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Run, Run Rudolph: Erick Rudolph Pockets $10,000 STSS Modified Payday At Susquehanna Speedway Sunday During York County Nationals; Strong 40-Car Field On Hand

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NEWBERRYTOWN, PA – For the first time ever on the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP, Erick Rudolph reached Victory Lane.

And it was a big one.

Rudolph, of Ransomville, N.Y., guided Randy Chrysler’s Modified to a $10,000 payday Sunday night at Susquehanna Speedway in the 16th annual York County Nationals, edging Stewart Friesen in a side-by-side battle to the checkered flag.

Rudolph became the 20th different winner in the 42-race history of the STSS.

“I’ve got to thank Randy (Chrysler, car owner),” Rudolph said to an enthusiastic crowd. “We’ve won some races together, but I’d have to say this one is by far the biggest.”

A healthy field of 40 STSS Modifieds took part in the program, featuring the sole appearance by the division at the Central PA oval owned by Scott Gobrecht and managed by Kolten Gouse.

Rudolph’s No. 25R mount started second in the 26-car feature field. However it was Friesen – who rolled off fourth – making a quick surge forward early in the 50-lap main. Friesen’s Halmar International-backed No. 44 jetted into the top spot on the second tour of the red clay track.

Two laps later, Rudolph followed into second with an epic battle raging from third back through the field led by Billy Pauch Sr., Jeff Strunk and Craig Von Dohren swapping positions.

The race’s most significant incident, a four-car tangle in turn one, drew the red flag on lap 19. At that point Friesen led Rudolph, Pauch Sr., Strunk and Von Dohren.

STSS rules dictate double-file restarts through five laps remaining in series main events.

Friesen, picking the inside lane, survived ensuing restarts on laps 34 and 35 to maintain the lead. It was on lap 38, however, that Rudolph was able to utilize the high line in the first and second turns to sweep into the lead.

The race’s final yellow on lap 42 set up an epic run to the finish.

The leaders rubbed rails coming to the green with Rudolph again out front occupying the topside. Friesen drove to the extreme bottom and by lap 45, was pulling even with the leader at the exit of turn four.

The pair raced neck-and-neck to for the last five laps, with Rudolph edging Friesen by a nose at the wave of the checkered.

Friesen, of Sprakers, N.Y., settled for runner-up pay and took over the series point lead in the process, with Oley, Pa.’s Von Dohren – who at one moment attempted a three-wide maneuver for the lead – placing third in Dick Biever’s No. 14s after starting ninth.

Strunk, aboard the Glenn Hyneman-owned No. 126, ended a solid effort in fourth position at a speedway where the Boyertown, Pa., driver was a former regular. Wind Gap, Pa.’s Frank Cozze completed the front five driving Tom Umbenhauer’s No. 4 spec head small-block mount run regularly on Saturday nights at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa.

Finishing sixth through 10th, respectively, were Rick Laubach of Hellertown, Pa., up from 10th in the Ryan Kerr-owned No. 1K; Jimmy Horton of Neshanic Station, N.J., in a steady drive aboard the Halmar International No. 43; 11th-starter Andy Bachetti of Sheffield, Mass., after pitting midway through the event and charging through traffic; Jordan Watson of Milford, Del., after a poor initial draw through the gate; and Pauch Sr., the Frenchtown, N.J., veteran who faded in the race’s final laps.

Four heat races, 10 laps in length, went to Von Dohren, Horton, Friesen and Wade Hendrickson.

The consolations were annexed by Jeremy Smith and Ryan Watt.

Mason Chaney won the accompanying Service Master Clean-sponsored 20-lap Central PA Legends Car event, earning $500.

A busy month of August looms for the STSS. Up next is the ‘Summer of 69’ at Bethel Motor Speedway in White Lake, N.Y., on Sunday, August 6: $6,900 to win for dirt Sportsman on the quarter-mile paved oval. The next Halmar International North Region event takes place Tuesday, August 15 with the Recovery Sports Grill ‘Stampede at ‘toga’ at Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, N.Y. Next up on the Velocita-USA South Region docket is the K&B Auto ‘Blast at the Beach 4’ on the Georgetown (Del.) Speedway half-mile Tuesday, August 29.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series or BD Motorsports Media LLC, visit www.shortttracksuperseries.com or www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com, call 845.728.2781 or e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com.  “Like” Short Track Super Series on Facebook or follow @ShortTrackSS on Twitter.

SUSKY SHORTS: With a ‘chamber of commerce’ sunny day in York Haven, Pa., a much-improved crowd took in the program over the first edition a year ago. The pit was also bolstered by 40 STSS Modifieds and 29 Central PA Legends….

The total pay structure for 50 laps of Modified racing was a massive $30,670….

Feature track conditions were wide and racy, with multi-groove action up to a cushion on the topside. Pre-feature track work paid off with wheel-to-wheel racing….

Duane Howard, second in points entering the night (only seven out of the lead) was a feature retiree with a broken steering box in the Norm Hansell-owned No. 357. Ryan Watt, who had been leading the points, limped to a 16th-place result after his Ron Roberts team completed suspension repairs….

A remarkable effort by the team saw Ryan Godown flip in his heat race and return to qualify through a consolation! Godown’s Searock Fabrication-backed No. 26 had driven back through traffic to run inside the top seven only to get shuffled back to 13th in late scrambles….

Newcomers to the series included J.R. McGinley and Rick Regalski racing out of Western PA. Grandview standouts Doug Manmiller and Mike Gular also made their first STSS starts of the year….

Seven drivers who compete regularly in the Delaware made the tow, with Jordan Watson leading the First State brigade in ninth….

The 2017 Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, VP Racing Fuel, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Hig Fab, Henry’s Exhaust, HyperCo, Keizer Wheels, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, K&N, QA1, Race Pro Weekly, Racing Optics, Teo-Pro Car, Velocita, Weld & Wilwood.

 

YORK COUNTY NATIONALS RACE SUMMARY – SUSQUEHANNA SPEEDWAY JULY 30, 2017

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Velocita South Region Event No. 5 Big-Block/Small-Block Modified Feature Finish (50 laps): ERICK RUDOLPH, Stewart Friesen, Craig Von Dohren, Jeff Strunk, Frank Cozze, Rick Laubach, Jimmy Horton, Andy Bachetti, Jordan Watson, Billy Pauch Sr., Jared Umbenhauer, David Van Horn Jr., Ryan Godown, Brett Kressley, Kevin Sockriter, Ryan Watt, Doug Manmiller, Matt Jester, Mike Gular, Jeremy Smith, Wade Hendrickson, Billy Pauch Jr., Richie Pratt Jr., Duane Howard, Jim Britt, Shawn Ward.

Did Not Qualify: J.R. McGinley, Dave Dissinger, Nick Mady, Lou Cicconi Jr., Danny Bouc, Randy Chrysler, Skyler Sherriff, Rick Regalski, Grant Hilfiger, Jamie Mills, Joseph Watson, Chris Grbac, Dom Buffalino, Robert Dutton.

American Racer/Lias Tire Bonuses (FREE tire): Jimmy Horton (seventh) & Kevin Sockriter (15th)
ATL Fuel Cell Bonus ($200 Certificate): Frank Cozze (fifth)
Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Bonuses ($50 gift card): Jeff Strunk (fourth) & Jordan Watson (ninth)
Dig Race Products Hard Charger Award ($249 Certificate): Ryan Godown (23rd to 13th)
Fast Axle Bonus ($50 Certificate):
Rick Laubach (sixth)
Keizer Racing Wheels Bonus (FREE Wheel): Erick Rudolph (winner)
QA1 Hard Charger Bonus ($50 Certificate): Ryan Godown (23rd to 13th)
VP Racing Fuels Bonuses ($50 Certificates): Stewart Friesen (second), David Van Horn Jr. (12th) and Billy Pauch Jr. (22nd)
Weld Wheels Bonus ($50 Certificate): Ryan Watt (16th)
Wilwood ‘Lucky 7’ Bonus ($50 Certificate): Jimmy Horton (seventh)

 

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YORK COUNTY NATIONALS RACE SUMMARY – SUSQUEHANNA SPEEDWAY JULY 30, 2017

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Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Velocita South Region Event No. 5 Big-Block/Small-Block Modified Feature Finish (50 laps): ERICK RUDOLPH, Stewart Friesen, Craig Von Dohren, Jeff Strunk, Frank Cozze, Rick Laubach, Jimmy Horton, Andy Bachetti, Jordan Watson, Billy Pauch Sr., Jared Umbenhauer, David Van Horn Jr., Ryan Godown, Brett Kressley, Kevin Sockriter, Ryan Watt, Doug Manmiller, Matt Jester, Mike Gular, Jeremy Smith, Wade Hendrickson, Billy Pauch Jr., Richie Pratt Jr., Duane Howard, Jim Britt, Shawn Ward.

Did Not Qualify: J.R. McGinley, Dave Dissinger, Nick Mady, Lou Cicconi Jr., Danny Bouc, Randy Chrysler, Skyler Sherriff, Rick Regalski, Grant Hilfiger, Jamie Mills, Joseph Watson, Chris Grbac, Dom Buffalino, Robert Dutton.

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Richest Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Event Of 2017 Takes Place Sunday, July 30 At Susquehanna Speedway

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The richest Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP big-block/small-block Modified event of this season takes place this Sunday, July 30 at Susquehanna Speedway.

$30,670 is the posted purse for 50 laps of racing on the Susky red clay during the York County Nationals, with $10,000 going to the winner. This is just the third time in the 41-race history of the series that $10,000 is allocated for a winner.

Through-the-field pay is also strong with $1,000 reserved for 10th and $400 just to take the green flag.

Some of the Northeast’s top names will tackle the event including Von Dohren, Strunk, Howard, Friesen, defending winner Godown, Pauch Sr. and Jr., Rudolph, Watt, Laubach, Mills, Watson, Jester, Horton, Van Horn, Cozze, Kressley, Smith, Hendrickson and many, many more.

A quick two-division program is on the docket with Central PA Legends accompanying the Modifieds in a $500-to-win 20-lap main.

Pit gates open Sunday at 3 p.m. Grandstand gates are unlocked at 4 p.m. Hot laps hit the track at 6:20 p.m., with racing promptly at 7 p.m.

Adult grandstand admission is $25. Seniors (ages 60 and over) and Students (ages 13-17) pay $15. Kids 12 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $35, with no license required.

Complete race information is found at the following link: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/york-county-nationals-rules-prices-general-info/

 

York County Nationals Order of Events
Susquehanna Speedway/Newberrytown, Pa. – Sunday, July 30

3 p.m. – Pit Gates Open

4 p.m. – Grandstand Gates Open

5:40 p.m. – Drivers’ Meeting Called

6:20 p.m. – Hot Laps Called
STSS Modified
Central PA Legend Cars

7 p.m. – Racing
STSS Modified Heats (10 laps)
Central PA Legend Car Heats (8 laps)

STSS Modified Redraw (Flagstand)

STSS Modified Consolations (10 laps)
Central PA Legends Car Consolations (8 laps)

BRIEF BREAK – TRACK PREP

STSS Modified Feature (50 laps)
Central PA Legends Car Feature (20 laps)

 

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‘Summer of 69’ Approaching Sunday, August 6 At Bethel Motor Speedway; $6,900-To-Win Dirt-Style Sportsman Event Headlines Program On Quarter-Mile Paved Oval

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WHITE LAKE, NY – We’ve got to see this!

That’s what race fans are saying about the ‘Summer of 69’ coming up on Sunday, August 6 on the quarter-mile paved Bethel Motor Speedway.

Never before has a dirt Sportsman race of this magnitude been run on a paved track. Never before has a 69-lap Sportsman race offered $6,900 – yes $6,900 – to the winner. And never has an event of this stature been held at the Sullivan County facility nestled in the Catskill Mountains.

It all goes down on the Bethel oval August 6, with the Open vs. Crate 602 Sportsman of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP attacking the pavement for the first time in history.

A field of 24 cars will take the green flag, with $150 reserved for the last-place finisher.

The race will be reserved for dirt cars only. Dirt tires will be run. Open and Crate engine combinations will be eligible to participate with staggered weights for each. All competitors entering this event will receive 60 points toward the STSS Sportsman championship battle; as such the ‘Summer of 69’ will be open to any driver wishing to compete. 

Joining the Sportsman on the card are Street Stocks competing for a $1,069 winner’s share in the ‘Woodstocker’ and FWD Four Cylinders ($669 to win) in the ‘Hippie Bowl’ special.

Pit and grandstand gates will open at noon on the 6th. Hot laps will get underway at 2 p.m. Racing begins at 3 p.m. All racing will be completed by 8 p.m. (a town-imposed curfew).

Adult grandstand admission is $20. Seniors (ages 65 and up) and Students (ages 13-16) pay $15. Kids 12 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $35 with no license required.

Complete information for this event has now been posted on the STSS website by visiting the following link: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/summer-of-69-rules-general-info/

Entry forms have been posted for the event at the following link: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/BethelSportsmanEntryForm.pdf

Bethel Motor Speedway is located at 361 Horseshoe Lake Road Bethel, NY 12783. The speedway can be contacted by phone at 845.319.7908, on the web at www.bethelmotorspeedway.com, and on Facebook under Bethel Motor Speedway.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP or BD Motorsports Media LLC, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com or www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com, call 845.728.2781 during business hours, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, “like” Short Track Super Series on Facebook or follow @ShortTrackSS on Twitter.

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$10,000 To Win Sunday, July 30 When Short Track Super Series Invades Susquehanna Speedway

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NEWBERRYTOWN, PA – Tired of the same old show, race fans?

Mark your calendars for Sunday, July 30!

The rejuvenated Susquehanna Speedway is set to host its only big-block/small-block Modified event of the 2017 season when the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP invades the racy Central PA oval for the 16th annual York County Nationals.

Not only is the STSS visit the only Modified appearance at the track all year; it is also among the most lucrative.

The winner of the STSS Modified 50-lap feature will take home a massive $10,000 payday. A healthy $1,000 awaits the 10th-place finisher, with $400 to take the green flag. This is the richest event of the entire season for the traveling Short Track Super Series.

A year ago, the STSS visit to Susquehanna was dubbed the “race of the season” for the series with three-wide racing prevalent on the Susquehanna red clay.

The Susquehanna layout provided an ideal venue for various engine combinations to shine. Anthony Perrego led much of the event utilizing a big-block engine before a flat tire sidelined his efforts. Ryan Watt, utilizing a sealed spec head engine, survived an early race tangle to drive from 22nd to second.

Ultimately, it was the ‘Ringoes Rocket’ Ryan Godown in an open small-block taking the $5,000-plus payday.

The Susky visit serves as Race No. 5 of the STSS Velocita-USA South Region with $10,000 awarded to the champion at year-end.

The top stars of the STSS South Region are expected including Watt, Godown, Stewart Friesen, Craig Von Dohren, Duane Howard, David Van Horn, Jimmy Horton, Rick Laubach, Billy Pauch Sr. and Jr., Danny Bouc, Jeff Strunk, Jordan Watson, Jamie Mills, Brett Kressley and many more. The field will be spiced up by invaders from New York, New Jersey and more in search of the five-figure top prize.

Joining the STSS Modifieds on the card are the Central PA Legends racing for an increased $500 to win and $50 to take the green thanks to sponsorship support from Service Master Clean.

Pit gates will open at 3 p.m. on July 30. Grandstand gates will be unlocked at 4 p.m. The drivers’ meeting takes place at 5:45 p.m., with hot laps at 6:20 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.

Adult admission is $25 for Adults, $15 (Seniors ages 60 and over & Students ages 13-17). Kids 12 and under are admitted FREE.

Susquehanna Speedway Park is located in Newberrytown, Pa., just off Interstate 83 at 690 York Road York Haven, PA 17370. To learn more, visit the official website at www.susquehannaspeedway.net

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP or BD Motorsports Media LLC, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com or www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com, call 845.728.2781 during business hours, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, “like” Short Track Super Series on Facebook or follow @ShortTrackSS on Twitter.

The 2017 Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, VP Racing Fuel, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Hig Fab, Henry’s Exhaust, HyperCo, Keizer Wheels, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, K&N, QA1, Race Pro Weekly, Racing Optics, Speed51.com, Teo-Pro Car, Velocita, Weld & Wilwood.

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Schedule

Velocita South Region

Saturday, March 11 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown Del. – Melvin L. Joseph MemorialWINNER: JIMMY HORTON

Sunday, April 23 – Bridgeport Speedway/Bridgeport, N.J. (Five-Eighths-Mile)South Jersey ShootoutWINNER: STEWART FRIESEN

Thursday, June 15 – Delaware International Speedway/Delmar, Del. – Diamond State 50 WINNER: RYAN WATT

Sunday, July 16 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – ‘Anthracite Assault’ – WINNER: RYAN GODOWN

Sunday, July 30 – Susquehanna Speedway/Newberrytown, Pa. – York County Nationals $10,000 to win (Rain Date: TBA)

Tuesday, August 29 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Blast at the Beach 4 (Rain Date: August 30)

Saturday, September 30 – Bridgeport Speedway/Bridgeport, N.J. (Three-Eighths-Mile)Dirty Jersey (Rain Date: October 1)

Friday-Saturday, October 27-28 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Mid-Atlantic Championship (Rain Date: Oct. 29) – CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

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Short Track Super Series To Visit Albany-Saratoga Speedway Tuesday, August 15; Recovery Sports Grill To Sponsor ‘Stampede at ‘toga’

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MALTA, NY – The ‘518’ region of New York is home to some of the state’s most successful dirt Modified venues – namely, Albany-Saratoga Speedway.

On Tuesday, August 15, the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP makes its first-ever visit to the ‘Great Race Place’ for the highly anticipated ‘Stampede at ‘toga’ 50-lap main event.

Albany-Saratoga’s racy four-tenths-mile layout will play host to Round No. 6 of the STSS Halmar International North Region paying $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $400 just to take the green flag for big-block/small-block Modifieds.

Recovery Sports Grill has signed on as presenting sponsor of the event. Recovery Sports Grill has 13 locations in five states including one in Malta, N.Y., within close proximity of the speedway. Recovery Sports Grill was founded by Don Led Duke, owner of BBL Companies, and is more than just a sports bar and grill – it’s a family and fan friendly restaurant with great food and drink and professional atmosphere tied together by professional sports.

Recovery Sports Grill is on the web at www.recoverysportsgrill.com.

For the STSS debut at Albany-Saratoga, Modifieds will feature sail panels – a deviation from the typical windows utilized on Friday nights at the Lyle DeVore-promoted facility.

After five events, Sheffield, Mass., driver Andy Bachetti leads the battle for the $12,500 Halmar North Region championship into Albany-Saratoga. Bachetti, who won the ‘Hard Clay Open’ at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., to open the season, has accrued 409 points, leading over Stewart Friesen (402), Billy Decker (399), Anthony Perrego (386) and Jeremy Smith (343).

Joining the STSS Modifieds on the open-wheel doubleheader are the King of Dirt (KoD) Sportsman racing for a 30-lap, $1,000-to-win event.

A rain date is in place for Wednesday, August 16.

Complete rules, times, prices and general information for the ‘Stampede at ‘toga’ have been posted on the STSS website: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/stampede-at-toga-rules-prices-general-information/

Albany-Saratoga Speedway is located at 2671 U.S. Route 9 Malta, N.Y., 12020. The track info line is 518.587.0220 and the speedway website is www.albany-saratogaspeedway.com.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP or BD Motorsports Media LLC, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com or www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com, call 845.728.2781 during business hours, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, “like” Short Track Super Series on Facebook or follow @ShortTrackSS on Twitter.

The 2017 Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, VP Racing Fuel, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Hig Fab, Henry’s Exhaust, HyperCo, Keizer Wheels, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, K&N, QA1, Race Pro Weekly, Racing Optics, Speed51, Teo-Pro Car, Velocita, Weld & Wilwood.

2017 Velocita South region Standings

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Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP
2017 Velocita South Region Standings (*after Big Diamond, July 16)

Position Car No. Driver Gtown 3/11 Bport 4/23 DIS 6/15 Big D 7/16 Total
1 14W Ryan Watt 95 46 100 72 313
2 357 Duane Howard 85 58 95 68 306
3 44 Stewart Friesen 40 100 90 56 286
4 43 Jimmy Horton 100 76 45 58 279
5 66/26 Ryan Godown 46 80 48 100 274
6 323ov David Van Horn  80 65 54 65 264
7 1J Jordan Watson 72 56 80 54 262
8 1 Billy Pauch Sr. 90 44 25 95 254
9 19K Brett Kressley 65 52 85 40 242
10 1K/7 Rick Laubach 58 54 72 40 224
11 14s Craig Von Dohren 0 72 46 90 208
12 51 Billy Pauch Jr. 50 25 68 62 205
  4 Andy Bachetti 60 60 0 85 205
14 118 Jim Britt 43 41 58 48 190
15 401 Frank Cozze 68 0 52 60 180
16 30 Jamie Mills 62 45 68 0 175
17 126 Jeff Strunk 0 50 76 43 169
18 7W Shawn Ward 48 25 40 44 157
19 88 Danny Bouc 0 95 41 0 136
20 Z14 Ron Roberts 56 25 44 0 125
21 90W Matt Jester 40 43 40 0 123
22 99H Jesse Hill 0 62 60 0 122
23 1 Tyler Dippel 76 42 0 0 118
24 27J Danny Johnson 40 25 50 0 115
25 28 Richie Pratt Jr. 45 68 0 0 113
26 44 Anthony Perrego 0 0 62 50 112
27 85 HJ Bunting  40 25 42 0 107
28 33 Brad Trice 44 0 56 0 100
29 46 Jeremy Smith 41 0 0 52 93
30 267 Mike Barone 0 90 0 0 90
31 0W Neal Williams 0 85 0 0 85
32 17 Scott Van Gorder 40 0 43 0 83
33 20C Craig Hanson 42 0 0 40 82
34 91 Billy Decker 0 0 0 80 80
35 43W Mike White 54 0 25 0 79
36 15 Brett Tonkin 0 0 0 76 76
37 55 Kevin Sockriter 40 0 25 0 65
38 2T Clay Tatman 52 0 0 0 52
39 O9 Howard O’Neal 0 25 25 0 50
40 27 David Hunt 0 48 0 0 48
41 3 Tommy Meier 0 0 0 46 46
42 78 Grant Hilfiger 0 0 0 45 45
43 2 Bobby Trapper 0 0 0 42 42
44 R21 Ryan Jordan 0 0 0 41 41
45 6D Dillon Steuer 40 0 0 0 40
  51M Dom Buffalino 0 40 0 0 40
  6 Wade Hendrickson 0 40 0 0 40
  3 Sammy Martz 0 40 0 0 40
  30M Joseph Watson 0 0 40 0 40
  83 Dale Hawkins 0 0 40 0 40
  888 Robert Dutton 0 0 40 0 40
  3D Matt DeLorenzo 0 0 0 40 40
  6H J.R. Hurlburt 0 0 0 40 40
  6NN Nick Nye 0 0 0 40 40
55 8Mod Norman Short 25 0 0 0 25
  32H Brian Hitz 25 0 0 0 25
  20 Brett Hearn 0 25 0 0 25
  19 Travis Hill 0 25 0 0 25
  47 Bob Sarkisian 0 25 0 0 25
  9D Daniel Johnson Jr. 0 25 0 0 25
  31 Tommy Beamer 0 25 0 0 25
  Z28 Mike Franz 0 25 0 0 25
  13XXX P.J. Oliver 0 25 0 0 25
  32H Scott Hitchens 0 25 0 0 25
  9B Jeff Brown 0 25 0 0 25
  55B Kenny Brightbill 0 0 25 0 25
  69 TJ Williams 0 0 25 0 25
  38 Frank Porreca 0 0 0 25 25
  84 Frank Yankowski 0 0 0 25 25
  CR7 Colt Harris 0 0 0 25 25
  33 Skylar Sherriff 0 0 0 25 25
  0 Dan Humes 0 0 0 25 25
  187 Steve Young 0 0 0 25 25
  102 Tim Fitzpatrick 0 0 0 25 25
  3 Billy Lasko 0 0 0 25 25
  17X Kevin Beach Jr.  0 0 0 25 25

 

2017 Halmar North Region Standings

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Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP
Halmar North Region Standings (*after Big Diamond, July 16)

Position Car No. Driver OCFS 4/9 TM 5/28 Afton 6/21 Accord 7/3 Big D 7/16 Total
1 4 Andy Bachetti 100 90 76 58 85 409
2 44 Stewart Friesen 95 95 100 56 56 402
3 91 Billy Decker 85 76 68 90 80 399
4 44 Anthony Perrego 76 100 60 100 50 386
5 46 Jeremy Smith 62 85 90 54 52 343
6 3 Tommy Meier 80 54 43 65 46 288
7 16X Danny Creeden 41 58 85 45 40 269
8 97/48 Jerry Higbie 40 72 72 80 0 264
9 R21 Ryan Jordan 0 80 80 44 41 245
10 6H J.R. Hurlburt 25 60 42 76 40 243
11 3D Matt DeLorenzo 52 52 50 43 40 237
12 6NN Nick Nye 40 65 41 40 40 226
13 20C Craig Hanson 54 42 40 25 40 201
14 26 Ryan Godown 0 0 95 0 100 195
15 17Z Brian Krummel 68 40 25 25 0 158
  406 Rich Ricci Jr. 60 0 58 40 0 158
17 O2 Cory Costa 25 44 48 25 0 142
18 15 Brett Tonkin 0 0 65 0 76 141
19 21/88 Mike Mahaney 40 0 54 46 0 140
20 119 Brian Malcolm 0 56 40 42 0 138
21 20X Rob Rowe 44 0 0 85 0 129
22 0 Dan Humes 25 25 25 25 25 125
23 55 Allison Ricci 46 0 25 48 0 119
24 16R Richard Smith 25 0 45 41 0 111
25 20R Nick Rochinski 0 41 44 25 0 110
26 92S Matt Sheppard 65 0 40 0 0 105
27 43 Jimmy Horton 40 0 0 0 58 98
28 J17 Matt Janiak 72 0 0 25 0 97
29 831 Jimmy Wells 0 0 0 95 0 95
  1 Billy Pauch Sr. 0 0 0 0 95 95
31 20 Brett Hearn 90 0 0 0 0 90
  88x Craig Von Dohren 0 0 0 0 90 90
33 B16 Alan Barker 0 40 40 0 0 80
34 45 Mike Ward 25 25 25 0 0 75
  222 Chad Cook 25 50 0 0 0 75
  97T Danny Tyler 0 25 0 50 0 75
37 42 Colton Wilson 0 48 25 0 0 73
38 76R Mike Ricci 0 0 0 72 0 72
  14W Ryan Watt 0 0 0 0 72 72
40 1R Adam Hilton 0 68 0 0 0 68
  3J Joe Judge 0 0 0 68 0 68
  357 Duane Howard 0 0 0 0 68 68
43 10 Rich Eurich 42 0 0 25 0 67
  2T Bobby Trapper Jr. 0 0 0 25 42 67
45 716 Corey Lowitt 25 0 0 40 0 65
  5* Tyler Siri 0 25 0 40 0 65
  323ov David Van Horn 0 0 0 0 65 65
48 9 Ken Titus 0 0 62 0 0 62
  19X Chris Stull 0 62 0 0 0 62
  20 Scott Ferrier 0 0 0 62 0 62
  51 Billy Pauch Jr. 0 0 0 0 62 62
52 2 Billy Van Pelt 0 0 0 60 0 60
  401 Frank Cozze 0 0 0 0 60 60
54 1D Tyler Dippel 58 0 0 0 0 58
55 89 Kurt Decker 0 0 56 0 0 56
  14 Billy Van Inwegen 56 0 0 0 0 56
57 1W Jordan Watson 0 0 0 0 54 54
58 2G Mitch Gibbs 0 0 52 0 0 52
  13 Steve Davis 0 0 0 52 0 52
60 22 Charlie Hendrickson 0 25 25 0 0 50
  7K Kirk Horton 50 0 0 0 0 50
  K3 Danny Cronk 25 25 0 0 0 50
  109 Brett Barrett 25 25 0 0 0 50
  3006 Kurt Hundeland 25 25 0 0 0 50
  60J Brandon Martin 0 25 25 0 0 50
  96 Tyler Treacy 25 0 0 25 0 50
67 21M Bob McGannon 48 0 0 0 0 48
  118 Jim Britt 0 0 0 0 48 48
69 37 Alex Tonkin 0 0 46 0 0 46
  63 Byron Worthing 0 46 0 0 0 46
  3 Tommy Meier 0 0 0 0 46 46
72 14M C.G. Morey 45 0 0 0 0 45
  90 Rick Wilk 0 45 0 0 0 45
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Rocket Lands At Big Diamond Speedway: Ryan Godown Scores $5,000 ‘Anthracite Assault’ STSS Modified Victory; Brian Papiez (STSS Sportsman) & Shon Elk (Roadrunner) Also Triumph

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MINERSVILLE, PA – A ‘rocket’ landed in Big Diamond Speedway Victory Lane Sunday night.

Ryan Godown, known to Northeast race fans as the “Ringoes Rocket” launched to the win in the ‘Anthracite Assault’ for Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP big-block/small-block Modifieds at the Coal Region facility.

Godown earned $5,000 for his first STSS-sanctioned victory of the season driving the Searock Fabrications-backed No. 26 open small-block mount.

The event pitted the stars of the STSS Halmar International North Region against the Velocita-USA South Region standouts in a 50-lap ‘Civil War’ offering points toward each region.

The win for Godown was his fifth in STSS competition and first at Big Diamond.

The lead for Godown came at the expense of Rick Laubach, who dominated much of the event before calamity struck with just 15 laps remaining in the event. Laubach’s Ryan Kerr-owned No. 1K was damaged significantly after contact with the slowing car of Danny Creeden, who was exiting the track in turn one.

“I tried running with Rick a few times on restarts, but he got away from me,” Godown said. “I felt like I had a chance late in the race there with traffic, but he got collected there.”

Billy Decker used the outside pole to take the lead at the outset of the event driving the Jeremy Smith-owned big-block. The New York-based star paced the opening 11 laps before Laubach – who had been applying significant pressure – used a restart to take over the lead.

Godown, who started ninth, took over second on the 15th lap.

Hellertown, Pa.’s Laubach was strong through the race’s mid-stages, putting distance on Godown and the rest of the field.

That drive ended in the aforementioned turn of events when Laubach’s car suffered extensive front-end damage, stopping at the top of turn one to set up the race’s final restart with 15 laps remaining.

Godown outgunned rival Billy Pauch Sr. when racing resumed and was never headed.

Pauch Sr., of Frenchtown, N.J., earned a season-high runner-up finish with the STSS driving Kevin Bifulco’s K&A Excavating-backed No. 1. Pauch had originally rolled off the grid sixth.

Keystone State star Craig Von Dohren of Oley, Pa., opted to drive his weekly spec head-powered No. 88X owned by Dave Dissinger in lieu of a big-block or open small-block. Von Dohren’s decision paid off with a drive from seventh to finish third.

Andy Bachetti of Sheffield, Mass., registered the best Big Diamond effort of his career, driving from 13th to finish fourth. Bachetti completed a last-lap pass of Sidney, N.Y.’s Decker, who completed the front five.

Finishing sixth through 10th, respectively, were Brett Tonkin of Carbondale, Pa., the Afton (N.Y.) Motorsports Park regular who started fourth, faded to 17th, and carved through traffic late in the distance to place sixth; a rim-riding Ryan Watt of Boyertown, Pa., from 15th on the grid; Duane Howard of Oley, Pa., who had run as high as second in Norm Hansell’s No. 357; David Van Horn of Harmony, N.J., in the Fred Vahlsing No. 323ov; and Billy Pauch Jr. of Milford, N.J., up from 16th in the Daniel Sommeling No. 51.

Heat winners for the 40 assembled Modifieds were Jordan Watson (Milford, Del.), Matt DeLorenzo (Cropseyville, N.Y.), Godown, Pauch Sr. and Laubach. The consolations went to Pauch Jr., Jeremy Smith (Triangle, N.Y.) and Stewart Friesen (Sprakers, N.Y.).

Belle Mead, N.J.’s Brian Papiez wired the STSS Sportsman 25-lap event, leading from start-to-finish for a $1,000 payday. Papiez earned the pole starting position via a redraw of top heat-race qualifiers. Late in the distance, Craig Whitmoyer closed the gap, pulling to within a car-length on the final lap.

Papiez, however, scored the nightcap win with Whitmoyer, series point leader Corey Cormier (towing south from Otisville, N.Y.), Doug Hendricks and Mike Lisowski in tow.

The full-fender Big Diamond Roadrunners competed in a 15-lap, points-paying event. A wild affair ended with Shon Elk in Victory Lane.

Next up for the STSS is Susquehanna Speedway in Newberrytown, Pa., for the 16th annual York County Nationals on Sunday, July 30: 50 laps paying $10,000 to win as the richest event of the season. The Susquehanna visit offers points toward the Velocita-USA South Region. Central PA Legends complete the doubleheader program.

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COAL NUGGETS: Sunday’s program drew praise from fans and competitors for its efficiency. The first heat race hit the Big Diamond clay at 7:45 p.m. At 10:04 p.m., Ryan Godown was celebrating in Victory Lane with the Modified feature finished, and the Sportsman main was in the books 25 minutes later….

The Modified field had drivers from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut and Massachusetts represented….

Godown now claims sole possession of second on the STSS all-time Modified win list with five checkered flags. He has now won at Afton (twice), Woodhull (N.Y.) Raceway, Susquehanna Speedway in Newberrytown, Pa., and Big Diamond on the circuit….

Uncharacteristically, Stewart Friesen struggled to a 13th-place finish, citing tire selection as a potential cause. Friesen had finished second during the last two editions of the STSS-sanctioned event….

Pre-race Rick Laubach had reported the No. 1K he was driving was the same car that had been heavily damaged in a June midweek event at New Egypt (N.J.) with a fresh front clip….

The fourth-place finish for Andy Bachetti was impressive. The ‘Wild Child’ drew 58 out of 60 available numbers coming through the gate….

The late-race drive to sixth in the feature event by Brett Tonkin turned heads. Tonkin, a regular in Southern Tier Modified racing, has limited lap time at Big Diamond….

The Sportsman event included some New York flare with Corey Cormier, Cole Hentschel, Phil Vigneri III, Shayne Spoonhower, Leo Fotopoulos and Roger Henion towing in from the Empire State…

The 2017 Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, VP Racing Fuel, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Hig Fab, Henry’s Exhaust, HyperCo, Keizer Wheels, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, K&N, QA1, Race Pro Weekly, Racing Optics, Speed51.com, Teo-Pro Car, Velocita, Weld & Wilwood.

ANTHRACITE ASSAULT RACE SUMMARY – BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY JULY 16, 2017

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Modified North & South Feature Finish (50 laps): RYAN GODOWN, Billy Pauch Sr., Craig Von Dohren, Andy Bachetti, Billy Decker, Brett Tonkin, Ryan Watt, Duane Howard, David Van Horn, Billy Pauch Jr., Frank Cozze, Jimmy Horton, Stewart Friesen, Jordan Watson, Jeremy Smith, Anthony Perrego, Jim Britt, Tommy Meier, Grant Hilfiger, Shawn Ward, Jeff Strunk, Bobby Trapper, Ryan Jordan, Matt DeLorenzo, Rick Laubach, Brett Kressley, Danny Creeden, J.R. Hurlburt, Craig Hanson, Nick Nye.

Did Not Qualify: Frank Porreca, Frank Yankowski, Colt Harris, Skylar Sherriff, Dan Humes, Steve Young, Tim Fitzpatrick, Billy Lasko, Kevin Beach Jr.

American Racer/Lias Tire Bonuses (FREE tire): Duane Howard (eighth) & Jordan Watson (14th)
ATL Fuel Cell Bonus ($200 Certificate):
Billy Decker (fifth)
Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Bonuses ($50 gift card): Andy Bachetti (fourth) & David Van Horn (ninth)
“Dog Pound” Hard Luck Award ($250): Frank Porreca (DNQ)
Fast Axle Bonus ($50 Certificate):
Brett Tonkin (sixth)
Keizer Racing Wheels Bonus (FREE Wheel): Billy Pauch Sr. (second)
QA1 Hard Charger Bonus ($50 Certificate): Frank Cozze (22nd to 11th)
VP Racing Fuels Bonuses ($50 Certificates): Billy Pauch Sr. (second), Jimmy Horton (12th) and Bobby Trapper (22nd)
Weld Wheels Bonus ($50 Certificate): Anthony Perrego (16th)
Wilwood ‘Lucky 7’ Bonus ($50 Certificate): Ryan Watt (seventh)

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Sportsman Feature Finish (25 laps): BRIAN PAPIEZ, Craig Whitmoyer, Corey Cormier, Doug Hendricks, Mike Lisowski, Cole Hentschel, Kenny Eckert Jr., Matt Stangle, Billy Moyer Jr., Phil Vigneri III, Shayne Spoonhower, Larry Mekic, Dylan Swinehart, Chuck Fayash, Leo Fotopoulos, Glenn Rowan, Roger Henion Jr., Rich Emel, Louden Reimert, Daryl Dissinger.

Roadrunner Feature Finish (15 laps): SHON ELK, Jim Kost, Mike Reichert, Shawn Mullhall, Kris Ney, T.J. Fitzpatrick, Kody Sites, Dustin Wolfgang, Terry Kramer Jr., Fred Eberly, Devin Trexler.

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ANTHRACITE ASSAULT RACE SUMMARY – BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY JULY 16, 2017

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Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Modified North & South Feature Finish (50 laps): RYAN GODOWN, Billy Pauch Sr., Craig Von Dohren, Andy Bachetti, Billy Decker, Brett Tonkin, Ryan Watt, Duane Howard, David Van Horn, Billy Pauch Jr., Frank Cozze, Jimmy Horton, Stewart Friesen, Jordan Watson, Jeremy Smith, Anthony Perrego, Jim Britt, Tommy Meier, Grant Hilfiger, Shawn Ward, Jeff Strunk, Bobby Trapper, Ryan Jordan, Matt DeLorenzo, Rick Laubach, Brett Kressley, Danny Creeden, J.R. Hurlburt, Craig Hanson, Nick Nye.

Did Not Qualify: Frank Porreca, Frank Yankowski, Colt Harris, Skylar Sherriff, Dan Humes, Steve Young, Tim Fitzpatrick, Billy Lasko, Kevin Beach Jr.

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Sportsman Feature Finish (25 laps): BRIAN PAPIEZ, Craig Whitmoyer, Corey Cormier, Doug Hendricks, Mike Lisowski, Cole Hentschel, Kenny Eckert Jr., Matt Stangle, Billy Moyer Jr., Phil Vigneri III, Shayne Spoonhower, Larry Mekic, Dylan Swinehart, Chuck Fayash, Leo Fotopoulos, Glenn Rowan, Roger Henion Jr., Rich Emel, Louden Reimert, Daryl Dissinger.

Roadrunner Feature Finish (15 laps): SHON ELK, Jim Kost, Mike Reichert, Shawn Mullhall, Kris Ney, T.J. Fitzpatrick, Kody Sites, Dustin Wolfgang, Terry Kramer Jr., Fred Eberly, Devin Trexler.