$12,000 Awaits: STSS Hurlock Auto & Speed North Region Title Decided Oct. 8-9 at Afton Motorsports Park

Written by Chris Moore

AFTON, NY $12,000 awaits.

The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco heads to Afton Motorsports Park on October 8-9 for the 13th running of the American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals weekend.

Afton plays host to the Hurlock Auto & Speed Supply North Region finale as STSS champions will be crowned.

The STSS returns to one of its original speedways, as Afton prepares to host the series for the 11th time since the first one came back in 2014.

The STSS big-block/small-block Modifieds head to Afton in search of the $5,500 payday at the end of the 50-lap main event on Saturday, October 9.

A pair of drivers head to the weekend with eyes on a bigger prize, as Savannah, N.Y.’s Matt Sheppard leads the STSS North Region in the hunt for the $12,000 championship.

Sheppard holds a 43-point advantage over Middletown, N.Y., native Anthony Perrego, as the lead pair paces the field as they have for much of the North Region tour.

Sheffield, Mass. star Andy Bachetti sits a distant third, 104 markers behind Sheppard’s 793-point pace.

King Ferry, N.Y.’s Mike Mahaney and Sprakers, N.Y.’s Stewart Friesen round out the top five as the North Region heads to its finale.

Sheppard heads to Afton having won the last time the STSS visited the three-tenths-mile speedway in the 2019 edition of the Short Track SuperNationals.

Increased Championship Points, based on the 150-point structure, will be offered at this event.

The STSS Crate 602 Sportsman will run the eighth and final round of their Precision Hydraulic & Oil North Region.

South New Berlin, N.Y.’s Payton Talbot is the new point leader after the Fonda 200 weekend, holding a six-point margin over Niskayuna, N.Y.’s Tim Hartman Jr.

Talbot’s 24th-to-second-place charge at the Fonda 200 for the Sportsman moved him ahead of Hartman Jr. for the first time in the STSS chase.

It all kicks off on Friday, October 8 as the CRSA Sprint Cars, Open & Crate 602 Sportsman, and the Empire State Slingshots join STSS Modified timed hot laps and the American Racer Cup Sportsman One-on-One Match races.

On Saturday October 9, the STSS crowns its champions, as the Modifieds and Crate 602 Sportsman of the tour are joined by the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series to round out the weekend. American Racer Cup Modified One-on-One Match Races are also on the card.

Complete STSS Modified Point Standings can be found at: https://stss.racestatcentral.com/standings.php?IDseries=1&IDseason=2021

Complete STSS Crate 602 Sportsman Standings can be found at: https://stss.racestatcentral.com/standings.php?IDseries=3&IDseason=2021

Afton Motorsports Park is located at 46 East Main Street, off I-88 Exit 7, in Afton, NY 13730. To contact Afton Motorsports Park, e-mail aftonmp2017@gmail.com or call promoter Ronnie Ford at 607.624.3772.

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, 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.