INDOOR AUTO RACING RETURNS TO ATLANTIC CITY’S BOARDWALK HALL ON JANUARY 31, FEBRUARY 1ST; TICKETS GO ON SALE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21ST

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INDOOR AUTO RACING RETURNS TO ATLANTIC CITY’S BOARDWALK HALL ON JANUARY 31, FEBRUARY 1ST; TICKETS GO ON SALE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21ST

Story By: Ernie Saxton/Indoor Auto Racing Championship

Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ August 14, 2019 . . . The Indoor Auto Racing Series returns to Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Friday and Saturday January 31st and February 1st in 2020. Tickets for the 18th annual NAPA Auto Parts Classic will go on sale Wednesday, August 21st 10 am.

Tickets will be available in a range of different prices through Ticketmaster, the Boardwalk Hall Box Office or the Area Auto Racing News office at 609-888-3618 during regular business hours.

The Three Quarter (TQ) Midget race cars will again headline the program with high speed excitement competing on a speedway set-up on the concrete floor of the arena. The wild and crazy Slingshots and darty Champ Karts will make up the tripleheader program as they have in the past.

Racing action begins on Friday at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday action getting the green flag at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 on Friday night. On Saturday doors open at 5 p.m. with fans holding reserved tickets given the opportunity to attend Fan Fest on the speedway. All cars competing in the program will be positioned on the speedway and drivers made available for autographs until 6:15pm.

Last year’s Saturday night Gambler’s Classic was won for the first time by the very colorful Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo, N.Y. Known simply as Andy J. passed Anthony Sesely of Matawan, N.J. for the lead, then held off Tim Buckwalter of Douglasville, Pa., Ryan Flores of Mooresville, N.C. and 2018 Indoor series and NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville, N.Y.

After a problem in one of Friday’s Four 20 lap features and his Saturday heat race, Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y. took a provisional starting spot for the Gambler’s Classic. Rudolph then drove from a 25th starting spot to finish fifth keeping his series point championship hopes alive.

Rudolph, a full-time dirt Modified racer during the outdoor season, would later clinch the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP title with a series record ninth career victory in the inaugural event held in Syracuse, N.Y. in March.

The Indoor Auto Racing Series will return to the same four venues in 2020. The series will open on the concrete floor of the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa., on Friday and Saturday January 3rd and 4th with two complete programs for the TQ Midgets.

Following the “Concrete Series” event in Atlantic City at the end of January, a special non-point event will be held on a banked clay oval. The third annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals will again be held at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. on Friday and Saturday nights February 21st and 22nd featuring nearly 100 wingless 600cc Sprints.

The “Concrete Series” season finale follows on Friday and Saturday March 13th and 14th in a second year return to the brand new Expo Center located on the grounds of the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. N.Y.

Ticket launch dates for the events in Allentown, Pa., Trenton, N.J. and Syracuse, N.Y. will be announced at a later date.

Corporate sponsorship packages to fit every budget and group sales information are available for all events. For information, email Danny Sammons at danny@aarn.com. Information including host hotels for each event is available at indoorautoracing.com.

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