Story By: BRETT DEYO / GEORGETOWN SPEEDWAY – GEORGETOWN, DE – The anticipated 2019 season at Georgetown Speedway is beginning to take shape with the first on-track action planned for March.
L&J Sheet Metal, based in Laurel, Del., has taken on the role of title sponsor for the Sussex County facility’s big-block/small-block Modified division in the upcoming season. Meanwhile, Sunoco Race Fuels, via distributor Insinger Performance, will claim naming rights of the Super Late Model division.
L&J Sheet Metal, owned and operated by Leroy Smith, is located at 136 Brooklyn Avenue in Laurel, Del., and services commercial and industrial clients in iron and metal fabrication, metalwork repair, metalworking and mobile welding. To learn more, call 302.875.2822. L&J Sheet Metal is a proud sponsor of Crate 602 Sportsman graduate Jordn Justice, who enters his second Modified season in ’19.
Modified racing at Georgetown in ’19 kicks off on March 15-16 with the annual Melvin L. Joseph Memorial featuring the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco on Saturday (March 16) and small-block Modifieds on Friday (March 15).
A total of three STSS-sanctioned events are on the schedule, including the nationally televised ‘Blast at the Beach’ on Tuesday, Aug. 27 and the Mid-Atlantic Championship to conclude the season on Friday-Saturday Nov. 1-2. The fall weekend includes small-block Modifieds on Friday and the STSS Modified Championship Round for the Velocita-USA South Region presented by Design for Vision and Sunglass Central on Saturday.
Other Modified events on the schedule include the Deron Rust Memorial (May 17) offering $3,960 to win plus $3,000-to-win programs on July 26 and Sept. 13.
Sunoco Race Fuels, the official fuel of Georgetown Speedway, signs on as the title Super Late Model division sponsor for ’19. As the largest manufacturer of racing gasolines in the world, Sunoco has a 40-year track record of winning performances. With an expanded product line, Sunoco offers drivers more choices than ever before. Learn more at www.sunocoracefuels.com. The Georgetown partnership with Sunoco is facilitated by regional distributor Insinger Performance of Dushore, Pa.
Super Late Models make their season debut on Thursday, April 19 with the Mark Williams Memorial offering $3,026 to the winner. Super Late Model competitors race for $3,500 to win as part of the ‘Clash for Cash’ on June 28, a record $12,000 to win on Thursday, Aug. 15 and $5,000 to win during Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend Friday-Saturday Nov. 1-2.