Billy Pauch Jr. (Modified) & Tim Hartman Jr. (Crate 602 Sportsman) Lead STSS Standings into Delaware Int’l Aug. 11

DELMAR, DE – The championship battle is on!

Both the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Modified and Crate 602 Sportsman stars are set for two events in August as the races for their respective Velocita-USA South Region presented by Design for Vision and Sunglass Central titles heat up.

The STSS takes over Delaware International Speedway on Tuesday, Aug. 11 for the Hurlock Auto & Speed Supply ‘Diamond State 50’ featuring the STSS Modifieds in a 50-lap, $5,000-to-win event and a 25-lap STSS Crate 602 Sportsman program offering a $1,500 top prize.

The Cathell family’s half-mile clay oval plays host to the fifth South Region Modified event of the 2020 campaign and the fourth Crate 602 Sportsman South Region points race this year.

Billy Pauch Jr., on the heels of back-to-back victories in the Keystone State at Big Diamond Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway, seeks his first STSS championship. The Milford, N.J., resident is the only driver to finish inside the top-10 in all four events run thus far aboard Rick Holsten’s No. 96.

Pauch Jr. has a 45-point lead over March Georgetown (Del.) Speedway winner Stewart Friesen (375-330). Larry Wight (296), Mike Gular (295), Tyler Dippel (289), Potomac (Md.) Speedway winner Matt Sheppard (280), Craig Von Dohren (265), Andy Bachetti (246), Richie Pratt Jr. (235) and Danny Bouc (234) complete the top-10.

For complete standings and earnings, visit the following link: https://stss.racestatcentral.com/standings.php?IDseries=2&IDseason=2020

Niskayuna, N.Y.’s Tim Hartman Jr. – last year’s STSS Crate 602 Sportsman North Region title winner – heads this year’s South Region battle to Delmar. Hartman has victories at both Big Diamond and Potomac. He has top-10 finishes in all three events run to date.

Hartman (276) leads Scott Hitchens (262), Jim Housworth (252), Joe Toth (240), Michael White (231), Adam White (209), James Hill (206), Anthony Tramontana (192), Samantha Muller (176) and Tanner Van Doren (171).

Crate 602 Sportsman South Region standings and earnings can be found here: https://stss.racestatcentral.com/standings2.php?IDseries=4&IDseason=2020

The Hurlock Auto & Speed Supply ‘Diamond State 50’ on Tuesday, Aug. 11 features the STSS Modifieds, STSS Crate 602 Sportsman, Delaware Super Trucks and Delmarva Chargers.

Complete ‘Diamond State 50’ race information (times, prices, rules) has been posted to the STSS website: http://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/DiamondState50GeneralInfoSheet.pdf

Delaware International Speedway is located at 37854 Sussex Highway in Delmar, Delaware 19940. The speedway office phone is 302.846.3911 and the website is www.delawareracing.com.

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