Posted on 22 January 2014.
January 21, 2014
Delaware Speedway PR
There may still be snow on the ground but the staff and racers at Delaware Speedway are already looking forward to a summer of competition. Today, the speedway is giving fans and drivers their first look into the 2014 Competition Schedule.
The competition schedule tells just one part of what is being put together at the London-area track for this summer. Plans are in the works for new pre-race entertainment, more exciting ways of drivers qualifying into events, and near non-stop action on the track to tighten up the events for an earlier finish time. Details of these programs will be released in pieces as the season approaches.
Anyone who doesn t make the trip to Delaware Speedway this summer is going to be missing out on something special, explained track PR director John Houghton. Expect outstanding events every weekend when the season opens at the end of May.
2014 will mark the track s sixty-third season of competition since opening in 1952. Here are some of the expected highlights:
===A Focus on Local Drivers: From your Hometown===
Fans coming to the track for the first time should have no trouble picking a favorite when they come to the track: odds are there is a driver in competition from your hometown!
Local racing is the focus of the 2014 schedule from entry-level Bone Stock Chaos Cars and Enduro series competition all the way through V8 Stock Muscle Cars, Trucks, Super Stocks, and Delaware s fastest drivers in the top-level Late Model Series.
===Touring Series Action===
Variety is the spice of life and fans will see a variety of visiting series on the track this year including:
Vintage Modifieds (and Classic Car Cruise): July 25 ISMA Super Modifieds: August 15 OSCAAR Open-Wheel Modifieds: August 15 Sportsman Cup: September 19 Ontario Pro Challenge: September 19 Demolition Derby: September 28 Open-Ontario Four Cylinders: June 13, August 1, Sept 28
===King of the Hill Spectator s Races===
Fans in the stands will have the chance to hit the track with their own street vehicles four times this season: June 13, July 4, August 1, and on championship night August 29. King of the Hill Spectator s racing allows spectators to enter their own street legal, street driven vehicles in one-on-one fun single-lap races around the legendary half-mile track.
===Strong Inter-Track Competition: London-Region vs Hamilton-Region==
Selected groups of drivers will have a series of away races where they will represent our region at Flamboro Speedway. Delaware s top-tier Late Model drivers will visit the Hamilton, Ontario oval on May 24, July 26, and October 4. The Super Stocks will make the trip on June 28, July 19, and September 6. These races are part of a six-event series for each class with three events at Delaware and three events at Flamboro. The series will run under a separate points system that will put drivers from each region in head-to-head competition.
===New Labour Day and Great Canadian Race Weekend Racing===
New to the speedway this season will be the local track championships being settled on Labour Day Weekend. Friday, August 29 will see all the weekly divisions in competition to complete those championship chases.
With the chase complete the schedule opens up for the Great Canadian Race Weekend to run later in September featuring all of the local divisions in special events (including the Great Canadian Race for the Late Model series) along with a handful of special travelling series.
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===2014 Competition Schedule===
Swap Meet & Facility Cleanup: April 26
Open Practice (All Divisions): May 17
Weekly Division Practice Pre-Race: May 31
31-May Enduro & Bone Stocks (Plus Pre-Race: Weekly Division Practice)
6-Jun OPENING NIGHT: Late Model, Super Stock, V8 Stock
13-Jun Super Stock, Trucks, Open Ontario 4-Cylinders, King of the Hill
20-Jun Super Stock Special (50 Laps), Trucks, Bone Stocks
21-Jun V8 Stocks, Enduro
27-Jun Late Model 100 APC Special, V8 Stocks
4-Jul Super Stocks, V8 Stocks, Trucks, King of the Hill
5-Jul Enduro, Bone Stocks
11-Jul Late Model, Super Stock, Trucks
18-Jul Late Model 100 APC Special, Bone Stocks, V8 Stocks
25-Jul VINTAGE NIGHT: Super Stock Special (75 Laps), Vintage Modifieds, Pro-4 Mods, Classic Car Cruise
1-Aug Super Stocks, V8 Stocks, Open Ontario Four Cylinders, King of the Hill
8-Aug Late Models, Super Stocks, Trucks
9-Aug Bone Stocks, Enduro
15-Aug ISMA Super Modifieds, OSCAAR Modifieds
22-Aug Late Models, V8 Stocks, Bone Stocks
23-Aug *Rain Date Event TBA*
29-Aug CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT: Late Models, Super Stocks, Trucks, V8 Stocks, King of the Hill
30-Aug Championship Night Raindate
Great Canadian Race Weekend
19-Sep Bone Stock (50), Sportsman Cup (50), Pro Challenge.
Qualifying: Late Models, Super Stocks, Trucks, V8 Stocks
20-Sep Late Model Great Canadian Race APC Special (100), Bone Stocks (50), Super Stocks Special (50), Trucks (40)
21-Sep Rain Date for Sept 20
28-Sep Pumpkin Smasher (Demolition Derby, Bone Stocks, Enduro, Open-Ontario Four Cylinders)
*Late Models at Flamboro Speedway: May 24, July 26, and October 4 **Super Stocks at Flamboro Speedway: June 28, July 19, and September 6.