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SUNOCO MODIFIEDS TO RECEIVE $3,000 TO WIN AT EVERY GEORGETOWN EVENT

GEORGETOWN, DE – Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance and Georgetown Speedway have joined forces for a lucrative 2018 big-block/small-block Modified season at the historic half-mile oval.

During the upcoming ’18 campaign, the Modified division at Georgetown will assume the ‘Sunoco Modified’ moniker through a marketing partnership with speedway promoter Brett Deyo, Sunoco Race Fuels and Bruce Insinger of Dushore, Pa.-based Insinger Performance, the region’s prominent Sunoco distributor.

The newly rebranded ‘Sunoco Modifieds’ will compete on 10 occasions at Georgetown Speedway this season: eight combined big-block/small-block and two small-block-only events.

Through the Sunoco/Insinger Performance partnership, every ’18 Georgetown event will pay a minimum of $3,000 to win! This puts Georgetown atop the charts alongside Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa., as the highest-paying Northeast Modified venue.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the 2018 season at Georgetown Speedway,” Insinger Performance proprietor Bruce Insinger said. “Georgetown has experienced a revival in the past two years. On behalf of Sunoco Race Fuels, I’m thankful for the opportunity to work with all the great racers and fans!”

Georgetown promoter Brett Deyo echoed Insinger’s excitement.

“Bruce (Insinger) and the Sunoco brand bring added credibility to our speedway,” Deyo said. “At a time when tracks across the Northeast are cutting purses or taking Modifieds off the schedule, we are able to offer $3,000 to win every time we open the gates for the division. That’s a testament to the support of our fans, racers and marketing partners.”

Kicking off the 10 Modified events on the ’18 docket is the season-opening Melvin L. Joseph Memorial Weekend Friday, March 16 ($4,049-to-win small-block) and Saturday, March 17 ($6,949-to-win big-block/small-block), the opener of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco.

Two additional STSS events are on the docket paying a minimum of $5,000 to win (Aug. 28 and Oct. 27), the latter of which will decide the series’ Velocita-USA South Region championship.

The Deron Rust Memorial is slated for Friday, May 4 in conjunction with the NASCAR weekend at nearby Dover (Del.) International Speedway offers a hefty $3,396 to the winner.

Other remaining events on the agenda pay $3,000 to the winner: Thursday, April 19Friday, June 1Friday, July 20Friday, Sept. 21; and Friday, Oct. 26 (small-block-only).

Sunoco is the official fuel of Georgetown Speedway for ’18 and will be sold on-site by Hurlock Auto & Speed Supply (HASS) of Hurlock, Md.  HASS returns as the parts supplier for the third consecutive season at Georgetown with a complete line of oval-track speed equipment. HASS is also the distributor of American Racer Tires in the region.

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.

Georgetown Speedway, originally constructed by Melvin L. Joseph in 1949, 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 website is live for the speedway at www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com. Like Georgetown Speedway on Facebook, follow @thegtownspdwy on Twitter, e-mail georgetownspeedway@gmail.com or contact the speedway hotline at 302.563.GTWN (4896).

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Fifth Anniversary Season Gets Underway With Milestone 50th Series Race

MILLSBORO, DE – From an idea to an experiment. Then experiment to success.

The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco approaches its fifth anniversary season in 2018, which gets underway with the milestone 50th race in STSS history onSaturday, March 17 at Georgetown (Del.) Speedway.

The STSS was launched to provide big-block/small-block Modified teams with large purses, lucrative point funds and manageable travel schedules during the 2013-2014 off-season.

Five years later, mission accomplished.

On April 6, 2014, the first-ever STSS event took place on the ‘Hard Clay’ of Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., with Andy Bachetti earning the inaugural triumph.

Now, the series rides a wave of momentum into ’18 with an established Halmar International North Region offering $12,500 to the champion and Velocita-USA South Region paying $10,000 to the title winner.

Forty-nine STSS Modified races have been entered into the record books with 22 different drivers reaching Victory Lane.

Stewart Friesen leads the way with 10 career STSS victories, the most recent of which took place in October at Orange County as a kickoff to Eastern States Weekend.

Ryan Godown has six checkered flags to his credit, with Anthony Perrego and Danny Creeden taking four wins each. Ryan Watt, Bachetti and Matt Sheppard have each won on three occasions. Rick Laubach is a two-time winner.

Fourteen different drivers have scored one STSS victory: Rusty Smith, Duane Howard, Erick Rudolph, Jimmy Horton, Billy Pauch Jr., Chad Cook, Wade Hendrickson, Tommy Meier, Jordan Watson, David Van Horn, Brian Malcolm, Jackie Brown Jr., Shaun Walker and Danny Johnson.

Fourteen facilities in four states – New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware – have hosted the series since its inception.

New York’s Afton Motorsports Park has presented more STSS events than any other venue, with eight races in the books at the fairgrounds track. Georgetown Speedway and Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y., have played host to six races apiece.

Orange County Fair Speedway has opened the gates to STSS on five occasions. Both Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway and Accord (N.Y.) Speedway have enjoyed four visits.

The series has made three stops each at Woodhull (N.Y.) Raceway, Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa., and Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del.

New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway in Newberrytown, Pa., have been the site of two visits while Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, N.Y., Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y, and Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, Pa., have been invaded once by the STSS.

STSS Modified season openers are set for Georgetown on March 17 (Velocita-USA South) with the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial and Orange County April 8 (Halmar International North) for the ‘Hard Clay Open’ fifth annual event.

The ’18 season is the most lucrative yet for the STSS due to its partnership with Sunoco Race Fuels and Insinger Performance. Should a driver win the affiliate ‘home-track’ American Racer Cup overall crown and the STSS North and South Series, that driver is in line for a $25,000 bonus. A driver winning the American Racer Cup and the STSS North or South Series will receive a $10,000 bonus. A ‘grand champion’ could pocket $57,500!

To learn more about the 2018 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or Instagram.

Chesapeake Paving Boosts March 16-17 Melvin L. Joseph Memorial Georgetown Opener

$6,949 To Win STSS Modifieds; $4,049 To Win Small-Block Modifieds

GEORGETOWN, DE – The 2018 Northeast dirt-track Modified opener has gotten more lucrative.

Jeff Brown’s Chesapeake Paving of Salisbury, Md., sweetened the pot for the season-opening Melvin L. Joseph Memorial weekend March 16-17 at Georgetown Speedway.

The two-day program includes the 50th race in Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco history on Saturday, as the 49-lap big-block/small-block event kicks off the eight-race STSS Velocita-USA South Region.

Thanks to the Chesapeake Paving support, Saturday’s Melvin L. Joseph Memorial 49 will pay $6,949 to the winner: the largest dirt Modified payout since the speedway reopened under BD Motorsports Media LLC management in 2016.

Friday night’s small-block Modified 30-lap event has also benefited! The winner’s share has increased to $4,049 for the preliminary program.

“Big thanks to Jeff (Brown) and Chesapeake Paving for making our 2018 opener bigger,” Georgetown promoter and STSS director Brett Deyo said. “Being the 50th race in series history, we’ve gotten a lot of interest from drivers wanting to be part of the milestone. It is shaping up to be a huge weekend of racing in the First State!”

Georgetown’s season opener kicks off the richest season in STSS history thanks to the new partnership with Sunoco and Insinger Performance.

Should a driver win both the STSS Halmar International North Region and Velocita-USA South Region, they will be eligible for a $25,000 Sunoco/Insinger cash bonus!

Should a driver win the STSS Halmar International North Region or Velocita-USA South Region, they will be eligible for a $10,000 Sunoco/Insinger cash bonus!

“2018 is shaping up to be an historic season for our series,” Deyo added. “And now we are kicking it off with a huge opener!”

Friday’s (March 16) program will be headlined by the $4,049-to-win small-block Modified feature, plus RUSH Crate Late Models battling for $1,049 to win in the season’s first RUSH point race, Delmarva Chargers, Delaware Super Trucks and open Modified practice for Saturday’s STSS event.

On Saturday (March 17), the STSS Modifieds battle for the $6,949 winner’s share plus the first-ever STSS-sanctioned L&J Sheet Metal Crate 602 Sportsman tour event ($1,049 to win) and feature-only programs for Delmarva Chargers, Delaware Super Trucks, Southern Delaware Vintage Cars and Little Lincolns.

Visit the official Georgetown Speedway website – www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com – for complete times and pricing information.

Season passes are now on sale for the 2018 season for both the grandstand ($175) and pit area ($275). Season passes include ALL events on the speedway schedule. To access the forms, click the following link: http://www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com/?page_id=78

Georgetown Speedway, originally constructed by Melvin L. Joseph in 1949, 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 website is live for the speedway at www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com. Like Georgetown Speedway on Facebook, follow @thegtownspdwy on Twitter, e-mail georgetownspeedway@gmail.com or contact the speedway hotline at 302.563.GTWN (4896).