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RICH WADE DECKER MEMORIAL SET FOR SUNDAY AT THUNDER MOUNTAIN (9-21-15)

0-Myracenews_logo_finalAll $5,000-To-Win Events Are Not Created Equal: Wade Decker Memorial Sunday At Thunder Mountain Speedway Features Huge Short Track Super Series Pay Structure Plus Other Incentives; GRIT Series Crate Sportsman, Street Stocks & XCel 600 Modifieds All Set For High-Paying Events

CENTER LISLE, NY – All $5,000-to-win dirt Modified events are not created equal.

Case in point: this Sunday’s (Sept. 27) MjH Oilfield Wade Decker Memorial at Thunder Mountain Speedway. The annual race honoring the late Wade Decker is among the most lucrative of the season for the big-block/small-block Modified traveling contingent of the Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Hi-Tek.

Yes, the 50-lap main event winner takes home a minimum of $5,000 like many other ‘big shows’ in the region. But the difference clear. A 10th-place finish in the Wade Decker Memorial will reward a driver with $1,000 and $400 is reserved just to take the green flag from a total purse structure of more than $25,000 – that’s $10,000 more than similar races.

And then, there are the other incentives.

Hank Decker Logging has signed on to sponsor a 10-lap Cash Dash for heat winners offering a cool $1,000 to the winner. Jim and Rhonda Scott have posted a $500 bonus to lead at the halfway mark of the main event (more than $1,000 total in lap money will be distributed). A certificate for four free Integra Shocks is set for the event’s Hard Charger (the driver gaining the most positions from their scheduled starting spot to the finish).

A long list of STSS contingency partners have other certificates and product in waiting from companies such as Allstar Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, American Racer/Lias Tire, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Fast Axle, Shiley Fabrication, Vahlco Wheels and more.

Last year, Sheffield, Mass., driver Andy Bachetti earned the first Thunder Mountain triumph of his successful career in the Wade Decker Memorial, completing a late pass of Mike Mahaney. Last Saturday, King Ferry, N.Y.’s Mahaney clinched the track’s Modified point title.

Sunday’s program is the seventh of eight races on the STSS Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region. Stewart Friesen of Sprakers, N.Y., is the current point leader in search of a $15,000 championship.

A full program of racing is planned for the Wade Decker Memorial.

GRIT American Series Crate 602 Sportsman battle for $1,000 to win and $100 to start in a 25-lap main. Street Stocks will race 25 laps for a $1,000 winner’s share (bring your home track rule book – Thunder Mountain American Racer tires required) and the XCel 600 Modifieds run in a tour race for $1,000 to win, 20 laps in distance.

Gates will open for the grandstand and pit areas at 2 p.m. A drivers’ meeting is planned for 4:40 p.m. Hot laps get underway at 5 p.m. and the first heat race hits the track promptly at 6 p.m.

Adult grandstand admission is $20. Seniors (ages 65 and up) pay $18. Students (ages 10-17) pay $15. Kids 9 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $35, with no license required.

A talented competitor who progressed from the Street Stocks to race in the Southern Tier and beyond in the Modified division, Wade Decker tragically lost his life on Dec. 5, 2011 in a logging accident. He was just 37 years old.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series or BD Motorsports Media LLC, visit www.shortttracksuperseries.com or www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com, call 845.728.2781 or e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com. “Like” Short Track Super Series on Facebook or follow @ShortTrackSS on Twitter.

Thunder Mountain Speedway is located at 91 Hunts Corners Road Center Lisle, NY 13797, approximately 25 miles north of Binghamton. The three-eighths-mile clay oval features hillside concrete seating, free parking and camping, a variety of concession items and novelties, a family environment and more.

The Short Track Super Series is presented by Hi-Tek Race Fuel, American Racer/Lias Tire, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc., Scotty’s Speed & Diesel, East Coast Speed/ECS Auto, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Allstar Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, Bicknell Racing Products, COMP Performance Group (COMP Cams, Driven Racing Oil & Quarter Master), Crane Ignition, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Henry’s Stainless Steel Exhaust, Hig Fab Chassis, Hyperco, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Lineman Racing, Pilat Graphic Design, Race Pro Weekly, Racers Guide, S&D Bodyline, S&W Awards, Shiley Fabrication, Simplicity Design, Teo-Pro Car, Vahlco Wheels & VP Racing Fuel.

Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek 2015 Schedule

Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region
Saturday, April 11 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, NY: Hard Clay Open – WINNER: STEWART FRIESEN
Tuesday, May 5 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, PA (Combo): Anthracite Assault – WINNER: RICK LAUBACH
Tuesday, May 19 – Accord Speedway/Accord, NY: Battle of the Bullring 3 – WINNER: JACKIE BROWN JR.
Monday, June 29 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, NY: Lightning on the Mountain – WINNER: BRIAN MALCOLM
Wednesday, July 22 – I-88 Speedway/Afton, NY: Crazy 8s Special – WINNER: STEWART FRIESEN
Tuesday, August 11 – Woodhull Raceway/Woodhull, NY: Hustlin’ the High Banks 51 – WINNER: STEWART FRIESEN
Sunday, September 27 – 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 Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region Point Fund (*based on 8 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.

Drivers with perfect attendance outside the Top-12 receive $250.

Fonda hosts Super DIRTcar Series

September 26 Mohawk 100 – $30,000 purse pays $6,000-to-win

FONDA, N.Y. – September 21, 2015 – The Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series heads to Fonda Fairgrounds for the 20th event of the season, the Mohawk 100 Saturday, September 26.

Matt Sheppard, driver of the FX Caprara No. 9h and a three-time Series champion, will arrive at Fonda as the point leader on the strength of four series’ wins.

Sheppard leads Brett Hearn by 92 points. Hearn has a sterling record of success on Fonda’s flat half-mile. The “Jersey Jet” won last year’s Mohawk 100, which was the first appearance by the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds at Fonda since 2003.

Hearn has won three of the last four SDS races at Fonda and he has eight series’ win over his career.

Sheppard and Hearn will go up against 2015 Fonda champion Stewart Friesen, defending Super DIRTcar Series champion Billy Decker, Jimmy Phelps, Pat Ward, Larry Wight, Tim Fuller and top local runners Ronnie Johnson of Duanesburg and Jeff Trombley of Altamont.

Saturday’s race card includes the Hondo Classic 50 for DIRTcar Pro Stocks. Post time is 7 p.m.

For more information on the Super DIRTcar Series, visit www.SuperDIRTcarSeries.com, www.fondaspeedway.com, SuperDIRTWeekOnline.com, follow on Twitter @SuperDIRTcar, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DIRTcar.

Super DIRTcar Series Stars to Battle Media Celebrities on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Pole Position Raceway in Syracuse’s Destiny USA

logo Schatz’s historic World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season could hit another milestone Saturday, Oct. 10, at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Sept. 16, 2015 – Super DIRTcar Series superstars will battle Central New York media personalities on Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the Third Annual Pole Position Raceway NAPA Super DIRT Week Challenge.

Eight-time Super DIRTcar Series champion Brett Hearn, three-time champion Matt Sheppard, three-time and defending NAPA Super DIRT Week Syracuse 200 winner Stewart Friesen, 2014 DIRTcar Nationals champion Larry Wight, and two-time Syracuse 200 polesitter Jimmy Phelps will compete against several media celebrities at Pole Position Raceway in Destiny USA.

Several qualifying races will begin at 11 a.m. followed by the main event featuring Super DIRTcar Series stars taking on media celebrities in equally prepared electric indoor karts. Fans are encouraged to come join the fun, with one fan winning two tickets to the Syracuse 200 – the “Finale at the Fairgrounds” – the last race in more than 100 years of racing at the New York State Fairgrounds, plus a chance to get autographs and pictures with the Super DIRTcar Series stars.

For directions and more information about Pole Position Raceway, click www.PolePositionRaceway.com/syracuse-ny.

OUTLAWS AT ROLLING WHEELS: Donny Schatz is on pace to post one of the top three seasons in the history of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, and the event on Saturday, Oct. 10, at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, N.Y., could play a key role. Steve Kinser, who has won more races at Rolling Wheels than any other driver in World of Outlaws history, owns the top three single season win totals in series’ history. Schatz, who has 29 victories going into this weekend and won the past two October races at Rolling Wheels, could be in a position to move past Kinser’s 1991 36-win season, which would rank Schatz’s season second all-time behind Kinser’s 1987 46-win season. To have a chance to see history, tickets can be ordered at www.WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets or by calling the ticket hotline at 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849).

HONORING HISTORY: Nearly 30 vintage racecars, including Buzzie Reutimann’s “00” coupe that won the inaugural NAPA Super DIRT Week crown in 1972 and the revolutionary “Batmobile” that Gary Balough drove to victory in 1980, will be on display during the event, showcasing a variety of the different cars that have competed on the Syracuse Mile. In addition, past champions of the event will also be back in attendance to take part in the Sunday driver autograph session and to be recognized during pre-race ceremonies.

COMPETITOR GUIDE: The complete Competitor’s Guide to NAPA Super DIRT Week is posted at www.SuperDIRTWeekOnline.com or by clicking this link – SuperDIRTWeekOnline.com/images/stories/PDF/2015_Competitor_Guide.pdf .

JOIN THE CELEBRATION: Become part of the social media surge surrounding the “Finale at the Fairgrounds” by likingwww.Facebook.com/SuperDIRTWeek or following on Twitter @SuperDIRTWeek. Let all your friends and followers know where you’re spending the week of Oct. 7-11.

GOT QUESTIONS? We have answers. For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about NAPA Super DIRT Week, click the “Got A Question” link at www.SuperDIRTWeekOnline.com.

GENERAL CAMPING: Reserved camping is sold out for this year’s NAPA Super DIRT Week, but there still are general camping locations left at the New York State Fairgrounds. Go to www.DIRTcar.com/tickets or call 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849) for more information.

RESERVE YOUR SEATS: Tickets are still available by clicking www.DIRTcar.com/tickets, going to www.SuperDIRTWeekOnline.com and clicking the ticket link, or calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849).

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