DELMAR, Del. — Tuesday’s scheduled 44th annual Camp Barnes Benefit Race at Delaware International Speedway (DIS) has been pushed to Wednesday due to impending rainstorms.
Announced on Delaware’s Facebook page, the Camp Barnes Committee made the decision early Monday morning to push the event back to Wednesday, handing drivers and teams one more day to prepare their machines for the jam-packed night of racing.
“Attention, stock car fans and teams,” the track said. “We have just been notified by the Camp Barnes Committee [that] they are postponing tomorrow night’s race to Wednesday night, June 22, due to the pending weather forecasts of thunderstorms and rain. Please help us spread the word.”
Camp Barnes, which is a Delaware summer camp that strives to combat against juvenile delinquency, is paying out $3,000 to both the NAPA Big Block Modified and S.R. Pete & Sons Super Late Models division winners.
AC Delco PSC Modifieds, Crate Models, Mod-Lites, and Little Lincolns will also makeup the showcard.
Drivers from New York, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania are expected to be compete in the event — making for a star-studded field.
Matt Jester is the defending race winner for the Big Block Modifieds. Last season, he beat out Jamie Mills, Craig Von Dohren, Ryan Watt, and Dominic Buffalino for the win.
Wednesday’s Camp Barnes event is set to begin at 5 p,m., with racing action starting at 7 p.m. at the half-mile dirt track in Delmar, Delaware.
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