“Friday Night Lights” At Georgetown Speedway With Deron Rust Memorial Small-Block Modified Event Friday, March 25; Sealed Spec Head Bonuses Of $500, $300 & $200 Posted For Top-Three Across Line

GEORGETOWN, DE – After a wildly successful opener on March 12 – the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial – at Georgetown Speedway, attention now turns to racing “under the lights” on a Friday night.

The Deron Rust Memorial, honoring a true Georgetown supporter as a racer and former promoter, is set for next Friday, March 25 at the historic half-mile oval. The small-block Modified division will serve as the headliner with a 33-lap main paying $3,396 to the winner and $396 to take the green flag. Rust’s iconic number, of course, was the ‘396’ as reflected in this event.
“Our mission in 2016 was to embrace and honor the great history that Georgetown Speedway has,” promoter Brett Deyo said. “Deron Rust had such a passion for racing at the track we wanted to make his memorial event a big part of our early season schedule.”

The event welcomes a number of small-block engine combinations to Georgetown. Small-blocks (maximum 363 cubic inches) weigh 2,400 lbs. Big Diamond/Grandview/New Egypt-sealed spec head engines weigh 2,350 lbs. using methanol and 2,275 lbs. utilizing gasoline.

Just announced, the first three Big Diamond/Grandview/New Egypt-sealed engine combinations across the line will share in cash bonuses of $500, $300 and $200, respectively.

All sealed engines will need a pre-race tech inspection by George McKelvey.

Joining the small-block Modifieds on the Friday card are Crate 602 Sportsman ($600 to win, $100 to start), Delmarva Chargers, Delaware Super Trucks and Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars.

Adult grandstand admission is just $15. Seniors (ages 65 and up) and Students (ages 13-17) pay $12. Kids 9-12 pay $8 and children under eight years old are admitted free.

Pit admission is $30, with no license required.

There are no pre-registration forms or car entry fees for this event.

Following the Deron Rust Memorial on March 25, Georgetown Speedway will be silent through May 13 when the United Racing Club (URC) 360 Sprint Cars invade. The “one event per month” schedule runs through the summer season. 

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 new website is live the speedway at www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com. Like Georgetown Speedway on Facebook, follow @thegtownspdwy on Twitter, e-mail georgetownspeedway@gmail.com or contact Brett Deyo at 845.728.2781 during business hours for more information.