challenge that includes the Sportsman and the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series. This event will continue the tradition of the popular Halloween Party getting underway at 6 PM

The 2017 racing season will include the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series mainstay activities and promotions, providing fun for the fans with elements such as: Pre-Race Pit Tours, the Inside/Out Experience – where fans can sign-up to watch hot laps from the infield, the Low Down & Dirty Radio Show pre-race Meet & Greet, JOE “THE PIZZA DUDE”, giveaways, fireworks, and appearances by the Thunder Girls.

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with Thunder on the Hill as the Series title sponsor, joined by Pioneer Pole Buildings, Quaker Steak and Lube, and GALCO Business Communications.

2017 Racing Schedule:

Memorial Day Sunday Triple Thunder Thriller --Sunday, May 28 7:30 PM – Grandview Speedway -- Big Block/358 Modifieds* 40 laps, Sportsman & MASS Sprints

11th Annual Jesse Hockett Classic – Tuesday, June 13 7:30 PM -- USAC National Wingless Sprint Car Series Eastern Storm and 358 Modifieds*

Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speed Week – Tuesday, July 4 7:30 PM – 410 Sprint Cars & 358 Modifieds*

3rd Annual Thunder Cup Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions – Thursday, August 17 7:30 PM – 410 Sprint Cars & Sportsman*

Mods at the Madhouse Halloween Party – Saturday, October 14 6 PM – Big-Block/358 Modifieds* 40 Laps, Sportsman & MASS Sprints

*NASCAR Points event

Grandview Speedway
GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505
Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA
Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688
Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456
Series Website: Track Website:www.grandviewspeedway.com
Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series The brainchild of Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers, special events promoter Bob Miller and local driving star Dave Kelly, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates 27 years of the most anticipated events on the racing calendar year after year. In 124 events over $4.3 million dollars has been divvied up among the area’s fastest racers. What started as a single 410 Sprint Car event in 1990 has blossomed to feature a variety of racing action including: 358 Modifieds, USAC Wingless Sprints, All-Star Circuit of Champions, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legends cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events.

About Grandview Speedway Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 55th Anniversary season in 2017. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill race wear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine-tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap.

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FLORES SWEEPS THREE QUARTER (TQ) MIDGET INDOOR AUTO RACING WEEKEND IN ALLENTOWN,PA PPL CENTER; CATALANO, BLEWETT, OVERCOME ADVERSITY TO REACH PODIUM; DALEY DECIMATES CHAMP KART FIELD

ALLENTOWN, PA December 31, 2016 . . . Ryan Flores of Cornelius, N.C., swept the (Three Quarter) TQ Midget Indoor Racing Weekend features inside the Allentown (PA) PPL Center by outrunning upstart Tommy Catalano and hard charging Jimmy Blewett to win the main event Saturday night for the second straight night.

“I got together with Erick (Rudolph) in the middle of the race on a restart and all of the sudden he (Tommy Catalano) is there making it three wide and taking the lead,” Flores said.

“He was good, but I could see he was running at his limit. Next thing, he spun and I was able to pass him.”

That was just the beginning of a series of improbable events that Flores was able to conquer to win for the second straight night. At various times over the final ten laps of a caution-plagued race, Rudolph, Jonathan Reid, Anthony Sesely, Justin Bonsignore, and Catalano, for a second time, lined up alongside or behind Flores.

Catalano impressed by finishing second after spinning while leading.

“Couldn't be happier,” smiled Catalano. “I went to the rear of the field, what, three, four times? I didn't even qualify for the Friday feature. We changed everything on the car for tonight, swinging for the fences, and almost won it.”

Blewett, third at race's end, was the emotional opposite of Catalano. “It was a frustrating weekend all the way around,” Blewett said. “This was a rough night.”

Blewett actually failed to qualify for the TQ feature but was added to back of the 25-car field as the high point driver who had not qualified. He also drove a backup car, one that had been on display in the PPL Center's Mezzanine, starting last, finishing third, and earning the Schneider Scrap Metal Hard Charger Award.

Andy Jankowiak and Tim Buckwalter were fourth and fifth. Chad Jones, Justin Bonsignore, Jonathan Reid, Brett Michalski and Matt Roselli rounded out the top ten.

Flores had come into the PPL Center weekend having never won a LSMP Indoor feature. He now has two straight victories to add to his prior five second place efforts.

Chris Daley mastered the Champ Kart feature field in the Saturday night co-feature by lap two and went on to dominate the 20-lap headliner. JJ Pacovich, Trenton LSMP Indoor winner Cale Ross, DJ Doyle and TJ Reed completed the top five.

The win was Daley's eighth career win in LSMP-promoted events and was the first Champ Kart race inside PPL Center.

Six TQ Midget ten lap heat races and three 12-lap B mains preceded the feature action to winnow the 52-car field down to the 24 feature starters.

Ryan Flores, Erick Rudolph, Tim Buckwalter, Nick Ladyga, Ted Christopher and Earl Paules won the heats with Scott Kreutter, Zane Zeiner and Ryan Krachun capturing B Main wins.

Ryan Swartz, TJ Reed and JJ Pacovich won the three eight lap Champ Kart heat races run for the 22-kart field and Gene Gregoric III won the eight lap B Main.

The Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series closes out at Atlantic City, NJ’s Boardwalk Hall January 27-28, 2017 with the 15th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Classic.

Three Quarter (TQ) Midget Feature Finish (40 Laps): 1. Ryan Flores, 2. Tommy Catalano, 3. Jimmy Blewett, 4. Andy Jankowiak, 5. Tim Buckwalter, 6. Chad Jones, 7. Justin Bonsignore, 8. Jonathan Reid, 9. Brett Michalski, 10. Matt Roselli, 11. Tim Proctor, 12. Anthony Sesely, 13. Earl Paules, 14. Erick Rudolph, 15. Ryan Tidman, 16. Zane Zeiner, 17. Andrew Krause, 18. Scott Kreutter, 19. Ryan Krachun, 20. Ted Chistopher, 21. Nick Ladyda, 22. Brandon Azzalina, 23. Rob Neely, 24. Dakota Kessler, 25. Kyle Lick.

Champ Kart Feature Finish (20 Laps): 1. Chris Daley, 2. JJ Pacovich, 3. Cale Ross, 4. DJ Doyle, 5. TJ Reed, 6. Ryan Swartz, 7. Tim Gregory, 8. Jeremy Tuttle, 9. Adam Giovanetti, 10. Craig Pellegrini, 11. Jessica Little, 12. Dalton Rovira, 13. Tyler Tank, 14. Alex Achey, 15. Gene Gregoric III, 16. Phil Sabatine, 17. Jon Pepe, 18. Austin Brengel, 19. John Berger, 20. Richie Spaide.

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NEWS FROM LEN SAMMONS MOTORSPORTS PRODUCTIONS
INDOOR AUTO RACING EVENTS AT TRENTON, ALLENTOWN, AND ATLANTIC CITY
PROMOTER: Len Sammons (609)888-3618
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RYAN FLORES WINS THREE QUARTER (TQ) MIDGET FEATURE IN ALLENTOWN, PA PPL CENTER ON FRIDAY NIGHT; DANNY BUCCCAFUSCA WINS SLINGSHOT FEATURE; RACING ACTION RETURNS (TONIGHT) SATURDAY NIGHT

ALLENTOWN, PA December 31, 2016 . . . Ryan Flores ended a long quest for victory in a Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) Three Quarter (TQ) Midget feature Friday night inside the Allentown (PA) PPL Center by passing Jimmy Blewett for the lead on lap three, then besting Erick Rudolph in a spectacular fight for supremacy that lasted the first half of the 40-lap race and ended with Rudolph slamming the first turn fence.

The race was the first of the two day Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series presented by VP Racing Fuels. Racing action will continue tonight (Saturday).

“I always come to these races with the intentions of winning,” Flores, who had chalked up five second place finishes in his indoor driving career prior to this night.

“To win, you have to beat Erick (Rudolph) but I would like to have done it without him crashing.”

The Flores-Rudolph battle had an early race twist when on lap four Rudolph got under Flores for the lead. But caution flag for a spin by Shawn Nye negated the pass. Flores adjusted his car's setup under caution from the cockpit and amended own driving technique on the following restart. Rudolph fell in behind Flores this time.

The defining moment came on lap 20 when Ronnie Flaim, running at the back of the field, bounced off the inside wall and came across the track in front of the leaders.

“I saw him, swerved and slowed down but Erick ran over my right rear wheel and got airborne,” Flores said.

Zane Zeiner, Justin Bonsignore and Rob Neely assumed second, third and fourth spots after Rudolph's departure and held their spots for the second half of the race to finish in order.

“I'm happy with second tonight but there is room for improvement for tomorrow's race,” Zeiner said.

“I had a third or fourth place car tonight and finished third with it,” Bonsignore said. “There's more in the car, I just have to find it.”

Fourth place finisher Neely, a Canadian TQ ace, was satisfied with his efforts.

“This is the first one of these races I think I have ever completed the distance in,” Neely said. “I wasn't really pushing the issue, just wanted to get a finish.”

Ryan Tidman ended a spectacular day with an improbable fifth place finish. Tidman flipped in practice, posted second fastest time in time trials moments later, got spun out of his heat race while in a qualifying spot, made the feature through his consolation race, started 19th in the main event and finished a solid fifth, earning the race's Hard Charger Award.

Rudolph's crew managed to assess his damaged car's condition well enough to allow him to return track where he moved from the rear of the field to finish sixth.

Noble effort notwithstanding, Rudolph's misfortune ended his bid to win the $10,000 Hilbert Sportswear Bonus for which he was eligible after winning the LSMP Trenton Indoor Series race opener on December 10.

Tim Buckwalter, Scott Kreutter, Matt Janisch and Brett Michalski rounded out the top ten.

Rudolph bested the 52-car TQ Midget field in time trials with a 7.611 lap over Tidman at 7.665, Flores at 7.670, Andrew Krause at 7.692 and Nye at 7.747.

Rudolph, Jimmy Blewett, Flores, Matt Roselli, Andrew Nye, and Ted Christopher won the six TQ heat races, Nye winning his after apparent winner Scott Kreutter was disqualified for a width violation. Tidman, Buckwalter and Kreutter won the three B-Mains.

Danny Buccafusca won the 20-lap Slingshot feature after moving into the lead on lap fourteen following a mixup in with lapped traffic that took out victory-bound Cody Kline.

Kline had led the race from the outset but crashed while lapping Jason Eidson and Myron Moyer, allowing then runner-up Buccafusca to inherit the lead. Dan Morgiewicz, a dirt track specialist running just his second race indoors, moved up to finish second in the shuffle with Kurt Bettler, Seth Spayd and Kyle Herve filling out the top five spots.

Herve, Matt Massone and Buccafusca won the three Slingshot heats and Dylan Hoch claimed the B Main. Twenty-seven Slingshot drivers competed.

TQ Midget Feature Finish (40 Laps): 1. Ryan Flores, 2. Zane Zeiner, 3. Justin Bonsignore, 4. Rob Neely, 5. Ryan Tidman, 6. Erick Rudolph, 7. Tim Buckwalter, 8. Scott Kreutter, 9. Matt Janisch, 10. Brett Michalski, 11. Anthony Sesely, 12. Andy Jankowiak, 13. Jimmy Blewett, 14. Aaron Bartelemy, 15. Ronnie Flaim, 16. Steve Kemery, 17. Matt Roselli, 18. Andrew Nye, 19. Ryan Krachun, 20. Ted Christopher, 21. Andrew Krause, 22. Brandon Azzalina, 23. Shawn Nye, 24. Earl Paules, 25. Chris deRitis

Slingshot Feature Finish (20 Laps): 1. Danny Buccafusca, 2. Dan Morgiewicz, 3. Kurt Bettler, 4. Seth Spayd, 5. Kyle Herve, 6. Joe Toth, 7. Nick Del Campo, 8. Chris Kurtz, 9. Matt Dealaman, 10. Mike McLaughlin, 11. Paul Hartwig Jr., 12. Chris Gall, 13. Myron Moyer, 14. Brett Bieber, 15. Cody Kline, 16. Nick Shaw, 17. Anthony Raisner, 18. Jason Eidson, 19. Dylan Hoch, 20. Matt Massone.

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MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES PREPARING TO OPEN 2017 SEASON AT PPB MOTORSPORTS EXPO OAKS, PA

By ERIKA PALMAI-WAGNER

Kicking off their first inaugural season under a new name and new management, the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series is ready for the thirty-second annual Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Expo on January 20th, 21st and 22nd.

“Over these last few months, Jeff Geiges and I have been working hard at trying to improve 305 Racesaver® Sprint Car racing in our area, and after listening to a majority of race teams, we hope to be heading in the right direction,” Eddie Wagner, Regional Director of the Mid-Atlantic Sprints explained. “Motorsports is always an exciting way to kick off the year. It’s a great way to interact with drivers, teams and fans that may have questions and concerns, and it’s a great way to show off all the hard work that has been going on behind the scenes”.

The Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series will be in booths 1008, 1009, 1108 & 1109. Doug Snow, driver of the Snow Motorsports #777 and David Bonner, driver of the #57v will be on hand with their cars in the MASS booth. Both drivers have already expressed their enthusiasm for the upcoming season.

Prospective members will be able to purchase their membership pass for the season during that weekend. After purchasing a MASS membership pass, drivers and owners will be eligible for the end of the year points fund as well as contingency prizes that will be presented at the banquet and during special events throughout the season. Members will also be able to vote on the points structure, visitor policy and handicapping at the upcoming winter meeting that will be held sometime after Motorsports. Prices for the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series membership pass are as followed; $95 for a driver/owner combo and $75 for an individual pass for either a driver or owner.

“We are hoping to release our schedule in the upcoming weeks prior to Motorsports. These last few weeks have been crucial in locking key dates for the 2017 season that we are hoping to be seen as appealing to everyone,” Jeff Geiges MASS General Manager stated. “We have races at six different venues, with a possible seventh in the works. Our schedule should consist of eighteen to nineteen races, which is what majority of the racers asked for at our initial meeting back in November”.

The 3-day show will fill 250,000 square feet of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center with just about everything imaginable in motorsports available for attendees to see.

For more details on this and other news with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, be sure to like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/midatlanticsprintseries/ or email us at MidAtlanticSeries@gmail.com.

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WHO CAN STOP ERICK RUDOLPH INSIDE ALLENTOWN’S PPL CENTER THIS WEEKEND? TOP DRIVERS GET TWO CHANCES TO SCORE INDOOR THREE QUARTER (TQ) MIDGET CHAMPIONSHIP

ALLENTOWN, PA December 26, 2016 . . . Indoor Auto Racing Series champion Erick Rudolph has a date with destiny over the Friday, December 30 and Saturday, December 31, 2016 weekend at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa. The dirt Modified stock car standout from Ransomville, N.Y. has the opportunity to tie and surpass Ted Christopher of Plainville, Ct., for most Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) Indoor Series Three Quarter (TQ) Midget feature wins.

If Rudolph should sweep the Allentown weekend, he would end the season second in northeast feature wins with 26 victories! It would also put him three-quarters of the way towards a $10,000 bonus offered by Bob Hilbert Sportswear of Boyertown, Pa. To pocket the challenge money,
Rudolph would only then have to win the Indoor Series finale inside Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, January 28th to pick-up the ten grand!

Rudolph’s victory earlier this month in the series opener on December 10 at Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, N.J., was the seventh of his Indoor TQ Midget driving career. Christopher has previously amassed eight, the most recent of which was two years ago, also inside the Trenton arena.

“The car was just about perfect,” Rudolph said after his Trenton victory. “It had to be because the competition has never been better. It’s the same car we won with here in Trenton in February and in Allentown back in January.”

For the 2016/2017 Indoor season, Christopher has parked his own No. 13 in favor of driving the No. 49 owned by upstate New York whiz Trey Hoddick. Christopher moved into second to Rudolph in the feature in his debut for Hoddick. But after setting the fastest lap of the feature, an oil line detached from the engine erupting it in a fireball. “I was gaining him,” Christopher said. “I was running just as quick or quicker than he was until the car blew up.”

Aside from Christopher, a former NASCAR Modified champion, there are at least five strong competitors who are in line to win for the first time over the Ironton Telephone/ Avaya Indoor TQ Midget race weekend in Allentown. It's only a matter of time before Ryan Flores, Jimmy Blewett, Zane Zeiner or Justin Bonsignore pull into victory lane.

Flores, Cornelius, N.C., finished second to Rudolph in Trenton. It was his fifth second place Indoor Series finish. “I just need to work on making the car a little better,” a disconsolate Flores, a full-time employee of Penske Racing's NASCAR Cup Series team.

Blewett, Howell, N.J., was third in Trenton and set the second fastest time in qualifying. He's been a factor in every Indoor race he has run.

Two Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania entries, Zane Zeiner of Bath, Pa., and Earl Paules of Palmerton, Pa., also have the experience, equipment, and talent to challenge Rudolph. Zeiner finished third at Trenton and was competitive in the battle up front. Paules couldn't overcome several hurdles at Trenton, but the 2015 Mahoning Valley Speedway asphalt Modified champion is out to redeem himself in front of his hometown area fans.

Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville, NY missed the Trenton event to attend the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour banquet in Charlotte, NC to collect his second place in the standings awards. Proven to be fast last year Indoor in his No. 51, Bonsignore is expected to be another pre-race
favorite to win for the first time indoors.

On Friday, the TQ racing will be supported by a card of Slingshot action; on Saturday, Champ Karts are the undercard.

Allentown tickets are available online at www.PPLCenter.com and or at the PPL Center box office located at 701 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101.

The finale for the 2016-2017 Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series fueled by VP is set for Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., on Friday and Saturday, January 27-28, 2017, featuring the fifteenth running of the NAPA Auto Parts Classic.

Anthony Sesely of Matawan, NJ, who has won four times in Atlantic City, is seeking his first Indoor win away from the ocean resort with a new car. Sesely, one of five drivers on the Lou Cicconi team, will be driving a Lafler built car for him for the first time in Allentown.

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

ERNIE SAXTON COMMUNICATIONS, INC
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Publisher: Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News
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www.saxtonsponsormarket.com
215.752.7797 & 267.934.7286-Esaxton144@aol.com

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