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News & Features
10   Western Conference Finals Preview
       Event preview; schedule and payout information; defending
       champions; Jr. Comp
14   Conference Finals Tech-list
       Tech and competition reminders for racers attending the NHRA
       Jr. Drag Racing League Western and Eastern Conference Finals
18   Eastern Conference Finals Preview
       Event preview; schedule and payout information; defending
       champions
31   Top Performer Awards
       Lizzie Martel, Dylan Fisher, Devin Isenhower, Mackey Wiles,
       Ben Haugen
36   The Determination to Win
       Megan Doubleday introduces readers to Division 7 competitor
       Summer McCallson
50   In the Spotlight
       Photo highlights from the national event displays and exhibitions
       in Houston, Texas; Topeka, Kan.; Englishtown, N.J.; and Bristol, Tenn.

Competition
78   Division 7 Championship Series Update
       Results from Sacramento, Calif.; Fontana, Calif.; and Fallon, Nev.
86   Midwest Jr. Super Series
       A list of winners from the first two events, in Lyons, Ind., and
       Terre Haute, Ind.

Columns
4     Focus on the Future
       The passing of a Jr. racer and how the JDRL community is rallying
       around her family
40   Burnout to Turnout
       Wes Morris is making more memories — and collecting more
       hardware — during his final Jr. season
44   At the Track
       Ryan Paswaters has finally been able to hit the track, and so far,
       she has had an up-and-down season

Departments
8     Snapshots
21   The Buzz
58   Scoreboard
88   About the JDRL
91   Double Take
92   Double Take Solution/Jr. Dragster Staff Contact Information

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News & Features
18 Top Performers
24 Conference Finals News
28 JD Interview: Erica Enders-Stevens
     Megan Doubleday interviews Enders-Stevens about her Jr. drag
     racing career and how it has helped her in the Pro Stock category
44 National Event Displays
     Photos from the displays and exhibitions at the national events in
     Phoenix, Ariz.; Gainesville, Fla.; Las Vegas, Nev.; and Charlotte, N.C.

Columns
2   Focus on the Future
     An experience inside the cockpit
36 Burnout to Turnout
     Wes Morris details his weekend of racing at “the Patch”
40 At the Track
     Ryan Paswaters discusses helping at the Racer Expo and her first event of the season

Departments
6   Snapshots
8   The Buzz
50 About the JDRL
53 Scoreboard
55 Double Take
56 Double Take Solution/Jr. Dragster Staff Contact Information

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News & Features
12      Conference Finals Schedules
14      Conference Finals Travel Guides
16      JD Interview: Leah Pritchett
          Megan Doubleday interviews Pritchett about her career and gets
          advice for those who want to follow in her footsteps
26      What's New 2014
28      Hawaiian Racing Family
          Meet the Jr. racers at Maui Raceway Park
32      On Display
          Photos from the display and exhibition at the national event in
          Pomona, Calif.
36      Lights, Camera, Action
          Behind the scenes of Nickelodeon's Take Me To Your Mother shoot in
          Pomona, Calif.

Competition
46      Division 7 Championship Series Update
          Results from Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park and Irwindale
          Dragstrip
48      Crowning Moments
          Jr. racers feted at annual division banquets

Columns
4        Focus on the Future
          Introducing the Jr. Dragster Top Performer award
38      Burnout to Turnout
          Wes Morris details his season plans, plus his weekend in Pomona
42      At the Track
          Ryan Paswaters catches readers up on her off-season happenings

Departments
6        Snapshots
8        The Buzz
22      About the JDRL
61      Double Take
62      Double Take Solution/Jr. Dragster Staff Contact Information

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4          Focus on the Future
            Thoughts on Shawn Langdon’s championship and the 2014
            Conference Finals
6          Snapshots
8          Rocky Mountain Raceways, Bristol Dragway to Host
            2014 Conference Finals

10        Meet the Conference Finals Host Tracks
            Rocky Mountain Raceways; Bristol Dragway, page 11
12        The Buzz
            Champions Corner; 2014 rules amendments; State Championships
            results; Thompson brothers sweep JDRL Challenges; Simpson named
            Indy general manager; Midwest Jr. Super Series 2014 schedule; How To:
            Write a press release; Nyce’s perfect day; SEMA scholarship info
19        By The Numbers: Jr. Racers in “Big Cars”
            A look at the achievements of JDRL grads in the NHRA Mello Yello and
            Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
20        Jr. Dragster Interview: Shawn Langdon
            Jr. Reporter Megan Doubleday interviews the 2013 Top Fuel world
            champion on his success in NHRA’s top class, his Jr. Dragster days, and more
30        Brown Out
            Brown brothers turn lights out on competition, double during Division 2
            Jr. Championships
34        First Class
            First-time winners dominate during Division 4 Pepper Express Racing
            Jr. E.T. Finals
36        One to Watch
            Jr. Reporter Megan Doubleday introduces readers to Division 7 Jr.
            E.T. Finals winner Mark Henry Jr.
40        From Burnout to Turnout with Wes Morris
            Morris is spending his off-season doing some thinking about the sport and
            his plans for his final year in Jr. Dragsters
44        On Display
            Southern California racers take part in the NHRA Fan Fest in La Verne,
            Calif.
46        More National Exposure
            Photo highlights from the national event displays and exhibitions in Las Vegas,
            Nev., and Pomona, Calif.
49        Scoreboard
            Division 1; Division 2, page 53; Division 3, page 54; Divisions 4 and 5,
            page 55; Division 6, page 58
50        About the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League
            JDRL history, division contact information, frequently asked questions
61        Double Take
            Can you spot the differences between the two images on this page?
62        Double Take Solution/Jr. Dragster Staff and Contact Information

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4     Focus on the Future
End-of-the-year musings, plus tell us what you think of the digital JD
6     Snapshots
8     The Buzz
Vincent Branca’s great season; Divisions 2, 4 Championships results;
former Jr. racer Kat Moller’s new driving job; Search for a Champion
contest; Northern SPORTSnationals results; remembering Amy Glover;
Ruby DeGood and her Wallys; Ron Klein’s familiar-looking dragster; a
pair of Wallys for the Dovenbargers; Champions Corner
16   One-Hit Wonders
First-time winners show the way at Division 1 Jr. Championships
20   Fabulous Firsts
Martel, Alvey, McCarty nab first division titles during Division 3
Championships weekend
22   Oh, Brothers!
Azbill brothers double; Criss, Rider also score during Division 5
Championships
24   Washington Warriors
Washington-based racers Schmanke, Wilcox notch first Division 6 titles
during championship event
26   Kings of the Road
Farr, Olson, Rainey, Vetter, Ruckman hold off tough group of racers in
season-long series to claim 2013 Division 7 titles
30   A Fantastic Finish
Ten racers make it to the winner’s circle during Division 7’s season
finale, the Jr. E.T. Finals
34   Racing in the Blood
Megan Doubleday introduces readers to Chandler Meziere and his
family
38   At the Track
Ryan Paswaters takes a road trip to South Dakota, wraps up the season
at Bandimere Speedway, and asks fellow racers what they will
most remember about 2013
42   From Burnout to Turnout with Wes Morris
Road trips, racing, and a couple of visits to the winner’s circle
46   About the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League
JDRL history, division contact information, frequently asked questions
50   Scoreboard
Division 1; Division 2, page 53; Division 3, page 55; Divisions 4 and 5,
page 60; Division 6, page 70; Division 7, page 74
76   NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League Challenge Results
81   Double Take
Can you spot the differences between the two images on this page?
82   Double Take Solution/Jr. Dragster Staff and
  
Contact Information

       Find a track near you: NHRA Member Track Directory (link to: http://www.nhra.com/nhra101/membertracks.aspx)

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4        Focus on the Future
          Feeling excitement and pride over the biggest Jr. Dragster issue
          we've ever done
6        Snapshots
8        The Buzz
          Divisions 1, 5 Jr. Championships first report; results from the
          pre-Conference Finals events in Denver, Colo., and Bristol, Tenn.;
          event calendar
14      Western Conference Finals Overview: Double Trouble
          Poe wins second straight, Flores second overall to headline
          Western Conference Finals
18      Western Conference Finals Class-by-Class Coverage
          8-9, page 18
          10, page 22
          11, page 26
          12, page 30
          13, page 34
          14, page 38
          15, page 42
          16-17, page 46
          Jr. Comp, page 50
54      Eastern Conference Finals Overview: We'll Have Seconds
          Repeat wins by Huntsville, Harper among highlights of Eastern
          Conference Finals
58      Eastern Conference Finals Class-by-Class Coverage
          8-9, page 58
          10, page 62
          11, page 66
          12, page 70
          13, page 74
          14, page 78
          15, page 82
          16-17, page 86
90      The Urban Menace
          Megan and Mary Doubleday introduce readers to AJ Thomas
94      At the Track
          Ryan Paswaters looks back at the Western Conference Finals,
          the Mile-High Nationals, a couple of trips to Wyoming, and more
98      From Burnout to Turnout
          Wes Morris recaps and shares photos from his licensing process,
          the Western Conference Finals, and his time at nostalgia races
102    More National Recognition
          Photos from the Jr. Dragster displays and/or exhibition runs at the
          national events in Chicago, Ill.; Norwalk, Ohio; Denver, Colo.;
          Sonoma, Calif.; and Seattle, Wash.
108    About the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League
          JDRL history, division contact information, frequently asked questions
111    Scoreboard: Final-round and semifinal results from NHRA's
          member tracks

          Division 1, page 111
          Division 2, page 114
          Division 3, page 115
          Division 4, page 119
          Division 5, page 119
          Division 6, page 125
          Division 7, page 129
130    NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League
          Challenge Results

133    Double Take
          Can you spot the differences between the two images on this page?
134    Division 7 Series Update
          Results from the doubleheader in Lakeside, Calif.

136    Double Take Solution/Jr. Dragster staff and
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4   Focus on the Future
     Ways to follow the Conference Finals online, more about this issue
6   Snapshots
10 Eastern Conference Finals Preview
     Event details, payout information, event schedule, defending champions
14 About the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League
     JDRL history, division contact information, frequently asked questions
17 The Buzz
     Austin Dunagan wins first Wally, Brando Custom Paint sponsors
     Conference Finals awards, Kestra Casteels perfect run, Big Car
     News, a former Jr. racer goes to the NFL, event calendar
22 You Dont Know Schmidt
     Megan Doubleday introduces readers to the Schmidt family
26 At the Track
     Ryan Paswaters on recent happenings, plus an interview with
     Solidea Ficco
28 Scoreboard: Final-round and semifinal results from NHRAs
     member tracks

     Division 1
     Division 2, page 34
     Division 3, page 40
     Divisions 4 and 5, page 51
     Division 6, page 53
     Division 7, page 57
30 From Burnout to Turnout with Wes Morris
     Relying on Racing and My Racing Family to Get Through Tough Time
36 National Recognition
    
Photos from the Jr. Dragster displays and/or exhibition runs
     at the national events in Atlanta, Ga.; Topeka, Kan.;
     and Englishtown, N.J.
42 Division 3 National Open: Gateway Motorsports Park
     Greene sisters, Keyser, Allison win during Division 3 National Open
46 Division 7 Series Update
     Results and photos from Sacramento, Calif., and Fallon, Nev.
59 Double Take
     
Can you spot the differences between the two images on this page?
60 Double Take Solution/Jr. Dragster staff and contact information

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4 Focus on the Future
      It’s Western Conference Finals time, plus a look at this issue
      and fun on Facebook

6 Snapshots

8 The Buzz
      What’s New, The Name Game, meet Ashley Doffing, meet Jr. reporter
      Ryan Paswaters, event calendar

18 From the Pages of National Dragster: On the Run columns
      with Antron Brown and Robert Hight

      Brown and Hight share their experiences as they enter Jr. racing with
      their children

20 Western Conference Finals Preview
      Event details, payout information, defending champions

22 Clarification of Allowable Modifications to New Briggs &Stratton
      OHV Jr. Engine

24 Conference Finals Tech-list
      Important technical reminders for racers heading to the Western and        Eastern Conference Finals

28 A West Coast Chill in the Air
      Megan Doubleday introduces readers to the Savolt family

32 (Not So) Flat Wally
      Joey Petrone takes his Wally to the NHRA Arizona Nationals; can you       name the drivers and team owner in his photo gallery?

34 Need for Speed
      Whether it’s on two wheels or four, Maverick Molloy has a passion for
      racing

38 From Burnout to Turnout with Wes Morris
      Funny Car racing, more Funny Car racing, and getting ready for the
      season

42 About the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League
      JDRL history, division contact information, frequently asked questions

45 Scoreboard
      Final-round and semifinal results from NHRA’s member tracks

47 Double Take
      Can you spot the differences between the two images on this page?

48 Double Take Solution/ Jr. Dragster staff and contact information

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4   Summit Racing Equipment becomes title
     sponsor of NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League

5   Focus on the Future
    
Welcoming Summit Racing Equipment to the JDRL,
     plus the new digital Jr. Dragster
6   Snapshots
8   2013 Rules Amendments
     A look at the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing
     league rule changes made from the end of the 2012
     season to the beginning of the 2013 season.
10 The Buzz
    
Gabrielle McDonald; Champtions Corner; 2013 Division
     4 Jr. E.T. Finals; Mary Doubleday's Jessica Wall
     profile; Division 2 champ Jordan Holley says thanks;
     All About Me with Ron Klein Jr.; Sponsorhsip News;
     Jason Meyers gives driver confort tips;
     and the Miles family double
18  Having a Ball
     Megan Doubleday introduces readers to the Ball family
22 Double Down
     Holley becomes Division 2's first back-to-back
     champion
24 Texas Two-Step
     Mason's second straight, Scott's second overall
     title highlight Division 4 Jr. E.T. Finals
26  Boltz Lights Up Reading Exhibition
     Full results and photos from the Auto-Plus NHRA
     Nationals exhibition race
28 About the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag
     Racing League

     JDRL history; division contact information; address-
     change information
30 Ending My Jr. Drag Racing Career with a Memory
     of a Lifetime

     Mikayla Warner details the perfect ending to her Jr.
     career
34 From Burnout to Turnout with Wes Morris
     The end of a season and a Jr. career
37 Scoreboard
     final-round and semifinal results from NHRA's member tracks
44 20th Anniversary NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Challenge
    Photos from some of last year's special JDRL Challenge events
49 Double Take
     Can you spot the differences between the two images on this page?
50 Double Take Solution/Jr. Dragster staff and contact information

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4   Focus on the Future
     The pluses and minuses of Internet activities, plus a
     challenge for everyone
6   Snapshots
8   The Buzz
     Conference Finals return to bandimere Speedway,
     Bristol Dragway; NHRA announces new engine
     program; All About Me with Katie Wilcox; Wheeler
     girls sign with GK Motorsports; Champions Corner;
     "Big Car" News; Taylor Toftemark a finalist in
     Champion contest; NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag
     Racing League Challenge event schedule; What's Clicking
18 What's New 2013
     A look at what's new this year for some of the drivers
     within and companies that support the NHRA Summit
     Racing Jr. Drag Racing League
23 2013 Division Championships Schedule
24 About the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League
     JDRL history; division contact information; frequently
     asked questions
27 A Super Showing
     Photos from the Jr. Dragster display and exhibition
     runs at the O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals
     presented by Super Start Batteries
28 Fierce Com-POE-tition
     An intro to this issue’s racing coverage
32 Next Generation
     A look at four names familiar to the NHRA Drag
     Racing community that are entering the Jr. Dragster ranks
36 Crowning Moments
     Photos and information form the awards banquets
     in NHRA's seven divisions
46 From Burnout to Turnout with Wes Morris
     Preparing two cars makes for a doubly busy off-season
50 Scoreboard
     Final-round and semifinal results from NHRA's member tracks
52 Double Take
     Can you spot the differences between the two images on this page?
54 Double Take Solution/Jr. Dragster staff and contact information