Champions crowned at first Division 7 Series events of 2017
Jan. 16, 2017

Points leaders after
2 of 10 events
6-9: Troy Barton
10-12: Reilly Garceau/
Macie Gordon
13-14: Taylor Lee Taylor
15-17: Jared Jones
Jr. Comp: AJ Thomas
Complete standings

Near-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.

Taylor jumped to the early points lead in the 13-14 age group when she won the opening event, then finished as the runner-up in the second one. Jones accomplished the same feat in the 15-17 bracket, winning on day one and coming in second in the second event. Thomas achieved the same results, but in reverse; he was the Jr. Comp runner-up in the first race and won the class on the second day.

Final-round results from the Division 7 Jr. Championship Series event at
Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Phoenix, Ariz.:

Saturday, Jan. 14
Driver Hometown Reaction E.T.
W: Jacelyn Gonzaga Porter Ranch, Calif.  .226 11.973
Troy Barton Norwalk, Calif. -.105 14.333
W: Reilly Garceau Las Vegas, Nev.  .028 8.930
Tripp Breitkreitz Casa Grande, Ariz.  .067 8.929
W: Taylor Lee Taylor Las Vegas, Nev.  .014 7.967
Joey Petrone Chandler, Ariz.  .058 7.937
W: Jared Jones West Jordan, Utah  .067 7.885
Dylan Oliveira Cypress, Calif.  .091 8.016
Jr. Comp
W: Nash Ruckman Scottsdale, Ariz.  .040 6.909
AJ Thomas Chowchilla, Calif.  .100 6.849

Sunday, Jan. 15
Driver Hometown Reaction E.T.
W: Isabella Lily Pires Madera, Calif.  .276 14.048
Troy Barton Norwalk, Calif.  .261 14.224
W: Macie Gordon Paso Robles, Calif.  .024 8.991
Jakob Taylor Glendale, Ariz.  .101 9.671
W: Cole Cornine Kiowa, Colo.  .082 7.975
Taylor Lee Taylor Las Vegas, Nev.  .142 8.002
W: Cade Poe Los Alamitos, Calif.  .051 7.881
Jared Jones West Jordan, Utah  .093 7.853
Jr. Comp
W: AJ Thomas Chowchilla, Calif.  .039 7.001
Derrick Hegwood Tustin, Calif.  .077 7.007