Deron Rust Memorial Next Up For Georgetown Speedway Friday, March 25; Bonuses Adding Up For Small-Block Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman Competitors As Action Returns “Under The Lights”

GEORGETOWN, DE – The next event on the Georgetown Speedway schedule is picking up steam.

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.

Bonuses and special awards are adding up to make this prestigious event more lucrative.

Spec Bonuses: The first three Big Diamond/Grandview/New Egypt-sealed engine combinations across the line in the Deron Rust Memorial 33-lap main will share in cash bonuses of $500, $300 and $200, respectively.

American Racer Bonuses: At the pre-race drivers’ meeting, the names of three small-block Modified drivers signed in for competition will be drawn. Each driver will receive a certificate for a FREE American Racer tire courtesy of the speedway and regional distributor Lias Tire of Indiana, Pa.

VP Racing Fuels Bonuses: Three names of small-block Modified drivers will be drawn at the drivers’ meeting. Each driver will receive a $50 certificate toward the purchase of any VP Racing Fuel.

DNQ Passes: Drivers in the Modified and Crate 602 Sportsman divisions that were unable to qualify for the season-opening Melvin L. Joseph Memorial will receive a free pit pass for the March 25 Deron Rust Memorial.

Crate 602 Bonuses: The drivers finishing third, ninth and sixth in the Crate 602 Sportsman feature during the Deron Rust Memorial will receive $50 cash bonuses and commemorative awards courtesy of the Rust family.

Lap sponsorships for the small-block Modified 33 are on sale for $20 per lap and can be reserved by e-mailing

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. on gasoline.

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.

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