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Winners Crowned at 2nd Annual American Jr. Dragster Challenge

ENNIS, TX – The 2nd annual American Jr. Dragster Challenge presented by Capco Contractors wrapped up Saturday with winners in four categories crowned after a grueling day of eliminations.  The Texas Motorplex, home of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals in October, once again played host to the event which benefitted Children’s Health hospital in Dallas. During the race Texas Motorplex general manager Andy Carter along with sales director Terry Smith presented Kyra Barnett from Children’s Health a check for $1,500 and a commemorative event racing helmet.

The category winners included Summit Racing Equipment7.90 class Winner Madison Smith and runner-up Conner Rivers. The Lucas Oil 8.90 class winner was Brody Tigue who outlasted Grant Wiley in the final. Tyler Janousek took top honors in the Snap-on Tools 11.90/13.90 class over Caden Keys. Finally in the Valvoline Instant Oil Changer All Run class Trent Augustyn defeated Braden Bettis to get the win and spectacular eagle trophy.

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NHRA JR. DRAG RACING EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS BRINGS THE BEST YOUNG DRAG RACERS TO BRISTOL DRAGWAY

2019 NHRA Jr. Eastern Conference Finals Presented By Huddleston Performance

BRISTOL, TN – NHRA’s Jr. Drag Racing Eastern Conference Finals presented by Huddleston Performance will take place at Thunder Valley Bristol Dragway Thursday through Saturday, July 18-20. The week-long action kicks off with a Huddleston Performance Jr. Dragster event on Saturday, July 13. A 330-foot race, Jr. shootouts, and fun races will fill the subsequent days leading up to the Eastern Conference Finals.

The event will feature more than 500 drivers, from 6-17 years old, in eight racing categories piloting junior sized dragsters powered by custom-built one-cylinder engines and reaching speeds up to 85 mph while covering the eighth-mile track in 7.90 seconds. They will compete for team and individual honors and a share of the event purse. The event is one of two conference finals events in the NHRA Summit Jr. Drag Racing League.

Each of the ten members of the Team Champions at the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Eastern Conference Finals event will receive the coveted NHRA Wally trophy. Individual champions will each earn $1,500 along with an NHRA Wally trophy and champions jacket.

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NHRA JR. DRAG RACING WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS PRESENTED BY CATSPOT BRINGS THE BEST YOUNG DRAG RACERS TO TULSA RACEWAY PARK

2019 NHRA Jr. Western Conference Finals Presented By CatSpot

TULSA, OK – Osage Tulsa Raceway Park will host the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Western Conference Finals presented by CatSpot June 23-28. NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League racers from across the United States, ages 6 to 17 years, will compete for team and individual honors and a share of the event purse.

Teams of drivers in eight age categories drive half-scale dragsters powered by five-horsepower engines that may reach speeds up to 85 mph. They can cover the eighth-mile track in as quick as 7.90 seconds.

Each of the ten members of the Team Champions at the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Western Conference Finals event will receive the coveted NHRA Wally trophy. Individual champions will each earn $1,500 along with a NHRA Wally trophy and champions jacket. Recipients of special awards including Best Appearing Car, Coolest Car, Team Spirit, Best Appearing Theme and Best Appearing Track will take home a custom acrylic “Wally” trophy available only to JDRL participants.

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Tulsa Raceway Park and Fairlife YUP! Team Up For NHRA Jr. Western Conference Finals

GLENDORA, CA – Osage Tulsa Raceway Park enters its third year hosting the illustrious NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Western Conference Finals, one of two national events in the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League. For 2018, Tulsa Raceway Park has partnered with Coca-Cola brand Fairlife YUP!, and together, they aim to grow the event to new heights of success.

Highlighted by the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Western Conference Finals presented by Fairlife YUP!, the weeklong program features well over 300 Jr. Dragsters competing in a number of different events, from index racing to numerous bracket events.

Over the past decade, Coca-Cola and the NHRA have worked together to produce memorable events. “As Coca-Cola’s mission is to bring to the world a portfolio of quality beverage brands that anticipate and satisfy people’s desires and needs, we are proud to offer one of our many exciting brands of Fairlife YUP! products to the athletes and attendees of the NHRA Jr. Western Conference Finals,” said Coca-Cola’s Tim Curtis.

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NHRA JR. DRAG RACING EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS BRINGS THE BEST YOUNG DRAG RACERS TO BRISTOL DRAGWAY

BRISTOL, TN – NHRA’s Jr. Drag Racing Eastern Conference Finals presented by Huddleston Performance will take place at Thunder Valley Bristol Dragway Thursday through Saturday, July 20- 22. The event will feature more than 500 drivers, from 6-17 years old, in eight racing categories piloting half-scale dragsters powered by five-horsepower motors reaching speeds up to 85 mph covering the eighth-mile track in as quick as 7.90 seconds.  They will compete for team and individual honors and a share of the event purse.  The event is one of two conference finals events in the NHRA Summit Jr. Drag Racing League.

Each of the ten members of the Team Champions at the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Eastern Conference Finals event will receive the coveted NHRA Wally trophy.  Individual champions will each earn $1,500 along with a NHRA Wally trophy and champions jacket.

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Cline Wins Second Title; Seven Others Pick Up First Championships at Western Conference Finals

TULSA, OK- Hayley Cline won the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Western Conference Finals presented by Huddleston Performance for the second time in her career to highlight the 2017 edition of the first of two national events in the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League. Cline, the 2012 8-9 class champ, won this year’s 13-year-old age group and was joined in the winner’s circle by seven first-time winners: Nolan Baker (age 6-9), Gage Wilson (10), Jonathan McClain (11), Graeme Rufenacht (12), Caylyn Cunningham (14), Monica Roberts (15), and Colin Broermann. Host track Osage Tulsa Raceway Park dominated the team competition to earn its first team championship.

Underwood, Iowa’s Baker, a representative of I29 Dragway, outlasted Larned, Kan., competitor Caleb McDonald to win the 6-9 age-group title. McDonald, who raced for SRCA Dragstrip, got the reaction-time edge in the final but carried too much momentum on the top end and broke out with a 12.54 (12.63 dial). That opened the door for Baker, who won with a closer-to-the-mark 12.25 (12.28).

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Champions crowned at Jr. Eastern Conference Finals

Hope Capley (age 6-9), Cody Holberg (10), Corey Kyle (11), Callie Martel (12), Wallace Wilson (13), Jonathan NHRA JR Drag RacingNorthrop (14), Austin Alvey (15), and Rachael Weis (16-17) outlasted the fields in their categories to claim top honors at the 2016 NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Eastern Conference Finals presented by ViperizerRacing.com. All eight are first time winners at the race, one of two national events in the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League. Virginia Motorsports Park earned the team championship.

Capley, a Huntsville Dragway racer who hails from Madison, Tenn., earned the first Wally of her young career when she bested 2015 Eastern Conference Finals champion Carson Emmett in the 6-9 age-group final. Emmett, another Huntsville competitor who lives in Cedar Bluff, Ala., made Capley’s job easy in the final when he went red by.012-second. Capley posted a 12.19 (12.05 dial) on her victory pass.

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