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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 or call 845.735.3511. The general information e-mail is:

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP or BD Motorsports Media LLC, visit or, call 845.728.2781 during business hours, e-mail, “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

Doug Fritz Named Chief Marketing Officer at BK Racing

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (January 27, 2016) – BK Racing announced today that industry veteran Doug Fritz has joined the team as Chief Marketing Officer.
Fritz assumes a wide scope of responsibilities as he spearheads and manages all aspects of the team’s marketing, business development and digital content strategies.
Fritz arrives at BK Racing with over 25 years of experience in the motorsports industry, including a decade of service as Sr. Director of Marketing and Business Development for NASCAR, as well as Chief Executive Officer of Iowa Speedway and President of the Richmond International Raceway.
“I am very excited to join Ron Devine and BK Racing. With the recent announcements of Matt DiBenedetto returning and the signing of David Ragan, this team is positioning itself to accomplish great things in 2016 and beyond.”
Fritz has also served as the Director of Corporate Administration at International Speedway Corporation (ISC). ISC is recognized as one of the leaders in the motorsports entertainment industry and parent company of 12 speedways; including Daytona International Speedway, home of the Daytona 500. Most recently, Fritz was Managing Director, Business Development and Event Operations for SP+ Gameday.
Fritz is a visionary in the motorsports industry and his leadership abilities have been recognized with several prestigious awards. He was named Henrico County VA Business Leader of the Year in April 2005, one of Richmond Times-Dispatch‘s “Most Influential Sports People” in 2007, as well as USAC Silver Crown Promoter of the Year in 2008. He is also the author of “A Moment with a Legend” story in the 2009 Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul book.
“Doug has been an influential figure on the business of NASCAR for many years,” said team owner Ron Devine. “He has a very broad perspective of the sport and I am confident that he’ll have a positive impact as we continue on our path of forward progress.”
Fritz graduated from Virginia Tech in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing management. He is the proud father of two and currently resides in Cornelius, NC. Fritz begins his position with BK Racing on February 1st.
About BK Racing, LLC
BK Racing is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Racing team headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. Founded in 2012 after acquiring the assets of Red Bull Racing, BK Racing’s staff of 60+ employees work to field the No. 23 Toyota Camry driven by David Ragan and the No. 83 Toyota Camry driven by Matt DiBenedetto. 2016 marks BK Racing’s 5th consecutive full-time season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

60th International Classic Weekend & Oswego Speedway Season Tickets Now on Sale

OSWEGO, NY (January 27, 2016) – Oswego Speedway officials announced this week season ticket pricing and 60th annual Budweiser International Classic Weekend ticket packages, which for the first time in several years are available for under $100.

Fans are now able to visit Oswego Speedway’s box office MondayThursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to reserve their seats for the entire season or specific Budweiser Classic Weekend packages, to get a jumpstart on 2016.

General admission and reserved seating grandstand packages are available as well as season long VIP tower suite packaging and pit passes for the Speedway’s 2016 regular season.  Season ticket packages will again carry an option to include Budweiser International Classic Weekend, as well as Race of Champions Weekend tickets in your overall purchase.

Pricing for 2016 grandstand and pit area season tickets will see a decrease from 2014 and 2015.

This year’s grandstand packages will again include a ‘Regular Season’ pass as well as a ‘Classic Weekend Season’ pass and a ‘Full Season’ pass – which includes Race of Champions Weekend.

‘Regular Season’ grandstand packages will be priced at $200 for general admission seating and $250 for reserved seating.  This package includes all racing events at the Speedway with the exception of Budweiser International Classic Weekend and Race of Champions Weekend.

‘Classic Weekend Season’ passes for the grandstand area will be set at $285 for general admission seating and $340 in reserved seating.  This package includes all racing events at the Speedway with the exception of only Race of Champions Weekend.

‘Full Season’ passes for the grandstand are will be set at $355 for general admission seating and $415 in reserved seating.  This package includes all racing events at the Speedway in 2016, including Race of Champions Weekend.

A $30 senior citizen discount is available on all grandstand packages for those aged 60 and up.

Season pit passes will also again be split between ‘Regular Season’ passes, ‘Classic Weekend Season’ passes, and ‘Full Season’ passes.

‘Regular Season’ pit passes will be set at $325 in 2016, with ‘Classic Weekend Season’ pit passes marked at $450.

‘Full Season’ pit passes, including Race of Champions Weekend, are set at $525.

Yearlong admission to the beautiful Oswego Speedway VIP area, which includes entry onto the breathtaking Speedway sky deck high above the grandstand, is available for regular season events at only $800.  This price includes all you can eat food and beverage, air-conditioned seating, closed circuit HD television coverage of the racing, and a free Speedway program.

In honor of Oswego Speedway’s 60th annual Budweiser International Classic Weekend, running from September 2-4, the Speedway has put together updated grandstand seating packages, with two options available for under $100 for the entire weekend.

A two day general admission pass, which includes Saturday’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour 150 and ISMA’s Super Nationals 60, as well as Sunday’s Pathfinder Bank SBS Classic 75 and the Budweiser International Classic 200, will be available for only $90.

A two day reserved pass, including all of the above, is available for only $95.

Fans that purchase either a Saturday/Sunday combo general admission or Saturday/Sunday combo reserved seat will receive a free voucher to Friday night’s action which will include open practice, Budweiser International Classic and SBS Classic pole day time trials, as well as SBS Classic heat races.

Individual Classic ticket prices include ‘Fast Friday’ pole day qualifying which will feature general admission seating only, priced at just $5, inviting fans to come in and enjoy the day and night’s action into the front grandstand, before moving to the infield for the annual Party in the Pits.

The infield Party in the Pits is free to spectators, following on track action on Friday.

A one day Saturday pass will be set at $45 general admission and $50 reserved.

Sunday’s passes, with the addition of the SBS Classic 75, will remain the same as in previous years with general admission seating available for $55 and reserved seating at $60.

A Saturday/Sunday pit pass will be available for $100, with a three day pass available at $125.

Kids 5 and under are admitted free to Classic Weekend for general admission grand stand seating with three day general admission seating for kids 6-16 available for only $30.

Individual seating for kids aged 6-16 is also available for $5 on Friday, $20 on Saturday, and $15 on Sunday.

Reserved seating for kids 16 and under is full price.

Classic Weekend tickets will be made available at the Speedway’s will call window.
For more information on Oswego Speedway, as well as complete ticketing information, be sure to visit You can also LIKE the (Official) Oswego Speedway page on, or
FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.
To purchase tickets or to order merchandise please call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

About Oswego Speedway
: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.
2016 – 60th annual Budweiser International Classic Weekend Ticket Pricing

Friday, September 2:
*Front Grandstand General Admission Seating Only

Open Practice, Budweiser International Classic Time Trials, Bud Light SBS Classic Time Trials, Bud Light SBS Classic Heat Races
Front Grandstand General Admission Seating Only: $5
*Saturday/Sunday Ticket Holders – FREE
Kids 6-16 General Admission: $5
Kids 5 and under General Admission: FREE
Pit Pass: $30

Saturday, September 3:
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour 150, ISMA Super Nationals 60
Front/Rear General Admission Seating: $45
Front/Rear Reserved Seating: $50
Kids 6-16 General Admission: $20
Kids 5 and under General Admission: FREE
Pit Pass: $55

Sunday, September 4:
Budweiser International Classic 200, Bud Light SBS Classic 75
Front/Rear General Admission Seating: $55
Front/Rear Reserved Seating: $60
Kids 6-16 General Admission: $15
Kids 5 and under General Admission: FREE
Pit Pass: $65

Saturday/Sunday General Admission Combo (w/ FREE Friday Pass):
Front/Rear Grandstand: $90

Saturday/Sunday Reserved Admission Combo (w/FREE Friday Pass):
Front/Rear Grandstand: $95

Saturday/Sunday Pit Pass Combo:
2-Day Pit Pass: $100

Friday/Saturday/Sunday Pit Pass Combo:
3-Day Pit Pass: $125

 2016 – Season Ticket Options

‘Regular Season’ Pass:
General Admission: $200
Reserved Seating: $250
Pit Pass: $325
VIP Seating: $700
* Includes all Speedway racing events except Classic Weekend and Race of Champions Weekend

‘Classic Weekend Season’ Pass:
General Admission: $285
Reserved Seating: $340
Pit Pass: $450
* Includes all Speedway racing events except Race of Champions Weekend

‘Full Season’ Pass:
General Admission: $355
Reserved Seating: $415
Pit Pass: $525
* Includes ALL Speedway racing events