Race car driver injured at Delmar Speedway

  DELMAR — A Pocomoke, Maryland, man was injured Saturday in an accident involving a drag racing car. Delaware State Police spokesman Sgt. Richard Bratz said the incident happened at approximately 3 p.m. when troopers responded to 37735 Raceway Road Delmar. The investigation revealed a 34-year-old driver was operating a 1995 Ford Mustang drag car. […]

Marker honors Georgetown Speedway’s place in history

    GEORGETOWN — Georgetown Speedway kicked off its racing season this month literally marking its place in history. Race teams and fans from across the Mid-Atlantic and New England congregated on the first weekend of the 2018 motorsports season for a marker dedication. Two ceremonies — one at the flagger’s stand and another at […]

Roundup: Salisbury’s Powell posts first win in Top ET

The U.S. 13 Dragway staff managed to work in the final point race of the season on Sunday. A heavy mist early in the day made for extra effort to dry out the strip before presenting time runs and eliminations. At the end of the night, Vernon Powell of Salisbury, Md. had posted his first […]

Local Auto Racing: Hollidge closes ‘Battle of the Bay’ with victory

DELMAR — Thursday night was the third and final race at in the tri-track “Battle of the Bay,” with this session held at Delaware International Speedway. Dale Hollidge of Mechanicsburg, Md., became the third different winner in the Super Late Models after narrowly avoiding disaster just prior to halfway in the 35-lap main. On lap […]

Local Auto Racing: Hawkins, Watson among Big Block winners

A field of 34 Big Block Modifieds turned out for Thursday night’s Diamond State 50 at Delaware International Speedway. It was the second event of the Full Throttle Series and the third round of the Short Track Super Series Fueled by VP Velocita South Region. Heats were won by Canada’s Stewart Friesen, Dover’s Dale Hawkins, […]

Local Auto Racing: Mills makes impressive comeback at Delmar

DELMAR — On Saturday night, Jamie Mills made his first appearance at Delaware International Speedway since being injured in a crash early in the season at Bridgeport Speedway. It ended up being a pretty memorable return for Mills. Mills started only 14th in the NAPA Big Block Modified feature. But, by halfway, he was up […]

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Dover’s Russell edges Gordy in Top ET victory

DELMAR — It has been a great year for veteran racers at U.S. 13 Dragway and on Friday night the streak continued. Vernon Russell of Dover defeated second-generation driver Vic Gordy to win in Top ET. The final in Top ET was a good one between Russell and Vic Gordy. Gordy left first but the […]

NASCAR at Dover, Day 1

The No. 14 is on the hook after driver Tony Stewart had a close encounter with the Monster during Sprint Cup practice on Friday. Stewart’s last NASCAR win came at Dover in June 2013. (Special to The Delaware State News/Doug Curran)

  DOVER — Horsepower is thundering around Dover International Speedway as NASCAR’s triple-header weekend of racing gets underway. XFINITY and Sprint Cup cars were on the track Friday morning for practice sessions. The Camping World Truck Series qualifying is set for Friday afternoon with the race scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. For ticket information […]

Faisons gear up for new dirt track

Silo Speedway owner Ron Faison of Felton and his son, C.J. Faison of Seaford, push one of the cars that C.J. hopefully will be driving at the new Felton dirt track next spring. (Delaware State News/Dave Chambers)

FELTON — Ladies and gentlemen, prepare to start your engines. The quarter-mile Silo Speedway will debut in April, bringing opportunity for drivers who have outgrown go-karts and aren’t yet ready for Modifieds and Super Late Models. An interest meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. today at the Delaware Auto Exchange just north of Felton on […]