New Venues, Traditional Favorites: STSS Sets 2023 10th Anniversary Schedule

MILLSBORO, DE – For the 10th consecutive season, the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco is set to take the dirt Modified world by storm.

The series kicks off its 10th anniversary year in South Carolina and Florida with the first-ever appearance at Lake View Motor Speedway in Nichols, N.C., Feb. 2-4 and the annual ‘Sunshine Swing’ at All-Tech Raceway in Lake City, Fla., February 7-11. Both the Modifieds and Crate 602 Sportsman will take part in the STSS trek south.

Back in the Northeast, the 2023 campaign for the STSS Modifieds will consist of a second ‘Elite Series’ season plus traditional River Valley Builders North and Rent Equip/Party Central South Regions for the STSS big-block/small-block Modifieds with Crate 602 Sportsman companion events.

Elite Excitement

The ‘Elite’ Short Track Super Series program returns with a repurposed payout, offering $12,000 to win on three occasions with money spread throughout the field including $1,000 just to take the green flag. This change is expected to benefit more competitors taking part in series events. The final two events will again top the $50,000 mark in winners’ shares.




Maryland’s Hagerstown Speedway – a former staple for the Modifieds – kicks it all off on Saturday, March 11 with the ‘Mods in the Mid-Atlantic’ paying $12,000 to the winner and $1,000 to take the green as the opener for both the South Region and ‘Elite’ program. A Friday night practice is planned for the half-mile oval on March 10.

Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., hosts ‘Elite’ event No. 2 and the North Region opener Saturday, April 8 with $12,000 going to the winner and $1,000 to start.

Utica-Rome Speedway’s historic ‘New Yorker’ on Labor Day Sunday (Sept. 3) with $12,000 going to the victor after 50 laps and $1,000 to start.

The two $50,000-plus-to-win staples of the series take place in September and October.

New York’s Fonda Speedway plays host to the $53,000-to-win Fonda 200 weekend Sept. 14-16. The 200-lap event rewards all starters with $1,000.

The ‘Speed Palace’ of Pa.’s Port Royal Speedway will again be the site of the ‘Speed Showcase’ weekend with a $5,000-to-win preliminary program on Thursday (Oct. 12) and a $50,000-to-win, 75-lap program on Saturday (Oct. 14) with qualifying reserved for Friday. This event will serve as the Elite series’ championship round.

Headed North

The STSS North Region is anchored by traditional venues and a first-time visit to the Canadian Province of Quebec.

The April 8 Orange County date launches the North Region agenda followed by a Tuesday, May 9 visit to N.Y.’s Accord Speedway, one of the original tracks in the series’ inaugural 2014 season.

Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., moves to a June date (June 6) with Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, N.Y., returning for the second straight year at $10,000 to win on Sunday, June 18.

Fonda Speedway has its first of two dates on Sunday, July 2 paying $10,000 to the winner, with Utica-Rome Speedway on Thursday, July 20 rewarding the winner with $6,100 and $610 to start.

Quebec’s Autodrome Granby and Le RPM Speedway take the series north of the border for the first time ever on Tuesday, July 25 and Wednesday, July 26. Both events pay $10,000 to the winner for 60 laps.

September is anchored by previously mentioned visits to Utica-Rome (Sept. 3) and Fonda (Sept. 14-16) followed by the finale at Orange County Fair Speedway on Friday, Oct. 20 paying $10,000 to the winner and championship points.

The “Working Man’s Race” American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals is set for its 15th year at N.Y.’s Afton Motorsports Park as a non-points-paying race Friday-Saturday Oct. 6-7. This event will include American Racer Cup Champion events for both the Modifieds and Crate 602 Sportsman.

Solid South

Hagerstown’s return to Modified racing on March 11 launches three consecutive events in March, followed by Selinsgrove (Pa.) Speedway on March 18 and a first-time sanction of the ’60 Over Special’ honoring Doug Hoffman on Saturday, March 25 at Bridgeport (N.J.) Motorsports Park. The high banks of Bridgeport take on a second date this season of Sunday, July 9.

Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del., has been on the schedule since 2015 and will again host the ‘Diamond State 50’ on Tuesday, May 16.

A special elbow’s-up event on the Action Track USA one-fifth-mile oval on Tuesday, Aug. 1 features a new facility for the Modifieds in a non-points event. A unique format is planned for this event by speedway promoter Doug Rose and the STSS.

New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway moves from May to an August date with a Tuesday, Aug. 8 event on the calendar.

Port Royal Speedway’s two dates both take place during ‘Speed Showcase’ weekend with a $5,000-to-win event Thursday and $50,000-to-win event Saturday.

Georgetown (Del.) Speedway, with a host of improvements planned for the off-season, is set for two events including ‘Blast at the Beach’ on Tuesday, Aug. 29 and the Mid-Atlantic Championship weekend paying championship points on Oct. 27-28.

Crate Contingent

The popular Crate 602 Sportsman return with Precision Hydraulic & Oil North and Belmont’s Garage South Region title fights.

Like their Modified brethren, the Crate contingent compete in South Carolina (Lake View) and Florida (All-Tech) in February before venturing back north.

The Belmont’s Garage South Region consists of stops Hagerstown (March 11), Selinsgrove (March 18), Bridgeport (March 25 and July 9), Delaware International (May 16), New Egypt (Aug. 8), Georgetown (Aug. 29 and Oct. 28) and Port Royal (Oct. 13-14).

The North Region launches its season at Accord Speedway on May 9 followed by a Memorial Day Sunday visit to Brookfield (N.Y.) Speedway on the Madison County Fairgrounds May 28. Other stops include two stops each at Fonda (July 2 and Sept. 16), one visit to Utica-Rome (July 20) and the finale at Afton Motorsports Park Oct. 7.

Cajun Party Time

Work is underway on both the Short Track Super Series ‘Cajun Region’ and ‘Cajun Swing’ schedules with both expected to be released in the coming weeks as the series continues its growth in Louisiana and Texas.

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The Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, Insinger Performance, FloSports, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, BDR Speed, Halmar International, Ollie’s, River Valley Builders, Hurlock Auto & Speed, Velocita-USA, St. Lawrence Radiology, Franklin Products, Design for Vision & Sunglass Central, Belmont’s Garage, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, Prime MAC Tools, F.X. Caprara Car Companies, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, EIBACH, Elite Welder Testing & Training, Flach Performance Products, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, Penske Racing Shocks, Schultz Racing Fuel Cells, Spyder Filters, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO, Wegner Automotive & Wilwood.

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco 2023 Schedule of Events

Pop Hahn’s South Carolina Speedweek

Thursday, February 2-Saturday, February 4 –Lake View Speedway/Nichols, S.C. – 50 laps, $5,000 to win preceded by paid Qualifying Races (plus Crate 602 Sportsman 30 laps, $2,000 to win)

Sunshine Swing

Tuesday, February 7-Saturday, February 11 – All-Tech Raceway/Lake City, Fla. – Practice Tuesday, Racing for both STSS Modifieds and STSS Crate 602 Sportsman Wednesday-Saturday

Elite Series

Saturday, March 11 – Hagerstown Speedway/Hagerstown, Md. – Mods in the Mid-Atlantic – 50 laps, $12,000 to win, $1,000 to start!

Saturday, April 8 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Hard Clay Open – 50 laps, $12,000 to win, $1,000 to start!

Sunday, September 3 – Utica-Rome Speedway/Vernon, N.Y. – New Yorker 50 – 50 laps, $12,000 to win, $1,000 to start!

Thursday-Saturday September 14-16 – Fonda Speedway/Fonda, N.Y. – Fonda 200 – 200 laps, $53,000 to win, $1,000 to start!

Friday-Saturday, October 13-14 – Port Royal Speedway/Port Royal, Pa. – Speed Showcase 75 – 75 laps, $50,000 to win, $1,000 to start! – CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

River Valley Builders North Region

Saturday, April 8 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Hard Clay Open – 50 laps, $12,000 to win, $1,000 to start! (ELITE event)

Tuesday, May 9 – Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y. – Battle of the Bullring – 50 laps, $6,000 to win, $500 to start!

Tuesday, June 6 – Outlaw Speedway/Dundee, N.Y. – Outlaw Showdown – 50 laps, $5,000 to win, $500 to start!

Sunday, June 18 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway/West Haven, Vt. – Slate Valley 50 – 50 laps, $10,000 to win, $500 to start!

Sunday, July 2 – Fonda Speedway/Fonda, N.Y. – Firecracker 50 – 50 laps, $10,000 to win, $500 to start!

Thursday, July 20 – Utica-Rome Speedway/Vernon, N.Y. – Richie Evans Remembered 61 – 61 laps, $6,100 to win, $610 to start!

Tuesday, July 25 – Autodrome Granby/Granby, Québec, Canada – 60 laps, $10,000 to win, $500 to start!

Wednesday, July 26 – Le RPM Speedway/Saint-Marcel-de-Richelieu, Québec, Canada – 60 laps, $10,000 to win, $500 to start!

Sunday, September 3 – Utica-Rome Speedway/Vernon, N.Y. – New Yorker 50 – 50 laps, $12,000 to win, $1,000 to start! (ELITE Event)

Thursday-Saturday September 14-16 – Fonda Speedway/Fonda, N.Y. – Fonda 200 – 200 laps, $53,000 to win, $1,000 to start! (ELITE Event)

Friday-Saturday October 6-7 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 15 – 50 laps, $5,500 to win, $500 to start! (Non-Points Event)

Friday, October 20 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Hard Clay Finale – 50 laps, $10,000 to win, $500 to start! – CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS for North Region

Rent Equip & Party Central South Region

Saturday, March 11 – Hagerstown Speedway/Hagerstown, Md. – Mods in the Mid-Atlantic – 50 laps, $12,000 to win, $1,000 to start! (ELITE Event)

Saturday, March 18 – Selinsgrove Speedway/Selinsgrove, Pa. – Icebreaker – 40 laps, $5,000 to win, $500 to start!

Saturday, March 25 – Bridgeport Motorsports Park/Bridgeport, N.J. – 60 Over Special honoring Doug Hoffman – 60 laps, $6,060 to win, $600 to start

Tuesday, May 16 – Delaware International Speedway/Delmar, Del. – Diamond State 50 – 50 laps, $5,000 to win, $500 to start!

Sunday, July 9 – Bridgeport Motorsports Park/Bridgeport, N.J. – South Jersey Shootout – 50 laps, $5,000 to win, $500 to start!

Tuesday, August 1 –Action Track USA/Kutztown, Pa. – 50 laps, $5,000 to win! (unique format to be announced – Non-Points Event)

Tuesday, August 8 – New Egypt Speedway/New Egypt, N.J. – Dirty Jersey – 50 laps, $5,000 to win, $500 to start!

Tuesday, August 29 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Blast at the Beach – 35 laps, $6,000 to win!

Thursday, October 12 – Port Royal Speedway/Port Royal, Pa. – Speed Showcase 40 – 40 laps, $5,000 to win, $500 to start!

Friday-Saturday, October 13-14 – Port Royal Speedway/Port Royal, Pa. – Speed Showcase 75 – 75 laps, $50,000 to win, $1,000 to start! – ELITE Event – CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS for Elite Series

Friday-Saturday October 27-28 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend – 40 laps, $7,000 to win, $500 to start! – CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS for South Region

Precision Hydraulic & Oil Crate 602 Sportsman North Region

Tuesday, May 9 – Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y. – Battle of the Bullring – 25 laps, $1,500 to win!

Sunday, May 28 – Brookfield Speedway/Brookfield, N.Y. – Fast Cars & Freedom – 25 laps, $1,500 to win!

Sunday, July 2 – Fonda Speedway/Fonda, N.Y. – Firecracker – 25 laps, $2,000 to win!

Thursday, July 20 – Utica-Rome Speedway/Vernon, N.Y. – Richie Evans Remembered 61 – 25 laps, $2,061 to win!

Saturday, September 16 – Fonda Speedway/Fonda, N.Y. – Fonda 200 – 25 laps, $2,000 to win!

Saturday, October 7 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 15 – 25 laps, $1,500 to win! – CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

Belmont’s Garage Crate 602 Sportsman South Region

Saturday, March 11 – Hagerstown Speedway/Hagerstown, Md. – Mods in the Mid-Atlantic – 25 laps, $2,000 to win!

Saturday, March 18 – Selinsgrove Speedway/Selinsgrove, Pa. – Icebreaker – 25 laps, $1,500 to win!

Saturday, March 25 – Bridgeport Motorsports Park/Bridgeport, N.J. – 60 Over Special honoring Doug Hoffman – 25 laps, $1,500 to win!

Tuesday, May 16 – Delaware International Speedway/Delmar, Del. – Diamond State 50 – 25 laps, $1,500 to win!

Sunday, July 9 – Bridgeport Motorsports Park/Bridgeport, N.J. – South Jersey Shootout – 25 laps, $1,500 to win, $500 to start!

Tuesday, August 8 – New Egypt Speedway/New Egypt, N.J. – Dirty Jersey – 25 laps, $1,500 to win!

Tuesday, August 29 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Blast at the Beach – 25 laps, $1,500 to win!

Friday-Saturday, October 13-14 – Port Royal Speedway/Port Royal, Pa. – Speed Showcase – 50 laps, $4,000 to win!

Saturday, October 28 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend – 25 laps, $2,000 to win – CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS