Brett Tonkin (15), Mike Franz (2) and Danny Tyler battle during Short Track Super Series preliminary action on Saturday at Cherokee Speedway. (Adam Fenwick Photo)
The Short Track Super Series, shown here earlier this year at Cherokee Speedway, will visit Port Royal Speedway for a $53,000-to-win event in October. (Adam Fenwick Photo)

Speed Showcase At Port Royal To Offer $53,000 Payout

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – After being postponed by COVID-19 regulations in March, the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series fueled by Sunoco Speed Showcase at Port Royal Speedway was rescheduled to mid-October.

The event has now reached epic proportions for big-block/small-block modified teams.

The Speed Showcase 200 weekend will now take place Oct. 15-17 at Port Royal, headlined by a 200-lap event offering $53,000-to-win from a total purse structure of more than $125,000.

The event takes the place of the scheduled Fonda 200 weekend at Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway, originally slated for Sept. 17-19 at the Track of Champions. Regulations in place by the New York State Democratic Party and Governor Cuomo will not allow for the Fonda 200 this season.

BD Motorsports Media LLC will present the replacement Speed Showcase 200 at Port Royal, providing teams with a huge payday.

“With the events unfolding in New York State, it has become clear the Fonda 200 was not going to be a possibility,” STSS organizer Brett Deyo said. “We’re hoping to recreate the excitement of the Fonda 200 at a facility that is widely recognized as one of the best in the entire country.”

STSS South Region rules will be utilized for this event. The race format will be identical to that used last year in the return of the Fonda 200 at Fonda Speedway.

Crate 602 Sportsman will also be included in the event, running a 50-lap event with $2,500 reserved for the winner.

BD Motorsports Media LLC has been working with management of Port Royal Speedway to outline a full schedule of events for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Sunday will be reserved as a rain date.

“We’re finalizing all the details currently, but we wanted to get the word out to fans and competitors to save the dates and make plans to be part of history,” Deyo said. “Just like anything else in the year 2020, we are evolving with restrictions and regulations to keep dirt Modifieds on the track and fans in the stands.”

Pricing, times and a schedule of events will be released in the coming weeks as details are finalized.