US 13 Dragway Wins IHRA Division 1 Championship

The IHRA Division 1 Summit Team Finals was contested over the weekend at Maryland International Raceway. US 13 Dragway came out on top by just one point.

MECHANICSVILLE, MD – US 13 Dragway captured the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Division 1 (Patriots) Summit Team Finals held at Maryland International Raceway over the weekend.

US 13 Dragway narrowly beat host track Maryland International Raceway 55-54.

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Top Main Event

Ben Calhoun (Maryland International Raceway) put together a winning package with a 4.657 elapsed time at 146.37 mph against a 4.65 dial-in, along with a .018 reaction time. Runner-up Billy Thomas (Maryland International Raceway) raced down the track in 4.634 seconds at 145.08 mph against a 4.64 dial-in with a .012 reaction time.

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Ben Calhoun wins the Main Event in Top

Mod Main Event

Daryl Beauchamp (US 13 Dragway) defeated final-round opponent Russ Archer (US 13 Dragway). Beauchamp had a 7.398-second run at 95.82 mph with a .027 reaction time. Archer, who redlighted posted a 7.487 elapsed time at 88.86 mph with a -.004-reaction time.

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Daryl Beauchamp wins the Modified Main Event

Junior Dragster Main Event

Austin Keys (Summerduck Dragway) had a .029 reaction time and then raced down the 1/8-mile at 8.054 seconds and 81.06 mph. Tyler Sandy (Maryland International Raceway) finished runner-up with an 8.033 elapsed time at 78.03 mph with a .020 reaction time.

Austin Keys junior dragster main event winner
Austin Keys is the Junior Dragster Main Event winner

Special Awards

Leading up to the main event, racers participated in “best of” awards.

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  • Best Appearing Open Bodied Car: Troy Cooper, Summerduck Dragway
  • Best Engineered Open Bodied Car: Mickey Nelson, Maryland International Raceway
  • Best Appearing Full Bodied Car: Bobby Mattera, Maryland International Raceway
  • Best Engineered Full Bodied Car: Keven Yates, US 13 Dragway
  • Best Appearing Junior Dragster: MacKenzie Williams, US 13 Dragway
  • Best Engineered Junior Dragster: Cole Foskey, US 13 Dragway
  • Best Team Spirit: US 13 Dragway
  • Best Appearing Team: Summerduck Dragway
  • Best Decorated Grandstands: Maryland International Raceway

IHRA Division 1 Summit Team Finals Team Standings

  1. US 13 Dragway – 55
  2. Maryland International Raceway – 54
  3. Maryland International Raceway Team 2 – 44
  4. Summerduck Dragway – 24
  5. US 13 Dragway Team 2 – 23
  6. Roxboro Motorsports Park – 6
  7. Summerduck Dragway Team 2 – 4

Congratulations to Team US 13 Dragway! The last two IHRA Summit Team Finals will be contested this weekend, Oct 2-4, 2020. The Division 2 (Heatwave) will compete at Memphis International Raceway, while Division 9 (Raiders) will be at Darlington Dragway.

For more IHRA Summit Team Finals results, click here or here.

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