Anthony Perrego Chasing Short Track Super Series Championships with Brian Smith & Gary Simpson Teams

MIDDLETOWN, NY – Anthony Perrego has come oh-so-close to a Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco point title.

This year, Perrego wants to put his name on the championship trophy.

In 2018, the Middletown, N.Y., driver fell just two points shy of the STSS Halmar International North Region title to champion Billy Decker. It was his third runner-up point finish in the series’ five-year existence.

The 24-year-old driver placed second in the ‘15 STSS Velocita-USA South Region to Ryan Watt, was one spot short of the crown to Andy Bachetti in the ’17 Halmar International North Region and then played the bridesmaid to Decker by just two markers last year.

No doubt, Perrego is one of the most successful drivers since the inception of the STSS in 2014, with five top-five point finishes and five victories at three different tracks (N.Y.’s Accord and Thunder Mountain and Del.’s Georgetown).

Perrego hopes to add to his Short Track Super Series resume in ’19.

For the nine-race North Region, which kicks off on Sunday, April 7 at N.Y.’s Orange County Fair Speedway, Perrego will again be at the controls of Brian Smith’s Superior Remodeling No. 44 Teo-Pro cars, having Billy the Kid big-block and open small-block power at his disposal.

In the South Region, with a total of eight races, a new opportunity has arisen. Delmarva resident Gary Simpson will provide a pair of No. 12 Teo-Pro cars outfitted with Pro Power-built open small-block engines. Perrego’s debut in the Simpson equipment is set for Georgetown Speedway’s Melvin L. Joseph Memorial March 15-16.

The second-generation talent is stocked with race cars for his runs at the $12,500 North Region title and $10,000 South Region top prize.

“Brian (Smith) is 100-percent behind me,” Perrego said. “But he is a (New York City) firefighter and needs to get his hours in, so it’s tough for him to do the North and the South Regions with time off. Gary’s car will be ready for all the South Region races except New Egypt (N.J., on May 23) because Brian can make that one.

“This takes a little pressure off the 44 team and gives us enough equipment to chase both championships.”

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Modified Halmar International North Region 2019 Schedule

Sunday, April 7 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Hard Clay Open – $11,919 to win!

Sunday, May 26 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y. – Lightning on the Mountain

Tuesday, June 4 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – Anthracite Assault – COMBO

Wednesday, June 19 – Outlaw Speedway/Dundee, N.Y. – Outlaw Showdown

Wednesday, July 3  Fonda Speedway/Fonda, N.Y. – Firecracker 50 – $10,000 to win!

Tuesday, July 9 – Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y. – Battle of the Bullring

Tuesday, August 13 – Woodhull Raceway/Woodhull, N.Y. – Hustlin’ the High Banks 55 – $5,500 to win!

Friday-Saturday October 11-12 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 12

Thursday, October 24 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Hard Clay Finale – $10,000 to win – CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

Velocita-USA South Region Presented By
Design for Vision/Sunglass Central 2019 Schedule

Friday-Saturday March 15-16 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Melvin L. Joseph Memorial – $6,949 to win!

Sunday, March 24 – Port Royal Speedway/Port Royal, Pa. – Speed Showcase

Tuesday, April 30 – Delaware International Speedway/Delmar, Del. – Diamond State 50

Thursday, May 23 – New Egypt Speedway/New Egypt, N.J. – Dirty Jersey 6 – $6,000 to win!

Tuesday, June 4 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – Anthracite Assault – COMBO

Sunday, July 14 – BAPS Motor Speedway/Newberrytown, Pa. – $10,000 York County Nationals

Tuesday, August 27 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Blast at the Beach – $6,000 to win!

Friday-Saturday November 1-2 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Mid-Atlantic Championship – CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS