TRENTON, N.J. – Entries are currently being taken by the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled by VP for its trio of 2022 races in Allentown, Pa., Atlantic City, N.J., and Syracuse, N.Y.
The series opening is scheduled for Jan. 7-8 inside Allentown’s PPL Center and picks up Jan. 28-29 in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall with the series finale in Syracuse on March 11-12.
The Indoor Series races were scheduled for 2021 but did not take place owing to the ongoing conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic.
TQ Midgets will headline all the programs with high-speed excitement competing on concrete floors turned into race tracks of three arenas. Slingshots and Champ Karts will complete the tripleheader programs.
“We expect that competitor interest in the TQ Midget, Champ Kart and Slingshot classes will be at an all-time high since we haven’t raced at all in over a year,” series organizer Len Sammons said.
“For that reason, we are strongly advising race teams to enter as soon as possible to avoid being shut out,” Sammons said. “Entries are limited at both Allentown and Syracuse because of space constraints in those two buildings.”
In Allentown, the TQ Midgets, Slingshots and Champ Karts will all compete both days with Friday featuring semi-feature events leading up to Saturday’s feature events.
The Champ Karts and Slingshots will race for a top prize of $1,000 on Saturday night, with the TQ Midget winner taking home $3,000.
On Friday night, drivers will race toward a spot in Saturday night’s main events in Allentown, as well as bonus money for fast-time and semi-feature race winners.
The series is actively seeking sponsors to get involved to increase the rewards for racers on Friday night.
Ryan Flores is the biggest Indoor Auto Racing Series PPL Center TQ Midget race winner. The former tire changer for Roger Penske’s NASCAR Cup Series team will be seeking his fifth victory at the PPL Center in January.
Back-to-back Atlantic City Indoor Race winner Andy Jankowiak leads the charge of remaining drivers trying to keep Flores from victory lane.
In Allentown, Erick Rudolph is the only other repeat winner of the local event. Justin Bonsignore, Scott Kreutteran and Matt Janisch each have one victory.
Allentown will open its doors at 6:00 p.m., with racing at 7:30 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, the doors will open with a Fan Fest at 5 p.m., with racing starting at 7:00 p.m.
Racing at the annual NAPA Know How Weekend will again include triple-20 qualifiers for the headline TQ Midgets on Friday night, followed the 40-lap Gambler’s Classic on Saturday.
Slingshots and Champ Karts will make up the tripleheader programs.
A closed-to-the-public practice night will again be held Thursday, Jan. 27.
“It was great to hear from so many dedicated racers and fans who so dearly missed last winter’s Indoor Racing Series because of the Covid restrictions that forced their cancelation,” Sammons said.
“The events have become much more than just a race, but a gathering of friends who share the same love of the sport and great competition, and from all those we’ve heard from, each is eager to get to winter Indoor Auto Racing,” Sammons added.
Tickets for the Ironton Global sponsored events in Allentown and the NAPA Know How Atlantic City events are on sale and can be purchased online through links available online at www.indoorautoracing.com.
Tickets are also available at the arena box offices during operating hours. Tickets for the season finale in Syracuse will be on sale shortly.
Series information including links for purchasing tickets, hotel rooms and entry forms are available on the series website: www.indoorautoracing.com.
Corporate sponsorship packages are available. For more information, contact Danny Sammons at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-888-3618.