Story By: BRETT DEYO / SHORT TRACK SUPER SERIES – OCALA, FL – Show us the money! When the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco ventures to Bubba Raceway Park for the first time in its history Jan. 26-30, teams in the Modified and Crate 602 Sportsman divisions will be competing for $123,285 in posted purse money.
Additional bonuses continue to be posted making the trek to Florida even more lucrative for STSS competitors.
Following an open practice session on Tuesday (Jan. 26), four nights of racing (Jan. 27-30) are planned for the ‘Sunshine Swing’ first-ever appearance for the Northeast Modifieds and Crate 602 Sportsman at the Ocala facility.
Modifieds race for a total of $97,825 over four nights.
The opener is a 30-lap main offering $4,000 to win on Wednesday with progressively increasing payouts and race distances: 35 laps with $5,000 to win on Thursday, a $6,000-to-win, 40-lap main Friday and culminating with a 50-lap feature paying $8,000 to win on Saturday.
STSS management has worked to balance the payout through the field, with $750 going to the 10th-place finishers on Wednesday and Thursday and $1,000 for 10th on both Friday and Saturday.
Crate 602 Sportsman payouts have increased in recent weeks through the support of sponsors.
Fonda Speedway fan James Osterhout, known as the “Man with the Red Chair” has increased the Wednesday and Thursday 25-lap events to $1,450 to win.
Bruno’s Towing based in Rutland, Vt., boosted the Friday and Saturday night 30-lap Crate 602 Sportsman races to $2,000 to win.
Crate 602 Sportsman drivers will be competing for $25,460 in posted purses over the four nights.