BATTLE OF THE BAY THURSDAY, APRIL 16 CANCELED BY COVID-19 (4-1-20)

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News from Delaware’s Historic Georgetown Speedway

Media Contact: Brett Deyo – georgetownspeedway@gmail.com or 302.563.4896 (GTWN)

For Immediate Release/April 1, 2020

Georgetown Speedway ‘Battle of the Bay’ Thursday, April 16 Canceled By COVID-19

GEORGETOWN, DE – A four-night speedweek for the RUSH Late Model Series – the ‘Battle of the Bay’ – has emerged as a favorite for competitors in the division and race fans in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ‘Battle of the Bay’ event at Georgetown Speedway on Thursday, April 16 has been canceled in addition to affiliate events at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del. (April 15), Potomac Speedway in Budd’s Creek, Md. (April 17) and Va.’s Winchester Speedway (April 18).

“We are all very disappointed, but this is the right decision at this time,” Georgetown promoter Brett Deyo said. “Vicki Emig and Mike Leone from the RUSH series have done a fantastic job with the ‘Battle of the Bay’ and it has attracted cars from a widespread geographic region to our facility.”

Georgetown and RUSH management will examine any open dates to possibly reschedule a touring series race later in the 2020 season.

Scheduled to accompany the RUSH Late Model event on April 16 was the Mark ‘Coot’ Williams Memorial for the Sunoco Super Late Models paying $3,026 to win. The event will be rescheduled to another date this season.

“We definitely want to make up the Mark Williams Memorial Race this year,” Deyo said. “We’ll find a place for it on our schedule once we get back to racing.”

The ‘Battle of the Bay’ event was also to include Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Delaware Super Trucks and Delmarva Chargers.

The next scheduled Georgetown Speedway event is slated for May 15 with the Deron Rust Memorial paying $3,960 to win for the L&J Sheet Metal Modifieds plus Chesapeake Paving/J.W. Brown Trucking Crate 602 Sportsman ($1,396 to win), Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Little Lincolns, Delaware Super Trucks and Delmarva Chargers.

Keep posted to the speedway website and social media for updates on that event.

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 www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com. Like Georgetown Speedway on Facebook, follow @thegtownspdwy on Twitter, e-mail georgetownspeedway@gmail.com or contact the speedway hotline at 302.563.GTWN (4896).

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