Story By: CHRIS MOORE / SHORT TRACK SUPER SERIES – MANY, LA – This one is for Doc. The highest-paying race in the history of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco ‘Cajun Region’ is shaping up at Sabine Speedway on Friday, May 20.
With the help of several sponsors and donors, the ‘Doc Dillard Memorial’ at the Many, La., oval has raised the purse for the ‘Cajun Region’ affair, doubling the winner’s share to a $2,000 prize and $300 to start the main event.
The feature event will also double in length, going from 20 laps to 40 laps, making it the longest and most lucrative race in the history of the STSS ‘Cajun Region.’
The race in honor of Doc Dillard will serve as Round No. 3 of the ‘Cajun Region’ following the postponement of the visit to Thunder Valley Speedway in Glenmora, La. The May 14 Thunder Valley event will be run later in the season per speedway management.
Robeline, La.’s Caleb Dillard will lead the ‘Cajun Region’ contingent into the Sabine Speedway visit. Dillard – who has 190 points – holds a 10-marker advantage over Converse, La.’s Tommy Rascoe and will look to extend that advantage in his grandfather’s memorial race.
Waxahachie, Texas racer Kodey Keimig, is third with 166 markers. McLeod, Texas driver Richard Holt is fourth in points at 157 points and STSS rookie Koty Adams of Doyline, La., rounds out the top five at 151 points.