GEORGETOWN, DE – The stakes have risen for Friday night’s double-headliner event at Georgetown Speedway.
Thanks to the support of area businesses, BOTH the Sunoco Modified and Super Late Model divisions will compete for $3,250 to win on Blue Hen Dispose-All Night at the Sussex County half-mile oval this Friday, July 20.
The Sunoco Modified event was slated to pay $3,000 for its distance of 30 laps. Stockley Tavern, located just south of the speedway on Route 113 south, has posted a $250 cash bonus to bring the winner’s share to $3,250.
The accompanying Super Late Model 25-lap event was scheduled to offer $2,500 to the winner. The County Seat Cruisers group added $300 to bring that number to $2,800. Then, JD Shuckers Georgetown restaurant on Route 113 north of the speedway, bumped the Super Late Model top prize to $3,250 by adding $450.
And there’s more for the Super Late Model contingent. The Super Late Model event on Friday offers a valuable $1,000 guaranteed starting position for the Bedford (Pa.) Speedway’s Keystone Cup on Sept. 28-29. There are only two of these spots being offered across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic for this blockbuster event.
Also on the July 20 card: L&J Sheet Metal Crate 602 Sportsman ($1,000 to win with 15 or more cars, $600 to win with less than 15), Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Little Lincolns, Delmarva Chargers and Delaware Super Trucks.
Night sponsor Blue Hen Dispose-All will have equipment on display. Hurlock Auto & Speed Supply has sponsored a Kids’ Bicycle Giveaway. The County Seat Cruisers will have custom cars and hot rods outside the main gate early on in the night as well.
Pit gates open at 4 p.m. Grandstand gates are unlocked at 5 p.m. Hot laps hit the track at 6:45 p.m. Race time is 7:30 p.m.
Adult grandstand admission is $20. Seniors (ages 65 and up) and Students (ages 13-17) pay $16. Kids ages 9-12 pay $10. Children 8 and under are FREE.
Pit admission is $35 for ages 13 and up. Kids ages 6-12 pay $10. Children 5 and under pay $2.
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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