Story By: CHRIS MOORE / SHORT TRACK SUPER SERIES – DUNDEE, NY – Next up: Outlaw. The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco invades Dundee, N.Y., this Tuesday (May 17) for the fifth running of the ‘Outlaw Showdown.’
Outlaw Speedway hosts Round No. 3 of the River Valley Builders North Region for the STSS big-block/small-block Modifieds. The 50-lap affair will reward the winner with a $5,000-plus payday – part of a purse totaling more than $26,000.
St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada’s Mat Williamson leads the North Region standings following his win at Accord (N.Y.) Speedway to go along with his podium finish at Orange County Fair Speedway (Middletown, N.Y.) to launch the North Region $15,000 championship chase.
Williamson leads Wurtsboro, N.Y.’s Danny Creeden by just 10 points, while Sheffield, Mass., driver Andy Bachetti sits 24 markers behind Williamson’s pace.
Savannah, N.Y.’s Matt Sheppard – who is currently fourth in North Region points – won the inaugural ‘Outlaw Showdown’ in 2016. At the time, the win was just the second of Sheppard’s STSS career.
After a one-year hiatus in ‘17, Sprakers, N.Y.’s Stewart Friesen won back-to-back events in the ‘18 and ‘19, the latter of which was shortened due to rain during the feature. There was no event in ‘20 due to New York State COVID-19 restrictions.
The ‘21 ‘Outlaw Showdown’ saw a home-track favorite upset the outsiders, as Waterloo, N.Y.’s Steve Paine got his first and only career STSS win. ‘The Hurricane’ outlasted Mike Mahaney and Anthony Perrego, leading all 50 laps for the crowd-pleasing victory.
The Precision Hydraulic & Oil North Region continues for the STSS Crate 602 Sportsman, attending Outlaw Speedway for the first time. In previous editions of the ‘Outlaw Showdown,’ Crate 602 Sportsman have been on the card but not sanctioned by the STSS.
Round No. 2 of the Precision Hydraulic & Oil Crate 602 Sportsman will be 25-laps with a $1,500 winners’ share up for grabs.
Middletown, N.Y.’s Brian Krummel claimed the North Region opener at Accord over Cream Ridge, N.J.’s Steve Davis and Middleberry, Vt.’s Justin Comes.
In addition to the two STSS divisions, the 360 Sprint Cars complete the program with a 30-lap, $3,000-to-win feature event.
A complete General Information Sheet is available on the Series website: https://shorttracksuperseries.com/event-info/.
For the May 17 event, pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. with grandstand gates to follow at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for a 7 p.m. start with racing slated to follow at 7:30 p.m.
Grandstand admission is $30 for Adults and $28 for Seniors. Kids ages 12 & under get in FREE.
Pit admission is $40 (ages 13 & up). Kids (ages 5-12) get in for $20 and Children ages 4 & under are admitted free.