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Intro


ATQMRA TQ
MIDGET SERIES

Photo Credit: Sean Case

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Intro


ATQMRA TQ
MIDGET SERIES

Photo Credit: Sean Case

 

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


2017 SCHEDULE

PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION

April 15
MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY

April 29
WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY *

May 6
WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY *

May 20
BETHEL MOTOR SPEEDWAY *

June 3
RIVERHEAD RACEWAY *#

June17

BETHEL MOTOR SPEEDWAY *

June24

MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY

July 1

WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY *

July 15

BETHEL MOTOR SPEEDWAY *

July 29
CHEMUNG SPEEDROME *

August 12
NEW LONDON-WATERFORD SPEEDBOWL

Aug 18-19
POCONO RACEWAY *#
Download Application

September 9

WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY *

September 16

MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY

September 30

WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY *

October 21 -22

NEW LONDON-WATERFORD SPEEDBOWL

November 25

WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY *#

Non wing *   
Indoor Rules Package #

Schedule


2017 SCHEDULE

PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION

April 15
MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY

April 29
WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY *

May 6
WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY *

May 20
BETHEL MOTOR SPEEDWAY *

June 3
RIVERHEAD RACEWAY *#

June17

BETHEL MOTOR SPEEDWAY *

June24

MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY

July 1

WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY *

July 15

BETHEL MOTOR SPEEDWAY *

July 29
CHEMUNG SPEEDROME *

August 12
NEW LONDON-WATERFORD SPEEDBOWL

Aug 18-19
POCONO RACEWAY *#
Download Application

September 9

WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY *

September 16

MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY

September 30

WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY *

October 21 -22

NEW LONDON-WATERFORD SPEEDBOWL

November 25

WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY *#

Non wing *   
Indoor Rules Package #

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Points


2017 POINT STANDINGS

 

DRIVER POINTS
 

TQ DRIVER TOTAL
 

Ryan Tidman 468

Joey Bailey 444

Matt Roselli 436

Geoffrey Sutton 412

Jeff Kot 396

Mark Yoder 392

Buddy Sload 356

Dave Golbatuk 344

Joey Payne III 312

Ronnie Mullen 308

Cole Mullen 304

Matt Janisch 288

Rob Vivona 184

Tim Proctor 180

Kyle Taraska 152

Kerry Irwin 128

Austin Fehr 120

Dan Lane 100

Eric Corum 100

Steve Boland 100

Chris Hirt 100

Dave Williams 100

Kris Graver 96

John Keller 96

Mike Tidaback 88

JT Davis 48

Brett Michalski 0
 

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OWNER POINTS
 

1B 468

36 456

02 444

98 436

75 392

461 388

32 344

67 312

39 308

73c 304

F8 300

51 276

01 252

95 240

48 196

46v 184

98t 180

88 156

73 120

19 100

97 100

20 96

73b 0

 

 

 

 

Points


2017 POINT STANDINGS

 

DRIVER POINTS
 

TQ DRIVER TOTAL
 

Ryan Tidman 468

Joey Bailey 444

Matt Roselli 436

Geoffrey Sutton 412

Jeff Kot 396

Mark Yoder 392

Buddy Sload 356

Dave Golbatuk 344

Joey Payne III 312

Ronnie Mullen 308

Cole Mullen 304

Matt Janisch 288

Rob Vivona 184

Tim Proctor 180

Kyle Taraska 152

Kerry Irwin 128

Austin Fehr 120

Dan Lane 100

Eric Corum 100

Steve Boland 100

Chris Hirt 100

Dave Williams 100

Kris Graver 96

John Keller 96

Mike Tidaback 88

JT Davis 48

Brett Michalski 0
 

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OWNER POINTS
 

1B 468

36 456

02 444

98 436

75 392

461 388

32 344

67 312

39 308

73c 304

F8 300

51 276

01 252

95 240

48 196

46v 184

98t 180

88 156

73 120

19 100

97 100

20 96

73b 0

 

 

 

 

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Officers


ATQMRA OFFICERS
 

Buddy Sload, President
484-880-0907

Blu Metz, 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

Officers


ATQMRA OFFICERS
 

Buddy Sload, President
484-880-0907

Blu Metz, 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