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Velocita Signs On As 2016 Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series

Fueled By VP South Region Sponsor; Racers Benefit With Custom Race Suit Giveaway, Product Certificates & More

BOYERTOWN, PA – The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP welcomes a new partner for 2016.

Velocita, the North Carolina-based provider of premium motorsports fire suits, gloves, shoes and sublimated crew shirts/apparel, has signed on as the title sponsor of the 2016 STSS South Region for big-block/small-block Modifieds.

The Velocita South Region is comprised of seven events at five different venues during the ’16 season. The season opens on Saturday, March 12 at Georgetown Speedway in Georgetown, Del., with the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial. The STSS Velocita South Region visits Bridgeport (N.J.) April 17, Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa., May 10, Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del., May 26, New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway June 14, Susquehanna Speedway Park in Newberrytown, Pa., July 31 and concludes with a return trip to Georgetown on August 30.

A massive total point fund of $25,250 has been posted for the STSS Velocita South Region seven events.

Velocita answers to very high standards with SFI and FIA. Currently, Velocita offers custom suits, pro suits, two-piece crew suits and crew shirts. Options are available on the official Velocita website: www.velocita-usa.com.

“We are thrilled to bring Velocita on board for the 2016 season,” STSS organizer Brett Deyo said. “Racers across the country associate Velocita with both quality and affordability. They will be great partners for our program.”

As part of the marketing agreement, STSS competitors will benefit.

At the year-end Awards Banquet, the top-10 Velocita South Region drivers and top-12 Halmar International North Region performers will be entered into a drawing for a free custom suit courtesy of Velocita (minimum value $999).

Additionally, 10 certificates for Velocita valued at $100 each will be distributed during the season to competitors in both regions.

Velocita will also supply the official STSS officials’ uniforms to be worn at all ’16 series events.

For complete Velocita information, log onto www.velocita-usa.com, call 336.764.8502 Ext. 2 or 336.816.7223 or e-mail art@velocita-usa.com. 

Ryan Watt of Boyertown, Pa., is the defending champion of the STSS Velocita South Region. Watt looks to repeat the title with his Ron Roberts-fielded team.

To learn more about the Bob Hilbert Sportswear 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, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Hig Fab, Henry’s Exhaust, HyperCo, 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 (Rain Date: March 13) – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, DE – Melvin L. Joseph Memorial

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.

Finger Lakes 50: Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Makes Inaugural Outlaw Speedway Visit Tuesday June &th

Tyler Siri Takes Ownership Of Dundee, New York Facility

DUNDEE, NY – New ownership, a new name and a new stop on the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP.

Dirt Modified competitor and Watkins Glen, N.Y., area businessman Tyler Siri has taken ownership of the former Black Rock Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., from Dean Hoag. Siri is set to race full-bore into the endeavor for the upcoming 2016 season. He has renamed the four-tenths-mile clay oval ‘Outlaw Speedway’ with widespread clean-up and improvements planned prior to the wave of the year’s first green flag in April.

The STSS will make its first-ever appearance at Outlaw Speedway on Tuesday, June 7 as part of the Halmar International North Region. The inaugural ‘Finger Lakes 50’ will offer $5,000 to the winner, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green flag. A rain date of Wednesday, June 8 is in place.

“Tyler (Siri) has big plans for the track and we are happy to be part of his 2016 schedule,” STSS organizer Brett Deyo said. “The size, layout and racy nature of the Outlaw Speedway fits our series and its competitors well. Fans will be anxious to check out the improvements to the facility and this show will provide a midweek opportunity to be part of a new era in Dundee.”

Siri is pleased to host the STSS event and showcase Outlaw Speedway.

“We wanted to have a big event and the Short Track Super Series was our first choice,” Siri said. “This should bring in quite a field of cars to the track and give our fans something special.”

Joining the STSS Modified ‘Finger Lakes 50’ will be the GRIT Series Crate 602 Sportsman and Fight Night Street Stocks.

The Halmar International STSS North Region is now comprised of 10 stops at eight facilities: Accord (N.Y.) Speedway, Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa., I-88 Speedway in Afton, N.Y., Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., Outlaw Speedway, Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, N.Y., Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y., and Woodhull (N.Y.) Raceway.

The STSS Halmar International North Region opener takes place on Saturday, April 2 at Orange County Fair Speedway with the third ‘Hard Clay Open’ presented by United Pump & Tank. The series concludes with the traditional “Working Man’s Race” at I-88 Speedway, the ninth running of the Short Track SuperNationals.

Outlaw Speedway is located at 82 Main Street Dundee, NY 14837, just minutes north of Watkins Glen, N.Y. For up-to-date information, visit www.outlawspeedwayllc.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, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Hig Fab, Henry’s Exhaust, HyperCo, 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 Halmar International North Region Schedule

Saturday, April 2 (Rain Date: April 9) – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, NY – Hard Clay Open

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

Sunday, May 29 (Rain Date: May 30) – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, NY – Lightning on the Mountain

Tuesday, June 7 (Rain Date: June 8) – Outlaw Speedway/Dundee, N.Y. – Finger Lakes 50

Tuesday, July 5 (Rain Date: July 6) – Accord Speedway/Accord, NY – Battle of the Bullring 4

Wednesday, July 13 (Rain Date: TBA) – Rolling Wheels Raceway Park/Elbridge, NY – STSS vs. RoC Challenge (all drivers in attendance receive 60 points)

Wednesday, July 27 (Rain Date: July 28) – I-88 Speedway/Afton, NY – Crazy 8s Special

Tuesday, August 16 (Rain Date: August 17) – Woodhull Raceway/Woodhull, NY – Hustlin’ the High Banks 52

Sunday, September 18 (Rain Date: September 25) – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, NY – Wade Decker Memorial

FridaySaturday October 7-8 (Rain Date: October 9) – I-88 Speedway/Afton, NY – Short Track SuperNationals 9Championship Points

Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP North Region Point Fund (*based on 10 events): 1. $12,000; 2. $7,000; 3. $4,000; 4. $3,000; 5. $2,500; 6. $1,850; 7. $1,750; 8. $1,650; 9. $1,550; 10. $1,450; 11. $1,000; 12. $1,000

*Drivers outside the top-12 with perfect attendance receive $250

Legendary Orange County Fair Speedway Opens Halmar International North Region Of Short Track Super Series

MIDDLETOWN, NY – For the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP, 2016 is taking shape as the most exciting season in series history.

And it all starts on Saturday, April 2 at Orange County Fair Speedway.

The venerable Middletown, N.Y., five-eighths-mile hosts the STSS Halmar International North Region opener for the third consecutive year with the lucrative ‘Hard Clay Open’ special boasting a minimum total purse structure of $30,000: $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $500 to take the green flag.

United Pump & Tank, the leader in service station maintenance and technologies based in Newburgh, N.Y., serves as the ‘Hard Clay Open’ presenting sponsor.

The ‘Hard Clay Open’ is unique in its welcoming rules format. Small-block engines (maximum 363 cubic inches) weigh 2,400 lbs. and are permitted to utilize sail panels. Big-block engines (more than 363 cubic inches) weigh 2,500 lbs. and must run traditional window bodywork. This format was popular a year ago as an equalizer for competitors and a visible distinguishing factor among engine combinations for race fans.

A liberal tire rule is also competitor-friendly. American Racer is the official tire of the STSS. Accepted compounds for the ‘Hard Clay Open’ are as follows: 44 or harder left-rear; 48 or harder right-rear; 44 or harder right-front; and any left-front.

To accommodate local competitors wishing to take part in the ‘Hard Clay Open’ race teams will be permitted to qualify on Hoosier tires (D400 or harder, all corners). The Hoosier options will be legal for heat races and consolations; feature-event starters, however, must be outfitted with at least three American Racers (left-front optional).

A link to detailed event rules and procedures has been posted on the STSS website: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/hard-clay-open-rules-prices-general-information/

Crate 602 Sportsman, racing for $1,000 to win and $100 to start, will run under weekly Orange County Fair Speedway rules.

For the ‘Hard Clay Open’ pit gates will open at 11 a.m. Drive-in and grandstand gates are unlocked at noon. Hot laps begin at 3 p.m. and racing begins at 4 p.m.

Adult grandstand/drive-in admission is $22. Seniors pay $20 and Kids 12 and under are $2. Pit admission is $35, with no license required.

Limited reserved seating, the top-eight rows of the newly refurbished covered grandstand, is available for $25. Contact the speedway office at 845.342.2573 to reserve a seat.

Registration is now open for both the STSS Modified and Crate 602 Sportsman divisions at the following links:

STSS Modified – http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/HCOModifiedEntryForm.pdf

Crate 602 Sportsman – http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/HCOCrateSportsmanEntryForm.pdf

Previous ‘Hard Clay Open’ winners include Stewart Friesen of Sprakers, N.Y., last April driving the Jeff Daley No. 44 and Andy Bachetti of Sheffield, Mass., in a big-block during the 2014 inaugural version.

The Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP and BD Motorsports Media LLC can be found on the web at www.shorttracksuperseries.com or www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com. Brett Deyo can be reached by phone at 845.728.2781 or via e-mail: bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com. The series is also on Twitter @ShortTrackSS and Facebook under “Short Track Super Series.”

Located at 239 Wisner Avenue Middletown, N.Y., 10940 on the Orange County Fairgrounds, Orange County Fair Speedway is the oldest continuously operating dirt track in the United States. The first auto race was held at the speedway in 1919. The five-eighths-mile oval offers fully-covered and half-covered grandstands in addition to open bleacher seating on the frontstretch and turn one areas, with drive-in viewing on the backstretch. To learn more, contact the Orange County Fair Speedway office at 845.342.2573 or visit www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net.

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, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Hig Fab, Henry’s Exhaust, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Racing Optics, Teo-Pro Car, Vahlco Wheels & Velocita


2016 Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Halmar International North Region Schedule

Saturday, April 2 (Rain Date: April 9) – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, NY – Hard Clay Open

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

Sunday, May 29 (Rain Date: May 30) – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, NY – Lightning on the Mountain

Tuesday, June 7 (Rain Date: June 8) – Outlaw Speedway/Dundee, N.Y. – Finger Lakes 50

Tuesday, July 5 (Rain Date: July 6) – Accord Speedway/Accord, NY – Battle of the Bullring 4

Wednesday, July 13 (Rain Date: TBA) – Rolling Wheels Raceway Park/Elbridge, NY – STSS vs. RoC Challenge (all drivers in attendance receive 60 points)

Wednesday, July 27 (Rain Date: July 28) – I-88 Speedway/Afton, NY – Crazy 8s Special

Tuesday, August 16 (Rain Date: August 17) – Woodhull Raceway/Woodhull, NY – Hustlin’ the High Banks 52

Sunday, September 18 (Rain Date: September 25) – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, NY – Wade Decker Memorial

FridaySaturday October 7-8 (Rain Date: October 9) – I-88 Speedway/Afton, NY – Short Track SuperNationals 9Championship Points

Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Halmar International North Region Point Fund (*based on 10 events): 1. $12,000; 2. $7,000; 3. $4,000; 4. $3,000; 5. $2,500; 6. $1,850; 7. $1,750; 8. $1,650; 9. $1,550; 10. $1,450; 11. $1,000; 12. $1,000

*Drivers outside the top-12 with perfect attendance receive $250