Friesen Leads Pauch Jr. By 20 Points Entering Georgetown Mid-Atlantic Championship Finale

GEORGETOWN, DE – The championship battle is set!

After a blockbuster ‘Speed Showcase 200’ weekend at Pa.’s Port Royal Speedway, the standings have shuffled and the race for the 2020 Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Modified Velocita-USA South Region presented by Design for Vision and Sunglass Central hits the final stretch.

Stewart Friesen of Sprakers, N.Y., leads Milford, N.J., driver Billy Pauch Jr. by just 20 points entering the Mid-Atlantic Championship weekend at Georgetown Speedway Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31 (rain date: Sunday, Nov. 1).

With the late addition of the Port Royal 200-lap, $53,000-to-win event to the calendar, STSS officials opted to let competitors utilize the better of their two finishes during the weekend: either Thursday night’s ‘Speed Showcase 40’ or Saturday’s ‘Speed Showcase 200’ utilizing the standard 100-point structure.

Ultimately, the top-two point contenders earned second-place finishes, with Pauch Jr. marching from 22nd to second Thursday and Friesen muscling a back-up Halmar International No. 44 from 39th to the runner-up spot Saturday.




Drivers dropped their worst finish from the first seven South Region rounds and received 75 points for perfect attendance entering the finale at Georgetown.

The Georgetown event offers increased Championship Points on the 150-point structure, meaning there is a 90-point swing possible from first to last in the main event.

Three drivers are mathematically in the hunt for the title. Friesen leads Pauch by 20 points. Matt Sheppard of Savannah, N.Y., sits third, 65 points behind. Any of the three could emerge from the weekend’s STSS Modified main event with the $10,000 title.

The full standings after Port Royal have been posted on the Short Track Super Series website at the following link: https://stss.racestatcentral.com/?IDseries=2&IDseason=2020

A minimum point fund of $28,150 is earmarked for the top-12 finishers in the ’20 STSS Modified South Region, which has seen events in Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Two full days of racing are planned for the Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend. STSS Modifieds take part in heat races on Friday night (Oct. 30) with B-Mains and 44-lap feature (extended in memory of Tom Perrego) on Saturday (Oct. 31). The complete weekend breakdown is below.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com,  check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or Instagram.

Georgetown Speedway, originally constructed by Melvin L. Joseph in 1949, is located at the intersection of Route 113 and Speedway Road in Georgetown, Del., just miles from the Delaware beaches and less than a 40-minute drive from Ocean City, Md.

A website is live for the speedway at www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com. Like Georgetown Speedway on Facebook, follow @thegtownspdwy on Twitter, e-mail georgetownspeedway@gmail.com or contact the speedway hotline at 302.563.GTWN (4896).

The Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, Insinger Performance, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, Velocita-USA, Design for Vision/Sunglass Central, Rob Sherlock Roofing, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, EIBACH Springs, Escape RV, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Land Hoe Maintenance, K&N, MJK Home Maintenance, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, QA1, Racing Optics, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO, Velocita, WELD Racing & Wilwood.

Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend Breakdown

Georgetown Speedway

Friday, October 30 & Saturday, October 31

Saturday, October 31

STSS Modified Velocita-USA South Region presented by Design for Vision and Sunglass Central Championship – 44 laps, up to $7,000 to win with Stockley Materials “Gambler’s Fee” posted ($5,000 without) preceded by B-Mains as required

44 Laps in Memory of Tom Perrego – $440 Bonuses to 4th, 14th & 24th courtesy of Hurlock Auto & Speed Supply

Super Late Model Championship – 40 laps, up to $7,000 to win with JD Shuckers Georgetown “Gambler’s Fee” posted ($5,000 without) preceded by B-Mains as required

STSS Crate 602 Sportsman South Region Championship – 25 laps, $1,500 to win

Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Car Club – twin 12-lap features

Delmarva Chargers – 12 laps

Delaware Super Trucks – 12 laps

Grandstand Admission: $25 (Adults) – $20 Seniors (ages 65 and up) and Students (ages 13-17) – $10 Kids (ages 9-12) – Children 8 and under FREE

Pit Admission: $40 – Kids (ages 6-12): $10 – Children 5 and under $2

Pit Gates: 1 p.m. – Grandstand Gates: 2 p.m. – Hot Laps: 4 p.m. – Racing: 5 p.m.

Friday, October 30

Small-Block Modifieds (max. tolerance 370 cubic inches) – 30 laps, up to $5,000 to win with Stockley Tavern “Gambler’s Fee” posted ($3,000 without)

PA/NJ/DIRTcar Spec Small-Block Bonuses: $500 – $300 – $200 to top-three across the line

RUSH Late Models – 20 laps, $1,000 to win

Super Late Model Time Trials & Heat Races

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Modified Heat Races

Little Lincolns – 12 laps

Delmarva Chargers – 12 laps

Delaware Super Trucks – 12 laps

Grandstand Admission: $25 (Adults) – $20 Seniors (ages 65 and up) and Students (ages 13-17) – $10 Kids (ages 9-12) – Children 8 and under FREE

Pit Admission: $35 – Kids (ages 6-12): $10 – Children 5 and under $2

Pit Gates: 4 p.m. – Grandstand Gates: 5 p.m. – Hot Laps: 6:20 p.m. – Racing: 7:15 p.m.

WEEKEND PASSES AVAILABLE:

Grandstand Adult Admission: $45 – Grandstand Senior/Student Admission: $35 – Grandstand Kid Admission: $15 – Weekend Pit Admission: $70 (ages 13 & up); $20 (ages 6-12); $ 4 (ages 5 and under)