New Era At Delaware International Speedway To Start With Jake Marine Memorial March 31st
Story By: CHAD CATHELL / DELAWARE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY – DELMAR, DE – Opening in a big way.
Delaware International Speedway fires to life with the Jake Marine Memorial on Friday, March 31, kicking off the BD Motorsports Media LLC era at the half-mile clay oval with a marquee event.
2023 NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series action gets underway with the big-block/small-block Modifieds competing for a massive $8,500 winner’s share recognizing Marine’s longtime ‘85’ car number. Marine, whose public and private contributions to Delaware racing are unparalleled, passed away during a Short
Track Super Series visit to Fla.’s All-Tech Raceway on Feb. 5, 2020.
The first Jake Marine Memorial Modified program will headline the event, with Crate 602 Sportsman competing for $1,085 minimum to win, plus Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Little Lincolns, Delaware Super Trucks and Delmarva Chargers.
Gates will open for this event at 4:30 p.m., with hot laps at 6:15 p.m. and racing at 7:15 p.m.
Adult grandstand admission is $25. Seniors (ages 65 and up) and Students (ages 13-17) pay $20. Kids (ages 9-12) pay $10 and Children 8 and under are FREE.
Pit admission is $40 (ages 13 and up), $35 for NASCAR members, $10 for Kids (ages 6-12) and Children 5 and under pay $2.
Prior to the March 31 event, an Open Practice is scheduled for Delaware International on Tuesday, March 28. All cars are welcome for this event. Gates open at 5 p.m., with on-track action planned from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Pit admission is $30 (ages 13 and up), $25 for NASCAR members, $10 for Kids (ages 6-12) and Children 5 and under pay $2.