The Indoor Auto Racing Series 2020 dates for all three of the ‘concrete races’ – the PPL Center in Allentown, PA., Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ and the Exposition Center in Syracuse, NY have been set and are fast approaching.
The series will again open in Allentown, Pa. at the beautiful PPL Center with complete shows on Friday and Saturday nights, January 3-4, 2020. Round three will be held for the 18th year inside Atlantic City, N.J.’s Boardwalk Hall on Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1, 2020. For the second year, the Syracuse date on the grounds of the New York State Fairgrounds will host the final two rounds on Friday and Saturday nights March 13-14.
The race-within-the-race, the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled by VP Racing Fuels 2019 season championships were decided on the final night at Syracuse. 12 Slingshot hopefuls came into the finale with a mathematical chance to win the coveted titles.
Though winless in the Championship Energy Action Track USA sponsored Slingshot Indoor Series, Kurt Bettler outpointed Danny Buccafusca, Austin Silfee, and Tyler Truex, who had come into the final event leading the points, and Jared Silfee to grab his first title.
Also returning for a third season will be the non-point East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals inside Trenton, N.J.’s Cure Insurance Arena. This event which features the wingless 600 Micro Sprints, however, will be moved from December to the weekend after the Daytona 500, February 21 and 22.
In Slingshot feature action during the 2019 race, Craig Whitmoyer, an accomplished Sportsman and Small Block Modified campaigner, won the 20-lap feature ahead of Danny Buccafusca, Anthony Raisner, Brett Bieber and Austin Silfee.
All told, 52 Slingshot racers earned points in the 2019 Indoor Auto Racing Series.
Information for the 2020 events will be available when completed online at www.indoorautoracing.com.
SAFETY RULE REMINDERS – (Check your safety equipment before arriving)- ARM Restraints, Gloves, One-Way Radios are mandatory! One-way frequency 454.000
SUIT – ALL DRIVERS REQUIRED to wear fire resistant underwear and one piece driving suit to cover arms, legs and body.- Suit must have SFI rating of 3.2A/5or greater or FIA 8856-2000 or greater.- No suits with an outer layer of nylon will be permitted, some FIA 8856-200 suits have this layer!- If you purchased a used crew member suit, you may not meet these requirements!
SEAT BELTS -Date of manufacture cannot be more than two (2) years old from date of event! No exceptions.
HELMETS – The current snell rating is SA2015. Acceptable ratings include SA2015 and SA2010. No Snell M rated helmets. 2020 will be the last season for a SA2010 helmet. Starting in 2021 you will need a SA2020 or SA2015 helmet.
HEAD AND NECK RESTRAINT – All drivers must wear a properly secured SFI 38.1 rated Head and Neck Restraint Device/System. Must have certification no more than 5 years old from date of event! No exceptions.
SEATS- Strongly Recommended that all cars have a full containment seat or a seat utilizing a bolt on containment system. Rollbar/cage padding meeting SFI 45.1 Specs is required anywhere a driver’s helmet may come in contact with the rollbar/cage.
BOLT ON WEIGHT -All bolt on weight must be painted white with car number. Any weight not fully painted with a car number will be removed. No exceptions.
Slingshots must have New Jersey approved fuel tank developed by Rich Tobias! No plastic tanks!
*Exerts from AARN*