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DO THE DOUBLE THIS WEEKEND; TRENTON INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS AT NIGHT (FRIDAY AND SATURDAY), LINCOLN’S OUTDOOR OPENER SATURDAY AFTERNOON. SPECIAL DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

TRENTON, NJ February 18, 2020 . . . Race fans eager to see live auto racing this weekend can enjoy both outstanding indoor and outdoor dirt racing.

On Friday and Saturday night the East Coast Dirt Nationals will be held on a banked clay oval inside the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. Sandwiched in between is the northeast outdoor opener, the Icebreaker, for 410 Sprints at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.

The estimated travel distance between the two events is a mere 2 1/2 hours and schedules allow eager fans to do both. As a bonus for doing so, fans who bring their Lincoln Speedway ticket stubs from Saturday afternoon’s event to the Trenton box office will receive $5 off the price of a ticket!

The racing action in Trenton begins on Friday night at 7 pm when 90 plus 600cc wingless Sprints will compete in ten heat races followed by four 20 lap A-Main qualifiers that set the line-ups for Saturday’s events.

On Saturday the grandstand gates open at 12 noon at the Lincoln Speedway with racing slated for 2pm. The one division program for 410 Sprint Cars includes four to six qualifying races followed by the 30 lap, $4,000 to Icebreaker. It is expected to be completed prior to 4 pm to avoid expected night time falling temperatures.

Fans can then head east to Trenton where the first of 10 qualifying races begins at 6:00 with two F-Mains advancing four cars in each to twin E-Mains that follow. When these four qualifiers are completed, an intermission is scheduled.

Twin D, C and B-Mains will follow each qualifying the top finishers forward in hopes of making the $5,000 to win 50 lap A-Main event. It is expected that the 24 car field will take the green around 9 pm.

If needed, Lincoln management has set a rain date for Saturday’s event for Sunday at 2 pm.

'Doing The Double' is considered by many race fans as the ultimate achievement, a feat that has become more difficult in recent years with the addition of more classes and slower paced shows at many tracks. Both the events in Trenton and Lincoln are one-division programs noted for moving along a show quickly.

For information on the two programs go to www.indoorautoracing.com or www.lincolnspeedway.com

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BILLY PAUCH, JR. EAGER TO AVENGE TOUGH LOSS TO ERICK RUDOLPH IN 2018 EAST COAST DIRT NATIONALS, WILL DRIVE SAME LAMAR SCHAFFER MICRO ON FEB.21-22 IN SEARCH OF REDEMPTION

 TRENTON, NJ February 16, 2020 . . . By any measure, Billy Pauch, Jr. had a very successful 2019 racing season, earning the New Egypt Speedway Modified track championship and running well at both Big Diamond and Kutztown on a weekly basis. But Pauch admits that one race he feels he should have won, the 2018 East Coast Dirt Nationals, bothers him over a year later.

 The third annual ‘Indoor Dirt Nationals’ returns to CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ, on February 21–22 featuring nearly 100 wingless 600cc sprints on the indoor banked, clay oval.

 “We ran a close second to Erick (Rudolph). He was hugging the bottom and I was trying to make something happen on the top. I got to him but by the time I did, the top of the track had changed.

 “I didn’t want to dump him which was the only way I was going to pass him,” Pauch said. “It was a tough loss. You hate to let a race you feel you should have won get away.”

 Also disappointing for the third-generation driver was the 2017 Nationals, a race where Pauch was again a contender but was spun from behind in the feature, breaking his car’s steering in the process, ending his race.

Pauch heads into Cure Insurance Arena on February 21-22, behind the wheel of the same car he has driven in the past two races, the No. 91S owned by Pennsylvanian Lamar Schaffer.  Schaffer also builds engines for his car and customers.

 “I can kind of tell when I’m racing against one of Lamar’s customers,” Pauch laughed. “He’s one of the more popular builders and his stuff is reliable and fast.”

 Pauch said that the track surface was different the second year from the first. “The first year it was a little rough and wide, last year it got slick. It needed more of a top. It is great clay.”

Though many drivers run Micros in their youth, then progress to full size Modifieds or Sprints, Pauch, 32, traveled a different route.

 Pauch has been Schaffer’s ‘house car’ driver for eight years, starting at Kutztown when the owner, who was familiar with Pauch’s SpeedSTR exploits, offered him a ride in his Micro. Since that time, Pauch has run a double show every night at Kutztown between SpeedSTRs and Micros.

 Pauch has already competed in 2020, running the three race All Tech Speedway Sunshine State Series under the Short Track Super Series banner.

 “I would have liked to have stayed for the Volusia Super DIRT Series races, but this is a hectic time of the year for me,” Pauch admitted. He is an accountant by trade and tax season is right around the corner!

 Whitey Kidd, III won the 2017 inaugural running of the East Coast Dirt Nationals while Erick Rudolph drove Tommy Fraschetta’s car to a win in the second running in December of 2018. This year, the event was moved away from the Christmas holidays to the weekend after the Daytona 500.

 Pauch, Jr.’s entry is among a huge field expected for the third annual East Coast Dirt Nationals. The number of entries accepted will be 100, as dictated by building space constraints for the two-day event.

 Teams will arrive in Trenton on Thursday for closed door practice on the track which again be built with rich tacky black dustless clay. On Friday, by the luck of a blind draw, the field will be split into 10 heat races. Those who start in the back will benefit by points given for each car passed.

 The top 60 in heat race points are then divided into four A-Main qualifiers of which the top three transfer directly to Saturday’s 50 lap A-Main event paying $5,000 to the winner.

On Saturday all non-qualified drivers are split into qualifying races by their results on Friday. Each of these events, starting with twin letter F-Mains transfer four to the next main until two B-Mains are reached on the scheduled. In the final qualifiers, the top six transfer to the A-Main which will start 24 cars.

Tickets are currently available in a range of different prices at www.indoorautoracing.com or at the venue box office in advance or the day of the events.


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ANTHONY NOCELLA, NEW SMYRNA WORLD SERIES TOUR MODIFIED STAR, ENTERS TRENTON EAST COAST DIRT NATIONALS FEB. 21-22

 TRENTON, NJ February 14, 2020 . . . The hottest driver in Florida during Speedweeks right now, Woburn, Mass., Asphalt Modified driver Anthony Nocella, winner of two of the first three asphalt Modified features at New Smyrna (FL) Speedway this past week, has filed an entry for the third annual East Coast Dirt Nationals being run inside the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ, on February 21–22.

Nocella’s entry is among nearly 100 wingless 600cc sprints on the indoor banked, clay oval.

The 27-year old New Englander was the man to beat at this year’s week-long World Series Of Auto Racing in Florida, winning the Monday opener, leading most of the Tuesday race before settling for third, then winning the John Blewett, III Memorial 76-lap race Wednesday in a thrilling photo finish.

 “I’ve won some big races, but this is definitely big, coming down here for just the second year and winning. Beating the competition here is pretty neat, that’s for sure. Some of these guys I never beat before,” shared Nocella.

 His win in the Blewett Memorial featured a side by side battle with Matt Hirschman that lasted several laps and ended in a finish that many felt was too close to call. Nocella got the nod from officials.

 Though Nocella’s more recent racing endeavors have consisted of racing Modifieds on pavement, he has considerable background racing 600 Micro Sprints on dirt.

 “I started in karts and went to Micro Sprints. I ran them for a while and won a couple of championships at Whip City Speedway before I went to NEMA Midgets. The last time I drove a Micro Sprint on dirt was probably ten years ago.

 “Rich Crooker from New Hampshire owns the car. He called me up and asked if I would be interested. I said yes, got my guys together, and entered the race. The car hasn’t been run in a while but it’s a good piece. Not very old, not the very newest. If we all do our job and everything aligns, we can do well,” Nocella expressed.

Much like the competition in Florida, the field in Trenton will be a challenge for Nocella, consisting of Micro Sprint regulars and stars from a variety of forms of racing.

Whitey Kidd, III won the 2017 inaugural running of the East Coast Dirt Nationals for the Micro Sprint regulars, while Dirt Modified and Indoor Racing standout Erick Rudolph drove Tommy Fraschetta’s car to a win in the second running in December of 2018. 

 Teams will arrive in Trenton on Thursday for closed door practice on the track which again be built with rich tacky black dustless clay.   On Friday, by the luck of a blind draw, the field will be split into 10 heat races. Those who start in the back will benefit by points given for each car passed.

 The top 60 in heat race points are then divided into four A-Main qualifiers of which the top three transfer directly to Saturday’s 40 lap A-Main event paying $5,000 to the winner.

 On Saturday all non-qualified drivers are split into qualifying races by their results on Friday. Each of these events, starting with twin letter F-Mains transfer four to the next main until two B-Mains are reached on the scheduled. In the final qualifiers, the top six transfer to the A-Main which will start 24 cars.

Tickets are currently available in a range of different prices at www.indoorautoracing.com or at the venue box office in advance or the day of the events.


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TEENAGE TWO TITLE WINNING KENNY MILLER,III READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD IN EAST COAST DIRT NATIONALS TRENTON INDOOR RACES FEB. 21-22

TRENTON, NJ February 12. 2020 . . . Kenny Miller, III, at 19 years of age, will be charging into Cure Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ for the third annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals over the weekend of February 21-22 with one thought in mind: outrun the field of big name invaders and his fellow 600cc Sprint regulars to take home the top prize.

Miller, Morgantown, PA, has been a winner at every step of his young career. A USAC .25 National Champion in Quarter-Midgets, a 270cc Micro Sprint winner, an ARDC midget Rookie of the Year, and a 600cc Sprint feature winner. Even with all of that on his resume, 2019 was a break-out season for the fourth-generation racer.

Racing his family owned No. 23m, as he has for his entire career, the college sophomore recorded nine triumphs - the most he's ever scored in one season of 600 Sprint competition.

More significantly, Miller topped the standings in wingless 600 competition at Pa.’s Greenwood Valley Action Track and at Championship Energy Action Track USA on the Kutztown Fairgrounds.

All of that success has him pumped up and ready for battle in the upcoming East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals against many top name invaders from other racing divisions.

This will be Miller's third start in the event held previously in December of 2017. The first two years he was still in high school and a member of the school's varsity basketball team. He told the coach that he needed to attend a family wedding, out of state, so that he could be excused from practice to compete in the very first East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals.

Miller made it a memorable start, too, by finishing fourth in the second B-Main to qualify for the 40-lap feature. Miller then kept his nose clean and drove from 20th starting position to finish a nifty tenth on the tiny but ultra-competitive clay oval.

In the second running of the event, held in December of 2018, Miller was a freshman at Millersville University and on his holiday break from school. He was grouped into the Night Two field and won his heat race. Kenny finished third in his Qualifier race, just one spot out of a transfer into the A-Main. He finished third in one of the B-Mains on Saturday to qualify, but the A-Main proved to be quite the adventure.

Miller and Scott Kreutter took part in a very entertaining battle during the 50-lapper, but Kenny was also caught up in several tangles throughout the contest, and they relegated him to a 17th place finish.

Filled with the confidence gained by qualifying for both editions of the Indoor Dirt Nationals and an incredibly successful 2019 outdoor season, Kenny Miller III is ready to attack this year's event in Trenton.

"I don't think as much anymore when I'm on the track," he stated. "I just race hard and react to whatever happens. After running the Midget, I think, things slowed down when I got back in the 600. Everything seems to happen more slowly, even though we're going pretty fast in these cars, and that allows me to kind of see what's going to happen and react to it. I think that's why I've been more successful in the last couple seasons."

Miller is a driver who is looked up to by most, literally, in that he stands 6'5".

The teenage two time ‘19 Micro track champion is among a huge field expected or the third annual East Coast Dirt Nationals. The number of entries accepted will be 100, as dictated by building space constraints.

Tickets are currently available in a range of different prices for at www.indoorautoracing.com or at the venue box office in advance or the days of the event.

As a bonus for fans purchasing  tickets in advance for Saturday’s main event programing, at that time they can add a Friday ticket for just $10 when the entire arena will non-reserved.

Corporate sponsorship at a variety of levels is available for all remaining events. Interested parties should contact Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618 or e-mail danny@aarn.com.

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HUMMER MOTORSPORTS ENTERS THREE 600 SPRINTS FOR EAST COAST DIRT NATIONALS IN TRENTON; BRIGHT BROTHERS, MIKE MAHANEY NAMES AS DRIVERS FOR THE FEB. 21-22 INDOOR RACES

TRENTON, NJ February 9, 2020 . . . Bob Hummer, Jr., a second generation race car driver and car owner, has entered three Hyper chassis cars in the third annual East Coast Dirt Nationals, with three high powered drivers capable of winning it all behind the wheel of them.

The third annual ‘Indoor Dirt Nationals’ return to CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ, on February 21–22 featuring nearly 100 wingless 600cc sprints on the indoor banked, clay oval.

Three-car team owner Hummer, 50, of Belvidere, NJ, has entered cars that will go to post with the Bright brothers, Alex and Brendan Bright of Collegeville. PA and Mike Mahaney of Plattsburgh, NY in the cockpits of his three meticulous prepared Micros.

Hummer has resurrected his father’s car number, No. R7, for the car Brendan Bright will drive while Mahaney’s will carry the No. XR7 designation.  Alex Bright will wheel the No. 20.

The Bright brothers are experienced hands in 600 Sprint racing, both indoors and outdoors. Mahaney, a full-time dirt Modified racer, has run just four races in his career in the small-cars and none of them indoors.

“I know that racing a car for Bob means it will be a good, well prepared car,” Mahaney said, looking forward to the challenge.

“I don’t know much about indoor racing so I’ll be relying in my teammates a lot to get dialed in.”

Mahaney’s 2020 outdoor racing schedule with the Super DIRTcar Series big block and small block Modifieds will limit his opportunities to do many other small-car races during the outdoor season.

“I’ll be at Kutztown’s Action Track, schedule permitting, and try to make all of the big shows,” Mahaney qualified.

Bob Hummer, Sr. was a Dirt Modified driver in the ‘80s, but found that owning race cars and putting top drivers behind the wheel such as Brett Hearn and Jack Johnson was far more enjoyable than driving himself.

Hummer, Jr. has traveled a similar path, first racing go-karts, then moving into Micro Sprints.

“I got in pretty deep,” Hummer, Jr. said. “And then I decided to get out of it.”

And he stayed out, for 20 years, building Rodota Trucking, which his father had founded, into a regional trucking powerhouse.

Now, by Hummer’s own admission, he’s in “pretty deep” again into racing.

“Racing gets in your blood,” Hummer said. “It’s something I have always enjoyed and look forward to the East Coast Dirt Nationals for some good results.”

Alex and Brendan Bright drove for Hummer last year in 600 Sprints while Mahaney raced a SpeedSTR at Action Track, USA in Kutztown, PA under Hummer’s ownership.

Hummer said he will be further expanding his reach in the sport by fielding a second SpeedSTR for Billy Pauch, Sr. to drive on a regular basis at the new four-tenths mile Bridgeport Speedway. He will also get behind a 360 Sprint car initiative with Alex Bright. Specific 360 Sprint plans are in the process of being formulated by Hummer and Bright.

“I like helping younger drivers in their careers,” Hummer said, noting that in addition to the Bright brothers and Mahaney, Nash Ely has also driven for him in a 600 Sprint.

Whitey Kidd, III won the 2017 inaugural running of the East Coast Dirt Nationals while Erick Rudolph drove Tommy Fraschetta’s car to a win in the second running in December of 2018. This year, the event was moved away from the Christmas holidays to the weekend after the Daytona 500.

Hummer’s three car juggernaut is among a huge field expected or the third annual East Coast Dirt Nationals. The number of entries accepted will be 100, as dictated by building space constraints for the two day event.

Teams will arrive in Trenton on Thursday for closed door practice on the track which again be built with rich tacky black dustless class. On Friday, by the luck of a blind draw, the field will be split into 10 heat races. Those that start in the back will benefit by points given for each car passed.

The top 60 in heat race points are then divided into four A-Main qualifiers of which the top three transfer directly to Saturday’s 40 lap A-Main event paying $5,000 to the winner.

On Saturday all non-qualified drivers are split into qualifying races by their results on Friday. Each of these events, starting with twin letter F-Mains transfer four to the next main until two B-Mains are reached on the scheduled. In the final qualifiers, the top six transfer to the A-Main which will start 24 cars.

Tickets are currently available in a range of different prices at www.indoorautoracing.com or at the venue box office in advance or the day of the events.

Corporate sponsorship at a variety of levels is available for all remaining events. Interested parties should contact Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618 or e-mail danny@aarn.com.

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Special Guest Chris Hile Joins ‘Off Track TV’ Via Facebook LIVE on Wednesday Evening

WEEDSPORT, NY (February 4, 2020) – Season three of ‘Off Track TV’ continues on Wednesday, February 5 at 7 p.m. through the Weedsport Productions Facebook page utilizing Facebook Live.

Hosts Shane Andrews and Dan Kapuscinski will once again bring you all the news and events from the dirt track racing world, featuring special guest, Chris Hile.

Fresh off the announcement of his full-time bid with the Super DIRTcar Series in 2020, Hile will join Andrews and Kapuscinski inside the ‘Off Track TV’ studios to look back on 2019 and look ahead to what is shaping up to be a busy 2020 for the ‘Hile Driver.’

Aside from chatting with Hile, Andrews and Kapuscinski will recap the Atlantic City Gambler’s Classic and the Indoor Auto Racing Championship.

Those not able to tune into ‘Off Track TV’ through Facebook Live can watch the program on tape delay through the Weedsport Productions YouTube Channel or on the ‘Off Track TV’ website at www.offtracktv.com.

‘Off Track TV’ is looking forward to an expanded schedule in 2020, including more than 25 shows airing nearly every Wednesday during the racing season at 7 p.m. on Facebook Live.

Episode three of ‘Off Track TV’ will air live on Wednesday, February 26 at 7 p.m. and will recap the DIRTcar Nationals from Volusia Speedway Park in DeLeon Springs, FL.

Fans are encouraged to be a part of every show by sending in questions that could be answered LIVE on the air.

To send a question, email info@weedsportproductions.com, tweet Shane Andrews @NYVoice13 or Dan Kapuscinski @Dan_Kapuscinski or send a message directly to the Weedsport Productions Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WeedsportTV.

Interested in seeing your company listed in our press releases or on ‘Off Track TV’?  Be sure to call the Weedsport Speedway office at (315) 834-3067 for sponsorship and advertising information.

About Weedsport Speedway: Officially opened for the first time on July 24, 1955 – the Weedsport Speedway 3/8 mile dirt oval has produced a legendary list of drivers and champions including Will Cagle, Danny Johnson, Bob McCreadie, Alan Johnson, Jack Johnson, and Dave Lape to name a few.  In 2018, Weedsport introduced the all-new Weedsport Kartway, just outside of the Speedway’s main pit area, to begin to foster the next generation of racers, crew members and race fans.  Couple the racing with state-of-the-art camping and track amenities, unmatched on-site television production capabilities, plus the ability for large scale concert productions and Weedsport is one of the marquee entertainment venues in the country.

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ANDY JANKOWIAK WINS SECOND STRAIGHT GAMBLERÂ’S CLASSIC SATURDAY IN ATLANTIC CITY

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ANDY JANKOWIAK WINS SECOND STRAIGHT GAMBLER’S CLASSIC SATURDAY IN ATLANTIC CITY’S BOARDWALK HALL; CHAMP KART AND SLINGSHOT FEATURES WON BY DOUG STEARLY AND SCOTT NEARY

 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ February 1, 2020 . . . Andy Jankowiak marched to the front from fourth starting spot to grab the lead on the third lap of Saturday night’s NAPA Know How Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels Gambler’s Classic in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall and held off Tim Buckwalter for the 40-lap feature victory.

 “I knew Timmy (Buckwalter) was going to race me clean,” Jankowiak said. “He’s going to win one of these races soon. If I can’t win, I want to see him win.”

 Buckwalter’s late race charge was hampered, he said, by a deflating rear that lost its remaining air in the post-race celebrations.

 The latter stages of the race, which was highlighted by sustained, high speed, thrilling action, bodes well for the Indoor Auto Racing Series finale next month in Syracuse, NY.

 Erick Rudolph finished third. He was right behind Buckwalter as early as lap four but became involved in a multi-car early race tangle that took out Ryan Flores and adversely affected his forward progress.

 Matt Janisch, who came into this race as the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels point leader ran a solid fourth with Briggs Danner fifth. Danner was driving a car owned by Janisch. Danner’s march from a 15th place start to fifth earned him the Hard Charger Award, sponsored by East Coast TQ Midgets in memory of the late Doug Craig. The award was worth $555.55, a reference to the late Craig’s lifelong car number, 55.

 Doug Stearly of Trappe, PA came from the seventh row at the start of the Champ Kart feature and had to run down and pass Cale Ross of Lambertville, NJ to take the top prize.  “We started 15th this year and had a lot of hard driving to do to win,” race winner Stearly said. He had won at Atlantic City last year for the first time under easier circumstances.

   Scott Neary of Columbia, NJ held off a furious challenge from Jared Silfee of Saylorsburg, PA in the action-packed 25-lap Slingshot feature. “I was happy to see the caution flag we got late in the race,” Neary said. “It gave me a chance to regroup a little.” The win by Neary was the seventh at Atlantic City for car owner Randy Smith of Saylorsburg, PA and his first one-two finish as an owner in Boardwalk Hall.

 An eight-car, five-lap TQ Dash set the starting spots for the first four rows of the Gambler’s Classic.  Teenager Tyler Thompson won it over veteran Tim Buckwalter.

  Four TQ Midget heats, each at ten laps, were taken by first time Indoor Auto Racing Series starter Dylan Woodling, Series point’s leader Matt Janisch, 600 Sprint driver Kyle Lick and Tommy Catalano.

  Three wild 12-lap B-Mains, each with ten cars, awarded only the race winner with a transfer spot into the feature.  The victors were Andy Nye, Michael Barnes and Chris deRitis.

  Two Slingshot B-Mains each at 10 laps were won by Dave Carraghan and Josh Patterson while two Champ Kart B-Mains also at 10 circuits, were grabbed by Dalton Rovira and Brandon Tiezzi.

 Gambler’s Classic TQ Midget Feature (40 Laps): 1.  Andy Jankowiak, 2. Tim Buckwalter, 3. Erick Rudolph, 4. Matt Janisch, 5. Briggs Danner, 6. Anthony Payne, 7. Mike Bednar, 8. Tyler Thompson, 9. Bobby Holmes, 10. Jon Reid, 11. Michael Barnes, 12. Shawn Nye, 13. Kyle Lick, 14. Jeremy Haudricourt, 15. Anthony Sesely, 16. Chris deRitis, 17. Ryan Bartlett, 18. Shea Wills, 19. Tommy Catalano, 20. Dylan Woodring, 21. Andrew Molleur, 22. Scott Kreutter, 23. Patrick Emerling, 24. Andy Nye, 25. Ryan Flores, 26. Kyle Hutchinson.

 Champ Kart Feature (25 Laps): 1. Doug Stearly, 2. Cameron Carter, 3. Tyler Brown, 4. Cale Ross, 5. Todd Crenshaw, 6. Ron Midford, Jr., 7. Missy Bootes, 8. Ryan Kendall, 9. Cody Crenshaw, 10. James Shutts, 11. Eric Zeh, 12. Dan Kapuscinski, 13. Mike Perry, 14. John Berger, 15. Joseph Mingola, 16. Brandon Tiezzi, 17. Dalton Rovira, 18. Gene Gregoric, 19. Alex Colasato, 20.  Dominic Roselli, 21. Seth Whitney, 22. Andrew Swisher, 23. Jonathan Keister, 24. Jeremy Tuttle.

 Slingshot Feature (25 Laps):  1. Scott Neary 2. Jared Silfee, 3. Cody Kline, 4. Louden Reimert, 5. Brett Bieber, 6. Danny Buccafusca, 7. Alexandre Tardif, 8. Jimmy Spellmon, 9. Fred Gamache, 10. Michael Lapicki, 11. Adam Svanda, 12. Tyler Truex, 13. Kurt Bettler, 14. Dylan Hoch, 15. Chris Grbac, 16. Matt Mertz, 17. Dave Carraghan, 18. Josh Patterson, 19. Nick Shaw, 20. Kyle Herve, 21. Mark Mohr, 22. Danny Spellmon, 23. Alex Reinsmith, 24. Tyler Ulsh.

 The Indoor Auto Racing Belfor Property Restoration ‘Concrete Series’ continues at the New York State Exposition Center in Syracuse, NY on Friday and Saturday, March 14 and 15 where the three Series championships will be determined.

 The third annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals is the next event, at the Cure Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ on Friday and Saturday, February 21 and 22.


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ANDY JANKOWIAK, TIM BUCKWALTER, SCOTT KREUTTER AND BOBBY HOLMES WIN ATLANTIC CITY TQ MIDGET QUALIFIERS; KYLE HUTCHINSON WINS DR. LOW NON-QUALFIERS MAIN AS ALL FIVE GO TO SATURDAY A-MAIN OF NAPA KNOW HOW A.C. INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES

 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 31, 2020 . . . After setting fastest time among 52 TQ Midget contenders on Friday afternoon, Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo, NY then raced to victory in the first of four 20-lap TQ Midget A-Main Qualifiers Friday night in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. Also winning TQ A-Main Qualifiers were Tim Buckwalter of Royersford, PA, Scott Kreutter of Alden, NY, and Bobby Holmes of Lockport, NY. Given that Buckwalter’s car was a ‘house car’ fielded by race car builder Mark Lafler of Ransomville, NY, all four qualifier winners were rooted in upstate New York.

 Kyle Hutchinson, of East Aurora, NY won the first TQ race of the afternoon, capturing the 15-lap Dr. Lowe Non Qualifiers preliminary event. In so doing, he joined the other TQ heat race winners in the Saturday night feature field.

 In Slingshot qualifying Friday action, Scott Neary was quick timer among 39 entries.  Dylan Hoch, Matt Mertz and Alexendre Tardif won the three heat races

 Tyler Brown topped the Friday Champ Kart time trial field which consisted of 49 entries, one of the largest in Indoor Auto Racing Series history in Boardwalk Hall.  Doug Stearly, Jeremy Tuttle, and Ron Midford, Jr. were the Champ Kart heat winners.

 In the first TQ Midget heat race, Joey Jarowicz of Lebanon, NJ cartwheeled through the third turn on the 12th lap caroming off the concrete wall. He was awake and alert as he was being assisted from the track by EMTs and was transported to an area hospital.

 Day Two of the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels continues Saturday, February 1 with spectator gates opening to Boardwalk Hall for Fanfest At Trackside, beginning at 5:00 PM.  Racing begins at 7:00 PM and will consist of six TQ Midget heats, a TQ Dash that will establish the starting order of the eight fastest qualifiers from Friday’s Time Trials, and three TQ B-Mains.

 The Champ Kart feature, over 25 laps featuring 24 cars is the first of the three features with the Slingshots running the same distance with the same size field.

 The 18th Gambler’s Classic TQ Midget 40-lap feature, the highlight of NAPA Know How Weekend, is the final race of the night, followed by post-race accolades and special awards.

 First TQ Midget Qualifier (20 Laps): 1. Andy Jankowiak, 2. Matt Janisch, 3. Nick Ladyga, 4. Jeremy Haudricourt, 5. Chris deRitis, 6. Tommy Catalano, 7. Timmy Catalano, 8. Kyle Lick, 9. Joey Jarowicz, 10. Tyler Lindsay, 11. Jack Conover, 12. Derek Hopkinson. DNS: Dakota Kessler.

 Second TQ Midget Qualifier (20 Laps): 1. Tim Buckwalter, 2. Anthony Payne. 3. Mike Bednar, 4. Chad Jones, 5. Ryan Tidman, 6. Tim Nye, 7. Andrew Molleur, 8. Jesse Maurer, 9. Bruce Leote, 10. Christopher Hirt, 11. Briggs Danner 12. Ron Mullen. 13. Pat Bealer.

 Third TQ Midget Qualifier (20 Laps): 1. Scott Kreutter, 2. Erick Rudolph, 3. Tyler Thompson, 4. Jon Reid, 5. Matt Roselli, 6. Michael Barnes, 7. Steve Kemery, 8. Cory Grenzy, 9. Tim Iulg, 10. Mark Rogers, 11. Anthony Sesely, 12. Shea Wills, 13. Andrew Nye.

 Fourth TQ Midget Qualifier (20 Laps): 1. Bobby Holmes, 2. Patrick Emerling, 3. Shawn Nye 4. Earl Paules 5. Dylan Woodling, 6. Rob Schultz. 7. Ryan Bartlett, 8. Matt Galko, 9. Cole Mullen, 10. Carl Crawford, 11. Kyle Hutchinson.


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FIVE DRIVERS TO BE ADDED TO FIVE MILE POINT SPEEDWAY ALL-TIME GREATEST DRIVERS LIST DURING 2020 7OTH ANNIVERSARY SPEEDWAY.   PAST MODIFIED TRACK CHAMPIONS KEVIN BATES, DON HART JR., JUSTIN HOLLAND, BRIAN MALCOLM AND SHAUN WALKER TO BE ADDED TO PRESTIGIOUS LIST.
 
KIRKWOOD, NY…Five Mile Point Speedway will celebrate the 70th consecutive year of racing at the historic quarter mile oval in 2020.  The 70th racing season will begin on Saturday, April 4th.  This season five championship drivers will be added to the 65 All-Time Greatest Drivers list bringing the total to 70.  All five drivers are past Modified Track Champions and includes Kevin Bates, Don Hart Jr., Justin Holland, Brian Malcolm and Shaun Walker.
 
The original 50 All-Time Greatest Drivers list was announced during the 2000 50th Anniversary Season at Five Mile Point Speedway.  Since that time, 15 additional Five Mile Point Speedway greats were added to the list.  This season will mark the 70th Anniversary Season with five more all-time greats being honored and added to the list.  The list has always included former Modified Track Champions at the speedway.  The criteria have been based on the division being the headline act since the opening of the speedway in 1951.  All five of this year’s inductees are former Modified Track Champions.  The all-time list is also comprised of former Street Stock, Mini Stock and Figure 8 racing greats.
 
This year’s inductees include Kevin Bates from Lake Ariel, PA.  Bates, was the Modified Track Champion in 2017.  Bates leads this year’s inductees with fourteen career feature wins at Five Mile Point Speedway.  Bates ranks twenty-third on the all-time Modified wins list.
 
Don Hart, Jr. earned his Modified Track Championship back in the 2004 racing season.  He has eight career wins along with his championship title.  His victories came over a fairly short span of racing events making his winning percentage quite high out of those race starts.
 
Justin Holland, a graduate of the Sportsman ranks moved his way in to the Modified division and captured a Modified Track Championship title at the speedway in 2012.  Holland has six career feature wins in the Modified division at the speedway to date.  He will be returning to the weekly ranks in 2020 hoping to add to his win total.
 
Brian Malcolm is a back to back and defending Modified Track Champion at the speedway.  Malcolm won the titles in 2018 and 2019 at Five Mile Point Speedway.  Malcolm, also from Lake Ariel, PA has eight feature wins to his credit at the speedway.  Malcolm is taking on the ambitious challenge to try and become a three-peat Modified Track Champion this season at the speedway.  If he could win the 2020 title he would be the first since Chuck Akulis who pulled it off in 1994, ’95 and ’96.
 
Only Larry Catlin and Chuck Akulis ever pulled off the remarkable feat of winning three Modified Track Championships in a row. Catlin won his Track Championships in 1969, ’70 and ’71.  Akulis set the bar with nine consecutive Modified Track Championships between 1977 and 1985.  He then backed that up with the last three-peat Modified Championship in 1994, ’95 and ’96.
 
Shaun Walker completes the 2020 inductee class this season.  Walker, a Sportsman Track Champion in 2008 made his way into the Modified ranks with great success. Walker captured back to back Modified Track Championships in 2015 and 2016.  He has captured six Modified feature wins at Five Mile Point Speedway during his career.
 
The 70th Anniversary “All-Time Greatest” Drivers will be honored at the 56th running of the Heath Memorial this season at Five Mile Point Speedway.  Irving and Anna Heath founded and built the speedway in 1951.  That event honors them each season at the speedway.
 
The complete list of the All-Time Greatest 70 Drivers can be found below.  All of the driver’s names will also be featured on the 2020 70th Anniversary Five Mile Point Speedway T-Shirt.  The full 2020 Five Mile Point Speedway schedule will be released in the days to come.  All historical and upcoming information can be found on our official website at www.5milepointspeedway.com.
 
All – Time Five Mile Point Speedway Greatest Driver List:
50 Original Greatest From 2000:  Chuck Akulis, Don Beagell, Roger Beagell, Bobby Butcher, Gary Card, Charlie Castle, Larry Catlin, DeForest Chalker, George Chalker, Mike Colsten, Pete Cordes, Jim Crawn, Bruce Detro, Don Diffendorf, Joe Donahue Sr., Jim Gabriel Sr., Jim Gabriel Jr., Bob Hackel, Jerry Hayes, Brett Hearn, Lynn Highhouse, Doug Holgate, Gene Hoose, Jack Johnson, Hal Karcher, Kenny King, Glenn Knapp, Dave Kneisel, Pete Kozak, Dick Longstreet, Frank Lopke, Stan Lupka, Bob MacGeorge, Frank Mears, Kenny Moore, Carl Nagel, Norm Norton, Tim Olenski, Stan Ploski, Art Polenz, Bobby Quick, Eddie Rafferty, Monk Rauch, Carl Reynolds, Tony Ross, Marshall “Hoop” Singer, Don Slack, Gordon Smith, Butch Tittle, Doug Worthing.
10 Inductees From 2010 (making 60 Greatest):  Billy Decker, Gary Dence, Stewart Friesen, Mitch Gibbs, Charlie Gilbert, Red Harrington, Gordie Isham, Danny Johnson, Gary Roberts, Brian Weaver.
5 Inductees From 2015 (making 65 Greatest) held July 14th, 2015:  Mike Clapperton, Bob Hamm, Sr., Bob McCreadie, Eddie White, Dan Vauter.
5 Inductees From 2020 (making 70 Greatest):  Kevin Bates, Don Hart Jr., Justin Holland, Brian Malcolm, Shaun Walker.

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INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES FUELED BY VP RACE FUELS ATLANTIC CITY THURSDAY PRACTICE SETS STAGE FOR RUNNING OF TQ MIDGET GAMBLER’S CLASSIC SATURDAY; ANDY JANKOWIAK QUICKEST OVERALL, MATT JANISCH AND BRIGGS DANNER FASTEST IN TWO SESSIONS

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 30, 2020 . . .  Practice for 18th annual NAPA Know How Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels began at 5:00 PM sharp Thursday, January 30 inside historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. And at the end of the five hour session, defending Gambler’s Classic winner Andy Jankowiak was fastest of the sixty plus entrants.

 Jankowiak, of Buffalo, NY, struggled at times during the practice, making a last minute spring and shock change at one point, and rigging a balky muffler fitting into place with a temporary fix.

 Janisch, of Nazareth, PA., comes into the Gambler’s Classic as the Indoor Auto Racing Series points leader.  Briggs Danner of Allentown, PA, drives a car owned by Janisch, The pair were each able to post top times in two sessions each.

 Other drivers who were quick on the time sheets were Joey Jarowicz, Bobby Holmes and Anthony Sesely.  Two others who appeared to be quick, Tim Buckwalter and first time entrant Chuck Hossfeld, did not have their cars equipped with transponders, which are necessary to register lap times.

 Preparation Thursday prior to practice for the NAPA Know How Weekend involved transforming the concrete arena floor into a racetrack through the application of cola syrup and the erection of dozens of concrete barriers to form the outer and inner racetrack perimeter. The installation of infield tire barriers, the building of a race control tower and a starters’ stand, putting up warning light and scoring systems, and the hanging of event signage were among the many necessary tasks.

 Well over 60 TQ Midgets, upwards of 40 Champ Karts and a like number of Slingshots are entered for the weekend of racing action and most were at the track for the optional practice session.

 One of the more intriguing TQ Midget entrants practicing was Dylan Woodling of Warsaw, IN, who was driving a 600 Sprint of his own design.

 “We built as much of the front and rear suspension as we could to be inboard,” Woodling said. “The idea is to create a durable car. It looks a little different and I’m looking forward to seeing how we do here. If we go well, we’ll probably go to Syracuse in March with it.”

 Action gets underway in earnest on Friday with practice beginning at 1:00 pm for all three classes followed by time trials for all three classes.


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STEPHEN KEMERY ENTERS ATLANTIC CITY’S GAMBLER’S CLASSIC AFTER SECOND PLACE ALLENTOWN FINISH; WILL BE ON TIGHT SATURDAY SCHEDULE

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 26, 2020 . . . Coming off a career best finish on the Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP, Stephen Kemery has adjusted a busy schedule to compete at the January 31st, February 1st NAPA Know How events at the famous Boardwalk Hall.

In the aftermath of a brilliant second place finish in the PPL Center in Allentown, PA, the Sicklerville, N.J. TQ Midget driver had a surprise revelation to share with journalists at a post-race press conference.

“I won’t be able to run in Atlantic City. I have a college course all day Saturday in Philadelphia and won’t be able to make the race,” said Kemery.

Kemery, however, changed his mind when he discovered he had misread the Saturday time schedule of events for race number three on the “BELFOR Concrete Series”.

“I came out of Allentown so pleased with what we had done. I had run most every one of the Indoor races for four years and the best I had ever done was tenth until Allentown,” said Kemery, who rebounded from the rear after an early spin to have a shot at the win on the final lap.

“I knew we were good there because I was in the top five for the first three practice sessions.”

To race this weekend, Kemery will be on an extremely tight schedule.

“I thought I had read that the Saturday show started at 6:00 PM, but when I looked a second time, I realized I had another hour with the show starting at 7. It’s still going to be really tight, but it’s possible.”

Kemery, 30, is in the midst of a rigorous Executive MBA curriculum at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA.  His class on February 1, as it happens, is a particularly vital one.

“It’s the only class I can’t miss, I might be able to get out half an hour early and I think the drive can be done in under an hour and a half without traffic.”

Kemery will have the opportunity to take time and, hopefully, finish among the top two in one of the four A-Main qualifier races to be run Friday night. If he does, all pressure will be off his shoulders. If he doesn’t, he’ll face a daunting challenge, one compressed by his time constraints.

Kemery will be driving a four year old Hyper Hugger chassis with a 600cc Dave Orange engine powering it. Based on his strong showing on the Saturday night event in Allentown, Kemery, as well as other 600cc powered cars racing against those with 750s, are enthused about this race.

“Anthony Sesely (a three-time Atlantic City Gambler’s Classic winner), Kyle Lick and me were all taking about how well we all did in Allentown against the 750cc TQs,” said Kemery.

“The way the track was in Allentown, it kind of favored the 600s. It didn’t rubber up that much and Atlantic City can get like Allentown was.  If it does, one of the 600s can win it again.”

Kemery, who races his family owned No. 69k TQ only during the winter Indoor Series, was in a position to win the Saturday Allentown race.  After getting a flat tire early, he got back on track and decided to bide his time. The race, in effect, came back to him.

When leader Ryan Flores’ (2018 Atlantic City winner) left rear tire started losing air in the final laps, Flores slowed and Kemery closed.  Flores prevailed by a car length with is left rear air going completely flat in Victory Lane.

Kemery’s racing interests have come full circle. He started out as a 600cc Micro Sprint racer on dirt in 2009 but moved to the full size dirt Sportsman class four years later.

“The Micros were getting very expensive to race on a weekly basis,” Kemery shared. “My father and I decided to build a Sportsman for Bridgeport but that got delayed a year.”

When Kemery did start racing full sized cars on a full sized track he proved to be a quick study, winning immediately, something he is still doing. A victory on Saturday in Atlantic City would be the highlight of his racing career.

Andy Jankowiak, Ryan Flores and Erick Rudolph, the last three winners of the headline Gambler’s Classic TQ Midget races in the building come to Atlantic City are pre-race favorites.

‘Andy J’ of Buffalo, N.Y. still savors his 2019 Gambler’s Classic win as the highlight of his driving career and he wants nothing more to do it again.

After two rounds of Indoor Auto Racing Series action fueled by VP Racing Fuels, Matt Janisch is the current leader in the Championship standings. Janisch, of Nazareth, PA, had Allentown finishes of third and seventh.

Janisch leads upstate New York dirt Modified driver Ryan Bartlett in the TQ standings heading into Atlantic City by ten points. Bartlett made his first start behind the wheel of a new-to-him Lafler built TQ Midget.

Allentown, Pa. opener winner Erick Rudolph is third, 17 markers out of first and Briggs Danner is fourth, 20 points out of the lead. Jankiowiak completes the top five, 24 points out of first.

The wild and crazy Slingshots and darty Champ Karts will make up the triple header program as they have in the past.

Racing action begins on Friday at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday action getting the green flag at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 on Friday night. On Saturday doors open at 5 p.m. with fans holding reserved tickets given the opportunity to attend Fan Fest on the speedway. All cars competing in the program will be positioned on the speedway and drivers made available for autographs until 6:30.

Following the BELFOR “Concrete Series” event in Atlantic City, a special non-point event for Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series fueled by VP Racing Fuels, will be held on a banked clay oval. The third annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals will again be held at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. on Friday and Saturday nights February 21st and 22nd featuring nearly 100 wingless 600cc Sprints.

The “Concrete Series” season finale follows on Friday and Saturday March 13th and 14th in a second year return to the brand new Expo Center located on the grounds of the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. N.Y.

Tickets are currently available in a range of different prices for all the Indoor Series events through links on www.indoorautoracing.com and the different venue box offices.

Lower level reserved seats for Saturday night in Atlantic City, which will gain attendees’ access to the coveted Fanfest are nearly sold out, but plenty of additional tickets are still available.

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NEW ENGLAND FAVORITE MATT GALKO TO MAKE FIRST CAREER INDOOR RACING VP FUELS SERIES START IN ATLANTIC CITY; WILL DRIVE GIORDANO TQ MIDGET IN JAN.31-FEB.1 BELFOR CONCRETE SERIES PRESTIGE RACE

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 24, 2020 . . . New England Modified and SK Modified standout Matt Galko will be broadening his racing horizons substantially by competing in the TQ Midget events at the NAPA Know How Indoor Auto Racing Series races inside Atlantic City, NJ’s famed Boardwalk Hall.

Galko of Meriden. CT, is the latest entrant for the BELFOR Concrete Series events part of the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series fueled by VP Racing Fuels, being held Friday and Saturday, January 31st and February 1st.  The 26 year-old driver will be making his first start indoors and in a TQ Midget behind the wheel of a car owned by Nick Giordano of Oxford, CT.

“I’ve been to Atlantic City before, about four years ago, but only to watch. Coming back to drive was on my bucket list and now I have the opportunity,” Galko said.

The chance to race came about when car owner Giordano’s 2020 Indoor Auto Racing Series driver Derek Robbie had a date conflict with the Atlantic City race. Though Robbie will be in the car again at the series finale in Syracuse, N.Y. on March 13th and 14th, Galko is Atlantic City bound.

“I think I have as good a chance as anybody,” Galko said. “I’ve always been able to learn new tracks pretty quickly.”

Galko’s progression started with Quarter Midgets, then Half Midgets and ultimately Micro Sprints on dirt at the now closed Whip City Speedway in Massachusetts. He then moved to asphalt racing for the first time, and moved through the ranks at Stafford Motor Speedway to become a feature winning SK Modified driver.

For the 2020 outdoor season, however, Galko and his family-owned team is heading in a different direction.

“We’re going to run as many of the Open Modified races as we can,” Galko said. “There are a lot of them at Stafford, the Tri Track Open Modified Series has a good schedule at different tracks and there are other opportunities to race a Tour Mod including the Tour itself.”

Andy Jankowiak, Ryan Flores and Erick Rudolph, the last three winners of the headline Gambler’s Classic TQ Midget races in the building come to Atlantic City are pre-race favorites.

‘Andy J’ of Buffalo, N.Y. still savors his 2019 Gambler’s Classic win as the highlight of his driving career and he wants nothing more to do it again.

After two rounds of Indoor Auto Racing Series action fueled by VP Racing Fuels, Matt Janisch is the current leader in the Championship standings. Janisch, of Nazareth, PA, had Allentown finishes of third and seventh.

Janisch leads upstate New York dirt Modified driver Ryan Bartlett in the TQ standings heading into Atlantic City by ten points. Bartlett made his first start behind the wheel of a new-to-him Lafler built TQ Midget.

Allentown, Pa. opener winner Erick Rudolph is third, 17 markers out of first and Briggs Danner is fourth, 20 points out of the lead. Jankiowiak completes the top five, 24 points out of first.

Jeremy Haudricourt, Shawn Nye, Tim Buckwalter, Ryan Flores, who also won in Allentown, and Anthony Payne are sixth through tenth.

The wild and crazy Slingshots and darty Champ Karts will make up the tripleheader program as they have in the past.

Dylan Hoch and Tyler Brown, winners of the Allentown Indoor opening races in Slingshot and Champ Kart action, are atop their point standings heading into Atlantic City.

Danny Buccafusca is the reigning Atlantic City Indoor Slingshot race winner and Doug Stearly was the 2019 Champ Kart Atlantic City race winner. Both are entered in this year’s races.

Racing action begins on Friday at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday action getting the green flag at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 on Friday night. On Saturday doors open at 5 p.m. with fans holding reserved tickets given the opportunity to attend Fan Fest on the speedway. All cars competing in the program will be positioned on the speedway and drivers made available for autographs until 6:30.

Following the BELFOR“Concrete Series event in Atlantic City, a special non-point event for Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series fueled by VP Racing Fuels, will be held on a banked clay oval. The third annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals will again be held at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. on Friday and Saturday nights February 21st and 22nd featuring nearly 100 wingless 600cc Sprints.

The “Concrete Series” season finale follows on Friday and Saturday March 13th and 14th in a second year return to the brand new Expo Center located on the grounds of the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. N.Y.

Tickets are currently available in a range of different prices for all the Indoor Series events through links on www.indoorautoracing.com and the different venue box offices.

Lower level reserved seats for Saturday night in Atlantic City, which will gain attendees’ access to the coveted Fanfest are nearly sold out, but plenty of additional tickets are still available.

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Weedsport Speedway Tickets, Camping Available Online on Monday, February 3

WEEDSPORT, NY (January 24, 2020) – Weedsport Speedway tickets and camping will be made available to the general public online on Monday, February 3, beginning at 10 a.m.

To purchase tickets or camping spaces for any speedway event in 2020, fans can visit www.weedsportspeedway.com, then click the orange “Tickets” tab at the top right hand corner of the main page.

Tickets can also be purchased by phone at (315) 834-3067.

A full listing of event details, including times and pricing, can be found online at www.weedsportspeedway.com under the “Events” tab.

Weedsport Speedway’s fan database members can be on the lookout in the near future for their advance presale code.

Weedsport Speedway’s racing season will get the green flag on Monday, May 25 with the annual running of the Heroes Remembered 100, featuring the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds.  The DIRTcar Sportsman and CRSA Sprint Cars will also join the action.

For more information on Weedsport Speedway, including the full 2020 schedule, visit online at www.weedsportspeedway.com or call (315) 834-3067.  Fans can also LIKE us on Facebook and FOLLOW on Twitter @Weedsportspdwy.

About Weedsport Speedway: Officially opened for the first time on July 24, 1955 – the Weedsport Speedway 3/8 mile dirt oval has produced a legendary list of drivers and champions including Will Cagle, Danny Johnson, Bob McCreadie, Alan Johnson, Jack Johnson, and Dave Lape to name a few.  In 2018, Weedsport introduced the all-new Weedsport Kartway, just outside of the Speedway’s main pit area, to begin to foster the next generation of racers, crew members and race fans.  Couple the racing with state-of-the-art camping and track amenities, unmatched on-site television production capabilities, plus the ability for large scale concert productions and Weedsport is one of the marquee entertainment venues in the country.

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BRIGGS DANNER TO MAKE FIRST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS RACE START IN FEB. 21-22 CURE INSURANCE ARENA 600 RACE WEEKEND EVENTS

TRENTON, NJ January 21, 2020 . . . Allentown, PA teenage racer Briggs Danner will be charging into Trenton, NJ’s Cure Insurance Arena for the Indoor Auto Racing fueled by VP Series on Friday and Saturday February 21-22 with a unique set of attributes, but one potential deficit.

Danner, 18, who has been a regular competitor for the past three years on the BELFOR Property Restorations ‘Concrete Series’, has entered the third running of the non-point East Coast Dirt Nationals for the first time.

While new to the dirt event, young Danner is far from a novice as far as dirt track credentials are concerned. His last three summers have been spent racing Dirt 358 Modifieds at Grandview Speedway and Big Diamond Raceway as well as SpeedSTRs at Action Track USA in Kutztown, PA.

His disadvantage is that he has never raced indoors on dirt.

Danner will suit up behind the wheel of a 600 Sprint owned by Tim Henry of Orefield, PA, whose son Tyler usually races the car outdoors.

Danner actually raced the car once before, last year in a Wednesday night 600 Sprint race at Shellhammer’s Speedway in Shoemakersville, PA, finishing fifth in his inaugural feature.

Danner and Henry have history.

“Tyler and I ran Quarter Midgets together with the Keystone Quarter Midget Club,” Danner said. “Tyler is too young to race in New Jersey and that's why I have the ride.”

Danner expects 600 Sprint racing indoors to be a different sort of experience.

“The SpeedSTR experience might help some but I know the Micro will be a more precise handling car. I think the key will to put yourself in a good spot whenever you can. The car I will be driving is an RTS chassis with an LHS engine which is a good combination,” Danner shared.

E. Schneider & Sons in Allentown, PA and Ironton Telephone in Ironton, PA as well as the family's paving business are among those backing Danner's East Coast Dirt Nationals run.

Danner will face nearly 100 of the top 600 Sprint dirt track drivers and their teams from throughout the northeast who will converge on the Cure Insurance Arena for the third running of the East Coast  Dirt Nationals on Friday and Saturday, February 21-22, 2020.

Among the entries are the two past winners of the prestigious event, Whitey Kidd, III of Staten Island, NY who won the inaugural running of the East Coast Dirt Nationals on December 2, 2017 and Erick Rudolph, of Ransomville, NY, who blitzed the field on December 15, 2018.

Both wins were special occasions for the past winners. In Kidd’s case, his triumph came after a spectacular late race charge. Exhausted after the event was over, Kidd revealed he was a cancer patient under treatment with an unknown prognosis.

Two years later, he is still racing, winning the game of life and seeking to win the East Coast Dirt Nationals a second time.  He will drive a 600 Sprint by Anthony Fillbrunn.

Rudolph won the follow-up race in Trenton on the dirt on Saturday, December 15, 2018.  The win was his fifth at Cure Insurance Arena, having won four prior races when the floor surface was concrete.  Rudolph has, over the last two years, become one of the biggest outdoor race winners in Dirt Modified competition.

‘The fire starter’ also swooped to victory in the Indoor Auto Racing Concrete Series opener on Jan. 3, 2020 inside the PPL Center in Allentown, PA, demonstrating his versatility.

Among the drivers other than Danner out to deny Kidd and Rudolph repeat wins are the USAC Midget racing brothers, Alex and Brendan Bright, both of Collegeville, PA., Dirt Modified standout Dominick Buffaloing of Sayreville, NJ, and the three Locus on brothers, Andrew and Carl from Piles grove, NJ and Chris from Pennsville, NJ.

Third generation Dirt driver Sammy Martz, Jr., of Hampton NJ, has filed an entry as have the Scott brothers, Levar and Wayne from Pens Grove, NJ., and Sprint car ace Eddie Strata, Jr., from Lake Ariel, PA.

Before the Trenton dirt event, Danner and Rudolph will compete in the third round of the Indoor Auto Racing ‘Concrete Series’ inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Friday and Saturday, January 31 and February 1st.

After the Trenton race, they’ll conclude the “Concrete Series” event on Friday and Saturday March 13th and 14th in a second year return to the brand new Expo Center located on the grounds of the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. N.Y.  Rudolph is also the defending race winner of the Syracuse A-Main event.

Tickets are currently available in a range of different prices for all the Indoor Series events through links on the www.indoorautoracing.com or at the venue box offices.

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