Trackside Products To Sponsor All-Star Clash At Short Track SuperNationals.




News From The Short Track SuperNationals

 Media Contact: Brett Deyo - or 845.728.2781

 For Immediate Release/April 19, 2009


Trackside Products To Sponsor All-Star Clash At Short Track SuperNationals


KIRKWOOD, NY - Call it a race fan's dream: track champions going head-to-head in an intense, go-for-broke sprint race.


That dream will become reality during the Short Track SuperNationals at Five Mile Point Speedway on Oct. 10, via the support of Trackside Products - a full-service speed shop in Endicott, N.Y. 


The Trackside Products All-Star Clash will offer a healthy $600 to win for just six-and-a-half laps of racing.


Yes, six-and-a-half laps. The field will get the green flag off turn two for the initial start, but the checkered will be displayed on the frontstretch, allowing for the extra half-lap.


2009 Modified track champions from the following facilities will be eligible to compete: Accord (N.Y.) Speedway, Big Diamond (Pa.) Raceway, Five Mile Point Speedway, Grandview (Pa.) Speedway, Orange County (N.Y.) Fair Speedway (big-block), Penn-Can (Pa.) Speedway, Utica-Rome (N.Y.) Speedway and Woodhull (N.Y.) Raceway.


All eight participants in the event will be paid. The starting lineup will be determined by a random, public draw for position.


Trackside Products proprietor Al Wilcox believes the All-Star Clash is an exciting addition to the Short Track SuperNationals.


"I think it is an idea that will go over well with the fans," Wilcox said. "They'll get to see track champions from around the area compete against each other. The racers will leave with some extra cash in their pockets, too."


Should one of the eligible competitors choose not to attend, champions from other venues who plan to compete at the SuperNationals will be selected to run the Trackside Products All-Star Clash.


Trackside Products is a full-service speed shop and an authorized distributor of American Racer tires and VP Racing Fuel.


The second running of the Short Track SuperNationals, geared toward the weekly racer, will pay a minimum of $3,500 to win, $1,000 for fifth, $500 for 10th and $200 to take the green flag.


Drivers who post a $20 gambler's fee as part of the "Pioneer Pole Puildings Roll the Dice Challenge" will be eligible for an increased $5,000 winner's share. Drivers must post the fee prior to the start of qualifying.
Sail panels will be permitted. Competitors have the option of gasoline or methanol. Any 13- by 92-inch Modified tire will be legal. 358-Modifieds will be granted a weight break.
Drivers will draw for heat-race starting positions, with a top-12 redraw for the feature. In the interest of fan entertainment, there will be no time trials.
The first edition of the Short Track SuperNationals, held in 2006 at N.Y.'s Afton Speedway, drew a field of 54 Modifieds. Mike Ricci of Rosendale, N.Y., was the winner over J.R. Hurlburt, Brian Weaver, Joey Grammes and Davie Franek.
The Race of Champions Dart Pure Stock Tour, Four Cylinder Stocks and an open event for Vintage Modifieds will complete the one-day event.
A "split program" will be run, with support-division qualifying held earlier in the afternoon, prior to the Modifieds hitting the track in the evening.


Admission prices, start times, entry information and other details will be released in the near future. There will be a rain date for the event.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Brett Deyo by phone at: 845.728.2781 or via e-mail at: for more.