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Intro


ATQMRA TQ 
MIDGET SERIES

WELCOMES YOU

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Intro


ATQMRA TQ 
MIDGET SERIES

WELCOMES YOU

 

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 Tidaback Photography.

 
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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


2015 Race Schedule

Saturday, March 28
Mahoning Valley Speedway Practice Only
 

Saturday, March 28
Mahoning Valley Speedway Practice Only 

 

Sunday, March 29
Mahoning Valley Speedway Practice Only

 

Saturday, April 4
Mahoning Valley Speedway Practice Only

 

Saturday, April 11
Bethel Motorsports Park Practice Only

 

Saturday, April 11 Wall
Stadium Speedway Practice Only

 

Saturday, April 18
Bethel Motorsports Park Practice Only
 

Saturday, April 18
Wall Stadium Speedway Practice Only 

 

Saturday, April 25
Mahoning Valley Speedway

 

Friday, May 1
Chapel Hill Speedway Practice Only

 

Saturday, May 2
Chapel Hill Speedway $1000 To Win TQ OPEN

 

Saturday, May 16
Wall Stadium Speedway

 

Saturday, June 13
Oswego Speedway

 

Saturday, June 20
Bethel Motorsports Park


Saturday, July 11
Borgers Speedway


Saturday, July 18
Wall Stadium Speedway

 

Saturday, August 8
Borgers Speedway

Saturday, August 15
Borgers Speedway


Saturday, August 22
Wall Stadium Speedway

 

Saturday, September 5
Oswego Speedway


Saturday, September 12
Borgers Speedway

 

Saturday, September 19  
Wall Stadium Speedway


Saturday, October 3
Borgers Speedway

 

*Saturday, October 10
100 LAP, $1000 TO WIN
$100 TO TAKE THE GREEN

Borgers Speedway

 

Saturday, October 24
Mahoning Valley Speedway

 

RAIN DATE
*Saturday, October 31
100 LAP, $1000 TO WIN
$100 TO TAKE THE GREEN

Borgers Speedway

 

Saturday, November 28
Wall Stadium Speedway TURKEY DERBY

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SCHEDULE


2015 Race Schedule

Saturday, March 28
Mahoning Valley Speedway Practice Only
 

Saturday, March 28
Mahoning Valley Speedway Practice Only 

 

Sunday, March 29
Mahoning Valley Speedway Practice Only

 

Saturday, April 4
Mahoning Valley Speedway Practice Only

 

Saturday, April 11
Bethel Motorsports Park Practice Only

 

Saturday, April 11 Wall
Stadium Speedway Practice Only

 

Saturday, April 18
Bethel Motorsports Park Practice Only
 

Saturday, April 18
Wall Stadium Speedway Practice Only 

 

Saturday, April 25
Mahoning Valley Speedway

 

Friday, May 1
Chapel Hill Speedway Practice Only

 

Saturday, May 2
Chapel Hill Speedway $1000 To Win TQ OPEN

 

Saturday, May 16
Wall Stadium Speedway

 

Saturday, June 13
Oswego Speedway

 

Saturday, June 20
Bethel Motorsports Park


Saturday, July 11
Borgers Speedway


Saturday, July 18
Wall Stadium Speedway

 

Saturday, August 8
Borgers Speedway

Saturday, August 15
Borgers Speedway


Saturday, August 22
Wall Stadium Speedway

 

Saturday, September 5
Oswego Speedway


Saturday, September 12
Borgers Speedway

 

Saturday, September 19  
Wall Stadium Speedway


Saturday, October 3
Borgers Speedway

 

*Saturday, October 10
100 LAP, $1000 TO WIN
$100 TO TAKE THE GREEN

Borgers Speedway

 

Saturday, October 24
Mahoning Valley Speedway

 

RAIN DATE
*Saturday, October 31
100 LAP, $1000 TO WIN
$100 TO TAKE THE GREEN

Borgers Speedway

 

Saturday, November 28
Wall Stadium Speedway TURKEY DERBY

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Points


2015
POINT STANDINGS


Updated July 28, 2015 

 

Ryan Tidman  520

Buddy Sload  516

Geoff Sutton  460

Joey Bailey  436

Matt Roselli  420

Mike Glaser  376

Patrick Force  344

Rob Vivona  236

Matt Janisch  200

Avery Stoehr  172

Nick Ladyga  160

Ronnie Mullen  152

Pat VanVarick  148

Larry Hoagland  96

Dylan Martin  92

Jon Gambuti  92

Don Zrinski  88

Alison Cumens  80

Mark Rogers  72

Alex Greenzweig  72

Chad Jones  68

Chad Parks  68

BJ Mcdonald  60

Kurt Bettler  60

Mark Yoder  56

Bill Force Jr.  52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Points


2015
POINT STANDINGS


Updated July 28, 2015 

 

Ryan Tidman  520

Buddy Sload  516

Geoff Sutton  460

Joey Bailey  436

Matt Roselli  420

Mike Glaser  376

Patrick Force  344

Rob Vivona  236

Matt Janisch  200

Avery Stoehr  172

Nick Ladyga  160

Ronnie Mullen  152

Pat VanVarick  148

Larry Hoagland  96

Dylan Martin  92

Jon Gambuti  92

Don Zrinski  88

Alison Cumens  80

Mark Rogers  72

Alex Greenzweig  72

Chad Jones  68

Chad Parks  68

BJ Mcdonald  60

Kurt Bettler  60

Mark Yoder  56

Bill Force Jr.  52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

Phil DiMario, Driver Rep

Russ Bailey, Owner Rep

Bill Brice, Member at Large

Bill Brice, Race Director

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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

Phil DiMario, Driver Rep

Russ Bailey, Owner Rep

Bill Brice, Member at Large

Bill Brice, Race Director