Ryan Watt Ready For Georgetown Speedway ‘Double’ Friday, Adds URC Sprint Car Debut To Modified Effort
GEORGETOWN, DE – Ryan Watt is known to thrill the fans in Sunoco Modified competition at Georgetown Speedway.
On Friday, race fans will get double the excitement from the ‘Electric Company’ in the ‘September Showdown’ at the Sussex County half-mile, banked oval.
The Boyertown, Pa., driver will – of course – be at the wheel of the potent Ron Roberts-owned No. 14W Sunoco Modified. And, he will make his 360 Sprint Car debut with the Capitol Renegade United Racing Club. Yes, Watt in a Sprint Car!
Watt will drive the No. 39 Sprint Car owned by South Jersey’s Tim Hogue, a former racer and car owner on the series.
“I always wanted to try one,” Watt said of Sprint Car racing. “I just never had the opportunity to do it in a good car. Tim had his stuff sitting there, so this will be my chance.”
Watt was able to snag some advance track time via three rounds of practice at Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway on the big five-eighths-mile.
“It was definitely different with the air on the wing,” Watt said.
Now, attention turns to Georgetown this Friday night and his official debut. URC Sprint Car competitors will take part in 10-lap qualifiers and a 25-lap A-Main.
Then, it will be time to hop into a Modified for 30 laps and chase a $3,000 winner’s share.
“It will be a busy night going back and forth,” Watt said. “But I’m looking forward to it.”
Joining the URC Sprints and Sunoco Modifieds on the program: L&J Sheet Metal Crate 602 Sportsman ($1,000 to win), Little Lincoln Stock Cars, Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Delmarva Chargers and Delaware Super Trucks.
Pit gates open at 4 p.m. Grandstand gates are unlocked at 5 p.m. Hot laps get underway at 6:45 p.m., with racing at 7:30 p.m.
Adult admission is $20 for Adults, $16 for Seniors (ages 65-plus) and Students (ages 13-17), $10 for Kids (ages 9-12) and Children 8 and under are FREE.
Pit admission is $35 for ages 13 and up. Kids (ages 6-12) pay $10. Children five and under pay $2.
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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