Pauch Jr. & Holsten Look to Ride Momentum into Friday Night at Georgetown Speedway
GEORGETOWN, DE – Historic Georgetown Speedway is set to fire off for the first time in six weeks this Friday night, July 24.
Blue Hen Dispose-All presents a doubleheader of the L&J Sheet Metal Modifieds and Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars (wingless) on the progressively banked half-mile oval.
With $3,000 on the line for the big-block/small-block Modifieds, Billy Pauch Jr. and the Rick Holsten No. 96 team look to continue their hot streak on the Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware Modified circuit. Pauch Jr. and Holsten head to the First State Friday on the heels of a big Short Track Super Series (STSS) victory Sunday at BAPS Motor Speedway in Newberrytown, Pa., where the New Jersey driver held off titans Stewart Friesen and Matt Sheppard for the triumph.
Pauch Jr. knows how to get it done at Georgetown. He put the Holsten No. 96 in Victory Lane last August with national MAV-TV cameras on site.
Pauch Jr. owns back-to-back STSS Modified victories, also picking up the Sunoco checkered flag at Pa.’s Big Diamond Speedway in June. He is chasing the Sunoco Championship Series point standings at Georgetown and enters Friday’s event just four points behind leader Danny Bouc.
Friday’s program will mark the second event at Georgetown since the complete resurfacing of the half-mile track in the spring.
Joining the Modifieds and USAC East Coast Sprints are the RUSH Late Models ($1,000 to win, RUSH Weekly Series & Georgetown points), Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Little Lincolns, Delaware Super Trucks and Delmarva Chargers.
Grandstand admission is $20 (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, $10 for Kids (ages 6-12) and Children 5 and under are $2.
Pit and grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. Hot laps hit the track at 6:40 p.m. Racing gets underway at 7:30 p.m.
The speedway will be following CDC guidelines and social distancing requirements for the State of Delaware.
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.
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