MIDDLETOWN, NY – The kickoff to Eastern States Weekend has gotten even more exciting.
On Thursday, October 18, Orange County Fair Speedway will host the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco in the Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ honoring Rich Eurich. This 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified event offers $10,000 to win and $1,000 to take the green flag.
And there’s more! The Modifieds will now be joined by 360 Sprint Cars in a 25-lap main offering $3,000 to the winner and $300 to take the green flag.
The 360 Sprint Cars will compete for a healthy pay structure as follows: 1) $3,000; 2) $2,000; 3) $1,000; 4) $700; 5) $550; 6) $470; 7) $430; 8) $420; 9) $410; 10) $400; 11) $370; 12) $350; 13) $330; 14) $325; 15) $320; 16) $315; 17) $310; 18) $305; 19-Last) $300.
A complete rules package and format will be released in the near future.
This blockbuster STSS Modified-360 Sprint Car doubleheader sets up a huge kickoff to the four-day festival of speed known as the 57th Eastern States Weekend.
The STSS Modified portion of the program will serve as the ninth and final STSS Halmar International North Region event of the season, crowning a $12,500 champion. The event pays homage to one of the speedway’s most loyal supporters and successful drivers in Rich Eurich.
Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, located in Florida, N.Y., has signed on once again as the ‘Hard Clay Finale’ title sponsor.
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.
To learn more about the 2018 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
Thursday, August 9 – Woodhull Raceway/Woodhull, N.Y. – Hustlin’ the High Banks 54 – WINNER: BILLY VAN PELT
Wednesday, August 15 – Albany-Saratoga Speedway/Malta, N.Y. – Stampede at ‘toga – WINNER: MARC JOHNSON
Sunday, September 23 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y. – Lightning on the Mountain
Friday-Saturday, October 5-6 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y. – American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 11
Thursday, October 18 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Hard Clay Finale