Andy Jankowiak owns a very impressive resume on the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled by VP, yet he’s never won inside Allentown’s PPL Center. The talented driver from Tonawanda, N.Y. will get two chances to get that first win when the 2024 season begins on Friday and Saturday, January 5th and 6th when the 8th running of races inside the PPL Center is held sponsored by Ironton Global Cloud Phone.
Jankowiak, who sits tied for fourth on the series all time win list with six wins, has won four times at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall which includes three in the Gamblers Classic. He has also scored wins in Albany, NY and Trenton, NJ, but Allentown has eluded him.
Jankowiak is one of three drivers who have made every feature event in Allentown, the other two, Ryan Flores and Anthony Sesely, however have both gone to victory lane. Jankowiak’s best finish of second came after a spirited battle with Flores in the 2022 edition.
It’s not that Jankowiak hasn’t shown speed. Jankowiak has three top five finishes and six top 10’s and he holds the track record at 7.425 seconds set in time trials during the Friday night portion in 2020.
The eighth running of the Allentown event will feature three divisions of racing: TQ Midgets, Slingshots and Champ Karts with qualifying races and main events both nights.
Friday’s events, sponsored by BELFOR Property Restoration begins on Friday night at 7:30 PM with doors opening one hour earlier. Saturday’s racing, sponsored by Future Homes, fires up at 7 PM.
Saturday’s annual Fan Fest, limited to fans who purchased 100 level seats, will offer a close up look of the race cars and a chance to meet the drivers before the racing begins. To gain access Fan Fest ticket holders must enter through the Air Products gate which opens at 5 PM at the corner of 7th and Linden. All other gates will open on Saturday at 6 PM.
Tickets are on sale, online at PPLCenter.com or at the Box Office daily including the days of the event. New this year is a Friday/ Saturday Combo Ticket and a Friday night a lower level family section with Adult tickets starting at just $20 and Kids $5.
For more information including links to purchase tickets, entry forms and book hotel rooms within walking distance of the center visit www.indoorautoracing. com.
For race fans who cannot make the trip to get the best experience at the event, quality DTD-TV pay-per-view will be available for both nights on the web at dirttrackdigest.tv.
After the Allentown races, the chase for the Indoor Series championship will head to Atlantic City, NJ January 26 and 27 at Boardwalk Hall for the 22nd running of the NAPA Auto Parts Atlantic City Indoor Races.
The indoor series ends with the East Coast Dirt Nationals at the Trenton, N.J. Cure Insurance Area where Tim Buckwalter will be on hand to defend his 2023 victory on February 23 and 24th.
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