Five Point Titles to Be Decided at Georgetown Speedway Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend

GEORGETOWN, DE – The Mid-Atlantic Championship weekend is living up to its name in 2020.

Next weekend – Friday, Oct. 30 and Sat., Oct. 31 – five championships will be decided on the progressively banked Georgetown Speedway oval representing both the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco and Georgetown’s own home-track Sunoco Championship Series.

The race for the 2020 STSS Velocita-USA South Region presented by Design for Vision and Sunglass Central Modified title worth $10,000 is mathematically down to three drivers.  Stewart Friesen of Sprakers, N.Y., leads Billy Pauch Jr. by 20 points entering the Mid-Atlantic Championship. Defending STSS ‘Grand Champion’ Matt Sheppard sits third, just 65 points back.

Ninety points can be gained or lost this weekend with the 150-point structure in place.

Adding to the intrigue: Friesen will have to qualify through a consolation or take a provisional on Saturday due to a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series commitment on Friday at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway when Modified heat races are run at Georgetown.

Saturday’s (Oct. 31) 44-lap (in memory of Tom Perrego) STSS Modified main event will decide whose name goes on the ’20 STSS Modified South Region championship check.

Current STSS Modified Velocita-USA South Region standings: https://stss.racestatcentral.com/?IDseries=2&IDseason=2020

The STSS Crate 602 Sportsman South Region $1,500 championship will also come down to the wire in the Mid-Atlantic Championship 25-lap main.

Four drivers remain in the mix for the crown. Delaware resident Scott Hitchens leads New York rival Tim Hartman Jr. by just 16 points. Joe Toth sits third, 52 points back and Michael White is just 60 markers back in fourth.

Like their Modified counterparts, 90 points can be gained or lost at the 25-lap finale run on Saturday (Oct. 31).

Current STSS Crate 602 Sportsman South Region points: https://stss.racestatcentral.com/?IDseries=4&IDseason=2020

For the first time, Georgetown Speedway is crowning its own Sunoco-sponsored track champions in 2020.

The L&J Sheet Metal Modified division sees Billy Pauch Jr.  leading by 28 points over Ryan Watt in the battle for the $2,500 title. Pauch Jr. and Watt are the only two drivers mathematically in contention for the championship.

In the Chesapeake Paving/J.W. Brown Trucking Crate 602 Sportsman division, Joe Toth leads the father-son duo of Michael and Adam White by 43 and 45 points, respectively. Scott Hitchens is fourth, 55 points behind. Georgetown Speedway’s ’20 Crate 602 Sportsman champion receives $750.

The tightest battle for a title belongs to the RUSH Late Model division. Three drivers are separated by just four points. Trevor Collins holds a one-point lead over Matt Hill and four-point edge over Amanda Whaley-Robinson. Dana Walker, 43 points out in fourth and Billy Thompson, 74 points behind, remain within striking distance.

A 20-lap Friday night (Oct. 30) feature will determine the $750 RUSH Late Model track champion.

Complete Sunoco Georgetown Speedway points are on the web at the following link: http://www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com/?page_id=2029

The 150-point structure utilized to determine all five championships is as follows: 1. 150 – 2. – 145; 3. – 140; 4. – 135; 5. – 130; 6. – 125; 7. – 120; 8. – 116; 9. – 112; 10. – 108; 11. – 104; 12. – 100; 13. – 96; 14. – 92; 15. – 88; 16. – 84; 17. – 80; 18. – 77; 19. – 74; 20. – 71;  21. – 68; 22. – 65; 23. – 62; 24-Last. – 60. Did Not Qualify/Start – 35.

Two full days of racing are planned for Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend. A breakdown is below.

To learn more about the 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.

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).

The Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, Insinger Performance, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, Velocita-USA, Design for Vision/Sunglass Central, Rob Sherlock Roofing, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, EIBACH Springs, Escape RV, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Land Hoe Maintenance, K&N, MJK Home Maintenance, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, QA1, Racing Optics, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO, Velocita, WELD Racing & Wilwood.


Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend Breakdown
Georgetown Speedway
Friday, October 30 & Saturday, October 31

Saturday, October 31

STSS Modified Velocita-USA South Region presented by Design for Vision and Sunglass Central Championship – 44 laps, up to $7,000 to win with Stockley Materials “Gambler’s Fee” posted ($5,000 without) preceded by B-Mains as required

44 Laps in Memory of Tom Perrego – $440 Bonuses to 4th, 14th & 24th courtesy of Hurlock Auto & Speed Supply

Super Late Model Championship – 40 laps, up to $7,000 to win with JD Shuckers Georgetown “Gambler’s Fee” posted ($5,000 without) preceded by B-Mains as required

STSS Crate 602 Sportsman South Region Championship – 25 laps, $1,500 to win

Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Car Club – twin 12-lap features

Delmarva Chargers – 12 laps

Delaware Super Trucks – 12 laps

Grandstand Admission: $25 (Adults) – $20 Seniors (ages 65 and up) and Students (ages 13-17) – $10 Kids (ages 9-12) – Children 8 and under FREE

Pit Admission: $40 – Kids (ages 6-12): $10 – Children 5 and under $2

Pit Gates: 1 p.m. – Grandstand Gates: 2 p.m. – Hot Laps: 4 p.m. – Racing: 5 p.m.


Friday, October 30

Small-Block Modifieds (max. tolerance 370 cubic inches) – 30 laps, up to $5,000 to win with Stockley Tavern “Gambler’s Fee” posted ($3,000 without)

PA/NJ/DIRTcar Spec Small-Block Bonuses: $500 – $300 – $200 to top-three across the line

RUSH Late Models – 20 laps, $1,000 to win

Super Late Model Time Trials & Heat Races

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Modified Heat Races

Little Lincolns – 12 laps

Delmarva Chargers – 12 laps

Delaware Super Trucks – 12 laps

Grandstand Admission: $25 (Adults) – $20 Seniors (ages 65 and up) and Students (ages 13-17) – $10 Kids (ages 9-12) – Children 8 and under FREE

Pit Admission: $35 – Kids (ages 6-12): $10 – Children 5 and under $2

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

WEEKEND PASSES AVAILABLE:

Grandstand Adult Admission: $45 – Grandstand Senior/Student Admission: $35 – Grandstand Kid Admission: $15 – Weekend Pit Admission: $70 (ages 13 & up); $20 (ages 6-12); $ 4 (ages 5 and under)