BUSY YEAR: GEORGETOWN SETS ACTIVE 2023 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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Written by Andrew Reigel

GEORGETOWN, DE – 2023: a year of firsts.

BD Motorsports Media LLC, set for its eighth season at the helm of Georgetown Speedway, has set an active ’23 schedule of events for the Sussex County facility, complete with new additions and returning favorites.

The ’23 agenda is highlighted by two appearances by the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco and the inaugural visit by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS).

In total, 15events are on the docket for the ’23 season, four of which pay a minimum of $6,000 to win.

An Open Practice will precede the racing season on Tuesday, April 4, allowing teams a chance to break in the reworked oval before the Season Opener on Friday, April 7.

USAC East Coast Sprint Cars will headline the April 7 lid-lifter alongside the Modifieds, racing for a $3,000 top prize.

Modifieds and USAC East Coast Sprint Cars will also share the spotlight on Friday, Sept. 29 kicking off a massive Camp Barnes Benefit weekend.

The historic Camp Barnes Benefit Stock Car Race will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, the 51st edition presented by the Delaware State Police.

STSS Modifieds and Crate 602 Sportsman will make their first visit on Tuesday, Aug. 29 (rain date: Aug. 30) with the ‘Blast at the Beach,’ the popular summer classic in its 10th anniversary edition. The Modifieds headline the program racing 35 laps for a $6,000 payday.

The final STSS stop rounds out the season for Georgetown Friday-Saturday Oct. 27-28 with the ‘Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend.’ Both the Modifieds and Super Late Models battle for $7,000 winners’ shares during the weekend, which concludes the STSS Rent Equip/Party Central South Region for Modifieds and Belmont’s Garage South Region for Crate 602 Sportsman.

New on the schedule in 2023 is the first-ever visit by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, also a first for the state of Delaware on Friday, April 28. The top Super Late Model drivers in the country clash for a massive $18,049 top prize in the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial.

The Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series (MASS) and Crate 602 Sportsman headline the inaugural ‘Tidal Wave’ on Friday, Aug. 18. The event features $10 grandstand admission and a larger pay structure to be announced for the Crate 602 Sportsman contingent.

A new edition for the ’23 agenda is a Summer Thunder mini-series. The first of the two events will showcase the Modifieds with a $4,000 top prize on Thursday, June 22. The Modifieds and Super Late Models look to heat up Georgetown on Thursday, Aug. 3 with twin 25-lap events, each paying $3,500 to win.     

Garden Motorsports Inc. presents “Monster Truckz” on September 22-24. Three complete days of Monster Truck action will take place on the speedway grounds.

Familiar favorites also continue as the Mark “Coot” Williams Memorial for Super Late Models runs alongside the ‘Battle of the Bay’ for the First State Chevrolet RUSH Late Models on Thursday, April 13.

The April 13 date marks the first of five Super Late Model appearances in ’23.

Friday, June 2 provides another edition of the ‘Deron Rust Memorial,’ as the Modifieds go for 33 laps and $3,960 to win.

The Gary Simpson Memorial “12K for the 12K” event is back for the second year in a row. In honor of the late Delaware driver, car owner and sponsor Gary Simpson, the Friday, July 21 race will see the Modifieds race for 32 laps and $12,000 to win.

The winged Sprint Cars visit Georgetown on three separate occasions in ’23 with two different series taking center stage.

The Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series (MASS) 305 Sprint Cars join the Modifieds on Friday, May 12 and the Crate 602 Sportsman for the ‘Tidal Wave’ on Aug. 18.

The United Racing Club (URC) 360 Sprint Cars visit Georgetown on Friday, Sept. 8 for their only visit alongside the Modifieds and First State Chevrolet RUSH Late Models.

A complete schedule of events is posted on the Georgetown Speedway website at:  https://www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com/?page_id=2942

All Georgetown Speedway events will again be streamed live on FloRacing (www.floracing.tv) produced by the Dirt Track Digest TV production team.

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 [email protected] or contact the speedway hotline at 302.563.GTWN (4896).


Georgetown Speedway 2023 Schedule of Events

Tuesday, April 4 – Open Practice (Rain Date: April 5)

Gates Open: 5 p.m.– Cars on Track: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Grandstand Admission: FREE
Pit Admission: $30 (ages 13 and up) – Kids (ages 6-12): $10 – Children 5 and under $2


Friday, April 7 – Season Opener: USAC East Coast Sprint Cars plus Modifieds $3,000 to win, Blue Hen Dispose-All Crate 602 Sportsman $1,000 to win, Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Little Lincolns, Delaware Super Trucks & Delmarva Chargers

Pit Gates Open: 4 p.m. – Grandstand Gates Open: 5 p.m. – Hot Laps: 6:20 p.m. – Racing: 7:15 p.m.

Grandstand Admission: $25 – Seniors (ages 65 and above) & Students (ages 13-17): $20 – Kids (ages 9-12): $10 – Children 8 and under FREE
Pit Admission: $40 (ages 13 and up) – Kids (ages 6-12): $10 – Children 5 and under $2


Thursday, April 13 – Mark ‘Coot’ Williams Memorial Super Late Model “Shakedown” 25 laps, $3,026 to win plus First State Chevrolet RUSH Late Model Series ‘Battle of the Bay’ 30 laps, $3,000 to win, Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Delaware Super Trucks & Delmarva Chargers

Pit Gates Open: 4 p.m. – Grandstand Gates Open: 5 p.m. – Hot Laps: 6:20 p.m. – Racing: 7:15 p.m.

Grandstand Admission: $22 – Seniors (ages 65 and above) & Students (ages 13-17): $18 – Kids (ages 9-12): $10 – Children 8 and under FREE
Pit Admission: $40 (ages 13 and up) – Kids (ages 6-12): $10 – Children 5 and under $2


Thursday, April 27 – Open Practice

Gates Open: 5 p.m.– Cars on Track: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Grandstand Admission: FREE
Pit Admission: $30 (ages 13 and up) – Kids (ages 6-12): $10 – Children 5 and under $2


Friday, April 28 – Melvin L. Joseph Memorial: Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series $18,049-to-win Super Late Models plus Little Lincolns, Delmarva Chargers & Delaware Super Trucks

Pit Gates Open: 4 p.m. – Grandstand Gates Open: 5 p.m. – Hot Laps: 6:20 p.m. – Racing: 7:15 p.m.

Grandstand Admission: $35 – Seniors (ages 65 and above) & Students (ages 13-17): $30 – Kids (ages 9-12): $20 – Children 8 and under FREE
Pit Admission: $45 (ages 13 and up) – Kids (ages 6-12): $15 – Children 5 and under $2


Friday, May 12 – Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series plus Modifieds $3,000 to win, Blue Hen Dispose-All Crate 602 Sportsman $1,000 to win, Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Little Lincolns, Delmarva Chargers & Delaware Super Trucks

Pit Gates Open: 4 p.m. – Grandstand Gates Open: 5 p.m. – Hot Laps: 6:20 p.m. – Racing: 7:15 p.m.

Grandstand Admission: $20 – Seniors (ages 65 and above) & Students (ages 13-17): $16 – Kids (ages 9-12): $10 – Children 8 and under FREE
Pit Admission: $40 (ages 13 and up) – Kids (ages 6-12): $10 – Children 5 and under $2


Friday, June 2 – Deron Rust Memorial: Modifieds $3,960 to win plus Blue Hen Dispose-All Crate 602 Sportsman $1,396 to win, First State Chevrolet RUSH Late Models, Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Little Lincolns, Delaware Super Trucks & Delmarva Chargers

Pit Gates Open: 4 p.m. – Grandstand Gates Open: 5 p.m. – Hot Laps: 6:30 p.m. – Racing: 7:30 p.m.

Grandstand Admission: $20 – Seniors (ages 65 and above) & Students (ages 13-17): $16 – Kids (ages 9-12): $10 – Children 8 and under FREE
Pit Admission: $40 (ages 13 and up) – Kids (ages 6-12): $10 – Children 5 and under $2


Thursday, June 22 – “Summer Thunder” Modifieds $4,000 to win, plus Blue Hen Dispose-All Crate 602 Sportsman $1,000 to win, Little Lincolns, Delaware Super Trucks & Delmarva Chargers

Pit Gates Open: 4 p.m. – Grandstand Gates Open: 5 p.m. – Hot Laps: 6:30 p.m. – Racing: 7:30 p.m.

Grandstand Admission: $22 – Seniors (ages 65 and above) & Students (ages 13-17): $18 – Kids (ages 9-12): $10 – Children 8 and under FREE
Pit Admission: $40 (ages 13 and up) – Kids (ages 6-12): $10 – Children 5 and under $2


Friday, July 21 – “12k for the 12k” Gary Simpson Memorial: Modifieds 32 laps, $12,000 to win plus Blue Hen Dispose-All Crate 602 Sportsman $1,212 to win, First State Chevrolet RUSH Late Models, Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Little Lincolns, Delmarva Chargers, Delaware Super Trucks

Pit Gates Open: 4 p.m. – Grandstand Gates Open: 5 p.m. – Hot Laps: 6:30 p.m. – Racing: 7:30 p.m.

Grandstand Admission: $25 – Seniors (ages 65 and above) & Students (ages 13-17): $20 – Kids (ages 9-12): $10 – Children 8 and under FREE
Pit Admission: $40 (ages 13 and up) – Kids (ages 6-12): $10 – Children 5 and under $2


Thursday, August 3 – “Summer Thunder Twin 25s” Modifieds 25 laps $3,500 to win & Super Late Models 25 laps, $3,500 to win, plus Blue Hen Dispose-All Crate 602 Sportsman $1,000 to win, Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Delaware Super Trucks & Delmarva Chargers 

Pit Gates Open: 4 p.m. – Grandstand Gates Open: 5 p.m. – Hot Laps: 6:30 p.m. – Racing: 7:30 p.m.

Grandstand Admission: $25 – Seniors (ages 65 and above) & Students (ages 13-17): $20 – Kids (ages 9-12): $10 – Children 8 and under FREE
Pit Admission: $40 (ages 13 and up) – Kids (ages 6-12): $10 – Children 5 and under $2


Friday, August 18 – Tidal Wave presented by Reigel Promotions featuring $10 Grandstand Admission – Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series plus Blue Hen Dispose-All Crate 602 Sportsman, Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Little Lincolns, Delaware Super Trucks & Delmarva Chargers

Pit Gates Open: 4 p.m. – Grandstand Gates Open: 5 p.m. – Hot Laps: 6:30 p.m. – Racing: 7:30 p.m.

Grandstand Admission: $10 – Seniors (ages 65 and above) & Students (ages 13-17): $8 – Kids (ages 9-12): $5 – Children 8 and under FREE
Pit Admission: $40 (ages 13 and up) – Kids (ages 6-12): $10 – Children 5 and under $2


Tuesday, August 29 (Rain Date: Aug. 30) – ‘Blast at the Beach’ Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Rent Equip/Party Central South Region Modifieds 35 laps, $6,000 to win plus Short Track Super Series Belmont’s Garage South Region Crate 602 Sportsman 25 laps, $1,500 to win, Delaware Super Trucks & Delmarva Chargers

Pit Gates Open: 4 p.m. – Grandstand Gates Open: 5 p.m. – Hot Laps: 6:20 p.m. – Racing: 7:15 p.m.

Grandstand Admission: $25 – Seniors (ages 65 and above) & Students (ages 13-17): $20 – Kids (ages 9-12): $10 – Children 8 and under FREE
Pit Admission: $40 (ages 13 and up) – Kids (ages 6-12): $10 – Children 5 and under $2


Friday, September 8 – Northeastern Supply presents URC Sprint Cars, Modifieds $3,000 to win, First State Chevrolet RUSH Late Models $1,000 to win, Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Little Lincolns, Delaware Super Trucks & Delmarva Chargers

Pit Gates Open: 4 p.m. – Grandstand Gates Open: 5 p.m. – Hot Laps: 6:20 p.m. – Racing: 7:15 p.m.

Grandstand Admission: $25 – Seniors (ages 65 and above) & Students (ages 13-17): $20 – Kids (ages 9-12): $10 – Children 8 and under FREE
Pit Admission: $40 (ages 13 and up) – Kids (ages 6-12): $10 – Children 5 and under $2


Friday, September 22-Sunday, September 24 – Garden Motorsports Inc. presents “Monster Truckz” – Visit www.monstertruckz.com to learn more (Season Passes not valid at this event)


Friday, September 29 – USAC East Coast Sprint Cars, Modifieds $3,000 to win, Blue Hen Dispose-All Crate 602 Sportsman $1,000 to win, Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Little Lincolns, Delaware Super Trucks & Delmarva Chargers

Pit Gates Open: 4 p.m. – Grandstand Gates Open: 5 p.m. – Hot Laps: 6:20 p.m. – Racing: 7:15 p.m.

Grandstand Admission: $25 – Seniors (ages 65 and above) & Students (ages 13-17): $20 – Kids (ages 9-12): $10 – Children 8 and under FREE
Pit Admission: $40 (ages 13 and up) – Kids (ages 6-12): $10 – Children 5 and under $2


Saturday, September 30 (Rain Date: Oct. 1) – 51st Camp Barnes Benefit Stock Car Race: Modifieds & Super Late Models plus RUSH Late Models, Crate 602 Sportsman, Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Little Lincolns, Delaware Super Trucks and Delmarva Chargers (Season passes not valid at this Event)

Pit Gates Open: 2 p.m. – Grandstand Gates Open: 3 p.m. – Hot Laps: 5:30 p.m. – Racing: 6:30 p.m.

Grandstand Admission: $25 – Seniors (ages 65 and above) & Students (ages 13-17): $20 – Kids (ages 9-12): $10 – Children 8 and under FREE
Pit Admission: $40 (ages 13 and up) – Kids (ages 6-12): $10 – Children 5 and under $2


Friday, October 27 & Saturday October 28 – Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend

Friday, October 27 – Spec Small-Block Modifieds (30 laps, up to $5,000 to win with “Gambler’s Fee” posted), First State Chevrolet RUSH Late Models, Super Late Model time trials & heat races, Short Track Super Series Modified heat races, Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Delaware Super Trucks & Delmarva Chargers

Pit Gates Open: 3 p.m. – Grandstand Gates Open: 5 p.m. – Hot Laps: 6:20 p.m. – Racing: 7:15 p.m.

Grandstand Admission: $25 – Seniors (ages 65 and above) & Students (ages 13-17): $20 – Kids (ages 9-12): $10 – Children 8 and under FREE
Pit Admission: $40 (ages 13 and up) – Kids (ages 6-12): $10 – Children 5 and under $2

Saturday, October 28 – Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Rent Equip/Party Central South Region Modifieds CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND (40 laps, up to $7,000 to win with “Gambler’s Fee” posted) preceded by consolations, Super Late Models (40 laps, up to $7,000 to win with “Gambler’s Fee” posted) preceded by consolations, Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Belmont’s Garage South Region Crate 602 Sportsman CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND (25 laps, $2,000 to win), Little Lincolns, Delaware Super Trucks & Delmarva Chargers

Pit Gates Open: 2 p.m. – Grandstand Gates Open: 3 p.m. – Hot Laps: 5 p.m. – Racing: 6 p.m.

Grandstand Admission: $25 – Seniors (ages 65 and above) & Students (ages 13-17): $20 – Kids (ages 9-12): $10 – Children 8 and under FREE
Pit Admission: $40 (ages 13 and up) – Kids (ages 6-12): $10 – Children 5 and under $2

Grandstand Two-Day Passes: $45 – Seniors (ages 65 and above) & Students (ages 13-17): $35 – Kids (ages 9-12): $15 – Children 8 and under FREE
Pit Area Two-Day Passes: $75 – Kids (ages 6-12): $20 – Children 5 and under $4

Schedule subject to change without notice

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