STSS Modifieds Bound For York County Nationals

STSS Modifieds Bound
The Short Track Super Series visits BAPS Motor Speedway this weekend. (Adam Fenwick photo)

NEWBERRYTOWN, PA – The annual stop by the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series fueled by Sunoco at BAPS Motor Speedway is set for Sunday, July 19.

The 19th edition of the York County Nationals again includes the STSS big-block and small-block modifieds battling for championship points on the Velocita-USA South Region presented by Design for Vision and Sunglass Central.

The Central PA Legends Cars complete the doubleheader program.

This anticipated trip to the continually refurbished facility owned by Scott Gobrecht and managed by Kolten Gouse is the only STSS appearance at the red clay four-tenths-mile oval this season.

Three events have been completed on the Velocita-USA South Region this season in a trio of different states. Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, Georgetown (Del.) Speedway hosted the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial the first weekend of March.

Maryland’s Potomac Speedway welcomed the STSS Modifieds for the first time ever on June 7, while Big Diamond Speedway – nestled in the Coal Region of Pennsylvania – was the site of the annual North-South Civil War on June 16.

Three different drivers have won in STSS Modified South Region action this season: Stewart Friesen at Georgetown, Matt Sheppard at Potomac and Billy Pauch Jr. at Big Diamond.

BAPS provides a neutral ground for the modifieds, with the division not featured as a weekly attraction at the facility.

A 50-lap feature again highlights the program, with $5,000 reserved for the winner, $1,000 for the 10th-place finisher and $400 just to take the green flag. A number of special awards and bonuses are also in place for this event.

Friesen, the all-time leading winner on the series, is the defending York County Nationals winner.

For the 2020 edition, gates open at 4 p.m., while hot laps hit the track at 6:20 p.m. and racing follows at 7 p.m.

Adult admission is $25. Seniors age 60 and up and students age 13-17 pay $15, while kids 12 and under are admitted free. Pit admission is $40, with no license required.

The event is open to in-person attendance, but will be streamed live on SPEED SPORT Network affiliate Dirt Track Digest TV for those unable to attend at the track.