Dirt Track Racers Prepare for 2016 Season
At Eastbay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fl., racers James Hill from Laurel, Del., Jimmy Wills from Felton, Del., Nick Nash from Smyrna, Del. and Ty Short from Ellendale, Del. raced in the Modified Lite class.
With two nights of racing, Hill finished in 4th and 5th place and Short finished in 8th and 10th place. Wills and Nash had a top 15 finish both nights.
Continuing the tour in Florida, Hill and Nash both raced at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fl. in the Mod Lite Stars Series. Hill took the win in the Mod Lite class on night one. The following night, Hill and Nash finished 8th and 9th place after Hill got caught up in a wreck causing him to restart at the rear of the field. Hill also spun on the restart with 3 laps to go. He ended the night finishing in the 22nd spot.
Another class called Super Late Model had racers Kenny Pettyjohn and Nick Davis, both from Millsboro, Del. competiting down south. Pettyjohn went to Golden Isles Raceway in Waynesville, GA participating in the Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing. He ended up taking away a 14th and a 17th finished within the weekend.
Davis made the drive to East Bay Raceway Park to run in the Lucas Oil Winter Nationals. He has two 23rd place finishes and a win in the Strawberry Dash.
Pettyjohn also made an appearance at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, GA. for the World of Outlaws race, placing 12th and 13th to tie off the weekend. Then he participated in the Dirt Car Nationals at Voluisa Speedway in Barberville, Fl. He finished 16th, 17th, 18th and 27th for a full 6 days of racing in Florida.
For the Big Block Modified class, Jamie Mills and HJ Bunting, both drivers from Milford, Del., also drove to Voluisa Speedway. Bunting finished 18th while Mills made a 24th place finish on their first night there. Night two had Mills missing the main event while Bunting finished 23rd On night three, Mills made the feature finishing in the 15th place and both Mills and Bunting made the final night. Mills made a 16th place finish and Bunting finished 22nd.
Dirt tracks are opening up on Delmarva within the next month. Georgetown Speedway in Georgetown, Del. is starting out this week with practice starting on March 8th and 11th. All leading into the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial: Short Track Super Series fueled by VP South Region Modifieds, Crate 602 Sportsman, Southern Delaware Vintage Racing Club, Little Lincolns, Delmarva Charges & Delmarva Super Trucks.
Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del. will begin their dirt track season starting April 9th with a test and tune followed by the Season opener on April 16th featuring Napa Big Block Modifieds, S.R. Pete & Sons Super Late Model, AC Delco, Crate Model, Mod-Lite and Super Trucks.
Silo Speedway in Felton, Del. will hold their Grand Opening Night on April 15th. The classes that will be featured are USAC SpeedSTR’s, Modified-Lites, Slingshots, Super Trucks, and Delmarva Chargers.