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MIKE SCHANE LEADS FRIDAY SHORT TRACK SUPERNATIONALS WINNERS (10-5-18)

CENTER LISLE, NY – The “Working Man’s Race” of 2018 got underway Friday night with 113 race cars in the Thunder Mountain Speedway pit area.

Mike Schane of Lake Ariel, Pa., led the American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 11 preliminary night winners at the Center Lisle three-eighths-mile oval, topping the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Open Sportsman 35-lap main event.

Schane, a regular at Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, Pa., led wire-to-wire in the event utilizing a Crate 602 powerplant. He received a $1,000 payday for his efforts.

A ninth-place finish allowed Dominic Roselli of Highland Lake, N.Y., to clinch the five-race STSS Sportsman point championship, worth $1,000. Roselli entered the night 10 points behind Dale Welty. Roselli finished ninth, while Welty finished 14th, allowing the second-generation driver Roselli to take the crown by 10 markers with championship points on the line.

While Schane led the entire event, his victory was far from easy. He faced challenges early in the race from New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway regular Joseph Brown, then Afton (N.Y.) Motorsports Park regular Bill Deckelman.

In the end, it was 16th-starter Kenny Hammond who posed the most serious bid.

Hammond, who calls Thunder Mountain Speedway home, pressured Schane heavily in the final circuits, looking both high and low. Ultimately, he fell a car-length shy at the wave of Gary Folk’s checkered flag.

Schane led Berkshire, N.Y.’s Hammond across the line, with Jimmy Zacharias, who started ninth, advancing late into third. Brown and Deckelman finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

Heat winners for the 47 STSS Sportsman were Zacharias, Chance Spoonhower, Schane, Nick Nye and Brown. The consolations went to Hammond, Mike Austin and Dan Burman.

American Racer, Lias Tire of Indiana, Pa., and Sunoco Race Fuels and Insinger Performance of Dushore, Pa., presented one-on-one match races for American Racer Cup Sportsman champions. Brian Mady of Milford, Pa., who earned the American Racer Cup top honors at Thunder Mountain Speedway in 2018, bested Jimmy Zacharias in the final round for a $1,000 payday.

All other participants in the match races received a certificate for a free American Racer tire.

Boyertown, Pa., driver Mike Gular topped the 10-lap Redraw Dash for STSS Modifieds. The fastest 10 drivers in timed practice transferred to the Dash. Gular outgunned quick time driver Danny Bouc on the start of the Dash and was never challenged. Gular, who won the championship at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., is automatically in the redraw for the STSS main event Saturday.

A total of 18 Modifieds took advantage of Friday practice sessions.

The CRSA 305 Sprint series concluded its 2018 season on Friday night with a 25-lap main event. Dalton Herrick of McDonough, N.Y., capitalized on early lapped traffic to clear Dana Wagner for the lead early on in the event. Once in front, Herrick outdistanced Tyler Jashembowski to pick up the victory.

Former Modified driver Jeff Trombley of Altamont, N.Y., finished third, surviving a mid-race scare on the backstretch, and clinched the series championship. Scott Goodrich and Emily Van Inwegen finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

Young Bailey Boyd took his 600 Modified to the outside lane and cleared Jared Green with just two laps remaining to take the victory in the division’s 20-lap main event. Green, who had dominated the event, settled for a runner-up finish, followed by Nate Brinker, Doug Windhausen and Mike Wilcha.

Trey Palmer drove his Truck to a $425 payday in the Van’s Auto-sponsored Four Cylinder Open 15-lap event. Palmer worked around the outside to the lead, besting Rich Wagner, Phil Burns, Ray Hyer and Quinn Wallis.

American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 11 continues today, Saturday, with a full program headlined by STSS Modifieds (50 laps, $5,000 to win), American Racer Cup Modified Match Races, Crate 602 Sportsman (25 laps, $1,000 to win), Street Stocks (20 laps, $1,000 to win), Trackside Products Street Stock Dash (10 laps, $500 to win), 600 Modifieds and a Vintage Modified Open.

Pit Gates open at 2 p.m. Grandstand gates are unlocked at 3 p.m. Hot laps hit the track at 5:30 p.m., with racing getting underway at 6:30 p.m.

Adult admission is $22. Seniors (ages 65-plus), Students (ages 10-17) and Military with ID pay $18. Kids 9 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $40 with no license required.

Thunder Mountain Speedway is located at 91 Hunts Corners Road Center Lisle, NY 13797, approximately 25 miles north of Binghamton. The three-eighths-mile clay oval features hillside concrete seating, free parking and camping, a variety of concession items and novelties, a family environment and more. To learn more about Thunder Mountain Speedway, visit www.thundermtnspeedway.net.

To learn more about the 2018 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, Allstar Performance, 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, K&N, Land Hoe Maintenance, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, QA1, Race Pro Weekly, Racing Optics, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, Vahlco, Velocita, Weld & Wilwood.

AMERICAN RACER CUP SHORT TRACK SUPERNATIONALS 11 RACE SUMMARY – THUNDER MOUNTAIN SPEEDWAY OCTOBER 5, 2018

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Sportsman Round No. 5 Feature Finish (35 laps): MIKE SCHANE, Kenny Hammond, Jimmy Zacharias, Bill Deckelman, Joseph Brown, Nick Nye, Tommy Collins, Claude Hutchings Jr., Dominic Roselli, Kyle Rohner, Daniel Morgiewicz, Craig Whitmoyer, Ryan Higgs, Dale Welty, Chris Jordan, Travis Green, Will Eastman, Greg Morgan, Alex Yankowski, Dan Burman, Brian Mady, Shayne Spoonhower, Dennis Clapperton, Cole Stangle, Mike Austin, Chance Spoonhower.

Did Not Qualify: Chris Hunsinger, Craig Pope, Brian Fish, Larry Mekic, Nathan Brinker, Aaron Bowes, Jake Mason, Gene Beadle, Jim Rothwell, Frank Dorry Jr., Walt Chyrywaty, Jessey Velez, Jason Feinberg, Kenny Bock, Matt Spencer, Olin Renwick, Tom Velez, Marc Goodwin, Garett Rushlow, Roger West, Dave Rosa.

Series Champion: Dominic Roselli

American Racer Cup Presented By Sunoco Sportsman Match Races: BRIAN MADY ($1,000) over Jimmy Zacharias, Craig Whitmoyer, Claude Hutchings Jr., Dale Welty, Kyle Rohner, Eric Kormann, Tommy Collins, Alex Yankowski, Brian Fish, Jim Rothwell, Mike Schane.

Modified Redraw Dash Finish (10 laps): MIKE GULAR, Danny Bouc, Andy Bachetti, Dan Creeden, Nick Rochinski, Jeff Strunk, J.R. Hurlburt, Scott Ferrier, Steve Davis, Mike Colsten (Note: 18 Modifieds took part in practice sessions).

CRSA Sprint Car Feature Finish (25 laps): DALTON HERRICK, Tyler Jashembowski, Jeff Trombley, Scott Goodrich, Emily VanInwegen, Mike Jackson, Dustin Purdy, Trevor Years, Jerry Sehn Jr., Jesse Pruchnik, Eric Kurtz, Thomas Radivoy, Zachary Burd, Eric Jennings, Dana Wagner, Tyler Cartier, Mark Connoly, Justin Mills, Johnny Kolosek.

600 Modified Feature Finish (20 laps): BAILEY BOYD, Jared Green, Nate Brinker, Doug Windhausen, Mike Wilcha, Scott Landers, Josh Pepe, Bryce Higgs, Josh Mudge, James Randall, Chelsie Beebe, Kristen Chamberlain, Aiden Morgan, Mark Golden, Chace Scutt.

Four Cylinder Open Feature Finish (15 laps): TREY PALMER, Rich Wagner, Phil Burns, Ray Hyer, Quinn Wallis, Jeremy Warren, Nick Kennedy, Kenny Underwood, Tom Bumpus, Josh Wilder, Eric Rowley, Doug O’Hara, Justin LaDue, Mike Brown.

MARC JOHNSON TAKES $6,000 STSS VICTORY AT ALBANY WED (8-15-18)

MALTA, NY – Relief and joy!

Marc Johnson showed pure emotion on Wednesday night at Albany-Saratoga Speedway after a victory in the Recovery Sports Grill ‘Stampede at ‘toga’ Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco big-block/small-block Modified headliner.

The 50-lap STSS Modified event – postponed by 24 hours due to rain on the original Tuesday date – was an instant classic on the ‘Great Race Place’ four-tenths-mile track.

Guilderland, N.Y.’s Johnson emerged from an intense three-car battle in the final 10 circuits of the event to take home a $6,000 top prize: $5,000 from the posted purse plus an additional $1,000 courtesy of last-minute sponsor Amsterdam Trailer Repair.

“What a race!” Johnson said after receiving an ovation from the crowd at his home track. “I could see the top was going away and the bottom was getting better. I committed to the inside and knew I had to hit my marks.”

Johnson became the fourth consecutive first-time STSS winner in the series’ Halmar International North Region this season.

Veteran Frank Cozze made the long haul from Wind Gap, Pa., to compete in the ‘Stampede’ event and started from the pole via a redraw of top heat-race qualifiers.

A past ‘CVRA vs. the World’ winner at Albany-Saratoga, Cozze took the David Renaldo-owned No. 401 small-block to the lead at the outset and thwarted a slew of challenges. As the race progressed, track regular Ronnie Johnson fought his way to second after rolling off the grid eighth.

Johnson relentlessly pressured Cozze, working both high and low.

It was Cozze, however, who remained in front to collect the Superior Remodeling $200 Halfway Leader bonus.

Marc Johnson, after rolling off the grid in ninth, was quietly working forward utilizing the inside lane as the track continued to slick off. He was fifth at lap 26 and moved to third on the 30th circuit.

With 10 laps to go, Cozze, the Johnsons, 27th-starter Matt Sheppard and Anthony Perrego formed up a five-car tussle for the top spot.

At lap 44, the race for the lead fanned out three-wide. Ronnie Johnson went to the top, while Marc Johnson went to the bottom, both sweeping by Cozze to take the top-two positions.

An epic side-by-side battle raged as Sheppard – like Johnson, running the bottom – broke into third. At lap 48, Sheppard attempted to split the middle of inside-running Marc Johnson and rim-riding Ronnie Johnson.

The move didn’t stick and Marc Johnson surged off the bottom to take the lead and the victory.

Duanesburg, N.Y.’s Ronnie Johnson narrowly edged Sheppard at the line for a runner-up finish worth $3,000.

Sheppard, aboard the Sweeteners Plus No. 92s, ended his stirring drive from 27th to complete the podium and receiving the Hard Charger Award worth $200 cash from Land Hoe Maintenance and product certificates from Beyea Custom Headers and QA1. Sheppard had won the evening’s first heat race but was light on the scales and disqualified. He earned his feature starting position through the B-Main.

Montgomery, N.Y.’s Perrego, driving the Brian Smith-owned Superior Remodeling No. 44, ended his 50 laps in fourth-place. Cozze’s outstanding effort ended with a top-five finish.

Finishing sixth through 10th, respectively, were Mat Williamson of St. Catharine’s, Ont., after running as high as third in the Behrent’s Performance Warehouse No. 3; Mike Mahaney of King Ferry, N.Y., aboard the Olum’s No. 33 after battling inside the top-10 for the entire distance; series point leader Billy Decker of Sidney, N.Y., aboard the Jeremy Smith Racing No. 91 from 19th; Kenny Tremont Jr. of West Sand Lake, N.Y.; and Mike Gular of Boyertown, Pa., who started 25th in his Albany-Saratoga debut.

Despite the postponement, a robust field of 47 STSS Modifieds signed into the pit area.

Heat winners, receiving $100 from Bart Contracting and $50 certificates from Beyea Custom Headers, were Brandon Grosso, Rick Laubach, Williamson, Cozze and Perrego. Matt Stangle, Ryan Godown and Danny Varin annexed the consolations.

A fully paid B-Main was presented by New Country Toyota of Clifton Park, Elmo’s Speed & Supply, Garrity Asphalt and DIG Race Products. Matt Sheppard won and chose to start the main event.

The accompanying Albany-Saratoga Sportsman main event was won Tim Hartman Jr. in a down-to-the-wire finish over Robert Bublak Jr.

MALTA MEMORIES: What appeared to be a beautiful evening turned when rain began tracking toward the speedway at the scheduled starting time. Albany-Saratoga and STSS officials pressed through the program rapidly, with the Modified checkered flag falling at 8:50 p.m. Only the Sportsman main was to follow….

A very strong southeastern PA-NJ contingent was in attendance including Ryan Godown, Jimmy Horton, Matt Stangle, Brandon Grosso, Mike Gular, Duane Howard, Frank Cozze and Rick Laubach. Particularly impressive was Gular after breaking in the heat race and driving from the 13th row in the feature to finish 10th….

Tough night for series regular J.R. Hurlburt. His Jamie and Denise Page team broke down en route to the track, lost a driveshaft in qualifying and broke down with their back-up tow vehicle while driving home….

Danny Varin debuted a brand-new, unlettered car out of the Ed Monger stables, finishing 13th….

Next up for the Short Track Super Series is the ‘Blast at the Beach’ presented by VAHLCO Wheels on Tuesday, Aug. 28 (rain date: Aug. 29) at Del.’s Georgetown Speedway. This event will be recorded for broadcast on MAV-TV. STSS Velocita-USA South Region Modifieds race 35 laps for $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green flag. Also on the card: STSS Crate 602 Sportsman ($1,000 to win), Delaware Super Trucks and Delmarva Chargers.

To learn more about the 2018 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, Allstar Performance, 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, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, QA1, Race Pro Weekly, Racing Optics, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, Vahlco, Velocita, Weld & Wilwood.

 

RECOVERY SPORTS GRILL ‘STAMPEDE AT TOGA’ RACE SUMMARY – ALBANY-SARATOGA SPEEDWAY AUGUST 15, 2018

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Modified Halmar International North Region Event No. 6 Feature Finish (50 laps): MARC JOHNSON, Ronnie Johnson, Matt Sheppard, Anthony Perrego, Frank Cozze, Mat Williamson, Mike Mahaney, Billy Decker, Kenny Tremont Jr., Mike Gular, Ryan Godown, Brett Hearn, Danny Varin, Jerry Higbie, Andy Bachetti, Nick Nye, Brett Tonkin, Danny Creeden, Rick Laubach, Jeremy Smith, Duane Howard, Matt DeLorenzo, Jimmy Horton, Jack Lehner, Rusty Smith, Tyler Boniface, Matt Stangle, Brandon Grosso.

New Country Toyota of Clifton Park/Elmo’s Speed & Supply/Garrity Asphalt/DIG Race Products Modified B-Main Feature Finish (15 laps): MATT SHEPPARD, Bobby Hackel, Brian Gleason, Elmo Reckner, Neil Stratton, Mike Ricci, Mark Pullen, Matt DePew, Matt Pupello, Jimmy Wells, Steve Cummings, Joseph Judge, Lou Torres, Jessey Mueller, Don Ronca.

Did Not Start: Craig Hanson, Tim Hartman Jr., J.R. Hurlburt, Bodie Bellinger, Keith Flach.

American Racer/Lias Tire Bonuses (FREE Tire): Mike Gular (10th) & Jerry Higbie (14th)
ATL Fuel Cell Bonus ($200): 
Frank Cozze (fifth)
Bart Contracting Heat Winners ($100): 
Brandon Grosso, Rick Laubach, Mat Williamson, Frank Cozze & Anthony Perrego
Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Bonuses ($50 Gift Cards
): Anthony Perrego (fourth) & Kenny Tremont Jr. (ninth)
Beyea Custom Headers Heat Winners ($50 Certificates): Brandon Grosso, Rick Laubach, Mat Williamson, Frank Cozze & Anthony Perrego
Beyea Custom Headers Hard Charger ($200 Certificate): 
Matt Sheppard (27th to third)
Henry’s Exhaust Power Position ($50 Certificate):
 Ryan Godown (11th)
Land Hoe Maintenance Hard Charger ($200 Cash): Matt Sheppard (27th to third)
QA1 Hard Charger ($50 Certificate): 
Matt Sheppard (27th to third)
Racing Optics Bonus (Sleeve of Tear-Offs): 
Matt Sheppard (third)
Sunoco Race Fuels/Insinger Performance Bonuses ($50 Credit
): Ronnie Johnson (second), Brett Hearn (12th) & Matt DeLorenzo (22nd)
Superior Remodeling Halfway Leader ($200): Frank Cozze
WELD Wheels Hard Luck Award (FREE Wheel): 
Matt DeLorenzo (22nd)
Wilwood ‘Lucky 7’ Bonus ($50 Certificate): 
Mike Mahaney (seventh)

“Brett’s Bigger Show” Challenge Issued For Recovery Sports Grill ‘Stampede at ‘toga’ August 14

MALTA, NY – The challenge is on!

Earlier this season at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Brett Hearn’s ‘Big Show’ drew a strong field of 55 Modifieds to the ‘Great Race Place’ to compete in the 100-lap event under the Super DIRTcar Series banner.

Now, on Tuesday, August 14, the Brett Deyo-promoted Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco makes its stop at Albany-Saratoga when Recovery Sports Grill presents the ‘Stampede at ‘toga’ 50-lap spectacular.

So the question is, which event will bring more Modifieds into the Albany-Saratoga pit area – and the “Brett’s Bigger Show” Challenge was born.

The scheduled payout for the STSS ‘Stampede at ‘toga’ event is $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green flag – a total pay structure of $25,170 from first to last.

With the sponsorship help of American Racer Tires, the stakes have risen for racers if the car count exceeds the 55 mark.

Should 56 or more STSS Modifieds sign into the pit area, an additional $5,000 will be added to the purse, with $7,500 going to the winner and $500 to take the green, bringing the total pay structure to $30,170!

A reminder this event is open to ALL Modifieds – big- or small-block, American Racer or Hoosier tires. If you’ve got a Modified with a steel-block, you are welcome at this event.

Heats will be lined up by a draw for starting positions to take place at the pre-race drivers’ meeting, with a redraw of top qualifiers for the main.

Complete STSS Modified race information is posted at the following link: https://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/stampede-at-toga-rules-prices-general-info/

Sportsman will follow Albany-Saratoga weekly rules and will be under a draw/redraw format for their 20-lap main event.

On August 14, pit gates will be unlocked at 3:30 p.m. Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. The drivers’ meeting and draw for heat positions begins at 5:40 p.m. with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.

Adult admission is $24 for Adults. Kids 11 and under pay $5. Pit admission is $35 with no license required.

Albany-Saratoga Speedway is located at 2671 U.S. Route 9 Malta, N.Y., 12020. The track info line is 518.587.0220 and the speedway website is www.albany-saratogaspeedway.com.

To learn more about the 2018 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, Allstar Performance, 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, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, QA1, Race Pro Weekly, Racing Optics, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, Vahlco, Velocita, Weld & Wilwood.

 

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco 2018 Schedule

Halmar International North Region

Tuesday, May 8 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Hard Clay Open – WINNER: STEWART FRIESEN

Wednesday, June 20  Outlaw Speedway/Dundee, N.Y. – Outlaw Showdown – WINNER: STEWART FRIESEN

Tuesday, July 3 – Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y. – Battle of the Bullring 6 – WINNER: JERRY HIGBIE

Monday, July 16  Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – Anthracite Assault – CANCELED DUE TO RAIN

Thursday, July 26 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – Afton Action 50 – WINNER: JEREMY SMITH

Wednesday, August 8 – Woodhull Raceway/Woodhull, N.Y. – Hustlin’ the High Banks 54

Tuesday, August 14 – Albany-Saratoga Speedway/Malta, N.Y. – Stampede at ‘toga

Sunday, September 23 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y. – Lightning on the Mountain

Friday-Saturday, October 5-6 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 11

Thursday, October 18 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Hard Clay Finale