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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


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


FINAL DRIVER POINTS

Ryan Tidman  1412

Geoffrey Sutton  1244

Jeff Kot  1196

Mark Yoder  1188

Buddy Sload  1180

Matt Janisch  1152

Joey Bailey  1104

Dave Golbatuk [R]  996

Cole Mullen [R]  984

Ronnie Mullen [R]  972

Matt Roselli  820

Joey Payne III  676

Eric Corum [R]  428

Tim Proctor  428

John Keller [R]  420

Kyle Taraska [R]  356

Austin Fehr  320

Dave Williams  316

Kerry Irwin  312

Kris Graver  296

Rob Vivona  184

Brett Michalski [R]  168

Steve Boland [R]  152

Bill Force Jr.  152

Chad Parks  152

Lou Cicconi  100

Jesse Mauer  100

Chris deRitis  100

Brandon Azzalina  100

Dan Lane  100

Chris Hirt  100

Brett Conklin  88

Mike Tidaback  88

Nick Ladyga  84

Briggs Danner [R]  76

Don Zrinski  72

Rob Neely  72

Avery Stoehr  48

Shilo Boyce  48

JT Davis [R]  48

Steve Kemery  44

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

Ryan Tidman  1412

Geoffrey Sutton  1244

Jeff Kot  1196

Mark Yoder  1188

Buddy Sload  1180

Matt Janisch  1152

Joey Bailey  1104

Dave Golbatuk [R]  996

Cole Mullen [R]  984

Ronnie Mullen [R]  972

Matt Roselli  820

Joey Payne III  676

Eric Corum [R]  428

Tim Proctor  428

John Keller [R]  420

Kyle Taraska [R]  356

Austin Fehr  320

Dave Williams  316

Kerry Irwin  312

Kris Graver  296

Rob Vivona  184

Brett Michalski [R]  168

Steve Boland [R]  152

Bill Force Jr.  152

Chad Parks  152

Lou Cicconi  100

Jesse Mauer  100

Chris deRitis  100

Brandon Azzalina  100

Dan Lane  100

Chris Hirt  100

Brett Conklin  88

Mike Tidaback  88

Nick Ladyga  84

Briggs Danner [R]  76

Don Zrinski  72

Rob Neely  72

Avery Stoehr  48

Shilo Boyce  48

JT Davis [R]  48

Steve Kemery  44

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