Tim Buckwalter a Favorite for Allentown Win
ALLENTOWN, PA – Tim Buckwalter of Douglasville, Pa., would like nothing better than to win again in front of his hometown fans in Allentown this weekend. Buckwalter is returning as part of a three-car Laffler-Pippard race team this year that includes Rudolph and the addition of talented Bobby Holmes of Lockport, N.Y.
Buckwalter was a Friday night 20-lap race winner last year in Allentown. He backed that effort up with a strong fourth-place finish in Saturday’s 40-lap main event. A disqualification handed Buckwalter the 2022 Gambler’s Classic during NAPA KNOW HOW Weekend last year inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall, he entered Saturday’s series finale in Syracuse with the series point lead.
In a position to clinch the title late in the race, he got shuffled back on a late restart and lost the title to Scott Kruetter by just three points. The versatile Buckwalter, who races dirt Modifieds, Sprint Cars, Micro Sprints, and SpeedSTRs during the outdoor season, is a proven winner. Finding out last year that every point matters, his chance for the TC Cup will begin to take focus this weekend.
Good seats remain for the Allentown race weekend. They can be purchased online through a link on the show website, indoorautoracing.com, or at the box office on 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 $29.99 for Friday, and $39.99 for Saturday.
In Allentown on Friday night racing begins at 7:30 PM with the TQ Midgets headlined in three Ironton Auto Body A-Qualifier main events. The top three in each event locks into Saturday’s main event and the Dash. The winner of each of these races will now receive $1,000 thanks to Ironton Auto Body and the Dash winner another $500!
Saturday’s events, sponsored by Future Homes, begin with FAN FEST when the doors open at 5 PM. Racing begins at 7 PM headlined by a 40-lap TQ Midget feature. The Champ Karts and Slingshots run complete shows with features on both nights.
After Allentown, the series then moves to Atlantic City for the 20th year under Len Sammons Productions. The NAPA KNOW HOW weekend will feature a first-ever “Double Down” schedule, with two Gambler’s Classic races for the TQ Midgets being held, one on Friday night and another on Saturday night.
For more information, including ticket information, host hotel rates, and racer entry forms visit the series website www.indoorautoracing.com.