DELMAR, DE – The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco rolls into Delaware International Speedway for its only 2018 visit on Thursday, May 24.
The ‘Diamond State 50’ will continue its legacy as an iconic event in the State of Delaware to kick off Memorial Day Weekend at the Cathell family’s half-mile oval.
Round No. 3 of the STSS Velocita-USA South Region for big-block/small-block Modifieds takes the headline for the evening with qualifying and a 50-lap main event offering $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green plus a plethora of cash and product bonuses.
After two South Region events have been completed, Waterloo, N.Y.’s Matt Sheppard leads the $10,000 championship chase. Sheppard, driving for the Maryland-based Hurlock Auto & Speed operation, has earned two runner-up finishes on the series so far at Georgetown (Del.) Speedway in March and the three-eighths-mile at Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway in April.
Ryan Watt (Georgetown) and Jeff Strunk (Bridgeport) have scored the two STSS Modified victories thus far.
Watt recorded a thrilling ‘Diamond State 50’ victory a year ago, with a late-race, restart pass of Stewart Friesen.
The first-year STSS Crate 602 Sportsman program accompanies the Modifieds with a 20-lap, $1,000-to-win event – Race No. 3 of the five-race South series. Otisville, N.Y., driver Corey Cormier leads the standings over New Jersey’s Stephen Kemery and fellow Empire State resident Tom Collins Jr.
The Crate 602 program has drawn stacked, competitive fields in the first two events.
Completing the tripleheader show is a 12-lap main by the Delaware Super Trucks.
Race information for the ‘Diamond State 50’ can be found online at http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/
Delaware International Speedway, located at 37854 Sussex Highway Delmar, Delaware 19940, is on the web at www.delawareracing.com and can be contacted by phone, Monday–Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at 302.846.3911.
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