21-Year-Old Racer, Briggs Danner Hopes To Hit Jackpot In Atlantic City
Atlantic City, NJ – The Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP Racing Fuels heads to famous Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City this weekend, January 27 and 28. The 20th annual event sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts is featuring a “Double Down” format consisting of not one as usual, but two Gambler’s Classic TQ Midget 40 lap main events.
Youthful 21-year-old Briggs Danner can now place a bet in Atlantic City legally and if there were paramutual wagering on Indoor TQ races, a safe bet to win would be on Danner himself.
The Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP heads to famous Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City this weekend where two Gambler’s Classic winner’s trophies and the TC Cup Championship award will be presented.
This year’s NAPA Auto Parts race weekend, the 20th annual will consist of two complete TQ Midget programs – a “Double Down” schedule – with one Gambler’s Classic for the BELFOR Property Restoration sponsored TQ Midgets on Friday, January 27th and a second one on Saturday the 28th. Each day will have it’s own set of qualifying races leading up to the 40 lap feature event.
In recent events, Danner has shown he both has the speed and the driving ability to make passes and run with the best on the Indoor Series. He’s just not been able to close the deal. Like a loser in black jack, he keeps coming up 22, not 21.
But that could all change in Atlantic City and it would be no surprise if he gets that break out win. Once he gets his first, the second might come quickly and this weekend he’ll be could go back to back.
At the series finale in Syracuse last year, Danner made a brilliant outside pass one turn, inside the next in hopes of taking a late race lead. Unfortunately, he got into leader Erick Rudolph and the two-spun ending both their hopes.
A similar problem at the opener in Allentown found Danner get into the third turn tires early in the race. He went to the rear and came back to finish ninth. He’s had plenty of practice passing cars, his day up front as the leader will come shortly and it might be this weekend.
On Friday night, January 27th the BELFOR Property Restoration sponsored TQ Midgets will compete in qualifying events followed by a 40 lap Gambler’s Classic that was postponed in 2021 because of Covid-19 fan restrictions.
The headline TQ Midgets will do it all over on Saturday, January 28th with the big night ending with the 2023 Gambler’s Classic. On both nights, the winner will raise the iconic trophy.
Joining the TQ Midgets will be the Slingshots, sponsored by Pa.’s Kutztown Action Track, the Hoosier Tire Champ Karts and the 600cc Dirt Micro Sprints. They’ll run qualifying events on Friday and features on Saturday night.
Prior to Saturday’s event Fan Fest will be held on the racing surface for those with lower level reserved tickets from 5 to 6:15. Drivers from the event as well as NHRA Funny Car champion Ron Capps will be signing autographs.
Once Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP point are calculated, the 2023 champion will be presented the TC Cup Trophy.
This prestigious award is named in the honor of the 2010 and 2011 champion who lost his life in a plane crash in 2017 after winning seven Indoor Racing Series events.
Good seats for both nights remain available at Ticketmaster, a direct link is available from the series web-site, indoorautoracing.com, or daily at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office where the price is increased by $5 the day of the event.
For those who cannot attend, the event will be available on DTD Pay-Per-View for $64.99 for the weekend or $34.99 for Friday and $39.99 for Saturday.