Indoor Auto Racing Series – PPL Center (PA) – 12/31/16

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Ryan Flores swept the Allentown Indoor TQ events New Year’s weekend at the PPL Center holding off hard charging Tommy Catalano and Jimmy Blewett for the victory. (Speed51.com/Derrick Canfield photo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Official Finishing Order:

1) 15 Ryan Flores

2) 98ny Tommy Catalano

3) 76 Jimmy Blewett

4) 21 Andy Jankowiak

5) 7 Tim Buckwalter

6) 28 Chad Jones

7) 51 Justin Bonsignore

8) 9 Jonathan Reid

9) 73b Brett Michalski

10) 98 Matt Roselli

11) 98t Tim Proctor

12) 16 Anthony Sesely

13) 8 Earl Paules

14) 22 Erick Rudolph

15) 1b Ryan Tidman

16) 23 Zane Zeiner

17) 27 Andrew Krause

18) 94 Scott Kreutter

19) 29 Ryan Krachun

20) 49 Ted Chistopher

21) 38ct Nick Ladyda

22) 43 Brandon Azzalina

23) 38 Rob Neely

24) 449 Dakota Kessler

25) 95 Kyle Lick.

 

What Won the Race:

Survival of the fittest for tonight’s race winner Ryan Flores as he was the only car of the 25 starters not to get caught up in an on-track accident.

 

The Skinny:

Ryan Flores and Erick Rudolph led the 25-car field to the green flag for 40 laps of intense wheel banging TQ Midget racing action. The first 15 laps of the event were run off quickly with the leaders battling through lap traffic, then the action turned into a flurry of yellow flag for spins and crashes involving every car in the field except eventual race winner Ryan Flores. Erick Rudolph and Flores duked it out on the restarts until Rudolph moved Flores in turn 1 to take the lead. Flores returned the favor the next time around sending both cars wide in turn 2 and allowing 3rd place Tommy Catalano to blast into the lead. Catalano would get into turn 1 a little too hot a few laps later and lose control of the 98 spinning in front of the field. Several more cautions would fly as cars were from the front to the back, back to the front, but nobody would be able to overtake Flores again for the race lead. Ryan Flores completed the weekend sweep winning the 40-lap TQ feature. Tommy Catalano charged back up to a second place finish, while Jimmy Blewett brought home a third place finish after starting last in a backup car. Andy Jankowiak and Tim Buckwalter rounded out the top five.

 

Winning Quote:

“He moved me and I moved him back. It’s eye for an eye, that’s how racing goes in here.” The words of race winner Ryan Flores on racing with Erick Rudolph.

 

Winning Chassis: 

Lafler Chassis

 

Winning Engine: 

Pippard Racing Engines

 

On the Move:

Jimmy Blewett was the “man on the move” finishing in 3rd position after starting shotgun (25th) on the field in a backup car.

 

Biggest Loser:

Unfortunately for Nick Ladyga, he was the events biggest loser after starting in the 4th position and finishing a dismal 21st.

 

Starting Lineup:

1) 15 Ryan Flores

2) 22 Erick Rudolph

3) 7 Tim Buckwalter

4) 38ct  Nick Ladyga

5) 49 Ted Christopher

6) 8 Earl Paules

7) 98ny Tommy Catalano

8) 21 Andy Janokowiak

9) 9r Jon Reid

10) 43 Brandon Azzalina

11) 1b Ryan Tidman

12) 51 Justin Bonsignore

14) 16 Anthony Sesely

15) 27 Andrew Krause

16)  28 Chad Jones

17) 38 Rob Neely

18) 449 Dakota Keesler

19) 98 Matt Roselli

20)  94 Scott Kreuter

21) 23 Zane Zeiner

22) 29 Ryan Krachun

23) 95 Kyle Lick

24)  73b Brett Michalski

25) 98t Tim Proctor

 

 

Heat Race Results:

 

Heat Race 1 Finishing Order:

1) 15 Ryan Flores

2) 98ny Tommy Catalano

3) 16 Anthony Sesely

4) 95 Kyle Lick

5) 461 Geoffrey Sutton

6) 69k Steve Kemery

7) 44b Pat Bealer

8) 1f Louis Horvath

9) 94 Scott Kreuter

 

Heat Race 2 Finishing Order:

1) 22 Eric Rudolph

2) 21 Andy Jankowiak

3) 27 Andrew Krause

4) 54 Timmy Catalano

5) 66n Andrew Nye

6) 73 Ron Mullen

7) 27t Marc Rodgers

8) B3 Aaron Bartemy

9) 15i Sheldon Iudicello

 

Heat Race 3 Finishing Order:

1) 7 Tim Buckwalter

2) 9r Jonathon Reid

3) 28 Chad Jones

4) 75 Shawn Nye

5) 94 Scott Kreutter

6) 23 Zane Zeiner

7) 45 Anthony Payne

8) 88 Jeffery Kot

9) 6 Kyle Heiber

 

Heat 4 Finishing Order:

1) 38ct Nick Ladyga

2) 43 Brandon Azzalina

3) 38 Rob Neely

4) 76 Jimmy Blewett

5) 73b Brett Michalski

6) 93 Ryan Bartlett

7) 9d Josh Dalrymple

8) 2r Jason Rochelle

9) 2 Matt Janisch

 

Heat Race 5 Finishing Order:

1) 49 Ted Christopher

2) 1b Ryan Tidman

3) 449 Dakota Kessler

4) 29 Ryan Krachun

5) 66 Chris de Ritis

6) 61 Zach Bealer

7) 42 Tim Nye

8) 7m Michael Maresca

 

Heat Race 6 Finishing Order:

1) 8 Earl Paules

2) 51 Justin Bonsignore

3) 98 Matt Roselli

4) 8L Mike Bednar

5) 06 Chad Parks

6) 02 AJ Hessler

7) 01 Ronnie Flaim

8) 98t Tim Proctor

 

Heat Race Lineups:

 

Heat Race 1 Starting Lineup:

1) 94 Scott Kreutter

2) 16 Anthony Sesely

3) 15 Ryan Flores

4) 69k Steve Kemery

5) 98ny Tommy Catalano

6) 461 Geoffrey Sutton

7) 44b Pat Bealer

8) 95 Kyle Lick

9) 1f Louis Horvath

 

Heat Race 2 Starting Lineup:

1) 27 Andrew Krause

2) 66n Andrew Nye

3) 22 Eric Rudolph

4) 21 Andy Jankowiak

5) B3 Aaron Bartemy

6) 27t Marc Rodgers

7) 54 Timmy Catalano

8) 15l Sheldon Iudicello

9) 73 Ron Mullen

 

Heat Race 3 Starting Lineup:

1) 7 Tim Buckwalter

2) 75 Shawn Nye

3) 23 Zane Zeiner

4) 28 Chad Jones

5) 9r Jonathon Reid

6) 88 Jeffery Kot

7) 45 Anthony Payne

8) 94 Scott Kreutter

9) 6 Kyle Heiber

 

Heat 4 Starting Lineup:

1) 2 Matt Janisch

2) 76 Jimmy Blewett

3) 38 Rob Neely

4) 73b Brett Michalski

5) 43 Brandon Azzalina

6) 93 Ryan Bartlett

7) 38ct Nick Ladyga

8) 2r Jason Rochelle

9) 9d Josh Dalrymple

 

Heat Race 5 Starting Line Up:

1) 29 Ryan Krachun

2) 49 Ted Christopher

3) 1b Ryan Tidman

4) 66 Chris de Ritis

5) 42 Tim Nye

6) 449 Dakota Kessler

7) 61 Zach Bealer

8) 7m Michael Maresca

 

Heat Race 6 Starting Lineup:

1) 8 Earl Paules

2) 98 Matt Roselli

3) 51 Justin Bonsignore

4) 01 Ronnie Flaim

5) 98t Tim Proctor

6) 8L Mike Bednar

7) 02 AJ Hessler

8) 06  Chad Parks

 

Consolation Race Results:

 

Consi 1 Finishing Order:

1) 94 Scott Kreutter

2) 95 Kyle Lick

3) 54 Timmy Catalano

4) 44b Pat Bealer

5) 461 Geoffrey Sutton

6)B3 Aaron Bartemy

7) 73 Ron Mullen

8) 15l Sheldon Iudicello

9) 27t Marc Rodgers

10) 69k Steve Kemery

11) 1f Louis Horvath

12) 66n Andrew Nye

 

Consi 2 Finishing Order:

1) 23 Zane Zeiner

2) 73b Brett Michalski

3) 2 Matt Janisch

4) 45 Anthony Payne

5) 93 Ryan Bartlett

6) 2r Jason Rochelle

7) 88 Jeffery Kot

8) 94t Bruce Leote

9) 75 Shawn Nye

10) 76 Jimmy Blewett

11) 9d Josh Dalrymple

12) 6 Kyle Heiber

 

Consi 3 Finishing Order:

1) 29 Ryan Krachun

2) 98t Tim Proctor

3) 61 Zach Bealer

4) 01 Ronnie Flaim

5) 06 Chad Parks

6) 42 Tim Nye

7)02 AJ Hessler

8) 66 Chris de Ritis

9) 8L Mike Bednar

10) 7m Michael Maresca

 

Consolation Race Lineups:

 

Consi 1 Starting Lineup:

1) 95 Kyle Lick

2) 54 Timmy Catalano

3) 461 Geoffrey Sutton

4) 69k Steve Kemery

5) 73 Ron Mullen

6) 44b Pat Bealer

7) 27t Marc Rodgers

8) B3 Aaron Bartemy

9) 94 Scott Kreutter

10) 1f Louis Horvath

11) 15l Sheldon Iudicello

12) 66n Andrew Nye

 

Consi 2 Starting Lineup:

1) 75 Shawn Nye

2) 94t Bruce Leote

3) 76 Jimmy Blewett

4) 23 Zane Zeiner

5) 73b Brett Michalski

6) 93 Ryan Bartlett

7) 45 Anthony Payne

8) 2r Jason Rochelle

9) 2 Matt Janisch

10) 88 Jeffery Kot

11) 9d Josh Dalrymple

12) 6 Kyle Heiber

 

Consi 3 Starting Lineup:

1) 29 Ryan Krachun

2) 66 Chris de Ritis

3) 61 Zach Bealer

4) 06 Chad Parks

5) 98t Tim Proctor

6) 02 AJ Hessler

7) 42 Tim Nye

8) 01 Ronnie Flaim

9) 8l Mike Bednar

10) 7m Michael Maresca

 

Car Count: 

52 TQ Midgets are here to battle at the Allentown Indoor Races.

 

Qualifying Format:

6 Heat Races, 3 Consolation races, and current point standings will determine tonights starting lineup.

 

Who to Watch For:

There are several “Big Guns” here at Allentown for the Indoor Racing Series. Ryan Flores is the latest winner in the indoor series and will battle previous TQ winners like Jimmy Blewett, Erick Rudolph, Andy Jankowiak, and Anthony Sesely.

 

Title Fight:

Ryan Flores – 315

Erick Rudolph – 238

Jimmy Blewett – 235

Zane Zeiner – 227

Tim Buckwalter – 223

 

The Track:

The PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania is a concrete surface treated with Coke Syrup the size of a ice hockey rink. Super fast seven second lap times with wheel banging action every lap.

 

Next Series Race:

The NAPA Know How Atlantic City Indoor Midget Car Race January 27-28 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

 

 

 

Speed Central: Indoor Auto Racing Series at Allentown (PA)