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Intro


ATQMRA TQ
MIDGET SERIES

Photo Credit: Renee Tidaback

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Intro


ATQMRA TQ
MIDGET SERIES

Photo Credit: Renee Tidaback

 

ATQMRA is a traveling series with multiple events in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, that produces some of the fastest laps fans will see. Races are action packed and when they run from green to checkers you can bet you'll be on the edge of your seat every lap. It is a full out sprint to the finish with some of the biggest names in the Northeast competing for the trophy. 

These same cars also race in the famed Gambler's Classic in Atlantic City and at The Battle of Trenton in the winter months. Some of the wildest racing you'll see!

Photography courtesy of Jim Smith, John Lane, Tidaback Photography, Lisa DiMario, Tiffany Payne.

 
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History


 

The American Three Quarter Midget Racing Association (ATQMRA) Inc. was founded in 1956, giving structure and organization to a group of racing hobbyists who had been racing their “T.Q. Midgets” informally since 1950. The ATQMRA has continued sanctioning outdoor summer races and indoor winter races since its founding, growing to be the best and most name recognizable T.Q. Midget organization in the country. 

The name T.Q. originated from the fact that the cars were roughly three quarter the size of a USAC Midget. 

The cars of today are modern evolutions of the original 1950s concept: Small, light, single seat, open cockpit, pure racing machines utilizing motorcycle or small automotive engines. In the early days the American Crosley was the engine of choice, but today it is the Suzuki GSXR 750. 

Famous racing names are synonymous with the ATQMRA from Mario Andretti who launched his career with the ATQMRA, to Wally Dallenbach, who was Director of Competition for IndyCar, to contemporary “Saturday Night” racing stars such as Lou Cicconi, Joey Payne, and Nokie Fornoro, all of whom have gone on to other racing venues but venture back from time to time to test their skills against the current ATQMRA drivers. 

In years past, TQs were part of the “Night before the 500” racing events in Indianapolis. It was not unusual to see the Indy 500 drivers competing in the “undercard events”. Former Indy car star, Tom Bigelow, having secured a ride in a T.Q. said at race end “If you can drive one of these, you can drive anything!” Few racing organizations outside of USAC and NASCAR can boast a history stretching back over 50 years and strict regulation of motor and chassis specs insures that these cars remain affordable and uniquely challenging to drive. 

We must venerate the storied history of the ATQMRA and always remember and respect who we are, what we are, and where we came from.

 

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History


 

The American Three Quarter Midget Racing Association (ATQMRA) Inc. was founded in 1956, giving structure and organization to a group of racing hobbyists who had been racing their “T.Q. Midgets” informally since 1950. The ATQMRA has continued sanctioning outdoor summer races and indoor winter races since its founding, growing to be the best and most name recognizable T.Q. Midget organization in the country. 

The name T.Q. originated from the fact that the cars were roughly three quarter the size of a USAC Midget. 

The cars of today are modern evolutions of the original 1950s concept: Small, light, single seat, open cockpit, pure racing machines utilizing motorcycle or small automotive engines. In the early days the American Crosley was the engine of choice, but today it is the Suzuki GSXR 750. 

Famous racing names are synonymous with the ATQMRA from Mario Andretti who launched his career with the ATQMRA, to Wally Dallenbach, who was Director of Competition for IndyCar, to contemporary “Saturday Night” racing stars such as Lou Cicconi, Joey Payne, and Nokie Fornoro, all of whom have gone on to other racing venues but venture back from time to time to test their skills against the current ATQMRA drivers. 

In years past, TQs were part of the “Night before the 500” racing events in Indianapolis. It was not unusual to see the Indy 500 drivers competing in the “undercard events”. Former Indy car star, Tom Bigelow, having secured a ride in a T.Q. said at race end “If you can drive one of these, you can drive anything!” Few racing organizations outside of USAC and NASCAR can boast a history stretching back over 50 years and strict regulation of motor and chassis specs insures that these cars remain affordable and uniquely challenging to drive. 

We must venerate the storied history of the ATQMRA and always remember and respect who we are, what we are, and where we came from.

 

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Schedule


2016 Race Schedule

PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION

Saturday, April 23rd
Wall Speedway

 

Saturday, April 30th
Mahoning Speedway W

 

Saturday, May 14th
Wall Speedway

 

Saturday, June 4th
Wall Speedway

 

Saturday, June 18th
Bethel Speedway W

 

Saturday, June 25th
Wall Speedway

 

RESCHEDULED TO JULY 23
Saturday, 
July 16th
Wall Speedway


Saturday, July 23rd
Wall Speedway


Saturday, August 6th
New London-Waterford Speedbowl W

 

Saturday, August 13th
Mahoning Speedway W

 

Saturday, August 27th
Wall Speedway

 

Saturday, September 10th
Mahoning Speedway W

 

Saturday, September 17th
Wall Speedway

 

Saturday, October 1st
Stafford Speedway Fall Finale*

 

Saturday, November 26th
Wall Speedway Turkey Derby*

 

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Schedule


2016 Race Schedule

PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION

Saturday, April 23rd
Wall Speedway

 

Saturday, April 30th
Mahoning Speedway W

 

Saturday, May 14th
Wall Speedway

 

Saturday, June 4th
Wall Speedway

 

Saturday, June 18th
Bethel Speedway W

 

Saturday, June 25th
Wall Speedway

 

RESCHEDULED TO JULY 23
Saturday, 
July 16th
Wall Speedway


Saturday, July 23rd
Wall Speedway


Saturday, August 6th
New London-Waterford Speedbowl W

 

Saturday, August 13th
Mahoning Speedway W

 

Saturday, August 27th
Wall Speedway

 

Saturday, September 10th
Mahoning Speedway W

 

Saturday, September 17th
Wall Speedway

 

Saturday, October 1st
Stafford Speedway Fall Finale*

 

Saturday, November 26th
Wall Speedway Turkey Derby*

 

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Points


2016 POINT STANDINGS

 

DRIVER POINTS
 

TQ DRIVER TOTAL

 

Matt Janisch 884

Ryan Tidman 784

Geoff Sutton 768

Jeff Kot 708

Mark Yoder 676

Buddy Sload 628

Joey Bailey 608

Matt Roselli 592

Mike Glaser 500

Joey Payne III 404

Anthony Payne 392

Tim Proctor 370

Steve Whitt 336

Ronnie Mullen 268

Mike Tidaback 252

Chris Hirt 246

Kerry Irwin 208

Mark Rogers 164

Austin Fehr 164

Jon Gambuti 152

Don Zrinski 140

Kristopher Graver 136

Bobby Holmes 92

Nick Ladyga 88

Chad Parks 88

Pat VanVarick 84

Andrew Krause 72

BJ Macdonald 68

Tony DiMattia 68

Donnie Adams 56

Rick Kirkendall 56

Alison Cumens 52

Brett Conklin 52

Steve Craig 44

Bill Force Jr 42

 

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OWNER POINTS
 

 

48  884

1B  784

461  768

95  708

75 676

16  628

98  592

02 516

F8  500

51  412

67  404

98t  370

45  352

46  306

11  288

39  268

97  246

27  164

73  164

21  160

75z  140

48x  136

53  92

38  88

06  88

17  84

27k  72

17x  68

57  56

52  56

64  52

6  48

55  44

01  28

 

 

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Points


2016 POINT STANDINGS

 

DRIVER POINTS
 

TQ DRIVER TOTAL

 

Matt Janisch 884

Ryan Tidman 784

Geoff Sutton 768

Jeff Kot 708

Mark Yoder 676

Buddy Sload 628

Joey Bailey 608

Matt Roselli 592

Mike Glaser 500

Joey Payne III 404

Anthony Payne 392

Tim Proctor 370

Steve Whitt 336

Ronnie Mullen 268

Mike Tidaback 252

Chris Hirt 246

Kerry Irwin 208

Mark Rogers 164

Austin Fehr 164

Jon Gambuti 152

Don Zrinski 140

Kristopher Graver 136

Bobby Holmes 92

Nick Ladyga 88

Chad Parks 88

Pat VanVarick 84

Andrew Krause 72

BJ Macdonald 68

Tony DiMattia 68

Donnie Adams 56

Rick Kirkendall 56

Alison Cumens 52

Brett Conklin 52

Steve Craig 44

Bill Force Jr 42

 

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OWNER POINTS
 

 

48  884

1B  784

461  768

95  708

75 676

16  628

98  592

02 516

F8  500

51  412

67  404

98t  370

45  352

46  306

11  288

39  268

97  246

27  164

73  164

21  160

75z  140

48x  136

53  92

38  88

06  88

17  84

27k  72

17x  68

57  56

52  56

64  52

6  48

55  44

01  28

 

 

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Officers


ATQMRA OFFICERS
 

Buddy Sload, President
484-880-0907

Mike Roselli, Vice President

Karen Sload, Secretary

Lenny Boyd, Treasury

Blu Metz, Public Relations and Media
610-217-2593

Matt Janisch, Driver Rep

Russ Bailey, Owner Rep

Colin Martin, Member at Large

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Officers


ATQMRA OFFICERS
 

Buddy Sload, President
484-880-0907

Mike Roselli, Vice President

Karen Sload, Secretary

Lenny Boyd, Treasury

Blu Metz, Public Relations and Media
610-217-2593

Matt Janisch, Driver Rep

Russ Bailey, Owner Rep

Colin Martin, Member at Large