STSS Race Day in Dundee: ‘Outlaw Showdown’ Storylines, Stars & Sleepers
Written by Chris Moore
DUNDEE, NY – An “outlaw” showdown.
It’s race day for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y.
The Finger Lakes four-tenths-mile oval hosts Round No. 3 of the River Valley Builders North Region for the STSS big-block/small-block Modifieds in the 50-lap ‘Outlaw Showdown.’
A purse totaling more than $26,000 is on the line, with $5,000 allotted to the winner. Bonuses and contingency awards will be handed out to STSS Modified competitors as well.
The $15,000 River Valley Builders North Region championship chase officially hits high gear tonight, as the STSS Modifieds run their second event in eight days’ time. A two-week hiatus follows the ‘Outlaw Showdown’ before picking up steam again at Bloomsburg (Pa.) Fair Raceway on June 7.
St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada’s Mat Williamson enters Outlaw at the head of the North Region class. Back-to-back podium finishes – including a win last week at Accord (N.Y.) Speedway – have put ‘Money Mat’ in charge two-races in.
The 2021 ‘Outlaw Showdown’ proved to be one of the most exciting races of the STSS season, with the final 43 laps firing off without a caution, and the top-five running within car-lengths of each other when the Sunoco checkered flags flew.
Former Outlaw Speedway regular Matt Sheppard will look to call on his past dominance at the speedway following a 14th-place finish at Accord. The Savannah, N.Y., resident enters the event having won the North Region opener and the inaugural ‘Outlaw Showdown’ back in ‘16.
Waterloo, N.Y.’s Steve Paine was triumphant in the 2021 thrilling edition of the ‘Outlaw Showdown.’ The Hall of Fame driver will look to repeat and knock off the stars of the STSS at his home track for his second career STSS triumph.
Wurtsboro, N.Y.’s Danny Creeden has been as strong as anyone thus far in the ‘’22 STSS campaign. Creeden currently sits second in North Region points following back-to-back top-five finishes at Accord and Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y.
Jeff Daugherty enters the ‘Outlaw Showdown’ as the current point leader Outlaw Speedway. The West Elmira, N.Y., native has two Modified wins at his home track this season and will look for another stout performance against the outsiders.
Ransomville, N.Y.’s Erick Rudolph hopes to shake off the bad luck he has endured to open his ‘22 STSS campaign. Rudolph’s STSS history at Outlaw is strong, with runner-up finishes coming in ‘16 and ‘19.
Cottekill, N.Y.’s Danny Tyler is off to a quiet-but-impressive start to the North Region season. A fifth-place finish last week at Accord vaulted Tyler into sixth in the North Region standings, just 18 markers outside the top-five.
ALSO IN ACTION
Round No. 2 of the Precision Hydraulic & Oil North Region for the Crate 602 Sportsman is set for Tuesday, the first-ever STSS Crate 602 Sportsman race at Outlaw Speedway. The 25-lap affair pays the winner a $1,500 top prize.
Middletown, N.Y.’s Brian Krummel leads the one-race old North Region standings, after claiming his second career STSS win at Accord Speedway.
The 360 Sprint Cars – under Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) sanctioning – round out the program.
GATES AND PRICES
For the May 17 event, pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. with grandstand gates to follow at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for a 7 p.m. start with racing at 7:30 p.m.
Grandstand admission is $30 for Adults and $28 for Seniors. Kids ages 12 & under get in FREE.
Pit admission is $40 (ages 13 & up). Kids (ages 5-12) pay $20 and Children ages 4 & under are admitted free.
HOW TO WATCH
The entire night of racing, along with every STSS race in 2022, will be broadcast LIVE on FloRacing (www.floracing.tv).
Outlaw Speedway is located at 82 Main Street Dundee, NY 14837 and can be reached by phone at 607.678.4044. The speedway website is www.outlawspeedwayllc.com.
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