“Ultimate” Super Late Model Experience Coming To Georgetown Speedway Thursday, June 2; Four-Race ‘Colonial Clash Championship’ Offers Big Money For Late Model Racers As Mid-Atlantic Speedways Join Forces
GEORGETOWN, DE – Delaware Super Late Model fans will have an “ultimate” experience next June at Georgetown Speedway.
On Thursday, June 2, 2016 the touring Ultimate Super Late Model Series will make its debut at the First State half-mile oval in a combined effort with three neighboring Mid-Atlantic Region facilities, kicking off four consecutive nights of Super Late Model racing with lucrative purses and a hefty “mini-series” point fund.
The first ‘Colonial Clash Championship’ presented by Dirt Nation gets underway at Georgetown on June 2 when the Super Late Models battle for $4,000 to win and $400 just to take the green flag. The Ultimate Super Late Model Series will break new ground in Delaware, making the furthest trek north in series history. However, racers will have plenty of incentive to make the tow.
Following the Georgetown event on Thursday, the ‘Colonial Clash Championship’ continues on Friday (June 3) at Potomac (Md.) Speedway, Saturday (June 4) at Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Va., (for Ernie Shelton’s prestigious 39th annual USA 100) and concludes Sunday (June 5) at Winchester (Va.) Speedway.
A mini-series point fund of $15,000 will be distributed to the top-15 finishers in the ‘Colonial Clash Championship’ as follows: Champion) $4,000; 2nd) $2,000; 3rd) $1,200; 4th) $1,000; 5th) $900; 6th) $800; 7th) $750; 8th) $700; 9th) $600; 10th-15th) $500. *100 percent participation in the four races required to receive point fund
More than $125,000 in cash will be up for grabs during the four-night stretch of racing.
Ultimate Super Late Model Series points will also be distributed toward the season-long championship. In 2015, Casey Roberts of Toccoa, Ga., earned the Ultimate series title in style, winning the series finale at County Line Raceway in Elm City, N.C. The crown was worth $20,000 to Roberts.
The Ultimate Series, operated by Stan Lester and managed by Kelly Carlton, has been in existence since 2011.
Carlton said the ‘Colonial Clash Championship’ brings new excitement to the series.
“We want to thank everyone involved for putting this monster together,” Carlton said. “I am very excited about this seal. It’s good for the racers. It’s good for the fans. And we believe it will be good for the tracks, too.
“Racers can make a good long weekend out of it and have something to show for it in the end. Delaware is a little further north than we’ve been with the series, but with the point fund money and opportunities for good purses, I think it will make sense for our teams.”
Virginia Motor Speedway’s Bill Sawyer appreciates the cooperation of the four speedways to benefit racers.
“We wanted to do something to bring in more of the traveling fans to our USA 100 (paying $15,000 to win) and we knew if we could work together with some of the other tracks and promoters, we could do just that,” Sawyer said.
“It just shows that promoters can work together and have it be a good situation for everyone involved.”
Georgetown Speedway promoter Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC sees nothing but positives from the arrangement.
“This is huge for Georgetown and Delaware Late Model racing,” Deyo said “We’re proud to be aligned with the other tracks and feel being part of such a rich series will draw some of the top names in Super Late Model racing.”
To learn more about the Ultimate Super Late Model Series, visit www.ultimatesupers.com, visit Ultimate Super Late Model Series on Facebook, @UltimateSupers on Twitter. Series director Kelly Carlton is available by phone at 864.871.1442.
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 in the works for the speedway at www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com. Visit Georgetown Speedway on Facebook, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Brett Deyo at 845.728.2781 during business hours for more information.