VIVIAN, La. – Last year, Terry Fasnacht was surprised at the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Awards Banquet with the Car Owner of the Year Award.
As the series heads to Louisiana to meet the Southern Super Modified group for a series of exhibition events, Fasnacht continues to show his dedication to the Short Track Super Series. Not only will Fasnacht’s Conestoga Valley Custom Kitchens team field one car for its regular driver Mike Gular, they’ll bring a second for Pennsylvania star Jeff Strunk, who served as a mentor for Gular through the early stages of his career.
Both Gular and Strunk will be aboard the familiar No. 2A Bicknell cars as the Short Track Super Series breaks new ground on Louisiana soil competing at Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian, La., Nov. 11-12 before working two hours east to Chatham Speedway in Chatham for Friday night qualifying and Saturday’s 75-lap, $20,000-to-win Mods in the Marsh special.
Gular enters the Louisiana Cajun Swing after a successful campaign that has included a track championship at Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa., two top-five finishes in the Short Track Super Series Modified Halmar International North (second) and Velocita-USA South Region (fifth) standings and a Diamond Nationals triumph among other highlights.
Strunk is riding the momentum from a convincing $35,000-plus victory in the Freedom 76 at Grandview Speedway driving for Glenn Hyneman. With Hyneman vacationing in November, Strunk jumped at the opportunity to compete in Fasnacht’s equipment when the series ventures south to Louisiana next week.