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William & Juanita J. Cathell Memorial rescheduled for Saturday, May 15th, Bonus Pay for Delaware Dirt Modifieds!

William & Juanita J. Cathell Memorial rescheduled for Saturday, May 15th, Bonus Pay for Delaware Dirt Modifieds!    After receiving nearly an inch and a half of rain in the days leading up to last Saturday, a late afternoon shower put the already saturated and partially flooded grounds of Delaware International past the point of no return. With less than an hour before gates opened, and more potential storms looming, track owner Charlie Cathell was forced to pull the plug on [...]

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Watson & Pettyjohn Shine On Special Night In Delmar!

By: Tanner Hollis , DELMAR, DE –  This past Saturday on a beautiful spring day, the Delaware International Speedway helped bring together an entire community in response to the recent tragedy in the town of Delmar.  “Delmar Night” has traditionally been one of the first points paying race of the season at DIS, and this season it became much more. Spectators packed into  the facility to pay their respects to Corporal Keith Heacook, and take part of the benefit [...]

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NEVER GIVE UP: STEWART FRIESEN SHINES IN ‘DIAMOND STATE 50’ WITH LATE-RACE SURGE

Written by Chris Moore DELMAR, DE – Never give up. That was the motto for Stewart Friesen on Tuesday night at Delaware International Speedway. Despite spending much of the race well behind the leader, Friesen continued his recent hot streak by rallying late to steal his second consecutive Hurlock Auto & Speed Supply ‘Diamond State 50’ worth $5,500. The win was Friesen’s 28th career Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Modified win and his first of the [...]

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BATTLE OF THE BAY CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

Well Race Fans, the 2021 Racing Season at the Delaware International Speedway will be put on hold. Unfavorable forecasts show rain starting in the afternoon tomorrow and carrying through until Thursday morning. With no window of opportunity to get the entire event in, we have no choice but to cancel tomorrow nights RUSH Late Model Series Raelyn Huffman Memorial Battle of the Bay Event. We will be back on Saturday, April 17th for another Test & Tune.

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The stakes have been raised for the Delaware Dirt Modifieds at the Battle of the Bay!

2020 was a season unlike any other in the now 58 years of operation at the US 13 Dragway and Delaware International Speedway. However, fans and racers showed up to support the facility better than we could have ever imagined. This year, it’s our turn to give back and provide the racers with creative purses, and give the fans the best racing anywhere on dirt! So to kick off 2021, we have raised the stakes for the Delaware Dirt Modifieds [...]

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ANOTHER CHAPTER OF STORIED ‘DIAMOND STATE 50’ HISTORY WILL BE WRITTEN APRIL 27

  Written by Chris Moore DELMAR, DE – The Cathell family’s Delaware International Speedway has hosted numerous high-profile events over the years. Since 2015, the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco has brought the ‘Diamond State 50’ back to the forefront of the racing schedule at the half-mile clay oval located on the First State side of the Delaware-Maryland border. The ‘Diamond State 50’ began in 1999 as a Modified vs. Super Late Model event and was won [...]

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DIS Kicks Off 2021 Season With Quick Laps at Test & Tune

By TANNER HOLLIS, DELMAR, DE – On April 3, 2021, fans experienced a preview of the upcoming 2021 season at the Delaware International Speedway. Over 50 cars rolled through the gates of the legendary facility on Saturday Night, and throughout all three sessions for each division, we witnessed some quick lap times and introduced some new names in new divisions for the upcoming season.   The Rush Late Models had up to ten cars in their division for all three sessions. [...]

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Major Modified Lite Announcement

After many years of sporting the Walt Breeding Team USA rules package in the Modified Lites, track owner Charlie Cathell has made a change for the 2021 Season at Delaware International Speedway. The decision has been made to use the 2021 Stars Modified Lite Racing rules as the baseline for track rules from this point forward. When asked why the change now, Cathell stated, “We followed the TUSA Series rules for years because of Walt, but with Walt’s passing and [...]

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Delaware International Speedway Ready To Roar in 2021

              Delaware International will kick off another season this April, and by doing so will try to resume a “normal” full season. After the Covid-shortened season of 2020 racers will be happy to get back to their normal weekly Saturday night dirt track racing in the first state. However, the 2020 season still continues to linger as state stipulations and mandates still do not allow for an Awards Banquet to celebrate the accomplishments of the shortened season. Champions and [...]

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