MALTA, NY – The ‘518’ region of New York is home to some of the state’s most successful dirt Modified venues – namely, Albany-Saratoga Speedway.
On Tuesday, August 15, the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP makes its first-ever visit to the ‘Great Race Place’ for the highly anticipated ‘Stampede at ‘toga’ 50-lap main event.
Albany-Saratoga’s racy four-tenths-mile layout will play host to Round No. 6 of the STSS Halmar International North Region paying $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $400 just to take the green flag for big-block/small-block Modifieds.
Recovery Sports Grill has signed on as presenting sponsor of the event. Recovery Sports Grill has 13 locations in five states including one in Malta, N.Y., within close proximity of the speedway. Recovery Sports Grill was founded by Don Led Duke, owner of BBL Companies, and is more than just a sports bar and grill – it’s a family and fan friendly restaurant with great food and drink and professional atmosphere tied together by professional sports.
Recovery Sports Grill is on the web at www.recoverysportsgrill.com.
For the STSS debut at Albany-Saratoga, Modifieds will feature sail panels – a deviation from the typical windows utilized on Friday nights at the Lyle DeVore-promoted facility.
After five events, Sheffield, Mass., driver Andy Bachetti leads the battle for the $12,500 Halmar North Region championship into Albany-Saratoga. Bachetti, who won the ‘Hard Clay Open’ at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., to open the season, has accrued 409 points, leading over Stewart Friesen (402), Billy Decker (399), Anthony Perrego (386) and Jeremy Smith (343).
Joining the STSS Modifieds on the open-wheel doubleheader are the King of Dirt (KoD) Sportsman racing for a 30-lap, $1,000-to-win event.
A rain date is in place for Wednesday, August 16.
Complete rules, times, prices and general information for the ‘Stampede at ‘toga’ have been posted on the STSS website: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/
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.
To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP or BD Motorsports Media LLC, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com or www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com, call845.728.2781 during business hours, e-mail email@example.com, “like” Short Track Super Series on Facebook or follow @ShortTrackSS on Twitter.
The 2017 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, Fox Racing Shocks, Hig Fab, Henry’s Exhaust, HyperCo, Keizer Wheels, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, K&N, QA1, Race Pro Weekly, Racing Optics, Speed51, Teo-Pro Car, Velocita, Weld & Wilwood.
Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Schedule
Halmar International North Region
Sunday, April 9 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. ‘Hard Clay Open’ –WINNER: ANDY BACHETTI
Sunday, May 28 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y. – ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ – WINNER: ANTHONY PERREGO
Wednesday, June 21 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – ‘Afton Action 50’ –WINNER: STEWART FRIESEN
Monday, July 3 – Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y. – ‘Battle of the Bullring 5’ –WINNER: ANTHONY PERREGO
Sunday, July 16 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – ‘Anthracite Assault’ – WINNER: RYAN GODOWN
Tuesday, August 15 – Albany-Saratoga Speedway/Malta, N.Y. – Recovery Sports GrillStampede ‘toga (Rain Date: August 16)
Tuesday, August 22 – Woodhull Raceway/Woodhull, N.Y. – ‘Hustlin’ the High Banks 53’ (Rain Date: August 23) – AMERICAN RACER CUP CHALLENGE EVENT
Saturday, October 7 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 10 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. (Rain Date: October 8)
Thursday, October 19 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ at Eastern States Weekend (Rain Date:October 20) – CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS