From Delaware Speedway
Delaware, Ontario, Canada – Delaware Speedway in Ontario, Canada and Race of Champions management are proud to announce the formation of an affordable division for competitors to race modifieds in Ontario. The popular Sportsman Modified division will become a staple at the historic Canadian 1/2-mile speedway located just west of downtown London, Ontario.
“This is a big step forward for our speedway,” offered Justin Demelo, the principal owner of the Speedway. “I have a passion for Modified racing and wanted to utilize some of the rules and inventory of existing cars in our region and begin to build something that is appealing for fans and racers. We are at a stage with our facility where we have the ability to move forward with this program.”
With the rules package offered, competitors in the region will be able to compete with their existing cars and move toward more traditional and popular Sportsman Modified rules that are used throughout the Western New York region which have grown into a feature division at several facilities.
“Every track that runs a modified type car is a benefit for all of us,” explained Joe Skotnicki, president of the Race of Champions. “We have a responsibility to maintain, build and grow Modified racing and preserve the sport that we are all very passionate about long into the future. Delaware has a rich tradition in Ontario and we are very proud to link ourselves to the facility and look forward what the future has in store for us.”
More announcements in regard to this relationship are forthcoming, as well as announcements including an updated schedule.
VIEW SERIES RULES – Please note the rule book provided is the official ROC tour rules. Delaware Speedway will not make use of race procedures or formats outlined in this rule book, and an official Delaware Speedway version will be released in the coming weeks. Only pages 85-105 section M.1.B will be used for the Delaware Speedway series.
The Race of Champions is a sanctioning body presenting Modified and Stock Car racing on asphalt and dirt surfaces throughout the Northeast, with events in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The 67th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2017 and is the second longest consecutive auto-racing event in North America, second only to the Indianapolis 500.