BRODHEADSVILLE, Pa. – The 57th season of open cockpit TQ Midget car racing under the leadership of the American Three Quarter Midget Racing Ass’n (ATQMRA) is set to officially commence with a two-day weekend April 20-21.
On April 20 the ATQMRA invades Mahoning Valley Speedway in Lehighton, Pa., followed by a stop at Mountain Speedway in St. Johns, Pa., on April 21.
All total there are 17 dates booked among five tracks throughout Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.
The season will roll on throughout the spring, summer and fall months that leads up to the traditional year-ending Turkey Derby at New Jersey’s Wall Stadium on Nov. 30.
Wall will also be host to the Boetticher Family Tribute Race which is slated for June 15 and the Tony Romit Memorial on July 27.
The tour will make annual stops in New York State with visits to Oswego and Bethel Speedways. The TQ’s will race on the inner oval at Oswego during the Classic and Fall Championship weekends, August 31 and September 14 respectively.
For the first time since being paved, the seventh-mile Borger’s Speedway in Saylorsburg has inked a pair of shows with the ATQMRA on May 4 and again on Aug. 17, the later will be a non-winged show.
The Vintage Division of the ATQMRA will share the billing at three events this season. Bethel on June 22, Mahoning Valley on July 13 and Oswego Aug. 31.
In 2012 Ryan Tidman of Levittown recorded his second straight title for car owners Lenny and Donna Boyd of Toms River, NJ. It was also the third overall crown for Tidman who annexed the championship in 2008 while driving for Dan DeRitis. He is all set to go for another crown.
2013 American Three Quarter Midget Racing Ass’n Schedule
Date – Track – Location
April 20 – Mahoning Valley Speedway – Lehighton, Pa.
April 21 – Mountain Speedway – St. Johns, Pa.
May 4 – Borger’s Speedway – Saylorsburg, Pa.
May 25 – Wall Stadium – Wall, N.J.
June 1 – Mahoning Valley Speedway – Lehighton, Pa.
June 15 – Wall Stadium – Wall, N.J.
June 22 – Bethel Motor Speedway – White Lake, N.Y.
July 13 – Mahoning Valley Speedway – Lehighton, Pa.
July 27 – Wall Stadium – Wall, N.J.
Aug. 10 – Mahoning Valley Speedway – Lehighton, Pa.
Aug. 17 – Borger’s Speedway – Saylorsburg, Pa.
Aug. 31 – Oswego Speedway – Oswego, N.Y.
Sept. 14 – Oswego Speedway – Oswego, N.Y.
Sept. 21 – Wall Stadium – Wall, N.J.
Oct. 13 – Mountain Speedway – St. Johns, Pa.
Oct. 26 – Wall Stadium – Wall, N.J.
Nov. 30 – Wall Stadium – Wall, N.J.