Record-Setting Short Track Super Series Modified Participation Entering Thunder Mountain ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ Sept. 23

CENTER LISLE, NY – The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco has just three events left on its 2018 Halmar International North Region agenda.

And participation has never been higher!

As STSS Halmar International North Region Race No. 7 approaches on Sunday, September 23 at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y., an impressive 17 STSS Modified drivers have participated in every event. This is the strongest attendance record since the series was initiated in 2014.

Sidney, N.Y.’s Billy Decker currently leads the STSS Halmar North Region points in pursuit of a $12,500 championship. Decker tops a list of ‘perfect attendance’ North Region drivers that includes Anthony Perrego, Matt Sheppard, Jerry Higbie, Mat Williamson, Mike Gular, Mike Mahaney, Ryan Godown, Duane Howard, Jeremy Smith, Rick Laubach, Nick Nye, Danny Creeden, Andy Bachetti, Brett Tonkin, J.R. Hurlburt and Craig Hanson.

The final standings begin to take shape starting with the ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ at Thunder Mountain on September 23, followed by the American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 11 October 5-6 back at Thunder Mountain and the Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Rich Eurich Tribute ‘Hard Clay Finale’ on October 18 at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y.

The ‘regular season’ will wrap up following the Short Track SuperNationals. At that point, drivers will have the opportunity to drop their worst finish. Those with perfect attendance will receive 75 bonus points. The finale at OCFS will offer increased championship points based on a 150-point structure.

Rescheduled from Memorial Day weekend by rain to Sunday, September 23, the ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ will feature the STSS Modifieds in a 50-lap event offering $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green flag from a purse totaling more than $25,000.

This will serve as an ideal shakedown for the Short Track SuperNationals two weeks later at the three-eighths-mile oval.

Also on the program: STSS Crate 602 Sportsman in the fourth of five North Region events, a 25-lap main paying $1,000 to the winner. Street Stocks complete the tripleheader with a 20-lap feature offering $1,000.

For the ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ event, pit gates open at 2 p.m. Grandstand gates unlock at 3 p.m. Hot laps get underway at 5 p.m. Racing begins at 6 p.m.

Adult admission is $22. Seniors (ages 65 and over), Students (ages 10-17) and Military with ID pay $20. Kids 9 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $40 with no license required.

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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

Wednesday, June 20 – Outlaw Speedway/Dundee, N.Y. – Outlaw Showdown – WINNER: STEWART FRIESEN

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

Monday, July 16 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – Anthracite Assault – CANCELED DUE TO RAIN

Thursday, July 26 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – Afton Action 50 – WINNER: JEREMY SMITH

Thursday, August 9 – Woodhull Raceway/Woodhull, N.Y. – Hustlin’ the High Banks 54 – WINNER: BILLY VAN PELT

Wednesday, August 15 – Albany-Saratoga Speedway/Malta, N.Y. – Stampede at ‘toga – WINNER: MARC JOHNSON

Sunday, September 23 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y. – Lightning on the Mountain

Friday-Saturday, October 5-6 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y. – American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 11

Thursday, October 18 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Hard Clay Finale