Georgetown Speedway Gobbler Notes – DTD Exclusive

By KEN BRUCE

The 2020 Northeast Dirt Modified racing has come to a close with yesterday’s running of the relocated ‘Gobbler’ at Georgetown Speedway.  The northern season ended just as it started with Stewart Friesen getting the win and the $6,000 that went along with it. Friesen dominated the race after taking the lead away early from Michael Maresca to score a 13 second victory over Anthony Perrego. Friesen dominance showed him lapping up to the eighth-place car when the checkered flag flew. Definitely one of the most dominate performances this writer has witnessed in 2020.

Gobbler Giblets

21 Modifieds signed in for action yesterday at Georgetown with Anthony Perrego and Stewart Friesen winning the two Modified heats…

Perrego was back behind the wheel of the Gary Simpson owned No. 12K car Saturday at Georgetown. Perrego has had success in the Simpson car before winning at Port Royal Speedway back in 2019. Perrego ran a strong race to finish second after being hindered by a bad draw. The No. 12K car that Perrego was driving was a recently acquired DKM chassis…




Rick Laubach made a last-minute decision to haul the No. 7 car down to Georgetown for Saturday’s Gobbler and it paid off with a solid third-place finish after a hard battle with Perrego…

Billy Pauch Jr., was a threat early on in the 35-lap feature event coming from starting 10th. Pauch was on the charge early and up to second when he pushed it a little too hard in turns one and two and ended up going over the berm and off the track to drop back. Pauch ended up doing that one more time in the same corners dropping him back even further, but he rallied back to finish seventh…

Great finish for the No 55 of Kevin Sockriter who ended up with a solid fifth-place finish yesterday. Sockriter was fast right from the get-go and even was able to pass Friesen in his heat race to take the lead until Friesen passed him back. In the feature, Sockriter ran in the top five the complete race…

After winning two feature events in our area the past two weeks at Bridgeport and BAPS, Maresca again made the long trip down to the First State. Maresca ran strong, but was only able to manage a fourth-place finish at day’s end. Maresca will be a driver to watch out for in 2021…

Dominick Buffalino made his official debut as the new driver of the Glenn Hyneman No. 126. Buffalino, who has not driven at Georgetown in at least five years, was solid all day ending up finishing eighth. This was the first time Buffalino had ever driven a car equipped with an open small-block and drove most of the race with brake issues…

Jim Britt had engine troubles in warmups ending his night in the No. 118…

The Watson brothers Jordan and Joseph did not fare well in the feature event with both drivers ending up with DNF’s…

Richie Pratt Jr was behind the wheel of his family owned No. 28 on Saturday with his normal ride, the No 51 being done for the year…

It was also announced yesterday that the ‘Speed Showcase 200’ will return to Port Royal Speedway in 2021 on October 14, 15, and 16 so mark your calendars. The STSS South Series will also be at Port Royal on March 21st for a regular series race…

On a final note for 2020, I would like to thank the track owners, promoters, and series operators for doing what they did in 2020 to give us a season to remember. Despite all the issues presented to them with the pandemic, we were able to get season of racing in the books. It was not what we expected when the season started, but everyone was very flexible, and it all came together. I especially want to thank the teams, the driver and most importantly the fans for making this a memorable season for everyone involved. Without the support of everyone this season could not have happened. Thank you all!

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