43rd Annual Camp Barnes Benefit Stock Car Race June 23

DELMAR – The 43rd Annual Camp Barnes Benefit Stock Car Race will be held at the Delaware International Speedway Tuesday, June 23.

Gates will open at 4 p.m. and racing action beginning at 7 p.m.

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Rain date is Wednesday June 24.

Delaware International Speedway is located on U.S. 13, just north of the Delaware/Maryland line.

This year’s event will feature competitors from all over the Mid-Atlantic region as well as Delaware drivers. They will compete for prize money over $35,000.

Big Block Modifieds, Super Late Models, TSS Modifieds, Crate Late Model, Modified Lites, Little Lincoln and Delmarva Chargers will compete in over 100 laps of feature racing in their respective classes.

New this year will be a 30-lap feature with Big Block and Small Block Modifieds racing for $3,000 to the first place finisher.

The top five small block finishers will receive an additional bonus.

Several activities and displays will be on hand to include the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit, K9 demonstration, recruiting and a raffle to win a Tundra 65 Yeti cooler.

In addition local band “Front Page News” will be playing live from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and “The Metal Shop” of Delmar will be putting on a monster truck show at intermission.

Tickets to the event are available at the speedway’s ticket booth the night of the event.  Spectator’s tickets are $20 and pit tickets are $30.

Children under 13 accompanied by parent or guardian are admitted free to spectator seating.

Camp Barnes originally opened in 1948 and was named in recognition of Colonel 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.

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