AFTON, NY — If the 10th anniversary Short Track SuperNationals wasn’t enough, Columbus Day weekend (October 6-7) at Afton Motorsports Park will be even more exciting for fans and lucrative for racers.


Thanks to American Racer, regional distributor Lias Tire of Indiana, Pa., and Sunoco Race Fuels, area track champions will have the opportunity to face off at the fairgrounds facility.


The American Racer Cup weekend and Short Track SuperNationals have merged for one huge weekend event in 2017.


All American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Modified champions have been extended invitations for Match Races on the Short Track SuperNationals Saturday portion (October 7). Drivers participating in the Match Races will receive a certificate for a FREE American Racer tire.


The winner of the ‘king of the hill’ style Modified match races will receive $2,000 cash.


Sportsman drivers will take part in a similar program on Friday night (October 6). All American Racer Cup Open and Crate 602 Sportsman champions have been invited for Match Races. The Sportsman Match Race winner earns $1,000; all participants receive a certificate for a FREE American Racer tire.


All season-long, home-track American Racer Cup Modified and Sportsman certificates will be available for pick-up at Afton for those in attendance.


For the first time ever, Street Stocks will have their own “champion’s challenge” event during the American Racer Cup/Short Track SuperNationals. Area Street Stock tracks utilizing American Racer tires have the opportunity to send their champions to a 15-lap Dash during the Saturday portion of the show.


The 15-lap Dash will pay $500 to win and all participants will receive a certificate for a FREE American Racer tire.


Two very full days of racing are on the docket at Afton.


Friday night, joining the Sportsman American Racer Cup Match Races, are the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Sportsman finale offering 35 laps, $1,500 to win (*with $20 “Gambler’s Fee” posted) and $125 to take the green plus CRSA Sprints, FWD Four Cylinders ($250 to win, $40 to start) and Modified and Street Stock practice, both with incentives.


Saturday is topped by the eighth round of the STSS Halmar International North Region for big-block/small-block Modifieds paying $5,000 to win and $400 to start plus Trackside Products Street Stocks paying $1,000 to win, IMCA-Modifieds in a $400-to-win special and Vintage Modifieds (open to all cars).


The American Racer Cup Modified Match Races and American Racer Street Stock Dash complete the Saturday card.


Complete weekend rules have been posted on the STSS website:


The weekend breakdown, including times and pricing, is at the following link:


Afton Motorsports Park is located conveniently off I-88 Exit 7 (Afton), approximately 25 miles north and east of Binghamton, at 46 East Main Street Afton, N.Y. 13730. There is plentiful space for parking and camping. To learn more about Afton Motorsports Park, visit  


-Short Track Super Series Press Release

-Photo Credit: Short Track Super Series

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