ATQMRA Test at Wall Stadium Sunday, April 29th 2018

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ATQMRA Test at Wall Stadium Sunday, April 29th 2018

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In conjunction with the ATQMRA and Wall Stadium Speedway, NJ, a sanctioned test has been scheduled for next Sunday, April 29th, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM est.  

This upcoming test will be a private session for ATQMRA members only, to grant them the opportunity to turn laps with wings on the inner-oval, in preparation for the May 26th event. All ATQMRA members who wish to participate in the test are requested to reach out to ATQMRA President Buddy Sload immediately to assist in preparation for the outing. 

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2018 ATQMRA Mahoning Valley Speedway I Racer’s Guide

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2018 ATQMRA Mahoning Valley Speedway I Racer’s Guide

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Schedule of Events

  • 11:30 AM Pit Gates Open
  • 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM Early Paid Practice ($25 per car)
  • 4:30 PM Event Practice Begins 
  • 5:30 PM (approximate time) ATQMRA Driver’s Meeting
  • 6:00 PM (approximate time) Heat Races 
  • 7:00 PM (approximate time) Feature – 25 laps

Admission

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

ATQMRA Top Story Lines

  • Ryan Tidman: As he comes fresh of his 2018 Hoosier Mid-Atlantic ATQMRA Championship, Tidman seeks to start his season off on a high note and grab himself a checkered flag this Saturday.
     
  • Kris Graver: Although he is not a household name within the ATQMRA, Mahoning Valley Speedway regular Kris Graver hopes that history repeats itself from this past September. Graver will be seeking back-to-back series victories at his home track Saturday night.
     
  • Joey Bailey: As it has been previously highlighted, Joey Bailey has a new team with the same agenda as he seeks his first ATQMRA championship. Bailey will be debuting his brand new #51B entry for Allan Mollot’s team this weekend. Of course a trip to victory lane is the goal, however a solid podium finish will kick Bailey’s championship run into high gear.

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Rookie Dodorico Looks to Leave a Positive Mark

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Rookie Dodorico Looks to Leave a Positive Mark

When Paul Dodorico of Long Island, NY looked to expand his racing resume in the summer of 2017, he looked no further than the Hoosier Mid-Atlantic Tire ATQMRA. Dodorico, a retired detective sergeant, has always had racing in his veins. The former crew member for Tom Baldwin’s legendary #7NY team earned his start behind the wheel running various divisions at Riverhead Raceway before finally settling into the Legends Car division in recent years. 

“I have raced the Legend car all over; Riverhead, Bethel, Chemung, Waterford, Seekonk, the old Riverside Park just to name a few,”explained Dodorico. “I won 3 Legend championships at Bethel Motor speedway and have over 15 wins there. I have 2 Legend wins at Riverhead.”

 While being accomplished in his current discipline of racing, Paul Dodorico looks forward to a new challenge in 2018 as he will be competing for rookie honors in the ATQMRA. Paul became interested in TQ’s this past summer at Wall Stadium, while pitted next to 2017 ATQMRA Series Champion Ryan Tidman and the Boyd Racing team. A friendly networking experience eventually led Dodorico to the doorstep of Colin Martin, owner of Spitfire Racing.

“Colin, along with BJ McDonald, is building me a brand new Spitfire and it is just about finished. The team is doing a great job on the car and this is a very exciting time for me in my racing career.” 

Paul Dodorico has a steep learning curve ahead of him this year, however though the support of his team and family he fully expects to accomplish his goals and compete at a high level in 2018. 

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Wings Returning to Wall for the First Time Since 2015

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Wings Returning to Wall for the First Time Since 2015

In conjunction with the staff at Wall Stadium Speedway, NJ, the Hoosier Mid-Atlantic ATQMRA presented by VP Racing will host an organizational test this Saturday, April 7thfrom 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM local time at the historic Jersey Shore facility. The test is expected to host many ATQMRA competitors, including Tidman, Kot, Sload, Bailey, Taraska and many more as wings will be featured on all ATQMRA vehicles for the first time in three years at the speedway.

The concept of running wings on Wall Stadium’s inner oval has been discussed privately between the ATQMRA board members and speedway officials over the current off-season. The discussion continues to revolve around a stern focus to enhance both the safety and quality of on-track product at the speedway. 

To date, an aero packaged has not been decided on for the upcoming May 26thATQMRA event. However, data from this upcoming organizational test session should give both series and track officials a better picture on whether to race with or without for the 2018 ATQMRA season at Wall Stadium.

Both parties are hopeful to add an additional test on a to be determined date, prior to the Memorial Day weekend event later this spring.

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Preseason Testing Continues This Weekend

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Preseason Testing Continues This Weekend

This weekend, two tracks on the 2018 Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic ATQMRA schedule will be open for testing in preparation for the upcoming season.  On March 31st 2018, members of the ATQMRA are invited to shakedown their cars at either Mahoning Valley Speedway in PA or Wall Stadium Speedway in NJ.

At Mahoning Valley, the track will be open from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM local time. This will be the final opportunity for ATQMRA competitors to gain track time prior to the season opening event on Saturday, April 21st, 2018.

Track time for rookie competitors (only) will kick off the morning at Wall Stadium with a special track time available from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. The track will then open to all competitors between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM local time.

Wall Stadium will be hosting a second practice day with the same track schedule on Saturday, April 7th, 2018. 

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