North vs. South: Short Track Super Series Combined Event Set For June 8 at Big Diamond Speedway

Written by Chris Moore

MINERSVILLE, PA – On Tuesday, June 8, the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco returns to Big Diamond Speedway for the sixth running of the ‘Anthracite Assault.’

The 50-lap, $5,000-to-win Modified headliner is annually one of the biggest events on the STSS calendar. The best of the Hurlock Auto & Speed North Region and the Velocita-USA South Region presented by Design for Vision and Sunglass Central face each other in the only event all year that carries points for both regions.

The ‘North vs South’ event has been run every year since 2015, except when ‘Mother Nature’ washed out the 2018 edition.

The battle at the three-eighths-mile oval in Coal Country will be Round No. 6 in the South Region and the fourth round of the season for the North Region.

Crate 602 Sportsman take part in the program with a 25-lap, $1,500-to-win Belmont’s Garage South Region program.

Billy Pauch Jr. was victorious in the ‘Anthracite Assault’ in 2020, sliding by Jimmy Horton in lapped traffic and winning his third career STSS race. Horton, Mike Gular, Tyler Dippel, and Richie Pratt Jr. rounded out the top five.

For the June 8 event, all gates open at 5 p.m. Hot laps begin at 7 p.m. with racing following at 7:30 p.m.

Adult grandstand admission is $25 (ages 13 and up). $10 for Kids (11-12), and Children (10 and under) and Active Military with ID are FREE.

Pit Admission is $40 (no license required).

The ‘Anthracite Assault’ will be streamed live on FloRacing (

A race information sheet has been posted on the STSS website:

Big Diamond Speedway is located at 392 Forest Lane in Pottsville, PA 17901 and can be contacted by phone at 570.294.7715.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit, e-mail, 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, FloRacing, 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, Penske Racing Shocks, Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz, Algonkin Motel, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, Belmont’s Garage, Superior Remodeling, Spyder High Performance Filters, Fastline Performance, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO, WELD Racing & Wilwood.