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SHORT TRACK SUPER SERIES NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS SET FOR JANUARY 4

LEHIGH VALLEY, PA – The beautiful Bear Creek Mountain Resort will serve as the backdrop for the 2019 Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco ‘Night of Champions’ on Saturday, January 4, 2020.

Short Track Super Series top performers will be honored during the festive evening.

The star of the show will be ‘Super Matt’ Sheppard of Savannah, N.Y., who completed an incredible season that included championships in the STSS Halmar International North Region ($12,500), STSS Velocita-USA South Region presented by Design for Vision and Sunglass Central ($10,000) and the home-track American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco ($11,000).

For his trio of titles, Sunoco Race Fuels distributor Bruce Insinger of Insinger Performance in Dushore, Pa., will present Sheppard with an additional $25,000 bonus bringing his earnings to $58,500.

In the Modified North Region, Sheppard was trailed in the top-12 by Andy Bachetti, Mike Gular, Stewart Friesen, Mat Williamson, Anthony Perrego, Craig Hanson, Danny Creeden, Billy Decker, Mike Mahaney, Billy Van Pelt and J.R. Hurlburt.

The South Region Modified saw Sheppard best Ryan Watt, David Van Horn, Jeff Strunk, Jordan Watson, Gular, Bachetti, Craig Von Dohren, Billy Pauch Jr., Brandon Grosso, Rick Laubach and Danny Bouc.

All top-12 STSS Modified competitors must have driver or car owner present to collect point fund cash and contingencies.

Sportsman champions will again be lauded at the ‘Night of Champions’ event.

Tim Hartman Jr. of Niskayuna, N.Y., joined the STSS Crate 602 Sportsman North Region this season and won four of the five events completed. Bobby Flood, Blaine Klinger, Jim Housworth, Travis Green, Daniel Morgiewicz, Jimmy Johnson, Tommy Collins, Dustin Jordan and Kenny Hammond completed the top-10.

Youthful talent Cole Stangle of Readington, N.J., topped the STSS South Region six-race series. Jim Housworth, Jimmy Johnson, Dylan Swinehart, Joe Toth, Sammy Martz Jr., Trent Van Vorst, Ryan Macartney, Scott Hitchens and Samantha Muller were the top-10 finishers.

Again this season, attendance at the ‘Night of Champions’ is optional for drivers in the Crate 602 Sportsman regions placing second through 10th.

Cocktail hour will begin at 6 p.m. A delicious buffet dinner will follow.  

Tickets are on sale now for $50 each. To purchase tickets, complete the following form: http://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/STSSAwardsBanquetForm.pdf

The ticket purchase deadline is Dec. 20, 2019.

Rooms are available utilizing the code ‘BDM104’ with the link provided: https://us01.iqwebbook.com/BCMRCCPA219/ 

Rooms must be reserved by December 4 to be part of the discounted block.

Bear Creek Mountain Resort is located at 101 Doe Mountain Lane Lehigh Valley, PA 18062. On the web: www.bcmountainresort.com.

To learn more about the 2020 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, 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, Velocita-USA, Design for Vision/Sunglass Central, Rob Sherlock Roofing, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, EIBACH Springs, Escape RV, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Land Hoe Maintenance, K&N, MJK Home Maintenance, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, QA1, Racing Optics, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO, Velocita, WELD Racing & Wilwood.

RACE INFORMATION RELEASED FOR STSS ‘SUNSHINE SWING’ FEB. 2020

LAKE CITY, FL – The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco is set to break new ground in February 2020.

For the first time in history, the Short Track Super Series-sanctioned Modifieds and Crate 602 Sportsman will venture south to the state of Florida for the ‘Sunshine Swing’ mini-series slated for All-Tech Raceway in Lake City, Fla., February 5-8, 2020.

An open practice on Wednesday (Feb. 5) leads into three consecutive nights of racing at the facility located roughly an hour west of Jacksonville. Thursday night (Feb. 6) features $5,000-to-win STSS Modifieds and $1,250-to-win Crate 602 Sportsman. On Thursday (Feb. 7) the stakes rise to $7,500-to-win STSS Modifieds with Crate 602 Sportsman again competing for $1,250.

Saturday (Feb. 8) closes the book on the series with Modifieds competing for $10,000 to win and Crate 602 Sportsman battling for a $1,500 top prize.

All posted payouts are minimums and are likely to increase with sponsorship and bonus cash.

All ‘Sunshine Swing’ information has now been posted on the Short Track Super Series website.

‘Sunshine Swing’ times, prices and schedule of events: http://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Sunshine-Swing-Agenda.pdf

‘Sunshine Swing’ STSS Modified rules: http://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/SunshineSwingModifiedRules.pdf

‘Sunshine Swing’ STSS Crate 602 Sportsman rules: http://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/SunshineSwingCrate602Rules.pdf

‘Sunshine Swing’ STSS Modified registration form: http://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/SunshineSwingModifiedEntryForm.pdf

‘Sunshine Swing’ STSS Crate 602 Sportsman registration form: http://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/SunshineSwingCrateEntryForm.pdf

‘Sunshine Swing’ STSS Modified Feb. 6 Pay Structure: http://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/February6Modified.pdf

‘Sunshine Swing’ STSS Modified Feb. 7 Pay Structure: http://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/February7Modified.pdf

‘Sunshine Swing’ STSS Modified Feb. 8 Pay Structure: http://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/February8Modified.pdf

‘Sunshine Swing’ STSS Crate 602 Sportsman Feb. 6 & 7 Pay Structure: http://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/February6and7Crate.pdf

‘Sunshine Swing’ STSS Crate 602 Sportsman Feb. 8 Pay Structure: http://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/February8Crate.pdf

All-Tech Raceway is located at 1024 SW Howell Road Lake City, FL 32024. To learn more about the speedway, visit www.alltechraceway.com.

For Lake City area lodging, visit the following link: https://alltechraceway.com/where-to-stay/

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, 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, Velocita-USA, Design for Vision/Sunglass Central, Rob Sherlock Roofing, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, EIBACH Springs, Escape RV, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Land Hoe Maintenance, K&N, MJK Home Maintenance, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, QA1, Racing Optics, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO, Velocita, WELD Racing & Wilwood.

$58,500 AWAITS MATT SHEPPARD AT 2019 STSS NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS

GEORGETOWN, DE – A feat many cited as insurmountable has been tackled by Matt Sheppard.

When the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) signed a multi-year agreement with Sunoco Race Fuels a year ago, Sunoco distributor Insinger Performance issued a challenge.

If one Modified driver was able to win the STSS Halmar International North Region, Velocita-USA South Region presented by Sunglass Central and Design for Vision and the American Racer Cup, Insinger Performance would kick in a $25,000 cash bonus.

Mission accomplished.

On Saturday night at Georgetown Speedway, during the Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend, Savannah, N.Y.’s Sheppard completed the trifecta, clinching the STSS Velocita-USA South Region title and the $10,000 that accompanies it.

A week prior, during the Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., Sheppard drove to a fourth-place finish and wrapped up the $12,500 Halmar International North Region crown.

On Labor Day weekend, ‘Super Matt’ secured the home-track American Racer Cup title utilizing Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., as his Friday venue. He picked up $10,000 for the overall title and an additional $1,000 as the North Region champ for a total of $11,000.

Adding the $25,000 bonus from Insinger Performance, Sheppard will have $58,500 awaiting his arrival at the Short Track Super Series ‘Night of Champions’ Saturday, January 4, 2020 at the Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Lehigh Valley, Pa.

The $58,500 ‘Grand Champion’ take is the most lucrative championship in all of Northeast dirt Modified racing.

Sheppard credited primary sponsor Hurlock Auto & Speed Supply of Hurlock, Md. – Alfred and Cheryl Hughes and Shawn Ward – for the opportunity to tackle the Short Track Super Series in its entirety.

“They opened the door for me to run the Short Track Super Series South last year,” he said.

“It’s been a lot to make this all happen: the logistics of it all. This could be a deal that happens once in a lifetime.”

Sheppard’s numbers in all of the three programs were astounding.

In the North Region, three wins and six top-five finishes in eight starts allowed him to win the championship by 42 points. The South Region title came even more convincingly with a 107-point edge over Ryan Watt and six top-five finishes in eight starts including two wins.

The American Racer Cup utilizes a driver’s best-10 finishes to determine its overall champion. Sheppard recorded a ‘Perfect-10’ victories at the Tyler Siri-promoted Outlaw oval to pick up his third consecutive American Racer Cup crown.

Top Short Track Super Series competitors will be honored at the ‘Night of Champions’ on Saturday, January 4. Full information will be released in the coming days.

To learn more about the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, 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, Velocita-USA, Design for Vision/Sunglass Central, Rob Sherlock Roofing, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, EIBACH Springs, Escape RV, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Land Hoe Maintenance, K&N, MJK Home Maintenance, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, QA1, Racing Optics, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO, Velocita, WELD Racing & Wilwood.