The Nascar Whelen Modifieds are now just over one week from arriving in Canada for their first-ever event north of the border. The event is a major one for Delaware Speedway as the Nascar Whelen Modifieds are a top-level regional touring series and represents a significant level of confidence from Nascar in racing in Canada, especially at Delaware Speedway. Please take note of the following as we prepare for this exciting, historic event:
NASCAR WHELEN MODIFIEDS…
•Are a top-level NASCAR Touring Series from the United States featuring big horse-power, big tires, big speed and big talent. Race date: Sunday, Sept 4, 2011.
•Are technically NASCAR’s oldest racing series – First NASCAR Modified race ran February 15, 1948. The modern series more recognizable today began in 1985.
•Use similar engines to NASCAR Sprint Cup Cars. The engines on the modifieds generate 550-650 Horse Power •The high horse power combined with light weight of 2610 lbs (compared to 3,400 lbs for a Sprint Cup Car) provides the cars with amazing speeds.
•Massive 18 inch wide tires on the right rear of the cars provide unique handling characteristics and increased speed through the turns, especially at historic tracks like Delaware Speedway.
•Enjoy incredible popularity in the North Eastern United States.
•Are holding their first event in Canada at Delaware Speedway just outside of London, Ontario.
--Note: "Whelen" is pronounced "Wheel-in". Whelen Engineering is the title sponsor of the series and are a manufacturer of audio and visual warning systems (such as those used in the corners of the speedway)--
ABOUT LABOUR DAY WEEKEND AT DELAWARE…
•Three events of thrilling racing (Friday, September 2, Saturday, September 3, & Sunday, September 4) •Early-bird discounted tickets available until Sunday, August 28. Pricing returns to normal after that date.
•Single-day and Weekend Value Passes are available.
•Tickets can be purchased online (print at home) or at the gate the day of the event.
•Friday night lineup features Late Models, Trucks, Enduro Challenge & King of the Hill Spectator’s race (where fans can enter their street cars in one-on-one fun drag races against other fans).
•Saturday features the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup in a special 100-lap event (old Cascar Sportsman Series), local Open-Wheel Modifieds, and qualifying for the NASCAR Whelen Modifieds Qualifying •Sunday is the main event featuring the 150-lap race for the NASCAR Whelen Modifieds, along with a special race for our local Super Stock series.
FAST FACTS ABOUT DELAWARE SPEEDWAY…
•Delaware Speedway is a half-mile paved oval stock-car track, located just west of London, Ontario, Canada. For 60 years, Delaware Speedway has been the home to some of the finest stock car racing in Canada. Its unique natural amphitheatre-like setting allows a family or group of friends to enjoy an exciting, comfortable and affordable evening or afternoon of entertainment.
•Spectators can sit in the grandstand or bring lawn chairs to place on the hill to catch the action.
•Camping available for just $20 for the weekend.
•Information about all speedway events and programs available at the track website www.delawarespeedway.com.
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