IRG Sports + Entertainment™ and the International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) are proud to announce U.S. 13 Dragway, located in Delmar, Delaware, has signed a sanctioning agreement to join the IHRA as a member track.
Constructed in 1963, U.S. 13 Dragway is one of the country’s longest-running tracks. U.S. 13 Dragway was constructed by the Cathell family, sole owner-operators of the facility throughout its 52-year history. U.S. 13 Dragway currently is managed by the founders’ son, Charles Cathell. The historic quarter-mile drag strip near the Delaware-Maryland border is part of a 155-acre motorsports complex that also is home to a dirt oval track and go-kart racing facility.
“We are pleased to welcome the Cathells and the revered U.S. 13 Dragway to our growing IHRA family,” said IHRA President Scott Gardner. “U.S. 13 Dragway is one of the most respected tracks in the country and we are impressed by their efforts to maintain a friendly atmosphere toward racers and fans alike.”
The International Hot Rod Association is offering something no other sanctioning body does for its sportsman competitors: free, live webcasts of every IHRA Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL IHRA event. The broadcasts are sponsored by Summit Racing.
The International Hot Rod Association announced today that 2015 contingency postings have reached $3 million, in addition to pending commitments. The overall posting represents a double-digit increase over 2014. IHRA racers are eligible to collect contingency dollars through participation with posted products in the Nitro Jam Series, Summit Pro-Am Series presented by AMSOIL and the Summit Team Finals.
Current points for the IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series after two events.
Coverage of the 2015 IHRA Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL will continue this weekend at Pine Valley Raceway in Lufkin, Texas for the Division 4 season opener.