Eastern Conference Finals Preview/Fact Sheet
July 19, 2017

Eastern Conference Finals logoBRISTOL, Tenn. — The NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Eastern Conference Finals presented by Huddleston Performance will take place at Bristol Dragway Thursday through Saturday, July 20- 22. The event will feature more than 500 drivers, from 6-17 years old, in eight racing categories piloting half-scale dragsters powered by five-horsepower engines reaching speeds up to 85 mph, covering the eighth-mile track in as quick as 7.90 seconds. They will compete for team and individual honors and a share of the event purse. The event is one of two Conference Finals events in the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League.

Each of the 10 members of the team champion at the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Eastern Conference Finals event will receive the coveted NHRA Wally trophy. Individual champions will each earn $1,500, along with a NHRA Wally trophy and champion’s jacket.

Gates at Bristol Dragway open at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m. on Saturday. Participants in each category will receive two time-trial runs on Thursday, starting at 8 a.m. On Friday, they will all get one time-trial pass, starting at 8 a.m., to be followed by the first round of eliminations in each class, starting at 2 p.m. Eliminations in all age categories continue on Saturday at 9 a.m.

Bristol Dragway is located in Bristol, Tenn., at exit 69 off Interstate 81. For more information call the track, (423) BRISTOL, or visit BristolDragway.com.


FACT SHEET

WHAT: NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Eastern Conference Finals presented by Huddleston Performance, where teams of 10 drivers, ages 6-17 years old, from tracks across the eastern United States and Canada, compete in eight age classes for individual and team honors. Kids drive half-scale dragsters powered by five-horsepower engines and may run the eighth-mile track as quick as 7.90 seconds. One of two Conference Finals events in the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League.

WHERE: Bristol Dragway, Bristol, Tenn. Track is located in Bristol, Tenn., at exit 69 off Interstate 81.

WHEN: Thursday through Saturday, July 20-22, 2017.

SCHEDULE: THURSDAY, July 20 - Gates open at 7:30 a.m.
Time trials begin at 8 a.m. Each age group will have two time trial runs.

FRIDAY, July 21 - Gates open at 7:30 a.m.
Time trials start at 8 a.m. Each age group will get one time trial.
First round of elimination at 2 p.m.
Cookout 5 p.m.
Special-awards ceremony 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, July 22 - Gates open at 8 a.m.
Eliminations continue at 9 a.m.

PURSE: Individual winners at the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Eastern Conference Finals event will each earn $1,500, along with the champion’s NHRA Wally trophy and jacket; runners-up will each earn $500; round money starts with Round 2 winners. Each member of the team champion will receive the coveted NHRA Wally trophy.

2016 EVENT WINNERS: Hope Capley, 6-9; Cody Hoberg, 10; Corey Kyle, 11; Callie Martel, 12; Wallace Wilson, 13; Jonathan Northrop, 14; Austin Alvey, 15; Rachael Weis, 16-17; Virginia Motorsports Park, team champion

FEATURES: More than 500 drivers in eight age categories: 6-9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16-17. Drivers compete in half-scale dragsters powered by five-horsepower engines that may reach speeds up to 85 mph and run as quick as 7.90 seconds.

TICKETS: For more information please call Bristol Dragway, (423) BRISTOL or visit BristolDragway.com