Short Track Super Series ‘Mining Modified Excitement’ Tuesday, June 5 at Big Diamond Speedway ‘Anthracite Assault’

MINERSVILLE, PA – The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco will be ‘mining Modified excitement’ on Tuesday, June 5.

For the only time in 2018, the STSS Halmar International North Region and Velocita-USA South Region Modifieds clash on common ground at Big Diamond Speedway.

The ‘Anthracite Assault’ offers points toward both regions from its 50-lap, $5,000-to-win main event and is sure to draw the Northeast’s top Modified talent to Coal Country.

STSS Modified racers will battle for nearly $26,000 in prize money plus cash and product bonuses from this unique, one-time-per-year show.

Fresh off his recent victory at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del., on May 24, ‘Super’ Matt Sheppard leads the South Region standings into Big Diamond. Sheppard holds the top spot over two-time champion Ryan Watt, David Van Horn Jr., Andy Bachetti and Craig Von Dohren.

Three South Region events have been completed thus far in ’18 with a trio of different winners. Watt bested the Georgetown (Del.) Speedway field in March; Jeff Strunk won his first-ever STSS event at Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway in April; and Sheppard pocketed $5,000 on First State soil last Thursday.

Due to the weather, only one Halmar International North Region race has run, that being Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., on May 8. Stewart Friesen of Sprakers, N.Y., was victorious over Rick Laubach, Jerry Higbie, Brett Hearn and Billy Decker.

Joining the STSS Modifieds on the ‘Anthracite Assault’ doubleheader are the STSS Open Sportsman in Race No. 1 of their five-race series ($1,000 to win) and XCel 600 Modifieds.

Complete race information for the event has been posted on the STSS website at the following link:

Big Diamond Speedway is a three-eighths-mile clay oval located in Minersville, Pa., just miles from Pottsville. The facility offers free parking, state-of-the-art concession areas and restrooms and not a “bad seat” in the house, with hillside grandstands overlooking the on-track action. The speedway GPS address is 392 Forest Lane Pottsville, PA 17901. The official website is

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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

Tuesday, June 5 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – Anthracite Assault – COMBO

Wednesday, June 20 – Outlaw Speedway/Dundee, N.Y. – Outlaw Showdown

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

Wednesday, July 25 – 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

Velocita-USA South Region

Saturday, March 17 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Melvin L. Joseph Memorial – WINNER: RYAN WATT

Sunday, April 29 – Bridgeport Speedway/Bridgeport, N.J. – South Jersey Shootout – WINNER: JEFF STRUNK

Thursday, May 24 – Delaware International Speedway/Delmar, Del. – Diamond State 50 – WINNER: MATT SHEPPARD

Tuesday, June 5 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – Anthracite Assault – COMBO

Sunday, July 29 – BAPS Motor Speedway/Newberrytown, Pa. – York County Nationals $10,000 to win!

Tuesday, August 28 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Blast at the Beach

Friday, October 12 – Port Royal Speedway/Port Royal, Pa. – Speed Showcase

Friday-Saturday October 26-27 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend