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NJ-PA Area Drivers Set Plans For Thursday Night’s Behrent’s ‘Hard Clay Finale’ At Orange County Fair Speedway

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MIDDLETOWN, NY – Conjuring up memories of days gone by and the Tri-Track Series encompassing Orange County Fair Speedway and the now-closed Flemington (N.J.) and Nazareth (Pa.) Speedways, New-Jersey-Pennsylvania area racers are gearing up for Thursday night’s Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ event.

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP Modifieds invade Orange County Fair Speedway Thursday night to conclude the nine-race STSS Halmar International North Region and kick off the 56th annual Eastern States Weekend.

STSS Modified competitors will battle for a purse structure of $30,900 total: $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $500 to take the green flag. Other bonuses sweeten the pot further for racers.

Billy Pauch Jr. brings his famed family name back to Eastern States Weekend at Orange County Fair Speedway. The third-generation Milford, N.J., star will pilot the Daniel Sommeling-owned No. 51 in the 50-lap STSS-sanctioned program.

Another renowned family will be represented by David Van Horn Jr. who will be at the wheel of Fred Vahlsing’s No. 323ov. Van Horn is a past Orange County Fair Speedway champion who now races regularly at New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway. His grandfather, of course, is the late legend Carl ‘Fuzzy’ Van Horn.

The ‘Wizard’ of Wind Gap, Pa., Frank Cozze has the Dave Renaldo-owned No. 401 at the ready for Thursday night’s inaugural event. Cozze has been stout in the Renaldo mount in recent STSS South appearances.

The ‘Ringoes Rocket’ Ryan Godown is set for a Thursday night fight driving the Dieter Schmidt-owned No. 5 with sponsorship from Escape RV. Godown said the team has completed repairs to the car from a heavy impact at Oswego (N.Y.) Speedway.

Young gun Brandon Grosso excelled in the Sportsman ranks. This August, Grosso has moved into big-block competition and plans to make his Modified debut at OCFS on Thursday night.

Fresh off a podium finish at the Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway STSS-sanctioned ‘Dirty Jersey 5’ Somerville, N.J., driver Sammy Martz has set plans to tackle the OCFS five-eighths-mile for the ‘Hard Clay Finale’ event.

Orange County’s 2017 champion Jimmy Horton is no stranger to PA/NJ action and sits atop the all-time win list at Bridgeport. Horton will have his Halmar No. 43 at the ready, outfitted with sail panels, for Thursday night’s STSS visit.

Excitement continues to build for the first-time ‘Hard Clay Finale’ happening on Thursday night with support from Behrent’s Performance Warehouse and Escape RV!

Teams will be permitted to enter the facility beginning on Wednesday (October 18). A Thursday pit pass, however, will be required for entry in the pits beginning at 3 p.m. Thursday.

Drive-in gates will be unlocked at 4 p.m., with grandstand gates opening at 5 p.m.

Cars will hit the track at approximately 5:45 p.m., with the first heat race rolling off at 6:30 p.m.

General admission is $25 for Adults, $23 for Seniors and $5 for Kids 12 and under. Reserved seats (Rows H-O of the covered grandstand) are available for $30 by calling the speedway at 845.342.2573.

Pit admission is $35 with no license required.

Complete STSS Modified rules and race information can be found on the web: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/hard-clay-finale-rules-prices-general-information/

Street Stocks, under Orange County rules, will complete the doubleheader racing for $200 to win (no car entry fee).

The Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP and BD Motorsports Media LLC can be found on the web at www.shorttracksuperseries.com or www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com. Brett Deyo can be reached by phone at 845.728.2781 or via e-mail: bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com. The series is also on Twitter @ShortTrackSS and Facebook under “Short Track Super Series.”

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.

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.

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50 Rich Laps of Racing Kicks Off Eastern States Weekend Thursday: Bonuses Add Up For Behrent’s ‘Hard Clay Finale’

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MIDDLETOWN, NY – On Thursday night (October 19), the 56th annual Eastern States Weekend will kick off with 50 rich laps of racing.

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP Modifieds invade Orange County Fair Speedway with the Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ to conclude the nine-race STSS Halmar International North Region.

STSS Modified competitors will battle for a purse structure of $30,900 total: $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $500 to take the green flag.

Bonuses sweeten the pot even further for STSS Modified racers.

Grand Rental Station of Middletown has signed on for a $500 Hard Charger Award, going to the driver advancing the most positions from their scheduled starting position to the finish of the 50-lap feature.

Rock Fantasy, also located in Middletown, has posted a $250 cash award to the driver leading at halfway – lap 25 – of the main event.

A Dewalt tools giveaway at the drivers meeting will reward three great prizes to teams randomly for just taking part in the event.

Product and certificates have been posted from the following companies: American Racer/Lias Tire, ATL Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Fast Axle, Keizer Wheels, QA1, VP Racing Fuels, Weld Wheels and Wilwood Brakes.

The $12,500 STSS Halmar International North Region champion will be crowned at the conclusion of the ‘Hard Clay Finale’ before the OCFS crowd.

Teams will be permitted to enter the facility beginning on Wednesday (October 18). A Thursday pit pass, however, will be required for entry in the pits beginning at 3 p.m. Thursday.

Drive-in gates will be unlocked at 4 p.m., with grandstand gates opening at 5 p.m.

Cars will hit the track at approximately 5:45 p.m., with the first heat race rolling off at 6:30 p.m.

General admission is $25 for Adults, $23 for Seniors and $5 for Kids 12 and under. Reserved seats (Rows H-O of the covered grandstand) are available for $30 by calling the speedway at 845.342.2573.

Pit admission is $35 with no license required.

Complete STSS Modified rules and race information can be found on the web: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/hard-clay-finale-rules-prices-general-information/

Street Stocks, under Orange County rules, will complete the doubleheader racing for $200 to win (no car entry fee).

The Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP and BD Motorsports Media LLC can be found on the web at www.shorttracksuperseries.com or www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com. Brett Deyo can be reached by phone at 845.728.2781 or via e-mail: bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com. The series is also on Twitter @ShortTrackSS and Facebook under “Short Track Super Series.”

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.

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.

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It’s Title Time For STSS Halmar North Region: Bachetti Leads Perrego & Decker With $12,500 Championship Looming

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MIDDLETOWN, NY – It’s ‘title time’ for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP.

First up: the Halmar International North Region.

On Thursday night, October 19, Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., hosts the Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ to bring down the curtain on the nine-race Halmar North Region. A $12,500 championship will be decided after 50 laps around the five-eighths-mile track.

Sheffield, Mass., driver Andy Bachetti currently leads the standings, on the heels of a second-place finish Saturday, October 7 at Afton (N.Y.) Motorsports Park during American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 10.

Bachetti, with 686 points, leads by 64 over Anthony Perrego of Montgomery, N.Y., who has 622. Billy Decker of Sidney, N.Y., is third, only one point behind Perrego with 621.

All three – Bachetti, Perrego and Decker – have a mathematical shot at the crown.

As the season’s final race, the OCFS ‘Hard Clay Finale’ offers increased Championship Points with 150 going to the winner and 60 to start, a potential swing of 90 points.

If Perrego or Decker were to win the race, Bachetti would need to finish 15th or better to secure his third STSS championship.

The top-12 drivers in the STSS Halmar North Region standings share in year-end cash.

Following Bachetti, Perrego and Decker are Jeremy Smith of Triangle, N.Y. (542); Tommy Meier of Waldwick, N.J. (514); Danny Creeden of Wurtsboro, N.Y (499); Stewart Friesen of Sprakers, N.Y. (462); Matt DeLorenzo of Cropseyville, N.Y. (448); Nick Nye of Groton, N.Y. (435); J.R. Hurlburt of Otego, N.Y. (429); Ryan Jordan of Dryden, N.Y. (380); and Craig Hanson of Johnstown, N.Y. (375).

The STSS Velocita South Region title will be decided one week later, October 27-28, during the Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend at Georgetown (Del.) Speedway. That title is worth $10,000.

Pit gates for the ‘Hard Clay Finale’ will officially open on October 19 at 3 p.m. Teams will be permitted to enter the facility beginning on Wednesday (October 18). A Thursday pit pass, however, will be required for entry in the pits beginning at 3 p.m. Thursday.

Drive-in gates will be unlocked at 4 p.m., with grandstand gates opening at 5 p.m.

Cars will hit the track at approximately 5:45 p.m., with the first heat race rolling off at 6:30 p.m.

Adult grandstand admission is $25 for Adults, $23 for Seniors and $5 for Kids 12 and under. Reserved seats (Rows H-O of the covered grandstand) are available for $30 by calling the speedway at 845.342.2573.

Pit admission is $35 with no license required.

Complete STSS Modified rules and race information can be found on the web: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/hard-clay-finale-rules-prices-general-information/

Street Stocks, under Orange County rules, will complete the doubleheader racing for $200 to win (no car entry fee).

The Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP and BD Motorsports Media LLC can be found on the web at www.shorttracksuperseries.com or www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com. Brett Deyo can be reached by phone at 845.728.2781 or via e-mail: bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com. The series is also on Twitter @ShortTrackSS and Facebook under “Short Track Super Series.”

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.

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.

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50 Laps – $30,900 Purse – $12,500 Championship: Behrent’s Hard Clay Finale Set For Entertaining Eastern States Kickoff

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MIDDLETOWN, NY – 50 laps. $30,900 in purse money. A championship on the line.

All signs point to an entertaining, dramatic inaugural Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ on Thursday, October 19 at Orange County Fair Speedway. The event serves as a kickoff to the historic Eastern States Weekend at the venerable five-eighths-mile oval.

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP big-block/small-block Modifieds are featured in a 50-lap main event at the ‘Legendary House of Power’ with $5,000 going to the winner, $1,000 for 10th and $500 to start. A field of 30 cars minimum will take the green flag.

The Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ serves as the ninth and final round of the Halmar International North Region. Andy Bachetti currently leads the $12,500 championship chase.

Sheffield, Mass., driver Andy Bachetti won the spring STSS stop at Orange County, driving from 20th to the victory with late-race passes of both Stewart Friesen and Brett Hearn.

The non-top-heavy payout posted for this event is favorable for all teams: 1) $5,000; 2) $4,000; 3) $2,500; 4) $1,800; 5) $1,500; 6) $1,400; 7) $1,300; 8) $1,200; 9) $1,100; 10) $1,000; 11) $750; 12) $650; 13) $600: 14) $550; 15) $525; 16) $515; 17) $510; 18-30) $500.

Pit gates for the ‘Hard Clay Finale’ will officially open on October 19 at 3 p.m. Teams will be permitted to enter the facility beginning on Wednesday (October 18). A Thursday pit pass, however, will be required for entry in the pits beginning at 3 p.m. Thursday.

Drive-in gates will be unlocked at 4 p.m., with grandstand gates opening at 5 p.m.

Cars will hit the track at approximately 5:45 p.m., with the first heat race rolling off at 6:30 p.m.

Adult grandstand admission is $25 for Adults, $23 for Seniors and $5 for Kids 12 and under. Reserved seats (Rows H-O of the covered grandstand) are available for $30 by calling the speedway at 845.342.2573.

Pit admission is $35 with no license required.

Complete STSS Modified rules and race information can be found on the web: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/hard-clay-finale-rules-prices-general-information/

Street Stocks, under Orange County rules, will complete the doubleheader racing for $200 to win (no car entry fee).

The Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP and BD Motorsports Media LLC can be found on the web at www.shorttracksuperseries.com or www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com. Brett Deyo can be reached by phone at 845.728.2781 or via e-mail: bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com. The series is also on Twitter @ShortTrackSS and Facebook under “Short Track Super Series.”

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.

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 VP 2017 Schedule

Halmar International North Region

Sunday, April 9 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. ‘Hard Clay Open’ WINNER: ANDY BACHETTI

Sunday, May 28 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y. – ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ WINNER: ANTHONY PERREGO

Wednesday, June 21 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – ‘Afton Action 50’WINNER: STEWART FRIESEN

Monday, July 3 – Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y. – ‘Battle of the Bullring 5’ WINNER: ANTHONY PERREGO

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

Tuesday, August 15 – Albany-Saratoga Speedway/Malta, N.Y. – Recovery Sports Grill Stampede ‘toga WINNER: MATT SHEPPARD

Wednesday, August 23 – Woodhull Raceway/Woodhull, N.Y. – ‘Hustlin’ the High Banks 53’ WINNER: ANDY BACHETTI

Saturday, October 7 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 10 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – WINNER: RUSTY SMITH

Thursday, October 19 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ at Eastern States Weekend (Rain Date: October 20) – CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

 

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“Working Man’s Race 10” Lives Up To Its Name: Rusty Smith Defeats 60 Modifieds To Win American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals At Afton Motorsports Park

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AFTON, NY – For the 10th time, the “Working Man’s Race” lived up to its name.

Rusty Smith of Oxford, N.Y., defeated a field of 60 big-block/small-block Modifieds to win the 10th annual American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals at Afton Motorsports Park. The win for Smith – worth $5,000 – became an instant career highlight since he made the transition from pavement Modifieds to the dirt running weekly at Afton.

“When this race started, I was in the stands drunk watching like all of you,” Smith said to the enthusiastic crowd. “This is awesome to put my name on the list of SuperNationals winners.”

Beautiful weather brought out the season’s largest crowd at Afton. The fairgrounds facility was bursting at the seams with spectators and race cars for the Saturday program.

Smith thrilled the locals with his performance in the eighth round of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP Halmar International North Region.

“This is what the race is all about,” Smith said. “There are a lot of really, really good cars in the pits, but it gives a guy like me a chance to win a big race.

“I knew after the redraw we had a good combination for the feature. It ended up being really good.”

In a late moment of drama, Duane Howard – who was scheduled to start from the pole of the 50-lap STSS Modified main – was forced to a back-up ride due to contact sustained in the American Racer Cup one-on-one match races earlier in the night.

That put area Sportsman star Kevin Jordan on the point to lead the 29-car field to the green.

It was Delaware star Jordan Watson, however, who powered into the lead by the completion of lap two. As Watson led, Smith shot into second on lap four.

Smith gradually closed on Watson – making his first-ever New York State Modified start – and took over the top spot on the 11th lap.

Pennsylvania small-block Modified star Mike Gular had picked the worst available number – 13 – in the redraw. Gular was on the charge during the race’s opening laps and put his Terry Fasnacht-owned No. 2 into second on the 15th lap.

Track champion Andy Bachetti also became a factor during the race’s mid-stages. Bachetti wound his No. 4 up on the topside of the speedway. After an extended side-by-side battle, Sheffield, Mass., star Bachetti cleared Gular on the 30th lap for second.

With lapped traffic looming, Bachetti looked to close on Smith. A yellow – timely for Smith – provided clear track.

After the restart, Smith pulled away while Bachetti was left to battle once again with Gular.

A final yellow on lap 45 gave Bachetti his final shot. Smith was too strong and pulled away to a crowd-pleasing checkered.

“I didn’t worry about who was behind me,” Smith said. “I knew what I had to do to be fast.”

Bachetti settled for a runner-up finish but did extend his lead in the STSS Halmar International North Region standings entering the October 19 finale at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y.

Boyertown, Pa.’s Gular – making a rare Empire State start – was a happy podium finisher. The second-generation driver authored his drive utilizing a PA-legal spec head engine.

Inaugural Short Track SuperNationals winner Mike Ricci of Tillson, N.Y., drove a ‘throwback’ No. 17 paint scheme to fourth after starting seventh. Rich Ricci Jr. of New Paltz, N.Y., filled out the front five in the family owned No. 406.

Finishing sixth through 10th, respectively, were Bobby Varin of Sharon Springs, N.Y., in the Alton and Carole Palmer No. 76 after starting 15th; Nick Nye of Groton, N.Y., after starting 11th; 22nd-starter Billy Pauch Jr. of Milford, N.J., driving the Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz No. 51; early leader Watson of Milford, Del; and track regular Brett Tonkin of Carbondale, Pa.

Heat winners were Rich Ricci Jr., Nick Rochinski, Watson, Gular, Allison Ricci and Nye. Three consolations set the remainder of the field with Mitch Gibbs, Cory Costa and Pauch Jr. annexing the 10-lap victories.

Representing Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway, Ryan Watt of Boyertown, Pa., topped the American Racer Cup Champion’s Challenge one-on-one match races. Watt defeated Duane Howard in the final round for the $2,000 payday.

Passing for the lead with just two laps remaining, Dylan Cecce took the victory in the 20-lap Trackside Products Street Stock main event. Cecce worked the extreme inside line to slip beneath Earl Zimmer coming to the two-to-go signal.

The win for Cecce came in his first-ever Afton appearance. He took $1,000 back to his Woodhull, N.Y., home.

“I had never raced here until tonight,” Cecce said in Victory Lane. “I had a choice of coming here or racing at another track today. When you compared the two shows, the money was way better here. I’m glad I made the choice I did.”

Zimmer finished second and earned $300 as the first representative from Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y.

Kurt Stebbins, Tyler Yeagle and Gene Sharpsteen finished third through fifth, respectively.

The inaugural American Racer Cup Street Stock Champion’s Challenge 15-lap event went to Lanson Albanese of Moravia, N.Y., representing his home tracks of Thunder Mountain and Skyline Raceway Park in Blodgett Mills, N.Y. Albanese earned $500.

Will Ward of Cobleskill, N.Y., took home $500 from the 20-lap IMCA-Modified feature. Ward pocketed the $400 winner’s share and an additional $100 as the highest-finishing Thunder Mountain Speedway regular across the line. Jake Maynard, Tyler Stoddard, Gary Roberts and Ken Buck completed the front five.

Mike Houghtaling topped the 15-lap Vintage Modified Open event.

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With 53 STSS Sportsman packing the pit area, Claude Hutchings Jr. won a thriller over Jimmy Wells to wear the “Working Man’s” hat after the 35-lap feature. The Paris, N.Y., driver earned $1,800 including the ‘Gambler’s Bonus’ of $500 and $300 from Dale and Sue Smith as the halfway leader.

Hutchings actually lost the lead to Wells with only two laps remaining in the event. The race’s complexion changed as the leaders raced under the white flag. Wells made contact with a lapped car and ricocheted into the frontstretch wall.

The incident caused damage to Wells’ Grasso family No. 19. Hutchings was able to re-pass Wells and race back to the win. Nick Nye also cleared Wells on the final lap, with Wells limping across the line in third. Nick Mady and Bill Deckelman completed the front five.

With his 10th-place finish, Corey Cormier of Otisville, N.Y., secured the STSS Sportsman championship. Friday’s event was the final leg of the five-race series.

Candor, N.Y., driver Brian White, the champion at Thunder Mountain Speedway, topped the American Racer Cup Champion’s Challenge and received $1,000.

The CRSA Sprint Cars visited for a special $1,000-to-win feature event on Friday night sponsored by the Algonkin Motel and Mike Emhof Motorsports. Bobby Hackel of East Greenbush, N.Y., held off the late-race advances of Josh Pieniaziek, Dustin Purdy, Dana Wagner and Jeff Trombley.

On Friday night, the 10 fastest drivers from timed Modified practice went to a Dash won by Alan Barker of Norwich, N.Y., who earned a redraw position for Saturday’s main event. The next four drivers shared in guaranteed 10th starting spots for upcoming events. Dan Creeden picked the Orange County ‘Hard Clay Finale’ with Andy Bachetti taking the November 25 ‘Gobbler’ race at Accord (N.Y.) Speedway, Jordan Watson the big-block event October 28 at Georgetown (Del.) Speedway and Mike Gular the small-block event October 27 at Georgetown.

Phil Burns bested the FWD Four Cylinder field for a $200 payday.

Afton Motorsports Park is located conveniently off I-88 Exit 7 (Afton), approximately 25 miles north and east of Binghamton, at 46 East Main Street Afton, N.Y. 13730. There is plentiful space for parking and camping. To learn more about Afton Motorsports Park, visit www.aftonmotorsportspark.com.  

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.

AFTON AFTERTHOUGHTS: The 10th annual ‘Working Man’s Race’ drew a total of 188 race cars filing through the pit gate. Additionally, 22 Modifieds took part in timed practice sessions on Friday night….

It was a memorable Saturday for the Ricci family: Allison, Mike and Rich Jr. all made the redraw through their qualifying heats….

The largest turnout to date of campers added to the weekend’s atmosphere….

As part of the American Racer Cup program, some 300 free tires were made available to participants of the program. Dustin Leverknight represented Lias Tire/American Racer for the weekend….

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.

SHORT TRACK SUPERNATIONALS 10 RACE SUMMARY – AFTON MOTORSPORTS PARK OCTOBER 7, 2017

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Halmar International Round No. 8 Modified Feature Finish (50 laps): RUSTY SMITH, Andy Bachetti, Mike Gular, Mike Ricci, Rich Ricci Jr., Bobby Varin, Nick Nye, Billy Pauch Jr., Jordan Watson, Brett Tonkin, Tommy Meier, Anthony Perrego, Allison Ricci, Danny Creeden, Billy Decker, Nick Rochinski, Jeremy Smith, J.R. Hurlburt, Steve Davis, Ken Titus, Chris Stull, Cory Costa, Richard Smith, Shaun Walker, Mitch Gibbs, Alan Barker, Craig Hanson, Kevin Jordan, Duane Howard.

Did Not Qualify: Harold Humphrey, Ryan Watt, Lee DeWitt, Darwin Greene, Dan Pompey, Matt DeLorenzo, Nick Mady, Kyle Van Duser, Kevin Sockriter, Brett Barrett, Mike Clapperton, Bob Stahl, Jerry Higbie Jr., Ryan Jordan, Adam Hilton, Joe Judge, Tim Mayne, Dan Hineline, Ricky Newton, Rich Eurich, Steven Deinhardt, Frank Yankowski, Paul Jensen, Ray See Jr., Kurt Decker, Steve Young, Dale Welty, Shawn Ward, Brian Malcolm, Larry Mekic, Jimmy Wells.

American Racer Bonuses (FREE Tire): Jordan Watson (ninth) & Allison Ricci (13th)
ATL Fuel Cell Bonus ($200 certificate): Rich Ricci Jr. (fifth)
Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Bonuses ($50 Gift Cards): Mike Ricci (fourth) & Jordan Watson (ninth)
Fast Axle Bonus ($50 certificate): Bobby Varin (sixth)
Keizer Racing Wheels Bonus (FREE Wheel): Mike Gular (third)
QA1 Hard Charger Bonus ($50 Certificate): Anthony Perrego (27th to 12th)
Ted Christopher Memorial 13th-Place Bonus ($130): Allison Ricci (13th)
VP Racing Fuels Bonus ($50 Certificates):
Andy Bachetti (second), Anthony Perrego (12th) & Cory Costa (22nd)
Weld Wheels Bonus ($50 Certificate): Nick Rochinski (16th)
Wilwood ‘Lucky 7’ Bonus ($50 Certificate): Nick Nye (seventh)

American Racer Modified Champion’s Challenge: RYAN WATT ($2,000) over Duane Howard, Billy Pauch Jr., Nick Rochinski, Andy Bachetti, Jordan Watson, Danny Creeden, Richard Smith and Dan Pompey.

Trackside Products Street Stock Feature Finish (20 laps): DYLAN CECCE, Earl Zimmer, Kurt Stebbins, Tyler Yeagle, Gene Sharpsteen, Jerry Lobdell Jr., Shane Wolf, Dan Force, Jake Fowlston, Trevor Dudley, Dustin Harris, Damon Decker, Dave Cronk, Darren Cox, Zach Seyerlein, Bob Mills, Matt Bowman, Doug Polhamus, Chris Meshewske, Dan Mazzarese, Shawn Stalker, Shawn Boynton, Kody Sites, Lanson Albanese.

Ultrashield Bonuses (Window Nets): Earl Zimmer (second), Tyler Yeagle (fourth), Jerry Lobdell Jr. (sixth), Dan Force (eighth) & Trevor Dudley (10th)
Ultrashield Bonuses (Tear-Offs):
Kurt Stebbins (third), Gene Sharpsteen (fifth), Shane Wolf Jr. (seventh), Jake Fowlston (ninth) & Dustin Harris (11th)
Thunder Mountain Speedway Highest Representative ($300): Earl Zimmer
Trackside Products Winner’s Bonus:
Dylan Cecce (15 gallons of VP Racing Fuel) – heat winners each received five gallons of fuel
$200 Wheeler’s Excavating/Redraw Bonus: Jerry Lobdell (fast time Friday night)

American Racer Street Stock Champion’s Challenge (15 laps): LANSON ALBANESE ($500), Damon Decker, Dylan Cecce, Dan Force, Kody Sites, Doug Polhamus.

IMCA-Modified Feature Finish (20 laps): WILL WARD, Jake Maynard, Tyler Stoddard, Gary Roberts, Ken Buck, Mike Stoddard, Eric Stumpf, Jeff Austin, Keith Lamphere, Beau Ballard, Gary Smith, Keith Jack Lamphere, Tony Harris, Billy Ward.

Vintage Modified Winner (15 laps): MIKE HOUGHTALING

 

AMERICAN RACER CUP SHORT TRACK SUPERNATIONALS 10 RACE SUMMARY – OCTOBER 6, 2017

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Sportsman Feature Finish (35 laps): CLAUDE HUTCHINGS JR., Nick Nye, Jimmy Wells, Nick Mady, Bill Deckelman, Kenny Hammond, Mike Schane, Cody Clark, Brian White, Corey Cormier, Shayne Spoonhower, Dennis Clapperton, Kevin Jordan, Larry Mekic, Harold Humphrey, Jack Miller, A.J. Digsby, Craig Pope, Butch Klinger, Travis Smith, Matt Stangle, Chris Jordan, Hunter Lapp, Leo Fotopoulos, Allan Hodge, Tyler Hart, Steve Andersen, Cole Hentschel.

Did Not Qualify: Don Hart Jr., Kevin Ward, Dan Burman, Tom Velez, Ryan MaCartney, J.R. Fulper, Craig Whitmoyer, Dave Rosa, Blaine Klinger, Bob Buono, Rich Ricci III, Brian Fish, Kenny Bock, Chad Ray, Kurtis Hohensheldt, Jerry Tonti, Mike Grover, Tim French II, Lisa Williams, Daniel Morgiewicz Jr., Rob Loucks, James O’Hara, Dennis Greenier, Eric Leet, David DeMorest.

Dale & Sue Smith Halfway Leader Bonus ($300): Claude Hutchings Jr.

STSS Sportsman Champion: Corey Cormier

American Racer Sportsman Champion’s Challenge: Brian White ($1,000) over Kevin Jordan, Kenny Hammond, Craig Whitmoyer, Claude Hutchings, Matt Stangle, Brian Fish, Mike Schane, J.R. Fulper and Allan Hodge

Modified ’10-Spot’ Dash (10 laps): ALAN BARKER, Danny Creeden, Andy Bachetti, Jordan Watson, Mike Gular, Nick Nye, Paul Jensen, Dan Hineline, Steven Deinhardt, Mitch Gibbs (22 Modifieds were on hand).

CRSA Sprint Car Feature Finish (30 laps): BOBBY HACKEL, Josh Pieniazek, Dustin Purdy, Dana Wagner, Jeff Trombley, Sydney Prince, Brian Krummel, Dalton Herrick, Tyler Boniface, Jerry Sehn, Chuck Alessi, Thomas Radivoy, Christian Rumsey, Kyle Smith, John Scarborough, Chloe Andreas, Peter Dance, Emily Van Inwegen, Billy Van Inwegen, Link Pettit, Leo Yeager, Rick Stone.

FWD Four Cylinder Feature Finish (15 laps): PHIL BURNS, Mike Robinson, Tim Vandermark, John Mason.

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SHORT TRACK SUPERNATIONALS 10 RACE SUMMARY – AFTON MOTORSPORTS PARK OCTOBER 7, 2017

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SHORT TRACK SUPERNATIONALS 10 RACE SUMMARY – AFTON MOTORSPORTS PARK OCTOBER 7, 2017

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Halmar International Round No. 8 Modified Feature Finish (50 laps): RUSTY SMITH, Andy Bachetti, Mike Gular, Mike Ricci, Rich Ricci Jr., Bobby Varin, Nick Nye, Billy Pauch Jr., Jordan Watson, Brett Tonkin, Tommy Meier, Anthony Perrego, Allison Ricci, Danny Creeden, Billy Decker, Nick Rochinski, Jeremy Smith, J.R. Hurlburt, Steve Davis, Ken Titus, Chris Stull, Cory Costa, Richard Smith, Shaun Walker, Mitch Gibbs, Alan Barker, Craig Hanson, Kevin Jordan, Duane Howard.

Did Not Qualify: Harold Humphrey, Ryan Watt, Lee DeWitt, Darwin Greene, Dan Pompey, Matt DeLorenzo, Nick Mady, Kyle Van Duser, Kevin Sockriter, Brett Barrett, Mike Clapperton, Bob Stahl, Jerry Higbie Jr., Ryan Jordan, Adam Hilton, Joe Judge, Tim Mayne, Dan Hineline, Ricky Newton, Rich Eurich, Steven Deinhardt, Frank Yankowski, Paul Jensen, Ray See Jr., Kurt Decker, Steve Young, Dale Welty, Shawn Ward, Brian Malcolm, Larry Mekic, Jimmy Wells.

American Racer Modified Champion’s Challenge: RYAN WATT ($2,000) over Duane Howard, Billy Pauch Jr., Nick Rochinski, Andy Bachetti, Jordan Watson, Danny Creeden, Richard Smith and Dan Pompey.

Trackside Products Street Stock Feature Finish (20 laps): DYLAN CECCE, Earl Zimmer, Kurt Stebbins, Tyler Yeagle, Gene Sharpsteen, Jerry Lobdell Jr., Shane Wolf, Dan Force, Jake Fowlston, Trevor Dudley, Dustin Harris, Damon Decker, Dave Cronk, Darren Cox, Zach Seyerlein, Bob Mills, Matt Bowman, Doug Polhamus, Chris Meshewske, Dan Mazzarese, Shawn Stalker, Shawn Boynton, Kody Sites, Lanson Albanese.

American Racer Street Stock Champion’s Challenge (15 laps): LANSON ALBANESE ($500), Damon Decker, Dylan Cecce, Dan Force, Kody Sites, Doug Polhamus.

IMCA-Modified Feature Finish (20 laps): WILL WARD, Jake Maynard, Tyler Stoddard, Gary Roberts, Ken Buck, Mike Stoddard, Eric Stumpf, Jeff Austin, Keith Lamphere, Beau Ballard, Gary Smith, Keith Jack Lamphere, Tony Harris, Billy Ward.

Vintage Modified Winner (15 laps): MIKE HOUGHTALING

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American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals Race Day No. 2 Set To Go!

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It’s race day at Afton Motorsports Park for the American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 10!

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Modifieds race 50 laps for $5,000 to win and $400 just to take the green flag! This is the 10th edition of the ‘Working Man’s Race’ event.

Also, area Modified champions will participate in American Racer Cup one-on-one match races with $2,000 going to the winner.

IMCA-Modifieds, Street Stocks ($1,000 to win feature plus $500 Champion’s Dash) and Vintage Modifieds complete the card.

Grandstand admission is $22 for Adults. Seniors (ages 65 and up) pay $20. Students (ages 9-14) are $10. Children 8 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $35 with no license required.

Pit gates open at 2 p.m. Grandstand gates open at 3 p.m. Hot laps begin at 5:30 p.m. and racing gets underway at 6:30 p.m.

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SHORT TRACK SUPERNATIONALS 10 RACE SUMMARY – OCTOBER 6, 2017

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AMERICAN RACER CUP SHORT TRACK SUPERNATIONALS 10 RACE SUMMARY – OCTOBER 6, 2017

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Sportsman Feature Finish (35 laps): CLAUDE HUTCHINGS JR., Nick Nye, Jimmy Wells, Nick Mady, Bill Deckelman, Kenny Hammond, Mike Schane, Cody Clark, Brian White, Corey Cormier, Shayne Spoonhower, Dennis Clapperton, Kevin Jordan, Larry Mekic, Harold Humphrey, Jack Miller, A.J. Digsby, Craig Pope, Butch Klinger, Travis Smith, Matt Stangle, Chris Jordan, Hunter Lapp, Leo Fotopoulos, Allan Hodge, Tyler Hart, Steve Andersen, Cole Hentschel.

Did Not Qualify: Don Hart Jr., Kevin Ward, Dan Burman, Tom Velez, Ryan MaCartney, J.R. Fulper, Craig Whitmoyer, Dave Rosa, Blaine Klinger, Bob Buono, Rich Ricci III, Brian Fish, Kenny Bock, Chad Ray, Kurtis Hohensheldt, Jerry Tonti, Mike Grover, Tim French II, Lisa Williams, Daniel Morgiewicz Jr., Rob Loucks, James O’Hara, Dennis Greenier, Eric Leet, David DeMorest.

STSS Sportsman Champion: Corey Cormier

American Racer Sportsman Champion’s Challenge: Brian White

Modified ’10-Spot’ Dash (10 laps): ALAN BARKER, Danny Creeden, Andy Bachetti, Jordan Watson, Mike Gular, Nick Nye, Paul Jensen, Dan Hineline, Steven Deinhardt, Mitch Gibbs.

Note: 22 Modifieds were on hand for the night’s festivities.

Street Stock Saturday Redraw Spot/$200 Wheeler’s Excavating Bonus: Jerry Lobdell

FWD Four Cylinder Winner: Phil Burns

CRSA Sprint Car Winner: Bobby Hackel

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Modified ’10-Spot’ Dash Added To American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 10 Friday Program

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AFTON, NY – Under the ‘Friday night lights’ at Afton Motorsports Park October 6, there will be plenty of incentive for big-block/small-block Modified racers to get extra track time prior to Saturday’s American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 10 main event.

Previously, open Modified practice had been scheduled for the Friday night portion of the weekend.

Now, it has gotten more lucrative.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Short Track SuperNationals, the ’10-Spot Dash’ has been instituted for Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP Modifieds.

Following timed warm-up sessions, the eight fastest Modifieds on hand will transfer to this 10-lap dash event.

The winner earns a guaranteed redraw position for Saturday night’s (October 7) “Working Man’s Race” 50-lap main event.

The drivers finishing second through fifth, respectively, in the dash will have the option to pick one of the following positions:

*10th starting spot in the Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ on Thursday, October 19 at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y.

*10th starting spot in the Georgetown (Del.) Speedway Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend small-block Modified event Friday, October 27

*10th starting spot in the Georgetown Speedway Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend big-block Modified event Saturday, October 28

*10th starting spot in the Accord (N.Y.) Speedway ‘Gobbler’ on Saturday, November 25

Remaining drivers in the dash will receive $100 cash.

Friday night’s American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 10 program consists of STSS Sportsman racing 35 laps for a $1,500 winner’s share, American Racer Cup Sportsman Match Races ($1,000 to win), CRSA Sprint Cars, FWD Four Cylinders and timed practice rounds for the Modifieds and Street Stocks.

The Saturday (October) program is headlined by the 50-lap STSS Modified showcase.

New for 2017: the American Racer Cup Modified track champions are invited for one-on-one Match Races. All participants receive a certificate for a FREE tire. The winner takes home a cool $2,000!

The Street Stocks will battle 20 laps for a $1,000 winner’s share thanks to sponsor Trackside Products.

New this year, Street Stock champions from area speedways are invited for a 15-lap Dash paying $500 cash to win. All participants will receive a certificate for a FREE tire.

Also on the Saturday card are the IMCA-Modifieds ($400 to win, $75 to start) and Vintage Modifieds.

Complete weekend rules have been posted on the STSS website: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/american-racer-cup-short-track-supernationals-10-weekend-rules/

The weekend breakdown, including times and pricing, is at the following link: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/american-racer-cup-short-track-supernationals-10-weekend-breakdown/

Afton Motorsports Park is located conveniently off I-88 Exit 7 (Afton), approximately 25 miles north and east of Binghamton, at 46 East Main Street Afton, N.Y. 13730. There is plentiful space for parking and camping. To learn more about Afton Motorsports Park, visit www.aftonmotorsportspark.com.  

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.

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.


Short Track SuperNationals Past Winners

2016 (Afton) – Ryan Godown
2015 (Afton) –
Danny Creeden
2014 (Afton) –
Shaun Walker
2013 (Five Mile Point) –
Craig Hanson
2012 (Five Mile Point) –
Danny Tyler
2011 (Five Mile Point) –
Duane Howard
2010 (Five Mile Point) –
Justin Holland
2009 (Five Mile Point) –
Kevin Hirthler
2006 (Afton) –
Mike Ricci

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Watt Wires Bridgeport Speedway Short Track Super Series ‘Dirty Jersey 5’ Saturday, Bests Two-Day American Racer ‘Southern Swing’ Weekend

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BRIDGEPORT, NJ – The cards fell for Ryan Watt to secure a ‘Dirty Jersey 5’ victory on Saturday night at Bridgeport Speedway.

Through the gate, Watt drew No. 1, starting from the pole of the first heat race, then again picked the first position in a post-qualifying redraw of top qualifiers. The Boyertown, Pa., driver took the lead at the outset and was never headed in the 40-lap Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP big-block/small-block Modified event on the five-eighths-mile.

The win for Watt was worth $5,000 from the posted payout, a $500 product certificate from Art’s Radiator, a free Keizer wheel, and another $500 in cash as the two-night American Racer ‘Southern Swing’ champion contested between Friday at Georgetown (Del.) Speedway and Saturday at Bridgeport.

“Everything went our way tonight,” offered Watt following his second STSS victory of the season. His first came in June at Delaware International Speedway during the ‘Diamond State 50’ program.

“We’ve been fast here all year. Getting to start up front made it easier on us, but you’re never safe at these races. There were a lot of good cars here tonight.”

Saturday’s event was the final “100-point” program of the season. The $10,000 Velocita-USA championship will be decided on October 27-28 at Georgetown Speedway during Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend utilizing increased championship points.

At the drop of the green, Watt’s Ron Roberts-owned car took over the lead.

Delaware driver Jordan Watson shot from fourth into the second position. It was Watson who ran closest to Watt’s blistering pace. However, eight laps from the finish an apparent engine issued forced Watson’s No. 1J to the infield.

A final caution with five laps remaining set up a dash to the finish.

With Watt out front, all eyes were on Craig Von Dohren. The Oley, Pa., driver started 12th and struggled to gain ground in the early laps. However, Von Dohren’s Dick Biever-owned No. 14s gained speed in the mid- to-late stages.

With just one lap remaining, Von Dohren swept into the runner-up spot, chasing Watt across the line. Von Dohren earned the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Hard Charger Award in the process (24 custom, screen-printed ‘team wear’ tee-shirts).

Track regular Sam Martz of Somerville, N.J., completed a steady performance to fill out the podium. Ryan Godown was rim-riding in the final laps aboard the Atlas Paving No. 66, but the Ringoes, N.J., driver settled for fourth. Garden State star David Van Horn Jr. throttled Fred Vahlsing’s No. 323ov from 13th to complete the front five.

Finishing sixth through 10th, respectively, were Jimmy Horton of Neshanic Station, N.J., in the Halmar International No. 43; Rick Laubach of Hellertown, Pa., driving the Gary and Lori Hermann No. 7; Friday night Georgetown winner Anthony Perrego of Montgomery, N.Y., aboard the Superior Remodeling No. 44; 19th-starter Billy Pauch Sr. of Frenchtown, N.J.; and Billy Pauch Jr. of Milford, N.J., driving the Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz No. 22.

Heat winners for the 33 assembled STSS Modifieds were Watt, Von Dohren and Perrego. Pauch Sr. annexed the consolation.

Support-division victors were Matt Stangle in the Crate/Sportsman event and Jeremy Doerr (Outlaw Stock).

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.

BRIDGEPORT BITS: A $1,500 point fund was established between Bridgeport on Saturday and Friday night’s Georgetown Speedway ‘September Showdown’ special. Watt earned the two-day title and $500 over Perrego ($400), Godown ($300), Jamie Mills ($200) and Van Horn ($100)….

A fan favorite at Bridgeport, the feature starting field and redraw took place in the midway behind the grandstands….

Struggling uncharacteristically throughout the night was Duane Howard, who had to qualify through the consolation and finished 14th with Norm Hansell’s No. 357….

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 & Wilwood.

 

‘DIRTY JERSEY 5’ RESULTS SUMMARY – BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Velocita South Region Event. No. 7 ‘Dirty Jersey 5’ Big-Block/Small-Block Modified Feature Finish (40 laps): RYAN WATT, Craig Von Dohren, Sam Martz, Ryan Godown, David Van Horn Jr., Jimmy Horton, Rick Laubach, Anthony Perrego, Billy Pauch Sr., Billy Pauch Jr., Jeff Strunk, Brett Kressley, Brandon Grosso, Duane Howard, Jamie Mills, Neal Williams, Richie Pratt Jr., Michael Barone, Jim Britt, Jordan Watson, Andy Bachetti, Wade Hendrickson, Mike Franz, Ron Roberts, Joseph Watson.

Did Not Qualify: Travis Hill, Dave Shirk, Brian Hitz, Tom Carberry, Ricky DiEva, Bucky Kell, Ernie Miles, Bob Sarkisian.

American Racer/Lias Tire Bonuses (FREE Tire): Anthony Perrego (eighth) & Brett Kressley (12th(
Art’s Radiator Bonus ($500 Product): Ryan Watt (winner)
Bob Hilbert Sportswear Hard Charger Award (24 FREE Teamwear Shirts):
Craig Von Dohren (12th to second)
ATL Fuel Cell Bonus ($200): David Van Horn Jr. (fifth)
Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Bonuses ($50 Gift Cards): Ryan Godown (fourth) & Billy Pauch Sr. (ninth)
Fast Axle Bonus ($50 Certificate): Jimmy Horton (sixth)
Keizer Racing Wheels Bonus (FREE Wheel): Ryan Watt (winner)
QA1 Hard Charger ($50 Certificate): Craig Von Dohren (12th to second)
VP Racing Fuels Makin’ Power Positions: Craig Von Dohren (second), Brett Kressley (12th) & Wade Hendrickson (22nd)
Weld Wheels Bonus ($50 Certificate): Neal Williams (16th)
Wilwood Brakes ‘Lucky 7’ Bonus ($50 Certificate):
Rick Laubach (seventh)