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Flores Takes Allentown Indoor Race

By Kyle Magda

It didn't take Ryan Flores long to find the front of the field in Saturday's TQ midget 40-lap feature at Allentown's PPL Center.

Flores started fifth and used the outside lane to grab the lead on lap 5. ARCA driver Andy Jankowiak was able to slip around pole-sitter Anthony Sesely to take second.

From there on out, it was all Flores and Jankowiak throughout the event. Jankowiak was able to keep pace with Flores on the short runs, but the No. 15 was able to slowly pull away once the run got going. 

The Indoor Auto Racing Series returned to Allentown after a two-year hiatus and the two-night event returned to the PPL Center.

Matt Janisch finished third in the 40-lap A-main. Billy Pauch Jr. ran third late until going around with six laps to go, but rebounded for a ninth-place run.

2021 Big Diamond Speedway Modified champion Tim Buckwalter finished fourth and former Allentown winner Scott Kreutter completed the top-five.

Jonathan Keister took home the Champ Kart feature, while Brett Bieber was victorious in Slingshots.

Friday night featured three 20-lap qualifying races for the TQ midgets and the top-three finishers from each heat locked into Saturday's feature. Tim Buckwalter, Billy Pauch Jr. and Matt Roselli were the three Friday winners.

Next up for the Indoor Auto Racing Series will be the Gambler's Classic at the end of January at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. 

Saturday TQ midget feature results:

1. Ryan Flores

2. Andy Jankowiak

3. Matt Janisch

4. Tim Buckwalter

5. Scott Kreutter

6. Pat Bealer

7. Mike Bednar

8. Shawn Nye

9. Billy Pauch Jr.

10. Anthony Sesely

11. Jeremy Haudricourt

12. Matt Roselli

13. Briggs Danner

14. Ryan Bartlett

15. Andrew Nye

16. Tommy Catalano

17. Ryan Susice

18. Kyle Hutchinson

19. Joey Bailey

20. Doug Stearly

21. Tim Nye

22. Max McLaughlin

23. Tim Iulg

24. Steve Kemery