Momentum Building Toward $1,000 to Win TurkeyDerby ATQMRA Mourns the Passing of Carl Kindberg

Date: 11/15/2015 11:45:29 PM

November 15, 2015

For Immediate Release
Blu Metz



Momentum Building Toward $1,000 to Win TurkeyDerby

ATQMRA Mourns the Passing of Carl Kindberg




By: Blu Metz

Sunday November 15, 2015


Several teams took to the low banks of Wall Stadium Saturday looking to improve their chances of grabbing the brass ring and the $1,000 winners share at the First Turkey Derby being run on the Wall Stadium Inner oval. A strong list of 35 plus cars appear to be on tap for the annual event. Ryan Tidman ran the fastest TQ lap of the day with Brianna Page only a tick behind. The ATQMRA Mourns the passing of long time supporter, car owner and club official Carl Kindberg.


2015 ATQMRA Car owner's Championship winning Team Boyd made the teams on track debut on Wall's flat track. Multi time Champion Ryan Tidman had the opportunity to make laps in the teams newly acquired Laffler Chassis car. The car features a paint scheme similar to the tried and true Spitfire/Boyd Chassis that they used to win the championship as well as the speed that carried Tidman to victory the last time the ATQMRA hit the Wall flat track. Tidman in typical fashion ran the fastest lap of the day for TQ midgets on the inner oval after the team had time to dial the car in.


Also impressive on the day was Brianna Page who ran the second fastest lap recorded for a TQ midget. Page earned a top ten finish against the 27 car field on hand for the last TQ show at Wall. The speed the team found Saturday should help propel her into contention in the Turkey Derby.


Steve Whitt was on hand with his immaculately prepared Modified Drinan TQ midget that features an independent front end. Whitt gained speed as the day progressed and fells his new engine program will improve his chances. Whitt has many Turkey Derby's under his belts over the years racing Tour Modifieds, Wall Mods and Sportsman cars but was always snake bitten when it came to the year ending event. He is hoping his revitalized racing career in the smaller TQ midgets will translate to better results in this years event.


Modified Star Zane Zeiner had the Michael Murray Laffler TQ Midget on hand for some testing in preparation for the indoor season and was able to work toward achieving a comfort level in the car that he was unable to achieve at the high pressure indoor events in the more relaxed environment at Wall.


Chris Allen was on hand with the family's newly acquired Dart TQ midget to get the car up to speed ahead of the Turkey Derby and in preparation for the indoor season.  


We recently learned that ATQMRA friend, car owner, and Club Official Carl Kindberg passed away. Our most sincere condolences go out to his family and the countless people who called him friend. Carl was always a fierce competitor with a number of different drivers wheeling his Holmquist 10x that featured a "Just Passing Through" sign across the tail of the car. Carl's son Bruce won regularly behind the wheel of the blue car that is currently owned by Art Lawshie and runs with the Vintage TQ midget club restored to its condition when it had its success with the Kindberg Family.  Carl was one of the true Characters that helped make the ATQMRA great.  He always had a friendly approachable demeanor that was welcoming to new people coming around the ATQMRA.     


Another practice session is scheduled for Wall this coming Saturday November 21st. Pit gates open at 9:00 am with practice from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm