US 13 Dragway Renews Commitment To IHRA

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — US 13 Dragway has long been a supporter of grassroots drag racing and it continues to show that through a new sanctioning agreement with the International Hot Rod Ass’n.

The Delmar, Del., facility features a quarter-mile drag strip, which was first opened in 1963. Longtime track owner Charlie Cathell was an early proponent of bracket racing and his track boasts a strong IHRA Summit SuperSeries program.

For 2019, IHRA Summit SuperSeries champions included: Alex Bradford (Top), Keven Yates (Mod) and Nicholas Bowie (Junior).

The track is usually jam packed with events on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the season. New this year is the IHRA and SBRA Ultimate Points Series which allows racers once a month to compete for bigger purses during a 2-Day event.

In addition, there are multiple events for Grudge and N/T Shootout racers.

“It’s fitting that one of the people involved in the beginning of bracket racing and the team finals format feels at home in the IHRA, where sportsman racing is at the forefront,” IHRA Division Director Jon O’Neal said. “We’re proud to have the Cathell and US 13 family as part of our own.”

The multi-purpose racing facility also features a half-mile dirt clay oval where cars such as super late models and big-block modifieds compete.