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Makin’ Power: Short Track Super Series Signs Agreement With VP Racing Fuels For 2016 Season

Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Set For Third Season With North & South Regions

BOYERTOWN, PA – VP Racing Fuels is known for its ‘Makin’ Power’ slogan.

In 2016, the Short Track Super Series (STSS) will be “powered” once again by VP Racing Fuels. An agreement has been reached between BD Motorsports Media LLC, operator of the series, and VP Racing Fuels to partner for the ’16 season and beyond. The series will now be known as the Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP.

The STSS is readying for its third season with North and South regions again in place for the upcoming campaign. Stewart Friesen of Sprakers, N.Y., annexed the $15,000 Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region title, while Ryan Watt of Boyertown, Pa., was heralded as the $7,500 Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. South Region champion in 2015.

“We have just finished another strong season with the series,” said Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC. “Our racing was competitive, the North Region car counts remained solid and the new South Region was an immediate success.

“We’re proud to once again be aligned with the traditional VP Racing Fuels brand and allow our competitors to reap the benefits of a partnership with the industry leader.”

Marc Wesler, Northeast Regional Manager for VP Racing Fuels, facilitated the agreement.

“I had the opportunity to personally check out the Short Track Super Series first-hand and meet many of the competitors,” Wesler said. “I was very impressed with the series and feel there is a mutual benefit to this agreement for both VP Racing Fuels and the STSS.”

VP Racing Fuels will contribute to the series’ mammoth point fund and racers will enjoy per-race benefits as well, with $150 in product certificates distributed at each event plus other perks.

VP Racing Fuels will be on sale at all ’16 STSS events with authorized dealers on-site at every race on the schedule. To learn more about VP Racing Fuels, visit www.vpracingfuels.com.

STSS scheduling is underway currently for the ’16 season and will be released in the coming weeks.

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.

The Short Track Super Series is presented by VP Racing Fuels, 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.

ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY TO HOST 1st ANNUAL SWAP MEET

The 1st Annual Swap Meet will take place at the famed Orange County Fairgrounds on Saturday Nov 21, 2015 RAIN or SHINE. A large variety of racing related products is expected to be available for purchase, if you have it and want to sell it bring it here. Plenty of space is available, there is no need to pre-register, space is sold the day of the swap meet. Gates open for vendors to purchase space at 6am, vendors please enter the grounds through gate 1 located on Wisner Avenue by the Speedway Office. Space pricing is as follows: $15 per truck, $25 per truck with trailer and $50 for Indoor Space (limited availability on indoor space – first come first served).  The Public gates will open at 8am with a $5 admission, public will enter through gate 3 on Wisner Avenue at the corner of Wisner and Carpenter Avenues.  If you need any more information, please call the Speedway Office at (845) 342-2573.  The 1st Annual Swap Meet will conclude the 2015 events at Orange County Fair Speedway and the management and staff would like to thank all the racers, owners, sponsors and fans for making 2015 another wonderful season, we hope everyone will enjoy the winter and the holiday season and we look forward to continuing to set the standard in dirt track racing in the future. Join us in 2016 as we celebrate 97 years of racing on the Hard Clay, watch our website www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net for our 2016 schedule.

Any Good Thanksgiving Meal Has Plenty Of Toppings: Accord Speedway ‘Gobbler’ Saturday November 28

ACCORD, NY – Any good Thanksgiving meal has plenty of extra toppings.

The ‘Gobbler’ 2015 Northeast dirt-track finale at Accord Speedway will have its share of “extras” for competitors taking part in the Saturday, November 28 post-Thanksgiving special.

Headlining the ‘Gobbler’ spectacular is a 50-lap main for big-block/small-block Modifieds offering a healthy $5,300 winner’s share and $300 just to take the green flag. Sportsman (Open vs. Crate 602) race for 25 laps and $1,200 to win. Completing the program will be Street Stocks, competing in the Ron Wright Memorial with a $500 winner’s share for 20 laps and Slingshots doing battle for $300 to win in a 20-lap feature.

Additional marketing partners have boosted this event with cash and contingency awards.

The Hard Charger Award in the Modified 50-lap event will be worth a hefty $300 cash thanks to Jim Thorne Jr. and Economy Movers of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. The driver advancing the most positions from their scheduled starting position to the finish will take home the bonus money. Economy Movers is online at www.economymoving.com.

Behrent’s Performance Warehouse of Florida, N.Y., will award a pair of $100 gift cards to the drivers turning the fastest two laps in the 50-lap Modified main event as recorded by the speedway’s transponder system. Behrent’s Performance Warehouse is on the web at www.behrents.com.

The fifth-place finisher in the 50-lap Modified feature will take home a free non-beadlock wheel courtesy of Vahlco Wheels. The online home of Vahlco Wheels is www.vahlco.com.

The top-finishing Orange County (N.Y.) Fair Speedway regular in the Modified 50 will take home $50 cash from DMJ Photos and Boris Rudzinski. A similar $50 cash award will go to the leading Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway representative posted by a loyal fan of the historic fairgrounds track.

In the Street Stock division, Par 5 Landscaping has signed on to present a $75 Hard Charger Award in the Ron Wright Memorial. The award will go to the driver advancing the most positions from their scheduled starting position to the finish. Par 5 Landscaping is online at www.par5landscaping.com.

Jay’s Pool Service of Middletown, N.Y., has signed on to boost the Slingshot division with a $50 cash award to the highest-finishing Junior Slingshot competitor and an additional $50 for the last-place finisher in the main event.

General rules and information for all divisions can be found on the BD Motorsports Media website at the following link: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/gobbler-general-information-rules-pricing-times/

Pit gates will open at 10 a.m., with grandstand gates unlocked at 11 a.m. A drivers’ meeting is planned for 12:30 p.m., with hot laps at 1 p.m. and racing at 2 p.m.

Adult admission is $22. Seniors (ages 65 and over) pay $20 and Kids 11 and under pay $5. Limited indoor seating is available for $35 by calling 845.626.1142 in advance of the event. Pit admission is $35, with no license required.  

Registration is now open for the Modified, Sportsman and Slingshot divisions. Entry forms have been posted on the BD Motorsports Media website. There is no pre-entry fee for the Street Stock division.

Marketing and lap sponsorship opportunities are now available for the ‘Gobbler’ event by contacting BD Motorsports Media by phone at 845.728.2781 or via e-mail: bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com.

The inaugural ‘Gobbler’ was contested on Nov. 30, 2013 with Anthony Perrego of Montgomery, N.Y., securing the Modified triumph over Stewart Friesen. Other winners included Rocky Warner (Sportsman) and Charlie Houghtaling (Street Stock).

The ’14 version was postponed by weather to April 14, 2015. Jackie Brown Jr., a local Hurley, N.Y., competitor, was the Modified winner. Other victors included Greg McCloskey (Sportsman), Kevin Skelly (Street Stock) and Demetrios Drellos (Slingshot). 

Accord previously ran Thanksgiving weekend race very early in the Palmer promotional regime, back in 2002 with Robbie Green of Wallkill, N.Y., the Modified winner.

For updated information, visit the BD Motorsports Media LLC website at www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com, follow @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or visit the Short Track Super Series page on Facebook.

Accord Speedway, a neat-and-tidy quarter-mile clay oval nestled in the hills of Ulster County, is located at 299 Whitfield Road Accord, NY 12404. The speedway is on the web at www.accordspeedway.com.

 

‘Gobbler’ Modified Entry Form: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2015GobblerModifiedEntryForm.pdf

‘Gobbler’ Sportsman Entry Form: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2015GobblerSportsmanEntryForm.pdf

‘Gobbler’ Slingshot Entry Form: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2015GobblerSlingshotEntryForm.pdf