Short Track Super Series Returns to Outlaw Speedway After A Year’s Absence on Wednesday, June 20
Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS
Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com
DUNDEE, NY – After a year away, the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco rolls into Outlaw Speedway on Wednesday, June 20.
The ‘Outlaw Showdown’ brings the STSS Modifieds to New York’s Finger Lakes Region for a 50-lap main event as part of the series’ 2018 rain-hindered Halmar International North Region.
A purse structure of more than $25,000 awaits the area’s big-block/small-block Modified racers with $5,000 going to the winner, $1,000 for 10th and $400 just to take the green flag. A number of cash and product awards further sweeten the pot for competitors taking part in the event.
The series made its only previous Outlaw Speedway appearance on June 8, 2016 with Matt Sheppard – at the time driving Norm Hansell’s Pennsylvania-based No. 357 – taking the victory over Erick Rudolph, Andy Bachetti, Danny Creeden and Billy Van Pelt.
Sheppard is the reigning Outlaw Speedway champion aboard the Sweeteners Plus No. 92s, utilizing the Dundee facility as home base toward his $11,000 American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco championship a year ago.
Rain has been the story of the STSS Halmar International North Region this season. The only race completed so far was the ‘Hard Clay Open’ on May 8 at N.Y.’s Orange County Fair Speedway. That event, ironically, was postponed by a month due to the lingering winter in southeastern New York.
Stewart Friesen brought the ‘Hard Clay Open’ $5,000-plus home to Sprakers, N.Y., taking the victory over Rick Laubach, Jerry Higbie, Brett Hearn and Billy Decker.
The scheduled Memorial Day weekend event at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y., fell to a day-long rain. Most recently, heavy rain moved over Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa., on June 5, nixing the North-South combo ‘Anthracite Assault’ special.
Fans and racers alike are hoping for bright sunshine at Outlaw.
Joining the STSS Modifieds on the card at the ‘Outlaw Showdown’ are the Outlaw Sportsman ($1,500 to win) and Street Stocks ($1,000 to win).
Complete STSS race information and rules can be found at the following link: https://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/outlaw-showdown-rules-prices-general-info/
The complete STSS Modified pay structure follows: https://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/outlaw-showdown-stss-modified-pay-structure/
Pit gates open at 4 p.m. Grandstand gates unlock at 5 p.m. Hot laps hit the track at 6:15 p.m., with racing at 7 p.m.
Admission is $25 for Adults, $22 for Seniors and Kids 12 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $40, with no license required.
Outlaw Speedway is located at 82 Main Street Dundee, NY 14837, just minutes north of Watkins Glen, N.Y. For up-to-date information, visit www.outlawspeedwayllc.com.
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, Insinger Performance, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Land Hoe Maintenance, K&N, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, QA1, Race Pro Weekly, Racing Optics, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, Vahlco, Velocita, Weld & Wilwood.
Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco 2018 Schedule
Halmar International North Region
Tuesday, May 8 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Hard Clay Open – WINNER: STEWART FRIESEN
Tuesday, June 5 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – Anthracite Assault – COMBO – RAINED OUT
Wednesday, June 20 – Outlaw Speedway/Dundee, N.Y. – Outlaw Showdown
Tuesday, July 3 – Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y. – Battle of the Bullring 6
Wednesday, July 25 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – Afton Action 50
Wednesday, August 8 – Woodhull Raceway/Woodhull, N.Y. – Hustlin’ the High Banks 54
Tuesday, August 14 – Albany-Saratoga Speedway/Malta, N.Y. – Stampede at ‘toga
Sunday, September 23 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y. – Lightning on the Mountain
Friday-Saturday, October 5-6 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 11
Thursday, October 18 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Hard Clay Finale