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Will There Be A Record $57,500 Champion? The Chase Begins March 16-17 At Georgetown Speedway

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MILLSBORO, DE – Will there be a $57,500 champion in 2018?

Race fans can witness this historic chase get underway on March 16-17 when the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco opens its season with the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial Weekend at Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway.

Thanks to the efforts of Sunoco Race Fuels and Insinger Performance, the STSS offers the most lucrative champion’s share in the country for big-block/small-block Modified racers this season.

Series management has announced the STSS Halmar International North Region championship will offer $12,500 for 10 races, while the eight-race Velocita-USA South Region title pays $10,000.

The ‘home-track’ American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco pays $10,000 to the overall champion based upon a driver’s 10 best finishes at their respective home track utilizing American Racer tires.

Now – via a partnership with Sunoco and Insinger Performance proprietor Bruce Insinger – very healthy bonuses are available to competitors.

Should a driver win the American Racer Cup overall crown and both the STSS North and South Regions, they will receive a cash bonus of $25,000!

This ‘Grand Champion’ would be in line to collect a massive $57,500 at year-end.

A $10,000 cash bonus awaits should a driver win the American Racer Cup plus the STSS North or South Region.

The richest season in history is approaching quickly.

For the STSS Velocita-USA South Region, the Season Opener is Saturday, March 17 at Georgetown with the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial, a 49-lap, $6,949-to-win event that also serves as the 50th race in series history.

The Halmar International North Region gets its start at N.Y.’s Orange County Fair Speedway on Sunday, April 8 with the fifth annual ‘Hard Clay Open’ offering $5,000 to win for 50 laps around the Legendary House of Power.

Points begin to tabulate for the American Racer Cup on April 13, running through Labor Day Weekend (Monday, Sept. 3).

To learn more about the American Racer Cup, visit the official website at www.theamericanracercup.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, follow on Twitter @racer_cup or on like Facebook: American Racer Cup.

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.

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Vahlco Wheels Signs On For Short Track Super Series 2018 South Region Awards

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MILLSBORO, DE – Competitors on the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Velocita-USA South Region will have another incentive to pass cars in 2018.

Vahlco Wheels has signed on to reward the Hard Chargers at all STSS Velocita-USA South Region Modified events, in addition to the competitor passing the most cars throughout the season.

At each STSS South Region event beginning Saturday, March 17 at Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway, the Hard Charger (driver passing the most cars from their scheduled starting position to the finish of the main event) will receive a $50 certificate toward the purchase of a Vahlco wheel.

The driver passing the most cars throughout the ’18 season will receive a complete set of Vahlco Elite Series Wheels at the year-end Awards Banquet.

“We are very thankful to have Vahlco back on board supporting the Short Track Super Series,” STSS organizer Brett Deyo said. “Our drivers will be eligible for more excellent product awards during the season.”

Vahlco Wheels, based in New Egypt, N.J., is on the web at www.vahlco.com. To learn more, call 609.758.7013 or e-mail dvanhorn@vahlco.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.

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Modified Racers Have 45,833 Reasons To Head South For Georgetown Melvin L. Joseph Memorial

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GEORGETOWN, DE – Modified competitors have 45,833 reasons to tow to Delaware next month.

The Northeast Modified opener is set for Friday-Saturday March 16-17 at Georgetown Speedway with the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial. On Saturday, the main attraction is the 49-lap event for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco, the first of eight events on the Velocita-USA South Region.

STSS big-block/small-block Modified competitors will battle for a massive total purse structure of $29,789 – the largest payout so far for the division at Georgetown.

The pay breakdown is: 1) $6,949; 2) $3,000; 3) $2,000; 4) $1,500; 5) $1,400; 6) $1,150; 7) $1,125; 8) $1,100; 9) $1,050; 10) $1,000; 11) $750; 12) $650; 13) $600; 14) $550; 15) $525; 16) $515; 17) $510; 18) $505; 19) $500; 20-Last) $490.

This year, in a new twist, a Friday night “small-block-only” preliminary program has been added.

A $4,049 winner’s share awaits the Small-Block victor after 30 laps from a posted purse of $16,044.

Combined, the Friday and Saturday Sunoco Modified payouts total $45,833!

Friday night’s Small-Block breakdown is as follows: 1) $4,049; 2) $2,000; 3) $1,000; 4) $850; 5) $750; 6) $700; 7) $650; 8) $600; 9) $550; 10) $500; 11) $400; 12) $350; 13) $325; 14) $315; 15) $305; 16-Last): $300.

Friday night includes the Sunoco Small-Block Modifieds, RUSH Crate Late Models, Delmarva Chargers and Delaware Super Trucks. STSS Modifieds and L&J Sheet Metal Crate 602 Sportsman will be allotted practice time.

On Saturday, STSS Sunoco Modifieds top the card with STSS L&J Sheet Metal Crate 602 Sportsman and features only for Delaware Super Trucks, Delmarva Chargers, Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars and Little Lincolns.

Complete weekend rules and prices have been posted at the following link: http://www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com/?page_id=1035

Rules information can be found here: http://www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com/?page_id=1023

The first official on-track activity on the new progressively banked half-mile oval is slated for Saturday, March 10. Pit gates open at noon. Practice is slated for 1-5 p.m. Grandstand admission is free and pit admission is $20.

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 contact the speedway hotline at 302.563.GTWN (4896).

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Beyea Custom Headers Signs On To Reward Short Track Super Series Competitors

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GENOA, NY – Beyea Custom Headers has signed on to reward Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Modified competitors in 2018.

A new, multi-faceted program brings the Beyea brand into the STSS for the first time.

At all STSS Modified events – Halmar International North and Velocita-USA South – the Hard Charger (driver gaining the most positions from their scheduled starting position to the finish of the main event) will receive a $200 Beyea certificate.

All ’18 STSS Modified heat winners – North and South – will receive $50 certificates from Beyea.

In the Velocita-USA South Region, the quickest overall STSS Modified driver from timed warm-ups will receive $100 cash for the Beyea Custom Headers Fast Time Award at all eight events.

“Any time we can bring a new partner in to support our racers, it’s a step forward,” STSS organizer Brett Deyo said. “The Beyea name is well recognized and will be an asset to our series.”

With more than 15 years in the header fabrication business, Beyea Custom Headers specializes in customizing power curve to create a broader range of power. Each header or exhaust setup is tested and used by many of the top Modified and Late Model teams and engine builders across the U.S.

All flanges are 5/16 laser cut to ensure support and seal.

Beyea Custom Headers ships anywhere in the U.S. and guarantee fit and performance of all headers.

To learn more, visit www.beyeaheaders.com or call 315.497.1215.

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, Hig Fab, Henry’s Exhaust, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, K&N, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, QA1, Race Pro Weekly, Racing Optics, Teo-Pro Car, Velocita, Weld & Wilwood.

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Land Hoe Maintenance LLC Presents Short Track Super Series Modified North Region Hard Charger Award At All 10 Events

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DANBURY, CT – Land Hoe is ready to go!

John Brown of Land Hoe Maintenance LLC has sweetened the pot for Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Halmar International North Region Modified competitors.

At all 10 STSS North Region races, a $150 cash Hard Charger Award has been posted by Land Hoe Maintenance LLC. This program kicks off Sunday, April 8 with the fifth running of the ‘Hard Clay Open’ at New York’s legendary Orange County Fair Speedway.

Land Hoe Maintenance LLC is known as the Danbury, Conn., area’s most reliable property maintenance company, fully prepared for all property needs with a fleet of trucks, mowers, excavators, construction equipment and plows – and skilled operators to run them.

Commercial, residential, construction/remodeling, property management and property maintenance are among the company’s specialties.

Land Hoe Maintenance is a first-year full-season partner of the STSS.

“John has been a great supporter of racing in the southeastern New York area,” STSS organizer Brett Deyo said. “He has taken a liking to our series and wanted to give back to our racers. The Hard Charger program for 2018 in the North Region puts another $1,500 in the pockets of our competitors.”

Land Hoe Maintenance LLC offers a complete list of services on the web at www.landhoemaintenance.com. Call 203.791.8418 for further information.

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, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Hig Fab, Henry’s Exhaust, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, K&N, Land Hoe Maintenance LLC, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, QA1, Race Pro Weekly, Racing Optics, Teo-Pro Car, Velocita, Weld & Wilwood.


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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

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Precision Hydraulic & Oil Presents 2018 Short Track Super Series South Region Hard Charger Award – $200 Per Event!

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WRIGHTSTOWN, NJ – Passing cars will bring a guaranteed reward on the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Velocita-USA South Region. 

Precision Hydraulic & Oil of Wrightstown, N.J., has signed on to present the Hard Charger Award – worth $200 cash – at all eight STSS Velocita-USA South Region Modified events starting with Round No. 1 on Saturday, March 17 at Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway.

Precision Hydraulic & Oil is a first-time STSS marketing partner.

Owned and operated by Joe Infante, Precision Hydraulic & Oil is an authorized distributor for Xtreme Lubricants Full Synthetic Race Oil and PennGrade Motor Oil among numerous other product lines.

In addition to the Hard Charger, Precision Hydraulic & Oil is offering another incentive to STSS teams.

Any series champion – Modified South Region or Halmar International North Region or Sportsman Crate 602 North or South or Open – purchasing oil from Precision Hydraulic & Oil will receive a $500 cash bonus at year-end.

“We are looking forward to having Precision Hydraulic & Oil on board for our 2018 series,” STSS organizer Brett Deyo said. “Joe is offering incentives not only for our South Region Hard Charger, but all our competitors. He will be a great partner.”

Xtreme Lubricants Products include 5W-40 Crate Race Oil, 5W-50 and Synthetic Gear Lube.

PennGrade options are 10W-40, 20W-50, 50W and Break-In Oil.

For further information, call 609.286.4446 or visit www.precisionhydraulicandoil.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, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Hig Fab, Henry’s Exhaust, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, K&N, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, QA1, Race Pro Weekly, Racing Optics, Teo-Pro Car, Velocita, Weld & Wilwood.

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Algonkin Motel Sponsors ‘Lap Down, Go-Around’ At All 2018 Short Track Super Series Modified Events

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BAINBRIDGE, NY – For the 2018 Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco, there will be a ‘second chance’ for drivers falling a lap down.

Algonkin Motel of Bainbridge, N.Y., will present the ‘Lap Down, Go Around’ at all STSS Modified events in both the Halmar International North Region and Velocita-USA South Region.

The ‘Lap Down, Go Around’ will allow the top-running driver one (or more) laps down at the time of a caution to circle past the leaders and make up one lap. The driver necessitating the caution will not be eligible for the wave around during the ensuing yellow flag period.

“Since we started the series, we’ve always dropped the lapped cars to the tail of the field in the order they are running,” STSS organizer Brett Deyo said. “It’s been a great courtesy to our lead-lap cars, but it does take away all opportunity for a driver that gets trapped a lap down early or loses a lap with a flat tire the chance to race their way back on the lead lap.

“More than once last year we had a lapped car running faster than the leader but each yellow they’d have to drop to the rear.  The ‘Lap Down, Go Around’ concept is a straight-up, fair way to address this.”

Algonkin Motel has signed up to sponsor the ‘Lap Down, Go Around’ this season. The Algonkin Motel is located off Interstate 88 between Bainbridge and Sidney. It is a family owned and operated motel offering a clean, quiet unique stay with affordable rates year-round.

All rooms have been renovated with amenities to include LCD televisions, free high-speed internet, microwaves and refrigerators in every room.  To learn more, visit www.algonkinmotel.com or call 607.967.5911 ext. 27.

The Algonkin Motel is owned and operated by Jamie and Denise Page, who field the No. 6H Modified driven by J.R. Hurlburt on the STSS North Region.

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, 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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Jeremy Smith Sets Ambitious 2018 Short Track Super Series Schedule; Billy Decker Returns To Team

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TRIANGLE, NY – Jeremy Smith Racing (JSR) has set an ambitious 2018 racing schedule.

Owner/driver Jeremy Smith will again chase points on the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco. Look for the Triangle, N.Y., driver to compete on the STSS Halmar International North Region – where he finished third in points last year – and the Velocita-USA South Region with his No. 46 Bicknell.

On a weekly basis, Smith will make a change of Friday night venues. For ’18, he will call Afton (N.Y.) Motorsports Park home in the track’s Modified ranks. Last summer, he raced regularly at Brewerton (N.Y.) Speedway.

Once again, the speedway closest to Smith’s residence – Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y. – will be his Saturday choice.

“We’re trying to improve our program on American Racers,” Smith said. “It might not seem like it, but I think switching tire brands on back-to-back nights hurt us some. We wanted to stick with the same tire on the weekends and support our local tracks at Afton and Thunder Mountain.”

The ‘home-track’ American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco is another reason for Smith to remain loyal to his local tracks.

“The American Racer Cup pays very well for doing what you already do – race every weekend at your home track,” Smith said. “We’re hoping to make a run for that money and maybe some of that bonus money.”

Sunoco Race Fuels and Insinger Performance have posted lucrative cross-promotion bonuses between the American Racer Cup and STSS. A driver winning the Cup and both the North and South STSS will receive a $25,000 bonus. A driver winning the Cup and the North or South STSS will receive a $10,000 bonus.

“There’s a lot of money on the line this year,” Smith said. “We’re doing our best to prepare for it.”

Once again, Smith will provide Billy Decker with equipment to compete on the Short Track Super Series. The Sidney, N.Y., driver has a pair of JSR No. 91 Bicknell cars at his disposal.

“Billy is definitely going to run with us on the series again,” Smith said. “It was a big asset to our team having him around. He brings a lot of knowledge and is an all-around great guy.”

Smith said Decker could appear at some STSS South events in ’18. Last year, he focused on the North Region finishing fourth in points.

Smith will pick and choose other higher-paying events throughout the summer months and plans to kick his year off racing in Florida at Volusia Speedway Park.

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, 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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Danny Bouc Sets Sights On STSS Velocita-USA South Region With Craig Pondish No. 6 Operation

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PIPERSVILLE, PA – On April 23, 2017, at the South Jersey Shootout, Danny Bouc established himself as one of the premier young drivers in the region. In 2018, he plans to put that to the test.

Bouc, who used a late-race restart to power on the outside from sixth to finish second in last year’s Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway event, has paired with Craig Pondish, owner of the well-known C&S Equipment red No. 6. The team has announced they will battle on the Velocita-USA South Region, part of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco in 2018.

“It’s a no-brainer,” said Bouc, addressing the decision to join the prominent stars on the STSS. “The payout is 100-percent better than anything else, the rules package is second-to-none, the drivers you’re racing make you better, and the group of tracks makes a lot of sense.”

The eight-race South Region visits six tracks in three different states, with stops in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The season opener, the first Modified race in all of the Northeast, the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial at Georgetown Speedway in Delaware, is set for March 17.

Two tracks on the schedule that stick out to people familiar with Modified racing are BAPS Motor Speedway (formerly known as Susquehanna Speedway) and Port Royal Speedway, known for their traditional Sprint Car racing roots.

“It’s refreshing to see new tracks on the schedule,” Bouc said. “It makes drivers and crew guys better, but by moving to Sprint Car country, it allows new fans to see us, and the best drivers we have to offer, hopefully creating more Modified fans.”

Despite limited experience at some of the facilities, the 28-year-old septic technician feels comfortable with not only his driving style, but also Pondish’s equipment at his disposal, which includes a 2013 and 2017 Troyer, along with a big small-block and a 358 open small-block.

“Last year, our hands were tied a bit with just a spec-head small block, and we were underpowered at some races. With Craig, we have the quality of stuff to really compete,” he said.

The pairing itself was a pleasant surprise to a lot of fans, something Bouc touched on as well. “It’s really awesome to see an owner who has been around a long time pick a younger driver,” he said. “When owners are picking from the same pool of guys, it sometimes makes it tougher for the younger drivers to find solid rides and get better.”

You need to get on the map, and it was the South Jersey Shootout a year ago that helped do that for Bouc, along with his three wins at New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway, where he will race weekly again in 2018.

“That was huge for me,” he said. “A lot more people started coming around and knew who I was, and it’s why I want to follow the series full-time and give myself a chance.

“It meant a lot for my confidence to run that well with the best of the best, and anytime you run second to Stew (Friesen), you know you’re doing something right.”

Competing with the best is a priority for the Pipersville, Pa. driver, and that’s exactly what he’ll do in 2018.

During the off-season, Sunoco Race Fuels and Insinger Performance announced a lucrative bonus program to cross-promote the STSS and home-track American Racer Cup.

“The American Racer Cup really caught my attention early last season when I started the season in the top five,” Bouc said. “It’s an incredible added bonus, and it’s really smart to get everyone involved to give opportunities for a lot of guys, even guys like me who pick and choose races, to really cash in.”

To learn more about the 2018 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, or check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter and 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, 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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Mat Williamson Joins Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Team for 2018 Short Track Super Series North Region

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FLORIDA, NY – The Behrent’s Performance Warehouse race team is growing for 2018.

Team owner Jeff Behrent has announced the operation will expand to a pair of cars for the upcoming Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco season, with rising young star Mat Williamson joining Tommy Meier in a two-car effort on the STSS Halmar International North Region.

The pairing will make its debut at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., with the fifth running of the ‘Hard Clay Open’ on Sunday, April 8.

Williamson, 27, of St. Catharines, Ont., enters the ’18 campaign on the heels of a standout ’17 campaign that ended with big late-season victories at Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y., and The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C.

The seat in Behrent’s No. 3 opens up an opportunity to chase the STSS North Region for the first time.

“I’ve been following the Short Track Super Series closely the last few years,” Williamson said. “It’s something I’ve wanted to chase, but haven’t had the right scenario.

“The offer from Jeff made it an easy decision. We know he has the best equipment and the right motor program to run up front.”

Behrent feels Williamson is a perfect candidate to grow his team.

“Mat is a good young talent and he’s winning pretty much wherever he races,” Behrent said. “We already have a relationship with Bicknell Racing Products and Randy (Williamson, Mat’s father). It just seemed like a good fit.”

The Behrent’s Performance Warehouse race team has been a mainstay on the STSS North Region since the series inception in 2014. Meier has earned top-10 point finishes during each of the last four seasons: ninth in ’14 and ’15, a best of second in ’16 and seventh in ’17.

Meier is one of 22 drivers with a series victory on his resume, coming on April 2, 2016 at Orange County Fair Speedway.

Meier will again start the STSS season at his longtime home track of Orange County Fair Speedway during the ‘Hard Clay Open’ North Region lid-lifter.

Both drivers will strap into No. 3 Bicknell race cars with Clements-built small-block power.

During the off-season a lucrative bonus program was announced by Sunoco Race Fuels and Insinger Performance to cross-promote the STSS and home-track American Racer Cup.

Williamson will call Freedom Motorsports Park in Delavan, N.Y., home on Friday nights this year with his No. 6. Freedom recently joined the American Racer Cup, meaning Williamson can vie for the $10,000 bonus available to a driver winning both the American Racer Cup and STSS North Region titles.

The STSS Halmar International North Region boasts 10 events in ’18 with $12,500 awaiting the champion. The series begins and ends at Orange County Fair Speedway with stops at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y., Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa., Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., Accord (N.Y.) Speedway, Afton (N.Y.) Motorsports Park, Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, N.Y., and Woodhull (N.Y.) Raceway.

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, 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.