VIVIAN, LA – Last year, Terry Fasnacht was surprised at the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Awards Banquet with the Car Owner of the Year Award.
As the series heads to Louisiana to meet the Southern Super Modified group for a series of exhibition events, Fasnacht continues to show his dedication to the STSS. Not only will Fasnacht’s Conestoga Valley Custom Kitchens team field one car for its regular driver Mike Gular on the Bayou; they’ll bring a second for Pennsylvania star Jeff Strunk, who served as a mentor for Gular through the early stages of his career.
Both Gular and Strunk will be aboard the familiar No. 2A Bicknell cars as the STSS breaks new ground on Louisiana soil competing at Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian Wednesday, November 11 (40 laps, $4,000 to win) and Thursday, November 12 (50 laps, $5,000 to win) before working two hours east to Chatham Speedway in Chatham for Friday night Qualifying and Saturday’s 75-lap, $20,000-to-win ‘Mods in the Marsh’ special.
All events will be broadcast live on Dirt Track Digest TV (www.dirttrackdigest.tv) for those unable to attend in-person.
Gular enters the Louisiana ‘Cajun Swing’ after a successful 2020 campaign that has included a track championship at Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa., two top-five finishes in the STSS Modified Halmar International North (second) and Velocita-USA South Region (fifth) standings and a Diamond Nationals triumph among other highlights.
Strunk is riding the momentum from a convincing $35,000-plus victory in the Freedom 76 at Pa.’s Grandview Speedway driving for Glenn Hyneman. With Hyneman vacationing in November, Strunk jumped at the opportunity to compete in Fasnacht’s equipment when the series ventures south to Louisiana next week.
Wednesday night (Nov. 11) gets it all started at Gene Boyter’s Ark-La-Tex Speedway with a 40-lap, $4,000-to-win STSS Modified feature paying $400 to take the green flag. Factory Stocks (25 laps, $1,000 to win with 24 cars) and Limited Mods (20 laps) complete the Wednesday show.
Wednesday’s 40-lap STSS Modified pay structure follows: 1) $4,000; 2) $3,000; 3) $2,000; 4) $1,250; 5) $1,000; 6) $950; 7) $900; 8) $850; 9) $800; 10) $750; 11) $600; 12) $500; 13) $450; 14) $425; 15-24) $400.
The Wednesday info sheet is at the following link: http://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/ArkLaTexGeneralInfoSheetWed.pdf
On Thursday (Nov. 12), 50 laps of racing will result in a $5,000 STSS Modified winner at Ark-La-Tex! Also on the card: Crate Late Models ($800 to win with 14-car minimum), Pro Modifieds (20 laps) and Four Cylinders (15 laps).
The STSS Modified Thursday payout is: 1) $5,000; 2) $3,000; 3) $2,000; 4) $1,250; 5) $1,000; 6) $950; 7) $900; 8) $850; 9) $800; 10) $750; 11) $600; 12) $500; 13) $450; 14) $425; 15-24) $400.
The Thursday info sheet follows: http://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/ArkLaTexGeneralInfoSheetThurs.pdf
The action shifts approximately 120 miles to the east on Friday to Jerry Hobson’s Chatham Speedway for the ‘Mods in the Marsh 75’ weekend.
Friday night (Nov. 13) brings Qualifying Races for the ‘Mods in the Marsh’ 75-lap, $20,000-to-win event plus a full program of Crate Late Models, Limiteds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, Factory Stocks, Compacts and Beginners.
On Saturday (Nov. 14), the 75-lap ‘Mods in the Marsh’ takes center stage with STSS Modifieds racing for $20,000 to win plus full events for Crate Late Models, Limiteds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, Factory Stocks, Compacts and Beginners.
The Saturday STSS Modified payout is 1) $20,000; 2) $7,500; 3) $3,500; 4) $2,000; 5) $1,500; 6) $1,150; 7) $1,125; 8) $1,100; 9) $1,050; 10) $1,000; 11) $750; 12) $650; 13) $550; 14) $525; 15-Last) $500.
Friday and Saturday information can be found at the following link: http://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/ChathamGeneralInfoFriSat.pdf
Ark-La-Tex Speedway is located at 13035 Boyter Lane Vivian, LA 71082. To learn more, contact the speedway office at 318.375.3470 or visit the website at www.arklatexspeedway.net.
Chatham Speedway is located at 14325 Highway 4 Chatham, LA 71226. The speedway website is www.chathamspeedway.com and promoter Jerry Hobson can be reached by phone at 318.381.7972.
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