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Flemington Speedway Historical Society Honors Four Most Influential Persons With "Tas Awards"

Flemington Speedway Historical Society honored four of its Most Influential People with "Tas" Awards on Saturday, January 17 at the Flemington Elks. Pictured L-R:  Ken Brenn Jr., Glenn Fitzcharles, Jim Horton, Sr., and Charlie McLaughlin, accepting for his late brother Jackie McLaughlin.

FLEMINGTON, NJ (Saturday, January 17) - The membership of Flemington Speedway Historical Society (FSHS) in the company of nostalgically-minded folks from auto racing’s past and present gathered at the Flemington Elks - very near the erstwhile Flemington Fairgrounds - to honor the late Jackie McLaughlin, Jim Horton Sr., Glenn Fitzcharles and Ken Brenn Jr. as recipients of the organization’s fourth annual "Tas Awards." The event was held Saturday, January 17.

The speedway, which began presenting auto races in 1915, closed on September 1, 2000.

Al Tasnady - famously known as “Tas” (pronounced “taz”) to legions of fans and friends - a champion and track official whose charisma and driving talent earned him respect and admiration of generations of race-goers, was the inaugural recipient of "Flemington Speedway’s Most Influential Persons Award," which was immediately renamed “The Tas Award,” in his honor. Tasnady died in 1986.

Recently deceased Flemington Fair President and speedway promoter Paul Kuhl and champion Billy Pauch, Flemington Speedway’s winningest driver, were honored in 2013. Last year, local heroes Stan Ploski and Sammy Beavers, champion car owner Ken Brenn Sr., track photographer Ace Lane Sr., and Bill Singer, “the Voice of Flemington Speedway," were added to this honor roll. The four 2015 award recipients were similarly recognized for their excellence at Flemington Speedway, joining their colleagues in an elite class.

First up: Jackie McLaughlin was a three-time Flemington champion who died from injuries sustained at another speedway in 1964 at age 30. Auto racing historian Bill Skinner presented Jackie’s award to brother Charlie McLaughlin. Skinner explicitly articulated McLaughlin’s ability to excel in any car he drove and his ability to reign supreme in the best rides he attained.

Charlie McLaughlin was most eloquent in his acceptance, “For us fans that were fortunate enough to see Tas and Jack race together, we know they were fierce competitors on the track; but if you saw them together after the races - regardless of the outcome - you saw two men who were friends, with mutual admiration, having the time of their lives."
“That is why this award means so much,” McLaughlin continued, his voice breaking, "It ties Tas and Jack together, forever.”  

Past Tas Award honoree Sammy Beavers then presented to Jim Horton Sr.  As a team, Beavers and Horton won more races together at Flemington than either of them did with any other colleagues.   The affection for his teammate was evident as Beavers spoke of Horton’s work ethic; then, “Jim, I’m proud to give this thing to you. You made a big spot in my career, and I really appreciate it. Thank you.”

Generations of Horton’s family were in the audience as Horton accepted. Ever humble, Horton used his time on stage to reflect on other Tas Award honorees.

One of them, Glenn Fitzcharles, had a Flemington racing career with two distinctly different facets, each victory-laden. The Stock Car portion was highlighted with thirty-six career victories and the 1975 track championship. Then, as a URC Sprint Car driver, Fitzcharles won eighteen times at Flemington, and served as club president. Fellow former URC president John Zimmerman described Fitzcharles as, “The greatest champion - he never met a stranger, never forgot a fan, just an awesome person.”

Fitzcharles's former car owners Frank Rio Sr. and Frank Rio Jr. were also on hand to honor their long-time friend. “Some people you meet in life stay with you. Glenn has a special place in our hearts. He's the best. Thank you, Glenn,” Rio Jr. said before handing the mic to his father.

“I’m so old, I forgot who he was,” Rio Sr. began, instantly bringing laughter from Fitzcharles and the room. “We had fun,” he continued, "and that’s what counts. You already know that he’s the greatest."

Fitzcharles was typically humorous and gracious, acknowledging his presenters, his fellow nominees, and his competitors that inspired him, “I came to Flemington in 1973, and I watched the veterans: Ploski, Beavers, Osmun. I watched where they ran, and I learned, and we won our third time out. I’m proud to get this award because I watched Al Tasnady race - he was fast everywhere he went, he was a gentleman, he helped promote [Flemington Speedway] later, and he gave me tips as a driver.”

Ken Brenn Jr. was the final recipient of the evening. Brenn earned the respect of his fellow competitors during a career that spanned the seventies, eighties and nineties. He was one of very few drivers who successfully transitioned from Flemington’s dirt track era to asphalt.

Past Tas Award honoree Billy Pauch presented the award to Brenn, “When I was asked to present this award to Ken Brenn Jr., I didn’t hesitate [to answer], ‘I’ll do it.’”

Pauch described the competition of the era they shared, then finished, “I'm intense, Kenny was not. I never understood how he could win so many races and be so laid back. Like I said, I have a lot of respect for Kenny, and I’m pleased to be the one that gets to present him this plaque. C’mon up, Kenny."  Ken Brenn Jr., visibly moved that his long time rival had praised him, expressed surprise, “This just made the night complete.”

Pauch and Brenn then summoned Ken Brenn Sr. to the stage, “[My dad is] the biggest part of my racing career,” Brenn Jr. acknowledged.  Brenn, too, reflected on the fierce competition they shared, then responded to Pauch, “To answer your question, ‘How I could race so hard while being so laid back?' I don’t have a clue."

Three of Flemington Speedway’s most influential persons were then standing together on stage. They huddled, sharing a moment, then Brenn Sr. spoke out of turn, “Billy just said, ‘In all those years, we never had a fistfight,'” he paused for effect, “I told him, ‘We still have time.’"

Appreciation Awards for distinguished service were presented to the Trautman Family, patriarch Lee Trautman accepting with son Eric, and FSHS Director Emeritus Ray Liss. FSHS past president Mark Harrington was thanked by his Executive Board for his years of service to the organization. The recognition was novel: a new FSHS banner was presented in Harrington’s honor, featuring his favorite driver, Stan Ploski.

Flemington racing movies were shown by Matt Mahoney, with Steve Barrick and Rick Shive offering insightful commentary. Titles came from the library of Snyder Video Productions and the archives of the late photographer Dick Ivins, the latter through the courtesy of Bob Pickell Jr. and John Lengenfelder. Former Flemington Speedway announcer Earl Krause emceed the program that was produced by FSHS President Dave Garboski.

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DIRTcar Northeast Series Director Relieved of Duties

CONCORD, N.C. - Jan. 21, 2015 - DIRTcar Racing announced today that Joe Skotnicki will no longer be employed as director of series and sanctioning in the Northeast, effective immediately.

DIRTcar’s Chief Operating Officer Tom Deery will temporarily assume the duties until the position is filled. Questions about the upcoming Super DIRTcar Series season can be directed to Deery via email at tdeery@dirtcar.com or by calling 704-795-7223.

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Brewerton Speedway Super DIRTcar Series Date Changed

“Duel at the Demon Weekend” to be held September 18 and 19

Baldwinsville, NY- January 17, 2015 (By Dave Medler)
– Big Block fans mark your calendars! The Super DIRTcar Series event originally scheduled for Friday night, September 25 at Brewerton Speedway has been moved to Saturday night, September 19 and will now be the anchor event of a two-day “Duel at the Demon Weekend” to be held Friday and Saturday, September 18 and 19. It will be a Big Block fan’s dream, with two days and 150 feature laps on tap for the mighty modifieds.

DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds and Sportsman will share the spotlight Friday Night. Modifieds will have $3000 up for grabs in a 50-lap preliminary feature. The always competitive Sportsman will be competing for a lucrative $1500 first place prize and an automatic top-10 starting spot in the Industrial Tire of CNY Sportsman Championship at Fulton on October 4.

Saturday’s activity will be highlighted by the highly anticipated return of the Super DIRTcar Series. The 100-lap affair will mark the first series visit at the D-Shaped Dirt Demon since 2008. Defending series champion Billy Decker and series frontrunner and 2014 Brewerton points king Matt Sheppard will lead a star-studded field of the Northeast’s best Big Block drivers into one of the circuit’s most competitive tracks. The Pro Race Cars Mod Lites will join the Big Blocks that evening for their final point event of the 2015 season.

Secure your accommodations today for the “Duel at the Demon Weekend” at either of Brewerton Speedway’s Official Host Hotels. The Days Inn Brewerton is located right off Route 81 (Exit 31) at 5552 Bartell Road less than a mile from the track. They offer a special rate for race teams and fans of $89 per night. For reservations please call (800)780-7234 or visit their website at http://www.brewertonhotel.com/. The Cicero Comfort Suites is located just off Route 81 (Exit 30) at 5875 Carmenica Drive just a few miles from the track and has a $109 rate reserved for race teams and fans. For reservations please call (315) 752-0151 or visit their website at http://www.comfortsuites.com/hotel-cicero-new_york-NY452#top . Make sure to reference Brewerton Speedway when calling.

More information such as gate race times and ticket pricing will be announced when it becomes available.

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Hallowed Orange County Fair Speedway Opens Short Track Super Series April 7

MIDDLETOWN, NY – For the second consecutive year, the Short Track Super Series will open on the hallowed ground of the Orange County Fairgrounds.

The venerable five-eighths-mile Orange County Fair Speedway will play host to the ‘Hard Clay Open’ on Tuesday, April 7 (rain dates: April 8 and 9) to kick off the race for the $15,000 North Region championship. The ‘Hard Clay Open’ is the first of eight North Region points-paying events with $38,650 set to be distributed to the top-12 drivers in the standings.

The ‘Hard Clay Open’ will be headlined by a big-block/small-block Modified 50-lap event offering a mammoth $30,000 total purse: $5,000-plus to the winner, $1,000 for 10th and $500 to take the green flag.  There will be lap money, contingency awards and bonuses, contributing to a lucrative night for series competitors.

The first bonus award sponsor has signed on for the ‘Hard Clay Open’ event. Grand Rental Station, a tool and party rental center located just one block outside the speedway’s first and second turns in Middletown, N.Y., will present the Short Track Super Series Modified Hard Charger Award. The Grand Rental Station Hard Charger recipient, the driver advancing the most positions from scheduled start to finish in the 50-lap main, will receive $500 cash

Rules for the ’15 ‘Hard Clay Open’ will be unique. Teams opting for the 2,500 lb. weight classification (big-block and dry-sump small-block engines) will be required to utilize standard window body panels. All other weight classifications will have the opportunity to run high sail panels.

Complete rules and ‘Hard Clay Open’ general information can be found at the following link: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/hard-clay-open-rules-general-information/

The complete Modified purse structure has also been posted: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/hard-clay-open-modified-pay-structure/

The ‘Hard Clay Open’ will feature two divisions of open-wheel racing. The Short Track Super Series Fueled by Hi-Tek Modifieds will be joined by Crate 602 Sportsman, racing under Orange County track rules, in a $1,000-to-win, $100-to-start event.

Registration is open for both the Modifieds and Crate 602 Sportsman. Entry forms have been posted on the event website.

For the ‘Hard Clay Open’ pit gates will open at 1 p.m. Grandstand gates open at 4 p.m. with a drivers’ meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. at the pit tower. Hot laps will follow and racing is set to begin promptly at 7 p.m.

Grandstand admission is $22 (Adults), $20 (Seniors) and $2 (Kids 6 and under). Pit admission is $35, with no license required.  Advance tickets will go on sale through the speedway office on March 1 by calling 845.342.2573.

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2015 Season At Thunder Mountain Speedway To Feature A Mix Of Old & New

Crate 602 Sportsman To Offer $400 Winner’s Share, $100 To Start; Special Events Planned

CENTER LISLE, NY - The 2015 season at Thunder Mountain Speedway will feature a mix of new and old.

The three-eighths-mile clay oval located in Center Lisle, N.Y., just outside of Whitney Point, roars into the upcoming campaign off the strength of a resurgent ’14 season. Speedway founder Karl Spoonhower, back at the helm of the facility with promotion and marketing support from BD Motorsports Media LLC, returned racing to Saturday nights and of course, facilitated the comeback of the mighty big-block/small-block Modifieds to the weekly program.  

For the ’15 campaign, the headline Modified division again tops the lineup. Brent Wilcox of Binghamton, N.Y., will look to defend his championship. Wilcox, who drove for the Tom Coar and Chris Clark operation, earned more than $5,000 for his second career Thunder Mountain title at the November Awards Banquet. His first came in ’06.

Returning divisions from a year ago are the Modifieds, Open Sportsman (again offering $700 to win and $100 to start), Street Stocks and Four Cylinders.

New for ’15:  Crate 602 Sportsman in their own weekly division. The Crate 602 Sportsman, extremely popular across New York State and the Northeast, will compete in qualifying and 20-lap features paying $400 to win and $100 to start. The $100 green money is the highest in the region and possibly the Northeast.

Crate 602 Sportsman will not be required to run a rev chip but a gear rule will be in place. Standard body rules will be in place. Steel or aluminum wheels are permitted. The minimum weight is set at 2,425 lbs. The American Racer tire rule will mirror the Modified division: 33 or harder across the front; 33 or harder left-rear; 38 or harder right-rear.

Doug Borger’s popular XCel 600 Modifieds have been added as a weekly division, with six series events on the docket during the season, as well.

The Rookie Sportsman entry level class - open to first-year drivers with Open or Crate 602 engines - will be featured in an abbreviated season. Rookie Sportsman will be featured from Opening Night through late June, at which time there will be a graduation for the competitors. Graduates will move on to the Open or Crate 602 Sportsman divisions at that point.

Opening Night, sponsored by Waymart Building Center and Sharkey’s Fuels, is set for April 25 with Modifieds competing for $1,992 to win, plus Open Sportsman, Crate 602 Sportsman, Rookie Sportsman, XCel 600 Modifieds, Street Stocks and Four Cylinders. A practice session has been set for April 18.

Racing will continue through the month of September.

Special events are once again plentiful on the Mountain. The Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Modifieds will be featured on two occasions: Sundays June 28 and Sept. 13 with rain dates of June 29 and Sept. 20, respectively.

Both the June ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ special and September Wade Decker Memorial will offer minimum $5,000 winner’s shares with $1,000 reserved for the 10th-place finisher and $400 to take the green in the big-block/small-block Modified ranks for 50 laps of feature-event racing.

Adding to the excitement of the Short Track Super Series events is the addition of the Tobias SpeedSTRs on both programs. The SpeedSTRs have a tremendous following of superstar drivers and will compete for $3,000 to win in June and September.

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) 360 Sprint Cars make their second appearance in Thunder Mountain history on Labor Day weekend (Sept. 5) as part of the ‘Sprint Car Saturday’ event. The CRSA 305 Sprint Cars are also on a program that includes a number of winged divisions.

Small car racing will be showcased at Thunder Mountain on Sunday, May 3 with the ‘Small Car Showcase’ featuring the NY6A winged 600cc Micro-Sprints, wingless 600cc Micro-Sprints, 270cc Micro-Sprints, Allstar Slingshots, Empire Lightning Sprints and XCel 600 Modifieds.

A tentative ’15 schedule, with additions pending, has been posted at http://thundermtnspeedway.com/schedule.

Marketing and sponsorship options for the ’15 Thunder Mountain Speedway season are now available by contacting thundermtnspeedway@gmail.com or BD Motorsports Media LLC at 845.728.2781. Night sponsorships, divisional sponsorships and billboard opportunities are all affordable opportunities for local businesses.

For Thunder Mountain Speedway general information and a complete schedule, visit www.thundermtnspeedway.com. The speedway office number is 607.657.8202. On race day, call 607.849.7899. The speedway e-mail is thundermtnspeedway@gmail.com.  “Like” Thunder Mountain Speedway on Facebook or follow @thundermtnspeed on Twitter.

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DELAWARE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY CELEBRATES 2014 SEASON
 
By Charlie Brown, Dover, DE – Fans, drivers and families braved the frosty temperatures to attend the 2014 Delaware International Speedway Awards Banquet at the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino Saturday night.  The top ten in the five weekly divisions shared the $49,925 cash point fund and over $10,000 in contingency awards.
 
Jordan Watson returned to the NAPA Big Block Modifieds in 2014 in a big way. Watson scored five wins and earned 2402 points worth $6000 from the point fund. Three time champion, Jamie Mills of Milford, Del. was the runner-up for the second year in a row posting six wins and finishing just 62 points back with 2340. Third through fifth were five time champion, H.J. Bunting of Milford with five wins and 2280 points, Beau Wilkins of Milford with three wins and 2178 points and Brad Trice of Parsonsburg, Md. with 1837 points.
 
Sixth through tenth place drivers that received awards were: Scott VanGorder of Laurel, Del.; Shawn Ward of Laurel; Michael White of Laurel; Bobby Watkins of Harrington, Del. and Matt Hawkins of Hawkins of Hartley, Del. Trophies were presented by NAPA Auto Parts. Rookie of the Year honors went to Trent Willey.
 
The battle for the Super Late Model Championship went right down to the final night between defending point champion Ricky Elliott of Seaford and Bethel, Del.’s Andrew Mullins. Mullins came into the final night with a slim lead in the standings then held off Elliott in the main to claim the crown with 2335 points. Elliott recorded 11 wins during the season and finished second just 25 markers back with 2310. Five time champion Donald Lingo, Jr. of Millsboro finished third in points with 2400 and a win. Fourth went to Nick Davis of Gumboro, Del. with 1985 and he also recorded his first win in the divisions as did fifth place finisher Joe Warren of Georgetown, Del. running an experimental small block Ford engine and totaling 1930 points.
 
Sixth through tenth in the standings were: Staci Warrington of Milton, Del. with one win; veteran Bob Geiger of Laurel; Herb Tunis of Georgetown who posted his first career win; Amanda Whaley of Millsboro and Kerry King of Delmar. Trophies were presented by U.S. Foods, Inc. Rookie of the Year honors went to Joe Warren.
 
Greg Humlhanz of Chalfont, Pa. returned to full-time racing at Delaware International in 2014 driving for his first full season in the AC Delco PSC Modifieds. Due to his consistency and two wins Humlhanz was able to win the division’s championship with 1909 points and earning $1600. Scott Hitchens of Gumboro picked up a pair of wins to finish in second with 1727 and Brandon Watkins of Harrington picked up his first career win finished a personal best in third with 1698. Fourth went to Joe Tracy of Gumboro with 1668 and Chad Clark of Bridgeville, Del. and Tim Trimble of Easton, Md. tied for fifth with 1639 points each.
 
Finishing seventh through tenth were: Kevin Sockriter of Seaford; Westley Smith of Delmar; Dwayne Crockett of Laurel and Brandon Gallo of Harrington. Trophies were presented by R.C. Holloway and AC Delco.  Rookie of the Year honors went to Jeremy Harrington.
 
With Joe Warren moving into the Super Late Models the Crate Model championship was up for grabs. Having another outstanding season and posting his second championship was Matt Hill of Georgetown. Hill won 10 features and totaled 2250 points worth $1600. Second spot went to former champion, Tyler Reed of Milton with 2080 and Sparky White of Delmar had a solid season to finish in third with 2080. Fourth went to Robbie Walls, Jr. of Georgetown who posted his first two career victories and earned 2030 and Steven Baker of Georgetown rounded out the top five earning his first career win and 1683 points.
 
Sixth through tenth were; Aleesa Young of West Chester, Pa.; Mike Wilson of Salisbury; Dylan Evans of Millsboro; Michael Wharton of Greenwood and Eric Vent of Lincoln, Del. Trophies were presented by Snookie’s Speed Parts. Rookie of the Year honors went to Jamie Emory.
 
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MODIFIEDS AND 602 SPORTSMAN WILL BE ON HOOSIER TIRES IN 2015 AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY
 
VERNON, NY- Since 2005, American Racer has been the official tire for the Modifieds at the Utica-Rome Speedway but in 2015 that will change.  Hoosier Tire will be the tire brand for the Modifieds and 602 Sportsman for the upcoming season.
 
Since the announcement in mid November of their intention to purchase the Utica-Rome Speedway, Bill and Kim Shea have been hard at work to continue the tradition that outgoing owner Gene Cole set forth and make the Vernon oval a destination for drivers and fan alike.  Going back to the traditional body style in the Modifieds was their first step and now going to the Hoosier will align the speedway with other tracks in the region, allowing drivers to go between tracks with few changes.
 
“As a car owner, I appreciate the maintenance that goes into these cars when racing on multiple nights,” stated Bill Shea. “By putting ourselves on the same tire as the other tracks in the area, we hope to make it easier for drivers and crews to give us a try on Sunday nights.”  The compound that will be allowed weekly is the D300 tire which is used at the majority of the other tracks that use Hoosiers.
 
“Us switching to Hoosier has nothing to do with the product or service provided by Fred Woodworth and the rest of the staff at Lias Tire,” continued Bill.  “It is because of the environment we are in now with the tracks nearest to us and where we draw many of our weekly competitors as they are all on Hoosiers now.  Fred and Matt Brandle have been great to deal with and the American Racer was a great program to be a part of but I feel the change was necessary to bolster our weekly program.”
 
Despite the change in Modifieds, and the fact that the 602 Sportsman are also on Hoosiers, the open Sportsman division will remain on American Racers.  With every other track that runs an open Sportsman program on the American Racer tire, this will allows competitors in this division to travel with little changes to their cars.  The Pro/Street Stock division will be allowed to run the American Racer Pro Stock or Hoosier DIRTcar Pro Stock tires on a weekly basis.
 
For more information, please log on to www.uticaromespeedway.com or call the speedway office at (315)829-4557. All questions concerning rules can be directed to Bernie Lukas at (315)271-3068.

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2015 PENN CAN SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE COMING TOGETHER

SLINGSHOTS BY TOBIAS ADDED TO WEEKLY SCHEDULE; HARPELL NOT RETURNING TO YATES COUNTY, WILL FOCUS SOLELY ON PENN CAN

SUSGUEHANNA, PA…Exciting things are being planned for the upcoming racing season at Penn Can Speedway.  The 2015 racing schedule is coming along nicely and is expected to be released at the upcoming PPB Motorsports Racecar and Trade Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pennsylvania.

It was recently announced that Dan Harpell has taken over as the new Promoter of Penn Can Speedway.  Harpell, who is no stranger to the track, was quick to dispel any rumors that mass changes would occur.  He stressed that it will be business as usual at the Susquehanna speedplant in 2015, with a smooth transition planned.  Rules will basically remain the same as 2014.

The schedule will also look very familiar but there will be a couple of new, or possibly renewed, exciting additions that will be announced when the schedule is released.  One of the new additions to the weekly card will be the Slingshots by Tobias.  The class, made popular by racing great Rich Tobias, is hugely successful throughout Pennsylvania and will be a welcomed addition to the track.  It’s where future stars will start their careers.

Harpell, who was the Promoter at Yates County Speedway in Dundee in 2014, will not be returning there in 2015.  He instead will focus all of his attention on Penn Can Speedway.

“We had a plan in place to oversee both facilities in 2015 but unfortunately negotiations to return to Yates County could not be worked out and we will not be returning there next season”, said Harpell.  “Now that that has been resolved we will be able to focus all of our energy and effort into continuing the success that Reed Miller and Al Wilcox were able to accomplish over the years at Penn Can.  I am really excited to be coming home and can’t wait for the season to start”, he added.

Get ready for a great 2015 racing season at Penn Can Speedway.  Details on the upcoming season will be coming out on a weekly basis throughout the off season.  To keep up to the minute with what’s going on be sure to log onto our Facebook page or you can call the winter office phone number at 607-296-4265.

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November ‘Gobbler’ Leftovers To Be Served Tuesday, April 14 At Accord Speedway

Four-Division Program To Be Contested, As-Is, From Original Date; Busy Months Of April & May At Ulster County Bullring

ACCORD, NY – “Leftovers” from the 2014 ‘Gobbler’ will be served in the spring of 2015.

Accord Speedway will host the special event - postponed from November - on Tuesday, April 14 with a rain date of April 15. The entire post-Thanksgiving program will be contested, as is, in its entirety as a four division show of big-block/small-block Modifieds running 50 laps for more than $7,117.11 to win, Open vs. Crate 602 Sportsman in a $1,500-to-win 25-lap main with numerous bonuses, the Ron Wright Memorial for the Street Stock/Pure Stock division, a 20-lap feature offering $600-plus, and the Slingshots competing for $350 to win and additional cash in a 20-lap event.

At the time of the postponement in November, some 135 race cars had jammed the pit area at the Ulster County facility, including many of the sport’s top names.

All rules, procedures, format, etc. from the Nov. 29 date will remain in place. The draws for starting position will be intact. Any new competitors will tag the rear of their qualifying events.

The ‘Grandma’s Gravy’ gambler’s fees collected will be distributed to drivers in each division as advertised in November: half to the highest-finisher having posted the gambler’s fee, and the other half to a randomly selected position determined by a random draw. At the point of the postponement, the gambler’s fee totals were as follows: $420 (Modified), $340 (Sportsman), $160 (Street Stock/Pure Stock) and $100 (Slingshot).

All lap money, special awards and contingency bonuses have been retained and will be distributed to competitors in the spring.

For the rescheduled ‘Gobbler’ event, pit gates will open at 3 p.m., grandstands will open at 4 p.m., with hot laps promptly at 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.

Ticket stubs and wristbands from the November event will be honored.

For new attendees, grandstand admission is $22 for Adults, $20 for Seniors (ages 65 and over) and Kids 11 and under are $5. Pit admission is $35, with no license required. Indoor seating inquiries should be directed to the speedway office at 845.626.1142.

The months of April and May will be huge for racing at Accord.

After the ‘Gobbler’ is completed in April, attention will turn to the ‘Battle of the Bullring 3’ on Tuesday, May 19 (rain date: May 20) featuring the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek big-block/small-block Modifieds in a 53-lap, $5,300-to-win event paying $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green flag. The ‘Battle of the Bullring’ is a key stop in the race for the $15,000 Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region championship.

Open vs. Crate 602 Sportsman and Slingshots complete the ‘Battle of the Bullring 3’ event in May.

To learn more about the rescheduled ‘Gobbler’ or the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek, contact BD Motorsports Media LLC at bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, by phone at 845.728.2781 or on the web: www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com.

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Short Track Super Series South Region Inaugural Event Set For Sunday, April 19 At Bridgeport Speedway With ‘South Jersey Shootout’ Special; Two Tracks In Action As Modifieds Battle For More Than $25,000!

BRIDGEPORT, NJ – The spacious and state-of-the-art Bridgeport Speedway is set to play its part in history next April.

The five-eighths-mile facility will host to the first-ever event in the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. South Region on Sunday, April 19, 2015 with the ‘South Jersey Shootout’ special. The tentative rain date is April 26.

The series, featuring big-block/small-block Modifieds will be comprised of five events run in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The Short Track Super Series South Region, under the direction of BD Motorsports Media LLC, will be launched in ’15 following a successful six-race northern version contested in ‘14.

The Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek South Region will pay a minimum of $7,500 to its inaugural champion. The top-10 drivers will share in the series point fund which totals a healthy $19,800 for just five events.

Bridgeport Speedway’s Short Track Super Series South Region opening round will be headlined by a 40-lap Modified event offering $5,000 to the winner from a hefty purse. The event’s 10th-place finisher will receive $1,000, with $400 to take the green. There will be a long list of special awards, contingency prizes and bonuses, as well.

Bridgeport will not be in action on Saturday, April 18, meaning the Sunday event will serve as the weekend’s focal point at the track.

Unique to the ‘South Jersey Shootout’ event: both the outer five-eighths-mile track and inner quarter-mile will be in action on the same day. While the Modifieds, Sportsman and Outlaw Stocks will compete on the big track, Doug Borger’s XCel 600 Modified series is set to do battle on the inner oval. Fans will get to see action on two tracks for one price.

“Bridgeport Speedway is a premier Northeast venue,” said Short Track Super Series organizer Brett Deyo. “It’s an ideal location to start out South series. I expect a nice cross-section of drivers from New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania, plus a good number of New York racers looking to chase points on both our North and South regions.”

Rules will be set to ensure competitive balance between big- and small-block engine combinations for the special event. Complete information will be announced as the event approaches.

Short Track Super Series South Region
Sunday, April 19 (Rain Date: April 26) – Bridgeport Speedway/Bridgeport, NJ: South Jersey Shootout
Tuesday, May 5 (Rain Date: May 6) – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, PA (Combo): Anthracite Assault
Thursday, June 11 (Rain Date: June 15) – New Egypt Speedway/New Egypt, NJ: Dirty Jersey 3 - $10,000 to win!
Tuesday, Aug. 4 (Rain Date: Aug. 5) – Delaware International Speedway/Delmar, DE – Diamond State 50
Tuesday, Sept. 1 (Rain Date: Sept. 2) – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, DE – Beach Blast 2 – Championship Points

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Tradition-Rich Events, New Venues Highlight 2015 Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series Schedule

First-time race at Ohsweken, plus returns to Canandaigua, Grandview, Five Mile Point, Utica-Rome, join annual specials for NortheastÂ’s premier dirt tour

INDIANAPOLIS - Dec. 11, 2014 - The Super DIRTcar Series announced today at the Performance Racing Industry tradeshow a combination of traditional events and races at new venues will make up its 2015 schedule.

The 29-race series kicks off during the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment Feb. 18-21 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. The series championship begins April 25 with a 100-lapper at Fulton (N.Y.) Speedway before an exciting Wednesday night return on May 20 to Canandaigua (N.Y.) Speedway followed on Wednesday, May 27, to Brockville Ontario Speedway.

A four-race slate of events in June begins with the series' return Tuesday, June 16, to Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa. for the first time since 2010, then rolls Wednesday, June 24, to Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y., for the first time since 2003; Sunday, June 28, at Cornwall (Ont.) Speedway; and June 30 at Ohsweken (Ont.) Speedway, where the series will race for the first time in its history.

July features five events, including the "Stars & Stripes" on Thursday, July 2, at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, N.Y.; Brett Hearn's "The Big Show 7" on Tuesday, July 7, at Albany-Saratoga in Malta, N.Y.; the series' return to Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, N.Y., for the first time since 1997; and back-to-back nights in Quebec on Monday and Tuesday, July 20-21, at Autodrome Drummond and Autodrome Granby.

Tradition runs deep in August as the series competes three times in the first week with races on Monday, Aug. 3, at Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Ont.; Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Ransomville (N.Y.) Speedway; and Thursday, Aug. 6 in the "Hall of Fame Classic" at Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway. A week later on Thursday, Aug. 13, it's the annual "Mr. Dirt Track USA" event at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y.

Weekend events take center stage in September, with races on Friday, Sept. 11, at Autodrome Granby in Quebec and Saturday, Sept. 12, at Mohawk International Raceway in Akwesasne, N.Y., followed on Friday, Sept. 25, at Brewerton (N.Y.) Speedway and Saturday, Sept. 26, at Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway.

Major events highlight October, none bigger than the $50,000-to-win Syracuse 200 at NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week in Syracuse. Then the Sixth Annual Fall Nationals at Brockville Ontario Speedway and a second event at Weedsport Speedway will set the stage for the championship-deciding Bad Boy Buggies World Finals on Nov. 5-6-7 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C.

2015 Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series Schedule
Date Track
Feb. 18 Volusia Speedway Park (NP)
Feb. 19 Volusia Speedway Park (NP)
Feb. 20 Volusia Speedway Park (NP)
Feb. 21 Volusia Speedway Park (NP)

April 25 Fulton Speedway

May 20 Canandaigua Speedway
May 27 Brockville Ontario Speedway

June 16 Grandview Speedway
June 24 Utica-Rome Speedway
June 28 Cornwall Motor Speedway
June 30 Ohsweken Speedway

July 2 Rolling Wheels Raceway Park
July 7 Albany-Saratoga Speedway
July 14 Five Mile Point Speedway
July 20 Autodrome Drummond
July 21 Autodrome Granby

Aug. 3 Merrittville Speedway
Aug. 4 Ransomville Speedway
Aug. 6 Weedsport Speedway
Aug. 13 Lebanon Valley Speedway

Sept. 11 Autodrome Granby
Sept. 12 Mohawk Int'l Raceway
Sept. 25 Brewerton Speedway
Sept. 26 Fonda Speedway

Oct. 11 New York State Fairgrounds
Oct. 17 Brockville Ontario Speedway
Oct. 24 Weedsport Speedway

Nov. 5 The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Nov. 6 The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Nov. 7 The Dirt Track at Charlotte

* Note: To be eligible to compete at the Ninth Annual World Finals a driver must attempt to qualify for a scheduled Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series event during the 2015 calendar year (this includes the 44th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park).

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DAN HARPELL TO TAKE CONTROL OF PENN CAN SPEEDWAY

Susquehanna, PA…After eighteen years at the helm of Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania the promotional team of Reed Miller and Al Wilcox are stepping away from the day to day operation of the speedway.  During the last two months Miller and Wilcox have been talking with prospective operators to ensure the continued operation of the popular Friday night speedway. The transition to the new promoter is now complete and Dan Harpell of Kirkwood, New York will be the new promoter of the speedway in 2015.

“We spoke with quite a few people interested in running the speedway,” explains Miller. “We wanted someone to come in and seamlessly take over with as few changes as possible. Dan shared our thinking and with his knowledge of race track preparation and the business end of promoting, he was a natural fit.”

The Wilcox/Miller promotional team ran their first event in the spring of 1997. During their tenure at the helm of the speedway, Miller and Wilcox spent countless hours and money to completely rebuild the speedway. New buildings were constructed and new walls replaced the old dirt banks and tires. The grandstand was replaced and new lighting was installed. Miller and Wilcox also started bringing in new divisions and scheduling bigger higher paying events not previously run at the three eighths mile oval. The Patriot Sprints, URC Sprints, ARDC Midgets, Short Track Super Series Tour along with the Race of Champions Modified, Sportsman and Street Stock Tours have all competed at Penn Can. The Speedway was a charter member of the RoC Modified Tour and has run races every year and will continue to do so.

Wilcox and Miller will not be retiring from the sport completely. Wilcox, along with his wife Paula, is the owner of Trackside Products in Endicott, New York. Wilcox plans to continue the operations of his successful business. He will also be servicing local tracks with his parts trailer and will continue as the local dealer for American Racer Tires and VP Racing Fuels. Miller will continue on with Penn Can Speedway as a consultant to the new promoter. While not running the day to day operations at the track, Miller will be in the background assisting when needed. He will also be pursuing other interests in the sport.

Harpell has been involved in the motorsports industry his entire life. He also has previously worked at Penn Can serving as Race Director for a number of years before leaving last year to run Yates County Speedway in Dundee, New York. His promotional resume includes early years working for the DIRT organization as Director of Marketing and Public Relations before leaving to take over control of the family owned Five Mile Point Speedway, which he ran for 15 years. He recently became the new Promoter of Yates County Speedway where he completed a very successful first season. He also has been the man in charge of track preparation at the Utica Rome Speedway for the last several years.

“I am really excited about becoming the new Promoter of Penn Can Speedway and look forward to continuing the rich history and tradition of the track”, said Harpell.  “Reed and Al have done an outstanding job transforming the speedway into what it is today.  Racers and fans can expect a smooth transition with little or no changes.  There is a great staff in place and having worked there as Race Director for several years I am confident that we will pick up right where they left off and continue to provide a great night of racing for all to enjoy”, he added.

Harpell, who spent the 2014 season as Promoter at Yates County Speedway, plans to continue in that capacity as well in 2015.  His three sons, Tyler, Tanner and Tucker will all play an important role in the operation of both tracks.

“My sons have literally spent their entire lives around racing and have been doing track prep since they were old enough to see over the steering wheel.  They have worked on the track at Five Mile Point, Utica Rome and most recently Yates County”, said Harpell.  “They will play a huge, and significantly expanded, role at both tracks in 2015”, he added.

The 2015 Penn Can racing schedule is currently being constructed and will be announced in the near future.  Expect a very similar schedule as last year with a couple of exciting additions.  No significant rule changes are anticipated for the upcoming season, although as is the case every off season, they will all be reviewed to make sure they are up to date with industry standards.

While one chapter closes on the history of Penn Can Speedway, a new chapter begins.  The future is bright for the Susquehanna, Pennsylvania oval as a new era begins.

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2014 Albany-Saratoga Speedway Season In Review

For Immediate Release
December 7th, 2014

Malta, NY -
The 2014 season was another successful one for Lyle DeVore and the Albany-Saratoga Speedway. The Saratoga County facility completed its third season under DeVore’s leadership and with the news breaking in November that the it has now been purchased by 2015 NYSSCA Hall of Fame inductee Howard Commander, many more seasons are sure to follow.

The DIRTcar Modified division once again saw Garden State icon Brett Hearn be crowned king of the fourth tenths of a mile oval. Hearn piled up nine feature wins in route to his seventh track title and third straight. This marks the second time that Hearn has won three straight titles at the track, he previously did it from 2004 through 2006.

Marc Johnson kicked off the 2014 season on April 18th with his fourth career DIRTcar Modified feature win at the track. Johnson would have a consistent season at the Great Race Place and followed up the opening day win with another on July 30th. His fifth feature win came as the companion 35 lap feature, which was part of the rescheduled Big Show event.

Hearn though would go on a tear that propelled him to the top of the standings early. He picked up the win on April 25th and then grabbed the checkered flag the next four weeks in a row. Hearn owns the record for most consecutive feature wins in a row at Albany-Saratoga; he set that record of six in 2002. He came up one win shy of equaling that record on June 20th, when Kenny Tremont, Jr. put the famous 115 in victory lane.

The Jet returned to victory lane on June 27th with Peter Britten winning the next two features on July 4th and 11th. In between Britten’s wins came the Brett Hearn promoted Big Show, which unfortunately fell to rain and was postponed to July 30th. Tremont returned to victory lane on July 18th while Pennsylvania’s Jeff Strunk picked up his first career track win on July 25th. The Doctor of DIRTcar Modified racing, Danny Johnson brought the lion’s share of the Big Show money back to his Rochester home when the race was completed on July 30th.

Over the final five week’s Hearn cemented his championship with three more feature wins. Tremont picked up another win on August 15th while Mark Kislowski brought the crowd to their feet with his second career win on August 22nd.

Hearn was crowned champion with Britten, Johnson, Tremont and Ronnie Johnson completing the top five in the final Upstate GMC Dealers DIRTcar Modified point standings. Kislowski finished sixth with Keith Flach, Matt Delorenzo, Don Ronca and Elmo Reckner completing the top ten. The 2014 Upstate GMC Dealers DIRTcar Modified division averaged 29.21 entries per event. A total of seven different drivers won events in 2014.

The Sportsman division once again saw huge car counts each and every week. On average 54 total sportsman competitors pulled through the gates each week and once again they were split into the regular Sportsman division and the Limited Sportsman division. The breakdown would see 33.75 drivers call the regular division home each week and 20.44 in the Limited division.

A total of 13 different drivers won Sportsman events during the 2014 season with Jeremy Pitts repeating as track champion. Cody Bleau finished second with Hunter Bates third, Derrick McGrew fourth and Jack Speshock edging Scott Duell for fifth. During the season three drivers picked up their first ever feature wins – those include Joey Scarborough (April 25th), Jake Scarborough (July 11th) and Jon Miller (August 29th). Joey Scarborough backed his spring time win with another on July 8th.

The Sportsman division highlighted the final event of the season on September 12th. The Northeast Crate Nationals is one of the biggest Sportsman events of the year for the division. In the end Tim Hartman, Jr. picked up the event win.

During the season the special Featherfoot Warrior Series for the Sportsman division was held. This series within the regular schedule would see Jeremy Pitts pick up the title over Connor Cleveland, Cody Bleau, Nick Lussier and Joey Scarborough.

In the Limited Sportsman division Pete Jeske, Rob Maxon and David Emigh all won three times during the season and had to move up to the regular Sportsman ranks. Colin Bokus won two times however it was his third overall in the division and likewise had to move up. A total of ten drivers won feature events in the Limited division.

Rob Yetman claimed his second straight DIRTcar Pro Stock track championship. On the heels of three feature wins, Yetman brought home the title over sophomore driver Byron Wescott, Kenny Martin, Jr., fellow three time winner Kim Duell and Dan Older, Sr. The division would see ten different drivers pick up feature wins with an average car count of 18.11. Only two drivers – Nick Stone and Bernie Companion were able to win back to back feature events.

In the Street Stock division Randy Miller won nine feature events however the track championship went back to Vermont with Bill Duprey. Miller finished second in the final standings with Jason Meltz, Scott Lawrence and Damon Anderson completing the top five. Joining Miller on the feature winners list for the 2014 season were Duprey, with five wins, Josh Coonradt with three wins and Frank Monroe with a single win. On average a total of 18.53 drivers were on hand weekly.

Dave LaBarge and Steve Ryan were crowned the Greg’s Towing and Repair Four Cylinder track champions. LaBarge claimed the Single Cam crown over Brett Horlacher and Robert Garney. Ryan was victorious in the Dual Cam division over Pete Vila and Ken Stager.

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Short Track Super Series Set For 2015 Season With Expanded Schedule

North & South Regions Formed; $15,000 North Region Championship Set For Nine-Race Schedule, $7,500 Point Title For Five-Race South Region Schedule; $58,450 In Point Fund Cash Posted

BOYERTOWN, PA – After a successful inaugural effort that saw some 153 drivers take part in series events, the Short Track Super Series returns for an expanded second season in 2015.

Bolstered by new support of American Racer/Lias Tire and Hi-Tek Race Fuels, a rich Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek schedule has been outlined for the ’15 campaign by series organizer Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC and participating track operators in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

The series, primarily contested in New York State and the northern tier of Pennsylvania during its first season, has now grown and morphed into two regions: North and South.

The North Region includes nine total events in search of a $15,000 championship share. The series launches, for the second consecutive season, at the historic Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., with the ‘Hard Clay Open’ offering $5,000-plus to the winner and $500 to take the green flag on Tuesday, April 7 (rain dates: April 8 and 9).

Facilities joining the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek North Region this season are Pa.’s Big Diamond Speedway and New York-based Glen Ridge Motorsports Park and Woodhull Raceway.

Big Diamond’s ‘Anthracite Assault’ will be unique in that it will serve as the series’ only combination event, offering both North and South Region points. The track’s size, layout and geographic location allow this Tuesday, May 5 (rain date: May 6) event in the Coal Region of Pennsylvania to serve as a meeting point for northern and southern teams.

Glen Ridge Motorsports Park, the ultra-fast quarter-mile located in Fultonville, N.Y., will offer its richest event in history on Tuesday, June 2 (rain date: June 3) with the ‘Rumble on the Ridge’ special offering $5,000-plus to the winner for 60 laps of racing.

In celebration of 51 years of racing, the high-banks of Ted White’s Woodhull Raceway host the ‘Hustlin’ the High Banks 51’ paying a $5,100 share to the winner on Tuesday, Aug. 11 (rain date: Aug. 12).

Gary and Donna Palmer’s Accord (N.Y.) Speedway is the setting for the 53-lap, $5,300-to-win ‘Battle of the Bullring 3’ on the ’15 agenda, albeit in May instead of the traditional August date. The event is planned for Tuesday, May 19 (rain date: May 20).

Thunder Mountain (N.Y.) Speedway boasts two dates on the series: the ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ Sunday, June 28 (rain date: June 29) and ‘Wade Decker Memorial’ Sunday, Sept. 13 (rain date: Sept. 20). Both series events at Thunder Mountain will include the popular Speedway Entertainment SpeedSTRs paying $3,000 to win, setting up a potentially lucrative doubleheader for drivers completing in both classes.  This should attract star-studded fields for both the Modified and SpeedSTR events.

I-88 Speedway, the neat-and-tidy fairgrounds facility in Afton, N.Y., plays a key role on the Short Track Super Series again this year with two dates. The ‘Crazy 8s Special’ is set for its third running on Wednesday, July 22 (rain date: July 23). The series “championship event” will take place at I-88 with the eighth running of the Short Track SuperNationals at I-88 Speedway Oct. 9-10. The ‘Working Man’s Race’ again will determine the Short Track Super Series champion. The Short Track SuperNationals again offers increased championship points as the series finale.

Drivers will again be able to drop their worst finish entering the Short Track SuperNationals weekend in October. However, those with perfect attendance in the season’s first eight races will receive 75 bonus attendance points.

The five-eighths-mile Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway opens the South Region title fight on Sunday, April 19 with the ‘South Jersey Shootout’ special, a 40-lap event offering $5,000-plus to the winner (rain date: April 26). This anticipated event will pay $1,000 for 10th-place and $400 just to take the green flag.

The aforementioned combination event at Big Diamond on May 5 is the second leg of the series.

The pristine New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway is in action on Thursday, June 11 with the ‘Dirty Jersey 3’ offering a mammoth $10,000 to the winner at the D-shaped facility owned by Fred Vahlsing. This event carries a rain date of June 15.

The final two legs of the South Region are contested in the First State.

Highly anticipated for Delaware fans is the return of the ‘Diamond State 50’ to Charlie Cathell’s Delaware International Speedway on Tuesday, Aug. 4 (rain date: Aug. 5). The ‘Diamond State 50’ paying $5,000 to the winner and $400 to start makes its return after an absence of 10 years.

The “Championship Event” of the 2015 South schedule takes place with the second ‘Beach Blast’ at Georgetown Speedway: a co-promotion involving BD Motorsports Media and driver Eric Kormann. The ‘Beach Blast 2’ is set for Tuesday, Sept. 1 (rain date: Sept. 2). Last year’s ‘Beach Blast’ event was an overwhelming success for the historic track, which has been shortened and covered with a layer of fresh clay for the upcoming season. Championship points will be on the line at the Georgetown event.

There will be no drop race permitted in the South Region standings.

All series events for the ’15 season have an established minimum purse of $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green. Many of the events will pay more than this; however, all events must adhere to this minimum to protect the drivers supporting the series.

Hefty total point funds have been posted: $38,650 for the North Region and $19,800 for the South Region (based on all events being completed).

Series backers Hi-Tek Race Fuels and American Racer/Lias Tire have instituted bonuses for all events.

At each Short Track Super Series event, Hi-Tek Race Fuels will provide incentives for the top-three finishers utilizing Hi-Tek or VP Racing Fuels. These drivers will receive $50 certificates toward the purchase of Hi-Tek or VP.

Hi-Tek Race Fuels, blended by VP, can be found on the web at www.hitekfuels.com. BD Motorsports Media LLC is an authorized dealer of Hi-Tek Race Fuels. For pricing and information, contact Brett Deyo at 845.728.2781 or via e-mail at bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com.

Drivers finishing in positions 6-10 and 11-15 at each ’15 Short Track Super Series event will be entered into a drawing for a free American Racer tire courtesy of Lias Tire, the regional distributor in Indiana, Pa. American Racer/Lias Tire is online at www.liastireonline.com.

Andy Bachetti of Sheffield, Mass., is the defending Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek champion. He earned $10,014 in cash plus a long list of contingency awards and product for his efforts.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek, visit www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com or call 845.728.2781. BD Motorsports Media is on Facebook and on Twitter: @BrettDeyo.

Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek 2015 Schedule

North Region
Tuesday, April 7 (Rain Dates: April 8 and 9) – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, NY: Hard Clay Open
Tuesday, May 5 (Rain Date: May 6) – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, PA (Combo): Anthracite Assault
Tuesday, May 19 (Rain Date: May 20) – Accord Speedway/Accord, NY: Battle of the Bullring 3
Tuesday, June 2 (Rain Date: June 3) – Glen Ridge Motorsports Park/Fultonville, NY: Rumble on the Ridge
Sunday, June 28 (Rain Date: June 29) – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, NY: Lightning on the Mountain
Wednesday, July 22 (Rain Date: July 23) – I-88 Speedway/Afton, NY: Crazy 8s Special
Tuesday, August 11 (Rain Date: Aug. 12) – Woodhull Raceway/Woodhull, NY: Hustlin’ the High Banks 51
Sunday, September 13 (Rain Date: Sept. 20) – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, NY: Wade Decker Memorial
Friday-Saturday October 9-10 (Rain Date: Oct. 11) – I-88 Speedway/Afton, NY: Short Track SuperNationals 8 - Championship Points
Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek North Region Point Fund (*based on 9 events): 1. $15,000; 2. $7,000; 3. $3,500; 4. $2,500; 5. $2,000; 6. $1,650; 7. $1,550; 8. $1,450; 9. $1,350; 10. $1,250; 11. $750; 12. $650.

South Region
Sunday, April 19 (Rain Date: April 26) – Bridgeport Speedway/Bridgeport, NJ: South Jersey Shootout
Tuesday, May 5 (Rain Date: May 6) – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, PA (Combo): Anthracite Assault
Thursday, June 11 (Rain Date: June 15) – New Egypt Speedway/New Egypt, NJ: Dirty Jersey 3 - $10,000 to win!
Tuesday, Aug. 4 (Rain Date: Aug. 5) – Delaware International Speedway/Delmar, DE – Diamond State 50
Tuesday, Sept. 1 (Rain Date: Sept. 2) – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, DE – Beach Blast 2 – Championship Points

Short Track Super Series South Region Point Fund (*based on 5 events): 1. $7,500; 2. $3,000; 3. $2,250; 4. $1,500; 5. $1,250; 6. $1,000; 7. $900; 8. $850; 9. $800; 10. $750.  

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