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Riverhead Raceway Cancels All On Track Activities until May

With an announcement from Riverhead Raceway we knew had to be made at one point. Continuing restrictions in New York State on social distancing and mass gatherings would prevent the track from operating in April.

From Bob Finan at Riverhead Raceway:

“Due to the stringent local and federal regulations pertaining to COVID-19 events scheduled for the month of April at Riverhead Raceway are canceled.

We are hopeful for the best and are ready to roll once these regulations are relaxed. On behalf of Eddie & Connie Partridge, Tom Gatz and John Ellwood we hope all of you are staying safe and staying home.”

Myracenews will keep you informed of any additional updates, We hope you are all safe and can only hope that COVID-19 virus peaks soon and at some point we get a racing season underway.

Please check back often as we will bring you updates from Riverhead and many other tracks in the coming days and week..

Please be safe and we will see you at the track soon.

OCFS SHORT TRACK SUPER SERIES HARD CLAY OPEN POSTPONED BY COVID-19 VIRUS

MIDDLETOWN, NY – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ‘Hard Clay Open’ at Orange County Fair Speedway has been postponed.

The event, serving as the opener for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Modified Halmar International North Region, was scheduled for Sunday, April 19 at the five-eighths-mile oval.

As regulations are in place for COVID-19 in New York State, OCFS has postponed all racing until at least May 2.

“This was an inevitable situation,” STSS organizer Brett Deyo said. “We have been in communication with Brett (Hearn, OCFS director of motorsports) about the possibility of making this event up. At this time, we both agree we would like to run the event if possible but it is very difficult to nail down a date with the situation evolving so rapidly.

“We wish the STSS racing community only the best and we definitely can’t wait to get back to the track.”

The ‘Hard Clay Open’ holds the distinction as the first-ever STSS-sanctioned event. The inaugural was run on April 6, 2014 and won by Andy Bachetti of Sheffield, Mass., who went on to win the title that season. Bachetti topped the event for a second time on April 9, 2017.

Other event winners have included Stewart Friesen (April 11, 2015 & May 8, 2018), Tommy Meier (April 2, 2016) and most recently, in his first-ever conquest at OCFS, Matt Sheppard (April 7, 2019).

The next scheduled event for the STSS is set for Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del., a Velocita-USA South Region presented by Design for Vision and Sunglass Central Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman event on Wednesday, April 29.

Next up for the Halmar International North Region, both Modifieds and Crate 602 Sportsman, is the 70th Anniversary Race at Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, N.Y., on Sunday, May 3.

Keep posted to the STSS website and social media outlets for updates on those upcoming events.

To learn more about the 2020 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.


Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco 2020 Schedule

Halmar International North Region

Sunday, April 19 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Hard Clay Open – POSTPONED BY COVID-19

Sunday, May 3 – Five Mile Point Speedway/Kirkwood, N.Y. – 70th Anniversary Special

Wednesday, May 13 – Outlaw Speedway/Dundee, N.Y. – Outlaw Showdown

Sunday, May 24 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y. – Lightning on the Mountain

Tuesday, June 2 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – Anthracite Assault (COMBO)

Tuesday, June 16 – Afton Motorsports Mark/Afton, N.Y. – Afton Action 50

Wednesday, July 1 – Fonda Speedway/Fonda, N.Y. – Firecracker 50

Tuesday, July 14 – Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y. – Battle of the Bullring 8

Tuesday, August 11 – Woodhull Raceway/Woodhull, N.Y. – Hustlin’ the High Banks 56

Friday-Saturday October 9-10 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 13

Thursday, October 22 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Hard Clay Finale


Velocita-USA South Region presented by Design for Vision and Sunglass Central

Friday-Saturday March 6-7 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Melvin L. Joseph Memorial – WINNER: STEWART FRIESEN

Sunday, March 22 – Port Royal Speedway/Port Royal, Pa. – Speed Showcase – POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 18 BY COVID-19

Wednesday, April 29 – Delaware International Speedway/Delmar, Del. – Diamond State 50

Wednesday, May 27 – Bridgeport Motorsports Park/Bridgeport, N.J. – South Jersey Shootout

Tuesday, June 2 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – Anthracite Assault (COMBO)

Sunday, July 19 – BAPS Motor Speedway/Newberrytown, Pa. – York County Nationals

Tuesday, August 25 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Blast at the Beach

Friday, October 30-Saturday, October 31 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend


Crate 602 Sportsman South Region

Friday-Saturday March 6-7 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Melvin L. Joseph Memorial – WINNER: JIM HOUSWORTH

Wednesday, April 29 – Delaware International Speedway/Delmar, Del. – Diamond State 50

Wednesday, May 27 – Bridgeport Motorsports Park/Bridgeport, N.J. – South Jersey Shootout

Tuesday, June 2 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – Anthracite Assault

Tuesday, August 25 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Blast at the Beach

Friday, October 30-Saturday, October 31 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend


STSS Crate 602 Sportsman North Region

Sunday, May 3 – Five Mile Point Speedway/Kirkwood, N.Y. – 70th Anniversary Special

Sunday, May 24 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y. – Lightning on the Mountain

Tuesday, June 16 – Afton Motorsports Mark/Afton, N.Y. – Afton Action 50

Wednesday, July 1 – Fonda Speedway/Fonda, N.Y. – Firecracker 50

Tuesday, July 14 – Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y. – Battle of the Bullring 8

Tuesday, August 11 – Woodhull Raceway/Woodhull, N.Y. – Hustlin’ the High Banks 56

Friday-Saturday October 9-10 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 13

Stafford Speedway Launches Multi-Event iRacing Series; Fans Can Race Their Way In

(Stafford Springs, CT)—After a successful launch last Friday night, eStafford Speedway is set to return with a multi event iRacing series starting Friday, April 3rd. The Stafford Speedway eSeries will be similar to last Friday’s event with weekly live stream broadcasts on the Stafford Speedway YouTube channel at 7pm. Event dates include April 3rd, 10th, and 17th.

The eSeries will also give iRacers that are not Stafford Speedway competitors a chance to compete through the eStafford Speedway Open, a preliminary night event held Wednesday April 8th and Wednesday April 15th. The top 5 finishers will transfer to Friday’s event to compete against Stafford Speedway drivers. 

“We want to thank everyone for tuning into the broadcast last Friday night,” explained Paul Arute of Stafford Speedway. “We’ve put together a 3 race series as well as a prelim night for fans, crew members, and non Stafford drivers to race their way Friday’s event. After last week’s race we took a look at the setup and have made some adjustments and added a race director. This should improve the racing and cut down on some of the caution laps.”

All drivers will be required to register for the series online. Entry-fee for Stafford drivers is $15 for 3 races while non Stafford driver entry-fee is $12. Any drivers looking to participate in the event can register online here.

Tweaks to the race format include a shortened feature race to 80 laps, eliminating the ability to reset your car and remove damage, as well as eliminating the option to pit for tires. Official rules for the event have been prepared and are now available online. All drivers are encouraged to read the rulebook before participating in the event.

“Official rules for the event have been posted online,” continued Arute. “Rules include a few changes to make sure the racing is better. We’ve also added a little prize with all feature winners receiving a $25 Stafford Speedway gift card. Adding the preliminary night event is a fun twist, we’re all excited to see who transfers to Friday Night. Jeff and Bonssa will be back on the broadcast and it should be another great event to help get everyone through this crazy time.”

Last Friday night, 2019 SK Light Modified Track Champion Teddy Hodgdon dominated the caution filled race to win the iRacing 100 presented by NAPA Auto Parts. SK Modified d®rivers Glen Reen and Dylan Izzo rounded out the podium. 

Each Friday the event will be live streamed on Stafford Speedway’s YouTube channel. Race fans can subscribe to the channel to receive updates about the upcoming broadcast.