Story By: SHORT TRACK SUPER SERIES – MILLSBORO, DE – Plenty of dramatic moments and high-paying events remain in 2022 for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco.
That doesn’t mean it is too early to plan for 2023.
STSS management has set its February 2023 calendar, with stops planned at Lake View Motor Speedway in Nichols, S.C., and All-Tech Raceway in Lake City, Fla.
An inaugural visit for the series to Lake View, a facility promoted by Northeast transplants Scott Tripp and Tim Clemons, is first up en route to Florida Thursday-Saturday Feb. 2-4 titled the Pop Hahn’s South Carolina Speedweeks.
The STSS big-block/small-block Modifieds, a Lake View debut, and STSS Crate 602 Sportsman will tackle the red clay oval located off Interstate 95.
The weekend kicks off with an Open Practice on Thursday (Feb. 2) followed by longer-distance, fully paid Qualifying Races on Friday (Feb. 3). A Driver Appreciation Party/Bonfire takes place after the Friday events.
Saturday (Feb. 4) brings Last Chance Qualifiers followed by a 30-lap, $5,000-to-win, $500-to-start STSS Modified main and 30-lap $2,000-to-win, $200-to-start Crate 602 Sportsman event.
A Sunday (Feb. 5) rain date is in place for this event.
The Crate 602 Sportsman have competed at Lake View previously under a different sanctioning body, but 2023 will bring the powerful big-block/small-block Modifieds to the track for the first time ever.
Following the Lake View appearance, the STSS moves to Wendell Durrance’s All-Tech Raceway in Lake City, Fla., Feb. 7-11. Modifieds and Crate 602 Sportsman will be the featured divisions at the Wendell Durrance-promoted track.
Open Practice kicks off the ‘Sunshine Swing’ on Tuesday (Feb. 7) followed by four consecutive nights of racing: Wednesday (Feb. 8) STSS Modifieds 30 laps, $4,000 to win and STSS Crate 602 Sportsman 25 laps, $1,500 to win; Thursday (Feb. 9) STSS Modifieds 35 laps, $5,000 to win and STSS Crate 602 Sportsman 25 laps, $1,500 to win; Friday (Feb. 10) STSS Modifieds 40 laps, $6,000 to win and STSS Crate 602 Sportsman 30 laps, $2,000 to win; Saturday (Feb. 11) STSS Modifieds 50 laps, $8,000 to win and STSS Crate 602 Sportsman 30 laps, $2,000 to win.
The ’23 ‘Sunshine Swing’ will mark the third appearance by the STSS at All-Tech Raceway.