October 8, 2015

Nov. 7-8 World Championship Punkin Chunkin event canceled

The following is a statement from Punkin Chunkin President Ricky Nietubicz:

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of the 2015 World Championship Punkin Chunkin event. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of our Board throughout an exhaustive, nation-wide search, we have been unable to locate a willing insurer to adequately protect our host venue, our organization, our fans and our spectators. We cannot be more thankful for the efforts of our volunteers, the best efforts of our agents and the patience of our teams, our fans, our prospective hosts at Dover International Speedway, our vendors, and our sponsors through this difficult time.

From our humble beginnings in Sussex County in 1986, we are proud to have grown our organization into a national phenomenon. Through our fans’ and sponsors’ support, we’ve donated over a million dollars to a variety of local, regional and national charities as well as funded dozens of scholarships. We’re committed to the continuation of our sport and of our charitable work, and we are actively seeking alternatives as we move forward.

Customers who purchased tickets to attend the event will see the 100% refund on their credit cards within 7-14 business days. Any ticketing questions can be directed to 800-441-7223.

As Chunkers, we’re hoping that everyone can see pumpkins fly this year. For a full list of licensed events, please visit

Contact: Ricky Nietubicz
cell: 302.249.8865



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Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD) is a leading promoter of NASCAR sanctioned motorsports events whose subsidiaries own and operate Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn. The company also plays host to the Firefly Music Festival, produced by Red Frog Events and Goldenvoice. For more information, visit