AUTOGRAPHS, CARS AND MORE; ATQMRA TO HAVE STRONG PRESENCE AT MOTORSPORTS 2019

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AUTOGRAPHS, CARS AND MORE; ATQMRA TO HAVE STRONG PRESENCE AT MOTORSPORTS 2019

Staff Report | Monday, January 14th, 2019

When the doors open for the 2019 Motorsports Race Car and Trade Show on Friday, January 18th, 2019, fans and attendees alike will be sure to make their way to the newly improved, 20x20 Hoosier Mid-Atlantic ATQMRA booth. The booth, which has doubled in size, will feature new state of the art graphics, and host many opportunities for personal interactions with the stars who make up today’s ATQMRA.

The highlight of the weekend will be on the Saturday, January 19th portion of the show, from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. The ATQMRA will be hosting an autograph and photo session with some of the most fearless race car drivers in the Northeast.

Reigning 2018 Hoosier Mid-Atlantic ATQMRA Champion, and recent Allentown Indoor Race winner, Matt Janisch, along with several other drivers, will be available to meet with fans and attendees at the booth during the session.

The “Jerzy Jet”, Joey Payne, a driver who’s resume speaks for itself, will be in attendance along with ATQMRA competitor, Albany Indoor Race Winner and son, Anthony Payne. Joey Bailey, who led the ATQMRA with five feature wins in 2018 will be on hand to meet fans. Speaking of five-time, Champion ‘Flyin’ Ryan Tidman will be apart of the session along with Turkey Derby XLV Champion Buddy Sload, and ATQMRA feature winner and veteran standout Jeff Kot.

Four, fully prepared ATQMRA TQ Midgets will be on display for fans to get an up close and personal look at what our drivers race week in, and week out. Those cars include the #48 Yuhas Chassis of reigning champion Matt Janisch, and the Alan Mollot owned 51B Yuhas Chassis of Joey Bailey. Furthermore, a pair of Spitfire Chassis including the #36 raced by Buddy Sload, and the newest built Spitfire #55, which is raced by Paul Dodorico.

Also included at the booth will be a raffle for fans to win two free pit passes to a 2019 ATQMRA feature event of choice.

Two new ATQMRA development programs are set to be announced as well. The 1/4 Midget Development Plan which will focus on the engagement with the younger generation of racers. The 3/4 Midget Development Plan, will focus on granting experienced racers the opportunity to strap in and feel the speed of a fully equipped ATQMRA TQ Midget.

Finally, the 2019 Hoosier Mid-Atlantic ATQMRA powered by VP Racing Fuels schedule will be unveiled Friday morning at the booth, and as well on the official ATQMRA Facebook page.

Various ATQMRA Board Members, chassis and engine builders will be available throughout the action packed weekend, discussing and accepting membership applications for the 2019 season. There has never been a more exciting time to take advantage of the opportunity to join the ATQMRA. With over six decades of history, the leading organization in professional TQ Midget racing is coming off its most competitive season to date, which featured eight different feature winners in 2018.

The 2019 Motorsports Race Car and Trade Show will be held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pennsylvania from Friday January 18th - Sunday January 20th, 2019. Hours and admission vary. For more information, visit www.aarn.com.

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Hoosier Mid-Atlantic ATQMRA Turkey Derby XLV at Wall Stadium Speedway

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Hoosier Mid-Atlantic ATQMRA Turkey Derby XLV at Wall Stadium Speedway

Saturday, November 24th 2018

Track Address:

1803 NJ-34, Wall Township, NJ 07719


Race Day Schedule:

6:30 AM Pits Open

8:30 AM Turkey Derby On-Track Activity Begins

9:30 AM Mandatory ATQMRA Driver’s Meeting

9:30 AM Grandstand Gates Open

10:10 AM - 10:25 AM ATQMRA Open Practice 

11:00 AM Turkey Derby Time Trials (ATQMRA 3rd Group)

1:00 National Anthem 

1:05 ATQMRA 30 Lap Feature

*Schedule Subject to Change 


ATQMRA Turkey Derby XLV Rules Package:

  1. Mandatory wings, specs listed in ATQMRA rulebook 

  2. 2017 Indoor Engine rules will be allowed.

  3. The minimum weight requirement is 850 pounds with driver post qualifying/race.

  4. A maximum width of 55 inches measured at the bulge of the tire from the outside of the right rear to the outside of the left rear will be mandated.

  5. It will be required that all cars run an outdoor RR tire. (LC5 10 inch, USAC 13 inch).

  6. All other rules in compliance with ATQMRA rulebook


Qualifying and Line Up Procedure:

-Group Qualifying (Groups set by practice times)

-Top 2 qualifiers locked into starting in first 3 rows

-Redraw procedure is as follows:

- 13 Cars or less: Top 8 Redraw

- 14-18 cars: Top 10 Redraw 

- 19 or more cars: Top 12 Redraw


Admission:

$45 ATQMRA Pit Pass

$40 ATQMRA Competitor Registration Fee 

$32 Grandstand Admission 

$10 Grandstand Student (age 10-17)

FREE Age 9 and Under 

*Turkey Derby is a major motorsports event. Please intend on arriving early and allow yourself plenty of time to be prepared for the event*

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Banquet and Fall Rules Meeting Announced

November 7th, 2018

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA – On Sunday, November 18th, 2018, the Hoosier Mid-Atlantic ATQMRA powered by VP Racing Fuel will honor championship winning driver Matt Janisch at the annual year ending banquet. We ask all competitors to come out and celebrate a successful 2018 racing season. Friends and family members are welcomed. 

A full buffet style menu and cash bar will be available for all attendees. The banquet is set to begin at promptly 1:00 PM in the Parkview Ballroom of the Valley Forge Casino, located in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. 

Ticket price will remain at $45 per person. To RSVP, please contact Karen Sload, by the conclusion of Friday, November 9th, 2018.

The annual ATQMRA Fall Rules Meeting will take just prior to the banquet, in the Magnolia Room of the Valley Forge Casino Resort. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 11:00 AM. Please contact Buddy Sload if you plan on attending. Please also provide information of any topics that you wish to discuss in preparation for the 2019 ATQMRA season. 

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ATQMRA Bethel Motor Speedway “Novemberfest” Racer’s Guide

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ATQMRA Bethel Motor Speedway “Novemberfest” Racer’s Guide

The 2018 Hoosier Mid-Atlantic ATQMRA power by VP Racing Fuel Championship Event

Points Battle:
1.    #48 Matt Janisch

2.    #51B Joey Bailey (-16)

3.     #1B Ryan Tidman (-24)
*All three drivers mathematically eligible to win championship

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

Track Address:
361 Horseshoe Lake Rd, Swan Lake, NY 12783

Tentative Schedule:
12:00 PM Pit Gates Open

1:00 PM Practice Rounds Begin

2:00 PM (8 lap) Heat Races Begin
*Schedule Subject to Change. Event feature order list to be available at-track, day of event.

Admission:
$40 Pit Admission

$18 Adult Grandstand

$15 Senior Grandstand

$10 Student (12-16) Grandstand

FREE Children 11U Grandstand

FREE Active/Retired Military 

Tentative Schedule:
12:00 PM Pit Gates Open

1:00 PM Practice Rounds Begin

2:00 PM (8 lap) Heat Races Begin
*Schedule Subject to Change. Event feature order list to be available at-track, day of event.

Admission:
$40 Pit Admission

$18 Adult Grandstand

$15 Senior Grandstand

$10 Student (12-16) Grandstand

FREE Children 11U Grandstand

FREE Active/Retired Military 

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Turkey Derby XLV Rules Package Announced; Wings Included

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Turkey Derby XLV Rules Package Announced; Wings Included

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

WALL, NJ- For the first time since the inception of Wall Stadium’s inner oval, the Hoosier Mid-Atlantic ATQMRA powered by VP Racing Fuel will feature wings for a Turkey Derby event beginning this Thanksgiving weekend.

During the previous off-season, in collaboration with ATQMRA board members and speedway officials, the decision was made to require all ATQMRA vehicles to race with wings at Wall Stadium in 2018. From both a safety and competition standpoint, the wings have been a proven success, thus leading to the decision to mandate a winged aero package for 45th running of the Turkey Derby.

Along with the wing requirement, the following rules package will be enforced at Turkey Derby XLV:

  1. 2017 Indoor Engine rules will be allowed.

  2. The minimum weight requirement is 850 pounds with driver post qualifying/race.

  3. A maximum width of 55 inches measured at the bulge of the tire from the outside of the right rear to the outside of the left rear will be mandated.

  4. It will be required that all cars run an outdoor RR tire. (LC5 10 inch, USAC 13 inch).

An entry fee of $40 will be charged to all competitors for this non-points event. Heat race line-ups will be set by group qualifying time trials. Furthermore, the 30-lap feature line up will be set by a redraw per car count, per the ATQMRA rulebook. For more information on the ATQMRA rulebook, please visit ATQMRA.com/about-me/.

The Hoosier Mid-Atlantic ATQMRA portion of Turkey Derby XLV is set to take place on Saturday, November 24th, 2018. In preparation for the event, paid practice sessions will be available to all competitors on both Saturday November 10th, and Saturday November 17th, 2018. For more information regarding the event, please visit wallspeedwayracing.com.

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