You Better Hold On Tight For This 12-Second Ride: Short Track Super Series Invades Accord Speedway ‘Bullring’ July 3
Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS
Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com
ACCORD, NY – You better hold on tight for this 12-second ride!
The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco heads to the ‘Ulster County Bullring’ of Accord Speedway on the eve of Independence Day: Tuesday, July 3. The Palmer family’s “elbow’s-up” quarter-mile oval is set for 50 laps of STSS big-block/small-block Modified action in Round No. 3 of the series’ Halmar International North Region.
Racing action at Accord is always intense. With a $12,500 championship looming at year-end and a healthy $5,000 going to the event’s winner, it will be all-out in the sixth edition of the ‘Battle of the Bullring’ midweek special.
A year ago, Anthony Perrego completed a last-lap, last-turn pass of local hotshoe Jimmy Wells in a 50-lap feature that went green-to-checkered without a caution flag. The finish brought a large crowd to its feet!
For 2018, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Stewart Friesen is two-for-two in STSS Halmar International North Region competition. Friesen went to Victory Lane at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., on May 8 and won a thriller at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., in the most recent event on June 20.
The series point standings are loaded with talent. Chasing Friesen are Mike Mahaney, Billy Decker, Duane Howard, Rick Laubach, Jerry Higbie, Mike Gular, Ryan Godown, Brian Krummel and Mat Williamson.
Surprisingly outside of the top-10 after two events is ‘Super’ Matt Sheppard, who suffered misfortune at Outlaw while contending for the race lead. Sheppard will have the Maryland-based Hurlock Auto & Speed No. 9s in the pit area at Accord.
Of course, Accord’s tough weekly regulars will be looking to stake their claim of the $5,000 top prize. Wells was so close a year ago. A winner already at the Big A this year, could he gain redemption?
Joining the STSS Modifieds on the card are STSS Sportsman in Race No. 1 of their five-event series paying $1,000 to win and $100 to start plus Street Stocks with $350 going to the winner of the 20-lap feature.
The ‘Battle of the Bullring 6’ has a rain date in place of Wednesday, July 4.
For complete race information and rules, visit the following link: https://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/battle-of-the-bullring-6-rules-prices-general-information/
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
Monday, July 16 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – Anthracite Assault – COMBO
Wednesday, July 25 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – Afton Action 50
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