GEORGETOWN, DE – The Outlaws are coming!
In their only appearance this year not only in the state of Delaware – but the surrounding Mid-Atlantic area – the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Late Models invade Georgetown Speedway this Thursday, August 17 for the ‘Fulton Bank 40’ paying a massive $10,000 to win.
Thursday’s program marks the first-ever WoO Late Model appearance at Georgetown and the highest-paying event in track history!
The national WoO touring stars are set to tackle the fast half-mile oval, led by Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., who has won 12 of 31 events thus far on the circuit with the Rocket Chassis house car. Chris Madden of Gaffney, S.C., and Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., each with four wins, sit second and third, respectively.
Completing the top-10 in points are Tyler Erb of New Waverly, Texas; Devin Moran of Dresden, Ohio; Rick Eckert of York, Pa.; Eric Wells of Hazard, Ky.; Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa.; Frank Heckenast Jr. of Frankfort, Ill.; and Morgan Bagley of Gladewater, Texas.
Delaware drivers are gearing up for the ‘Fulton Bank 40’ to keep the cash in their home state, led by the most recent Georgetown Super Late Model winner Austin Hubbard of Seaford; Ricky Elliott of Seaford; Mark Pettyjohn and Kenny Pettyjohn, both of Milton; Amanda Whaley of Millsboro; Ross Robinson of Georgetown; Donald Lingo Jr. of Millsboro; Nick Davis of Gumboro; and many more.
A number of regional invaders are expected, led by defending Potomac (Md.) Speedway and Winchester (Va.) Speedway champion Dale Hollidge of Mechanicsville, Md. Hollidge is a past Georgetown victor, having topped the Ultimate Super Late Model Series visit in 2016.
Super Late Model winners in 2017 at Georgetown have been Chad Hollenbeck of Kingsley, Pa., in May and Hubbard in July.
For the ‘Fulton Bank 40’ pit gates will open at 3 p.m., with grandstand gates unlocking at 4 p.m. Hot laps will hit the track at 6:45 p.m. and time trials roll off at 7:30 p.m.
Joining the WoO Super Late models in action are the Delmarva Chargers, Delaware Super Trucks and Little Lincolns, all competing in 12-lap feature events.
Adult grandstand admission is $30. Seniors (ages 65 and over) and Students (ages 13-17) pay $25. Kids (ages 9-12) pay $15. Children eight and under are FREE.
Pit admission is $40 (ages 13 and up). Kids ages 6-12 pay $20. Children five and under pay $2.
In the event of inclement weather, a Friday, August 18 rain date is in place.
Georgetown Speedway, originally constructed by Melvin L. Joseph in 1949, is located at the intersection of Route 113 and Speedway Road in Georgetown, Del., just miles from the Delaware beaches and less than a 40-minute drive from Ocean City, Md.
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