STSS Modifieds Resuming Point Season Sunday

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Stewart Friesen (44) leads a group of cars during preliminary action as part of Saturday's Short Track Super Series event at Cherokee Speedway. (Adam Fenwick Photo)
The Short Track Super Series point season will resume this Sunday at Maryland's Potomac Speedway. (Adam Fenwick Photo)

BUDDS CREEK, Md. – The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco is getting back to point racing.

This Sunday, the Short Track Super Series Modifieds and Crate 602 Sportsman roll into Potomac Speedway in Budd’s Creek, Md., for the first time. The Battle at Budd’s Creek offers points toward the Velocita-USA South Region presented by Design for Vision and Sunglass Central in both divisions.

The Short Track Super Series fired off its South Region championship fights in March at Georgetown (Del.) Speedway with the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial. Days later, the entire country shut down due to the emergence of COVID-19.

Now, after a non-points swing for through the Carolinas, it’s back to business for the Short Track Super Series.

With the red clay high banks of Potomac Speedway as a backdrop, the Short Track Super Series Modifieds race 50 laps for $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to start. The Crate 602 Sportsman division will battle for $1,500 to win and $100 to start in a 25-lap main.

After the March 7 program at Georgetown, Stewart Friesen leads the STSS Modified South Region over Craig Von Dohren, Tyler Dippel, Billy Pauch Jr., Danny Bouc, Larry Wight, Jordan Watson, Jimmy Horton, Richie Pratt Jr. and Alex Yankowski.

The Crate 602 Sportsman division has Jim Housworth at the top of the standings over Scott Hitchens, Joe Toth, Sammy Martz Jr., Jeff Brown, Tim Hartman Jr., Adam White, Michael White, James Hill and Anthony Tramontana.

“We are looking to get back points racing for our racers,” Short Track Super Series organizer Brett Deyo said. “The goal is to complete eight South Region events by the end of the year so both our Modifieds and Crate 602 Sportsman receive their full point fund. This is the first step toward accomplishing that.”

Gates will open at 3 p.m. Sunday. Hot laps hit the track at 6:30 p.m., with racing at 7:15 p.m. Fans will be allowed to attend.

For those unable to attend the race in person, the event will be broadcast via SPEED SPORT TV affiliate Dirt Track Digest TV.