Al Delaine Memorial Modified Event promises to be “Big”

Greg Cybulski, WINNIPEG, MB (June 5, 2010) Two months remain until one of the most highly anticipated race events of the summer takes place in Manitoba.

The biggest Wissota Modified event of the year will heat up Red River Co-op Speedway on Thursday, August 5th. The 1st Annual “Big Al” Delaine Memorial race boasts an incredible $12,000.00 guaranteed Feature payout including a $2000.00 pay day to the winner. Additional contingency prizes and awards increase the purse to $15,000.00!

Al Delaine, who passed away from a battle with cancer on June 22nd of 2009 was a fixture in the local auto racing community for many years. He raced during the 1970’s at Winnipeg Speedway before retiring in 1979. Al’s love for dirt track racing carried over to members of his family including sons Rick and Kevin who are actively involved in racing. Delaine was also involved in many important aspects of supporting his racing community.

In a showing of love and respect, his family and his friends created a Memorial racing event to pay tribute to the man and his legacy.

Determined to have as many participants as possible on race day, an ambitious fund-raising campaign over the winter netted the monies necessary to draw competitors from neighboring states and provinces for one big night of racing.

Sponsors who came on board for this event include Imrie Demolition, Trish Rentals and Green Way Bio Diesel.

“We would like to thank everyone who is making this race happen”, said event co-promoter Rick Delaine. “This is a race that my dad dreamed about… big money, big pressure and a big reward at the end.” “The response from our racing community shows that he truly left his mark on the world of racing in Manitoba.”

Event organizers are hoping to draw Modified teams from the neighboring provinces of Ontario and Saskatchewan as well as the Northern States of North Dakota and Minnesota.

According to co-promoter Pat Mooney, U.S. teams should have a smooth experience crossing the border into Canada and then back home as long as they are able to provide proof of citizenship.

Contingency Prizes include:
$250 A Main and B Main Hard Chargers
$100 Long Haul Award for U.S. team
$100 Long Haul Award for Canadian team
Free Fuel for Heats: 1st – 20 Gallons, 2nd – 15 Gallons, 3rd – 5 Gallons
$50 for B Main Non-Qualifiers

Pre-Registration Information:
First 10 Non-Regular U.S. Drivers – FREE
First 10 Non-Regular Canadian Drivers – FREE
Pre-Register at
$25 at the Gate

For more information about the “Big Al” Delaine Memorial contact promoters Pat Mooney at (204) 771-8000 , email OR Rick Delaine at (204) 792-2449 , email

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