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Historic Georgetown Speedway Set To Live Another Year

1429624614Lease Agreement With BD Motorsports Media LLC Signed For 2016; Special-Event, Limited Schedule

GEORGETOWN, DE – A First State facility rich in history will live to see another year of auto racing.

On Tuesday, Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC signed a lease agreement with Seacoast Investments LLC to operate Georgetown Speedway in 2016 with a second-year option in place for 2017. A limited schedule of unique and special events will take place next season at the storied half-mile clay oval located just off the heavily traveled Route 113 corridor.

“There is a tremendous amount of support in Delaware for Georgetown Speedway,” Deyo said of the opportunity. “When Laura (Schafer, who had been leasing the speedway) made it known she was not going to renew her lease, the wheels started turning this past August. A number of people in the local business community have stepped up to make this possible.”

GeorgetownCrowd2During the last two years, Deyo and driver/racing businessman Eric Kormann have partnered to present the ‘Blast at the Beach’ midweek event at Georgetown. Both events were highly successful and drew large crowds and solid car counts with competitors from several surrounding states.

“I always respected the history of Georgetown, and definitely fell in love with the track after Eric led me down to promote our first race there in 2014,” Deyo said. “It’s an honor to have this opportunity to be part of the Georgetown legacy.”

The third annual ‘Blast at the Beach’ will of course be among the ’16 schedule highlights, again as a partnership with Kormann featuring the South Region of the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek. Kormann, who came on board with Schafer during the summer stretch last year, will again play a key role at Georgetown next season.

A number of different divisions are being looked at for the ’16 agenda. Scheduling will be done in conjunction with area speedways, namely neighboring Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del., to avoid conflicts and ensure maximum participation and attendance.

“We will be working closely with Charlie Cathell (Delaware International owner and promoter) and his family for the betterment of racing in Delaware as a whole,” Deyo said.

“The plan is to bring a variety of different classes to the track and make each event something special and different.”

Due to the speedway’s southern location, an early season March event is already in the planning stages. Deyo hopes to be able to kick off the ’16 dirt Modified season in the Northeast at Georgetown.

Local businesses looking to get involved either as marketing partners or to enable facility improvements are urged to contact Deyo by phone at 845.728.2781 or via e-mail: A complete website and social media overhaul is expected during the off-season.

“So far, the commitments from people in the area with businesses has been very encouraging,” Deyo said. “I am hoping the racing community can rally around Georgetown and keep the track thriving into the future.”

A general clean-up of the facility is planned with other projects pending as funding and time permit. Other news regarding the Georgetown ’16 season will be forthcoming.

Deyo will continue to organize the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek North and South regions in 2016. Scheduling is in the works for the series and will be released by early December.

Georgetown Speedway, originally constructed by Melvin L. Joseph in 1950, 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.

BD Motorsports Media LLC can be found online at or, on Facebook under “Short Track Super Series” and on Twitter @ShortTrackSS.  Calls should be directed to 845.728.2781 during business hours.



Super DIRTcar Series Brewerton event reset for Thursday Oct. 22

Brewerton SpeedwayMcDonald’s 100 will lead into Mega 3-day weekend at Weedsport

BREWERTON, N.Y. – Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 – The Super DIRTcar Series (SDS) Big-Block Modified McDonald’s 100 was rained out Friday at Brewerton Speedway and has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 22.

The revamped Brewerton schedule creates a rousing four-day finish to the 2015 dirt track season in central New York on the heels of NAPA Super DIRT Week’s Finale at the Fairgrounds.

Thursday’s SDS event at Brewerton will lead into “Last Call at the Port” weekend at Weedsport Speedway which commences with the decisive $7,500-to-win, 125-lap DIRTcar NE 358 Modified Series event Friday, October 23 accompanied by Big-Block Modified time trials for Saturday’s $20,000-to-win All Ways 150.

Racing begins at 7 p.m. on Friday. First race Saturday6 p.m.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars – “The Greatest Show on Dirt” will close out ‘Last Call at the Port’ weekend in memorable style Sunday, October 25. Time trials for the $10,000-to-win 30-lap event will begin at 4 p.m.

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Orange County Fair Speedway’s 2015 Eastern States Weekend Sets a Record for Prize Money

OCFS-Logo2More than $60,000 awaits a driver who can win both Modified championship races

MIDDLETOWN, NY ……..Six times in Orange County Fair Speedway’s Eastern States history, one driver has won both the Small Block Modified championship race and the headline Eastern States 200 in the same weekend. Danny Johnson swept both races in 1992 and Brett Hearn took top honors in both races five times—1986, 2002, 2004, 2012, and 2014.  But neither Johnson nor Hearn ever won as much money as a double victor will this year.

With $35,000 going to the winner of the 2015 Eastern States 200, and $15,000 to the Small-block Modified 100 victor, plus a $10,000 bonus for a sweep of the two races, one driver could leave the historic Middletown “Hard Clay” on Sunday evening, October 25 some $60,000 richer. And this doesn’t include special awards like $1,000 for fast time and the pole position in the 200 and $500 for the outside pole slot, nor the lap money in both races to the leader of each completed circuit.

The questions thus become, how many drivers will enter both races?  And who has to best chance of winning the double?

During Orange County’s 2015 weekly racing schedule, 19 different drivers raced one or more times in both the Big-Block Modified and the Small-Block Modified divisions. Of the 19, the best overall record was turned in by Tim Hindley, who was the runner up in the Big-Block standings and finished third in Small-Block points. Hindley has finished third in the last two Eastern States 200 races, but hasn’t had similar luck in the Small-Block event, dropping out last year and finishing 14th in 2013. Yet, based on his 2015 weekly performances in both divisions, Hindley has to be considered one of the favorites to join Johnson and Hearn in the exclusive weekend sweep club.

The 54th Annual Eastern States Weekend is the oldest continuously-run championship race weekend for dirt track Modifieds, is set for Friday through Sunday, October 23-25 at the newly refurbished Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York.  Friday action will fins Modified Time Trials, Modified Heats, Sportsman Time Trials, Sportsman Heats and a 50 Lap Sportsman Feature. Saturday action will have the Small Block Modifieds running Time Trials, Heats and a 100 Lap Feature Event, also in action on Saturday will be the CRSA Sprint Cars with heats and a 25 Lap Feature. On Sunday the Street Stocks will run heats and a 25 Lap Feature along with final chance races for the Modifieds to be followed by the Grand Daddy of All Modified Events – The 54th Annual Eastern States 200.  Call the Speedway Office for times and ticket information.