|Date: 11/18/2016 9:38:02 PM|
ALL NEW BJF-ENGINEERED THREE QUARTER MIDGET TO DEBUT AT BATTLE OF TRENTON INDOOR RACE EVENTS DEC. 9-10, 2017
TRENTON, NJ November 18, 2017 . . . A newly engineered Three Quarter (TQ) Midget built by BJF of West Valley, N.Y., wrenched by veteran TQ team owner Blu Metz and driven by Metz’s ace Geoffrey Sutton, is ready to take on the favored Mark Lafler-built cars that have dominated the Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels.
The LSMP Indoor Auto Racing Series starts with the Friday and Saturday, December 9-10 Sun National Bank Center events in Trenton, N.J.
The car, built by Jim Fleischman in western New York, is evolutionary, rather than revolutionary.
Dimension Design, the Brodheadsville, Pa., firm owned by Gary Mondschein, where Metz is employed, has run design models of the car and some of those ideas have been incorporated in the finished product.
“This is not a clean sheet of paper car,” Metz stressed. “There has been research and development that has been taken from some of the existing TQ chassis, including the Trey Hoddick car,” Metz said. “Some of my own ideas are part of the design.”
Sutton will drive the BJR TQ in its first competitive start at Wall Stadium's Turkey Derby over Thanksgiving Weekend.
The man Sutton and the new BJF car and all others will have to work overtime to defeat is Erick Rudolph. Rudolph, of Ransomville. N.Y. won last year’s TQ Battle of Trenton and the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Fueled By VP Racing series 2015-2016 championship.
As a special preview of the 2016-2017 Indoor Racing Series, general admission tickets for Friday’s opening night have been priced at just $10 for adults and $7 for children.
The ultra-quick TQ Midgets will headline both Friday’s opening night and Saturday’s “Battle Of Trenton” feature event finale as part of the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series Fueled by VP Racing Fuels.
The TQ Midgets are lightweight high-tech race cars powered by 750cc Motorcycle engines that achieve speeds upward of 75 mph when driven by professional race car drivers from eight states and Canada.
The Friday night race program, which begins at 7:30 PM, consists of 60 TQ Midgets split into three 20-lap Qualifier races. A complete program of heat races and feature event for the Champ Karts is also on the schedule. Attendees can get a close up look at a TQ Midgets at Fan Zone located on the concourse.
Top drivers and Ms. Motorsports 2016 Arynne Moody will be making an appearance at Fan Zone offering autographs and photos free of charge.
On Saturday the “Battle Of Trenton” 40 lap feature event will be held after a series of qualifying events for the TQ Midgets. The always popular and wild Slingshots will also be part of this program sponsored by Oliver Communications in Bordentown, N.J. and Pete & Elda’s Bar in Neptune City. N.J.
Rudolph outraced a feature event field of 24 drivers to win the top prize last year. Sixty entrants will seek to stymie Rudolph’s repeat victory bid.
Tickets for Saturday’s races are available starting at $17 for adults and $7 for children. Fan Fest will be held inside the speedway one hour prior to the 7 PM starting time. The entire field of race cars competing on Saturday will be on display during Fan Fest and drivers will be available for free autographs and photos by their cars.
The Trenton race is part one of a three-race Indoor Series. Other races are scheduled for December 30-31 at PPL Center in downtown Allentown, Pa., and at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., on January 27-28, 2017.
Trenton Indoor Race tickets are available online at sunnationalbankcenter.com or by phone at 1-800-298-4200. Tickets may also be purchased at the Sun National Bank Center Box Office on Monday through Friday from 10am until 5:30 PM and on Saturday from 12 Noon through 4 PM
Event and promotional sponsorship information is available at www. aarn.com or by phoning 609-888-3618.
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