Delaware State Police

44th Annual Camp Barnes Benefit Stock Car Race

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Gary E. Fournier

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Delmar, DE– The 44th Annual Camp Barnes Benefit Stock Car Race will be held at the Delaware International Speedway on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.  Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. and racing action beginning at 7:00 p.m. Rain date is scheduled for Wednesday June 22, 2016.  The Delaware International Speedway is located on US 13, north of the Delaware/Maryland line.

This year’s event will feature competitors throughout the Northeast Dirt Motorsports areas. Drivers from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware will compete for prize money over $ 35,000.  Big Block Modifieds, Super Late Models, AC Delco PSC Modifieds, Crate Late Model, Modified Lites, Little Lincoln and Delmarva Chargers and Trucks will compete in over 100 laps of feature racing in their respective classes.

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.

Gates open early at 4:00 p.m. Several activities and displays will be on hand to include the Delaware State Police Aviation unit, K9 demonstration, Smart 911, and a silent auction to win a surf fishing rod and Yeti Cooler.

In addition local band “Front Page News” will be playing live from 5-7 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 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, please call Det. Jeff Hudson at 302-381-3000 or jeff.hudson@state.de.us.

Released: 061316 0800

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