Story By: BRETT DEYO / SHORT TRACK SUPER SERIES – WOODHULL, NY – The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco is set to “hustle the High Banks.”
Woodhull Raceway, Ted and Brandi White’s unique, one-third-mile paperclip will host the STSS on Tuesday, August 13 when NAPA Auto Parts of Addison and Corning, Two Rivers Timber and Maple City Dodge present the ‘Hustlin’ the High Banks 55’ featuring a doubleheader of STSS Modifieds and STSS Crate 602 Sportsman.
Annually, the Woodhull stop is one of the most exciting for fans of the series, with wheel-to-wheel action common on the track’s banking.
STSS Modifieds take part in Race No. 7 of the Halmar International North Region chase for a $12,500 championship. Crate 602 Sportsman take part in their fifth of six North Region point events.
$5,500 awaits the winner of the 55-lap Modified battle, with $1,000 reserved for 10th-place and $400 just to take the green flag from a total pay structure of more than $25,000.
Every year, the Short Track Super Series makes memories at Woodhull.
In the series debut in 2015, Stewart Friesen battled side-by-side with local Dylan Dewert before prevailing for the victory in his debut at the track. Friesen won over Dewert, Danny Johnson, Tyler Siri and Josh Nobriga.
The 2016 event saw New Jersey’s Ryan Godown prevail over Grant Hilfiger, Donnie Lawson, Brian Malcolm and Tommy Meier.
Andy Bachetti, who always anticipates his annual visits to Woodhull, bested Anthony Perrego, Matt Sheppard, Danny Creeden and Dillon Groover to earn the 2017 triumph.
Bachetti is the most recent winner with the series, having emerged victorious from Accord (N.Y.) Speedway on July 9.
Hometown hero Billy Van Pelt thrilled the Woodhull faithful a year ago, besting Sheppard, Bachetti, Billy Decker and Groover.
55 laps on the High Banks await STSS Modified competitors on the 13th.
The STSS Crate 602 Sportsman will battle for a $1,500 top prize in a 25-lap main event, while Street Stocks complete the tripleheader in a 25-lap feature.
Gates open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are planned for 6 p.m. Racing gets underway at 7 p.m.
Adult grandstand admission is $20. Seniors (ages 62 and up) and Kids (ages 8-12) pay $10. Children 7 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $35, with no license required.
The event carries a rain date of Wednesday, August 14.