By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE (4/13/14) – The Bad 8 racers were in town Sunday at the U.S. 13 Dragway and taking away wins were Billy Groton of Seaford, Del. in the Bad 8 Full Body and Bobby Insley of Salisbury, Md. in the Bad 8 Open Wheel. Ben Parks of Salisbury drove away with
By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE (4/6/14) – Former Super Pro Champion, Frank Lecates of Salisbury, Md. got his season off to a great start on Sunday capturing the final on the first day of the Summit Racing E.T. Point Series. Chad Thurman of Vienna, Md. captured the Pro final and Jimmie Miller of Annapolis, Md.
By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE – The day started out bad and it went down hill from there Sunday at the U.S. 13. Dragway. In the first round of time runs a racer exploded a rear coating the starting line with gear grease. After a lengthy cleanup the program was able to restart. Mother Nature
Effective: April 6, 2014 New Street Eliminator Class- (11.50 to 19.99) Cars must conform to the Rules for Div. 1 Bracket Finals. Cars must be street appearing, full fender, grill, hood, working headlights, DOT tires, and functioning mufflers - NO SLICKS or Electronics. All safety equip-ment must meet the NHRA rule book per the ET Racing Section. Hot Rod Trophy Class - For cars, pickups, etc. that meet the NHRA rules for their performance level there will be NO aftermarket electronics allowed, (example: delay boxes, trans brakes, etc.). The use of a high side chip is allowed. Street legal cars may run in this eliminator and must meet the Street Legal Rules per the NHRA rule book. For the 2014 Season there will be a bogie race on the 2nd time run for the following classes: Super Pro, Pro Eliminator, & Street Eliminator (Cost $5.00 will be collected in the lanes) Also for the 2014 Season there will be a Calcutta offered to all classes. For further clarification or questions contact the dragway office at: 302-875-1911.
By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE - The 2014 drag racing season got off to a great start just ahead of a winter storm on Sunday. Takking the Super Pro final was veteran Vernon Russell of Dover, Del. Ronnie Bishop of Salisbury, Md. drove his 55 Chevy to the win in Pro and Harvey Powell of Parsonsburg, Md. rode to the openening day win in Pro Bike. Other winners on the day included: Wayne Phippin of Delmar in Street Eliminator; Cornell Maile, Jr. of Milford, Del. In Hot Rod Trophy, Brittany Hooper of Hurlock, Md. In Jr. Dragster 1 and Alex Bradford of Newark, Md. In Jr. Dragster 2. It was a pair of Chevy Nova’s in the Super Pro final with Vernon Russell taking on Brooks Moore of Salisbury, Md. Russell sealed it at the starting line with a .009 reaction light and a run of 10.273/126.44 on a 10.24 dial. Moore ran a 10.595/124.77 on a 10.56. Semi-finalists wer Fuzzy Isdell of Belle Haven, Va. who lost to Russell while Moore had the bye. The Pro final paired Ronnie Bishop against Daryl Beauchanp of Princess Anne, Md. The two were even on the starting line but in the double break out run Bishop was out by less running an 11.868/114.91 on an 11.94 for the win. Beauchamp ran a 10.115/122.39 on a 10.19 dial. Semi=finalists were Bill Bradford of Pittsville, Md who lost to Bishop and Mark Benstorn of Millsoboro, Del. Who lost to Beauchamp. Harvey Powell rode into the Pro Bike f9nal against Eddie Chapman of Pocomoke, Md. Chapman had the better reaction but was off his dial and Powell took the vicory with a 9.649/125.99 on a 9.55 dial. Chapman ran a 9.071/151.48 on an 8.79 dial. Quarter finalist was Roland Powell of Parsonsburg who lost to Harvey Powell. Wayne Phippin won the Street Eliminator final over Ryann Lecates of Salisbury. Lecates broke and Phippin ran an 11.457/111.73 for the in. In the Hot Rod final Cornell Maile, Jr. had a solo pass for the win running a 14.532/95.35 in his ‘90 Mustang GT for the win. The Jr. Dragster 1 final was a sister battle between Brittany and Caitlyn Hooper. Brittany had the advantage at the start with a .013 and took the win with an 8.990/72.30 on an 8.90 dial. Caitlyn ran a 12.927/50.81 on a 12.90 dial. In Jr. Dragster 2 it was Alex Bradford paired against Amanda Clem of Hurlock. Clem had the better reaction but Bradford was on his dial for the win with a 7.904/81.52 on a 7.90 dial. Clem had an 8.437/72.45 on an 8.33. E.T. Bracket racing returns this Sunday, March 23rd. with gates opening at 10 a.m . and time runs at 11 a.m. Ellimminations will be at 2 p.m
By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE – With a little help from Mother Nature, the U.S 13 Dragway is set to give the green light on its 51st consecutive season. Opening day is scheduled for March 16th with E.T. Braccket Racing for Super Pro, Pro, Pro Bike, Street Elliminator, Jr. Dragster 1 and Jr. Dragster 2.
By Charlie Brown, Dover, DE – The U.S. 13 Dragway celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013. On Saturday night over 250 drivers, riders, family and friends braved the near zero temperatures to recognize the top competitors of 2013 at the annual awards banquet held at the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. The top finishers in
By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE – A great field of cars were on hand Sunday for the Halloween Shootout season finale and everyone wanted to get a win in to close out the year. Driving to victory in the Super Pro division was Dennis Long of Chesapeake City, Md. Marcus Wongus of Rhodesdale, Md. picked
By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE – Day one of the two day final weekend at the U.S. 13 Dragway produced some tight competition despite high winds which shortened racing to the eighth-mile. Daryl Beauchamp of Princess Anne, Md. captured the Foot Brake Nationals final earning him $1000 on the day. Tim Foskey, Jr. of
By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE – The U.S. 13 Dragway shortened things up a little bit on Sunday running eighth-mile drag racing instead of the full quarter-mile. It was the sixth Bad 8 event of the year with Eric Mason of Pocomoke, Md. taking the Open Wheel final and Billy Groton of Seaford, Del. taking