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Eastern Conference Finals • Wednesday, June 9, 2021


Division 2 • May 28, 2021

Tanner Mocny (age 6-9), Bladen Core (10-12), and Baylee Mize (13-17) outlasted the field in their respective age groups during the Division 2 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Atlanta Dragway.


Division 2 • April 29, 2021

Dylan MacNicol (age 10-12) won his second straight NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Wally during the Division 2 event at South Georgia Motorsports Park. Corey Reed (6-9) and Kamryn Love (13-17) were also victorious in Cecil, Ga.


Division 5 • April 7, 2021

Adyson Vogel claimed top honors during the first weekend of points in the K&N Filters Bracket Series and JDRL Series Racing for the Jr. Dragster participants at Heartland Motorsports Park.


Division 2 • March 23, 2021

Tanner Moncy (age 6-9), Dylan MacNicol (10-12), and Hailey Shook (13-17) outlasted the fields in their respective age groups to take home Wallys during the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Gainesville Raceway.


Western and Eastern Conference Finals • March 18, 2021

NHRA officials announced today revised participation guidelines for NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League competitors attending the Western Conference Finals on June 21-25 at Osage Tulsa Raceway Park and Eastern Conference Finals on July 15-17 at Bristol Dragway.


Division 2 • Feb. 10, 2021

Nolan Callahan (age 6-9), Hailey Peterson (10-12), and Aaron Reynolds (13-17) scored the first NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Wallys of the 2021 season after outlasting field in their respective classes at the Division 2 opener at Orlando Speed World Dragway.


Western and Eastern Conference Finals • Jan. 7, 2021

The two premier events for the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League will return to familiar surroundings for the 2021 season. The Western Conference Finals will once again take place at Osage Tulsa Raceway Park in Oklahoma, and the Eastern Conference Finals will again visit Bristol Dragway in Tennessee.


League News • Dec. 18, 2020

The 2021 version of the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League Rulebook is now available. Click the headline for more information and a link to the new Rulebook.


Member Track News/Results • Dec. 8, 2020

Carson “Big Check” Emmett, one of the nation’s most accomplished Jr. Dragster racers, walked away with the biggest prize during the third annual Holiday Jr. Jam championship contested Thanksgiving weekend at Rockingham Dragway.


Division 2 • Oct. 28, 2020

Aaron Kennedy (age 6-9), Bladen Core (10-12), and Jace Clark (13-17) were the big winners during the final Division 2 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event of 2020, at Rockingham Dragway in North Carolina.


Division 2 • Oct. 21, 2020

Mother Nature cut the 2020 Division 2 Jr. Championships weekend short, but not before the Race of Champions portion of the event was completed. Victoria Beaner (age 6-9), Hayden Land (10-12), Dawson McLendon (13-17), and Katie Craft (Jr. Street) outlasted the fields to claim the Wally in their respective categories.


Division 3 • Oct. 15, 2020

Carson Wied (age 6-9), Seth Bee (10-12), and Mason Osborne (13-17) claimed the 2020 Division 3 Jr. Dragster championships during the Jr. Finals weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway Park at Indianapolis. Landen Brown (6-9), Logan Fruerbach (10-12), and Cole Knieriem (13-17) were also big winners, outlasting fellow track champions to claim the Race of Champions titles in their age groups.


Division 1 • Oct. 12, 2020

The Division 1 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series made its latest stop at Virginia Motorsports Park in Richmond, Va., for a double-header weekend that included Jr. Dragsters in race two of the weekend. When the dust settled, Kaden Paone (age 6-9), Louis Crockett (10-12), and Anthony Suppers (13-17) were hoisting Wallys in the winner’s circle as champs in their respective age groups.


Division 7 • Oct. 8, 2020

Blaine DeNunzio (age 6-9), Colt Saum (10-12), Dylan Hegwood (13-14), Braden Bettis (15-17), and Tyler Smith (Jr. Comp) earned the 2020 Division 7 championship in their respective category following the final two events of the season at Irwindale Dragstrip.


Division 1 • Oct. 6, 2020

Landen Kennedy (age 6-9), Mogan Harp (10-12), and Anna Sawicki (13-17) took top honors during the Division 1 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa.


Division 6 • Sept. 28, 2020

Ty Gaynor (Thunder), Ian Theofelis (Lightning), and Summer Field (Jr. Street) outlasted the fields in their respective categories to claim Wallys during the Division 6 Jr. Championships.


Division 6 • Sept. 2, 2020

Jr. Dragsters competed as part of the Division 6 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Yellowstone Drag Strip in Acton, Mont. Jason McCary (Thunder) and Cort Huet (Lightning) outlasted the fields in their respective categories to claim Wallys.


Division 1 • Aug. 26, 2020

The 2020 Division 1 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series completed its third event of the year at New England Dragway in Epping, N.H. James Stack Jr. (age 6-9), Frank Aragona III (10-12), and Kyle Genualdo (13-17) were the event’s big winners.


Division 1 • July 31, 2020

The 2020 Division 1 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series continued competition at Lebanon Valley Dragway in West Lebanon, N.Y., in July, and Emma Stodulski (age 6-9), Aidan Baker (10-12), and Christopher Khoury (13-17) claimed top honors in their respective categories. Click the above headline for final-round results and photos.


Division 4 • July 29, 2020

The 2020 Division 4 Jr. Dragster championships will be on the line August 8-9 at Ardmore Dragway in Ardmore, Okla., and daily run schedules are available for the event.


Division 2 • July 8, 2020

Virginian Lavar Lewis won Saturday’s Main Event, Jr. Dragster racers from Florida hoisted the trophy in four other races, and Fayetteville’s Nolan Callahan kept the host state from being shut out in the School’s Out Shootout at Rockingham Dragway.


Division 5 • July 7, 2020

Hunter Brown (age 6-7), Nico Hasenack (8-9), Breyden Scholtz (10-12), Bransyn Kiefer (13-14), and Kylee Nazarenus (15-17) won division titles during Division 5’s Jr. Championship event at Bandimere Speedway in late June.


Division 2 • July 6, 2020

Jackson Summers (age 6-9), Lane Morgan (10-12), and Kaylee Love (13-17) outlasted the field in their respective age groups to take home Wallys during the fifth Division 2 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series of 2020, at GALOT Motorsports Park.


Division 7 • July 5, 2020

Blaine DeNunzio unofficially moved to the top of the NHRA Pacific Division Jr. Championship Series points standings after his final-round win in the 6-9-year-old class at Sacramento Raceway Park.


Division 1 • July 3, 2020

The 2020 Division 1 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series kicked off at New England Dragway in Epping, N.H., in June, and when the dust settled, Cody Cumming (age 6-9), Paul Stalba (10-12), and Kyle Rice (13-17) hoisted Wallys in their respective categories.


Member Track News/Results • July 2, 2020

Jr. Dragster racers got a chance at winning a Wally during Kearney Raceway Park's NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League Challenge sponsored in part by Curly’s Machine Works of Kimball, Neb.


Division 7 • July 1, 2020

The 2020 Pacific Division Jr. Championship Series resumed competition in mid-June at Top Gun Raceway in Fallon, Nev. Click the above headline for final-round results from the doubleheader event.


Eastern Conference Finals • June 19, 2020

The 2020 NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Eastern Conference Finals will be held at the “Bellagio of Drag Strips," moving from original host track Bristol Dragway to zMAX Dragway in Charlotte. The event, which includes several pre-Conference Finals races leading up to the ECF, will be contested on the original dates of July 10-18.


Division 2 • June 13, 2020

Tyler Nunez (Novice), Matthew Peterson (Intermediate), and Jace Clark (Advanced) took top honors during the Division 2 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Atlanta Dragway. Click the headline for results from the event.


Division 5 • June 8, 2020

The 2020 Division 5 Jr. Championships will take place June 26-28 at Bandimere Speedway in Denver. Click the above headline for the event flyer.


Western and Eastern Conference Finals • June 4, 2020

The daily event schedules for the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Western and Eastern Conference Finals have been released. Both Osage Tulsa Raceway Park and Bristol Dragway have multiple days of racing planned leading up to the main events.


Western and Eastern Conference Finals • Jan. 23, 2020

The dates and sites for the 2020 NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Conferences Finals have been announced. The Western Conference Finals will once again take place at Osage Tulsa Raceway Park June 22-26, and the Eastern Conference Finals returns to Bristol Dragway July 12-18.


League News • Jan. 15, 2020

Based on the numerous questions the NHRA Technical Department has received regarding the 2020 Junior Drag Racing League roll cage padding rule, an amendment has been written for clarification.


Division 7 • Nov. 10, 2019

The 2020 Pacific Division Jr. Championship Series will feature an expanded 12-race schedule with a racer's best eight counting towards his or her final points tally. The series determines the Jr. Dragster champions in Division 7.


Division 2 • Nov. 7, 2019

Susan Schlabach (age 6-9), Braylee Griffith (10-12), Katie Sloat (13-17), Mathew Peterson (6-9 Race of Champions), Jake Oppzr (10-12 Race of Champions), and Aaron Reynolds (13-17 Race of Champions) took top honors during the Division 2 Jr. Championships event at Gainesville Raceway.


League News • Nov. 6, 2019

NHRA has posted the online version of the 2020 NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League Rulebook on NHRARacer.com under Rules and under the Rulebook/Amendment section on JrDragster.NHRA.com.


League News • Oct. 17, 2019

There are a lot of cool kids in the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League, and we love it when they are recognized in their local media. This week the Indy Star featured 7-year-old Kolette Dicero, who, in their words, "loves princesses and singing. Oh, and racing dragsters."


Video • Oct. 16, 2019

The Summit Racing NHRA Jr, Drag Racing League not only gives kids from ages 5-17 the chance to race a dragster on the dragstrip, but it's also teaching them other life lessons as well.


Division 6 • Oct. 10, 2019

Ian Theofelis (Jr. Lightning Race of Champions), Kort Holbrook (Jr. Thunder Race of Champions), Mya Dawson (Jr. Street Race of Champions), Jiovanni Collecchi (Jr. Lightning), Shahalee Peters (Jr. Thunder), and Mitchell Condon (Jr. Street) were the big winners during the 2019 Division 6 Jr. Championships event at Pacific Raceways.


League News • Oct. 9, 2019

Earlier today the NHRA Technical Department released the 2019 to 2020 NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League (JDRL) Rulebook Amendments. The amendments document the JDRL rule changes that will come into effect beginning Jan. 1, 2020.


Division 4 • Sept. 17, 2019

Jovee Brundidge (age 6-9), Camron Nelson (10-12), Timothy Rivette (13-14), Bella Maitland (15-17), and Conner Rivers (Race of Champions) took top honors during the Division 4 Jr. E.T. Finals at Texas Motorplex.


League News • Sept. 11, 2019

The NHRA Technical Department has announced new NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League safety requirements for the 2020 season. Beginning June 1, 2020, all drivers in the Trainee, Youth, Novice, Intermediate, Advanced and Jr. Comp categories will be required to wear a head and neck restraint/system meeting SFI 38.1. Additionally, beginning January 1, 2020, roll-cage padding meeting SFI Spec 45.1 or SFI 45.2 will be mandatory anywhere a driver’s helmet may come in contact with roll-cage components during an accident.


League News • Sept. 7, 2019

Tripp Breitkreitz already has an edge competing against fellow NHRA Jr. Dragster racers and vows he won’t apply any of the high-tech info at a dragstrip after having spent the week before the Fourth of July with some of the world’s top aeronautical engineers and technicians in Washington D.C.


Division 1 • Aug. 21, 2019

Seth Kershner (age 6-9), Gavin Shoemaker (10-12), Alexis Waid (13014), William Blaker (15-17), Ryan Wruble (Jr. Street), and Chris Smolenski (Race of Champions) were the big winners at the Division 1 Jr. Championships at Mason-Dixon Dragway.


Member Track News/Results • August 14, 2019

The 2nd annual American Jr. Dragster Challenge presented by Capco Contractors wrapped up Saturday with winners in four categories crowned after a grueling day of eliminations. The Texas Motorplex, home of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals in October, once again played host to the event, which benefitted Children’s Health hospital in Dallas.


Division 5 • August 7, 2019

Aiden Rizner (age 6-7), Deegan Newman (8-9), Logan Duhachek (10-12), Samantha Rawaillot (13-14), and Chandler Thyssen (15-17) won the 2019 Division 5 Jr. Dragster Championships, outlasting the fields in their respective age groups during the championship event at Bandimere Speedway.


League News • March 29, 2019

Summit Racing Equipment has renewed its title sponsorship of the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League, a popular racing league for kids ages 5-17.


Division 5 • March 21, 2019

The 2019 Division 5 Jr. Championships will take place June 21-23 at Bandimere Speedway in Denver, Colo. Click the above headline for the official event flyer with the schedule, awards details, entry fees, and more


Division 7 • Jan. 29, 2019

Troy Barton is 9-years old and has been racing in the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League since the age of 5. He hadn’t won an event in his previous three years of competition, but that all changed at the season-opening Pacific Division race at Irwindale Dragstrip, as he left the track on Sunday afternoon with two NHRA Wally trophies.


Western and Eastern Conference Finals • Jan. 3, 2019

The two premier events for the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League, the wildly popular series for young NHRA racers, will return to familiar surroundings for the 2019 season. The NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Western Conference Finals will take place at Osage Tulsa Raceway Park in Tulsa, Okla., and the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Eastern Conference Finals will be held at Bristol Dragway in Tennessee.


Division 4 • Dec. 2, 2018

Tyler Janousek (age 6-9), Colby Wattenberger (10-12), Cooper Masten (13-14), Wyatt Young (15-17), and Graeme Rufenacht (Race of Champions) outlasted the fields in their respective categories to take top honors during the Division 4 Jr. E.T. Finals at Texas Motorplex. All are first-time Division 4 champions.


Division 2 • Nov. 25, 2018

Autumn Greene won her second straight Division 2 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Wally and Dylan MacNicol won his fourth of the season during the series' final event, held at Rockingham Dragway in North Carolina. Greene and MacNicol were joined in the winner's circle by Philip Radford, who earned his first Wally of the 2018 season.


Division 2 • Nov. 15, 2018

Logan Westmoreland picked up his third win of the season during the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series' stop at Silver Dollar Raceway. Westmoreland outlasted the field in the 10-12 age group to take home his third Wally of 2018. Aaron Kennedy (age 6-9) and Autumn Greene (13-17) were also victorious during the event.


Division 2 • Oct. 29, 2018

Gage Burch made it a clean sweep in the 13-17 age group during the Division 2 Jr. Championships event at Silver Dollar Raceway. Burch won both the main championship event and the Race of Champions. This is the second time Burch has accomplished the feat; he also swept teh 13-17 category in 2016. Joshua Googe won the 6-9 age group title; Carleigh Bynum, a former Race of Champions winner, came out on top in the 10-12 bracket; Hayden Hall was the 6-9 Race of Champions titlist; and Carley Brown took top honors in the 10-12 Race of Champions.


Division 7 • Oct. 21, 2018

Leigha Miller doubled up, sweeping the Jr. Comp category during the Division 7 Jr. Finals event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Miller opened with a win in the Fun Race on Saturday, then followed it up with another victory in Sunday's Summit Finals race. Joining Miller in Sunday's winner's circle were Allison Bolle (age 6-9), Austin Axtell (10-12), Tabitha Boardman (13-14), and Kiley Harrington (15-17).

Other Saturday winners were Cole Gutierrez (6-9 Race of Champions), Macie Gordon (10-12 Race of Champions), Taylor Lee Taylor (13-14 Race of Champions), Nikki Rochin (15-17 Race of Champions), Reese Poe (6-9 Fun Race), Cy Mitchell (10-12 Fun Race), Isabella Scofield (13-14 Fun Race), and DeAndre Fitzgerald (15-17 Fun Race).


Division 2 • Oct. 16, 2018

Dylan MacNicol (age 6-9) won his third Division 2 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event of 2018 and Budd Trammel II (10-12) won his second during the series' postponed event at South Georgia Motorsports Park. Michael Carpenter (13-17) joined MacNicol and Trammel in the winner's circle.


Division 1 • Oct. 7, 2018

Albert Gouveia (age 6-9), Paul Stalba (10-12), Tyler Christopher (13-17) outlasted the fields in their respective classes during the lastest round of NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition in the Northeast Division, all three earning Wallys for their efforts.


Division 6 • Sept. 26, 2018

Kyle Wagenaar made a clean sweep of the Lightning class during the 2018 Jr. Championships event at Firebird Raceway. Wagenaar kicked the weekend off with a win in the Race of Champions on Saturday, then followed it up with a victory in the Lighting class eliminations on Sunday. Joining Wagenaar in the winner's circle during the weekend were Ryan Bese (Thunder), Cooper Chun (Jr. Street), Lindsey Miller (Thunder Race of Champions), and Calli Deming (Jr. Street Race of Champions).


Division 7 • Sept. 23, 2018

A winner-take-all final round to determine the 2018 Jr. Comp champion was the highlight of the season finale in the Division 7 Jr. Championship Series. That final pitted good friends Nolan Oliveira and Cole Rouse against one another, and when the dust settled, Oliveira came out on top, winning the race and the championship.


Division 1 • Sept. 19, 2018

Emily Stalba (age 6-9), Justin Handwerk (10-12), and Matt Schell (13-17) outlasted the field in their respective classes to earn Wallys during the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Cecil County Dragway.


League News • Sept. 6, 2018

Due to unfavorable weather forecasts, the Division 3 Jr. Championships/Race of Champions and Division 4 E.T. Finals that were slated for this weekend have been postponed.


Division 1 • September 1, 2018

Kahlia Lewis (age 6-9), Nathan Tanner (10-12), Braylon Kuhn (13-14), CJ Ketterer (15-17), Dillon Taylor (Race of Champions), and Ryan Wruble (Jr. Street) took home Wallys during the 2018 Jr. Championships in Division 1. Atco Dragway won the team title.


Division 1 • August 28, 2018

Joey Torchia (age 6-9), Garett Sprague (10-12), and Jenial Ramos (13-17) took home Wallys during the Northeast Division NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Atco Dragway in New Jersey.


Division 1 • Aug. 6, 2018

James Stack Jr. (age 6-9), Jenna Nichols (10-12), and Brandon Miller (13-17) were victorious during the fourth of seven NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events in the Northeast Divison in 2018, outlasting the fields in their respective classes at Lebanon Valley Dragway.


Division 5 • July 29, 2018

Nico Hasenack (age 6-7), Audrey St. Clair (8-9), Andrew Hushman Jr. (10-12), Kylee Nazarenas (13-14), and Kamron Whitfield (15-17) were crowned champions during Division 5's title event at Bandimere Speedway.


Division 1 • July 2, 2018

Michael Antonette (age 6-9), Frank Aragona III (10-12), and Robert Croce (13-17) outlasted the fields in their respective age groups during the third Direct Cabinet Sales Jr. Dragster events of the 2018 season. Click on the headline for final-round results and photos.


Division 7 • June 30, 2018

Jacob Hodges (age 6-9), Dylan Hegwood (10-12), and Cole Rouse (Jr. Comp) extended the points leads in their respective classes when they drove to victory during a doubleheader weekend at Top Gun Dragway in Fallon, Nev.


Western Conference Finals • June 27, 2018

NHRA Today's Lewis Bloom caught up with NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Western Conference Finals presented by Fairlife YUP! 15-year-old champion Dylan Hough to talk with him about his big win, growing up around racing, and much more.


League News • June 19, 2018

Summit Racing Equipment has renewed its title sponsorship of the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League, a popular racing league for kids ages 5-17.


Division 1 • June 4, 2018

James Stack Jr. (age 6-9), Tyler DePascale (10-12), and Wade Kubicke (13-17) outlasted the fields in their respective classes to take home Wallys during the Division 1 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa.


Division 7 • June 1, 2018

Jacob Hodges swept the 6-9 age group during the Pacific Division Jr. Championship Series doubleheader at Sacramento Raceway, races 5 and 6 in the 10-race series that will determine the 2018 Division 7 champions.


Western Conference Finals • May 8, 2018

Tulsa Raceway Park has partnered with Coca-Cola brand Fairlife YUP! for the 2018 NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Western Conference Finals, one of two national events in the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League.


Division 1 • May 3, 2018

Addison DePascale (age 6-9), Kenneth Turner Jr. (10-12), and Justin Blythe (13-17) were the first Division 1 racers to take home Wallys in the Direct Cabinet Sales-sponsored Jr. Dragster portion of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, outlasting the fields in their respective classes at the event at Virginia Motorsports Park.


Western and Eastern Conference Finals • May 2, 2018

Osage Tulsa Raceway Park and Bristol Dragway have a full week of racing planned for the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Western and Eastern Conference Finals, respectively. Both host tracks have planned a number of racing events ahead of the main events, in which Wallys will be awarded to individual and team champions.


Division 2 • April 22, 2018

Alyssa Rabon (age 6-9), Budd Trammel II (10-12), and Brendan Miller (13-17) earned Wallys during the latest round of competition in the Division 2 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, winning their age groups at the GALOT Motorsports Park event.


Division 2 • March 22, 2018

Dylan MacNicol (age 6-9) and Logan Westmoreland (10-12) kept their record perfect in Division 2 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition, outlasting the fields in their respective age groups during the second event of 2018. Mattie Case Vlokman joined the 2017 series champions in the winner's circle after she bested Katrina Carpenter in the 13-17 class final.


Eastern Conference Finals • March 6, 2018

For years now, the team at Huddleston Performance and Bristol Dragway have worked hand in hand to bring the largest Jr. Dragster event in the country to racers. For 2018, the duo is back together and looking to grow the event to even new heights of success.


Division 2 • March 3, 2018

Dylan MacNicol and Logan Westmoreland, who won the 2017 championships in the 6-9 and 10-12 age groups, respectively, began their Division 2 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series title defense on a high note, winning the 2018 season opener at Orlando Speed World Dragway. They were joined in the winner's circle by Maverick Palmatier, who outlasted the field in the 13-17 class.


Division 7 • Feb. 27, 2018

Derrick Hegwood and Dylan Oliveira doubled up during the Pacific Division Jr. Championship doubleheader weekend at Irwindale Dragstrip, races three and four of the 10-race series that will determine the 2018 Division 7 champions.


Division 1 • Feb. 3, 2018

Jr. drag racers in the Northeast Division have more opportunities to race for Wallys this season because Jr. Dragsters have been added to all seven NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events in 2018: Virginia Motorsports Park, Maple Grove Raceway, Numidia Dragway, Lebanon Valley Dragway, New England Dragway, Atco Dragway and Cecil County Dragway.


Division 7 • Jan. 25, 2018

Domonick Scofield (age 10-12) and Madison Gordon (13-14) nearly swept their age groups during the season-opening doubleheader weekend of the 2018 Division 7 Jr. Championship Series. Joining Scofield and Gordon in the winner's circle during the first race of the weekend at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park were Jacob Hodges (6-9), Keoki Desa (15-17), and Joey Petrone (Jr. Comp). Winners during the second day of action were Taylor Dexter (6-9), Dylan Hegwood (10-12), Carson Wells (13-14), Elizabeth Strones (15-17), and Nolan Oliveira (Jr. Comp).


Division 7 • Jan. 23, 2018

The 2018 Pacific Division Jr. Championship Series schedule has been adjusted. The races originally scheduled to run in conjunction with the Pacific National Open Series event at Auto Club Dragway at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., in March have been deleted. In their place, races three and four of the series will now be run Feb. 17-18 at Irwindale Dragstrip. The Pacific Division apologizes for any inconvenience this late adjustment may cause and thanks racers for your support of the series.


Division 7 • Jan. 3, 2018

The dates and locations of the 2018 Pacific Division Jr. Championship Series and Jr. Finals event have been announced. The series will return to four familiar locations and add one new one to the series. Click headline for the schedule.


Division 2 • Dec. 23, 2017

Dylan MacNicol (age 6-9), Logan Westmoreland (10-12), and Morgan Wilson (13-17) tallied the most points in their respective age groups to earn the championships in the Division 2 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. A racer’s best five of seven events counted towards his or her final total.


Division 2 • Oct. 19, 2017

Logan Westmoreland picked up his second win in 2017 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition, and Brady Walker and Carson Brown earned their first during the event at Silver Dollar Raceway.


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.