Middleford sanction is Delaware first for IMCA, STARS Mod Lites

SEAFORD, DE. (March 27, 2024) – There’s big news coming out of the nation’s second smallest state this season for drivers in the Stealth Racing IMCA STARS Mod Lite division.

Middleford Speedway in Seaford becomes the first track in Delaware to sanction the STARS Mod Lites, or any IMCA division for that matter, in 2024.

“We’ve been running a class here similar to the Mod Lites since about 1994,” said promoter Greg Mitchell, hearkening to the days of dwarf cars and racing pioneer Walt Breeding. “This will be my fourth year here and we’ve run Mod Lites the last three seasons, using the STARS rules with an open tire rule.”

“Our drivers wanted to go to the IMCA sanction,” he continued. “We get mostly Delaware and Maryland cars now, and I think it will help us get even more on a weekly basis.”

The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season at Seaford will be from May 4 through Sept. 28. Two specials for the Mod Lites are on that schedule, the Walt Breeding Memorial Twin 15’s on June 5 and the Sept. 13-14 September Scrappler.

Middleford Speedway is the rare 9/32nd-mile clay oval, “the biggest possible track that could be built” on the Sussex County property. The speedway’s proximity to the Atlantic Ocean will be another selling point in bringing race teams to town for a racing vacation.

“We are close to the beach,” 50 minutes or so, notes Mitchell. “We announced the sanctioning on our website and we’ll have some new cars coming to race with us weekly.”

“IMCA has sanctioned a handful of events in Delaware, more recently for RaceSaver Sprint Cars,” commented Brett Root, president of the sanctioning body. “We look forward to working with Greg and his staff to build a strong weekly program for the STARS Mod Lites at Middleford.”

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