Let’s Have A Blast: Short Track Super Series Invades Georgetown Speedway Aug. 30

Written by Chris Moore

GEORGETOWN, DE – Let’s have a Blast.

Georgetown Speedway returns to life on Tuesday, August 30 when the stars of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco invade the Sussex County half-mile oval.

Melon 1 and Sussex Diesel present the ninth edition of the ‘Blast at the Beach,’ a late-summer tradition at Georgetown Speedway.

The J.W. Brown Logging Modifieds race for 35-laps around the progressively banked clay oval, chasing a $6,000 top prize.

The race serves as the fourth round of the $2,500 Sunoco Championship chase at Georgetown, where Milford, Del.’s Jordan Watson leads the way by 25-markers.

Watson – with two wins to his credit and a runner-up finish thus far – has been the dominant car thus far this season.

Ringoes, N.J.’s Ryan Godown is within 25 points of Watson, on the back of top four finishes in each of the three races thus far. Pipersville, Pa.’s Danny Bouc sits third in the standings, just five points behind Godown and 30 behind Watson.

 A pair of Garden State drivers round out the top five, as Matt Stangle sits fourth – 59 points out of first – and Billy Pauch Jr. rounds out the top five, six markers behind Stangle.

Savannah, N.Y.’s Matt Sheppard was victorious the last time Georgetown Speedway was in action, claiming the $12,000 payday in the Gary Simpson Memorial ‘12K for the 12K.’

The Blue Hen Dispose-All Crate 602 Sportsman join the program as well as part of the Short Track Super Series visit. The race represents the third round of their $750 Sunoco Championship Series.

The 25-lap affair rewards the winner with a $1,500 paycheck.

Two-time defending speedway champion Joe Toth is back atop the standings by 25 points over Delaware native Jordn Justice.

Georgetown’s all-time winningest driver, Scott Hitchens, sits third in the standings, 50 points behind Toth. New Jersey native, Eric Kormann is just one point behind Hitchens and Delaware’s Tom Moore Jr. rounds out the top five, 65-points out of first.

The Delaware Super Trucks and Delmarva Chargers are on the card as well with 12-lap, features only races.

For the August 30 event, pit gates open at 4 p.m. with grandstand gates following at 5 p.m. Hot laps are slated to begin at 6:20 p.m. with racing set for 7:15 p.m.

Grandstand admission is $25 for Adults and $20 for Seniors (ages 65 & up) and Students (ages 13-17). Kids (ages 9-12) admission is $10 and Children 8 & under get in FREE.

Pit admission is $35 (ages 13 & up). Kids (ages 6-12) pit admission is $10 and $2 for Children ages 5 & under.

A rain date of Wednesday, August 31 is in place.

The entire night of racing, along with every STSS race in 2022, will be broadcast LIVE on FloRacing (www.floracing.tv).

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).