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Intro


ATQMRA TQ
MIDGET SERIES

Photo Credit: Sean Case, ATQMRA Photographer

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Intro


ATQMRA TQ
MIDGET SERIES

Photo Credit: Sean Case, ATQMRA Photographer

 

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

 

CANCELLED
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

 

CANCELLED
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
 

 

2016 ATQMRA CHAMPION Matt Janisch 980

Ryan Tidman 876

Geoff Sutton 868

Jeff Kot 780

2016 ATQMRA ROTY Mark Yoder 764


Joey Bailey 660

Buddy Sload 628

Matt Roselli 592

Mike Glaser 560

Joey Payne III 468

Tim Proctor 438

Anthony Payne 392

Steve Whitt 384

Chris Hirt 290

Ronnie Mullen 268

Mike Tidaback 252

Don Zrinski 220

Kristopher Graver 212

Kerry Irwin 208

Mark Rogers 164

Austin Fehr 164

Andrew Krause 156

Jon Gambuti 152

Bobby Holmes 92

Nick Ladyga 88

Chad Parks 88

Pat VanVarick 84

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

Kyle Taraska 56

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OWNER POINTS
 

 

2016 ATQMRA CAR OWNER CHAMPION 48  980

1B  876

461  868

95  780

75  764
 

16  628

98  592

02  568

F8  560

67  468

98t  438

51  412

45  352

11  336

46  306

97  290

39  268

75z  220

48x  212

27  164

73  164

21  160

27k  156

53  92

38  88

06  88

01  84

17  84

17x  68

57  56

52  56

64  52

6  48

55  44

 

 

 

 

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Points


2016 POINT STANDINGS

 

DRIVER POINTS
 

TQ DRIVER TOTAL
 

 

2016 ATQMRA CHAMPION Matt Janisch 980

Ryan Tidman 876

Geoff Sutton 868

Jeff Kot 780

2016 ATQMRA ROTY Mark Yoder 764


Joey Bailey 660

Buddy Sload 628

Matt Roselli 592

Mike Glaser 560

Joey Payne III 468

Tim Proctor 438

Anthony Payne 392

Steve Whitt 384

Chris Hirt 290

Ronnie Mullen 268

Mike Tidaback 252

Don Zrinski 220

Kristopher Graver 212

Kerry Irwin 208

Mark Rogers 164

Austin Fehr 164

Andrew Krause 156

Jon Gambuti 152

Bobby Holmes 92

Nick Ladyga 88

Chad Parks 88

Pat VanVarick 84

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

Kyle Taraska 56

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OWNER POINTS
 

 

2016 ATQMRA CAR OWNER CHAMPION 48  980

1B  876

461  868

95  780

75  764
 

16  628

98  592

02  568

F8  560

67  468

98t  438

51  412

45  352

11  336

46  306

97  290

39  268

75z  220

48x  212

27  164

73  164

21  160

27k  156

53  92

38  88

06  88

01  84

17  84

17x  68

57  56

52  56

64  52

6  48

55  44

 

 

 

 

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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