GEORGETOWN, DE – They say $5 won’t get you much these days.
On Thursday, August 15, it will. For the first time, Georgetown Speedway will host a ‘Fan Appreciation Night’ offering $5 grandstand admission for fans. This first-time happening will reward loyal supporters of the speedway and introduce new faces into the grandstand at the historic Sussex County oval.
RUSH Late Models headline the program, competing over a distance of 25 laps for a very hefty $2,000 to win!
The RUSH-sanctioned Late Model division makes its fourth Georgetown appearance of 2019. Winners have included Michael Duritsky (March 17), Max Blair (April 18) and Matt Hill (June 29).
Chesapeake Paving/J.W. Brown Trucking Crate 602 Sportsman will compete in a 20-lap race paying the winner $1,000.
Crate 602 Sportsman winners thus far in 2019 have included Adam McAuliffe (March 16), Joe Toth (May 17) and Scott Hitchens (July 26).
Also on the card are 12-lap features for the Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Little Lincolns, Delmarva Chargers and Delaware Super Trucks.
Gates will open at 5 p.m. Hot laps will be called at 6:40 p.m., with racing at 7:30 p.m.
Grandstand admission is $5. Kids 8 and under will be admitted FREE.
Pit admission is $35 for ages 13 and up. Kids (ages 6-12) pay $10. Children 5 and under pay $2.
Originally, the August 15 date had been reserved for a Super Late Model event offering $12,000 to the winner. This event has been scrapped due to very unhealthy car counts for the division across Delmarva and beyond.
The most recent event for the division at Georgetown on June 29 paying $3,500 to win drew just 11 Super Late Models.
Across the region, Md.’s Potomac Speedway has attracted 12 and 10 Super Late Models, respectively, in its last two events. Neighboring Delaware International Speedway in Delmar has averaged 8-10 cars. Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway had just 10 cars start the main on July 20. Bedford (Pa.) Speedway’s typically well attended Fair Race on July 27 pulled 11 Super Late Models.
“Tim (Christman, event co-promoter) and I looked at the health of the division in the region and we felt we would not be able to assemble a field worthy of a $30 ticket for the fans,” Georgetown promoter Brett Deyo said. “There just aren’t enough Super Late Models actively participating in events.”
Super Late Models will remain part of the Mid-Atlantic Weekend two-day event at Georgetown Friday-Saturday Nov. 1-2.
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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