Fan Climbs Fence During NASCAR Race at Dover International Speedway

Man charged after climbing fence at Dover International Speedway during Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race

A man climbed the fence during the NASCAR race at Dover International Speedway. 43-year-old, John Infanti, from Greenwood, Delaware was detained shortly after.

Watch the NASCAR fence climbing video below.

Dover Fence Climber - NASCAR Race
Image of Infanti on the turn 4 catch fence. Photo submitted to DPD via Twitter (Joshua Joyce)

Related: Dover Results from June 4, 2017 – NASCAR Cup Series

The Dover Police Department is throwing the book at him. The offender during Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event has racked up a bunch of charges including; trespass 2nd degree, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest with force (felony), offensive touching of law enforcement

The man climbing the fence did not result in a debris caution. That has been done in the past. Interestingly, this is not the first time a NASCAR fan has climbed the fence during a race.

The fence climbing incident was not shown during the TV broadcast of the race.

Private security (CSC-Contemporary Services Corporation) handled the job like professionals. They are contracted security by Dover Speedway. They were able to get Infanti to come down from the fence.

The NASCAR race at Dover continued as this was going on. Uninterrupted as the man climbed the fence at Dover International Speedway. That information came from a spokesperson from the speedway.

The arresting officer, Mark Hoffman describes the arrest. He declared that Infanti didn’t go down without a fight. He refused to obey officers’ commands, even to the lengths of kicking one Dover officer in the knee.

Posted below is the full report on the NASCAR fan that climbed the fence. The report is from the Dover Police Department.

Watch the video below as John Infanti climbs the fence during the AAA 400 Drive for Autism NASCAR race at Dover International Speedway.

Author: Shane Walters

Dover Police Department
Case Information

John Infanti Dover International Speedway Fence Climber
Photo: Dover Police Department

Incident/Complaint#: 50-17-17265

Date/Time: Sunday, June 4th, 2017 at 4:58PM

Location: Dover International Speedway, 1131 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

A 43-year-old man from Greenwood, Delaware is facing numerous charges after climbing the catch fence during the AAA 400 Drive for Autism NASCAR race at Dover International Speedway.

At approximately 4:58PM, John Infanti climbed the catch fence in turn four of the race track while the race was still going on. Private security (CSC-Contemporary Services Corporation), contracted by Dover Speedway, were able to get Infanti to come down from the fence.

Infanti was then taken into custody by Dover police officers.  While being taken into custody, Infanti refused to comply with officers commands, kicking one in the knee during the process.

Infanti will be charged with the following offenses as a result of the incident:
-Trespass 2nd Degree
-Disorderly Conduct
-Resisting Arrest with Force (felony)
-Offensive Touching of Law Enforcement

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Fence Climbing Video


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