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Breakthrough: Jeff Strunk Takes First-Ever Short Track Super Series Victory Sunday on Bridgeport Three-Eighths-Mile; Tom Collins STSS Sportsman Victor

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BRIDGEPORT, NJ – Finally, Jeff Strunk is a Short Track Super Series winner.

Strunk, of Boyertown, Pa., etched his name on the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco winner’s list on Sunday night on the all-new Design for Vision/Sunglass Central three-eighths-mile oval at Bridgeport Speedway.

Driving Glenn Hyneman’s Keystone Racing No. 126 with spec small-block power, Strunk dominated the day’s events, launching off the pole via a pre-race redraw of top qualifiers and leading all of the 40 laps.

Strunk earned $5,000 for his victory and an additional $100 from Beyea Headers for turning the day’s fastest lap in timed warm-ups.

“I’ve been trying for a long time to win one of these races,” offered Strunk, who became the 23rd different winner in 51 STSS events contested since BD Motorsports Media LLC formed the series in 2014.

“There was no junk here today. They were all good cars. Even when I was in lapped traffic I was racing cars that could win a feature any given weekend. That’s what makes this series such a challenge.”

A field of 46 STSS Modifieds signed in for the second round of the STSS South Region and the first-ever series visit to the new three-eighths-mile oval at Bridgeport.

Strunk drew the pole during a fan meet and greet behind the grandstands moments before the 40-lap main reached starter Warren Alston’s green flag. Strunk immediately drew away from New York State invader Danny Creeden, who settled into second.

The first 10 laps spun off caution-free before disaster struck at the exit of turn two. Frank Cozze, who had been rim-riding on the outside lane from his sixth starting position, and Creeden met at the exit of turn two. Cozze’s No. 401 shot off the track and made contact with a tire marker, drawing the red. Initially shaken, the Wind Gap, Pa., driver walked away.

On the restart, the inside lane jammed up and caused a multi-car tangle that saw Jared Umbenhauer on his side. A second red and short clean-up ensued.

When green-flag racing resumed, Strunk again motored away from Creeden, who now felt pressure from Matt Sheppard in the Hurlock Auto & Speed No. 9s.

Sheppard ultimately cleared Creeden entering the race’s final quarter, but was more than a straightaway behind Strunk, who was negotiating lapped traffic.

The race’s final yellow flew on lap 36 for a flat tire on Creeden’s car.

Strunk knew he had company on the restart in the form of Sheppard and 10th-starter Stewart Friesen, who had dropped deep in the field early and rallied back in the Halmar International No. 44.

“I looked at the scoreboard there on that last yellow and saw two of the best right behind me,” Strunk said.  “I knew I had to hit my marks and not make any mistakes just like the first 36 laps.”

Strunk is now two-for-two on the new three-eighths-mile oval at Bridgeport.

Sheppard scored his second runner-up finish in a pair of STSS starts for the Hurlock, Md.-based Hurlock Auto & Speed Supply team. He opened the South Region at Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway in March placing runner-up to Ryan Watt.

“It’s a long ride down here to run these races,” Sheppard said. “But it makes the ride a lot easier when we keep having good runs.”

Friesen, of Sprakers, N.Y., completed the podium in third spot, followed by Sheffield, Mass., driver Andy Bachetti, who started 11th and Montgomery, N.Y., driver Anthony Perrego, who rolled off eighth in Brian Smith’s No. 44 before getting shuffled back in the early laps and recovering for fifth.

Finishing sixth through 10th, respectively, were Ryan Godown of Ringoes, N.J., who switched to a back-up spec engine car after hot laps; Rick Laubach of Hellertown, Pa., driving Ryan Kerr’s No. 1K; Duane Howard of Oley, Pa., in the Norm Hansell-owned No. 357; Billy Pauch Jr. of Milford, N.J., who started 20th in Daniel Sommeling’s No. 51; and David Van Horn Jr. of Harmony, N.J., who rolled off 16th in Fred Vahlsing’s No. 323ov.

Strunk set the fastest lap during timed warm-ups and earned $100 from Beyea Headers.

Heat winners were Creeden, Perrego, Von Dohren, Friesen and Richie Pratt Jr. Consolation victors were Van Horn, Neal Williams and Jared Umbenhauer.

Tom Collins Jr. of Lansing, N.Y., made the long tow to South Jersey for Round No. 2 of the STSS Crate 602 Sportsman South Region. His haul was rewarded with a $1,000 victory in the 20-lap event.

Collins had run on the Bridgeport five-eighths-mile before, but had not laid eyes on the three-eighths-mile until Sunday morning. However, he took an immediate liking to the venue and led from start-to-finish in the 20-lap main impressively, opening up a lead of more than a full straightaway at times.

“I really like this smaller track,” Collins said with a smile after the main event. “It’s cool to travel around and see all these different facilities. I’m planning on chasing both the North and the South of this series. We will probably run more than 60 races overall.”

Another Empire State driver – Cory Cormier of Otisville, N.Y. – chased Collins to the stripe, finishing second. Rick Wegner Jr. made a ‘game-day’ decision to compete on Sunday and ended up a solid third, followed by Pennsylvania teenager Dylan Swinehart and Scott Kohler.

A field of 37 STSS Crate 602 Sportsman took part in the program. Heat winners were Cormier, Jeremy Harrington, Wegner and David Schilling. Consolations went to Adam McAuliffe and Eric Kormann.

Jeramy Doerr won the accompanying 15-lap Outlaw Stock feature.

BRIDGEPORT BITS: With the three-eighths-mile in operation for only the second time since its construction, the turn-one pit area was utilized to bring fans closer to the action and allow crew members to watch from the main grandstand with a clear view….

Bridgeport track champion Ryan Watt received Hard Charger distinction after taking a provisional and driving forward from 25th starting position to finish 11th in the Ron Roberts-owned small-block. Watt picked up $200 from Precision Hydraulic & Oil’s Joe Infante, a $200 Beyea Headers certificate, and $50 toward the purchase of Vahlco Wheels….

Tough break for Delaware’s Jordan Watson, who showed speed early in the program before suffering terminal engine woes during his heat-race program….

The ‘South Jersey Shootout’ STSS Modified field grew from a year ago to a solid 46 cars from across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast….

Up next for the STSS is the ‘Hard Clay Open’ on Tuesday, May 8 at N.Y.’s Orange County Fair Speedway to kick off the Halmar International North Region with a 50-lap main event paying $5,000 to win and $500 just to take the green flag.  The Orange County Sportsman division will be on the docket as well with a $1,000-to-win 20-lap main.

The STSS Velocita-USA South Region heads to Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del., on Thursday, May 24 with the ‘Diamond State 50’ offering $5,000 to win plus the STSS Crate 602 Sportsman ($1,000 to win) and Delaware Super Trucks.

To learn more about the 2018 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or Instagram.

The Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, Insinger Performance, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, K&N,  Land Hoe Maintenance, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, QA1, Race Pro Weekly, Racing Optics, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, Vahlco, Velocita, Weld & Wilwood.


‘SOUTH JERSEY SHOOTOUT’ RESULTS SUMMARY – BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY APRIL 29, 2018

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Velocita-USA South Region Event No. 2 Modified Feature Finish (40 laps): JEFF STRUNK, Matt Sheppard, Stewart Friesen, Andy Bachetti, Anthony Perrego, Ryan Godown, Rick Laubach, Duane Howard, Billy Pauch Jr., David Van Horn Jr., Ryan Watt, Brian Krummel, Craig Von Dohren, Mike Gular, Danny Creeden, Jimmy Horton, Danny Bouc, Neal Williams, Dillon Steuer, Matt Stangle, Brett Kressley, Joseph Watson, Dave Hunt, Frank Cozze, Richie Pratt Jr., Billy Pauch Sr., Jared Umbenhauer, Billy Decker.

Did Not Qualify: Rocco Infante, Jim Britt, Ryan Krachun, Doug Manmiller, Tyler Boniface, Michael White, Kevin Vaclavicek, Wade Hendrickson, Chris Grbac, Tommy Beamer, Justin Grim, Ron Roberts, Steve Young, Jordan Watson, Bob Sarkisian, Roger Manning, Brandon Grosso, Sam Martz.

American Racer/Lias Tire Bonuses (FREE Tire): Duane Howard (eighth) & Mike Gular (14th)
ATL Fuel Cells Bonus ($200 Certificate): Anthony Perrego (fifth)
Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Bonuses ($50 Gift Card): Andy Bachetti (fourth) & Billy Pauch Jr. (ninth)
Beyea Custom Headers Fast Time ($100): Jeff Strunk
Beyea Custom Headers Heat Winners ($50 Certificates): Danny Creeden, Anthony Perrego, Craig Von Dohren, Stewart Friesen & Richie Pratt Jr.
Beyea Custom Headers Hard Charger ($200 Certificate): Ryan Watt (25th to 11th)
Fast Axle Bonus ($50 Certificate): Ryan Godown (sixth)
Henry’s Exhaust Power Position ($50 Certificate): Ryan Watt (11th)
Precision Hydraulic & Oil Hard Charger ($200): Ryan Watt (25th to 11th)
QA1 Hard Charger ($50 Certificate): Ryan Watt (25th to 11th)
Racing Optics Bonus (sleeve of tear-offs): Stewart Friesen (third)
Sunoco Racing/Insinger Performance Bonuses ($50 Certificates): Matt Sheppard (second), Brian Krummel (12th) & Joseph Watson (22nd)
Vahlco Wheels Hard Charger ($50 Certificate): Ryan Watt (25th to 11th)
WELD Wheels Hard Luck Award (FREE Wheel): Frank Cozze
Wilwood ‘Lucky 7’ Bonus ($50 Certificate): Rick Laubach (seventh)

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco South Region Crate 602 Sportsman Event No. 2 Feature Finish (20 laps): TOM COLLINS, Corey Cormier, Rick Wegner Jr., Dylan Swinehart, Scott Kohler, Jim Housworth, Stephen Kemery, Tommy Scheetz, Sammy Martz Jr., Adam McAuliffe, Seth Spayd, Frank Dorry, Eric Kormann, Joe Toth, Jeremy Harrington, Brad Roberts, David Crossman, Bobby DeLeon, Connor Otten, Andrew Kreis, David Schilling, Shayne Spoonhower, Tom Moore Jr., Parker Guldin, Ryan Simmons, Dan Fleming, Wayne Weaver, Joseph Brown.

Did Not Qualify: John Criscione, Thomas Sherby, Alonzo Morales, Pete Serra, Kevin Borden, Adam White, Chris Brennan, Jim Gallagher Jr., Tom Princiotta.

Outlaw Stock Feature Finish (15 laps): JERAMY DOERR, Tom Wills Jr., Spider Ensinger, Mike Creamer, Billy Wroble, Lee Allen, Brian Ludwig, Gary Klimeczek, Keith McKinley, Rich Stanton, David Kramer, Scott Hulmes.

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‘SOUTH JERSEY SHOOTOUT’ RESULTS SUMMARY – BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY APRIL 29, 2018

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Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Velocita-USA South Region Event No. 2 Modified Feature Finish (40 laps): JEFF STRUNK, Matt Sheppard, Stewart Friesen, Andy Bachetti, Anthony Perrego, Ryan Godown, Rick Laubach, Duane Howard, Billy Pauch Jr., David Van Horn Jr., Ryan Watt, Brian Krummel, Craig Von Dohren, Mike Gular, Danny Creeden, Jimmy Horton, Danny Bouc, Neal Williams, Dillon Steuer, Matt Stangle, Brett Kressley, Joseph Watson, Dave Hunt, Frank Cozze, Richie Pratt Jr., Billy Pauch Sr., Jared Umbenhauer, Billy Decker.

Did Not Qualify: Rocco Infante, Jim Britt, Ryan Krachun, Doug Manmiller, Tyler Boniface, Michael White, Kevin Vaclavicek, Wade Hendrickson, Chris Grbac, Tommy Beamer, Justin Grim, Ron Roberts, Steve Young, Jordan Watson, Bob Sarkisian, Roger Manning, Brandon Grosso, Sam Martz.

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco South Region Crate 602 Sportsman Event No. 2 Feature Finish (20 laps): TOM COLLINS, Corey Cormier, Rick Wegner Jr., Dylan Swinehart, Scott Kohler, Jim Housworth, Stephen Kemery, Tommy Scheetz, Sammy Martz Jr., Adam McAuliffe, Seth Spayd, Frank Dorry, Eric Kormann, Joe Toth, Jeremy Harrington, Brad Roberts, David Crossman, Bobby DeLeon, Connor Otten, Andrew Kreis, David Schilling, Shayne Spoonhower, Tom Moore Jr., Parker Guldin, Ryan Simmons, Dan Fleming, Wayne Weaver, Joseph Brown.

Did Not Qualify: John Criscione, Thomas Sherby, Alonzo Morales, Pete Serra, Kevin Borden, Adam White, Chris Brennan, Jim Gallagher Jr., Tom Princiotta.

Outlaw Stock Feature Finish (15 laps): JERAMY DOERR, Tom Wills Jr., Spider Ensinger, Mike Creamer, Billy Wroble, Lee Allen, Brian Ludwig, Gary Klimeczek, Keith McKinley, Rich Stanton, David Kramer, Scott Hulmes.

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Short Track Super Series Invades All-New Three-Eighths-Mile Today For South Jersey Shootout

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It’s race day at the Design for Vision/Sunglass Central three-eighths-mile oval on the Bridgeport Speedway grounds.

The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco big-block/small-block Modifieds of the Velocita-USA South Region are set for 40-laps on the new venue, offering $5,000 to the winner, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green flag from a posted pay structure of more than $25,000.

A standout field will feature drivers from southern Delaware to upstate New York and all points in between.

STSS Crate 602 Sportsman will battle for a $1,000 winner’s share in the second round of the series’ South Region.

Outlaw Stocks (15 laps) complete the tripleheader program.

Pit gates will open at 1 p.m., with grandstand gates unlocked at 2 p.m.  The drivers meeting is planned for 3 p.m. Hot laps begin at 4 p.m., with racing at 5 p.m.

Grandstand admission is $25 (ages 16 and up), $10 for Students (ages 10-15) and Kids 9 and under are FREE.

Pit admission is $35, with no license required.

Complete race information has been posted on the Short Track Super Series website at: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/south-jersey-shootout-rules-prices-general-info-3/

 

‘South Jersey Shootout’ Order of Events
Design for Vision/Sunglass Central 3/8ths-Mile Speedway – Bridgeport, N.J.
Sunday, April 29

Note: Teams will utilize the turn-one Micro-Sprint pit area for this event.

1 p.m. – Pit gate opens

2 p.m. – Grandstand gate opens

4 p.m. – Track Run-In followed by Hot Laps
Outlaw Stocks
STSS Crate 602 Sportsman
STSS Modified (timed)

4:50 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies

5 p.m. – Racing
Outlaw Stock Heats (6 laps)
STSS Modified Heats (10 laps)
STSS Crate 602 Sportsman Heats (8 laps)

Outlaw Stock Feature (15 laps)

STSS Sportsman Redraw (at series trailer)

STSS Modified Consolations (10 laps)
STSS Crate 602 Sportsman Consolations (8 laps)

STSS Modifieds stage behind grandstand/STSS Modified redraw (immediately after consolations)

STSS Modified Feature (40 laps)
STSS Crate 602 Sportsman Feature (20 laps)

 

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Rescheduled Short Track Super Series ‘Hard Clay Open’ Set For Tuesday, May 8 at Orange County Fair Speedway

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MIDDLETOWN, NY – Southeastern New York’s first major dirt Modified event of the season was postponed by one month in April.

But it will be worth the wait.

On Tuesday, May 8, N.Y.’s Orange County Fair Speedway is set to kick off the 10-race Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Halmar International North Region with the fifth ‘Hard Clay Open’ at the five-eighths-mile oval.

The STSS Halmar International North Region will reward the championship-winning driver with $12,500. That chase begins with 50 fast laps around OCFS as the ‘Hard Clay Open’ moves under the lights.

The annual ‘Hard Clay Open’ features a non-top-heavy pay structure totaling more than $30,000. The winner receives a minimum of $5,000, with $1,000 for 10th and $500 to take the green flag. A field of 30 will start the main event.

Sail panels are featured on the Modifieds in a change from the norm. Only twice during the season – at the ‘Hard Clay Open’ and again at the ‘Hard Clay Finale’ Eastern States Weekend prelude – do the Modifieds sport the high sides at the Legendary House of Power.

Andy Bachetti is the defending ‘Hard Clay Open’ winner, doing it from 20th starting position a year ago. The Sheffield, Mass., driver went on to win the STSS North crown for the third time in four years.

Joining the STSS Modifieds on the docket are the OCFS Sportsman running 20-laps for a $1,000 top prize and $100 to take the green flag.

Just two divisions comprise the midweek program for an open-wheel doubleheader.

The ‘Hard Clay Open’ is the first midweek event under the new Orange Motorsports & Entertainment LLC operating group led by Halmar International’s Chris Larsen. Widespread improvements are underway across the facility including grandstand work, clean-up on the grounds and much more. The speedway is also in possession of all-new track prep equipment including a GPS grader, packer truck, water truck and more.

On the May 8 make-up date, pit gates and the drive-in gate will be unlocked at 3:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m.

The drivers meeting will take place at 6 p.m. along with the STSS Modified heat-race draw. Hot laps will follow at 6:20 p.m., with racing at 7:15 p.m.

Admission is $25 for Adults, $22 for Seniors and $2 for Kids 12 and under. Pit admission is $35 with no license required.

Complete race information can be found at the following link: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/hard-clay-open-rules-prices-general-info/

Located at 239 Wisner Avenue Middletown, N.Y., 10940 on the Orange County Fairgrounds, Orange County Fair Speedway is the oldest continuously operating dirt track in the United States. The first auto race was held at the speedway in 1919. The five-eighths-mile oval offers fully-covered and half-covered grandstands in addition to open bleacher seating on the frontstretch and turn one areas, with drive-in viewing on the backstretch. To learn more, contact the Orange County Fair Speedway office at 845.342.2573 or visit www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net.

To learn more about the 2018 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or Instagram.

The Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, Insinger Performance, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, K&N,  Land Hoe Maintenance, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, QA1, Race Pro Weekly, Racing Optics, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, Vahlco, Velocita, Weld & Wilwood.

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New Bridgeport 3/8ths-Mile Debuts With Thrilling Last-Lap Pass, Short Track Super Series to Invade Sunday

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BRIDGEPORT, NJ – A last-lap pass drew the crowd to its feet and set the stage for Sunday’s ‘South Jersey Shootout’ on the ALL-NEW three-eighths-mile located at Bridgeport Speedway.

The recently completed Design for Vision/Sunglass Central Speedway at the South Jersey complex hosted its first event this past Sunday (April 22) as a tune-up for the upcoming visit by the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco this Sunday, April 29.

The inaugural Modified event on the three-eighths-mile was an instant classic, with young Matt Stangle and veterans Jeff Strunk and Ryan Godown battling three-wide for the lead with two laps remaining.

Ultimately it was Boyertown, Pa.’s Strunk completing the final-lap-and-turn pass of Stangle to etch his name in the history books forever.

The “first-event” top-five finish consisted of Strunk, Stangle, Godown, Duane Howard and Rick Laubach. All are expected to return for STSS competition this weekend.

Ryan Simmons bested the companion Crate 602 Sportsman event, which also featured competitive racing.

Now, attention turns to a busy Sunday evening display of Short Track Super Series action.

Round No. 2 of the STSS Velocita-USA big-block/small-block Modified South Region competition will be headlined by a 40-lap main offering $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $400 just to take the green flag.

STSS South Region Crate 602 Sportsman serve as the companion event with $1,000 going to a 20-lap winner and $100 reserved to take the green flag.

Both the STSS Modified and Sportsman programs have been idle since launching the 2018 season in mid-March at Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway.

Ryan Watt defeated Matt Sheppard in late-race lapped traffic to win the Modified STSS lid-lifter, while 13-year-old Alex Yankowski won the Crate 602 Sportsman portion of the program.

The STSS Modified ‘South Jersey Shootout’ is celebrating its fourth running on Sunday. Past winners on the five-eighths-mile track are Stewart Friesen (2017), Wade Hendrickson (2016) and Rick Laubach (2015). This year, it’s a new track and a brand-new game!

Pit gates will open for the April 29 program at 1 p.m., with grandstand gates unlocked at 2 p.m.  Hot laps begin at 4 p.m., with racing at 5 p.m.

Grandstand admission is $25 (ages 16 and up), $10 for Students (ages 10-15) and Kids 9 and under are FREE.

Pit admission is $35, with no license required.

Complete race information has been posted on the Short Track Super Series website at: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/south-jersey-shootout-rules-prices-general-info-3/

Located in South Jersey, just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at I-295 Exit 14, Bridgeport Speedway is a spacious five-eighths-mile clay oval with a new three-eighths-mile oval and quarter-mile embedded in the center. Bridgeport Speedway provides a safe and secure family atmosphere, free parking, giveaways and fan participation. To learn more, visit www.bpspeedway.com.

To learn more about the 2018 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or Instagram.

The Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, Insinger Performance, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, K&N,  Land Hoe Maintenance, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, QA1, Race Pro Weekly, Racing Optics, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, Vahlco, Velocita, Weld & Wilwood.

 

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Short Track Super Series ‘Blast at the Beach’ at Georgetown Speedway to Be Televised on MAVTV

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GEORGETOWN, DE – The dirt-slinging action of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Velocita-USA South Region will be making its way to a television near you in 2018.  Short Track Super Series officials announced Thursday that the 5th Annual Blast at the Beach on Tuesday, August 28 at Georgetown Speedway will be broadcast via a tape-delayed broadcast on MAVTV.

Speed51 TV will produce the live broadcast, which will be the first nationally-televised broadcast in the five-year history of the Short Track Super Series.

“I believe the Short Track Super Series offers some of the best racing anywhere,” said Short Track Super Series Promoter Brett Deyo.  “We have talented racers and passionate fans. Having the Blast at the Beach broadcast on MAVTV will showcase our style of racing across the entire country and put the rebirth of Georgetown Speedway in the spotlight.”

The 5th Annual Blast at the Beach won’t feature beach balls and sand castles, but it is expected to feature 35 exciting laps of Big-Block/Small-Block Modified racing as drivers compete for the $5,000-plus top prize.

The Short Track Super Series attracts some of the biggest names in Dirt Modified racing with the likes of Matt Sheppard, Stewart Friesen, Danny Johnson, Billy Pauch and Jimmy Horton competing in events throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

Georgetown Speedway is a half-mile dirt oval with progressive banking located in Georgetown, Del.  The track was voted by race fans as the 2017 Short Track of the Year during Speed51.com’s annual 51 Awards.

In addition to the tape-delayed broadcast on MAVTV, every Short Track Super Series race will be streamed live on Speed51.com in 2018.

Airdates for the Battle at the Beach on MAVTV will be announced at a later date.

Various marketing opportunities are currently available for businesses looking to gain exposure on the nationally-televised broadcast.  Those interested in inquiring about marketing opportunities should email georgetownspeedway@gmail.com or call (302) 563-4896.

 

About Speed51.com

Since 2001, Speed51.com has been the source for short track news, behind-the-scenes stories, in-depth race coverage and live video broadcasts of short track events throughout North America, from NASCAR’s Touring Divisions (Modifieds & K&N Pro Series), to Dirt Modifieds and numerous forms of Late Model & Modified racing.  Speed51 TV, the live video broadcasting arm of Speed51.com, airs live video productions of short track events on both pavement and dirt.  Speed51 TV also produces race broadcasts for network television.  The Speed51 Video Network carries highlights, interviews and features from short track racing around the country on Speed51.com.

 

About Georgetown Speedway

Georgetown Speedway has been in operation since 1949 and is not only a historic landmark in Delaware, but is well-known across the country for its role in the development of stock car racing as it is known today.

Georgetown Speedway features a fast, half-mile clay oval that produces high speeds and thrilling racing action. The facility has spacious grandstands, ample parking, a large, flat pit area, room for overnight camping and more.

 

About Short Track Super Series

The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled by Sunoco for Big-Block/Small-Block Modifieds enters its fifth season in 2018 with an ambitious schedule of events across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, competing in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The Short Track Super Series is managed by Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC, who is also the administrator of the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco and promoter of Georgetown Speedway in Georgetown, Del.

 

About MAVTV

Owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, The AMA Pro Motocross series, the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup and more. But MAVTV goes far beyond the national mainstream events and also covers multitudes of grassroots series’ from across the globe: Drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between.

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Short Track Super Series Set For Only 2018 New Jersey Appearance Sunday, April 29 On Bridgeport Three-Eighths-Mile

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BRIDGEPORT, NJ – The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco will make just one appearance in New Jersey this season.

And it will be a memorable one.

The all-new Design for Vision/Sunglass Central Speedway three-eighths-mile clay oval located inside South Jersey’s Bridgeport Speedway will host the powerful STSS big-block/small-block Modifieds and the STSS Crate 602 Sportsman on Sunday, April 29 for the ‘South Jersey Shootout’ event!

After three ‘South Jersey Shootout’ editions on the established Bridgeport five-eighths-mile track, the recently constructed three-eighths-mile track brings added excitement to the 2018 edition.

A practice on the new track was held on Sunday (April 8) as preparations continue for this ground-breaking event, Race No. 2 for both the STSS Velocita-USA Modified South Region and Crate 602 Sportsman series.

The STSS big-block/small-block Modifieds are set for 40-laps on the new venue, offering $5,000 to the winner, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green flag from a posted pay structure of more than $25,000.

STSS Crate 602 Sportsman will battle for a $1,000 winner’s share in the second round of the series’ South Region.

Outlaw Stocks (15 laps) complete the tripleheader program.

Past ‘South Jersey Shootout’ winners include Rick Laubach (2015), Wade Hendrickson (2016) and Stewart Friesen (2017). This year, it’s a brand-new game!

Pit gates will open for the April 29 program at 1 p.m., with grandstand gates unlocked at 2 p.m.  The drivers meeting is planned for 3:30 p.m. Hot laps begin at 4 p.m., with racing at 5 p.m.

Grandstand admission is $25 (ages 16 and up), $10 for Students (ages 10-15) and Kids 9 and under are FREE.

Pit admission is $35, with no license required.

Complete race information has been posted on the Short Track Super Series website at: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/south-jersey-shootout-rules-prices-general-info-3/

Located in South Jersey, just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at I-295 Exit 14, Bridgeport Speedway is a spacious five-eighths-mile clay oval with a new three-eighths-mile oval and quarter-mile embedded in the center. Bridgeport Speedway provides a safe and secure family atmosphere, free parking, giveaways and fan participation. To learn more, visit www.bpspeedway.com.

To learn more about the 2018 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or Instagram.

The Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, Insinger Performance, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Land Hoe Maintenance, K&N, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, QA1, Race Pro Weekly, Racing Optics, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, Vahlco, Velocita, Weld & Wilwood.

 

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco 2018 Schedule

Velocita-USA South Region

Saturday, March 17 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Melvin L. Joseph Memorial – WINNER: RYAN WATT

Sunday, April 29 – Bridgeport Speedway/Bridgeport, N.J. – South Jersey Shootout

Thursday, May 24 – Delaware International Speedway/Delmar, Del. – Diamond State 50

Tuesday, June 5 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – Anthracite Assault – COMBO

Sunday, July 29 – BAPS Motor Speedway/Newberrytown, Pa. – York County Nationals $10,000 to win!

Tuesday, August 28 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Blast at the Beach

Friday, October 12 – Port Royal Speedway/Port Royal, Pa. – Speed Showcase

Friday-Saturday October 26-27 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend

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‘Hard Clay Open’ At Orange County Fair Speedway Postponed To Tuesday, May 8

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MIDDLETOWN, NY – A wintry weather forecast lasting into April has forced the postponement of the fifth annual ‘Hard Clay Open’ at Orange County Fair Speedway scheduled for Sunday, April 8.

The speedway and Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco jointly announced a new date of Tuesday, May 8.

Cold temperatures, saturated grounds and a prediction of more snow, sleet and rain prompted the move.

The ‘Hard Clay Open’ moves in its entirety to the May 8 date with the first Halmar International STSS North Region big-block/small-block Modified 50-lap main paying $5,000 to win and $500 to start plus Crate 602 Sportsman offering a $1,000 winner’s share and $100 to start for 20 laps.

Hot laps will get underway at 6:20 p.m. with racing at 7:15 p.m. A rain date of May 9 will be in place.

The postponement date will allow for the new Halmar International promotional team to work on facility upgrades prior to the big event, while providing an “under-the-lights” track surface for competitors.

“We’ve done our best to get ready, but the weather has only gotten worse for the weekend,” said Michael Gurda IV, OCFS general manager. “We need some time to get equipment on the track and get it prepared before we can get cars on it.

“Chris (Larsen of Halmar International) has wanted to try a midweek show or two, and now we will be the first big midweek event in the area for the season.”

STSS organizer Brett Deyo looks forward to the new date.

“It will definitely provide our teams with a better track surface and hopefully warmer, more conducive weather for racing,” he said. “This weekend wasn’t going to be a pleasant experience for anyone.

“There is so much excitement for Chris and Orange County right now, and with all the buzz around our Sunoco partnership with the series, we want to kick off our North Region the right away on a non-conflicting date.”

The scheduled practice for Saturday (April 7) has been canceled.

Orange County Fair Speedway will host an Open Practice on Saturday, April 14. There is a motocross event taking place on the fairgrounds April 15.

One week later, the speedway kicks off its regular season on April 21 with big-block Modifieds, Sportsman, Rookie Sportsman and Street Stocks.  

Located at 239 Wisner Avenue Middletown, N.Y., 10940 on the Orange County Fairgrounds, Orange County Fair Speedway is the oldest continuously operating dirt track in the United States. The first auto race was held at the speedway in 1919. The five-eighths-mile oval offers fully-covered and half-covered grandstands in addition to open bleacher seating on the frontstretch and turn one areas, with drive-in viewing on the backstretch. To learn more, contact the Orange County Fair Speedway office at 845.342.2573 or visit www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net.

To learn more about the 2018 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or Instagram.

The Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, Insinger Performance, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Land Hoe Maintenance, K&N, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, QA1, Race Pro Weekly, Racing Optics, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, Vahlco, Velocita, Weld & Wilwood.

 

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco 2018 Schedule

Halmar International North Region

Tuesday, May 8 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Hard Clay Open

Sunday, May 27 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y. – Lightning on the Mountain

Tuesday, June 5 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – Anthracite Assault – COMBO

Wednesday, June 20 – Outlaw Speedway/Dundee, N.Y. – Outlaw Showdown

Tuesday, July 3 – Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y. – Battle of the Bullring 6

Wednesday, July 25 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – Afton Action 50

Wednesday, August 8 – Woodhull Raceway/Woodhull, N.Y. – Hustlin’ the High Banks 54

Tuesday, August 14 – Albany-Saratoga Speedway/Malta, N.Y. – Stampede at ‘toga

Friday-Saturday, October 5-6Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 11