ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Anthony Sesely drove, perhaps, the most perfect race of his career and won the biggest race prize in indoor three-quarter midget racing Saturday when he led the 40-lap Gamblers Classic at Boardwalk Hall wire to wire.
Sesely’s route to the popular win was fashioned by holding off a variety of challengers including past Gamblers Classic winners Ted Christopher and Lou Cicconi Jr. Sesely had to hold off a determined Jimmy Blewett to secure the win. “Every restart, every lap was nerve wracking,” said Sesely. “But the car was good and I was able to hold my line even in lapped traffic when I had to.”
The race behind him took a dramatic turn on lap 38 when Christopher, making a bold bid for second place against Blewett, wound up becoming airborne off Blewett’s car and flipped wildly across the track. He was uninjured and Blewett’s car survived the collision without mechanical problems. Rowan Pennink came from way off the pace to finish third with Lou Cicconi Jr., Friday night’s TQ feature winner, fourth at the end and Mike Lichty taking fifth.
With the win, Sesely earned the Fatheadz Eyewear TQ Indoor Racing Series points championship. The series included events previously promoted by Len Sammons Motorsports Productions at Baltimore, Md., and Providence, R.I. in addition to the pair of NAPA Auto Parts Boardwalk Hall Racing Weekend races.
Erick Rudolph won his third 600 micro feature in his last four starts, Cody Sieber won the champ kart main event and Gary Hieber took the checkered flag in the slingshot feature.