DELMAR, Del.- Drivers are gearing up for the 44th Annual Camp Barnes Benefit Stock Car Race, which will be held at the Delaware International Speedway on Wednesday, June 22. The event had originally been scheduled for Tuesday, June 21, but impending rainy weather led organizers to postpone the event to Wednesday.
The event, sponsored by Delaware State Police, will feature drivers from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware competing for more than $35,000 in prize money.
This year will be a 30-lap feature with Big Block and Small Block Modifieds racing for $3,000 to the first place winner. The top five small block finishers will receive an additional bonus.
The annual race is intended to bring racers and spectators alike to benefit Camp Barnes. The camp is operated and owned by Delaware State Police for kids 10-13. There is no cost to the parents.
General admission cost is $20 and pit tickets are $30. Children under 10 accompanied by parent or guardian are free. Gates open at 4 p.m. and the race will begin at 7.
Camp Barnes originally opened in 1948 and was named in recognition of Col. Herbert Barnes. The camp is located next to the Assawoman Wildlife Area on Miller Creek near Bethany Beach. For six weeks in the summer, each week, 70 children ages 10-13 attend Camp Barnes with no financial burden on their parents. They participate in outdoor activities and are taught leadership and teamwork skills.
For additional information, call Det. Jeff Hudson at (302) 381-3000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address: 34590 Sussex Hwy., Delmar, DE 19940
Office Phone: (302) 846- 3911
Track Phone: (302) 846-3968
Article by Myleah Lofland and Kye Parsons