DELMAR, Del. — Ricky Elliott already knows what it feels like to win a World of Outlaws Late Model Series A-Main, but he doesn’t know the joy of downing the national tour’s stars on his home turf.
That would explain why the veteran driver from Seaford, Del., is so focused on reaching the checkered flag first on Thursday night when the series contests the Fulton Bank 50 at Delaware Int’l Speedway, a half-mile oval that sits virtually in his backyard.
“This is the one I’d really like to have out of all of ‘em,” Elliott said of Thursday’s $10,000-to-win event, which marks the ninth time in the last 10 years that the WoO LMS will visit to DIS. “I mean, it’s 15 miles from my race shop. And even though I haven’t been a regular there since ’92, I still race there on occasion. Whenever we’re home and local, we’ll be there (on a Saturday night).”
So far this year, Elliott, 47, has been racing near his house quite a bit. He enters the Fulton Bank 50 having not missed a single show at Delaware Int’l in 2013 — and not lost a feature either. He’s won all five of his dirt late model starts this season, including last Saturday night’s 20-lapper.