Delaware International Speedway will Remain Open for 2022 with New Family Management

DELMAR, DE – Charlie Cathell recently announced, that after 35 years at the helm, he, his wife Joyce, and brother Hal will retire at the end of the 2021 Racing Season at the Delaware International Speedway and US 13 Dragway.
Charlie has been an integral part of the growth and day to day operations since the track was built in 1963 by his parents William and Juanita. He spends countless hours behind the scenes preparing for each weekend. This often means dealing with scheduling, maintenance, unpredictable weather, and even negotiating through the obstacle of an unprecedented pandemic.
The Speedway is well know for the amazing racing surface prepped by Charlie and Hal and has attracted many racers from outside areas to experience the smooth dustless surface.
Charlie has achieve numerous awards and recognition over the years including Promoters Workshop’s “Promoter of the Year” in 1999, and most recently the IHRA Track of the Year for 2021.
When asked, Charlie is quick to share, “I couldn’t have made it throughout the years without the dedication of my wife Joyce, who has worked by my side for 58 years, and my brother Hal, each performing numerous roles in the family business. I also thank our many longtime dedicated employees that have given up their weekends to support the sport of racing. It has been a team effort throughout the years with lots of support from local sponsors/businesss, and the loyal fans that have kept this longtime business a staple on the Eastern Shore.”
The Cathell Family, (Charlie, Joyce, Hal and Dawn) sincerely thank all the racers, fans, and sponsors for 58 years of great memories and are forever grateful for all of their support and loyalty over the years.
The Racing facility will be listed for sale in the near future, but will remain open and operational until a sale is finalized. Additional details on the 2022 season will be announced tomorrow morning at 10 am.