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.
Day Date Event
|Sun.||June 23||Jr. Drag Racing League Race 1|
|Sat.||July 6||Jr. Drag Racing League Race 2|
|Sun.||Aug. 4||Jr. Drag Racing League Race 3|
|Sat.||Aug. 17||Jr. Drag Racing League Race 4|
|Sun||Aug. 18||Jr. Drag Racing League Race 5|
FRIENDLY REMINDERS ABOUT JR. DRAG RACING LEAGUE
Junior Sportman - Ages 6-10 (11.90 & slower)
Junior Modified - Ages 10-17 (10-12 years-old are 8.90 & slower; 13-17 years-old are 7.90 & slower)
You may not dial quicker than your age requirements.
Dial-in boards should be visible on the right-side of the vehicle. No sharing dial-in boards. Dial-in must be final by the red line at the front of staging lanes and not change.
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. For tickets, call 888-629-RACE (7223).
Race Day Information
All racers and spectators enter at Gate 11 (off Route 53 - Historic Route 66)
Entry Fee $10
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.