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Wild Last Lap Sends Anthony Perrego To Victory Lane Tuesday At Georgetown Speedway Before MAV-TV Cameras

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GEORGETOWN, DE – With MAV-TV cameras on site, Tuesday night’s VAHLCO Racing Wheels ‘Blast at the Beach’ at Georgetown Speedway produced a made-for-television conclusion.

After a slide job and ensuing crossover move on the final lap, Anthony Perrego edged Craig Von Dohren for the 35-lap big-block/small-block Modified victory in the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Velocita-USA South Region Event No. 5 contested before a large crowd at the Sussex County half-mile oval.

For Middletown, N.Y.’s Perrego and the Superior Remodeling team, the victory was his first of 2018 on the STSS and third career Georgetown victory.

“I didn’t know if I had anything for Craig (Von Dohren),” Perrego said after climbing to the roof of his Teo-Pro car and receiving the one-of-a-kind surfboard trophy. “When he went off the bank, I knew I had my chance if I hit my marks.”

Perrego pocketed $6,070 for his efforts including lap money and a $500 winner’s bonus posted by Holly Hill Farms.

The event will air on MAV-TV on October 10 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

A special 5-lap Jones Racing Products What Drives You® Dash set the first eight starting positions for the STSS Modified main event. Rick Laubach won the dash in the Ryan Kerr-owned No. 1K and led the field to Warren Alston’s green flag.

Laubach’s time out front lasted three laps before Von Dohren – driving the Dick Biever-owned No. 14s – charged into the top spot.

Once in front, Von Dohren raced masterfully at the front of the field, while rim-riding around the top of the speedway.

Laubach, meanwhile, anchored the second-place battle through lap 19 before Perrego, who started from ninth, utilized a restart to rally into second.

Perrego chased Von Dohren through a race-changing moment on lap 28. Von Dohren’s car momentarily crested the speedway’s banking, breaking his momentum and allowing Perrego to shoot into the lead.

Hard on the throttle, Von Dohren looked to correct his mistake by chasing down Perrego.

On the final lap, entering turn three, Von Dohren drove hard into the corner, pulling a slide-job on Perrego. CVD momentarily held the lead, but as his car washed up the track, Perrego crossed to the bottom and reclaimed the top spot en route to the checkered as the crowd rose to its feet.

Oley, Pa.’s Von Dohren was a disappointed runner-up finisher, collecting $3,000 from the payout and an additional $250 in lap money.

“I got over the top (of the track) there and it cost me,” Von Dohren said.

Methodically moving forward on the low groove while many competitors utilized the top side, Duane Howard of Oley, Pa., finished third in the Norm Hansell No. 357 after starting 10th. Howard praised the multi-grooved racing surface and ability to make moves through the field.

After starting 24th following rear-end and carburetor issues early in the night, David Van Horn of Harmony, N.J., charged through the field to claim a hard-fought fourth-place finish and the Hard Charger Award which consisted of $200 cash from Precision Hydraulic & Oil, a $50 VAHLCO certificate, a $200 Beyea Headers certificate and a $50 QA1 certificate.

Van Horn was added to the field as the third-place finisher in the consolations with the fastest lap time, an additional starter sponsored by Ken Bruce of Bill Brown & Company Inc.

Ryan Watt of Boyertown, Pa., thrilled the crowd by driving back to fifth-place after overturning his Ron Roberts-owned car on the 19th lap in turn three, firing the engine and rejoining the field.

Finishing sixth through 10th, respectively, were Matt Sheppard of Waterloo, N.Y., who pitted with brake issues early in the race but rallied back to finish sixth in the Hurlock Auto & Speed Supply No. 9s; Ryan Godown of Ringoes, N.J., in the Lincoln Auto Body No. 5; 20th-starter Brandon Grosso of Montgomery, N.J.; Danny Bouc of Pipersville, Pa., who rolled off the grid 19th in the Craig and Leslie Pondish No. 6; and Ryan Krachun of Branchburg, N.J.

Sheppard was the overall fast timer in hot laps earning $100 cash from Beyea Custom Headers with a lap of 19.757 seconds.

Heat winners received $250 each from Tow Boat US and $50 from Beyea Custom Headers. Taking the four 8-lap qualifiers were Joseph Watson, Billy Pauch Jr., Laubach and Von Dohren.

Consolation victories went to Grosso and Mike Gular.

Drivers finishing sixth through 15th, respectively, each received a $100 cash bonus courtesy of Taylor & Messick ‘The Long Green Line’ of Harrington, Del.

A very healthy late-August field of 42 STSS Modifieds checked into the Georgetown pit area.

Frankford, Del.’s Scott Hitchens took home $1,000 in the L&J Sheet Metal Crate 602 Sportsman What Drives You® 20 event, race No. 4 of the STSS South Region. Hitchens appeared destined for a runner-up finish to New York invader David Schilling until a red flag on the 17th lap of the event.

Hitchens shot to the bottom of Schilling on the 18th lap. Entering turn three, real estate ran short and Schilling dropped off the top of the speedway, while Hitchens motored to the $1,000 win.

Tom Moore Jr., fresh off a victory on Saturday at Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway, finished second. Joe Toth of Newtown, Pa., climbed from 20th on the grid to finish third, with Delaware’s David Jenkins and Schilling, of East Greenbush, N.Y., in tow.

STSS Crate 602 Sportsman heat winners were Adam McAuliffe, Schilling, Adam White and Corey Cormier. Rodney Cordrey topped the consolation.

A wild 12-lap Delaware Super Truck main went to David Smith over Jerry Hill, Matt Esham, Robert Smith and Kirk Miles Sr.

The Delmarva Charger feature went green-to-checkered caution-free with Robert ‘Pac-Man’ Paczkowski taking a hard-earned triumph over a fast-closing Jerry Barker. Chris ‘Tippy’ Martinez, Ashley Merritt and Derek Swafford trailed.

BEACH BLAST BITS: The Georgetown Speedway was abuzz with 42 STSS Modifieds, 32 STSS L&J Sheet Metal Crate 602 Sportsman, 16 Delaware Super Trucks and nine Delmarva Chargers for a total of 99 race cars on hand. A very healthy midweek crowd took in the action….

A wild flip on the second lap of the STSS Modified feature saw Brett Kressley get turned off the backstretch and into the tree-line. The Orefield, Pa., driver fortunately walked away uninjured….

Rear-end issues sidelined Billy Pauch Jr.’s Daniel Sommeling No. 51 during the 5-lap Dash. The ‘Kid’s Kid’ started the feature in a second car from the Hurlock Auto & Speed stables….

Joseph Watson impressively won a heat race but couldn’t start the 5-lap Dash due to a broken header. His team worked to make repairs and he started the main….

To combat 90-degree-plus heat, track crews applied extra moisture to the speedway. Once the track was run in, conditions provided three-wide racing throughout the night….

The midway was an active area with VAHLCO Racing Wheels hosting an autograph session, Sunglass Central/Design for Vision giving away sunglasses, Bob Hilbert Sportswear handing out promotional items, Melon 1 distributing watermelon samples and 97.1 The Wave broadcasting live for two hours….

Sponsorship support for this event came from VAHLCO Racing Wheels, Melon 1, Jones Racing Products, Taylor & Messick, Holly Hill Farms, The Farm Stand at the Givens, Bill Brown & Company Promotional and Printing Products, Scott Hitchens Enterprises, All-County Garage Door, Design for Vision, Sunglass Central, Hurlock Auto & Speed and Earth Movers LLC.

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).

Next up for the Short Track Super Series is the seventh Halmar International North Region Modified event at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y., on Sunday, September 23 with the ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ paying $5,000 to win for 50 laps. Also on the card are STSS Crate 602 Sportsman ($1,000 to win) and Street Stocks.

The STSS Velocita-USA South Region resumes on Friday, October 12 at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway with the ‘Speed Showcase’ featuring $5,000-to-win Modifieds and $4,000-to-win 410 Sprint Cars.

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.

 

VAHLCO WHEELS ‘BLAST AT THE BEACH’ RACE SUMMARY – GEORGETOWN SPEEDWAY AUGUST 28, 2018

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Velocita-USA South Region Event No. 5 Modified Feature Finish (35 laps):  ANTHONY PERREGO, Craig Von Dohren, Duane Howard, David Van Horn, Ryan Watt, Matt Sheppard, Ryan Godown, Brandon Grosso, Danny Bouc, Ryan Krachun, Mike Gular, Frank Cozze, Joseph Watson, Rick Laubach, Jim Britt, Scott Van Gorder, Jeff Strunk, Andy Bachetti, Wade Hendrickson, Neal Williams, Kevin Sockriter, Jordn Justice, Jimmy Horton, Billy Pauch Jr., Matt Stangle, Brett Kressley, Jordan Watson.

Did Not Qualify: H.J. Bunting, Ricky Elliott, Kevin Gardner, Sammy Martz, Ron Roberts, Robert Dutton, Jeremy Harrington, Brad Trice, Roger Manning, Bobby Watkins, Kyle Fuller, Brandon Watkins, Amanda Whaley, Brian Hitz, Justin Grim.

American Racer/Lias Tire Bonuses (FREE Tire): Brandon Grosso (eighth) & Jim Britt (15th)
ATL Fuel Cells Bonus ($200 Certificate):
Ryan Watt (fifth)
Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Bonuses ($50 Gift Card): David Van Horn (fourth) & Danny Bouc (ninth)
Beyea Custom Headers Fast Time Award ($100 cash): Matt Sheppard (19.757 seconds)
Beyea Custom Headers Heat Winners ($50 Certificates): Joseph Watson, Billy Pauch Jr., Rick Laubach & Craig Von Dohren
Beyea Custom Headers Hard Charger ($200 Certificate): David Van Horn (24th to fourth)
Design for Vision/Sunglass Central Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses: Anthony Perrego, Craig Von Dohren & Duane Howard
Earth Movers LLC Lap Money Breakdown:
Rick Laubach ($30), Craig Von Dohren ($250) & Anthony Perrego ($70)
Fast Axle ($50 Certificate): Matt Sheppard (sixth)
Henry’s Exhaust System Power Position ($50 Certificate): Mike Gular (11th)
Holly Hill Farms Winner’s Bonus ($500): Anthony Perrego
Precision Hydraulic & Oil Hard Charger ($200 cash):
David Van Horn (24th to fourth)
QA1 Hard Charger ($50 certificate): David Van Horn (24th to fourth)
Racing Optics Bonus (Sleeve of Tearoffs):
  Duane Howard (third)
Sunoco Race Fuel/Insinger Performance Bonuses ($50 Certificates): Craig Von Dohren (second), Frank Cozze (12th) & Jordn Justice (22nd)
Tow Boat US Heat Winners ($250 cash): Joseph Watson, Billy Pauch Jr., Rick Laubach & Craig Von Dohren
VAHLCO Wheels Hard Charger ($50 certificate): David Van Horn (24th to fourth)
WELD Wheels Hard Luck Award (FREE Wheel): Brett Kressley (26th)
Wilwood ‘Lucky 7 Award ($50 Certificate):
Ryan Godown (seventh)

Jones Racing Products What Drives You® Modified Dash Finish (5 laps):  RICK LAUBACH ($500), Craig Von Dohren ($300), Ryan Watt ($200), Ryan Krachun ($100), Brett Kressley ($75), Ryan Godown ($50), Billy Pauch Jr. ($50), Joseph Watson ($50).

L&J Sheet Metal Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco South Region Event No. 5 ‘What Drives You® 20’ Feature Finish (20 laps): SCOTT HITCHENS, Tom Moore Jr., Joe Toth, David Jenkins, David Schilling, Adam White, Wayne Weaver, Cory Cormier, Adam McAuliffe, Jim Gallagher Jr., Jim Housworth, Matt Hill, Sammy Martz Jr, Stephen Kemery, Brad Roberts, Ryan Riddle, Tommy Collins, Rodney Cordrey, Freddy Massey , Jason Rush, Dylan Swinehart, Ryan Macartney, Tommy Wilkins, Bobby DeLeon, Mike Hough, Michael White

Did Not Qualify: Jordan Long, Samantha Muller, Duane Rust, Paul Griffin Jr., George Richardson, Trent Van Vorst.

Design for Vision/Sunglass Central Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses: Scott Hitchens, Tom Moore Jr. & Joe Toth

Hurlock Auto & Speed Lap Money Breakdown: David Schilling ($180) & Scott Hitchens ($20)

Delaware Super Truck Feature Finish (12 laps): DAVID SMITH, Jerry Hill, Matt Esham, Robert Smith, Kirk Miles Sr., Dick Beauchamp, Jake Nelson, Park Abrams, Dale Elliott, Mike Kennedy, Kirk Miles Jr., Bobby Reed, Thomas ‘Action’ Jackson, Bill Dean, Mike Stratton.

Did Not Start: T.J. Williams

Delmarva Charger Feature Finish (12 laps): ROBERT PACZKOWSKI, Jerry Barker, Chris “Tippy” Martinez, Ashley Merritt, Derek Swafford, Randy Merritt, Joe Morrell, John Bailey, Joe Waters.

Vahlco Racing Wheels ‘Blast at the Beach’ Race Summary – Georgetown Speedway August 28, 2018

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VAHLCO WHEELS ‘BLAST AT THE BEACH’ RACE SUMMARY – GEORGETOWN SPEEDWAY AUGUST 28, 2018

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Velocita-USA South Region Event No. 5 Modified Feature Finish (35 laps):  ANTHONY PERREGO, Craig Von Dohren, Duane Howard, David Van Horn, Ryan Watt, Matt Sheppard, Ryan Godown, Brandon Grosso, Danny Bouc, Ryan Krachun, Mike Gular, Frank Cozze, Joseph Watson, Rick Laubach, Jim Britt, Scott Van Gorder, Jeff Strunk, Andy Bachetti, Wade Hendrickson, Neal Williams, Kevin Sockriter, Jordn Justice, Jimmy Horton, Billy Pauch Jr., Matt Stangle, Brett Kressley, Jordan Watson.

Did Not Qualify: H.J. Bunting, Ricky Elliott, Kevin Gardner, Sammy Martz, Ron Roberts, Robert Dutton, Jeremy Harrington, Brad Trice, Roger Manning, Bobby Watkins, Kyle Fuller, Brandon Watkins, Amanda Whaley, Brian Hitz, Justin Grim.

American Racer/Lias Tire Bonuses (FREE Tire): Brandon Grosso (eighth) & Jim Britt (15th)
ATL Fuel Cells Bonus ($200 Certificate):
Ryan Watt (fifth)
Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Bonuses ($50 Gift Card): David Van Horn (fourth) & Danny Bouc (ninth)
Beyea Custom Headers Fast Time Award ($100 cash): Matt Sheppard (19.757 seconds)
Beyea Custom Headers Heat Winners ($50 Certificates): Joseph Watson, Billy Pauch Jr., Rick Laubach & Craig Von Dohren
Beyea Custom Headers Hard Charger ($200 Certificate): David Van Horn (24th to fourth)
Design for Vision/Sunglass Central Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses: Anthony Perrego, Craig Von Dohren & Duane Howard
Earth Movers LLC Lap Money Breakdown:
Rick Laubach ($30), Craig Von Dohren ($250) & Anthony Perrego ($70)
Fast Axle ($50 Certificate): Matt Sheppard (sixth)
Henry’s Exhaust System Power Position ($50 Certificate): Mike Gular (11th)
Holly Hill Farms Winner’s Bonus ($500): Anthony Perrego
Precision Hydraulic & Oil Hard Charger ($200 cash):
David Van Horn (24th to fourth)
QA1 Hard Charger ($50 certificate): David Van Horn (24th to fourth)
Racing Optics Bonus (Sleeve of Tearoffs):
  Duane Howard (third)
Sunoco Race Fuel/Insinger Performance Bonuses ($50 Certificates): Craig Von Dohren (second), Frank Cozze (12th) & Jordn Justice (22nd)
Tow Boat US Heat Winners ($250 cash): Joseph Watson, Billy Pauch Jr., Rick Laubach & Craig Von Dohren
VAHLCO Wheels Hard Charger ($50 certificate): David Van Horn (24th to fourth)
WELD Wheels Hard Luck Award (FREE Wheel): Brett Kressley (26th)
Wilwood ‘Lucky 7 Award ($50 Certificate):
Ryan Godown (seventh)

Jones Racing Products What Drives You® Modified Dash Finish (5 laps):  RICK LAUBACH ($500), Craig Von Dohren ($300), Ryan Watt ($200), Ryan Krachun ($100), Brett Kressley ($75), Ryan Godown ($50), Billy Pauch Jr. ($50), Joseph Watson ($50).

L&J Sheet Metal Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco South Region Event No. 5 ‘What Drives You® 20’ Feature Finish (20 laps): SCOTT HITCHENS, Tom Moore Jr., Joe Toth, David Jenkins, David Schilling, Adam White, Wayne Weaver, Cory Cormier, Adam McAuliffe, Jim Gallagher Jr., Jim Housworth, Matt Hill, Sammy Martz Jr, Stephen Kemery, Brad Roberts, Ryan Riddle, Tommy Collins, Rodney Cordrey, Freddy Massey , Jason Rush, Dylan Swinehart, Ryan Macartney, Tommy Wilkins, Bobby DeLeon, Mike Hough, Michael White

Did Not Qualify: Jordan Long, Samantha Muller, Duane Rust, Paul Griffin Jr., George Richardson, Trent Van Vorst.

Design for Vision/Sunglass Central Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses: Scott Hitchens, Tom Moore Jr. & Joe Toth

Hurlock Auto & Speed Lap Money Breakdown: David Schilling ($180) & Scott Hitchens ($20)

Delaware Super Truck Feature Finish (12 laps): DAVID SMITH, Jerry Hill, Matt Esham, Robert Smith, Kirk Miles Sr., Dick Beauchamp, Jake Nelson, Park Abrams, Dale Elliott, Mike Kennedy, Kirk Miles Jr., Bobby Reed, Thomas ‘Action’ Jackson, Bill Dean, Mike Stratton.

Did Not Start: T.J. Williams

Delmarva Charger Feature Finish (12 laps): ROBERT PACZKOWSKI, Jerry Barker, Chris “Tippy” Martinez, Ashley Merritt, Derek Swafford, Randy Merritt, Joe Morrell, John Bailey, Joe Waters.

Short Track Super Series ‘Blasts’ Into Georgetown Speedway August 28 For VAHLCO ‘Blast at the Beach’

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GEORGETOWN, DE – The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco “blasts” into Georgetown Speedway next Tuesday, August 28.

The fifth annual ‘Blast at the Beach’ presented by VAHLCO Racing Wheels turns the attention of Northeast and Mid-Atlantic race fans to the Georgetown banked half-mile track for an historical night. The cameras of MAV-TV will record the action for broadcast for the first time in series – and track – history.

The ‘Blast at the Beach’ will be televised nationally on MAV-TV on October 10 at both 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

The night’s event is headlined by a 35-lap big-block/small-block Modified main paying $5,500 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green flag plus a plethora of special awards and bonuses.

This is the fifth of seven events on the STSS Velocita-USA South Region, with $10,000 awaiting the champion at year-end. Currently, Waterloo, N.Y.’s ‘Super Matt’ Sheppard, a two-time South Region winner this season, sits atop the standings. He has never won a Short Track Super Series crown.

Also on the card is the fourth of five STSS Crate 602 Sportsman South Region events ($1,000 to win for 20 laps), Delmarva Chargers and Delaware Super Trucks.

Prior to the STSS Modifieds taking the green for their 35-lap main, drivers will participate in qualifying heat races and consolations. The top-two finishers from each of the heat races will draw for their starting positions in the 5-lap Jones Racing Products What Drives You® Dash. This Dash offers $500 to win, $300 for second, $200 for third and pays all participants a minimum of $50. Most importantly, the finish of the Dash sets the feature starting lineup.

On top of the $25,670 first-to-last posted STSS Modified payout, lap leaders in the ‘Blast at the Beach’ 35-lapper will receive $10 each from Hurlock Auto & Speed Supply. Tow Boat U.S. of Indian River/Lewes has added $250 cash prizes to each of the STSS Modified heat winners.

A host of cash, certificate and product awards will also be up for grabs, not to mention Ray-Ban sunglasses courtesy of Design for Vision and Sunglass Central to the top-three finishers.

STSS Sportsman battle for a $1,000 winner’s share plus $10 to lead each lap thanks to Earth Movers LLC. Like their STSS Modified counterparts, Ray-Ban sunglasses will be distributed to the top-three finishers from Design for Vision and Sunglass Central!

Delmarva Chargers (12 laps) and Delaware Super Trucks (12 laps) will each compete in feature events.

On August 28, pit gates open at 4 p.m. Grandstand gates are unlocked at 5 p.m. Hot laps begin at 6:45 p.m. and racing gets the green flag at 7:30 p.m.

Adult admission is $20. Seniors (ages 65 and up) and Students (ages 13-17) pay $16. Kids (9-12) pay $10. Children 8 and under are FREE.

Pit admission is $35 for ages 13 and up (no license required). Kids 6-12 pay $10. Children ages 5 and under pay $2.

There is a rain date for this event of Wednesday, August 29.

Sponsorship support for this event comes from VAHLCO Racing Wheels, Melon 1, Jones Racing Products, Holly Hill Farms, The Farm Stand at the Givens, Scott Hitchens Enterprises, All-County Garage Door, Design for Vision, Sunglass Central, Hurlock Auto & Speed and Earth Movers LLC.

The ‘Blast at the Beach’ is a co-promotion involving BD Motorsports Media LLC and driver Eric Kormann.

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).

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.

Jones Racing Products To Support Modified Dash, Crate Sportsman 20 At Georgetown Speedway ‘Blast at the Beach’

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GEORGETOWN, DE – MAV-TV national television cameras descend on Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway on Tuesday, August 28 for the ‘Blast at the Beach’ presented by VAHLCO Wheels.

And Jones Racing Products will be part of it.

For the first time in the history of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco, an event will be nationally televised on MAV-TV with the fifth running of the ‘Blast at the Beach’ Velocita-USA South Region big-block/small-block Modified event.

On the card at the Georgetown banked half-mile are the STSS Modifieds racing for $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to start in a 35-lap main plus STSS Crate 602 Sportsman ($1,000 to win), Delmarva Chargers and Delaware Super Trucks.

Based in Ottsville, Pa., Jones Racing Products is a leading manufacturer of belt-drive systems and related components for over 35 years. The Jones product line covers the racer with complete belt drive kits, alternators, water, fuel, power steering and oil pumps, lightweight AN fittings & hose and the popular lightweight yellow Hustler fan.  And, their Made in the USA product lineup doesn’t stop there.  To learn more about Jones Racing Products, visit www.jonesracingproducts.com, call 610.847.2028 or like their page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JonesRacingProducts/

Jones Racing Products’ ‘Blast at the Beach’ partnership is multi-faceted.

The top qualifiers from each STSS Modified heat race at this event will draw for a starting position in the Jones Racing Products Dash. This 5-lap event will set the front rows of the ‘Blast at the Beach’ 35-lap main. It will also pay $500 to win, $300 for second, $200 for third and back to $50 to take the green flag.

Additionally, Jones Racing Products has signed on to present the Jones Racing Products, What Drives You® 20 for the STSS Crate 602 Sportsman, taking title rights to the 20-lap event offering $1,000 to win.

 

Marc Johnson Thrills Albany-Saratoga Speedway Crowd, Takes $6,000 Short Track Super Series ‘Stampede’ Top Prize

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MALTA, NY – Relief and joy!

Marc Johnson showed pure emotion on Wednesday night at Albany-Saratoga Speedway after a victory in the Recovery Sports Grill ‘Stampede at ‘toga’ Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco big-block/small-block Modified headliner.

The 50-lap STSS Modified event – postponed by 24 hours due to rain on the original Tuesday date – was an instant classic on the ‘Great Race Place’ four-tenths-mile track.

Guilderland, N.Y.’s Johnson emerged from an intense three-car battle in the final 10 circuits of the event to take home a $6,000 top prize: $5,000 from the posted purse plus an additional $1,000 courtesy of last-minute sponsor Amsterdam Trailer Repair.

“What a race!” Johnson said after receiving an ovation from the crowd at his home track. “I could see the top was going away and the bottom was getting better. I committed to the inside and knew I had to hit my marks.”

Johnson became the fourth consecutive first-time STSS winner in the series’ Halmar International North Region this season.

Veteran Frank Cozze made the long haul from Wind Gap, Pa., to compete in the ‘Stampede’ event and started from the pole via a redraw of top heat-race qualifiers.

A past ‘CVRA vs. the World’ winner at Albany-Saratoga, Cozze took the David Renaldo-owned No. 401 small-block to the lead at the outset and thwarted a slew of challenges. As the race progressed, track regular Ronnie Johnson fought his way to second after rolling off the grid eighth.

Johnson relentlessly pressured Cozze, working both high and low.

It was Cozze, however, who remained in front to collect the Superior Remodeling $200 Halfway Leader bonus.

Marc Johnson, after rolling off the grid in ninth, was quietly working forward utilizing the inside lane as the track continued to slick off. He was fifth at lap 26 and moved to third on the 30th circuit.

With 10 laps to go, Cozze, the Johnsons, 27th-starter Matt Sheppard and Anthony Perrego formed up a five-car tussle for the top spot.

At lap 44, the race for the lead fanned out three-wide. Ronnie Johnson went to the top, while Marc Johnson went to the bottom, both sweeping by Cozze to take the top-two positions.

An epic side-by-side battle raged as Sheppard – like Johnson, running the bottom – broke into third. At lap 48, Sheppard attempted to split the middle of inside-running Marc Johnson and rim-riding Ronnie Johnson.

The move didn’t stick and Marc Johnson surged off the bottom to take the lead and the victory.

Duanesburg, N.Y.’s Ronnie Johnson narrowly edged Sheppard at the line for a runner-up finish worth $3,000.

Sheppard, aboard the Sweeteners Plus No. 92s, ended his stirring drive from 27th to complete the podium and receiving the Hard Charger Award worth $200 cash from Land Hoe Maintenance and product certificates from Beyea Custom Headers and QA1. Sheppard had won the evening’s first heat race but was light on the scales and disqualified. He earned his feature starting position through the B-Main.

Montgomery, N.Y.’s Perrego, driving the Brian Smith-owned Superior Remodeling No. 44, ended his 50 laps in fourth-place. Cozze’s outstanding effort ended with a top-five finish.

Finishing sixth through 10th, respectively, were Mat Williamson of St. Catharine’s, Ont., after running as high as third in the Behrent’s Performance Warehouse No. 3; Mike Mahaney of King Ferry, N.Y., aboard the Olum’s No. 33 after battling inside the top-10 for the entire distance; series point leader Billy Decker of Sidney, N.Y., aboard the Jeremy Smith Racing No. 91 from 19th; Kenny Tremont Jr. of West Sand Lake, N.Y.; and Mike Gular of Boyertown, Pa., who started 25th in his Albany-Saratoga debut.

Despite the postponement, a robust field of 47 STSS Modifieds signed into the pit area.

Heat winners, receiving $100 from Bart Contracting and $50 certificates from Beyea Custom Headers, were Brandon Grosso, Rick Laubach, Williamson, Cozze and Perrego. Matt Stangle, Ryan Godown and Danny Varin annexed the consolations.

A fully paid B-Main was presented by New Country Toyota of Clifton Park, Elmo’s Speed & Supply, Garrity Asphalt and DIG Race Products. Matt Sheppard won and chose to start the main event.

The accompanying Albany-Saratoga Sportsman main event was won Tim Hartman Jr. in a down-to-the-wire finish over Robert Bublak Jr.

MALTA MEMORIES: What appeared to be a beautiful evening turned when rain began tracking toward the speedway at the scheduled starting time. Albany-Saratoga and STSS officials pressed through the program rapidly, with the Modified checkered flag falling at 8:50 p.m. Only the Sportsman main was to follow….

A very strong southeastern PA-NJ contingent was in attendance including Ryan Godown, Jimmy Horton, Matt Stangle, Brandon Grosso, Mike Gular, Duane Howard, Frank Cozze and Rick Laubach. Particularly impressive was Gular after breaking in the heat race and driving from the 13th row in the feature to finish 10th….

Tough night for series regular J.R. Hurlburt. His Jamie and Denise Page team broke down en route to the track, lost a driveshaft in qualifying and broke down with their back-up tow vehicle while driving home….

Danny Varin debuted a brand-new, unlettered car out of the Ed Monger stables, finishing 13th….

Next up for the Short Track Super Series is the ‘Blast at the Beach’ presented by VAHLCO Wheels on Tuesday, Aug. 28 (rain date: Aug. 29) at Del.’s Georgetown Speedway. This event will be recorded for broadcast on MAV-TV. STSS Velocita-USA South Region Modifieds race 35 laps for $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green flag. Also on the card: STSS Crate 602 Sportsman ($1,000 to win), Delaware Super Trucks and Delmarva Chargers.

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.

 

RECOVERY SPORTS GRILL ‘STAMPEDE AT TOGA’ RACE SUMMARY – ALBANY-SARATOGA SPEEDWAY AUGUST 15, 2018

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Modified Halmar International North Region Event No. 6 Feature Finish (50 laps): MARC JOHNSON, Ronnie Johnson, Matt Sheppard, Anthony Perrego, Frank Cozze, Mat Williamson, Mike Mahaney, Billy Decker, Kenny Tremont Jr., Mike Gular, Ryan Godown, Brett Hearn, Danny Varin, Jerry Higbie, Andy Bachetti, Nick Nye, Brett Tonkin, Danny Creeden, Rick Laubach, Jeremy Smith, Duane Howard, Matt DeLorenzo, Jimmy Horton, Jack Lehner, Rusty Smith, Tyler Boniface, Matt Stangle, Brandon Grosso.

New Country Toyota of Clifton Park/Elmo’s Speed & Supply/Garrity Asphalt/DIG Race Products Modified B-Main Feature Finish (15 laps): MATT SHEPPARD, Bobby Hackel, Brian Gleason, Elmo Reckner, Neil Stratton, Mike Ricci, Mark Pullen, Matt DePew, Matt Pupello, Jimmy Wells, Steve Cummings, Joseph Judge, Lou Torres, Jessey Mueller, Don Ronca.

Did Not Start: Craig Hanson, Tim Hartman Jr., J.R. Hurlburt, Bodie Bellinger, Keith Flach.

American Racer/Lias Tire Bonuses (FREE Tire): Mike Gular (10th) & Jerry Higbie (14th)
ATL Fuel Cell Bonus ($200):
Frank Cozze (fifth)
Bart Contracting Heat Winners ($100):
Brandon Grosso, Rick Laubach, Mat Williamson, Frank Cozze & Anthony Perrego
Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Bonuses ($50 Gift Cards
): Anthony Perrego (fourth) & Kenny Tremont Jr. (ninth)
Beyea Custom Headers Heat Winners ($50 Certificates): Brandon Grosso, Rick Laubach, Mat Williamson, Frank Cozze & Anthony Perrego
Beyea Custom Headers Hard Charger ($200 Certificate):
Matt Sheppard (27th to third)
Henry’s Exhaust Power Position ($50 Certificate):
Ryan Godown (11th)
Land Hoe Maintenance Hard Charger ($200 Cash): Matt Sheppard (27th to third)
QA1 Hard Charger ($50 Certificate):
Matt Sheppard (27th to third)
Racing Optics Bonus (Sleeve of Tear-Offs):
Matt Sheppard (third)
Sunoco Race Fuels/Insinger Performance Bonuses ($50 Credit
): Ronnie Johnson (second), Brett Hearn (12th) & Matt DeLorenzo (22nd)
Superior Remodeling Halfway Leader ($200): Frank Cozze
WELD Wheels Hard Luck Award (FREE Wheel):
Matt DeLorenzo (22nd)
Wilwood ‘Lucky 7’ Bonus ($50 Certificate):
Mike Mahaney (seventh)

Marc Johnson Wins Albany-Saratoga Thriller: Quick Results August 15, 2018

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RECOVERY SPORTS GRILL ‘STAMPEDE AT TOGA’ RACE SUMMARY – ALBANY-SARATOGA SPEEDWAY AUGUST 15, 2018

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Modified Halmar International North Region Event No. 6 Feature Finish (50 laps): MARC JOHNSON, Ronnie Johnson, Matt Sheppard, Anthony Perrego, Frank Cozze, Mat Williamson, Mike Mahaney, Billy Decker, Kenny Tremont Jr., Mike Gular, Ryan Godown, Brett Hearn, Danny Varin, Jerry Higbie, Andy Bachetti, Nick Nye, Brett Tonkin, Danny Creeden, Rick Laubach, Jeremy Smith, Duane Howard, Matt DeLorenzo, Jimmy Horton, Jack Lehner, Rusty Smith, Tyler Boniface, Matt Stangle, Brandon Grosso.

New Country Toyota of Clifton Park/Elmo’s Speed & Supply/Garrity Asphalt/DIG Race Products Modified B-Main Feature Finish (15 laps): MATT SHEPPARD, Bobby Hackel, Brian Gleason, Elmo Reckner, Neil Stratton, Mike Ricci, Mark Pullen, Matt DePew, Matt Pupello, Jimmy Wells, Steve Cummings, Joseph Judge, Lou Torres, Jessey Mueller, Don Ronca.

Did Not Start: Craig Hanson, Tim Hartman Jr., J.R. Hurlburt, Bodie Bellinger, Keith Flach.

American Racer/Lias Tire Bonuses (FREE Tire): Mike Gular (10th) & Jerry Higbie (14th)
ATL Fuel Cell Bonus ($200):
Frank Cozze (fifth)
Bart Contracting Heat Winners ($100):
Brandon Grosso, Rick Laubach, Mat Williamson, Frank Cozze & Anthony Perrego
Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Bonuses ($50 Gift Cards
): Anthony Perrego (fourth) & Kenny Tremont Jr. (ninth)
Beyea Custom Headers Heat Winners ($50 Certificates): Brandon Grosso, Rick Laubach, Mat Williamson, Frank Cozze & Anthony Perrego
Beyea Custom Headers Hard Charger ($200 Certificate):
Matt Sheppard (27th to third)
Henry’s Exhaust Power Position ($50 Certificate):
Ryan Godown (11th)
Land Hoe Maintenance Hard Charger ($200 Cash): Matt Sheppard (27th to third)
QA1 Hard Charger ($50 Certificate):
Matt Sheppard (27th to third)
Racing Optics Bonus (Sleeve of Tear-Offs):
Matt Sheppard (third)
Sunoco Race Fuels/Insinger Performance Bonuses ($50 Credit
): Ronnie Johnson (second), Brett Hearn (12th) & Matt DeLorenzo (22nd)
Superior Remodeling Halfway Leader ($200): Frank Cozze
WELD Wheels Hard Luck Award (FREE Wheel):
Matt DeLorenzo (22nd)
Wilwood ‘Lucky 7’ Bonus ($50 Certificate):
Mike Mahaney (seventh)

It’s Race Day at Albany-Saratoga Speedway for the Recovery Sports Grill Stampede at ‘toga

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From the north, south, east and west, the best Modified drivers descend on the ‘Great Race Place’ Albany-Saratoga Speedway tonight featuring the Recovery Sports Grill Stampede at ‘toga for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Racing.

Pit Gates Open: 3:30 p.m.
Grandstand Gates Open: 5 p.m.
Drivers’ Meeting: 5:40 p.m.
Hot Laps: 6 p.m.
Racing: 7 p.m.

Adult Admission: $24 – Kids 11 & Under: $5
Pit Admission: $35 (no license required)

Albany-Saratoga Speedway Recovery Sports Grill ‘Stampede at ‘toga’ Postponed to Wednesday, August 15

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MALTA, NY – Albany-Saratoga Speedway promoter Lyle DeVore woke up to raindrops on Tuesday morning.

With thunderstorms predicted throughout the day and evening, DeVore has opted to postpone the Recovery Sports Grill ‘Stampede at ‘toga’ for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco to Wednesday, August 15. The program will move in its entirety by 24 hours from Tuesday to Wednesday night.

“It’s raining here already and it’s not showing on the radar,” DeVore said. “There is a lot of rain out west (of the track) and it’s cycling around to get here. Wednesday looks more favorable, so we’ve opted to use our rain date.”

Headlining the program will be the STSS Modifieds in a 50-lap main paying $5,000 to win, $1,000 to win and $400 to take the green flag. Should 56 or more Modifieds sign in, the payout will be boosted to $7,500 to win and $500 to start via the American Racer ‘Bigger Show’ Challenge.

Also, ALL STSS Modifieds will leave with money thanks to a fully-paid B-Main courtesy of New Country Toyota of Clifton Park, Elmo’s Speed & Supply, Garrity Asphalt Reclaiming and DIG Race Products.

Bonuses, contingency awards and more further sweeten the pot for this event, Round No. 6 of the STSS Halmar International North Region. Billy Decker leads the point standings entering this event.

Albany-Saratoga Sportsman complete the open-wheel doubleheader.

On August 15, pit gates will be unlocked at 3:30 p.m. Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. The drivers’ meeting and draw for heat positions begins at 5:40 p.m. with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.

Adult admission is $24 for Adults. Kids 11 and under pay $5. Pit admission is $35 with no license required.

Albany-Saratoga Speedway is located at 2671 U.S. Route 9 Malta, N.Y., 12020. The track info line is 518.587.0220 and the speedway website is www.albany-saratogaspeedway.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.

 

“Brett’s Bigger Show” Challenge Issued For Recovery Sports Grill ‘Stampede at ‘toga’ August 14

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MALTA, NY – The challenge is on!

Earlier this season at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Brett Hearn’s ‘Big Show’ drew a strong field of 55 Modifieds to the ‘Great Race Place’ to compete in the 100-lap event under the Super DIRTcar Series banner.

Now, on Tuesday, August 14, the Brett Deyo-promoted Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco makes its stop at Albany-Saratoga when Recovery Sports Grill presents the ‘Stampede at ‘toga’ 50-lap spectacular.

So the question is, which event will bring more Modifieds into the Albany-Saratoga pit area – and the “Brett’s Bigger Show” Challenge was born.

The scheduled payout for the STSS ‘Stampede at ‘toga’ event is $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green flag – a total pay structure of $25,170 from first to last.

With the sponsorship help of American Racer Tires, the stakes have risen for racers if the car count exceeds the 55 mark.

Should 56 or more STSS Modifieds sign into the pit area, an additional $5,000 will be added to the purse, with $7,500 going to the winner and $500 to take the green, bringing the total pay structure to $30,170!

A reminder this event is open to ALL Modifieds – big- or small-block, American Racer or Hoosier tires. If you’ve got a Modified with a steel-block, you are welcome at this event.

Heats will be lined up by a draw for starting positions to take place at the pre-race drivers’ meeting, with a redraw of top qualifiers for the main.

Complete STSS Modified race information is posted at the following link: https://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/stampede-at-toga-rules-prices-general-info/

Sportsman will follow Albany-Saratoga weekly rules and will be under a draw/redraw format for their 20-lap main event.

On August 14, pit gates will be unlocked at 3:30 p.m. Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. The drivers’ meeting and draw for heat positions begins at 5:40 p.m. with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.

Adult admission is $24 for Adults. Kids 11 and under pay $5. Pit admission is $35 with no license required.

Albany-Saratoga Speedway is located at 2671 U.S. Route 9 Malta, N.Y., 12020. The track info line is 518.587.0220 and the speedway website is www.albany-saratogaspeedway.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.