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

BETHEL INEX RACERS RACK UP NATIONAL AND STATE AWARDS

BETHEL, NY – With the INEX National Awards banquet slated for Saturday, January 30th at the Speedway Motor Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, many tracks across the country have racers preparing to make the trek to receive national and/or state honors, and Bethel Motor Speedway is no exception. With exciting short-track competition in the Legends and Bandolero classes week in and week out, a total of five Bethel Legends drivers and three Bandolero drivers will be recognized for finishing in the top ten in national points in their respective divisions, with a total of eight Legends state champions and six Bandolero state champions on the slate for recognition.
Joseph Graf, Bethel’s 2014 Legends Young Lion/Semi Pro champion and 2015 Legends Pro/Masters/Semi Pro champion, finished the season in the runner-up spot in national points for the Semi Pro class, picking up the New Jersey state championship along the way.
Alex McCollum, Bethel’s 2015 Legends Young Lions champion, finished fourth in national points and collected the New Jersey Young Lions title in the process. Teddy Hodgdon, who made history at Bethel as the youngest driver to win the prestigious LegendStock event in 2015, was sixth in national points and was the Connecticut state champion. Gillian Kirkpatrick, who was the Bandolero Rookie of the Year at Bethel in 2013 and was Co-Rookie of the Year in Legends at Bethel this year, earned the New York state Young Lions title.
Jim Sylvester, a past Masters division winner at LegendStock and Bethel regular, ended the season eighth in national points in the class, also grabbing the New York state championship. Richie Coy, the 2014 Bethel Legends Pro/Masters champion and runner-up in 2015 points for the Pro/Masters/Semi Pro class, finished just outside of the top ten in national points but earned the New Jersey state championship.
Matt Evans, the 2012 and 2103 Bethel Legends Pro/Masters champion, in spite of running a limited schedule at Bethel during the 2015 season, finished tenth in Pro division national points and earned the New York state title. Eugene Drew grabbed the New Jersey state Pro championship.
The Bandolero class was not to be left out, with many of the younger drivers earning accolades as well.
David French, the 2014 and 2015 Bethel Bandolero champion and 2015 Legends Co-Rookie of the Year, grabbed a second place finish in national Outlaw division points, and collected the Pennsylvania state championship. Lars McElravy earned top ten honors as well, finishing sixth in the nation overall. Jessica Ricci grabbed the New York state title. Jeff Darrah, who began the season in Bethel’s Beginner Bandolero class before moving up, was the Connecticut state champion.
Teddy Bowen finished third in national Bandit division points, also picking up the Pennsylvania state championship. Bryan Chirico, Bethel’s 2014 Bandolero Rookie of the Year, picked up the New York state Bandit title. Beginner Bandolero driver Joey Aungst earned the New Jersey state Bandit championship.
Legends and Bandoleros will once again be regular weekly classes on the quarter-mile asphalt oval at Bethel Motor Speedway in 2016, with the season slated to begin with two preseason practice days that will also feature INEX points races for the two classes on April 9 and 16, and Opening Night scheduled for April 23. A full schedule will be released shortly. More information can be obtained online at www.bethelmotorspeedway.com, or by calling (845) 319-7908.

NASCAR Announces Innovation For NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES CAUTION CLOCK

 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 19, 2016) -The rugged NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races now will feature a Caution Clock, which will be triggered at the start of each green-flag run. When the green flag is displayed, 20 minutes will be placed on the clock. If/when the clock expires, a caution will be thrown.

A Caution Clock will be utilized in each NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event (except for Eldora Speedway). The clock will be set to 20 minutes and triggered at the start of each green-flag run during race events. When the clock counts down to zero, a caution flag then will be displayed and no beneficiary will be awarded. A caution occurring before time expires resets the clock when the subsequent green flag is displayed and the first truck a lap down will be the beneficiary.

The caution clock will be turned off with 20 laps to go at all events in the series, with the exception of Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and Pocono Raceway, where the clock will be turned off with 10 laps remaining.

The 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular season will kick off with the 58th running of the Daytona 500® on Sunday, Feb. 21 at Daytona International Speedway®. The Great American Race® will be broadcast live on FOX, MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, with additional coverage on NASCAR.com.

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