Keepin’ It Real: Nick Ladyga Looks to Rebound from Allentown Wreck

Editor’s Note:
Area Auto Racing News’ J.J. Andrews caught up with many of the drivers of the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Fueled by VP Racing Fuels heading into the NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City Indoor Races at Boardwalk Hall. Excerpts from his Area Auto Racing News article will be broken down into multiple stories highlighting the drivers to watch this weekend.

The NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City Indoor Races take place at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. Racing action kicks off Friday, January 27 and continues Saturday, January 28. Tickets for the event are available at or at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office.

Story By: J.J. Andrews

Nick Ladyga was “having a good run before it was cut short” in Allentown.  “We didn’t have the result we were looking for after getting wrecked out of the feature, but we were having a good run,” said Ladyga.  Ladyga drives the Chris Ladyga owned 2014 Lafler Chassis ride, powered by a Pippard Racing engines power plant.  His only other experience at AC was an 8th, last year.  In the summer, Ladyga races tour type modifieds, and ran the TQ to a 4th last season at the New London – Waterford Speedbowl.

Asked about the importance of the time trial: “Your time trial lap is extremely important. It really sets the tone for your whole weekend, and if you have a bad lap it can really put you behind the eight ball.”

Ladyga added, “I think we have a good shot at winning this year. With last year being my first season of indoor racing, I’ve gotten a few heat wins and a 20 lap qualifier win in Trenton. If we can put ourselves in the right position in the feature I think we have a good shot at a win.  The indoor races are probably the most competitive races in the country. You get guys from all different tracks that race all different types of cars. There is a lot of contact which is understandable as it’s such a small track, but it does get out of hand at times and I feel like the officials need to do a better job enforcing rough riding calls and handling the overaggressive drivers accordingly.  I’m just looking for a solid result in AC. We have a great team and have shown we have the speed to run up front at all the races we’ve been to. As long as, we are in the right position, I feel like we are a threat to win.”

“I also want to thank our sponsors Claim Specialists Inc. and the New London Waterford Speedbowl for all of their support this indoor season.”

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