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Georgetown Speedway Releases Diverse 2016 Schedule Of Events

GEORGETOWN, DE – As time winds down to the opening green flag of the season in Delaware, Georgetown Speedway’s promotional team has announced its schedule for 2016.

A diverse agenda of special events is set for the historic half-mile clay oval under the management of BD Motorsports Media LLC starting in March and operating through November with seven unique race dates.

A variety of divisions are on the agenda including big-block Modifieds, small-block Modifieds, 360 Sprint Cars, Super Late Models, Crate 602 Sportsman, Southern Delaware Vintage Cars, Delmarva Chargers, Delaware Super Trucks and Little Lincolns.

Now that the schedule has been established, season passes and reserved pit parking are available. Full-season pit passes are $200. Grandstand passes are $100. Each includes admission to all events being contested at Georgetown this season.

Reserved pit parking is being sold on a first-come, first-served basis at $125 per spot annually.

Season pass and parking forms have been posted on the speedway website at: http://www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com/?page_id=78

The Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP South Region starts and concludes its championship battle at Georgetown with the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial in March and the traditional Eric Kormann/Brett Deyo-promoted ‘Blast at the Beach 3’ midweek program in late-August.

For the first time, the Ultimate Super Late Model Series visits Delaware on Thursday night, June 2 as part of the Colonial Clash Championship partnered with Potomac (Md.) Speedway, Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Va., and Winchester (Va.) Speedway.

By popular demand, the United Racing Club (URC) 360 Sprint Cars have two dates on the schedule: one during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend at nearby Dover, Del., in May and another in July.

A pair of practice sessions are set to open the season at Georgetown: the first on Saturday, March 5 and a second on Friday, March 11. Both are open to all types of race vehicles able to pass safety inspection.

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.

A new website is online for the speedway at www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com. Visit Georgetown Speedway on Facebook, e-mail georgetownspeedway@gmail.com or contact Brett Deyo at 845.728.2781 during business hours for more information.

Georgetown Speedway 2016 Schedule of Events

Saturday, March 5 Open Practice: all divisions welcome

Friday, March 11 Open Practice: all divisions welcome

Saturday, March 12 Melvin L. Joseph Memorial: Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP South Region Modifieds, Crate 602 Sportsman, Southern Delaware Vintage Racing Club, Little Lincolns, Delmarva Chargers & Delaware Super Trucks (Sunday, March 13 rain date)

Friday, March 25 Deron Rust Memorial: Small-Block Modifieds $3,396 to win, Crate 602 Sportsman, Southern Delaware Vintage Racing Club, Delmarva Chargers & Delaware Super Trucks

Friday, May 13 United Racing Club (URC) 360 Sprint Cars, Crate 602 Sportsman, Southern Delaware Vintage Racing Club, Delmarva Chargers & Delaware Super Trucks

Thursday, June 2 Colonial Clash Championship: Ultimate Super Late Model Series $4,000 to win, $400 to take the green, Crate 602 Sportsman, Delmarva Chargers & Delaware Super Trucks

Friday, July 22 United Racing Club (URC) 360 Sprint Cars, Big-Block Modifieds $2,000 to win ‘Blast at the Beach’ qualifier, Crate 602 Sportsman, Southern Delaware Vintage Racing Club, Delmarva Chargers & Delaware Super Trucks

Tuesday, August 30 Blast at the Beach 3: Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP South Region Modifieds, Crate 602 Sportsman, Delmarva Chargers & Delaware Super Trucks (Wednesday, August 31 rain date)

Saturday, November 5 Mid-Atlantic Championship: Modifieds, Super Late Models, Sportsman, Southern Delaware Vintage Racing Club, Delmarva Chargers & Delaware Super Trucks

New Riverhead Raceway Owners Release the 2016 Schedule

.NSC WHELEN 4C PRT(1)By Bob Finan

Riverhead Raceway owners Eddie & Connie Partridge and Tom Gatz, along with track General Manager John Ellwood, announced today an exciting 2016 race schedule for the historic quarter mile oval. The comprehensive slate will continue many long standing traditions as well introduce some new and exciting race series, events and family fun nights along the way. The team put a lot of time and effort into creating what they collectively feel is the best schedule in Riverhead Raceway History. After two pre-season practice days April 23rd & 30th, the May Meltdown program featuring a full card of Enduro racing will mark the official start of the new season Sunday May 1st. The 2016 NASCAR Whelen All American Series will get underway on Grand Opening night Saturday May 7th complete with a Fireworks display to usher in the new era of Riverhead Raceway.

The weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series programs will once again feature the mighty NASCAR Modifieds who will find their main events going 40-laps with some extra distance races sprinkled in along the way. Joining them regularly will be the Late Models, Figure Eights, Riverhead Modified Crates, Blunderbusts, Super Pro Trucks and Legend Race Cars. All support divisions will also race in extra distance races during the 2016 campaign with a few of the classes doing some Sunday racing along the way.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will again make two visits to Riverhead Raceway next summer with the first 200-lapper set for Saturday June 25th with a return trip for the WMT racers set for Saturday August 27th. Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville swept the 2015 races and one can bet Justin will circle the two 2016 Riverhead Raceway WMT dates in hopes of a repeat performance.

Special races planned for the NASCAR Modifieds include the popular Baldwin, Evans & Jarzombek 77 Saturday June 4th while the very next week the class will run in the Mullet Madness 100, a Twin 50 feature event program June 11th. While spectators and participants will be encouraged to wear their best business in the front, party in the back hairdo, rest assured it will be all business on the track! Saturday July 2nd the open wheeled warriors will compete in a 66-lap feature event on the 66 Year Celebration night as well run in the Elvis Night 100 with that race a good old school 100-lapper, where Elvis himself may even make an appearance. The chase for the 2016 NASCAR Modified championship will conclude on Saturday September 17th with Twin 30 feature events.

When they took over Riverhead Raceway Eddie & Connie Partridge and Tom Gatz expressed to track GMIMG_9919 John Ellwood that they wanted to bring in a variety of racing series new to Long Island and Ellwood went right to work in booking three such type races. Saturday May 28th on Wall of Fame night the Northeastern Midget Association will make their first ever visit to Riverhead Raceway for the Alan Cantor Memorial. Cantor, a long time car owner on the NEMA tour and lifelong Glen Cove, L.I. resident passed away in 2015 and will be honored by his fellow NEMA racers. Vintage Midgets and Vintage Stock Cars will join the NEMA Midgets, NASCAR Modifieds, Riverhead Modified Crates and Legend Race Cars on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.

Oct192013_0185 (2)Saturday July 9th the New England Truck Series will invade Long Island for the first time led by NETS 2015 champion Roger Turbush of Riverhead along with the racing Dumicich family, Franks Sr., Frank Jr. and Erin Solomito of Quogue, all also NETS regulars. The 50-lap NETS race should be very interesting as many of the Riverhead Raceway Super Pro truck teams will be eyeing this date as well. The NASCAR Modifieds, Riverhead Modified Crate, Blunderbusts and Legend Race Cars will complete the July 9th show.

Saturday July 30th will find the Granite State Pro Stock tour crossing Long Island Sound to Riverhead Raceway for a 100-lap contest, the furthest south the popular New England series has ever ventured. Joining the full bodied racers will be the NASCAR Modifieds, Figure Eights, Blunderbusts, Super Pro Trucks and a 4/6-Cylinder Car Enduro.

2016 not only finds some new racing events taking place at the track as Family Fun and Theme nights willIMG_5015 also play a major role. Saturday May 14th has been dubbed Pack The Track & Spring Sports night, while the Mullet Madness 100 program is set for Saturday June 11th. Saturday July 23rd will find the wildly popular Monster Trucks returning to Riverhead Raceway for a night of car crushing excitement. After the Elvis Night on August 13th, a Fall Sports Night will be presented on Saturday September 3rd. One week later on Whelen Event Night September 10th the night will be set aside for PBA members, Firefighters and Ambulance Corps. with a Gut & Go Enduro for the local volunteer firefighter being presented.

Three Fireworks extravaganzas will be presented in 2016. After the Grand Opening night display on Saturday May 7th the pyrotechnics will return on Saturday July 2nd for the 66 Year Celebration of Riverhead Raceway as well the 4th of July and again on Saturday August 20th for I Love America night.

Children will be able get in on the racing action as well in 2016 as the new track management has set aside four Big Wheel race dates for the kids. The first will take place on Saturday May 21st, with Big Wheel races also planned on June 11th, July 23rd and August 6th.

The popular School Buses will be plenty busy in 2016 as they will run in a School Bus Figure 8 race Saturday May 21st, the first time these 13-ton monsters have run on the Figure Eight course in over five years. The first of two School Bus Demolition Derby spectaculars will take place Saturday July 16th and be followed by another such event Saturday August 6th.

The Bone Stock Demolition Derby format will be back for the new season at Riverhead Raceway with Demolition Derby events set for June 14th, July 2nd and again August 20th. Then on Saturday September 24th the grand daddy of all Demolition Derby contests the National Demolition Derby Championship will be contested under the Bone Stock rules package.

The cars & stars of the Riverhead Raceway Enduro Series will be plenty busy in 2016. Sunday May 1st they will kick off the racing with the big May Meltdown program that will be followed four weeks later by the Spring Showdown Sunday May 29th. Sunday August 14th the Enduro racers will compete in the Summer Smackdown program and then return Sunday September 4th for the Labor Day Luau. The 2nd annual Fall Frenzy will take place on Sunday November 6th after an ultra successful debut this past fall. All Enduro classes included the recently announced Mini8 class will also race on Saturday nights during the course of 2016.

The 2016 season preview will come on Saturday afternoon April 23rd and Saturday April 30th with the two pre-season practice days for all racing divisions.

For further information on Riverhead Raceway marketing packages, rules or any other information please call 631-842-RACE or e-mail us at info@riverheadraceway.com.

Devil’s Bowl To Offer Dual Sanction in 2016

Asphalt & Dirt Track Racers To Compete In Track’s 50th Season

Track Release
December 16, 2015 – 12:16pm

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Devil’s Bowl Speedway will break new ground in its upcoming 50th season of stock car racing in 2016.  For the first time ever, the Vermont track will host weekly NASCAR-sanctioned events on both its half-mile asphalt oval and its .300-mile dirt track, operating both surfaces as part of the national NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS) sanctions nearly 60 paved and dirt weekly short tracks throughout the United States and Canada.  Each track designates a “Division I” class to compete for track, state, provincial, and national championships under a common point structure.  Series entitlement sponsor Whelen Engineering, based in Connecticut, manufactures automotive, aviation, industrial, and emergency lighting.

The two-track sanction at Devil’s Bowl Speedway creates an interesting and unique opportunity for competitors.  Drivers in the two Division I classes – Bond Auto Parts Modifieds on asphalt and Sportsman Modifieds on dirt – will compete directly with each other for the NWAAS Vermont State Championship, and several drivers are expected to participate on both surfaces in pursuit of the titles.

Drivers in all four weekly Devil’s Bowl divisions will earn points toward NWAAS National Championships in Divisions I-IV.  The double sanction at Devil’s Bowl also means double the post-season awards, and as much as $40,000 in total point funds will be posted by NASCAR for drivers competing at Devil’s Bowl.

“Devil’s Bowl Speedway is in a unique position within the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series with having both an asphalt track and a dirt track at the same facility,” said Kevin Nevalainen, NASCAR director, weekly racing operations.  “Devil’s Bowl racers and fans have been great supporters of the NASCAR program, and we’re excited to be able to build on that in Vermont in 2016 and beyond.”

Devil’s Bowl Speedway promoter Mike Bruno said that he anticipates a handful of drivers in each division to compete on both surfaces in 2016.

“The two-track NASCAR sanction is exciting for everyone at Devil’s Bowl,” Bruno said.  “It’s rare these days for drivers to switch between surfaces, but I think we’ve created something special and exciting that the teams really want to be a part of.  It’s going to be very interesting to watch.”

Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s full 2016 season schedule will be finalized and announced soon, and is expected to offer a full slate of events on each track surface.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, Vt., four miles north of Exit 2 on U.S. Route 4.  For more information, visit www.DevilsBowlSpeedwayVT.com or call (802) 265-3112.  Devil’s Bowl Speedway is on Facebook at facebook.com/DevilsBowlSpeedway and on Twitter and Instagram at @DevilsBowlSpeed; follow the action using the #DevilsBowl hashtag.

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