Category Archives: Indoor Auto Racing Series

JUSTIN BONSIGNORE READY TO DEFEND INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES CROWN

SEEKS REPEAT VICTORY INSIDE ALLENTOWN, PA’S PPL CENTER

ALLENTOWN, PA October 25, 2018 . . . Justin Bonsignore enjoyed a career 2018 season winning the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels Three Quarter (TQ) Midget championships. The 30 year old driver from Holtsville, N.Y. is hoping to begin his 2019 season as he did this year with a victory inside Allentown, Pa.’s PPL Center on Friday and Saturday, January 4th and 5th.

Bonsignore would fail to win the other four Indoor TQ Midget events in the winter of 2018, but his consistency helped him clinch his first series championships.

When the outdoor season began in March, Bonsignore was already in mid-season form. He scored his first NASCAR Modified win of the season at the Thompson Icebreaker and would sweep all four events at the track, including the season ending World Series. The Long Island, N.Y. native also won two events close to home in Riverhead, N.Y. and solo races in Seekonk, Mass. and Bristol, Tenn. Winning eight of sixteen tour races earned him first NASCAR title.

Bonsignore’s TQ Midget, which like his Tour Modified is black and green and carries the number 51, is currently being prepared for his return to Allentown. The fourth annual Ironton Telephone races will again be held on the concrete floor inside the beautiful PPL Center in downtown Allentown. The headline TQ Midgets will be competing in a complete show Friday and Saturday night, January 4th and 5th. The Champ Karts will run a complete program as part of Friday’s show with the Slingshots joining Saturday’s event.

Three-time Indoor Auto Racing Series champion and former Allentown winner Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y. hopes to knock Bonsignore off his perch this winter. But first, Rudolph is chasing his own Modified championship on dirt. Currently ranked second on the Super DIRTcar big-block Modified series, Rudolph is seeking top finishes in the final two events of that series at the Dirt Track in Charlotte, N.C. on November 2nd and 3rd. Rudolph, like Bonsignore, hopes to end his outdoor season with a Modified series championship.

Rudolph will then go head-to-head against Bonsignore in Allentown in a clash between the dirt and asphalt super stars.

The Indoor series will then move inside historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. for a winner’s trophy Bonsignore has on his bucket list. The NAPA Know How Weekend on Friday and Saturday, January 25-26, 2019 includes the 17th annual running of the Gambler’s Classic. Ryan Flores, of Cornelius, N.C., the 2017 series champion won the 2018 Gambler’s Classic for TQ Midgets and Bonsignore hopes the tradition continues.

The Indoor Auto Racing Series comes to an end with a first stop at the New York State Fairgrounds Exposition Center in Syracuse, NY on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9. The Syracuse program will include two complete programs with qualifying and feature events for the TQ Midgets, Slingshots and Champ Karts on both nights to decide the series championship for all three divisions.

Tickets for the Allentown races are available on-line through a link at the series web-site, indoorautoracing.com, by calling 610-347-TIXX, or stopping at the PPL Center box office at 7th & Hamilton Street in Allentown.

Tickets for Atlantic City are available at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Select tickets for Allentown and Atlantic City are available at the Area Auto Racing News/Len Sammons office at 609-888-3618 for tickets Monday through Friday from 9 to 4:30. Purchase your tickets together and pay only one shipping charge!

Advance tickets for the Syracuse event will be available in the coming weeks.

The three race Indoor Auto Racing Series season is preceded by the second annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals being held at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ.

The event featuring the 600cc wingless Micro Sprints will again with racing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night December 13th – 15th. Racing will start at 7 PM on Thursday and Friday, 5 PM on Saturday.

Information, including ticket and hotel links, is available at indoorautoracing.com or by calling the series office during regular workings at 609-888-3618.

ENTRIES TOP 100 FOR TRENTON INDOOR MICRO DIRT NATIONALS, TICKETS ON SALE

SECOND ANNUAL TRENTON INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS MICRO ENTRIES TOP 100; JUST 20 SPOTS OPEN; TICKETS ON SALE FOR NEWLY ADDED THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13 RACE NIGHT

TRENTON, NJ September 21, 2018 . . . The phenomenon that is the Trenton Indoor Dirt Nationals just keeps on getting bigger with over 100 of the 600cc wingless Micro Sprint entries already confirmed for the expanded three days of racing. The second annual event, sponsored by Oliver Communications Group, Hoosier Racing Tires, and VP Racing Fuels will again be held at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. with racing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night December 13th – 15th.

Tickets for the Thursday and Friday split nights of preliminary qualifying races and Saturday’s main-event night are now on sale one-line or at the stadium box office. Racing will start at 7 PM on Thursday and Friday, 5 PM on Saturday.

The massive Micro Sprint field will be split in half for Thursday and Friday evening programs. All cars will compete during Saturday’s main event program. The Thursday and Friday events will feature heat races and A-Qualifier main events. The top two finishers in each feature will go directly into Saturday, December 15th main event. Points earned throughout each night programs will be used to lineup alphabet mains for Saturday night’s main event program.

Promoter Len Sammons emphasized that the limit of 120 entries, due to the physical limitations of the arena, is absolute.  A list of what drivers are presently competing each night is posted and will be updated as they are received at indoorautoracing.com.

The Thursday program will also feature Slingshot competition, consisting of two heats and a 20-lap main event. Friday’s support class will be the Champ Karts running a similar program.  The top 20 drivers in the 2017 Indoor Auto Racing Series have been invited to the Slingshot and Champ Kart invitational event. Additional entries, if needed, will fill in the 20 spots.

A range of different price tickets are available for the three days. Thursday will feature $15 adult general admission with children under 12 just $5.

On Friday and Saturday lower and upper level reserve seats are offered. General admission upper-level seating, where children are admitted for just $5, is available as a less costly alternative without the guarantee of specific seats. Front row or suite tickets are available Friday and Saturday. A special pit area tour prior to the start of racing action is a bonus for those premium seats on Saturday.

Tickets are also on sale for the 2019 Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels opener on the concrete floor of Allentown’s PPL Center on Friday and Saturday January 4th and 5th. The series then stops in Atlantic City, N.J.’s Boardwalk Hall on January 25-26, 2019. 

On-line ticket links for all Indoor Racing Series events, host hotel room deals, entry blanks and rules are available at indoorautoracing.com. Event sponsorship opportunities and other information is available by calling the series office at 609-888-3618 or e-mail danny@aarn.com.

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TICKETS FOR ALLENTOWN, PA INDOOR RACES GO ON SALE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

ALLENTOWN, PA September 12, 2018 . . . The fourth annual Ironton Telephone Allentown Indoor Auto Race weekend has been set for Friday and Saturday January 4th and 5th. Tickets for the blockbuster event will go on sale on September 19th.

The races, run on the concrete floor inside the beautiful PPL Center in downtown Allentown, Pa., will once again feature the blindingly fast TQ (Three Quarter) Midgets, the agile Champ Karts and wild and unpredictable Slingshots. Indoor Auto racing was introduced to the Lehigh Valley at the PPL Center in downtown Allentown, PA in January, 2016.

Dirt Modified standout Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y., won the inaugural event in January of 2016 in front of a sold out crowd. Indoor specialist Ryan Flores of Cornelius, N.C. swept both night of the December 2016 event. Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville, Long Island, N.Y. and Dirt 360 Sprint driver Scott Kreutter from Buffalo, N.Y. had the hot hand indoors last January despite frigid record low temperatures outside.

Bonsignore, who is the current points leader on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series, used his Allentown win last year as the springboard to claiming the 2017-2018 Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels Series Championship.

The Slingshots will join the TQ Midgets on Saturday’s docket and the Champ Karts will be part of Friday’s double-header. The two divisions will run qualifying races and feature events both nights.

Danny Buccafusca of Rockaway, N.J. and Eddie Reeder of Phillipsburg, N.J. have won the two Slingshot features held previously at the PPL Center. Past Champ Kart victors include Chris Daley of Pleasant Valley, N.Y., and Cale Ross of Lambertville, N.J.

Tickets for the Allentown races are available on-line through a link at the series web-site, indoorautoracing.com, by calling 610-347-TIXX, or stopping at the PPL Center box office at 7th & Hamilton Street in Allentown.

The Allentown event is the second of four events slated for this year’s Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels.

The series opens with the second annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 13-15, 2018 featuring 600cc Micro Sprints inside the Cure Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ. 

The Allentown race is up next followed by a trip to Atlantic City, N.J.’s Boardwalk Hall on January 25-26, 2019. This event, the NAPA Know How Racing Weekend will feature the 17th running of the Gambler’s Classic for TQ Midgets on Saturday night.

On-line tickets links for all four events, host hotel room deals, entry blanks and rules are available at indoorautoracing.com. Event sponsorship opportunities and other information is available by calling the series office at 609-888-3618 or e-mail danny@aarn.com.