Canadian Race Track Database

Delaware Speedway

Delaware, ON


Years in Operation: 1952-present

Name History:
Alterntively known as Brodie's Delaware Raceway / Delaware Raceway / Delaware Speedway (1952-1969)
Delaware International Speedway (1967-1982)
Delaware Speedway Park (1983-?)
Delaware Speedway (?-present)

Track Configurations:
1/4 mile dirt oval (1952-60)
1/4 mile paved oval (1960-69)
1/2 mile paved oval (1969-present)

  • The original owner was Hugh Brodie
  • Bruce Martin took over the track in 1960
  • Ross Cockwell and Bill Farrish became promoters in 1961
  • Ross Cockwell was the sole promoter from 1964-68
  • The conversion from a 1/4 mile to 1/2 mile only required a 1 week shutdown in 1969
  • The track opened on August 22 as a half mile
  • Jack Greedy became the promoter in 1969
  • Switched to Saturday night in 1972 (from Friday)
  • The property was sold to Nick Spivak in 1974
  • Hugh Brodie had been the owner since the beginning but rented out the track to various promoters - Spivak continued to do the same thing
  • Jack Greedy sold the lease to Bill Prince in late 1975
  • Brian Pratt became promoter in the middle of the 1977 season
  • Tony Novotny became the lease-holder / promoter in 1979
  • Switched back to Friday nights in 1979
  • Brad McGonigle and a group of investors purchased the lease in the fall of 2000 - McGonigle became the promoter
  • Arlen Scherba became the sole lease-holder in the off-season between 2008 and 2009
  • On Dec 1, 2011 a new management group consisting of the de Melo and Spivak families took over control of the track
  • In June 2021 the new ownership group consisted of consisting of Walt Spivak, Jon Aarts (John Aarts Group/J-AAR) and the United Racing Series (Ivor Jones, John Jones, Steve Drake and Luke Ramsay) assumed control of the track
  • Track surface was ripped up and track repaved between the 2021 and 2022 seasons
  • Other improvements for the 2022 season included grading the infield, a turn 1 concourse with picnic tables, and new scoreboard