Story By: ANDREW REIGEL / SHORT TRACK SUPER SERIES – GEORGETOWN, DE – Fun in the sun! The Hurlock Auto Speed & Supply South Region of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco returns to action in the First State of Delaware on Tuesday, Aug. 30 (rain date: Aug. 31).
Georgetown Speedway hosts its ninth running of the ‘Blast at the Beach’ with STSS Modified racers chasing $6,000 for 35 laps around the fast half-mile oval. The event is presented by Melon 1 and Sussex Diesel.
The visit to Georgetown will be the first of the season for the STSS and 18th event in series history.
Through five events this season Ryan Godown of Ringoes, N.J., leads the $15,000 South Region title fight with 465 points, 25 markers ahead of Matt Sheppard of Savannah, N.Y. Danny Bouc of Pipersville, Pa., completes the top three, 94 points out.
The STSS Modified Hurlock Auto Speed & Supply South Region has seen only one repeat winner in five events contested this season. Godown has two victories – one at Port Royal (Pa.) and another at Bridgeport (N.J.) Motorsports Park – with single-event winners including Sheppard at New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway, Stewart Friesen at Delaware International Speedway and Anthony Perrego at Bloomsburg (Pa.) Fair Raceway.
Godown and Sheppard have not finished outside the top five in South Region competition this season.
The STSS Crate 602 Sportsman Belmont’s Garage South Region return to action at Georgetown, the first stop of the season at the Delaware oval which has hosted the series 11 times.
In three Crate 602 Sportsman Belmont’s Garage South Region events this year, there have been three different winners.
South Region point leader Joe Toth picked up the last series race at Bridgeport. Second-place Nick Van Wickle, who trails Toth by 61 points, was victorious in the series opener at the Delaware International Speedway. Dylan Swinehart sits third, ahead of Steve Davis.
Ryan Godown Jr., the third different winner in ’22 (New Egypt), completes the top five.