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Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Set For 2015 Season

 

 

With Expanded Schedule, North & South Regions Formed

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.

Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. of Schuylkill Haven, Pa., a longtime supporter of auto racing, has signed on to support the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek South Region, a series of five events en route to a $7,500 championship. The South Region is a new addition to the series for the ’15 campaign.

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, visitwww.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.

Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. 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

Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek 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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