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January 2017

Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Signs On As ‘Hard Clay Finale’ Title Sponsor At Orange County; Pledges Year-Long Commitment To Short Track Super Series Racers

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FLORIDA, NY – Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, a recognized leader in distribution and sales of oval-track performance parts, has signed on to fully support the Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP in the upcoming season.

In a highly-touted off-season move, STSS organizer Brett Deyo announced the 2017 North Region finale for Modifieds would take place during the tradition-laden Eastern States Weekend at Orange County Fair Speedway (OCFS) in Middletown, N.Y., a move that thrusts the series into the Northeast spotlight.

Behrent’s Performance Warehouse has signed on as the title sponsor of the OCFS ‘Hard Clay Finale’ which is slated for Thursday, October 19 at the historic five-eighths-mile clay oval. The event will kick off a newly expanded four-day weekend of speed at the fairgrounds facility.

Behrent’s Performance Warehouse president Harry Behrent felt the event will generate significant exposure.

“This is going to be big,” Behrent said of the event. “The number of people on the property for that weekend and the range of racers and fans will be incredible. We knew as soon as this event was announced, it was something we wanted to be a part of. We’ll be able to connect with so many racers and manufacturers.”

Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Vice President Jeff Behrent feels the event will offer a big stage.

“This race puts the series out in front of so many people, it’s an ideal venue to crown a champion,” Behrent said. “Putting our name on this will generate plenty of publicity for our brand.”

Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, located in Florida, N.Y., can be found on the web at, on Facebook: Behrent’s Performance Warehouse and on Twitter: @behrents3. Call Behrent’s Performance Warehouse toll-free at 1-877-3-RACE IT.

The Behrent’s Performance Warehouse commitment to the STSS will not be limited to the ‘Hard Clay Finale’ marketing agreement. Racers will also benefit!

At every STSS Modified event – North and South – the fourth- and ninth-place finishers will receive $50 Behrent’s Gift Cards. At year-end, fourth and ninth in point standings for the STSS Modified North and South Regions will receive $200 gift cards.

“We are very proud to have a true industry leader like Behrent’s on board our series,” STSS organizer Deyo said. “Not only does their name bring added credibility to our season-end event, the racers on our series will benefit from the year-long partnership.”

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP or BD Motorsports Media LLC, visit or, call 845.728.2781 during business hours, e-mail, “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, COMP Performance Group, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Hig Fab, Henry’s Exhaust, Hurlock Auto & Speed Supply, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, K&N, Race Pro Weekly, Racing Optics, Teo-Pro Car, Vahlco Wheels & Velocita

Bethel Motor Speedway To Host Historic ‘Summer of 69’ STSS Sportsman Event Paying $6,900 To Win; Highest-Paying Northeast Sportsman Race To Take Place On Quarter-Mile Paved Oval

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WHITE LAKE, NY – The richest event in the entire Northeast for the 2017 season for dirt-track Sportsman will be part of the Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP schedule.

And it will take place on pavement!

Bethel Motor Speedway, the quarter-mile paved oval nestled in the Catskill Mountains of New York State, will be thrust into the Northeast spotlight Sunday, August 6 with the inaugural ‘Summer of 69’ for dirt-track Sportsman. The Bethel location is convenient for competitors hailing from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.

This 69-lap event will offer $6,900 – yes, $6,900 – to the winner from a massive posted purse. Not only will this be the most lucrative event run in speedway history, it will also serve as the highest-paying race run at any venue, anywhere, for the Sportsman division. A field of 24 cars will take the green flag, with $150 reserved for the last-place finisher.

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

In recent seasons, Bethel Motor Speedway has headlined its weekly Saturday programs with dirt-track Sportsman. The Bethel layout has proven racy for the division, with multi-groove racing the norm.

The ‘Summer of 69’ creates a true marquee program for the facility that will generate interest from across the area. The speedway sits just miles from the original site of Woodstock and will be themed as a throwback to the famed festival held in the summer of 1969.

“We were looking to do something to put the track on the map,” speedway owner Jeff Lefcourt said. “By running this show, I think it will open the eyes of the Northeast racing community to our facility. It’s going to attract new fans, get us attention we’ve never had here before from racers, media and sponsors.”

STSS organizer Brett Deyo will not only sanction the event, but manage its marketing and promotion.

“This is such a unique, out-of-the-box idea that it really piqued my interest,” he said. “The Sportsman division has never seen anything quite like this before. Neither has the speedway.

“My first opportunity in racing was covering racing at Bethel for Area Auto Racing News when I was 15 years old. I’ve always had an interest in the track and being part of something like this is an honor for me.”

Complete rules and further information on the event will be released in the coming weeks.

Support divisions will be included on the program, as well. Street Stocks will compete for a $1,069 winner’s share in the ‘Woodstocker’ and will be joined by FWD Four Cylinders ($669 to win) in the ‘Hippie Bowl’ and Slingshots ‘Drum Beat Heat’ ($369 to win).

A rain date of August 13 is set in the event of inclement weather.

The event promotional team will search for additional bonus award sponsors, lap money and contingency/product bonuses. For marketing information, contact BD Motorsports Media LLC by e-mail at or by phone at 845.728.2781.

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

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