DELMAR, DE-Racers in near record numbers competed in the first of six races in this year's Delaware Dirt Divisional Series season opener last Saturday April 10 at US 13 Kartway in Delmar. Five of the 160 entries earned double wins on the fast ...
DELMAR, DE-Racers in near record numbers competed in the first of six races in this year's Delaware Dirt Divisional Series season opener last Saturday April 10 at US 13 Kartway in Delmar. Five of the 160 entries earned double wins on the fast 1/5-mile oval.
Cameron Collins, of Millsboro, swept the Junior Sportsman 1 classes Lite and Heavy. He won Lite's pole with a 13.145 seconds lap and then beat Tyler Reed to the stripe by 3.492 seconds in the feature. In Heavy the 11-year- old HP Speed Shop powered Phantom kart pilot qualified dead last in a field of 12 and came back for the win over Kody Joudery by 2.709 seconds. "The kart felt good enough to do just what I wanted and what I wanted it to do to win," Collins said.
Staatsburg, NY based Kolby Schroder scored both Junior 3 class wins wire-to- wire. In Heavy he spun a blistering 12.992 seconds lap for the pole and then beat outside pole winner Robert Grady III to the stripe 3.370 seconds. "That was an awesome race, the kart was really good," Schroder said after his first win. "In the beginning I was struggling with a push and then it just got better and better. It was awesome."
Brandon White bagged both junior 2 feature wins starting with Heavy were he started on the outside pole and beat pole winner David Feeser to the finish by a huge 5.450 seconds. "This is the first win of the season and it feels good to win," said the Lewes, DE native. "The Shadow kart skated pretty much the whole time, but it was good enough to pull out the win. I'll be back here in victory lane later, " he predicted.
His prediction came true. He turned a 12.953 seconds lap for the pole and led the field flawlessly to the finish where he was just 0.242 seconds ahead of Jacob Pearson.
Veteran Thomas Adkins of Sharptown, MD captured Controlled Heavy and Senior Stock's feature wins. He grabbed Controlled Heavy's early lead from pole winner Bryant Renfro and beat him to the stripe by just 0.199 seconds. "The first person I want to thank is the Lord, the second person I want to thank is my girlfriend Jo Ann and the third person I want to thank is P&P Speed Shop," Adkins said after his first win. "I also want to thank Ronnie Robinson if it weren't for him I wouldn't be here today. Everybody was very competitive so it was a good race."
Later that day Adkins went wire-to-wire in Senior Stock. After producing the pole lap at12.872 seconds he beat Ralph Moore to the stripe by 0.224 seconds
Club competition at US 13 Kartway will be held every Friday night until October and the next divisional race is scheduled for May 8th.
By: Bruce C. Walls