After Strong Start In Delaware; $25,000 Purse Posted For Second Annual ‘South Jersey Shootout’
BRIDGEPORT, NJ – The Velocita South Region of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP stormed out of the gate at Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway in mid-March.
Now, the series ventures to South Jersey for Round No. 2 at Bridgeport Speedway.
The second annual ‘South Jersey Shootout’ is set for Sunday, April 17 at the spacious five-eighths-mile oval, standing out as the richest race of the spring in the Garden State. There is a rain date of April 24 in place.
A purse structure of more than $25,000 is on the line, including $5,000 to the winner, $1,000 for 10th-place and $400 just to take the green flag for 40 laps of big-block/small-block Modified action. And there is more: lap money, bonus awards and contingencies from more than 20 different companies are always part of the equation at STSS events.
New York’s Anthony Perrego was tops at Georgetown March 12 with a stout performance, besting a field of 43 Modifieds to snag the early STSS Velocita South Region point lead. Perrego finished second in the South standings to champion Ryan Watt a year ago.
Perrego’s Gary Mann-owned No. 55 led David Van Horn Jr., Andy Bachetti, Ryan Godown and Jordan Watson across the Georgetown stripe. All five drivers – and many more – plan to file through the Bridgeport gates on the 17th.
A busy day of racing will take place at Bridgeport on April 17, with the Sportsman (Bridgeport rules, $750 to win) and Outlaw Stocks racing on the five-eighths-mile and the XCel 600 Modifieds, $1,000 to win, racing on the inner quarter-mile.
The STSS Modified purse structure is noted as the strongest in the area. The complete ‘South Jersey Shootout’ breakdown is as follows: 1. $5,000; 2. $3,000; 3. $2,000; 4. $1,500; 5. $1,400; 6. $1,150; 7. $1,125; 8. $1,100; 9. $1,050; 10. $1,000; 11. $750; 12. $650; 13. $550; 14. $450; 15. $425; 16. $415; 17. $405; 18-last $400.
On the 17th, it gates will open at noon, with grandstand gates unlocked at 1 p.m. The drivers’ meeting takes place at 2:30 p.m., hot laps get underway at 3 p.m. and racing begins at 4 p.m.
Adult grandstand admission is $25. Students, ages 10-15, pay $10 and Kids 9 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $35, with no license required.
Last year, Rick Laubach of Hellertown, Pa., earned top ‘South Jersey Shootout’ laurels, with David Van Horn Jr., Craig Von Dohren, a rim-riding Ryan Watt and Jack Swain completing the front five.
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Located in South Jersey, just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at I-295 Exit 14, Bridgeport Speedway is a spacious five-eighths-mile clay oval with a quarter-mile embedded in the center. Bridgeport Speedway provides a safe and secure family atmosphere, free parking, giveaways and fan participation. To learn more, visit www.bpspeedway.com.
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2016 Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Velocita South Region Schedule
Saturday, March 12 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, DE – Melvin L. Joseph Memorial – WINNER: ANTHONY PERREGO
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.