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

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MALTA, NY – The challenge is on!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Billy Van Pelt Thrills Woodhull Raceway Crowd With Short Track Super Series Hustlin’ the High Banks Victory; Dustin Jordan Crate Winner

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WOODHULL, NY – The hillside grandstands at Woodhull Raceway erupted Thursday night as the Sunoco checkered flag flew on ‘Hustlin’ the High Banks 54.’

For the first time in the event’s four-year history, a hometown boy got it done.

Billy Van Pelt, the perennial king of the one-third-mile, high-banked track, turned back the advances of a talented big-block/small-block Modified field to win the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) main event.

The Westfield, Pa., driver climbed to the roof of his Kevin Chilson-owned No. 2 Bicknell after holding off the advances of the Northeast’s winningest Modified driver: Matt Sheppard.

“I have so much respect for all these guys,” Van Pelt said after heading the podium. “I haven’t had much luck in this race since it came to my home track. To win against these drivers, it means a lot to me.”

Van Pelt survived a slew of challenges to add his name to the STSS win list.

The NAPA Auto Parts of Addison and Corning, Two Rivers Timber and Maple City Dodge ‘Hustlin’ the High Banks 54’ was postponed by 24 hours from its original date of Wednesday by heavy rain. Thursday brought sunny skies and a healthy crowd to take in the action.

A field of 41 STSS Modifieds was slimmed down to 27 for the start of the 54-lap main event, Race No. 5 of the series’ Halmar International North Region.

A redraw of top heat-race qualifiers put New Jersey’s Ryan Godown on the pole for the main. Godown, who is a past STSS winner at Woodhull, put the Searock No. 26 into the lead at the outset and paced the opening 16 laps.

Rolling off third, Van Pelt waged war with Billy Decker before finding the outside to his liking to take second on lap 16.

One circuit later, BVP swept around Godown to take over the lead.

All eyes, meanwhile, were on 13th-starter Matt Sheppard in the Sweeteners Plus No. 92s.

Sheppard took fourth on lap 19, third on the 20th circuit and second on lap 21 as the leaders negotiated heavy lapped traffic. Sheppard peeled off to Van Pelt’s inside on several occasions before a series of yellows on lap 25 slowed the pace momentarily.

Van Pelt was able to maintain his edge through three tries to resume competition and led the $200 Superior Remodeling Halfway Lap.

The final 29 laps of the race were slowed by only two yellows. Van Pelt found his home running the top of the high banks lap after lap.

The final opportunity for Sheppard came on the 52nd of 54 laps when Mike Mahaney slowed on the backstretch to draw the caution.

Van Pelt drew away by a car-length to cement a $5,600 payday – $5,400 from the posted purse and the aforementioned halfway money.

Sheppard, of Waterloo, N.Y., completed his drive from the seventh row in second spot, worth $3,000. Andy Bachetti of Sheffield, Mass., drove from eighth position to challenge the leaders late in the distance, filling out the podium in third.

Billy Decker of Unadilla, N.Y., ran inside the top-five for the entire distance with his Jeremy Smith Racing No. 91, finishing fourth and track regular Dillon Groover of Beaver Dams, N.Y., completed the front five.

Finishing sixth through 10th, respectively, were Mat Williamson of St. Catharines, Ont., who started 10th in the Behrent’s Performance Warehouse No. 3; 24th-starter Cory Costa of Corning, N.Y., who earned the Hard Charger distinction; series regular Nick Nye of Groton, N.Y.; Mike Bills of Woodhull, N.Y., in the Herrington Motorsports No. 1; and Donnie Lawson of Addison, N.Y., with a 22nd-to-10th drive.

Heat winners for the 41 assembled Modifieds were Tyler Siri, Godown, Van Pelt, Nye and Joe Dgien. Consolation checkered flags went to Brady Fultz, Duane Howard and Brett Tonkin.

In the accompanying 25-lap STSS Crate 602 North Region event, Dustin Jordan made a new career highlight. The Speedsville, N.Y., driver picked up a $1,000 payday by holding off the relentless advances of Kyle Rohner in the second of five North Region events.

“It’s a dream come true to win one of these races,” Jordan exclaimed.

Jordan started from the pole in the 25-lap event and set the pace. Kyle Rohner broke into second at the lap-15 mark and gradually drew in on the leader. Rohner was working the inside relentlessly when a yellow on lap 23 provided a brief respite for Jordan.

“I was glad to see that yellow,” he said.

On the restart, Jordan held off Bushkill Falls, Pa.’s Rohner for the STSS score, with Casey Pavlick, Jimmy Zacharias and Will Eastman finishing third through fifth, respectively. 

Four heat races were set for the 38 STSS Crate 602 Sportsman on hand with Zacharias, Stacy Jackson, Leo Fotopoulos and Eastman taking the wins. Consolations were split by John Sekoll and Jacob Dgien.

HIGH BANKS HAPPENINGS: The pit area was active with 41 STSS Modifieds, 38 STSS Crate 602 Sportsman and 14 Woodhull Raceway Challenge Street Stocks on a Thursday night….

Rick Laubach drew No. 1 to earn the pole starting position in the first STSS Modified heat. However, Laubach lost a drive shaft in the Ryan Kerr-owned No. 1K during hot laps. He missed the call for his heat race and drove from last (ninth) in the second consolation to qualify. He salvaged a 14th in the feature….

The WELD Wheels Hard Luck Award went to J.R. Hurlburt, who spun off the top of turn three leading the third consolation and failed to make the feature event….

Anthony Perrego’s drive to the front ended on lap 44 with a broken rear-end on the Brian Smith-owned Superior Remodeling No. 44….

Billy Van Pelt became the third consecutive first-time winner on the STSS Halmar International North Region, joining Jerry Higbie at Accord (N.Y.) Speedway and Jeremy Smith at Afton (N.Y.) Motorsports Park….

Racing resumes for the Short Track Super Series on Tuesday, August 14 with the Recovery Sports Grill ‘Stampede at ‘toga’ at Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, N.Y., offering $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green flag for 50 laps plus a fully paid B-Main and the opportunity to race for $7,500 to win and $500 to start should 56 or more STSS Modifieds participate.  Sportsman, under track rules, complete the program.

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.

 

NAPA AUTO PARTS, TWO RIVERS TIMBER & MAPLE CITY DODGE ‘HUSTLIN’ THE HIGH BANKS 54’ RACE SUMMARY – WOODHULL RACEWAY AUGUST 9, 2018

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Halmar International North Region Event No. 5 Modified Feature Finish (54 laps):  BILLY VAN PELT, Matt Sheppard, Andy Bachetti, Billy Decker, Dillon Groover, Mat Williamson, Cory Costa, Nick Nye, Mike Bills, Donnie Lawson, Dan Creeden, Dayton Brewer, Brady Fultz, Rick Laubach, Mike Gular, Tyler Siri, Ryan Godown, Jeremy Smith, Duane Howard, Mike Mahaney, Anthony Perrego, Jeff Strunk, Joe Dgien, Brett Tonkin, Ryan Susice, Russell Morseman III, Jerry Higbie Jr.

Did Not Qualify: Alan Johnson, Brandon Martin, Dale Welty, J.R. Hurlburt, Justin Wright, Marcus Dinkins, Tyler Boniface, Ryan Tracy, Kevin Chilson, Sheldon Gardner, Craig Hanson, Dave Dubois, Bob Davis, Stacy Jackson.

American Racer/Lias Tire Bonuses (FREE Tire): Donnie Lawson (10th) & Rick Laubach (14th)
ATL Fuel Cell Bonus ($200):
Dillon Groover (fifth)
Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Bonuses ($50 Gift Cards): 
Billy Decker (fourth) & Mike Bills (ninth)
Beyea Custom Headers Heat Winners ($50 Certificates):  Tyler Siri, Ryan Godown, Billy Van Pelt, Nick Nye & Joe Dgien
Beyea Custom Headers Hard Charger ($200 Certificate): Cory Costa (24th to ninth)
Henry’s Exhaust Power Position ($50 Certificate):
Dan Creeden (11th)
Land Hoe Maintenance Hard Charger ($200 Cash): Cory Costa (24th to seventh)
QA1 Hard Charger ($50 Certificate):
Cory Costa (24th to seventh)
Racing Optics Bonus (Sleeve of Tear-Offs):
Andy Bachetti (third)
Sunoco Race Fuels/Insinger Performance Bonuses ($50 Credit): 
Matt Sheppard (second), Dayton Brewer (12th) & Jeff Strunk (22nd)
Superior Remodeling Halfway Leader ($200):  Billy Van Pelt
WELD Wheels Hard Luck Award (FREE Wheel):
J.R. Hurlburt (DNQ)
Wilwood ‘Lucky 7’ Bonus ($50 Certificate):
Cory Costa (seventh)

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Crate 602 Sportsman North Region Event No. 2 Feature Finish (25 laps): DUSTIN JORDAN, Kyle Rohner, Casey Pavlick, Jimmy Zacharias, Will Eastman, Dale Welty, Stacy Jackson, Tommy Collins, Brandon Butler, Stephen Hartman, Byron Worthing, Jacob Dgien, Daniel Morgiewicz, Bob Buono, Leo Fotopoulos, A.J. Costley, Kenny Peoples Jr., A Jay Potrzebowski Sr., Alex Van Pelt, Blake Lawson, Hunter Lapp, Ryan MaCartney, John Sekoll, Tim Guild, Donnie Lawson, Pat Jordan, Ray Bliss.

Did Not Qualify: Connor Brown, Cory Cormier, Bob Butcher, Travis Green, Mike Buchanan, John Austin, Jerry Aldrich, Cole Youse, Kamdin Maby, Shane Henion, Tim Schram.

WOODHULL RACEWAY HUSTLIN’ THE HIGH BANKS 54 RACE SUMMARY (8-9-18)

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NAPA AUTO PARTS, TWO RIVERS TIMBER & MAPLE CITY DODGE ‘HUSTLIN’ THE HIGH BANKS 54’ RACE SUMMARY – WOODHULL RACEWAY AUGUST 9, 2018

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Halmar International North Region Event No. 5 Modified Feature Finish (54 laps):  BILLY VAN PELT, Matt Sheppard, Andy Bachetti, Billy Decker, Dillon Groover, Mat Williamson, Cory Costa, Nick Nye, Mike Bills, Donnie Lawson, Dan Creeden, Dayton Brewer, Brady Fultz, Rick Laubach, Mike Gular, Tyler Siri, Ryan Godown, Jeremy Smith, Duane Howard, Mike Mahaney, Anthony Perrego, Jeff Strunk, Joe Dgien, Brett Tonkin, Ryan Susice, Russell Morseman III, Jerry Higbie Jr.

Did Not Qualify: Alan Johnson, Brandon Martin, Dale Welty, J.R. Hurlburt, Justin Wright, Marcus Dinkins, Tyler Boniface, Ryan Tracy, Kevin Chilson, Sheldon Gardner, Craig Hanson, Dave Dubois, Bob Davis, Stacy Jackson.

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Crate 602 Sportsman North Region Event No. 2 Feature Finish (25 laps): DUSTIN JORDAN, Kyle Rohner, Casey Pavlick, Jimmy Zacharias, Will Eastman, Dale Welty, Stacy Jackson, Tommy Collins, Brandon Butler, Stephen Hartman, Byron Worthing, Jacob Dgien, Daniel Morgiewicz, Bob Buono, Leo Fotopoulos, A.J. Costley, Kenny Peoples Jr., A Jay Potrzebowski Sr., Alex Van Pelt, Blake Lawson, Hunter Lapp, Ryan MaCartney, John Sekoll, Tim Guild, Donnie Lawson, Pat Jordan, Ray Bliss.

Did Not Qualify: Connor Brown, Cory Cormier, Bob Butcher, Travis Green, Mike Buchanan, John Austin, Jerry Aldrich, Cole Youse, Kamdin Maby, Shane Henion, Tim Schram.

Woodhull Raceway ‘Hustlin’ the High Banks 54’ Postponed To THURSDAY, AUGUST 9

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WOODHULL, NY – A forecast of day-long and evening rain on Wednesday – coupled with a much more favorable Thursday – has prompted Woodhull Raceway management to postpone the ‘Hustlin’ the High Banks 54’ to the scheduled rain date of Thursday, August 9.

The decision was made Tuesday evening to allow race teams and fans to adjust their schedules accordingly.

The entire Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco program is moved, as-is, to Thursday night.

“Looking at all the weather forecasts, it’s showing 80-percent for rain on Wednesday and a much nicer day Thursday,” Woodhull promoter Ted White said. “We know there are a lot of people traveling to this show, so we wanted to make the call early.”

The racing community will have to wait 24 hours for the event presented by NAPA Auto Parts of Addison and Corning, Two Rivers Timber and Maple City Dodge.

Woodhull Raceway’s unique paperclip-shaped, one-third-mile layout offers a lucrative pay structure for STSS Modified racers. From first to last, an astounding $25,570 in cash will be distributed plus contingency awards and bonuses.

The ‘Hustlin’ the High Banks 54’ winner will receive $5,400-plus, with $1,000 going to the 10th-place finisher and $400 just to take the green flag!

Plus, for series regulars, there is a $12,500 Halmar International North Region championship at stake. Woodhull marks Event No. 5 of the North Region.

A hotly contested point battle is in the works now. Billy Decker, with 334 points, leads Jerry Higbie (323) by just 11 markers in the North Region standings. Anthony Perrego (314), Duane Howard (298), Jeremy Smith (295) and Mike Gular (294) are all within 40 points of the series lead.

There is a 60-point swing possible in all ‘regular season’ STSS events, as 100 points are awarded to a race winner and 40 for 24th-place on back.

Entering Woodhull, 18 drivers have entered all STSS North Region events.

The ‘Hustlin’ the High Banks 54’ marks the fourth STSS appearance at Woodhull. Each year, the race has provided fans with their share of excitement.

In 2016, Stewart Friesen made his first Woodhull appearance a winning one, edging local Dylan Dewert for the top prize. Two years ago, New Jersey’s Ryan Godown etched his name on the track’s win list after a dramatic three-wide battle for the lead that saw Andy Bachetti slide off the top of turn three.

Bachetti got his retribution in 2017, narrowly edging Anthony Perrego and Matt Sheppard in a race to the line.

Also on the program are the STSS Crate 602 Sportsman in a $1,000-to-win, 25-lap event. This is the second of five events in the North Region. Dale Welty won the opener at Afton (N.Y.) Motorsports Park on July 26.

Street Stocks complete the tripleheader in their first 25-lap Challenge event.

Pit gates open at 3 p.m. Grandstand gates are unlocked at 4 p.m. The drivers’ meeting is set for 5:45 p.m. with hot laps to follow. Racing starts at 7 p.m.

Adult general admission is $20. Seniors (ages 62 and up) and Students (ages 7-11) pay $10. Kids 6 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $35, with no license required.

Woodhull Raceway is located at 2142 County Route 102 Woodhull, NY 14898 (Right off Route 417). The speedway can be contacted by phone at 607.458.5275, online at www.woodhullraceway.com or by calling promoter Ted White at 607.857.1336.

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

Tuesday, August 14 – Albany-Saratoga Speedway/Malta, N.Y. – Stampede at ‘toga

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

Friday-Saturday, October 5-6Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 11

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

Hustlin’ the High Banks 54 POSTPONED At Woodhull Raceway To THURSDAY, AUGUST 9

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Woodhull Raceway promoter Ted White, after reviewing the forecast with Short Track Super Series officials, has announced plans to use the scheduled rain date of THURSDAY NIGHT (August 9) for the Hustlin’ the High Banks 54 event. With an 80 percent chance of rain on Wednesday and a much more favorable forecast on Thursday, the decision has been made to allow fans and racers to adjust their time off and schedules.

$25,570 Pay Structure, STSS Point Battle Set For ‘New York’s Toughest Bullring’ Wednesday, August 8

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WOODHULL, NY – ‘New York’s Toughest Bullring’ Woodhull Raceway is set to serve as the focal point of Northeast Modified racing this Wednesday, August 8.

NAPA Auto Parts of Addison and Corning, Two Rivers Timber and Maple City Dodge present the ‘Hustlin the High Banks 54’ annual appearance by the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco big-block/small-block Modifieds.

Woodhull Raceway’s unique paperclip-shaped, one-third-mile layout offers a lucrative pay structure for STSS Modified racers. From first to last, an astounding $25,570 in cash will be distributed plus contingency awards and bonuses.

The ‘Hustlin’ the High Banks 54’ winner will receive $5,400-plus, with $1,000 going to the 10th-place finisher and $400 just to take the green flag!

Plus, for series regulars, there is a $12,500 Halmar International North Region championship at stake.

A hotly contested point battle is in the works now. Billy Decker, with 334 points, leads Jerry Higbie (323) by just 11 markers in the North Region standings. Anthony Perrego (314), Duane Howard (298), Jeremy Smith (295) and Mike Gular (294) are all within 40 points of the series lead.

There is a 60-point swing possible in all ‘regular season’ STSS events, as 100 points are awarded to a race winner and 40 for 24th-place on back.

Entering Woodhull, 18 drivers have entered all STSS North Region events.

The ‘Hustlin’ the High Banks 54’ marks the fourth STSS appearance at Woodhull. Each year, the race has provided fans with their share of excitement.

In 2016, Stewart Friesen made his first Woodhull appearance a winning one, edging local Dylan Dewert for the top prize. Two years ago, New Jersey’s Ryan Godown etched his name on the track’s win list after a dramatic three-wide battle for the lead that saw Andy Bachetti slide off the top of turn three.

Bachetti got his retribution in 2017, narrowly edging Anthony Perrego and Matt Sheppard in a race to the line.

Also on the program are the STSS Crate 602 Sportsman in a $1,000-to-win, 25-lap event. This is the second of five events in the North Region. Dale Welty won the opener at Afton (N.Y.) Motorsports Park on July 26.

Street Stocks complete the tripleheader in their first 25-lap Challenge event.

Pit gates open at 3 p.m. Grandstand gates are unlocked at 4 p.m. The drivers’ meeting is set for 5:45 p.m. with hot laps to follow. Racing starts at 7 p.m.

Adult general admission is $20. Seniors (ages 62 and up) and Students (ages 7-11) pay $10. Kids 6 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $35, with no license required.

A Thursday night (August 9) rain date is in effect for this event.

Woodhull Raceway is located at 2142 County Route 102 Woodhull, NY 14898 (Right off Route 417). The speedway can be contacted by phone at 607.458.5275, online at www.woodhullraceway.com or by calling promoter Ted White at 607.857.1336.

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

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

Recovery Sports Grill “Stampede at ‘toga” Set For Tuesday, August 14 at Albany-Saratoga Speedway

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MALTA, NY – Recovery Sports Grill leads a “stampede” on Albany-Saratoga Speedway!

The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco invades Albany-Saratoga Speedway on Tuesday, August 14 for the second ‘Stampede at ‘toga’ slated as Race No. 6 of the STSS Halmar International North Region.  

A 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified showdown at the ‘Great Race Place’ awaits fans with $5,000 going to the winner, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green flag. Sail panels make their only appearance of the year on Modifieds for this event.

Sportsman, utilizing Albany-Saratoga rules, complete the open-wheel doubleheader.

The night’s events are presented by Recovery Sports Grill, a family and fan-friendly restaurant with great food and drink, and a casual atmosphere tied together by local and professional sports. Currently, there are 14 Recovery Sports Grill locations across five states (New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Virginia and Florida).

There is a Recovery Sports Grill located in close proximity to the track on Route 9 in Malta.

A year ago, some 49 STSS Modifieds checked into the Albany-Saratoga Speedway pit area for the inaugural ‘Stampede’ event.

In a feature that left fans talking on their way out the gate, Matt Sheppard held off the rim-riding advances of “Matty D” Matt DeLorenzo to pick up the victory. Billy Decker advanced from 16th to finish second, followed by DeLorenzo, Brett Hearn and Ryan Godown.

Already this season, two drivers – Jerry Higbie and Jeremy Smith – have earned their first STSS victories in STSS North Region competition. Could we have another when the series makes its only visit of the season to the Capital District?

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

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

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

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

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

VAHLCO Wheels Signs On As Presenting Sponsor of Nationally Televised ‘Blast at the Beach’ August 28

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GEORGETOWN, DE – Lights, camera, action!

National television returns to Northeast dirt Modified racing on Tuesday, August 28 at Georgetown Speedway. And VAHLCO Wheels will be front and center.

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

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

VAHLCO Wheels has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the event for 2018.

Based in New Egypt, N.J., VAHLCO Wheels are “made by racers, for racers” with the ultimate goal of providing the highest-quality products. VAHLCO produces complete lines of 10-inch Micro-Sprint, 13-inch Midget, 15-inch Sprint Car and 15-inch Wide-5 wheels.

Building racing wheels for customers is VAHLCO’s singular purpose. VAHLCO lightweight racing wheels are a top choice for competitive race teams across the globe.

VAHLCO is managed by noted dirt Modified racer and STSS South Region contender David Van Horn.

“We saw this event as a great opportunity to market our brand nationally,” Van Horn said. “VAHLCO has customers across the United States and the world. We didn’t want to miss out on a chance to be part of this type of event showcasing Modified racing on national television.”

To learn more about VAHLCO Wheels, visit www.vahlco.com.

The ‘Blast at the Beach’ carries a rain date of Wednesday, August 29 in the event of inclement weather.

Georgetown Speedway, originally constructed by Melvin L. Joseph in 1949, is located at the intersection of Route 113 and Speedway Road in Georgetown, Del., just miles from the Delaware beaches and less than a 40-minute drive from Ocean City, Md.

A website is live for the speedway at www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com. Like Georgetown Speedway on Facebook, follow @thegtownspdwy on Twitter, e-mail georgetownspeedway@gmail.com or contact the speedway hotline at 302.563.GTWN (4896).

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

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.

Time To “Hustle the High Banks” Of Woodhull Raceway: Short Track Super Series Invades August 8

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WOODHULL, NY – The high-banked, one-third-mile Woodhull Raceway is known as ‘New York’s Toughest Bullring.’

On Wednesday, August 8, the Ted and Brandi White-owned facility will be the focal point of Northeast Modified racing when the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco invades for its annual summer visit.

The STSS Modifieds compete for a $5,400 top prize in the ‘Hustlin’ the High Banks 54’ presented by NAPA Auto Parts of Addison and Corning, Two Rivers Timber and Maple City Dodge. The non-top-heavy pay structure offers $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green for 54 laps around the unique Woodhull oval.

The event serves as Race No. 5 of the STSS Halmar International North Region, with a cool $12,500 awaiting the champion at year-end.

The ‘Hustlin’ the High Banks 54’ marks the fourth STSS appearance at Woodhull. Each year, the race has provided fans with their share of excitement.

In 2016, Stewart Friesen made his first Woodhull appearance a winning one, edging local Dylan Dewert for the top prize. Two years ago, New Jersey’s Ryan Godown etched his name on the track’s win list after a dramatic three-wide battle for the lead that saw Andy Bachetti slide off the top of turn three.

Bachetti got his retribution in 2017, narrowly edging Anthony Perrego and Matt Sheppard in a race to the line.

Who will it be this year? A fast 54 laps will decide it.

Also on the program are the STSS Crate 602 Sportsman in a $1,000-to-win, 25-lap event. This is the second of five events in the North Region. Dale Welty won the opener at Afton (N.Y.) Motorsports Park on July 26.

Street Stocks complete the tripleheader in their first 25-lap Challenge event.

Pit gates open at 3 p.m. Grandstand gates are unlocked at 4 p.m. The drivers’ meeting is set for 5:45 p.m. with hot laps to follow. Racing starts at 7 p.m.

Adult general admission is $20. Seniors (ages 62 and up) and Students (ages 7-11) pay $10. Kids 6 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $35, with no license required.

A Thursday night (August 9) rain date is in effect for this event.

Woodhull Raceway is located at 2142 County Route 102 Woodhull, NY 14898 (Right off Route 417). The speedway can be contacted by phone at 607.458.5275, online at www.woodhullraceway.com or by calling promoter Ted White at 607.857.1336.

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.

Last To First: ‘Super Matt’ Sheppard Takes York County Nationals $10,000 At BAPS Motor Speedway After Pitting On Lap 17

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NEWBERRYTOWN, PA – “I thought it was over.”

Those were the words of Matt Sheppard as he reflected on Sunday night’s Sunoco Race Fuels/Insinger Performance York County Nationals at BAPS Motor Speedway.

‘Super Matt’ was leading the 50-lap Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco big-block/small-block Modified event when he packed the right-rear wheel with mud and relinquished the lead to head to the pits.

Restarting at the rear of the field, Sheppard worked through traffic with the Hurlock Auto & Speed No. 9s to complete a “last to first” drive to a $10,000 payday in the series’ richest event.

The win for the Waterloo, N.Y., native was his second of the season in the Velocita-USA South Region, having previously won at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del., on May 24.

In Victory Lane, Sheppard’s car sat steaming and leaking fluids onto the BAPS red clay surface. Sheppard climbed from the mist to celebrate his 10k payday on the roof.

A field of 27 STSS Modifieds took the green before a large and enthusiastic BAPS crowd with Andy Bachetti leading the field via a redraw of top qualifiers.

Bachetti shot into the lead with Ryan Godown, driving the Lincoln Auto Body No. 5, in tow. Godown took command of the race on lap five, but Sheppard was on the move. By lap 12, Sheppard – who started sixth – swept into the lead.

Stewart Friesen, meanwhile, shot into second two laps later.

Sheppard’s night, many believed, was over when he slowed at the exit of turn four on lap 17. Sheppard headed to the pits and Friesen assumed the lead for the first time.

While Friesen led, all eyes were on Sheppard’s No. 9s. By halfway, he had climbed to the top-10.

By lap 30, he was third. Sheppard completed the pass of Godown on lap 33 and two laps later pulled alongside Friesen for a double-file restart.

At the green, Sheppard swept past Friesen on the outside lane and never looked back.

Sprakers, N.Y.’s Friesen pulled in on the leader several times but was scored the runner-up for the second consecutive year with his Halmar International-backed No. 44.

After being involved in a tangle on lap 21, Boyertown, Pa., driver Ryan Watt charged back through the field to earn a podium finish in the Ron Roberts-owned No. 14W. Watt originally started from 19th and earned the race’s Hard Charger distinction.

Ringoes, N.J.’s Godown ended his consistent run in fourth-place with Dieter Schmidt’s big-block and pole starter Bachetti, of Sheffield, Mass., righted his recent disastrous STSS luck with a top-five finish at the conclusion of 50 laps.

Finishing sixth through 10th, respectively, were Jeff Strunk of Boyertown, Pa., in the Glenn Hyneman-owned No. 126 after starting second; David Van Horn of Harmony, N.J., who ran inside the top-five for much of the race; 12th-starter Craig Von Dohren of Oley, Pa., in the Dick Biever No. 14s; Joseph ‘Jo-Jo’ Watson of Milford, Del., after several skirmishes; and Billy Pauch Jr. of Milford, N.J., driving his self-owned No. 15.

A field of 35 STSS Modifieds signed in on the neutral Central PA ground.

Sheppard set Beyea Headers Fast Time in qualifying worth $100 with a lap of 18.012 seconds.

Heat winners were Bachetti, Friesen, Rick Laubach and Sheppard. Wade Hendrickson topped the consolation.

BAPS BITS: A very strong Sunday night crowd took in the sole Modified appearance of 2018 at the Scott Gobrecht-owned and Kolten Gouse-managed BAPS Motor Speedway. Attendees commented on the steady facility improvements and new suites at the resurgent track….

Track conditions – while heavy – produced action from front to back of the STSS Modified field….

Series sponsor Bob Hilbert Sportswear had a strong presence at the event with giveaways and promotional items at the gate….

Matt Sheppard’s only prior BAPS Motor Speedway start came in 2006 when the Super DIRTcar Series last visited the four-tenths-mile oval….

Rick Laubach looked to be a top-three contender before his Ryan Kerr-owned No. 1K headed to the pit area late in the distance….

Duane Howard nursed the Norm Hansell-owned No. 357 to a 13th-place finish despite brake issues and – at one point – falling three laps down on the field….

Next up for the Short Track Super Series is the ‘Hustlin’ the High Banks 54’ at Woodhull (N.Y.) Raceway on Wednesday, August 8 (Rain Date: August 9), Round No. 5 of the Halmar International North Region offering $5,400 to win for the STSS Modifieds. Crate 602 Sportsman (North Region Race No. 2) and Street Stocks complete the program.

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.

 

SUNOCO RACE FUELS/INSINGER PERFORMANCE YORK COUNTY NATIONALS RACE SUMMARY – BAPS MOTOR SPEEDWAY JULY 29, 2018

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Velocita-USA South Region Event No. 4 Modified Feature Finish (50 laps):  MATT SHEPPARD ($10,000), Stewart Friesen, Ryan Watt, Ryan Godown, Andy Bachetti, Jeff Strunk, David Van Horn, Craig Von Dohren, Joseph Watson, Billy Pauch Jr., Danny Bouc, Jordan Watson, Duane Howard, Jim Britt, Billy Decker, Jeremy Smith, Frank Cozze, Anthony Perrego, Rick Laubach, Jimmy Horton, Wade Hendrickson, Dan Creeden, Mike Maresca, Mike Gular, Jared Umbenhauer, Brett Kressley, Doug Manmiller.

Did Not Qualify: Kevin Beach, Richie Pratt Jr, Kevin Sockriter, Steve Davis, Brandon Grosso, Brian Hitz, Justin Grim, Ryan Anderson

American Racer/Lias Tire Bonuses (FREE Tire): Craig Von Dohren (eighth) & Danny Bouc (11th)
ATL Fuel Cell Bonus ($200 Certificate):
Andy Bachetti (fifth)
Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Bonuses ($50 Gift Card): Ryan Godown (fourth) & Joseph Watson (ninth)
Beyea Headers Fast Time ($100):
Matt Sheppard (18.012 seconds)
Beyea Headers Heat Winners ($50 Certificate):
Andy Bachetti, Stewart Friesen, Rick Laubach & Matt Sheppard
Beyea Headers Hard Charger ($200 Certificate): Ryan Watt (19th to third)
Fast Axle Bonus ($50 Certificate):
Jeff Strunk (sixth)
Henry’s Exhaust Power Position ($50 Certificate):
Danny Bouc (11th)
Precision Hydraulic & Oil Hard Charger ($200):
Ryan Watt (19th to third)
QA1 Hard Charger ($50 Certificate): Ryan Watt (19th to third)
Racing Optics Bonus (Tear-Off Sleeve):
Ryan Watt (third)
Sunoco Race Fuels Bonuses ($50 Certificates):
Stewart Friesen (second), Jordan Watson (12th) & Danny Creeden (22nd)
Vahlco Wheels Hard Charger ($50 Certificate): Ryan Watt (19th to third)
WELD Wheels Hard Luck Award (FREE Wheel):
Mike Gular (24th)
Wilwood ‘Lucky 7’ Bonus ($50 Certificate):
David Van Horn (seventh)