Catalano Quartet: Tommy, Timmy, Trevor & Tyler Catalano Run TQs in Atlantic City

Atlantic City, NJ – Despite a 50-car field of TQ Midgets, the 24-car starting field at the Indoor series opener in Allentown was made up of three Catalano brothers — Tommy, Timmy, and Trevor — that rode into town from Ontario, N.Y. They will look to replicate and improve on that feat this weekend in Atlantic City — with the addition of first-time TQ racer, brother Tyler.

The Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP Racing Fuels heads to the 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.

Their accomplishment in Allentown marked the first time all three brothers qualified for an Indoor TQ Midget feature, but it likely won’t be the last.

Timmy Catalano (Center) won a Friday Night Gambler’s Classic Qualifying Race in 2022.

The western New York Catalano quartet, Tommy, Timmy, Trevor, and now with Tyler will be looking to beat each other – and all other drivers – in the two feature races in Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City Jan. 27-28.

The 27th annual event sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts is featuring a “Double Down” week consisting of not one as usual, but two Gambler’s Classic 40 main events.

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 its own set of qualifying races leading up to the 40 lap feature event.

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 points are calculated, the 2023 champion will be presented the TC Cup Trophy.

This prestigious award is named in 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,, 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.

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