Sept. 20th, 2011


Schedule Set for October 8th 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 21, 2011
Time Schedule Set for Fourth Running of Short Track SuperNationals; Fans Benefit from Split Program As Oct. 8 "Working Man's Race" Approaches at Five Mile Point
KIRKWOOD, NY - The time schedule for the fourth edition of the Short Track SuperNationals has been established.

Once again, for the benefit of race fans, the "Working Man's Race" at Five Mile Point Speedway will feature a split program with support-division qualifying in the afternoon, prior to the headlining big-block/small-block Modifieds hitting the track for their portion of the program.  A 50-lap Modified event headlines the Short Track SuperNationals with $5,000 reserved for the winner plus lap money, bonuses and contingency awards. The Race of Champions Street Stocks (25 laps), Four Cylinders (18 laps) and Figure Eight World Championship complete the card.

For Friday night's (Oct. 7) open practice session, gates open at 5 p.m.  Practice begins at 6 p.m. and runs for three hours.


Five Mile Point pit gates unlock Saturday (Oct. 8) at 2 p.m.  Grandstand gates open at 3 p.m. Race of Champions Street Stocks and Four Cylinders will have hot laps at 4 p.m. with their qualifying events to follow at 4:45 p.m.  Figure Eight hot laps will also take place during this period.


On-track activity for big-block/small-block Modifieds begins at 5:45 p.m. with hot laps. Heat races for the Modifieds get underway promptly at 6:30 p.m. 

Modifieds will not be on the speedway prior to 5:45 p.m.


"The 'split program' format has worked well the last two years for us," Short Track SuperNationals promoter Brett Deyo said. "Fans wishing to see the Modifieds and the support-class features can arrive later, while those looking to take in the entire show can do so as well. We've received numerous positive comments from fans who appreciate having the opportunity to choose."


Already, the early entry list for the SuperNationals boasts a wide range of talent, including Jeff Strunk of Bechtelsville, Pa., Mike Gular of Green Lane, Pa., 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
For just $40, a family of five can attend the SuperNationals and eat/drink! The Five Mile Point Speedway '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, Vogel Race Designs 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 - JERRY HIGBIE JR.
Oct. 6 - Brewerton Speedway/Brewerton, NY - Outlaw 100 Highest Finisher