Top of the hill on Friday July 26th on a beautiful night, as the parking lot was packed and the line up to enter the racetrack was a 100 people deep to get in. The stands & the pits were full for an evening of amazing racing! It was an outstanding night with the Delaware Speedway classes of: Case ‘N Drum Oil Late Models Presented by MRE; TransAxle Super Stocks and D.A.D.S. Bone Stocks, hot on the heels from last weekend’s three-day event of the Monster Truck Throwdown! The track was cleaned of the mounds of dirt and crushed vehicles from the Monster Trucks had been all hauled away.
If you were not in attendance for this show, you sure missed a good one. Great to see a packed grandstand and special thanks to the Trevor Collver fans, all 400-500 of them. The town of Lucan, must have been empty for the evening. They were well rewarded with great race results by Trevor.
10 lap Heat races for all divisions were up first after the qualifications.
Bone Stock Heat #1, was won by Kassy Howard #59, to get her first win, in convincing fashion.
Bone Stock Heat #2, was taken by the #73 of Jordan Morris over Steve Arrand in the Lawrence #50
Brenden Verhoeven won the 1st Super Stock Heat, sitting in for Andrew Ferriera in the #9 Super Stock
Super Stock Heat #2 was Trevor Collver’s #1 all the way for a very convincing win
Late model Heat #1 went to Jeremy Taggart in the #4, for his first win in the Late Model division
Jake Sheridan in his fast #52 held off Jo Lawrence’s #78 in a tight win in Late Model Heat #2
40 Lap Features were up next.
Jordan Willms in his #92 lead the first 3 laps of the D.A.D.S. Bone Stock Feature with Matt Langford #03 hot on his tail. Langford managed to get by Willms on lap #4, before #92 returned the favor and got back around Langford for 2 laps. On lap number 7, Craig Cole #55 took over the lead, with the #75 of Chris Medlinger moving into second. Cole and Medlinger pulled away from the tight pack of Willms, Langford, Arrand and Radder, in a tight bunch, who were waging war for positions three to six. The feature ran caution free until lap number 19, when Steve Arrand in the #50 spun on the back straight. During this caution period, 2nd place runner Chris Medlinger in the #75 headed to the pits with problems. On lap number 24, Matt Langford moved into the lead spot with a daring inside move on Craig Cole. Langford could not pull away from Cole and with only 2 laps to go, Cole took back the top spot and went on to win by two hundredths of a second in a thrilling finish. The top 5 were Cole #55, in his first Feature win of 2019, Langford #03, Morris #73, Brent Pelley #77 having a nice run and early leader Jordan Willms in his #92.
Transaxle Super Stocks were up next with their 40 lap Feature. Rookie Ryan Bright, in his blue #45 took the lead from the green flag and lead the first 6 laps, showing great improvement. On lap 8, Jamie Klumper #07 powered into the top spot and looked strong. The #39 of David McCullough took over the top spot on lap number 13 as strong running Trevor Collver in the #1 moved into second place and closed quickly on McCullough. Lap number 18, Collver powered his way to the top spot, much to the delight of the huge section of Collver fans, who were on their feet. Cole Powell in Rick Verberne’s #21 also got by McCullough at this point. Halfway point of the race, the top 5 were Collver, Powell, McCullough, Klumper and Brenden Verhoeven in the #9. Caution came out on lap 21 when Samantha Pilkey #10 spun in turn number 4. The top four cars pulled way from the rest of the field, when another caution came out on lap 33. At this point, a great run by Brittany Beatty in #14 had her in 5th spot, behind Collver, Powell, Verhoeven and McCullough. With 2 laps to go, there was another caution. It was a green, white checker with Trevor Collver grabbing a very popular win. Second went to Powell, third to Verhoeven, fourth to McCullough and Kathleen Green making a late race charge in her #16 to grab fifth.
Case ‘N Drum Oil Late Models Presented by MRE lined up for their 40 lap Feature. A strong 17 car field took the green flag, with Kris Lawrence in his black #28L leading for the first 5 laps. Caution for Rob Windis in his #29, came out on lap 6. During the caution Kris Lawrence came down pit road to the attention of his crew. Motor issues seemed to be the problem. On the restart Jason Lidster #11, looking stronger than every, raced to grab the lead. With the top 8 cars in a tight group, Lidster slipped hi in turn number 2 and Sheridan #52, Jo Lawrence #78, Gary Adriaensen #55 and Matt Robblee #51 all got by, relegating Lidster back to fifth. Top runner, Ray Morneau #03 tangled coming out of turn two and ended up backing into the wall, doing some body damage and headed to the pits. Morneau returned and restarted at the end of the field. Sheridan and Jo Lawrence opened a huge lead on the others in the top 5 with Lawrence all over the Sheridan #52, looking for an opening. On lap 26 Lawrence moved to the inside of the #52 going down the back straight and had the lead coming out of turn 4. Lawrence #78 opened up an 8-car length lead over 2nd place Sheridan. Rounding out the top 7 was Adriaensen, Robblee, Lidster, Terry Jacques in the 21, looking great and Ray Morneau who stormed from the last position to 7th. The final laps were in full control, by Jo Lawrence who went onto win, with Jake Sheridan 2nd, Gary Adriaensen 3rd, Matt Robblee 4th and Jason Lidster 5th.
Rounding out the evening was the King of the Hill Spectator Racing. Cole Powell drove his Mother’s quick Mini Cooper to the win.
Mark your calendar for next Friday August 2nd and make a date to come out to Delaware Speedway to see what all the excitement is about. It will be Transaxle Super Stocks, Demar Aggregates Trucks, Doxtator Property Maintenance V8 Stocks and D.A.D.S. Bone Stocks. Your sure to see another Barn burner program with lots of action-packed entertainment for the entire family. Don’t miss out!