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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  268

 

Buddy Sload  264

Joey Bailey  248

Matt Roselli  248

Geoffrey Sutton  240

Mark Yoder  216

Jeff Kot  212

Dave Golbatuk  192

Rob Vivona  184

Kyle Taraska  152

Ronnie Mullen  148

Joey Payne III  148

Cole Mullen  148

Kerry Irwin  128

Matt Janisch  120

Austin Fehr  120

Kris Graver  96

John Keller  96

Mike Tidaback  88

Brett Michalski  0

 

 

 

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OWNER POINTS
 

 

1B  268

36  264

02  248

98  248

461  240

75  216

512  08

32  192

46v  184

88  156

01  152

39  148

67  148

73c  148

F8  128

73  120

20  96

48  96

95  56

73b  0

 

 

Points


2017 POINT STANDINGS

 

DRIVER POINTS
 

TQ DRIVER TOTAL

Ryan Tidman  268

 

Buddy Sload  264

Joey Bailey  248

Matt Roselli  248

Geoffrey Sutton  240

Mark Yoder  216

Jeff Kot  212

Dave Golbatuk  192

Rob Vivona  184

Kyle Taraska  152

Ronnie Mullen  148

Joey Payne III  148

Cole Mullen  148

Kerry Irwin  128

Matt Janisch  120

Austin Fehr  120

Kris Graver  96

John Keller  96

Mike Tidaback  88

Brett Michalski  0

 

 

 

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OWNER POINTS
 

 

1B  268

36  264

02  248

98  248

461  240

75  216

512  08

32  192

46v  184

88  156

01  152

39  148

67  148

73c  148

F8  128

73  120

20  96

48  96

95  56

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