Story By: ERNIE SAXTON / SAMMONS PRODUCTIONS – ALLENTOWN, PA – The fourth annual Ironton Telephone Allentown Indoor Auto Race weekend has been set for Friday and Saturday January 4th and 5th. Tickets for the blockbuster event will go on sale on September 19th.
The races, run on the concrete floor inside the beautiful PPL Center in downtown Allentown, Pa., will once again feature the blindingly fast TQ (Three Quarter) Midgets, the agile Champ Karts and wild and unpredictable Slingshots. Indoor Auto racing was introduced to the Lehigh Valley at the PPL Center in downtown Allentown, PA in January, 2016.
Dirt Modified standout Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y., won the inaugural event in January of 2016 in front of a sold out crowd. Indoor specialist Ryan Flores of Cornelius, N.C. swept both night of the December 2016 event. Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville, Long Island, N.Y. and Dirt 360 Sprint driver Scott Kreutter from Buffalo, N.Y. had the hot hand indoors last January despite frigid record low temperatures outside.
Bonsignore, who is the current points leader on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series, used his Allentown win last year as the springboard to claiming the 2017-2018 Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels Series Championship.
The Slingshots will join the TQ Midgets on Saturday’s docket and the Champ Karts will be part of Friday’s double-header. The two divisions will run qualifying races and feature events both nights.
Danny Buccafusca of Rockaway, N.J. and Eddie Reeder of Phillipsburg, N.J. have won the two Slingshot features held previously at the PPL Center. Past Champ Kart victors include Chris Daley of Pleasant Valley, N.Y., and Cale Ross of Lambertville, N.J.
Tickets for the Allentown races are available on-line through a link at the series web-site, indoorautoracing.com, by calling 610-347-TIXX, or stopping at the PPL Center box office at 7th & Hamilton Street in Allentown.