Wednesday, May 27, 2015

How do I start?

The NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League offers kids ages 5-17 the opportunity to experience the thrill of racing half-scale dragsters in a controlled racing environment at many of NHRA's 130 member tracks across the United States and Canada.

The cars that Jr. Drag Racing League competitors race are called Jr. Dragsters and are half-scale versions of Top Fuel dragsters. Using a five-horsepower, single-cylinder engine, a Jr. Dragster can go as fast as 85 mph and as quick as 7.90 seconds in an eighth-mile, though younger competitors are restricted to slower times/speeds. Just like their full-size Top Fuel counterparts, Jr. Dragsters must meet NHRA's stringent technical specifications. NHRA also places speed and elapsed-time restrictions on competitors based on their age and experience.

The starting cost of a new basic Jr. Dragster is about $5,000. Though it may not go from 0 to 85 right away, investing in a basic Jr. Dragster is a great way to get started. You'll learn the basics of the sport and still get moving right along at about 45 mph.

In addition to having the parts and pieces needed to make a Jr. Dragster run, NHRA requires that racers be members of the JDRL and have necessary items such as an approved helmet, jacket, neck collar, and gloves. All drivers must also wear long pants and arm restraints while behind the wheel of their Jr. Dragster. Depending on the style of the items you choose, these items will cost about $500.

To join the Jr. Drag Racing League, CLICK HERE.

To find Jr. Dragster parts and equipment, CLICK HERE.

To find an NHRA member track near you that has a Jr. Dragster program, CLICK HERE.


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League Info  

    Who Can Join
    How To Get Started
    NHRA JDRL License and
       Physical Forms

    Membership Help
    NHRA Track Directory
    Western Conference Finals
    Eastern Conference Finals
    Performance Directory
    FAQs/Contact the JDRL


    JDRL Challenge Events
    Divisional Events
    Conference Finals

Past Champions

    Conference Finals/National

    Division Champions  
Division Websites  
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2015 NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Rulebook download