This past week, ATQMRA sophomore Kyle Taraska announced his 2018 racing plans via Facebook. Taraska, alongside car owner Blu Metz are set for another stint at Wall Stadium Speedway for the second consecutive year. As a Woodbridge, NJ native, Taraska considers Wall Stadium his home track.
“Being only 30 minutes from my house, Wall Stadium has had such an impact on my childhood growing up and having the privilege to race there means so much to me,” the 24 year old racer stated. “It’s a thrill for me to be able to have so much support at my home track. From a competition standpoint, being able to race at the same track consistently has helped me get a better handle on these TQs and develop the proper race craft needed to compete with the veterans of our club.”
Taraska will be competing under the Metz Driver Development Program banner, an organization he has been associated with since late 2015.
“Blu, Freddy, Greg and all the guys back at the shop have given me a phenomenal opportunity to live my dream to compete competitively as a race car driver; and I hope to make them proud this season.” BGF Engines and Chassis will again be partnered with Metz Racing this year as suppliers of their respected equipment to the team.
Taraska has emphasized more races can and will be added to his schedule with the appropriate funding, as he continues to seek sponsorship for the 2018 season.
The American Three Quarter Midget Racing Association (ATQMRA) Inc. was founded in 1956, giving structure and organization to a group of racing hobbyists who had been racing their “T.Q. Midgets” informally since 1950. The ATQMRA has continued sanctioning outdoor summer races and indoor winter races since its founding, growing to be the best and most name recognizable T.Q. Midget organization in the country.
The 2018 ATQMRA season begins Saturday, April 21st at Mahoning Valley Speedway, PA.