Billy Decker Makes Thunder Mountain Return For ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ May 28 Driving Jeremy Smith-Owned Car; STSS Modified 50 On Tap

CENTER LISLE, NY – For the first time since the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP was formed in 2014, Southern Tier favorite Billy Decker is set to compete at Thunder Mountain Speedway.

Decker, who resides in nearby Sidney, N.Y., will enter the ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ special on Sunday, May 28: event No. 2 of the Halmar International North Region. Decker will be at the controls of a Jeremy Smith-owned No. 91 for the 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified event which offers $5,000-plus to the winner and $400 to take the green flag.

Decker is a fan favorite in the region, having started his career at Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, Pa., racing in the former Tiger division. Decker went on to become one of the Northeast’s Modified talents.

During the off-season, Triangle, N.Y.’s Smith forged a partnership with Decker for STSS competition. The partnership kicked off 2017 in style. Decker finished fourth in the April ‘Hard Clay Open’ at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., while Smith scored a top-10 finish.

Now, the combination heads to Smith’s weekly home track of Thunder Mountain, a three-eighths-mile banked oval.

Decker is a previous Thunder Mountain winner, most recently in August 2008, besting a stout field in a T3 All-Star Series special while driving for John Wight.

Andy Bachetti of Sheffield, Mass., a two-time STSS champion, leads the North Region standings entering Thunder Mountain after a determined 20th-to-first drive in the ‘Hard Clay Open’ lid-lifter.

Joining the Modifieds on the program are the STSS Open vs. Crate 602 Sportsman ($1,000 to win) and Chad Sindoni Memorial for Street Stocks paying $1,000 to the winner.

For complete rules, prices and general information on the ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ visit the following link:

Thunder Mountain Speedway is located at 91 Hunts Corners Road Center Lisle, NY 13797, approximately 25 miles north of Binghamton. The three-eighths-mile clay oval features hillside concrete seating, free parking and camping, a variety of concession items and novelties, a family environment and more.

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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, Teo-Pro Car, Velocita, Weld & Wilwood.

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Halmar International North Region

Saturday, April 8 – 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’ (Rain Date: May 29)

Tuesday, June 6 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – ‘Anthracite Assault’ – COMBO (Rain Date: TBA)

Wednesday, June 21 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – ‘Afton Action 50’ (Rain Date: June 22)

Monday, July 3 – Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y. – ‘Battle of the Bullring 5’ (Rain Date: July 4) – AMERICAN RACER CUP CHALLENGE EVENT

Tuesday, August 15 – Albany-Saratoga Speedway/Malta, N.Y. – Recovery Sports Grill Stampede ‘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