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
start...you'll be hooked!'.