Sept. 17th, 2011


Jeff Strunk Enters Short Track SuperNationals.


News from the Short Track SuperNationals - 'The Working Man's Race'
Media Contact: Brett Deyo - 845.728.2781 or
For Immediate Release/September 13, 2011
Big Diamond & Grandview Speedway 358-Modified Champion Jeff Strunk Files Entry for Short Track SuperNationals; Norm Hansell No. 357 Poised For 2011 Edition Of "Working Man's Race" Oct. 8 At Five Mile Point
KIRKWOOD, NY - One of Pennsylvania's leading talents has set his sights on the Short Track SuperNationals.
Jeff Strunk, who earned 358-Modified championships at Big Diamond Speedway (his seventh) and Grandview Speedway (his ninth) in 2011, has filed an entry for the fourth edition of the "Working Man's Race" on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, N.Y. The Bechtelsville, Pa., driver will strap into Norm Hansell's No. 357 at the wide and racy quarter-mile clay oval.


The Strunk/Hansell combination has won events at Grandview, Big Diamond, Penn Can (Pa.), Selinsgrove (Pa.) and New Egypt (N.J.) this season. As a result of early victories at Penn Can and Selinsgrove, Strunk is a guaranteed starter for the 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified event.


Already, the early entry list for the SuperNationals boasts a wide range of talent, including Billy Pauch Jr. of Frenchtown, N.J., Wade Hendrickson of Lawrenceville, N.J., Doug Manmiller of Shoemakersville, Pa., Paul Jensen of Edmeston, N.Y., and others. A complete entry list can be found at


"This is a race I definitely want to win," Strunk, 43, said of the SuperNationals. "We came close two years ago (when he lost a wheel leading after halfway in 2009). That was a big disappointment. If you win the SuperNationals, you know you've done something. A lot of quality racers run that show."
For just $40, a family of five can attend the SuperNationals and eat/drink! The 'Family Five Pack' offers two Adult tickets, three Youth (ages 13-17) or Senior (ages 62 and over) tickets plus five hot dogs and five sodas. Do the math: it's just $8 per person!
Tickets purchased individually are also well below the industry norm for Modified special events. Adults are $18, Youth and Seniors are $14 and Kids 12 and under are FREE.


All racing activity will be held on the Saturday portion (Oct. 8) of the program, eliminating hotel costs for budget-minded race teams. Friday night (Oct. 7) will be reserved for an open practice session from 6-9 p.m.
Pit admission is $30 for the Saturday event (Oct. 8) while Friday night's (Oct. 7) open practice is $20. Grandstand admission is FREE for Friday practice.
The fourth running of the Short Track SuperNationals is headlined by a 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified event paying $5,000 to the winner with a $20 "gambler's fee" plus bonuses and lap money. The event offers $300 to take the green flag - an increase of $100 over last season - thanks to a marketing agreement with Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. of Schuylkill Haven, Pa.
Trackside Products Race of Champions Street Stocks (25 laps), a Four Cylinder Open (18 laps) and a Figure Eight World Championship paying $1,000 to win complete the "split program" which will see support-division qualifying take place in the afternoon. The entire Modified portion of the show is reserved for the evening.
Joining Pioneer Pole Buildings as corporate partners of the event include VP Racing Fuels, Alpine Building & Post Supply, Bob Hilbert Sportswear and Trackside Products.
In its four-year existence, the SuperNationals has gained a reputation as a racer- and fan-friendly event. A healthy purse and open rules package annually attracts a diverse cross-section of talented weekend racers to do battle.
Last year, Modified upstart Justin Holland of White Lake, N.Y., shocked the 72-car field, holding off Billy Pauch Jr. of Frenchtown, N.J., for the SuperNationals victory, bringing home cash and prizes totaling nearly $7,000! Kevin Hirthler of Boyertown, Pa., was the 2009 SuperNationals victor and Mike Ricci of Rosendale, N.Y., topped the inaugural at Afton (N.Y.) Speedway in 2006.
A $1,000 cash bonus for the Modifieds is in place should one driver win both the SuperNationals at Five Mile Point on Saturday (Oct. 8) and the new 'Outlaw 100' event at Brewerton (N.Y.) Speedway on Thursday night (Oct. 6). The highest-finishing driver from Brewerton's Thursday field not to qualify at Five Mile Point Saturday will be added to the main event.
Special awards and bonuses are adding up for the SuperNationals and have been posted with complete race information, rules, pricing and more on the event website: Lap sponsorships are on sale at $20 per lap and can be obtained by e-mailing Brett Deyo at
Entry forms have been posted on the official event website: Early registration runs through Sept. 25 at $15. After Sept. 25, the registration fee increases to $20.
Plenty of marketing opportunities remain available by contacting event promoter Brett Deyo. For further information on the Short Track SuperNationals, contact Brett Deyo by phone at 845.728.2781 or via e-mail: SuperNationals info is on the web at
The Short Track SuperNationals is presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc., VP Racing Fuels, Alpine Building & Post Supply, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Four Star Lettering, Dale Smith Photography, Selinsgrove Speedway, Lias Tire/American Racer, Manmiller Electric, BFP Specialty, Scotty Speed & Diesel, Shiley Fabrications, Reading Plastic Fabricators and BD Motorsports Media.
2011 Short Track SuperNationals Qualifiers
March 18 - Selinsgrove Speedway/Selinsgrove, PA - 358-Modified Icebreaker IV - JEFF STRUNK
April 22 - Penn Can Speedway/Susquehanna, PA - The Can Opener - JEFF STRUNK
June 11 - Five Mile Point Speedway/Kirkwood, NY - Night of Qualifiers - NICK ROCHINSKI
July 3 - Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, PA - Georgie Stevenson Memorial - BILLY PAUCH JR.
Aug. 23 - New Egypt Speedway/New Egypt, NJ - BILLY PAUCH SR.
Sept. 16 - Accord Speedway/Accord, NY - Championship Night Winner
Oct. 6 - Brewerton Speedway/Brewerton, NY - Outlaw 100 Highest Finisher