$123,285 in Purse Money, Bonuses Adding Up for Short Track Super Series ‘Sunshine Swing’ at Bubba Raceway Park
OCALA, FL – Show us the money!
When the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco ventures to Bubba Raceway Park for the first time in its history Jan. 26-30, teams in the Modified and Crate 602 Sportsman divisions will be competing for $123,285 in posted purse money. Additional bonuses continue to be posted making the trek to Florida even more lucrative for STSS competitors.
Following an open practice session on Tuesday (Jan. 26), four nights of racing (Jan. 27-30) are planned for the ‘Sunshine Swing’ first-ever appearance for the Northeast Modifieds and Crate 602 Sportsman at the Ocala facility.
Modifieds race for a total of $97,825 over four nights.
The opener is a 30-lap main offering $4,000 to win on Wednesday with progressively increasing payouts and race distances: 35 laps with $5,000 to win on Thursday, a $6,000-to-win, 40-lap main Friday and culminating with a 50-lap feature paying $8,000 to win on Saturday.
STSS management has worked to balance the payout through the field, with $750 going to the 10th-place finishers on Wednesday and Thursday and $1,000 for 10th on both Friday and Saturday.
Crate 602 Sportsman payouts have increased in recent weeks through the support of sponsors.
Fonda Speedway fan James Osterhout, known as the “Man with the Red Chair” has increased the Wednesday and Thursday 25-lap events to $1,450 to win.
Bruno’s Towing based in Rutland, Vt., boosted the Friday and Saturday night 30-lap Crate 602 Sportsman races to $2,000 to win.
Crate 602 Sportsman drivers will be competing for $25,460 in posted purses over the four nights.
Numerous bonuses have already been posted for the ‘Sunshine Swing’ including the following (*as of Jan. 2):
Velocita-USA Firesuit Giveaways (Perfect Attendance Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman)
Drivers attending all four Short Track Super Series ‘Sunshine Swing’ events at Bubba Raceway Park will be entered into a drawing for a pair of custom firesuits courtesy of Velocita-USA. The firesuits have a minimum value of $999 each. One suit will be awarded to a Modified driver and the other to a Crate 602 Sportsman driver via a random draw on the final night of the swing. The drawing will take place at the drivers’ meeting.
Visit www.velocita-usa.com to learn more.
Precision Hydraulic & Oil ‘Sunshine Swing’ Championship Cash
For the second consecutive year, the Short Track Super Series ‘Sunshine Swing’ will award cash prizes to its Modified and Crate 602 Sportsman four-night champions. Thanks to Precision Hydraulic & Oil proprietor Joe Infante, both the Sunshine Swing Modified and Crate 602 Sportsman champions receive $500 cash for their efforts at Bubba Raceway Park.
Precision Hydraulic & Oil is an authorized dealer of Xtreme Lubricants and NANO Pro MT products servicing farmers to municipalities, heavy equipment to race cars with the highest-quality products and services.
Learn more at www.precisionhyraulicandoil.com.
American Racer/Lias Tire Presents Giveaways for Modifieds & Crate 602 Sportsman
Drivers in both the Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman divisions will share in tire giveaways courtesy of American Racer Tires and regional distributor Lias Tire of Indiana, Pa.
Drivers finishing 6th-10th and 11th-15th each night in the ‘Sunshine Swing’ Modified events will be entered into drawings for a certificate good for a FREE American Racer tire.
Drivers finishing 6th-10th in the Crate 602 Sportsman events each night will be entered into a drawing for a certificate food for a FREE American Racer tire.
Sunglass Central & Design for Vision ‘Sunshine Swing’ Modified Sunglass Giveaways
The ‘Sunshine Swing’ in Florida is all about “sun, fun and speed.” It’s only appropriate to line up a sunglass sponsor. Design for Vision and Sunglass Central, presenting partners for the 2021 Short Track Super Series South Region.
In the Sunshine State, all STSS Modified winners at Bubba Raceway Park and the overall ‘Sunshine Swing’ champion will receive Oakley Holbrook sunglasses ($186 retail price).
Competition Carburetion ‘Sunshine Swing’ Fastest Laps Bonus (Thursday & Saturday)
Extra cash will be up for grabs courtesy of Competition Carburetion in Sun Valley, Nev., for both the Thursday (Jan. 28) and Saturday (Jan. 30) events. The drivers turning the fastest lap time in both the Modified and Crate 602 Sportsman main events will receive $50 cash courtesy of Competition Carburetion’s Bob Oliver. Visit www.competitioncarburetor.com to learn more.
‘Beyea Bucks’ for Worst ‘Sunshine Swing’ Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman Redraws
You never want to pick the worst number in the redraw. But for the second consecutive year with the Short Track Super Series, drivers will be paid to do so. Beyea Headers will again offer ‘redraw bucks’ to the driver picking the worst number in every Short Track Super Series Modified ($50) and Crate 602 Sportsman ($25) redraw during the 2021 season. The program begins at Bubba Raceway Park Jan. 26-30 for the ‘Sunshine Swing’ Florida visit.
Visit beyeaheaders.com or like Beyea Headers on Facebook for more info.
TKS Painting ‘Sunshine Swing’ Modified Front-Row Cash
TKS Painting Service, based in Ellenville, N.Y., has signed on to reward Short Track Super Series Modified racers with ‘Front Row Cash’ during the Sunshine Swing at Bubba Raceway Park. Drivers picking the pole ($50) and outside pole ($25) during the redraw will share in the cash.
TKS Painting Service will continue the Front Row Cash program through the entire 2021 STSS Modified Hurlock Auto & Speed Supply North Region.
Evergreen Fuels Inc. ‘High Temperature Bonus’ for Crate 602 Winners
Evergreen Fuels Inc. of Montgomery, N.Y., will present the ‘High Temperature Bonus’ during the entire Crate 602 Sportsman Sunshine Swing at Bubba Raceway Park. Starting with the Wednesday opener, each night’s winner will take home a dollar amount to match the day’s recorded high temperature. Evergreen Fuels Inc. proprietor Bob Flood has committed $100 to Saturday’s (Jan. 30) winner regardless of temperature.
As a provider of heating oil, on- and off-road diesel and on-site fueling, Evergreen Fuels Inc. serves the Mid-Hudson Valley in New York’s Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties. To learn more about Evergreen Fuels Inc., visit the official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/evergreenfuelsinc/ or call 845.733.1800.
Bruno’s Towing Boosts Friday & Saturday Crate 602 Winner’s Shares to $2,000
Bruno’s Towing & Recovery of Rutland, Vt., has stepped up for Crate 602 Sportsman racers during the ‘Sunshine Swing’ at Bubba Raceway Park. Both the Friday and Saturday main events of the Florida swing will now pay $2,000 to win!
Bruno’s Towing & Recovery is located at 261 Randbury Rd. Rutland, VT 05701 and can be contacted at 802.773.2232.
“Man with the Red Chair” Raises Wednesday & Thursday Crate Top Prizes to $1,450
Fonda Speedway race fan James Osterhout, known as the “Man with the Red Chair” in Montgomery County racing circles, has stepped up for the Crate 602 Sportsman division at Bubba Raceway Park during the ‘Sunshine Swing’ events. The first two main events – Wednesday and Thursday – will offer $1,450 to win, an increase of $200 each night.
Smith Site Development Sponsors ‘Sunshine Swing’ Modified Saturday Hard Charger
Smith Site Development, with locations in Tavares, Fla., and Binghamton, N.Y., has signed on to sponsor the Hard Charger Award, worth $350, during the Sunshine Swing Saturday Short Track Super Series Modified finale at Bubba Raceway Park Jan. 30. This award goes to the driver advancing the most positions from their scheduled starting position to the finish of the 50-lap main event.
Learn more at www.smithsitedevelopment.com.
Medicare Senior Services Offers Wednesday & Thursday Crate 602 Sportsman Hard Chargers
Medicare Senior Services has come on board to present the Crate 602 Sportsman $150 Hard Charger Awards for the Thursday and Friday night (Jan. 27 and 28) portions of the Sunshine Swing at Bubba Raceway Park. Medicare Senior Services has locations in both Mexico, N.Y. and Ocala, Fla. At Medicare Senior Services, “We make Medicare easy!”
Medicare Senior Services was founded by Jayne and Kevin Bowman in 1992 and can be found on the web at www.medicareseniorservices.com.
Mancini Custom Homes Presents Friday & Saturday Crate 602 Sportsman Hard Chargers
Mancini Custom Homes has signed on to present the Crate 602 Sportsman Hard Charger on Friday and Saturday nights of the Sunshine Swing at Bubba Raceway Park. On both Friday (Jan. 29) and Saturday (Jan. 30), the driver advancing the most positions from their scheduled starting position to the finish will receive $150 cash.
Mancini Custom Homes is based in Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ and can be found online at www.mancinicustomhomes.com.
Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Rewards Modified Fourth- and Ninth-Place Finishers
The drivers finishing fourth and ninth, respectively, in the ‘Sunshine Swing’ Modified feature events will each receive $50 gift cards courtesy of Behrent’s Performance Warehouse in Florida, N.Y.
Shop online at www.behrents.com.
DIG Race Products Offers Thursday, Friday & Saturday $100 Certificates to Eighth-Place Finishers
The eighth-place finishers in both the ‘Sunshine Swing’ Modified and Crate 602 Sportsman events on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights will receive $100 gift certificates courtesy of DIG Race Products, specializing in Northeast dirt Modified shocks, shock rebuilding/re-valving and set-up consulting.
Like “Dig Race Products” on Facebook or visit www.digraceproducts.com.
Complete times and pricing have been posted for the ‘Sunshine Swing’ on the Short Track Super Series website at the following link: SunshineSwing2021TimesandPricing.pdf (shorttracksuperseries.com)
All entry forms, rules, payouts and additional information can be found at www.shorttracksuperseries.com under “Event Info” and “Sunshine Swing” on the dropdown menu.
The entire ‘Sunshine Swing’ will be streamed live on Dirt Track Digest TV (www.dirttrackdigest.tv) with single-day and weeklong packages available.
Camping will be permitted on-site throughout the swing free of charge (no hook-ups).
Bubba’s Raceway Park is a three-eighths-mile facility with a history of racing dating back to 1952 as both a pavement and dirt track. The speedway was converted back to a clay surface in 2008 and an overhaul was completed to include MUSCO lighting, a new sound system, modern restrooms, and a reworked pit area.
The speedway was resurfaced with 75 loads of clay in preparation for the upcoming Speedweek events.
Bubba Raceway Park is located at 9050 N.W. Gainesville Road Ocala, FL 34482. Contact the track by phone at 352.622.9400 or visit the official website at www.bubbaracewaypark.com. “Like” Bubba Raceway Park on Facebook.
To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail email@example.com, check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or Instagram.
The Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, Insinger Performance, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Hurlock Auto & Speed, Velocita-USA, Design for Vision/Sunglass Central, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, EIBACH Springs, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, K&N, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, Belmont’s Garage, QA1, Racing Optics, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO, Velocita, WELD Racing & Wilwood.