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0-Myracenews_logo_finalAll $5,000-To-Win Events Are Not Created Equal: Wade Decker Memorial Sunday At Thunder Mountain Speedway Features Huge Short Track Super Series Pay Structure Plus Other Incentives; GRIT Series Crate Sportsman, Street Stocks & XCel 600 Modifieds All Set For High-Paying Events

CENTER LISLE, NY – All $5,000-to-win dirt Modified events are not created equal.

Case in point: this Sunday’s (Sept. 27) MjH Oilfield Wade Decker Memorial at Thunder Mountain Speedway. The annual race honoring the late Wade Decker is among the most lucrative of the season for the big-block/small-block Modified traveling contingent of the Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Hi-Tek.

Yes, the 50-lap main event winner takes home a minimum of $5,000 like many other ‘big shows’ in the region. But the difference clear. A 10th-place finish in the Wade Decker Memorial will reward a driver with $1,000 and $400 is reserved just to take the green flag from a total purse structure of more than $25,000 – that’s $10,000 more than similar races.

And then, there are the other incentives.

Hank Decker Logging has signed on to sponsor a 10-lap Cash Dash for heat winners offering a cool $1,000 to the winner. Jim and Rhonda Scott have posted a $500 bonus to lead at the halfway mark of the main event (more than $1,000 total in lap money will be distributed). A certificate for four free Integra Shocks is set for the event’s Hard Charger (the driver gaining the most positions from their scheduled starting spot to the finish).

A long list of STSS contingency partners have other certificates and product in waiting from companies such as Allstar Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, American Racer/Lias Tire, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Fast Axle, Shiley Fabrication, Vahlco Wheels and more.

Last year, Sheffield, Mass., driver Andy Bachetti earned the first Thunder Mountain triumph of his successful career in the Wade Decker Memorial, completing a late pass of Mike Mahaney. Last Saturday, King Ferry, N.Y.’s Mahaney clinched the track’s Modified point title.

Sunday’s program is the seventh of eight races on the STSS Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region. Stewart Friesen of Sprakers, N.Y., is the current point leader in search of a $15,000 championship.

A full program of racing is planned for the Wade Decker Memorial.

GRIT American Series Crate 602 Sportsman battle for $1,000 to win and $100 to start in a 25-lap main. Street Stocks will race 25 laps for a $1,000 winner’s share (bring your home track rule book – Thunder Mountain American Racer tires required) and the XCel 600 Modifieds run in a tour race for $1,000 to win, 20 laps in distance.

Gates will open for the grandstand and pit areas at 2 p.m. A drivers’ meeting is planned for 4:40 p.m. Hot laps get underway at 5 p.m. and the first heat race hits the track promptly at 6 p.m.

Adult grandstand admission is $20. Seniors (ages 65 and up) pay $18. Students (ages 10-17) pay $15. Kids 9 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $35, with no license required.

A talented competitor who progressed from the Street Stocks to race in the Southern Tier and beyond in the Modified division, Wade Decker tragically lost his life on Dec. 5, 2011 in a logging accident. He was just 37 years old.

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Thunder Mountain Speedway is located at 91 Hunts Corners Road Center Lisle, NY 13797, approximately 25 miles north of Binghamton. The three-eighths-mile clay oval features hillside concrete seating, free parking and camping, a variety of concession items and novelties, a family environment and more.

The Short Track Super Series is presented by Hi-Tek Race Fuel, 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 & VP Racing Fuel.

Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek 2015 Schedule

Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region
Saturday, April 11 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, NY: Hard Clay Open – WINNER: STEWART FRIESEN
Tuesday, May 5 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, PA (Combo): Anthracite Assault – WINNER: RICK LAUBACH
Tuesday, May 19 – Accord Speedway/Accord, NY: Battle of the Bullring 3 – WINNER: JACKIE BROWN JR.
Monday, June 29 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, NY: Lightning on the Mountain – WINNER: BRIAN MALCOLM
Wednesday, July 22 – I-88 Speedway/Afton, NY: Crazy 8s Special – WINNER: STEWART FRIESEN
Tuesday, August 11 – Woodhull Raceway/Woodhull, NY: Hustlin’ the High Banks 51 – WINNER: STEWART FRIESEN
Sunday, September 27 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, NY: Wade Decker Memorial
Friday-Saturday October 9-10 (Rain Date: Oct. 11) – I-88 Speedway/Afton, NY: Short Track SuperNationals 8 – Championship Points

Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region Point Fund (*based on 8 events): 1. $15,000; 2. $7,000; 3. $3,500; 4. $2,500; 5. $2,000; 6. $1,650; 7. $1,550; 8. $1,450; 9. $1,350; 10. $1,250; 11. $750; 12. $650.

Drivers with perfect attendance outside the Top-12 receive $250.

Fonda hosts Super DIRTcar Series

September 26 Mohawk 100 – $30,000 purse pays $6,000-to-win

FONDA, N.Y. – September 21, 2015 – The Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series heads to Fonda Fairgrounds for the 20th event of the season, the Mohawk 100 Saturday, September 26.

Matt Sheppard, driver of the FX Caprara No. 9h and a three-time Series champion, will arrive at Fonda as the point leader on the strength of four series’ wins.

Sheppard leads Brett Hearn by 92 points. Hearn has a sterling record of success on Fonda’s flat half-mile. The “Jersey Jet” won last year’s Mohawk 100, which was the first appearance by the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds at Fonda since 2003.

Hearn has won three of the last four SDS races at Fonda and he has eight series’ win over his career.

Sheppard and Hearn will go up against 2015 Fonda champion Stewart Friesen, defending Super DIRTcar Series champion Billy Decker, Jimmy Phelps, Pat Ward, Larry Wight, Tim Fuller and top local runners Ronnie Johnson of Duanesburg and Jeff Trombley of Altamont.

Saturday’s race card includes the Hondo Classic 50 for DIRTcar Pro Stocks. Post time is 7 p.m.

For more information on the Super DIRTcar Series, visit www.SuperDIRTcarSeries.com, www.fondaspeedway.com, SuperDIRTWeekOnline.com, follow on Twitter @SuperDIRTcar, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DIRTcar.

NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour and Twin Late Model Stocks from South Boston on 9-19-2015.

South Boston Speedway 9-19-2015
NASCAR Whelen Modified South Boston 150
Bowling, Pulliam, Seuss Take the Wins!!!

Ben Lookabill Racing Correspondent

On the card tonight is Twin 75’s for the Late Model Stocks and 150 Laps for the Southern Modified Tour.

5 Lee Pulliam wins the opening race in the Whelen All American late model series at SOBO tonight, bringing him one step closer to his 3rd national championship in that series
5 Lee Pulliam wins the opening race in the Whelen All American late model series at SOBO tonight, bringing him one step closer to his 3rd national championship in that series
Austin Thaxton takes the pole for the first LMS 75 lap feature with Matt Bowling on the outside. On the start Thaxton roars to the lead over Bowling. On lap 38 Lee Pulliam takes the lead and starts to pull away. Pulliam would lead the rest of the way to take the win. Austin Thaxton comes homes second and Matt Bowling is third. Pulliam drew 7 for the second race invert.

The Southern Modified Tour lined up for 150 Laps. Bobby Measamer shocked everybody by taking his first Pole Position over Andy Seuss. On the green Seuss takes the lead off turn two over Measamer and James Civali. Seuss opens up a pretty good gap over the rest of the field. The Caution Flag flies on Lap 63 for a spin by James Civali. On the restart George Brunhozel leads the field to Green over Seuss. Seuss would bang his way past Brunhozel back to the point. Danny Bohn would spin on Lap 112 to bring out the caution. On the restart Seuss goes back to the lead over Brunhozel. Seuss would pull away to take his third win of the season and his third at South Boston. Brunhozel was second and Measamer was third. Seuss also takes over the point lead by 10 over Burt and Jason Myers.

11 Andy Seuss wins the Whelen Southern Modified Tour race at SOBO tonight.
11 Andy Seuss wins the Whelen Southern Modified Tour race at SOBO tonight.

The Late Models rolled out for the second 75 Lap feature of the night. Johnny Cash and Mark Keesee, Jr would lead the field to Green. Nathan Crews takes the lead going down the back stretch over Cash. Matt Bowling moves to the point and brings Lee Pulliam with him. Bowling pulls out to a big lead over Lee Pulliam. Bowling takes the win. Eric Winslow passes Pulliam late in the race to take second over Pulliam in third. Bowling gets his fifth win of the year and his second track championship. Lee Pulliam came in tonight races leading the National Points. That Championship results will be announced Wednesday.

83 Matt Bowling wins the track championship in the late model division for the 2nd time in his career.
83 Matt Bowling wins the track championship in the late model division for the 2nd time in his career.

Pit Notes: The next event on the schedule for the Whelen Southern Modified Tour will be October 3rd at Hickory Motor Speedway.

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(Photo Credits James Price )

Late Model Stock Race 1
1 Lee Pulliam
2 Austin Thaxton
3 Matt Bowling
4 Ronald Hill
5 Nathan Crews
6 Mark Keesee, Jr
7 Johnny Cash
8 Eric Winslow
9 Stacy Puryear
10 Matt Taylor
11 Mike Chambers
12 Richard Hayden
13 Chris Crosby
14 Thomas Chappell
15 Peyton Sellers
16 Joey Conner
17 Marshall Glass
18 Colin Garrett

Late Model Stock Race 2
1 Matt Bowling
2 Eric Winslow
3 Lee Pulliam
4 Austin Thaxton
5 Ronald Hill
6 Mark Keesee, Jr
7 Stacy Puryear
8 Johnny Cash
9 Nathan Crews
10 Matt Taylor
11 Mike Chambers
12 Richard Hayden
13 Chris Crosby
14 Thomas Chappell
15 Peyton Sellers
16 Joey Conner
17 Marshall Glass
18 Colin Garrett

Southern Modified Tour 150
1 Andy Seuss
2 George Brunhozel
3 Bobby Measamer, Jr
4 Frank Flemming
5 Jeremy Gerstner
6 Burt Myers
7 Jason Myers
8 Kyle Ebersole
9 Trey Hutchens
10 James Civali
11 Danny Bohn
12 David Calabrese
13 Kyle Bonsignore
14 Gary Putnam
15 A.J. Winstead