No Sun Saturday: All-Tech Raceway ‘Sunshine Swing’ Ends with Rain, Larry Wight & Dylan Madsen Champs
Written by Chris Moore
LAKE CITY, FL – The final night of the ‘Sunshine Swing’ at All-Tech Raceway was canceled due to persistent showers beginning in the late afternoon and continuing into the evening.
A beautifully forecasted day turned gloomy around the 3 p.m. hour, annexing the final night of racing for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco in the Sunshine State.
With the cancellation, Phoenix, N.Y.’s Larry Wight was crowned as the ‘Sunshine Swing’ champion for the STSS big-block/small-block modifieds.
Wight’s week consisted of one win, a runner-up, and a fifth-place finish, which came after spinning out early in the race.
Wight bested Frenchtown, N.J.’s Billy Pauch Jr., and Ransomville, N.Y.’s Erick Rudolph by just five points for the ‘Sunshine Swing’ title.
Savannah, N.Y.’s Matt Sheppard – the opening night winner – and Rochester, N.Y.’s Danny Johnson rounded out the top-five in points for the week.
Mike Maresca, of Potsdam, N.Y., was the third and final winner of the week on Friday night.
Complete ‘Sunshine Swing’ Modified standings: https://stss.racestatcentral.com/standings.php?IDseries=5&IDseason=2022
Spencertown, N.Y.’s Dylan Madsen, who was competing in his first set of STSS races, was crowned as the STSS Crate 602 Sportsman champion after finishing in the top-five of all three races.
Frankford, Del.’s Scott Hitchens, and Newtown, Pa.’s Joe Toth rounded out the top three in ‘Sunshine Swing’ standings in a wild week for the STSS Crate 602 Sportsman.
Complete ‘Sunshine Swing’ Crate 602 Sportsman standings: https://stss.racestatcentral.com/standings.php?IDseries=6&IDseason=2022
Next up, the STSS heads to Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C., for the inaugural Halmar International ‘Elite’ Series event.
The weekend begins on February 24 with a practice night for both the STSS Modifieds and STSS Crate 602 Sportsman along with any other drivers wishing to participate.
February 25 represents Penske Racing Shocks ‘Qualifying Night,’ with paid heat races for both the STSS Modifieds and STSS Crate 602 Sportsman, setting the stage for the weekend finale.
The weekend concludes on February 26 with a 50-lap, $25,000-to-win main event for the STSS Modifieds.
The Crate 602 Sportsman will race for 30-laps and a $2,000 top prize for the first driver across the line.
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 https://shorttracksuperseries.com/event-info.
The entire weekend of racing, along with every STSS race in 2022, will be broadcast LIVE on FloRacing (www.floracing.tv).
To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail email@example.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, 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, Prime MAC Tools, F.X. Caprara Car Companies, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, EIBACH, Elite Welder Testing & Training, Flach Performance Products, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, Penske Racing Shocks, Schultz Racing Fuel Cells, Spyder Filters, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO & Wilwood.