ATQMRA TurkeyDerby Run Whatcha Brung $1,000 to Win

Date: 11/2/2015 12:01:53 AM

November 1, 2015

For Immediate Release
Blu Metz


ATQMRA TurkeyDerby Run Whatcha Brung

$1,000 to Win




By Blu Metz

November 1, 2015

The 2015 Turkey Derby at Wall Stadium in Belmar, NJ on Saturday November 28th will be a wingless "Run Whatcha Brung" style race for the TQ midgets on the Wall inner oval. The ATQMRA made the decision at the annual membership meeting on Wednesday October 21st where Buddy Sload was re-elected President. The Turkey Derby will pay a winner's share of $1,000 dollars and be run using the Sammons indoor rules package with the hope of drawing out many of the "Indoor Only" TQ and 600 teams to compete for the prestigious Laurels in the Annual Turkey Derby.


The ATQMRA has put an open rules package in place for the annual Turkey Derby with the hopes of attracting some of the best from the ranks of the indoor racers to compete against the club regulars on their own turf. With the successful transition to wingless racing on the flat inner oval at Wall it was a no brainer to open the non points paying Turkey Derby up to the indoor only teams. TQs and 600s will go head to head outdoors under the Sammons rules package for the Turkey Derby with $1,000 to win on the line. Teams wishing to compete need to run the ATQMRA Spec Right rear Hoosier LC5 for ten inch or an MG5 for the thirteen inch cars.


The lineup for the heat races will be set by a Formula 1 style timed dash. The top 12 cars out of the heats will be in the redraw for the top twelve starting positions for the feature. The ATQMRA will charge a forty dollar entry fee for the race. Anybody with questions can contact newly re-elected ATQMRA President Buddy Sload for more information at 484-880-0907.


The ATQMRA General membership meeting was held on Wednesday October 21st where 2015 ATQMRA Champion Buddy Sload was elected to another Term as President of the organization. Mike Roselli returned to the post of Vice President with Lenny Boyd as treasurer. Karen Sload returned as club Secretary with Matt Janisch taking the post of driver's representative. Russ Bailey returned as car owner Rep. with past ATQMRA President Colin Martin taking the post of Member at Large.


Numerous rules proposals were taken up during the meeting. The decision was made to part ways with the 600 micro sprints heading into the 2016 season. They will be eligible to compete one last time at the Turkey Derby but will be ineligible to compete in 2016 with the ATQMRA. The ATQMRA also made the decision to move away from the two tire per night tire bank that was in place for the 2015 season.


In an effort to contain costs for the racers the ATQMRA adopted a policy where cars will be limited to two cockpit adjustment devices in addition to a brake bias adjustment. The minimum weight for the TQ's will be raised to 835 lbs for wingless races and 850 lbs for the winged races on the schedule in 2015. The weight rule was adopted to help put the club more in line with the indoor rules package and allow teams to more easily adapt to the weight of the thirteen inch wheels and tires that are becoming more prevalent and to make it easier for teams to get to weight without having to sacrifice safety and give the larger drivers a better opportunity to compete.


ATQMRA News and Notes:             2014 ATQMRA Champion Matt Janisch spent this past weekend racing his Speedstr on the dirt at Grandview Speedway where he finished 13th on Saturday. The Sunday race saw Janisch battle side by side with Kris Graver who raced the second Jansich entry at last week's points finale at Mahoning Valley.