After Confidence Building Thunder Mountain Victory, Danny Creeden Aims for 2019 Short Track Super Series Success

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After Confidence Building Thunder Mountain Victory, Danny Creeden Aims for 2019 Short Track Super Series Success

Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS

Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com

WURTSBORO, NY – One race can make a season.

Just ask Danny Creeden.

A supporter of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco since the series’ inception in 2014, Creeden was admittedly off his typical mark last season. Then, came the ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ in September.

When the STSS climbed Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y., Creeden had both luck and speed.

Despite a right-rear American Racer tire that was completely flat in Victory Lane, Creeden picked up the $5,000-plus payday at the three-eighths-mile oval, his first with the series in two full years, to the day.

“We needed that,” Creeden said of his triumph on the Mountain. “You start to get discouraged when things aren’t going well. That win got everybody pumped up again.”

Creeden ultimately ended the ’18 season seventh in the final STSS Halmar International North Region standings. In fact, Creeden has never finished the North Region worse than seventh!

In the inaugural ’14 campaign, he ended fourth in the point battle. Following a sixth-place result in ’15, there was a third-place effort in ’16 and a fifth-place result in ’17, making the 36-year-old driver among the most consistent in the history of the STSS.

Creeden owns five career wins on the series: two at Thunder Mountain (’18 & ’16), two at Afton (N.Y.) Motorsports Park (’15 & ’14) and one at New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway (’15).

Like he has in each of the five prior STSS seasons, Creeden has his eyes on strong performances in the nine-race North Region. He will tackle the $12,500 championship battle aboard a pair of No. 16x Teo-Pro cars with small-block power from Bedell Racing Engines.

Creeden will pilot the Chad Loiodice No. 5L – his weekly ride – when the series visits Accord (N.Y.) Speedway on July 9.

Sponsorship for Creeden’s ’19 efforts come from 5L Enterprises (Chad Loiodice), WESTAR Mechanical (Bill Reagan), RGH Construction (Roger Humeston), FOX Shocks, PAC Springs, Bedell Racing Engines, Smith Logging and Affordable Home Improvements.

In addition to his full North Region schedule, Creeden will make select starts in the STSS Velocita-USA South Region presented by Design for Vision and Sunglass Central during the ’19 campaign.

The ’19 STSS season is quickly approaching. Fans across the country will be able to catch all the action live on www.DirtTrackDigest.tv.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, 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, 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.

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco

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

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