Indoor auto racing is coming to the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday, December 8.
The show will feature the exotic TQ (Three Quarter) Midget race cars and agile Champ Karts that have put on many exciting indoor racing shows for a number of years under Len Sammons Productions.
Tickets for the first-time event in Baltimore will go on sale Monday, October 29, at noon at all Ticketmaster locations and the arena box office.
Other Indoor Racing events are scheduled for the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, on December 31, 2012, and at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, for two consecutive days, February 1-2, 2013.
The 1st Mariner Arena is located near the Camden Yards baseball stadium, in the middle of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor area.
Each class will compete against the clock in time trials that will determine starting positions in a series of qualifying heat races. The heat races will narrow the entries down to twenty-two starters for a 40-lap TQ Midget A-Main and a 25-lap Champ Kart feature event.
Grandstand gates will swing open at 6 p.m., with racing starting one hour later beginning with qualifying heat races.
Ted Christopher of Plainville, Connecticut, a multiple NASCAR Whelen Modified champion, and a multi-time Indoor race winner in both Providence and Atlantic City, is the first official entrant for the Baltimore and Providence races. Other well-known drivers such as Lou Cicconi Jr. and Joey Payne are expected to lead the TQ-Midget entries in the inaugural event.
The entries are limited to 60 TQ-Midgets and 42 Champ Karts.
Title and associate event sponsorships are being sought for the three Indoor Race events.