Melon 1 Signs as Presenting Sponsor of Georgetown Speedway VAHLCO Blast at the Beach

GEORGETOWN, DE – Nothing tastes better on a hot summer day than fresh watermelon.

So it’s only appropriate that Melon 1 – the largest watermelon grower, packer and shopper in the United States – has come on as a presenting sponsor of the ‘Blast at the Beach’ next Tuesday, August 27 at Georgetown Speedway.

The VAHLCO Racing Wheels ‘Blast at the Beach’ presented by Melon 1 is the late summer ‘must-see’ auto racing event on Delmarva, featuring the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Modifieds and Crate 602 Sportsman plus the popular Delmarva Chargers and Delaware Super Trucks.

The cameras of MAV-TV will be on-site recording the event for national broadcast.

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Watermelon samples will be handed out on-site prior to the start of racing.

The ‘Blast at the Beach’ is headlined by a 35-lap, $6,000-to-win STSS Modified event, Round No. 7 of the Velocita-USA South Region presented by Design for Vision and Sunglass Central. Tenth-place offers $1,000, with $400 to take the green flag amidst a slew of special awards and bonuses.

Also on the docket: STSS Crate 602 Sportsman South Region Event No. 5 (20 laps, $1,500 to win), Delmarva Chargers (12 laps) and Delaware Super Trucks (12 laps).

Gates in the pits open at 4 p.m. Grandstand gates are unlocked at 5 p.m. Hot laps are slated for 6:20 p.m., with racing at 7:15 p.m.

Adult admission is $22. Seniors (ages 65 and up) and Students (ages 13-17) pay $20. Kids (9-12) pay $10. Children 8 and under are FREE.

Pit admission is $35 for Adults (ages 35 and up), $10 for Kids (ages 6-12) and Children 5 and under pay $2.

A rain date for this event is planned for Wednesday, August 28 if needed.

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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