MIDDLETOWN, NY – In January, Billy Decker was at the pinnacle of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco world.
Decker was honored as the 2018 STSS Halmar International North Region champion for the first time in his career, taking home $12,500 from the Bear Creek Mountain Resort for team owner Jeremy Smith.
Unfortunately for the Sidney, N.Y., driver, the 2019 STSS season started on a sour note when he launched into a series of barrel rolls down the backstretch at the Georgetown (Del.) Speedway Melvin L. Joseph Memorial. The incident caused extensive damage to Decker’s Jeremy Smith Racing No. 91.
But Decker will be back. This Sunday, April 7 at Orange County Fair Speedway to be exact.
“We’re good to go for Sunday,” Decker said when contacted on Monday morning.
Decker will look to defend his STSS Halmar International North Region crown starting this Sunday with the Escape RV ‘Hard Clay Open’ at the Legendary House of Power. The 100th anniversary Orange County Fair Speedway season gets underway with the STSS big-block/small-block Modifieds racing 50 laps for $11,919 to win and $700 to take the green flag.
OCFS once again bookends the STSS Halmar International North Region Modified series, presenting the first and last events en route to the $12,500 championship.
Crate 602 Sportsman complete the open-wheel doubleheader in a 20-lap, $1,000-to-win main event under OCFS weekly rules.
Decker leads a returning STSS cast of contenders Sunday that will include all of last year’s top-10 point finishers plus a host of other invaders in what is certain to be an all-star cast.
Complete ‘Hard Clay Open’ race information has been posted on the all-new Short Track Super Series website: www.shorttracksuperseries.com.
Rules, Times, Prices & Event Information: http://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/HCOGeneralInformationSheet2019.pdf
STSS Modified Pay Structure: http://shorttracksuperseries.com/hard-clay-open-stss-modified-pay-structure/
STSS Modified Entry Form: http://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019HardClayOpenSTSSModifiedEntry.pdf
For those unable to attend the ‘Hard Clay Open’ in person, the event will be broadcast live by www.DirtTrackDigest.tv.
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 2019 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, Velocita-USA, Design for Vision/Sunglass Central, Rob Sherlock Roofing, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, EIBACH Springs, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Land Hoe Maintenance, K&N, MJK Home Maintenance, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, QA1, Racing Optics, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO, Velocita, WELD Racing & Wilwood.
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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