MANY, LA – Caleb Dillard won one for his grandfather on Friday night.
Dillard topped the ‘Doc Dillard Memorial’ at Sabine Speedway for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Ollie’s Bargain Outlet ‘Cajun Region’ – an emotional triumph at the Many, La., oval during Round No. 3 of the Day Motor Sports point series.
The victory was worth $2,500-plus for the Robeline, La., driver, who was the inaugural STSS Cajun Region champion a year ago.
The Sabine grandstands were jam-packed for the event.
Dillard’s drive to victory nearly ended on the first of 40 laps when his No. 18 collided with an infield marker tire in turn four. He was able to continue and made the most of the good fortune.
Dillard chased down early leader Cody Robbins, made the winning pass and drove on to victory in an historic night for the series.
Not only was the event the longest and most lucrative event run thus far, it also marked the debut of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet as the region’s title sponsor, an announcement made yesterday.
Alan Myers of Sibley, La., chased Dillard across the line in second, followed by Keith Badiali of Benton, La., Koty Adams of Doyline, La., and Tommy Rascoe of Converse, La.
Adams drove from 16th to his fourth-place finish to earn the $50 Shed Road Auto Parts Hard Charger.
Heat winners were Myers, Robbins and David Forbis.
The Short Track Super Series Cajun Region Day Motor Sports point series moves to Super Bee Speedway in Chatham, La., on May 28 for Round No. 4.
To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Cajun Region, visit www.shorttracksuperseriescajun.com, call Tim Bates at 318.773.7704 or e-mail TCBMotorsports@aol.com. Like “Short Track Super Series Cajun Region” on Facebook or follow @shorttrackss_cajun_region on Instagram.
The Short Track Super Series ‘Cajun Region’ is presented by Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Day Motor Sports, American Racer, Sunoco Race Fuels, Tim Bates Painting, Shed Road Auto Parts and Bob Hilbert Sportswear.
SHORT TRACK SUPER SERIES CAJUN REGION RESULTS SUMMARY – DOC DILLARD MEMORIAL AT SABINE SPEEDWAY MAY 20, 2022
Short Track Super Series Cajun Region Modified Event No. 3 Feature Finish (40 laps): CALEB DILLARD, Alan Myers, Keith Badiali, Koty Adams, Tommy Rascoe, Gene Boyter, Korey Keimig, Thomas Holt, Brent Buckley, Mike Krompegal, David Forbis, Richard Reynolds, Roger Erickson, Corey Oltz, Cody Robbins, Joe Boswell.
Did Not Start: Richard Holt, John Lutes
Day Motorsports American Racer Bonus (FREE Tire Certificate): Korey Keimig (seventh)
Shed Road Auto Parts Hard Charger ($50): Koty Adams (16th to fourth)