DELMAR, DE – The return of Kenny Brightbill to dirt Modified racing serves as a highlight of the rescheduled ‘Diamond State 50’ at Delaware International Speedway next Thursday, June 15.
The annual Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP stop to the Cathell family’s facility had been scheduled as a kickoff to Memorial Day weekend on May 25. However, rain forced the event’s postponement to June 15, headlined by a 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified main event offering $5,000-plus to the winner, $1,000 for 10th and $400 just to take the green flag.
The ‘Diamond State 50’ offers points toward the lucrative $10,000 STSS Velocita-USA South Region championship.
Living legend Brightbill, of Sinking Spring, Pa., with more than 440 career feature wins, will strap into a Keith Coulbourne-owned No. 55 at Delaware International. Brightbill is celebrating his 50th season of competition and 2017 is expected to be his last as a driver.
While he competes regularly in SpeedSTR racing at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa., a return to Modified racing was welcomed by Brightbill.
“It was like he never left,” offered Coulbourne, with whom Brightbill teamed to win five races and the ’10 Delaware International Speedway Modified championship. “He came down to get fitted in the car and as soon as he climbed in, he had a big smile on his face.”
Brightbill will drive as a teammate to Coulbourne’s regular driver Kevin Sockriter, who won his first Modified feature last year at Delaware International.
Brightbill’s most recent win in a Modified came on June 4, 2011 at Delaware International. He has since won in a SpeedSTR.
Joining the STSS Modifieds at Delaware International are the Crate 602 Sportsman, Delaware Super Trucks and Delmarva Chargers.
Complete rules, prices, times and race information for the ‘Diamond State 50’ can be found at the following link: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/diamond-state-50-rules-prices-general-info/
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Delaware International Speedway, located at 37854 Sussex Highway Delmar, Delaware 19940, is on the web at www.delawareracing.com and can be contacted by phone, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at 302.846.3911.
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Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Velocita South Region Schedule
Saturday, March 11 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown Del. – Melvin L. Joseph Memorial – WINNER: JIMMY HORTON
Sunday, April 23 – Bridgeport Speedway/Bridgeport, N.J. (Five-Eighths-Mile) – South Jersey Shootout – WINNER: STEWART FRIESEN
Tuesday, June 6 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – ‘Anthracite Assault’ – COMBO (Rain Date: TBA)
Thursday, June 15 – Delaware International Speedway/Delmar, Del. – Diamond State 50 (Rain Date: TBA) – AMERICAN RACER CUP CHALLENGE EVENT
Sunday, July 30 – Susquehanna Speedway/Newberrytown, Pa. – York County Nationals $10,000 to win (Rain Date: TBA)
Tuesday, August 29 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Blast at the Beach 4 (Rain Date: August 30)
Saturday, September 30 – Bridgeport Speedway/Bridgeport, N.J. (Three-Eighths-Mile) – Dirty Jersey (Rain Date: October 1)
Friday-Saturday, October 27-28 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del. – Mid-Atlantic Championship (Rain Date: Oct. 29) – CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS