Story By: CHRIS MOORE / SHORT TRACK SUPER SERIES – NEW EGYPT, NJ – Dirty Jersey time. The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco heads to New Egypt Speedway for the ninth running of the ‘Dirty Jersey.’
The D-shaped venue in Central New Jersey hosts Round No. 3 of the Rent Equip/Party Central South Region $15,000 championship chase on Tuesday, August 8.
The South Region – heavily affected by rain this season – goes points racing for the first time since May when Frenchtown, N.J.’s Billy Pauch Jr. picked up the win at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del.
Pauch Jr. currently leads the South Region standings by 29 points over Neshanic Station, N.J.’s Matt Stangle heading into both drivers’ Saturday night home track.
The ‘Dirty Jersey’ was contested as a Short Track Super Series event in June 2015 with New York’s Danny Creeden invading for a victory.
One year later, Pauch Jr. upended his father – Billy Pauch Sr. – for the victory at New Egypt.
Milford, N.J.’s David Van Horn took home the victory in 2019 when the ‘Dirty Jersey’ returned following a trip to neighboring Bridgeport (N.J.) Motorsports Park in 2017 and paused for a one-year hiatus in 2018.
The 2020 edition fell victim to COVID-19 guidelines, before Walden, N.Y.’s Anthony Perrego took home a thrilling victory in 2021.
Savannah, N.Y.’s Matt Sheppard enters this season as the defending winner, having claimed the victory in 2022.
On Tuesday, the STSS big-block/small-block Modifieds race 50 laps and a $6,000 top prize.
The STSS Crate 602 Sportsman join the Tuesday night affair, for a 25-lap, $1,500-to-win feature event.
The STSS Crate 602 Sportsman battle in Round No. 3 of the Belmont’s Garage South Region, led by Upper Makefield, Pa.’s Joe Toth.
Toth leads Middletown, Del.’s Tom Moore Jr. by 54 points and Spencertown, N.Y.’s Dylan Madsen by 57 markers.
The event carries a rain date of Wednesday, Aug. 9.
For the Aug. 8 event, grandstand admission is $30 for adults and $20 for Seniors (ages 65 and up), Military members (with valid ID), and teens (ages 12-15). Kids 11 and under are admitted FREE.
Pit admission is $45.
Pit gates open at 4 p.m. with grandstand gates to follow at 5 p.m. Hot laps begin at 6:15 p.m. with racing to follow at 7 p.m.