Story By: BRETT DEYO / SHORT TRACK SUPER SERIES – CENTER LISLE, NY – For the first time since the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP was formed in 2014, Southern Tier favorite Billy Decker is set to compete at Thunder Mountain Speedway.
Decker, who resides in nearby Sidney, N.Y., will enter the ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ special on Sunday, May 28: event No. 2 of the Halmar International North Region. Decker will be at the controls of a Jeremy Smith-owned No. 91 for the 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified event which offers $5,000-plus to the winner and $400 to take the green flag.
Decker is a fan favorite in the region, having started his career at Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, Pa., racing in the former Tiger division. Decker went on to become one of the Northeast’s Modified talents.
During the off-season, Triangle, N.Y.’s Smith forged a partnership with Decker for STSS competition. The partnership kicked off 2017 in style. Decker finished fourth in the April ‘Hard Clay Open’ at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., while Smith scored a top-10 finish.
Now, the combination heads to Smith’s weekly home track of Thunder Mountain, a three-eighths-mile banked oval.
Decker is a previous Thunder Mountain winner, most recently in August 2008, besting a stout field in a T3 All-Star Series special while driving for John Wight.
Andy Bachetti of Sheffield, Mass., a two-time STSS champion, leads the North Region standings entering Thunder Mountain after a determined 20th-to-first drive in the ‘Hard Clay Open’ lid-lifter.
Joining the Modifieds on the program are the STSS Open vs. Crate 602 Sportsman ($1,000 to win) and Chad Sindoni Memorial for Street Stocks paying $1,000 to the winner.
For complete rules, prices and general information on the ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ visit the following link: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/lightning-on-the-mountain-rules-prices-general-info/
Thunder Mountain Speedway is located at 91 Hunts Corners Road Center Lisle, NY 13797, approximately 25 miles north of Binghamton. The three-eighths-mile clay oval features hillside concrete seating, free parking and camping, a variety of concession items and novelties, a family environment and more.