April 30, 2012 3:54 pm
Obituary for Mrs. Juanita Bounds Cathell
Juanita Jane Bounds Cathell, went to be with her Lord
on Sunday, April 29th, 2012 at the age of 91. Born in
Salisbury on December 20th, 1920, she was the daughter of
the late Willie and Lillian Bounds of Siloam.
In Juanita’s younger years she was a beautician and a
homemaker. In 1963, she and her late husband started the
family business. They worked tirelessly to make the U.S. 13
Dragway and Delaware International Speedway a successful
family business which still operates today after 49 years.
Many generations of race fans have attended and continue to
enjoy the weekend races that they made possible. She will be
fondly remembered by all who knew her for her dedication to
her family, her kindness and generosity.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years,
William J. Cathell and a brother, Billy Bounds.
She is survived by her 3 children, Charles Cathell &
his wife, Joyce, Dawn Brown & her husband, David and Hal
Cathell & his wife, Lisa; 3 grandchildren, Mark Cathell,
Cortney Cathell and Jamie Tregoe; 7 great grandchildren,
Chad, McKinsey and Chase Cathell, Katie Bromwell, Addie,
Kemp and Lynnleigh Tregoe; and a brother, Sammy Bounds.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 3,
2012 at 11:00am at the Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury
with Rev. Carol Carlson officiating. There will be a
visitation on Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 9:00pm and also
on Thursday one hour prior to the service. Entombment will
follow at the Wicomico Memorial Park in Salisbury.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers,
contributions can be made to the Riverside United Methodist
Church, 608 Riverside Dr., Salisbury, MD 21801 and or
Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802 and or
the Peninsula Regional Medical Center Foundation, 100 E.
Carroll St., Salisbury, MD 21801
Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home,
PA, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804. Please visit
www.hollowayfh.com to express condolences to the family.
Feb. 17, 2012
U.S. 13 DRAGWAY & DELAWARE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY SEASONS JUST AROUND THE
CORNER – NEW ADMISSION PRICING IN PLACE
Delmar, DE – Winter may only be halfway over but plans for the Spring openers
and 2012 season schedules are already in place for the U.S. 13 Dragway and the
Delaware International Speedway.
U.S. 13 Dragway will fire the engines first with a Tune & Test session on
Sunday, March 4th and again on Sunday March 11th. E.T. Racing will begin on
March 18th. The first Summit E.T. Racing series event will be Sunday April 1st
and the first of the “Bad 8” series events will take to the quarter-mile on
New for 2012 will be that the spectator admission of $12 will admit fans to both
the spectator and pit sides of the track. The single admission will allow
spectators to have access to the pits just like at national NHRA events.
The Delaware International Speedway will open its gates on Saturday night, April
7th and will be free to the public on the spectator side. The 2012 point season
will start the following Saturday night, April 14th with “Delmar Night.” Action
will feature the NAPA Big Block Modifieds, Super Late Models, AC Delco
Modifieds, Crate Models, Mod Lites, Little Lincoln and Vintage cars.
Spectator admission for regular shows will show a slight increase at $15. Pit
admission will remain at $25 and children age 13 and under will still be
admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult. The United Racing Club
Sprint cars will make three appearances the first of which will be Saturday
night April 28th as part of the William J. Cathell Memorial. Spectator admission
for URC events will be $20.
The increase in gate admission was necessary due to the increased costs of
electricity, gas and fuel for track prep, insurance and needed upgrades to the
For complete season schedules log on to
Jan. 8, 2012
U.S. 13 DRAGWAY HONORS CHAMPIONS AT 48TH ANNUAL BANQUET
By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE – The U.S. 13 Dragway celebrated the 48th
consecutive season for the fabled Sussex County quarter-mile Friday night at the
Dover Downs Hotel and Casino. NHRA Division 1 qualifiers in the four Summit E.T.
Racing Series divisions plus two Jr. Dragster classes were on hand to be honored
for their performances during the past season.
Champions that were crowned for 2011 included: Vernon Russell and the team of
Russell & Russell from Dover, Del. in Super Pro; Phillip Truitt of Parsonsburg,
Md.; James Farmer of Denton, Md. in Pro Bike; Chelsea Williams of Seaford, Del.
in Street Eliminator; Tyler Powell of Delmar, Md. in Jr. Dragster 1 and Paul
Riddle, Jr. of Millsboro, Del. in Jr. Dragster 2.
Super Pro was extremely competitive again this season tying last year’s record
of 18 different winners. Vernon Russell, veteran of four decades of drag racing,
finished just outside the top 10 in 2010 but this season he piloted his ’81
Camaro to two wins and multiple late round finishes winning his first Super Pro
championship with 653 points and earning $1300 in cash awards. Russell also
posted two wins out of the five Bad 8 Full Body events. Former champion, Johnny
Ennis of Pocomoke, Md. was the runner-up with 600 points and defending point
champion, Ben Parks of Salisbury, Md. was third with 557 and also won the “King
of the Track” title. Rounding out the top five were Jamie Russell (Vernon
Russell’s son) of Dover with 555 points and Don Teague of Newark, Del. with 526.
The top 19 drivers in the division receiving trophies were: Bobby Insley of
Salisbury 6th with 488; David Lowe of Salisbury 7th with 484; Vance Owens of
Georgetown, Del. 8th with 467; Horace Willey of Bishopville, Md. and Bernie
Pyles of Millersville, Md. tied for 9th with 461; Tim Hyde of Seaford 11th with
460; Sterling Clough of Marion, Md. 12th with 449; Keith Wildonger of Seaford
13th with 438; Larry Shorb of New Castle, Del. 14th with 430; Steven Truitt of
Parsonsburg 15th with 421; Doug Sylvester of Laurel, Del. 16th with 404; W.R.
Ketterman of Salisbury 17th with 401; Daryl Beauchamp of Princess Anne, Md. in
18th with 385 and Tim Sinclair of Princess Anne with 383 points. All drivers
received trophies presented by Pepsi Bottling Ventures of Salisbury plus cash
awards from the dragway.
Former Pro National Champion, Phillip Truitt successfully defended his Pro
championship of 2010 to earn his fourth overall title. Truitt scored three wins
during the year and his consistent performances easily topped the field with 820
points earning $950 from the point fund. For the second year in a row Ryan
Groton of Salisbury chased Truitt to finish in second with 676 points and Tim
Foskey of Rhodesdale, Md. finished third with 669 points. Rounding out the top
five were Steve Long of Linthicum, Md. in fourth with 622 and Toya Peek of
Houston, Del. fifth with 594.
Glenn Groton of Salisbury was 6th with 539; Ben Garnett of Smyrna, Del. 7th with
534; David Hornsby of Delmar 8th with 485; Buddy Layfield of Snow Hill, Md. 9th
with 435; Justin Abbott of Greenwood and Jim Williams of Seaford tied for 10th
with 421; Roger Ridgeway, Jr. of Dover 12th with 410; Jesse Long of Preston, Md.
13th with 375; Eddie Baker of Salisbury 14th with 367; andy Davenport of Seaford
tied with Humphrey Maddox, Jr. of Princess Anne 15th with 348; John Donovan of
Federalsburg, Md. in 17th with 341 and Vincent Wade of Eden, Md. in tied with
Robin Lewers in 18th with 334. Drivers received trophies presented by the
Cheswold Connection and point fund money from the dragway.
James Farmer rode away with his fifth Pro Bike point championship of his career
with a dominating 10 wins and 749 points earning $450. Farmer also won the “Race
of Champions” for Pro Bike during the NHRA Division 1 Bracket Finals. David
Manuel of Pittsville, Md. was second with 400 points and John Bartikovich of
Salisbury finished in third with 362. Rounding out the top six were D.J.
Lockwood of Berlin, Md. fourth with 356, defending champion Charles Nock of
Greenwood fifth with 334 and the team of Tony Mumford and Turon Davis of Berlin
sixth with 306. Riders received trophies presented by Insinger Performance, Inc.
and point fund money from the dragway.
With four time champion Crystal Hudson moving to Pro the Street Eliminator title
was up for grabs in 2011. Chelsea Williams stepped up posting three wins in her
Camaro and earning her first championship in the division with 731 points and
earning $200 from the point fund. Dennis Davis of Seaford posted a personal best
in second with 623 points and Chelsea’s brother Brad Williams of Seaford rounded
out the top three with 619 points. Fourth went to Henry Osowiecki of Salisbury
with 536, Josh Davis of Seaford finished fifth with 455 points and Rick Walker
of Laurel sixth with 395. Drivers received trophies presented by Insinger
Performance, Inc. and cash awards from the dragway.
The Jr. Dragster divisions produced two first time champions and awards were
given to the top ten in each division. Taking the Jr. Dragster 1 title was Tyler
Powell of Delmar, Md. with four wins on the season. Powell earned 560 points and
$100 from the point fund. Second generation racer, Alex Bradford of Newark, Md.
came home second with 445 points and Taylor Cox of Mardella Springs, Md. earned
a personal best in third with 432. T.J. Williams of Fruitland, Md. finished
fourth with 363 and Ryan Jackson of Newark, Md. was fifth with 317.
Rounding out the top ten were Alexis Truitt of Parsonsburg with 303, Jacob Bowie
of Greensboro, Md. with 286, Brittany Hooper of Hurlock with 261, Anthony Pavone
of Seaford with 256 and Michael Ennis of Delmar with 223. Drivers received
trophies from C&P Full Service Center plus point money.
Jr. Dragster 2 was a tight point race to the end with second generation driver,
Paul Riddle, Jr. posting four wins, taking the championship with 569 points and
earning $100. Herby Sullivan of Ridgely, Md. made it a close point race
finishing second with 544 points and Shelby Bireley of Salisbury rounded out the
top three with 517. Fourth went to Cortney Cathell of Laurel with 512 and
Katelyn Muir of Delmar, Md. rounded out the top five with 394.
Sixth through tenth were Christopher Kahler of Ocean View, Md. with 366, Kody
Mariner of Salisbury with 330, Amy Jo Jackson of Newark, Md. with 312, Vance
Price, Jr. of Vienna, Md. with 304 and Willow Gunter of Salisbury with 302.
Drivers received trophies from C&P Full Service Center plus point money.
Josh Davis of Seaford received the High School Eliminator award. Awards were
presented to Vicky Ennis and Frank Lecates for 20 years of service to the U.S.
13 Dragway. All champions received track champion jackets from Insinger
Performance, Inc. and Sunoco Race Fuels, “gold cards” for free season admission
in 2012 and necklaces.
Sponsors on the 2011 U.S. 13 Dragway Money Trail were recognized including:
Delmarva NAPA Auto Parts; Pepsi; The Cheswold Ford Connection; Insinger
Performance, Inc.; Harley Davidson of Seaford; Goodyear and Competition Tire
East; C&P Full Service Center; Delmar Pizza; Delmarva Dodge Dealers and Summit
E.T. Racing Series.
The 2012 season at the U.S. 13 Dragway will open on Sunday, February 26th with a
Tune & Test Day.
Jan. 8, 2012
DELAWARE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY CELEBRATES 2011 SEASON
By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE – A crowd of over 500 converged on the Dower Downs
Hotel & Casino on Saturday night to recognize the top drivers of the 2011 season
at the Delaware International Speedway. More than $50,000 in cash and awards
were distributed to the top ten in the five weekly divisions. Division champions
were crowned which included; Matt Jester of Lincoln, Del. in the NAPA Big Block
Modifieds; Donald Lingo, Jr. of Millsboro, Del. in the Super Late Models; Joe
Warren of Georgetown, Del. in the Crate Models; John Curtis of Harrington, Del.
in the AC Delco TSS Modifieds and Brandon Dennis of Harrington in the Mod Lites.
Taking home the lion’s share of the point fund was “The Joker” Matt Jester in
the Clearview Farms NAPA Big Block Modified. Jester recorded a season high eight
feature wins in route to his first division title. Jester accumulated 2229
points and earned $6250 from the point fund. Chasing Jester to the very end in
the chase was H.J. Bunting of Milford, Del. who finished in second with 2193
points worth $3350. Sophomore driver, Brad Trice of Parsonsburg, Md. got his
first career win in 2011 and finished third overall with 2011 points earning
$2600. Rounding out the top five were second generation driver, Beau Wilkins of
Milford in fourth with 1813 ($2050) and Robert Dutton of Milford fifth with 1761
Rounding out the top ten were: Kenny Brightbill of Sinking Springs, Pa. with
1699 ($1300); Eric Kormann of Vineland, N.J. with 1675 ($1100); Dale Hawkins of
Dover, Del. with 1380 ($1000); Joseph Watson of Milford with 1377 ($950) and
Michael White of Laurel, Del. with 1284 ($900). Receiving the “Rookie of the
Year” award was Eric Kormann who made the three hour tow each way from South
Jersey to compete in his first year of racing in the big block modifieds.
Trophies were presented by NAPA Auto Parts of Delmarva.
Defending Super Late Model point champion, Donald Lingo, Jr. successfully
defended his title in 2011. Lingo got off to a slow start but came on strong in
the later part of the season to post four wins and earn his fourth overall
championship in the Lingo Marine/Ford. Lingo equaled Jester in his point total
with 2229 and earned $4250 from the point fund. Leading the points for most of
the season until engine woes dropped him to second was former two time champion,
Richard Jarvis, Jr. of Powellville, Md. with four wins and earning 1869 points
($2250). Female sensation, Staci Warrington of Milton continued to climb the
standings finishing third overall with 1846 ($1500). Rounding out the top five
were Andrew Mullins of Seaford, Del. who drove to his first win during the
season and earning 1769 ($1100) and Mark Pettyjohn of Milton with 1692 points
Finishing in sixth through tenth in order were: Herb Tunis of Georgetown with
1643 ($800); Kerry King of Delmar with 1543 ($700); David Hill of Trappe, Md.
with 1539 ($675); Mark Byram of Georgetown with 1466 ($650) and David Pettyjohn
of Millsboro with 1454 ($600). Andrew Mullins received special recognition as he
was presented with the Kyle Dixon Youth Achievement Award by Kyle’s father, Joe
Dixon, for being the youngest driver to finish highest in points in all five
division. Trophies were presented by Sysco of Eastern Maryland.
Earning his fourth point championship in the Crate Model division was Joe
Warren. Warren regained his title by winning seven times during the year
totaling 1955 points and earning $1700. Michael Wharton of Laurel got a late
start but his four wins landed him second in points with 1795 ($775). Third went
to Clint Chalabala whose consistency earned him 1656 points ($575). Fourth was a
person best for John Imler of Tracys Landing, Md. with 1625 ($475) and fifth
went to rookie Dylan Evans of Millsboro with 1384 ($375).
Finishing in sixth through tenth in order were: Chris Hitchens of Milton with
1346 ($300). Sparky White of Delmar with 1240 ($250); John Emory of Milton with
1179 ($225); Robbie Emory of Milton with 1077 ($200) and Roy Hassler of Laurel
with 971 ($175). Trophies were presented by Snookie’s Speed Parts of Milton.
The AC Delco TSS Modified division produced a first time winner in 2011. John
Curtis led the points for most of the season in 2010 before dropping to third
after late season problems. This season Curtis was consistent throughout
recording two win in his Taylor & Messick sponsored mount and earning 1800
points and $1700 from the point fund. Defending champion Joseph Tracy of
Dagsboro, Del. chased Curtis down to the wire earning six wins and 1775 ($775).
Third went to Scott Baker of Seaford whose consistency paid off with 1670 points
($575). Fourth went to Westley Smith of Delmar who posted his first win and
totaled 1580 ($475) and Justin Griffith of Georgetown with two wins and 1410
Sixth through tenth in order were Scott Hitchens of Gumboro with 1370 ($300);
Danny Smack of Willards, Md. with 1355 ($250); Tyler Reed of Laurel with 1265
($225); Trent Willey of Milton with 1180 ($200) and Brandon Blades of Dagsboro
with 1010 ($175). Trophies were presented by R.C. Holloway of Salisbury, Md.
Brandon Dennis has earned the title of “Mr. Consistency” in the Mod Lite
division. Dennis drove his Simpson Construction/Pro Chassis to his fourth
consecutive championship in 2011 collecting seven wins and earning 1875 points
worth $1300. Landis Musser of Laurel had his best career season finishing second
in points with 1665 ($550) and Curt Miles, Jr. of Saxis, Va. also earned his
personal best with 1630 points in third ($525). Fourth went to Ray Gulliver of
Magnolia, Del. who got his first career win in 2011 and earned 1565 points
($425) and fifth went to Kerry King, Jr. of Delmar with 1498 ($375).
Sixth through tenth in order in the standings were: Jason Musser of Vines Creek,
Del. with 1455 ($325); Jimmy Wills of Felton, Del. with 1325 ($300); Kirk Miles
of Saxis, Va. with 1265 ($275); Alan Passwaters of Seaford with 1090 ($250) and
James Hill of Laurel with 960 ($200). Trophies were presented by Pepsi Bottling
Ventures of Salisbury, Md.
Special recognition went to Tom Jerman and Calvin Musser for their part in
organizing the highly successful “Blast from the Past Reunion.” Thirty years of
service awards were present to Norris Bryan and Charlie Brown.
All champions received championship jackets, gold cards for admission in 2011,
necklaces and for the first time, championship window boxes designed
specifically for each of the champions. In order of points the champions also
got to draw for awards such as a night in the VIP suit, season parking spots and
The sponsors on the 2011 Delaware International Speedway Money Trail were
individually recognized for their support and contributions. They included: R.C.
Holloway Co., Scott’s Furniture; Snookie’s Speed Parts; Taylor & Messick; Lias
Tire; Sysco Eastern Maryland; Clark’s Swimming Pools, Inc.; Sussex Scrap Metal;
Bradley Distribution, Inc.; NAPA; Pepsi; Nucar Connection and Pro Race Cars.
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