Story By: BRETT DEYO / SHORT TRACK SUPER SERIES – LAKE CITY, FL – In just over two months, the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco makes history with its first appearance in the Sunshine State.
While the final checkered flags have just been waved for the Northeast season, 2020 is approaching quickly for STSS competitors eyeing the ‘Sunshine Swing’ at All-Tech Raceway in Lake City, Fla., February 5-8, 2020. STSS Modifieds and Crate 602 Sportsman make their debut at the half-mile track approximately one hour west of Jacksonville.
Jordan Watson of Milford, Del., etched his name in the record books as the first ‘Sunshine Swing’ Modified entrant.
Among the early STSS Modified entrants are David Schilling of East Greenbush, N.Y.; Scott Van Gorder of Laurel, Del.; Rick Regalski of Slippery Rock, Pa.; Matt Hawkins of Hartly, Del.; and Kyle Weiss of Hamburg, Pa.
Montgomery, N.Y., resident Bobby Flood became the first to file an entry for the Crate 602 Sportsman portion of the swing.
Others filing registrations have included Brendan Gibbons of Scotia, N.Y.; Jeff Brown of Salisbury, Md.; Daniel Morgiewicz of Goshen, N.Y.; Jim Introne Jr. of Granville, N.Y.; and Grant Hilfiger of Canadensis, Pa.
An open practice on Wednesday (Feb. 5) leads into three consecutive nights of racing at All-Tech. Thursday night (Feb. 6) features $5,000-to-win STSS Modifieds and $1,250-to-win Crate 602 Sportsman. On Friday (Feb. 7) the stakes rise to $7,500-to-win STSS Modifieds with Crate 602 Sportsman again competing for $1,250.
Saturday (Feb. 8) closes the book on the series with Modifieds competing for $10,000 to win and Crate 602 Sportsman battling for a $1,500 top prize.
All ‘Sunshine Swing’ information has now been posted on the Short Track Super Series website.