Story By: ERNIE SAXTON / INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP – ALLENTOWN, PA – The Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels will open it’s 2020 season at the PPL Center in downtown Allentown, PA on Friday and Saturday, January 3rd and 4th, 2020.
Tickets for the fifth annual event will go on sale on September 18th at the PPL Center box office. Tickets are also available at www.pplcenter.com or by calling 610-347-TIXX.
Once again two complete racing programs including qualifying and feature events will be held on back-to-back nights headlined by the Three Quarter (TQ) Midgets. They will be joined by the Champ Karts on Friday night’s card and the Slingshots on Saturday.
Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y., one of the winningest dirt Modified drivers during the 2019 outdoor season, is the defending Indoor Series champion. Rudolph clinched the title by winning the 2019 series finale in Syracuse, N.Y.
Matt Janisch of Nazareth, Pa. became the first Leigh Valley resident to win a TQ Midget race in Allentown last January during the Friday night program. Ryan Flores of Mooresville, N.C., the 2017 series champion, won Saturday’s main event.
Doors open at 6:00PM with racing getting underway at 7:30 PM on Friday. On Saturday, doors open at 5:00PM with racing beginning at 7:00PM sharp. An on-track Fan Fest is available at no extra charge to ticket holders who chose the option when making their purchase.
The Indoor Auto Racing Series will return to the same four venues in 2020. After the two event opener in Allentown, Pa., the “Concrete Series” moves to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Friday and Saturday January 31st and February 1st for the 18th annual NAPA Auto Parts Classic. Tickets for this event went on sale Wednesday, August 21st.
The “Concrete Series” season finale follows on Friday and Saturday March 13th and 14th in a second year return to the brand new Expo Center located on the grounds of the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. N.Y.
A special non-point event will be held on a banked clay oval. The third annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals will return to CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. with a new date. This event, held the last two years in December, has been moved to Friday and Saturday nights February 21st and 22nd featuring nearly 100 wingless 600cc Sprints kicking up the clay!
Ticket launch dates for Trenton, N.J. and Syracuse, N.Y. events will be announced at a later date.