ATLANTIC CITY TRACK CHANGE A BIG PLUS
FOR DRIVERS AND RACE FANS
This change is for the better.
Race fans and race drivers attending the Gambler’s Classic indoor
racing event on January 29-30, 2010, at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City,
N.J., will notice a subtle and welcoming change to the race track.
Turns three and four will widen by approximately five feet as the
inside of the track will be moved more onto the hockey rink.
The slight alteration will make for a rounder corner and wider
exit, which will improve side-by-side racing.
For race fans, sightlines will be better for viewing.
“I like the rounder-type corners,” said Mike Lichty of Innerkip,
Ont., Canada, when asked about the corner difference between the track in
Atlantic City, N.J., and the one at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence,
R.I. “You are able to carry better momentum through the turns.
“Atlantic City is a great place to race indoors. However, with the
way the track was designed, the inside was more like a long rectangle. You
had to be very careful exiting the turns (with the way the inside corner cut
into the track) and it was sometimes tough entering them.”
Lichty scored his first indoor Three-Quarter (TQ) Midget race
victory on December 4 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. He followed his victory
with a runner-up finish to winner Mike Stefanik in the Dec. 5 Coffee Cup.
Lichty already entered to take part in the upcoming Gambler’s
“You can run a smoother line (with the wider turn exit),” Lichty
said. “I think the race fans will be pleased with the change.”
Last January, Lou Cicconi Jr., posted a record-setting 8.982-second
lap at Boardwalk Hall.
While fans could notice faster speeds, the most notable change will be a
better viewing of the race surface.
By moving the racing more to the center of the arena the fans will
be able to get a better view of the cars.
The high-powered, TQ-Midget cars will headline the two-day card for
the eighth consecutive year at Boardwalk Hall. Some 100 drivers are expected
to contend for the Gambler’s Classic title.
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).
Fans can purchase tickets by calling Ticketmaster at (800)-736-1420 or
Information on the event is available at
aarn.com or by calling
Source: Jerry Reigle /
Gambler's Classic 2010