$81,440 In Purse Money Up For Grabs At Georgetown Speedway’s Two-Day Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend
$81,440 In Purse Money Up For Grabs At Georgetown Speedway’s Two-Day Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend October 27-28
Story By: Brett Deyo/Georgetown Speedway
Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com
GEORGETOWN, DE – Racers from across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic will travel to Georgetown Speedway Friday-Saturday, October 27-28 for Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend.
A new record $81,440 in purse money has been posted for the year-end spectacular at the Sussex County half-mile oval.
With two full days of racing, there is truly something for everyone.
The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP will conclude its eight-race Velocita-USA South Region with a 40-lap big-block/small-block Modified event paying $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green flag. STSS Modifieds compete in Friday qualifying heats. Saturday brings consolations and a 40-lap feature.
At the end of 40 laps, the $10,000 STSS South Region champion will be crowned.
Super Late Models make their fourth 2017 appearance at Georgetown with a 40-lap, $5,000-to-win, $400-to-start event. Super Late Models time trial and run heats on Friday; consolations and the 40-lap main event take place Saturday.
A Friday night 30-lap clash is set for small-block Modifieds, offering a $3,000 top prize and $300 to take the green flag. Teams competing in the small-block event Friday are permitted to enter big-block heat races with the same car.
L&J Sheet Metal Crate 602 Sportsman battle on Friday night with $1,000 going to the winner and $100 to take the green for 20 laps.
RUSH Crate Late Models return to Georgetown for the first time since July on Saturday of the two-day event. Like their Sportsman counterparts, the Crate Late Models race 20 laps with $1,000 reserved for the winner and $100 to start. Their program takes place on Saturday.
The Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series makes its inaugural Georgetown appearance on Saturday with a 20-lap main.
Completing the busy weekend are the Delmarva Chargers and Delaware Super Trucks, with feature events on both Friday and Saturday; Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars (Friday) and Little Lincolns (Saturday).
A complete weekend breakdown has been posted to the Georgetown Speedway website: http://www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com/?page_id=881
Rules for all classes are also available at the following link: http://www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com/?page_id=906
Registration is open for the STSS Modifieds, Super Late Models, small-block Modifieds, RUSH Crate Late Models and Crate 602 Sportsman. Forms have been posted on the Georgetown Speedway website.
The Quality Inn & Suites just north of the speedway on Route 113 in Georgetown has set aside a block of rooms for Friday and Saturday nights at a discounted rate of $108. To reserve a room, call 302.854.9400 and mention you are attending Georgetown Speedway.
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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