Story By: BRETT DEYO / SHORT TRACK SUPER SERIES – MILLSBORO, DE – The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco has repeatedly burst into new territory during an unprecedented 2020 season.
Florida. North Carolina. South Carolina. Maryland.
Now, add Louisiana.
For the first time, STSS organizer Brett Deyo and Brandon Hightower of the Louisiana-based Southern Super Modified Series have joined forces for some ‘Cajun Flavor’ in November, bringing Northeast-style Modifieds to the Bayou Nov. 11-14.
It all kicks off Wed., Nov. 11 and Thurs., Nov. 12 at Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian, La., with back-to-back nights of racing. The Thursday event offers $4,000 to win for 40 laps, with $5,000 going to Friday’s 50-lap winner.
On Friday and Saturday (Nov. 13 & 14), teams travel approximately 130 miles east to Chatham Speedway in Chatham, La., to kick off the ‘Mods in the Marsh 100’ weekend. Friday night will be reserved for practice and qualifying.
The 100-lap, $20,000-to-win ‘Mods in the Marsh 100’ will be the Saturday night headliner.
All the Louisiana events will be broadcast live on Dirt Track Digest TV.
“This is an exciting opportunity to expand our reach into a new portion of the country,” STSS organizer Brett Deyo said. “Brandon (Hightower) and the Southern Super Modified Series have done an awesome job bringing our style of Modifieds to Louisiana and the surrounding states.
“Putting our brands together will launch the Modifieds into the national spotlight.”
Jerry Hobson’s Chatham Speedway played host to some of the Northeast’s biggest names in May, with Larry Wight and Matt Sheppard etching their names in the history books with victories.
Hobson, whose primary night paid $10,000 in May, upped the ante to $20,000 for the November visit after a huge crowd took in the action.
Gene Boyter, the owner and builder of Ark-La-Tex Speedway, only hosts special events at his quarter-mile facility including the USMTS Cajun Clash. Boyter was thrilled to see the Northeast-style Modifieds at Ark-La-Tex and rented the facility to BD Motorsports Media LLC for the pair of events.
Look for further information to be released through both the Short Track Super Series and Southern Super Modified Series as the event dates grow closer.