Jon Keller Hopes History Will Repeat Itself In Trenton’s East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals

Trenton, NJ – After a two-year hiatus, the East Coast Indoor Racing Dirt Nationals sponsored by  BELFOR Property Restoration will be returning to the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton NJ on Friday and Saturday February 24 and 25 for a huge two day event.
The program, which will feature the wingless 600 Micro Sprints, was not held in 2021 or 2022 due to COVID virus gathering restrictions.
In 2020, Jon Keller left fans speechless and wanting more as he ran the alphabet soup advancing from the E-Main to the A-Main event. The 36 year-old driver from Salem, N.J. then started dead last in the 40 lap A-Main and captured the $5,000 victory with a last lap pass.
Keller prevailed over Kenny Miller, Billy Pauch Jr. and Erick Rudolph in a wild finish for the ages that had the fans standing the final ten laps.
Miller, who lost the lead to Keller on the final lap in 2020, has entered the race looking for  redemption in 2023 driving a car owned by Lou Cicconi, Jr.
“Each year we held the event, the racing has gotten better and better culminating with the best race ever in 2020.  We had all the momentum heading into 2021 and then the world shut down!” stated promoter Len Sammons.
“Bringing the event back has been my top priority and I am excited to see it return in 2023.”
Billy Pauch Jr., after making his return to racing in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall this weekend in TQ Midget after a late season injury, will also be competing at the event after nearly winning the last two runnings of the event.
Four other drivers going to post in the East Coast Indoor Racing Dirt Nationals will have raced indoors already this year.
Kyle Lick, who will be driving his father’s Micro, Tim Buckwalter will be driving the highly touted Barry Greth Micro, Tyler Lindsay will be driving the Lindsay family Micro, and Briggs Danner will be hustling a Micro owned by Dave Bodine.
Wingless Sprint ace Eric Jennings, Adrianna Delliponte, whose No. 22A Micro received a Best In Show trophy for Open Cockpit cars at the PPB Motorsports Show this past week, outgoing Aqua Duck Ms. Motorsports Morgan Rochelle Bealer, and the talented Scott brothers Lavar and Wayne, who were sensational in the 2020 East Coast Indoor Racing Dirt Nationals, are among those who could be in contention for the A-Main victory.
The East Coast Indoor Racing Dirt Nationals will be run over two nights. There will be closed door practice on Thursday night for the competitors.
Friday night presented by Turps Coates Law will feature heat races and A-Main Qualifiers for all entries, with passing points earned for each position gained.   The three A-Qualifiers will pay $1,000 to win.
On Saturday night presented by Custom Built Products, the top point performers from Friday will be locked into the A-Main with the remaining competitors slotted into mains E through B with a chance to advance and lock themselves into the main event.
Event sponsorship ranging from presenting sponsorship  to $250 “Get Dirty” sponsors are available and being actively sought to help support the event.  Interested parties should contact Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618 or via e-mail at
For more information, a link for tickets and special room rates visit the series website Tickets are also available at the arena box office.

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