Scott Kreutter Hopes To Sweep Atlantic City, TQ ‘Double Down’ Features, Defending Series Champ Likes NAPA Auto Parts Race Weekend ChancesIndoor PR
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.
Scott Kreutter, the defending Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels champion from Cowlesville, N.Y, isn’t afraid to push all his chips in to go for the victory. Kreutter led all qualifiers on Friday at the 2023 opener in the Allentown, PA Indoor Series 2023 opener.
Kreutter ended up finishing fourth and will be looking for more this weekend in Atlantic City’s famous Boardwalk Hall.
At the Allentown race, Kreutter decided to take a chance by electing to forego a redraw spot in the Dash race that determined the first nine starters in the feature.
The Dash paid $500 to win. As the qualifier points leader, Kreutter was the first of nine drivers to enter a blind draw for spots in the Dash. Before he did, however, he accepted a deal – $500 to start ninth and go for another $500 bonus if he could win. He finished eighth.
Kreutter will be looking to do better – times two – in Atlantic City.
This year’s NAPA Auto Parts race weekend 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 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.