The DKC (Delaware Karting Complex) Celebrates First Annual Banquet

Date: 3/19/2012 1:00:16 AM

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Delmar, DE 19940

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March 18, 2012

The DKC (Delaware Karting Complex) Celebrates First Annual Banquet


Seaford, DE…..The DKC (Delaware Karting Complex) just celebrated the clubs first Annual Banquet for 2011 held at Jimmy’s Grille Catering & Banquet Center located Bridgeville, DE.  More than 175 people gathered for buffet dinner, door prizes, and the award ceremonies for all the racers from the first year of racing.


The MC & DJ, Wade Perdue, announced the karter’s names to receive their awards one by one.  Director/ promoter Jay Darling presented each karter with their trophy and replica crowns, while Mrs. Hayes (of HP Speed Karts & Parts Shop) passed out additions to the karters awards. 


This was the first year for DKC to operate at Middleford Speedway grounds and they ran a Friday Night Lightning Series and a King of the Ring Series (State format) racing. 




MIGHTY MIDGETS -1st Place - Brandon Kelly, 2nd Place - Logan Horvath, 3rd Place - Logan Tyler, 4th Place-Gage Fitchett, 5th Place-Cole Reed


JUNIOR I – 1st Place - Jarod Millman, 2nd Place-Trent Reed, 3rd Place - Garret Himmighoefer, 4th Place-Colby Wilson


JUNIOR II - 1ST Place-Jake Tucker, 2nd Place - Dylan Faust, 3rd Place-Rylee Carter, 4th Place - Makayla Johnson, 5th Place - Courtney Sylvester


JUNIOR III - 1ST Place-Tim Gordon, 2nd Place-Wyatt Corkell, 3rd Place - Dustin Pleasanton, 4th Place - Ashley Hayes, 5th Place - Tristan Coleman.


ANIMAL MEDIUM -  1ST Place-J B Loomis, 2nd Place - Connor Toomey, 3rd Place - Taylor Pleasanton, 4th Place - Morgan Rifenburg, 5th Place - Jaime Gordon.


ANIMAL HEAVY - 1ST Place - Shane Forrest, 2nd Place - Brett Thomas, 3rd Place - Rodney Wilson, 4th Place - Joe Haughey.


OUTLAW - 1ST Place-Jamie Hall, 2nd Place - David Johnson, 3rd Place - Mike Ellerbusch, 4th Place - Harold Sylvester, 5th Place-Ralph Eaton.


370 FLATHEAD - 1st Place - Rodney Wilson, 2nd Place-Jacob Slater, 3rd Place - Joe Haughey,  4th Place-J B Loomis.   


BACKYARD CLONE - 1st Place - Dustin Thibault, 2nd Place-Rodney Wilson, 3rd Place - David Parsons, 4th Place - Mike Parsons, 5th Place - Vincent Delapo.


The KING OF THE RING SERIES top karters were:


MIGHTY MIDGETS - 1ST Place - Brandon Kelly, 2nd Place-Logan Tyler, 3rd Place - Gage Fitchett, 4th Place - Logan Horvath


JUNIOR I - 1ST Place - Garret Himminghoefer, 2nd Place-Trent Reed, 3rd Place - Jarod Millman, 4th Place-Cole Neibert.


JUNIOR II - 1st Place - Evan Dennis, 2nd Place - Courtney Sylvester


JUNIOR III - 1st  Place - Makayla Johnson, 2nd Place - Dustin Pleasanton, 3rd Place - Ashley Hayes, 4th Place-Wyatt Corkell.


ANIMAL MEDIUM - 1st Place-J B Loomis, 2nd Place - Jacob Pearson, 3rd Place - Connor Toomey, 4th Place - Shane Forrest


ANIMAL HEAVY - 1ST Place - Shane Forrest, 2nd Place - Mike Windley, 3rd Place - Richard Parks.


OUTLAW - 1st Place-Mark Cahall, 2nd Place-Jamie Hall, 3rd Place - Mike Ellerbusch, 4th Place - David Johnson, 5th Place - Harold Sylvester.


370 FLATHEAD - 1st Place - J B Loomis, 2nd Place-Mark Cahall.

The track would like to give a special thank you to Jim Loomis, Brian White and

Charlie & Phyllis Hayes.  Also, thank you for all the banquet helpers and all our outstanding staff through the season. 


The DKC track and management would like to give a very special thanks to our all 2011 season sponsors. 

Aqua Tech Water Specialties

Midway Speedway Park

Roger Darling & Son

H P Speed

Delaware Auto Exchange
Sand Dollar Trucking

Clear Minds
X-Treme Graphics

J & T Logging

BKS Enterprises LLC

Warren & Son Enterprises

Dave Warrington Plumbing

L & J Sheet Metal

220 Kart Shop

Walls Irrigation

Allaband Motorsports

Hall's Small Engine - In Loving Memory of Judy
Hi-Tech Racing Inc

Jimmy's Grille
Huffman Electric

Jim Mitchell

Ricky Edwards

Eddie Himmighoefer

The Ice Cream Man


DKC was just about to release the official schedule for 2012 with a new Pro Money Race Series format.  However, there have been some changes and the track has decided not to reopen.  The 2011 DKC Management had an agreement that allowed them to run on Friday night since the speedway had changed their regular night of racing in 2011.  But, that night also interfered with the US 13 Kart Club Track in Delmar, DE.  Both tracks suffered a great loss of attendances.

The dilemma began with conflicts with the Friday night Middleford Speedway schedule.  In 2011, the speedway had moved their regular racing night of Friday to run on Saturday nights.  I think the track realized the different night of racing did not prove to work out with the severe loss of car turn out.  


The speedway management has decided to run on the regular Friday night show as in the past years with the 2 Micro Sprints classes, a few different Mod Lites classes (age & rookie), the Delmarva Chargers & Truck Series.  This change brought about the change to DKC in 2012.


DKC management was burdened with which choice best would suit the karters and supporters of all the kart tracks.  Delmar runs on Friday night, Club Milton runs on Saturday night, Mardela runs on Saturday afternoons, and the Delaware Dirt Track Association runs on Sunday afternoons.

The management decided to go with a Wednesday night event.  There were pro & cons on this decision for the racers, with schools still in session until June, a week night with school for the younger karters starting the racing in April and other reasons.  The DKC management had a very successful first year.  Although, the support was there by the karters & sponsors it has been decided it would be best to not reopen in 2012. 

This decision was a hard one for the management to decide to make.  Taking in all the many factors and not conflicting with the other tracks schedules, this was the best solution for DKC at this time.  DKC would like to encourage the racers to support the other kart tracks this season.  DKC apologizes for the inconvenience for the racers.

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