Delmar, Delaware- The energy and excitement was palpable as Delaware dirt track racing resumed Saturday night under strict, state-mandated guidelines and restrictions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic at Charlie Cathell’s half-mile oval. Joseph Watson and Donald Lingo, Jr. were the headline winners defeating reigning champions, Jordan Watson and Amanda Robinson, respectively. It was a battle to get to the lead when the green flag waved for the Big Block Modifieds, as polesitter Pat Walls, Joseph Watson and Jordan Watson went three-wide into the first [...]
“Back To Our Regularly Scheduled Events!” The COVID-19 pandemic has sent shockwaves through our entire world, shaking up schedules of events from the highest levels of professionals to as far down as a child’s first tee ball game and everything in-between. However, with social distancing measures in place the world is slowly starting to make its way back to how we expected our summer to go with barbecues, state fairs, and you guessed it, Racing! With that sense of [...]
Spectators To Return To US 13 Dragway & Delaware International Speedway This Weekend For Racing Events!admin
After a weekend of successful practices that included several Social Distancing measures, the engines will fire in front of fans for this weekends events! As a part of the agreement for opening with the State of Delaware those social distancing measures are still in place as well as, masks must be worn by all spectators at both facilities, fans must socially distance when entering/exiting any part of the facility with other spectators, and groups of fans who are not [...]
There has been great speculation regarding our policies and procedures for this weekends events at the US 13 Dragway and Delaware International Speedway. We will be hosting test and tunes that are open to all Racers, Car Owners, Sponsors, and Crew Members. Neither spectator tickets nor spectator amenities will be available for purchase or use at either facility this weekend. For the test and tune at the speedway we will be offering a free Facebook Live event to view [...]
Beginning Saturday May 30th After a hiatus since March 8th, engines will once again be allowed to roar to life on Delaware soil beginning May 30th! After extensive talks between US 13 Dragway & Delaware International Speedway owner Charles Cathell, Georgetown Speedway promoter Brett Deyo, Delaware State Representative Tim Dukes, and Delaware Governor John Carney, all parties have come to a mutual agreement to resume racing in the first state. The Cathell Family would like to take this time [...]
CALL TO ACTION!! WE NEED YOUR HELP!! We want to race, and we know that you do as well. We are asking all of our racers and fans to contact Governor Carney’s office at 302-744-4101 and express your concerns. We understand that the Covid 19 Pandemic is a serious situation, but with proper planning, and everyone’s cooperation when it comes to social distancing, we feel that we can keep our racers and fans safe. MAKE THE CALL!! LET’S GO RACING!!
After receiving several inconsistent forecast for the weekend, all of which show a strong probability of not being able to complete this weekends event, track officials have made the decision to pull the plug on racing this weekend, thus bringing the 2019 season to a close. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your support as we move into 2020! The 2020 season officially kicks off with a “Test & Tune” on Friday evening, April 10, 2020.
After a full review of multiple weather sources the staff at the Delaware International Speedway has made the decision to postpone the 2019 Delaware Dirt Track Championships due to frigid temperatures that are not conducive to racing. A tentative rain date is set for March 14-15, but will not be confirmed until after the completion of the March 6th & 7th Melvin Joseph Memorial event at Georgetown Speedway. If the Georgetown Speedway is unable to complete their event we [...]