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October 2018

MID-ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIP CANCELED DUE TO RAIN

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Unfortunately, heavy rain on Saturday night has thoroughly saturated the speedway once again and the Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend has been canceled. Refunds are available at the speedway on Sunday. If you are unable to bring a wristband back to the speedway, you can mail it to 26781 Curlew Way Millsboro, DE 19966 to the attention of BD Motorsports Media for a refund.

ENTIRE MID-ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY

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Due to a persistent mist, the entire Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend program will be contested on Sunday, October 28.

The SATURDAY portion will take place first. Pit gates open at 8 a.m. Hot laps will hit the track at 10 a.m. The entire Saturday program will be run. After the Saturday program is run, the grandstand and pit areas will be cleared.

The SUNDAY portion should begin at approximately 3-4 p.m.

Saturday, October 27 Program – RUN SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28

8 a.m. – Gates Open

10 a.m. – Track Run-In & MASS 305 Sprint Car Motor Heat followed by Hot Laps
Delmarva Chargers
Delaware Super Trucks
MASS 305 Sprint Cars
Small-Block Modifieds
Super Late Models
STSS Crate 602 Sportsman
STSS Modified (timed)
Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars
Little Lincolns

11 a.m. – Racing
Super Late Model Time Trials (3 cars at a time)
Small-Block Modified Heats (8 laps)
MASS 305 Sprint Car Heats (8 laps)
Delaware Super Truck Feature (12 laps)
STSS Crate 602 Sportsman Heats (8 laps)
STSS Modified Heats (8 laps)
Super Late Model Heats (8 laps)

Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Car Feature (20 laps)

Small-Block Modified Consolation (8 laps, if needed)
STSS Crate 602 Sportsman Consolation (8 laps, if needed)

Little Lincoln Feature (12 laps)
Delmarva Charger Feature (12 laps)

COMBINED VICTORY LANE – Delaware Super Trucks, Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Little Lincolns & Delmarva Chargers

MASS 305 Sprint Car Feature (20 laps)
Small-Block Modified Feature (30 laps)
STSS Crate 602 Sportsman Feature (20 laps)

Sunday, October 28 WILL FOLLOW – New Grandstand & Pit Admission Required

RUSH Late Model Hot Laps

STSS Modified Consolation (8 laps, if needed)
RUSH Late Model Heats (8 laps)
Super Late Model Consolation (8 laps, if needed)

RUSH Late Model Consolations (8 laps, if needed)

STSS Modified Feature (40 laps)
Super Late Model Feature (40 laps)
RUSH Late Model Feature (20 laps)
Delmarva Charger Feature (12 laps)
Delaware Super Truck Feature (12 laps)

Georgetown Speedway Announces Revised Weekend Schedule – Mid-Atlantic Championship

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Due to the coastal storm moving in on Friday, Georgetown Speedway has announced a revised schedule for Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend. Please review carefully. Questions should be directed to the speedway line at 302.563.4896 only!

Saturday, October 27

2 p.m. – Pit Gates Open

4 p.m. – Grandstand Gates Open

4:50 p.m. – Track Run-In & MASS 305 Sprint Car Motor Heat followed by Hot Laps
Delmarva Chargers
Delaware Super Trucks
MASS 305 Sprint Cars
Small-Block Modifieds
Super Late Models
STSS Crate 602 Sportsman
STSS Modified (timed)
Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars
Little Lincolns

6 p.m. – Racing
Super Late Model Time Trials (3 cars at a time)
Small-Block Modified Heats (8 laps)
MASS 305 Sprint Car Heats (8 laps)
Delaware Super Truck Feature (12 laps)
STSS Crate 602 Sportsman Heats (8 laps)
STSS Modified Heats (8 laps)
Super Late Model Heats (8 laps)

Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Car Feature (20 laps)

Small-Block Modified Consolation (8 laps, if needed)
STSS Crate 602 Sportsman Consolation (8 laps, if needed)

Little Lincoln Feature (12 laps)
Delmarva Charger Feature (12 laps)

COMBINED VICTORY LANE – Delaware Super Trucks, Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Little Lincolns & Delmarva Chargers

MASS 305 Sprint Car Feature (20 laps)
Small-Block Modified Feature (30 laps)
STSS Crate 602 Sportsman Feature (20 laps)

Sunday, October 28

1 p.m. – Pit Gates Open

2 p.m. – Grandstand Gates Open

3 p.m. – Track Run-In Followed by Hot Laps
Delmarva Chargers
Delaware Super Trucks
Super Late Model
STSS Modified
RUSH Late Model

4 p.m. – Racing
RUSH Late Model Heats (8 laps)
STSS Modified Consolation (8 laps, if needed)
Super Late Model Consolation (8 laps, if needed)

RUSH Late Model Consolations (8 laps, if needed)

STSS Modified Feature (40 laps)
Super Late Model Feature (40 laps)
RUSH Late Model Feature (20 laps)
Delmarva Charger Feature (12 laps)
Delaware Super Truck Feature (12 laps)

Mike Gular Tops 77-Car Field For OCFS ‘Hard Clay Finale’ $10,250 Payday; Billy Decker STSS North Region Champion

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MIDDLETOWN, NY – Second verse, better than the first.

In May, Pennsylvania small-block standout Mike Gular made his first-career start at the legendary Orange County Fair Speedway, finishing a respectable 11th.  On Thursday, Gular returned for the Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ to kick off Eastern States Weekend and fared better – much better.

Gular, of Boyertown, Pa., upset a stacked field to win the Halmar International North Region finale for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco big-block/small-block Modifieds at the five-eighths-mile facility.

For the most lucrative victory of his career, Gular and his Terry Fasnacht-owned team pocketed $10,250 – $10,000 from the posted purse, $200 as the Superior Remodeling Halfway Leader and $50 from Rock Fantasy as a heat-race winner.

Gular started from the pole, but relinquished the lead at the outset to track regular Jerry Higbie. On lap nine, he reclaimed the top spot and authored a mistake-free drive for the remainder of the race’s 50 grueling laps.

“Of all the places we went this year for the series, can you believe I won one here?” Gular exclaimed after climbing to the roof of his big-block-powered No. 2A Bicknell mount.

Sidney, N.Y.’s Billy Decker, meanwhile, drove the Jeremy Smith Racing No. 91 to a conservative ninth-place finish after starting 17th and clinched the $12,500 STSS Halmar International North Region championship. While winless on the series, Decker’s consistency led him to the ultimate prize by a margin of just two points.

Gular, the champion at his home track of Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., showed speed in his qualifying performance. But it was Higbie – in the United Pump & Tank-sponsored No. 48 – who got the jump at the start of the main.

Gular stalked Higbie before working to his inside on the ninth tour to take over the lead.

But the challenge was far from over.

Gular not only had to conserve the rubber on his American Racer tires. He also had to stave off challenges from a number of drivers who occupied the runner-up spot during the remainder of the distance.

Higbie, Andy Bachetti, Matt Sheppard and ultimately Mat Williamson took shots at the leader.

However, it was Gular – who has attended every 2018 Short Track Super Series event in both the Halmar International North Region and Velocita-USA South Region – outrunning the field.

Gular became the 28th different winner in the 64-race history of the Short Track Super Series.

St. Catharines, Ont., native Williamson earned $5,050 as the runner-up in the Behrent’s Performance Warehouse No. 3, chasing Gular to the finish. Williamson ended the ’18 STSS North Region with back-to-back runner-up efforts.

After starting 11th, Middletown, N.Y.’s Anthony Perrego advanced to third ($4,000), filling out the podium in Brian Smith’s Superior Remodeling No. 44 small-block. Perrego fell just two points shy of earning the series championship.

Wallkill, N.Y.’s Tyler Dippel, who has been competing in NASCAR K&N East and Camping World Truck Series competition, made a rare dirt Modified start and authored an impressive drive from 21st to finish fourth, worth $2,500. Mike Mahaney of King Ferry, N.Y., advanced to fifth in the Buzz Chew Racing No. 88 ($1,800). Mahaney started 15th.

Finishing sixth through 10th, respectively, were Stewart Friesen of Sprakers, N.Y., who blasted through the field to sixth in the Halmar International No. 44 after pitting for fresh tires on lap 33 ($1,500); Newburgh, N.Y.’s Higbie, who led early on ($1,400); Hard Charger Danny Creeden of Wurtsboro, N.Y., up from 30th on the grid (a series provisional) earning $200 from Land Hoe Maintenance, a $200 Beyea Custom Headers Certificate and $50 QA1 Certificate ($1,000); series champion Decker ($1,200); and track regular Craig ‘Hollywood’ Mitchell of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., who had run as high as fourth ($1,150).

A record field of 77 STSS Modifieds attempted to qualify for the ‘Hard Clay Finale’ requiring seven heat races. Winners received $50 cash from Rock Fantasy Concert Shop and $50 certificates courtesy of Beyea Custom Headers. Heat victors were Stan Frankenfield, Higbie, Sheppard, Ryan Godown, Williamson, Gular and Sam Martz.

Consolation wins went to Brian Krummel, Shane Jablonka and Mike Ricci.

A special 3-lap Last Chance Qualifier saw Allison Ricci gain the 28th starting position for the main. Drivers missing a qualified spot by one in each of the consolations took part in this event.

For the first time, 360 Sprint Cars joined the STSS Modifieds on the ‘Hard Clay Finale’ program.

In a down-to-the-wire 25-lap event, Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg, Pa., held off a relentless Davie Franek to earn a $3,000 payday for his R.C. Faigle-backed Pabst Blue Ribbon team.

Wolfe started fifth and avoided a multi-car tangle in turn two on the race’s opening lap. Then, he jetted past outside-pole starter Franek to lead the second lap.

Franek was not done, however.

In the race’s final five laps, Franek powered his car to the topside and reeled in Wolfe, nearly pulling even with the leader entering turn three coming to the checkered flag. Wolfe prevailed off the fourth turn to take the win.

Franek, from nearby Wantage, N.J., placed second, followed by a rim-riding Billy Van Inwegen of Sparrowbush, N.Y., Montrose, N.Y., native turned North Carolina resident Justin Barger and Binghamton, N.Y.’s Coleman Gulick, who started 16th.

360 Sprint Car winners were Barger and Franek.

Next up for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco is Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend at Georgetown Speedway in Georgetown, Del., Friday-Saturday October 26-27. The Velocita-USA South Region Modified title will be decided along with the STSS Crate 602 Sportsman championship. 10 divisions of racing are planned over the two days.

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.

HARD CLAY HAPPENINGS: The evening honored the career of veteran driver Rich Eurich, who has competed at OCFS since the late-1960s. Eurich signed commemorative posters in the grandstand area prior to the start of racing and spoke to the crowd before the National Anthem. He was bestowed a $1,000 guaranteed starting spot for the event as part of the recognition….

The 77-car STSS Modified field registered on Thursday night at OCFS set a new standard as the largest car count in history since the inception of the series in 2014….

The unofficial top-five in points were: Billy Decker (766), Anthony Perrego (764), Mat Williamson (758), Mike Gular (748) and Matt Sheppard (705). Of the top-five finishers, only one of the top-five was able to win a North Region series event and that was Gular on Thursday night….

The WELD Racing Wheels Hard Luck Award went to Michael Storms, who ran inside a qualifying spot in his heat race until suffering a flat tire on the final lap. Storms will receive a free WELD Racing Wheel….

All-time OCFS win leader Brett Hearn was eliminated after hot laps with water pump failure on the Madsen Motorsports No. 20….

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.


BEHRENT’S PERFORMANCE WAREHOUSE HARD CLAY FINALE RESULTS SUMMARY – ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY OCTOBER 18, 2018

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Halmar International North Region Event No. 9 Modified Feature Finish (50 laps): MIKE GULAR, Mat Williamson, Anthony Perrego, Tyler Dippel, Mike Mahaney, Stewart Friesen, Jerry Higbie, Danny Creeden, Billy Decker, Craig Mitchell, Jimmy Horton, Billy Pauch Jr., Matt Sheppard, Bob McGannon, Jeremy Smith, Ryan Godown, Jackie Brown, Tyler Boniface, Andy Bachetti, Sammy Martz, Duane Howard, Brian Krummel, Billy Van Inwegen, Rich Eurich, Allison Ricci, Mike Kolka, Donnie Elliott, Mike Ricci, Stan Frankenfield, Shane Jablonka, Matt Hitchcock.

Did Not Qualify: C.G. Morey, Brett Tonkin, Rick Laubach, Ric Hill, Tommy Meier, Corey Lowitt, Steve Dodd, Nick Nye, Joe Bonetti, J.R. Hurlburt, Roger Henion Jr., Kurt Hundeland, Leo Fotopolous Jr., Yanick Mathieu, John Ferrier, Dillon Steuer, Ricky Davis, Cass Bennett, Mark Pullen, Kyle Armstrong, Chris Stevens, Ed Burgess, Gary Edwards, Sean Mandel, Marc Johnson, Jeremy Markle, Jason Kosch, Brett Haas, Austin Smith, LJ Lombardo, Anthony Falanga, Craig Hanson, Rich Eggers, Tom Hindley, Frankie Harper, Tom Foley, Michael Horton, Danny Cronk, Jessica Friesen, Joe Falanga, Jeff Heotzler, Donnie Wilson, Connor Otten, Mike Storms, Brett Hearn, Rob Rowe.

American Racer/Lias Tire Bonuses (FREE Tire): Jerry Higbie (seventh) & Jimmy Horton (11th)
ATL Fuel Cell Bonus ($200 Certificate): Mike Mahaney (fifth)
Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Bonuses ($50 Gift Cards): Tyler Dippel (fourth) & Billy Decker (ninth)
Beyea Custom Headers Hard Charger ($200 Certificate): Danny Creeden (30th to eighth)
Beyea Custom Headers Heat Winners ($50 Certificates): Stan Frankenfield, Jerry Higbie, Matt Sheppard, Ryan Godown, Mat Williamson, Mike Gular & Sam Martz.
Fast Axle Bonus ($50 Certificate): Stewart Friesen (sixth)
Henry’s Exhaust Power Position ($50 Certificate): Jimmy Horton (11th)
Land Hoe Maintenance Hard Charger ($200): Danny Creeden (30th to eighth)
QA1 Hard Charger ($50 Certificate): Danny Creeden (30th to eighth)
Racing Optics Bonus (Sleeve of Tearoffs): Anthony Perrego (third)
Rock Fantasy Heat Winners ($50): Stan Frankenfield, Jerry Higbie, Matt Sheppard, Ryan Godown, Mat Williamson, Mike Gular & Sam Martz.
Sunoco Race Fuels Bonuses ($50 Certificates): Mat Williamson (second), Billy Pauch Jr. (12th) & Brian Krummel (12th)
Superior Remodeling Halfway Leader ($200): Mike Gular
Wilwood ‘Lucky 7’ Bonus ($50 Certificate): Jerry Higbie

360 Sprint Car Open Feature Finish (25 laps): LUCAS WOLFE, Davie Franek, Billy Van Inwegen, Justin Barger, Coleman Gulick, Joe Kata, Kyle Smith, Tyler Jashembowski, Thomas Radivoy, Mike Walter, Eric Jennings, Geoff Quackenbush, Bill Unglert, Floyd Billington, Scott Flammer, Matt Tanner, Scott Goodrich.

Orange County Fair Speedway Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Race Summary – October 18, 2018

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BEHRENT’S PERFORMANCE WAREHOUSE HARD CLAY FINALE RESULTS SUMMARY – ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY OCTOBER 18, 2018

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Halmar International North Region Event No. 9 Modified Feature Finish (50 laps): MIKE GULAR, Mat Williamson, Anthony Perrego, Tyler Dippel, Mike Mahaney, Stewart Friesen, Jerry Higbie, Danny Creeden, Billy Decker, Craig Mitchell, Jimmy Horton, Billy Pauch Jr., Matt Sheppard, Bob McGannon, Jeremy Smith, Ryan Godown, Jackie Brown, Tyler Boniface, Andy Bachetti, Sammy Martz, Duane Howard, Brian Krummel, Billy Van Inwegen, Rich Eurich, Allison Ricci, Mike Kolka, Donnie Elliott, Mike Ricci, Stan Frankenfield, Shane Jablonka, Matt Hitchcock.

Did Not Qualify: C.G. Morey, Brett Tonkin, Rick Laubach, Ric Hill, Tommy Meier, Corey Lowitt, Steve Dodd, Nick Nye, Joe Bonetti, J.R. Hurlburt, Roger Henion Jr., Kurt Hundeland, Leo Fotopolous Jr., Yanick Mathieu, John Ferrier, Dillon Steuer, Ricky Davis, Cass Bennett, Mark Pullen, Kyle Armstrong, Chris Stevens, Ed Burgess, Gary Edwards, Sean Mandel, Marc Johnson, Jeremy Markle, Jason Kosch, Brett Haas, Austin Smith, LJ Lombardo, Anthony Falanga, Craig Hanson, Rich Eggers, Tom Hindley, Frankie Harper, Tom Foley, Michael Horton, Danny Cronk, Jessica Friesen, Joe Falanga, Jeff Heotzler, Donnie Wilson, Connor Otten, Mike Storms, Brett Hearn, Rob Rowe.

360 Sprint Car Open Feature Finish (25 laps): LUCAS WOLFE, Davie Franek, Billy Van Inwegen, Justin Barger, Coleman Gulick, Joe Kata, Kyle Smith, Tyler Jashembowski, Thomas Radivoy, Mike Walter, Eric Jennings, Geoff Quakenbush, Bill Unglert, Floyd Billington, Scott Flammer, Matt Tanner, Scott Goodrich.

Decker, Perrego, Williamson, Sheppard & Gular Enter OCFS With Short Track Super Series North Title Hopes Thursday

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MIDDLETOWN, NY – It’s ‘title time’ for the Halmar International North Region of Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco.

This Thursday night (October 18) at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., the Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ will decide the 2018 STSS Halmar International North Region $12,500 champion.

Five drivers enter the Legendary House of Power with a shot at the crown assuming Billy Decker takes the green in the 50-lap feature.

Sidney, N.Y.’s Billy Decker, while winless on the STSS, has been an absolute model of consistency driving for Jeremy Smith Racing. Decker has accrued 654 points entering Thursday’s event.

Lurking just behind Decker – 30 points to be exact – with 624 to his credit is Middletown, N.Y.’s own Anthony Perrego aboard the Brian Smith-fielded Superior Remodeling No. 44. Perrego is the reigning champion at OCFS and looks to be strong on his home turf.

St. Catharines, Ont., driver Mat Williamson is a first-year series traveler driving for the proven Behrent’s Performance Warehouse team. Williamson, on the heels of a runner-up finish in the American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 11 at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y., has accumulated 613 points.

Waterloo, N.Y., driver Matt Sheppard has been unable to reach Victory Lane on the STSS Halmar International North Region this season, but is within reach of the ultimate goal: the championship. Sheppard, who has driven for the Hurlock Auto & Speed and Sweeteners Plus teams during the ’18 campaign, has 609 points.

Mike Gular of Boyertown, Pa., could be considered a ‘southern’ driver, but has performed admirably on the STSS North Region driving for Terry Fasnacht. Gular has 598 points to his credit.

As the Championship Event on the schedule, the ‘Hard Clay Finale’ operates on a 150-point schedule. With 60 points awarded for 24th on back, there is a potential 90-point swing during this event.

Decker leads Perrego by 30, Williamson by 41, Sheppard by 45 and Gular by 56.

None of the aforementioned drivers has won a championship previously, so any of the five would break new ground on the STSS.

The 150-point breakdown is as follows: 1 – 150; 2 – 145; 3 – 140; 4 – 135; 5 – 130; 6 – 125; 7 – 120; 8 – 116; 9 – 112; 10 – 108; 11 – 104; 12 – 100; 13 – 96; 14 – 92; 15 – 88; 16 – 84; 17 – 80; 18 – 77; 19 – 74; 20 – 71; 21 – 68; 22 – 65; 23 – 62; 24-Last – 60. Did Not Qualify receives 35 points.

The top-12 drivers in series points receive cash at the Awards Banquet, with $12,500 going to the champion back to $1,000 for 12th. Drivers outside the top-12 with perfect attendance take home $250.

STSS Modifieds compete in their richest-ever single-day event paying $10,000 to win and $1,000 to take the green flag Thursday night honoring OCFS legend Rich Eurich.

Joining the Modifieds on the program are 360 Sprint Cars racing for $3,000 to win and $300 to start in their 25-lap main.

Pit gates officially open at 3 p.m. on Thursday. Drive-in gates are unlocked at 4 p.m. Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. The drivers’ meeting takes place at 5:40 p.m. (including the STSS heat-race draw). Hot laps begin at 6 p.m. Qualifying gets underway at 7 p.m.

Adult admission is $28. Children 10 and under pay $10. Pit admission is $35, with no license required.

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.

 

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 – WINNER: DANNY CREEDEN

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

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

Richest-Ever Single-Day Set For Short Track Super Series Thursday, October 18 At Orange County Fair Speedway

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MIDDLETOWN, NY – The richest single day in the history of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco takes place this Thursday, October 18.

STSS Modifieds hit the track at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., Thursday night for the Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ looking to capture the lion’s share of a purse totaling $49,225.

Yes, $49,225 for a single-day, 50-lap event!

The ’18 edition of the ‘Hard Clay Finale’ honors OCFS legend Rich Eurich, who has supported the Legendary House of Power since the late-1960s. In recognition of his trademark number ‘10’ the payout was increased to $10,000 to win and $1,000 – a cool grand – to take the green flag.

“I grew up in the grandstand at Orange County, so Rich Eurich has always been one of the drivers I enjoyed watching,” STSS organizer Brett Deyo said. “His dedication to racing – and Orange County Fair Speedway – is second-to-none. A big thank you to Chris Larsen and Michael Gurda for allowing us to put Rich in the spotlight, even though he isn’t one to be the center of attention.”

The $10,000 winner’s share is just the beginning of a non-top-heavy payout through the field. The full breakdown is as follows: 1 – $10,000; 2 – $5,000; 3 – $4,000; 4 – $2,500; 5 – $1,800; 6 – $1,500; 7 – $1,400; 8 – $1,300; 9 – $1,200; 10 – $1,150; 11 – $1,125; 12 – $1,100; 13 – $1,075; 14 – $1,050; 15 – $1,025; 16-28 – $1,000; Provisionals – $500.

A number of bonuses and special awards will be distributed, as well.

Rock Fantasy Hard Rock, Metal, Classic Rock Concert and Smoke Shop based in Middletown, N.Y., has signed on to sponsor the STSS Modified heat races. Each of the heat winners will take home $50 cash from Rock Fantasy’s Stephen Keeler.

The Halfway Leader – at lap 25 – will take home $200 courtesy of Superior Remodeling in Slate Hill, N.Y.  Superior Remodeling is owned and operated by Brian Smith.

Land Hoe Maintenance in Danbury, Conn., will reward the Hard Charger with $200 cash: the driver advancing the most positions from their scheduled starting position to the finish of the 50-lap main.

Product certificates will be distributed from the following companies: American Racer, ATL Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Headers, Fast Axle, Henry’s Exhaust, QA1, Racing Optics, Sunoco Race Fuels, WELD Wheels and Wilwood.

This 50-lap event will also decide the ’18 STSS Halmar International North Region champion with increased points, on the 150-point scale, on the line. Billy Decker of Sidney, N.Y., currently holds a slim 30-point lead (654-624) over Anthony Perrego. Canadian Mat Williamson sits third, having accrued 613 points, and is only 44 markers behind the leader.

With 150 points to the winner and 60 for last, there is a potential 90-point swing at this event, meaning Matt Sheppard (609) and Mike Gular (598) also have mathematical chances to win the title.

360 Sprint Cars, for the first time, join the STSS Modifieds for this program competing in a 25-lap event offering $3,000 to the winner and $300 to take the green flag.

Pit gates officially open at 3 p.m. on Thursday. Drive-in gates are unlocked at 4 p.m. Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. The drivers’ meeting takes place at 5:40 p.m. (including the STSS heat-race draw). Hot laps begin at 6 p.m. Qualifying gets underway at 7 p.m.

Adult admission is $28. Children 10 and under pay $10. Pit admission is $35, with no license required.

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.

 

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 – WINNER: DANNY CREEDEN

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

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

Brandon Grosso Steals The Show, But Ryan Watt Lights Up Port Royal Speedway For Short Track Super Series Victory

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PORT ROYAL, PA – The ‘Speed Palace’ lived up to the hype on Friday night.

So did Ryan Watt.

Port Royal Speedway hosted the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco big-block/small-block Modifieds for the first time and the ‘Electric Company’ Watt shined the brightest in a 40-lap thriller. Watt prevailed after young Brandon Grosso stole the show for much of the main.

Boyertown, Pa.’s Watt, who started 10th, got the lead coming to the white flag and etched his name in the record books as the inaugural winner at Port Royal in the sixth round of the STSS Velocita-USA South Region.

Modifieds returned to Port Royal for the first time in more than 30 years on Friday night in a doubleheader with the 410 Sprint Cars appropriately dubbed the ‘Speed Showcase’ by Port Royal Speedway’s Steve O’Neal and BD Motorsports Media LLC, who co-promoted the event.

“This is an awesome facility,” exclaimed event winner Watt, who took home $5,000 for his Ron Roberts-owned team. “I want to thank the series, the speedway and all the fans who came out tonight. I hope we can do this again next year!”

A strong mid-October field of 36 STSS Modifieds attempted to qualify, with 26 making the feature event following four heat races and a B-Main.

From the outside pole, Duane Howard shot into the lead at the wave of Warren Alston’s green flag with the Norm Hansell-owned No. 357. David Van Horn, who started third, launched into second and began his pursuit of the leader.

Van Horn pressured Howard through a lap-17 restart when he put the VAHLCO Wheels No. 323ov into the lead.

However, all eyes were on Grosso.

Grosso had started from sixth position and dropped back in the early laps. Grosso found the extreme outside lane to his liking and began to pick off cars at will. By lap 22, Grosso had cleared them all and put his No. 32 into the lead! His run to the front wasn’t even stalled by heavy contact with a lapped car just circuits before gaining the lead.

Grosso led as Watt began to make his presence felt. Watt used a lap-23 restart to vault from fifth to second.

Watt found his fast line in the middle lane of the spacious half-mile oval, while Grosso continued to ride inches from the outside wall.

Inside 10 laps to go, Watt began to reel in Grosso, who was encountering the back of the field. With five circuits remaining, Watt was there.

The race’s complexion changed entering turn one on lap 38. Watt drove hard to the inside of Grosso and pulled ahead at the exit of turn two. Grosso switched lanes, drove to the inside and rubbed wheels with Watt.

At the wave of the white, Watt had taken the lead for the first time in the event.

Then, more drama ensued. Delaware star Jordan Watson, who had run inside the top-10 for the entire distance, got turned around on the homestretch and slapped the inside wall, setting up a one-lap dash to the finish.

Watt outgunned Grosso on the single-file restart.

Grosso made a last-ditch effort into turn one and impacted the guardrail in between turns one and two. Grosso couldn’t get the car off the wall, allowing Van Horn and Howard to charge into second and third, respectively, behind ecstatic race winner Watt.

Watt registered the fifth win of his STSS career. He now owns series wins at five different tracks: Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa., Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway, Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del., Georgetown (Del.) Speedway and now Port Royal.

Watt unofficially takes over the point lead entering the Velocita-USA South Region finale Oct. 26-27 at Georgetown Speedway in the chase for the $10,000 championship.

Van Horn, of Harmony, N.J., continued his string on consistent performances on the 2018 STSS with a $3,000 runner-up finish. Oley, Pa.’s Howard completed the podium after leading early on in the event. Grosso, of Montgomery, N.J., ended his superb ride in fourth. Craig Von Dohren of Oley, Pa., a winner at Port Royal back in 1987, filled out the front five in the Dick Biever-owned No. 14s.

Finishing sixth through 10th, respectively, were Billy Pauch of Frenchtown, N.J., who started 13th in his K&A Excavating small-block; Mike Gular of Boyertown, Pa., who authored a steady drive from 15th in the Terry Fasnacht-owned No. 2A; Billy Pauch Jr. of Milford, N.J., up from 22nd in the Bill Pascual-owned No. 3 earning $200 from Precision Hydraulic & Oil, a $50 certificate from VAHLCO Wheels, a $50 certificate from QA1 and a $200 Beyea Headers certificate as the Hard Charger; Danny Bouc of Pipersville, Pa., in the Craig and Leslie Pondish-owned No. 6; and Ryan Godown of Ringoes, N.J., driving the Lincoln Auto Body No. 5.

Craig Von Dohren was the overall Fast Timer of the night with a lap of 18.845 seconds, receiving $100 cash from Beyea Headers.

Heat winners, earning $50 certificates courtesy of Beyea Headers, were Howard, Von Dohren, Van Horn and Horton. Jeff Strunk captured the B-Main.

The accompanying 25-lap 410 Sprint Car went to Freddie Rahmer, worth $4,000.

Racing continues for the STSS Modifieds on Thursday, October 18 at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., with the Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ honoring Rich Eurich: $10,000 to win and $1,000 to start in the finale of the Halmar International North Region. 360 Sprint Cars are also on the program paying $3,000 to win for 25 laps.

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.

SPEED PALACE POINTS: A genuine ‘buzz’ was in the air as the Modifieds made their return to Port Royal Speedway for the first time in more than 30 years. Port Royal promoter Steve O’Neal was pleased with the strong and diverse field of 36 STSS Modifieds in the pit area and hopes to bring the series back in 2019….

Anthony Perrego was scheduled to drive the Gary Simpson-owned No. 12 in the event. Engine issues sidelined the team following track run-in….

Andy Bachetti pulled off the track at the wave of the feature green flag before returning three laps down. Bachetti said power steering issues foiled the debut of his new Bicknell mount….

With all his big-block engines sidelined, Billy Pauch ventured to Port Royal with a 360 cubic inch small-block between the frame rails of his No. 1….

Ms. Motorsports 2018 Leslie Donegan attended the event and assisted with the STSS Modified redraw in the pit area….

Richie Pratt Jr. was aboard the Daniel Sommeling-owned No. 51 for the event but was unable to make the main event….

Track conditions were ideal for the 40-lap main, with four legitimate lanes for racing from top-to-bottom on the Port Royal red clay….

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.


‘SPEED SHOWCASE’ RACE SUMMARY – PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY OCTOBER 12, 2018

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Velocita-USA South Region Event No. 6 Modified Feature Finish (40 laps):  RYAN WATT, David Van Horn, Duane Howard, Brandon Grosso, Craig Von Dohren, Billy Pauch, Mike Gular, Billy Pauch Jr., Danny Bouc, Ryan Godown, Justin Wright, Jeff Strunk, James Sweeting, Rick Laubach, Mike Mahaney, Ryan Krachun, Neal Williams, Matt Hawkins, Robert Dutton, Andy Bachetti, Jordan Watson, Brett Kressley, Billy Van Pelt, Roger Manning, Jimmy Horton, Jim Britt.

Did Not Qualify: Kevin Sockriter, Rick Regalski, Patrick Emerling, Colt Harris, Randy Chronister, Brian Hitz, Matt Stangle, Richie Pratt, Anthony Perrego, Ryan Anderson.

American Racer/Lias Tire Bonuses (FREE Tires): Danny Bouc (ninth) & Justin Wright (11th)
ATL Fuel Cells Bonus ($200 Certificate): Craig Von Dohren (fifth)
Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Bonuses ($50 Gift Cards): Brandon Grosso (fourth) & Danny Bouc (ninth)
Beyea Custom Headers Fast Time ($100): Craig Von Dohren (18.845 seconds)
Beyea Custom Headers Heat Winners ($50 Certificates): Duane Howard, Craig Von Dohren, Duane Howard & Jimmy Horton
Beyea Custom Headers Hard Charger ($200 Certificate):
Billy Pauch Jr. (22nd to eighth)
Fast Axle Bonus ($50 Certificate): Billy Pauch (sixth)
Henry’s Exhaust Power Position ($50 Certificate): Justin Wright (11th)
Precision Hydraulic & Oil Hard Charger ($200 Cash): Billy Pauch Jr. (22nd to eighth)
QA1 Hard Charger ($50 Certificate): Billy Pauch Jr. (22nd to eighth)
Racing Optics Bonus (Tearoff Sleeve): Duane Howard (third)
Sunoco Race Fuels Bonuses ($50 Certificates): David Van Horn (second), Jeff Strunk (12th) & Brett Kressley (22nd)
VAHLCO Wheels Hard Charger ($50 Certificate): Billy Pauch Jr. (22nd to eighth)
WELD Racing Wheels Hard Luck Award (FREE Wheel): Anthony Perrego (DNQ)
Wilwood ‘Lucky 7’ Bonus ($50 Certificate): Mike Gular (seventh)

‘SPEED SHOWCASE’ RACE SUMMARY – PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY OCTOBER 12, 2018

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Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Velocita-USA South Region Event No. 6 Modified Feature Finish (40 laps):  RYAN WATT, David Van Horn, Duane Howard, Brandon Grosso, Craig Von Dohren, Billy Pauch, Mike Gular, Billy Pauch Jr., Danny Bouc, Ryan Godown, Justin Wright, Jeff Strunk, James Sweeting, Rick Laubach, Mike Mahaney, Ryan Krachun, Neal Williams, Matt Hawkins, Robert Dutton, Andy Bachetti, Jordan Watson, Brett Kressley, Billy Van Pelt, Roger Manning, Jimmy Horton, Jim Britt

Did Not Qualify: Kevin Sockriter, Rick Regalski, Patrick Emerling, Colt Harris, Randy Chronister, Brian Hitz, Matt Stangle, Richie Pratt, Anthony Perrego, Ryan Anderson