Just Two Events Left To Decide 2015 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region $15,000 Championship
Just Two Events Left To Decide 2015 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region $15,000 Championship: Thunder Mountain Speedway Sunday, Sept. 27 & I-88 Speedway Saturday, Oct. 10; Stewart Friesen Currently Tops Standings
CENTER LISLE, NY – After just two more events, a $15,000 champion will be crowned by the Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Hi-Tek.
A pair of high-profile race programs – the MjH Oilfield Wade Decker Memorial at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y. and the Halmar International Short Track SuperNationals presented by Olum’s at I-88 Speedway in Afton, N.Y. – will decide the 2015 STSS Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region title winner.
Heading into the rescheduled Wade Decker Memorial special at Thunder Mountain on Sunday, Sept. 27, Stewart Friesen of Sprakers, N.Y., leads the standings. Friesen, driving the Jeff Daley-backed No. 44, has earned three STSS North Region wins this season: the ‘Hard Clay Open’ at Middletown, N.Y.’s Orange County Fair Speedway in April, the July ‘Crazy 8s Special’ at I-88 Speedway and the inaugural stop at Woodhull (N.Y.) Raceway for the ‘Hustlin’ the High Banks 51’ in August.
Friesen, whose only finish outside the top-two occurred in a crash-prompted DNF at N.Y.’s Accord Speedway in May, has accrued 530 total points.
Danny Johnson of Rochester, N.Y., currently sits second in the standings driving for Chris Gennarelli (481 points), followed by inaugural STSS champion Andy Bachetti of Sheffield, Mass. (406 points), Anthony Perrego of Montgomery, N.Y. (397 points), and Jeff Heotzler of Wallkill, N.Y. (341 points).
Completing the top-12 are Tommy Meier of Waldwick, N.J. (332 points), Jerry Higbie Jr. of Newburgh, N.Y. and Jackie Brown Jr. of Hurley, N.Y. (each with 327 points), Billy Van Pelt of Westfield, Pa. (319 points), Mike Mahaney of King Ferry, N.Y. (303 points), Danny Creeden of Wurtsboro, N.Y. (293 points) and Mike Ricci of Tillson, N.Y. (285 points).
The Wade Decker Memorial is the final of seven races offering a 100-point structure for the season. After the race’s completion, drivers will utilize their six best finishes to determine the standings entering the Short Track SuperNationals Oct. 9-10 at I-88. Competitors with perfect attendance through the first seven races will receive a 75-point attendance bonus added to their total.
The SuperNationals at I-88 works off increased “championship points” with 150 markers going to the victor. It is a must-attend event for those vying for a top-12 paid position in the standings. The top-dozen STSS North Region competitors will share in more than $38,000 in point-fund cash plus contingency awards.
The Wade Decker Memorial takes place at Thunder Mountain on Sunday, Sept. 27 headlined by a 50-lap, $5,000-plus to win Modified event plus a $1,000-to-win Cash Dash presented by Hank Decker Logging. Also on the card are GRIT American Series Crate 602 Sportsman, Street Stocks and XCel 600 Modifieds, all racing for $1,000 to win.
At I-88, there are two full days of racing during the Short Track SuperNationals on both Friday, Oct. 9 and Saturday, Oct. 10. The 50-lap Modified main takes place Saturday night offering $5,000 to win and a hefty $500 just to take the green flag. A champion will be crowned in what should be a very dramatic main event for fans congregating at the Afton Fairgrounds.
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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.
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.
Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek 2015 Schedule
Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region
Saturday, April 11 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, NY: Hard Clay Open – WINNER: STEWART FRIESEN
Tuesday, May 5 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, PA (Combo): Anthracite Assault – WINNER: RICK LAUBACH
Tuesday, May 19 – Accord Speedway/Accord, NY: Battle of the Bullring 3 – WINNER: JACKIE BROWN JR.
Monday, June 29 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, NY: Lightning on the Mountain – WINNER: BRIAN MALCOLM
Wednesday, July 22 – I-88 Speedway/Afton, NY: Crazy 8s Special – WINNER: STEWART FRIESEN
Tuesday, August 11 – Woodhull Raceway/Woodhull, NY: Hustlin’ the High Banks 51 – WINNER: STEWART FRIESEN
Sunday, September 27 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, NY: Wade Decker Memorial
Friday-Saturday October 9-10 (Rain Date: Oct. 11) – I-88 Speedway/Afton, NY: Short Track SuperNationals 8 – Championship Points
Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region Point Fund (*based on 8 events): 1. $15,000; 2. $7,000; 3. $3,500; 4. $2,500; 5. $2,000; 6. $1,650; 7. $1,550; 8. $1,450; 9. $1,350; 10. $1,250; 11. $750; 12. $650.
Drivers with perfect attendance outside the Top-12 receive $250.