How Much Is At Stake Sunday At Big Diamond? Huge Payout, STSS Title Battles, American Racer Cup Points & More!

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How Much Is At Stake Sunday At Big Diamond Speedway? Huge Payout, STSS Championship Battles, American Racer Cup Points & Much More!

Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS

Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com

MINERSVILLE, PA – How much is at stake this Sunday (July 16) at Big Diamond Speedway?

The list goes on…

For the only time in 2017, the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP hosts a combined point event, featuring the stars of both the Halmar International North Region and Velocita-USA South Region for the potent big-block/small-block Modifieds.

Within a single, hotly contested 50-lap feature, drivers will be locked into chases for the $12,500 STSS North Region title and the $10,000 STSS South Region championships. Last year, more than $60,000 in total was distributed at the STSS Awards Banquet!

Then, there is the race itself! With $5,000 going to the winner, the bulk of the $25,700 pay structure is reserved for drivers placing throughout the field. A 10th-place finish in this event is worth $1,000, with $400 just to take the green flag.

Additional cash and product bonuses will be distributed from many of the nation’s top manufacturers.

Due to the rain-marred first half of the season, Big Diamond competitors in the Modified and Sportsman divisions are in a race to collect points toward the lucrative American Racer Cup by Sunoco year-end awards (that battle ends on Labor Day weekend). Both Sunday’s features for Modifieds and Sportsman will count toward the Cup standings.

For the Sportsman, there is more: Sunday’s Big Diamond event offers bonus points toward the Insinger Performance Regional South Region battle of the Cup. The winner receives 25 points, with a one-point increment drop-off through the field. Insinger Performance Regional bonus money is paid out in addition to the overall fund. In the South Region, where Big Diamond is located, the top-five Sportsman drivers will earn the following extra cash: $500-$400-$300-$200-$100.

Big Diamond’s event on Sunday is just one of two events all season granting bonus points toward the American Racer Cup Insinger Performance regional battles.

The STSS Sportsman mini-series points will also be awarded, as the third leg of the 2017 schedule!

Joining the STSS Modifieds and Sportsman on the card are the popular, full-fender Roadrunners (offering Big Diamond weekly points).

Rules, prices, times and general information for the ‘Anthracite Assault’ have been posted on the STSS website: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/anthracite-assault-rules-prices-general-info/

Big Diamond Speedway is a three-eighths-mile clay oval located in Minersville, Pa., just miles from Pottsville. The facility offers free parking, state-of-the-art concession areas and restrooms and not a “bad seat” in the house, with hillside grandstands overlooking the on-track action. The speedway GPS address is 392 Forest Lane Pottsville, PA 17901. The official website is www.bigdspeedway.com.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP or BD Motorsports Media LLC, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com or www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com, call 845.728.2781 during business hours, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, “like” Short Track Super Series on Facebook or follow @ShortTrackSS on Twitter.

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, Speed51.com, Teo-Pro Car, Velocita, Weld & Wilwood.
Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Schedule

Halmar International North Region

Sunday, April 9 – 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’ – WINNER: ANTHONY PERREGO

Wednesday, June 21 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – ‘Afton Action 50’ – WINNER: STEWART FRIESEN

Monday, July 3 – Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y. – ‘Battle of the Bullring 5’ – WINNER: ANTHONY PERREGO

Sunday, July 16 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – ‘Anthracite Assault’ – COMBO (Rain Date: TBA)

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
Velocita South Region

Saturday, March 11 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown Del. – Melvin L. Joseph Memorial – WINNER: JIMMY HORTON

Sunday, April 23 – Bridgeport Speedway/Bridgeport, N.J. (Five-Eighths-Mile) – South Jersey Shootout – WINNER: STEWART FRIESEN

Thursday, June 15 – Delaware International Speedway/Delmar, Del. – Diamond State 50 – WINNER: RYAN WATT

Sunday, July 16 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – ‘Anthracite Assault’ – COMBO (Rain Date: TBA)

Sunday, July 30 – Susquehanna Speedway/Newberrytown, Pa. – York County Nationals $10,000 to win (Rain Date: TBA)

Tuesday, August 29 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Blast at the Beach 4 (Rain Date: August 30)

Saturday, September 30 – Bridgeport Speedway/Bridgeport, N.J. (Three-Eighths-Mile) – Dirty Jersey (Rain Date: October 1)

Friday-Saturday, October 27-28 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Mid-Atlantic Championship (Rain Date: Oct. 29) – CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

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