NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League
The NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League offers kids ages 5-17 a chance to race half-scale dragsters in a controlled environment at many of NHRA's 130 member tracks throughout the United States and in Canada long before they can obtain a state driver's license. Membership in the Jr. Drag Racing League is required for competition.
The cars that Jr. Drag Racing League competitors race are called Jr. Dragsters and are half-scale versions of Top Fuel dragsters. Using a five-horsepower, single-cylinder engine, a Jr. Dragster can go as fast as 85 mph and as quick as 7.90 seconds in an eighth-mile, though younger age groups are restricted to slower times/speeds.
Many of NHRA's 130 member tracks offer weekly Jr. Drag Racing League programs where kids can race to earn points toward track championships in their age group. The points leaders in each class are then chosen to represent their track at the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Western or Eastern Conference Finals depending on the location of the track.
2020 NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League SCHEDULE
||Jr. Drag Racing League Race
|Sun.||June 28||Jr. Drag Racing League Race
|Sat.||July 18||Jr. Drag Racing League Race
|Sat.||Aug. 15||Jr. Drag Racing League Race
|Sun.||Aug. 16||Jr. Drag Racing League Race
*Schedule subject to change, postponement or cancellation.
Extended Tech Inspections
Bracket Racers and Race Your Ride participants!
Once again Route 66 Raceway Tech Personnel will perform Extended Tech Inspections (ETI’s). They will be by appointment only on Saturday, March 28th and Sunday, March 29th in the Chicagoland Speedway Garage area. There is no charge for this inspection, but you must have an NHRA competition number and NHRA membership.
NHRA Chassis Inspectors will also be on hand to perform Chassis Inspections for Race Cars quicker than 9.99 seconds in the ¼ mile. The cost for a sportsman chassis Inspection is $170.
Appointments are available from 8-11 am and 1-3 pm for both days.
Please call 815.722.5500 to schedule an appointment and let them know you need to schedule an ETI.
Race Day Information
All racers and spectators enter at Gate 11 (off Route 53 - Historic Route 66)
Entry Fee $15
Gate Admission $15
Kids 12 and younger FREE
Tech Inspections will be held when gates open. Waivers/Entry Fee are paid at the Tech Building (near Rockett Brand Racing Fuel Station).
Junior Dragsters will have Two Time Trials.
Concession stands are open for these events!
Event Hotline - for current event status
The Event Hotline phone number is 855-794-RACE (7223). During regular business hours, Technical Questions should be directed to the track offices at 815-722-5500, Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM CDT.