NAPA Auto Stores, the nation’s leader in automotive supplies, has signed on for the second consecutive year as the title sponsor for the Atlantic City Indoor Auto Races, it has been announced by Len Sammons Motorsports Productions, event promoter. The two-day race meet will be known as the NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City Indoor Race.
The indoor racing inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall is now in its 12th consecutive year of competition. The 2014 dates are Friday and Saturday January 24 and 25. The races will be preceded by a closed to the public, practice session on Thursday, January 23. The TQ Midgets will once again headline the NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City Indoor Race with feature events on Friday and Saturday night with Saturday's event being the prestigious Gambler's Classic. Joining the TQ Midgets during the three day event will be the Herr's Slingshots and Sr. Champ Karts. The Slingshots and Sr. Champ Karts will run qualifying events on Friday night and their feature events on Saturday night.
The NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City Indoor Race Weekend will be followed by the first ever Battle of Trenton two-day, indoor racing event at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, N.J.. Both races will feature top drivers from at least ten different States and Canada competing in the Fatheadz TQ Midget Racing Series. The two race meets will be extensively promoted at Sammons’ 29th annual Motorsports Show, scheduled for the three-day weekend of January 10-11-12, 2014 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in
Entry forms for NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City Indoor Race Weekend and for the Battle of Trenton indoor races are available online at aarn.com.
Promoter Sammons advises entrants to register quickly. “We can only take so many cars for the TQ Midgets, Slingshots and Champ Karts in Atlantic City and space is at a greater premium in Trenton,” Sammons said. “It is important to register as soon as possible to avoid being shut out.”
NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City Indoor Race Weekend and Battle of Trenton TQ Midget pre-race favorites include 2013 Atlantic City ‘Gamblers’ Classic Indoor TQ Midget winner Anthony Sesely of Matawan, NJ. Sesely, the 2011 and 2012 Modified champion at Wall
Stadium also won the overall 2012-2013 Fatheadz Indoor Race series point title.
New Egypt Speedway's all-time Modified event winner Billy "The Kid" Pauch is also a regular on the Indoor series and a former Atlantic City winner.
NASCAR Modified series champion Ted Christopher of Plainville, CT, is the winningest driver in LSMP promoted events. Lou Cicconi, Jr. of Lester, PA, always a fan favorite, won on Friday night in Atlantic City this past year.
Indoor racing was reborn by Len H. Sammons and his staff in Atlantic City in 2003 after a twenty-two year hiatus, and has become a staple of the winter auto racing season.
Check aarn.com for details on all LSMP events. Sponsorship programs are available by calling 609-888-3618.
Tickets to the Atlantic City races are available at the Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, by calling 888-736-1420 or at www.ticketmaster.com
Bally’s Atlantic City hotel and casino announced that TJM Properties, Inc., a Clearwater, Florida, based hotel operator, has agreed to purchase the 500-room Claridge Hotel Tower. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“We are very pleased with TJM Properties’ extensive experience and its plan to keep the hotel open and operating while it upgrades the rooms, installs a new front desk and restaurant,” said Kevin Ortzman, senior vice president of Bally’s, Caesars Atlantic City and Showboat. The sale is expected to close within 90 days, subject to customary closing conditions.
“Through its investment, TJM will be adding non-gaming amenities that will enhance the experience of guests of the Claridge, Bally’s and the entire city,” Ortzman said. “TJM’s plans are in keeping with our goal of adding non-gaming amenities to Atlantic City, such as the 250,000 square foot meeting and conference center – the largest in the Northeast – that we’re building at Harrah’s Atlantic City.”
One of the hotel towers housing Bally’s guests, the 500-room Claridge opened in 1930 and at 370 feet was the tallest building in New Jersey until 1989.
“We are excited about the great opportunity to own and operate this magnificent historic hotel,” said Matt McCarthy of TJM Properties. “We look forward to bringing more non-gaming amenities to the Atlantic City community.”
TJM Properties operates 10 hotels in the Tampa Bay Area, three under the Quality Inn, Baymont Inn and Howard Johnson flags. The company also owned and operated more than 19 Senior Living Communities with over 2,500 units. In August, they sold 15 of the Senior Living properties for more than $200 million.
ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan announced a new headline tour will launch the first of 2014, “That’s My Kind of Night Tour.” The tour will kick-off its first leg on January16 in Columbus, Ohio at the Schottenstein Center and will perform eighteen shows through March 8 and will feature Lee Brice and Cole Swindell. The tour will make a stop in Atlantic City on Saturday, February 15 at Boardwalk Hall.
Tickets went on sale Friday, November 1 at 10am and will be available at Ticketmaster.com, LiveNation.com, Boardwalk Hall Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations or by-phone at 800-745-3000.
Luke’s current tour, the “Dirt Road Diaries Tour,” began this past January and has sold-out all shows in advance, including the upcoming double plays in Nashville, Tenn. and Tampa, Fla. The“Dirt Road Diaries Tour” wraps on October 26 in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Harrah’s Philadelphia has announced two Bad Beat Jackpots hitting three days apart. The top-rated Pennsylvania Poker Room paid out over $442,860 in winnings, combined on October 23rd and October 26th,to 15 different players featured at the table during the Bad Beat Jackpot hits.
“With two different Bad Beats hitting three days apart, the electricity in our poker room is incomparable,” said Ron Baumann, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Harrah’s Philadelphia. “I would like to send my sincerest congratulations to the 15 players that took part in last week’s winnings, as well as to the hundreds of other players that have claimed their share of the $2,897,725 in jackpots we have given out since the Bad Beat’s inception.”
On Wednesday, October 23rd at 3:10am, the Total Bad Beat Jackpot of $253,274 hit at one of its Texas Hold‘em Poker 1-2 No-Limit tables to Total Rewards loyal poker player Isaiah J. Stout. Beside Stout winning $126,637.08, the hand’s actual winner, Duane Mitchell, earned $63,318.54, while the table’s remaining 6 players each took home $10,553. Stout, of Philadelphia, PA, thought he had the winning hand when he laid out his quad 10s, only to experience a bad beat when opponent Mitchell, of Miami, FL, flashed his straight flush to the ten and secured the win. Three days later, on Saturday, October 26th at 4pm, the Bad Beat hit again, as 7 players claimed their portion of the $189,586 jackpot. The losing hand of quad 10s paid Joseph Blackman, of Wilmington, DE, $94,793 while Helen Zacco, of Havertown, PA, took home $47,396 with her winning king-high straight-flush.
This kicks off a month long of poker-centric events where the Harrah’s Philadelphia Poker Room has over $170,000 up for grabs:
Runners are not the only important components needed to create a great race. GORE-TEX ® Philadelphia Marathon Weekend engages 3,000 volunteers to help support one of the top-10 marathons in country.
Many volunteers have signed up already; however, opportunities still exist to be a part of the 20th anniversary of the GORE-TEX ® Philadelphia Marathon.
Volunteers will play a large role in making the GORE-TEX ® Philadelphia Marathon Weekend an extraordinary experience for the more than 30,000 participants who come to Philadelphia from all 50 states and more than 40countries.
Volunteering provides an opportunity to assist the community, meet other people,network, and enjoy a day of race-watching with a front-row seat in one of many historic Philadelphia neighborhoods. Friends, family, co-workers, schools, churches, community organizations and similar groups are encouraged to sign-up together.
Volunteer opportunities include assisting at designated security areas, handing out water to runners, and joining the City of Philadelphia and the Mayor's Office of Sustainability's Waste Watchers team, which will oversee recycling and composting during the races.
GORE-TEX® Philadelphia Marathon Weekend includes a series of fun, athletic and entertaining activities: