Cajun Party Time: Five-Race Ollie’s ‘Cajun Swing’ Kicks Off Tuesday at Rocket Raceway Park
Written by Chris Moore
SHREVEPORT, LA – Cajun party time.
The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco heads to Texas and Louisiana for the third annual Ollie’s ‘Cajun Swing’ presented by Wegner Automotive Tuesday-Saturday Nov. 8-12.
The stars of the Northeast trek south to take on the growing field of ‘Cajun Region’ drivers in the Louisiana-Texas region.
Defending ‘Cajun Swing’ champion Ryan Godown of Ringoes, N.J., heads the Northeast class after claiming two wins during the five-night swing in 2021. Godown was victorious at Greenwood, La.’s Boothill Speedway – the site of this year’s $20,000-to-win ‘Gunslinger 50’ – and The Rev in Monroe, La.
Jackson, N.J.’s Steve Davis will join Godown as Garden State representatives in Louisiana and Texas.
The most dominant driver in Modified racing will also head south for the ‘Cajun Swing.’ Savannah, N.Y.’s Matt Sheppard has won four of the eight races contested in ‘Cajun Swing’ competition dating back to 2020, including both $20,000-to-win affairs.
Other Empire State drivers returning for another trip to the Bayou include Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y., a winner last season at Ark-La-Tex, Jack Lehner of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and Tyler Siri of Horseheads, N.Y.
Sheffield, Mass., resident Andy Bachetti headlines the strong list of first timers for the Ollie’s ‘Cajun Swing.’ The three-time STSS champion has recently committed to the trek into the Bayou.
Several other first-timers from New York will be making the trip as well including J.R. Hurlburt of Otego, N.Y., Darren Smith of Binghamton, N.Y., Rusty Smith of Oxford, N.Y., Danny Creeden of Wurtsboro, N.Y., Addison Bowman of Mexico, N.Y., Jim Introne Jr. of East Berne, N.Y., and East Greenbush, N.Y.’s David Schilling, who will be donning a full Ollie’s Bargain Outlet paint scheme.
Rex King Jr. will also be on hand, representing Bristolville, Ohio and Barry White and Craig Whitmoyer from Pennsylvania will all be making their inaugural ‘Cajun Swing’ trip.
The Ollie’s ‘Cajun Region,’ which just completed its second season of action, will have a strong contingent throughout the week as well.
Two-time defending series champion Caleb Dillard of Many, La., is set to take on the best of the Northeast along with fellow ‘Cajun Region’ winners this season Alan Myers of Sibley, La., Tommy Rascoe of Converse, La., Korey Keimig of Waxahachie, Texas, and Koty Adams of Doyline, La.
Five consecutive nights of racing are set for the ‘Cajun Swing’ this week.
The STSS heads to Rocket Raceway Park in Petty, Texas for a two-night stampede in the Lone Star State on Tuesday (Nov. 8) and Wednesday (Nov. 9).
Following the trip to Texas, the ‘Cajun Swing’ tours to Vivian, La., to visit Ark-La-Tex Speedway, the ‘Land of the Three Wide’ on Thursday (Nov. 10).
The trip concludes with two nights (Nov. 11 & 12) at Boothill Speedway, which is celebrating its 50th season of racing. The Saturday (Nov. 12) feature event takes the lead role of the weekend as the Modifieds go for 50 laps and a $20,000 top prize.
A complete information center for the Ollie’s ‘Cajun Swing’ presented by Wegner Automotive has been posted on the STSS website at: https://shorttracksuperseries.com/event-info/
The entire five-night swing will be broadcast live to a national audience on FloRacing (www.floracing.tv) as part of the $150 annual subscription.
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.
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.
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The Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, Insinger Performance, FloSports, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, BDR Speed, Halmar International, Ollie’s, River Valley Builders, Hurlock Auto & Speed, Velocita-USA, St. Lawrence Radiology, Franklin Products, 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, Wegner Automotive & Wilwood.
Ollie’s Short Track Super Series ‘Cajun Swing’ presented by Wegner Automotive
1 – Danny Baglio/Pineville, La.
2 – Jack Lehner/Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
4 – Koty Adams/Doyline, La.
4 – Andy Bachetti/Sheffield, Mass.
4 – Thomas Holt/McLeod, Texas
5* – Tyler Siri/Horseheads, N.Y.
6H – J.R. Hurlburt/Otego, N.Y.
6X – Rob Litton/Alexandria, La.
7 – Korey Keimig/Waxahachie, Texas
7 – Jody Mayne/Grand Saline, Texas
7 – Cody Robbins/Mansfield, La.
9 – Alan Myers/Sibley, La.
9S – Matt Sheppard/Savannah, N.Y.
9X – Jim Introne Jr./Hartford, N.Y.
12 – Darren Smith/Binghamton, N.Y.
12 – Addison Bowman/Mexico, N.Y.
12 ½ – James Griffin/Waskom, Texas
13 – Steve Davis/Jackson, N.J.
14 – Chase Hatton/Deberry, Texas
16X – Danny Creeden/Wurtsboro, N.Y.
18 – Caleb Dillard/Many, La.
20 – David Schilling/East Greenbush, N.Y.
R21 – Tommy Rascoe/Converse, La.
22 – Anthony Meek/Markee, La.
25R – Erick Rudolph/Ransomville, N.Y.
26 – Ryan Godown/Ringoes, N.J.
27 – Kody Keimig/Waxahachie, Texas
28 – David Forbis/Bossier City, La.
29 – Corey Oltz/Lake Charles, La.
33 – Richard Holt/McLeod, Texas
34 – Rusty Smith/Oxford, N.Y.
35 – Keith Badiali/Benton, La.
39 – Dale Wester/Ovilla, Texas
42 – Joe Boswell/Shreveport, La.
42 – Timothy Holt/Rodessa, La.
43 – Mike Krompegal/Shreveport, La.
44 – Brother Fowlkes/Woodworth, La.
55X – Brent Buckley/Shreveport, La.
77 – Glenn Stone/Longview, Texas
99 – Craig Whitmoyer/Hamburg, Pa.
131 – Barry White/Mertztown, Pa.
165 – Rex King Jr./Bristolville, Ohio
959 – John Lutes Jr./East Berne, N.Y.