Story By: BRETT DEYO / SHORT TRACK SUPER SERIES – BRASSTOWN, NC – The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Modifieds are back on the track.
In an announcement made Tuesday night, STSS organizer Brett Deyo said the series will visit Ray Cook’s Tri-County Racetrack in Brasstown, N.C., for a two-night swing on Thursday, May 21 and Friday, May 22. This is an invitational, non-points event, with a maximum of 30 teams participating.
All attendees must follow CDC guidelines and social distancing policies. A limit on crew members per team will be released next week. All policies must be strictly adhered to for the safety of all in attendance.
Race fans will not be permitted at these events. They will be broadcast exclusively through Dirt Track Digest TV with one- and two-night packages.
Two nights of racing are planned: a 35-lap, $3,000-to-win main event on Friday and a 40-lap, $5,000-to-win program on Saturday. Complete purse information will be available in the coming days. A field of 24 cars will start each night. Should a sponsor be found, that number could increase or B-Mains could be included.
The invited teams are as follows: the top-15 current STSS Modified Velocita-USA South Region presented by Design for Vision and Sunglass Central drivers following the opener at Georgetown (Del.) Speedway on March 7 and the top-15 in the final Halmar International North Region STSS Modified standings from 2019.
Teams in these two groups will have the first right of refusal prior to Saturday, May 9.
Any other teams wishing to compete will be entered into a drawing for remaining available spots on Sunday, May 10. Racers looking to be part of the drawing should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm.
Sponsorship opportunities of all types are available: presenting sponsorships, associate sponsorships, special awards and bonuses, commercials on the Dirt Track Digest TV broadcast, etc. Contact email@example.com to get involved.
Venmo and PayPal information will be released in the coming days for fans wishing to boost the Friday payout.
Race Team Specs: 2,400 lbs. Minimum Weight – Draw for Heat Races/Redraw of Top Qualifiers – Right-Rear: American Racer 48 ONLY – Left-Rear: American Racer 44 ONLY – Right-Front: American Racer 38 ONLY – Left-Front: American Racer 33 ONLY – Sail Panels Permitted – 10-lap Heat Races
A rain date of May 23 is in place.
Note: this is the first of multiple events for the 2020 season. Please understand the limitations of both participants and divisions.