‘Thrilling’ Debut at All-Tech: Schilling, Wegner LS 427 Engine Turn Heads in Florida

‘Thrilling’ Debut at All-Tech: Schilling, Wegner LS 427 Engine Turn Heads in Florida

LAKE CITY, FL – The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco partnered with Casey Wegner of Wegner Automotive to develop a more affordable engine combination for the series and affiliate BD Motorsports Media LLC tracks.

The Wegner-built ‘Weekend Warrior’ LS 427 was born and incorporated into the series’ 2022 rule book.

During the recently completed ‘Sunshine Swing’ at All-Tech Raceway in Lake City, Fla., Capital District driver David Schilling turned heads with the engine, available through Wegner Automotive of Markesan, Wis., for $22,500.

East Greenbush, N.Y.’s Schilling drove into the Beyea Custom Headers Redraw during two of three completed events and earned two top-10 finishes, the latter of which turned heads throughout Wendell Durrance’s half-mile facility.

Schilling started the Friday feature from 21st position in his PMC-built chassis and at one point had climbed to fourth position before crossing the Sunoco Race Fuels checkered flag sixth.

Ultimately, he finished seventh in the overall ‘Sunshine Swing’ standings with more than 40 STSS Modified competitors registered.

The $22,500 Wegner Automotive ‘Weekend Warrior’ LS 427 is a turn-key race engine which comes dyno-tested, fully encrypted and sealed to prevent tampering. In addition, a hydraulic roller cam makes for a durable, low maintenance setup.

The ‘Weekend Warrior’ produces 750 horsepower and 625 foot-pounds of torque.

Learn more at the following link: https://wegnerautomotive.com/race-engines/dirt-ls-427/ or call 920.394.3557.

The Short Track Super Series continues its 2022 season at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C., Feb. 24-26 with the inaugural ‘Rebel 50’ for the STSS Halmar International ‘Elite’ program. STSS Modifieds compete for $25,000 to win in a 50-lap main offering a purse structure of more than $80,000. STSS Crate 602 Sportsman will take part in a $2,000-to-win main.

Fully paid qualifiers take place on Friday as part of Penske Racing Shocks Qualifying Night.

Complete ‘Rebel 50’ info can be found at the following link: http://shorttracksuperseries.com/event-info/

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or Instagram.

The Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, Insinger Performance, FloSports, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, River Valley Builders, Hurlock Auto & Speed, Velocita-USA, St. Lawrence Radiology, Design for Vision & Sunglass Central, Belmont’s Garage, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, Prime MAC Tools, F.X. Caprara Car Companies, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, EIBACH, Elite Welder Testing & Training, Flach Performance Products, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, Penske Racing Shocks, Schultz Racing Fuel Cells, Spyder Filters, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO, Wegner Automotive & Wilwood.