Story By: BRETT DEYO / SHORT TRACK SUPER SERIES – FONDA, NY – The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco has led the Northeast dirt Modified community back to racing through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Competing in North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Pennsylvania, the STSS is back to the Empire State on Wednesday, July 1 when Fuccillo Automotive Group presents the ‘Firecracker 50’ at Fonda Speedway.
The hallowed ‘Track of Champions’ plays host to the Halmar International North Region for both the Modifieds and Crate 602 Sportsman in high-paying events.
The STSS Modifieds race 50 laps for $10,000 to win and $4,000 for second, $1,000 for 10th and $400 just to take the green flag. A very robust $2,000 goes to the Crate 602 Sportsman victor for their 25-lap main.
The event serves as Race No. 2 for the STSS Modified North Region after kicking off the title fight, albeit delayed, on June 16 at Pa.’s Big Diamond Speedway. The Crate 602 Sportsman will open their North Region point battle at Fonda.
Last year, the ‘Firecracker’ at Fonda lived up to its name with a wild finish that brought the crowd to its feet. Stewart Friesen, after pitting for a flat tire, pulled off the last-lap, last-turn power move on Matt Sheppard to pick up the $10,000-plus top prize.
After his ‘Anthracite Assault’ victory at Big Diamond, Billy Pauch Jr. sits atop the North Region point standings at Fonda over legendary Jimmy Horton.