Category Archives: Indoor Auto Racing Series

NASCAR STAR RYAN PREECE TO COMPETE IN ALL THREE INDOOR THREE QUARTER MIDGET AUTO RACING SERIES EVENTS

ALLENTOWN, PA October 26, 2017 . . . Ryan Preece, who won on NASCAR’s Xfinity Series and Whelen Modified Tour this season, will compete full-time in 2018 on the Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP Racing Fuels.

The Berlin, Ct. driver has teamed up with his cousin Donny Preece to run the three race series which begins at Allentown, Pa.’s PPL Center on Friday and Saturday, January 5th and 6th.

In past years, Ryan has been extremely fast in limited appearances racing his own TQ Midget. Cousin Donny, however, has been part of one the most successful Indoor Racing Teams in history while teaming up with his close friend Ted Christopher.

Christopher, who lost his life in a plane crash on route to a NASCAR race in September, is the all-time win leader on the Indoor Auto Racing Series. “TC” drove to victory eight times while teaming with Donny Preece. That included four victories inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall, stop two on the 2018 series on Friday and Saturday, January 26th and 27th.

Donny Preece, who co-owned the TQs with Christopher, has now taken sole ownership of the two cars he drove to so much success. These cars will be adapted in the coming months for Ryan to chase the indoor championship with in 2018.

Preece has had a Driver of the Year type season. Driving for Joe Gibbs Racing, the 27 year-old won his first ever NASCAR Xfinity race in Iowa. In two other starts with the team, he finished second and fourth including a runner-up performance in his debut to teammate Kyle Busch on the New Hampshire mile.

Despite missing a NASCAR Whelen Tour event early in the season to be married, five Modified wins put Preece on top of the point standings late in the year. An offer to drive for Gibbs at a third event in Kentucky, eliminated Preece’s hopes to win his second Modified Tour championship. His performance in 12 of the 14 events and the help of two substitute drivers however was enough to clinch the car owner championship for Eddie and Connie Partridge.

The Preece combination makes them one of the early favorites on the Indoor Racing Series, but they’ll have plenty of competition from drivers from six dates and Canada.

Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, NY, also an eight time winner and three time Indoor Racing Series champion, will be just one of 60 other competitors. Rudolph is coming off an outside 2017 season in dirt Modified competition which produced 17 feature event wins and the BRP Modified Tour championship.

After winning the crown in 2015 and 2016, Rudolph finished second in the standings last year to Mooresville, N.C. driver Ryan Flores, who swept the Ironton Telephone events in Allentown last year. After working as a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup crew member on The Wood Brothers No. 21 team this season, Flores is eager to get back behind the wheel at Allentown.

Driving a TQ Midget on the Indoor Series is a perfect off-season workout for the drivers. The TQ’s are open wheel race cars, specifically adapted for racing in the tight indoor speedway confines. Powered by a 750cc motorcycle engine, the car and driver weigh only 825 pounds allowing them to ignite to speeds up to 75 mph. The unbelievable racing, with lap times under eight seconds, has produced huge fan attendance.

These are not cookie cutter race cars held in a box by a large rule book. The suspension and car design are open to the team, making it a throwback style of racing.

The Allentown schedule calls for racing to start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Three Quarter (TQ) Midgets will run a full program of racing with feature events both nights. Champ Karts will be racing in a complete show on Friday night, with the Slingshots on Saturday night.

For choice tickets, contact the PPL Center Box Office by phone at 610-347-TIXX (8499), online at pplcenter.com. The 2016 event was a sell-out.

The series moves next to the NAPA Auto Parts Indoor Auto Racing Weekend in Atlantic City. For tickets, contact Ticketmaster, the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, or the Area Auto Racing News office at 609-888-3618.

The finale will be a first annual event in New York State, on February 9-10, 2018 in the Times Union Center in downtown Albany, N.Y. For choice tickets, contact the Times Union Center Box Office, charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000, or visit online at ticketmaster.com.

Further information is available at indoorautoracing.com, email to motorsports@aarn.com or by calling 609-888-3618.

MS MOTORSPORTS PAGEANT DATE ANNOUNCED AS PART OF PPB MOTORSPORTS RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW

MS MOTORSPORTS PAGEANT IS PPB MOTORSPORTS SHOW HIGHLIGHT; TAYLOR ALBERT REFLECTS ON HER MS MOTORSPORTS REIGN

OAKS, PA October 23, 2017 . . . For the 33rd time, the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Racecar and Trade Show Fueled by Sunoco and Distributed by Insinger Performance will host the Oliver Construction Enterprises Ms. Motorsports Pageant — one of the most anticipated parts of the three-day event that runs from January 19-21, 2018.

On Saturday, January 20 — the second-day of the Motorsports Race Car and Trade Show — Ms. Motorsports 2017, Taylor Albert, will stand on stage before a crowded room at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center and relinquish her crown to one of the many hopefuls competing to be Ms. Motorsports 2018.

“Winning the title and my journey as Ms. Motorsports 2017 has made me love the sport and everything that comes along with it even more,” Albert said.

Entries for the Ms. Motorsports 2018 Pageant are currently being accepted. Ladies between the ages of 18-35 who are outgoing, with a high-level of energy and some knowledge of motorsports are encouraged to enter the competition. No talent or pageant experience is not necessary to compete in the Ms. Motorsports pageant.

Competition segments include interview, sportswear, swimwear, and photo. A panel of judges from the Motorsports industry will score the contestants on personality, poise, appearance, choice of swimwear, choice of sportswear and their swimsuit photo pose with a race car.

In addition to the crown and coveted title of Ms. Motorsports 2018, the winner will receive a cash prize of $1,500 courtesy of Oliver Construction. The winner is also entitled to a poster deal valued at $1,000 in exchange for five mandatory appearances. Judges will determine the winner and award a 1st runner-up ($500 prize) and a 2nd runner-up ($250 prize).

When talking about last year’s competition, Ms. Motorsports 2017 explained that one of the best parts of competing is the relationships developed backstage.

“It’s nice going into that nerve-racking situation and knowing that the other contestants have your back,” said Albert. “It’s a huge confidence booster, and I hope that anyone who may be on the fence about entering the pageant keeps that in mind and enters the competition.”

Entry forms are available at the show’s new website, motorsportstradeshow.com. Contestants are encouraged to enter early so that a photo may be included in the show program used by judges for reference.

“I hope the pageant continues to spark the interest of women in the motorsports industry,” said Albert.

For the fourth year, Oliver Construction Enterprises of Bordentown, New Jersey returns as the title sponsor of the Ms. Motorsports Pageant. Oliver Construction Enterprises is owned by dirt Modified competitor, PJ Oliver.

The Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show Fueled by Sunoco and Distributed by Insinger Performance takes place on January 19-21, 2018.

The Oliver Construction Enterprises Ms. Motorsports 2018 pageant takes place on Saturday, January 20 at 8 PM and is free to attend with tickets to the Motorsports Trade Show.

Information about the Ms. Motorsports Pageant and the Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show are available by emailing motorsports@aarn.com. “Like” Motorsports Race Car and Trade Show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MotorsportsTradeShow.

ZEINER READY FOR THE CHALLENGE OF INDOOR AUTO RACING IN ALLENTOWN, PA

INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES THREE QUARTER MIDGET ACES RUDOLPH, ZEINER, ANTICIPATE REMATCH OF PHOTO FINISH JANUARY 5-6 IN ALLENTOWN’S PPL CENTER

ALLENTOWN, PA – Lehigh Valley, Pa. October 21, 2017 . . . Pennsylvania native Zane Zeiner will be the sentimental favorite in this year’s Ironton Telephone Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series race on Friday and Saturday, January 5-6, 2018 inside the PPL Center in downtown Allentown, Pa.

The asphalt Modified ace from Bath, Pa., nearly pulled off an exciting last lap pass to win the Indoor Auto Racing Series Presented By VP Racing Fuels 2017 finale inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. His charge to pass Ransomville, N.Y.’s Erick Rudolph, however, fell inches short. While the huge crowd roared in excitement at the photo finish, Zeiner was left wanting more.

“I gave it everything I had,” Zeiner said at the end of the event. “Just one more lap and I might have had him.”

Zeiner will have his first shot at redemption before a partisan Allentown crowd on Friday night January 5 and then again on Saturday the 6th when complete event programs are finished up with a feature event for the TQ Midgets.

Rudolph, an eight time winner and three time Indoor Racing Series champion, will be just one of 60 competitors Zeiner will need to deal with the first weekend of 2018. Rudolph, a 17 time feature event winner this year in dirt Modified competition, will be coming to Allentown looking to regain his series title with a new TQ Midget.

After winning the crown in 2015 and 2016, Rudolph finished second in the standings last year to Mooresville, N.C.-based driver Ryan Flores, who swept the Ironton Telephone events last year. After working as a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup crew member on The Wood Brothers No. 21 team this season, Flores is eager to get back behind the wheel at Allentown. He’ll be more eager than ever to collect the top prize and championship loot considering he has gotten married and that he and his wife are expecting their first child since he last raced in Atlantic City last January.

The schedule calls for racing to start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Three-Quarter (TQ) Midgets will run a full program of racing with feature events both nights. Champ Karts will be racing in a complete show on Friday night, with the Slingshots on Saturday night.

For choice tickets, contact the PPL Center Box Office by phone at 610-347-TIXX (8499), online at pplcenter.com. The 2016 event was a sell-out.

The Ironton Telephone Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series race is the first of three TQ Midget Indoor events.

Race number two is the NAPA Auto Parts Indoor Auto Racing two day racing weekend on Friday and Saturday, January 26-27, 2018 inside historic Boardwalk Hall on the ocean at Atlantic City, N.J. The two days of racing are highlighted by the running of the 16th annual TQ Midget Gambler’s Classic Saturday night.

For choice tickets for NAPA Auto Parts Indoor Auto Racing Weekend, contact Ticketmaster, the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, or the Area Auto Racing News office at 609-888-3618.

The finale of the crowded, energized 2017-2018 slate is the first Indoor Auto Racing event in New York State, on February 9-10, 2018 in the Times Union Center in downtown Albany, N.Y.

Race fans in New York State will experience the thrill of high-speed auto racing in the dead of winter for the First Annual Albany Indoor Race a brand new event for New York State. The two days of racing consist of a complete program of racing for TQ Midgets both nights.

For choice tickets, contact the Times Union Center Box Office, charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000, or visit online at ticketmaster.com. Further information is available at indoorautoracing.com, sending an email to motorsports@aarn.com or by calling 609-888-3618.PPL Center