Story By: BRETT DEYO / GEORGETOWN SPEEDWAY – GEORGETOWN, DE – Georgetown Speedway has hosted a variety of excitement since its construction in 1949.
On Friday, July 26, a new chapter will be written in the history books.
The Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars make their first-ever appearance on the progressively banked half-mile as part of Blue Hen Dispose-All Night. The “double headline” show also features the L&J Sheet Metal Modifieds competing for $3,000 to win over 30 laps.
“This is something all-new for the fans of Georgetown Speedway,” promoter Brett Deyo said. “We are looking forward to doubling up wingless Sprint Cars with the Modifieds for one huge night.”
The USAC East Coast organization spans from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware, working hand-in-hand with the United Racing Club (URC) to provide 360 car owners, teams and drivers with the best possible schedules.
Steven Drevicki, Chandler Leiby and Eddie Strada lead the series points into the summer stretch, which includes the debut at Georgetown.
The Modifieds return to Georgetown for the first time since May 17 when Richie Pratt Jr. of Woodbury Heights, N.J., held off Anthony Perrego, Ryan Watt, Billy Pauch Jr. and Craig Von Dohren to take the victory aboard the Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz No. 51.
A solid field of 32 L&J Sheet Metal Modifieds participated in the May event.
On July 26, pit gates will open at 4 p.m. Grandstand gates are unlocked at 5 p.m. Hot laps get underway at 6:40 p.m. Racing gets the green flag at 7:30 p.m.
Grandstand admission is $20 for Adults, $16 for Seniors (ages 65 and up) and Students (ages 13-17), $10 for Kids (ages 9-12) and Children 8 and under are FREE.
Pit admission is $35 (Adults), $10 for Kids (ages 6-12) and Children 5 and under pay $2.