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$10,000 Awaits Short Track Super Series Winner Sunday, July 29 At BAPS Motor Speedway For York County Nationals

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NEWBERRYTOWN, PA – With $10,000 awaiting the winner of a 50-lap main event, the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco approaches its richest event of the year on Sunday, July 29.

The red clay of BAPS Motor Speedway is the host, while Sunoco Race Fuels and Insinger Performance present the York County Nationals for STSS big-block/small-block Modifieds in the division’s sole 2018 appearance at the Newberrytown, Pa., facility.

In two previous performances, the STSS Modifieds have thrilled fans at BAPS Motor Speedway with three-wide racing and exciting finishes.

This year’s edition, which again features a 50-lap sprint to the checkered, is sure to do the same.

In 2016, a late-race flat tire sent Anthony Perrego limping to the pits, with Ringoes, N.J.’s Ryan Godown the beneficiary, taking home a $5,000 top prize in the return of the Modifieds.

A year ago, Ransomville, N.Y., standout Erick Rudolph snookered Stewart Friesen to pocket an increased $10,000 for his Randy Chrysler operation.

Once again, the annual BAPS stop is the richest event on the STSS circuit with a cool 10k awaiting the winner, $1,000 for 10th and $400 just to take the green flag.

This year’s event is sponsored by Sunoco Race Fuels and regional distributor Insinger Performance based in Dushore, Pa.

The York County Nationals is scheduled to serve as Race No. 5 of the eight-race STSS Velocita-USA South Region, which rewards its champion with $10,000 at year-end.

Since ownership of the former Susquehanna Speedway was taken by Scott Gobrecht and Kolten Gouse was appointed speedway manager in 2015, upgrades have been non-stop to the four-tenths-mile facility including a fresh surface, sound system, grandstand renovations, lights, new suites, pit area work, concession and restroom upgrades, aesthetic improvements and much, much more.

It is a showcase facility for the Modifieds in the Central Pennsylvania market.

Joining the STSS Modifieds on the card for the second consecutive year are the Central PA Legends Cars.

Complete race information can be found on the STSS website at: https://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/york-co-rules-prices-generalinfo/

Early registration for the event is open through the series website.

A rain date for this event is earmarked for Sunday, August 19.

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 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.

Short Track Super Series Looks To Make More Memories July 25 At Afton Motorsports Park

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AFTON, NY – The picturesque fairgrounds speedway located just off Interstate 88 has provided many memorable moments in the history of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco.

Afton Motorsports Park has hosted more STSS events – a total of eight – than any other track since the series was formed in 2014. And back in 2006, Afton was the site of the first-ever promotion by STSS organizer Brett Deyo with the inaugural “Working Man’s Race” Short Track SuperNationals.

On Wednesday, July 25, the series returns to the Ron Ford-promoted facility with its annual mid-summer stop: the ‘Afton Action 50’ paying $5,000 to win and $400 to take the green flag.

The ‘Afton Action 50’ will serve as the halfway point – race No. 5 – of the 10-race Halmar International North Region dishing out $12,500 to the champion.

Also on the open-wheel doubleheader is the STSS Crate 602 Sportsman inaugural North Region race, the first of five offering a $1,000 champion, paying $1,000 to win for 25 laps. This series was scheduled to kick off on Memorial Day weekend, but rain prompted the postponement of the opener at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y., to Sept. 23.

Stewart Friesen is the defending ‘Afton Action 50’ race winner. Friesen has two STSS wins at Afton, one a year ago and the second back on July 22, 2015.

Other Afton STSS victors have included Danny Creeden (Oct. 10, 2015 and July 24, 2014); Ryan Godown (Oct. 9, 2016 and July 27, 2016) Shaun Walker (Oct. 11, 2014); and Rusty Smith (Oct. 7, 2017).

The July 25 stop by the series will be among the most lucrative races at Afton this season, with $400 reserved just to take the green flag.

The Crate 602 delayed STSS North opener gives a strong first-to-last payout and the potential to challenge for the series title. 

Additionally, Insinger Performance American Racer Cup Challenge points will be up for grabs toward the Sportsman North Region bonus money offered by Bruce Insinger of Insinger Performance in Dushore, Pa.

Complete race information for the ‘Afton Action 50’ has been posted at the following link: https://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/afton-action-50-rules-prices-general-info/

There is a scheduled rain date for this event in place of Thursday, July 26.

Afton Motorsports Park has announced its July 27 Friday event has been canceled to put full focus on the ‘Afton Action 50’ event. Track regulars in the Modified and Crate 602 Sportsman divisions will receive 25 points toward the weekly championships by participating in the STSS event.

Afton Motorsports Park is located conveniently off I-88 Exit 7 (Afton), approximately 25 miles north and east of Binghamton, at 46 East Main Street Afton, N.Y. 13730. There is plentiful space for parking and camping. To learn more about Afton Motorsports Park, visit www.aftonmotorsportspark.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.

Big Diamond Speedway, Short Track Super Series Officials Cancel July 16 ‘Anthracite Assault’

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MINERSVILLE, PA – After a rainout on June 5, Big Diamond Speedway offered up a second date for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco ‘Anthracite Assault’ combination North-South event.

However, Mother Nature did not agree.

A forecast for intensifying showers throughout the evening hours has prompted Big Diamond and STSS management to make the early call and cancel the event for Monday, July 16. The show will return to Big Diamond in 2019.

“Every forecast I have looked at calls for rain later today and tonight,” Big Diamond owner Jake Smulley said. “There is too much risk of the event not going on as planned.”

On June 5, all race teams and fans were in attendance when storms moved over at 7 p.m.  STSS organizer Brett Deyo didn’t want a repeat.

“We already had racers and fans here from all over the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic the first time and they spent money in fuel and tolls,” he said. “We definitely don’t want to do that again.”

 

Modified Racing Civil War Monday Night At Big Diamond Speedway When Short Track Super Series North & South Regions Collide

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MINERSVILLE, PA – For Modified fans, Monday night at Big Diamond Speedway will produce a Civil war.

For the only time in 2018, the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Halmar International North Region and Velocita-USA South Region clash on the same battlefield. It all goes down in Coal Country with the 50-lap ‘Anthracite Assault’ offering $5,000 to the winner, $1,000 for 10th, $400 to take the green and a long list of cash bonuses and special awards.

The STSS stop at Big Diamond annually attracts the most diverse STSS field of the season.

Now entering the summer stretch, the heat is on STSS Modified drivers in their championship battles.

It’s been a long gap between STSS Velocita-USA South Region races, with the most recent coming on Thursday night prior to Memorial Day weekend at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del. Matt Sheppard of Waterloo, N.Y., tops the standings driving the Hurlock Auto & Speed No. 9s.

Sheppard, with 315 points, leads two-time STSS South champion Ryan Watt (280), David Van Horn (257), Andy Bachetti (246), Craig Von Dohren (238), Duane Howard (237), Ryan Godown (231), Anthony Perrego (229), Billy Pauch Jr. (226) and Rick Laubach (217).

Stewart Friesen of Sprakers, N.Y., leads the Halmar International North Region after two wins in the first three events. Friesen, however, will not be able to attend all events due to commitments with his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series efforts.

Right now, it’s anyone’s race for the $12,500 title.

Friesen has accumulated 290 points and leads Jerry Higbie (255), Billy Decker (249), Mike Mahaney (226), Anthony Perrego (224), Mike Gular and Duane Howard (222), Mat Williamson (216), Rick Laubach (207) and Jeremy Smith (195).

Big Diamond’s event carries added significance with points being offered toward both championships on Monday.

So far, the “south” has risen in each of the STSS combo races. Rick Laubach was the winner in 2015, Ryan Watt in 2016 and Ryan Godown enters Monday night as the defending race winner.

Joining the STSS Modifieds on the program are STSS Sportsman in Race No. 2 of the five-race series ($1,000 to win) and XCel 600 Modifieds.

Complete race information can be found at the following link: https://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/big-diamond-july-16-rules-prices-general-information/

Big Diamond Speedway is a three-eighths-mile clay oval located in Minersville, Pa., just miles from Pottsville. The facility offers free parking, state-of-the-art concession areas and restrooms and not a “bad seat” in the house, with hillside grandstands overlooking the on-track action. The speedway GPS address is 392 Forest Lane Pottsville, PA 17901. The official website is www.bigdspeedway.net.  

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

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

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

Halmar International North Region

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

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

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

Monday, July 16 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – Anthracite Assault – COMBO

Wednesday, July 25 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – Afton Action 50

Wednesday, August 8 – 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


Velocita-USA South Region

Saturday, March 17 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Melvin L. Joseph Memorial – WINNER: RYAN WATT

Sunday, April 29 – Bridgeport Speedway/Bridgeport, N.J. – South Jersey Shootout – WINNER: JEFF STRUNK

Thursday, May 24 – Delaware International Speedway/Delmar, Del. – Diamond State 50 – WINNER: MATT SHEPPARD

Monday, July 16 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – Anthracite Assault – COMBO

Sunday, July 29 – BAPS Motor Speedway/Newberrytown, Pa. – York County Nationals $10,000 to win!

Tuesday, August 28 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Blast at the Beach

Friday, October 12 – Port Royal Speedway/Port Royal, Pa. – Speed Showcase

Friday-Saturday October 26-27 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend

 

Take Two: Short Track Super Series Combination Event Monday, July 16 at Big Diamond Speedway

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MINERSVILLE, PA – Take two!

Since a June 5 rainstorm washed away the scheduled ‘Anthracite Assault’ at Big Diamond Speedway, race fans have been awaiting the new date. Finally, on Monday, July 16, their wait is over.

The only combined Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Halmar International North Region and Velocita-USA South Region event of 2018 takes over the Minersville, Pa., oval in a 50-lap main paying $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green flag.

The ‘Anthracite Assault’ serves as Race No. 4 of both the North and South Regions.

In North Region action, Stewart Friesen won the opening two events at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., and Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y. Jerry Higbie of Newburgh, N.Y., broke into the win column at Accord (N.Y.) Speedway in the most recent event held on July 3.

The South Region has produced three different winners. Ryan Watt picked up the Georgetown (Del.) Speedway opener in March. Jeff Strunk bested the Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway April field. Matt Sheppard dominated the late stages of the Delaware International Speedway (Delmar, Del.) 50-lap event on Memorial Day.

Now, all eyes are on Pennsylvania’s Coal Region.

Joining the STSS Modifieds on the program are STSS Sportsman in Race No. 2 of the five-race series ($1,000 to win) and XCel 600 Modifieds.

Complete race information can be found at the following link: https://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/big-diamond-july-16-rules-prices-general-information/

Big Diamond Speedway is a three-eighths-mile clay oval located in Minersville, Pa., just miles from Pottsville. The facility offers free parking, state-of-the-art concession areas and restrooms and not a “bad seat” in the house, with hillside grandstands overlooking the on-track action. The speedway GPS address is 392 Forest Lane Pottsville, PA 17901. The official website is www.bigdspeedway.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.

Home-Track Advantage Plays Into Jerry Higbie’s Hands Tuesday At Accord Speedway, Scores $5,200 ‘Battle of the Bullring’ Payday

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ACCORD, NY – Home-track advantage played into the hands of Jerry Higbie on Tuesday night at Accord Speedway.

Higbie, of Newburgh, N.Y., earned his first-career Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Modified victory at ‘Battle of the Bullring 6’ against an all-star field.

Higbie, a regular at the quarter-mile oval on Friday nights, pocketed $5,200 for his efforts with the Steve Lowitt-owned No. 48 in Race No. 3 of the series’ Halmar International North Region: $5,000 from the posted purse and $200 courtesy of Superior Remodeling as the Halfway Leader.

“I’ve always wanted to win one of these (Short Track Super Series) races,” Higbie said. “I felt this race would be our best shot at it. I have the most laps here. We got a couple of good draws tonight, we had a fast car and I couldn’t believe it when Stew spun. Stuff happens fast here.”

Higbie’s aforementioned ‘Stew’ referred to Stewart Friesen, the Modified superstar turned NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver who picked the pole via a redraw of top qualifiers prior to the start of the feature.

Friesen’s Halmar International No. 44 launched off the front row and set a blistering pace during the race’s opening laps while Higbie, who started second, ran in the runner-up position.

However, the race took a dramatic turn on lap 10 when Friesen, who was encountering the back of the 28-car starting field, spun in turn three to draw the yellow.

Higbie now had control of the field driving a Hig Fab Chassis he built in his own shop.

While Higbie led the race’s remaining 40 laps, it was far from an easy drive.

Current Accord Speedway point leader Anthony Perrego, who started eighth in Brian Smith’s Superior Remodeling No. 44, emerged as a contender. Perrego, during longer green-flag runs, pulled up to Higbie’s back bumper, diving to the inside of the leader.

“These kids are young and fast,” Higbie said of his challenger in Perrego.

Higbie became the 24th different winner in 55 STSS events contested since the series was formed in 2014.

Perrego, of Montgomery, N.Y., settled for a $3,000 runner-up finish.

“Jerry had a good car tonight,” Perrego said. “I thought I had a chance on the longer runs, but I couldn’t get there.”

Jeremy Smith of Triangle, N.Y., turned his 2018 STSS misfortune around with a strong third-place finish. Smith exchanged the final podium position in the race’s late stages with Wurtsboro, N.Y.’s Danny Creeden, who drove to a fourth-place result after starting 10th.

After rolling off the grid in 16th, track regular Jimmy Wells of Rosendale, N.Y., completed the front five.

St. Catharines, Ont., driver Mat Williamson was the race’s Land Hoe Maintenance LLC Hard Charger, receiving $200 cash and a number of product certificates after driving the Behrent’s Performance Warehouse No. 3 from 22nd to finish sixth in his debut at the speedway. Mike Gular of Boyertown, Pa., authored another steady drive to finish seventh in the Terry Fasnacht-owned No. 2A, followed by Billy Decker of Sidney, N.Y., who started 21st after a heat-race melee; Sprakers, N.Y.’s Friesen, recovering from his spin; and Tyler Siri of Horseheads, N.Y., who ran inside the top-five for much of the event.

Beyea Custom Headers heat winners were Higbie, Craig Hanson, Duane Howard and Tyler Boniface. Brett Tonkin and Tyler Dippel split the consolations.

Montour Falls, N.Y., driver Dale Welty invaded Accord Speedway for the first time in his long career and walked off with a $1,000 STSS Sportsman payout in the division’s wild 25-lap feature.

After a rough-and-tumble first half of the main, green-flag racing prevailed in the race’s second half. Welty, Corey Cormier and Kyle Rohner battled three-wide lap after lap for the top spot.

In the end, Welty’s high-side momentum carried him to the Sunoco Race Fuels checkered flag.

“This track reminds me of my home track Skyline Raceway Park (in Blodgett Mills, N.Y.),” Welty said. “I never ran here before today, but I’ll be back. You can run all over this place.”

Cormier settled for second after working the inside of Welty, with Rohner, Travis Green and Daniel Morgiewicz completing the front five.

Travis Brockner of Kenoza Lake, N.Y., won the 20-lap Street Stock main worth $350. Brockner held off the advances of Walt Henry in the final laps after early challenger Livy Johnson spun from contention. Ray Tarantino, Steve Williams and Greg Sleight trailed.

BULLRING BITS: Rain and lightning circled the speedway throughout the afternoon hours, with a brief shower at approximately 3:30 p.m. Precipitation was reported south and west of the speedway, but the show went on in its entirety….

The Modified feature was in the books by 9:37 p.m. after the night’s events started at 7 p.m. in a fast-paced show….

Rough night for leading Northeast winner Matt Sheppard, who required the use of a provisional to make the main event. Sheppard had switched to a back-up car for the consolation and struggled to 15th after getting entangled in a melee near the end of the 50-lap main….

The Jeremy Smith team, despite a heat-race tangle for Billy Decker, emerged with three solid finishes: Smith’s third and Decker’s eighth in the Modifieds plus a ninth-place run in the Sportsman for Darren Smith….

Up next for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco is the rescheduled ‘Anthracite Assault’ North vs. South combined point event at Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa., on Monday, July 16. Joining the STSS Modifieds (50 laps, $5,000 to win) on the card are STSS Sportsman racing for $1,000 to win (20 laps) and XCel 600 Modifieds (20 laps).

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

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.

 

BATTLE OF THE BULLRING 6 RESULTS SUMMARY – ACCORD SPEEDWAY JULY 3, 2018

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Halmar International North Region Race No. 3 Feature Finish (50 laps): JERRY HIGBIE, Anthony Perrego, Jeremy Smith, Danny Creeden, Jimmy Wells, Mat Williamson, Mike Gular, Billy Decker, Stewart Friesen, Tyler Siri, Duane Howard, Brett Tonkin, Nick Nye, Rich Ricci Jr., Matt Sheppard, Brian Krummel, Richard Smith, Andy Bachetti, Rick Laubach, Tyler Dippel, Craig Hanson, Ryan Godown, Frank Cozze, Mike Mahaney, Danny Tyler, Tyler Boniface, J.R. Hurlburt, Brian Malcolm.

Did Not Qualify:  Steve Davis, Allison Ricci, Joseph Judge, Rich Ricci III, Rich Eurich, Jimmy Horton, Kurt Hundeland, Mike Ricci, Mike Trautschold.

American Racer/Lias Tire Bonuses (FREE Tire): Tyler Siri (10th) & Nick Nye (13th)
ATL Fuel Cells Bonus ($200 Certificate): Jimmy Wells (fifth)
Beyea Custom Headers Hard Charger ($200 Certificate):
Mat Williamson (22nd to sixth)
Beyea Custom Headers Heat Winners ($50 Certificate):  Jerry Higbie, Craig Hanson, Duane Howard& Tyler Boniface
Fast Axle Bonus ($50 Certificate): Mat Williamson (sixth)
Henry’s Exhaust System Bonus ($50 Certificate):
Duane Howard (11th)
Land Hoe Maintenance Hard Charger ($200):
Mat Williamson (22nd to sixth)
QA1 Hard Charger ($50 Certificate):
Mat Williamson (22nd to sixth)
Racing Optics Bonus (Sleeve of Tearoffs):
Jeremy Smith (third)
Sunoco Race Fuels/Insinger Performance Bonuses ($50 Certificates): Anthony Perrego (second), Brett Tonkin (12th) & Ryan Godown (22nd)
Superior Remodeling Halfway Leader Bonus ($200): Jerry Higbie
WELD Wheels Hard Luck Award (FREE Wheel):
Jimmy Horton
Wilwood ‘Lucky 7’ Bonus ($50 Certificate):
Mike Gular (seventh)

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Open Sportsman Race No. 1 Feature Finish (25 laps): DALE WELTY, Corey Cormier, Kyle Rohner, Travis Green, Daniel Morgiewicz, Joe Conklin, Craig Whitmoyer, Joey Coppola, Darren Smith, Jared Miller, Leo Fotopoulos, Alex Van Pelt, Cole Hentschel, Kevin Ward, Nick Plumstead, Dominic Roselli, Cole Stangle, Charles Loiodice, Michael Talmadge, Kevin Borden, Tyler Johnston, Nick Mady, Chris Jordan, Brandon Kuhn, Matt Shultz.

Street Stock Feature Finish (20 laps): TRAVIS BROCKNER, Walt Henry, Ray Tarantino, Steve Williams, Greg Sleight, Joel Murns Jr., Livy Johnson, Amber Van Orden.

Short Track Super Series Invades Accord Speedway Tuesday, July 3 for Battle of the Bullring 6

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Short Track Super Series Invades Accord Speedway Tuesday, July 3

You better hang on tight for this 12-second ride.

The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco invades the quarter-mile Accord Speedway on Tuesday, July 3 for Battle of the Bullring 6! STSS Modifieds headline the program running 50 laps for a $5,000 winner’s share, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green flag, Race No. 3 en route to the $12,500 Halmar International North Region championship.

Two-time 2018 series winner Stewart Friesen leads the standings into Accord over Mike Mahaney, Billy Decker, Duane Howard, Rick Laubach, Jerry Higbie, Mike Gular, Ryan Godown, Brian Krummel and Mat Williamson. All of the top-10 – and many more – are expected to attend.

Anthony Perrego is the defending winner of the event and tops the point standings at Accord.

STSS Sportsman ($1,000 to win) and Street Stocks ($350 to win) complete the tripleheader program.

Complete race information can be found at the following link: https://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/battle-of-the-bullring-6-rules-prices-general-information/

‘Battle of the Bullring 6’ Order of Events

3 p.m. – Pit Gate Opens

4 p.m. – Grandstand Gate Opens

5:45 p.m. – Drivers’ Meeting/STSS Modified Draw for Heat-Race Starting Positions

6:15 p.m. – Hot Laps
STSS Sportsman
STSS Modifieds
Street Stocks

7 p.m. – Racing
STSS Modified Heats (10 laps)
STSS Sportsman Heats (8 laps)
Street Stock Heats (6 laps)

STSS Modified Redraw

STSS Modified Consolations (10 laps)
STSS Sportsman Consolations (8 laps)
Street Stock Consolations (6 laps)

STSS Modified Feature (50 laps)
STSS Sportsman Feature (25 laps)
Street Stock Feature (20 laps)


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Mike Mahaney A Quiet Short Track Super Series Force Entering Accord Speedway Tuesday, July 3

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ACCORD, NY – Stewart Friesen has stolen the headlines so far, but Mike Mahaney is emerging as a quiet force in the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco.

Friesen has won both STSS Halmar International North Region races contested in 2018 and leads the $12,500 championship battle. However, Mahaney is not far behind.

The 28-year-old King Ferry, N.Y., driver sits second in the STSS Halmar International North Region standings entering the series’ next event on Tuesday, July 3 at Accord Speedway.

The ‘Battle of the Bullring 6’ is an “elbows-up” contest on the tight quarter-mile oval for 50 laps, with $5,000-plus waiting at the wave of the Sunoco Race Fuels checkered flag.

Mahaney will be in the mix with his Charlie Davis-owned Olum’s-sponsored No. 21 Troyer.

Mahaney finished sixth in the STSS North Region opener on May 8 at N.Y.’s Orange County Fair Speedway driving the Buzz Chew No. 88. Then, after rain postponed events at both N.Y.’s Thunder Mountain and Pa.’s Big Diamond, it was off to Tyler Siri’s Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., on June 20.

Mahaney started the 50-lap ‘Outlaw Showdown’ from 14th and raced to the fourth position.

Now, it’s off to Accord: a facility where Mahaney has run well in the past both in STSS events and the unsanctioned fall ‘King of the Catskills’ special.

With 225 points, Friesen leads the standings. Mahaney, with 186 points, is second followed by Billy Decker (181) and a tie for fourth between Keystone State drivers Duane Howard and Rick Laubach, both with 162 points.

Joining the STSS Modifieds on the card are STSS Sportsman in Race No. 1 of their five-event series paying $1,000 to win and $100 to start plus Street Stocks with $350 going to the winner of the 20-lap feature.

The ‘Battle of the Bullring 6’ has a rain date in place of Wednesday, July 4.

For complete race information and rules, visit the following link: https://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/battle-of-the-bullring-6-rules-prices-general-information/

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.

You Better Hold On Tight For This 12-Second Ride: Short Track Super Series Invades Accord Speedway ‘Bullring’ July 3

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ACCORD, NY – You better hold on tight for this 12-second ride!

The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco heads to the ‘Ulster County Bullring’ of Accord Speedway on the eve of Independence Day: Tuesday, July 3. The Palmer family’s “elbow’s-up” quarter-mile oval is set for 50 laps of STSS big-block/small-block Modified action in Round No. 3 of the series’ Halmar International North Region.

Racing action at Accord is always intense. With a $12,500 championship looming at year-end and a healthy $5,000 going to the event’s winner, it will be all-out in the sixth edition of the ‘Battle of the Bullring’ midweek special.

A year ago, Anthony Perrego completed a last-lap, last-turn pass of local hotshoe Jimmy Wells in a 50-lap feature that went green-to-checkered without a caution flag. The finish brought a large crowd to its feet!

For 2018, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Stewart Friesen is two-for-two in STSS Halmar International North Region competition. Friesen went to Victory Lane at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., on May 8 and won a thriller at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., in the most recent event on June 20.

The series point standings are loaded with talent. Chasing Friesen are Mike Mahaney, Billy Decker, Duane Howard, Rick Laubach, Jerry Higbie, Mike Gular, Ryan Godown, Brian Krummel and Mat Williamson.

Surprisingly outside of the top-10 after two events is ‘Super’ Matt Sheppard, who suffered misfortune at Outlaw while contending for the race lead. Sheppard will have the Maryland-based Hurlock Auto & Speed No. 9s in the pit area at Accord.

Of course, Accord’s tough weekly regulars will be looking to stake their claim of the $5,000 top prize. Wells was so close a year ago. A winner already at the Big A this year, could he gain redemption?

Joining the STSS Modifieds on the card are STSS Sportsman in Race No. 1 of their five-event series paying $1,000 to win and $100 to start plus Street Stocks with $350 going to the winner of the 20-lap feature.

The ‘Battle of the Bullring 6’ has a rain date in place of Wednesday, July 4.

For complete race information and rules, visit the following link: https://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/battle-of-the-bullring-6-rules-prices-general-information/

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.

Outlaw Excitement: Stewart Friesen Wins Short Track Super Series Wednesday Thriller at Outlaw Speedway

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DUNDEE, NY – In a race that left fans talking on their way out the gate, Stewart Friesen took the victory Wednesday night in the ‘Outlaw Showdown’ at Outlaw Speedway.

Friesen, of Sprakers, N.Y., came out on top of a see-saw battle for the lead to score a $5,200 payday in the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco appearance at the Dundee, N.Y., four-tenths-mile track, Race No. 2 of the series’ rain-marred Halmar International North Region.

The 34-year-old Friesen’s victory drew a buzz from the Outlaw crowd with the up-close-and-personal Victory Lane setup in front of the grandstands.

“This place was racy tonight,” offered Friesen, who took the lead for ultimately the final time on the 34th circuit of the 50-lap main. “This track hasn’t been good to us. It’s nice to win one here and get going in the right direction.”

A post-qualifying redraw of top heat-race finishers put Cory Costa on the pole for the main event. Costa led the opening four laps before Pennsylvania standout Duane Howard pressed Norm Hansell’s No. 357 into the top spot.

With 31 cars starting the main, lapped traffic became a factor very early on. Friesen, who started sixth, pressed his Halmar International No. 44 into contention for a three-car tussle out front.

When Howard’s car caught the infield in turn two and pushed momentarily, Costa regained the top spot. Friesen and Howard, meanwhile, diced high and low for second, all-the-while pressuring Costa.

Friesen found an open groove on the extreme outside lane on the 21st lap, powering to the lead around both Costa and the lapped cars.

On lap 24, the race’s first caution flew for Danny Johnson, who had stopped over the banking in turns three and four.

Friesen led Costa, 12th-starter Alan Johnson and Howard.

On the ensuing restart, Howard found the top lane and charged from fourth back to the lead on lap 26.

Friesen gave chase of Howard for eight full laps before he once again slipped to the inside for the top spot on lap 34.

Enter Matt Sheppard.

After mechanical issues and an ensuing spin in his heat race, the speedway’s dominant driver ‘Super Matt’ had started 21st on the field in the Sweeteners Plus No. 92s.

Sheppard roared into third on lap 32 and four tours of the Outlaw oval took second, setting up a ‘Superman’ vs. ‘Mr. Freeze’ battle out front.

The two superstar drivers put on a show, switching lanes and darting through lapped traffic while battling side-by-side. Ultimately, Sheppard’s night of misfortune continued when he suffered a flat tire on lap 41.

Sheppard and Howard had contact earlier in their battle for second with Sheppard’s right-rear going down and Howard suffering a left-front flat.

Friesen picked the outside for the double-file restart and outgunned ‘A.J. Slideways’ at the drop of the green. Johnson attempted to keep Friesen in view, but Friesen’s Billy the Kid-powered DKM No. 44 gradually drew away to race under the Sunoco Race Fuels checkered flag a winner.

Friesen’s $5,000 effort was boosted by a $200 bonus presented by Superior Remodeling as the race’s Halfway Leader.

Middlesex, N.Y.’s Johnson finished a solid second, taking home a $3,000 payday for his efforts on a heels of a win at the speedway the prior Friday. Johnson was utilizing big-block power for the event.

Canadian Mat Williamson, driving the Behrent’s Performance Warehouse No. 3, edged Mike Mahaney on the final lap to clinch the final podium position and a $2,000 payday. Williamson had started seventh.

Mahaney, of King Ferry, N.Y., finished fourth in the Olum’s-sponsored No. 21, driving forward from 14th on the grid. Ringoes, N.J., driver Ryan Godown advanced from 19th to finish fourth and captured the night’s Land Hoe Maintenance Hard Charger Award worth $200 cash and contingencies.

From 10th on the grid, Billy Decker of Unadilla, N.Y., drove the Jeremy Smith Racing No. 91 to sixth. Completing the top-10 were Howard, of Oley, Pa., who nursed his car home seventh with a flat left-front tire; early leader Costa of Corning, N.Y.; Boyertown, Pa., driver Mike Gular who, like Howard, was making his debut at the speedway; and second-generation driver Kyle Coffey of York, N.Y.

A field of 42 STSS Modifieds checked in for action with Beyea Headers heat wins going to Costa, Friesen, Gular, Bachetti and Derick Podsiadlo. Consolation victors were track owner Tyler Siri and Jerry Higbie.  

In Outlaw support division action, Dave Marcuccilli (Outlaw Sportsman $1,500 to win) and Dylan Cecce (Street Stock $1,000 to win) each scored 25-lap feature wins.

SHOWDOWN SHORTS: The win for Friesen was his all-time-leading 12th career STSS triumph. With the Outlaw score, Friesen has now won series events at nine different facilities since the series’ inception in 2014. His son Parker joined him in Victory Lane….

After pitting on lap 41 for the aforementioned flat tire – and with little attrition in the event – Matt Sheppard was only able to record an 18th-place feature finish….

After 50 laps and just two cautions, 22 drivers completed the 50-lap main on the lead lap….

Several series travelers battled adversity during the night. Anthony Perrego broke a rear suspension at the start of his heat race, requiring a provisional. Danny Creeden’s No. 16x was destroyed in a heat crash. He started the feature in the Adam Hilton No. 1R. Craig Hanson pulled off throughout the night with a misfire in his No. 20c….

Hard Charger Ryan Godown had stayed in the area after competing in USAC Sprint Car competition the prior night at nearby Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway….

Bonus points were on the line for the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels Insinger Performance North Region as a ‘Challenge Event’ on the agenda….

The pit area was full with the 42 Modifieds joined by 35 Sportsman and 26 Street Stocks….

Rain hovered just south of the speedway throughout the day, but a clear night for racing prevailed….

Racing resumes for the STSS on Tuesday, July 3 with a Halmar North Region invasion of Accord (N.Y.) Speedway for ‘Battle of the Bullring 6’ on the tight quarter-mile oval. STSS Modifieds race 50 laps for $5,000 to win plus STSS Sportsman ($1,000 to win) and Street Stocks. This event carries a rain date of Wednesday, July 4.

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

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

 

‘OUTLAW SHOWDOWN’ RACE SUMMARY – OUTLAW SPEEDWAY JUNE 20, 2018

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Halmar International North Region Event No. 2 Modified Feature Finish (50 laps): STEWART FRIESEN, Alan Johnson, Mat Williamson, Mike Mahaney, Ryan Godown, Billy Decker, Duane Howard, Cory Costa, Mike Gular, Kyle Coffey, Brian Krummel, Derrick Podsiadlo, Brady Fultz, Anthony Perrego, Eric Fisher, Donnie Lawson, Nick Nye, Matt Sheppard, Andy Bachetti, Justin Wright, Brett Tonkin, Rick Laubach, Ryan Jordan, Jeremy Smith, Tommy Meier, Dan Creeden, J.R. Hurlburt, Danny Johnson, Jerry Higbie, Craig Hanson, Tyler Siri.

Did Not Qualify: Colton Wilson, Greg Birosh, Billy Van Pelt, Ron Cartwright, Adam Hilton, Jim LaRock II, Damon Decker, Marcus Dinkins, Eldon Payne, Brian Malcolm, Dale Welty.

American Racer/Lias Tire Bonuses (FREE Tire): Kyle Coffey (10th) & Brady Fultz (13th)
ATL Fuel Cells Bonus ($200 Certificate):
Ryan Godown (fifth)
Beyea Custom Headers Hard Charger ($200 Certificate):
Ryan Godown (19th to fifth)
Beyea Custom Headers Heat Winners ($50 Certificate):
Cory Costa, Stewart Friesen, Andy Bachetti, Mike Gular & Derrick Podsiadlo
Fast Axle Bonus ($50 Certificate): Billy Decker (sixth)
Henry’s Exhaust System Bonus ($50 Certificate):
Brian Krummel (11th)
Land Hoe Maintenance Hard Charger ($200):
Ryan Godown (19th to fifth)
QA1 Hard Charger ($50 Certificate):
Ryan Godown (19th to fifth)
Racing Optics Bonus (Sleeve of Tearoffs):
Mat Williamson (third)
Sunoco Race Fuels/Insinger Performance Bonuses ($50 Certificates):
Alan Johnson (second), Derrick Podsiadlo (12th) & Rick Laubach (22nd)
Superior Remodeling Halfway Leader Bonus ($200):
Stewart Friesen
WELD Wheels Hard Luck Award (FREE Wheel):
Billy Van Pelt
Wilwood ‘Lucky 7’ Bonus ($50 Certificate):
Duane Howard (seventh)