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GUNS ARE LOADED FOR BRIDGEPORT ‘SOUTH JERSEY SHOOTOUT’ THIS SUNDAY

Guns Are Loaded: Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Travelers Square Off Against Bridgeport Speedway Regulars At Sunday’s (April 17) ‘South Jersey Shootout’ Special; More Than $25,000 On The Line In 40-Lap Main Event

BRIDGEPORT, NJ – Their guns are loaded and the stars of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP are set for a “shootout” this Sunday (April 17) at Bridgeport Speedway.

The second annual ‘South Jersey Shootout’ at the five-eighths-mile clay oval – with more than $25,000 cash on the line – features a 40-lap big-block/small-block Modified main event, Round No. 2 of the STSS Velocita South Region. Drivers from across the Northeast will vie for a $5,000 winner’s share plus lap money, bonuses and more. Tenth-place offers $1,000, with $400 to take the green flag.

Also on the agenda: XCel 600 Modifieds battling for $1,000 to win on the inner quarter-mile Spirit Auto Center Speedway plus Sportsman and Outlaw Stocks joining the STSS Modifieds on the big track.

On Sunday, pit gates open at noon. Hot laps get underway at 3 p.m. and the first green flag flies at 4 p.m.

Admission for the grandstands is $25 for Adults (ages 16 and up), $10 (Students 10-15) and Kids 9 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $35, with no license required.

Complete event information has been posted at the following link: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/south-jersey-shootout-rules-prices-general-information/

From the north, New York State will be represented by March 12 Georgetown (Del.) winner Anthony Perrego, 2015 STSS North Region title winner Stewart Friesen, short-track standout Danny Creeden, a past STSS winner, and Tyler Dippel, who will race on the high banks of Bristol, Tenn., Saturday in NASCAR K&N competition before flying in to do battle Sunday at Bridgeport.

The Sheffield, Mass., traveler – Andy Bachetti – plans to make the long tow south to Bridgeport. Bachetti has fired out of the box in 2016 with top-five finishes at Georgetown and N.Y.’s Orange County Fair Speedway.

Bridgeport’s weekly contingent will be led by reigning speedway champion Jamie Mills of Milford, Del., coming off a second-place finish in a “pre-season” event last Sunday. Among the other Bridgeport stars are defending STSS South Region title winner Ryan Watt, 2015 ‘Shootout’ winner Rick Laubach, Jordan Watson, Richie Pratt Jr., Wade Hendrickson, Dave Hunt, Sammy Martz, Mike Franz, Mike Barone and many more.

Both Bridgeport 2016 feature winners – Dominick Buffalino (March 26) and big-block rookie Brett Kressley (April 10) – are setting their sights on a $5,000 payday Sunday.

The Pennsylvania small-block Modified stars will be out in full force: Jeff Strunk in the Glenn Hyneman No. 126, Doug Manmiller at the wheel of the Jason Miller No. 44, Duane Howard piloting the Mike Petruska No. 66 and Craig Von Dohren driving for Dick Biever.

New Jersey drivers “invading” Bridgeport include the father-and-son tandem of Billy Pauch Sr. and Jr., the elder in Kevin Bifulco’s No. 1 and the younger driving for John Pakenham, Ryan Godown at the wheel of the Bill Hewlett No. 901, David Van Horn Jr. at the controls of the family No. 71 after a strong second at Georgetown in March, the sensational Jimmy Horton, youthful talent Ryan Krachun and more.

The First State invaders will be led to Bridgeport by defending Delaware International Speedway champion H.J. Bunting III, Brad Trice, Shawn Ward, Michael White and others, towing north for the Sunday Bridgeport special.

Last April, in the inaugural ‘South Jersey Shootout’ it was Hellertown, Pa., driver Rick Laubach guiding the No. 7 big-block to victory over David Van Horn Jr., Craig Von Dohren, a rim-riding Ryan Watt and Jack Swain.

Bridgeport serves as the second of seven races on the STSS Velocita South Region schedule with $8,500 reserved for the regional champion from a massive $25,000-plus point fund.

Located in South Jersey, just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at I-295 Exit 14, Bridgeport Speedway is a spacious five-eighths-mile clay oval with a quarter-mile embedded in the center. Bridgeport Speedway provides a safe and secure family atmosphere, free parking, giveaways and fan participation. To learn more, visit www.bpspeedway.com.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP or BD Motorsports Media LLC, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com or www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com, call 845.728.2781 during business hours, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, “like” Short Track Super Series on Facebook or follow @ShortTrackSS on Twitter.

The 2016 Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, VP Racing Fuel, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Bicknell Racing Products, COMP Performance Group, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Hig Fab, Henry’s Exhaust, HyperCo, K&N, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Race Pro Weekly, Racing Optics, Teo-Pro Car, Vahlco Wheels & Velocita

2016 Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Velocita South Region Schedule

Saturday, March 12 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, DE – Melvin L. Joseph Memorial – WINNER: ANTHONY PERREGO

Sunday, April 17 (Rain Date: April 24) – Bridgeport Speedway/Bridgeport, NJ – South Jersey Shootout

Tuesday, May 10 (Rain Date: May 17) – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, PA – Anthracite Assault (Combo)

Thursday, May 26 (Rain Date: TBA)Delaware International Speedway/Delmar, DE – Diamond State 50

Tuesday, June 14 (Rain Date: June 15) – New Egypt Speedway/New Egypt, NJ – Dirty Jersey 4 – $10,000 to win!

Sunday, July 31 (Rain Date: Aug. 7) – Susquehanna Speedway Park/Newberrytown, PA – York County Nationals

Tuesday, Aug. 30 (Rain Date: Aug. 31) – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, DE – Blast at the Beach – Championship Points

Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP South Region Point Fund (*based on 7 events): 1. $8,500; 2. $4,500; 3. $3,000; 4. $2,000; 5. $1,500; 6. $1,250; 7. $1,200; 8. $1,150; 9. $1,100; 10. $1,050

*Drivers with perfect attendance outside the top-10 will receive $250 at year-end.

Two Tracks, One Price: Bridgeport Speedway April 17 ‘South Jersey Shootout’

Combines Excitement Of Five-Eighths-Mile & Quarter-Mile Tracks; Short Track Super Series Invades With More Than $25,000 On The Line

BRIDGEPORT, NJ – Two tracks, one price.

On Sunday, April 17 in Bridgeport, New Jersey race fans will be treated to the high-speed thrill of Modifieds on the fast five-eighths-mile Bridgeport Speedway and tight confines of XCel 600 Modifieds battling on the inner quarter-mile oval, recently renamed Spirit Auto Center Speedway.

The second annual ‘South Jersey Shootout’ will have something for everyone.

Headlining the Sunday program are the big-block/small-block Modifieds of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP, taking part in the second event of the Velocita South Region with a point fund of more than $25,000 on the line for seven races.

The STSS South Region got underway in mid-March at the renovated Georgetown (Del.) Speedway. Montgomery, N.Y., star Anthony Perrego drove the Gary Mann-owned New York Truck Parts No. 55 to victory over a stellar 43-car field in the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial. Perrego led David Van Horn Jr., Andy Bachetti, Ryan Godown and Jordan Watson across the line.

At the Georgetown STSS opener, four states – New York (Perrego), Massachusetts (Bachetti), New Jersey (Van Horn and Godown) and Delaware (Watson) – were represented among the top-five finishers. That same diversity is expected when the gates swing open to the spacious Bridgeport oval on the 17th of April.

STSS Modified competitors will battle for a huge payout at Bridgeport, with $5,000 going to the race winner of the 40-lap main, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green flag. Lap money, contingency awards and other bonuses will sweeten the pot.

Doug Borger’s XCel 600 Modifieds will battle for a $1,000 payday on the inner quarter-mile oval. Last year, the XCel 600 Mods made their Bridgeport debut at the ‘South Jersey Shootout’ and were a popular attraction: so well received, in fact, that the division was invited back to the facility on more than one occasion.

Also on the ‘South Jersey Shootout’ program: Bridgeport Sportsman (track rules) and Outlaw Stocks.

Admission for the grandstands is $25 for Adults (ages 16 and up), $10 (Students 10-15) and Kids 9 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $35, with no license required.

Complete event information has been posted at the following link: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/south-jersey-shootout-rules-prices-general-information/

A ‘South Jersey Shootout’ rain date is in place for Sunday, April 24.

Last April, in the inaugural ‘South Jersey Shootout’ it was Hellertown, Pa., driver Rick Laubach guiding the No. 7 big-block to victory over David Van Horn Jr., Craig Von Dohren, a rim-riding Ryan Watt and Jack Swain.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP or BD Motorsports Media LLC, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com or www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com, call 845.728.2781 during business hours, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, “like” Short Track Super Series on Facebook or follow @ShortTrackSS on Twitter.

Located in South Jersey, just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at I-295 Exit 14, Bridgeport Speedway is a spacious five-eighths-mile clay oval with a quarter-mile embedded in the center. Bridgeport Speedway provides a safe and secure family atmosphere, free parking, giveaways and fan participation. To learn more, visit www.bpspeedway.com.

The 2016 Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, VP Racing Fuel, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Bicknell Racing Products, COMP Performance Group, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Hig Fab, Henry’s Exhaust, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, K&N, Race Pro Weekly, Racing Optics, Teo-Pro Car, Vahlco Wheels & Velocita

2016 Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Velocita South Region Schedule

Saturday, March 12 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, DE – Melvin L. Joseph Memorial – WINNER: Anthony Perrego

Sunday, April 17 (Rain Date: April 24) – Bridgeport Speedway/Bridgeport, NJ – South Jersey Shootout

Tuesday, May 10 (Rain Date: May 17) – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, PA – Anthracite Assault (Combo)

Thursday, May 26 (Rain Date: TBA)Delaware International Speedway/Delmar, DE – Diamond State 50

Tuesday, June 14 (Rain Date: June 15) – New Egypt Speedway/New Egypt, NJ – Dirty Jersey 4 – $10,000 to win!

Sunday, July 31 (Rain Date: Aug. 7) – Susquehanna Speedway Park/Newberrytown, PA – York County Nationals

Tuesday, Aug. 30 (Rain Date: Aug. 31) – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, DE – Blast at the Beach – Championship Points

Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP South Region Point Fund (*based on 7 events): 1. $8,500; 2. $4,500; 3. $3,000; 4. $2,000; 5. $1,500; 6. $1,250; 7. $1,200; 8. $1,150; 9. $1,100; 10. $1,050

*Drivers with perfect attendance outside the top-10 will receive $250 at year-end.

Tommy Meier Credited With ‘Hard Clay Open’ Victory After Brett Hearn Refuses Post-Race Technical Inspection

MIDDLETOWN, NY – Tommy Meier was credited with the victory in Saturday night’s ‘Hard Clay Open’ presented by United Pump & Tank at Orange County Fair Speedway following a disqualification post-race of apparent victor Brett Hearn.

The opener of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Halmar International North Region saw Hearn, the all-time leading OCFS winner, start from the outside pole in the 50-lap event, survive a lead-swapping mid-race challenge from Stewart Friesen to take the checkered first and an apparent $5,000-plus payday.

However, Hearn’s team refused a standard check of cubic inch in post-race technical inspection and was disqualified. Hearn will lose winner’s points, purse money and all lap money accrued. Lap money and other bonuses will be reassigned by the running order during the event.

The win then went to Waldwick, N.J.’s Meier, who started ninth and crossed the line in second spot.

Meier is credited with his first-ever STSS victory aboard the Jeff Behrent-owned No. 3.

Danny Johnson of Rochester, N.Y., finished second, followed by Mike Ricci of Tillson, N.Y., Andy Bachetti of Sheffield, Mass., who recovered from a late-race flat tire with an outside charge, and Danbury, Conn., driver L.J. Lombardo.

A field of 53 STSS Modifieds signed into the pit area. The event soldiered on despite a threatening morning with rain in the area and intermittent early showers.

Hearn, meanwhile, did moonlight in Johnny Illanovsky’s No. 88 Crate 602 Sportsman for the open, non-points event and took a $1,000 payday which he immediately donated to charity.

A full release with contingency awards and lap money will be released later today.

The next STSS event takes place on Sunday, April 17 at N.J.’s Bridgeport Speedway with the ‘South Jersey Shootout’ Velocita South Region Event No. 2, a 40-lap event offering $5,000 to the winner, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green flag.

‘HARD CLAY OPEN’ QUICK RESULTS – ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY APRIL 2, 2016

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Halmar International North Region Event No. 1 Modified Feature Finish (50 laps): TOMMY MEIER, Danny Johnson, Mike Ricci, Andy Bachetti, L.J. Lombardo, Erick Rudolph, Gary Edwards, Mike Mahaney, Rich Ricci Jr., Billy Van Inwegen, Matt Janiak, Stewart Friesen, David Van Horn Jr., Craig Hanson, Tyler Dippel, Corey Lowitt, Ryan Darcy, Matt DeLorenzo, Randy Chrysler, Jeff Heotzler, Danny Creeden, Josh Hohenforst, Jackie Brown Jr., Robbie Green, Anthony Perrego, Rob Rowe, Jerry Higbie Jr., John Ferrier, Nick Nye.

Disqualified: Brett Hearn (refused post-race technical inspection)

Crate 602 Sportsman Feature Finish (25 laps): BRETT HEARN, David Schilling, Michael Storms, R.J. Smith, Billy Eggers, Winter Mead, Steve Eubanks, Michael Sabia, Tim Hartman, Frank Venezia, Matt Stangle, Dillon Steuer, Chris Stevens, Leo Fotopoulos, Allison Ricci, Dave Marcuccilli, Jeff Hulseapple, Nick Horton, Rafael Carson, Austin Smith, Randy Sweetman, Tyler Boniface, Tyler Treacy, Eddie Burgess.