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GEORGETOWN GOBBLER MOVED UP TO SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21

GEORGETOWN, DE – The ‘Gobbler’ at Georgetown Speedway will now take place on Saturday, November 21.

Due to upcoming COVID-19 regulations announced today (Nov. 17) by Governor John Carney, the post-season event has been moved forward by seven days and will take place on Saturday, November 21. A picture-perfect weather forecast is in place for this event.

Gates will open at noon, with hot laps at 2 p.m. and racing at 3 p.m., an hour later than originally planned with the mild temperatures in place.

L&J Sheet Metal Modifieds headline the program racing 35 laps for $4,000 to win.

But there is a twist! Any driver who has perfect attendance at any BD Motorsports Media LLC affiliated tracks or series (Georgetown, N.Y.’s Fonda Speedway or the Short Track Super Series North or South Series) will receive a “Grandma’s Gravy” bonus of $2,000, bringing the winner’s share to $6,000!

Chesapeake Paving/J.W. Brown Trucking Crate 602 Sportsman run a 25-lap main with $1,500 going to the winner. Any driver with perfect attendance at Georgetown, Fonda, or the Short Track Super Series Crate 602 Sportsman South Region in ‘20 able to win the feature will take home a “Grandma’s Gravy” bonus of $500 to bring the total to $2,000.

RUSH Late Models will complete their Georgetown Speedway point season in a $1,500-to-win, 25-lap event. Should the winner have perfect attendance at Georgetown in 2020, there will be a “Grandma’s Gravy” bonus of $500, elevating the winner’s share to $2,000.

Completing the program will be 12-lap features for the Little Lincolns (rescheduled from the Sunday, Nov. 1 rain-out), Delmarva Chargers and Delaware Super Trucks.

Adult grandstand admission is $20. Seniors (ages 65 and up) and Students (ages 13-17) pay $16. Kids (ages 9-12) pay $10. Children 8 and under are FREE.

Pit admission is $35. Kids (ages 6-12) pay $10. Children 5 and under pay $2.

For those unable to attend, the ‘Gobbler’ will be broadcast live on Dirt Track Digest TV (www.dirttrackdigest.tv).

Georgetown Speedway, originally constructed by Melvin L. Joseph in 1949, is located at the intersection of Route 113 and Speedway Road in Georgetown, Del., just miles from the Delaware beaches and less than a 40-minute drive from Ocean City, Md.

A website is live for the speedway at www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com. Like Georgetown Speedway on Facebook, follow @thegtownspdwy on Twitter, e-mail georgetownspeedway@gmail.com or contact the speedway hotline at 302.563.GTWN (4896).

SHORT TRACK SUPER SERIES ANNOUNCES 2021 FLORIDA PLANS WITH BUBBA RACEWAY PARK

OCALA, FL – Florida, here we come.


After a rousing turnout in the Sunshine State last February, officials of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco have finalized plans for the 2021 edition of the ‘Sunshine Swing’ to be held at an all-new location.


Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., plays host to the STSS ’21 season kickoff Jan. 26-30, 2021.


The NFL ‘Super Bowl’ being held in Tampa Bay has shuffled the deck for Florida racing through Speedweeks. With the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series dates adjusted at All-Tech Raceway in Lake City, Fla., the Short Track Super Series became a “free agent” for 2021.


BD Motorsports Media LLC, the parent company of the Short Track Super Series, has forged an agreement with the Bubba Raceway Park promotional team of Bubba Clem, Tom Bean and Ken Snyder to lease the Ocala facility for the ‘Sunshine Swing’ mini-series.


The STSS Modifieds and Crate 602 Sportsman will take part in the Florida tour.


“First off, we would like to thank Wendell (Durrance), Joe Kelly and the All-Tech Raceway management team and staff for their support last year,” STSS organizer Brett Deyo said. “We hope to get back to visit their facility in 2022 and completely understand the challenging schedule for February. With that said, we are thrilled to showcase our series at Bubba Raceway Park.


“The opportunity to take part in Florida Speedweeks at Bubba Raceway Park alongside the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, USAC Midgets and USAC Sprint Cars speaks volumes to the reputation our series has built nationally.”


The ‘Sunshine Swing’ at Bubba Raceway Park kicks off on Tuesday, Jan. 26 with an Open Practice session.


The first night of racing takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 27 with the STSS Modifieds racing 30 laps for a $4,000 top prize and Crate 602 Sportsman battling 25 laps with $1,250 up for grabs.


Thursday night (Jan. 28) features a 35-lap STSS Modified main with $5,000 going to the winner and another 25-lap, $1,250-to-win STSS Crate 602 Sportsman event.


On Friday (Jan. 29) the ante gets upped to 40 laps and $6,000 to win for the STSS Modifieds and 30 laps, with $1,500 to win for the STSS Crate 602 Sportsman.


Saturday’s (Jan. 30) final night of action includes a 50-lap, $8,000-to-win STSS Modified main and another 30-lap, $1,500-to-win STSS Crate 602 Sportsman program.

‘Sunshine Swing’ champions will again be crowned after the completion of racing.


The entire ‘Sunshine Swing’ will be streamed live on Dirt Track Digest TV (www.dirttrackdigest.tv) with single-day and weeklong packages available.


Camping will be permitted on-site throughout the swing. Complete pricing, rules and times will be released in the coming weeks.


Bubba’s Raceway Park is a three-eighths-mile facility with a history of racing dating back to 1952 as both a pavement and dirt track. The speedway was converted back to a clay surface in 2008 and an overhaul was completed to include MUSCO lighting, a new sound system, modern restrooms, and a reworked pit area.


The speedway was resurfaced with 60 loads of clay in preparation for the upcoming Speedweek events.


Bubba Raceway Park is located at 9050 N.W. Gainesville Road Ocala. GL 34482. Contact the track by phone at 352.622.9400 or visit the official website at www.bubbaracewaypark.com. “Like” Bubba Raceway Park on Facebook.


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.

MATT SHEPPARD KICKS OFF SPEED SHOWCASE WITH THURSDAY PORT ROYAL VICTORY

Written by Chris Moore Photo STSS


PORT ROYAL, PA –
 Dominant. That is the only word to describe the performance of Matt Sheppard’s performance.  


After narrowly losing out to Anthony Perrego in the most recent event held at Port Royal Speedway last March, Matt Sheppard got retribution Thursday night at the Speed Palace. The Savannah, N.Y., driver topped the ‘Speed Showcase 40’ for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Modified Velocita-USA South Region presented by Design for Vision and Sunglass Central.


Sheppard was clearly the dominant force in an event run on the tacky half-mile clay oval, earning $5,450 for his efforts: $5,000 from the posted purse, $400 as the Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz Halfway Leader and $50 as one of six Ad-Art Sign Company heat winners.


“I led a lot of the race the last time I was here (in March 2019),” offered Sheppard after climbing from his Hurlock Auto & Speed No. 9s. “We had a really good car tonight. I was being conservative and trying to keep the car straight once I got out front.”


Sheppard will start Saturday night’s ‘Speed Showcase 200’ no worse than 13th via his victory on Thursday. He can improve that position via Friday night’s Dirt Track Digest-sponsored Qualifying Races but is guaranteed to fire off from the seventh row in the 200.


‘Super Matt’ worked past pole starter Joseph ‘Jo-Jo’ Watson on the fourth lap of the 40-lap event. Max McLaughlin, making his Short Track Super Series debut, challenged Sheppard through numerous restarts before slapping the outside wall in the Sweeteners Plus No. 32c to draw the caution.


As Sheppard led, all eyes were on the Rick Holsten-owned No. 96 driven by Billy Pauch Jr. The ‘Kid’s Kid’ started 22nd and sliced through the field to arrive in the runner-up spot by the halfway mark.


With the race’s second half spun off under green-flag conditions, Pauch Jr. closed on Sheppard but took starter Joe Kriss’ checkered flag by roughly a straightaway.


The win for Sheppard was his 11th career STSS Modified victory, second of the season and first-ever at Port Royal.


Pauch Jr. finished second, earning the Southern Super Modified Series-sponsored $200 Hard Charger award, bringing the Milford, N.J., resident’s earnings to $3,200 for the runner-up effort.


Mike Mahaney of King Ferry, N.Y., authored a stout drive to complete the podium in the Adirondack Auto No. 35. Mahaney challenged Pauch heavily in the final five laps for third.


Mat Williamson of St. Catharines, Ont., powered from 19th starting position to finish fourth in the Behrent’s Performance Warehouse No. 3 and Australian Peter Britten completed the front five.


Sheppard, Pauch Jr., Mahaney and Williamson will start no worse than 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th in Saturday’s 200-lap main event.


Finishing sixth through 10th, respectively, were Rocky Warner of Gloversville, N.Y., who ran inside the top-five for much of the race; Stewart Friesen of Sprakers, N.Y., rebounding from a pair of pit stops after impacting the turn-three wall on the race’s opening lap; Richie Pratt Jr. of Woodbury Heights, N.J., in the Daniel Sommeling No. 51; Danny Bouc of Pipersville, Pa.; and Ryan Godown of Ringoes, N.J., who rallied late for a top-10 finish.


A huge field of 61 STSS Modifieds signed in for competition, requiring six heat races. Taking the $50 Ad-Art Sign Company victories were Alex Yankowski, McLaughlin, Michael Maresca, Sheppard, Josh Hohenforst and Bouc.


Three B-Mains were run with victories going to Williamson, Friesen and Billy Decker.


A massive turnout of 65 Crate 602 Sportsman took part in four rounds of practice sessions throughout the night. Garden State driver Stephen Kemery turned the quickest lap of the night (21.305 seconds) and received $50 cash courtesy of Evergreen Fuels.


Tonight (Friday), Bob Hilbert Sportswear presents Qualifying Night with Dirt Track Digest-sponsored, $750-to-win STSS Modified 20-lap qualifiers and Belmont’s Garage $250-to-win Crate 602 Sportsman 15-lap qualifiers plus Four Cylinder Pure Stocks racing for $500 to win in a 20-lap feature.


Gates open at 4 p.m., with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.


In-person attendance is permitted and the event will be streamed live on Dirt Track Digest TV (www.dirttrackdigest.tv).


Grandstand admission is $15 for Adults, $10 for Seniors (ages 13-18) and Children 12 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $35, with no license required.


Port Royal Speedway is located at 308 West 8th Street Port Royal, PA 17082. To learn more, visit www.portroyalspeedway.com or portspeedway@gmail.com.


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.


‘SPEED SHOWCASE 40’ RESULTS SUMMARY – PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY OCTOBER 15, 2020


Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Velocita-USA South Region Event No. 7 Modified Feature Finish (40 laps):  
MATT SHEPPARD, Billy Pauch Jr., Mike Mahaney, Mat Williamson, Peter Britten, Rocky Warner, Stewart Friesen, Richie Pratt Jr., Danny Bouc, Ryan Godown, Michael Maresca, Mike Gular, Alex Yankowski, Anthony Perrego, Jeff Strunk, Larry Wight, Max McLaughlin, Alan Johnson, Billy Decker, Tyler Dippel, Rick Laubach, Jordan Watson, Jimmy Horton, Demetrios Drellos, Matt DeLorenzo, David Van Horn Jr., Brandon Grosso, Ronnie Johnson, Andy Bachetti, Joseph Watson, Josh Hohenforst.


Did Not Qualify: 
Erick Rudolph, Jared Umbenhauer, Justin Wright, Tim Fuller, Jessica Friesen, Ryan Watt, Ryan Riddle, Brett Haas, J.R. Heffner, Matt Stangle, Danny Hieber, Billy  Van Pelt, Ricky Elliott, Danny Johnson, Michael Trautschold, Neil Williams, Josh Nobriga, Eric Williams, David Marcuccilli, Tyler Siri, Rusty Smith, Josh Delea, David Schilling, Brett Tonkin, Brian Gleason, Jacob Dgien, Kurt Hundeland, Billy Pauch, Adam Gage, Dave Shirk.


Ad-Art Sign Company Heat Winners ($50 Each): 
Alex Yankowski, Max McLaughlin, Michael Maresca, Matt Sheppard, Josh Hohenforst & Danny Bouc
American Racer Lias/Tire Bonuses (TIRE Certificates): Richie Pratt Jr. (eighth) & Anthony Perrego(14th)
Beyea Custom Headers Redraw Bucks ($50): Alex Yankowski (Redrew 12th)
Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Bonuses ($50 Gift Cards): Mat Williamson (fourth) & Danny Bouc (ninth)
Bill Brown & Company Heat-Race Hard Charger ($50): Danny Bouc (gained seven positions)
EIBACH Springs Bonus ($100 Certificate): Rocky Warner (sixth)
Henry’s Exhaust System Bonus ($50 Certificate): Michael Maresca (11th)
Danny’s Pizza Pizazz Halfway Leader Bonus ($400): Matt Sheppard
Design for Vision/Sunglass Central Winner’s Bonus (Oakley Sunglasses):  Matt Sheppard
Southern Super Modified Series Hard Charger ($200): Billy Pauch Jr. (22nd to second)
Sunoco Race Fuels Bonuses ($50 each): Billy Pauch Jr. (second), Mike Gular (12th) & Jordan Watson (22nd)
Wilwood Brakes Bonus ($75 Certificate): Stewart Friesen (seventh)