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November 28, 2018

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Releases 2019 Schedule

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MILLSBORO, DE – Spanning four states and nine months, the 2019 Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco schedule has taken shape.

The STSS big-block/small-block Modifieds will again compete in the Halmar International North Region and Velocita-USA South Region, creating feasible travel schedules for race teams and crews. Crate 602 Sportsman also have a North and South regional STSS format.

Legendary Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., serves as the bookend for the STSS Modified Halmar International North Region schedule. The ‘Hard Clay Open’ kicks off the season for the sixth consecutive year on Sunday, April 7. The ‘Hard Clay Finale’ will bring down the curtain on Thursday, October 24 as the opener to Eastern States Weekend.

Single events will take place at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y., Sunday, May 26; Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa., Tuesday, June 4 (a combination North and South program); Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., Wednesday, June 19; Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway for the first time ever on Wednesday, July 3 ($10,000 to win); Accord (N.Y.) Speedway Tuesday, July 9; Woodhull (N.Y.) Raceway Tuesday, Aug. 13; and the American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 12 returning to a resurfaced Afton (N.Y.) Motorsports Park Oct. 11-12.

The STSS Modified Velocita-USA South Region makes three stops on the neutral ground of Georgetown (Del.) Speedway including the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial weekend Friday-Saturday March 15-16, ‘Blast at the Beach’ on Tuesday, Aug. 27 and the Mid-Atlantic Championship Friday-Saturday Nov. 1-2.

Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway, after a popular debut last year, moves to the early season on Sunday, March 24 with a back-up ‘weather date’ of Friday, Oct. 18 in place. Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del., takes Tuesday, April 30, getting a jump on the busy summer season. Other events include a return to New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway on Thursday, May 23; the aforementioned combo event at Big Diamond June 4; and the $10,000-to-win York County Nationals at BAPS Motor Speedway in Newberrytown, Pa., Sunday, July 14.

Sunoco Race Fuels, in conjunction with Insinger Performance of Dushore, Pa., returns with its lucrative STSS Modified bonus program. Should a driver with the ‘home-track’ American Racer Cup and the North or South STSS Modified title, that driver will receive a $10,000 cash bonus. If one driver is able to sweep the American Racer Cup and both the STSS Modified North and South championships, a $25,000 cash bonus will be paid.

The STSS Crate 602 Sportsman North Region is comprised of six dates: Thunder Mountain Sunday, May 26; Big Diamond in a combined event June 4 (the first-ever Crate 602 only event at the Minersville oval); Fonda Wednesday, July 3; Accord Tuesday, July 9; Woodhull Tuesday, Aug. 13 and Afton Oct. 11-12.

Georgetown plays host to three stops on the South Region: Friday-Saturday March 15-16, Tuesday, Aug. 27 and Friday-Saturday Nov. 1-2. Delaware International welcomes the Crate 602 series Tuesday, April 30; New Egypt Thursday, May 23; and Big Diamond Tuesday, June 4 in the combined regional race. Like their North counterparts, six races make up the South Region.

To learn more about the 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 2019 Schedule


Modified Halmar International North Region

Sunday, April 7 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Hard Clay Open

Sunday, May 26 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y. – Lightning on the Mountain

Tuesday, June 4 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – Anthracite Assault – COMBO

Wednesday, June 19 – Outlaw Speedway/Dundee, N.Y. – Outlaw Showdown

Wednesday, July 3 Fonda Speedway/Fonda, N.Y. – Firecracker 50 – $10,000 to win!

Tuesday, July 9 – Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y. – Battle of the Bullring

Tuesday, August 13 – Woodhull Raceway/Woodhull, N.Y. – Hustlin’ the High Banks 55

Friday-Saturday October 11-12 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 12

Thursday, October 24 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Hard Clay Finale – $10,000 to win – CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS


Modified Velocita-USA South Region

Friday-Saturday March 15-16 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Melvin L. Joseph Memorial

Sunday, March 24 – Port Royal Speedway/Port Royal, Pa. – Speed Showcase

Tuesday, April 30 – Delaware International Speedway/Delmar, Del. – Diamond State 50

Thursday, May 23 – New Egypt Speedway/New Egypt, N.J. – Dirty Jersey 6

Tuesday, June 4 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – Anthracite Assault – COMBO

Sunday, July 14 – BAPS Motor Speedway/Newberrytown, Pa. – $10,000 York County Nationals

Tuesday, August 27 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Blast at the Beach

Friday-Saturday November 1-2 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Mid-Atlantic Championship – CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

 

Crate 602 Sportsman North Region

Sunday, May 26 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y. – Lightning on the Mountain

Tuesday, June 4 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – Anthracite Assault – COMBO

Wednesday, July 3 Fonda Speedway/Fonda, N.Y. – Firecracker 50

Tuesday, July 9 – Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y. – Battle of the Bullring

Tuesday, August 13 – Woodhull Raceway/Woodhull, N.Y. – Hustlin’ the High Banks 55

Friday-Saturday October 11-12 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 12 – CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS


Crate 602 Sportsman South Region

Friday-Saturday March 15-16 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Melvin L. Joseph Memorial

Tuesday, April 30 – Delaware International Speedway/Delmar, Del. – Diamond State 50

Thursday, May 23 – New Egypt Speedway/New Egypt, N.J. – Dirty Jersey 6

Tuesday, June 4 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – Anthracite Assault – COMBO

Tuesday, August 27 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Blast at the Beach

Friday-Saturday November 1-2 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Mid-Atlantic Championship – CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

Accord Speedway ‘Gobbler’ Falls to Early Winter: Event Canceled for 2018

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ACCORD, NY – There’s no question ‘Old Man Winter’ arrived early in the Hudson Valley and foothills of the Catskill Mountains.

The early entourage of wet weather has now claimed the Northeast dirt-track finale ‘Gobbler’ at Accord Speedway. The event, which had previously been postponed to Dec. 1, has been canceled and will not be made up.

Rain, wintry mix and snow has left the grounds and track surface at the Ulster County facility completely saturated.

“Everything is soaked,” speedway promoter Gary Palmer said. “The track, the pits, the parking lot – there is no way we could be race ready for Saturday, even with three days of hot weather and sunshine.”

In the previous five editions of the ‘Gobbler’ the event went off twice on the Saturday after Thanksgiving (2013 & ’17) and on two occasions the first Saturday of December (’15 & ’16). Only once, in ’14, the event was pushed back to the following April after racers and competitors had arrived.

“We aren’t giving up on the ‘Gobbler’ at all,” event co-promoter Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC said. “This November was extreme, even for New York weather. We will put it back on the schedule for next year and hope for better luck with Mother Nature.”

The ’18 season is now complete for both Accord Speedway and BD Motorsports Media LLC.

Accord Speedway is located at 299 Whitfield Road Accord, NY 12404. To learn more about the speedway, visit www.accordspeedway.com, call the speedway office at 845.626.1142 or the race day line: 845.626.3478. E-mail the speedway at accordspeedway@yahoo.com.

To learn more about the 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.