Created in March 2014, the Jr. Dragster Top Performer program recognizes outstanding racers from throughout the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League. All winning racers will be featured in Jr. Dragster magazine, and Top Performer decals will be sent to them for display on their car, trailer, etc. The Top Performer Award will be presented to racers who have excelled in recent competition, putting together a strong string of races, a single outstanding day of competition, or even a great single run, such as a perfect package.

HOW TO NOMINATE A RACER:
Email information on the racer and why you think he or she has earned the status of Top Performer to JrDragster@NHRA.com. Please include a photo to go with the story if your nominee is selected. Nominees and photos can also be posted on the JDRL Facebook page: Facebook.com/NHRAJrDragRacingLeague.


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IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING COPYRIGHTS/ORIGINAL MATERIAL: NHRA, Jr. Dragster, and National Dragster are not responsible for submitted material. The act of submitting any material shall constitute an express warranty by the contributor that the material is original and in no way an infringement upon others (you have the rights or have obtained the rights).

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PAST WINNERS:
November/December 2016 (Click here to read about the Top Performers' achievements)
Gage Burch, Palmetto, Fla.
Bryce Julia and Mary Sparago, Wilbraham, Mass.

September/October 2016 (Click here to read about the Top Performers' achievements)
Callie Martel, Carleton, Mich.
Bryce Granier, Labadieville, La.
Gavin Roth, Danielsville, Pa.

July/August 2016 (Click here to read about the Top Performers' achievements)
Myka Lopez, Simi Valley, Calif.
Tripp Breitkreitz, Casa Grande, Ariz.

May/June 2016 (Click here to read about the Top Performers' achievements)
Sadie Wicks, Roberta, Ga.
Sean Kelly, Bakersfield, Calif.

March/April 2016 (Click here to read about the Top Performer's achievements)
Justin Ball, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

January/February 2016 (Click here to read about the Top Performers’ achievements)
Gage Burch, Palmetto, Fla.
Madelyn Warner, Redding, Calif.
Carson Emmett, Cedar Bluff, Ala.

November/December 2015 (Click here to read about the Top Performers’ achievements)
Ethan Ford, Jonesborough, Tenn.
Bobby Kernwein, New Lennox, Ill.
Izabella Thompson, Mountain City, Tenn.
Cy Mitchell, Thousand Oaks, Calif.

September/October 2015 (Click here to read about the Top Performers’ achievements)
Bobby Pennabaker, Morgantown, Pa.
Caleb Burns, Fredericktown, Ohio
Katie Hall, Nokesville, Va.
Michael Oxentine, Mountain City, Tenn.
Ryan Bese, Keizer, Ore.

July/August 2015 (Click here to read about the Top Performers’ achievements)
Kaden Haynes, Mount Carmel, Tenn.
Ian Theofelis, Port Orchard, Wash.
Devynne Curley, Granite Bay, Calif.
Cole Dickhoff, Maple Valley, Wash.
Dylan Meyer, Holdrege, Neb.
Joey Leal, Loomis, Calif.
Amanda Shaw, Perrysburg, Ohio

May/June 2015 (Click here to read about the Top Performers’ achievements)
Macie Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif.
Brandon Marcheski, Mesa, Ariz.
Lacey Martin, Elk Grove, Calif.
Maverick Palmatier, DeLand, Fla.
Tripp Breitkreitz, Casa Grande, Ariz.
Justin Hutto, Houston, Texas

March/April 2015 (Click here to read about the Top Performers’ achievements)
Doniphan Schmidt, Golden, Ariz.
Casey Brauer-Armstrong, Mesa, Ariz.

January/February 2015 (Click here to read about the Top Performers’ achievements)
Jonathan Northrop, Perkasie, Pa.
Blaine and Braden Peninger, Derby, Kan.
Jesse Cochran, Mount Vernon, Ohio
Gage Wilson, Moore, Okla.
Joey Petrone, Chandler, Ariz.

November/December 2014 (Click here to read about the Top Performers’ achievements)
Brandon Marcheski, Mesa, Ariz.
Justin Handwerk, Edison, N.J.
Trevin Walberg, Junction City, Ore.
Kaden Haynes, Mount Carmel, Tenn.
Vincent Branca, Norristown, Pa.
Joe Harless, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Steven Knight, Fall River, Mass.

September/October 2014 (Click here to read about the Top Performers’ achievements)
Kyle St. Clair, Thornton, Colo.
Gage Wilson, Moore, Okla.
Alexis Waid, Trevose, Pa.
Yeshua Wilcox, Bonney Lake, Wash.
Jerry Loffredo, Brick, N.J.

July/August 2014 (Click here to read about the Top Performers’ achievements)
Lizzie Martel, Carleton, Mich.
Dylan Fisher, Pacific Junction, Iowa
Devin Isenhower, Lebanon, Ind.
Mackey Wiles, Walton, Ind.
Ben Haugen, Hayward, Minn.

May/June 2014 (Click here to read about the Top Performers’ achievements)
Eric Bowman, Palm Coast, Fla.
Cody Garceau, Las Vegas, Nev.
Sadie Wicks, Roberta, Ga.
Ryan Earnest, Franklin, Tenn.
Wyatt Palmatier, DeLand, Fla.

March/April 2014 (Click here to read about the Top Performer's achievements)
Charlie Ruckman, Grand Junction, Colo.