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Halmar International Signs On As Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP North Region Title Sponsor

STSS North Region Kicks Off Saturday, April 2 At Orange County Fair Speedway ‘Hard Clay Open’

BOYERTOWN, PA – A company that burst onto the scene to bolster Northeast dirt Modified racing has now pledged its support to the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP in 2016.

Halmar International’s Chris Larsen forged an agreement with STSS organizer Brett Deyo to sponsor the series’ North Region, which kicks off on Saturday, April 2 at Larsen’s home track of Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y. The Orange County ‘Hard Clay Open’ will now serve as the first round of the STSS Halmar International North Region.

“Chris Larsen has done so much for the sport, and particularly Orange County, I am proud to have him on board for our 2016 STSS season,” Deyo said. “We all should be grateful for his contributions to auto racing in our area and growing commitment to our series.”

The Halmar International North Region consists of nine events at seven venues: Accord (N.Y.) Speedway, Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa., I-88 Speedway in Afton, N.Y., OCFS, Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, N.Y., Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y., and Woodhull (N.Y.) Raceway.

The trademark BD Motorsports Media LLC event, the “Working Man’s Race” Short Track SuperNationals 9, concludes the series on Oct. 7-8 at the I-88 Speedway on the spacious Afton Fairgrounds.

Through the support of Halmar International, the venerable Orange County fairgrounds facility has been given new life, with widespread renovations and a significantly increased point fund to be paid out at the track’s March 5 Awards Banquet, among a number of high-paying specials events including the annual Eastern States weekend.

Halmar made headlines over the off-season bringing Stewart Friesen and Jimmy Horton to OCFS for weekly competition in 2016. Both drivers will kick off their seasons at the legendary five-eighths-mile at the ‘Hard Clay Open’ event. Friesen, of Sprakers, N.Y., is both the defending series champion and 2015 winner of the season kickoff event at Orange County.

Friesen and Horton are just part of a multi-pronged effort sweeping a variety of drivers and racing divisions supported by Halmar International.

Located in Nanuet, N.Y., Halmar International has a 50-year legacy of service, integrity and performance with expertise in construction, design/build, construction management, procurement management and logistics. Key markets include mass transit, aviation, highways and bridges, and environment, energy, industrial and institutional.

To learn more about Halmar International, visit www.halmarinternational.com or call 845.735.3511. The general information e-mail is: info@halmarinternational.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, Hig Fab, Henry’s Exhaust, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Racing Optics, Teo-Pro Car & Vahlco Wheels


2016 Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP 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, 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 9 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

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Signs On As Title Sponsor Of Short Track Super Series

Series Set For Third Season With Modified North & South Regions, New Open Sportsman Tour

BOYERTOWN, PA – In 2015, Bob Hilbert got a taste of involvement in the Short Track Super Series.

This year, he wanted more.

Bob Hilbert Sportswear of Boyertown, Pa., has announced a new role as the title sponsor of the Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP for the upcoming 2016 campaign. Hilbert’s new leading role kicks off March 12 at Georgetown Speedway in Georgetown, Del., with the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial (South) and Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y. (North) for the ‘Hard Clay Open’ New York Modified opener.

“Last year, we were involved with the North Region schedule and the feedback was unbelievable,” Hilbert said. “The publicity we got on social media, in press releases, ads, and at the track was second-to-none. Moving into the series sponsor role is a great opportunity for us.”

Hilbert is particularly enthused to showcase his brand at two high-profile new venues on the series: Glenn Donnelly’s Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, N.Y., and the Scott Gobrecht-managed Susquehanna Speedway Park in Newberrytown, Pa., not to mention all the returning facilities from the ’15 schedule. The STSS Modified North and South circuits visit a dozen tracks in Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania

“We’re looking forward to getting ‘out there’ more this season with giveaways and promotions,” Hilbert said. “The schedule allows us to visit tracks in four states from upstate New York to southern Delaware. That’s tremendous exposure.”

Deyo welcomes Hilbert’s new role in supporting the STSS and its tracks, fans and competitors.

“Bob has been an outstanding partner,” Deyo said. “Our series has benefited with eye-catching apparel and novelties. Our racers have enjoyed the product certificates and fans have been on the receiving end of unique giveaway items.

“I’m looking forward to further building our relationship with Bob this season in his new role.”

Bob Hilbert Sportswear, founded in 1972, provides the finest in quality screen printing, embroidery, promotional products and more. Equipped with in-house artists and customer service specialists, Bob Hilbert Sportswear has served businesses, schools, colleges, fire/rescue, organizations, events and reunions, along with the motorsports and performance industry, for more than 40 years.

In addition to the base location in Boyertown, Bob Hilbert Sportswear has a second office on the island of St. Maarten servicing the Caribbean market.

To learn more about Bob Hilbert Sportswear, visit www.bobhilbert.com, call 610.367.6186, e-mail info@bobhilbert.com, like “Bob Hilbert Sportswear” on Facebook or follow @BobHilbertSW on Twitter.

Bob Hilbert Sportswear is the official sportswear supplier of the Short Track Super Series. A new 2016 series shirt will make its debut Jan. 22-24 at Motorsports 2016 to be held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa.

The Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP is comprised of a nine-race North Region and seven-race South Region for big- and small-block Modifieds. New for ’16: a seven-race mini-series for Open Sportsman competitors. Complete schedules, point fund breakdowns and rules have been posted on the official speedway website: www.shorttracksuperseries.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, Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, Hig Fab, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Racing Optics, Teo-Pro Car & Vahlco Wheels


2016 Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP 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, 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 9 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

 

2016 Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP 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.

 

2016 Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Open Sportsman Schedule

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

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

Tuesday, June 21 (Rain Date: June 22) – I-88 Speedway/Afton, NY

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

Sunday, July 17 (Rain Date: TBA) – Utica-Rome Speedway/Vernon, NY

Sunday, September 4 (Rain Date: September 5) – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, NY – Sportsman Sunday

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

Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Open Sportsman Point Fund (*based on 7 events): 1. $1,250 (plus drum of VP Racing Fuel); 2. $750; 3. $500; 4. $350; 5. $250; 6. $225; 7. $200; 8. $175; 9. $150; 10. $125.

*Should a Thunder Mountain Speedway regular win the championship, speedway promoter Karl Spoonhower will pay a $1,000 cash bonus

Orange County Fair Speedway Season Kicks Off Saturday, April 2 With ‘Hard Clay Open’

Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP North Region Lid-Lifter; United Pump & Tank Signs On As Event Marketing Partner

MIDDLETOWN, NY – Anticipation has reached a fever pitch for the 2016 season at one of dirt racing’s hallowed grounds: Orange County Fair Speedway.

And the event that starts it all is the third running of the ‘Hard Clay Open’ on Saturday, April 2.

Bolstered by the backing of Halmar International’s Chris Larsen, renovations at the fairgrounds facility have been widespread and an influx of new talent joining the solid core of regulars will thrill the speedway’s loyal fans. To kick of ’16, OCFS hosts the opening round of the Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP North Region with the ‘Hard Clay Open’ event co-promoted by BD Motorsports Media LLC.

The two-division open-wheel program is slated to open the New York dirt Modified season.

Modifieds, big-blocks using traditional windows and small-blocks with sail panels, will battle for a minimum $5,000 winner’s share with a hefty $30,000 base purse posted including $1,000 for the 10th-place finisher and $500 to take the green flag in the 50-lap main.  Crate 602 Sportsman, under weekly OCFS rules, will battle in a 25-lap feature paying $1,000 to the winner and $100 to take the green.

The ‘Legendary House of Power’ launches the race for the lucrative STSS North Region title chase with a point fund of more than $38,000 posted for the ’16 campaign. The top-12 drivers in the final STSS North point standings will share in the fund.

Again this season, United Pump & Tank has signed on as the lead ‘Hard Clay Open’ marketing partner. United Pump & Tank, based in Newburgh, N.Y., is the leader in service station maintenance and technologies. The Lowitt family owned business specializes in all service needs, including repair service, maintenance, and installations, from new to upgrades. To learn more about United Pump & Tank, visit www.unitedpumpandtank.com.

For the ’16 ‘Hard Clay Open’ event, pit gates will open at 11 a.m. Grandstand and drive-in gates open at 1 p.m. A drivers’ meeting takes place at 3:30 p.m., with hot laps at 4 p.m. and racing at 5 p.m. A rain date of Saturday, April 9 is in place.

The Saturday, April 2 race will be preceded at OCFS by an open practice run on Friday night, April 1.

Complete pricing information will be released in the coming weeks.

A year ago, Stewart Friesen of Sprakers, N.Y., opened his STSS North title-winning season with a ‘Hard Clay Open’ triumph worth $5,783 in the No. 44 Jeff Daley small-block. He bested 13th-starting Jerry Higbie Jr., running a big-block with windows, eighth-starter Danny Johnson, Tommy Meier, up from 14th, and 23rd-starting Brett Hearn.

Andy Bachetti of Sheffield, Mass., the ’14 STSS champion, holds the recognition as the inaugural ‘Hard Clay Open’ winner as he held off a charging Tim Hindley in the race’s first edition.

Ironically both Friesen and Bachetti used Orange County victories as springboards to their STSS championship efforts.

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 Bob Hilbert Sportswear, VP Racing Fuels, American Racer/Lias Tire, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, HyperCo, Bicknell Racing Products, Hig Fab Chassis, Teo-Pro Car, ATL Fuel Cells, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Vahlco Wheels, Dirt Track Digest & many more marketing partners


2016 Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP 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, 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

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

Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP North Region Point Fund (*based on 9 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