The Short Track Super Series Points Fund will donate over $ 160,000 next season. (Photo by Dan Demarco)
MILLSBORO, Del. – The modified Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series pilots powered by Sunoco will compete for a significantly increased point fund next year.
$ 162,300 in point fund cash will be distributed to modified competitors through the recently released Halmar International Elite Series, River Valley Builders North Region and Hurlock Auto & Speed Supply South Region.
The six-race Elite program will reward the champion with $ 25,000 out of a whopping $ 69,000 total split among the top 12 in the final tally.
Champions from the North and South regions will receive $ 15,000 for their efforts.
The River Valley Builders North Region program includes 10 races across New York City, Vermont and Pennsylvania. The 10-race series includes three Elite Series races: two of which pay $ 25,000 to win and one offers a top prize of $ 53,000.
Matt Sheppard, who was the 2019 and 2021 STSS North Region Champion, received $ 12,000 for each championship. The 2021 season has been cut short due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The Hurlock Auto & Speed South Region Tour includes 11 races ranging from Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Two Elite Series races are part of the South region, one paying $ 25,000 and the other $ 50,000.
Over the past three seasons, the Southern Region champion has received $ 10,000.
However, the payout increase does not stop at the top, as the top 12 pilots in each region will receive additional money, with the North and South regions now identical.
Fifth place in each region pays $ 3,000 and 12th is awarded $ 1,250. The points fund for each region totals over $ 46,000.