Indoor Auto Racing Series Honoring Ted Christopher

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The Indoor Auto Racing Series will honor late racing champion Ted Christopher by awarding series champions with the TC Cup. (Adam Fenwick Photo)

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – The Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP will honor the late Ted Christopher by awarding the TC Cup to the three-quarter midget Indoor series champion.

A special glass TC Cup mounted on a wooden base has been designed in honor of Christopher, who was killed in a plane crash last September. The first of these TC Cups will be presented to 2017 Indoor Auto Racing Series three-quarter midget champion Ryan Flores.

The 2018 TC Cup will go to the high point driver after the two events in Allentown, Pa., on Jan. 5-6, the NAPA Know How Weekend inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Jan. 26-27 and the series finale at the Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y., on Feb. 9-10.

Christopher captured the first two Indoor Auto Racing Series championships in 2010 and 2011 and scored eight indoor victories during his time racing three-quarter midgets.

Prior to the start of the Allentown Indoor event a special memorial tribute to Christopher will be conducted involving all of the competitors. Saturday’s program begins with a Fan Fest on the speedway to fans who have selected the free ticket option to attend this restricted event.

When racing begins there will be plenty of incentives on the line right from the start.

Doggy Style Hot Dogs, a new eatery in the Allentown area, will give the three-quarter midget driver with the best overall combined finish of both days $500.

Bob Hilbert Sportswear of nearby Boyertown, Pa., has posted $250 to the driver who leads the three-quarter midget feature event each night at half-way.

E. Schneider & Sons, Inc. of Allentown will present $150 to Friday and Saturday night’s three-quarter midget hard charger.

Dr. William Lowe, a long-time supporter of three-quarter midget racing has posted several bonuses. Friday’s three-quarter midget fast qualifier will get $200. Each Friday night three-quarter midget heat race winner will collect $100 from Dr. Lowe. He will also give Friday’s three-quarter midget driver that is the highest point earner $100.

Saturday heat winners will get $50 each thanks to sponsorship by Leindecker Racing Engines of Center Valley, Pa.

On Friday, the Champ Karts invade for a complete show. More than 30 entries have been filed for events sponsored by Hoosier Tire. The Champ Kart Hard Charger will get $150 from E. Schneider & Sons, Inc. Four Hoosier tires will also be given away.

On Saturday, the Slingshot division backed by the Action Track USA at the Kutztown Fairgrounds, will join the three-quarter midgets. A full field of over 30 entrants is poised for action.  The Slingshot Hard Charger will get $150 thanks to E. Schneider & Sons, Inc.