Story By: BRETT DEYO / GEORGETOWN SPEEDWAY – GEORGETOWN, DE – Modified competitors have 45,833 reasons to tow to Delaware next month.

The Northeast Modified opener is set for Friday-Saturday March 16-17 at Georgetown Speedway with the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial. On Saturday, the main attraction is the 49-lap event for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco, the first of eight events on the Velocita-USA South Region.

STSS big-block/small-block Modified competitors will battle for a massive total purse structure of $29,789 – the largest payout so far for the division at Georgetown.

The pay breakdown is: 1) $6,949; 2) $3,000; 3) $2,000; 4) $1,500; 5) $1,400; 6) $1,150; 7) $1,125; 8) $1,100; 9) $1,050; 10) $1,000; 11) $750; 12) $650; 13) $600; 14) $550; 15) $525; 16) $515; 17) $510; 18) $505; 19) $500; 20-Last) $490.

This year, in a new twist, a Friday night “small-block-only” preliminary program has been added.

A $4,049 winner’s share awaits the Small-Block victor after 30 laps from a posted purse of $16,044.

Combined, the Friday and Saturday Sunoco Modified payouts total $45,833!

Friday night’s Small-Block breakdown is as follows: 1) $4,049; 2) $2,000; 3) $1,000; 4) $850; 5) $750; 6) $700; 7) $650; 8) $600; 9) $550; 10) $500; 11) $400; 12) $350; 13) $325; 14) $315; 15) $305; 16-Last): $300.

Friday night includes the Sunoco Small-Block Modifieds, RUSH Crate Late Models, Delmarva Chargers and Delaware Super Trucks. STSS Modifieds and L&J Sheet Metal Crate 602 Sportsman will be allotted practice time.

On Saturday, STSS Sunoco Modifieds top the card with STSS L&J Sheet Metal Crate 602 Sportsman and features only for Delaware Super Trucks, Delmarva Chargers, Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars and Little Lincolns.

The first official on-track activity on the new progressively banked half-mile oval is slated for Saturday, March 10. Pit gates open at noon. Practice is slated for 1-5 p.m. Grandstand admission is free and pit admission is $20.

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Story By: BRETT DEYO / GEORGETOWN SPEEDWAY - GEORGETOWN, DE - Modified competitors have 45,833 reasons to tow to Delaware next month. The Northeast Modified opener is set for Friday-Saturday March 16-17 at Georgetown Speedway with the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial. On Saturday, the main attraction is the 49-lap event...