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U.S. 13 Dragway Named IHRA Division 1 Track of the Year

Monday, 08 November 2021

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Historic U.S. 13 Dragway has been named the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Division 1 (Patriots) Track of the Year.

The quarter-mile drag strip, constructed in 1963, is part of a multi-purpose racing facility in Delmar, Delaware along with Delaware International Speedway, a half-mile dirt track. Its legendary owner Charlie Cathell is one of the pioneers of bracket racing, starting a program in the 1970s. 

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The venue famous for what Cathell has described as “Eastern Shore Hospitality” was also named IHRA Division 1 Track of the Year in  2016.

“U.S. 13 Dragway, although a historic and timeless landmark in East Coast drag racing, has taken to the IHRA way of life very well, now winning the IHRA Division 1 track of the year for the second time,” said IHRA Division Director Jon O’Neal. “The constant growth of the Summit SuperSeries has shown that the facility is not afraid to use the program to benefit their offerings on a weekly basis. The Cathell family and extended Delaware Racing team deserve credit for the work they do.”


U.S. 13 Dragway representatives at the 2021 IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals were: Rob Weltner (Top), Daryl Beauchamp (Mod), John Elias (Sportsman), Nicholas Bowie (Junior) and Christian Watson (EV). 

Featuring great competition, U.S. 13 Dragway was the 2020 Division 1 Summit Team Finals champion. The event featured an all-U.S. 13 Dragway final in Mod (No Box) when Beauchamp drove his Chevrolet S-10 pickup to a win over Russ Archer. In addition, U.S. 13 Dragway won the Best Team Spirit Award.

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The track also features an informative website with tips for racers in addition to track news and event schedules. U.S. 13 Dragway recently hosted the Halloween Shootout with Chad Cathell the winner in the Top ET class. Other winners included: TJ Williams (Mod ET), Shawn Cropper (Pro Bike), Keith Mayers (Street Eliminator), Humphrey Maddox (Hot Rod) and Cole Foskey (Junior Dragsters).

For more information, click here to visit the U.S. 13 Dragway website.

Last modified on Monday, 08 November 2021
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