September 20th, 2017

September 30th Demolition Derby Rules and Notes

Demolition Derby (September 30th, 2017) RULES and PURSE:

Delaware Speedway is excited to release details for its upcoming Demolition Derby, part of the Pumpkin Smasher event on Saturday, September 30th.


General rules:

Drivers must be 16 years of age or older to participate in the event
A helmet, eye protection, seat belts, and full clothing including gloves is mandatory
Vehicles must be from 1980 or newer. Compact or midsize 4 or 6 cylinder front wheel drive vehicles are permitted – no wagons, 4×4, trucks, or vans
All glass must be removed as well as all flammable interior panels from the vehicle
Antifreeze is not permitted, water must be used in the vehicle
The stock fuel tank must be removed and replaced with a CSA approved marine tank or similar, mounted securely inside the car on the floor in front of the rear axle
The battery must be installed beside the driver on the floor. The battery must be secured and covered
Original bumpers must be on the vehicle. The bumpers may be seam welded, however can not be reenforced
There is to be no welding on suspension parts of the vehicle
Doors and trunk must be welded, chained, or bolted shut. The hood is to be pinned with a 12 inch hole open in the centre
Fenders may be minimally altered or cut to allow for clearance
A plate in the outside of the drivers door is recommended. The plate can be a maximum of 18” tall, 5’ long, and 1/4” thick (plywood is allowed inside)
The drivers door must be painted white
An electric fuel pump shutoff switch must be mounted on the roof directly behind the drivers head
Front cowel support bar must be installed from door post to door post and an upright to the roof in front of the driver. A rear cross bar should be added directly behind the drivers seat


Rules are subject to change at anytime, Delaware Speedway would notify pre-entered drivers in this situation. Pre-entry form must be emailed by September 29th at 12:00pm. Entry into the event is $100, this includes 4 people with the car into the infield for the event.


Event Purse:

Under 8 entries:
8 or more entries

1st – Trophy and $750
1st – Trophy and $1500

2nd – Trophy and $250
2nd – Trophy and $500

3rd – Trophy and $150
3rd – Trophy and $300

Best Appearing – Trophy and $50
Best Appearing – Trophy and $100


2017 Demolition Derby Registration:

Please send the following information to prior to September 29th to reserve your spot:

Driver name:

Date of Birth:

Drivers License Number:




Telephone Number:

Email Address:

Emergency Contact (Name and Phone Number):

Vehicle Make:

Vehicle Model:

Vehicle Race Number:

Vehicle Sponsors:

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September 20th, 2017

September 15th Penalties Announced

Following the September 15th-16th Great Canadian Race Weekend at Delaware Speedway, penalties have been issued.

Tyler Fortey, driver of the #97 Demar Aggregates Truck, has been issued a number of penalties for behaviour rule infractions. The penalties issued to Fortey include:


• Suspended from all Delaware Speedway racing activities until January 1st, 2019

• Suspended from entering Delaware Speedway premisses until January 1st, 2019

• Suspended from participating in any Delaware Speedway functions until January 1st, 2019


Any violation of the above will result in trespassing charges being filed.

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September 16th, 2017

Andrew Gresel Wins the Great Canadian Race

The Great Canadian Race Weekend continued on September 16th with the championship event for the APC United Late Model Series, as well as a 50 lap event for the Ground Masters Super Stocks and feature races for the Demar Aggregates Trucks, TransAxle V8 Stocks, and Fire & Iron Custom Metalwork Bone Stocks.

The next event at Delaware Speedway is September 30th for the annual Pumpkin Smasher featuring the championship race for the Fire & Iron Custom Metalwork Bone Stocks as well as a demolition derby. More information can be found on – the event starts at 3:00pm.

After APC Series group qualifying, which saw Brandon Watson (#9) top the charts, the Fire & Iron Custom Metalwork Bone Stocks took to the track for their 25 lap main event. Justin Tibideau (#14) and Matthew Miller (#99) started on the front row for the event which saw 40 cars take the green flag. Matthew Miller led the opening circuit before the caution came out on lap 2 for a few cars tangling in turn 1, including Tom Tomlinson (#2). Matt Langford (#03) took the lead after the restart as Chris Radder (#31) trailed behind. The field got into a rhythm after a few circuits and the battle behind the front few developed with Ron Proulx (#19) and Jordan Morris (#73). The battle for the lead developed on lap 17 before chaos between leaders and lapped cars resulted in the front cars tightening up. Lap 18 saw the caution come out once again as Ron Proulx tangled with Chris Radder, sending him around. Jordan Morris took the lead after the restart before the caution flag was displayed for Curtis Shildrick (#55) going around in turn 4. Morris held the lead after the restart before Jeremiah Rabideau (#4) took the top spot with just a few laps to go. On the white flag lap there was a major crash on the front straightaway with Mark Lamont (#60), Greg Francis (#11), Ben Davey (#07), and Adam Clifton (#13). The race ended as a result of the crash with Jeremiah Rabideau scoring victory over Morris and Langford.
The TransAxle V8 Stocks were up next for their 25 lap feature race with Manuel Ferreira (#8) and Dustin Hardy (#21) on the front row. Paul Fothergill (#33) made a bold three wide move right away to take the race lead before Barry Watson got beneath him and challenged. As the front two battled side by side, Steve Arrand (#37) joined the fight and it became a three dog battle with 20 to go. Watson took the lead on lap seven, bringing Arrand through with him. Watson would go on to collect the checkered flag, adding to his stellar season. Steve Arrand and Paul Fothergill rounded out the podium spots in the race.

Mickey Brydges (#55) and Rob Windis (#29) led the field of Demar Aggregates Trucks to the green flag for their 25 lap main event to complete their 2017 season. Bridges maintained the lead early in the race as the field stayed tight together with Tom Zagorodny (#77) pressuring for the lead. After a lengthly battle, Rick Verberne (#88) moved around Devon Bloemendal (#01) for third. Zagorodny took the lead on lap 15, bringing Rick Verberne with him around Mickey Brydges. The front two drivers raced side by side with less than five laps to go as Brydges looked on from behind. Tom Zagorodny was able to hold off numerous charges from Verberne as Mickey Brydges finished in the third spot.

Adam Swales (#18) and Shawn Hewitt (#3) led the large field of Ground Masters Super Stocks to the green flag for their 50 lap invitational race. Derek McCullough (#38) took the lead early in the race before he was passed by Brad Collison (#13x) on lap five. The caution came out on lap seven as contact between Kris Lawrence (#28) and Trevor Collver (#1) sent Collver into the turn one wall. Under the short green flag run, Kenny McNicol Jr. charged from 15th starting position to sixth, making most of his passes on the high side going three wide at times. On the restart, Gary Adriaensen (#55) went up in smoke and spun to the inside of turn one. Miraculously, Adriaensen was able to keep his Camaro to the inside groove and avoid certain disaster. Collison maintained the lead after the restart as Kenny McNicol Jr. worked his way up to the second spot quickly. On lap 20, McNicol Jr. took the top position away from Collison, just before the caution flag flew for Trevor Collver and Gary Zwygers (#93) making contact entering turn one. The restart allowed McNicol Jr. to pull to a sizeable lead as drivers battled hard for the spots behind. Darrell Lake slowed on lap 26 and came to a stop on the front straightaway, resulting in the caution flag coming out once again. The field quickly got into single file formation after the restart and McNicol Jr. once again began to move into his own area code. On lap 45, Adam Swales (#18) had high troubles in turn one and went hard into the outside wall and went airborne, resulting in a restart with just five laps remaining. Jake Sheridan gave it all he had on the restart, however would lose second to Collison as McNicol Jr. checked out once again. McNicol would score the win and sweep the weekend for the series as Brad Collison, Jake Sheridan, Matt Robblee (#51), and Andrew Ferreira (#9) rounded out the top five.

JR Fitzpatrick started in the pole position after selecting the number one pill in the redraw, as Brandon Watson rolled off from his high side. By taking the green flag, Watson was officially crowned the 2017 APC United Late Model Series champion. Brandon Watson led the opening lap of the race before the caution flag came out on lap two for a hard hit in turn one, involving Mat Box and Junior Farrelly.

JR Fitzpatrick took back the race lead on the ensuing restart, however it would only last until lap 15 when Brandon Watson made a move back around the #84 machine. Watson would continue to pace the field until lap 26 when he slowed with an apparent issue on his #9 Ford, and JR Fitzpatrick once again took over the top spot. The caution flag came out on the same lap as Corey Jones stopped on track, however Watson was not able to return in time and fell laps down.

Lap 27 saw JR Fitzpatrick and Shae Gemmell make contact in turn three and both drivers would  end up going to the rear of the field. Matt Pritiko would inherit the lead for the restart after the front two had their incident. She Gemmell and JR Fitzpatrick began a hard charge through the field, and on lap 31 Gemmell made a bold three wide move to get back into the top 15. Lap 35 saw Fitzpatrick return to the top 10 as Matt Pritiko continued to lead.

Shae Gemmell returned to the top 10 on lap 44, and then to the top five on lap 64 after a ludicrous drive through the field, all under green flag conditions. Lap 71-73 saw Andrew Gresel close the gap as he and leader Matt Pritiko worked lapped traffic. 88 laps into the race Shae Gemmell returned to the top three, as the battle for the lead was heating up between Andrew Gresel and Matt Pritiko.

Just as the two leaders were beginning to fight and lean on each other, everything was changed when a crash on the back straightaway with Jamie Cox and Billy Schwartzenburg brought out the caution on lap 96. The restart was disaster as Ron Beauchamp Jr. got loose in front of the field and was hit hard by Treyten Lapcevich. Billy Schwartzenburg, Patrick Freel, and JR Fitzpatrick also were involved in the crash. The final restart saw Andrew Gresel take the lead on the high side as Pritiko was forced to try and fight for his win. Gresel was able to hold on for the victory, his third Great Canadian Race win. Matt piratic finished second, Shae Gemmel third, Branden Verhoeven fourth and Shawn Chenoweth rounded out the top five.



Article by Ryan Dyson, Delaware Speedway PR –

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September 15th, 2017

Tommy Catalano Wins the ROC Sportsman Modified 75

Delaware Speedway’s annual Great Canadian Race Weekend, a staple in the Ontario short track scene, officially kicked off on Friday, September 15th with a massive card of racing. The Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series headlined the night with a 75 lap race. The Ground Masters Super Stocks welcomed a fleet of invitational drivers for their two day event as the Demar Aggregates Trucks, TransAxle V8 Stocks, and Fire & Iron Custom Metalwork Bone Stocks also joined the racing program.

Group qualifying for all the weekly divisions opened up the historic race weekend as the lineups were set for the first round of feature races. The Ground Masters Super Stocks were first as 20 cars made the call for qualifying. Darrell Lake (#77) topped the charts with a 20.737, ahead of Kathleen Green (#16) and Matt Robblee (#51). In the Demar Aggregates Trucks it was Rick Verberne (#88) on top of the board with a 21.858 as Tom Zagorodny (#77) and Mickey Brydges (#55) trailed. Barry Watson (#45) set fast time in TransAxle V8 Stock qualifying with a time of 21.777. Derek Moesker (#51) bettered Jamie Klumper (#7) and Bill Brekelmans (#007) in qualifying for the Fire & Iron Custom Metalwork Bone Stocks.

The Race of Champions Sportsman Modifieds were up first following opening ceremonies as they took to the track for group qualifying sessions. Two groups of eight were released onto the track for a green-white-checkered session to set lineups for the heat races later on in the program. Shawn Nye (#51) and Tommy Catalano (#54) set fast times in the two sessions, which seeded the 10 lap heat races. Catalano’s time of 19.567 was the fastest overall.

The Fire & Iron Custom Metalwork Bone Stocks took to the track for the first race of the night with Derek Moesker and Jamie Klumper on the front row. The field of 38 cars strong roared to life off of turn four and were three and four wide before the start line. Moesker led the opening circuit as Craig Cole (#5c) moved into second and began to close the gap. On lap seven there was trouble as a few cars got together on the back straightaway and crashed, resulting in the caution flag coming out. After the restart, Bill Brekelmans moved into the third spot as David Rockwood (#90) began to pressure him from behind. The battle for fifth heated up by the halfway point as several cars including Jordan Morris (#73), Bon Stratford (#82), and Ben Davey (#07) began battling. Derek Moesker would work his way through lapped traffic to score the win with Craig Cole and David Rockwood rounding out the podium spots.

The Race of Champions Sportsman Modified heat races were up next in the program with the #51 machine of Shawn Nye leading the field to green for the first 10 lap battle. Right away there was trouble as Amy Catalano (#64) and Dave Kozlowski (#36) went around on the front straightaway. Somehow the field managed to avoid contact and they restarted once again. Scott Wylie took over the race lead on lap two, after a brief side by side battle up front. Wylie would win the heat race over Nye and Deitz (#84). The second 10 lap heat race started with Tommy Catalano on the pole alongside Patrick Emerling. Catalano led the opening circuits of the race and would go on to win as the field got single file behind with Emerling finishing behind.

The TransAxle V8 Stocks 20 lap feature race was next in the racing program with Manuel Ferreira (#8) and Dustin Hardy (#21) on the front row. Paul Fothergill (#33) took the lead early on in the race and just as Barry Watson started pressuring for the spot, the caution flag came out for Steve Book (#64) and Dustin Hardy tangling in turn 1. The restart allowed Steve Arrand to take over second, and just a lap later challenge for the top position. The front three drivers raced close, even looking three wide a few times as the laps began to tick away. On lap 10, Barry Watson took over the race lead as Steve Arrand slowed and entered the infield with an issue. Watson would score the victory as Paul Fothergill and Dustin Hardy rounded out the top three spots.

The Demar Aggregates Trucks took to the track for their 20 lap main event with Mickey Brydges and Rob Windis (#29) starting on the front row. Winds led the opening laps as the field raced side by side behind. The caution came out on lap four when Tyler Fortey came to a stop off of turn two with front end damage. On lap 10, Rick Verberne used a lapped truck as a pick to take the race lead while Windis worked hard to fend off Zagorodny. On lap 16 there was heartbreak for Tyler Fortey, who went hard into the inside wall on the front straightaway while racing the leaders, after returning to the track just a few laps prior.

Kenny McNicol Jr. and Matt Robblee led the field to the green flag for the 25 lap Ground Masters Super Stock Invitational race with a full field chasing behind. McNicol led the race early as Darrell Lake and Gary Adriaensen (#55) trailed behind. On lap 8 there was a caution as the back bumper of Adam Swales (#18) flew off onto the racing surface. After the restart, the field got single file quickly as McNicol Jr. pulled to a sizeable gap quickly. On lap 13 there was a caution as David McCullough (#39) went around in turn one after contact between him and Gary Zwygers (#93). Just after the restart, on lap 15 the caution flag came out once again as Brandon McFarran (#31) went around and into the front straightaway wall. The caution came out once again on lap 16 as Jaden Chapman (#13) and Brad Collison (#13x) were collected in a turn two altercation. The race finally got into a rhythm after the ensuing restart with McNicol Jr. once again pulling away from Lake and Sheridan (#52). On the last lap Jake Sheridan moved into second but it was all Kenny McNicol Jr. upfront as he would win the 25 lap event. Darrell Lake, Gary Adriaensen, and Andrew Ferreira (#9) rounded out the top five.

Tommy Catalano would lead the field to the green flag for the Race of Champions Sportsman Modified 75 lap main event as a field of hungry drivers chased behind in hopes of becoming the inaugural winner. Right away it was Tommy Catalano leading the field with Scott Wylie chasing behind. The first caution came out on lap nine when Ryan Dick went around in turn four. The field stayed double file after the restart before the caution came out again on lap 11 for Neil Deitz going around in turn two. After the restart, the best battle on the track was for fifth between Connor Sellars (#00), Andy Jankowiak (#41), and Justin Demelo (#82). As the halfway point approached it was still Tommy Catalano in the race lead with Scott Wylie and Patrick Emerling in the top three. There was a caution for a slow car on lap 31, with the restart allowing Emerling to move into the runner up spot and shortly after he began pressuring for the race lead. The caution came out on lap 40 for a mandatory fuel stop as all cars came down pit road.

Tommy Catalano led the field back to the green flag for the final 35 laps of the Great Canadian 75 for the Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series. Just after the restart, there was trouble on the front straightaway on lap 43 as Justin Demelo was pinched into the outside wall and collected Shawn Nye. After the restart, the top two cars of Catalano and Emerling had checked out on the field. The race would go green to the end as the front two continued to race hard. Tommy Catalano would hold on to score the victory as Patrick Emerling and Andy Jankowiak rounded out the podium finishers.

Ken and his familiar Mustang took the King of the Hill Spectators Race after beating a Jeep SRT in the finals, winning 2-0 in the best of three.

The Great Canadian Race Weekend continues tomorrow, September 16th, as the APC Series takes over the facility as the headline event where it will crown its third champion in as many years. All the weekly divisions return for more racing action including the 50 lap Ground Masters Super Stock invitational. Everything gets started just before 3:00pm, advance tickets remain on sale on


Race of Champions Sportsman Modified 75 feature results:

1. 54 – Tommy Catalano 2. 07 – Patrick Emerlie 3. 41 – Andy Jankowiak 4. 44 – Scott Wylie 5. 00 – Connor Sellars 6. 64 – Amy Catalano 7. 82 – Justin Demelo 8. 9 – Neil Hopkins  9. 48 – Sam Fullone 10. 94 – Neil Deitz 11. 27 – Jake Veron 12. 36 – Dave Kozlowski 13. 88 – Ryan Dick 14. 51 – Shawn Nye 15. 90 – Mark Hamacher 16. 74 – Sherri Hogan 17. 1 – Barry Newman (DNS)


Delaware Speedway local results HERE


Article by Ryan Dyson, Delaware Speedway PR –

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