Deron Rust Memorial Brings Georgetown Speedway to Life Saturday

GEORGETOWN, DE – It’s time to go racing.

On Saturday (June 13), Georgetown Speedway returns to action with the Deron Rust Memorial, bringing auto racing back to the Sussex County half-mile oval for the first time since March 8.

Fans are permitted in the grandstands for this event! The Deron Rust Memorial can also be viewed online via Dirt Track Digest TV (

L&J Sheet Metal Modifieds headline the event with the $3,960-to-win, 33-lap main event offering $296 just to take the green flag.

A star-studded field is lining up for the annual race in memory of promoter and racer Rust, who passed away in March 2013. Among the expected invaders are Billy Pauch Sr. and Jr., Jeff Strunk, Mike Gular, Danny Bouc, Duane Howard, Ryan Watt, Brandon Grosso, Neal Williams and many more.

The Delaware contingent will look to defend home turf led by defending Delaware International Speedway champion Jordan Watson, who also topped the Mid-Atlantic Championship Race at Georgetown last November.

Both the Chesapeake Paving/J.W. Brown Trucking Crate 602 Sportsman and RUSH Late Models will compete in 20-lap mains offering $1,396 to win.

The Modifieds, Crate 602 Sportsman and RUSH Late Models will be competing for Georgetown’s Sunoco Championship point standings.

Also on the card are Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars (12 laps), Little Lincolns (12 laps), Delmarva Chargers (12 laps) and Delaware Super Trucks (12 laps).

Pit gates open at 4 p.m. Grandstand gates unlock at 5 p.m. Hot Laps get underway at 6:40 p.m., with racing at 7:30 p.m.

Grandstand admission is $20 for Adults, $16 for Seniors (ages 65 and up) and Students (ages 13-17), $10 for Kids (ages 9-12) and Children 8 and under are FREE.

Pit admission is $35 (ages 13 and up), $10 for Kids (ages 6-12) and $2 for Children 5 and under.

The Dirt Track Digest TV online viewing link follows:

Fat Daddy’s BBQ will be open and serving delicious food and drinks.

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 website is live for the speedway at Like Georgetown Speedway on Facebook, follow @thegtownspdwy on Twitter, e-mail or contact the speedway hotline at 302.563.GTWN (4896).