Roundup: Salisbury’s Powell posts first win in Top ET

The U.S. 13 Dragway staff managed to work in the final point race of the season on Sunday.

A heavy mist early in the day made for extra effort to dry out the strip before presenting time runs and eliminations.

At the end of the night, Vernon Powell of Salisbury, Md. had posted his first win in Top ET.

In eliminations, Powell drove his ’96 Ed Quay dragster up against Jamie Russell in his ’97 Dragster. It was a close race from start to finish with Powell scoring his first win with an 8.360/156.87 on an 8.35 dial.

Russell wrapped up his championship as the runner-up with a 7.425/179.24 on a 7.40 dial.

Daryl Beauchamp of Princess Anne, Md., captured Mod ET. Beauchamp, in his ’78, Camaro was matched against Ben Garnett in his ’71 Ford Maverick.

Garnett had the better reaction but broke out with a 9.100/142.74 on a 9.11 dial-in but still came out on top in points. Beauchamp ran a 9.713/135.66 on a 9.69 dial to take the win.

Drew Birch of Whaleyville, Md., rode to the win in Pro Bike. Other winners of the day included Michael Jefferson of Parsonsburg, Md., in Street; Adam Pusey of Cape Charles, Va., in Hot Rod; Web Bowie of Greensboro, Md., in Diesel; Cole Foskey of Rhodesdale, Md., in Jr. Dragster 1 and Brett Holston of Felton in Jr. Dragster 2.

The event was also the season finale for IHRA U.S. 13 track points and SBRA (Southern Bracket Racing Assoc.) track points. Capturing point championships were: Jamie Russell of Dover in both IHRA & SBRA Top ET; Ben Garnett of Smyrna in both IHRA & SBRA Mod ET; Jason Taylor of Salisbury in IHRA Pro Bike and Harvey Powell of Felton in SBRA Pro Bike; Michael Jefferson in IHRA Street and Gary Stickles of Delmar, Md. in SBRA Street; Cole Foskey in both IHRA & SBRA Jr. Dragster 1 and Brett Holston in both IHRA & SBRA Jr. Dragster 2.

College soccer

Two Hens honored: Delaware junior Hannah Specht and freshman Riley Dixon have earned Colonial Athletic Association women’s soccer Player of the Week honors.

Dixon was named the CAA Rookie of the week, while Specht was selected as the conference overall player of the week.

On Friday, Specht scored a pair of goals in Delaware’s 2-1 victory over Marist. After getting the Hens on the board first in the 12th minute, Specht rocketed home a Dixon pass just 41 seconds into double overtime to give UD their first victory of the season.

Sunday it was Dixon’s turn to tally the game winner, as she scored the golden goal from about 20 yards out three minutes into the double overtime period.

College volleyball

DSU’s McBean named all-tourney: Delaware State senior Alliyah McBean’s was named to the All-Tournament team at the Spartan-Aggie Volleyball Invitational this past weekend.

McBean recorded 29 digs in the Hornets’ three matches, including 11 each is losses to North Carolina A&T and North Carolina Greensboro. McBean was also named to the All-Tournament Team in DSU’s season-opening action at the Morehead State Invitational last week.

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