Photo Finish Highlights Wild Night at Delaware
After what seems like an eternity, the Demar Aggregates Trucks and Doxtator Property Maintenance V8 Stocks returned to competition at Delaware Speedway, alongside the TransAxle Super Stocks. Weekly action at the half-mile many call home featured great battles as drivers looked for ever-important championship points in their quest for greatness.
Group qualifying would set the starting lineups for the first round of 25 lap feature races, with each division getting three minutes on the clock. The Demar Aggregates Trucks were first up with Tom Zagorodny (#77) taking the top spot, running a 21.692 ahead of Mickey Brydges (#55) and Rob Windis (#29). The Doxtator Property Maintenance V8 Stocks saw Barry Watson (#45) on top of the speed charts with a 21.515 over Jeremy Taggart (#11) and Paul Fothergill (#33). The TransAxle Super Stocks saw a heated battle for the top position but it would be Gary Adriaensen (#55) on top of the board with a 20.493 ahead of Matt Robblee (#51) and David McCullough (#39).
The Demar Aggregates Trucks started off the racing for the evening with a 25 lap race. Tom Zagorodny would lead the field to the green flag and begin to pull away right away. Mickey Brydges and Rob Windis battled for second in the early stages, with Brydges able to hold off the charge and maintain the spot on lap five. Lucas Manning (#66) would go up in smoke on lap 17 and enter the infield, but the race would go green with Tom Zagorodny scoring the win over Brydges and Windis.
The first Doxtator Property Maintenance V8 Stock feature race began with Paul Fothergill on pole alongside Jeremy Taggart. Fothergill would pull away from the field as Taggart and Watson raced hard for the second spot, all while Cody Payne (#00) charged through the field from the rear and into the fourth spot before lap 10. Fothergill would win the event as Watson finished behind and Jeremy Taggart held off Cody Payne for third.
Gary Adriaensen and Matt Robblee led the field of TransAxle Super Stocks to life. Robblee would take the lead from the high side and the two would check out on the field as Verberne (#21) and McCullough battled behind before the caution came out on lap 6 for a spin by Samantha Pilkey (#10). Adriaensen would get freight trained on the restart before another caution came out on lap 7 for a spin by Gary Zwygers (#93) as he blew a tire off of turn two. The caution was displayed again on lap 14 as Jason Lidster (#11) slowed with a flat tire, ending a great battle in the top five between several drivers. Andrew Ferreira would make a bump and run on the last lap, resulting in a photo finish so close it was forced to go to video review. Ferreira initially reported to victory lane but after a lengthy review, Matt Robblee was called out and officially declared the winner by 0.015 seconds.
After big time drama in the Super Stocks, the Demar Aggregates Trucks kicked-off the second round of features with Rob Windis on the pole. Windis would take the lead early as Zagorodny slotted in behind. Windis made his #29 machine as wide as the race track, blocking the two behind as he searched for the win. Windis would hold on for the victory as Zagorodny and Brydges finished behind.
Manuel Ferreira (#8) and Dustin Hardy (#21) started on the front row for the final Doxtator Property Maintenance V8 Stock feature of the night. Hardy would take the top spot on lap one but it was short lived as Cody Payne took the spot a lap later. Payne was running quick laps as he was working to hold off Fothergill, but on lap 19 there was disaster as Jeff Ferguson (#23) blocked the leader and then squeezed him into the wall off of turn two, handing the lead to Fothergill. Payne would mount a charge again but fall just short as he would be forced to settle for runner-up ahead of Barry Watson.
Jason Lidster and Geoff Chant (#19) started on the front row for the final feature of the night, a 25 lap race for the transAxle Super Stock feature. Lidster would lead early on before Rick Verberne took the spot just before lap 10. Craziness throughout the field had fans on the edge of their seats as drivers battled very hard for spots, getting sideways on a regular basis. Contact from Jamie Klumper resulted in a blown tire for Trevor Collver, ending his strong run on lap 20 as he entered the pits. Verberne would score the victory as Jamie Klumper and Jason Lidster finished behind.
The next event at Delaware Speedway is Friday, June 22nd featuring the Case ’N Drum Oil Late Models, Discounted Autoparts Depot and Supply Bone Stocks, a King of the Hill Spectators Race, plus a combination non-points showdown event for the Demar Aggregates Trucks and Doxtator Property Maintenance V8 Stocks. Racing begins at 7:30pm, advance tickets are available on www.DelawareSpeedway.com
Ryan Dyson – DelawareSpeedway PR
Photos by Dave Franks Photography
Top 10 report:
TransAxle Super Stocks:
Feature 1: 1. #51 Matt Robblee; 2. #9 Andrew Ferreira; 3. #55 Gary Adriaensen; 4. #39 David McCullough; 5. #21 Rick Verberne; 6. #07 Jamie Klumper; 7. #1 Trevor Collver; 8. #16 Kathleen Green; 9. #93 Gary Zwygers; 10. #14 Brittany Beatty
Feature 2: 1. #21 Rick Verberne; 2. #07 Jamie Klumper; 3. #11 Jason Lidster; 4. #55 Gary Adriaensen; 5. #39 David McCullough; 6. #9 Andrew Ferreira; 7. #51 Matt Robblee; 8. #93 Gary Zwygers; 9. #19 Geoff Chant; 10. #16 Kathleen Green
Demar Aggregates Trucks:
Feature 1: 1. #77 Tom Zagorodny; 2. #55 Mickey Brydges; 3. #29 Rob Windis; 4. #1 Jim Wiersma; 5. #44 Jacob Cambell; 6. #66 Lucas Manning; 7. #15 Will Marche; 8. #71 Connor Van Steensel;
Feature 2: 1. #29 Rob Windis; 2. #77 Tom Zagorodny; 3. #55 Mickey Brydges; 4. #44 Jacob Cambell; 5. #1 Jim Wiersma; 6. #66 Lucas Manning; 7. #71 Connor Van Steensel; 8. #15 Will Marche;
Doxtator Property Maintenance V8 Stocks:
Feature 1: 1. #33 Paul Fothergill; 2. #45 Barry Watson; 3. #11 Jeremy Taggart; 4. #00 Cody Payne; 5. #810 Kyle Mezenberg; 6. #21 Dustin Hardy; 7. #8 Manny Ferreira; 8. #51 Angela Grover; 9. #23 Jeff Ferguson; 10. #28 Steve Aubertin
Feature 2: 1. #33 Paul Fothergill; 2. #00 Cody Payne; 3. #45 Barry Watson; 4. #11 Jeremy Taggart; 5. #810 Kyle Mezenberg; 6. #21 Dustin Hardy; 7. #8 Manuel Ferreira; 8. #23 Jeff Ferguson; 9. #51 Angela Grover; 10. #28 Steve Aubertin
June 15th Race Advance
TransAxle Super Stocks, Demar Agregates Trucks, Doxtator Property Maintenance V8 Stocks, PLUS kids 12 volt races!
All series will run practice, group qualifying, and twin 25 lap feature races, all of which will count for full 2018 Delaware Speedway championship points. A full event itinerary can be found below.
Kids under 6 – FREE
Kids 6-12: $2.65 + HST = $3
Students 13-18: $8.85 + HST = $10
Adults: $17.70 + HST = $20
Seniors 65+: $13.27 + HST = $15
The event schedule for the event is provided in the attached PDF. Please note that all times are subject to change.
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Lawrence Brothers Steal the Show at Delaware
Delaware Speedway returned to weekly competition after all the local series took a week off to allow the ISMA Supermodifieds to take centre stage. The Case ’N Drum Oil/MRE Late Models, TransAxle Super Stocks, and Discounted Autoparts Depot and Supply Bone Stocks were on the card for $5 students night featuring an autograph session.
Group qualifying would set the starting lineups as per the weekly itinerary, with the Discounted Autoparts Depot and Supply Bone Stocks up first. Jeremiah Rabideau (#4) set the quickest time with a 24.241 ahead of Bill Brekelmans (#007) and Craig Cole (#55). The Case ’N Drum Oil/MRE late Models saw Jesse Kennedy go to the top of the board in the final seconds with a time of 19.549, just beating Scott O’Connor (#23) by a mere 0.006 seconds. Matt Robblee (#510 was fastest in TransAxle Super Stock qualifying, running a 20.554 lap time as Gary Adriaensen (#55) and Jamie Klumper (#07) rounded out the top three.
The opening race of the evening was a 25 lap affair for the Discounted Autoparts Depot and Supply Bone Stocks. Chris Medlinger (#75) started on the pole for the event but trouble would ensue early as Nic Drope (#23) was sent hard to the inside wall. Kyle Neumeister (#192) led the early portion of the race as he pulled out to a sizeable lead over second place runner Chris Medlinger. Drivers battled each other and their cars as most of the field was sliding around on what appeared to be a fairly green race track. A late race caution for a spin by David Rockwood (#60) reset the field for a restart, but Neumeister would go uncontested for the win.
The Case ’N Drum Oil/MRE Late Models were up next with their opening 25 lap feature race as Scott O’Conner started on the pole. Jesse Kennedy slipped up in turn one allowing Jo Lawrence (#24) to make the pass for second. On lap eight, Kennedy would make the pass for the lead, shuffling O’Connor all the way back to fourth. Lawrence began to look all over the track for a way around Kennedy as 10 to go approached. The front four cars separated themselves from the rest of the field and had a battle for the ages as they ran nose to tail and side by side under a blanket before the caution flag came out on lap 20 for a multi-car spin on the back straightaway by Tate O’Leary (#28) and Bob Miller (#74). The restart saw Jo Lawrence power to the lead on the high side and hold off Jake Sheridan (#52) for his first career Late Model win. O’Connor, Kennedy, and Lloyd Rawlings (#69) rounded out the top five.
The final feature of the first round was the TransAxle Super Stocks as Andrew Ferreira (#9) and Rick Verberne (#21) led the field to life. The field battled hard in typical Super Stock fashion as Gary Adriaensen worked his way into the top three. Adriaensen would take the lead on lap 14 and begin to stretch his legs on the field. A caution came out on lap 21 as Jason Lidster went around in turn one, setting up for a mad dash to the end. Adriaensen was able to hold on for the victory as Ferreira and Matt Robble rounded out the podium.
After a brief intermission the Discounted Autoparts Depot and Supply Bone Stocks returned to action with an inverted starting lineup that saw Nathan Rhea (#26) on the pole. Giis Ruiter (#76) took the lead early as the field ran three wide five rows deep behind in super speedway pack racing fashion. The pack would run into trouble on lap three when Kassy Howard (#59) was squeezed into the outside wall, resulting in Don Tomlinson (#2) pounding the inside wall and Howard coming to rest under the scoreboard. Kris Lawrence (#59L) took the lead after the restart before big troubles off of turn two when several cars tangled including David Rockwood, Chris Radder, Nathan Rhea and a few others. The yellow was shown again on lap six as Chris Radder was stopped on the inside line of turn two. Lawrence held off a charge from Jeremiah Rabideau before David Rockwood was put into the wall on the front straightaway, tearing up his #60 machine as he almost went on his lid. Lawrence would begin to open up a sizeable lead after the restart before a disastrous crash took place on the back straightaway has Mike Mitchell (#80) and Dave Chant (#19) hit the infield entrance and went airborne. Both drivers were okay and able to walk away from the scary incident. Kris Lawrence would go on to score the victory as Jeremiah Rabideau and Bill Brekelmans rounded out the podium.
The Case ’N Drum Oil/MRE Late Models finished off their night with another 25 lap race as Kevin Lay (#5) led the field to green. Lay would lead the opening 10 circuits as the field raced nose to tail behind with Rawlings and O’Connor trailing. Jo Lawrence would make ground on the high side before being shuffled back as Rawlings was pushed to the high side in front of him. On lap 11, contact from Scott O’Connor sent the race leader around, bringing out the caution and sending both cars to the rear. Jo Lawrence would use the restart to take the lead on the high side as Jesse Kennedy followed through for second. A caution would reset the field on lap 14 but it would not deny Jo Lawrence from the sweep as he took off and returned to victory lane for the second time of the night. Jesse Kennedy and Scott O’Connor would round out the top three spots.
The program for June 8th finish up with the TransAxle Super Stocks and a final 25 lap event. Jason Lidster and Kathleen Green (#16) led the field to green but it was disaster right away as Green would go up in smoke with an apparent engine issue. After the restart, Rick Verberne would emerge with the race lead and open up a gap as those behind battled side by side. Matt Robblee would throw it under Verberne on lap 16 to take the lead but Verberne would immediately begin to try to get it back. Verberne would make use of a bump and run to score the win, his first career victory in the Super Stock division as Robblee and McCullough finished behind.
Next week the action continues with the TransAxle Super Stocks, Demar Aggregates Trucks, and Doxtator Property maintenance V8 Stocks. Advance tickets are available on www.DelawareSpeedway.com
Ryan Dyson – Delaware Speedway PR
Photos by Dave Franks Photography
Top 10 report:
Case ’N Drum Oil/MRE Late Models:
Feature 1: 1. #24 Jo Lawrence; 2. #52 Jake Sheridan; 3. #23 Scott O’Connor; 4. #10 Jesse Kennedy; 5. #69 Lloyd Rawlings; 6. #13 Jaden Chapman; 7. #5 Kevin Lay; 8. #31 Chris Hebert; 9. #74 Bob Miller; 10. #28 Tate O’Leary
Feature 2: 1. #24 Jo Lawrence; 2. #10 Jesse kennedy; 3. #23 Scott O’Connor; 4. #52 Jake Sheridan; 5. #69 Lloyd Rawlings; 6. #13 Jaden Chapman; 7. #5 Kevin Lay; 8. #31 Chris Hebert; 9. #28 Tate O’Leary; 10. #74 Bob Miller
TransAxle Super Stocks:
Feature 1: 1. #55 Gary Adriaensen; 2. #9 Andrew Ferreira; 3. #51 Matt Robblee; 4. #1 Trevor Collver; 5. #39 David McCullough; 6. #93 Gary Zwygers; 7. #07 Jamie Klumper; 8. #21 Rick Verberne; 9. #16 Kathleen Green; 10. #11 Jason Lidster
Feature 2: 1. #21 Rick Verberne; 2. #51 Matt Robblee; 3. #39 David McCullough; 4. #1 Trevor Collver; 5. #55 Gary Adriaensen; 6. #9 Andrew Ferreira; 7. #07 Jamie Klumper; 8. #11 Jason Lidster; 9. #93 Gary Zwygers; 10. #14 Brittany Beatty
D.A.D.S. Bone Stocks:
Feature 1: 1. #192 Kyle Neumeister; 2. #75 Chris Medlinger; 3. #007 Bill Brekelmans; 4. #4 Jeremiah Rabideau; 5. #87 Mike Ebert; 6. #59L Kris Lawrence; 7. #55 Craig Cole; 8. #51 Derek Moesker; 9. #73 Jordan Morris; 10. #7 Brent Pellt
Feature 2: 1. #59L Kris Lawrence; 2. #4 Jeremiah Rabideau; 3. #007 Bill Brekelmans; 4. #87 Mike Ebert; 5. #73 Jordan Morris; 6. #51 Derek Moesker; 7. #03 Matt Langford; 8. #36 Brian Brooks; 9. #7 Brent Pelly; 10. #10 Kris Fairweather
JRL Recap - June 6th Racing
Last night proved to be an exciting night of Krown Junior Racing League Racing. The night started off with a 10 lap junior heat won in convincing fashion by the 14 of Cody Wilds. This race would set the starting order for the junior feature. From there we moved to the first of two senior features which was fairly quiet until lap 21 when the 48 car of Connor Ellis hit the tires along pit road, the driver was ok and he was able to drive away. Logan White, driver of the 21 was victorious at the end of the 25 lap feature. Early on in the mini truck race, the 85 of Ethan Ward hit the wall just before the start finish line, that hit looked much worse than it was as Ward was able to drive away and continue the rest of the race, which was won by the 49 of Hayden Sim. The junior feature was quite eventful with a few spins, the 51 of Brayden Martin bumping into the tires just around the first turn and the 19 of Michael Verberne went through one side of the ditch and out the other just past the S turn. Due to time restraints and all of the action, drivers were checkered off after 14 laps, with the win going to Cody Wilds. The second senior feature was a quiet race with the 23 of Brent Small spinning early on, Logan white piloted his 21 to victory lane again winning his second feature of the night. The final feature of the night, was the mini trucks 15 lap shoot, originally this race was supposed to be 25 laps but after losing 2 trucks to mechanical issues, officials opted to change it to make the racing more exciting and that it was, Jacob Campbell’s 44 led the field to the green which is where Jacob stayed until lap 14 when Hayden Sim slid into the top spot and held on to win, marking his second win of the night.
Wednesday night marked the first night of team racing, where each time is a mix of juniors, seniors and mini trucks, this is in an attempt to build a greater sense of community at the track.
Delaware Speedway JRL Rep
Team points are posted below, and individual points will be finished this weekend.
Team 1: 330
Team 2: 379
Team 3: 322
Team 4: 287