WOODHULL, NY – The richest race in the 51-year history of Woodhull Raceway is fast approaching.
On Tuesday, August 11 (rain date: August 12), the Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Hi-Tek Modifieds invade the high-banked, paperclip-shaped oval for the inaugural running of the ‘Hustlin’ the High Banks’ 51-lap event, race No. 6 of the STSS Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region.
Modifieds, big- and small-blocks, race for a $5,100-plus winner’s share, with $1,000 reserved for 10th-place and $400 just to take the green flag. This is by far the most lucrative payout in the five-decade existence of auto racing at Woodhull, now owned and operated by businessman Ted White.
The ‘Hustlin’ the High Banks’ special is sponsored by Addison NAPA Auto Parts, Two Rivers Timber, Maple City Dodge and Outman Equipment.
“We’ve been looking to do something different and have a midweek show,” Woodhull’s White commented. “We watched the success of the Short Track Super Series last year and knew we wanted to be a part of it. There is so much excitement right now with the series and our event. It’s definitely going to be a night to remember at Woodhull.”
The last midweek Modified event contested at Woodhull was June 5, 2012, more than three years ago.
Stewart Friesen of Sprakers, N.Y., off the strength of a $9,000-plus triumph at I-88 Speedway in Afton, N.Y., July 22, leads the STSS North Region standings into Woodhull. Friesen has never turned a competitive lap at the Woodhull facility.
Many of the STSS followers will be first-time visitors to the unique facility.
For the ‘Hustlin’ the High Banks 51’ event, all Modifieds weight a minimum of 2,400 lbs. American Racer tire options are as follows: 33 or harder across the front; 33 or harder left-rear; 38 or harder right-rear. Sail panels, even, with a maximum height of 65 inches at the tallest point are permitted.
The complete ‘Hustlin’ the High Banks 51’ payout is: 1) $5,100; 2) $3,000; 3) $2,000; 4) $1,500; 5) $1,400; 6) $1,150; 7) $1,125; 8) $1,100; 9) $1,050; 10) $1,000; 11) $750; 12) $650; 13) $550; 14) $450; 15) $425; 16) $415; 17) $405; 18-Last): $400; Provisionals) -$200.
Lap money, contingency awards and bonuses will further sweeten the pot for STSS Modified competitors in the event.
GRIT Series Crate 602 Sportsman will compete in a $1,000-to-win, $100-to-start 25-lap main and a Quad C Challenge completes the program.
Complete rules, times and general information are now posted on the series website: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/hustlin-the-high-banks-51-general-information-prices-rules/
Woodhull Raceway is located on Steuben County Route 20, just off New York State 417 in Woodhull, N.Y. The speedway is celebrating its 51st consecutive year of auto racing in 2015. To learn more about Woodhull Raceway, visit www.woodhullraceway.com, call owner Ted White at 607.857.1336 or e-mail [email protected].
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-Short Track Super Series Press Release. Photo Credit: Woodhull Raceway Facebook