Pumpkin Smasher 2012
The 2012 Pumpkin Smasher has arrived! This weekend on Saturday, October 13 at 2:00 pm will be the final event of the season at Delaware Speedway. The afternoon will feature some great competition and wild on track carnage that spectators will not want to miss!
Race Day Itinerary:
Pit Gates Open: 10:30 am (Click for detailed competitor information)
Spectator Gates Open: 1:00 pm
Classic Car Cruise: 1:15 pm
Pre-Race Ladies Bone Stock Event: 1:30 pm
Racing Starts: 2:00 pm
OPEN-ONTARIO 4-CYLINDERS: 35-lap feature + 10-lap heats
GAW RECYCLING ENDURO: 50-lap feature + 10-lap heats
BONE STOCK CHAOS CAR CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: 50 Laps
- Classic 1990s Enduro Rules in effect (wrecked cars left on track)
DEMOLITION DERBY (Front Stretch)
General Admission and Family Passes
General admission tickets allow spectator’s to sit just about anywhere they like at the track and are the most popular ticket option. Spectators should take note that the best seating for viewing the demolition derby will be in turn one, just in front of the main gate.
Delaware’s famous family value passes are available at this event which allow two adults and up to four children age 16 and under into the event for $32 taxes included, or one adult and up to two children age 16 and under into the event for just $16 (taxes included).
Reserved Seating Also Available
Reserved seating is a great option for spectator’s at the Pumpkin Smasher. The section has a great view of the track and the area of the demolition derby arena. The section is also a licensed-non smoking area. Tickets to the reserved seating section are $20 (taxes included).
REMEMBER: Dress for the Weather!
Spectators are reminded to dress for the weather. Temperatures vary throughout October. Sweaters, coats, hats and blankets may be a must for an enjoyable afternoon!
WHAT WILL WE SEE?
In this event cars will be placed in a closed arena on the speedway’s front stretch and given a simple instruction: last car running is the winner! Drivers will try to beat their competition into submission to try to claim the top prize. Because of the carnage, the Demolition Derby is the final event of the day.
Demolition Derby Rules Info (Click here)
Bone Stock Chaos Car Season Finale
The Bone Stock Chaos Car Series will celebrate the conclusion of their fifth season of competition on Saturday with the running of the Bone Stock 50 at the Pumpkin Smasher. The event features driver’s in their vehicles that were destined for the junk-yard. They will push their junk cars to the limit against each other in the speedway’s wildest format. The series, stretching out from its origins, now has much more in common with the original Enduro series that fans came to know in the 1990s, running a full-speedway course with vehicles left on the track as they are eliminated from competition.
The Bone Stock race is where the “Pumpkin Smasher” gets its name from. Just before the 50-lapper gets underway, 40 kids from the grandstand will be invited down to the front stretch to smash pumpkins on the track.
The Bone Stock Chaos Cars will be the last series to crown a champion at the track in 2012 and what a battle it will be. Three drivers sit in the strongest spots to take the top prize with only three on-track positions separating them from the championship. Derek Moesker (#51) took the lead for the first time this season after Jordan Morris (#73) struggled in the most recent event. Jack VanHerk (#07) sits just one point back from Moesker, Morris just one point behind that. Moesker brings a slight advantage to the 50-lap race as the defending winner of the Pumpkin Smasher event.
The Bone Stock Chaos Cars will also be hosting a special ladies only race at 1:30 pm.
Bone Stock Chaos Car Rules (Click Here)
The Open-Ontario Four-Cylinder event is led by the Mini-Modifieds from South Buxton Raceway. A late addition to the schedule, the rules for this event has been specially tailored in an attempt to balance the competition among numerous different types of vehicles. Expect to see a wide variety of vehicles from around the region in competition at this event.
Open-Ontario 4-Cyl Competitor (Click Here)
The V8 Muscle Cars of the GAW Recycling Enduro
A for-fun race with the big V-8 vintage muscle cars of the GAW Recycling Enduro series will hit the track for one last competition this season. After last season’s Pumpkin Smasher a number of the drivers of the series wanted to have one last chance to compete before putting their vehicles away for the winter. The 50-lapper on Saturday gives exactly that opportunity is the last chance for these drivers to put their vehicles on the track before the snow flies.