AFTON, NY – All-day rain – predicted at 100-percent – has forced the postponement of Wednesday’s ‘Afton Action 50’ at Afton Motorsports Park until THURSDAY, JULY 26.
The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco will headline the ‘Thursday Night Thunder’ on the Afton Fairgrounds, with a 50-lap event paying big-block/small-block Modifieds a hefty $5,000 to win and $400 to take the green plus contingency awards and bonuses.
This is Race No. 4 of the STSS Halmar International North Region which offers the series champion $12,500 at year-end.
Also on the open-wheel doubleheader is the STSS Crate 602 Sportsman inaugural North Region race, the first of five offering a $1,000 champion, paying $1,000 to win for 25 laps. This series was scheduled to kick off on Memorial Day weekend, but rain prompted the postponement of the opener at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y., to Sept. 23.
The Crate 602 delayed STSS North opener gives a strong first-to-last payout and the potential to challenge for the series title.
Additionally, Insinger Performance American Racer Cup Challenge points will be up for grabs toward the Sportsman North Region bonus money offered by Bruce Insinger of Insinger Performance in Dushore, Pa.
On Thursday, pit gates open at 3 p.m. Grandstand gates are unlocked at 4 p.m. The drivers’ meeting takes place at 5:45 p.m. Hot laps get underway at 6 p.m. and racing goes off at7 p.m.
Adult grandstand admission is $22. Seniors (ages 62 and over) pay $20. Kids (9-14) pay $10. Children eight and under are FREE. Pit admission is $40 with no license required.
Afton Motorsports Park had announced its July 27 Fridayevent has been canceled to put full focus on the ‘Afton Action 50’ event. Track regulars in the Modified and Crate 602 Sportsman divisions will receive 25 points toward the weekly championships by participating in the STSS event.
Afton Motorsports Park is located conveniently off I-88 Exit 7 (Afton), approximately 25 miles north and east of Binghamton, at 46 East Main Street Afton, N.Y. 13730. There is plentiful space for parking and camping. To learn more about Afton Motorsports Park, visitwww.aftonmotorsportspark.com.
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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
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