GEORGETOWN, DE – One point.
That’s what an entire season of racing came down to for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Crate 602 Sportsman South Region. After six events in three states, Scott Hitchens of Dagsboro, Del., won the South Region crown by a single marker over New York’s Tim Hartman Jr.
Hitchens, after going to the rear twice in Saturday’s 25-lap Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend feature at Georgetown Speedway, rallied to finish seventh and earned 120 points. Hartman’s fourth-place finish and 135 points brought the difference from 16 points entering the finale to just one when the final Sunoco Race Fuels checkered flag flew.
Hitchens won the ‘Blast at the Beach’ at Georgetown in August and earned runner-up finishes in the March Georgetown opener, June 7 visit to Md.’s Potomac Speedway and the Aug. 11 Delaware International Speedway (Delmar, Del.) stop in his drive to the title.
He receives $1,500 for the championship.
Niskayuna, N.Y.’s Hartman won back-to-back races in June at Potomac and Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa., and placed no worse than sixth over the entire season with the Michael Parillo-fielded No. 22 team. Hartman receives $700 for second in the point standings.
Upper Makefield, Pa.’s Joe Toth ended up third, just 27 points back in third place, followed by the father-and-son combination of Michael and Adam White of Laurel, Del., placing fourth and fifth, respectively.
Completing the top-10 were Tanner Van Doren of Slatington, Pa., a winner at Delaware International in August; Anthony Tramontana of Vineland, N.J.; Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend victor Justin Grosso of Belle Mead, N.J.; Jim Housworth of Riegelsville, Pa.; and James Hill of Laurel, Del.
In the six Crate 602 Sportsman South Region events, there were five different winners, with only Hartman winning more than once.
Complete STSS Crate 602 Sportsman South Region standings can be found at the following link: https://stss.racestatcentral.com/standings.php?IDseries=4&IDseason=2020
All STSS point fund checks will be distributed by mail in early December in lieu of an Awards Banquet due to evolving Coronavirus regulations on indoor events.
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