The SST Modified Division at Wyoming County International Speedway continues to grow for 2006. The Super Short Track Racing Series (SST) was created to bring uniformity to the sportsman modified of the northeast. Utilizing similar rules and regulations and common tour point system the many tracks of the region are benefiting by the renewed interest of asphalt oval racing.
As a grass roots operation, the old Perry Speedway has received a face lift and a freshly developed outlook on network marketing. This combination of positive attributes works hand-in-hand with the new teams entering the division.
The competition level, however, is far from being grass roots or inexperienced, as the roster of some of the most competitive teams continues to migrate into the series. Teams are developing from upper-level divisions such as the ROC series and growing up from the super stock division of local tracks.
WCIS management estimates an increase in the 2005 roster to be as many as 20 teams, bringing the overall 2006 SST Modified WCIS roster to more than 50 participants. With the roster growing to this extent, fans should be able to view a strong field regularly on Sunday afternoon at the Perry BullRing (WCIS).
Technology and team dedication is pushing down SST Mod lap times to less than 15 seconds on the 1/3mile oval. Predictions of head tech-inspector Dennis Murphy Jr., could see lap times as low as 14.7-14.8. The quality of the teams overall at WCIS is constantly increasing and any one of the top 20 car field have a chance to take home the checkered flag.
Registered teams travel from Rochester, Buffalo, and the southern tier to challenge the Perry BullRing. The Wyoming County location is central to Western NY and acts as a hub for SST competition. WCIS is the only Sunday afternoon asphalt venue with fans able to enjoy the country setting with the roar of the competition.
A chance to meet many of the SST drivers on opening day, Sunday May 14th, will be structured for spectators on the track during the intermission. Fans will be able to speak directly with team representative and check out the sleek, low riding, open wheel machines set to compete in the feature event!