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National Shootout

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JDRL National Shootout LogoRacers in the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League will be featured during 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series events. The seven National Shootouts, one in each geographic division, will include eight-car Jr. Dragster fields, and the final round from each shootout will take place on Sunday and be included in the event's national broadcast on FOX and FOX Sports 1. Below is the 2024 National Shootout schedule.

April 26-28 NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
zMAX Dragway, Charlotte, N.C.

June 21-23 NHRA Virginia Nationals
Virginia Motorsports Park, Richmond, Va.

June 27-30 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals
Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk, Ohio

July 19-21 Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals
Pacific Raceways, Seattle, Wash.

Aug. 15-18 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals
Brainerd Int'l Raceway, Brainerd, Minn.

Oct. 10-13 Texas NHRA FallNationals
Texas Motorplex, Dallas, Texas

Nov. 14-17 In-n-Out Burger NHRA Finals
In-n-Out Pomona Dragstrip, Pomona, Calif.

How to qualify for the National Shootout events:

Division 1 NHRA Virginia Nationals – Virginia Motorsports Park – June 21-23, 2024
TThe JDRL category winners from the shootout’s hosting facility’s previous Lucas Oil event will be invited to compete. The remaining spots will be filled by the hosting facility’s top points earners. If a winner from the Lucas Oil event elects not to go, the invitation will be offered to the runner-up. Any other alternates will be drawn from hosting facility’s points.

Division 2 NHRA Four-Wide Nationals – zMAX Dragway – April 26-28, 2024
Southeast Division Member Tracks will submit their 2023 season champions that are interested in participating, as well as the 2023 Division 2 Lucas Oil Series, National Open Series, and Summit Division champions, for a random draw for the eight spots at Bristol Dragway.

Division 3 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals - Summit Motorsports Park – June 27–30, 2024
The North Central Division will conduct a random drawing to select the 8 Member Tracks eligible to send one participant to the Summit JDRL National Shootout. The remaining Member Tracks that are not selected then become alternates based on the final order drawn. The drawing will be posted on the Division 3 Facebook page before the Summit JDRL National Shootout held at the National Event.

Division 4 Texas NHRA FallNationals – Texas Motorplex – Oct. 10-13, 2024
The eight participants in the shootout will be the four age group champions, race of champion winner, and winners of the Saturday Shootouts at the South-Central Jr ET Finals at Ardmore Dragway. If alternates are needed - they will be selected based on the following hierarchy, championship runner-up, race of champion runner-up, and shoot-out runner-up.

Division 5 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals– Brainerd Int'l Raceway – August 15-18, 2024
The JDRL category winners from that year’s West Central Division Jr. ET Finals will be invited to compete. The remaining spots will be filled by the hosting facility’s top points earners. If a winner from the Jr. ET Finals event elects not to go, the invitation will be offered to the runner-up. Any other alternates will be drawn from hosting facility’s points.

Division 6 Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals – Pacific Raceways – July 19-21, 2024
Each of the 17 Northwest Division Member Tracks will submit one name for a random drawing for the eight participants. The drawing will be live on the Division 6 Facebook page 6-8 weeks before the Northwest Nationals event.

Division 7 In-n-Out Burger NHRA Finals - In-N-Out Burger Dragstrip at Pomona – Nov. 14-17, 2024
The eight participants in the shootout will consist of the season champions from the four age-groups in the Pacific Division Jr Championship Series (JCS) and the four age-group champions from the Pacific Division Jr Finals in Las Vegas.

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