Modified ’10-Spot’ Dash Added To American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 10Friday, October 6 Program

AFTON, NY Under the ‘Friday night lights’ at Afton Motorsports Park October 6, there will be plenty of incentive for big-block/small-block Modified racers to get extra track time prior toSaturday’s American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 10 main event.

Previously, open Modified practice had been scheduled for the Friday night portion of the weekend.

Now, it has gotten more lucrative.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Short Track SuperNationals, the ’10-Spot Dash’ has been instituted for Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP Modifieds.

Following timed warm-up sessions, the eight fastest Modifieds on hand will transfer to this 10-lap dash event.

The winner earns a guaranteed redraw position for Saturday night’s (October 7) “Working Man’s Race” 50-lap main event.

The drivers finishing second through fifth, respectively, in the dash will have the option to pick one of the following positions:

*10th starting spot in the Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ on Thursday, October 19 at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y.

*10th starting spot in the Georgetown (Del.) Speedway Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend small-block Modified event Friday, October 27

*10th starting spot in the Georgetown Speedway Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend big-block Modified event Saturday, October 28

*10th starting spot in the Accord (N.Y.) Speedway ‘Gobbler’ on Saturday, November 25

Remaining drivers in the dash will receive $100 cash.

Friday night’s American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 10 program consists of STSS Sportsman racing 35 laps for a $1,500 winner’s share, American Racer Cup Sportsman Match Races ($1,000 to win), CRSA Sprint Cars, FWD Four Cylinders and timed practice rounds for the Modifieds and Street Stocks.

The Saturday (October) program is headlined by the 50-lap STSS Modified showcase.

New for 2017: the American Racer Cup Modified track champions are invited for one-on-one Match Races. All participants receive a certificate for a FREE tire. The winner takes home a cool $2,000!

The Street Stocks will battle 20 laps for a $1,000 winner’s share thanks to sponsor Trackside Products.

New this year, Street Stock champions from area speedways are invited for a 15-lap Dash paying $500 cash to win. All participants will receive a certificate for a FREE tire.

Also on the Saturday card are the IMCA-Modifieds ($400 to win, $75 to start) and Vintage Modifieds.

Complete weekend rules have been posted on the STSS website:

The weekend breakdown, including times and pricing, is at the following link:

Afton Motorsports Park is located conveniently off I-88 Exit 7 (Afton), approximately 25 miles north and east of Binghamton, at 46 East Main Street Afton, N.Y. 13730. There is plentiful space for parking and camping. To learn more about Afton Motorsports Park, 

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series or BD Motorsports Media LLC, or, call 845.728.2781 or  “Like” Short Track Super Series on Facebook or follow @ShortTrackSS on Twitter.

The 2017 Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, VP Racing Fuel, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Hig Fab, Henry’s Exhaust, HyperCo, Keizer Wheels, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, K&N, QA1, Race Pro Weekly, Racing Optics,, Teo-Pro Car, Velocita, Weld & Wilwood.

Short Track SuperNationals Past Winners

2016 (Afton) – Ryan Godown
2015 (Afton) – 
Danny Creeden
2014 (Afton) – 
Shaun Walker
2013 (Five Mile Point) – 
Craig Hanson
2012 (Five Mile Point) – 
Danny Tyler
2011 (Five Mile Point) – 
Duane Howard
2010 (Five Mile Point) – 
Justin Holland
2009 (Five Mile Point) – 
Kevin Hirthler
2006 (Afton) – 
Mike Ricci