See YOUR name in Jr. Dragster

Deadline Schedule
January/February 2019 (Misc. News):
Nov. 19

Jr. Dragster is always looking for cool kids to feature and news to include in each issue, so if you have an interesting story to tell about yourself or have big news to share with your friends in the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League, tell us about it, and you could be featured in an upcoming issue!

To submit your story and/or photos, email us at
(Note: If you will be submitting a photo electronically, please read the Electronic Photo Requirements below carefully to ensure we can use your photos.)

Need help getting started? Try one of these regular features:

Top Performer: Have you had a string of really great races, or did you have a particularly good weekend at the track? JD recognizes those who have excelled in recent competition with our Top Performer program. Click here for details.

All About Me: The name says it all. Tell us all about yourself: how long you have been racing, what kind of car you drive, your racing accomplishments, your other hobbies, your hero, your favorite NHRA drivers, and anything else you want to share. Include a photo of yourself.

The Name Game: How did you come up with the name on the side of your Jr. Dragster? Don’t forget to include a photo of your car (and you, too, if you’d like).

My Brush With Greatness: Did you meet your favorite NHRA driver or someone else famous? Send in the story of your meeting with a photo.

The Other Me: Did you hit the game-winning run for your Little League team? Tell us about it. Send the news of your off-track accomplishments, and don’t forget to include a photo of yourself.


When submitting photos for publication, keep in mind that while the images may look good on your monitor, they may not reproduce well in a printed publication. Images that are 72 dpi, commonly used on websites/social media, are low quality and will print as such. Photos that do not meet the minimum requirement may not run.

Image size: A minimum of 1500 x 1200 pixels (approximately 5x7 at 300 dpi) is required for printed publication.

General digital-camera information: Keep in mind that the image may look correct on your camera screen, but that does not mean that it was taken at a high resolution. Refer to the instruction book that came with your digital camera to make sure it is set to the correct options for taking high-resolution images. A 1.5 to 2 MB or larger image should be acceptable for use in most cases. Images less than 1.5 to 2 MB may be rejected.

Smartphone-camera information: Keep in mind that the image may look correct on your phone screen, but that does not mean that it was taken at a high resolution. In general, images taken from a cellphone are not intended for use in print publications. If you choose to submit a photo taken with your smartphone, make sure to send it in an email using the ACTUAL SIZE option. Refer to your phone's operating-system manufacturer for instructions on how to send the full-size image. This is the best resolution image available from your phone.

Email: If you are sending multiple images, you may want to break them up into multiple email messages to speed up the process.

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).

NHRA, Jr. Dragster, and National Dragster retain the right to republish contributions in other NHRA-involved media.