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 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.