Rain Claims Wednesday ‘Sunshine Swing’ Opener, Florida Locals Night Now Thursday

OCALA, FL – Heavy rain moving across Central Florida in the late afternoon and evening hours forced the cancellation of the Wednesday night ‘Sunshine Swing’ Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco opener at Bubba Raceway Park.

The decision was made at 5 p.m. Teams who had purchased Wednesday wristbands must bring them back to the track for admission on Thursday.

The scheduled ‘Locals Night’ granting Florida residents free admission into the grandstand has been postponed to Thursday night, as well.

The mini-series kicked off Tuesday night with a well-attended Open Practice session at the Ocala three-eighths-mile track with 46 STSS Modifieds and 36 STSS Crate 602 Sportsman checking into the pit area.

Attention now turns to Thursday night (Jan. 28) with the STSS Modifieds racing 35 laps for $5,000 to win in the historic 100th series event. STSS Crate 602 Sportsman race 25 laps for $1,700 to win.

Pit bands can be exchanged starting at 2 p.m. The pits will be cleared by 4 p.m. Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. The drivers’ meeting will take place at 5 p.m. Track run-in begins at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 6 p.m. and racing gets underway at 7 p.m.

Grandstand admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE. Florida residents must present ID for free admission.

Pit admission is $40. Kids (ages 6-12) pay $15. Children 5 and under pay $5.

Racing continues at Bubba Raceway Park through Saturday, Jan. 30.

On Friday (Jan. 29) the ante gets upped to 40 laps and $6,000 to win for the STSS Modifieds and 30 laps, with $2,250 to win for the STSS Crate 602 Sportsman.

Saturday’s (Jan. 30) final night of action includes a 50-lap, $8,000-to-win STSS Modified main and another 30-lap, $2,250-to-win STSS Crate 602 Sportsman program.

Complete pricing and times for the week can be found at the following link: shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/SunshineSwing2021TimesandPricing.pdf

Bubba 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 bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.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.