27,118 Reasons For Drivers To Compete At Delaware International Speedway Tuesday, August 4 As Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Invades For ‘Diamond State 50’ Special; New York’s Anthony Perrego, Massachusetts Driver Andy Bachetti To Make Delaware Debuts

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DSC_0212 (2)27,118 Reasons For Drivers To Compete At Delaware International Speedway Tuesday, August 4 As Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Invades For ‘Diamond State 50’ Special; New York’s Anthony Perrego, Massachusetts Driver Andy Bachetti To Make Delaware Debuts

DELMAR, DE – $27,118!

That is the latest cash total to be distributed Tuesday (August 4) at Delaware International Speedway when Taylor & Messick and Hurlock Auto & Speed Supply present the return of the ‘Diamond State 50’ to the First State auto racing scene.

Modified racers, utilizing big- and small-block power, will battle for $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green flag at Charlie Cathell’s Route 13 half-mile as part of the Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Hi-Tek Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. South Region presented by Scotty’s Speed & Diesel.

Lap money, bonuses and contingency awards have contributed to an unprecedented 50-lap event as the ‘Diamond State 50’ is contested for the first time since 2005.

The event takes added significance as event No. 4 of the five-race STSS South Region. Entering the Delaware International program, six drivers are within 19 points of the series lead in search of a $7,500 championship.

Ryan Watt and Rick Laubach are locked into a tie for the STSS South Region point lead with 242 points each. Anthony Perrego (237 points), Billy Pauch Jr. (228 points), David Van Horn Jr. (225 points) and Ryan Godown (223 points) trail the lead.

Montgomery, N.Y.’s Perrego, a 21-year-old talent who has proven his worth in New York State Modified racing, will make his first Delaware start in the ‘Diamond State 50’ along with Massachusetts native Andy Bachetti, a victor at Lebanon Valley and I-88 speedways in the Empire State this season.

Currently, some $1,348 in lap money has been collected. Lap money will be distributed among the top-seven in the running order. A complete list follows: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/diamond-state-50-stss-modified-lap-sponsors/

Special awards and bonuses can be found on the STSS website at: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/diamond-state-50-special-awards-bonuses/

Crate 602 Sportsman are featured in a $1,000-to-win, $100-to-start showcase open to New Jersey invaders and the Delaware faithful. The Super Trucks complete the program with a 12-lap feature.

For the ‘Diamond State 50’ gates will open at 3 p.m. The drivers’ meeting takes place at 5:45 p.m., with hot laps at 6:20 p.m.and qualifying at 7 p.m.

Adult grandstand admission is $22. Students (ages 7-13) pay $5 and Kids 6 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $35, with Students (ages 7-13) paying $10 and Kids 6 and under FREE.

Complete rules and information have now been posted on the Short Track Super Series website:http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/diamond-state-50-rules-general-information.

Delaware International Speedway, located at 37854 Sussex Highway Delmar, Delaware 19940, is on the web atwww.delawareracing.com and can be contacted by phone, MondayFriday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at 302.846.3911.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series or BD Motorsports Media LLC, visit www.shortttracksuperseries.com orwww.bdmotorsportsmedia.com, call 845.728.2781 or e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com.  “Like” Short Track Super Series on Facebook or follow @ShortTrackSS on Twitter.

The Short Track Super Series is presented by Hi-Tek Race Fuel, American Racer/Lias Tire, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc., Scotty’s Speed & Diesel, East Coast Speed/ECS Auto, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Allstar Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, Bicknell Racing Products, COMP Performance Group (COMP Cams, Driven Racing Oil & Quarter Master), Crane Ignition, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Henry’s Stainless Steel Exhaust, Hig Fab Chassis, Hyperco, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Lineman Racing, Pilat Graphic Design, Race Pro Weekly, Racers Guide, S&D Bodyline, S&W Awards, Shiley Fabrication, Simplicity Design, Teo-Pro Car, Vahlco Wheels & VP Racing Fuel.

Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. South Region Presented By Scotty’s Speed & Diesel
Sunday, April 19 – Bridgeport Speedway/Bridgeport, NJ: South Jersey Shootout – WINNER: RICK LAUBACH
Tuesday, May 5 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, PA (Combo): Anthracite Assault – WINNER: RICK LAUBACH
Thursday, June 11– New Egypt Speedway/New Egypt, NJ: Dirty Jersey 3 – WINNER: DANNY CREEDEN
Tuesday, Aug. 4 (Rain Date: Aug. 5) – Delaware International Speedway/Delmar, DE – Diamond State 50
Tuesday, Sept. 1 (Rain Date: Sept. 2) – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, DE – Beach Blast 2 – Championship Points

Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. South Region Presented By Scotty’s Speed & Diesel Point Fund (*based on 5 events): 1. $7,500; 2. $3,000; 3. $2,250; 4. $1,500; 5. $1,250; 6. $1,000; 7. $900; 8. $850; 9. $800; 10. $750.

Drivers with perfect attendance outside the Top-10 receive $250.

 

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