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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ JANUARY 25, 2022 . . . The Indoor Auto Racing Series NAPA KNOW HOW Gambler’s Classic weekend of racing, being held this weekend, Friday and Saturday January 28 & 29, inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall will be broadcasted live on Pay-Per-View through DirtTrackDigest.TV.

Good tickets for the Gambler’s Classic race weekend in a range of prices remain available. They can be purchased through a Ticketmaster link available at or can be purchased the day of the events at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office.

For those who cannot make the trip to the New Jersey shore resort to enjoy the excitement of being in attendance live along with pre and post event fun in the nearby casinos, the pay-per-view option is being made available.

“There is nothing like coming to Atlantic City to experience the race live and spending time walking the boardwalk, gambling or enjoying the nightlife before or afterwards,” said promoter event organizer Len Sammons.

“Unfortunately, not every fan will be able to travel to be part of the excitement this year to watch their favorites and enjoy the live experience with your racing friends. So a pay-per-view is a nice alternative.”

Drivers from nine states and Canada represented among the 100-plus entries seeking feature starting spots in three divisions. The headline-TQ Midget division car count has pushed over the 50 mark.

DirtTrackDigest.TV is well respected and experienced in the live broadcast of racing events. They received high-marks for their production of the Indoor Auto Racing Series 2022 season opener on January 7th and 8th inside Allentown, PA’s PPL Center.

DTD-TV will again be sending high quality video coverage to subscribers from multiple cameras. The action will be called by the Indoor Auto Racing series veteran announcing staff led by Steve Post.

DTD is offering Friday and Saturday night’s action as part of a package deal for $69.99.  Friday’s event can be purchased for $34.99 and Saturday only for $39.99 by going directly to DirtTrackDigest.TV or a link available at

The NAPA KNOW HOW Weekend will begin for fans on Friday when the gates open at 6:30. Racing begins at 7:30 with heat races for all three divisions. The top 12 in afternoon time trials will then race in a special knock out session to see who owns the fast time award!

Friday’s program ends with the thrilling Triple 20 qualifiers for the headline TQ Midgets with all 50 plus competitors getting a shot a running one of the 20 lap  event.

Saturday’s gates will open at 5 PM with the annual on-track Fan Fest being held until 6:15. Every car in competition will be spread around the speedway and fans with reserved seats will be allowed to that level to meet them.

Racing will begin at 7 PM with more heat races and B-Mains for the TQ Midgets along with features for the Champ Karts and Slingshots. The 40 lap Gambler’s Classic for the TQ Midgets will end the program in exciting fashion.

Good tickets are on sale in a range of prices through Ticketmaster. They will also be on sale through the event at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, but they do increase by $5 the day of the events.

For everyone’s safety at the event, the state owned building will require fans to wear a mask when they enter Boardwalk Hall and be recommended when they are walking around the building. They will not be required to wear a mask when in their seat or when they are eating or drinking. Masks are not required in the privately owned casinos.

After this weekend’s Atlantic City’s events the series will conclude in Syracuse, N.Y. at the New York State Fairgrounds Exposition Center on Friday and Saturday, March 11 & 12. Those tickets are scheduled to go on sale on January 26th.

Series information, including links for purchasing tickets, hotel rooms and racer entry forms are available on the series website of

Sponsorship opportunities remain for all Indoor Auto Racing Series races. For more information, contact Danny Sammons at or call (609)-888-3618.

American Sign, Inc. Joins Stafford Speedway Contingency Program

(Stafford Springs, CT)—After a 2021 season that paid out over $100,000 contingency bonuses to drivers, Stafford Speedway’s Contingency Program will welcome American Sign, Inc. of New Haven, CT as a new contingency sponsor for the 2022 season.  American Sign will contribute weekly bonuses of $75 to each Street Stock feature winner as well as $75 to each third place SK Light finisher.  American Sign will contribute a total of $3,300 during the 2022 season with $1,650 each going to SK Light and Street Stock drivers.

President and CEO of American Sign, Tony Lafo, is a former Stafford weekly competitor who raced in both the Late Model and Street Stock divisions from 2003-2007 and 2009-2013.  Lafo returned to Stafford last season as the pace car driver and that connection pushed Lafo to become a contingency sponsor for the 2022 season.  

“Coming back to Stafford last season got me back into racing on a weekly basis and being a former racer and knowing what it costs and how difficult it is for teams to do what they do, I wanted to be able to help out,” said Lafo.  “I really enjoy watching the SK Light and Street Stock divisions and sometimes they might not get the attention that the SK Modified® or Late Model divisions get.  I got to know a lot of the drivers last season and the SK Light and Street Stock divisions have some of the nicest people you’ll meet and by doing a smaller contingency amount, we can support two different divisions instead of just one. I’ll be looking forward to hearing our name over the P.A. as I’m sitting in the infield in the pace car this season and hopefully next season we can do something even bigger and better like sponsoring a race.”

Last season saw 11 different SK Light drivers record a third place finish with Steven Chapman leading all drivers with 4 third place finishes.  9 of the top-10 drivers from the 2021 SK Light points standings will return to SK Light competition in 2022 while the 10th driver, Brian Sullivan, has registered a car for both the SK Light and SK Modified® divisions.  

In the Street Stock division, defending track champion Frank L’Etoile, Jr. and Chris Meyer tied for the division lead with 5 wins each.  Just behind them was Travis Hydar with 4 wins.  Nick Hovey was the only other multi-feature winner last season with 2 victories while Kyle Johnson, Bert Ouellette, and Adrian Paradis, III each won a single race.  With L’Etoile moving on to SK Light and Open Modified competition for the 2022 season, the race to see who will become champion is wide open.

About American Sign

American Sign, Inc. was established in New Haven, CT in 1934 and was purchased in 1979 by the Lafo Family.  American Sign quickly grew into one of the largest sign manufacturers in Connecticut and has developed a reputation for not only manufacturing the highest quality signage but also for standing behind their products and always meeting or exceeding deadlines and client expectations.  Tony Lafo took over as President and CEO in 2010 and American Sign has continued to stay on top of the industry with the most current equipment and products servicing customers for over 88 years.  

“We cover all of New England, New York, New Jersey, and we do a lot of national retail sign work,” said Lafo.  “Our bread and butter is channel letters, LED signs, shopping centers, malls, and things like that.”

For more information about American Sign, please visit or call 203-624-2991.

The first American Sign, Inc. contingency bonuses of the 2022 season will be paid out on April 23 as part of NAPA Opening Day and April 24 as part of the NAPA Spring Sizzler®.  Tickets for both days are available and on sale now.  Saturday’s NAPA Opening Day tickets are $30.00 for adults, $10.00 for kids 6-14, and free for kids 5 & under.  Reserved seating is priced at $35.00 for all ages and pit passes are $50.00.  Sunday’s NAPA Spring Sizzler® tickets are $35.00 for adults, $10.00 for kids 6-14, and free for kids 5 & under.  Reserved seating is priced at $40.00 for all ages and pit passes are $50.00.  If you are unable to attend either event, tune into the live stream on FloRacing, the official streaming partner of Stafford Speedway. 

For more information, visit, checkout Stafford Speedway on Facebook or Twitter, or contact the track office at 860-684-2783.


By Rev Don Rivers

The world around us is out of order, to say the least. There was a brief moment in the middle of all this that we developed a kinder, gentler attitude. That seems to have evaporated just as quick as the supply chain dried up. How do we maintain some kind of order in the chaos? Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

I don’t think it is a new phenomenon, but looking for an advantage seems to be magnified in the void of shortages. We see a world who is focused on being first, getting mine first, to the point of rudeness. Why is it that we think we deserve to be first, or in some way treated differently than others? Our passage today reminds us that the rules written long ago still apply.

At the track every team is looking for the things that will make their car go the fastest. They are searching for that one thing that gives them an advantage over the rest. That in itself isn’t wrong, it is when that desire leads us across the line into the questionable area, the gray area of the rules. Some have even been known to actually break the rules to gain an advantage.

Maybe you saw the video clip from Daytona. One of the reasons the Next Gen car was introduced was to eliminate “crabbing”. That is when the body and the chassis are not mounted square to each other. First test for the first race and there it is, a car with the nose pointed one way and the wheels tracking in another direction. Now I’m sure they’re in the letter of the law, but not the spirit. That may be the reason the rulebook gets thicker.

We have heard the saying; “we get paid to cheat and they get paid to catch us.” We rationalize our creative interpretation of the rules as something necessary to get that competitive advantage that allows us to win. What is a win really worth if it is won by cheating?

Some think winning at all cost is the right motto to live by. Somehow we think integrity is for losers. Why is it that we think we don’t have to answer to anyone? Jesus introduced his discussion on the Ten Commandments with this passage. As we continue our Winter Bible Study we will take a look at how this short passage has a big impact.

Matthew 5:17-20; “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.

Those commandments were written so long ago that we think they surely are outdated. Jesus makes it pretty clear that the law still applies. We tend to think that the rules and the law are for someone else. We are not that bad and surely God will understand. We look for a way to do what we want to do without the consequences.

Jesus used this passage as an introduction to his discussion about how the Ten Commandments should be interpreted. Jesus took the time to let us know how we were in error in our interpretation. Have you ever thought you had the right interpretation of the rules only to have the correct interpretation pointed out to you?

Rules govern the way we live. They give order in our lives. They provide a framework for us to live a rich and satisfying life. We, however, think they can be bent or broken if by doing so we gain something. It is easier to ask for forgiveness than permission, right? Take a look at this passage and see if that is the case.

Jesus didn’t come to remove our responsibility to follow God’s law. He came to complete the law, to show us how to live according to the law. He came to help us understand what the law means and how to apply it to our lives. Now we need to be careful here. Jesus isn’t talking about Jewish law. The laws the Jews derived from the Ten Commandments. He also isn’t talking about the laws created by other governments. He is specifically talking about the law that God gave to Moses.

Also, this doesn’t mean to say we can ignore or break the laws in place in society under the government. They tried to trap Jesus on this point.

Mark 12:13-17; NLT; Later the leaders sent some Pharisees and supporters of Herod to trap Jesus into saying something for which he could be arrested. “Teacher,” they said, “we know how honest you are. You are impartial and don’t play favorites. You teach the way of God truthfully. Now tell us—is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not? Should we pay them, or shouldn’t we?”

Jesus saw through their hypocrisy and said, “Why are you trying to trap me? Show me a Roman coin, and I’ll tell you.” When they handed it to him, he asked, “Whose picture and title are stamped on it?”

“Caesar’s,” they replied.

“Well, then,” Jesus said, “give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God.”

His reply completely amazed them.

You see much like today man twists and turns the law, makes laws, trying to gain advantage and control. Their desire is only for power over others. They were leading the people in the wrong direction. Jesus makes reference to this when he says we need to live better lives, than those leaders do, if we want to enter the kingdom of God. You see they only pretended to follow God’s law. They had an interpretation that benefited their needs. Their interpretation was not correct. Jesus set the record straight.

We need to understand what the law says and what it means. Jesus took the time to explain it and in the next few weeks we will explore how we need to live and conduct our lives. I encourage you to join us and learn what it means to order our lives according to God’s Law.

Until next time, remember God loves you and Jesus is Lord over Auto Racing! God Bless. Remember, that your prayerful support and donations helps us continue this ministry. Thank You.

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