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Division 6 • Oct. 13, 2017

Kyler Skjonsberg (Thunder) and Emily Girard (Lightning) tallied the most points in their respective categories to earn the Division 6 Infinity Coach Jr. Championship Series titles for 2017. The series featured 14 races, and a racer’s best seven events counted towards his or her final tally. Click on the headline for details from their championship runs, as well as highlights from the final two events.


Division 7 • Oct. 5, 2017

Myka Lopez made it a clean sweep of the Jr. Comp category during the Pacific Division Jr. Championship Series finale at Irwindale Dragstrip. Lopez shared the winner's circle with eight different drivers during the weekend. Kade Renoll (age 6-9), Tripp Breitkreitz (10-12), Sydney Kopping (13-14), and Cade Poe (15-17) were victorious on Saturday. Reese Poe (6-9), Cy Mitchell (10-12), Cole Rouse (13-14) and Hailey Pierce (15-17) earned trophies alongside Lopez on Sunday.


Division 2 • Oct. 4, 2017

The 2017 Division Championships season will draw to a close this weekend when the Southeast Division crowns its champions during the Jr. Championships event at Rockingham Dragway. Held in conjunction with the division’s NHRA Summit Racing Series Finals event for “big car” competitors, the Jr. Championships will feature both a championship race to determine this year’s titlists and a Race of Champions contest.


Division 7 • Sept. 27, 2017

The 2017 Pacific Division Jr. Championship Series will draw to a close this weekend with the final doubleheader event at Irwindale Dragstrip. The track will open its gates at noon on Friday, Sept. 29, in preparation for the two-day event on Saturday and Sunday.


Division 7 • Sept. 20, 2017

Nine different racers and one team took home Wallys during the Pacific Division's Jr. Finals event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Jake Hodges (age 6-9), Jessica Boardman (10-12), Troy Jackson (13-14), and Cade Poe (15-17) were Wally winners on Saturday after they outlasted the fields in their respective classes to win the Race of Champions titles. Reese Poe (6-9), Trent Flores (10-12), Leigha Miller (13-14), Kaitlyn Savolt (15-17), and Nolan Oliveira (Jr. Comp) won the Jr. Finals portion of the event on Sunday. Auto Club Famoso Raceway (Team ANRA) dominated the team competition.


Division 4 • Sept. 15, 2017

Lauren Dodd repeated as the Race of Champions winner, and Trent Augustyn earned his second Division 4 championship during the South Central Division's Jr. E.T. Finals event at Texas Motorplex. Dodd and Augustyn were joined in the winner's circle by first-time champions Tyler Wells (age 6-9), Logan Abernathy (10-12), and Mallory Bontrager (15-17).


Division 3 • Sept. 14, 2017

Ava Hamilton successfully defended her title in the 6-9 Sunoco Race of Champions, and Skyler Bee picked up his second win at the event to highlight the 2017 Division 3 Jr. Championships/Race of Champions event at Kil-Kare Raceway. Joining Hamilton and Bee in the winner's circles during the weekend were Julian Gaier (age 6-9), Grace Rowe (13-17), Jeb Bolyard (10-12 Race of Champions), Nate Kelley (13-17 Race of Champions), Bobby Bode (Fun Race), and Jenna Osborne (Gamblers Race).


Division 7 • Sept. 13, 2017

Jr. drag racers from throughout the Pacific Division will converge on The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend, Sept. 15-17, for the annual Jr. Finals event, featuring individual and team competition. Both the division office and host track Las Vegas have gathered a large number of prizes and awards for the event and “look forward to another record-breaking event.”


Division 6 • Sept. 11, 2017

Cooper Chun picked up his second win in Division 6 Jr. Championships competition, adding this year's Lightning title to the one he earned in the Thunder Race of Champions in 2015. Chun was joined in the winner's circle by Tyler Dobson, who repeated as the Jr. Street champ; Hunter Jackson, who backed up last year's Lightning victory with a win in the Jr. Street Race of Champions; and first-time winners Sydney Jung (Thunder), Duncan Gray (Thunder Race of Champions) and Zachary Gaetz (Lightning Race of Champions). Click on the headline for final-round results and photos.


Division 7 • Sept. 7, 2017

The 2017 Pacific Division Jr. Championship Series completed its penultimate event in mid-August at Barona 1/8-Mile Drag Strip, and 10 different racers visited the winner's circle over the two days of competition. Click the above headline for final-round results.


League News • Sept. 6, 2017

It will be a busy weekend in the middle of the United States as Divisions 3 and 4 host their Jr. Dragster championships events. Both races are slated for Sept. 8-10 with the Division 3 Jr. Championships/Race of Champions at Kil-Kare Raceway and the Division 4 Jr. E.T. Finals at Texas Motorplex.


Division 1 • Sept. 6, 2017

Tyler DePascale continued his reign of terror in the 6-9 age group, collecting his third straight and fourth overall win in NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition during the Division 1 event at Virginia Motorsports Park. Haley Walter (age 10-12) and Jordan Dittman (13-17) were also victorious during the rain-delayed event in Richmond, Va. Click the headline for final-round results and photos.


Eastern Conference Finals • Aug. 31, 2017

Results and photo highlights from the 2017 NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Eastern Conference Finals presented by Huddleston Performance are in the latest edition of NHRA National Dragster magazine, and, great news, NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League members can read the digital edition as part of their membership! Click the above headline for information on accessing the issue.


Division 6 • Aug. 31, 2017

The Division 6 Infinity Coach Jr. Dragster Series made its fifth stop of the year at M.H.D.R.A. Dragstrip, and when the dust settled, Kiandra Gaetz (Saturday Thunder), Tanner Gaetz (Saturday Lightning), Victoria Philbert (Saturday Jr. Street), Kindi Opsal (Sunday Thunder), Kyle Wagenaar (Sunday Lightning), and Carter Schnurer (Sunday Jr. Street) walked away with trophies. Click the headline for final-round results and photos.


Division 6 • Aug. 30, 2017

Racers from throughout the Northwest Division will converge on Woodburn Dragstrip in Wooburn, Ore., this weekend for the 40th annual NHRA Summit Racing Series Finals, which also features the division's Jr. Dragster Championships.


Division 1 • Aug. 28, 2017

Tyler DePascale continued his hot streak of late when he outlasted Frank Aragona III to win the 6-9 age group during the Division 1 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Cecil County Dragway. The win comes on the heels of a victory at the Division 1 Jr. Championships and the Atco Dragway LODRS race the two previous weekends. Brody Harp (age 10-12) and Matt Schell (13-17) also took home Wallys at the event in Rising Sun, Md.


Division 1 • Aug. 16, 2017

Tyler DePascale (age 6-9) and Cory Ream (13-14) took home division titles for the second straight year during the Division 1 Jr. Championships at Numidia Dragway. Joining DePascale and Ream in the winner's circle were Jaiman Dietz (10-12), Allison Lloyd (15-17), Jonathan Northop (Race of Champions), and Nicholas Bealer (Jr. Street).


Division 1 • Aug. 9, 2017

Tyler DePascale won a family battle in the 6-9 age group outlasting sister Addison to claim that class' Wally during the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Atco Dragway in New Jersey. Paul Stalba (age 10-12) and Jesse Marshall (13-17) were also victorious. Click the headline for final-round results and photos.


Division 1 • Aug. 8, 2017

The 2017 Northeast Division Jr. Dragster titles will be on the line this weekend during the four-day Division 1 Jr. Championships at Numidia Dragway in Numidia, Pa. The event kicks off with a time-trial day on Thursday, Aug. 10, and culminates with the crowning of division champions on Saturday, Aug. 12. Click on the above headline for more info.


Photo Galleries • Aug. 4, 2017

As part of the season-long 25th anniversary of the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League, Jr. Dragsters will be displayed at all NHRA national events this season. Click on the headline for a gallery from the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals.


Western Conference Finals • Aug. 3, 2017

Results and photo highlights from the 2017 NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Western Conference Finals presented by Huddleston Performance are in the latest edition of NHRA National Dragster magazine, and, great news, NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League members can read the digital edition as part of their membership! Click the above headline for information on accessing the issue.


Division 1 • Aug. 1, 2017

Aiden Baker (age 6-9), Josh Leblanc (10-12), and Kyle Murray (13-17) were the big winners during the Jr. Dragster portion of the lastest Division 1 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, held at New England Dragway. Click on the headline for final-round results and photos.


Photo Galleries • July 28, 2017

As part of the season-long 25th anniversary of the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League, Jr. Dragsters will be displayed at all NHRA national events this season. Click on the headline for photo highlights from the display at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.


Division 6 • July 26, 2017

Four weekends in the new Division 6 Infinity Coach Jr. Championship Series have been completed, Woodburn Dragstrip, Bremerton Raceway, Castrol Raceway, and Mission Raceway. Click on the headline for highlights from those initial events.
 


Division 1 • July 10, 2017

Frank Aragona III (age 6-9), Sarah Bochan (10-12), and Natalia Musolino (13-17) took home the Jr. Dragster Wallys during the Northeast Division's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Lebanon Valley Dragway.


Photo Galleries • June 30, 2017

As part of the season-long 25th anniversary of the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League, Jr. Dragsters will be displayed at all NHRA national events this season. Click on the headline for photo highlights from the displays at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals and Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.


Division 5 • June 29, 2017

Five first-time champions were crowned during the 2017 Division 5 Jr. Championships, held at Bandimere Speedway in Denver, Colo. Lily Vehar (age 6-7), Logan Duhachek (8-9), Gage Navant (10-12), Anjell Monks (13-14), and Kayleigh Hill (15-17) outlasted the fields in their respective categories to lay claim to the Wally and title of Division 5 champion for this year.


Video • June 27, 2017

Anthony Capirose won the special three-round exhibition event held during the NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J. Click on the above headline for video of his final-round win and winner's interview on the return road.


Division 5 • June 20, 2017

The first set of 2017 Jr. Dragster division championships will be handed out this weekend when Bandimere Speedway in Denver, Colo., plays host to the West Central Division Jr. Championships event. Kicking off Friday, the event will feature three days of racing, including the championship race on Saturday.


League News • June 19, 2017

The NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League was celebrated throughout the NHRA Summernationals weekend at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, including a special exhibition race. Anthony Capirose won the three-round eliminator.


Video • June 19, 2017

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series recently visited Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J., the birthplace of the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League. With 2017 being the 25th anniversary of the JDRL, the program was in the spotlight throughout the NHRA Summernationals weekend, including during the NHRA on FOX broadcast. Click the above link to check out the video.


Division 7 • June 13, 2017

Derrick Hegwood put together a perfect Saturday, winning both the 15-17 age group and Jr. Comp titles, during the Pacific Division Jr. Championship Series event at Top Gun Dragstrip in Fallon, Nev. Jacelyn Gonzaga continued her strong season in the 6-9 age group, picking up her fourth win in six events in 2017. The doubleheader weekend was also kind to the Gordon family with sisters Madison and Macie both picking up wins. Madison won Saturday's 13-14 title, and Macie was Sunday's 10-12 winner. Other weekend winners were Peter Kaiser (Saturday 10-12), Jacob Taylor (Sunday 6-9), Braiden Chesleigh (Sunday 13-14), Brianna Wiens (Sunday 15-17), and AJ Thomas (Sunday Jr. Comp).


Photo Galleries • June 9, 2017

As part of the season-long 25th anniversary of the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League, Jr. Dragsters will be displayed at all NHRA national events this season. Aidan Baker, Ricky Bell, Abbie Croteau, Austin Douglas, Maddison Douglas, Kaylee Genualdo, Kadence Gill, Olivia Karaguezian, Seth Noble, Kyle Rice, Jaylee Soucy, and Lucas Willard represented the league at the NHRA New England Nationals in Epping.


Division 1 • June 2, 2017

Tyler DePascale (age 6-9), Bobby Pennabaker Jr. (10-12), and Cory Ream (13-17) took home the first Wallys in the new Direct Cabinet Sales-backed Jr. Dragster series run in conjunction with Division 1's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. The trio outlasted the competition during the Memorial Day weekend event at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa.


Division 2 • May 25, 2017

Morgan Wilson continued her dominance in the 13-17 age group, winning for the third time in the first five races so far this season. Wilson was joined the Atlanta Dragway winner's circle by Alayna Carden (age 6-9) and Tucker Brown (10-12).


Photo Galleries • May 24, 2017

As part of the season-long 25th anniversary of the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League, Jr. Dragsters will be displayed at all NHRA national events this season. Cameron Beasley, Carsen Brandenburg, Chandler Brandenburg, Caitlin Brown, Andrew Martinez, Clayton McGinnis, Ashley Miller, Adam Shinski, Simon Shinski, Ryan Skaggs, Danica Soule, Andy Westphal, Cade Whitmore, and Ashley Winkler represented the league at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties in Topeka.


Western and Eastern Conference Finals • May 19, 2017

Due to the requirement of a doctor's signature on the participant licensing form, no membership/participant applications will be accepted for new membership or renewal at the Conference Finals, so make sure your license is up-to-date before heading to the events.


Division 7 • May 16, 2017

Jacelyn Gonzaga swept the 6-9 age group during the two-day Pacific Division Jr. Championship Series at Sacramento Raceway. Gonzaga was joined in the winner’s circle Saturday by Morgan Clinton (age 10-12), Taylor Lee Taylor (13-14), Cade Poe (15-17), and AJ Thomas (Jr. Comp). Other winners Sunday were Drake Padgett (10-12), Braiden Chesleigh (13-14), Hannah Cook (15-17), and Damon Bustamante (Jr. Comp).


Division 1 • May 2, 2017

Thanks to the direct support of Direct Cabinet Sales and several other sponsors, the Northeast Division has added Jr. Dragsters to five of its NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events this season: Virginia Motorsports Park, Maple Grove Raceway, Lebanon Valley Dragway, New England Dragway, and Cecil County Dragway.


Western and Eastern Conference Finals • April 24, 2017

Are you planning on attending this year's NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Western or Eastern Conference Finals? Now is the time to sign up for your track's team. Details on registering teams and racers for the events were sent to all NHRA member tracks last week and online team and racer registration is currently open. Racers interested in attending this year's events should contact their local track for details on joining its team.


Division 2 • April 17, 2017

Katie Craft picked up her second win of the 2017 season, outlasting South Georgia Motorsports Park winner Logan Westmoreland in the 10-12 age group during the fourth Division 2 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event of the year. Sawyer Atkins (age 6-9) and Autumn Greene (13-17) were also victorious at the event at GALOT Motorsports Park.


Member Track News/Results • April 10, 2017

Bobby BodeBobby Bode of Barrington, Ill., won the $1,000 Sportsman finale Sunday during the Chandler Aviation Spring Nationals for the Protect The Harvest Midwest Jr. Super Series presented by Lucas Oil at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill. Landon Sipple of Berea, Ky., won twice over the weekend: Pro Sportsman B on Saturday and ages 10-12 on Sunday.

The three-day event for NHRA Jr. Dragster racers drew entries from as far as Wisconsin, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.


Division 2 • April 7, 2017

Morgan Wilson picked up her second straight win in the 13-17 age group during the Division 2 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Cecil, Ga. Matthew Peterson (age 6-9) and Logan Westmoreland (10-12) were also victorious during the event, the third of seven in the series.


Photo Galleries • March 3, 2017

As part of the season-long 25th anniversary of the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League, Jr. Dragsters will be displayed at all NHRA national events this season. Kailyn Armstrong, Tripp Breitkritz, Brady Hartnett, Sam Hartnett, Zach Hartnett, Troy Jackson, Joey Petrone, Kade Renoll, Domonick Scofield, Dylan Smith, Elizabeth Strones, Alyssa Tatge, Keeli Tatge, and Dylan Winefsky represented the league at the NHRA Arizona Nationals in Phoenix.


Photo Galleries • March 24, 2017

As part of the season-long 25th anniversary of the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League, Jr. Dragsters will be displayed at all NHRA national events this season. Miah Balcom, Gage Burch, Katrina Carpenter, Michael Carpenter, Jade Hicks, Colby Manucy, Cody Owens, Maverick Palamtier, Wyatt Palmatier, Fallon Roach, Brittany Schmidt, Duane Schmidt, and Joseph Tanner represented the league at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville.


Photo Galleries • April 5, 2017

As part of the season-long 25th anniversary of the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League, Jr. Dragsters will be displayed at all NHRA national events this season. Clay Evans, Preston Howard, Trinity Howard, Ethan Januik, Peyton Januik, Mason Phlegar, Kayslee Price, Allison Strader, and Brianna Wiens, Taylor Wiens represented the league at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas.


Division 6 • March 23, 2017

Infinity Coach Jr. Championship SeriesJr. racers in the Northwest Division have even more opportunities to compete for Wallys and a championship because Division 6, with support from Infinity Coach, has added a 14-race series to its 2017 calendar. The Infinity Coach Jr. Championship Series will feature two age groups that follow the same age breakdown as the Jr. Championships: Jr. Thunder (ages 7-12) and Jr. Lightning (13-17). The series will feature seven doubleheader events that awards points on each of the two days. A racers’ seven best racers will count towards his/her final points tally. The series champion in each category will receive a Jr. Wally, champion’s jacket, and NHRA Gold Card.


Video • March 6, 2017

To help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League, NHRA on FOX's Lewis Bloom went to the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by Automobile Club of Southern California to look at the Jr. Dragster that helped launch the career of two-time Pro Stock world champion Erica Enders.


Division 2 • March 17, 2017

After finishing as the runner-up at the opening event in Orlando, Fla., William Craft was able to go the distance in race No. 2, defeating Brittany Schmidt to win the 10-12 age group. Craft was joined in the winner's circle by Hailey Peterson, who stopped Orlando 6-9 champ Dylan MacNicol in that class, and Morgan Wilson, who topped sister Madison for 13-17 honors.


Western and Eastern Conference Finals • March 8, 2017

The day-to-day schedules of events for the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Western and Eastern Conference Finals and the pre-event activities for each race have been finalized, and racers will have plenty of opportunities to hit the track before and during the two national events in the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League. Osage Tulsa Raceway Park and Bristol Dragway each have more than a week of racing planned for competitors who make the journeys to Oklahoma and Tennessee.


League News • Feb. 22, 2017

The March/April issue of Jr. Dragster magazine is now online, featuring Andy Westphal's War Eagle dragster, What's New 2017, a new column by sisters Kaitlyn and Morgan Curtis, and more.


Division 2 • March 2, 2017

The new Jr. Dragster series at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events in Division 2 kicked off at Orlando Speed World Dragway Feb. 24-26, and when the dust settled, Dylan MacNicol (age 6-9), Katie Craft (10-12), and Gage Burch (13-17) were hoisting the Wallys in the winner’s circle.


Division 2 • Feb. 17, 2017

Division 2 logoRacers in the Southeast Division will have more opportunities to race for Wallys and another points championship during the 2017 season because the division has added Jr. Dragsters to all of its NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events.


League News • Feb. 1, 2017

Jr. Drag Racing League 25th Anniversary logoThe NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League will celebrate its 25th anniversary during the 2017 season, commemorating a quarter-century of participation from thousands of kids ages 5-17.

NHRA will celebrate 25 years of the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League competition at Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events across the country in 2017, as well as at the annual NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Western Conference Finals and NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Eastern Conference Finals.


League News • Feb. 1, 2017

Do you have a new car, paint scheme, sponsor? Are you entering a new class this season? Jr. Dragster magazine wants to hear about it!


League News • Jan. 24, 2017

The schedule of championship events in NHRA's seven divisions has been set, and once again Divisions 1-6 will use a single championship race to decide champions while Division 7 racers will compete in a 10-race points series.


League News • Jan. 18, 2017

The January/February issue of Jr. Dragster magazine is now online, featuring highlights from some of the 2016 national event displays, the latest Top Performer awards, and more.


Division 7 • Jan. 16, 2017

Division 7 Series logoNear-doubles by Taylor Lee Taylor, Jared Jones, and AJ Thomas highlighted the first doubleheader weekend of the 2017 Pacific Division Jr. Championship Series. The events held at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near Phoenix, Ariz., Jan. 14-15, kicked off the 10-race series in which drivers will earn points to determine this year's Division 7 Jr. Dragster champions.


League News • Dec. 7, 2016

The NHRA Technical Department has made an amendment to the recently released NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League Rulebook.


League News • Dec. 7, 2016

The 2017 NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Western Conference Finals and Eastern Conference Finals will be held at Osage Tulsa Raceway Park in Tulsa, Okla., and Bristol Dragway in Tennessee, respectively. The NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Western Conference Finals will visit Oklahoma’s Osage Tulsa Raceway Park for the second time, June 15-16, and the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Eastern Conference Finals will return to Eastern Tennessee’s famed Thunder Valley, July 20-22.