Short Track Super Series Announces Expanded Sportsman Program for 2018
Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS
Photos By: Dave Dalesandro & George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com
MILLSBORO, DE – The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco has announced an expanded Sportsman program for the 2018 season.
Three separate STSS Sportsman champions will be crowned in ’18, each guaranteed $1,000 for their efforts. The STSS Open Sportsman program returns for its third season, while Crate 602 Sportsman will be featured for the first time in North and South Regions.
Each of the three Sportsman programs offer five dates for competitors. A point fund will be offered for drivers with perfect attendance in each program.
The North Region of the Crate 602 Sportsman series features two visits to Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y. (May 27 and Sept. 2), while Afton (N.Y.) Motorsports Park hosts two dates (July 25 and the championship event Oct. 7) and a single visit is planned for Woodhull (N.Y.) Raceway on Aug. 8.
The Crate 602 South Region gets underway on Saturday, March 17 at Georgetown (Del.) Speedway, one of three stops at the historic Sussex County track (Aug. 28 and Oct. 27 – championship event). Single events are planned for Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway (April 29) and Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del. (May 24).
The STSS Open Sportsman series launches at Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa., on June 5 and visits Accord (N.Y.) Speedway on July 3, Thunder Mountain Sept. 16, the paved Bethel (N.Y.) Motor Speedway on Sept. 30 and Afton (N.Y.) Motorsports Park on Oct. 6 for the championship event.
All STSS Sportsman races will pay a minimum of $1,000 to win and $100 to take the green flag.
Complete series information will be available prior to Motorsports 2018 in Oaks, Pa., Jan. 19-21.
To learn more about the 2018 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or Instagram.
The Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Hig Fab, Henry’s Exhaust, HyperCo, Keizer Wheels, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, K&N, QA1, Race Pro Weekly, Racing Optics, Teo-Pro Car, Velocita, Weld & Wilwood.
2018 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Sportsman Program
Crate 602 Sportsman North Region Schedule
Sunday, May 27 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y.
Wednesday, July 25 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y.
Wednesday, August 8 – Woodhull Raceway/Woodhull, N.Y.
Sunday, September 2 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y.
Saturday, October 7 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
Crate 602 Sportsman South Region Schedule
Saturday, March 17 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del.
Sunday, April 29 – Bridgeport Speedway/Bridgeport, N.J.
Thursday, May 24 – Delaware International Speedway/Delmar, Del.
Tuesday, August 28 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del.
Saturday, October 27 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
Open Sportsman Schedule
Tuesday, June 5 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa.
Tuesday, July 3 – Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y.
Saturday, September 16 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y.
Sunday, September 30 – Bethel Motor Speedway/White Lake, N.Y. – 60 points for all drivers
Friday, October 6 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS