Sweeney Chevrolet RUSH Racing Series officials have announced that for the third-straight year the Battle of the Bay Speedweek will kick off the season for the northeastern Late Model tour.
Scheduled for April 15-18, the four-race swing includes dates at Delaware International Speedway (Delmar, Delaware), Georgetown Speedway (Georgetown, Delaware), Potomac Speedway (Budd’s Creek, Maryland) and Winchester Speedway (Winchester, Virginia)
Additionally, details were recently revealed for the 2020 RUSH Champion to receive $12,000. As a result, these first four races will likely be pivotal in a driver’s chances of claiming the five-figure champion’s check.
For the second straight year, the opening round at Delaware International Speedway is designated as the “Raelyn Huffman Memorial.” The event pays a minimum of $4,000 to win.
The other three miniseries races each pay $3,000 to the winner.
Once again, there will be a $3,000 “Battle of the Bay” point fund for RUSH member racers. The fund posts a $1,000 check for the champion and includes a Top-10 payout for racers, who enter at least three events.
“You’re not going to find a better deal for crate racing than this Battle of the Bay,” stated Max Blair after winning last year’s Georgetown event. “Huge props to Mike (Leone) and Vicki (Emig) along with all of the racetracks. This is a really, really good deal for crate guys. It’s the best stretch deal going in the country for us. This is a really stout field of race cars and to be able to win the first two nights is pretty awesome.”
In 2019, the Battle of the Bay saw 62 different drivers from eight states entering at least one event. Pennsylvania’s Max Blair claimed the miniseries title over Logan Roberson, Ross Robinson, Jeremy Wonderling, and Jason Genco.