The storied history of Daytona International Speedway provides the perfect venue for Delor to honor his heroes.
"I ended up meeting the guy today that won Daytona in 1959 on the beach," Delor said. Making the racing effort as authentic as possible, Delor carries his racing license in a vintage Indian holder and keeps all his racing notes in a 1939-1940 Indian notebook.In 2000, Delor took things to the next level when he delivered his bike to tech inspection in an authentic 1940’s Indian factory uniform earning him the Best Tech Award beating out 1,050 entries from 14 countries.
The passion for the historic sport of motorcycle racing is growing in Delor’s son Alex. The 17-year-old has followed his father to the track since he was 8 years old, soon developing a knack for watching the motorcycles roll through tech inspection. "It’s cool to look at the bikes and point out stuff that guys miss because I’m a lot younger," said the younger Delor. "One of the tech guys came up to me and said he was checking the bike of this guy who says to him ‘I’m glad that little 10-year-old kid isn’t here because he caught all my stuff."Monday’s AHRMA Motorcycle Racing ResultsBOT Formula 2: 1. Steve Johnson, Ducati; Open Two-Stroke: 1. Thomas Fournier, Yamaha; SOS Two-Stroke: 1. Cody Rodenborn, Honda; Super Mono: 1. Ron Melton, Honda; Classic 60s: 1. Alex McLean, Norton; Classic 60’s 650: 1. Ron Mass, Norton; Sportsman 350: 1. Erik Green, Honda; Vintage Superbike Light: 1. Greg Comstock, Honda; 250 GP: 1. Paul Germain; C-foot: 1. Alex McLean; C-hand: Thad Wolff; Formula Vintage: 1. Jay Springsteen, Harley-Davidson; Transatlantic Challenge: 1. Thad Wolff; Sound of Thunder: 1. Pat Mooney, Buell; BOT F1: 1. Pat Mooney; BOT F3: 1. Avery Clark; Motard: 1. Ron Melton; 200 GP: 1. Dennis Poneleit, Honda; Pre-1940: 1. Alex McLean, Norton; Production Lightweight: 1. Larry Macoskie, Honda; 500 GP: 1. Dave Janiec, AJS; Bears: Kenny Cummings, Norton; Fformula 500: 1. Karsten Illg, Yamaha; Sportsman 500: 1. Todd Narduzzi; 350 GP: 1. Tim Joyce, Aermacchi; Formula 125: 1. Alex McLean, Honda; Formula 250: 1. Bob Demetrius, Honda; Production Heavyweight: 1. James Haley, Yamaha; Vintage Superbike Middle: 1. Ed Milich, Ducati; Pre 500: 1. Tim Joyce; Formula 750: 1. Jay Springsteen; Sportsman 750: 1. Jesse Morris.AHRMA racing wraps up on Tuesday. For tickets to all the Daytona 200 Week events, call 1-800-PITSHOP or visit daytonainternationalspeedway.com.