GEORGETOWN, DE – After an inspiring drive last Thursday at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., Larry Wight is looking for redemption this weekend at Georgetown Speedway.
The driver known as ‘Lightning Larry’ sliced through the field at Orange County in the ‘Hard Clay Finale’ crossing the line second behind Stewart Friesen after starting 26th – yes, outside Row No. 13 – in the 50-lap event.
Unfortunately for Wight, the car came up light on the scales and he relinquished the $5,400 second-place payday.
This Friday and Saturday (November 1 & 2) at Georgetown Speedway, Wight again teams up with Delaware-based car owner Gary Simpson to pilot the No. 12K for the Mid-Atlantic Championship, featuring the final round of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Velocita-USA South Region presented by Sunglass Central and Design for Vision.
The Phoenix, N.Y., native will be among the contenders in the 40-lap big-block/small-block Modified event offering as much as $7,000 to win thanks to the “Roll the Dice Challenge” sponsored by Stockley Materials.
“We will be back together this weekend,” Simpson said of his Wight. “If all goes well this year, we’d like to do more racing together with the Short Track Super Series in 2020.”
Wight will make his first visit to Georgetown since a 2008 DIRTcar-sanctioned event at the historic half-mile track.
Ten divisions of race cars will hit the progressively banked Georgetown oval for the event, with racing planned for both Friday and Saturday with $80,440 in purse money available to competitors.
On Friday night, Small-Block Modifieds (max. 370 cubic inches) headline the program with a 30-lap main offering a minimum of $3,000 to win. Should a driver post a $50 “Gambler’s Fee” that number will increase to $4,000. A $100 “Gambler’s Fee” will result in a $5,000 top prize. Friday’s “Gambler’s Fee” program is presented by Stockley Tavern.
RUSH Late Models will compete in a 20-lap race offering $1,000 to the winner.
Also on the Nov, 1 docket are the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Modified and Sunoco Super Late Model heat races plus 12-lap features for the Delaware Super Trucks and Delmarva Chargers.
Saturday’s program features last-chance qualifiers and 40-lap main events for the STSS Velocita-USA Modifieds and Sunoco Super Late Models. Each race pays $5,000 to win and increases to $6,000 with a $50 “Gambler’s Fee” and $7,000 with a $100 “Gambler’s Fee” posted. JD Shuckers of Georgetown sponsors the Sunoco Super Late Model “Gambler’s Fee” and Stockley Materials is the STSS Modified presenting partner.
The STSS Crate 602 Sportsman will race 20 laps for a $1,500 winner’s share, while the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series 305 Sprints make their first voyage to Georgetown for the season in their championship event.
Saturday’s program will conclude with 12-lap mains for the Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Little Lincolns and Delmarva Chargers.
A complete weekend schedule and breakdown can be found below.
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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Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend Breakdown
Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, Del.
Friday, November 1 & Saturday, November 2
Friday Night, November 1
Small-Block Modifieds – 30 Laps, $3,000 to win, $250 to start
$4,000 to win with $50 Gambler’s Fee – $5,000 to win with $100 Gambler’s Fee – presented by Stockley Tavern
RUSH Late Models – 20 Laps, $1,000 to win, $100 to start
Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Modified Heat Races
Sunoco Super Late Model Heat Races
Delaware Super Trucks (12 Laps)
Delmarva Chargers (12 Laps)
Pit Gates: 3 p.m. – Grandstand Gates: 5 p.m. – Hot Laps: 6:20 p.m. – Racing: 7:15 p.m.
Friday Adult Admission: $25 – Seniors (ages 65-plus) & Students (ages 13-17): $20 – Kids 9-12: $10 – Children eight and under FREE
Friday Pit Admission: $35 – Kids (ages 6-12): $10 – Children five and under: $2
Saturday Night, November 2
Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Velocita-USA South Region Championship Round – 40 Laps, $5,000 to win, $400 to start
$6,000 to win with $50 Gambler’s Fee – $7,000 to win with $100 Gambler’s Fee – presented by Stockley Materials
Sunoco Super Late Model Championship – 40 Laps, $5,000 to win, $400 to start
$6,000 to win with $50 Gambler’s Fee – $7,000 to win with $100 Gambler’s Fee – presented by JD Shuckers of Georgetown
STSS Crate 602 Sportsman South Region Finale – 20 Laps, $1,500 to win, $100 to start
Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series – 20 Lap Championship
Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars (12 Laps)
Little Lincolns (12 Laps)
Delmarva Chargers (12 Laps)
Pit & Grandstand Gates: 3 p.m. – Hot Laps: 5 p.m. – Racing: 6 p.m.
Saturday Adult Admission: $25 – Seniors (ages 65-plus) & Students (ages 13-17): $20 – Kids 9-12: $10 – Children eight and under FREE
Saturday Pit Admission: $40 – Kids (ages 6-12): $10 – Children five and under: $2
WEEKEND PASSES AVAILABLE:
Grandstand Adult Admission: $45 – Grandstand Senior/Student Admission: $35 – Grandstand Kid Admission: $15 – Weekend Pit Admission: $70