Legendary Orange County Fair Speedway Opens Halmar International North Region Of Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Saturday, April 2 With ‘Hard Clay Open’ Event; Rules & Event Info Established
Posted: February 6th, 206
MIDDLETOWN, NY – For the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP, 2016 is taking shape as the most exciting season in series history.
And it all starts on Saturday, April 2 at Orange County Fair Speedway.
The venerable Middletown, N.Y., five-eighths-mile hosts the STSS Halmar International North Region opener for the third consecutive year with the lucrative ‘Hard Clay Open’ special boasting a minimum total purse structure of $30,000: $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $500 to take the green flag.
United Pump & Tank, the leader in service station maintenance and technologies based in Newburgh, N.Y., serves as the ‘Hard Clay Open’ presenting sponsor.
The ‘Hard Clay Open’ is unique in its welcoming rules format. Small-block engines (maximum 363 cubic inches) weigh 2,400 lbs. and are permitted to utilize sail panels. Big-block engines (more than 363 cubic inches) weigh 2,500 lbs. and must run traditional window bodywork. This format was popular a year ago as an equalizer for competitors and a visible distinguishing factor among engine combinations for race fans.
A liberal tire rule is also competitor-friendly. American Racer is the official tire of the STSS. Accepted compounds for the ‘Hard Clay Open’ are as follows: 44 or harder left-rear; 48 or harder right-rear; 44 or harder right-front; and any left-front.
To accommodate local competitors wishing to take part in the ‘Hard Clay Open’ race teams will be permitted to qualify on Hoosier tires (D400 or harder, all corners). The Hoosier options will be legal for heat races and consolations; feature-event starters, however, must be outfitted with at least three American Racers (left-front optional).
A link to detailed event rules and procedures has been posted on the STSS website:http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/hard-clay-open-rules-prices-general-information/
Crate 602 Sportsman, racing for $1,000 to win and $100 to start, will run under weekly Orange County Fair Speedway rules.
For the ‘Hard Clay Open’ pit gates will open at 11 a.m. Drive-in and grandstand gates are unlocked at noon. Hot laps begin at 3 p.m. and racing begins at 4 p.m.
Adult grandstand/drive-in admission is $22. Seniors pay $20 and Kids 12 and under are $2. Pit admission is $35, with no license required.
Limited reserved seating, the top-eight rows of the newly refurbished covered grandstand, is available for $25. Contact the speedway office at 845.342.2573 to reserve a seat.
Registration is now open for both the STSS Modified and Crate 602 Sportsman divisions at the following links:
STSS Modified – http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/HCOModifiedEntryForm.pdf
Crate 602 Sportsman – http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/HCOCrateSportsmanEntryForm.pdf
Previous ‘Hard Clay Open’ winners include Stewart Friesen of Sprakers, N.Y., last April driving the Jeff Daley No. 44 and Andy Bachetti of Sheffield, Mass., in a big-block during the 2014 inaugural version.
The Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP and BD Motorsports Media LLC can be found on the web atwww.shorttracksuperseries.com or www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com. Brett Deyo can be reached by phone at 845.728.2781 or via e-mail: email@example.com. The series is also on Twitter @ShortTrackSS and Facebook under “Short Track Super Series.”
Located at 239 Wisner Avenue Middletown, N.Y., 10940 on the Orange County Fairgrounds, Orange County Fair Speedway is the oldest continuously operating dirt track in the United States. The first auto race was held at the speedway in 1919. The five-eighths-mile oval offers fully-covered and half-covered grandstands in addition to open bleacher seating on the frontstretch and turn one areas, with drive-in viewing on the backstretch. To learn more, contact the Orange County Fair Speedway office at 845.342.2573 or visit www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net.
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 & Velocita
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SATURDAY - SMALL BLOCK MODIFIEDS
Brett Hearn, Tommy Meier, Stewart Freisen, Kenny Tremont, Danny Creeden, Jeff Heotzler, Tyler Dippel, Ronnie Johnson, Chris Shultz, Mike Ricci, Donnie Elliott, Gary Edwards Jr., Tom Hindley, LJ Lombardo, Jimmy Spellmon, Yan Bussiere, Alan Houghtaling, Frank Cozze, Matt DeLorenzo, Ryan Krachun, Mike Mahaney, ANthony Perrego, Duane Howard, Timmy Hindley, Shane Jablonka, Brett Haas, Andy Bachetti, Matt Janiak, Jeff Strunk, Randy Sweetman, Timmy McCreadie, Jerry HIgbie, Craig Hanson, Marc Johnson, Frank Hoard, Bob McGannon
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Tommy Meier, Brett Hearn, Tim McCreadie, Mike Mahaney, Andy Bachetti, Vic Coffey, LJ Lombardo, Gary Edwards Jr., Rick Laubach, Bob McGannon, Dominick Buffalino, Jeff Heotzler, Matt DeLorenzo, Kenny Tremont, Mike Kolka, Matt Hitchcock, Matt Janiak, Chuck McKee, Anthony Perrego, Dale Planck, Bobby Hentschel, Craig Hanson, Mike Ricci, CG Morey, Mike Ruggiero, Stewart Freisen, Duane Howard, Jerry Higbie, Clinton Mills, Timmy Hindley, Frank Cozze, Billy Vaninwegen, Danny Creeden, Ronnie Johnson, John Ferrier, Jimmy Horton, Ricky Davis, Shane Jablonka, Paul Gilardi, Robbie Green, Steve Dodd, Jimmy Spellmon, Rich Eurich, Jeff Strunk. Tyler Dippel DQ
SUNDAY - STREET STOCKS
Charlie Donald, Ray Hall Sr., Jason Meltz, Jim Maher, Ryan Brockner, Jeff Meltz, Ed Hatch, Tommy Vigh, Emerson Cargain Sr., Stan Vishinski Jr., Gary O'Brien, Bob Sleight Jr., Terry McNamara, Harold Robitaille, Jack Dekker, Jack Beaumont, Jim Haskowski, Joel Murns, Ron Constable, Ray Tarantino, Tommy Pickles, Zachary Sorrentino, Scott Gumaer, Gary Ronk, Kyle Welsch, Stan Vishinski Sr., Danny Carlough, Walt Henry, Curtis Ayers, Buck Barrett, Dick Shaddock
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By FRANK CATTIZONE
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