Penske Racing Shocks Signs On As Cherokee ‘Rebel 50’ Qualifying Night Title Sponsor

Written by Chris Moore

GAFFNEY, SC – To earn a starting position in the inaugural ‘Rebel 50’ at Cherokee Speedway, first you must qualify.

Qualifying Night for the first-ever Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Halmar International ‘Elite Series’ event is now aligned with one of the motorsports industry’s most recognizable brands.

Penske Racing Shocks (PRS) has signed on as title sponsor of ‘Qualifying Night’ at the ‘Place Your Mama Warned You About’ on Friday, Feb. 25.

The ‘Rebel 50’ on the red clay in Gaffney kicks off with an open practice on Thursday (Feb. 24), Penske Racing Shocks Qualifying Night on Friday (Feb. 25) and the B-Mains and main events for both the STSS Modifieds (50 laps, $25,000 to win) and STSS Crate 602 Sportsman (30 laps, $2,000 to win) on Saturday (Feb. 26).

Penske Racing Shocks is the industry leader in providing high-quality racing shocks for automotive vehicles, motorcycles, and off-road vehicles. Every single shock is billet machined and hand-built. There are no assembly lines, no stamped-out pieces, no off-shore manufacturing. The personalized attention provided to every product sold provides the finest reliability, consistency, and performance.

Additionally, by working with top teams in professional motorsport, PRS continuously learns and develops new technologies that ultimately trickle down their entire product line. PRS constantly investigates ways to improve their products and service to their customers.

Founded in 1988, PRS is proud to be an American company that understands the full disciplines of racing.

Learn more on the web at:, like “Penske Racing Shocks” on Facebook, follow @penskeshocks on Twitter or @penske_racing_shocks on Instagram.

‘Not Your Mama’s Heat Races’ is the theme of Penske Racing Shocks Qualifying Night at Cherokee.

The 20-lap STSS Modified qualifiers pay $1,000 to the winner of each with the runner-up taking $750. Fifth-place finishers get $325 and drivers eighth through last collect $200.

The STSS Crate 602 Sportsman qualifiers will be 15 laps in distance with the winner of each collecting $500 and the runner-up taking $375. Drivers finishing eighth through last will receive $100.

In addition to presenting Qualifying Night at the ‘Rebel 50,’ Penske Racing Shocks will be a presenting contingency sponsor of the STSS all season.

STSS Modified drivers finishing first ($150), second ($75), third ($50) and 10th ($25) will receive Penske Racing Shocks certificates in every series race in 2022.

A full information site has been made available for the ‘Rebel 50’ 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 (  

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, FloSports, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, River Valley Builders, Hurlock Auto & Speed, Velocita-USA, St. Lawrence Radiology, Design for Vision & Sunglass Central, Belmont’s Garage, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, Elite Welder Testing & Training,  Flach Performance Products, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, Penske Racing Shocks, Schultz Racing Fuel Cells, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO & Wilwood.