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Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Roars Into 2018 With Exciting Schedule

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MILLSBORO, DE – The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco is roaring into 2018.

On the heels of the most successful season to date for the series, STSS management has announced the 2018 big-block/small-block Modified schedule for the Halmar International North Region and Velocita-USA South Region.

The milestone 50th race in series history will kick-start ‘18 at Del.’s Georgetown Speedway on March 17 with the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial, a 49-lap event offering a minimum of $4,900 to win and $490 to start. A preliminary small-block Modified program has been added on Friday night (March 16), meaning teams will receive two paychecks for their trip south.

Georgetown, a “specials-only” half-mile oval, will host three total STSS Velocita South events in ’18: the fifth annual ‘Blast at the Beach’ on Tuesday, August 28 and the title-deciding Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend Friday-Saturday Oct. 26-27.

Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway returns for the third consecutive season with the ‘South Jersey Shootout’ on Sunday, April 22.

The ‘Diamond State 50’ at the Cathell family’s Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del., kicks off the holiday Memorial Day weekend on Thursday, May 24.

The only combined ‘North-South’ event on the schedule takes place at Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa., on Tuesday, June 5 with the ‘Anthracite Assault’ 50-lap event.

$10,000 cash awaits the winner of the York County Nationals on Sunday, July 29 at the newly renamed BAPS Motor Speedway (formerly Susquehanna Speedway Park) in Newberrytown, Pa.

For the first time since 1987, Modifieds roar around the ‘Speed Palace’ of Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway on Friday, October 12 with the ‘Speed Showcase’ featuring a doubleheader of 410 Sprint Cars and Modifieds.

The Halmar International North Region will again start and end at the legendary Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y. The ‘Hard Clay Open’ kicks it all off on Sunday, April 8, while the ‘Hard Clay Finale’ brings down the curtain on Thursday, Oct. 18, the eve of Eastern States Weekend. The ‘Hard Clay Finale’ will be the championship event of ’18 for the North competitors.

Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y., hosts the second round of the series on Memorial Day weekend, Sunday, May 27, with the ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ fifth edition.

Tyler Siri’s Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., returns to the schedule after an absence of one year on Wednesday, June 20 with the ‘Outlaw Showdown’ 50.

Accord (N.Y.) Speedway is the site to celebrate Independence Day on Tuesday, July 3 with the sixth ‘Battle of the Bullring’ on the quarter-mile oval.  The post-Thanksgiving, non-points ‘Gobbler’ will again close out Northeast dirt-track racing in ’18 at the Gary and Donna Palmer-owned venue on Nov. 24.

Afton (N.Y.) Motorsports Park will see two visits by the STSS in ’18. The first takes place on Wednesday, July 25 with the ‘Afton Action 50’ and the second is the American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 11 on Oct. 5-6.

Woodhull (N.Y.) Raceway and Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, N.Y., offer August stops on the series. Woodhull’s ‘Hustlin’ the High Banks 54’ takes place on Wednesday, Aug. 8, while the ‘Stampede at ‘toga’ takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at Albany-Saratoga, the ‘Great Race Place’ of the Capital Region.

Huge bonuses await STSS racers in ’18. A driver winning both the North and South STSS regions and the ‘home-track’ American Racer Cup will receive a $25,000 bonus from Sunoco Race Fuels and Insinger Performance. Should a driver win the North or South STSS regions and the American Racer Cup, Sunoco and Insinger Performance will offer $10,000 cash.

Guaranteed championship amounts for ’18 are as follows: $12,500 (North), $10,000 (South) and $10,000 (American Racer Cup).

Details of the STSS Sportsman program are being finalized, with a schedule release planned before the end of December.

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, 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.

 

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

Halmar International North

Sunday, April 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

Thursday, October 18 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Hard Clay Finale

 

Velocita-USA South

Saturday, March 17 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Melvin L. Joseph Memorial

Sunday, April 22 – 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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Melvin L. Joseph Memorial Expands To Two-Day ‘Weekend’ Opener March 16-17 At Georgetown Speedway

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GEORGETOWN, DE – The founder of Georgetown Speedway – Melvin L. Joseph – will be honored with an opening weekend in 2018.

Georgetown Speedway has announced its Northeast dirt Modified opener will expand to a two-day event. The Melvin L. Joseph Memorial kick-starts the season at the Sussex County facility on Friday-Saturday March 16-17.

The Friday night (March 16) portion of the program will be headlined by small-block Modifieds competing in a 30-lap feature paying $3,049 to the winner. Also on Friday’s agenda are the RUSH Crate Late Models, Delmarva Chargers and Delaware Super Trucks. Open practice rounds are planned for big-block Modifieds looking to compete on Saturday.

Of course the Saturday (March 17) program is topped by the 49-lap Melvin L. Joseph Memorial headliner, which serves as the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Velocita South Region opener. The 49-lap feature offers $4,900 to win and $490 to take the green.

This event serves as the 50th race in Short Track Super Series history.

L&J Sheet Metal Crate 602 Sportsman are on the Saturday card plus Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Little Lincolns, Delmarva Chargers and Delaware Super Trucks.

Two-day passes will be available for both the grandstand and pit areas.

In the event of inclement weather, each day is independent of the other.

“We wanted to really build up the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial weekend,” Georgetown promoter Brett Deyo said. “It’s the 50th event for our Short Track Super Series and having two days of racing – with two strong payouts – should entice the best Modified drivers in the Northeast to start their season with us in Delaware.

“We’re hoping to build on our camping and all-around atmosphere of the Northeast dirt Modified opener.”

A Sunday rain date (March 18) is in place for the weekend.

Tentatively, gates on Friday are slated to open at 4 p.m. in the pit area and 5 p.m. for the grandstand with hot laps at 6:20 p.m. and racing at 7:15 p.m.

Saturday is set for noon to unlock the pits and 1 p.m. for the stands. Hot laps will begin at 3 p.m., with racing at 4 p.m.

Complete pricing will be released in the coming days.

Camping will be permitted free of charge (no hook-ups) and teams will be permitted to leave haulers in the pit area overnight.

Speedway management has confirmed with RUSH officials that the Friday night Crate Late event will count toward ’18 RUSH Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Weekly Series points.

The event honors the memory of Melvin L. Joseph, the founder of Georgetown Speedway and a Sussex County business icon who was also a pioneer in the NASCAR community as a car owner and builder of Dover (Del.) International Speedway. Mr. Joseph passed away in 2005 but his legacy continues.

Mr. Joseph’s family will be present at the event and his lucky number ‘49’ will be prominent throughout the weekend.

A preliminary practice session for the weekend has been set for Saturday, March 10 from 1-5 p.m.

Georgetown Speedway, originally constructed by Melvin L. Joseph in 1949, is located at the intersection of Route 113 and Speedway Road in Georgetown, Del., just miles from the Delaware beaches and less than a 40-minute drive from Ocean City, Md.

A website is live for the speedway at www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com. Like Georgetown Speedway on Facebook, follow @thegtownspdwy on Twitter, e-mail georgetownspeedway@gmail.com or by contacting the speedway hotline at 302.563.GTWN (4896).

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Andy Bachetti Outduels Mike Ricci In ‘Gobbler’ Battle Of The Ages For $5,700 Payday; 176 Race Cars, Huge Crowd Close 2017 Northeast Outdoor Dirt-Track Season

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ACCORD, NY – Andy Bachetti outdueled Mike Ricci in a crowd-pleasing, back-and-forth battle to close out the 2017 Northeast outdoor dirt-track season Saturday at Accord Speedway.

Bachetti, of Sheffield, Mass., took over the lead for the final time with 13 circuits remaining in the 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified main and raced to a $5,700 payday for his first-ever ‘Gobbler’ victory in the event’s fifth running. Bachetti received $5,000 from the posted purse, $500 from Upstate Automotive and an additional $200 Halfway Leader bonus from Land Hoe Maintenance LLC.

Run on an unseasonably warm late-November day, the ‘Gobbler’ filled the Accord facility to overflow with jam-packed grandstands and a pit-bulging 177 race cars on hand.

The day’s events were presented by Superior Remodeling and Upstate Automotive.

“What an awesome day,” Bachetti, a two-time Short Track Super Series (STSS) champion, said after climbing from his black and fluorescent green No. 4. “It was hard racing there with Mike (Ricci). He’d get me, I’d get him. It was tough with the restarts and lapped cars thrown in.”

After their on-track combat, Bachetti and Ricci shook hands with huge smiles in Victory Lane.

“What a turnout here today,” Bachetti said. “It’s nice to see the place packed!”

Bachetti led the ‘Mashed Potato’ Modified field to the green flag, but it was Ricci – a master of the Accord bullring – who was able to wrestle the lead away at the outset. Ricci set the pace, with Bachetti in tow, for the race’s first 12 laps.

Mired in lapped traffic, Bachetti and Ricci slapped rubrails with Bachetti emerging out front for the first time on lap 13.

Ricci never let Bachetti out of his grasp.

On a 26th-lap restart – in a wild exchange – Ricci regained command of the lead. During an ensuing stretch of green-flag racing Ricci put some distance between his No. 17 and Bachetti.

However, a final restart on lap 37 changed the complexion of the race.

With sparks flying on the frontstretch, Bachetti squeezed past Ricci. For the remainder of the race, the two ran nose-to-tail with Ricci working to the inside.

Bachetti held on for the win by less than a car-length.

“I think Mike might have been a little better than us,” Bachetti said. “It was about track position there at the end and that (last) restart worked out in our favor.”

Ricci, of Tillson, N.Y., settled for a runner-up finish in a stout end of the season that included strong runs at Afton (N.Y.) Motorsports Park and Orange County (N.Y.) Fair Speedway in Short Track Super Series events.

Two-time ‘Gobbler’ winner Anthony Perrego of Montgomery, N.Y., settled for third, lurking just behind the leaders for the entire distance in Brian Smith’s No. 44. Perrego thrilled the crowd earlier in the day coming from the final row of his heat race to pick up the win.

Joe Judge of Highland, N.Y., used the outside lane to climb to fourth late in the going, nosing out Ryan Godown of Ringoes, N.J., in the Lincoln Auto Body No. 5 owned by Dieter Schmidt.

Utilizing the low line to rebound from a mid-race tangle, Mike Gular of Boyertown, Pa., turned his second career Accord start into a sixth-place finish, with Jerry Higbie of Newburgh, N.Y., Tyler Siri of Horseheads, N.Y., 23rd-starter Brian Malcolm of Lake Ariel, Pa., and Jimmy Wells of Rosendale, N.Y., completing the top-10.

Heat winners for the 39 assembled Modifieds were Perrego, Alan Barker, Kevin Ward, Godown and Danny Creeden. Consolations went to Mike Maresca and Danny Tyler. A ‘last-chance dash’ won by Colton Wilson set the 24th – and final – starting position for the main.

Bushkill, Pa.’s Kyle Rohner continued his outstanding season with a $1,150 payday in the ‘Sweet Potato’ Sportsman 25-lap main. Rohner worked the extreme low line on the quarter-mile oval for his winning drive. The ‘Bushkill Bullet’ worked past Kevin Stevens and was never headed.

Rohner received a $150 bonus as the first Crate 602 Sportsman driver across the line.

Corey Cormier sliced through the field late in the going to finish second. Cormier, the ’17 STSS Sportsman title winner, was the second Crate 602 car in the order, receiving $125.

Second-generation driver Stevens finished third and took home the final $125 Crate bonus. Cole Hentschel and Louden Reimert both recovered from earlier incidents to finish fourth and fifth, respectively. For Keystone State third-generation driver Reimert, Saturday marked his Accord Speedway debut.

The ‘Whipped Cream’ Wingless Sprint Cars were a first-time attraction on the ‘Gobbler’ docket. Ringoes, N.J.’s Ryan Godown pulled double-duty on the day and drove to a $1,100 payday in the 20-lap event after leading from start-to-finish and winning his heat race earlier in the day.

Bob Tersillo, Corey Wood, Jeremy Quick and Heidi Hedin completed the front five.

Sponsors for the Wingless Sprint main event included Rapid Tire, Land Hoe Maintenance LLC, Marshall Industries, Peak Performance, Northeast Paving & Sealcoating and Oakland Valley Raceway Park.

After pitting to change a flat tire, Greg Sleight marched back through the field to win the 20-lap ‘Pumpkin Pie’ Pure Stock Ron Wright Memorial. Sleight took command late in the rough-and-tumble feature and narrowly held off the advances of Travis Brockner, who like Sleight had to recover from earlier misfortune.

Sleight’s win was worth $600 including a $100 bonus from Ron ‘Pop’ Wright in memory of his son.

Steve Williams, Jay Smalley and Ryan Brockner completed the front five.

Brandon Conklin received $2,000 for his efforts in the ‘dessert’ of the day: Enduro pudding. Conklin scored ahead of Dave Donovan, early leader Jeff DeGroat, Johnny Bankich and George Zeininger.

GOBBLER LEFTOVERS: Pits were pushed to the point of overflow with 39 Modifieds, 48 Sportsman, 30 Pure Stocks, eight Wingless Sprints and 51 Four Cylinder Enduro cars signing in to compete as the ‘Gobbler’ celebrated its fifth anniversary….

With the Short Track Super Series points complete, the ‘post-season’ event attracted some different faces including Ransomville (N.Y.) Speedway regular Nick Joy, Canadian Boyd MacTavish, North Country driver Mike Maresca and more….

The fifth-place Modified finish for Ryan Godown came with a left-front flat tire for the second half of the feature event….

Mike Gular’s only previous Accord appearance was in the summer of 2013 when the speedway hosted its first ‘Battle of the Bullring’ midweek special….

Santa Claus made an appearance during the program riding on a newly purchased Accord Speedway fire truck….

The day featured non-stop on-track action with little downtime. Only a brief pause was taken prior to the Modified main….

Accord Speedway, a neat-and-tidy quarter-mile clay oval nestled in the hills of Ulster County, is located at 299 Whitfield Road Accord, NY 12404. The speedway is on the web at www.accordspeedway.com.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled 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.

 

‘GOBBLER’ RACE SUMMARY – ACCORD SPEEDWAY NOVEMBER 25, 2017

‘Mashed Potato’ Modified Feature Finish (50 laps): ANDY BACHETTI, Mike Ricci, Anthony Perrego, Joe Judge, Ryan Godown, Mike Gular, Jerry Higbie, Tyler Siri, Brian Malcolm, Jimmy Wells, Scott Ferrier, Rich Ricci Jr., Dom Buffalino, Allison Ricci, Alan Barker, Charles Hendrickson Jr., Colton Wilson, Ray See Jr., Kevin Ward, Mike Maresca, Dan Creeden, Danny Tyler, Eldon Payne Jr., Boyd MacTavish.

Did Not Qualify:  Kyle Van Duser, Corey Lowitt, Heath Metzger, Paul Rooney, Kurt Hundeland, Mark Pullen, Kenny Ferrier, Rob Rowe, John Ferrier, Roger Henion Jr., Rusty Smith, Rocky Warner, Nick Joy, Michael Wahl, Harold Humphrey.

‘Sweet Potato’ Sportsman Feature Finish (25 laps): KYLE ROHNER, Corey Cormier, Kevin Stevens, Cole Hentschel, Louden Reimert, Tommy Collins, Rocky Warner, Joe Bonetti, Greg McCloskey, Jamie Yannone, Geoff Quackenbush, Hunter Lapp, Daniel Morgiewicz, Carl Bittenbender, John Aumick, Mike Bull, Michael Coffey Jr., Tony Kawalchuk, Phil Goetschius, Tyler Johnston, Chris Van Duser, Tyler Thompson, James Fadden, David Demorest.

Did Not Qualify: Nick Plumstead, R.J. Smith, Michael Talmadge, Brian Durbin, Jerry Curry, Ricky Thompson, Lou Torres, Ryan Macartney, Shane Henion, Devin Willis, Chris Lynch, Brad Horton, Lenny Helmich, Robbie Knipe, Jesse Leiby, Matt Curry, Jimmy Wells, Michael Corbin, Jimmy Leiby, Rich Ricci III, Matt Shultz, Michael Murphy, Lem Atkins, Jimmy Johnson.

‘Whipped Cream’ Wingless Sprint Feature Finish (20 laps): RYAN GODOWN, Bob Tersillo, Corey Wood, Jeremy Quick, Heidi Hedin, Larry Drake, Larry McVay, Mark Connely.

‘Pumpkin Pie’ Pure Stock Ron Wright Memorial Feature Finish (20 laps): GREG SLEIGHT, Travis Brockner, Steve Williams, Jay Smalley, Ryan Brockner, Walt Henry, Joel Murns, Bob Sleight Jr., Jim Maher, Nate Hill, Mike Vigiletti, Jon Woinoski, Steve Kanuk, Mike Arrizoni, Zach Seyerlein, Ray Tarantino, Jim Hajkowski, Chris Murphy, Joey Sheffold, Kyle Welsch, David Cook, Wayne Keyes, James Goetschius, John Hechinger.

Did Not Qualify: Corey Stanton, Curt Ayers, Gary Gamble, Nick Reilly, Andy Fox, Scott Gumaer.

Four Cylinder Enduro ‘Pudding’ Finish (Top-5, 51 cars participated): BRANDON CONKLIN, Dave Donovan, Jeff DeGroat, Johnny Bankich, George Zeininger.

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‘GOBBLER’ RACE SUMMARY – ACCORD SPEEDWAY NOVEMBER 25, 2017

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‘Mashed Potato’ Modified Feature Finish (50 laps): ANDY BACHETTI, Mike Ricci, Anthony Perrego, Joe Judge, Ryan Godown, Mike Gular, Jerry Higbie, Tyler Siri, Brian Malcolm, Jimmy Wells, Scott Ferrier, Rich Ricci Jr., Dom Buffalino, Allison Ricci, Alan Barker, Charles Hendrickson Jr., Colton Wilson, Ray See Jr., Kevin Ward, Mike Maresca, Dan Creeden, Danny Tyler, Eldon Payne Jr., Boyd MacTavish.

Did Not Qualify:  Kyle Van Duser, Corey Lowitt, Heath Metzger, Paul Rooney, Kurt Hundeland, Mark Pullen, Kenny Ferrier, Rob Rowe, John Ferrier, Roger Henion Jr., Rusty Smith, Rocky Warner, Nick Joy, Michael Wahl, Harold Humphrey.

‘Sweet Potato’ Sportsman Feature Finish (25 laps): KYLE ROHNER, Corey Cormier, Kevin Stevens, Cole Hentschel, Louden Reimert, Tommy Collins, Rocky Warner, Joe Bonetti, Greg McCloskey, Jamie Yannone, Geoff Quackenbush, Hunter Lapp, Daniel Morgiewicz, Carl Bittenbender, John Aumick, Mike Bull, Michael Coffey Jr., Tony Kawalchuk, Phil Goetschius, Tyler Johnston, Chris Van Duser, Tyler Thompson, James Fadden, David Demorest.

Did Not Qualify: Nick Plumstead, R.J. Smith, Michael Talmadge, Brian Durbin, Jerry Curry, Ricky Thompson, Lou Torres, Ryan Macartney, Shane Henion, Devin Willis, Chris Lynch, Brad Horton, Lenny Helmich, Robbie Knipe, Jesse Leiby, Matt Curry, Jimmy Wells, Michael Corbin, Jimmy Leiby, Rich Ricci III, Matt Shultz, Michael Murphy, Lem Atkins, Jimmy Johnson.

‘Whipped Cream’ Wingless Sprint Feature Finish (20 laps): RYAN GODOWN, Bob Tersillo, Corey Wood, Jeremy Quick, Heidi Hedin, Larry Drake, Larry McVay, Mark Connely.

‘Pumpkin Pie’ Pure Stock Ron Wright Memorial Feature Finish (20 laps): GREG SLEIGHT, Travis Brockner, Steve Williams, Jay Smalley, Ryan Brockner, Walt Henry, Joel Murns, Bob Sleight Jr., Jim Maher, Nate Hill, Mike Vigiletti, Jon Woinoski, Steve Kanuk, Mike Arrizoni, Zach Seyerlein, Ray Tarantino, Jim Hajkowski, Chris Murphy, Joey Sheffold, Kyle Welsch, David Cook, Wayne Keyes, James Goetschius, John Hechinger.

Did Not Qualify: Corey Stanton, Curt Ayers, Gary Gamble, Nick Reilly, Andy Fox, Scott Gumaer.

Four Cylinder Enduro ‘Pudding’ Finish (Top-5, 51 cars participated): BRANDON CONKLIN, Dave Donovan, Jeff DeGroat, Johnny Bankich, George Zeininger.

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It’s Almost Time To ‘Gobble’ At Accord Speedway; Northeast Outdoor Dirt-Track Finale Takes Place Saturday

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ACCORD, NY – It’s almost time to ‘Gobble’ at Accord Speedway!

On Saturday (November 25), Accord Speedway will host a full plate of stock car racing as the ‘Gobbler’ closes the curtain on the 2017 Northeast outdoor dirt-track season. The ‘post-season’ event celebrates its fifth anniversary this year.

‘Mashed Potato’ Modifieds headline the card in a 50-lap feature offering $5,500 to the winner. Anthony Perrego is a two-time event winner, taking the inaugural in 2013 driving for Gary Mann and then last year’s program aboard the Brian Smith-owned No. 44. Perrego has announced plans to chase a third win on Saturday.

Among the invaders setting plans to attend are “Doctor” Danny Johnson driving the Chesapeake Paving No. 9, Ryan Godown in the Lincoln Auto Body No. 5, recent Afton (N.Y.) Motorsports Park “Working Man’s Race” winner Rusty Smith, Short Track Super Series North champion Andy Bachetti, Canadian Boyd MacTavish, Sportsman graduate Rocky Warner, Super DIRTcar Series talent Mike Maresca, Grandview (Pa.) Speedway’s Mike Gular, Outlaw (N.Y.) Speedway owner Tyler Siri, Southern Tier regulars Brian Malcolm and Alan Barker and many more.

Look for the Ricci family to be out in full force looking to cement another high-profile victory at their hometown track.

Accord track champion Danny Tyler has secured a ride in an Ed Burgess-owned car and will lead the speedway’s best into the event. Another Accord standout – Danny Creeden – will drive a Chad Loiodice-fielded No. 5L for the finale.

‘Sweet Potato Sportsman’ race 25 laps for a minimum of $1,000 to win and $100 to start. The first three Crate 602 Sportsman across the line will receive $150, $125 and $125, respectively.

‘Pumpkin Pie’ Pure Stocks will earn an increased $600 to win their 20-lap feature thanks to “Pop” Wright adding $100 to the winner’s share for the Ron Wright Memorial.

‘Whipped Cream’ Wingless Sprints make their first ‘Gobbler’ appearance in a 20-lap event offering $1,000 to win, $500 for second and $300 for third!

A 100-lap Four Cylinder Enduro concludes the day’s events.

Pit gates will open at 9 a.m., with grandstand gates unlocked at 10 a.m. A drivers’ meeting and draw for the Modified division takes place at 11:30 a.m. Hot laps are set for noon and racing begins at 1 p.m.

Adult admission is $24. Seniors (ages 65 and over) pay $22. Kids 11 and under are $5.

Pit admission is $40 for Adults, with no license required.

A weather/rain date of Saturday, December 2 is in place for this event.

Accord Speedway, a neat-and-tidy quarter-mile clay oval nestled in the hills of Ulster County, is located at 299 Whitfield Road Accord, NY 12404. The speedway is on the web at www.accordspeedway.com.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled 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.

‘Gobbler’ Event History (Year-By-Year)

December 3, 2016 Modified: Anthony Perrego Sportsman: Joey Bruning Pure Stock: Kyle Welsch Slingshot: Justin Mills Enduro: Patrick Bleau

December 5, 2015 Modified: Danny Johnson Sportsman: Tim Hartman Jr. Street Stock: Ray Tarantino Slingshot: Matt Shultz

April 14, 2015 (postponed from Nov. 2014) Modified: Jackie Brown Jr. Sportsman: Greg McCloskey Street Stock: Kevin Skelly Slingshot: Demetrios Drellos

November 30, 2013 Modified: Anthony Perrego Sportsman: Rocky Warner Street Stock: Charlie Houghtaling

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Accord Speedway Serving Up A ‘Full Plate’ of Stock Car Racing This Saturday (November 25) With Fifth Annual ‘Gobbler’ Event

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ACCORD, NY – Eat Thanksgiving dinner with the family, we’ll provide the dirt-track dessert.

On Saturday (November 25), Accord Speedway will host a full plate of stock car racing as the ‘Gobbler’ closes the curtain on the 2017 Northeast outdoor dirt-track season. The ‘post-season’ event celebrates its fifth anniversary this year.

‘Mashed Potato’ Modifieds headline the card in a 50-lap feature offering $5,500 to the winner. Anthony Perrego is a two-time event winner, taking the inaugural in 2013 driving for Gary Mann and then last year’s program aboard the Brian Smith-owned No. 44.

Perrego will look to defend those honors against a tough field. Among the invaders already setting plans are North Country driver Mike Maresca, Southern Tier driver and the owner of Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., Tyler Siri, Grandview (Pa.) Speedway standout Mike Gular, Afton (N.Y.) and Thunder Mountain (N.Y.) driver Alan Barker, Thunder Mountain regulars Brian Malcolm and Colton Wilson, and Capital District Sportsman graduate Rocky Warner in a Jake Spraker-owned ride and several more.

Look for the Ricci family to be out in full force looking to cement another high-profile victory at their hometown track.

Accord track champion Danny Tyler has secured a ride in an Ed Burgess-owned car and will lead the speedway’s best into the event.

‘Sweet Potato Sportsman’ race 25 laps for a minimum of $1,000 to win, joined by the ‘Pumpkin Pie’ Pure Stocks in a $500-to-win, 20-lap event and a $1,000-to-win 20-lap main event for the ‘Whipped Cream’ Wingless Sprints.

A 100-lap Four Cylinder Enduro concludes the day’s events.

Pit gates will open at 9 a.m., with grandstand gates unlocked at 10 a.m. A drivers’ meeting and draw for the Modified division takes place at 11:30 a.m. Hot laps are set for noon and racing begins at 1 p.m.

Adult admission is $24. Seniors (ages 65 and over) pay $22. Kids 11 and under are $5.

There is indoor seating available for $35 per ticket. To reserve an indoor seat, contact the speedway at 845.626.1142.

Pit admission is $40 for Adults, with no license required.

A weather/rain date of Saturday, December 2 is in place for this event.

Accord Speedway, a neat-and-tidy quarter-mile clay oval nestled in the hills of Ulster County, is located at 299 Whitfield Road Accord, NY 12404. The speedway is on the web at www.accordspeedway.com.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled 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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Short Track Super Series Modifieds Set To Debut At Port Royal Speedway In 2018; Speed Showcase Set For Friday, October 12

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PORT ROYAL, PA – The rumble of Modifieds returns to Port Royal Speedway in 2018.

For the first time in more than 30 years, the rejuvenated fairgrounds facility known as the ‘Speed Palace’ will play host to a Modified race. The 2018 return will be sanctioned by the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco as part of the tour’s Velocita-USA South Region.

The event is planned for Friday night, October 12 in conjunction with a 410 Sprint Car show.

It has been dubbed the ‘Speed Showcase’ with two headline divisions on the program.

Modifieds last competed on the fast Port Royal half-mile oval in 1987.

“We’ve been looking at adding a Modified race for the last couple seasons,” Port Royal promoter Steve O’Neal said. “It’s been a request from a lot of fans and even Modified racers to have an event at the track.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming the Modifieds to Port Royal in what should be a great night of racing.”

A rain date for the event has been set for Sunday, October 14.

The Port Royal stop will be the seventh of eight stops on the STSS South Region en route to the $10,000 series championship.

“I’ve heard and seen only good things about Port Royal the last couple years,” STSS promoter Brett Deyo said. “Having this opportunity to spotlight our series at such a first-class venue alongside of the 410 Sprint Cars is something I am very thankful for.”

Port Royal will make the second ‘Central PA’ appearance by the STSS in 2018. The series stops at BAPS Motor Speedway (formerly Susquehanna) in Newberrytown, Pa., on Sunday, July 29 with the $10,000-to-win York County Nationals.

Port Royal Speedway is located at 308 West 8th Street Port Royal, PA 17082. To learn more, visit www.portroyalspeedway.com or portspeedway@gmail.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, 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.

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‘Whipped Cream’ Wingless Sprints Battle For $1,000 Winner’s Share, Bonuses At Accord Speedway November 25 ‘Gobbler’

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ACCORD, NY – At Accord Speedway’s Saturday, November 25 ‘Gobbler’ event, the North East Wingless Sprints have added some “whipped cream” to the program.

The self-starting, wingless GM Crate 602 powered sprints are a first-time attraction to the post-Thanksgiving special. With the assistance of several marketing partners, the division will compete for a huge $1,000 to win in their 20-lap ‘Gobbler’ main event.

Thanks to Rapid Tire, the event winner will receive $1,000!

Second-place pays $500 courtesy of Land Hoe Maintenance LLC and third-place will receive $300 from Marshall Industries.

Peak Engineering has offered up $200 to the event’s Hard Charger.

Heat race winners take home $100 each from Northeast Paving & Sealcoat and Oakland Valley Speedway.

Accord track champion Eric Jennings is expected to lead the speedway’s regulars into the ‘Whipped Cream’ Wingless Sprint event. But Jennings recently sold his title-winning No. 14 and is actively searching for a ride.

New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway is the other local speedway running the division. Ryan Godown will invade with his Karl Freyer-owned car in search of the cool grand.

Joining the North East Wingless Sprints on the docket will be the big-block/small-block Modifieds ($5,500 to the winner of the 50-lap main), Sportsman (Open vs. Crate) offering a minimum of $1,000 to win, the Ron Wright Memorial Street Stock event and a nightcap Four Cylinder Enduro.

Complete race rules, times and information have been posted: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/gobbler-rules-prices-general-information/ 

A rain date of Saturday, December 2 will be in place.

For the 2017 ‘Gobbler’ event, Adult admission is $24. Seniors (ages 65 and over) pay $22. Kids 11 and under are $5.

There is indoor seating available for $35 per ticket. To reserve an indoor seat, contact the speedway at 845.626.1142.

Pit admission is $40, with no license required.

Pit gates will open at 9 a.m. Grandstand gates will be unlocked at 10 a.m. Hot laps will begin at noon, with racing at 1 p.m.

Accord Speedway, a neat-and-tidy quarter-mile clay oval nestled in the hills of Ulster County, is located at 299 Whitfield Road Accord, NY 12404. The speedway is on the web at www.accordspeedway.com.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled 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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Upstate Automotive Adds “Gravy” To ‘Mashed Potato’ Accord Speedway November 25 ‘Gobbler’ Event – Now $5,500 To Win!

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ACCORD, NY – There has been some “gravy” added to the ‘Gobbler’ ‘Mashed Potato’ Modified event.

Thanks to Upstate Automotive in Germantown, N.Y., the big-block/small-block ‘Mashed Potato’ Modified winner at Accord Speedway Saturday, November 25 will receive $5,500, an increase of $500 from the originally posted $5,000.

The post-Thanksgiving event becomes more lucrative for 50 fast laps around the Ulster County bullring. The 2017 edition of the ‘Gobbler’ is the fifth anniversary of an event that was first run at Accord in November 2013.

Anthony Perrego of Middletown, N.Y., won the inaugural ’13 ‘Gobbler’ event and then picked up his second win in the novelty program last year. Jackie Brown Jr. of Hurley, N.Y., topped the ’14 edition and ‘the Doctor’ Danny Johnson was the ’15 victor.

Joining the Modifieds will be the Sportsman (Open vs. Crate) offering a minimum of $1,000 to win, the Ron Wright Memorial Street Stock event, for the first time Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars ($1,000 to win), and a nightcap Four Cylinder Enduro.

Complete race rules, times and information have been posted: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/gobbler-rules-prices-general-information/ 

A rain date of Saturday, December 2 will be in place.

For the 2017 ‘Gobbler’ event, Adult admission is $24. Seniors (ages 65 and over) pay $22. Kids 11 and under are $5.

There is indoor seating available for $35 per ticket. To reserve an indoor seat, contact the speedway at 845.626.1142.

Pit admission is $40 for Adults, with no license required.

Pit gates will open at 9 a.m. Grandstand gates will be unlocked at 10 a.m. Hot laps will begin at noon, with racing at 1 p.m.

Accord Speedway, a neat-and-tidy quarter-mile clay oval nestled in the hills of Ulster County, is located at 299 Whitfield Road Accord, NY 12404. The speedway is on the web at www.accordspeedway.com.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled 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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Short Track Super Series Announces ‘Night of Champions’ Awards Banquet Saturday, December 16 in Bethlehem, Pa.

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BETHLEHEM, PA – The 2017 Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP ‘Night of Champions’ is set for Saturday, December 16.

The Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center in Bethlehem, Pa., serves as the backdrop for the year-end STSS celebration, recognizing the accomplishments of drivers in the Halmar International North Region, Velocita-USA South Region and Sportsman series.

For the third time in his career, Sheffield, Mass., driver Andy Bachetti reigned supreme in the Halmar International North Region. He will receive $12,500 for his efforts.

The top-12 drivers will share in point fund money: runner-up Anthony Perrego, followed by Jeremy Smith, Billy Decker, Danny Creeden, Stewart Friesen, Tommy Meier, Matt DeLorenzo, J.R. Hurlburt, Nick Nye, Craig Hanson and Jerry Higbie.

In the Velocita South Region, Boyertown, Pa.’s Ryan Watt took the title – his second – and will receive $10,000. Watt led Ryan Godown, Duane Howard, David Van Horn Jr., Jimmy Horton, Billy Pauch Sr., Jordan Watson, Rick Laubach, Billy Pauch Jr., Jamie Mills, Craig Von Dohren and Stewart Friesen.

Corey Cormier of Otisville, N.Y., emerged from a close battle to annex the STSS Sportsman title.

Special awards will also be distributed during the evening.

Tickets for the ‘Night of Champions’ are $45 and include the following: a dinner buffet with Classic Caesar salad or Mixed Greens; Flank Steak or Oven Roasted Chicken; starch and vegetable (Chef’s selection); dessert; coffee/tea/water.

There will be a cash bar available. Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m.

To reserve tickets, complete the following form: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2017AwardsBanquetForm.pdf

Rooms are available at a reduced rate of $74 per night by calling 610.866.5800 and mentioning BD Motorsports Media LLC.

All teams must send a representative to receive point fund money and awards.

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, Teo-Pro Car, Velocita, Weld & Wilwood.