Late Model Division Update
Delaware Speedway is happy to announce Case ’N Drum Oil and McColl Racing Enterprises will again return as the series sponsors for the Late Model division for the 2018 & 2019 seasons.
The APC United Late Model Series rule book will be used (click here to see) with the following amendments made:
1) 602 crate engines will run a 1 inch spacer, 650 carburetor and have no restrictor
2) 604 crate engines will run an Allstar 1/2 inch restrictor plate with a 1.100 inserts and a 650 carburetor, available at McColl Racing Enterprises
3) Ford engines will be allowed beginning in 2018 with a 1/2 inch restrictor plate with 1.000 inserts and a 650 carburetor – possible change once dyno testing is complete, however Fords will be competitive
4) American Racer 870 tires with a tire inventory allotment of 1 tire per event
5) Transmissions: APC transmission rules apply. Delaware Late Models may also use a stock appearing O.E.M. 4 speed or 3 speed with all forward gears working as originally produced. No straight cut gears. Must retain brass synchronizer ring.
6) Track width: 78” inch maximum measured from outside to outside of wheel rim edge measured at spindle height
All cars: 2800 Ibs.
Straight: +15 Ibs
Engine Set Back: +% Ibs
The series will have a 9 race points fund in 2018, continuing as a part of the weekly racing program at Delaware Speedway. Any questions, SUGGESTIONS or concerns can be directed to Russ Urlin at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration for the series is open, with a registration form available on www.DelawareSpeedway.com under Race Info, or by clicking HERE. Drivers are encouraged to register before FEBRUARY 1st to save $50.
2018 JRL Information and Schedule
Delaware Speedway and Krown Rust Control welcome new drivers and teams, as well as all returning drivers and teams, to a fun and exciting 2018 season. The official schedule for the race season has been released and is action packed with great event nights as well as some special programs along the way. The season will run from May 16th to August 15th, all on Wednesday nights with racing starting at 5:30pm.
New to Delaware Speedway’s Krown Rust Control Junior Racing League program in 2018 will be the addition of the Mini Trucks, which will see all ages in one class. The Grand Bend Speedway Mini Truck and Junior Late Model rule books will be used for 2018 and will replace the existing Delaware Speedway rules package.
Racing nights will consist of tech inspections and practice times for each class (Junior & Senior cars and then Mini Trucks) prior to start of races. The racing program will be running heats and one feature race for Juniors and two feature races for Seniors cars and Mini Trucks (May change depending upon car/truck count). Points will be posted weekly according to the MY LAPS finishes and there will be No Drop Night this season. Also there will be classroom & test for only the JRL cars.
Registration is available on the Delaware Speedway website HERE
https://www.delawarespeedway.com/wp-admin/edit.phpAny staff or volunteers are welcomed, please contact Russ Urlin at email@example.com to inquire.
All race nights include JRL cars and Mini Trucks
Gates open at 4:00pm, racing starts at 5:30pm
May 16th – Rookie Practice
May 23rd – Open Practice
May 30th – Regular Racing + Safety and Tech Inspection
June 6th – Regular Racing + Tech and Test
June 13th – Regular Racing
June 20th – Regular Racing + Test
June 27th – Scheduled Off Week
July 4th – Regular Racing + Tech
July 11th – Regular Racing + Test
July 18th – Regular Race Night at Grand Bend (Non-Points)
July 25th – Regular Racing
August 1st – Regular Racing + Speech/Sponsor Appreciation Night
August 8th – Regular Racing + Tech
August 15th – Championship Night + Tech
2018 Delaware Speedway Schedule
Delaware Speedway officials are thrilled to unveil a 2018 schedule that is not only action packed with great touring divisions, but also puts an emphasis on a great weekly program. With several marquee events returning to the schedule and the addition of some new ones, 2018 is set to be a stellar year for the half-mile paved oval, located just outside of London, Ontario.
Three pre-season practice dates in April will allow drivers to get their feet wet before jumping into competition in an action packed month of May. The annual Spring Nationals event will see an overhaul for the upcoming season, with the move from a two day show to a single day of racing. The event will continue to act as a pre-season event with only show up points being offered, however the new format will bring more intensity. May will also see the return of the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series with their twin 50’s event on Saturday, May 19th. The Bone Stocks will also take centre stage on this night with a pair of 50 lap races as well.
June gets geared up in a hurry with the ISMA Supermodifieds, the world’s most powerful short track cars, taking to the famous half-mile on June 1st, alongside the Ontario Pro Challenge Series and Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds. After a few weeks of weekly shows fans will be treated to another spectacle of speed with the world’s fastest short track cars, the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints, making a return to the facility after a long hiatus. The very next week the action continues with the APC United Late Model Series on June 29th for the annual Canada Day celebration. Alongside the APC Series will be a special 50 lap Super Stock event and a fan favourite King of the Hill.
July sees the local stars take centre stage for the majority of the month, while the 10,000 pound behemoth’s of Monster Truck Throwdown return for two epic shows on Friday, July 13th and Saturday, July 14th. Each event will feature a monster truck backflip attempt and many other additions after a successful 2017 show.
The month of August will see several weekly racing events as the championship battles begin to wind down and the pressure ramps up. August 18th will see the ISMA Supermodifieds return for a second show, this one a 75 lap spectacle alongside the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds and Ontario Modified Racing Series.
September brings championship night on the 7th, with the Late Models, Super Stocks, Trucks, and V8 Stocks all crowning a 2018 title. The annual Great Canadian Race Weekend will see a shakeup from years past, with all weekly divisions running on Friday, September 14th including a invitational races for all divisions. Saturday, September 15th will see the APC United Late Model Series return for the second time, with this being the championship event for the tour. The Race of Champions Sportsman Modifieds will run alongside the APC Series making for one amazing weekend.
The 2018 season will conclude with three straight special events including the Jetwerx National Motocross Series on September 22nd, the annual Pumpkin Smasher event on September 29th, and the Ice Maker Enduro 150 on October 6th.
The 2018 season is set to be a historic one for Delaware Speedway. Race fans can look for advance ticketing information in the near future as well as more information on specific events.
2018 Rule Books
Delaware Speedway is happy to release the 2018 rule books for the Super Stock, Truck, V8 Stock, and Bone Stock divisions. Below are some highlights with updated rules:
Front load bolts are permitted
6000 rev chip
AFC 10 series outboard shocks part #1075-9, 1074-12, 1074-10 will be permitted in the front only
Minimum height rule updated
Rear track width wording corrected
Right Rear minivan hub from 1988-2005 Dodge Grand Caravan permitted
Only 4 cylinder cars that are front wheel drive with a maximum 2.8 litre engine and 180 horsepower or less are permitted
Transition from driver points to a owner points system, allowing multiple drivers to score points for one car
Updated camber rules for all four wheels
No pre-tech after first event unless crash repairs have been done or asked by tech staff
Side rub rails (Steel or plastic) are now permitted
Updates to the claim rule
Neck restraint mandatory for Late Models, Super Stocks and all drivers under the age of 18. They are also highly recommended in other divisions.
Neck support collar mandatory if restraint system is not used in all classes outside of Late Model and Super Stock
American Racer AR970 tires will become the spec tire in Late Models, Super Stocks, Trucks, and V8 Stocks
For a complete look at the rule books please click here – note that 2018 registration forms can also be found on that page.