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Derrick DeFord

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 Derrick DeFord


Derrick DeFord drives the #11 Sport Compact Class car.  His home track is Spoon River Speedway but he can also be found racing at Peoria Speedway, Quad City Speedway and Farmer City Raceway.  He lives in Canton, IL.

Team members helping Derrick are:  Bob Mendenhall, Jeremy DeFord, Bob DeFord, Bob Clogg. 

Derrick started racing in 1993 in the Quarter Midgets Class at Bunkerhill Speedway because his Grandpa started him racing.  His first win was in '95 in the Quarter Midgets at Shadyhill Speedway.  Career highlights include 600cc Midgets Track Champion 3 years in a row at Kokomo Speedway in '97, '98, '99.

The thrill of racing for Derrick is running inches away from another car for the win....doesn't get any better!  His most exciting racing moment was flipping 5 times and over the caught fence, his 2nd Championship came down to the last race.  Derrick had to beat him by 2 cars to win which he won the race with him in 3rd and won by 2 Points.  He's most proud of keeping it fun!

Derrick's racing hero is his Grandpa.

Of racing, Derrick says, "Don't'll be hooked!'.





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