Green is Out: Danny Bouc, Michael Ballestero Quickest in All-Tech Open Practice

LAKE CITY, FL – The 2023 dirt Modified season is officially underway.

All-Tech Raceway hosted an Open Practice on Tuesday night, kicking off the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco ‘Sunshine Swing’ for the STSS Modifieds and STSS Crate 602 Sportsman.

On a wide, racy half-mile oval prepared by Wendell Durrance, 32 STSS Modifieds and 43 Crate 602 Sportsman took advantage of three-hour rounds of practice.

Danny Bouc of Pipersville, Pa., set the overall STSS Modified fast time with a lap of 18.907 seconds. Bouc was utilizing the Wegner Automotive ‘Weekend Warrior’ LS 427 cubic inch engine available for $22,500 at

Michael Ballestero of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., was the quickest STSS Crate 602 Sportsman competitor. Ballestero recorded a lap of 20.615 seconds.

At the conclusion of practice, STSS management hosted a “Racer Appreciation Party” with complimentary beverages courtesy of Rent Equip, Party Central and American Racer tires.

The ‘Sunshine Swing’ officially kicks off tonight at All-Tech with a 30-lap, $4,000-to-win STSS Modified event and 25-lap, $1,500-to-win headliner for the STSS Crate 602 Sportsman.

STSS Modifieds compete for escalating purses throughout the week: $4,000-to-win for 30 laps Wednesday (Feb. 8), $5,000-to-win for 35 laps Thursday (Feb. 9), $6,000-to-win for 40 laps Friday (Feb. 10) and $8,000-to-win for 50 laps Saturday (Feb. 11).

Wednesday (Feb. 8) and Thursday (Feb. 9) events pay $1,500 to win each for 25 laps, with Friday (Feb. 10) and Saturday (Feb. 11) offering 30-lap distances for $2,500 and $2,000 to win, respectively.

A complete information center including, times, prices, rules and pay structures for the ‘Sunshine Swing’ is available at:

All-Tech Raceway is located off Interstate 75 at 1024 SW Howell Rd. Lake City, FL 32024. Learn more at, call 386.754.RACE (7223) or like All-Tech Raceway on Facebook.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit, e-mail, 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, FloSports, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Rent Equip/Party Central, BDR Speed, Bicknell Racing Products, Ollie’s, Penske Racing Shocks, Wegner Automotive, River Valley Builders, Dirt Draft, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, DIG Race Products, Velocita-USA, Franklin Products, Design for Vision & Sunglass Central, Belmont’s Garage, Quality Drywall, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, Prime MAC Tools, F.X. Caprara Car Companies, Algonkin Motel, Beyea Custom Headers, Dirt Track Digest, EIBACH, Electric Neon Custom Signs, Fastline Performance, Flach Performance Products, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, Schultz Racing Fuel Cells, Spyder Filters, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO & Wilwood.