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Milestone Short Track Super Series Cajun Region Opener March 27 at Chatham

CHATHAM, LA – Another milestone date for the Short Track Super Series (STSS) is set for Saturday, March 27.

The Short Track Super Series Cajun Region hosts its inaugural event at Jerry Hobson’s Chatham Speedway on the 27th of March, kicking off the series’ first year on the Bayou for Northeast-style Modifieds.

The Day Motor Sports point series begins at Chatham with a 25-lap main event preceded by 8-lap heat races. The event carries a rain date of Saturday, April 3.

Chatham has been a key player in the growth of the division in Louisiana. Last season, Hobson gave the Northeast drivers an opportunity to race in May during the COVID-19 restrictions in May with a pair of events won by Larry Wight and Matt Sheppard.

In November, the STSS made a trek to “the Boot” for the ‘Mods in the Marsh 75’ at Chatham and Sheppard walked off with a $20,000 payday.

Now, with the STSS taking the reigns of the former Southern Super Modified Series, continued growth is expected throughout the season. A successful pre-season Competitor Meeting in Shreveport, La., set the stage for solid car counts at ’21 events.

On March 27, pit gates open at 3 p.m.  Hot laps begin at 6 p.m., with racing at 7 p.m.

Pit admission is $35. Transponders are required for STSS Modifieds and rentals are available for $10.

Grandstand admission is $15. Kids 10 and under are FREE.

A reminder to race teams: if you have not filed a membership for the 2021, season it can be turned in at Chatham. The link follows: https://shorttracksuperseriescajun.com/?page_id=72

All current STSS Cajun Region information has been posted on the new series website at www.shorttracksuperseriescajun.com.

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.

STSS Cajun Region Registrations Filed (*as of March 16)

G1 – Gerald Cook/Robeline, La.
4 – Thomas Holt/Atlanta, Texas
7 – Cody Robbins/Mansfield, La.
9R – Tommy Rascoe/Converse, La.
18 – Caleb Dillard/Many, La.
21 – Jimmy McCommas/Mesquite, Texas
22 – Keith Meek/Pitkin, La.
28 – David Forbis/Bossier City, La.
29 – Corey Oltz/Lake Charles, La.
33 – Richard Holt/McLeod, Texas
35 – Keith Badiali/Benton, La.
42X – Joe Boswell/Shreveport, La.
44 – Brother Fowlkes/Woodworth, La.
B52 – Brandon Hightower/Natchitoches, La.
55X – Brent Buckley/Shreveport, La.
77X – Glenn Stone Jr./White Oak, Texas
85 – Tim Bates Racing (Driver TBA)
97 – Greg Dillard/Robeline, La.

Short Track Super Series Cajun Region Launches with Competitor Meeting

SHREVEPORT, LA – History was made on Saturday afternoon in the Bayou State.

Northeastern-style Modified racers from Louisiana and Texas converged in Shreveport, La., for the first official Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Cajun Region event: a Competitor Meeting held at Shane’s Seafood & BBQ on Mansfield Road.

STSS founder Brett Deyo introduced Louisiana residents Chris and Tim Bates as the Series Directors for the first-year Cajun Region, a transition from the Southern Super Modified Series group.

A healthy congregation of racers took part in the informational gathering, which got underway with a traditional Louisiana Catfish lunch.

Deyo publicized an introductory 10-race point schedule with visits to Chatham (La.) Speedway, Sabine Motor Speedway in Many, La., and 171 Speedway in Leesville, La.

Jerry Hobson’s Chatham facility plays host to the inaugural race on Saturday, March 27. Hobson has been a staunch supporter of the division’s growth in the area.

Additional dates are in the works with a target of 12-13 points-paying shows.

The point season is currently scheduled to conclude on Oct. 9 at 171 Speedway.

Deyo outlined a dramatically increased pay structure for any event attracting 10 or more cars with $1,000 going to the winner, $750 for second and $200 just to take the green flag.

Tim Bates Painting announced a $3,000 contribution to the 2021 STSS Cajun Region point fund.

A $25 per-car, per-event payment from Day Motorsports of Tyler, Texas will fill out the point fund for the inaugural season. The fund will be distributed prior to the ‘post-season’ events Nov. 10-13.

The aforementioned ‘post-season’ will include the combined STSS and STSS Cajun Region ‘Cajun Swing’ with back-to-back races at Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian, La., on Nov. 10 and 11 ($4,000 to win Wednesday and $5,000 to win Thursday) before venturing to Chatham for Qualifying Night on Friday (Nov. 12) and the $20,000-to-win ‘Mods in the Marsh 75’ on Saturday (Nov. 13).

Deyo outlined the ’21 rules and procedures for the Cajun Region and answered questions for competitors on hand.

Seventeen memberships were filed at the meeting for teams planning to compete in the Cajun Region.

All current STSS Cajun Region information has been posted on the new series website at www.shorttracksuperseriescajun.com.

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.


STSS Cajun Region Registrations Filed Feb. 27

G1 – Gerald Cook/Robeline, La.
4 – Thomas Holt/Atlanta, Texas
7 – Cody Robbins/Mansfield, La.
9R – Tommy Rascoe/Converse, La.
18 – Caleb Dillard/Many, La.
21 – Jimmy McCommas/Mesquite, Texas
22 – Keith Meek/Pitkin, La.
28 – David Forbis/Bossier City, La.
33 – Richard Holt/McLeod, Texas
35 – Keith Badiali/Benton, La.
42X – Joe Boswell/Shreveport, La.
44 – Brother Fowlkes/Woodworth, La.
B52 – Brandon Hightower/Natchitoches, La.
55X – Brent Buckley/Shreveport, La.
77X – Glenn Stone Jr./White Oak, Texas
85 – Tim Bates Racing (Driver TBA)
97 – Greg Dillard/Robeline, La.

Short Track Super Series Cajun Region Competitor Meeting Postponed to Saturday, February 27

SHREVEPORT, LA – A widespread deep freeze across Louisiana and Texas including iced-over roads and mass power outages, with more freezing precipitation expected, has led to the postponement of the Short Track Super Series ‘Cajun Region’ Competitor Meeting.

The gathering had been planned for this Saturday (Feb. 20) but has been postponed by seven days until Feb. 27 due to the extreme weather conditions.

The Competitor Meeting will take place Feb. 27 at Shane’s Seafood & BBQ Mansfield Road Location in Shreveport, La., starting at noon. The meeting is open to all current and potential STSS Modified ‘Cajun Region’ competitors and speedway promoters in the area with interest in the series.

The meeting will be led by STSS organizer Brett Deyo and STSS Cajun Region series directors Chris and Tim Bates providing an overview of the 2021 schedule which is in its final stages, race procedures, rules and answering questions.

“Chris and Tim (Bates) saw the interest in new teams wanting to get involved in the series,” Deyo said. “They felt a meeting would help answer a lot of questions and I agree 100-percent. We are seeing substantial growth and face-to-face conversations will help continue the positive momentum.”

The Cajun Region kicks off on Saturday, March 27 at Jerry Hobson’s Chatham (La.) Speedway.

Day Motorsports of Tyler, Texas has been named the official Cajun Region American Racer tire distributor and will provide a point fund for the series’ first season.

Competitors can purchase ’21 STSS Cajun Region memberships during the meeting. To print and complete a membership form in advance, visit the following link: https://shorttracksuperseriescajun.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/2021STSSMembershipCajunRegion.pdf

Shane’s Seafood & BBQ Mansfield Road is located at 9176 Mansfield Road Shreveport, LA 71118.

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’ Competitor Meeting Set for Saturday, February 20

SHREVEPORT, LA – The inaugural season for the Short Track Super Series (STSS) ‘Cajun Region’ hosts its first official event on Saturday, Feb. 20 with a Competitor Meeting.

The gathering will take place on Feb. 20 at Shane’s Seafood & BBQ Mansfield Road Location in Shreveport, La., starting at noon. The meeting is open to all current and potential STSS Modified ‘Cajun Region’ competitors and speedway promoters in the area with interest in the series.

The meeting will be led by STSS organizer Brett Deyo and STSS Cajun Region series directors Chris and Tim Bates providing an overview of the 2021 schedule which is in its final stages, race procedures, rules and answering questions.

“Chris and Tim (Bates) saw the interest in new teams wanting to get involved in the series,” Deyo said. “They felt a meeting would help answer a lot of questions and I agree 100-percent. We are seeing substantial growth and face-to-face conversations will help continue the positive momentum.”

The Cajun Region kicks off on Saturday, March 27 at Jerry Hobson’s Chatham (La.) Speedway.

Day Motorsports of Tyler, Texas has been named the official Cajun Region American Racer tire distributor and will provide a point fund for the series’ first season.

Competitors can purchase ’21 STSS Cajun Region memberships during the meeting. To print and complete a membership form in advance, visit the following link: https://shorttracksuperseriescajun.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/2021STSSMembershipCajunRegion.pdf

Shane’s Seafood & BBQ Mansfield Road is located at 9176 Mansfield Road Shreveport, LA 71118.

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.  Find “Short Track Super Series Cajun Region” on Facebook or on Instagram at @shorttrackss_cajun_region.

Short Track Super Series 2021 ‘Cajun Swing’ Dates Set for Nov. 10-13

MILLSBORO, DE – The details are set for the 2021 edition of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco ‘Cajun Swing’ in November.

Both Jerry Hobson, promoter of Chatham Speedway in Chatham, La., and Gene Boyter of Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian, La., have both renewed their commitment to STSS organizer Brett Deyo for the ’21 season.

“The ‘Cajun Swing’ showed so much potential in 2020 despite being a late addition to the schedule and battling COVID travel restrictions,” Deyo said. “We had so much positive feedback from traveling and local racers and fans watching from home on Dirt Track Digest TV. We now have the entire year to build and promote the swing.”

Ark-La-Tex, located just miles from the Texas border, will be the first to host the rumble of the STSS big-block/small-block Modifieds on Wednesday, November 10 (40 laps, $4,000 to win) and Thursday, November 11 (50 laps, $5,000 to win) to kick off the Bayou State visit.

Ark-La-Tex promoter Gene Boyter only hosts limited events at his facility but couldn’t wait to bring the STSS Modifieds back to town.

“I really enjoyed it,” Boyter said.

He wasn’t lying. Boyter, who races locally in the Pro Mod class, liked the Northeast Modifieds so much that he now owns one. He recently purchased a Hig Fab Chassis and is readying it for competition in 2021.

Following a pair of nights at Ark-La-Tex, the teams move 115 miles east to Chatham Speedway for the ‘Mods in the Marsh 75’ weekend. Friday, November 12 will be reserved for Qualifying Night, with the $20,000-to-win, 75-lap main event on Saturday, November 13.

Further information, bonuses and incentives for teams will be released throughout the summer months. Support divisions will be included on each night throughout the swing.

Locally, the STSS ‘Cajun Region’ for Louisiana-Texas Modified competitors continues to build. The season opener is planned for Saturday, March 27 at Chatham Speedway with a dozen events expected. A new website has been established for the ‘Cajun Region’ at www.shorttracksuperseriescajun.com.

Ark-La-Tex Speedway is located at 13035 Boyter Lane Vivian, LA 71082. To learn more, contact the speedway office at 318.375.3470 or visit the website at www.arklatexspeedway.net.

Chatham Speedway is located at 14325 Highway 4 Chatham, LA 71226. The speedway website is www.chathamspeedway.com and promoter Jerry Hobson can be reached by phone at 318.381.7972.

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, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Hurlock Auto & Speed, Velocita-USA, Belmont’s Garage, Design for Vision/Sunglass Central, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, EIBACH Springs, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, K&N, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, QA1, Racing Optics, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO, Velocita, WELD Racing & Wilwood.

Day Motor Sports Named American Racer STSS Cajun Region Tire Supplier for 2021

TYLER, TX – The first piece of the Short Track Super Series (STSS) Cajun Region is in place for 2021.

Day Motor Sports of Tyler, Texas has been named the official distributor of the American Racer tires utilized by the STSS Cajun Region big-block/small-block Modifieds during the ’21 season.

The Southern Super Modified Series has been rebranded the STSS Cajun Region for next season and beyond, with marketing, scheduling and contingency award support offered by BD Motorsports Media LLC. An announcement during the recent ‘Cajun Swing’ in November set the path for the series under the STSS moniker.

American Racer will be the tire of choice for the STSS Cajun Region for the ’21 season and beyond as the Northeast-style Modifieds regain momentum in Louisiana and Texas.

Tire compounds for the ’21 season are as follows:

Left-Front: American Racer SD 33
Right-Front: American Racer SD 38
Left-Rear: American Racer SD 38 or SD 44
Right-Rear: American Racer SD 44 or SD 48

The agreement will also allow for a base point fund for the series, which is anticipated to hold approximately a dozen events from March through October. Should the series draw an average of 15 cars over 12 events, the base point fund will be approximately $4,000. That number, of course, can be increased by additional marketing partners or a higher car count.

Day Motor Sports is located at 6100 US Highway 69 North Tyler, Texas 75706 and can be reached by phone at 800.543.6238 or 903.593.9815. Like Day Motor Sports on Facebook or visit the official website: www.daymotorsports.com. Day Motor Sports has been in business for over 40 years serving retail and wholesale customers alike.

Scheduling for the STSS Cajun Region will begin shortly with additional announcements to come. Follow along on Facebook with the Short Track Super Series Cajun Region.

The STSS Cajun Region is the avenue for big-block/small-block Modified competitors looking to advance the division in Louisiana and Texas.

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, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, Velocita-USA, Design for Vision/Sunglass Central, Rob Sherlock Roofing, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, EIBACH Springs, Escape RV, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Land Hoe Maintenance, K&N, MJK Home Maintenance, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, QA1, Racing Optics, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO, Velocita, WELD Racing & Wilwood.

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