By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Andy Jankowiak is now a three-time winner of the Gambler’s Classic at the Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He won the 40-lap TQ Midget feature.
Jankowiak, who was one of the heat winners, completed the 40-lap feature in nearly 20 minutes. The 34-year-old New York native is an ARCA Menards Series driver, who previously competed in the Whelen Modified Tour.
After the 25-lap restart, Jankowiak was in the front with Briggs Danner. However, by lap 30, Danner and Erick Rudolph collided and spun out.
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Jankowiak first got the lead with eight laps to go. NASCAR Team Penske crew member Ryan Flores was right behind him with Tommy Catalano and Tim Buckwalter nearby.
There were two restarts in the final laps. This caused Catalano to briefly get in front of Jankowiak.
However, Catalano had problems with his engine with two laps to go. Jankowiak retook the lead and never relinquished it.
Buckwalter finished second. He was 0.842 seconds behind Jankowiak. He also won the first heat of the night.
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Anthony Sesely, who started the feature from the 19th position, rounded out the Top 3. He was 0.927 seconds behind Jankowiak.
Catalano and Mike Christopher Jr. rounded out the Top 5.
Tyler Wagner, Rudolph, Matt Swanson, and Jeremy Haudricourt also won the four other heat races.
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