CANADIAN TQ MIDGET SERIES STARS MACK DEMAN, ROB NEELY AMONG ATLANTIC CITY AND TRENTON INDOOR RACE ENTRIES; ATQMRA CHAMP TIDMAN ALSO LOOMS LARGE. AC TQ FIELD NOW NEARLY 100 STRONG; TRENTON TQ ROSTER BUILDS
ATLANTIC CITY/TRENTON, NJ JANUARY 3 . . . The twelfth annual NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City Indoor Races on Friday and Saturday Jan. 24 and 25 and the first ever Battle Of Trenton Indoor races presented by PRC Industries/ Angela House Charity Indoor races on Friday and Saturday Feb. 7 and 8 will feature a pair of talented Canadian driving champions in Mack DeMan and Rob Neely and the reigning and three-time ATQMRA outdoor TQ champion Ryan Tidman. DeMan of Mississauga, Ontario and Neely, of Rockwood, Ontario, have dominated the Can Am Three Quarter Midget Series in recent years. Neely was the 2010 and 2012 Can Am kingpin until displaced by DeMan in the final race of the 2013 season to claim his first title by just seven points. Tidman, of Levittown, Pa., easily drove his third straight ATQMRA Midget championship by winning more than half of the circuit’s races. DeMan, Neely and Tidman are among nearly one hundred TQ Midget participants ready for Atlantic City action. Collectively, they hail from a dozen states and one Canadian province. The pair of Indoor events are produced and promoted by Len Sammons Motorsports Productions events and make up the Fatheadz Eyewear Indoor Series. 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. PRC Industries/Angela House Charity have come aboard to sponsor the first Battle Of Trenton Indoor events. Fatheadz Eyewear will pay bonuses to the top three overall TQ Midget drivers from the two event, four feature 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. Anthony Sesely of Matawan, N.J., is the defending champion of the NAPA KNOW HOW Gamblers’ Classic Saturday night Atlantic City Indoor race. The indoor racing inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall 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 always exciting, identically prepared built Slingshot division’s roster for both the Atlantic City and Trenton races and has been boosted dramatically in the past two weeks by the entries of Modified star Anthony Perrego of Montgomery, N.Y., and established Modified driving talent Kevin Bates of Lake Ariel, Pa.. Perrego and Bates are among more than fourty entries for Atlantic City, where the field has reached capacity. Entries are still being accepted for Trenton. The blindingly fast and exceedingly nimble Champ Kart class has filled the entry list at the Alantic City Indoor event though slots still do still exist to be part of the Trenton action. NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver Justin Bonsignore of West Islip, NY will be one of the favorites to win the event, after setting fast time for last year’s event. The Atlantic City and Trenton 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. Visit aarn.com for details on all Len Sammons Motorsports Productions events. Sponsorship programs are available by calling 609-888-3618.