ATLANTIC CITY GAMBLER’S CLASSIC
Thrilling indoor auto racing is returning to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall
on January 30-31, 2010.
High-powered, Three Quarter (TQ) Midget race cars will headline the
two-day card for the eighth consecutive year.
Some 100 drivers are expected to contend for the Gambler’s Classic
Indoor racing is considered one of the most-competitive forms of
motorsports. It is common for the cars to be separated by inches throughout
an entire race.
The exciting environment of racing indoors in front of several
thousand fans attracts many top drivers. For the fans, the action is right
in front of their eyes, not miles away, with replay shown on the hall's
Current and defending NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Ted
Christopher of Plainville, Conn., won the most recent Gambler’s Classic
“Racing indoors is so intense for a driver, and it is just as
intense for the spectators,” Christopher said. “I know race fans will want
to experience the speed and tight competition that happens when you are
Dirt Modified stock car racing standout Billy Pauch of Frenchtown,
N.J., who has more than 700 victories to his credit, is a regular entry in
the Gambler’s Classic. Pauch captured the Friday night race this past
Ryan Truex of Stafford Twp., N.J, was a last-minute entry indoor
entry in January. Truex, the younger brother of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
driver Martin, has won NASCAR Camping World East Series races as a driver
with Michael Waltrip Racing this year.
And the speed of indoor racing is getting quicker. In January, Lou
Cicconi Jr. posted a record-setting 8.982-second lap at Boardwalk Hall.
Last winter on the indoor Midget circuit, Cicconi defeated current
NASCAR Sprint Cup point leader Tony Stewart in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Details for the eighth annual A.C. Boardwalk Hall race are still be
finalized. However, it’s confirmed that the powerful and thrilling TQ Midget
race cars will be in competition on both nights. Each
program will be highlighted by a main event, with 24 drivers competing.
The Slingshot and Champ Kart race cars, which provide just as much
entertainment as the TQ Midgets, will be on the card each night as well.
Defending champions are Paul Lotier Jr. of Lebanon, Pa.
(Slingshots) and Ryan Kendall of East Greenbush, N.Y. (Champ Karts).
Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Wednesday, August
19 at noon. Ticketmaster can be reached by calling (800)-736-1420 or online
Information on the event is available at
aarn.com or by calling
Saxton Communications, Inc. /
Atlantic City Gambler's Classic