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SHORT TRACK SUPER SERIES CONTINUES TO RAISE THE BAR FOR 2019

MILLSBORO, DE – Since its inception in 2014, the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco has raised the bar for dirt Modified racing.

That tradition continues for 2019.

When the STSS was founded, a base purse structure of $25,170 was established paying $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green for all Modified events. This structure became a favorite among drivers and car owner for its balanced distribution throughout the field.

For the ’19 season, the STSS has again gone above and beyond for its teams.

Eight events on this season’s schedule will exceed the minimum $5,000-to-win required pay structure while maintaining shorter distance races easier on equipment and more attainable for the ‘weekend racer’ to conquer.

The Velocita-USA South Region presented by Design for Vision and Sunglass Central launches Saturday, March 16 with the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial paying $6,949 to win and $490 to start plus $49 for all of its 49 laps at Georgetown (Del.) Speedway.

New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway returns to the schedule on Thursday, May 23 and rewards competitors with $6,000 to win for 40 laps of racing in the Garden State.

The annual visit to BAPS Motor Speedway in Newberrytown, Pa., has become a fan favorite each summer. Once again, the 50-lap Sunoco Race Fuels/Insinger Performance York County Nationals will offer$10,000 to win on Sunday, July 14.

MAV-TV cameras will be present on Tuesday, August 27 when Georgetown Speedway hosts the ‘Blast at the Beach’ event, which will now reward the 35-lap STSS Modified winner with $6,000.  

The STSS Halmar International North Region launches with a huge payday at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y. on Sunday, April 7. The ‘Hard Clay Open’ celebrates 100 years of racing at the Legendary House of Power by paying a massive $11,919 to the winner and $700 to take the green flag for 50 laps!

The first-ever visit to Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway by the STSS on Wednesday, July 3 for the ‘Firecracker 50’ will pay $10,000 to win plus $100 per lap thanks to the promotional assistance of local businessman John Lakata. The Fonda event will be recorded for broadcast on MAV-TV.

Ted and Brandi White’s paperclip-shaped Woodhull (N.Y.) Raceway will provide 55 laps of elbow’s-up excitement and the winner will take home a very healthy $5,500 to win, celebrating 55 years of racing at the high-banked oval on Tuesday, August 13.

The Halmar International North Region championship event at Orange County Fair Speedway on Thursday, October 24 will reward the 50-lap victor with $10,000 as a kickoff to Eastern States Weekend.

Despite a travel-friendly schedule with just 16 events, a point fund of more than $75,000 will be paid by STSS officials at year-end, not to mention potential $25,000 or $10,000 Sunoco Race Fuels/Insinger Performance bonuses should a driver win titles on the STSS and American Racer Cup home-track program.  

Race fans across the country will be able to watch the STSS action LIVE on www.DirtTrackDigest.tv in 2019.

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, 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.


Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco 

Modified Halmar International North Region 2019 Schedule

Sunday, April 7 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Hard Clay Open – $11,919 to win!

Sunday, May 26 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y. – Lightning on the Mountain

Tuesday, June 4 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – Anthracite Assault – COMBO

Wednesday, June 19 – Outlaw Speedway/Dundee, N.Y. – Outlaw Showdown

Wednesday, July 3  Fonda Speedway/Fonda, N.Y. – Firecracker 50 – $10,000 to win!

Tuesday, July 9 – Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y. –Battle of the Bullring

Tuesday, August 13 – Woodhull Raceway/Woodhull, N.Y. – Hustlin’ the High Banks 55 – $5,500 to win!

Friday-Saturday October 11-12 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 12

Thursday, October 24 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Hard Clay Finale – $10,000 to win – CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

Velocita-USA South Region Presented By 
Design for Vision/Sunglass Central 2019 Schedule

Friday-Saturday March 15-16 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Melvin L. Joseph Memorial – $6,949 to win!

Sunday, March 24 – Port Royal Speedway/Port Royal, Pa. – Speed Showcase

Tuesday, April 30 – Delaware International Speedway/Delmar, Del. – Diamond State 50

Thursday, May 23 – New Egypt Speedway/New Egypt, N.J. – Dirty Jersey 6 – $6,000 to win!

Tuesday, June 4 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – Anthracite Assault – COMBO

Sunday, July 14 – BAPS Motor Speedway/Newberrytown, Pa. – $10,000 York County Nationals

Tuesday, August 27 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Blast at the Beach – $6,000 to win!

Friday-Saturday November 1-2 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Mid-Atlantic Championship – CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

PERREGO TO CHASE 2019 STSS CROWNS FOR BRIAN SMITH & GARY SIMPSON

Anthony Perrego Chasing Short Track Super Series Championships with Brian Smith & Gary Simpson Teams

MIDDLETOWN, NY – Anthony Perrego has come oh-so-close to a Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco point title.

This year, Perrego wants to put his name on the championship trophy.

In 2018, the Middletown, N.Y., driver fell just two points shy of the STSS Halmar International North Region title to champion Billy Decker. It was his third runner-up point finish in the series’ five-year existence.

The 24-year-old driver placed second in the ‘15 STSS Velocita-USA South Region to Ryan Watt, was one spot short of the crown to Andy Bachetti in the ’17 Halmar International North Region and then played the bridesmaid to Decker by just two markers last year.

No doubt, Perrego is one of the most successful drivers since the inception of the STSS in 2014, with five top-five point finishes and five victories at three different tracks (N.Y.’s Accord and Thunder Mountain and Del.’s Georgetown).

Perrego hopes to add to his Short Track Super Series resume in ’19.

For the nine-race North Region, which kicks off on Sunday, April 7 at N.Y.’s Orange County Fair Speedway, Perrego will again be at the controls of Brian Smith’s Superior Remodeling No. 44 Teo-Pro cars, having Billy the Kid big-block and open small-block power at his disposal.

In the South Region, with a total of eight races, a new opportunity has arisen. Delmarva resident Gary Simpson will provide a pair of No. 12 Teo-Pro cars outfitted with Pro Power-built open small-block engines. Perrego’s debut in the Simpson equipment is set for Georgetown Speedway’s Melvin L. Joseph Memorial March 15-16.

The second-generation talent is stocked with race cars for his runs at the $12,500 North Region title and $10,000 South Region top prize.

“Brian (Smith) is 100-percent behind me,” Perrego said. “But he is a (New York City) firefighter and needs to get his hours in, so it’s tough for him to do the North and the South Regions with time off. Gary’s car will be ready for all the South Region races except New Egypt (N.J., on May 23) because Brian can make that one.

“This takes a little pressure off the 44 team and gives us enough equipment to chase both championships.”

The ’19 STSS season is quickly approaching. Fans across the country will be able to catch all the action live on www.DirtTrackDigest.tv.   

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, 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.


Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco 

Modified Halmar International North Region 2019 Schedule

Sunday, April 7 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Hard Clay Open – $11,919 to win!

Sunday, May 26 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y. – Lightning on the Mountain

Tuesday, June 4 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – Anthracite Assault – COMBO

Wednesday, June 19 – Outlaw Speedway/Dundee, N.Y. – Outlaw Showdown

Wednesday, July 3  Fonda Speedway/Fonda, N.Y. – Firecracker 50 – $10,000 to win!

Tuesday, July 9 – Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y. –Battle of the Bullring

Tuesday, August 13 – Woodhull Raceway/Woodhull, N.Y. – Hustlin’ the High Banks 55 – $5,500 to win!

Friday-Saturday October 11-12 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 12

Thursday, October 24 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Hard Clay Finale – $10,000 to win – CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

Velocita-USA South Region Presented By 
Design for Vision/Sunglass Central 2019 Schedule

Friday-Saturday March 15-16 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Melvin L. Joseph Memorial – $6,949 to win!

Sunday, March 24 – Port Royal Speedway/Port Royal, Pa. – Speed Showcase

Tuesday, April 30 – Delaware International Speedway/Delmar, Del. – Diamond State 50

Thursday, May 23 – New Egypt Speedway/New Egypt, N.J. – Dirty Jersey 6 – $6,000 to win!

Tuesday, June 4 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – Anthracite Assault – COMBO

Sunday, July 14 – BAPS Motor Speedway/Newberrytown, Pa. – $10,000 York County Nationals

Tuesday, August 27 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Blast at the Beach – $6,000 to win!

Friday-Saturday November 1-2 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Mid-Atlantic Championship – CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS