TRENTON, N.J. – NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver Ted Christopher, whose racing exploits in Indoor TQ Midget racing over the years rival his asphalt Modified successes, was the first driver to submit his entry for the NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City (N.J.) Indoor Race Weekend on Jan. 24-25.
Christopher was also first in line to enter the inaugural Battle Of Trenton Indoor Race set for Feb. 7-8 at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, N.J. TQ Midget racing specialist Matt Roselli of Brodheadsville, Pa., quickly followed Christopher’s NAPA Know How Atlantic City entry while Paul Lotier Jr., Lebanon, Pa., was became the second entrant of record for the first Sun National Bank Center TQ events.
The two events are being promoted by Trenton-based Len Sammons Motorsports Productions and will make up this year’s Fatheadz Eyewear Indoor Racing Series.
Christopher is expected to be among the favorites in both races. Since taking up the challenge of Indoor TQ Midget racing six years ago, Christopher has won main events six times.
Early entries for the NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City Indoor Race Weekend have also been received for the Champ Kart and Slingshot divisions. New England kart racing specialist Glen Meisenhelder and dirt track Modified racer Danny Bouc are early registrants in the Champ Kart class, while Mark Sensenig and Steve Yankowski have each signed on for Slingshot action.
Bouc has also entered the Battle Of Trenton Champ Kart events, joined by Jonathan Laureigh of Toms River, N.J., while Karl Bettler is the first Slingshot racer to submit a formal entry for Trenton action. Close to two hundred teams over the three classes are expected for the Atlantic City races; space limitations at the Trenton arena mean that early entry is essential to guarantee the opportunity to compete.
Events promoter Sammons advises entrants to register quickly.
“We can only take so many cars for the TQ Midgets, Slingshots and Champ Karts in Atlantic City and space is at a greater premium in Trenton,” Sammons said. “It is important to register as soon as possible to avoid being shut out.”