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September 2018

Rick Mill Wins Short Track Super Series Fall of 69 At Bethel Motor Speedway

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BEHRENT’S PERFORMANCE WAREHOUSE ‘FALL OF 69’ RACE SUMMARY – BETHEL MOTOR SPEEDWAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Sportsman Event No. 4 Feature Finish (69 laps): RICK MILL, Jeff Richardson, Rich Coons, Kyle Redner, Dominic Roselli, Jimmy Johnson, Chris Raser, Jeff Parker, Bryan Jones, Travis Green, Greg Morgan, Chris Jordan, Dan Dulin, Harry Hindley, Craig Pritchard, Bob Jashembowski, Rich Eggers, Bill Papula, Matt Curry, Christopher Cook, Dale Welty, Bill Eggers, Gerald Curry, Ed Dachenhausen

Accord Speedway Top Representative ($100): Travis Green
Armistead Mechanical Hard Charger ($200):
Greg Morgan
Extreme Energy Solutions/Extreme Clean Top Crate 602 Engine ($200): 
Jimmy Johnson
Michael Sparta Trucking Top Orange County Fair Speedway Representative ($100):
Jimmy Johnson
Sunoco Race Fuels/Insinger Performance Halfway Leader ($100 Certificate):
Rick Mill

11th Annual American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals Set For October 5-6 At Thunder Mountain Speedway

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CENTER LISLE, NY – The 11th annual ‘Working Man’s Race’ is taking shape for Friday-Saturday, October 5-6 at Thunder Mountain Speedway.

‘It’s time to climb’ for racers attending the American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals being contested at the Spoonhower family’s three-eighths-mile oval for the first time in its history. Two full days of auto racing are on the docket headlined by the 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified $5,000-to-win main on Saturday night.

Friday night (Oct. 5) brings the final round of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Sportsman five-race series, with a 35-lap Championship Event offering $1,500 to win (*with $20 Gambler’s Fee posted, $1,000 without) and $125 to take the green. Both Open Sportsman and Crate 602 Sportsman are welcome to participate in this event.

Sportsman American Racer Cup Match Races for track champions will take place with drivers vying for a $1,000 top prize. Each participant will receive a tire from American Racer and Lias Tire.

CRSA Sprint Cars, 600 Modifieds and Modified timed practice and a Dash for a Saturday redraw position are on the docket, as well.

On Friday, gates open at 3 p.m. in the pit area. Grandstand gates will be unlocked at 4 p.m. Hot laps will begin at 6 p.m., with racing at 7 p.m.

Friday Admission is $18 for Adults. Seniors (ages 65 and up), Students (ages 10-17) and Military with ID pay $16. Kids 9 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $35.

Saturday brings the STSS Modifieds in the eighth round of the Halmar International North Region paying $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green plus bonuses.

Modifieds will also participate in one-on-one American Racer Cup Match Races, with the overall winner receiving $2,000 and all other participants leaving with a FREE tire.

STSS Crate 602 Sportsman battle for their championship in the 25-lap, $1,000-to-win main event. Also racing on Saturday: Street Stocks plus a Trackside Products championship 12-lap Dash for the full-fender contingent, 600 Modifieds and Vintage Modifieds.

Saturday pit gates at 2 p.m. Grandstand gates are unlocked at 3 p.m. Hot laps get underway at 5:30 p.m. Racing begins at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday admission is $22. Seniors (ages 65 and up), Students (ages 10-17) & Military with ID pay $20. Kids 9 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $40.

Thunder Mountain Speedway becomes the third facility to host the Short Track SuperNationals in the event’s 11-year history. The event started at Afton (N.Y.) Motorsports Park in 2006 and returned there from 2014-2017 after outgrowing Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, N.Y., which hosted the event from 2009-2013.

Thunder Mountain Speedway is located at 91 Hunts Corners Road Center Lisle, NY 13797, approximately 25 miles north of Binghamton. The three-eighths-mile clay oval features hillside concrete seating, free parking and camping, a variety of concession items and novelties, a family environment and more. To learn more about Thunder Mountain Speedway, visit www.thundermtnspeedway.net.

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.

 

BD Motorsports Media LLC Signs Three-Year Agreement For Operation Of Fonda Speedway

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FONDA, NY – Fonda Speedway is in new hands for 2019 and beyond.

BD Motorsports Media LLC announced today a three-year lease agreement with the Fonda Fair Board to operate the ‘Track of Champions’ half-mile oval from 2019-2021. BD Motorsports Media LLC operator Brett Deyo now assumes the role of promoter at the fairgrounds facility.

“For a lifelong fan of Modified racing, taking the helm at Fonda Speedway is an honor and responsibility,” Deyo said. “Fonda is an iconic facility rich in history and supported by passionate fans and competitors. I’m hoping to make the most of this opportunity from the Fair Board and continue the ‘Track of Champions’ auto racing legacy.”

Weekly auto racing is planned for Fonda Speedway next season on Saturday nights. A tentative open practice date is set for Saturday, April 13. Opening Night takes place one week later: Saturday, April 20. Racing continues through mid-August before breaking for the 178th annual Fonda Fair.

The season will conclude in September with the return of the Fonda 200 for Modifieds paying a massive $20,000 to win plus a full weekend of racing. The 200-lap year-end classic at Fonda has not been contested since 2002.

The divisional lineup will include Modifieds, Sportsman, Limited Sportsman, Pro Stocks and Street Stocks. Special attractions will be added to select nights with at least one high-paying midweek event on the schedule.

Jamie and Denise Page, who successfully operated I-88 Speedway in Afton, N.Y., from 2010-2016, will return to the auto racing promotion as part of the speedway’s management team. Jamie Page assumes the Operations Manager role, with Denise Page serving as Concession Manager.

Speedway staff positions will be filled and announced in the coming weeks.

Via an agreement with Lias Tire Company of Indiana, Pa., American Racer will serve as the official tire of Fonda Speedway for the next three seasons. Sunoco Race Fuels will be sold at the speedway.

The arrangement allows Fonda Speedway Modified and Sportsman competitors to participate in the benefits of the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco home-track program.

Drivers will be eligible for pre-season tire giveaways, 12 ‘in-season’ giveaways for both divisions, post-season cash awards and tire certificates. This season, the American Racer Cup will distribute $51,000-plus in cash plus hundreds of tire certificates. A breakdown of the American Racer Cup program can be found at www.theamericanracercup.com.

Modifieds at Fonda will compete weekly for $2,400 to win. An increased ‘through-the-field’ payout will see $500 for 10th each Saturday night and $250 to take the green flag.

The 2019 Modified champion will receive a minimum of $5,000.

Modifieds will be classified into two main weight categories: 2,400 lbs. for engines 363 cubic inches and less (max. tolerance: 370 cubic inches) and 2,500 lbs. for engines larger than 363 cubic inches (max. cubic inch 477). No small-block engines larger than 450 cubic inches permitted. Steel-block only with the exception of ‘spec’ combinations to be detailed at a later date.

Sportsman will compete for $700 to win each Saturday night and $100 to take the green flag.

The 2018 Sportsman champion will race for a $1,500 minimum point title.

Both Modifieds and Sportsman will be limited on American Racer compound choices to the following: 48 (right-front); 48 (left-rear); 50 (right-rear) and any American Racer tire (left-front).

The Pro Stock division sees an increased $500 to win and $75 to take the green weekly with a $1,000 championship awaiting at year-end.

Special incentives for Limited Sportsman and Street Stocks will be in place throughout the season.

Neighboring Glen Ridge Motorsports Park in Fultonville, N.Y., has joined Fonda Speedway in signing an agreement with American Racer tires allowing local race teams to compete on back-to-back nights each weekend on the same tires. The compounds at Glen Ridge will mirror those utilized at Fonda.

Teams will be permitted an early-season three-week ‘grace period’ to liquidate existing tire inventory.

Grandstand admission at the speedway will be reduced to $11 for Adults and $9 for Seniors (ages 65 and above). Kids 11 and under will be admitted FREE.

Pit admission will remain at $30 for Fonda Speedway members and $35 for non-members.

Emphasis will be put on a ‘family night out’ entertainment with complete programs run in three hours. Efficiency of programs, youth involvement and interaction with competitors will be at the forefront of the promotional team’s goals.

Deyo promoted his first event – the Short Track SuperNationals – in October 2006 at age 23. He is currently the manager of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco and operates Georgetown Speedway in Georgetown, Del., while serving as administrator of The American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco.

Fonda Speedway is located on the Fonda Fairgrounds at 21 South Bridge Street Fonda, NY 12068 (conveniently off New York State Thruway Exit 28). Look for updated social media information and an all-new speedway website to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

Flat Tire, No Problem: Danny Creeden Nurses Deflated Right-Rear Tire To $5,200 Thunder Mountain Short Track Super Series Modified Victory

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CENTER LISLE, NY – Luck was on the side of Danny Creeden on Sunday night at Thunder Mountain Speedway.

Creeden, of Wurtsboro, N.Y., nursed his No. 16x home with a flat right-rear tire to win the ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ 50-lap Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco big-block/small-block Modified event, worth $5,200.

As Creeden sat in Victory Lane, the right-rear tire on his Teo-Pro Car was totally deflated.

“I could feel it start to go down around lap 30,” Creeden said. “I was hoping we didn’t get a yellow. That would have been the end of it. I’ve led this race twice and should have won but had flat tires. Tonight we had some good luck.”

The ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ was originally scheduled for Memorial Day weekend but rain pushed the event back to Sunday night. The event was Race No. 7 of the STSS Halmar International North Region.

A strong field of 44 STSS Modifieds attempted to qualify.

The redraw of top heat-race qualifiers placed Creeden on the pole for the main event. The event was slowed just once by a yellow flag on lap one. The remainder of the main ran caution-free.

On lap two, second-starter Anthony Perrego got momentarily crossed up entering turn one. Perrego momentarily collected Mike Gular before both were able to keep rolling.

Brett Tonkin cleared the tangle and chased Creeden for the first 32 laps of the event as the leaders raced through heavy lapped traffic.

Gular, who had fallen back to sixth, methodically raced back toward the front in the Terry Fasnacht-owned No. 2A. On lap 33, the recently crowned Grandview (Pa.) Speedway champion cleared Tonkin for the runner-up position and began his pursuit of Creeden.

As the leaders raced through the slower cars, Gular closed on Creeden but couldn’t unseat the leader. Creeden collected his fifth career STSS Modified victory and first since Sept. 23, 2016.

Creeden earned $5,000 from the posted pay structure and $200 from Superior Remodeling as the race’s Halfway Leader.

Gular, of Boyertown, Pa., registered his best-career STSS Modified finish in second, worth $3,000 despite damage to the car’s right-side sail panel.

After starting 10th, Matt Sheppard of Waterloo, N.Y., rallied to finish third aboard the Sweeteners Plus No. 92s. Sheppard kept his quest for the $57,500 Sunoco Race Fuels ‘Grand Championship’ alive with the podium effort.

Middletown, N.Y.’s Perrego recovered from his early tangle to finish fourth in Brian Smith’s No. 44. Billy Decker of Sidney, N.Y., held onto the STSS North Region point lead with two events remaining.

Corning, N.Y.’s Cory Costa drove from 13th to finish sixth, followed by Carbondale, Pa.’s Tonkin; Groton, N.Y.’s Nick Nye, who ran inside the top-10 for the entire distance; Central New York driver Mike Bowman, from 15th; and Lake Ariel, Pa., native Brian Malcolm.

Heat winners for the 44 STSS Modifieds were Nye, Perrego, Sheppard, Creeden and Tonkin. The three consolations went to J.R. Hurlburt, Duane Howard and Alan Barker.

Will Eastman of Oneonta, N.Y., dominated the 25-lap STSS Crate 602 Sportsman main event, taking $1,000 home from the fourth STSS North Region event. The win was Eastman’s first with the Short Track Super Series.

Eastman started second and led the entire distance.

Pennsylvania teenager Alex Yankowski chased Eastman across the line. Series point leader Tom Collins finished third, followed 13th-starter Dustin Jordan and Rich Talada.

Heat winners were Yankowski, Eastman and Talada.

Earl Zimmer of Newark Valley, N.Y., was declared the winner of the 20-lap Street Stock main event. Zimmer crossed the line in second but was awarded the $1,000 victory when apparent victor Shane Wolf Jr. was disqualified for a tire infraction.

Don Russell finished second, followed by Mike Wilbur, Butch Green and Brenton Miller.

MOUNTAIN MEMOS: The Sunday night event was pushed through rapidly, with the STSS Modified main event completed by 7:50 p.m. and the entire show in the books before 9 p.m., sending fans and racers home early….

Tough break for Rick Laubach, whose car was towed off on the parade lap of the STSS Modified feature with a left-front break issue. He received the WELD Wheels Hard Luck Award….

Runner-up STSS Modified finisher Mike Gular hadn’t turned a lap at Thunder Mountain Speedway since 2003….

Andy Bachetti rallied from 23rd starting position to finish 11th and earned the Hard Charger distinction of $200 cash from Land Hoe Maintenance, a $200 certificate from Beyea Headers and a $50 certificate from QA1….

Next up at Thunder Mountain is the two-day “Working Man’s Race” Short Track SuperNationals on Friday-Saturday October 5-6. Friday night includes STSS Sportsman, the American Racer Cup Sportsman Match Races, CRSA 305 Sprint Cars, XCel 600 Modifieds and Modified practice. The Saturday agenda includes STSS Modifieds and American Racer Cup Modified Match Races, STSS Crate 602 Sportsman, XCel 600 Modifieds, Street Stocks and American Racer Cup Champion’s Dash and Vintage Modifieds.

Thunder Mountain Speedway is located at 91 Hunts Corners Road Center Lisle, NY 13797, approximately 25 miles north of Binghamton. The three-eighths-mile clay oval features hillside concrete seating, free parking and camping, a variety of concession items and novelties, a family environment and more.

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.

‘LIGHTNING ON THE MOUNTAIN’ RACE SUMMARY – THUNDER MOUNTAIN SPEEDWAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Halmar International Modified North Region Event No. 7 Feature Finish (50 laps): DANNY CREEDEN, Mike Gular, Matt Sheppard, Anthony Perrego, Billy Decker, Cory Costa, Brett Tonkin, Nick Nye, Mike Bowman, Brian Malcolm, Andy Bachetti, Mat Williamson, Steven Cummings, Craig Hanson, Rusty Smith, Mike Colsten, J.R. Hurlburt, Alan Barker, Mike Mahaney, Jeremy Smith, Colton Wilson, Lee DeWitt, Brad Szulewski, Joe Judge, Rick Laubach, Duane Howard, Jerry Higbie.

Did Not Start: Mike Ricci.

Did Not Qualify: Shaun Walker, Steve Davis, Bobby Stahl, Kurt Hundeland, Nick Rochinski, Kurt Decker, Damon Decker, John Morse, Steven Deinhardt, Kailee DiMorier, Sam Allen, Brent Wilcox, Larry Mekic, Ken Titus, Chance Spoonhower, Shayne Spoonhower.

American Racer/Lias Tire Bonuses (FREE Tire): Brian Malcolm (10th) & Craig Hanson (14th)
ATL Fuel Cell Bonus ($200): Billy Decker (fifth)
Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Bonuses ($50 Gift Cards
): Anthony Perrego (fourth) & Mike Bowman (ninth)
Beyea Custom Headers Heat Winners ($50 Certificates): Nick Nye, Anthony Perrego, Matt Sheppard, Danny Creeden & Brett Tonkin
Beyea Custom Headers Hard Charger ($200 Certificate): Andy Bachetti (23rd to 11th)
Henry’s Exhaust Power Position ($50 Certificate):
Andy Bachetti (11th)
Land Hoe Maintenance Hard Charger ($200 Cash): Andy Bachetti (23rd to 11th)
QA1 Hard Charger ($50 Certificate):
Andy Bachetti (23rd to 11th)
Racing Optics Bonus (Sleeve of Tear-Offs):
Matt Sheppard (third)
Sunoco Race Fuels/Insinger Performance Bonuses ($50 Credit
): Mike Gular (second), Mat Williamson (12th) & Lee DeWitt (22nd)
Superior Remodeling Halfway Leader ($200): Danny Creeden
WELD Wheels Hard Luck Award (FREE Wheel):
Rick Laubach (25th)
Wilwood ‘Lucky 7’ Bonus ($50 Certificate):
Brett Tonkin (seventh)

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Halmar International Crate 602 Sportsman North Region Event No. 4 Feature Finish (25 laps): WILL EASTMAN, Alex Yankowski, Tom Collins, Dustin Jordan, Rich Talada, Jimmy Zacharias, Mike Schane, Kyle Rohner, Hunter Lapp, Dale Welty, Mike Austin, Travis Green, Daniel Morgiewicz, Joe Brown, Hilary Ward, Corey Cormier, Olin Renwick, Kenny Hammond, Matt Spencer, Bryan Bartos, Brandon Fritsch, Rich Powell, Marc Goodwin.

Street Stock Feature Finish (20 laps): EARL ZIMMER, Don Russell, Mike Wilbur, Butch Green, Brenton Miller, Jonathan Carpenter, Bob Crandall, Kevin Garland, Kyle Stark, Doug Stack Jr., Jerry Lobdell, Jonathan Fowlston.

Disqualified: Shane Wolf.

The “Thunder Rolls” This Sunday Night (Sept. 23) As Short Track Super Series Invades Thunder Mountain Speedway

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CENTER LISLE, NY – The ‘thunder rolls’ this Sunday, September 23.

After rain nixed the first shot in May, the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco big-block/small-block Modifieds make their first appearance of the season this Sunday night at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y.

A payout totaling $25,000-plus awaits the ground-pounding STSS Modifieds for 50 laps at the fifth running of ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ at the three-eighths-mile clay oval: $5,000 to the winner, $1,000 for 10th and $400 just to take the green flag. Bonuses, certificates and special awards sweeten the pot further for competitors.

The ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ serves as Race No. 7 of 9 in the STSS Halmar International North Region en route to a $12,500 championship. Billy Decker of Sidney, N.Y., currently leads the standings. Decker has never won a championship with the Short Track Super Series.

Joining the STSS Modifieds on the tripleheader card are the STSS Crate 602 Sportsman in a 25-lap, $1,000-to-win event, Race No. 4 of the five North Region Crate 602 events.

After the most recent STSS Crate 602 Sportsman event on Labor Day weekend, Tom Collins Jr. of Lansing, N.Y., takes over the point lead in the North Region.

Street Stocks will also be on the agenda with a $1,000 top prize being awarded at the finish of 20 laps.

For the ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ event, pit gates open at 2 p.m. Grandstand gates unlock at 3 p.m. Hot laps get underway at 5 p.m. Racing begins at 6 p.m.

Adult admission is $22. Seniors (ages 65 and over), Students (ages 10-17) and Military with ID pay $20. Kids 9 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $40 with no license required.

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.

 

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco 2018 Schedule

Halmar International North Region

Tuesday, May 8 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Hard Clay Open – WINNER: STEWART FRIESEN

Wednesday, June 20 – Outlaw Speedway/Dundee, N.Y. – Outlaw Showdown – WINNER: STEWART FRIESEN

Tuesday, July 3 – Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y. – Battle of the Bullring 6 – WINNER: JERRY HIGBIE

Monday, July 16 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – Anthracite Assault – CANCELED DUE TO RAIN

Thursday, July 26 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – Afton Action 50 – WINNER: JEREMY SMITH

Thursday, August 9 – Woodhull Raceway/Woodhull, N.Y. – Hustlin’ the High Banks 54 – WINNER: BILLY VAN PELT

Wednesday, August 15 – Albany-Saratoga Speedway/Malta, N.Y. – Stampede at ‘toga – WINNER: MARC JOHNSON

Sunday, September 23 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y. – Lightning on the Mountain

Friday-Saturday, October 5-6Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y. – American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 11

Thursday, October 18 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Hard Clay Finale

Short Track Super Series Goes Pavement Racing Sunday, September 30 At Bethel Motor Speedway ‘Fall of 69’

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WHITE LAKE, NY – It’s time for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco to hit the pavement.

On Sunday, September 30, the quarter-mile paved Bethel Motor Speedway will host the STSS Sportsman in the Behrent’s Performance Warehouse-sponsored ‘Fall of 69’ event: 69 laps offering a very healthy $2,500 to the winner plus special awards and bonuses.

This second annual event at Bethel will serve as the fourth of five STSS Sportsman events on the 2018 agenda.

A draw format will set the lineups for 15-lap ‘Semi’ qualifiers leading up to the ‘Fall of 69’ STSS Sportsman main event. Drivers unable to qualify through the ‘Semi’ events will have another shot via B-Mains for a field of 22 cars. Two series provisionals and one track provisional will bring the total starters to 25 on the tight bullring.

The main event will run 69 green-flag laps.

All drivers signing in for the event will receive 60 points toward the STSS Open Sportsman championship battle.

A number of bonuses will be available for STSS Sportsman racers: a $100 Sunoco Race Fuels Gift Certificate for the Halfway Leader; a $200 Extreme Energy Solutions/Extreme Kleaner Top Crate 602 bonus; $200 from Armistead Mechanical to the Hard Charger; $100 for the first Orange County (N.Y.) Fair Speedway representative from Mike Sparta Trucking and $100 to the top Accord (N.Y.) Speedway driver courtesy of Accord promoters Gary and Donna Palmer.

Lap money will also be paid to drivers.

Complete STSS Sportsman rules for this event have been posted under ‘Event Info’ on www.shorttracksuperseries.com

Also on the card: the ‘Woodstocker’ Tri Counties Automotive Street Stock 40-lap event offering $500 to the winner, Legends Cars in a 25-lap main sponsored by Alliance Shippers Inc. offering $500 to win (based on 18 cars) and a 15-lap Bandolero feature.

Crackers Motorsports Marketing has posted $100 Hard Charger Awards for the Street Stock and Legends Car events. The Street Stock ‘Woodstocker’ will also offer lap money.

Pit gates open at 11 a.m. Grandstand gates will be unlocked at noon. Hot laps hit the track at 1 p.m., with racing at 2 p.m.

Adult admission is $20. Seniors (ages 65-plus) pay $18. Students (ages 7-16) pay $8. Children 6 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $35, with no license required.

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 www.bethelmotorspeedway.com, and on Facebook under Bethel Motor Speedway.

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.

 

2018 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Sportsman Program

Open Sportsman Schedule

Tuesday, July 3 – Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y. – WINNER: DALE WELTY

Monday, July 16 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – CANCELED DUE TO RAIN

Saturday, September 15 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y. – WINNER: DOMINIC ROSELLI

Sunday, September 30 – Bethel Motor Speedway/White Lake, N.Y. – 60 points for all drivers

Friday, October 5 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y. – CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

Dominic Roselli Earns STSS Sportsman Wade Decker Memorial Victory Saturday At Thunder Mountain Speedway

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CENTER LISLE, NY – The third round of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Open Sportsman mini-series hit Thunder Mountain Speedway on Saturday night.

And it was a familiar name – but a new face – in Victory Lane.

Second-generation driver Dominic Roselli of Highland Lake, N.Y., registered his first-ever STSS Open Sportsman triumph in the Wade Decker Memorial 31-lap event, earning a $1,000 payday for his efforts.

Roselli’s father, Dom, is a longtime dirt Modified driver with multiple feature wins and four championships at the now defunct Lake Moc-A-Tek (Pa.) Speedway to his credit.

The elder Roselli had the nickname of ‘Ice Man’ over the years. Now, the 21-year-old ‘Ice Cube’ is making his own path in the sport.

“I’ve been here to watch before,” Roselli said afterward. “But this is the first time I’ve raced Thunder Mountain.”

Roselli started his winning effort from fifth on the grid. He raced into second and began his pursuit of leader Don Hart, who had launched off the pole. After stalking Hart and working the low lane, Roselli opted for the topside of the three-eighths-mile oval and took the lead at lap 15.

Once out front, Roselli marched on to the win and was joined by members of the Decker family in Victory Lane.

Hart, of Bainbridge, N.Y., held on for a runner-up finish, followed by Dan Burman, Dale Welty (in the first Crate 602 car across the line) and Chris Jordan completing the front five.

Heat winners were Jordan and Hart.

Next up for the STSS Open Sportsman campaigners is the ‘Fall of 69’ at Bethel Motor Speedway in White Lake, N.Y., on Sunday, September 30 – 69 laps on the paved quarter-mile oval for $2,500 to win.  All competitors will receive 60 points toward the series championship. Street Stocks, Legend Cars and Bandoleros will complete the Sunday afternoon card.

Thunder Mountain Speedway is located at 91 Hunts Corners Road Center Lisle, NY 13797, approximately 25 miles north of Binghamton. The three-eighths-mile clay oval features hillside concrete seating, free parking and camping, a variety of concession items and novelties, a family environment and more. To learn more about Thunder Mountain Speedway, visit www.thundermtnspeedway.net.

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.

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Open Sportsman Event No. 3 Feature Finish (31 laps): DOMINIC ROSELLI, Don Hart, Dan Burman, Dale Welty, Chris Jordan, Craig Pope, Dennis Clapperton, J.J. Courcy, Kris Lilick, Greg Morgan, Travis Green, James Gould, Shawn Davis, Chance Spoonhower, Tyler Hart, Tommy Eiklor.

American Racer Cup Match Races Return To Short Track SuperNationals Oct. 5-6 At Thunder Mountain Speedway

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CENTER LISLE, NY – The American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco came to a dramatic conclusion for 2018 on Labor Day weekend.

Now, it’s time to let the champions battle head-to-head.

American Racer Cup Match Races return as an attraction during American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 11 Friday-Saturday October 5-6 at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y. The one-on-one events made their debut during the 2017 Short Track SuperNationals at Afton (N.Y.) Motorsports Park and became an instant crowd-pleaser.

They’re back again, this time with the three-eighths-mile Thunder Mountain oval serving as the battleground.

American Racer Cup Modified Match Races are scheduled for the Saturday (Oct. 6) portion of Short Track SuperNationals 11. The overall winner receives $2,000. All other participants take home a certificate for a FREE American Racer tire.

Sportsman competitors have their moment in the spotlight Friday night (Oct. 5), with $1,000 going to the winner and a certificate for a FREE American Racer tire to all participants.

For both the Modified and Sportsman Match Races, eligible drivers will draw numbers. The low number will start the match races, which are one-and-a-half laps in distance. Round by round eliminations continue until overall winners are declared.

Last year, Ryan Watt (Modified) and Brian White (Sportsman) topped the American Racer Cup Match Races.

Drivers winning the 10-race American Racer Cup track titles at their respective home tracks are invited to participate in the Match Races. In the event a champion is unable to attend, invitations will be extended to the next driver in each track’s point standings back to third-place.

All American Racer Cup home-track tire certificates will be available for pick-up during the weekend at the Lias Tire Company/American Racer truck.

The “Working Man’s Race” Short Track SuperNationals is set for its 11th running on Columbus Day weekend.

The weekend schedule is as follows: on Friday night (Oct. 5), there will be Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Sportsman (Open vs. Crate 602) paying $1,500 to win, the Sportsman American Racer Cup Match Races, CRSA Sprint Cars, 600 Modifieds and Modified practice for Saturday’s event.

On Saturday (Oct. 6), the eighth of nine STSS Halmar International North Region Modified events will take place with a 50-lap event paying $5,000 minimum to the winner plus the American Racer Cup Modified Champion’s Match Races, STSS Crate 602 Sportsman North Region finale, Street Stocks and Vintage Modifieds.

Thunder Mountain Speedway becomes the third facility to host the Short Track SuperNationals in the event’s 11-year history. The event started at Afton Motorsports Park in 2006 and returned there from 2014-2017 after outgrowing Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, N.Y., which hosted the event from 2009-2013.

Thunder Mountain Speedway is located at 91 Hunts Corners Road Center Lisle, NY 13797, approximately 25 miles north of Binghamton. The three-eighths-mile clay oval features hillside concrete seating, free parking and camping, a variety of concession items and novelties, a family environment and more. To learn more about Thunder Mountain Speedway, visit www.thundermtnspeedway.net.

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.

 

American Racer Cup Presented By Sunoco Match Race Eligible Drivers

Modified

Accord Speedway: Anthony Perrego
Afton Motorsports Park: Brett Tonkin
Big Diamond Speedway: Ryan Godown
Bridgeport Speedway: Ryan Watt
Delaware International Speedway: Jordan Watson
Five Mile Point Speedway: Nick Rochinski
Freedom Motorsports Park: Billy Van Pelt
Grandview Speedway: Jeff Strunk
New Egypt Speedway: David Van Horn
Outlaw Speedway: Matt Sheppard
Penn Can Speedway: Nick Petrilak
Thunder Mountain Speedway: Alan Barker
Woodhull Raceway: Billy Van Pelt

Sportsman

Accord Speedway: Kyle Rohner
Afton Motorsports Park Crate: Corey Cormier
Afton Motorsports Park Open: Claude Hutchings Jr.
Big Diamond Speedway: Alex Yankowski
Bridgeport Speedway: Eric Kormann
Delaware International Speedway: Greg Humlhanz
Five Mile Point Speedway: Tom Collins Jr.
Grandview Speedway: Craig Whitmoyer
New Egypt Speedway Crate: Joe Toth
New Egypt Speedway Open: Pat Wall
Outlaw Speedway: Tom Collins Jr.
Penn Can Speedway: Mike Schane
Skyline Raceway Park Crate: Dale Welty
Skyline Raceway Park Open: Jim Rothwell
Thunder Mountain Speedway Crate: Jimmy Zacharias
Thunder Mountain Speedway Open: Brian Mady
Woodhull Raceway: Jacob Dgien

Record-Setting Short Track Super Series Modified Participation Entering Thunder Mountain ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ Sept. 23

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CENTER LISLE, NY – The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco has just three events left on its 2018 Halmar International North Region agenda.

And participation has never been higher!

As STSS Halmar International North Region Race No. 7 approaches on Sunday, September 23 at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y., an impressive 17 STSS Modified drivers have participated in every event. This is the strongest attendance record since the series was initiated in 2014.

Sidney, N.Y.’s Billy Decker currently leads the STSS Halmar North Region points in pursuit of a $12,500 championship. Decker tops a list of ‘perfect attendance’ North Region drivers that includes Anthony Perrego, Matt Sheppard, Jerry Higbie, Mat Williamson, Mike Gular, Mike Mahaney, Ryan Godown, Duane Howard, Jeremy Smith, Rick Laubach, Nick Nye, Danny Creeden, Andy Bachetti, Brett Tonkin, J.R. Hurlburt and Craig Hanson.

The final standings begin to take shape starting with the ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ at Thunder Mountain on September 23, followed by the American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 11 October 5-6 back at Thunder Mountain and the Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Rich Eurich Tribute ‘Hard Clay Finale’ on October 18 at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y.

The ‘regular season’ will wrap up following the Short Track SuperNationals. At that point, drivers will have the opportunity to drop their worst finish. Those with perfect attendance will receive 75 bonus points. The finale at OCFS will offer increased championship points based on a 150-point structure.

Rescheduled from Memorial Day weekend by rain to Sunday, September 23, the ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ will feature the STSS Modifieds in a 50-lap event offering $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green flag from a purse totaling more than $25,000.

This will serve as an ideal shakedown for the Short Track SuperNationals two weeks later at the three-eighths-mile oval.

Also on the program: STSS Crate 602 Sportsman in the fourth of five North Region events, a 25-lap main paying $1,000 to the winner. Street Stocks complete the tripleheader with a 20-lap feature offering $1,000.

For the ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ event, pit gates open at 2 p.m. Grandstand gates unlock at 3 p.m. Hot laps get underway at 5 p.m. Racing begins at 6 p.m.

Adult admission is $22. Seniors (ages 65 and over), Students (ages 10-17) and Military with ID pay $20. Kids 9 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $40 with no license required.

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.

 

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco 2018 Schedule

Halmar International North Region

Tuesday, May 8 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Hard Clay Open – WINNER: STEWART FRIESEN

Wednesday, June 20 – Outlaw Speedway/Dundee, N.Y. – Outlaw Showdown – WINNER: STEWART FRIESEN

Tuesday, July 3 – Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y. – Battle of the Bullring 6 – WINNER: JERRY HIGBIE

Monday, July 16 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – Anthracite Assault – CANCELED DUE TO RAIN

Thursday, July 26 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – Afton Action 50 – WINNER: JEREMY SMITH

Thursday, August 9 – Woodhull Raceway/Woodhull, N.Y. – Hustlin’ the High Banks 54 – WINNER: BILLY VAN PELT

Wednesday, August 15 – Albany-Saratoga Speedway/Malta, N.Y. – Stampede at ‘toga – WINNER: MARC JOHNSON

Sunday, September 23 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y. – Lightning on the Mountain

Friday-Saturday, October 5-6Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y. – American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 11

Thursday, October 18 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Hard Clay Finale

360 Sprint Cars Join Short Track Super Series Modifieds Thursday, October 18 At Orange County Fair Speedway

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MIDDLETOWN, NY – The kickoff to Eastern States Weekend has gotten even more exciting.

On Thursday, October 18, Orange County Fair Speedway will host the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco in the Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ honoring Rich Eurich. This 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified event offers $10,000 to win and $1,000 to take the green flag.

And there’s more! The Modifieds will now be joined by 360 Sprint Cars in a 25-lap main offering $3,000 to the winner and $300 to take the green flag.

The 360 Sprint Cars will compete for a healthy pay structure as follows: 1) $3,000; 2) $2,000; 3) $1,000; 4) $700; 5) $550; 6) $470; 7) $430; 8) $420; 9) $410; 10) $400; 11) $370; 12) $350; 13) $330; 14) $325; 15) $320; 16) $315; 17) $310; 18) $305; 19-Last) $300.

A complete rules package and format will be released in the near future.

This blockbuster STSS Modified-360 Sprint Car doubleheader sets up a blockbuster kickoff to the four-day festival of speed known as the 57th Eastern States Weekend.

The STSS Modified portion of the program will serve as the ninth and final STSS Halmar International North Region event of the season, crowning a $12,500 champion. The event pays homage to one of the speedway’s most loyal supporters and successful drivers in Rich Eurich.

Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, located in Florida, N.Y., has signed on once again as the ‘Hard Clay Finale’ title sponsor.

Located at 239 Wisner Avenue Middletown, N.Y., 10940 on the Orange County Fairgrounds, Orange County Fair Speedway is the oldest continuously operating dirt track in the United States. The first auto race was held at the speedway in 1919. The five-eighths-mile oval offers fully-covered and half-covered grandstands in addition to open bleacher seating on the frontstretch and turn one areas, with drive-in viewing on the backstretch. To learn more, contact the Orange County Fair Speedway office at 845.342.2573 or visit www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net.

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.