Staff Report | Monday, January 14th, 2019

When the doors open for the 2019 Motorsports Race Car and Trade Show on Friday, January 18th, 2019, fans and attendees alike will be sure to make their way to the newly improved, 20x20 Hoosier Mid-Atlantic ATQMRA booth. The booth, which has doubled in size, will feature new state of the art graphics, and host many opportunities for personal interactions with the stars who make up today’s ATQMRA.

The highlight of the weekend will be on the Saturday, January 19th portion of the show, from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. The ATQMRA will be hosting an autograph and photo session with some of the most fearless race car drivers in the Northeast.

Reigning 2018 Hoosier Mid-Atlantic ATQMRA Champion, and recent Allentown Indoor Race winner, Matt Janisch, along with several other drivers, will be available to meet with fans and attendees at the booth during the session.

The “Jerzy Jet”, Joey Payne, a driver who’s resume speaks for itself, will be in attendance along with ATQMRA competitor, Albany Indoor Race Winner and son, Anthony Payne. Joey Bailey, who led the ATQMRA with five feature wins in 2018 will be on hand to meet fans. Speaking of five-time, Champion ‘Flyin’ Ryan Tidman will be apart of the session along with Turkey Derby XLV Champion Buddy Sload, and ATQMRA feature winner and veteran standout Jeff Kot.

Four, fully prepared ATQMRA TQ Midgets will be on display for fans to get an up close and personal look at what our drivers race week in, and week out. Those cars include the #48 Yuhas Chassis of reigning champion Matt Janisch, and the Alan Mollot owned 51B Yuhas Chassis of Joey Bailey. Furthermore, a pair of Spitfire Chassis including the #36 raced by Buddy Sload, and the newest built Spitfire #55, which is raced by Paul Dodorico.

Also included at the booth will be a raffle for fans to win two free pit passes to a 2019 ATQMRA feature event of choice.

Two new ATQMRA development programs are set to be announced as well. The 1/4 Midget Development Plan which will focus on the engagement with the younger generation of racers. The 3/4 Midget Development Plan, will focus on granting experienced racers the opportunity to strap in and feel the speed of a fully equipped ATQMRA TQ Midget.

Finally, the 2019 Hoosier Mid-Atlantic ATQMRA powered by VP Racing Fuels schedule will be unveiled Friday morning at the booth, and as well on the official ATQMRA Facebook page.

Various ATQMRA Board Members, chassis and engine builders will be available throughout the action packed weekend, discussing and accepting membership applications for the 2019 season. There has never been a more exciting time to take advantage of the opportunity to join the ATQMRA. With over six decades of history, the leading organization in professional TQ Midget racing is coming off its most competitive season to date, which featured eight different feature winners in 2018.

The 2019 Motorsports Race Car and Trade Show will be held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pennsylvania from Friday January 18th - Sunday January 20th, 2019. Hours and admission vary. For more information, visit