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Boothill Bound: Short Track Super Series ‘Cajun Region’ Visits Boothill Speedway April 9

Written by Chris Moore

GREENWOOD, LA – The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco ‘Cajun Region’ has officially kicked off its 2022 campaign.

Waxahachie, Texas resident Korey Keimig claimed his first-career STSS ‘Cajun Region’ victory at Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas on March 26. Now the STSS ‘Cajun Region’ stars prepare for Round No. 2 of their 13-race Day Motor Sports campaign.

Boothill Speedway in Greenwood, La., hosts the STSS ‘Cajun Region’ for the first time in a points-paying race on Saturday, April 9.

The stars of the Northeast joined the ‘Cajun Region’ drivers last November during the 2021 ‘Cajun Swing’ at Boothill Speedway, where Ringoes, N.J.’s Ryan Godown was the victor.

Korey Keimig leads the STSS ‘Cajun Region’ points after the opening event. Doyline, La.’s Kody Adams – who made his ‘Cajun Region’ debut at Superbowl Speedway driving for Frank Lofton – sits second in points. Robeline, La.’s Caleb Dillard – the defending ‘Cajun Region’ champion – sits third.

Ovilla, Texas driver Dale Wester and Converse, La.’s Tommy Rascoe round out the top-five in the current standings after the opening round of the STSS ‘Cajun’ Region.

Complete STSS ‘Cajun’ Region standings are available at:  https://shorttracksuperseriescajun.com/?page_id=6

For the April 9 event, pit gates open at 4 p.m. with grandstand gates opening at 6 p.m. Cars are scheduled to hit the track at 7:30 p.m.

Grandstand admission $15 for Adults and $5 for Kids (ages 6-11). Children (5 & under) get in FREE.

Pit admission is $35.

Boothill Speedway is a quarter-mile oval celebrating its 50th anniversary season in ’22. The speedway is located at 9144 Daytona Drive Greenwood, LA 71033. Learn more at www.boothilldirt.com or like “Boothill Speedway” on Facebook.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Cajun Region, visit www.shorttracksuperseriescajun.com, call Tim Bates at 318.773.7704 or e-mail TCBMotorsports@aol.com.  Like “Short Track Super Series Cajun Region” on Facebook or follow @shorttrackss_cajun_region on Instagram.

The Short Track Super Series ‘Cajun Region’ is presented by Day Motor Sports, Tim Bates Painting, Oltz Installation, Shed Road Auto Parts, American Racer & Sunoco Race Fuels.

Texas-Sized Pass: Third-to-First on Final Superbowl Lap for Korey Keimig

GREENVILLE, TX – They say everything is bigger in Texas: including the passes for the lead.

Korey Keimig vaulted from third to first on the final lap in Saturday night’s Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco ‘Cajun Region’ opener at Superbowl Speedway.

The $1,000 victory in Round No. 1 of the Day Motor Sports point series was Keimig’s first with the series.

The ‘Cajun Region’ visited the racy Superbowl oval located just outside of Greenville, Texas.

Keimig, who led during the first half of the event, found the top groove in the race’s final stages, sweeping past both Kody Adams and Caleb Dillard, who were locked into a tussle for the top spot.

Keimig led the main through the halfway mark, when Adams took over. Dillard followed Adams into the runner-up spot.

Dillard closed on Adams in the final five circuits, looking to the inside of the leader. Keimig saw opportunity on the outside and powered past both.

The New Jersey native who now resides in Waxahachie, Texas, drew a loud ovation from the crowd in Victory Lane.

Doyline, La.’s Adams, making his debut with the series, settled for second, followed by defending champion Dillard of Robeline, La., Dale Wester of Ovilla, Texas and 13th-starter Tommy Rascoe of Converse, La. Rascoe earned the Shed Road Auto Parts Hard Charger.

Heat winners were Wester and Korey Keimig.

The Short Track Super Series Cajun Region Day Motor Sports point series moves to Boothill Speedway in Greenwood, La., for Round No. 2 of the 2022 season on Saturday, April 9. This will mark the first appearance of the Cajun Region at Boothill.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Cajun Region, visit www.shorttracksuperseriescajun.com, call Tim Bates at 318.773.7704 or e-mail TCBMotorsports@aol.com.  Like “Short Track Super Series Cajun Region” on Facebook or follow @shorttrackss_cajun_region on Instagram.

 

SHORT TRACK SUPER SERIES CAJUN REGION RESULTS SUMMARY – SUPERBOWL SPEEDWAY MARCH 26, 2022

Short Track Super Series Cajun Region Modified Event No. 1 Feature Finish (20 laps): KOREY KEIMIG, Koty Adams, Caleb Dillard, Dale Wester, Tommy Rascoe, Kodey Keimig, Richard Holt, Thomas Holt, Brent Buckley, Keith Badiali, Corey Oltz, Roger Erickson, David Forbis, Joe Boswell.

Day Motorsports American Racer Bonus (FREE Tire Certificate): Richard Holt (seventh)
Shed Road Auto Parts Hard Charger ($50): Tommy Rascoe (13th to fifth)

Cajun Season: Second STSS ‘Cajun Region’ Season Kicks Off March 26 in Texas

Written by Chris Moore

SHREVEPORT, LA – The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco ‘Cajun Region’ is set to kick off its second season.

Day Motor Sports of Tyler, Texas returns as the presenting sponsor of the season-long points chase for the ‘Cajun Region’ competitors in 2022.

Caleb Dillard of Robeline, La., was crowned champion in the inaugural ‘Cajun Region’ season. Dillard’s efforts awarded him with a $2,000 top prize after winning the 10-race championship.

A first-year total point fund of $8,000 was distributed to the top-10 finishers in the 2021 ‘Cajun Region’ standings.

A 13-race schedule is set to span across three different states (Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas) for the ‘Cajun Region’ drivers in the new season.

The season kicks off in the Lone Star State at Superbowl Speedway on Saturday, March 26. The visit to Greenville, Texas will be the first of three appearances for the ‘Cajun Region’ in Texas.

The newly renamed Rocket Raceway Park (June 18) in Petty, Texas, and Big O Speedway (October 15) in Ennis, Texas also host the STSS ‘Cajun Region,’ with the latter of the two serving as championship night of the series.

The first-ever ‘Cajun Region’ race in the state of Arkansas will take place in 2022. 67 Speedway of Texarkana, Ark., hosts the STSS ‘Cajun Region’ in late September, the penultimate race of the 2022 points season.

Familiar stops in Louisiana return to the 2022 schedule including Thunder Valley Speedway, Super Bee Speedway, and Ark-La-Tex Speedway.

Sabine Speedway, under new management, and Boothill Speedway will also join as new venues to host the STSS ‘Cajun Region’ in the Bayou State.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Cajun Region, visit www.shorttracksuperseriescajun.com, call Tim Bates at 318.773.7704 or e-mail TCBMotorsports@aol.com. Like “Short Track Super Series Cajun Region” on Facebook or follow @shorttrackss_cajun_region on Instagram.

The Short Track Super Series ‘Cajun Region’ is presented by Day Motor Sports, American Racer, Sunoco Race Fuels, Tim Bates Painting, Shed Road Auto Parts and Bob Hilbert Sportswear.

2022 Short Track Super Series ‘Cajun Region’ Schedule of Events

Saturday, March 26 – Superbowl Speedway/Greenville, Texas – Points Begin

Saturday, April 9 – Boothill Speedway/Greenwood, La.

Saturday, May 14 – Thunder Valley Speedway/Glenmora, La.

Friday, May 20 – Sabine Speedway/Many, La.

Saturday, May 28 – Super Bee Speedway/Chatham, La.

Saturday, June 18 – Rocket Raceway Park/Petty, Texas

Saturday, July 9 – Ark-La-Tex Speedway/Vivian, La.

Saturday, July 30 – Super Bee Speedway/Chatham, La.

Friday, August 26 – Sabine Speedway/Many, La.

Saturday, August 27 – Thunder Valley Speedway/Glenmora, La.

Saturday, September 10 – Boothill Speedway/Greenwood, La.

Friday, September 23 – 67 Speedway of Texarkana/Texarkana, Ark.

Saturday, October 15 – Big O Speedway/Ennis, Texas – Points End

Cajun Party Time: STSS ‘Cajun Region’ Hosts Festive 2021 Awards Banquet

Written by Chris Moore

BOSSIER CITY, LA – Cajun party time!

The inaugural Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco ‘Cajun Region’ season came to a festive conclusion on Saturday night with the region’s first Awards Banquet.

The Silver Star Smokehouse & Tavern of Bossier City, La., hosted a packed house with a buffet-style dinner.

Susannah Bates served as the master of ceremonies as the top-10 drivers in the final 2021 STSS ‘Cajun Region’ standings were honored in addition to the distribution of special awards.

STSS founder Brett Deyo addressed the crowd, reviewing a competitive first season that included six winners in 10 events and looked ahead to a robust ’22 schedule with 14 events at 10 facilities in three states (Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas).

The Day Motor Sports (Tyler, Texas) point series rewarded competitors with $8,400 in point fund money, $2,000 of which went to the series champion.

Robeline, La.’s Caleb Dillard was lauded as the first ever ‘Cajun Region’ champion, with five victories during the 10-race season.

Dillard, driving the TCB Motorsports No. 18, amassed a total of 924 points, 84 markers clear of the rest of the ‘Cajun Region’ field. Dillard unfortunately was ill and unable to attend the awards ceremony. His car owners and father received the awards on his behalf.

Tommy Rascoe finished the inaugural as the runner-up in the ’21 standings with one win and 840 points. The Converse, La., resident received $1,200 in points fund cash.

Greg Dillard, the father of champion Caleb, used six top-five finishes to place third in the year-end standings, earning $1,000. Dillard, also of Robeline, ended his season at 710 points.

Benton, La.’s Keith Badiali claimed fourth-place and $900 for his season’s efforts. Badiali raced to four top-five finished and eight top-10s total with 653 points.

Thomas Holt rounded out the top five in the inaugural season, receiving $800 for his fifth-place efforts with 622 points.

The McLeod, Texas driver was recognized as the overall Shed Road Auto Parts Hard Charger. He received a $100 Day Motor Sports gift card courtesy of Shed Road Auto Parts (Bossier City, La.) for his efforts.

Completing the top-10 in the standings were Richard Holt of McLeod, Texas (602 points, $700); Mike Krompegal of Shreveport, La., (556 points, $600); Joe Boswell of Shreveport, La., (554 points, $500); Jimmy McCommas of Mesquite, Texas (543 points, $400); and Brent Buckley of Shreveport, La., (525 points, $300).

Each of the top-10 drivers received apparel courtesy of series sponsor Day Motor Sports, represented at the awards ceremony by Joe Henry.

Special appreciation plaques on behalf of the series went to Day Motor Sports and Shed Road Auto Parts for their support during the season.

‘Cajun Region’ directors Tim and Chris Bates were surprised with Appreciation Awards. Not only did they serve as series directors, but Tim Bates Painting was also a points fund contributor.

The ’22 STSS ‘Cajun Region; season gets underway on Saturday, March 26 at Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas. The up-to-date agenda is posted on the web at: https://shorttracksuperseriescajun.com/?page_id=30.

Membership forms for ’22 have also been posted: https://shorttracksuperseriescajun.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/2022STSSMembershipCajunRegion.pdf

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Cajun Region, visit www.shorttracksuperseriescajun.com, call Tim Bates at 318.773.7704 or e-mail TCBMotorsports@aol.com.  Like “Short Track Super Series Cajun Region” on Facebook or follow @shorttrackss_cajun_region on Instagram.

The Short Track Super Series ‘Cajun Region’ is presented by Day Motor Sports, American Racer, Sunoco Race Fuels, Tim Bates Painting, Shed Road Auto Parts and Bob Hilbert Sportswear.

Continued Growth: 14 Events, 10 Tracks, Three States Comprise 2022 STSS ‘Cajun Region’ Schedule

Written by Chris Moore

SHREVEPORT, LAContinued growth.

The schedule is in place for the second season of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco ‘Cajun Region’ with a 14-race schedule at 10 facilities across three states (Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas).

Increased car counts during the inaugural ‘Cajun Region’ last year set the stage for an expanded slate of events.

New for the 2022 season:

  • Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas hosts the series for the first time on March 26, the season opener.
  • Boothill Speedway (Greenwood, La.) booked a pair of ‘Cajun Region’ dates (April 9 and Sept. 10) after hosting the ‘Cajun Swing’ last year.
  • Under new management with numerous upgrades, Sabine Speedway in Many, La., welcomes the series on two occasions (May 20 and Aug. 26).
  • The newly renamed Rocket Raceway Park (Petty, Texas) hosts the series on Saturday, June 18.
  • The state-of-the-art The Rev in Monroe, La., joins the series for a points-season event on Saturday, July 23. Like Boothill, the Rev hosted a ‘Cajun Swing’ event last November.
  • The ‘Cajun Region’ debuts in Arkansas on Friday, September 23 at 67 Speedway of Texarkana, Ark.

Returning to the schedule are Super Bee Speedway (Chatham, La.), Thunder Valley Speedway (Glenmora, La.), Ark-La-Tex Speedway (Vivian, La.), sold by longtime owner Gene Boyter and now operated by Ralo Pilkington, and Big O Speedway in Ennis, Texas, which is the site of the ’22 championship-deciding event.

Day Motor Sports of Tyler, Texas returns as the presenting sponsor of the ‘Cajun Region’ point series for the second year in a row.

Caleb Dillard of Robeline, La., picked up the inaugural STSS ‘Cajun Region’ crown last season, taking home $2,000 from the $8,000 point fund.

After the conclusion of the points season in October, attention turns to the five-race ‘Cajun Swing’ in November pitting the Northeastern STSS stars against the Louisiana and Texas locals Nov. 8-12 with events at Boothill (Nov. 8, $4,000 to win), Ark-La-Tex (Nov. 9 and 10, $4,000 and $5,000 to win, respectively), Super Bee (Nov. 11, $4,000 to win) and The Rev (Nov. 12, $20,000 to win).

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Cajun Region, visit www.shorttracksuperseriescajun.com, call Tim Bates at 318.773.7704 or e-mail TCBMotorsports@aol.com. Like “Short Track Super Series Cajun Region” on Facebook or follow @shorttrackss_cajun_region on Instagram.

The Short Track Super Series ‘Cajun Region’ is presented by Day Motor Sports, American Racer, Sunoco Race Fuels, Tim Bates Painting, Shed Road Auto Parts and Bob Hilbert Sportswear.


2022 Short Track Super Series ‘Cajun Region’ Schedule of Events

Saturday, March 26 – Superbowl Speedway/Greenville, Texas – Points Begin

Saturday, April 9 – Boothill Speedway/Greenwood, La.

Saturday, May 14 – Thunder Valley Speedway/Glenmora, La.

Friday, May 20 – Sabine Speedway/Many, La.

Saturday, May 28 – Super Bee Speedway/Chatham, La.

Saturday, June 18 – Rocket Raceway Park/Petty, Texas

Saturday, July 9 – Ark-La-Tex Speedway/Vivian, La.

Saturday, July 23 – The Rev/Monroe, La.

Saturday, July 30 – Super Bee Speedway/Chatham, La.

Friday, August 26 – Sabine Speedway/Many, La.

Saturday, August 27 – Thunder Valley Speedway/Glenmora, La.

Saturday, September 10 – Boothill Speedway/Greenwood, La.

Friday, September 23 – 67 Speedway of Texarkana/Texarkana, Ark.

Saturday, October 15 – Big O Speedway/Ennis, Texas – Points End

 

2022 Short Track Super Series ‘Cajun Swing’ Schedule of Events

Tuesday, November 8 – Boothill Speedway/Greenwood, La. – 40 laps, $4,000 to win, $400 to start

Wednesday, November 9 – Ark-La-Tex Speedway/Vivian, La.  – 40 laps, $4,000 to win, $400 to start

Thursday, November 10 – Ark-La-Tex Speedway/Vivian, La. – 40 laps, $5,000 to win, $400 to start

Friday, November 11 – Super Bee Speedway/Chatham, La. – 40 laps, $4,000 to win, $400 to start

Saturday, November 12 – The Rev/Monroe, La. – 50 laps, $20,000 to win, $500 to start

Short Track Super Series Cajun Region Celebration January 15

On Saturday, January 15, the Short Track Super Series Cajun Region will celebrate its 2021 season and look ahead to 2022! The event will be held at Silver Star Smokehouse at 1201 Silver Star Way Bossier City, LA.

Tickets are $30 per person and will include buffet Pulled Pork, Sausage, Barbecue Beans, Au Gratin Potatoes, Bread and Non-Alcohol Drinks. Alcohol drinks will be available to order.

The gathering will begin at 4 p.m. Awards will be handed out to the top-10 in the final standings. All are welcome to attend.

RSVP by contacting Susie Bates. Call or text 318.481.1804.

Best for Last: Sheppard Pockets $20,000 ‘Mods in the Marsh’ Victory at Super Bee Speedway

Written by Chris Moore

CHATHAM, LA – Saving the best for last.

The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco concluded its 2021 season with Savannah, N.Y.’s Matt Sheppard standing in Victory Lane Saturday night at Super Bee Speedway.

Sheppard topped the ‘Mods in the Marsh 75’ claiming the $20,000-plus payday, the third largest winner’s share distributed by the STSS all season.

“This was the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. To get this win, it’s gonna make the ride back up to New York a heck of a lot easier,” said an elated Sheppard of his second consecutive ‘Mods in the Marsh’ triumph.

Ringoes, N.J.’s Ryan Godown finished the night in third. The podium finish was good enough to secure the Wegner Automotive ‘Cajun Swing’ Championship worth $750 from a $2,000 total point fund.

The 75-lapper began with Saratoga Springs, N.Y.’s Jack Lehner on the pole position with Robeline, La.’s Greg Dillard alongside.

Sheppard took the green flag from the third spot, wasting no time getting by Dillard and beginning his quest to slide around Lehner for the lead.

After a lap-two yellow, Sheppard restarted alongside Lehner and quickly found the outside groove to his liking. Sheppard raced to the front by the conclusion of the third circuit and began to stretch his advantage.

Sheppard pulled away from the rest of the field, affording him the ability to meticulously dice through lap traffic. Lehner meanwhile was locked in a battle with King Ferry, N.Y.’s Mike Mahaney and Ransomville, N.Y.’s Erick Rudolph for the runner-up spot.

Godown was also on a charge, after pulling 12th in the Beyea Custom Headers Redraw, Godown was on a mission to get to the front, as he slid by Mahaney and Sprakers, N.Y.’s Stewart Friesen to get to fourth.

Sheppard’s large advantage would be annexed by a lap-27 caution for a flat tire on Mike Krompegal’s racecar.

On the restart, Godown’s assault on the field continued, as the ‘Ringoes Rocket’ quickly disposed of Rudolph before another yellow flag flew on lap 29.

Godown used the ensuing restart to drive by Lehner and take the runner-up spot. Friesen also got a great jump on the restart, going from fifth to third and appearing as though he was going to become a factor for the $20,000 victory.

The field settled into its longest green-flag run of the night, allowing Sheppard and Godown to show they were the top-two cars in the field.

While the top-two stretched their advantage over the field, Rudolph worked back to third after fading to sixth on the lap-29 restart.

Up front, Godown was pacing Sheppard’s Hurlock Auto & Speed Supply No. 9s until a stretch of five slower cars allowed Sheppard to flex his muscle on the outside, putting four cars between himself and Godown.

The lead pair eventually both cleared the lapped cars, giving Godown a clean racetrack to try and run Sheppard back down. That is exactly what he did.

By lap 57, Godown was up to Sheppard’s back bumper, as ‘Super Matt’ was no longer able to use the outside groove to pass lap cars effectively.

The pair battled for the next three laps. Godown slipped by Sheppard, who got bottled up behind a lap car on lap 59, but Godown slid wide in the third and fourth corner, allowing Sheppard to drive back by and lead the 60th circuit.

Before the pair could race back into traffic, a caution for a slow car on the backstretch reset the field and gave them a clear racetrack.

Sheppard’s pass of Godown before the yellow proved to be the difference. Despite late-race restarts, Sheppard had the preferred groove on the bottom and controlled the top spot.

Sheppard passed under Cajun Region starter David Carbello’s double checkered flag to grab the $20,000 payday.

Rudolph surpassed Godown to take the runner-up spot in his Revive Spine Center No. 25. Godown’s third-place run capped off the ‘Cajun Swing’ championship for him, pocketing him just under $20,000 for the five days of racing.

Jackson, N.J.’s Steve Davis brought his PA/NJ Spec 358 Small-Block home with an impressive fourth-place finish and Mahaney rounded out the top-five in the George Huttig-owned No. 35 utilizing big-block power.

Friesen ended his night in the sixth position after pitting to replace a right-rear tire late in the event and Lehner wound up with a seventh-place run after leading early on. Vernon, N.Y.’s Willy Decker brought his JSD Express No. 1x home in the eighth spot with Ballston Spa, N.Y.’s Derrick McGrew Jr. running ninth in his family-owned No. 26. Red Oak, Texas resident Jon White Jr. ended the night in 10th as the highest-finishing ‘Cajun Region’ driver.

Twenty-seven cars registered and took the green in the 2021 ‘Mods in the Marsh 75.’

Heat winners, receiving $50 each courtesy of FloRacing in addition to a $50 ERK Steering Repair gift certificate were Sheppard, Davis and Rudolph.

Saturday’s ‘Mods in the Marsh 75’ concluded the 2021 season for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco. Be sure to follow the off-season happenings on the series website or Facebook page.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.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, FloRacing, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Hurlock Auto & Speed, Velocita-USA, Design for Vision/Sunglass Central, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, Penske Racing Shocks, Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz, Algonkin Motel, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, Belmont’s Garage, Superior Remodeling, Spyder High Performance Filters, Fastline Performance, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO, WELD Racing & Wilwood.

MODS IN THE MARSH 75 RESULTS SUMMARY – SUPER BEE SPEEDWAY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2021

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Cajun Swing Event No. 5 Modified Feature Finish (75 laps):  MATT SHEPPARD, Erick Rudolph, Ryan Godown, Steve Davis, Mike Mahaney, Stewart Friesen, Jack Lehner, Willy Decker, Derrick McGrew Jr., Jon White Jr., Tommy Rascoe, Korey Keimig, Kodey Keimig, Rocky Warner, Caleb Dillard, Dale Wester, Richard Holt, Eric Williams, John Lutes, Brent Buckley, Mike Krompegal, Greg Dillard, David Forbis, Thomas Holt, Joe Boswell, Darrell ‘Brother’ Fowlkes, Keith Badiali.

Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Fourth-Place Bonus ($50 Gift Card):  Steve Davis
Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Top LA/TX Driver ($100 Gift Card): Jon White Jr. (10th)
Beyea Custom Headers Bonus ($50): Ryan Godown (Redrew 12th)
Day Motor Sports Bonus (FREE Tire Certificate): Willy Decker (eighth)
ERK Steering Repair Heat Winners ($50 Certificate):
 Matt Sheppard, Steve Davis, Erick Rudolph
FloRacing Heat Winners ($50): Matt Sheppard, Steve Davis & Erick Rudolph
Henry’s Exhaust Power Position ($50 Certificate): Tommy Rascoe (11th)
Penske Racing Shocks Bonuses: Matt Sheppard ($150 – winner): Erick Rudolph ($75 – second); Ryan Godown ($50 – third); Jon White Jr. ($25 – 10th)
Shed Road Auto Parts Hard Charger ($100): Ryan Godown (12th to third)
Wilwood Brakes ‘Lucky 7’ Bonus ($75 Certificate): Jack Lehner

‘MODS IN THE MARSH 75’ RESULTS SUMMARY – SUPER BEE SPEEDWAY SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2021

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Cajun Swing Event No. 5 Modified Feature Finish (75 laps):  MATT SHEPPARD, Erick Rudolph, Ryan Godown, Steve Davis, Mike Mahaney, Stewart Friesen, Jack Lehner, Willy Decker, Derrick McGrew Jr., Jon White Jr., Tommy Rascoe, Korey Keimig, Kodey Keimig, Rocky Warner, Caleb Dillard, Dale Wester, Richard Holt, Eric Williams, John Lutes, Brent Buckley, Mike Krompegal, Greg Dillard, David Forbis, Thomas Holt, Joe Boswell, Darrell ‘Brother’ Fowlkes, Keith Badiali

Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Fourth-Place Bonus ($50 Gift Card):  Steve Davis
Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Top LA/TX Driver ($100 Gift Card): Jon White Jr. (10th)
Beyea Custom Headers Bonus ($50): Ryan Godown (Redrew 12th)
Day Motor Sports Bonus (FREE Tire Certificate): Willy Decker (eighth)
ERK Steering Repair Heat Winners ($50 Certificate):
Matt Sheppard, Steve Davis, Erick Rudolph
FloRacing Heat Winners ($50): Matt Sheppard, Steve Davis & Erick Rudolph
Henry’s Exhaust Power Position ($50 Certificate): Tommy Rascoe (11th)
Penske Racing Shocks Bonuses: Matt Sheppard ($150 – winner): Erick Rudolph ($75 – second); Ryan Godown ($50 – third); Jon White Jr. ($25 – 10th)
Shed Road Auto Parts Hard Charger ($100): Ryan Godown (12th to third)
Wilwood Brakes ‘Lucky 7’ Bonus ($75 Certificate): Jack Lehner

Finally: Stewart Friesen Breaks Through in Louisiana with Super Bee Victory

Written by Chris Moore

CHATHAM, LA – Finally.

After several tries and close calls, Sprakers, N.Y.’s Stewart Friesen conquered the state of Louisiana, picking up the $4,000 payday at Super Bee Speedway on Friday night.

Friesen’s 33rd career Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco was his first in the Bayou State, after falling out of each of the two features the prior nights.

“It’s been a tough week. I’m proud of our Halmar team, great to finally get a win down here… Matt (Sheppard) made me work for that one,” explained Friesen of his Louisiana conquering.

Friesen and Savannah, N.Y.’s Matt Sheppard wrote another chapter in their history, trading the lead on multiple occasions in the last ten laps.

Vernon Center, N.Y.’s Willy Decker and Saratoga Springs, N.Y.’s Jack Lehner brought to the field to Cajun Region starter David Carbello’s green flag.

Decker drifted up off the second turn of the race, and Friesen got a run underneath both Decker and Lehner to take the lead and set the pace on the opening lap.

The first yellow flew on lap eight with Friesen leading and Lehner in second, as Ransomville, N.Y.’s Erick Rudolph looking to get in contention for the top spot.

Rudolph went to work, searching the outside groove for a way around Lehner. As the field came to complete the 12th circuit, Rudolph gained the outside momentum to work around Lehner and get to the runner-up spot.

Rudolph’s charge hadn’t concluded there, as the Revive Spine Center No. 25 was zeroing in on Friesen for the top spot. Rudolph continued to rip the outside, closing to Friesen’s bumper before a lap car stole his momentum on the 16th circuit.

Three laps later, King Ferry, N.Y.’s Mike Mahaney slowed to a stop on the back straightaway due to rear-end trouble. Under the yellow flag, Rudolph’s left-front tire went soft, sending him to the pits for a tire change.

Sheppard was becoming a factor, rising to the third spot and challenging Lehner for the runner-up spot.

Sheppard worked by Lehner on lap 21 and brought Ringoes, N.J.’s Ryan Godown with him into the top-three.

Multiple yellows between lap 27 and lap 31 brought the race’s momentum to a halt with Sheppard continuing to pressure Friesen for the top spot.

The lap-31 yellow would be the final caution of the race, setting up nine laps of a historic chapter in the Friesen-Sheppard rivalry.

Sheppard pounded the outside groove, finally getting the momentum he needed to work around his nemesis for the lead off turn two. Friesen answered the bell in the following corner, sliding up in front of Sheppard to take the lead back at the start-finish line.

Sheppard took the lead on the back straightaway to lead the 37th circuit, which would be the only lap Friesen wouldn’t lead in the 40-lap main. A lap later, Friesen retained the lead and cleared two lap cars, appearing well on his way to pick up the win.

Sheppard, however, wasn’t ready to quit. ‘Super Matt’ pulled up to within two car-lengths of Friesen heading into the final corner. Sheppard made one last-ditch effort on the inside of turns three and four, but Friesen’s topside momentum carried him to his first career Louisiana triumph.

Sheppard came across the line a car-length short with a runner-up and ‘Cajun Swing’ point leader Ryan Godown rounded out the podium finishers.

Gloversville, N.Y.’s Rocky Warner came home fourth in the Jason Simmons Racing No. 98 and Erick Rudolph rebounded for a fifth-place finish.

Jack Lehner ended up with a sixth place run in his family-owned No. 2 and Ballston Spa, N.Y.’s Derrick McGrew Jr. also recovered from a mid-race collision to come seventh.

Converse, La.’s Tommy Rascoe claimed his second consecutive top-10 with an eighth-place run with Ovilla, Texas resident Dale Wester picking up his best finish of the ‘Cajun Swing’ with a ninth-place run. Waxahachie, Texas native Kodey Keimig finished 10th, giving him his second consecutive top-10 finish as well.

Twenty-six STSS Modifieds registered at the trailer for the fourth night of the ‘Cajun Swing.’

Heat winners, receiving $50 each courtesy of FloRacing in addition to a $50 ERK Steering Repair gift certificate were Willy Decker, Mike Mahaney and Rudolph.

Racing concludes for the STSS on Saturday, November 13 at Super Bee Speedway for Night No. 5 of the ‘Cajun Swing.’ The Modifieds (75 laps, $20,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th & $500 to start) are joined by the Crate Late Models, Street Stocks, and Limited Modifieds.

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The Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, Insinger Performance, FloRacing, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Hurlock Auto & Speed, Velocita-USA, Design for Vision/Sunglass Central, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, Penske Racing Shocks, Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz, Algonkin Motel, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, Belmont’s Garage, Superior Remodeling, Spyder High Performance Filters, Fastline Performance, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO, WELD Racing & Wilwood.

CAJUN SWING RESULTS SUMMARY – SUPER BEE SPEEDWAY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Cajun Swing Event No. 4 Modified Feature Finish (40 laps): STEWART FRIESEN, Matt Sheppard, Ryan Godown, Rocky Warner, Erick Rudolph, Jack Lehner, Derrick McGrew Jr., Tommy Rascoe, Dale Wester, Kodey Keimig, Eric Williams, Korey Keimig, Richard Holt, Darrell ‘Brother’ Fowlkes, Brent Buckley, Mike Krompegal, Jon White Jr., Willy Decker, John Lutes, Joe Boswell, Corey Oltz, Keith Badiali, Mike Mahaney, Steve Davis, Thomas Holt

Did Not Start: David Forbis

Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Fourth-Place Bonus ($50 Gift Card): Rocky Warner
Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Top LA/TX Driver ($100 Gift Card): Tommy Rascoe
Beyea Custom Headers Bonus ($50): Ryan Godown (Redrew 12th)
Day Motor Sports Bonus (FREE Tire Certificate): Jack Lehner (sixth)
ERK Steering Repair Heat Winners ($50 Certificate): Willy Decker, Mike Mahaney & Erick Rudolph
FloRacing Heat Winners ($50): Willy Decker, Mike Mahaney & Erick Rudolph
Henry’s Exhaust Power Position ($50 Certificate): Eric Williams (11th)
Penske Racing Shocks Bonuses: Stewart Friesen ($150 – winner): Matt Sheppard ($75 – second); Ryan Godown ($50 – third); Kodey Keimig ($25 – 10th)
Shed Road Auto Parts Hard Charger ($50): Derrick McGrew Jr. (26th to seventh)
Wilwood Brakes ‘Lucky 7’ Bonus ($75 Certificate): Derrick McGrew Jr.

CAJUN SWING NIGHT NO. 4 RESULTS SUMMARY – SUPER BEE SPEEDWAY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Cajun Swing Event No. 4 Modified Feature Finish (40 laps): STEWART FRIESEN, Matt Sheppard, Ryan Godown, Rocky Warner, Erick Rudolph, Jack Lehner, Derrick McGrew Jr., Tommy Rascoe, Dale Wester, Kodey Keimig, Eric Williams, Korey Keimig, Richard Holt, Darrell ‘Brother’ Fowlkes, Brent Buckley, Mike Krompegal, Jon White Jr., Willy Decker, John Lutes, Joe Boswell, Corey Oltz, Keith Badiali, Mike Mahaney, Steve Davis, Thomas Holt

Did Not Start: David Forbis

Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Fourth-Place Bonus ($50 Gift Card): Rocky Warner
Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Top LA/TX Driver ($100 Gift Card): Tommy Rascoe
Beyea Custom Headers Bonus ($50): Ryan Godown (Redrew 12th)
Day Motor Sports Bonus (FREE Tire Certificate): Jack Lehner (sixth)
ERK Steering Repair Heat Winners ($50 Certificate): Willy Decker, Mike Mahaney & Erick Rudolph
FloRacing Heat Winners ($50): Willy Decker, Mike Mahaney & Erick Rudolph
Henry’s Exhaust Power Position ($50 Certificate): Eric Williams (11th)
Penske Racing Shocks Bonuses: Stewart Friesen ($150 – winner): Matt Sheppard ($75 – second); Ryan Godown ($50 – third); Kodey Keimig ($25 – 10th)
Shed Road Auto Parts Hard Charger ($50): Derrick McGrew Jr. (26th to seventh)
Wilwood Brakes ‘Lucky 7’ Bonus ($75 Certificate): Derrick McGrew Jr.

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