GEORGETOWN, DE – Billy Pauch Jr. has already achieved much in his young career, but he is looking to add Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP glory to his résumé.


“We are going to chase the (STSS) South Region title for a couple of different owners,” Pauch indicated. “Hopefully we will be more prepared this time.”


Pauch noted that he and his team “didn’t expect much” heading into Velocita South Region competition last season, but still arrived at ‘The Blast at the Beach’ at Georgetown Speedway with a chance to win the championship.


“We needed some things to go our way, but had a pretty good car,” Pauch remembered. “We were in the top-five before I saw the temperature pegged at 260, and had to pull off.”


Pauch’s quest for redemption will begin on March 12 at the Georgetown Speedway for the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial, a 49-lap big-block/small-block Modified event paying $4,900-plus to win, $1,000 for 10th and $490 to take the green flag. The Frenchtown, N.J. driver, though, has circled two events of the seven-race series on his calendar: the Big Diamond (Pa.) and New Egypt (N.J.) speedways.


“I am really looking forward to the races at Big Diamond and New Egypt,” he said. “We were good at both tracks, but just not good enough. An open small-block was the way to go at Diamond last year, but we had a big block.


“It definitely helps if you run there every week,” Pauch said when talking of the advantage of racing at your home track. “Knowing the track makes a huge difference.”


Pauch, the 2015 champion in the Big Diamond small-block Modified ranks, mentioned that the team has added an open small block for this season, and will be running races aboard machines owned by Rick Holsten, John Packenham, Breitenstein Motorsports, and himself.


“I’m excited. Brett (Deyo) has created a nice niche with these South races,” he said. “It pays really well, and it is always nice to see so many people in the stands.”


The journey for Pauch and his STSS South counterparts begins on Saturday, March 12 at Georgetown, Del.


Joining the STSS Modifieds on the March 12 card: Crate 602 Sportsman, Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Little Lincolns, Delmarva Chargers and Delaware Super Trucks.


On Saturday (March 12), pit gates open at 11 a.m. and grandstand gates are unlocked at noon. The drivers’ meeting takes place at 2:30 p.m., with hot laps at 3 p.m. and racing at 4 p.m.


Admission is $20 for Adults. Seniors (ages 65 and up) and Students (ages 13-17) pay $16. Kids 9-12 are $10 and those under eight are admitted FREE. Pit admission is $35 (ages 13 and up), $10 for Kids 6-12 and $2 for those five and under.


An open practice is slated for Friday, March 11 with gates opening at 4 p.m. and practice at 6:30 p.m. Grandstand admission is FREE and pit admission is $20.


A Sunday, March 13 rain date for the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial will be utilized if needed.


Georgetown Speedway, originally constructed by Melvin L. Joseph in 1950, is located at the intersection of Route 113 and Speedway Road in Georgetown, Del., just miles from the Delaware beaches and less than a 40-minute drive from Ocean City, Md.


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2016 Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Halmar International North Region Schedule

Saturday, April 2 (Rain Date: April 9) – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, NY – Hard Clay Open

Tuesday, May 10 (Rain Date: May 17) – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, PA – Anthracite Assault (Combo)

Sunday, May 29 (Rain Date: May 30) – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, NY – Lightning on the Mountain

Tuesday, June 7 (Rain Date: June 8) – Outlaw Speedway/Dundee, N.Y. – Ultimate Outlaw 50

Tuesday, July 5 (Rain Date: July 6) – Accord Speedway/Accord, NY – Battle of the Bullring 4

Wednesday, July 13 (Rain Date: TBA) – Rolling Wheels Raceway Park/Elbridge, NY – STSS vs. RoC Challenge (all drivers in attendance receive 60 points)

Wednesday, July 27 (Rain Date: July 28) – I-88 Speedway/Afton, NY – Crazy 8s Special

Tuesday, August 16 (Rain Date: August 17) – Woodhull Raceway/Woodhull, NY – Hustlin’ the High Banks 52

Sunday, September 18 (Rain Date: September 25) – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, NY – Wade Decker Memorial

Friday-Saturday October 7-8 (Rain Date: October 9) – I-88 Speedway/Afton, NY – Short Track SuperNationals 9 – Championship Points

Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP North Region Point Fund (*based on 10 events): 1. $12,000; 2. $7,000; 3. $4,000; 4. $3,000; 5. $2,500; 6. $1,850; 7. $1,750; 8. $1,650; 9. $1,550; 10. $1,450; 11. $1,000; 12. $1,000

*Drivers outside the top-12 with perfect attendance receive $250


2016 Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Velocita South Region Schedule

Saturday, March 12 (Rain Date: March 13) – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, DE – Melvin L. Joseph Memorial

Sunday, April 17 (Rain Date: April 24) – Bridgeport

Speedway/Bridgeport, NJ – South Jersey Shootout

Tuesday, May 10 (Rain Date: May 17) – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, PA – Anthracite Assault (Combo)

Thursday, May 26 (Rain Date: TBA) – Delaware International Speedway/Delmar, DE – Diamond State 50

Tuesday, June 14 (Rain Date: June 15) – New Egypt Speedway/New Egypt, NJ – Dirty Jersey 4 – $10,000 to win!

Sunday, July 31 (Rain Date: Aug. 7) – Susquehanna Speedway Park/Newberrytown, PA – York County Nationals

Tuesday, Aug. 30 (Rain Date: Aug. 31) – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, DE – Blast at the Beach – Championship Points

Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP South Region Point Fund (*based on 7 events): 1. $8,500; 2. $4,500; 3. $3,000; 4. $2,000; 5. $1,500; 6. $1,250; 7. $1,200; 8. $1,150; 9. $1,100; 10. $1,050

*Drivers with perfect attendance outside the top-10 will receive $250 at year-end.


-Short Track Super Series Press Release / Action Track USA Photo

Pauch Ready to Begin STSS 2016 Season at Georgetown