OCALA, FL – When the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco invades Bubba Raceway Park, 10 STSS Modified championships will be represented in the field.
Bubba Raceway Park, the three-eighths-mile facility located in Ocala, Fla., plays host to the ‘Sunshine Swing’ Jan. 26-30 featuring the Northeastern big-block/small-block Modifieds and Crate 602 Sportsman in a first-time appearance.
Entries have been pouring in for a week of “Sun, Fun & Speed” with more than $125,000 in purse money and bonuses on the line.
Defending STSS North and South Region champion Stewart Friesen of Sprakers, N.Y., has filed his entry. Friesen owns four series championships including the ’20 sweep of North and South final standings, the ’16 South Region title and ’15 North Region crown.
Savannah, N.Y., driver Matt Sheppard, the ‘Grand Champion’ of ’19 by winning the STSS North and South championships, is set to compete at the Bubba Raceway Park inaugural with the Hurlock Auto & Speed Supply No. 9s.
Andy Bachetti of Sheffield, Mass., is a three-time STSS champion. The ‘Wild Child’ picked up the ’14 championship in year No. 1 of the series, followed by subsequent North Region titles in ’16 and ’17. Bachetti plans the trek to the Sunshine State with the familiar No. 4.
In 2018, legendary Billy Decker of Sidney, N.Y., brought the STSS North Region championship home to Jeremy Smith Racing. Decker will be in Florida with the Smith Site Development No. 91 for the ‘Sunshine Swing’ events.
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 $1,700 up for grabs. This event is scheduled to be the 100th Modified race in Short Track Super Series history! Florida residents with ID will receive FREE grandstand admission on Wednesday during ‘Locals Night’ at the track!
Thursday night (Jan. 28) features a 35-lap STSS Modified main with $5,000 going to the winner and another 25-lap, $1,700-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 $2,250 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, $2,250-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 free of charge (no hook-ups).
Complete times and pricing have been posted on the STSS website: SunshineSwing2021TimesandPricing.pdf (shorttracksuperseries.com)
All other ‘Sunshine Swing’ info can be found under the ‘Event Info’ tab at www.shorttracksuperseries.com.
Bubba 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 75 loads of clay in preparation for the upcoming Speedweek events.
Bubba Raceway Park is located at 9050 N.W. Gainesville Road Ocala, FL 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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