Staff Report | Monday, September 9th, 2019

GREAT VALLEY, NY- Buddy Sload held off championship points leader Joey Bailey in a 30 lap thriller at Chapel Hill Raceway this weekend.

The Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic ATQMRA powered by VP Racing Fuels sanctioned their first ever event at Chapel Hill Raceway taking part in the “TQ Madness” program. The ATQMRA joined forces with the NYPA, where each division hosted a 30-lap, championship points paying feature.

After handicapping, heat race winners Mark Yoder and Ryan Tidman started 3rd and 6th respectively. Ronnie Mullen led the field to the green.

Mark Yoder made a daring move on Mullen, squeezing underneath him heading into the first turn.

The action remained heated up early as Mike Glaser made contact with the outside barrier ending his afternoon prematurely. This incident brought out the first and only caution of the evening

On the restart, Mark Yoder led the field to the green and held off the leaders in the proceeding laps. Sload would ultimately make the same move on Yoder, as Yoder did on Mullen, finding just enough space to get underneath Yoder in first turn. Bailey would soon move past Yoder as well, as battle brewed between two of the championship favorites.

Sload and Bailey pulled away from the field. While Sload dominated leading lap after lap, Bailey kept him honest. At one point, Sload pulled Bailey to a near four car length lead. However, it wasn’t long before Bailey hunted Sload back down and came within inches of Sload’s rear bumper.

Alas, Joey Bailey was no match for Buddy Sload, who went on to earn his third feature victory of the 2019 season, tying Bailey in sanctioned victories to-date.

Bailey’s teammate, Geoffrey Sutton rounded out the podium. Ryan Tidman and Tim Proctor rounding out the top-5 respectively.

After leading early, Mark Yoder finished sixth. Andy Jankowiak made his 2019 ATQMRA debut coming home in 7th.

Ronnie Mullen and Mike Glaser rounded out the field respectively with both of their days ending earlier than they had hoped.

The Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic ATQMRA powered by VP Racing Fuels will race at Mahoning Valley Speedway, on Saturday September 14th, 2019. This will be the third and final time the organization races in Eastern Pennsylvania this season.

Race Results:

Heat 1:

  1. #75 Mark Yoder

  2. #51B Joey Bailey

  3. #36 Buddy Sload

  4. #01 Andy Jankowiak

  5. #39 Ronnie Mullen

Heat 2:

  1. #1B Ryan Tidman

  2. #51 Geoffrey Sutton

  3. #98 Tim Proctor

  4. #16 Mike Glaser


  1. #36 Buddy Sload

  2. #51B Joey Bailey

  3. #51 Geoffrey Sutton

  4. #1B Ryan Tidman

  5. #98 Tim Proctor

  6. #75 Mark Yoder

  7. #01 Andy Jankowiak

  8. #39 Ronnie Mullen

  9. #16 Mike Glaser