Allentown, PA Native Briggs Danner To Debut New Car At PPL Center
During 2024 Ironton Global Allentown Indoor Races January 5 & 6

Allentown, PA – Ever since the Indoor Auto Racing Series started running races inside the PPL Center in downtown Allentown the intriguing prospect of a hometown driver riding to a TQ Midget victory in a feature race has loomed large.  This year, Allentown, PA’s own Briggs Danner, 22, may in a position to make that wonderful possibility a reality. 

The two day Allentown Indoor Races presented by Ironton Global Cloud Phone, will be held inside the PPL Center on Friday and Saturday, January 5 and 6. Thanks to a new format this year, the hometown racer two chances to get that win with a 30-lap main event planned for Friday and a 40 lap race on Saturday.

Danner, the 2023 USAC East Sprint Car Series champion, will be driving a new TQ Midget that has never been raced. In fact, it’s still under construction thanks to the help of Kevin Graver and Mark Janisch.

Danner had been driving a car owned by Mark Janisch’s son Matt, who decided to return to his own built TQ Midget after having driven for other car owners for the past two years.  Danner said he and Graver are incorporating their own ideas into the model of his former car. 

The new TQ Midget will carry the number 78, the same number Danner used when he ran for Graver at the Grandview Speedway in Modifieds competition.

Danner credits Kevin Graver’s Wiz Fab, E Schneider & Sons, Ironton Auto Body, Ironton Telephone, Danner Paving, and Mark and Matt Janisch as fundamental elements that have contributed to putting together a last-minute team.

The stakes have been raced for all the TQ Midget racers competing in the event thanks to support from Ironton Auto Body. One driver has the potential to walk away with $10,000 with a sweep of both TQ Midget A-Mains.  

To complete the challenge, Friday’s winner will be offered a guaranteed starting spot in Saturday night’s main event, with one caveat, its the tenth starting spot. As a bonus for agreeing to start tenth, and accepting the challenge Friday’s winner will be given $1,000. 

Additional sponsorship support for the Allentown events is provided by Ironton Auto Body, BELFOR Property Restoration and Future Homes. 

The eighth running of the Allentown event, will feature three divisions of racing: TQ Midgets, Slingshots and Champ Karts with qualifying races and main events both nights. 

Tickets are on sale, online at or at the Box Office. New this year is a Friday/ Saturday Combo Ticket and a Friday night a lower level family section with Adult tickets starting at just $20 and Kids $5.  For more information including links to purchase tickets, entry forms and book hotel rooms within walking distance of the center visit www.indoorautoracing. com. 

After the Allentown races, the chase for the 2024 Indoor Series championship will head to Atlantic City, NJ January 26 and 27 at Boardwalk Hall for the 22nd running of the NAPA Auto Parts Atlantic City Indoor Races. 

Danner will compete in the Boardwalk Hall events and will also be behind the the wheel of a Micro Sprint for the BELFOR East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals at the Cure Insurance Arena for the February 23-24 weekend on dirt.

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