Recovery Sports Grill “Stampede at ‘toga” Set For Tuesday, August 14 at Albany-Saratoga Speedway
Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS
Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com
MALTA, NY – Recovery Sports Grill leads a “stampede” on Albany-Saratoga Speedway!
The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco invades Albany-Saratoga Speedway on Tuesday, August 14 for the second ‘Stampede at ‘toga’ slated as Race No. 6 of the STSS Halmar International North Region.
A 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified showdown at the ‘Great Race Place’ awaits fans with $5,000 going to the winner, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green flag. Sail panels make their only appearance of the year on Modifieds for this event.
Sportsman, utilizing Albany-Saratoga rules, complete the open-wheel doubleheader.
The night’s events are presented by Recovery Sports Grill, a family and fan-friendly restaurant with great food and drink, and a casual atmosphere tied together by local and professional sports. Currently, there are 14 Recovery Sports Grill locations across five states (New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Virginia and Florida).
There is a Recovery Sports Grill located in close proximity to the track on Route 9 in Malta.
A year ago, some 49 STSS Modifieds checked into the Albany-Saratoga Speedway pit area for the inaugural ‘Stampede’ event.
In a feature that left fans talking on their way out the gate, Matt Sheppard held off the rim-riding advances of “Matty D” Matt DeLorenzo to pick up the victory. Billy Decker advanced from 16th to finish second, followed by DeLorenzo, Brett Hearn and Ryan Godown.
Already this season, two drivers – Jerry Higbie and Jeremy Smith – have earned their first series victories in STSS North Region competition. Could we have another when the series makes its only visit of the season to the Capital District?
On August 14, pit gates will be unlocked at 3:30 p.m. Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. The drivers’ meeting and draw for heat positions begins at 5:40 p.m. with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.
Adult admission is $24 for Adults. Kids 11 and under pay $5. Pit admission is $35 with no license required.
Albany-Saratoga Speedway is located at 2671 U.S. Route 9 Malta, N.Y., 12020. The track info line is 518.587.0220 and the speedway website is www.albany-saratogaspeedway.com.
To learn more about the 2018 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail email@example.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, 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
Wednesday, August 8 – Woodhull Raceway/Woodhull, N.Y. – Hustlin’ the High Banks 54
Tuesday, August 14 – Albany-Saratoga Speedway/Malta, N.Y. – Stampede at ‘toga
Sunday, September 23 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y. – Lightning on the Mountain
Friday-Saturday, October 5-6 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 11
Thursday, October 18 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Hard Clay Finale