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Rob Sherlock Roofing Joins Short Track Super Series for 2019 North Region Heat Sponsorship

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MILLSBORO, DE – Heat winners on the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Halmar International North Region in 2019 will be rewarded.

Rob Sherlock Roofing, based in Wurtsboro, N.Y., has signed on to sponsor qualifying heats at all nine STSS Halmar International North Region races kicking off Sunday, April 7 at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y.

All STSS Modified North Region heat winners will receive $100 cash thanks to the new partnership.

Rob Sherlock Roofing has been servicing the Tri-State (New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania) area since 1987. As a family owned and operated business, Rob Sherlock Roofing spans two generations providing a variety of services: roofing, siding, deck construction, window replacement and doors. Rob Sherlock Roofing is an Owens Corning Preferred Contractor.

Rob Sherlock Roofing offers free estimates, exceptional customer service and quality workmanship provided by experience professionals.

To learn more about Rob Sherlock Roofing, visit www.robsherlockroofing.com, call 845.316.2158 or 845.551.0970 or e-mail: robsherlockroofing@yahoo.com.

The STSS Halmar International North Region $12,500 championship battle launches at Orange County Fair Speedway in April and ends at the ‘House of Power’ on Thursday, October 24. Other stops include Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y. (May 26), Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa. (June 4), Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y. (June 19), Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway July 3, Accord (N.Y.) Speedway July 9, Woodhull (N.Y.) Raceway Aug. 13 and Afton (N.Y.) Motorsports Park Oct. 11-12.

The total investment for Rob Sherlock Roofing is approximately $5,000 to benefit the STSS competitors.

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, Velocita-USA, Design for Vision/Sunglass Central, 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, Racing Optics, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO, Velocita, WELD Racing & Wilwood.

Short Track Super Series Honors Top Performers at Saturday ‘Night of Champions’ Awards Banquet, Distributes Record $572,469 in 2018

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LEHIGH VALLEY, PA – Champions all.

Talented competitors from across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic congregated in the Mountain Ballroom of the Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Conference Center Saturday night to officially culminate the 2018 Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco.

Top performers from the traveling STSS Modified and Sportsman circuits and home-track American Racer Cup were recognized during the festive affair.

STSS announcer Jeff Ahlum served as the master of ceremonies for the largest crowd ever assembled at the STSS ‘Night of Champions’ event.

STSS organizer Brett Deyo addressed attendees and offered many impressive numbers from the ’18 season. During the season, 299 drivers attempted to qualify for at least one STSS Modified event, with an average of 43.7 cars per event. The expanded Sportsman program attracted 274 different competitors.

The series hit a new record one-year payout total of $572,469 for the ’18 season: $482,748 in purse money, $14,771 in bonuses and a STSS high $74,950 point fund.

Deyo added that two events in the upcoming ’19 season will be nationally televised on MAV-TV: the July 3 Firecracker 50 at Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway and Aug. 27 ‘Blast at the Beach’ at Georgetown (Del.) Speedway.

Seven champions were honored during the evening.

Taking home $12,500 as the STSS Halmar International North Region champion for the first time in his accomplished career was Sidney, N.Y., native Billy Decker. Decker was a model of consistency during the season: his worst finish came in the ‘Hard Clay Finale’ at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., where he placed ninth to secure the championship by a mere two points.

Decker and his Jeremy Smith-fielded team produced an average finish of 6.0 en route to the crown with five top-five finishes in the nine races.

Anthony Perrego of Montgomery, N.Y., earned 764 points, just two less than Decker’s total and placed runner-up in the North Region for the second straight season. Perrego earned $7,000 for his Brian Smith-fielded Superior Remodeling operation.

Mat Williamson of St. Catharines, Ont., took third, eight points out of the lead. Williamson and car owner Jeff Behrent took home $4,000. Mike Gular of Boyertown, Pa., like Williamson a first-year series regular, missed the title by 18 points driving for Terry Fasnacht ($3,000). Waterloo, N.Y.’s Matt Sheppard finished fifth ($2,500) after splitting his time on the circuit between Vic Coffey’s No. 92s and the Hurlock Auto & Speed No. 9s.

Finishing sixth through 12th, respectively, were Jerry Higbie of Newburgh, N.Y., in the Steve Lowitt-owned No. 48 ($2,000); Wurtsboro, N.Y.’s Danny Creeden ($1,750); three-time series champion Andy Bachetti of Sheffield, Mass. ($1,650); championship car owner Jeremy Smith of Triangle, N.Y. ($1,550); Mike Mahaney of King Ferry, N.Y. ($1,450); Duane Howard of Oley, Pa. ($1,000); and Ryan Godown of Ringoes, N.J. ($1,000).

Four drivers outside the Top-12 had perfect attendance in the Region and receive $250 each: Nick Nye (13th), Brett Tonkin (14th), J.R. Hurlburt (16th) and Craig Hanson (17th).

Ryan Watt of Boyertown, Pa., secured his third STSS Velocita-USA South Region title for Ron Roberts Racing and left the ‘Night of Champions’ with $10,000 cash. Watt started the season with a dramatic triumph at Georgetown Speedway in March and won what was ultimately the series finale at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., in October.

Watt finished five of the six STSS South Region events inside the top-five, with an average of 3.8. Perhaps the performance that sealed Watt’s fate as champion was the ‘Blast at the Beach’ in August at Georgetown when he survived a flip in turn three to finish fifth.

The steady David Van Horn of Harmony, N.J., finished second in the standings with Fred Vahlsing’s No. 323ov team, 43 behind Watt. Van Horn collected $5,000. Craig Von Dohren of Oley, Pa., finished third for Dick Biever’s team ($3,000), followed by Duane Howard, also of Oley, driving for Norm Hansell ($2,000) and Empire State driver Sheppard, who won two events driving for Hurlock Auto & Speed ($1,500).

The sixth- through 12th-place finishers were New Jersey’s Ryan Godown ($1,400); New Yorker Anthony Perrego ($1,300); a tie between Mass. native Andy Bachetti and Jeff Strunk of Boyertown, Pa. ($1,150 each); Billy Pauch Jr. of Frenchtown, N.J. ($1,050); Rick Laubach of Hellertown, Pa. ($1,000); and Danny Bouc of Pipersville, Pa. ($1,000).

Four drivers with perfect attendance placed outside the top 12: Mike Gular (13th), Jordan Watson (14th), Jimmy Horton (15th) and Jim Britt (16th). Each will receive $250.

Dustin Leverknight, representing American Racer and Lias Tire Company of Indiana, Pa., was on hand to officially crown the ’18 American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco overall champions.

For the second consecutive year, Matt Sheppard earned overall honors for the American Racer Cup utilizing Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., as his home track. Sheppard received $11,000 for his efforts: $10,000 from the overall point fund and $1,000 as the Insinger Performance North Region champ.

Of the 10 best finishes utilized to determine American Racer Cup standings, Sheppard won seven times.

Teenager Alex Yankowski of Throop, Pa., who competes at Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa., took the Sportsman American Racer Cup crown and the $2,000 that accompanied it: $1,500 from the point fund and $500 as the Insinger Performance South Region champion. Yankowski won six of the required 10 events at Big Diamond.

American Racer rep Leverknight noted that 242 drivers registered for the Cup in ’18, with $51,450 cash distributed and a total of 575 tire certificates handed out to racers.

The STSS produced a three-pronged Sportsman program during the ’18 campaign with Open Sportsman and Crate 602 Sportsman North and South series.

Second-generation driver Dominic Roselli of Highland Lake, N.Y., took the STSS Open Sportsman title. Roselli won the Sept. 16 event at Thunder Mountain Speedway and defeated Dale Welty by just 10 points at season-end. Roselli, running the blue No. 80 paint scheme made familiar to PA/NY race fans by his father, received $1,000.

Lansing, N.Y.’s Tommy Collins reigned supreme in the five-race STSS Crate 602 Sportsman North Region. Collins picked up a series win on Labor Day weekend at Thunder Mountain and recorded three other top-five finishes to clinch the championship by 33 points over Dustin Jordan. Collins took home $1,000 for the title.

Corey Cormier made the long journeys south from his home in Otisville, N.Y., worthwhile by taking the STSS Crate 602 Sportsman South Region title and the $1,000 that accompanied it. Cormier had a pair of runner-up finishes and took the title by 17 points over Adam McAuliffe.

A number of special awards were presented during the evening.

Three ‘Horizon Awards’ were handed out by STSS organizer Brett Deyo to competitors emerging as a force on the series while exhibiting a positive influence at the track and on social media. Recipients were Mike Gular (Modified North), Danny Bouc (Modified South) and Daniel Morgiewicz (Sportsman).

The Car Owner of the Year honors for 2018 were bestowed upon Brian Smith of Superior Remodeling. Smith fielded the No. 44 Modified for Anthony Perrego on both the North and South Regions and No. 44 Crate 602 Sportsman for Kyle Rohner in the North Region.

Series official Angela Hanson received the Contribution to the Series Award. She traveled from her home in Johnstown, N.Y., to every series event in addition to many events at Georgetown Speedway, where she handled registration and lineups.

The award teams never want to receive, the Hard Luck Awards, went to J.R. Hurlburt in the Modified North Region and Rick Laubach in the South Region.

By passing a total of 50 cars in the Velocita South Region, Ryan Watt picked up the overall VAHLCO Wheels Hard Charger Award, a set of four VAHLCO Elite Series wheels worth $1,370.

Series partner Velocita-USA provided two custom race suits, minimum value $999, which were handed out via a pair of random draws to Danny Creeden (North) and Craig Von Dohren (South).  

Velocita also distributed nine gift certificates worth $100 each. Recipients were in the North Region: Mat Williamson (third), Danny Creeden (seventh) and Ryan Godown (12th); South Region: Craig Von Dohren (third), Anthony Perrego (seventh) and Danny Bouc (12th); and Sportsman: Dominic Roselli (Open Sportsman champion), Tommy Collins (Crate 602 Sportsman North Region champion) and Corey Cormier (Crate 602 Sportsman South Region champion).

Kirkey certificates went to each of the three Sportsman champions.

Halmar International North Region competitors were eligible to win a Henry’s Exhaust System (value $650). The winner of the draw was Anthony Perrego.

Flach Performance Products provided a radiator (value $575) to be given away via a draw to Craig Von Dohren.

Taking home WELD Racing Wheels via drawings were Jerry Higbie (North) and Ryan Watt (South).

North Region runner-up Anthony Perrego and South Region champion Ryan Watt each received two FOX Shocks as the highest-finishing driver utilizing the brand in each sector of the series.

Anthony Perrego took home a pair of $500 certificates as the highest-placing Teo-Pro car in each region.

Bicknell Racing Products $500 certificates went to champions Ryan Watt and Billy Decker as the top BRP representatives.

Nick Nye received $500 from Hig Fab Chassis (HFC) for placing 13th in the North Region (HFC founder Jerry Higbie actually placed sixth and was in line for the award, but passed it on to Nye).

Behrent’s Performance Warehouse offered $200 gift cards to drivers finishing fourth and ninth in the STSS Halmar International North Region and Velocita-USA South Region. Taking the certificates were Mike Gular and Jeremy Smith in the North and Duane Howard and Jeff Strunk in the South.

Bob Hilbert Sportswear distributed $7,500 worth of certificates at the ‘Night of Champions’ to the top-20 drivers in STSS Modified North and South Regions in addition to the top-10 in all three Sportsman programs and American Racer Cup champions.

BANQUET BITS: All champions received custom champagne bottles complete with photos of their title-winning cars, a unique touch that was much appreciated….

Video highlight reels prepared by Gary Silverman added to the points presentations….

A plethora of door prizes were distributed from a number of sponsors including K&N Filters, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Sunoco Race Fuels, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse and more….

DJ Jammin’ Jimmy Payne provided the musical entertainment as the STSS ‘Night of Champions’ took place at Bear Creek for the first time. Attendees enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner prepared by the Bear Creek staff….

The 2019 season gets underway on March 15-16 with the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial at Georgetown Speedway for the Velocita-USA South Region presented by Sunglass Central and Design for Vision. The Halmar International North Region goes green on Sunday, April 7 at Orange County Fair Speedway with the ‘Hard Clay Open’ sixth edition.

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, Velocita-USA, Design for Vision/Sunglass Central, 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, Racing Optics, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO, Velocita, WELD Racing & Wilwood.

Design for Vision/Sunglass Central Joins Short Track Super Series as South Region Presenting Sponsor

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MILLSBORO, DE – Sun, fun and the Velocita-USA South Region of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco go hand-in-hand.

So it’s only appropriate that Design for Vision/Sunglass Central have joined the STSS as season-long partners during the 2019 big-block/small-block Modified South Region kicking off on March 15-16 at Del.’s Georgetown Speedway with the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial.

The eight-race ’19 STSS Velocita-USA South Region will now be presented by Design for Vision/Sunglass Central.

Design for Vision is the premier eye care center and supplier for all eye glasses, sunglasses and contacts in Bucks County, Pa., with locations in Morrisville/Trenton, Levittown/Langhorne, New Hope/Lambertville, Newtown/Richboro and Jamison/Doylestown. Design for Vision is on the web at www.designforvision.com.  

Sunglass Central was developed out of the need for quality, properly fit sport and prescription sunglasses. Sunglass Central carries all major sunglass brands such as Oakley, Maui Jim, Costa del Mar, Ray-Ban, Wiley X, Smith and many more. Check out their locations in Newtown, Jamison and New Hope or shop online at www.sunglasscentral.net.

Both Design for Vision and Sunglass Central are owned and operated by the Manning family. Modified fans are familiar with the Design for Vision/Sunglass Central No. 414 driven by Roger Manning on the clay ovals of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

Design for Vision/Sunglass Central will have an expanded presence at three series events: the ‘Speed Showcase’ at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway Sunday, March 24; ‘Dirty Jersey’ at New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway Thursday, May 23; and ‘Blast at the Beach’ at Del.’s Georgetown Speedway Tuesday, August 27.

Early-arriving fans will have the opportunity to take home free sunglasses at these events by stopping by the Design for Vision/Sunglass Central displays in the grandstand area. Top-finishing drivers will also take home eyewear from Ray-Ban, Oakley or Wiley X.

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, Design for Vision/Sunglass Central, 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 Velocita-USA South Region presented by Design for Vision/Sunglass Central

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

DirtTrackDigest.tv to Broadcast Short Track Super Series Events in 2019

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BREWERTON, NY – Dirt Track Digest and the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled by Sunoco have agreed to a partnership for the 2019 season. The new agreement means DirtTrackDigest.tv will be the exclusive supplier of live video coverage of every Short Track Super Series event for the upcoming season.

DirtTrackDigest.tv began in 2017 with coverage of weekly events at the Utica-Rome Speedway. Rapid expansion occurred last year with the broadcast of nearly 80 events in 2018. That goal is to push that number be even higher in 2019 with the addition of the Short Track Super Series to the line-up. Also included in the agreement are non-series events at both the Georgetown Speedway and the Fonda Speedway.

Dirt Track Digest is the perfect partner to go with our series,” stated Short Track Super Series Promoter Brett Deyo. “They are one of the premier media outlets in the Northeast and their coverage is at the top when it comes to Modified racing. I’m excited to be able to partner with them for the 2019 season.”

“All of us at Dirt Track Digest are excited to be able to work the Short Track Super Series,” commented Dirt Track Digest co-owner and Managing Editor Mike Mallett. “This is what we envisioned when we started DirtTrackDigest.tv. We wanted to broadcast big events and this new partnership with the Short Track Super Series allows us to do that.”

The new partnership will kick-off on Friday, March 15 at the Georgetown Speedway as part of Melvin Joseph Memorial Weekend. The small-block Modifieds will race 30 laps for $4,049. Also scheduled on that night is the RUSH Late Models, Delmarva Chargers and the Delaware Super Trucks.

The following day, March 16, is the opening round of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Velocita-USA South Region opener for the Modifieds. They’ll race in a 49 lap, $6,949 to win event along with the STSS Sportsman, Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Little Lincolns, Delmarva Chargers and Delaware Super Trucks.

The Halmar International North Region kicks off on Sunday, April 7 with the Hard Clay Open at the Orange County Fair Speedway.

Included in the agreement are several DirtTrackDigest.tv Live events. These events will feature FREE pre and post-race broadcast from the event on the Dirt Track Digest Facebook page. Host Chris Marquart and Mallett will offer information about the event, recaps as well as interviews with the drivers of the Short Track Super Series. The duo will kick-off the series on March 16 at the Georgetown Speedway for the South Region with a shows also planned for the Hard Clay Open on April 7.

To access the live coverage of the Short Track Super Series as well as other DTD.Tv events fans can visit www.dirttrackdigest.tv. Each event will be available pay-per-view bases with access to replays for up to 10 days following. Fans can also download the Roku app for access to all the content on DirtTrackDigest.tv.

Short Track Super Series Broadcast 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

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.

To learn more about Dirt Track Digest, visit www.dirttrackdigest.com or www.dirttrackdigest.tv. Questions can be sent to Mike Mallett at mikemallett@dirttrackdigest.com. DTD can also be found on Facebook under ‘Dirt Track Digest’ and on Twitter @DirtTrackDigest.

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.

Melvin L. Joseph Memorial Kicks Off 2019 Northeast Modified Season at Georgetown Speedway March 15-16

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GEORGETOWN, DE – For the fourth consecutive season, Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway is set to kick off the Northeast dirt Modified schedule in 2019.

The historic half-mile oval will host the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial Weekend in remembrance of the speedway’s founder on Friday-Saturday March 15-16, 2019. Two exciting days of racing will help to cure the winter doldrums of race fans and competitors alike.

Friday night’s (March 15) program will be headlined by Small-Block Modifieds racing for $4,049 to win in a 30-lap event.  Also on the card will be RUSH Late Models (20 laps, $1,049 to win), Delmarva Chargers and Delaware Super Trucks.  Track time will be allotted for Modified and Sportsman teams planning to compete on Saturday.

The second day (March 16) of the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial is topped by the 49-lap, $6,949-to-win opener for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Velocita-USA South Region, with the ground-pounding STSS big-block/small-block Modifieds assembling a talented field.

The Melvin L. Joseph Memorial list of STSS Modified victors has become a ‘who’s-who’ of Modified talent. The first edition in 2016 saw Anthony Perrego of Montgomery, N.Y., drive Gary Mann’s New York Truck Parts No. 55 to the win. A year later, it was the ‘Sensational’ Jimmy Horton of Neshanic Station, N.J., aboard the Halmar International No. 43 in Victory Lane.

Last year’s event was an epic back-and-forth battle for the win. Ultimately, Boyertown, Pa.’s Ryan Watt edged ‘Super Matt’ Sheppard to bring home the top prize.

Round No. 1 of the STSS L&J Sheet Metal Crate 602 Sportsman South Region will offer a $1,049 winner’s share on Saturday. Also on the docket will be 12-lap features only for the Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Little Lincolns, Delmarva Chargers and Delaware Super Trucks.

The event honors the memory of Melvin L. Joseph, the founder of Georgetown Speedway and a Sussex County business icon who was also a pioneer in the NASCAR community as a car owner and builder of Dover (Del.) International Speedway. Mr. Joseph passed away in 2005 but his legacy continues.

Mr. Joseph’s family will be present at the event and his lucky number ‘49’ will be prominent throughout the day.

Complete pricing for the weekend is forthcoming. Two-day passes will be available for both the pit and grandstand areas.

Preceding the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial will be an open practice session on Saturday, March 9 with a rain date of March 10.

A complete ’19 Georgetown schedule is in its final stages of completion and will be released shortly.

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).

 

2018 Melvin L. Joseph Memorial Winners
Short Track Super Series Modified: Ryan Watt
Small-Block Modified: Craig Von Dohren
Short Track Super Series Crate 602 Sportsman: Alex Yankowski
RUSH Late Model: Amanda Whaley
Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Car: C.J. Schirmer
Little Lincoln: Kirk Lawson
Delaware Super Truck: Dale Elliott (Saturday) & Noah Vincent (Friday)
Delmarva Charger: Chris ‘Tippy’ Martinez (Saturday) & Tanner Marvel (Friday)

2017 Melvin L. Joseph Memorial Winners
Short Track Super Series Modified: Jimmy Horton
L&J Sheet Metal Crate 602 Sportsman: Scott Hitchens
Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Car: C.J. Schirmer
Little Lincoln: Joe Tracy
Delaware Super Truck: Shane Clogg
Delmarva Charger: Jerry Barker

2016 Melvin L. Joseph Memorial Winners
Short Track Super Series Modified:
Anthony Perrego
L&J Sheet Metal Crate 602 Sportsman: Brandon Grosso
Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Car: Dwayne Heck
Little Lincoln: Mel Joseph Jr.
Delaware Super Truck: Robert Reed
Delmarva Charger: Geoff Carey

$10,000-to-win Short Track Super Series York County Nationals Returns to BAPS Motor Speedway July 14, 2019

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NEWBERRYTOWN, PA – This event has become a summer destination for fans in the Keystone State and beyond.

And it’s back in 2019.

BAPS Motor Speedway in Newberrytown, Pa., will again welcome the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco big-block/small-block Modifieds for the York County Nationals. The 50-lap event will reward its victor with a massive $10,000 from a total payout structure of more than $30,000!

The 2019 edition will take place on Sunday, July 14.

The York County Nationals will offer points toward the ’19 STSS Velocita-USA South Region championship battle worth a minimum of $10,000.

Matt Sheppard of Waterloo, N.Y., is the defending York County Nationals winner. Sheppard’s victory last July came in dramatic fashion. After relinquishing the lead to pit with a right-rear wheel packed with mud, Sheppard restarted dead last in the Hurlock Auto & Speed No. 9s and charged back to the win over Stewart Friesen, Ryan Watt, Ryan Godown and Andy Bachetti.

The ’17 York County Nationals produced an upset victory by Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y., who utilized a double-file restart to sweep past race-long leader Friesen and go on to the five-figure payday. Friesen attempted a final-lap pass to reclaim the lead but settled for runner-up status, with Craig Von Dohren, Jeff Strunk and Frank Cozze in tow.

In the inaugural STSS visit to the four-tenths-mile oval on Aug. 7, 2016, New Yorker Anthony Perrego looked to have the victory in hand. Perrego’s flat right-rear tire paved the way for Ringoes, N.J.’s Godown to take his small-block-powered ride to victory. Watt, Strunk, Friesen and Jimmy Horton trailed.

Will there be another new face in Victory Lane in ’19? 50 laps will decide it.

Once again, the Central PA Legend cars will serve as the undercard for the Modified event co-promoted by Scott Gobrecht and Kolten Gouse of BAPS Motor Speedway and Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC.

BAPS Motor Speedway is located in Newberrytown, Pa., just off Interstate 83 at 690 York Road York Haven, PA 17370. To learn more, visit the official website at www.bapsmotorspeedway.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.

Wet Grounds Force Accord Speedway ‘Gobbler’ Postponement To Saturday, December 1

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ACCORD, NY – An early influx of winter in the New York State Catskill Mountain foothills has forced the postponement of the ‘Gobbler’ at Accord Speedway until the scheduled ‘weather date’ of Saturday, Dec. 1.

The announcement came on Nov. 21, in the advance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, to allow race teams, fans and their families plenty of notice.

The speedway grounds, hit by an early season snow and an abundance of precipitation, are in no shape to host an event this weekend.

“It’s just too wet,” Accord Speedway promoter Gary Palmer stated. “I’m still pumping water off the track. The access roads, pit area and parking lot are saturated. There’s no way we could pull off this show on Saturday.”

Event co-promoter Brett Deyo added that the interest for the event is high once again this season, so the weather will be monitored with a hope of running the event on Dec. 1.

“We obviously need the weather to cooperate with us to allow for drying,” he said. “We will keep an eye on the conditions and update the racing community next week. There has been tremendous feedback from all divisions and race fans. We’re hopeful for sunshine to help us close out the 2018 season.”

Twice in the previous five editions of the ‘Gobbler’ the event has gone off successfully – with large crowds and healthy car counts – on the first Saturday of December (2015 & 2016).

On the docket: Modifieds racing 50 laps for $5,000 to win, Crate 602 Sportsman (25 laps, $1,000 to win), Street Stocks in the Ron Wright Memorial, Four Cylinders and an Enduro nightcap.

The entire program now moves back to Dec. 1. Pit gates open at 9 a.m. Grandstand gates are unlocked at 10 a.m. Hot laps hit the track at noon. Racing begins at 1 p.m.

Adult grandstand admission is $24. Seniors (ages 65 and up) pay $22. Kids 11 and under are $5. Reserved outdoor seating can be obtained for $26. Limited indoor seating is available for $35 by calling the speedway office at 845.626.1142.

Pit admission is $40, with no license required.

There is a ‘weather date’ in effect for this event of Saturday, December 1.

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 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.

Returning New Egypt, First Appearance at Fonda Bring Excitement for 2019 Short Track Super Series Season

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MILLSBORO, DE – One returning Garden State venue and a legendary New York facility storied in history have created early anticipation for the 2019 Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco schedule.

New Jersey’s New Egypt Speedway is back on the 2019 STSS Modified agenda. The state-of-the-art D-shaped, 7/16ths-mile facility will host the ‘Dirty Jersey’ Velocita-USA South Region event on Thursday, May 23 to launch Memorial Day weekend.

A pair of STSS Velocita-USA South Region Modified events have been contested at New Egypt: one on June 14, 2016 and the first STSS-sanctioned event on June 11, 2015.

Wurtsboro, N.Y., invader Danny Creeden reached Victory Lane in the ’15 edition over Ryan Godown, Anthony Perrego, Ryan Watt and Billy Pauch Jr.

In ’16, the Frenchtown, N.J.-based Pauch family reigned supreme. Billy Jr. bested his father, Billy Sr., despite running much of the race with a broken shock tower. Duane Howard, Creeden and Godown completed the front five.

After two seasons away, the STSS is back in ‘the Pines’ for ’19. Look for more information on this event during the off-season.

Since 1953, Fonda Speedway located off New York State Thruway Exit 28 in Fonda, New York has hosted some of the most iconic names in auto racing. For the first time, the STSS and its Halmar International North Region descend on the ‘Track of Champions’ Wednesday, July 3.

The inaugural STSS appearance at Fonda on the eve of Independence Day will be one to remember. The 50-lap ‘Firecracker’ will offer $10,000 to the winner. Promotional support for this event comes from John Lakata, who spearheaded the original ‘Jack’ event at Fonda in 2015.

Lakata plans to bring a true ‘special-event’ feel to this event with fan promotions, lap money, special awards, live music and more.

Officials are working diligently on finalizing the ’19 STSS schedule for the Halmar International North Region, Velocita-USA South Region and North and South Regions for the Crate 602 Sportsman.

The 2018 Short Track Super Series season will reach its conclusion on Saturday, January 5, 2019 with the ‘Night of Champions’ Awards Banquet at Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Conference Center in Lehigh Valley, Pa. Banquet ticket order forms have been posted on the web at www.shorttracksuperseries.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.