NEWBERRYTOWN, PA – Neutral ground. A $10,000 payday. Rich Central Pennsylvania red clay.
It all goes down this Sunday (July 29) at the revitalized BAPS Motor Speedway, when the big-block/small-block Modifieds make their only 2018 appearance in Newberrytown.
Sunoco Race Fuels and Insinger Performance present the York County Nationals, headlined by a 50-lap battle of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco in the fourth race of the season for the Velocita-USA South Region.
A pay structure of more than $30,000 in total will be up for grabs, including $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green flag plus contingency awards and bonuses.
In its two previous editions, the York County Nationals has produced thrilling racing, wheel-to-wheel combat and surprising finishes. New Yorker Erick Rudolph (2017) and New Jersey’s Ryan Godown (2016) both have their names imprinted on the event win list.
There will be a talented field aiming for 10k on Sunday.
After three STSS South Region events, “Super” Matt Sheppard leads the point standings in search of a $10,000 championship for the Hurlock, Md.-based Hurlock Auto & Speed team. Sheppard is always a favorite when big money is on the line.
Stewart Friesen may be known as ‘Mr. Freeze’ but the Canadian turned resident of Sprakers, N.Y., has been on fire recently, winning big events with relative ease. Friesen will compete at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway Saturday in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series action before heading to BAPS Sunday night.
Ryan Watt is a two-time South Region STSS champion and always circles the BAPS event on his calendar. Watt won the season opener at Georgetown (Del.) Speedway and joins Jeff Strunk at Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway as the other winners in South competition this year besides Sheppard, who won most recently at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del., on Memorial Day weekend.
The STSS South Region point standings are loaded with talent including New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway star David Van Horn; Massachusetts native Andy Bachetti; former Susquehanna track regular Craig Von Dohren; Duane Howard, fresh off a $3,250 win at Georgetown; 2016 victor Godown; Anthony Perrego, who has been a multiple time winner in New York State this season; Strunk; Billy Pauch Sr. and Jr.; Danny Bouc; Jimmy Horton; Matt Stangle; Mike Gular; Billy Decker; Jordan Watson; Jeremy Smith and many more!
With $10,000 on the line, there are sure to be some surprises in waiting when BAPS opens for business Sunday.
Pit gates open at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Grandstand gates are unlocked at 4 p.m. The drivers’ meeting is set for 5:40 p.m., with hot laps at 6:20 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.
Admission is $25 for Adults, $15 for Seniors (ages 60 and over) and $15 for Students (ages 13-17). Kids 12 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $40 with no license required.
Central PA Legends join the STSS Modifieds in a quick-hitting two-division show.
A rain date for this event is earmarked for Sunday, August 19.
BAPS Motor Speedway is located in Newberrytown, Pa., just off Interstate 83 at 690 York Road York Haven, PA 17370. To learn more, visit the official website at www.bapsmotorspeedway.com.
To learn more about the 2018 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or Instagram.
The Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, Insinger Performance, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Land Hoe Maintenance, K&N, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, QA1, Race Pro Weekly, Racing Optics, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, Vahlco, Velocita, Weld & Wilwood.