May 15, 2016 — The Scheduled racing activities for Wall Stadium this past Saturday, May 14th were cancelled due to the heavy rains forecast for the area. This gives team’s additional time to prepare for the next ATQMRA show at Wall on Saturday, June 4th. Geoffrey Sutton sits atop the points standings with a slim 4 point margin over 2014 Champion Matt Janisch. Mark Yoder is ahead of Ronnie Mullen in the Rookie of the year standings. A handful of teams plan to make their season debut with the club at its next outing. Next up for the Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic is a trip back to Wall Stadium for another battle on its flat inner oval on June 4th.
Geoffrey Sutton, the 2014 ATQMRA Rookie of the year finds himself in an unfamiliar position in a TQ midget, sitting at the top of the points standings. The 2015 season saw Sutton finish third in the season long standings after winning numerous heat races during the season and leading a bunch of feature race laps. Sutton appeared to be poised to earn his first feature win in 2015 but was forced to wait until the 2016 season opener to earn his first win. Sutton backed up his first career ATQMRA feature race win with a second place finish to Matt Janisch at Mahoning Valley on April 30th. Ironically the 46 car that carried Sutton to his first win is the same car that Janisch used to earn his first career Club victory at Mountain Speedway circa 2008. This particular car also carried Blu Metz to his first win on the banks at Wall Stadium in 1998 and Josh Dalrymple to the 2010 Rookie of the Year title.
2014 ATQMRA Champion Matt Janisch finds himself sitting second in the standings only four markers behind Sutton with Flying Ryan Tidman sitting third twelve back of the leader. Janisch didn’t enter the season with plans to try to contend for another championship but with the strong start he has to the season that may change. He charged to a third place finish at the opener on Wall’s inner oval and won at Mahoning Valley in convincing fashion at a track where he has been a consistent winner.