OCALA, FL – After a rousing turnout in the Sunshine State last February, officials of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco have finalized plans for the 2021 edition of the ‘Sunshine Swing’ to be held at an all-new location.
Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., plays host to the STSS ’21 season kickoff Jan. 26-30, 2021.
The NFL ‘Super Bowl’ being held in Tampa Bay has shuffled the deck for Florida racing through Speedweeks. With the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series dates adjusted at All-Tech Raceway in Lake City, Fla., the Short Track Super Series became a “free agent” for 2021.
BD Motorsports Media LLC, the parent company of the Short Track Super Series, has forged an agreement with the Bubba Raceway Park promotional team of Bubba Clem, Tom Bean and Ken Snyder to lease the Ocala facility for the ‘Sunshine Swing’ mini-series.
The STSS Modifieds and Crate 602 Sportsman will take part in the Florida tour.
“First off, we would like to thank Wendell (Durrance), Joe Kelly and the All-Tech Raceway management team and staff for their support last year,” STSS organizer Brett Deyo said. “We hope to get back to visit their facility in 2022 and completely understand the challenging schedule for February. With that said, we are thrilled to showcase our series at Bubba Raceway Park.
“The opportunity to take part in Florida Speedweeks at Bubba Raceway Park alongside the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, USAC Midgets and USAC Sprint Cars speaks volumes to the reputation our series has built nationally.”
The ‘Sunshine Swing’ at Bubba Raceway Park kicks off on Tuesday, Jan. 26 with an Open Practice session.
The first night of racing takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 27 with the STSS Modifieds racing 30 laps for a $4,000 top prize and Crate 602 Sportsman battling 25 laps with $1,250 up for grabs.
Thursday night (Jan. 28) features a 35-lap STSS Modified main with $5,000 going to the winner and another 25-lap, $1,250-to-win STSS Crate 602 Sportsman event.
On Friday (Jan. 29) the ante gets upped to 40 laps and $6,000 to win for the STSS Modifieds and 30 laps, with $1,500 to win for the STSS Crate 602 Sportsman.
Saturday’s (Jan. 30) final night of action includes a 50-lap, $8,000-to-win STSS Modified main and another 30-lap, $1,500-to-win STSS Crate 602 Sportsman program.
‘Sunshine Swing’ champions will again be crowned after the completion of racing.
The entire ‘Sunshine Swing’ will be streamed live on Dirt Track Digest TV (www.dirttrackdigest.tv) with single-day and weeklong packages available.
Camping will be permitted on-site throughout the swing. Complete pricing, rules and times will be released in the coming weeks.
Bubba’s Raceway Park is a three-eighths-mile facility with a history of racing dating back to 1952 as both a pavement and dirt track. The speedway was converted back to a clay surface in 2008 and an overhaul was completed to include MUSCO lighting, a new sound system, modern restrooms, and a reworked pit area.
The speedway was resurfaced with 60 loads of clay in preparation for the upcoming Speedweek events.
Bubba Raceway Park is located at 9050 N.W. Gainesville Road Ocala. GL 34482. Contact the track by phone at 352.622.9400 or visit the official website at www.bubbaracewaypark.com. “Like” Bubba Raceway Park on Facebook.
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