10:46
10:46
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10:46
That will conclude this weekend’s coverage from Atlantic City. Thank you to the entire Boardwalk Hall as well as the Len Sammons Productions for the hospitality. Until next time.
10:45
“To be able to get the win and the points title in one night, we’re real happy with that. We did everything right today.” -Erick Rudolph.
10:40
“I was happy with second at Trenton, but I’m pissed about it tonight. I want my name on that trophy and I’ll be back until it is.” -Ryan Flores on his runner up finish.
10:34
As a result of the win, Erick Rudolph captures the Indoor Series championship. It was a tie for the top spot with Flores, but Rudolph’s wins break the tie. Jankowiak finish only one point back in third.
10:32
Gambler’s Classic Unofficial Results
1 2 22 Erick Rudolph 40
2 3 15 Ryan Flores 40
3 8 76 Jimmy Blewett 40
4 4 49 Andy Jankowiak 40
5 1 07 Patrick Emerling 40
6 9 13 Ted Christopher 40
7 12 3 Ryan Susice 40
8 24 323 Neal Williams 40
9 10 7 Joey Payne 40
10 7 8b Tim Buckwalter 40
11 16 17 Rob Vivona 40
12 17 7L Jon Gambutti 40
13 13 66 Andrew Nye 40
14 25 48 Matt Janisch 40
15 5 1 Mike Lichty 40
16 19 28 Chad Jones 40
17 11 16 Anthony Sesely 40
18 22 8 Earl Paules 39
19 15 73B Brett Michalski 39
20 20 46 Geoff Sutton 39
21 14 51 Shawn Nye 38
22 18 23 Zane Zeiner 37
23 6 66 Kyle Reinhardt 31
24 21 98 Matt Roselli 31
25 23 44b Pat Bealer 30
26 26 52 Tim Nye 15
10:23
Erick Rudolph gets his second Gambler\’s Classic win (Speed51.com photo).
10:16
We are going to go down to victory lane. We’ll back with the results as soon as possible.
10:16
CHECKERED FLAG: Rudolph holds off Ryan Flores to score his second Gambler’s Classic win. Jimmy Blewett takes the third spot.
10:15
WHITE FLAG: Rudolph extends the advantage to a few car lengths.
10:15
Lap 37: Flores continues toward the back of Rudolph, but Rudolph is running a smooth line.
10:15
Lap 35: Five laps to go and Flores is closing on Rudolph.
10:15
Lap 33: Flores gets by for second with Blewett following in third.
10:14
GREEN FLAG: Rudolph clears Emerling and Flores tries to get under Emerling again to battle for second.
10:12
YELLOW FLAG: Lichty spins on the frontstretch. The Innerkip, ONT driver has never finished worse than ninth in this event.
10:12
GREEN FLAG: Rudolph gets a good jump on Emerling and now Flores is on the attack.
10:11
Field has resumed under yellow. Green flag next time by.
10:09
We are seated in the lower level right above the backstretch here at Boardwalk Hall. We were able to feel that crash in our feet as it happened basically right below where we are located. Hard hits, but all involved are okay.
10:08
Reinhardt, Roselli, and Paules were also involved.
10:07
RED FLAG: Big pileup on the backstretch. Two-time defending winner Anthony Sesely is involved.
10:07
GREEN FLAG: Rudolph clears Emerling and Flores takes second.
10:06
The restart comes with nine laps left.
10:06
Top 10:
Rudolph, Emerling, Flores, Jankowiak, Ted Christopher, Jimmy Blewett, Mike Lichty, Ryan Susicie, Tim Buckwalter and Anthony Sesely.
10:05
YELLOW FLAG: Chad Jones around in turn two.
10:05
Lap 32: Emerling is back all over Rudolph as they catch traffic.
10:05
Lap 30: 10 to go. Flores and Jankowiak have worked by Blewett for third and fourth.
10:05
Lap 28: Rudolph gets the lead from Emerling and is starting to drive away a bit as Flores gets third from Blewett.
10:05
Lap 27: Rudolph all over the back of Emerling and takes the lead.
10:04
Lap 25: Jankowkiak fell back to fifth. Blewett is third and Flores is all over him.
10:04
Lap 23: Jankowiak tries to regain composure but loses third to Blewett.
10:04
GREEN FLAG: Jankowiak and Emerling fight hard on the restart but Emerling gets the advantage after Jankowiak gets a little sideways.
10:03
Five of the top six are Lafler Chassis.
10:02
10:02
YELLOW FLAG: Five car mess in turn three. Michalski, Payne, and Zeiner involved.
10:02
GREEN FLAG: Emerling and Jankowiak battle but it’s Emerling getting the advantage. Jankowiak falls back in line.
10:01
Jankowiak got second before the yellow so he’s now on the outside of Emerling for the restart again.
10:01
We are now halfway through this event.
10:01
YELLOW FLAG: Tim Nye slows and heads pit side and Chad Jones spins out of three as well.
10:00
Lap 20: Jankowiak moves back into second and is now all over Emerling.
10:00
GREEN FLAG: Emerling strong on the start again as Jankowiak maneuvers past Rudolph.
10:00
Jankowiak was able to hang on the outside of Emerling for a whole lap before falling back just a slight bit into a battle with Rudolph for second before the caution.
9:59
YELLOW FLAG: Payne and Tim Nye get together in turn two and the yellow flag is back out.
9:58
Lap 16: Jankowiak is unable to motor off the corner on the outside and loses second in the process.
9:58
GREEN FLAG: Emerling gets a good jump but Jankowiak is haning tough.
9:58
Emerling will have Jankowiak to his outside on the restart.
9:57
Rudolph looked to the outside of Emerling in traffic but got blocked in. Jankowiak made a move to the bottom of both of them and almost went three wide for the lead. He instead backed off and just took second from Emerling.
9:57
YELLOW FLAG: Zeiner slows on the frontstretch and heads to the pits.
9:56
Lap 15: Rudolph slings to the outside of Emerling, but Jankowiak Moves under him to challenge for second.
9:56
Lap 13: Emerling is working through traffic but Rudoloph is making a bid for the lead on the outside.
9:56
Lap 12: Emerling will be catching lapped traffic any lap now as Rudolph hounds his back bumper.
9:55
Lap 10: The field has gone single file and Emerling is already catching the rear of the line.
9:55
Lap 7: Blewett into the top five and pressuring Flores for fourth.
9:55
Comment From Guest

The King TC hey!!

9:55
Comment From Snafu

TC for the win

9:55
Lap 5: Jankowiak clears Flores to take third.
9:54
Lap 3: Jankowiak is trying hard to make the outside work for third around Flores.
9:54
GREEN FLAG: Emerling gets the early advantage over Rudolph.
9:54
One lap until green.
9:54
Comment From Guest

Go Patrick Emerling…get the win!!!

9:53
Comment From Cheering from Fla

Erick Rudolph

9:53
Comment From Guest

Flores with the upset win!

9:51
9:51
Comment From Rannyville Concrete Eater

#22 Will get his 2nd title!!

9:51
The cars are rolling. We’re just moments away from the start of the Gambler’s Classic.
9:50
The command has been given. Boardwalk Hall has roared to life with the sound of 26 TQ Midget motors.
9:48
Anthony Sesely has won this race the last two years in a row. He starts 11th tonight. He has 40 laps to win a third straight. Can he get it done? Or will Jimmy Blewett come from eighth and get his first? Can Ryan Flores stun everyone and get the win? It’s your turn race fans. Time to make some predictions for bragging rights.
9:46
Gambler’s Classic Lineup (40 Laps)
9:44
The lights are down and the cars are staged on the track. It’s almost time to go racing in Atlantic City (Speed51.com photo).
9:44
“Need I say anything other than TC?” asks the PA announcer? He’s answered by a chorus of boos as Ted Christopher walks to his car.
9:43
Drivers are being introduced.
9:42
The drivers stand around under the grandstands ahead of introductions (Speed51.com photo).
9:34
9:33
Nall came from Lawsonville, North Carolina to win this race. He normally races on dirt.
9:31
CHECKERED FLAG: Donnie Nall takes the win in the Champ Kart feature over Chris Daley who made a charge coming to the white flag but couldn’t do anything with it. Nall charged from 16th to the win.

Nall, Daley, Jon Cash, Doug Stearly, and Richie Davidowitz complete the top five.

9:31
WHITE FLAG: Daley falls a car length back from Nall.
9:30
Lap 22: Daley remains on the back of Nall.
9:30
GREEN FLAG: Nall leads an accordion of cars in line.
9:30
Five green flag laps will remain when the race goes back to green.
9:29
YELLOW FLAG: Field will bunch up late in the going as Eric Zeh, Alex Hayden, and DJ Doyle get involved in an altercation.
9:28
Lap 18: Davidowitz moves into the top five, but third back have a long ways to go to get to the top two.
9:28
Lap 15: 10 to go. Nall opens up a slight margin over Daley.
9:27
GREEN FLAG: Nall and Daley pull ahead of Stearly on the start.
9:27
Richie Davidowitz, who brought out the first caution in this race, is up to seventh.
9:26
RED FLAG: Meyers and Colandro get together in the back of the field. Meyers took a wild ride and nearly went over.
9:25
GREEN FLAG: Nall sets the pace and pulls a few kart lengths ahead of Daley who gets past Stearly for second.
9:25
GREEN FLAG: Meyers slows on the start and gives up his third place position.
9:24
YELLOW FLAG: DJ Doyle and Anthony Colandro involved.
9:23
Lap 10: former winner Chris Daley moves into the top five past Cash.
9:23
Lap 7: Meyers takes second.
9:22
GREEN FLAG: Nall pulls a couple kart-lengths ahead of Rovira.
9:22
Polesitter Patrick Emerling walks alongside his car as it’s pushed to the grid while the Champ Karts are on track (Speed51.com photo).
9:22
9:21
GREEN FLAG: Stearly gets off, but many passes take place the next couple laps resulting a new leader, Donnie Nall.
9:20
This start will be single-file.
9:19
GREEN FLAG: Doug Stearly gets a better start this time and takes sole possession of the lead; however, Danny Bouc and others make contact before they cross the stripe.
9:16
GREEN FLAG: Doug Stearly will now lead the field, but Colasato gets the edge from the outside. Mutliple karts get together behind them and we remain with one lap completed.
9:15
Jimmy Blewett\’s hand is bleeding pretty well after it hit the shock adjuster in his crash in the Dash. It\’s bleeding through the bandaids but he said he\’ll \”walk it off\” before the race (Speed51.com photo).
9:14
Slideways has come to a stop and will relinquish the lead as he heads to the pits.
9:14
GREEN FLAG: Slideways gets loose on the start and further back Ryan Schwartz makes contact with the wall. One lap complete.
9:13
YELLOW FLAG: Richie Davidowitz spins in the back of the pack.
9:12
GREEN FLAG: Slideways grabs the early lead with Colasato moving into second.
9:12
Fifth place starter Jonathan Cash comes from Virginia every year and is a Late Model Stock Car veteran.
9:08
Some entertainment taking place prior to the Champ Karts rolling off. Footballs are being thrown to the crowd and even the “kiss cam” has been activated.
9:06
Champ Kart A-Main Lineup (25 Laps)
9:04
9:04
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9:03
CHECKERED FLAG: Earl Paules scores the win in the second B-Main and Neil Williams takes the second transfer spot with a last-lap pass.
9:02
WHITE FLAG: Williams working to the inside of Nye.
9:02
Lap 9: Williams trying to stay with Nye for second.
9:01
Lap 7: Tim Nye ducks under Williams and takes second.
9:01
GREEN FLAG: Neal Williams the next challenger for Paules, but Paules pulls ahead.
9:01
GREEN FLAG: Immediately the caution flies as Shaw gets into the inside tires. Iles is also stopped on the track.
9:00
YELLOW FLAG: Lick goes around with a little tap from DeMan.
8:59
Lap 6: Paules and Lick in the transfer spots at halfway.
8:59
GREEN FLAG: Lick giving DeMan a run for second as Paules pulls away.
8:58
DJ Shaw has climbed from the back up to fourth in his first attempt to make the Gambler’s Classic.
8:58
YELLOW FLAG: Kessler in the wall facing the wrong way.
8:58
GREEN FLAG: Paules to the front while DeMan moves under Lick for second.
8:55
YELLOW FLAG: Neely went hard into the wall. He has a lot of right front suspension damage so his night is done.
8:55
Lap 3: DeMan takes third from Tidman.
8:55
GREEN FLAG: Paules clears Lick off turn two to hold onto the lead as Tidman goes for a slide behind them.
8:54
YELLOW FLAG: Bruce Leote around in the turn three.
8:54
GREEN FLAG: Paules and Lick get in single file to cross lap one in that order.
8:53
Bonsignore’s motor didn’t fire once again so he was pushed into the pit area. His night is done.
8:52
DJ Shaw and Justin Bonsignore have both shown speed this weekend but find themselves starting near the back of this B-Main. They have 12 laps to try to get to the top two spots to transfer into the A-Main.
8:50
Earl Paules and Kyle Lick will lead the second B-Main to the green flag.
8:49
CHECKERED FLAG: Roselli takes the win in the first B-Main for the TQ Midgets. Pat Bealer holds off Andrew Krause to take the second transfer spot.
8:49
GREEN FLAG: Roselli clears Bealer off of two.
8:47
YELLOW FLAG: Yoder and Medeiros involved. One lap to go when the race resumes.
8:46
GREEN FLAG: Roselli gets another great restart over Bealer and immediately is clear to the lead.
8:45
YELLOW FLAG: Pratt around, while Reid pulls his machine to the infield.
8:45
Lap 10: Roselli and Pat Bealer hold the two transfer spots.
8:45
Lap 6: Roselli has checked out while Reid continues to try and reel in Bealer for the final transfer spot.
8:44
Lap 4: Roselli takes the lead from Butler entering the corner.
8:44
Lap 4: Jonathan Reid on the move and tries to move toward one of the two transfer spots.
8:44
GREEN FLAG: Butler gets a terrific restart over Krause and Roselli gets by Krause for second.
8:42
8:42
YELLOW FLAG: Krause works to the inside of Butler for the lead, but behind them Buddy Sload and Marc Rogers machines have trouble in the turn.
8:41
GREEN FLAG: Butler gets another good start and Krause moves into second.
8:40
GREEN FLAG: Butler got a great start, but Yoder and two other cars went around in the corner to bring out the caution right away.
8:40
The first TQ B-main is on track. Bobby Butler and Andrew Krause will lead the field to the green. The top two advance.
8:38
CHECKERED FLAG: Patrick Emerling takes the win in the Dash and will start the feature from the pole. Erick Rudolph, Ryan Flores, Andy Jankowiak, Mike Lichty, Kyle Reinhardt, Tim Buckwalter and Jimmy Blewett complete the eight-man lineup.
8:37
Lap 3: Jankowiak tries the outside line but loses the position to Lichty.
8:37
GREEN FLAG: Rudolph gets through one and two at a good pace but files behind Emerling.
8:37
Blewett will be hauled off and will start tonight’s feature from eighth.
8:36
YELLOW FLAG: Reinhardt goes around and teammate Blewett gets collected.
8:35
GREEN FLAG: Emerling to the front with Rudolph working into second.
8:35
This five lap shootout will set the front four rows for tonight’s Gambler’s Classic.
8:34
TQ Midget Dash Lineup (5 Laps)
8:33
8:31
“I think I’ve ran six or seven of these and this is honestly the only one I’ve ever finished,” said Jay Hartman, tonight’s Slingshot winner.
8:30
Unofficially, Jay Hartman, John Gilroy, Jesse Hartman, Kyle Herve, Mike Glass, Matt Massone, Kurt Bettler, AJ Gerhart, Nick Shaw and Eddie Reeder were the top 10 finishers in tonight’s Slingshot feature.
8:28
CHECKERED FLAG: Jason Hartman takes the win in a final green, white, flag finish over John Gilroy, Jesse Hartman, Kyle Herve, and Mike Glass.
8:27
Demetrios Drellos has been disqualified. He forced Hieber down into the tires which caused Hieber to flip.
8:27
RED FLAG: Hieber gets a tire under Drellos on the final lap and Hieber flips in turn three.
8:25
Lap 23: Hieber on the tail of Drellos and Kata gets into the wall but continues on.
8:25
GREEN FLAG: Hieber looks to the inside of Hartman and takes second on the restart.
8:24
Gary Hieber has been the car on the move from the back. Hieber has set fast time on numerous occasions, but has only won in Atlantic City once.
8:23
RED FLAG: Brett Bieber is upside down on the backstretch. Bieber is okay.
8:22
Lap 20: Hieber moves into a podium spot as Drellos continues to lead but now Hartman is making a move for it.
8:22
Lap 17: Original pole starter Gary Hieber is on the move into the top five.
8:21
GREEN FLAG: Jesse Hartman gets a good start, but Drellos is able to clear out of two.
8:21
The race will resume with 10 laps remaining.
8:20
YELLOW FLAG: Ryan Quackenbush spins around in turn three to bring the caution back out.
8:20
Lap 13: Halfway. Drellos has pulled far ahead over Jesse and Jay Hartman.
8:19
Lap 12: Hartman on the move again and takes second from Bieber.
8:19
Lap 11: Hartman gets back to the low line and files into third.
8:19
GREEN FLAG: Drellos is clear to the lead off turn two and Bieber moves into second.
8:18
8:18
Brett Bieber, an All-Star Slingshots champion, is up to third place.
8:17
YELLOW FLAG: Eddie Reeder goes around in turn four and drives away.
8:17
GREEN FLAG: Drellos takes the lead on the restart and clears Hartman off the corner. Herve moves into second.
8:17
GREEN FLAG: Drellos clears Hartman for the lead, but behind them former Slingshot winner Simon Egan slows and pulls off the track.
8:15
YELLOW FLAG: Matt Massone came to a stop in turn three to bring out the caution.
8:15
Lap 6: Schott and Drellos get together, and the next time by Schott pulls off the track.
8:14
Lap 3: Drellos makes contact with Schott and he takes the lead off the corner.
8:14
GREEN FLAG: Schott takes the lead off turn two over Drellos and Hartman tries to follow inside.
8:12
The leader had an issue before the green flag which moved up the inside line.
8:06
Slingshot A-Main Lineup (25 laps)
8:06
CHECKERED FLAG: Ryan Susice takes the win in the fourth and final heat race over Rob Vivona. Geoff Sutton made a great move to get the third and final transfer spot from Kyle Lick.
8:05
WHITE FLAG: Sutton challenges Sutton for third.
8:04
Susice, Vivona, and Lick remain the cars in the transfer positions. Neely heads pit side with a flat tire.
8:03
YELLOW FLAG: Caution for a slow car on the track.
8:03
GREEN FLAG: Susice gets a tremendous start and Lick gets Vivona loose for second.
8:02
The engines have been refired and the cars are rolling once again. Ryan Susice leads over Rob Vivona.
8:01
Osite is out of the car and is on a stretcher for precautionary measures. He’s been placed on the back of a golf kart and is being brought back to the pit area.
7:56
Mike Osite is awake and alert and is talking to the safety crews according to the Boardwalk Hall PA announcers.
7:54
Red flag is out. Track crews are tending to the Brooklyn, New York driver.
7:53
GREEN FLAG: Susice clears Vivona into one, but Osite takes quite a tumble in turn one.
7:49
RED FLAG: Jon Ivey goes up and over in turn three. The Ohio driver is okay.
7:49
GREEN FLAG: Susice and Lick are even through one and two and Vivona sweeps to the inside to take second out of two.
7:48
Bonsignore didn’t refire so he was pushed to the pits.
7:47
Bonsignore just came to a stop under caution and is now being push started.
7:47
YELLOW FLAG: Jeff Kot spins out in turn four to bring the caution out with four laps complete.
7:46
Lap 3: Susice, Lick, and Bonsignore currently unchallenged in the top three as Vivona and Neely battle hard for fourth.
7:46
GREEN FLAG: Susice gets a good start and clears Lick off turn two.
7:45
7:45
TQ Midgets Heat Race 4 Lineup
7:44
Earl Paules finished fourth to just miss a transfer spot. Adding insult to injury, Paules slammed the turn one wall hard after the checkered, but he is okay.
7:44
CHECKERED FLAG: Anthony Sesely holds on to take the win. Brett Michalski and Chad Jones take the other two transfer spots.
7:43
GREEN FLAG: Sesely and Paules even going into two with Michalski in the third and final transfer spot.
7:42
Hieber is out of the car and is okay. Tim Nye has left front damage. Tidman and Remick were involved but will be able to continue.
7:41
GREEN FLAG: Tidman puts a tire under Paules while Hieber dives even lower and ends up on his side. Red flag comes out.
7:40
YELLOW FLAG: Something appeared to break on Shaw’s TQ as he goes into the outside frontstretch wall. Tidman will now inherit a transfer spot for the restart.
7:39
GREEN FLAG: Top three get through smoothly while a couple get together behind them.
7:39
7:39
YELLOW FLAG: Another car has gone around in turn three.
7:38
GREEN FLAG: Shaw catches Hieber sleeping and moves into second. Paules up to third.
7:38
Shaw has moved into the final transfer spot, but was being hounded by Tidman before the yellow.
7:38
YELLOW FLAG: One car goes around in turn four to bring the caution out with just a couple laps remaining.
7:37
Lap 5: Sesely enjoys a three car length lead over Hieber.
7:37
GREEN FLAG: Sesely clears Hibeer into one while Shaw tries to shake off challenges from Tidman for third.
7:36
YELLOW FLAG: Nye goes for a spin in turn one to bring the yellow flag out. He was working underneath Tidman for fifth. Tidman dropped like a rock in the outside lane on that restart.
7:36
Lap 3: DJ Shaw has worked under Tidman for third.
7:36
GREEN FLAG: Sesely clears Tidman from the inside off turn two and Hieber follows to take second.
7:34
GREEN FLAG: Sesely gets a good jump on the start but five cars pile it up in turn two to bring the yellow flag back out.
7:33
TQ Midgets Heat Race 3 Lineup
7:32
CHECKERED FLAG: Payne holds off Nye to win the second heat race. Zeiner finishes third and takes the final transfer position.
7:31
GREEN FLAG: Payne gets a great jump and Zeiner follows him into a battle with Nye but Nye holds him off.
7:29
Pratt goes off to the pit area on a push-cart as the field doubles up for the restart.
7:29
YELLOW FLAG: Behind the front three Roselli, Reid, and Pratt get together through turn three.
7:28
Lap 3: Payne, Nye, and Zeiner file into the top three positions.
7:28
GREEN FLAG: Nye hangs with Payne through the first two turns but falls in line into turn three
7:26
YELLOW FLAG: Azzalina, Horvath, and Quinones involved in an incident in turn three.
7:26
GREEN FLAG: Zeiner gets the early advantage on the start but can’t make it stick.
7:26
Payne, this year’s Budweiser International Classic 200 pole winner at Oswego (NY), is a two-time Gambler’s Classic winner.
7:25
7:25
Comment From Guest

Great coverage…thanks!

7:24
TQ Midgets Heat Race 2 Lineup
7:24
CHECKERED FLAG: Ted Christopher, Andrew Nye, and Jon Gambutti transfer into the Gambler’s Classic.
7:23
GREEN FLAG: DiMattia gets a good start on the outside and challenges Gambutti for third.
7:22
YELLOW FLAG: Medeiros goes around.
7:22
Lap 5: Halfway. Same three hold the transfer positions with Meideros a bit behind them in fourth.
7:21
GREEN FLAG: TC is on it at the restart again as Nye and Gambuti battle for second.
7:20
Janisch’s car will head to the pit area. The ATQMRA champion will have to make his way through the B-Main in order to make tonight’s feature.
7:19
YELLOW FLAG: Janisch in trouble in turn four.
7:19
GREEN FLAG: TC gets a great start as Nye and Gambuti file in behind him.
7:18
A big pileup has brought out the caution on lap one (Speed51.com photo).
7:18
Andrew Nye will join Christopher on the front row for this restart.
7:17
GREEN FLAG: another multi-car wreck at the start as Janisch drives into the left side of DiMattia going into the turn.
7:16
All cars have resumed for the full restart.
7:15
GREEN FLAG: TC gets the advantage with Janisch moving through for second, but a multi-car pileup brings the field to a halt before a lap is completed.
7:14
Christopher will have Tony DiMattia to his outside. This is ten laps and three cars advance.
7:14
Ted Christopher needed a push-start to get going.
7:13
TQ Midgets Heat Race 1 Lineup
7:13
The first heat race is driving onto the race track. Ted Christopher will lead this heat to the green flag.
7:12
Steph Palmai takes the win and advances to heat race number four.
7:11
Palmai is now in the lead with Carrig attacking Maurer for second place behind him.
7:10
James Friesen bumped Carrig out of the way on the last restart and took over the lead, but now Friesen goes around in turn three to bring the caution out.
7:06
Ten laps is the distance. One driver advances to the back of heat race four.
7:05
The TQs are rolling onto the race track for the non-qualifier race. Shaun Carrig will lead the field to the green.
6:43
Opening ceremonies and national anthem are set to begin in 10 minutes, and will be immediately followed by the TQ Non-Qualifiers last chance race.
6:43
6:21
Even if he has a good heat race result, two-time defending Gambler’s Classic winner Anthony Sesely will have to start quite a bit further back from the front row for tonight’s feature (Speed51.com photo).
6:21
6:17
Four cars will be inverted for the Dash, so Jankowiak will start fourth. The Dash will decide the starting positions for the first four rows in the feature.
6:17
Andy Jankowiak spins the wheel to decide the invert for the dash (Speed51.com photo).
6:12
Ryan Flores plans to take a “patiently aggressive” approach to tonight’s races (Speed51.com photo).
6:03
6:03
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6:02
Already one trophy for this car this weekend. Jankowiak is hoping to capture another tonight (Speed51.comphoto).
6:02
Paules says that TQ racing, indoors especially, is one of the toughest things he has ever done. It’s a matter of being at the right place at the right time, in which he was not last night and as a result will start seventh in his heat.

Paules also remarked about his nomination for Best Villain, which is one of many categories you can vote on as part of the 51 Awards at www.speed51awards.comthrough February 7.

5:50
Many time Mahoning Valley Speedway (PA) champ Earl Paules signs some autographs (Speed51.comphoto).
5:47
Slingshot racer Demetrios Drellos is ready to go for tonight (Speed51.com photo).
5:45
DJ Shaw is competing in his first full weekend in a TQ after troubles sidelined them early in Trenton. Although they made an early exit last night, they were glad to make the A-Main and have the same goal to qualify for the Gamblers Classic tonight.
5:39
ISMA Supermodified veteran Mark Sammut has a long way to go in order make tonight\’s A-Main (Speed51.com photo).
5:32
Erick Rudolph does an interview after being presented with the fast time award (Speed51.com photo).
5:27
ATQMRA regular Buddy Sload chats with some folks (Speed51.com photo).
5:21
Zane Zeiner signs autographs for a couple young fans (Speed51.com photo).
5:10
Fans begin to make their way onto the track (Speed51.com photo).
5:06
The on track fanfest has begun and will last for the next hour and 15 minutes.
4:53
Past Gambler’s Classic Winners
4:50
4:49
Indoor Series Point Standings:

Pos. No. Driver Points
1 13 Ted Christopher 240
2 1 Mike Lichty 240
3 49 Andy Jankowiak 239
4 15 Ryan Flores 230
5 22 Erick Rudolph 220
6 07 Patrick Emerling 191
7 76 Jimmy Blewett 187
8 66 Kyle Reinhardt 161
9 16 Anthony Sesely 160
10 48 Matt Janisch 156
11 23 Zane Zeiner 156
12 7 Joey Payne 154
13 46 Geoff Sutton 140
14 5d Tony DiMattia 136
15 3 Ryan Susice 131
16 51 Shawn Nye 129
17 7L Jon Gambutti 103
18 66 Andrew Nye 103
19 8 Earl Paules 96
20 9 Jonathan Reid 91
4:47
The Indoor Series points race (combined totals between Trenton and Atlantic City Friday and Saturday A-Mains) is extremely tight. Ted Christopher and Mike Lichty are tied up top with last night’s winner Andy Jankowiak only one point behind.
4:38
Saturday’s Remaining Schedule of Events:

5pm- Grandstands open

5pm-6:15pm- Fanfest on track

6:55pm- National Anthem

7pm- Racing Begins: 10 races

1- TQ Non-Qualifiers Race (12 cars, 10 Laps/10 Minutes, Winner to back of heat 4)

4- TQ heats (Friday cars plus non-qualifier transfer. 13 cars, three from each qualify to A-Main.)

Lined up by: Friday A-Main cars 9-24, Time-trials, non-qualifiers

Slingshot A-Main: 24 cars, 25 Laps

TQ Dash: 5 laps, Top 8 from Friday. Results set lineup for feature

2-TQ B-Mains: 20 cars, two qualify from each to A-Main.

Champ Kart A-Main: 25 cars, 25 laps

TQ A-Main: 26 cars, 40 laps (8 from Friday, 12 from heats, 4 from B-Mains, 2 Provisionals)

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3:52
We are going to be stepping from the keys for a few minutes.
3:51
That’s it for on-track action until 7pm tonight when the TQs are back on track. Before then, there will be Fanfest on the track from 5-6:15.
3:50
Matt Remick takes the win in the second TQ non-qualifier.
3:48
Steve Craig lost the lead because he spun out after the caution was displayed. Remick now leads.
3:44
Steve Craig and Brett Conkling will lead the field to the green flag.
3:42
Lou Horvath takes the win over Carrig and Mullen and advances to the back of the second heat race later on this evening.
3:39
Cooper just went for a wild flip in turn one. The caution came out a couple seconds earlier for a different incident. It appeared that one car slowed for the caution and Cooper did not and went right over the back of that car. He’s been placed back on his wheels and is being pushed to the pits.
3:37
We’ve completed three laps and are working the sixth caution. Carrig now leads as Hoddick was placed on the dolly during this caution.
3:32
We’ve made three attempts to complete one lap and all three attempts have resulted in cautions.
3:31
The winner of this advances to the back of Heat 1.
3:30
The first of two TQ non-qualifier races is on track now. The top five is Hoddick, Cooper, Carrig, Osborne and Williams.
3:28
James Hayden got by Schollenberger on the restart and takes the win Champ Kart B-3 to transfer on.
3:26
Jordan Modiano was all alone at the front of the field, but just spun out in turn three to bring out the caution. Schollenberger inherits the lead.
3:24
Jordan Modiano and Mark Lawshe lead Champ Kart B-3 to the green flag.
3:21
Kendall just barely holds off Swisher at the line to take the win and transfer spot in B-2.
3:20
Ryan Kendall was running away with this one before the caution came out, but the racing was fierce back in the pack with plenty of three-wide action.
3:16
3:16
Ryan Kendall and Andrew Swisher will lead the second B-Main to the green.
3:12
Kyle Kania takes the win and the lone transfer spot from the first B-Main for the Champ Karts.
3:10
The caution is out for a big flip and slide by one kart at the back of the field. The driver is still in the kart, but is okay and is being pushed back to the pits.
3:08
One car qualifies out of each B-Main. 10 laps/10 minutes, with 13 cars starting.
3:07
Riverhead Raceway (NY) Modified regular, Kyle Ellwood, will lead the first of three Champ Kart B-Mains to the green with AJ Desantis, another Long Islander, along side.
3:02
Don Boonstra and Kim Glass get the two transfer spots as one driver flips by himself at the checkered flag.
3:01
Kim Glass has rallied back up to the second and final transfer spot with a few laps to go.
2:56
Kim Glass and Mike Lapicki led the field to the green flag, but three cars crashed in turn two on the first lap. Glass was one of them.
2:55
B-Main two is on track (Speed51.com photo).
2:54
2:54
Matt Glass and Walter Lapicki transfer out of the first B-Main. Dan Morgiewicz and Matt Stangle finished third and fourth. Only four cars finished.
2:53
Halfway home in the first Slingshot B-Main and it’s Mike Glass showing the way over Walter Lapicki.
2:51
Only five cars are left on the race track.
2:50
Two laps in and already under our fourth caution.
2:47
Two cars qualify from these races. 10 laps is the distance, or 10 minutes. Whichever comes first.
2:46
Mike Glass leads the first B-Main to the green flag.
2:43
The track sits quiet right now as we wait for the first of two B-Mains to roll out for the Slingshots (Speed51.com photo).
2:32
Interesting to note, Todd Hoddick’s time of 8.148 seconds would have been good enough for sixth fastest yesterday.
2:30
2:30
Time trial session has concluded. We will have full non-qualifier lineups based on these and yesterday’s speeds prior to the start of those races.
2:28
Steve Craig has jumped to second fastest late in this time trials session with a time of 8.644, still a half second slower than Hoddick.
2:24
Each time a driver returns to the track it erases their previous best time. The times in this session combined with those that stood on their times from yesterday will set the two non-qualifier lineups later on.
2:19
72 – Jesse Maurer
Best Lap: 9.247
2:18
33 – Shaun Carrig
Best Lap: 8.791
2:18
15i – Sheldon Iuducello
Best Lap: 8.690
2:18
Todd Hoddick has by far picked up on his time from yesterday and will most likely be the top starter in one of the non-qualifiers in a couple hours.
2:16
55 – Steve Craig
Best Lap: 8.877
2:15
In this session, drivers are permitted to take time on the track more than once.
2:15
2:13
91 – Jimmy Zacharias
Best Lap: 8.978
2:13
19c – Stefanie Palmai
Best Lap: 8.892
2:12
06 – Chad Parks
Best Lap: 10.335
2:11
33 – Shaun Carrig
Best Lap: 9.167
2:10
17b – Pat Vanvarick
Best Lap: 8.808
2:09
83 – Paul Jorgenson
Best Lap: 9.502
2:09
15i – Sheldon Iuducello
Best Lap: 8.869
2:09
6 – Jack Conover
Best Lap: 8.905
2:08
55 – Steve Craig
Best Lap: 8.826
2:08
94 – Todd Hoddick
Best Lap: 8.148
2:07
93j – James Friesen
Best Lap: 9.035
2:06
98 – Tim Proctor
Best Lap: 8.800
2:06
97 – Ken Hirt
Best Lap: 9.195
2:06
7f – Matt Farnham
Best Lap: 8.998
2:05
39 – Ron Mullen
Best Lap: 8.709
2:05
46 – Louie Horvath
Best Lap: 8.837
2:05
67 – Steve Collins
Best Lap: 9.025
2:04
Champ Kart practice has concluded. We are immediately going into TQ Saturday time trials.
2:00
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1:55
Champ Karts are on the track for their final session. Following practice, the track will be open for a half hour for any TQ Midgets that wish to improve on their time trial speed from yesterday.
1:53
1:51
Slingshot Saturday Practice Times
1:48
Jerry Schott Jr. is currently fastest in final Slingshot practice.
1:44
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1:43
TQ Midget Saturday Practice Times
1:42
1:30
Practice has concluded. Last night’s runner up Erick Rudolph recorded the fastest time.
1:29
Jimmy Blewett and Mike Lichty jump into the top five as the final group of cars make their way around the track.
1:28
Ted Christopher leaps to sixth on the charts.
1:26
Andy Jankowiak has recorded the seventh fastest time so far with a time of 8.508.
1:24
Patrick Emerling has entered the top five in practice with a time of 8.461 seconds.
1:24
Cars at speed in turn four (Speed51.com photo).
1:23
If a former winner that is entered this weekend does not advance through the heats or B-Mains, they will be considered for one of the two provisionals in tonight’s 26 car field. Otherwise, either it will be the highest in points or fastest in time trials not qualified at that moment. Essentially, it is the promoter’s choice who gets to start in the last row based on any of those three conditions.
1:19
Past Gambler’s Classic Winners
1:16
Track is back to green after what has been reported as a lengthy cleanup of oil on the track. 48 TQs have practiced thus far.
1:16
Practice is green once again (Speed51.com photo).
1:15
1:13
Indoor Series points standings:

Pos. No. Driver Points
1 13 Ted Christopher 240
2 1 Mike Lichty 240
3 49 Andy Jankowiak 239
4 15 Ryan Flores 230
5 22 Erick Rudolph 220
6 07 Patrick Emerling 191
7 76 Jimmy Blewett 187
8 66 Kyle Reinhardt 161
9 16 Anthony Sesely 160
10 48 Matt Janisch 156
11 23 Zane Zeiner 156
12 7 Joey Payne 154
13 46 Geoff Sutton 140
14 5d Tony DiMattia 136
15 3 Ryan Susice 131
16 51 Shawn Nye 129
17 7L Jon Gambutti 103
18 66 Andrew Nye 103
19 8 Earl Paules 96
20 9 Jonathan Reid 91
1:13
The Indoor Series points race (combined totals between Trenton and Atlantic City Friday and Saturday A-Mains) is extremely tight. Ted Christopher and Mike Lichty are tied up top with last night’s winner Andy Jankowiak only one point behind.
1:01
Last night’s winner straps in before practice (Speed51.com photo).
1:00
CanAm Midget champion Mack DeMan is showing some speed. Moving up to fourth on the charts.
12:59
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12:54
It got a bit rough last night. This is the left side of Erick Rudolph’s TQ. He’s fastest so far in practice. (Speed51.com photo).
12:54
Erick Rudolph shatters the fastest time in this session so far. 8.147 seconds.
12:51
Justin Bonsignore just relaxing a bit before the day gets crazy (Speed51.com photo).
12:51
Marc Rogers to the top with a 8.589 best time.
12:49
Avery Stoehr jumps to the top with a time of 8.635. The teenage NEMA regular was fast yesterday, but did not advance through his heat or B-Main.
12:46
12:46
Remick is fastest early in the session with a time of 8.688 seconds over Collins and Ken Hirt. Chemung Speedrome (NY) track champion Zacharias still has some speed to find and has not broken the nine second mark in his Boardwalk Hall TQ debut.
12:43
Among the first group on track include Jimmy Zacharias, Matt Remick, and Steve Collins. All of them will have to make it through the non-qualifier races this afternoon in order to race tonight.
12:39
Practice is about to begin. TQs will be the first to go out for their only session today.
12:30
12:29
You can see more photos from last night right here: https://www.facebook.com/me…
12:28
It got a bit wild last night (Rick Ibsen/Speed51.com photo).
12:26
The track is quiet right now, but in a few short minutes will be busy with action for approximately 10 hours straight (Speed51.com photo).
12:25
Andy Jankowiak picked up where he left off in Trenton by scoring the win in last night’s 30-lap A-Main.

He wants another win tonight, and is confident he can get it done.

You can read more about last night’s race here: http://speed51.com/andy-j-p…

12:24
There will be an invert later this afternoon to determine the starting order for the dash. The top eight finishers from last night will participate in the dash. Andy Jankowiak will spin the wheel at fanfest to determine what the invert will be.
12:19
Danny Sammons leads the Saturday drivers meeting (Speed51.com photo).
12:18
12:17
Drivers Meeting Notes:

– Joie of Seating will be offering up an award of $500 to the winner if they are in one of their seats, $250 if using their restraint system.

– There will be two TQ non-qualifiers rather than three due to some teams packing up and going home early. Winners of each go to heats two and three respectively tonight. Finishers two through seven will compete in tonight’s last chance race, in which winner goes to the back of heat four.

– During Fanfest, a wheel will spun to determine the invert for each of tonight’s features.

– Slingshots and Champ Kart drivers have been warned to reduce the amount of rough riding after last night and to obey the flags. There will be a two spot penalty for any driver jumping the restart in any division.

12:15
Saturday’s Tentative Schedule of Events:

12:30pm- One Round of Practice- All cars

Immediately followed by TQ Time Trials (pos. 57-100)

Track Open For 30 Minutes To anyone to try to improve time

Two- Slingshot B-Main (11 cars, 10 Laps/10 Minutes- 2 Qualify)

Three- Champ Kart B-Mains (13 cars, 10 Laps/10 Minutes- 1 Qualifies)

Two- TQ Non-Qualifier Races (Pos. 57-100, 14 cars, 10 Laps/15 Minutes. Winnes advance to heat races 1, 2, 3. Finishers 2-5 to Non-Qualifiers race)

5pm- Grandstands open

5pm-6:15pm- Fanfest on track

6:55pm- National Anthem

7pm- Racing Begins: 10 races

1- TQ Non-Qualifiers Race (12 cars, 10 Laps/10 Minutes, Winner to back of heat 4)

4- TQ heats (Friday cars plus non-qualifier transfer. 13 cars, three from each qualify to A-Main.)

Lined up by: Friday A-Main cars 9-24, Time-trials, non-qualifiers

Slingshot A-Main: 24 cars, 25 Laps

TQ Dash: 5 laps, Top 8 from Friday. Results set lineup for feature

2-TQ B-Mains: 20 cars, two qualify from each to A-Main.

Champ Kart A-Main: 25 cars, 25 laps

TQ A-Main: 26 cars, 40 laps (8 from Friday, 12 from heats, 4 from B-Mains, 2 Provisionals)

12:09
Zane Zeiner among others get situated for the drivers meeting (Speed51.com photo).
12:02
The pits are already busy this morning in the bowels of Boardwalk Hall (Speed51.com photo).
12:01
Hello and welcome to Speed51.com’s Trackside Now coverage of day two of Gambler’s Classic weekend from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall in New Jersey.

The wind is howling and the temperatures are brutally cold outside, but we’re ready for some fierce racing inside anyway. We’re glad that you’re joining us today and we hope you enjoy our coverage today as much as we’ll enjoy bringing it to you.

11:59
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Trackside Now: Gambler’s Classic in Atlantic City (NJ) – 1/31/15