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JIM WHELAN BOARDWALK HALL: Indoor Auto Racing Returns to Atlantic City

JIM WHELAN BOARDWALK HALL: Indoor Auto Racing Returns to Atlantic City


Erin Bilton
(609) 348-7072

The Indoor Auto Racing Series returns to Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Friday and Saturday January 31st and February 1st in 2020. Tickets for the 18th annual NAPA Auto Parts Classic will go on sale Wednesday, August 21st 10 am.

Tickets will be available in a range of different prices through Ticketmaster or the Boardwalk Hall Box Office. 

The TQ Midget race cars will again headline the program with high speed excitement competing on a speedway set-up on the concrete floor of the arena. The wild and crazy Slingshots and darty Champ Karts will make up the tripleheader program as they have in the past. 

Racing action begins on Friday at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday  action getting the green flag at  7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 on Friday night. On Saturday doors open at 5 p.m. with fans holding reserved tickets given the opportunity to attend Fan Fest on the speedway.  All cars competing in the program will be positioned on the speedway and drivers made available for autographs until 6:15 pm. 

Last year’s Saturday night Gambler’s Classic was won for the first time by the very colorful Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo, N.Y.   Known simply as Andy J. passed Anthony Sesely of Matawan, N.J. for the lead, then held off Tim Buckwalter of Douglasville, Pa., Ryan Flores of Mooresville, N.C. and 2018 Indoor series and NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville, N.Y.  

After a problem in one of Friday’s Four 20 lap features and his Saturday heat race, Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y. took a provisional starting spot for the Gambler’s Classic. Rudolph then  drove from a 25th starting spot to finish fifth keeping his series point championship hopes alive. 

Rudolph, a full-time dirt Modified racer during the outdoor season, would later clinch the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP title with a series record ninth career victory in the inaugural event held in Syracuse, N.Y. in March.

The Indoor Auto Racing Series will return to the same four venues in 2020. The series will open on the concrete floor of the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa., on Friday and Saturday January 3rd and 4th with two complete programs for the TQ Midgets.

Following the “Concrete Series” event in Atlantic City at the end of January, a special non-point event will be held on a banked clay oval. The third annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals will again be held at the CURE
Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. on Friday and Saturday nights February 21st and 22nd featuring nearly 100 wingless 600cc Sprints. 

The “Concrete Series” season finale follows on Friday and Saturday March 13th and 14th in a second year return to the brand new Expo Center located on the grounds of the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. N.Y.  

Ticket launch dates for the events in Allentown, Pa., Trenton, N.J. and Syracuse, N.Y. will be announced at a later date.  

Corporate sponsorship packages to fit every budget and group sales information are available for all events. For  group sales please contact Kate Bielunas at 609-348-7022 or [email protected].  For information, email Danny Sammons at [email protected]. Information including host hotels for each event is available at indoorautoracing.com

Danny Sammons
Area Auto Racing News
[email protected]


Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center are owned and funded by the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). Spectra provides both Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality to Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center.


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About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA)
The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents since 1984.  Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, the Authority's mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state's key economic development agency for Atlantic City.  CRDA's expanded responsibilities now include land use regulation, tourism marketing and clean and safe initiatives. The CRDA also oversees Historic Boardwalk Hall (the leading entertainment venue of its size in the country) and the Atlantic City Convention Center.  In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide, of which $1.8 billion has been invested in Atlantic City, spurring business investments and expansions, and creating permanent jobs in the process. For more information about CRDA and our projects, visit www.njcrda.com.  Follow us on Facebook at //Facebook.com/njcrda, and Twitter at www.twitter.com/njcrda.


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