DIRT MODIFIED RACERS ADD TO
ATLANTIC CITY INDOOR AUTO RACING ENTRY LIST
Dirt racing might be their specialty, but Mike Iles, Billy Pauch and
Rick Laubach hope the string of success they put together this past
season continues into the upcoming Gambler’s Classic inside Atlantic
City’s Boardwalk Hall scheduled for January 16-17, 2009.
Iles and Pauch are confirmed entrants for the seventh annual Three
Quarter Midget/600cc Micro Sprint race in five weeks, while Laubach
will participate in the Slingshot division. The Sr. Champ Karts,
which has reached its 60-entry limit, will also join in the
Iles, Pauch and Laubach will bring dirt Modified championships to
an already prestigious list of entries that includes NASCAR Whelen
Modified Tour champion Ted Christopher, NEMA champion Randy Cabral,
Wall Twp. Speedway Turkey Derby XXXV TQ Midget champion Paul Lotier
Jr. and New York State Fairgrounds Sportsman champion Erick Rudolph.
Iles, of Medford, N.J., captured his first career Modified
championship this past season at Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway, where
he captured a pair of feature races on May 24 and August 2.
Pauch, a winner of more than 645 career feature events, had a
standout season at New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway, as he captured the
track title, a year after winning the Modified title at Bridgeport
The Frenchtown, N.J., resident won 10 races this season, which
included an Advance Auto Parts DIRTcar Modified event at Volusia
County Speedway on February 13, a win at Georgetown Speedway on
November 22 and seven main events at New Egypt Speedway. Pauch added
to his season-win list with a SpeedSTR win at NES.
Laubach, who is popular-known as the “Quaker Shaker”, carries the
prestigious Garden State Challenge title in the Atlantic City event.
Laubach won seven features between Bridgeport Speedway (three) and
New Egypt Speedway (four), along with wins at Selinsgrove Speedway
and Hagerstown Speedway this season.
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
divisions 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
Also, lap sponsorship is now being taken for the feature events.
Those wishing to purchase lap sponsorship can do so by contacting
the Area Auto Racing News offices at 609-888-3618.
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: www.aarn.com.
The Gambler’s Classic is run in conjunction with the huge
Motorsports 2009 Race Car & Trade Show taking place at the Atlantic
City Convention Center on January 16-17. The show offers close to
300,000 square feet of just about everything imaginable in
motorsports along with many famous racers and personalities signing