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SHORT TRACK SUPER SERIES SETS PLANS FOR NOVEMBER LOUISIANA VISIT

Cajun Flavor: Short Track Super Series Set for Louisiana Invasion November 11-14

MILLSBORO, DE – The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco has repeatedly burst into new territory during an unprecedented 2020 season.

Florida. North Carolina. South Carolina. Maryland.

Now, add Louisiana.

For the first time, STSS organizer Brett Deyo and Brandon Hightower of the Louisiana-based Southern Super Modified Series have joined forces for some ‘Cajun Flavor’ in November, bringing Northeast-style Modifieds to the Bayou Nov. 11-14.

It all kicks off Wed., Nov. 11 and Thurs., Nov. 12 at Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian, La., with back-to-back nights of racing. The Thursday event offers $4,000 to win for 40 laps, with $5,000 going to Friday’s 50-lap winner.

On Friday and Saturday (Nov. 13 & 14), teams travel approximately 130 miles east to Chatham Speedway in Chatham, La., to kick off the ‘Mods in the Marsh 100’ weekend. Friday night will be reserved for practice and qualifying.

The 100-lap, $20,000-to-win ‘Mods in the Marsh 100’ will be the Saturday night headliner.

All the Louisiana events will be broadcast live on Dirt Track Digest TV (www.dirttrackdigest.tv).

“This is an exciting opportunity to expand our reach into a new portion of the country,” STSS organizer Brett Deyo said. “Brandon (Hightower) and the Southern Super Modified Series have done an awesome job bringing our style of Modifieds to Louisiana and the surrounding states.

“Putting our brands together will launch the Modifieds into the national spotlight.”

Jerry Hobson’s Chatham Speedway played host to some of the Northeast’s biggest names in May, with Larry Wight and Matt Sheppard etching their names in the history books with victories.

Hobson, whose primary night paid $10,000 in May, upped the ante to $20,000 for the November visit after a huge crowd took in the action.

Gene Boyter, the owner and builder of Ark-La-Tex Speedway, only hosts special events at his quarter-mile facility including the USMTS Cajun Clash. Boyter was thrilled to see the Northeast-style Modifieds at Ark-La-Tex and rented the facility to BD Motorsports Media LLC for the pair of events.

Look for further information to be released through both the Short Track Super Series and Southern Super Modified Series as the event dates grow closer.

Ark-La-Tex Speedway is located at 13035 Boyter Lane Road Vivian, LA 71082 and can be found on the web at www.arklatexspeedway.net or on Facebook at Ark-La-Tex Speedway.

Chatham Speedway is located at 14325 Highway 4 Chatham, LA 71226. The website is www.chathamspeedway.com and Facebook is Chatham Speedway.

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, Rob Sherlock Roofing, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, EIBACH Springs, Escape RV, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, 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.

PAUCH JR. FIGHTS OFF FRIESEN & SHEPPARD IN BAPS SUNDAY THRILLER

Written by Chris Moore

NEWBERRYTOWN, PA – Some races are won with setup, some races are won with motor. The fifth Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled by Sunoco York County Nationals was won behind the wheel by Billy Pauch Jr.

After a phenomenal battle with Matt Sheppard and Stewart Friesen, Pauch Jr. grabbed the $5,050 payday and his second consecutive STSS Velocita-USA South Region presented by Design for Vision and Sunglass Central victory. He also took home a pair of Oakley Sunglasses from Design for Vision and Sunglass Central.

Pauch Jr. and the Rick Holsten team maintained their point lead in the STSS South Region battle with the hard-fought conquest.

The 50-lap main began with David Van Horn and Richie Pratt Jr. on the front row following the Beyea Custom Headers redraw. Van Horn’s night took an unfortunate turn just two laps in, as he brought out a yellow for a right-rear flat tire.

Pratt Jr. inherited the lead over Rick Laubach’s Ryan Kerr-owned No. 1K.

A major shake-up came on lap seven when Stewart Friesen spun between turns three and four racing for fifth and had to restart at the rear of the field.

When racing resumed from the Friesen spin, Laubach drove around Pratt Jr. for the lead. The man on the move would fully plant himself in the thick of things, as Pauch Jr. had climbed into second from his 10th starting position.

The war was on from there. Pauch Jr. stalked Laubach for several laps, waiting for a mistake. While the lead pair duked it out, “Super Matt” Sheppard had climbed to third and caught the top two.

At the Precision Hydraulic & Oil Halfway Point, Laubach, Pauch Jr. and Sheppard were nose-to-tail working in lap traffic while fighting for the lead. Multiple three-wide battles and slide jobs highlighted an incredible battle between three of Modified racing’s best.

Pauch Jr. ultimately made the move on lap 33, slipping underneath the “Quaker Shaker” with Sheppard following him through for second.

Meanwhile, Friesen was on the charge. He had driven into the top five, and got by Laubach on lap 36 and began reeling in the leaders.

Yellows on lap 40 and 44 gave Friesen and Sheppard perfect opportunities to get by the “Kid’s Kid,” but Billy Jr. was one step ahead of the other two, racing to his fourth career STSS win.

Milford, N.J.’s Pauch Jr. credited team owner Holsten for his success on the STSS this season.

“Rick Holsten’s given me a great ride, and we’re fast everywhere,” Pauch Jr. said. “I don’t know what else to say, Rick Holsten’s the man.”

Friesen, of Sprakers, N.Y., ended his surge from last in the runner-up position, dicing with Sheppard in the final laps. Savannah, N.Y.’s Sheppard brought the Hurlock Auto & Speed No. 9s home third.

Craig Von Dohren of Oley, Pa., authored a stout drive in the B. Brueche Jr. and Sons No. 30 to finish fourth and Phoenix, N.Y.’s Larry Wight, debuting a new Bicknell for Delaware car owner Gary Simpson, finished fifth after starting 11th.

Boyertown, Pa.’s Mike Gular was the Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. Hard Charger for the night, coming from 22nd starting position to finish sixth in the Terry Fasnacht-owned No. 2A. Andy Bachetti out of Sheffield, Mass., finished in seventh. Laubach and Pratt both ultimately faded to eighth and ninth, respectively. Sprakers, N.Y.’s Jessica Friesen, making a rare STSS start outside of New York, rounded out the top-10.

Ad-Art Sign Company heat winners were Pauch Jr., Wight and Stewart Friesen. Jessica Friesen won the consolation.

The next scheduled Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Velocita-USA South Region Modified event is Tuesday, Aug. 25 at Del.’s Georgetown Speedway with the annual ‘Blast at the Beach’ special. Keep posted for pending make-up dates.

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, Rob Sherlock Roofing, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, EIBACH Springs, Escape RV, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, 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.

YORK COUNTY NATIONALS RACE SUMMARY – BAPS MOTOR SPEEDWAY JULY 19, 2020

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Modified Velocita-USA South Region Event No. 4 Feature Finish (50 laps): BILLY PAUCH JR., Stewart Friesen, Matt Sheppard, Craig Von Dohren, Larry Wight, Mike Gular, Andy Bachetti, Rick Laubach, Richie Pratt Jr., Jessica Friesen, Danny Bouc, David Van Horn, Mike Mahaney, Ricky Davis, Brandon Grosso, Danny Hieber, Rick Regalski, Eric Williams, Kyle Coffey, Doug Manmiller, Brett Tonkin, Tyler Dippel, Jared Umbenhauer, Jordan Watson, Josh Delea, Skylar Sherriff, Jeff Strunk, Ryan Watt.

Did Not Start: Corey Cormier

Ad-Art Sign Company Heat Winner Bonuses ($50 Each): Billy Pauch Jr., Larry Wight & Stewart Friesen
American Racer/Lias Tire Bonuses (FREE Tire Certificate): Jessica Friesen (10th) & Brandon Grosso (15th)
Beyea Custom Headers Redraw Bonus ($50): Stewart Friesen (12th)
Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Bonuses ($50 Gift Cards): Craig Von Dohren (fourth) & Richie Pratt Jr. (ninth)
Bill Brown & Company Heat-Race Hard Charger ($50): Richie Pratt Jr.
Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz Spec Heat Bonus ($500 – $250 – $100): Unclaimed (no registered Spec Cars)
Design for Vision/Sunglass Central Bonus (Oakley Sunglasses): Billy Pauch Jr.
EIBACH Springs Bonus ($100): Mike Gular (sixth)
Henry’s Exhaust Systems Power Position ($50 Bonus): Danny Bouc (11th)
Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. Hard Charger ($250): Mike Gular (22nd to sixth)
Precision Hydraulic & Oil Halfway Leader ($200): Rick Laubach
Racing Optics Bonus (Tearoff Sleeve): Matt Sheppard (third)
Sunoco Race Fuels/Insinger Performance Bonuses ($50 Certificates): Stewart Friesen (second), David Van Horn (12th) & Tyler Dippel (22nd)
Wilwood Brakes Bonus ($75 Certificate): Andy Bachetti (seventh)

STSS FIRECRACKER 50 AT FONDA NOW SUNDAY, JULY 5 DUE TO RAIN

Evening Showers Postpone Fonda Speedway ‘Firecracker 50’ to Sunday, July 5


FONDA, NY –
 A late afternoon steady rain moved over Fonda Speedway on Wednesday, prompting the postponement of the Fuccillo Automotive Group ‘Firecracker 50’ to Sunday (July 5).


The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco annual visit to the ‘Track of Champions’ drew a huge field of race cars. Forty-five STSS Modifieds and 34 STSS Crate 602 Sportsman had signed in for competition. With rain still falling shortly after 7 p.m. and the track surface saturated, the decision was made to postpone the event.


“The forecast looked to be positive for late afternoon and evening, but a large pop-up cell from the north soaked us at the last minute,” STSS organizer Brett Deyo said. “We felt our best option was to postpone the event to Sunday with a more positive forecast.”


All wristbands from Wednesday will be honored on Sunday.


The STSS Modifieds had not completed their draw for position yet. The STSS Crate 602 Sportsman draw will stand. New entries will be accepted for both.


Admission for the Sunday event is $20. Seniors pay $18. Kids 11 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $30 (Fonda Members) or $35 (Non-Members).


Gates will open at 4 p.m., with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.


The event will be streamed live on Dirt Track Digest TV.


With the ‘Firecracker 50’ postponed to Sunday, two days of racing are planned for the Track of Champions this weekend. Saturday’s (July 4) event, presented by Recovery Sports Grill, includes Sunoco Modifieds ($4,000 to win), Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman, Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks ($1,776 to win), Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman, Roberts Towing & Recovery Street Stocks and Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modifieds.


On Saturday, gates open at 4 p.m., with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m. Adult admission for Saturday is $11. Seniors pay $9. Kids 11 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $30 (Fonda Members) or $35 (Non-Members).


At all Fonda Speedway events, masks are required for entry. Social distancing and CDC guidelines must be followed.


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.


Since 1953, the ‘Track of Champions’ Fonda Speedway has hosted the best in stock car racing. Under the management of BD Motorsports Media LLC, the speedway will operate weekly on Saturday nights from April through August plus several special events. Fonda Speedway is located on the Montgomery County Fairgrounds off New York State Thruway Exit No. 28 at 21 S. Bridge Street Fonda, NY 12068.


Fonda Speedway is on the web at www.thefondaspeedway.com. To learn more, call the office at 518.915.4395, like Fonda Speedway on Facebook www.facebook.com/thefondaspeedwy or follow on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy.


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, Rob Sherlock Roofing, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, EIBACH Springs, Escape RV, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, 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.