Category Archives: Indoor Auto Racing Series

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

BIG CHANGES FOR TRENTON: NEW ARENA NAME, NEW DEC. 1-2 DATES, NEW DIRT RACING SURFACE

TRENTON, NJ October 9, 2017 . . . The Indoor Auto Racing Series will return to Trenton, N.J. this year for the fifth straight year. While the building hasn’t changed, its name has as well as the racing surface the race cars will be competing on.

Wingless 600cc Micro Sprints will be headlining this year’s two-day program racing on a clay surface on Friday and Saturday December 1st and 2nd.

It was announced this week that the Sun National Bank had lost the naming rights of the Center to Cure Auto Insurance. Thanks to a new multi-year agreement Mercer County’s 10,000 seat center will immediately be renamed the CURE Insurance Arena. Terms of the deal were not announced.

The arrangement includes exterior and interior signage and brand recognition in all advertising for the facility. The arena’s website domain changed immediately to reflect the arena’s new name (www.cureinsurancearena.com).

“CURE’s positive brand association resonates strongly throughout our community and will be helpful in generating excitement around the arena and our events,” said Spectra’s Fran Rodowicz, General Manager, CURE Insurance Arena. “We are fortunate to collaborate with CURE and their valuable marketing prowess to help us cross-promote the arena.”

The venue’s new naming rights deal will coincide with exciting new entertainment coming to the arena including the first East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals. Over 60 600cc Micro Sprint teams from eight states have already entered the event.

Fans wishing to purchase tickets on line will now need to go to the new web-site, www.cureinsurancearena.com. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 1-800-298-4200.

Complete information on the event, including racer entry forms, remains available from the indoorautoracing.com. Links to tickets and local hotels are also available at this location.

The race, a first of its kind in New Jersey is being produced by Len Sammons Motorsports Productions as one of four Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels events. It will be the only event on the series held on clay surface and it will not count towards the overall series point championship.

The schedule of events calls for heat races awarding passing points and four A-qualifier feature races on Friday night. On Saturday ‘Alphabet mains’ will determine the starting lineups with racers having the opportunity to advance from F, E, D, C, and B to the 40 lap A-Main.

Saturday’s A-Main will pay its winner $5,000 to win (for enrollees in the Gamblers program). Fifth place pays $1,000. Twenty four starters will take the green flag in the A-Main with $200 offered up to start the event.

Contingency award sponsors to enhance driver payouts and a title sponsor for the event are being sought. Sponsorships are available for all events. For information, e-mail Danny Sammons at danny@aarn.com.

Event number two is the Ironton Telephone Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series races on Friday and Saturday, January 5-6, 2018 inside the PPL Center in downtown Allentown, Pa.

The two days of racing consist of a complete program of racing for Three Quarter (TQ) Midgets both nights. Slingshots and Champ Karts will also be in competition.

The race meet will be a two-day event, with the dates moved away from the holiday weekend as was the case in 2017. Tickets for premium seats are expected to go quickly. Early ticket purchase is advised.

Race number three 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.

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 Albany race is the finale of the Len Sammons Motorsports Productions Indoor Auto Racing season and will be the scene of the crowning of the 2017-2018 Series champion.

Sponsorships are available for all events. For information, e-mail Danny Sammons at danny@aarn.com.

For further ticket information, rules and competitor entry forms, please visit www.indoorautoracing.com. or call 609-888-3618.