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Mike Mahaney A Quiet Short Track Super Series Force Entering Accord Speedway Tuesday, July 3

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ACCORD, NY – Stewart Friesen has stolen the headlines so far, but Mike Mahaney is emerging as a quiet force in the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco.

Friesen has won both STSS Halmar International North Region races contested in 2018 and leads the $12,500 championship battle. However, Mahaney is not far behind.

The 28-year-old King Ferry, N.Y., driver sits second in the STSS Halmar International North Region standings entering the series’ next event on Tuesday, July 3 at Accord Speedway.

The ‘Battle of the Bullring 6’ is an “elbows-up” contest on the tight quarter-mile oval for 50 laps, with $5,000-plus waiting at the wave of the Sunoco Race Fuels checkered flag.

Mahaney will be in the mix with his Charlie Davis-owned Olum’s-sponsored No. 21 Troyer.

Mahaney finished sixth in the STSS North Region opener on May 8 at N.Y.’s Orange County Fair Speedway driving the Buzz Chew No. 88. Then, after rain postponed events at both N.Y.’s Thunder Mountain and Pa.’s Big Diamond, it was off to Tyler Siri’s Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., on June 20.

Mahaney started the 50-lap ‘Outlaw Showdown’ from 14th and raced to the fourth position.

Now, it’s off to Accord: a facility where Mahaney has run well in the past both in STSS events and the unsanctioned fall ‘King of the Catskills’ special.

With 225 points, Friesen leads the standings. Mahaney, with 186 points, is second followed by Billy Decker (181) and a tie for fourth between Keystone State drivers Duane Howard and Rick Laubach, both with 162 points.

Joining the STSS Modifieds on the card are STSS Sportsman in Race No. 1 of their five-event series paying $1,000 to win and $100 to start plus Street Stocks with $350 going to the winner of the 20-lap feature.

The ‘Battle of the Bullring 6’ has a rain date in place of Wednesday, July 4.

For complete race information and rules, visit the following link: https://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/battle-of-the-bullring-6-rules-prices-general-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, 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.

You Better Hold On Tight For This 12-Second Ride: Short Track Super Series Invades Accord Speedway ‘Bullring’ July 3

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ACCORD, NY – You better hold on tight for this 12-second ride!

The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco heads to the ‘Ulster County Bullring’ of Accord Speedway on the eve of Independence Day: Tuesday, July 3. The Palmer family’s “elbow’s-up” quarter-mile oval is set for 50 laps of STSS big-block/small-block Modified action in Round No. 3 of the series’ Halmar International North Region.

Racing action at Accord is always intense. With a $12,500 championship looming at year-end and a healthy $5,000 going to the event’s winner, it will be all-out in the sixth edition of the ‘Battle of the Bullring’ midweek special.

A year ago, Anthony Perrego completed a last-lap, last-turn pass of local hotshoe Jimmy Wells in a 50-lap feature that went green-to-checkered without a caution flag. The finish brought a large crowd to its feet!

For 2018, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Stewart Friesen is two-for-two in STSS Halmar International North Region competition. Friesen went to Victory Lane at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., on May 8 and won a thriller at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., in the most recent event on June 20.

The series point standings are loaded with talent. Chasing Friesen are Mike Mahaney, Billy Decker, Duane Howard, Rick Laubach, Jerry Higbie, Mike Gular, Ryan Godown, Brian Krummel and Mat Williamson.

Surprisingly outside of the top-10 after two events is ‘Super’ Matt Sheppard, who suffered misfortune at Outlaw while contending for the race lead. Sheppard will have the Maryland-based Hurlock Auto & Speed No. 9s in the pit area at Accord.

Of course, Accord’s tough weekly regulars will be looking to stake their claim of the $5,000 top prize. Wells was so close a year ago. A winner already at the Big A this year, could he gain redemption?

Joining the STSS Modifieds on the card are STSS Sportsman in Race No. 1 of their five-event series paying $1,000 to win and $100 to start plus Street Stocks with $350 going to the winner of the 20-lap feature.

The ‘Battle of the Bullring 6’ has a rain date in place of Wednesday, July 4.

For complete race information and rules, visit the following link: https://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/battle-of-the-bullring-6-rules-prices-general-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, 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.

Outlaw Excitement: Stewart Friesen Wins Short Track Super Series Wednesday Thriller at Outlaw Speedway

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DUNDEE, NY – In a race that left fans talking on their way out the gate, Stewart Friesen took the victory Wednesday night in the ‘Outlaw Showdown’ at Outlaw Speedway.

Friesen, of Sprakers, N.Y., came out on top of a see-saw battle for the lead to score a $5,200 payday in the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco appearance at the Dundee, N.Y., four-tenths-mile track, Race No. 2 of the series’ rain-marred Halmar International North Region.

The 34-year-old Friesen’s victory drew a buzz from the Outlaw crowd with the up-close-and-personal Victory Lane setup in front of the grandstands.

“This place was racy tonight,” offered Friesen, who took the lead for ultimately the final time on the 34th circuit of the 50-lap main. “This track hasn’t been good to us. It’s nice to win one here and get going in the right direction.”

A post-qualifying redraw of top heat-race finishers put Cory Costa on the pole for the main event. Costa led the opening four laps before Pennsylvania standout Duane Howard pressed Norm Hansell’s No. 357 into the top spot.

With 31 cars starting the main, lapped traffic became a factor very early on. Friesen, who started sixth, pressed his Halmar International No. 44 into contention for a three-car tussle out front.

When Howard’s car caught the infield in turn two and pushed momentarily, Costa regained the top spot. Friesen and Howard, meanwhile, diced high and low for second, all-the-while pressuring Costa.

Friesen found an open groove on the extreme outside lane on the 21st lap, powering to the lead around both Costa and the lapped cars.

On lap 24, the race’s first caution flew for Danny Johnson, who had stopped over the banking in turns three and four.

Friesen led Costa, 12th-starter Alan Johnson and Howard.

On the ensuing restart, Howard found the top lane and charged from fourth back to the lead on lap 26.

Friesen gave chase of Howard for eight full laps before he once again slipped to the inside for the top spot on lap 34.

Enter Matt Sheppard.

After mechanical issues and an ensuing spin in his heat race, the speedway’s dominant driver ‘Super Matt’ had started 21st on the field in the Sweeteners Plus No. 92s.

Sheppard roared into third on lap 32 and four tours of the Outlaw oval took second, setting up a ‘Superman’ vs. ‘Mr. Freeze’ battle out front.

The two superstar drivers put on a show, switching lanes and darting through lapped traffic while battling side-by-side. Ultimately, Sheppard’s night of misfortune continued when he suffered a flat tire on lap 41.

Sheppard and Howard had contact earlier in their battle for second with Sheppard’s right-rear going down and Howard suffering a left-front flat.

Friesen picked the outside for the double-file restart and outgunned ‘A.J. Slideways’ at the drop of the green. Johnson attempted to keep Friesen in view, but Friesen’s Billy the Kid-powered DKM No. 44 gradually drew away to race under the Sunoco Race Fuels checkered flag a winner.

Friesen’s $5,000 effort was boosted by a $200 bonus presented by Superior Remodeling as the race’s Halfway Leader.

Middlesex, N.Y.’s Johnson finished a solid second, taking home a $3,000 payday for his efforts on a heels of a win at the speedway the prior Friday. Johnson was utilizing big-block power for the event.

Canadian Mat Williamson, driving the Behrent’s Performance Warehouse No. 3, edged Mike Mahaney on the final lap to clinch the final podium position and a $2,000 payday. Williamson had started seventh.

Mahaney, of King Ferry, N.Y., finished fourth in the Olum’s-sponsored No. 21, driving forward from 14th on the grid. Ringoes, N.J., driver Ryan Godown advanced from 19th to finish fourth and captured the night’s Land Hoe Maintenance Hard Charger Award worth $200 cash and contingencies.

From 10th on the grid, Billy Decker of Unadilla, N.Y., drove the Jeremy Smith Racing No. 91 to sixth. Completing the top-10 were Howard, of Oley, Pa., who nursed his car home seventh with a flat left-front tire; early leader Costa of Corning, N.Y.; Boyertown, Pa., driver Mike Gular who, like Howard, was making his debut at the speedway; and second-generation driver Kyle Coffey of York, N.Y.

A field of 42 STSS Modifieds checked in for action with Beyea Headers heat wins going to Costa, Friesen, Gular, Bachetti and Derick Podsiadlo. Consolation victors were track owner Tyler Siri and Jerry Higbie.  

In Outlaw support division action, Dave Marcuccilli (Outlaw Sportsman $1,500 to win) and Dylan Cecce (Street Stock $1,000 to win) each scored 25-lap feature wins.

SHOWDOWN SHORTS: The win for Friesen was his all-time-leading 12th career STSS triumph. With the Outlaw score, Friesen has now won series events at nine different facilities since the series’ inception in 2014. His son Parker joined him in Victory Lane….

After pitting on lap 41 for the aforementioned flat tire – and with little attrition in the event – Matt Sheppard was only able to record an 18th-place feature finish….

After 50 laps and just two cautions, 22 drivers completed the 50-lap main on the lead lap….

Several series travelers battled adversity during the night. Anthony Perrego broke a rear suspension at the start of his heat race, requiring a provisional. Danny Creeden’s No. 16x was destroyed in a heat crash. He started the feature in the Adam Hilton No. 1R. Craig Hanson pulled off throughout the night with a misfire in his No. 20c….

Hard Charger Ryan Godown had stayed in the area after competing in USAC Sprint Car competition the prior night at nearby Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway….

Bonus points were on the line for the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels Insinger Performance North Region as a ‘Challenge Event’ on the agenda….

The pit area was full with the 42 Modifieds joined by 35 Sportsman and 26 Street Stocks….

Rain hovered just south of the speedway throughout the day, but a clear night for racing prevailed….

Racing resumes for the STSS on Tuesday, July 3 with a Halmar North Region invasion of Accord (N.Y.) Speedway for ‘Battle of the Bullring 6’ on the tight quarter-mile oval. STSS Modifieds race 50 laps for $5,000 to win plus STSS Sportsman ($1,000 to win) and Street Stocks. This event carries a rain date of Wednesday, July 4.

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

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

 

‘OUTLAW SHOWDOWN’ RACE SUMMARY – OUTLAW SPEEDWAY JUNE 20, 2018

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Halmar International North Region Event No. 2 Modified Feature Finish (50 laps): STEWART FRIESEN, Alan Johnson, Mat Williamson, Mike Mahaney, Ryan Godown, Billy Decker, Duane Howard, Cory Costa, Mike Gular, Kyle Coffey, Brian Krummel, Derrick Podsiadlo, Brady Fultz, Anthony Perrego, Eric Fisher, Donnie Lawson, Nick Nye, Matt Sheppard, Andy Bachetti, Justin Wright, Brett Tonkin, Rick Laubach, Ryan Jordan, Jeremy Smith, Tommy Meier, Dan Creeden, J.R. Hurlburt, Danny Johnson, Jerry Higbie, Craig Hanson, Tyler Siri.

Did Not Qualify: Colton Wilson, Greg Birosh, Billy Van Pelt, Ron Cartwright, Adam Hilton, Jim LaRock II, Damon Decker, Marcus Dinkins, Eldon Payne, Brian Malcolm, Dale Welty.

American Racer/Lias Tire Bonuses (FREE Tire): Kyle Coffey (10th) & Brady Fultz (13th)
ATL Fuel Cells Bonus ($200 Certificate):
Ryan Godown (fifth)
Beyea Custom Headers Hard Charger ($200 Certificate):
Ryan Godown (19th to fifth)
Beyea Custom Headers Heat Winners ($50 Certificate):
Cory Costa, Stewart Friesen, Andy Bachetti, Mike Gular & Derrick Podsiadlo
Fast Axle Bonus ($50 Certificate): Billy Decker (sixth)
Henry’s Exhaust System Bonus ($50 Certificate):
Brian Krummel (11th)
Land Hoe Maintenance Hard Charger ($200):
Ryan Godown (19th to fifth)
QA1 Hard Charger ($50 Certificate):
Ryan Godown (19th to fifth)
Racing Optics Bonus (Sleeve of Tearoffs):
Mat Williamson (third)
Sunoco Race Fuels/Insinger Performance Bonuses ($50 Certificates):
Alan Johnson (second), Derrick Podsiadlo (12th) & Rick Laubach (22nd)
Superior Remodeling Halfway Leader Bonus ($200):
Stewart Friesen
WELD Wheels Hard Luck Award (FREE Wheel):
Billy Van Pelt
Wilwood ‘Lucky 7’ Bonus ($50 Certificate):
Duane Howard (seventh)

OUTLAW SPEEDWAY QUICK RESULTS SUMMARY – JUNE 20, 2018

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‘OUTLAW SHOWDOWN’ RACE SUMMARY – OUTLAW SPEEDWAY JUNE 20, 2018

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Halmar International North Region Event No. 2 Modified Feature Finish (50 laps): STEWART FRIESEN, Alan Johnson, Mat Williamson, Mike Mahaney, Ryan Godown, Billy Decker, Duane Howard, Cory Costa, Mike Gular, Kyle Coffey, Brian Krummel, Derrick Podsiadlo, Brady Fultz, Anthony Perrego, Eric Fisher, Donnie Lawson, Nick Nye, Matt Sheppard, Andy Bachetti, Justin Wright, Brett Tonkin, Rick Laubach, Ryan Jordan, Jeremy Smith, Tommy Meier, Dan Creeden, J.R. Hurlburt, Danny Johnson, Jerry Higbie, Craig Hanson, Tyler Siri.

Did Not Qualify: Colton Wilson, Greg Birosh, Billy Van Pelt, Ron Cartwright, Adam Hilton, Jim LaRock II, Damon Decker, Marcus Dinkins, Eldon Payne, Brian Malcolm, Dale Welty.

Short Track Super Series Returns To Outlaw Speedway Wednesday, June 20

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The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco big-block/small-block Modifieds are back at Outlaw Speedway Wednesday, June 20. The STSS returns after a season away from the Dundee, N.Y., four-tenths-mile track.

STSS Modifieds race 50 laps for a $25,000-plus pay structure offering $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green in the ‘Outlaw Showdown’ special.

Stewart Friesen leads the STSS Halmar North Region standings into Outlaw over Rick Laubach, Jerry Higbie, Billy Decker and Mike Mahaney – all of whom are expected to be in attendance.

New Jersey-Pennsylvania drivers Ryan Godown, Duane Howard and Mike Gular have set plans to invade the Finger Lakes Region.

Defending series champion Andy Bachetti and red-hot Anthony Perrego will look to recover from finishes outside the top-10 in the season opener at Orange County Fair Speedway.

Mat Williamson, who experienced engine trouble at OCFS in May, will officially make his debut for the Behrent’s Performance Warehouse team as a teammate to Tommy Meier.

Dominant across the Northeast – including his Friday night home at Outlaw – is Matt Sheppard, who will be at the controls of the Sweeteners Plus No. 92s.

Veteran Alan Johnson won the Outlaw Modified main this past Friday and would love to take home the top prize. Track owner Tyler Siri has added Danny Johnson to a two-car stable looking for the big payday.

For complete STSS Modified Halmar North Region standings, click the following link: https://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/2018-halmar-north-region-standings/

Outlaw Sportsman ($1,500 to win) and Street Stocks ($1,000 to win) complete the tripleheader show.

Complete STSS race information and rules can be found at the following link: https://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/outlaw-showdown-rules-prices-general-info/

Pit gates open at 4 p.m. Grandstand gates unlock at 5 p.m. Hot laps hit the track at 6:15 p.m., with racing at 7 p.m.

Admission is $25 for Adults, $22 for Seniors and Kids 12 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $40, with no license required.

Outlaw Speedway is located at 82 Main Street Dundee, NY 14837, just minutes north of Watkins Glen, N.Y. For up-to-date information, visit www.outlawspeedwayllc.com

 

‘Outlaw Showdown’ Order of Events
Outlaw Speedway/Dundee, N.Y.
Wednesday, June 20

4 p.m. – Pit Gate opens

5 p.m. – Grandstand gate opens

5:45 p.m. – STSS Modified heat-race draw for position followed by Drivers’ Meeting

6:15 p.m. – Hot laps
STSS Modified
Outlaw Sportsman
Street Stock

7 p.m. – Racing
STSS Modified Heats (10 laps)
Outlaw Sportsman Heats (8 laps)
Street Stock Heats (8 laps)

STSS Modified Redraw – Victory Lane in front of crowd

STSS Modified Consolations (10 laps)
Outlaw Sportsman Consolations (8 laps)
Street Stock Consolations (8 laps)

STSS Modified Feature (50 laps)
Outlaw Sportsman Feature (25 laps)
Street Stock Feature (25 laps)


STSS ONE-WAY RADIO: 454.000 – TRANSPONDERS REQUIRED

Short Track Super Series ‘Anthracite Assault’ Will Be Run Monday, July 16 at Big Diamond Speedway

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MINERSVILLE, PA – After feedback from fans and competitors, management teams of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco and Big Diamond Speedway have announced a rain date for the ‘Anthracite Assault’ which was nixed by the weather on June 5.

The event will be made up on Monday, July 16.

As scheduled on its original date, this event will offer points toward both the STSS Modified Halmar International North Region and STSS Velocita-USA South Region. It is also an American Racer Cup Challenge event for both the Modified and Sportsman divisions, counting toward the Insinger Performance South Region totals.

The original ‘Anthracite Assault’ date on June 5 drew a full pit area headlined by 49 STSS Modifieds to the Minersville track. However a deluge at the time of the drivers’ meeting put an end to the event.

“Our fans were very disappointed in not being able to see the great field of cars we had assembled put on a show,” STSS organizer Brett Deyo said. “We knew it would be a challenge to find a viable date, but we feel we have found a rare date in the summer with no conflicts on the Northeast Modified calendar.”

Big Diamond promoter Jake Smulley wanted to get the event in as well.

“We had a great field,” Smulley said. “It is always discouraging to get that close to the start of the show and lose out. Hopefully we can get a nice day this time around.”

The show will be run as it had been scheduled on its original date. Modifieds battle $5,000 to win with $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green for 50 laps. The STSS Open Sportsman race 20 laps for a $1,000 winner’s share and XCel 600 Modifieds complete the tripleheader in a tour race.

Times and pricing remain as posted for the original date.

All STSS teams received 25 points for towing to Big Diamond on June 5. Those bonus points will remain on their totals toward the 2018 championship battles.

Please note, as refunds were distributed for all admissions and car registration fees, this will be a complete new event with an open draw for position.

Big Diamond Speedway is a three-eighths-mile clay oval located in Minersville, Pa., just miles from Pottsville. The facility offers free parking, state-of-the-art concession areas and restrooms and not a “bad seat” in the house, with hillside grandstands overlooking the on-track action. The speedway GPS address is 392 Forest Lane Pottsville, PA 17901. The official website is www.bigdspeedway.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.

Short Track Super Series Returns to Outlaw Speedway After A Year’s Absence on Wednesday, June 20

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DUNDEE, NY – After a year away, the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco rolls into Outlaw Speedway on Wednesday, June 20.

The ‘Outlaw Showdown’ brings the STSS Modifieds to New York’s Finger Lakes Region for a 50-lap main event as part of the series’ 2018 rain-hindered Halmar International North Region.

A purse structure of more than $25,000 awaits the area’s big-block/small-block Modified racers with $5,000 going to the winner, $1,000 for 10th and $400 just to take the green flag. A number of cash and product awards further sweeten the pot for competitors taking part in the event.

The series made its only previous Outlaw Speedway appearance on June 8, 2016 with Matt Sheppard – at the time driving Norm Hansell’s Pennsylvania-based No. 357 – taking the victory over Erick Rudolph, Andy Bachetti, Danny Creeden and Billy Van Pelt.

Sheppard is the reigning Outlaw Speedway champion aboard the Sweeteners Plus No. 92s, utilizing the Dundee facility as home base toward his $11,000 American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco championship a year ago.

Rain has been the story of the STSS Halmar International North Region this season. The only race completed so far was the ‘Hard Clay Open’ on May 8 at N.Y.’s Orange County Fair Speedway. That event, ironically, was postponed by a month due to the lingering winter in southeastern New York.

Stewart Friesen brought the ‘Hard Clay Open’ $5,000-plus home to Sprakers, N.Y., taking the victory over Rick Laubach, Jerry Higbie, Brett Hearn and Billy Decker.

The scheduled Memorial Day weekend event at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y., fell to a day-long rain. Most recently, heavy rain moved over Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa., on June 5, nixing the North-South combo ‘Anthracite Assault’ special.

Fans and racers alike are hoping for bright sunshine at Outlaw.

Joining the STSS Modifieds on the card at the ‘Outlaw Showdown’ are the Outlaw Sportsman ($1,500 to win) and Street Stocks ($1,000 to win).

Complete STSS race information and rules can be found at the following link: https://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/outlaw-showdown-rules-prices-general-info/

The complete STSS Modified pay structure follows: https://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/outlaw-showdown-stss-modified-pay-structure/

Pit gates open at 4 p.m. Grandstand gates unlock at 5 p.m. Hot laps hit the track at 6:15 p.m., with racing at 7 p.m.

Admission is $25 for Adults, $22 for Seniors and Kids 12 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $40, with no license required.

Outlaw Speedway is located at 82 Main Street Dundee, NY 14837, just minutes north of Watkins Glen, N.Y. For up-to-date information, visit www.outlawspeedwayllc.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.

Unexpected Evening Rain Ends Big Diamond ‘Anthracite Assault’ With 49 Modifieds Registered

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MINERSVILLE, PA – A forecast of isolated afternoon showers never materialized on Tuesday at Big Diamond Speedway.

Unfortunately evening rain – which had not been predicted – did.

Just as the pre-race drivers’ meeting concluded, the skies opened up in Minersville, prompting the cancelation of the ‘Anthracite Assault’ Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco event at the speedway.

The pit area was packed with a field of 49 STSS big-block/small-block Modifieds for what was to have been the only combined Halmar International North Region and Velocita-USA South Region event of 2018 for the series.

Modifieds were set to go 50 laps for $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green flag.

Rain continued on and off in the area throughout the night.

“This was by far the best field we have had for this event,” noted STSS organizer Brett Deyo. “The diversity, quality and quantity was there. We thought we were in the clear for the night and by all forecasts racing should have gone on.

“We apologize to everyone but this came as a surprise to all of us.”

There were 20 STSS Sportsman registered at the time of the precipitation. The XCel 600 Modifieds were scheduled to complete the tripleheader show in a tour race.

With no immediate rain date available (Wednesday was a hotbed for local graduations in the area so the speedway was to be silent), all those in the pit area and grandstand areas were offered cash refunds.

Drivers in both the STSS Modifieds and STSS Sportsman will receive an additional 25 bonus points toward their season-long totals for attending.

The summer schedule for dirt Modified racing is jam-packed with events so no rain date was evident at the time of the cancelation.

Big Diamond promoter Jake Smulley and STSS organizer Deyo will carefully review the remainder of the 2018 schedule to see if there are any opportunities to make the event up. If not, it will definitely be part of the track’s 2019 agenda.

Next up for the STSS is the ‘Outlaw Showdown’ at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., on Wednesday, June 20 racing for 50 laps and $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green flag. This is a return to Outlaw after an absence of a year. Crate 602 Sportsman and Street Stocks will complete the program.

Big Diamond Speedway is a three-eighths-mile clay oval located in Minersville, Pa., just miles from Pottsville. The facility offers free parking, state-of-the-art concession areas and restrooms and not a “bad seat” in the house, with hillside grandstands overlooking the on-track action. The speedway GPS address is 392 Forest Lane Pottsville, PA 17901. The official website is www.bigdspeedway.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.

 

‘Anthracite Assault’ STSS Modified Registered Drivers

1 – Billy Pauch
1H – Jared Umbenhauer
1J – Jordan Watson
1K – Rick Laubach
1Y – Frank Yankowski
2 – Billy Van Pelt
2A – Mike Gular
3 – Billy Lasko
3 – Tommy Meier
3 – Mat Williamson
4 – Andy Bachetti
6 – Danny Bouc
6 – Matt Stangle
6H – J.R. Hurlburt
6NN – Nick Nye
9s – Matt Sheppard
14s – Craig Von Dohren
14W – Ryan Watt
15 – Mike Lisowski
15 – Brett Tonkin
16X – Danny Creeden
17z – Brian Krummel
19K – Brett Kressley
20C – Craig Hanson
25 – Erick Rudolph
26 – Ryan Godown
32 – Brandon Grosso
33 – Mike Mahaney
43 – Jimmy Horton
44 – Anthony Perrego
44 – Stewart Friesen
44 – Doug Manmiller
46 – Jeremy Smith
48 – Jerry Higbie
61 – Justin Grim
66g – Bobby Trapper
67 – JR Fulper
69 – Bob Trapper
77K – Ryan Kunkle
81 – Heath Metzger
91 – Billy Decker
96 – Billy Pauch Jr.
97 – Jimmy Reppert
118 – Jim Britt
119 – Brian Malcolm
126 – Jeff Strunk
323ov – David Van Horn
357 – Duane Howard
401 – Frank Cozze

‘Anthracite Assault’ STSS Sportsman Registered Drivers

0 – Kevin Brady
2 – Brian Mady
4 – Nate Klinger
X5 – Daryl Dissinger
11 – Dylan Smith
16 – Brandon Kuhn
16 – Ryan Higgs
19 – Brad Brightbill
19 – Shawn Light
22J – Chris Jordan
31 – Mike Mammana
58 – Louden Reimert
77X – Nick Mady
80 – Dominic Roselli
84Y – Alex Yankowski
99 – Craig Whitmoyer
112 – Cale Ross
357x – Tim Fitzpatrick
830AM – Brad Arnold
924 – Brian Houseknecht