Monday, November 7, 2005


From Ernie Saxton

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - Tickets for the 2006 Atlantic City Indoor Race at Boardwalk Hall are set to go on sale Saturday, November 12th according to a recent announcement by event organizer Len Sammons.

The dates of Fri., Jan. 20, and Sat., Jan. 21, have been established for the fourth annual indoor auto racing motorsports spectacular, which has rekindled what was a wintertime tradition at the seaside resort from 1965-1981.

Well over 100 race cars are expected to participate in high-speed oval-track competition on the Hall's concrete floor, rubbing tires and trading paint in pursuit of cash and prizes.

All seats in the Hall's balcony will be general admission for the Friday-night racing program, which includes the "Roaring 20s" triple 20-lap qualifiers for the Three Quarter Midgets/600cc Micro-Sprints, the Slingshot by Tobias division's "Dirty Dozen" and a main for the Senior Caged Champ Karts.

Saturday night's featured card, headlined by the 40-lap "Gambler's Classic" for TQ Midgets/600cc Micro-Sprints and a 20-lap Slingshot event, will offer reserved seats in the Hall's prime lower section. Admission to Saturday afternoon's "Small Car Nationals" program that boasts Senior Caged Champ Karts, Modified and Sportsman Micro-Stocks and Young Lion Slingshots is included with all Saturday tickets.

In addition, Saturday night's popular pre-race "Fan Fest" on the racetrack surface will be restricted to reserved-seat ticket holders due to Boardwalk Hall fire regulations.

"Fans will certainly want to purchase their tickets early," said Len Sammons. "They can take advantage of a discount offered to advance-ticket buyers and assure themselves seats in the lower section so they'll be right on top of Saturday's action." Tickets purchased on the day of the event will cost $2 more than those purchased in advance.

There will be no increase in ticket prices from the 2005 indoor event.

Advance-sale tickets for the program on Fri., Jan. 20, are $17 (adults) and $10 (child). General admission tickets for Sat., Jan. 21, are $20 (adults) and $12 (child), while reserved seats are priced at $25.

Tickets can be purchased through all Ticketmaster outlets (including by phone or on-line at; at the Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall box office; or at the Area Auto Racing News office in Trenton, N.J.

Entry forms for the A.C. Indoor Race are currently being mailed to teams that competed in the 2005 edition. They are also available on-line at or by calling the event office at 609-888-3618. -End-

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