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Intro


ATQMRA TQ
MIDGET SERIES

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Intro


ATQMRA TQ
MIDGET SERIES

 

ATQMRA is a traveling series with multiple events in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut 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, Sean Case, 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.

 

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


2018 SCHEDULE

PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION

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PRESEASON TEST AND TUNE

March 17, 18, 24, 31
MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY

March 31, 18, 24, 31
WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY
Rookies 10AM-11AM
Rotating 11AM-4PM

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March 11
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April 21
MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY

May 5
WATERFORD SPEEDWAY

May 19
BETHEL MOTOR SPEEDWAY

May 26
WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY

June16
BETHEL MOTOR SPEEDWAY 

June 30
MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY

July 7
WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY

July 21
BETHEL MOTOR SPEEDWAY

August 11
NEW LONDON-WATERFORD SPEEDBOWL

August 12
NEW LONDON-WATERFORD SPEEDBOWL

Aug 18
POCONO RACEWAY (Indoor Rules)
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August 25
WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY

September 15
MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY

September 22
WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY

October 20
NEW LONDON-WATERFORD SPEEDBOWL

November 3
BETHEL MOTOR SPEEDWAY

November 24
WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY
TURKEY DERBY

 

Schedule


2018 SCHEDULE

PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION

______________________________

PRESEASON TEST AND TUNE

March 17, 18, 24, 31
MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY

March 31, 18, 24, 31
WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY
Rookies 10AM-11AM
Rotating 11AM-4PM

______________________________

March 11
Spring Meeting Valley Forge Casino

April 21
MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY

May 5
WATERFORD SPEEDWAY

May 19
BETHEL MOTOR SPEEDWAY

May 26
WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY

June16
BETHEL MOTOR SPEEDWAY 

June 30
MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY

July 7
WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY

July 21
BETHEL MOTOR SPEEDWAY

August 11
NEW LONDON-WATERFORD SPEEDBOWL

August 12
NEW LONDON-WATERFORD SPEEDBOWL

Aug 18
POCONO RACEWAY (Indoor Rules)
Download Application

August 25
WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY

September 15
MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY

September 22
WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY

October 20
NEW LONDON-WATERFORD SPEEDBOWL

November 3
BETHEL MOTOR SPEEDWAY

November 24
WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY
TURKEY DERBY

 

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Points


2017 POINT STANDINGS


FINAL DRIVER POINTS

1. Ryan Tidman  1412

2. Geoffrey Sutton  1244

3. Jeff Kot  1196

4. Mark Yoder  1188

5. Buddy Sload  1180

6. Matt Janisch  1152

7. Joey Bailey  1104

8. Dave Golbatuk [R]  996

9. Cole Mullen [R]  984

10. Ronnie Mullen [R]  972

11. Matt Roselli  820

12.Joey Payne III  676

13.Eric Corum [R]  428

14. Tim Proctor  428

15. John Keller [R]  420

16. Kyle Taraska [R]  356

17.Austin Fehr  320

18. Dave Williams  316

19. Kerry Irwin  312

20. Kris Graver  296

21. Rob Vivona  184

22. Brett Michalski [R]  168

23.Steve Boland [R]  152

24. Bill Force Jr.  152

25. Chad Parks  152

26. Lou Cicconi  100

27. Jesse Mauer  100

28. Chris deRitis  100

29. Brandon Azzalina  100

30. Dan Lane  100

31. Chris Hirt  100

32. Brett Conklin  88

33. Mike Tidaback  88

34. Nick Ladyga  84

35. Briggs Danner [R]  76

36. Don Zrinski  72

37. Rob Neely  72

38. Avery Stoehr  48

39. Shilo Boyce  48

40. JT Davis [R]  48

41. Steve Kemery  44

42. Blu Metz  40

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FINAL OWNER POINTS

1B  1412

36  1280

461  1220

75  1188

02  1104

51  1040

73c  984

39  972

32  940

98  920

95  884

F8  760

01  704

67  676

48  496

98t  428

20  420

73  320

88  312

46v  184

73b  168

6  152

06  152

11  120

19  100

97  100

72  100

96  100

43  100

2  96

9  88

38  84

48x  76

75z  72

38  72

23  48

69  44

 

 

Points


2017 POINT STANDINGS


FINAL DRIVER POINTS

1. Ryan Tidman  1412

2. Geoffrey Sutton  1244

3. Jeff Kot  1196

4. Mark Yoder  1188

5. Buddy Sload  1180

6. Matt Janisch  1152

7. Joey Bailey  1104

8. Dave Golbatuk [R]  996

9. Cole Mullen [R]  984

10. Ronnie Mullen [R]  972

11. Matt Roselli  820

12.Joey Payne III  676

13.Eric Corum [R]  428

14. Tim Proctor  428

15. John Keller [R]  420

16. Kyle Taraska [R]  356

17.Austin Fehr  320

18. Dave Williams  316

19. Kerry Irwin  312

20. Kris Graver  296

21. Rob Vivona  184

22. Brett Michalski [R]  168

23.Steve Boland [R]  152

24. Bill Force Jr.  152

25. Chad Parks  152

26. Lou Cicconi  100

27. Jesse Mauer  100

28. Chris deRitis  100

29. Brandon Azzalina  100

30. Dan Lane  100

31. Chris Hirt  100

32. Brett Conklin  88

33. Mike Tidaback  88

34. Nick Ladyga  84

35. Briggs Danner [R]  76

36. Don Zrinski  72

37. Rob Neely  72

38. Avery Stoehr  48

39. Shilo Boyce  48

40. JT Davis [R]  48

41. Steve Kemery  44

42. Blu Metz  40

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FINAL OWNER POINTS

1B  1412

36  1280

461  1220

75  1188

02  1104

51  1040

73c  984

39  972

32  940

98  920

95  884

F8  760

01  704

67  676

48  496

98t  428

20  420

73  320

88  312

46v  184

73b  168

6  152

06  152

11  120

19  100

97  100

72  100

96  100

43  100

2  96

9  88

38  84

48x  76

75z  72

38  72

23  48

69  44

 

 

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Officers


ATQMRA OFFICERS
 

Buddy Sload, President

Blu Metz, Vice President

Karen Sload, Secretary

Lenny Boyd, Treasury

Blu Metz, Public Relations and Media

Matt Janisch, Driver Rep

Russ Bailey, Owner Rep

Colin Martin, Member at Large

Officers


ATQMRA OFFICERS
 

Buddy Sload, President

Blu Metz, Vice President

Karen Sload, Secretary

Lenny Boyd, Treasury

Blu Metz, Public Relations and Media

Matt Janisch, Driver Rep

Russ Bailey, Owner Rep

Colin Martin, Member at Large