Short Track Super Series Announces Six-Race Halmar International ‘Elite’ Series

Written by Chris Moore

Photo/Tom Morris/Myracenews

MILLSBORO, DE – Taking the next step for Modified racing.

As the calendar flips to 2022, the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco continues its expansion with the launch of STSS ‘Elite’ program: six uber-high-paying events for the big-block/small-block Modifieds.

Halmar International based in Nanuet, N.Y., has signed on as the title sponsor of the STSS ‘Elite’ program.

The six Halmar International STSS ‘Elite’ events will take place at a half-dozen facilities across four states (South Carolina, Delaware, New York and Pennsylvania).

$25,000 point title awaits at the conclusion of six events. A complete point fund will be announced in the coming weeks.

“We are thrilled to shake things up in Modified racing with the launch of the Halmar International ‘Elite’ program,” Short Track Super Series director Brett Deyo said. “It’s a breath of fresh air for racers and fans that will put our style of racing on a national stage.”

STSS ‘Elite’ fires off in the Palmetto State with a visit to Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C., Thursday-Saturday Feb. 24-26, 2022. The ‘Rebel 50’ will offer $25,000 to win, $1,000 for 16th and $500 to take the green flag.

Thursday night (Feb. 24) is reserved for open practice for both STSS and local competitors. Friday night (Feb. 25) includes fully paid Qualifying Races. B-Mains and feature events take place on Saturday (Feb. 26) including the 50-lap $25,000-to-win headliner. STSS Crate 602 Sportsman will join the Modifieds at the “Place Your Mama Warned You About” just 40 minutes south of the Charlotte/Concord racing hub.

Historic Georgetown Speedway in Georgetown, Del., is the site of the second STSS Elite event. The Melvin L. Joseph Memorial 49-lap event on Saturday (March 12) with $25,000 up for grabs for the winner, $1,000 for 16th and $500 to take the green flag. The 2022 Melvin L. Joseph Memorial will take the distinction of the richest dirt-track event ever held in Delaware.

The ‘Legendary House of Power’ Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., hosts Round No. 3 of the STSS ‘Elite’ points chase. On Saturday, April 2, the ‘Hard Clay Open’ 50-lap main will pay $25,000 to win, $1,000 for 16th and $500 to take the green.

After the summer stretch, the ‘Elite’ program picks up on Sunday, Sept. 4 at Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y., for the New Yorker 50 paying $25,000 to win, $1,000 for 16th and $500 to take the green at the ‘Home of Heroes’ half-mile oval.

The first of two $50,000-plus-to-win events takes place at the ‘Track of Champions’ Fonda Speedway in Fonda, N.Y., with the running of the Fonda 200 weekend Thursday-Saturday Sept. 15-17. The 200-lap event pays $1,000 just to take the green flag.

Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., will serve as the Championship Round of the STSS Elite program. The ‘Speed Showcase’ weekend Thursday-Saturday Oct. 13-15 will culminate with a $50,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start event Saturday. A preliminary $5,000-to-win feature will be run on Thursday night for the Modifieds.

“Always ready to face new challenges,” STSS ‘Elite’ sponsor Halmar International boasts more than five decades of performance and integrity, a name with a proud legacy in the heavy civil construction market: highways and bridges, rail and mass transit, underground, aviation and civil. Visit www.halmarinternational.com to learn more about Halmar International.

All six STSS ‘Elite’ events will be streamed live on FloRacing (www.floracing.tv).

The minimum purse structure for the $25,000-to-win events is as follows: 1 – $25,000; 2 – $12,500; 3 – $8,000; 4 – $5,000; 5 – $4,000; 6 – $3,000; 7 – $2,500; 8 – $2,250; 9 – $2,000; 10 – $1,750; 11 – $1,500; 12 – $1,400; 13 – $1,300; 14 – $1,200; 15 – $1,100; 16 – $1,000; 17 – $900; 18 – $800; 19 – $700; 20 – $600; 21-Last – $500.

The minimum purse structure for the Fonda 200 is as follows: 1 – $53,000; 2- $20,000; 3 – $10,000; 4 – $7,000; 5 – $4,000; 6 – $3,000; 7 – $2,500; 8 – $2,250; 9 – $2,000; 10 – $1,750; 11 – $1,700; 12 – $1,650; 13 – $1,600; 14 – $1,550; 15 – $1,500; 16 – $1,450; 17 – $1,400; 18 – $1,350; 19 – $1,300; 20 – $1,250; 21 – $1,200; 22 – $1,150; 23 – $1,100; 24 – $1,050 – 25-Last – $1,000.

The minimum purse structure for the Speed Showcase at Port Royal is as follows: 1 – $50,000; 2- $20,000; 3 – $10,000; 4 – $7,000; 5 – $4,000; 6 – $3,000; 7 – $2,500; 8 – $2,250; 9 – $2,000; 10 – $1,750; 11 – $1,700; 12 – $1,650; 13 – $1,600; 14 – $1,550; 15 – $1,500; 16 – $1,450; 17 – $1,400; 18 – $1,350; 19 – $1,300; 20 – $1,250; 21 – $1,200; 22 – $1,150; 23 – $1,100; 24 – $1,050 – 25-Last – $1,000.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or Instagram.

The Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, Insinger Performance, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, Velocita-USA, Design for Vision/Sunglass Central, Evergreen Fuels Inc., ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, EIBACH Springs, Fast Axle, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Land Hoe Maintenance, K&N, MJK Home Maintenance, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, QA1, Racing Optics, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO, Velocita, WELD Racing & Wilwood.

Short Track Super Series Halmar International Elite Series 2022 Schedule


February 24-26 – 
Cherokee Speedway/Gaffney, S.C. – Rebel 50 – 50 laps, $25,000 to win, $1,000 for 16th, $500 to start


March 10-12 – 
Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Melvin L. Joseph Memorial – 49 laps, $25,000 to win, $1,000 for 16th, $500 to start


April 2 – 
Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Hard Clay Open – 50 laps, $25,000 to win, $1,000 for 16th, $500 to start


Sunday, September 4 –
 Utica-Rome Speedway/Vernon, N.Y. – New Yorker – 50 laps, $25,000 to win, $1,000 for 16th, $500 to start


September 15-17 – 
Fonda Speedway/Fonda, N.Y. – Fonda 200 – 200 laps, $53,000 to win, $1,000 to start


October 13-15 –
 Port Royal Speedway/Port Royal, Pa. – Speed Showcase – $50,000 to win, $1,000 to start