Rebel Yell: Short Track Super Series ‘Elite’ Series Kicks off at Cherokee Speedway Feb. 24-26

Written by Chris Moore

GAFFNEY, SC – Rebel Yell!

The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco is closing in on the debut of the all-new Halmar International ‘Elite’ Series.

The ‘Rebel 50’ at Gaffney, S.C.’s Cherokee Speedway hosts the debut of the ‘Elite’ Series, with a 50-lap, $25,000-to-win main event. The total STSS Modified payout alone tops $80,000 for this event.

The ‘Rebel 50’ weekend invades the “Place Your Mama Warned You About” on February 24-26 with three nights of action on the South Carolina red clay.

The weekend begins with an Open Practice night on Thursday (Feb. 24). The pit gates open at 4 p.m. with cars hitting the track from 6-10 p.m.

Racing begins on Friday (Feb. 25) with Qualifying Night for the STSS Modifieds and STSS Crate 602 Sportsman.

The Modified qualifiers will be 20 laps in distance and pay $1,000 to win and $200 to take the green flag.

The STSS Crate 602 Sportsman will run 15-lap qualifiers that are $500 to win and $100 to start.

Joining the Friday night program will be the Mid-East Street Stocks ($1,000-to-win) and the Thunder Bombers ($700-to-win) running full programs.

On Friday, hot laps begin at 7 p.m. with racing scheduled to follow at 7:45 p.m.

The weekend concludes on Saturday, February 26, with the inaugural STSS ‘Elite’ Series event. The Modifieds and Crate 602 Sportsman will run B-Mains to set the starting line-ups for their feature events.

The STSS Modifieds will run their 50-lap, $25,000-to-win and $500-to-start main event and crown the first ever STSS ‘Elite’ winner. The STSS Crate 602 Sportsman run their 30-lap, $2,000-to-win main in a non-points event.

The Mid-East Street Stocks return on Saturday night in a $1,500-to-win feature event and the SHARP Mini Late Models race for $1,000-to-win to round out the weekend finale.

Hot laps begin at 5 p.m. with racing to follow at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Sunday (Feb. 27) is reserved as a rain date for the weekend.

A full information site has been made available for the week of racing for both the STSS Modifieds and STSS Crate 602 Sportsman on the series website.

For General Information Sheets, Competitor Rules, Registration and Entry Forms, and Pay Structures, go to

The entire weekend of racing, along with every STSS race in 2022, will be broadcast LIVE on FloRacing (  

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