Stage Is Set For Halmar International Short Track SuperNationals 8 Presented By Olum’s October 9-10 At I-88 Speedway; $600 Dale & Sue Smith Halfway Leader Award; $288 Zubi’s Racing Hard Charger Award; Registration Underway

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048Stage Is Set For Halmar International Short Track SuperNationals 8 Presented By Olum’s October 9-10 At I-88 Speedway; $600 Dale & Sue Smith Halfway Leader Award; $288 Zubi’s Racing Hard Charger Award; Registration Underway

AFTON, NY – The stage is set for what has evolved into a Columbus Day weekend tradition for the racing community in the Southern Tier.

On Friday-Saturday October 9-10, the Afton Fairgrounds becomes a hub of activity with the running of the Halmar International Short Track SuperNationals 8 presented by Olum’s at I-88 Speedway. The two-day ‘Working Man’s Race’ has become more lucrative for competitors and intriguing for race fans.

Headlining the event is the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek (STSS) finale for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region. Not only is the 50-lap race paying $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $500 to take the green flag, there is also a $15,000 championship at stake and much more for those battling to earn a top-12 position in the final STSS North Region standings. The North Region point fund alone tops $38,000!

When the SuperNationals was initially run at the former Afton Speedway in 2006, the event’s first-ever sponsor was Dale Smith providing the halfway leader bonus. Since that inaugural race, Smith and wife Sue have supported every single edition of the SuperNationals.

They are back again for 2015. The leader of lap 25 in the Modified main will receive a hefty cash bonus of $600!

Thanks to Greenville, N.Y., racing supporter David Zubikowski, the Hard Charger Award recipient at the SuperNationals will earn$288 cash. The Hard Charger is the driver advancing the most positions from their scheduled starting position to the finish of the main.

In a unique bonus, the 11th-place finisher in the SuperNationals will take home a cash bonus of $111 courtesy of Crunchco Snacks. This brings the 11th-place payday to a solid $861 minimum in the 50-lap main.

Two very busy days of racing are planned during the SuperNationals weekend.

On Friday, Open vs. Crate 602 Sportsman headline the program with a $1,500-to-win feature, 35 laps in distance, offering Crate 602 bonuses of $200, $100, $75, $50 and a free pit pass for Saturday. Also competing on Friday: XCel 600 Modifieds in a $1,000-to-win tour race, Empire Lightning Sprints, Empire Sport Trucks, FWD Four Cylinders and an open practice for Modified teams. A Dash will be held for the fastest Modifieds in practice giving away a redraw position for Saturday’s main.

For Friday, gates open at 3 p.m., with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.

Friday grandstand admission is $12 for Adults, $10 for Seniors (ages 65 and up), $8 for Students (ages 9-17) and Kids 8 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $30, with no license required.

Saturday’s program is jam-packed with racing. Of course, the 50-lap STSS Modified finale tops the card, but there is much more. Also in action: Crate 602 Sportsman under the GRIT American Series banner racing for $1,000 to win, XCel 600 Modifieds in a $1,000-to-win tour race, Empire Lightning Sprints ($500 to win) and a Vintage Modified exhibition.

The Saturday program will be split into an afternoon and evening program.

Gates open at 1 p.m. Hot laps for Crate 602 Sportsman, XCel 600 Mods, Lightning Sprints and Vintage Modifieds hit the track at3 p.m. with qualifying for the aforementioned classes and the Vintage feature at 3:45 p.m.  Modified hot laps begin at 6 p.m.with qualifying at 6:30 p.m.

Grandstand admission for Saturday is $20 for Adults. Seniors (ages 65 and up) pay $18. Students (ages 9-17) are $12. Kids 8 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $35, with no license required.

Pre-registration is now underway. The early entry deadline for Modified, Open Sportsman and Crate 602 Sportsman reduced car entry is October 1.

Entry forms can be found at the links below.

Modified: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/SuperNationalsModifiedEntry.pdf

Open Sportsman: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/SuperNationalsOpenSportsmanEntry.pdf

Crate 602 Sportsman: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/SuperNationalsCrateSportsmanEntry.pdf

Reserved camping spots, limited in number with electricity and proximity to water, can be obtained by completing the following form: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/ReservedCampingFormSuperNationals.pdf

Registration, rules, detailed weekend info and more can be found online at www.shorttracksuperseries.com under “Events” and “Short Track SuperNationals” on the main menu. Registration forms have been posted for the Modified, Open vs. Crate 602 Sportsman and Crate 602 Sportsman divisions.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series or BD Motorsports Media LLC, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com orwww.bdmotorsportsmedia.com, call 845.728.2781 or e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com.  “Like” Short Track Super Series on Facebook or follow @ShortTrackSS on Twitter.

I-88 Speedway is located conveniently off I-88 Exit 7 (Afton), approximately 25 miles north and east of Binghamton, at 46 East Main Street Afton, N.Y. 13730. There is plentiful space for parking and camping. To learn more about I-88 Speedway, visitwww.i-88speedway.com.

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
FridaySaturday 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.

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