BRISTOL, Tenn. – The NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Eastern Conference Finals presented by Huddleston Performance will take place at Bristol Dragway Thursday through Saturday, July 18-20. The weeklong action kicks off with a Huddleston Performance Jr. Dragster event on Saturday, July 13. A 330-foot race, Jr. shootouts, and fun races will fill the subsequent days leading up to the Eastern Conference Finals.
The event will feature more than 500 drivers, from 6-17 years old, in eight racing categories piloting Jr.-sized dragsters powered by custom-built one-cylinder engines and reaching speeds up to 85 mph while 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 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 an NHRA Wally trophy and champions jacket.
Gates at Bristol Dragway open at 7:30 a.m. 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 located in Bristol, Tenn., at exit 69 off Interstate 81. For more information, call the track, (423) BRISTOL, or visit www.BristolDragway.com.