GEORGETOWN, Del. – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the RUSH Late Model Series Battle of the Bay event at Georgetown Speedway on April 16 has been canceled.
In addition, affiliate events for the four-night speedweek at Delaware Int’l Speedway in Delmar, Del., on April 15; Potomac Speedway in Budd’s Creek, Md., on April 17; and Virginia’s Winchester Speedway on April 18 have also been canceled.
“We are all very disappointed, but this is the right decision at this time,” Georgetown promoter Brett Deyo said. “Vicki Emig and Mike Leone from the RUSH series have done a fantastic job with the ‘Battle of the Bay’ and it has attracted cars from a widespread geographic region to our facility.”
Georgetown and RUSH management will examine any open dates to potentially reschedule a touring series race later in the season.
Scheduled to accompany the RUSH Late Model event on April 16 was the Mark ‘Coot’ Williams Memorial for the Sunoco Super Late Models, paying $3,026 to win.
The event will be rescheduled to another date this season.
“We definitely want to make up the Mark Williams Memorial Race this year,” Deyo said. “We’ll find a place for it on our schedule once we get back to racing.”
The ‘Battle of the Bay’ event was also set to include Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Delaware Super Trucks and Delmarva Chargers.
The next scheduled Georgetown Speedway event is slated for May 15, with the Deron Rust Memorial paying $3,960 to win for the L&J Sheet Metal Modifieds.
The Chesapeake Paving/J.W. Brown Trucking Crate 602 Sportsman class – racing for $1,396 to win – as well as the Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Little Lincolns, Delaware Super Trucks and Delmarva Chargers will also be on the May 15 event card.