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Greg Hodnett Memorial Race

Greg Hodnett

WATERFORD, CT - The sudden passing of 410 Sprint Car racer Greg Hodnett last month struck the Hoosier Mid-Atlantic ATQMRA community. Hodnett, a member of the Pennsylvania Posse made his legacy racing in an area that is considered the home-base for many ATQMRA teams. The ATQMRA honored Greg at the last Wall Stadium Race by running a 27 lap feature event and each car had Hodnett colored ribbons hanging from the back of the cage during the race, that were provided by Sean Case.

The Greg Hodnett Memorial Race, sponsored by ATQMRA driver, Jeff Kot is set to take place this Saturday, October 6th, 2018, at The New London – Waterford Speedbowl in Connecticut. Through this sponsorship, a donation of earnings will be sent directly to the Hodnett family, courtesy of Kot and the ATQMRA. 

“Greg Hodnett meant so much to racers all across not only the northeast but nationwide,” explained Kot. “This is a phenomenal opportunity to honor him and also assist his family during this difficult time.”

Many of the ATQMRA drivers and crews follow the dirt sprint car series and not seeing the Hodnett name out on the track gives all the teams a bit of a pause as they remember Greg and his achievements as well as a great family man and friend. He’ll be in our thoughts in Waterford as we take the green flag in The Greg Hodnett Memorial Race.

Pit gates for all racing activities at The New London – Waterford Speedbowl, including the ATQMRA Greg Hodnett Memorial open at 2:00 PM Saturday. The racing action is set to begin at approximately 5:00 PM, with heat and feature races to follow. For more information, please visit the speedbowl’s website at speedbowlct.com.

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WATERFORD ANNOUNCEMENT- 

This Friday, October 5th, 2018, the Waterford Speedbowl will be offering a paid practice to all ATQMRA competitors from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. The entry fee for the practice will be $50 per car.

A full day schedule for  Saturday, October 6th, 2018 will be released in the coming days. For more information, please visit www.speedbowlct.com.

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Wall Stadium Speedway Racer’s Guide

Wall Stadium’s Pack the Track Night
Saturday September 22nd, 2018

Track Address
1803 NJ-34, Wall Township, NJ 07719

Schedule 
1:00 PM Pit Gates Open
3:00 PM- 5:00 PM Practice 
5:15 PM ATQMRA Drivers Meeting
5:45 PM ATQMRA Heat Races - 8 Laps Each
7:00 PM Opening Ceremony 
7:10 PM ATQMRA 25 Lap Feature

Admission
$35 ATQMRA Pit Pass 
$10 Adult Grandstand 
$5 Youth Grandstand (Ages 6-16)
FREE Youth (5 and Under)

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Mahoning Valley Speedway Racer’s Guide

Saturday September 22nd, 2018

Track Address:
2522 Blakeslee Blvd Dr E, Lehighton, PA 18235

Schedule:
11:30 AM
Pit Gates Open
12:30 PM – 3:30 PMPaid Practice 
4:00 PMGrandstand Gates Open
4:30 PMRegular Practice Begins
5:30 PMATQMRA Drivers Meeting
6:00 PM(2) 8-lap Heat Races
7:00 PM25-lap Feature 
*Schedule Subject to Change 


Admission:
$35 
Non-Mahoning Valley Members Pit Pass
$25 Mahoning Valley Members Pit Pass
$12 Adult Grandstand
$10 Active Military (with ID)
$10 Active Student (with ID)
FREE Kids 10 and Under

 

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Full Speed Ahead: Kyle Taraska’s Journey to the Finish Line

Article courtesy of Berkeley College

When it comes to being an athlete, a full-time student, and an employee, Kyle Taraska finds that his success has come from his drive. The upcoming senior and race car driver has shown just how far he can go, as he pushes new limits and finds himself passing the finish line.

Kyle first discovered his love for motor sports at the age of 6. He grew up watching NASCAR with his father and enjoyed the thrill of fast cars. One day, when Kyle was a teenager, he discovered a contest that was sponsored by a racing school. The grand prize was private driving lessons on the school’s track. With no experience as a racer, Kyle took his chances and won the grand prize.

Today, Kyle drives the #16 TQ Midget for the Spitfire Racing team in the ATQMRA series. He has traveled around the country taking his racing to the next level.

The racer and Business major discovered Berkeley College after seeing a banner advertisement in the Menlo Park Mall. Feeling inspired, Kyle called the Woodbridge campus and decided to schedule a meeting. After sitting with advisors, Kyle knew transferring to Berkeley College was the right move for him.

“Everyone treated me like a person at Berkeley College. I am on a first name basis with all of my professors,” shared Kyle.

He credits the staff members who have supported him as a student, employee, and athlete. “Michael Russo, Campus Operating Officer, is always the guy who has his door open and is available to all students,” noted Kyle.

See Kyle go at his next race on Saturday, September 22, at 7 PM located at Wall Stadium Speedway.

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