BEHRENT’S BONUS COULD MAKE
A.C. INDOOR CLASSIC WINNER EVEN RICHER
The seventh annual Gambler’s Classic Indoor Auto Race at the
Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall could make the TQ Midget/600cc Micro
Sprint winner $2,000 richer thanks to Behrent’s Performance
Complimenting an already-thrilling program featured on the concrete
floor of Boardwalk Hall on January 16-17, 2009, the Florida,
N.Y.-based Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, owned by Jeff and Harry
Behrent, will provide added money if a driver wins Friday and
Saturday night’s “A” Main.
To be eligible for the $2,000 bonus, the feature winner from Friday
night’s “A” Main must start the Saturday night feature from the 12th
starting position and win.
However, that is not the only option available. If that driver
elects to draw for their starting spot, they will only get a $500
bonus if the sweep is completed.
Drawing for the “A” Main starting spots will be done on the stage
during the Ms. Motorsports competition.
Paul Lotier Jr., who captured the Turkey Derby ATQMRA main at Wall
Township, NJ Speedway recently, is one of many top drivers who have
filled entries for the seventh annual event.
Slingshots and Champ Karts will also be in action during the
two-day event, which runs in conjunction with the Motorsports 2009
Race Car and Trade Show at the nearby Atlantic City Convention
“The Behrent’s Bonus will only add to the excitement and atmosphere
surrounding this event,” said event organizer Danny Sammons. “It
will produce much pre-race hype and lasting memories, plus it could
make one driver a lot richer if he can pull off the weekend sweep.”
Mike Tidaback of Little Falls, N.J., is the defending champion. He
collected more than $6,000 after leading the final half of the
40-lap main event on Saturday evening.
For the first time in event history, time trials will be held on
January 15 for all divisions. While the grandstand will not be open
to the public, fans with tickets for Friday and/or Saturday (Jan.
16-17) can obtain a restricted Thursday-only pit pass, which will
allow them access to catch all of the pole-night activities.
Friday's nights event will include qualifying races for all three
divison and a 25 lap feature event for the TQ Midgets. Saturday
night's program is highlighted by feature events for all three
divisions including the 40 lap Gambler's Classic main event for the
Qualifying for Saturday night’s main event will be done in the
following format. The top 60 cars from Thursday night’s time trial
sessions will compete in five heat races on Friday. The top four
from each event will advance to the Friday night “A” Main, which
pays $1,000 to the winner. The top 12 from Friday’s “A” Main are
guaranteed a spot in the Saturday night 40-lap Gambler’s Classic.
Four transfer races will be run on Saturday night to fill the
remaining 12 spots. Cars competing in these transfer races will
include the non-qualified cars from Friday’s heat races, finishers
13-20 from Friday’s “A” Main and four cars from Saturday night’s
The Eliminator race will take cars that qualified outside the top
60 in Thursday night’s time trials. The Eliminator race is new this
year and will be run under a different format from any other race
during the weekend. After five laps, the competitor running last is
eliminated. Additionally, any car that is involved in any accident
will be eliminated. This procedure will continue until four cars
remain and those four will earn the right to compete in Saturday’s
transfer races for a chance to make the Gambler’s Classic.
Tickets for Friday and Saturday night programs are on sale now by
calling the Area Auto Racing News office at: 609-888-3618 (please
have a MasterCard/Visa/American Express card ready).
Also, tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster by calling:
1-800-736-1420 or online at:
Gambler’s Classic information is available online at: