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Delaware Board - Please...Introduce yourself!
« on: May 29, 2009, 12:35:53 PM »
This thread is simply for introductions. If you're new here, or if you're not, why not tell us a little about yourself? This board is about building bonds and maintaining a strong community of Delaware Speedway fans and supporters.

Its entirely optional, but it'd be nice if you would.  

My name is Trev. I'm 40 years old and have been a Delaware fan for 39 1/2 them. As an infant, my Mom would park my stroller beside her in the stands at both Delaware and Nilestown while my Dad, Rick Van Leeuwen raced his Hobby/Modified Sportsman, along with my Uncles Ray Eaton and Stan Linkavich. They ran numbers 46, 47 and 48, until Dad partnered up with a friend and built "Rick's Banana" number 6.

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Dad quit racing in 1974, already the costs were getting out of hand, but we still came to the races every week and rooted for the guys he'd raced with, like George Wall, Al Patrick and Ron Pearn. As well I got to be a fan during some of the SLM Export A Series glory days, with Earl Ross, Junior Hanley, Speedy Jack Monaghan, Don Beiderman, Russ Urlin, Terry Kitchen and Don Mallat. (Earl was my favorite, and I never appreciated Don Beiderman until I was much older.)

Anyway, not to write a novel, but I'm still out to the track every week. I used to be a quiet fan and a familiar face at the Speedway, but that was it. A couple years ago on a whim I started bringing a notebook to the races and the Shadow Report was born. Since then, I've met lots of great people through that and found out just how welcoming the Delaware communtiy really is. I'm more of a fan now than I ever was, and things just keep getting better. Its a great time of change at Delaware right now, and its cool to be front and center for it!

I can usually be found in Richmond Row, which is normally in the last section of grandstand before turn 1. If you see the goofy tie dye bucket hat, come on up and say howdy.

And, if you're not tired of my writing yet, make sure you visit the Souvenir Booth on Friday night and pick up a copy of the program.  ;)

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« on: May 29, 2009, 12:35:53 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2009, 01:07:10 PM »
I guess I don't need to introduce my self you should all know me by now but if you don't I started this ciaos called CRO 10 years ago as a racing fan as most of us here are. It has grown to be the largest Canadian Grassroots racing site. We can get up to 3.8 million hits a month.

I'm looking forward to Visiting Delaware Speedway for my first time I have been told for over  10 years, it's one if not the best Speedway in Ontario.

I was excited that NCASTS (Former CASCAR Series) is back at Delaware where it should have always had a race. I think people expressing this might have helped in the Track or NCATS getting this to happen.

Things I like about Delaware Speedway is the Site is great and the New Online Ordering System is good to see as I for one like ordering tickets online to make sure I can get a seat to an event or seats I want.

The stats are always up to date and the site easy to navigate.

I would have had a bad thing to say but I noticed they fixed it they are doing their own stats no instead of this company they used.

I'm a computer guy so these things I notice and a lot more companies should listen as people will look at your site and make the decision wheather to visit or purchase something from your business.

I have never been there yet and what I have seen from the site I know I'm going to have a good time there.

I would welcome all the new members that are coming from GRR or from the Delaware Site.



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Re: Please...Introduce yourself!
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2009, 01:12:55 PM »
I'm a racefan and race history buff who has visited Delaware a few times a decade since the mid-70s. My brother Keith ran a modified there for two partial seasons in 1998-99 and has been most recently racing a Late Model at Barrie Speedway.  

Love reading Shadow's reports and like to keep track of the goings on at the other speedways but especially Delaware.

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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2009, 03:44:29 PM »
Hello everyone,

I'm one of the moderators here, my name is Kevin.
In addition to serving the racing community here, I race a Thunder Car (hence the name) at Barrie and Sunset Speedways (Barrie is my home track but I try to get to Sunset for Invitationals). Lately money has been tight, I race without sponsor assistance, so I have been helping a few friends with their cars. I will bring the car out a few times this year for select events.

I've been to Delaware a few time and have nothing but good things to say about that speedway and the show there. If it weren't so far to get there I'd be there much more :(

Anyhow you may see me cruising the Delaware boards from time to time, I like to keep up on the goings on of all Ontario racing. If anyone has any questions or problems feel free to message Trevor, Evan or myself and we'll try to help you.

Once again welcome to all fans, participants and staff from Delaware Speedway, I hope you enjoy your time here :)



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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2009, 09:49:20 PM »
Well I would be the "Richmond" of Richmond Row and the favourite fan of the #24 Superstock and Open Wheel Modified driver.

Stephen got us all interested in racing when he was 4 and saw his first NASCAR race on TV.  From then on he was hooked on racing and we have come along for the ride.  Delaware has been home for us for Wednesday and Friday nighs for several years. 

We look forward to racing this year, if mother nature would cooperate.  ;D

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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2009, 01:16:19 PM »
 ;D Hi I'm Jim Jake's dad crew chief and owner of the #60 SuperStock. I'm a nice guy and love racing and my son. I work hard on my car and take pride in it so please don't mess it up. If you need anything don't be afraid to ask as I have helped many teams tothe best of my abilities. I like to take pictures so don't let that freak you out!!!



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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2009, 02:12:20 PM »
Whats Up Guys, My name is Tyssen and I am the Driver of the Chaos Car SNOTROD. I have been comming to Delaware Speedway since before I can remember. I am currently 24 years old, looking to move up to the ripe old age of 25. In the fall of 2007, Myself and a buddy Decided to make the move from Fan to Competitor and in 2008 we joined the newly formed Chaos Cars. We snagged 1 win and the overall Points Championship. Our car is a 1992 Mecurity topaz with a 2.3L Bone Stock it produces 98Hp. We have only added a Cage, Racing Seat, Massive Steel Bumpers and revolving Green Lights on the roof for the kids.

This year I have joined the ranks for the 33 and 88 Truck Teams as a crew member and I love every second of it! theres no place I'd rather be then at the track on a friday or saturday night!




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Re: Please...Introduce yourself!
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2009, 08:34:22 PM »
Hey all, John Culbert, Jr. here, hopefully-soon-to-be driver of the #16 Adrenaline MMA Chevy in the Super Stock class.  28 years old, used to race at North Bay Speedway before it close down, and Barrie Speedway.  Definitely a rookie though, I'll try to stay out of everyone's way.  ;D

Engine's almost done, hoping to get on the track SOME time this month...

Oh and if anyone has a carb, distributor, exhaust manifolds, radiator and/or water pump, msg me!  :D



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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2009, 10:41:17 PM »
I got all that stuff!!!

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Re: Please...Introduce yourself!
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2009, 08:38:40 AM »
Hey thanks for posting guys...looks like the GRR stalwarts are beginning to find their way over here.

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Re: Please...Introduce yourself!
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2009, 09:12:20 PM »
 Hey Shadowracer: Did your dad sell his car to Ike Henry?
  That looks like the car, Ike had, when I started helping him. Before we went to the Vega bodies.
  I grew up around Hank Jamieson's Supermodified before that. I worked at Delaware from 1970 - 75. 

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« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2009, 09:44:19 PM »
Hey Shadowracer: Did your dad sell his car to Ike Henry?
  That looks like the car, Ike had, when I started helping him. Before we went to the Vega bodies.
  I grew up around Hank Jamieson's Supermodified before that. I worked at Delaware from 1970 - 75.  

A HA! We got a bingo.  ;)

Yep, that car sported a vega body for a couple years after that. I beleive Ike got his number 60 by simply putting a 0 after the 6. It spent a few years afterward looking like this:



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« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2009, 10:18:21 PM »
Yeah we did some strange stuff with that straight axle, in that banana car. Got wild with the wheelbase. Ike put it in the fence pretty hard in turn 3 at Delaware. Not sure what happened to it.
 Gord ( Fuzz ) Hawking built Ike's Vega with Central Chev as the sponsor.  Ike won a lot once Fuzz came on board. Fuzz was like Einstein, a genius. 

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« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2009, 10:53:19 PM »
 Gord Hawking Built that car. That chassis was a copy of Ed Howes late model. We copied a car Ken Johnston had bought from Ed. Fuzz had built Ken's #24 1968 Camaro he battled Ken MacKilroy"s #4 Mustang with, in the limited late models at Delaware and Nilestown. Thanks for sharing the picture, it sure takes me back. I had smashed up Ike's car the year before and that one replaced it. That one was gold and was in 1978, in 1977 we had a half blue/half white one. Before that we had white cars.
  In '77 Ike wanted white, Fuzz wanted blue, so they split it down the middle. From the infield we always saw a white car. The fans saw a blue car going down the front stretch and a white one going down the back stretch.  That car was evil! The throttle stuck, first night out and Ike put it in the turn 1 fence backward. The next week there was a crash on the back straight. Ike made it all the way through but got hit in the back and spun into fence. We got wrecked 7 weeks in a row, before I tried to knock down the wall at Cayuga.

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« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2009, 11:28:04 PM »
Gord Hawking Built that car. That chassis was a copy of Ed Howes late model. We copied a car Ken Johnston had bought from Ed. Fuzz had built Ken's #24 1968 Camaro he battled Ken MacKilroy"s #4 Mustang with, in the limited late models at Delaware and Nilestown. Thanks for sharing the picture, it sure takes me back. I had smashed up Ike's car the year before and that one replaced it. That one was gold and was in 1978, in 1977 we had a half blue/half white one. Before that we had white cars. In '77 Ike wanted white, Fuzz wanted blue, so they split it down the middle. From the infield we always saw I white car. The fans saw a blue car going down the front stretch and a white one going down the back stretch. 

Thats funny, I only remember the white...but bear in mind I would have only been 6 or 7 years old at the time. I had a program with a photo of the white car...but then all the photos were taken from the infield...so it could very well have been blue on the other side.

This above photo I came across just recently is from Cayuga...I just assumed it was still Dad's underneath.

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