LAFFLER CARS COULD DOMINATE THREE QUARTER MIDGET INDOOR RACES; NAPA KNOW HOW ATLANTIC CITY RACE JOINED BY BATTLE OF TRENTON EVENT AS PART OF FATHEADZ EYEWEAR SERIES
TRENTON, NJ December 19, 2013 . . . A formerly little-known race car builder in upstate Ransomville, New York has become the most sought after constructor of Indoor Three quarter Midget cars based on past performance. Mark Lafler has built no less than ten new TQ Midgets for the 2014 Len Sammons Motorsports Productions Indoor season which consists of the NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall Races scheduled for Friday and Saturday January 24 and 25 and the first annual Battle Of Trenton Indoor Races presented by PRC Industries/ Angela House Charity planned for February 7 and 8, 2014. Fatheadz Eyewear will be returning as the series sponsor and will pay bonuses to the top three overall TQ Midget drivers from the two race series. Drivers will receive points based on their qualifying efforts and feature finishes from Friday and Saturday night at both events towards the overall series crown. “It’s been a busy year,” understated Mark Lafler. “I’m a one man shop but I was able to turn out a car a month. I could have done a lot more if I was building cars full time.” Steering new Laflers indoors for both events will be upstate New York asphalt Modified standout Patrick Emerling, dirt and pavement favorite Jimmy Blewett, NASCAR Sprint Cup team member and former Wall Stadium driver Ryan Flores, multi-time Indoor TQ winner and reigning ISMA Supermodified champion Lou Cicconi Jr., perennial TQ and full size Midget great Matt Roselli, 358 Dirt Modified rising star Neal Williams, DIRTcar 358 2013 Sportsman champion Erick Rudolph, veteran TQ driver Jonathan Reid and past multi-time Indoor race winner Joey Payne. ‘Used’ Laflers will be campaigned by asphalt Modified star Zane Zeiner and CAN AM Outdoor 2013 TQ Midget champion Rob Neely. Blewett will enter an additional Lafler as a backup. The NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City Indoor Race Weekend will be followed two weeks later by the first ever Battle Of Trenton presented by PRC Industries / Angela House Charity two-day, indoor racing event at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, N.J. Both races will feature top drivers from at least ten different States and Canada competing for the Fatheadz Eyewear TQ Midget Racing Series overall title. Though Lafler has the numbers, other potential favorites are relying on other cars. Anthony Sesely, the defending champion of the Atlantic City headline Saturday night Gamblers Classic, is seeking a repeat win - and wins in the Trenton events - with a new car of his own design. Billy Pauch, a 700-time career feature race winner and past winner indoors in Atlantic City, has entered both races, driving a car bullt and owned by Colin Martin. Martin has other entries in the field as well. Canadian ISMA Supermodified standout and past champion Mike Lichty has also filed an entry for both races in a homemade creation. Ted Christopher, who has been the most prolific winner of Indoor racing events since Len Sammons Motorsports Productions brought indoor racing back to life in 2003, has built a new car for 2014 action. He has also returned his mega-winning machine as a back-up. Entries in the Champ Kart and Slingshot classes for NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall Races are at capacity, however they are still being accepted for The Battle of Trenton Indoor Race. TQ Midget entries for the NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City Indoor Race are coming in at a near record pace and the have reached capacity for the Battle Of Trenton presented by PRC Industries / Angela House Charity. Interested competitors are still encouraged to file their entries which will be placed on a waiting list. NAPA AUTO PARTS, the nation’s leader in automotive supplies, has signed on for the second consecutive year as the title sponsor for the Atlantic City Indoor Auto Races. The indoor racing inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall is now in its 12th consecutive year of competition. Dates are Friday and Saturday January 24 and 25. 2014. The races will be preceded by a closed to the public, practice session on Thursday, January 23. The Sun National Bank Center schedule calls for Twin 20 lap features for the TQ Midgets and compete program of Slingshots on Friday, Feb. 8 and a compete program for TQ Midgets and Champ Karts on Saturday, Feb. 9. The two race meets will be extensively promoted at Sammons’ 29th annual Motorsports Show, scheduled for the three-day weekend of January 10-11-12, 2014 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa. That show will fill the hall with 225,000 square feet of just about everything imaginable in motorsports and autograph opportunities with well-known notables in the sport. Visit aarn.com for details on all Len Sammons Motorsports Productions events. Sponsorship programs are available by calling 609.888.3618.