STSS Leads Return to Modified Racing: Fonda Speedway ‘Firecracker’ Wednesday, July 1

FONDA, NY – The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco has led the Northeast dirt Modified community back to racing through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Competing in North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Pennsylvania, the STSS is back to the Empire State on Wednesday, July 1 when Fuccillo Automotive Group presents the ‘Firecracker 50’ at Fonda Speedway.

The hallowed ‘Track of Champions’ plays host to the Halmar International North Region for both the Modifieds and Crate 602 Sportsman in high-paying events.

The STSS Modifieds race 50 laps for $10,000 to win and $4,000 for second, $1,000 for 10th and $400 just to take the green flag. A very robust $2,000 goes to the Crate 602 Sportsman victor for their 25-lap main.

The event serves as Race No. 2 for the STSS Modified North Region after kicking off the title fight, albeit delayed, on June 16 at Pa.’s Big Diamond Speedway. The Crate 602 Sportsman will open their North Region point battle at Fonda.

Last year, the ‘Firecracker’ at Fonda lived up to its name with a wild finish that brought the crowd to its feet. Stewart Friesen, after pitting for a flat tire, pulled off the last-lap, last-turn power move on Matt Sheppard to pick up the $10,000-plus top prize.

After his ‘Anthracite Assault’ victory at Big Diamond, Billy Pauch Jr. sits atop the North Region point standings at Fonda over legendary Jimmy Horton.

The complete ‘Firecracker 50’ information sheet has been posted on the STSS website with times, rules and general information:

The event will be streamed live on Dirt Track Digest TV ( in addition to in-person attendance.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit, e-mail, check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or Instagram.

Since 1953, the ‘Track of Champions’ Fonda Speedway has hosted the best in stock car racing. Under the management of BD Motorsports Media LLC, the speedway will operate weekly on Saturday nights from April through August plus several special events. Fonda Speedway is located on the Montgomery County Fairgrounds off New York State Thruway Exit No. 28 at 21 S. Bridge Street Fonda, NY 12068.

Fonda Speedway is on the web at To learn more, call the office at 518.915.4395, like Fonda Speedway on Facebook or follow on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy.

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, EIBACH Springs, Escape RV, 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.