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Indoor Auto Racing Coming to Albany, NY Feb. 9-10, 2018

Allentown, Atlantic City Return for Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels

TRENTON, NJ – The inevitable gloom of winter in central New York will be brightened considerably with the announcement by Len Sammons, promoter of the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series Fueled by VP Racing Fuels, that indoor racing will return to the Empire State on Friday and Saturday, February 9-10, 2018 at Time Union Center in Albany, NY.

“Putting together a race in New York State has always been one of our Indoor Auto Racing Series goals,” Sammons said. “This is a strong market for us and we anticipate solid fan and competitor support.”

Indoor TQ Midget racing has a rich history in the state of New York.
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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.

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Krause Making Gains Indoors

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Andrew Krause of Holmdel, NJ won his B-Main to earn a starting spot into the Gambler’s Classic.

Krause admittedly had “quite a bit of work” since finishing 17th in Allentown, PA last month.

The asphalt Modified driver is adjusting to the tight confines of historic Boardwalk Hall.

“This is nothing like anything you could really get any experience from other than just coming here and turning some laps. The way the car handles, the way you have to drive the car, the racing attitude that other drivers have. It’s just a whole different world.”

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Bonsignore, Christopher, Zeiner, Iles Win Qualifiers for Atlantic City Indoors

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.”

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Ryan Flores, Ted Christopher and Justin Bonsignore Tops Charts in Boardwalk Hall Three Quarter Midget Indoor Practice; Over 120 Teams Take Part in Optional Session

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 27, 2017. . . With nothing at stake except the right to proclaim supremacy in practice, Ryan Flores of Cornelius, N.C., outran fifty (Three Quarter) TQ Midgets to post fastest time of 8.018 seconds in Thursday night practice. More than half of the expected 90 TQ Midget teams participated in the optional four-and-a-half-hour session that also offered the two support classes, Slingshots and Champ Karts, track time.

The track practice was the first of three days of the 15th Annual NAPA Know How Racing Weekend inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall.

Flores’ lightning quick time came in the last of six practice periods and bested Ted Christopher of Plainville, Ct., who stopped the clocks in 8.048 to end up second. Jimmy Blewett, Howell, N.J., ran an 8.065 best lap, Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, N.Y., an 8.099 circuit and Zane Zeiner, Bath, Pa., closed out the top five with an 8.152.
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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.”

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NASCAR Modified Ace Solomito Challenging Indoor Racers in Atlantic City

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.

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Jankowiak Set to Take On Atlantic City Indoor Stars with New Car

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.

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Ryan Flores, Tommy Catalano Among ‘NAPA Know How’ Atlantic City Indoor Three Quarter (TQ) Midget Favorites

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 6, 2017 . . . Three Quarter (TQ) Midget drivers Ryan Flores and Tommy Catalano left the December 30-31 Allentown, Pa. Indoor Auto Racing doubleheader with the best results of their driving careers. It made the long ride home to North Carolina and upstate New York much quicker. The pair will now head to historical Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., on Friday and Saturday, January 27th and 28th with renewed confidence. They’ll be pre-race favorites when the 2016-2017 Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP finale, the biggest race of them all – the 15th annual ‘NAPA Know How’ Gamblers Classic, is the feature attraction.

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. “I always come to these races with the intentions of winning,” said Flores, a full-time employee and tire changer for a Penske Racing NASCAR Cup Series team. “To win, you have to beat Erick (Rudolph) but I would like to have done it without him crashing.”

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.
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MRN’s Steve Post Joins Announcing Staff for Indoor Racing Series

Motor Racing Network’s NASCAR Broadcaster Steve Post Joins Indoor Auto Racing Series Announcing Staff

TRENTON, NJ December 12, 2016 . . .  Steve Post, a veteran NASCAR pit reporter for the Motor Racing Network will join the announcing staff of the Indoor Auto Racing Series for upcoming events in Allentown, Pa. and Atlantic City, N.J.

Post will join the ‘Voice of the Three Quarter (TQ) Midgets’, Bob Marlow, and Pocono Raceway’s chief announcer Earl Krause on the series starting with the Allentown event held inside the PPL Center onDecember 30 and 31. Post will also play a major role on the team at the Gambler’s Classic inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on January 27 and 28.

MRN radio listeners of NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Truck series will know Post’s voice from commentary he reports weekly from pit road. The Concord, N.C., resident is also the co-host of ‘Winged Nation’, a weekly internet radio show that features Sprint cars, and on MAV-TV shows. He’s a lso a contributor to NASCAR USA.

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Modified Standout Ted Christopher Ready for Indoor Auto Racing Series Action

Indoor Racing’s Biggest Three Quarter Midget Race Winner, Ted Christopher to Drive for Trey Hoddock

TRENTON, NJ  October 21, 2016 . . . The roar of racing engines will move indoors on Friday and Saturday, December 9-10 when Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) presents the first of three indoor TQ Midget racing series events at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, NJ.

When that first green flag drops at the Battle Of Trenton Presented By Oliver Communications And NAPA Auto Parts, the TQ Midget field will see a fundamental shift in its balance of power. Ted Christopher, the winningest LSMP Indoor Series winner in its 13-year history, will be driving the potent Trey Hoddock No. 49 TQ, formerly wheeled by multi-time winner Andy Jankowiak.

“I’m going to get fitted in the car in the next couple of weeks,” said Christopher, of Plainville, CT, “I’m looking forward to racing Trey’s car. It’s always been fast.”

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Tickets for Indoor Auto Racing Events Going On Sale August 17

Indoor Race Tickets Go On Sale August 17 for Trenton, Allentown Indoor Auto Racing; Choice Seats Will Go Fast

TRENTON, NJ August 5, 2016 — Tickets are going on sale on Wednesday, August 17 for the Trenton (NJ) and Allentown (PA) Indoor auto racing events, promoted by Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP).

The Battle Of Trenton is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, December 9-10.

The Allentown Indoor event presented by Ironton Telephone is slated for Friday and Saturday, December 30-31.
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Bouc Disqualified After Winning A.C. Kart Race, Win Goes to Nall

Nall Declared Champ Kart Winner after Apparent Winner Bouc Is Disqualified

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Donnie Nall of Lawsonville, N.C. has been declared the official winner of the NAPA Know How Weekend Champ Kart 25-lap feature in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall.

Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) officials disqualified apparent race winner Danny Bouc of Plumsteadville, Pa., after a detailed post-race inspection on his kart’s engine revealed irregularities on the power plant’s head.

.Bouc had held off Nall and Chris Daley, two past champions of the race.

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Anthony Sesely Wins Atlantic City NAPA TQ Midget Classic Saturday Night

Sesely Wins 14th Annual NAPA Know How Gambler’s Classic Three Quarter Midget Race; Bouc, Spellman Claim Champ Kart and Slingshot Feature Races at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 31, 2016 . . . Anthony Sesely of Matawan, N.J., became the first three-time winner of the NAPA Know How Gambler’s Classic Three Quarter (TQ) Midget feature Saturday night by driving what amounted to a perfect race in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall.

“The car got better as the race went on,” Sesely said. “We’re back with the setup we used to win the 2013 and 2014 race. I couldn’t be happier.”

Sesely, who was a non-factor in the 2015 race, started first in the 40-lap main event by winning the TQ Dash, a five lap race among the nine drivers in time trials and Friday night heat race points.

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Calabrese Racing Indoors Ahead of K&N Debut

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — David Calabrese of Toms River, NJ is optimistic entering tonight’s NAPA Know How Gambler’s Classic at Boardwalk Hall.

“Our car is pretty good right now,” Calabrese said. “…The car was a little tight last night in one of the heat races so we freed it up a little bit and the thing rotates a lot better through the center of the corner. So I think we have a pretty good shot of making the show tonight.”

Calabrese Motorsports will be competing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East with their own cars and engines. The team sold their Modifieds and purchased  new K&N cars. The Mooresville, NC team will use their own cars and engines.

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Shaw Shows Improvement in Second Year

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – DJ Shaw of Conway, NH was fast in yesterday’s qualifying heats at Boardwalk Hall. This is his second year in the TQ Midgets since running Champ Karts indoors. He won at Baltimore and had several strong runs at Atlantic City and Providence. This year’s new points system awards points for time trials and heats.

“It seems to be pretty good in race trim,” Shaw said. “We ran with (Erick) Rudolph there and there’s not many that can do that. This year the way the format is it kind of killed us and I can’t say that I really like the format. So we’ll just hope that we’re good enough to get a top two in the next deal.”

Shaw is running a car of his own creation, Dale Shaw Racecars of Center Conway, NH.

“It took us a lot of phone calls with people that we knew that built ’em. It was a lot of work. It took about twice as long as building a Super Late Model, so it’s a lot of pride in it and hopefully it is all worth it.”

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Lichty Among Top Indoor Drivers

Mike Lichty of Innerkip, ON, Canada has been one of the top performers in indoor racing. His seven top fives in 10 Gambler’s Classic starts leads all drivers.

“That’s some interesting history,” Lichty said. “I wasn’t aware of that. … I think the biggest thing is just obviously being there at the end and having a real good car under you and we’ve taken time over the years and everything on this car compared to a lot of the cars out there is built. It’s specifically built for indoors, you know, so heavier heims. It can actually take a hit compared to most cars out there and we’ve always had success, don’t matter really if it’s just Atlantic City or where the tour has taken us. Indoors we’ve ran well with this car.”

Since his 2006 debut, Lichty has 9 top fives and 14 top 10s in 16 starts at Boardwalk Hall. In 30 indoor TQ Midget starts, he has a 7.1 average finish. He has two wins (Baltimore and Providence), 18 top fives, and 24 top tens.

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Ladyga Up to Speed in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Nick Ladyga of Voluntown, CT is running well in his indoor debut for this weekend’s NAPA Know How Racing Weekend at Boardwalk Hall.

Ladyga was fifth fastest during the first practice Thursday night at 9.194. 

“As the day went on I tried to, you know, just figure out the track,” Ladyga said. “We made the mistake of going out too early a couple of times and we got stuck behind some slow cars and the track didn’t really rubber up enough, so we kind of fell off in speed.”

Ladyga is running the same car he used outdoors last season with a different engine. The outdoor setup in stock compared to the indoors ‘outlaw’ engine. Ladyga’s car is a Mark Lafler chassis with a Billy Pippard engine (Pippard Racing Engines).

“Mark Lafler definitely helps out with the setups and if you can pay attention and listen to him you really can’t go wrong. And from what I’ve experienced the first couple of practices yesterday and the car was really fast my first time ever indoors, so I’m really looking forward to it. It’s a big confidence booster.”

The University of Rhode Island student is sporting his school colors on the No. 38 TQ Midget. The car originally had blue tin and a blue wrap.

“We peeled the outside off, made it white, and we left the inside blue and we had a good wrap going with it. My buddy Corey Barry hooked me up with a wrap and it came out pretty nice, so we kept the colors that way.”

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Record Speeds Turned during A.C. Indoor Racing Practice Sessions Thursday

Atlantic City Three Quarter Midget Track Record Smashed; Jankowiak, Rudolph Break Eight Second Barrier; Even Faster Laps Predicted for Friday Trials, Saturday Gambler’s Classic at Boardwalk Hall

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 28,2016 . . . Andy Jankowiak and Erick Rudolph broke into uncharted territory Thursday night inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall by running the first laps ever recorded by Three Quarter Midgets on the historic track in the seven second bracket.

Jankowiak’s 7.906 was the fastest lap while Rudolph answered with a 7.943.

The top two were followed on the time charts by Jimmy Blewett, Tim Buckwalter, Rob Neely, Ryan Susice, Zane Zeiner, Justin Bonsignore, Scott Kreutter and Anthony Sesely. Ryan Preece may have just as fast but he chose to run the Thursday practices without a transponder. Thus his times were not recorded.

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NASCAR Tour Talent Justin Bonsignore, Past Indoor Kart Winner, Enters LSMP Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled by VP; Calabrese also Files Entry

ALLENTOWN, PA December 8, 2015 . . . Long Island NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series competitor Justin Bonsignore is the latest driver to enter the Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) Ironton Telephone Allentown Indoor Races presented by Future Homes set for Saturday, January 2, 2016 at the PPL Center.

Bonsignore 27, has one previous Indoor TQ Midget start, at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall where he drove as a teammate to TQ favorite Ted Christopher.  Bonsignore is a past winner in LSMP Indoor action, at Providence, R.I.  That win was in a Champ Kart race, however.

“I enjoyed the Atlantic City races last year and was surprised at how fast I was right from the start,” Bonsignore confided. “So when the opportunity came along to buy a really good car, I decided to do it and enter all of the Indoor races.”

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Tickets for Indoor Auto Racing Events in Allentown, Pa Going Fast

Ironton Telephone Co. Signs On As Allentown Indoor Race Presenting Sponsor; Entries Pouring In, Tickets Selling Fast

TRENTON, NJ/ALLENTOWN, PA . . . The inaugural running of indoor races in Allentown, Pa.’s PPL Center has attracted attention from drivers and owners who are signing up in great numbers and from fans who are purchasing reserved seat tickets rapidly.

The race date is Saturday, January 2, 2016, with competition beginning at 7 pm.

The interest in the Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) is also attracting marketing partners.
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Len Sammons Motorsports Productions Announces New Indoor Auto Racing Event; Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016 is Date of First Allentown, PA Race

TRENTON, NJ May 18, 2015 . . . The roar of engines will take over the new PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania on Saturday, January 2, 2016 when the first annual Allentown Indoor Auto Race will be held.

The event, promoted by Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP), will be part of a three race indoor series that includes the wildly popular annual event in Atlantic City, NJ on January 29 & 30 at Boardwalk Hall and in Trenton, NJ on February 27 & 28 at the Sun National Bank Center.

“The Lehigh Valley has a rich racing tradition with the Allentown Fairgrounds, Dorney Park Speedway and the Nazareth half mile and mile tracks,” said LSMP’s Len Sammons. “Those events drew thousands of people. We want our event to capitalize on the rich Lehigh Valley racing heritage, and begin to write our own chapter in the region’s racing history.”

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Boardwalk Hall Wrap-up

Atlantic City, NJ — Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, NY took down the win in the 40 lap TQ Midget feature at Boardwalk Hall Saturday night. Ryan Flores of Davidson, NC came in second with Jimmy Blewett of Howell, NJ third, Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, NY fourth and Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, NY rounding out the top five.

Emerling led the field to the green. Rudolph took the lead from Emerling on lap 27. Rudolph led the final 13 laps to take down the win. Rudolph won the TQ Midget championship for the overall indoor series. Rudolph and Flores were tied, but with Rudolph having a win at Trenton last month. “Three or four years ago, we were able to win this race and the championship all in one year,” Rudolph said. “Last couple of years we have been coming and we have been fast, but luck has not been on our side. This year things fell into place to get the championship and the win tonight. It’s real special.”

The cautions did not help Rudolph as he felt he was gaining on Emerling for the lead. “I was gaining on him (Emerling),”Rudolph said. “Then the yellow came out. I was stuck in second and third for a while. I was kind of getting a little impatient. I was able to set him (Emerling) up and make a move on him for the lead. I had to deal with him on the outside on restarts. He hung right in there. I don’t know what happened to him at the end. I thought we were going to finish 1-2.”

The TQ Midget that Rudolph won with on Saturday night has been sold.

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New Yorker Erick Rudolph Wins Gamblers Classic Three Quarter Midget Finale at “NAPA Know How” Indoor Race Weekend in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall; Earns Len Sammons Motorsports Productions TQ Crown; Nall, Jay Hartman are First Time Kart and Slingshot Winners

ATLANTIC CITY,NJ (February 1, 2015) — Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y. outran Ryan Flores of Davidson, N.C., and Jimmy Blewett of Howell, N.J., Saturday night to win the 13th running of the Gamblers Classic 40-lap Three Quarter (TQ) Midget feature in front of a large crowd inside Atlantic City’s famed Boardwalk Hall.

The three way battle also had profound ramifications in the Len Sammons Motorsports Productions TQ Midget Championship contest. By winning the race, Rudolph earned the tiebreaker after him and Flores, who was winless in the series, each ended up with 320 points.

Rudolph shared the front row at the start of the Gamblers Classic with Patrick Emerling, on the inside, gaining the advantage at the start.

Flores, who lined up third, and Friday night winner Andy Jankowiak, ran behind the pair with Jimmy Blewett joining the battle, up from an eighth place starting berth.

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It’s Jankowiak Over Rudolph in Western New York One-Two Punch at Atlantic City Indoor Three Quarter Midget Race; Hieber, Bouc will Pace Slingshot and Champ Kart Fields Tonight

Tickets Still Remain Available for Tonight’s Racing Events

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (January 31,2015) — Western New York Three Quarter (TQ) Midget standouts Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo and Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, added to their TQ Midget Indoor feature excellence Friday inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall when then finished first and second in the 30-lap feature after a spine tingling battle that lasted most of the race.

 The contest was the first of the NAPA KNOW HOW Race Weekend that concludes tonight with the thirteenth running of the Gamblers Classic.

“The car was perfect once again,” said race winner Jankowiak, who then paused to dedicate the race win to a recently departed fellow western New York racer Tommy Lalomia.

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Jimmy Blewett, Andy Jankowiak Top Leaderboard During Thursday Three Quarter Midget Practice for “NAPA Know How” Indoor Racing Weekend at A.C. Boardwalk Hall

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (January 29,2015) — A relatively incident free practice session Thursday night inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall was dominated by perennial contender Jimmy Blewett of Howell, N.J., and Battle Of Trenton Indoor Three Quarter (TQ) race winner last December, Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo, N.Y.

Blewett was quickest on the clocks in the first and fourth practices for the featured TQ Midgets while Jankowiak topped the charts in practices two and three. 

“I actually think I could have been quickest in the last practice but didn’t ever get a clean lap,” Jankowiak said. 

Blewett, who along with Shawn Nye, was among the top five in each of the four practice periods, was happy with his progress. “The car feels pretty consistent but we’re always looking for more speed,” Blewett said.

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Two Time Gamblers Classic Winner Anthony Sesely to Race New Car at Atlantic City “NAPA Know How” Race Weekend January 30-31

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (January 29, 2015) — The last three times Three Quarter (TQ) Midgets have raced inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall, nearly 100 drivers and teams tried their best for the checkered flag.

Yet one man, Anthony Sesely of Hazlet, N.J., defied the odds to win all three TQ Midget features, including the last two Gamblers Classics.

Sesely’s challengers will renew their battle on January 30-31. But Sesely will be no slouch: has a secret weapon, a new car. “It’s an updated version of the Hyper chassis I have been running,” Sesely said. “But this one has been better thought out. It’s a lot cleaner, the cockpit has more room, and I think it will be easier to drive faster.”

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“NAPA Know How” Indoor Auto Racing Weekend on Schedule; Early Week Winter Storm Gives Atlantic City Just an Inch of Snow…..and It is Gone!

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (January 28, 2015) — Despite some region wide weather irritations caused by Winter Storm Juno, all systems are go and on schedule for more than 200 race teams and thousands of fans heading to this year’s NAPA KNOW HOW Racing Weekend inside the cavernous Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall.

 The building’s massive storage room that serves as the race’s pit area is expected to be filled to capacity by Thursday afternoon as Three Quarter (TQ) Midget, Champ Kart and Lentini Auto Salvage Slingshot teams will begin moving in at 8am. The intricate process sites race team transporters, one by one, side by side. All cars are then unloaded, inspected, and certified, and will be on the track, practicing, later Thursday evening.

“Everything is right on schedule.” said Len Sammons, event promoter. “The Atlantic City area was only brushed by the storm. While racers from New England had to struggle to get on the road, once here they were amazed how much less snow this area received.”

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Battle of Trenton Indoor Racing Special Ticket Offer through Friday, Dec. 13

TRENTON, NJ December 10, 2014 . . . With a full field of seventy Three Quarter Midgets ready to ‘Battle’ in ‘Trenton’ on Friday and Saturday, December 19, and 20, 2014, Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) has decided to fill the grandstands to capacity as well by offering an advance purchase discount ticket sale that kicked off today, December 10, and will last through Saturday, December 13.

In this limited window of opportunity, Friday night Lower Level Reserved Seat tickets will be available for just $17 each and Saturday tickets in the same seating area for just $20. That is a savings of $5 per ticket!

These discounted tickets are available only at the Len Sammons Productions office. Tickets can be ordered by phone at 609-888-3616 from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday; and from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. Saturday. Shipped tickets will incur a $10 processing fee; purchasers who pick up their tickets at Area Auto Racing News (2829 South Broad Street, Trenton, NJ) will incur no shipping fees.
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Senior Champ Kart Indoor Racers in Atlantic City will Race for “Hoosier Rewards” Tire Bonuses

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ December 5, 2014 . . . Senior Champ Kart teams racing in the Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) Indoor auto racing event in Atlantic City’s famous Boardwalk Hall will be competing for even greater prize money and awards than was previously thought.

Thanks to Hoosier Tire of Lakeville, Ind., the highest four finishers in the Champ Kart feature race using Hoosier tires on all four corners will receive two free right side tires. And if the race is won by a driver competing with Hoosier tires on all four corners, Hoosier will back up the two free tires with a cash bonus of $200.

The ‘Hoosier Rewards’ program was developed by Chad Wright, Hoosier Tire Oval Tire Product Manager, who released the details of the company’s bonus plan this past week. Competitors in the Senior Champ Kart division, now have their choice of tire manufacturer and compounds in both Atlantic City and in Trenton. Competitors have the option to run a Hoosier D30A or A40 Compound or they can run a Burris 33 or 55 compound tire. In recent years all competitors were mandated to run the Burris tires.

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