MILLSBORO, Del. – The seventh year for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco is poised to be the strongest to date.
The series schedule of events encompasses five states, two regions for both the modified and crate 602 sportsman divisions and – for the first time – a trip to Florida for the inaugural Sunshine Swing mini-series in February.
The STSS Modified Halmar International North Region is comprised of 10 events, launching at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., on Sunday, April 19 and capping off the series at the Legendary House of Power as a kickoff to Eastern States Weekend in October.
Afton (N.Y.) Motorsports Park, under the direction of Ron Ford, expands to two dates this season, the =Afton Action 50 in on Tuesday, June 16 and the 13th edition of the Short Track SuperNationals in October. The Working Man’s Race of 2019 was a decorated success in its return to the fairgrounds facility last October.
Single stops are planned for Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y. (Wednesday, May 13), Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y. (Sunday, May 24), Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa. (Tuesday, June 2, combination North & South), Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway (Wednesday, July 1), Accord (N.Y.) Speedway (Tuesday, July 14) and Woodhull (N.Y.) Raceway (Tuesday, Aug. 11).
The Velocita-USA South Region presented by Design for Vision and Sunglass Central starts in March at Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway with the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial paying $10,049 to win Friday-Saturday March 6-7 (weather date: March 13-14). The historic Georgetown oval again serves as a home base of the STSS South Region with three events including the Blast at the Beach on Tuesday, Aug. 25 and the Mid-Atlantic Championship Friday-Saturday Oct. 30-31.
Other stops on the eight-race tour include Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway (Sunday, March 22), Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del. (Wednesday, April 29), Bridgeport (N.J.) Motorsports Park, now under the ownership of Doug Rose (Wednesday, May 27), Big Diamond Speedway (Tuesday, June 2) and BAPS Motor Speedway in Newberrytown, Pa. (Sunday, July 19).
For the second consecutive year, the STSS will offer Crate 602 Sportsman North and South Region series, six races each. The North Region visits Thunder Mountain (May 24), Afton (June 16), Fonda (July 1), Accord (July 14), Woodhull (Aug. 16) and Afton (Oct. 9-10).
The South arm of the STSS Crate 602 Sportsman series has three stops at Georgetown (March 6-7, Aug. 25 & Oct. 30-31), a visit to Delaware Int’l (April 29), Bridgeport (May 27) and Big Diamond (June 2).
For the first time, the series heads to Florida Feb. 5-8 at All-Tech Raceway in Lake City, Fla., approximately one hour west of Jacksonville. The Sunshine Swing mini-series kicks off Wednesday with open practice followed by modified and crate 602 sportsman competition Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
The lucrative Grand Champion promotion will be available through Sunoco Race Fuels distributor Insinger Performance of Dushore, Pa. Should a driver win the STSS Modified North or South Region and the home-track American Racer Cup, that driver will receive a $10,000 cash bonus. Should a driver win the North and South Regions plus the American Racer Cup, the number climbs to $25,000.
Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco 2020 Schedule
Feb. 5-8 – All-Tech Raceway – Lake City, Fla. (pre-season special event)
March 6-7 – Georgetown Speedway – Georgetown, Del. (South Region)
March 22 – Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, Pa. (South Region)
April 19 – Orange County Fair Speedway – Middletown, N.Y. (North Region)
April 29 – Delaware Int’l Speedway – Delmar, Del. (South Region)
May 13 – Outlaw Speedway – Dundee, N.Y. (North Region)
May 24 – Thunder Mountain Speedway – Center Isle, N.Y. (North Region)
May 27 – Bridgeport Speedway – Bridgeport, N.J. (South Region)
June 2 – Big Diamond Speedway – Minersville, Pa. (North & South Region)
June 16 – Afton Motorsports Park – Afton, N.Y. (North Region)
July 1 – Fonda Speedway – Fonda, N.Y. (North Region)
July 14 – Accord Speedway – Accord, N.Y. (North Region)
July 19 – BAPS Motor Speedway – Newberrytown, Pa. (South Region)
Aug. 11 – Woodhull Raceway – Woodhull, N.Y. (North Region)
Aug. 25 – Georgetown Speedway – Georgetown, Del. (South Region)
Oct. 9-10 – Afton Motorsports Park – Afton, N.Y. (North Region)
Oct. 22 – Orange County Fair Speedway – Middletown, N.Y. (North Region)
Oct. 30-31 – Georgetown Speedway – Georgetown, Del. (South Region)