Flores Flies In Allentown TQs

Ryan Flores in victory lane in Allentown, Pa. (Rich Kepner Photo)

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Ryan Flores raced to the 40-lap TQ Midget victory Saturday night inside Allentown’s PPL Center.

Flores took the lead from Kyle Reinhardt on the 10th lap of the Ironton Telephone Presented by BELFOR headliner and raced to the exciting win ahead of Scott Kreutter, Eddie Strada, Erick Rudolph and Earl Paules, who started 23rd.

Flores was accompanied by his wife and 17-month-old daughter during post-race celebrations.

“Jimmy Blewett, who has worked on my car for years, made a bunch of changes on the car between Friday and Saturday and it paid off,” Flores said.

Andy Jankowiak came back from an overnight motor change and a mid-race penalty to finish sixth with Ryan Tidman, Tyler Thompson, like Jankowiak rebounding from a penalty, early race leader Reinhardt, and Justin Bonsignore who finished 10th.

In the companion 20-lap Slingshot main event, Jared Silfee took the lead three laps into the feature after disposing of front row starters Matt Mertz and Michael Lapicki. He then withstood Mertz’ and Lapicki’s follow-up challenges to win. Brett Bieber and Dylan Koch completed the top five.

The finish:

Ryan Flores, Scott Kreutter, Eddie Strada, Erick Rudolph, Earl Paules, Andy Jankowiak, Ryan Tidman, Tyler Thompson, Kyle Reinhardt, Justin Bonsignore, Matt Roselli, Tim Buckwalter, Lou Cicconi, Briggs Danner, Jonathan Reid, Chad Jones, Anthony Sesely, Timmy Catalano, Andrew Molleur, Matt Janisch, Tommy Catalano, Joey Payne, Andrew Nye, Anthony Payne.