‘Hard Clay Open’ Kicks Off Orange County Fair Speedway Season Sunday, April 7; Kenny Tremont Files First Entry

MIDDLETOWN, NY – With $11,919 up for grabs to win the 50-lap main event, drivers from across the Northeast have circled Sunday, April 7 at Orange County Fair Speedway on their calendars.

The ‘Hard Clay Open’ gives competitors 47,219 reasons to invade the Legendary House of Power for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Halmar International North Region opener.

The 100th anniversary kickoff at OCFS will pay drivers handsomely. The STSS big-block/small-block Modified winner takes home $11,919 (in honor of the speedway’s 1919 opening) with a non-top-heavy structure to follow including $5,000 for second, $1,150 for 10th, $1,000 for 15th and $700 just to take the green flag. Bonuses and special awards have been posted to augment the $47,219 total payout.

The event kicks off the ’19 championship battle in the Halmar International-sponsored STSS North Region, which will again reward the title winner with a handsome $12,500 for nine races.

The first OCFS ‘Hard Clay Open’ entry has reached the STSS offices and it comes from Hall of Fame driver Kenny Tremont of West Sand Lake, N.Y. Tremont will bring the familiar No. 115 to the five-eighths-mile oval in search of the big payday against what is certain to be a talent-laden field of competitors.

Previous ‘Hard Clay Open’ victors have included: Stewart Friesen (2018 & 2015), Andy Bachetti (2017 & 2014) and Tommy Meier (2016). Who will take home the big money in April?

Joining the STSS Modifieds on the OCFS docket are Crate 602 Sportsman, running under the speedway’s weekly rules, for $1,000 to win. A quick-hitting, two-division open wheel doubleheader is on the agenda.

Complete ‘Hard Clay Open’ race information has been posted on the all-new Short Track Super Series website: www.shorttracksuperseries.com.

Rules, Times, Prices & Event Information: https://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/HCOGeneralInformationSheet2019.pdf

STSS Modified Pay Structure: https://shorttracksuperseries.com/hard-clay-open-stss-modified-pay-structure/

STSS Modified Entry Form: https://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019HardClayOpenSTSSModifiedEntry.pdf

For those unable to attend the ‘Hard Clay Open’ in person, the event will be broadcast live by www.DirtTrackDigest.tv.  

Located at 239 Wisner Avenue Middletown, N.Y., 10940 on the Orange County Fairgrounds, Orange County Fair Speedway is the oldest continuously operating dirt track in the United States. The first auto race was held at the speedway in 1919. The five-eighths-mile oval offers fully-covered and half-covered grandstands in addition to open bleacher seating on the frontstretch and turn one areas, with drive-in viewing on the backstretch. To learn more, contact the Orange County Fair Speedway office at 845.342.2573 or visit www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.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, Velocita-USA, Design for Vision/Sunglass Central, Rob Sherlock Roofing, 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, MJK Home Maintenance, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, QA1, Racing Optics, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO, Velocita, WELD Racing & Wilwood.

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Modified Halmar International North Region 2019 Schedule

Sunday, April 7 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Hard Clay Open – $11,919 to win!

Sunday, May 26 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y. – Lightning on the Mountain

Tuesday, June 4 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – Anthracite Assault – COMBO

Wednesday, June 19 – Outlaw Speedway/Dundee, N.Y. – Outlaw Showdown

Wednesday, July 3 Fonda Speedway/Fonda, N.Y. – Firecracker 50 – $10,000 to win!

Tuesday, July 9 – Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y. –Battle of the Bullring

Tuesday, August 13 – Woodhull Raceway/Woodhull, N.Y. – Hustlin’ the High Banks 55 – $5,500 to win!

Friday-Saturday October 11-12 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 12

Thursday, October 24 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Hard Clay Finale – $10,000 to win – CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

Velocita-USA South Region Presented By
Design for Vision/Sunglass Central 2019 Schedule

Friday-Saturday March 15-16 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Melvin L. Joseph Memorial – $6,949 to win!

Sunday, March 24 – Port Royal Speedway/Port Royal, Pa. – Speed Showcase

Tuesday, April 30 – Delaware International Speedway/Delmar, Del. – Diamond State 50

Thursday, May 23 – New Egypt Speedway/New Egypt, N.J. – Dirty Jersey 6 – $6,000 to win!

Tuesday, June 4 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – Anthracite Assault – COMBO

Sunday, July 14 – BAPS Motor Speedway/Newberrytown, Pa. – $10,000 York County Nationals

Tuesday, August 27 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Blast at the Beach – $6,000 to win!

Friday-Saturday November 1-2 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Mid-Atlantic Championship – CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS