It’s Brookfield Baby: Madison County Fairgrounds Hosts STSS Crate 602 Sportsman May 28

Written by Chris Moore

BROOKFIELD, NY – It’s Brookfield Baby!

After an extended dormancy, auto racing returned sporadically to Brookfield Speedway – located on New York State’s rustic Madison County Fairgrounds in Brookfield, N.Y. – in recent seasons.

The revered-by-locals facility kicks off the 2023 season in a huge way with the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco in town on Sunday, May 28. The event carries a Monday, May 29 rain date.

STSS Crate 602 Sportsman make the maiden trek into Brookfield for the ‘Fast Cars & Freedom 25’ at the fairgrounds in Round No. 2 of the Precision Hydraulic & Oil North Region.

The inaugural May 28 program kicks off a five-race, special-events schedule at Brookfield.

Brookfield’s Madison County Fair Board management team has been busy during the off-season.

New clay, additional lighting and caution lights, a relocated and renovated tower, and an all-new AMB timing and scoring loop have been installed for the new season at the quarter-mile paperclip.

The 25-lap affair pays a minimum of $1,500 to win and $100 to start the first-ever STSS stop at Brookfield.

STSS Crate 602 Sportsman rules are in place for this event. Tire rule is as follows: Right-Rear American Racer 48 or harder; left-rear American Racer 44 or harder; Right-Front: American Racer 38 or harder; Left-Front: any American Racer tire.

Joining the STSS Crate 602 Sportsman are the Pro Stocks utilizing Fonda and Utica-Rome rules (Street Stocks may compete with the Pro Stocks) Four Cylinders (Fonda and Utica-Rome rules), and both the Senior & Junior Slingshots.

A fireworks display is also on the schedule to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at the revamped facility.

For the May 28 event, all gates open at 4 p.m. Penske Racing Shocks hot laps take place at 6 p.m. with racing following at 7 p.m.

Grandstand admission is $15 for Adults and Kids 8 & under get in FREE.

Pit admission is $40 (ages 13 and up), $10 for Kids (ages 6-12) and $2 for Children ages 5 and under.

Brookfield Speedway is located at 1968 Fairground Road Brookfield, N.Y. 13314 and can be reached by phone at 315.525.1739, or via e-mail at or check out ‘Brookfield Speedway’ on Facebook.

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.

The Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, FloSports, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Rent Equip/Party Central, BDR Speed, Bicknell Racing Products, Ollie’s, Penske Racing Shocks, Wegner Automotive, River Valley Builders, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, DIG Race Products, Velocita-USA, Franklin Products, Design for Vision & Sunglass Central, Belmont’s Garage, Quality Drywall, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, Prime MAC Tools, F.X. Caprara Car Companies, Algonkin Motel, Beyea Custom Headers, Dirt Track Digest, EIBACH, Electric Neon Custom Signs, Fastline Performance, Flach Performance Products, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, Schultz Racing Fuel Cells, Spyder Filters, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO & Wilwood.