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This week at Delaware - August 26th
This week at Delaware Speedway
Regular weekly racing resumes this Friday night as the local stars of the Ground Masters Super Stocks, Demar Aggregates Trucks, and Fire & Iron Custom Metalwork Bone Stocks return to action. As a makeup for fan appreciation night, fans will be able to get autographs before the races start, as all the drivers will take to the front straightaway. Fans with tickets they purchased for fan appreciation night can use them this week, Friday September 2nd, or at the Pumpkin Smasher, as long as they call the track to register them for the event they wish to use them at.
Emergency Service workers will be able to attend Friday night’s event free of charge with proper ID, as Delaware Speedway says thank you to them for all the work they do.
Tickets for the event can be purchased right here on the track website, and all gate time and event time information can be found on the schedule page.
View the event itinerary HERE
Friday August 19th, 2016 PURCHASE TICKETS
Spectator gates open: 6:00pm | Event begins: 7:30pm
Ground Masters Super Stocks (10-lap heats, 40 lap feature)
Demar Aggregates Trucks (10-lap heats, 25 lap feature)
Fire & Iron Custom Metalwork Bone Stocks (10-lap heats, 40 lap feature)
King of the Hill
All Truck King of the Hill
Lichty Wins the ISMA Don-Mor Carstar 75
August 19th, 2016
By Ryan Dyson
The world’s most powerful short track cars, the ISMA SuperModifieds took to Delaware Speedway for the second and final time in 2016 on August 19th, alongside the OSCAAR Open Wheel Modifieds. The 800+ horsepower, purebred racing machines took to the half-mile for a full night of racing, as did the open wheel modifieds.
Heat races for the ISMA SuperModifieds were 12-laps in distance each, and opened the evening for the series. The #49 of Danny Shirey from Amherst, Ohio started on the pole for the first of three heat races, alongside Trent Stephens, the driver from Ravenna, Ohio. Stephens would go on to win the opening heat race over Dave Schullick Jr, who charged from the rear of the field.
Ben Seitz started the 2nd heat race from the pole position, alongside the #25 of Dan Bowes. Seitz would hold the top spot until lap 10 when Mike Lichty, the Ontario driver, made a pass on the high side for the win. Seitz would hold on for the 2nd position in the 12-lap heat race.
The 3rd and final heat race was led to green by the #76 of Moe Lilje, alongside the #97 of Tim Jedrzejek, the driver from Independence, Ohio. Lilje went on to win the heat race over Jedrzejek. Sparks were flying out the back of the #97 Jedrzejek machine, as it was clear the brakes had been significantly heated up.
The second and final leg of the Harvey Lennox Memorial Series for the ISMA SuperModifieds had race fans on the edge of their seats as the cars and stars did battle for 75 laps. The sounds, speeds, smells and of course the sights of the world’s most powerful short track cars came alive as Danny Shirey led the full field to the green flag. Shirey led the early segment of the race as drivers began moving forward. Just before the 1/3 mark in the race, Harvey Lennox series leader, and winner of the last race at Delaware, Dave Schullick Jr entered the pits, resulting in a DNF and losing the inner-track series championship. Trent Stephens was moving into the top 5 on lap 26 when the steering broke and he spun into the grass in turn 3, bringing out the races first caution. Shirey led the field to the restart on lap 26, with Moe Lilje in 2nd. On lap 32, the caution came out for the 2nd time as the previous ISMA event winner, the #22 of Mike McVetta came to a stop in turn 4. On lap 38, Mike Lichty moved up to the 3rd position with a pass on Ben Seitz. On lap 40, Tim Ice made very hard contact with the front straightaway wall and came to a rest in turn 1, resulting in a caution and a red flag. On the restart, Mike Lichty would jump up to the 2nd position and begin pressuring the race leader, Danny Shirey. On lap 53, Lichty would make his move to the race lead and immediately open up a sizeable gap to go on to win the race over Jedrzejek and Mike Ordway Jr.
The OSCAAR Modifieds took to the track for their 12-lap heat races to start their evening. The first heat race was led to green by AJ Emms, alongside Ryan Dick. Emms jumped to the early lead, however the caution came out on lap 2 as Dan Price spun in the apex of turn 1 and 2, resulting in the caution. The caution came out again on lap 3 for another solo spin in the back of the pack. The caution came out once again on lap 6 as Dale Reinhart spun in the back of the pack. Emms would get the jump once again on the restart, while Jamie Cox moved up to the 2nd position late. The two would finish in that order as AJ Emms scored the opening heat race win.
The second heat race for the OSCAAR Modifieds began with Barry Newman on the pole, with Gary McLean on his outside. Newman led early as Chris Milwain and Cole Powell challenged from behind. On lap 7, Powell made a move to the outside to advance to 2nd, and then jumped to the outside of race leader Barry Newman looking for the lead. Powell would stay on the outside as the laps came to a close, resulting in a photo finish at the line, with Barry Watson winning.
AJ Emms led the OSCAAR Open Wheel Modified feature race to the green flag from the pole position, with Cory Horner on the high side. The 30-lap feature race began with a full field of 17 modifieds. Emma would get a great start and open up a lead early, as Jamie Cox quickly jumped up to the 2nd position. Gary McLean followed Cox, and hounded him for the 2nd position, as the two began closing the gap on the race leader. Halfway through the race, on lap 15, the caution came out as Ryan Dick lost control off of turn 4 and spun on the front straightaway. On lap 19, Gary McLean made a pass on AJ Emms for the race lead as Cole Powell was trailing in the 3rd spot. Dan Price spun off of turn 2 on lap 24, bringing the field back together for a restart. On the restart, Cole Powell moved up to the 2nd position and Barry Newman up into the 3rd spot. The caution would fly once again on lap 27 as Ryan Dick and Dan Price went around in the apex of turns 3 and 4. This set up a 3 lap shootout to the finish with Gary McLean getting the jump on Powell and going on to win the race. Powell finished 2nd with Barry Newman 3rd, AJ Emms 4th, and Jamie Cox 5th.
The next event at Delaware Speedway is August 26th as the Ground Masters Super Stocks, Demar Aggregates Trucks, and Fire & Iron Custom Metalwork Bone Stocks return to action, as well as a King of the Hill Spectators Race and all truck King of the Hill. Advance tickets can be purchased on www.DelawareSpeedway.com, the event gets started at 7:30pm.