State police, DIS teaming up for Camp Barnes benefit event June 19

Kellie Lewis (No. 88) and Donald lingo Jr. (No. 55) lead the pack into the first turn during hot laps at a past Camp Barnes Benefit Stock Car Race at Delaware International Speedway.

DELMAR – Speeding on a half-mile dirt oval will be welcomed by state troopers June 19 as the 46th Annual Camp Barnes Benefit Stock Car Race takes center-stage at Delaware International Speedway.

Gates will open at 4 p.m. with racing action beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Rain date is Wednesday June 20.  The Delaware International Speedway is located on Sussex Highway (southbound U.S. 13), just north of the Delaware/Maryland state line.

This year’s event will feature competitors throughout the Northeast Dirt Motorsports areas.

Drivers will compete for prize money over $35,000.  Big Block-Small Block Modifieds, Super Late Models, RUSH Crate Late Models, Crate 602 Sportsman, Modified Lites, Little Lincoln and Super Trucks will compete in over 100 laps of featured racing in their respective classes.

The Delaware State Police Aviation Unit will be on site for this year’s Camp Barnes Benefit Stock Car Race.

When gates open early at 4 p.m. several activities and displays will be on hand, including the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit.

In addition, Camp Barnes will recognize Hal Browning at intermission for his many years of dedication to Delaware racing.

Tickets for Camp Barnes night are available at the speedway’s ticket booth the night of the event. Spectator’s tickets are $20 and pit tickets are $35.  Children under 10 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.

For additional information, call Det. Jeff Hudson at 752-3838 or jeff.hudson@state.de.us.

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