Georgetown Speedway Returns to Action Friday, September 29 with $3,000-to-win ‘September Showdown’ Special

GEORGETOWN, DE – Almost one month to the day of the last racing activity on the half-mile, Georgetown Speedway is back in action on Friday, September 29.

The ‘September Showdown’ is set for the historic facility, headlined by a $3,000-to-win, 30-lap program for big-block/small-block Modifieds plus a full program of racing to include L&J Sheet Metal Crate 602 Sportsman, Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Little Lincolns, Delmarva Chargers and Delaware Super Trucks.

In five Modified events thus far at Georgetown in 2017, there have been five different winners: Jimmy Horton (March 11), Danny Johnson (May 15), Stewart Friesen (June 2), Billy Pauch Jr. (July 21) and Duane Howard (August 30).

A field of invaders is shaping up to challenge for Friday night’s checkered flag including red-hot Ryan Watt, Craig Von Dohren, Pauch Jr., Frank Cozze (his first Georgetown start since March), Ryan Godown, Brandon Grosso, David Van Horn Jr., Horton, Richie Pratt Jr. and more.

From the north, Sheffield, Mass., native Andy Bachetti and Middletown, N.Y.’s Anthony Perrego have set plans to make the long tow to Delaware.




The First State drivers will be out to keep the money in their home state led by Jordan Watson, Matt Jester, H.J. Bunting, Kevin Sockriter and more.

In addition to the healthy posted payout for 30 laps, a two-night point fund has been established in conjunction with the Short Track Super Series ‘Dirty Jersey 5’ on Saturday (Sept. 30) at Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway. The top-five drivers accruing the most points on Friday and Saturday combined will share in a $1,500 total point fund: 1) $500 – 2) $400 – 3) $300 – 4) $200 – 5) $100.

Pit gates open at 4 p.m.  Grandstand gates are unlocked at 5 p.m. Hot laps hit the track at 6:20 p.m. Racing gets underway at 7:15 p.m.

Adult grandstand admission is $20. Seniors (ages 65 and up) and Students (ages 13-17) pay $16. Kids (9-12) pay $10 and Children 8 and under are admitted FREE.

Pit admission is $35 (ages 13 and up) with no license required. Kids (ages 6-12) pay $10. Children five and under pay $2.

Complete event information can be found at the following link: http://www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com/?page_id=884

The night’s order of events has been posted: http://www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com/?page_id=892

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.

A new website is live for the speedway at www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com. Like Georgetown Speedway on Facebook, follow @thegtownspdwy on Twitter, e-mailgeorgetownspeedway@gmail.com or by contacting the speedway hotline at 302.563.GTWN (4896).