Friday Night Fun: USAC East Coast, L&J Sheet Metal Modifieds Double Up At Georgetown Speedway
Story By: Brett Deyo/Georgetown Speedway
Photos By: George Steigerwalt & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com
GEORGETOWN, DE – This Friday night (July 26) marks one of the most highly anticipated events of 2019 at Georgetown Speedway.
Blue Hen Dispose-All presents a full program of racing at the Sussex County half-mile oval with the return of the L&J Sheet Metal big-block/small-block Modifieds for the first time since May 17 and the inaugural visit by the traveling Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars to Georgetown.
$3,000 is on the line for the Modified contingent in a 30-lap feature event with $500 reserved for 10th-place and $300 to take the green flag.
Thanks to the support of local businesses, some extra cash bonuses have been added for L&J Sheet Metal Modified competitors.
The top-three regulars representing neighboring Delaware International Speedway in Delmar will share in bonuses of $250, $150 and $100, respectively, courtesy of Stockley Materials, with locations in Georgetown and Lewes.
The highest-finishing driver in the main event without a feature win in 2019 will take home $150 courtesy of Mr. Mulch in Seaford.
The top Small-Block (max. 363 cubic inches) in the rundown takes home $150 from the Stockley Tavern, located south of the speedway on Route 113 in Georgetown.
Jordan Watson leads the First State contingent into Georgetown on Friday. Watson, the Delaware International point leader, will take on the invaders with fellow First State competitors H.J. Bunting, his brother Joseph Watson, Jordn Justice, Kevin Sockriter, Scott Van Gorder and more.
Among the expected invaders are Jeff Strunk, Ryan Watt, Mike Gular, Richie Pratt Jr., Jimmy Horton, Ryan Krachun, Brandon Grosso and more.
For the first time ever, the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast 360 Sprint Cars roll into Georgetown competing in a 25-lap main event. Steven Drevicki of Reading, Pa., a three-time winner on the series this year, leads the USAC standings into Georgetown.
Chesapeake Paving/J.W. Brown Trucking Crate 602 Sportsman are back on the docket with a very healthy $1,000 going to the winner of the 20-lap event.
Completing the Friday program are the Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Car Club, Delaware Super Trucks and Delmarva Chargers, all competing in 12-lap feature events.
Pit gates open at 4 p.m. on Friday. Grandstand gates are unlocked at 5 p.m. Hot laps hit the track at 6:40 p.m., with racing at 7:30 p.m.
Adult grandstand admission is $20. Seniors (ages 65 and up) and Students (ages 13-17) pay $16. Kids 9-12 pay $10. Children 8 and under are FREE.
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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