HORSEHEADS, N.Y. — Story by Race Chaser Online New York Dirt Correspondent Steven Ovens — Fight Night All Star Street Stock Series photo —
Calling all Street Stock racers of New York State and Northern Pennsylvania- there’s a new traveling series coming to town in 2016.
The father-son duo of Dick Stark and Nick Stark, who are the proprietors of the Crate Sportsman Modified Grit Racing Series, announced the ‘Fight Night All Star Street Stock Series’ this past weekend at PRI in Indianapolis, IN. The full details of the series are being finalized, however the Starks shared the initial layout of the series to RaceChaserOnline.com on Saturday evening.
“We’ve always had a passion for full-fender racing,” said series co-organizer Nick Stark at PRI.
“Both Dad (Dick) and I started out in Stock Car racing and we’d like to see a resurgence of Street Stock racing. We see flashes of potential with shows like the Empire 100, so we’d like to build on those ideas and give it a kick in the rear.”
The series will consist of a schedule of less than 10 races, a number that was felt to attract cars from all over the dirt landscape but not force a commitment like you see on the Super DIRTcar Series for Dirt Modifieds. The events are targeted to average at least $500-to-win and $75-to-start with bigger races paying more with sponsorship support.
Series organizers shared that there will be a point fund as well as contingency prizes on tap for top finishers in the Fight Night All Star Series. Work was already underway this weekend at PRI to garner sponsorship and contingency support for the series in Indianapolis.
As with any Street Stock division across NY and PA, the biggest hot button item is typically the rules package that will be in place. The rules package is number one on the list for the Fight Night All Star Series to get ironed out for racers that have an interest in participating.
“One of our first objectives is to get the rules package in place for the 2016 series,” commented Stark.
“The Empire 100 rules package that Black Rock and now CMP will be using seems to cast a wide net of racers and track rules but we do have some tweaks to cast the net just a little bit further.”
Anyone with comments, suggestions or questions regarding the new Street Stock series is welcomed to contact Dick or Nick Stark via social media or on their Grit Racing Series website www.gritracingseries.com
The Fight Night All Star Street Stock Series is ramping up for their first season in 2016. If the current competition amongst the Street Stock ranks across New York and Pennsylvania is any indication, the Fight Night All Star Series will be can’t-miss races.
Stay tuned to RaceChaserOnline.com for further developments on the Fight Night All Star Street Stock Series and tune in to Turn 5 Live on the Performance Motorsports Network Tuesday nights at 7:30PM for exclusive interviews, announcements and Street Stock discussion.