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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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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 19- 21. The week-long action kicks off with a Huddleston Performance Jr. Dragster event on Saturday, July 14-15. 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 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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Texas Motorplex Juniors Win ‘Wallys’ at Western Conference Finals

ENNIS, TX – A group of Jr. Dragster racers representing the Texas Motorplex outlasted 12 other teams from several different tracks June 22, to capture top honors at the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Western Conference Finals (WCF) at Oklahoma’s Tulsa Raceway Park. Each of 10 members on the winning Motorplex Team 1 received NHRA “Wally” trophies, the much-sought-after symbol of excellence for drag racers modeled after NHRA founder Wally Parks.

“Everybody was ecstatic. Two years ago we lost the team championship by just one point and a lot of these kids were on that team, too, so it was really special for them,” said Motorplex team captain Tim Owen, whose 14-year-old daughter, Addyson, was among those making space on her trophy shelf. “We’ll all be remembering this for a long time.”

Two teams from the Texas Motorplex made up of racers aged 8-17 in three age groups participated in the WCF. The make up for each team was determined primarily by final standings after last season’s Jr. Dragster races at the Motorplex, with consideration also given to each driver’s experience at bigger events.

Owen explained the teams actually started racing in preliminary events the Sunday prior to the WCF, lasting through Wednesday. Two time trials for the main event were held on Thursday, with a final time trial the next morning before all eliminations were completed by Friday evening.

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Champions crowned at the Western Conference Finals

TULSA, OK – Rylie Trumble (age 12), Braden Bettis (14), and LJ Grissom (16-17) joined the list of multi-time champions when they outlasted the field in their respective age groups at the 2018 NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Western Conference Finals presented by Fairlife YUP!, one of two national events in the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League. Abigail Wilson (6-9), Emmy Shepherd (10), Kennedy Hale (11), Kade Guidry (13), and Dylan Hough (14) were also victorious. Texas Motorplex Team 1 took home the team championship.

After watching brother Gage win the 10-year-old title last year, Wilson joined him as Western Conference Finals champ, defeating Brody Tigue in the 6-9 class final round. Wilson, a Thunder Valley Raceway Park runner who hails from Moore, Okla., got the lead on the starting line and carried the advantage to a 12.032 (11.90 dial) to 12.041 (11.90) victory over Euless, Texas’ Tigue, a member of Texas Motorplex’s team.

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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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Poe earns fifth Conference Finals title to headline Eastern Conference Finals

Cade Poe continued to add to his record as the winningest driver in the history of the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League’s National Championships/Conference Finals when he added a fifth Wally to his collection. Poe, who won four Western Conference Finals titles, made his first trip across country to the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Eastern Conference Finals presented by Huddleston Performance pay off when he outlasted the field in the 15-year-old age category. No other competitor in history has more than two wins in National Championships/Conference Finals competition.

Poe was joined in the winner’s circle by seven first-time champions: Shawn Sanseverino (age 6-9), Brady Snack (10), Wyatt Palmatier (11), Savannah Bilton (12), Richie Fluck (13), Ashley Pumphrey (14), and Zach Lewis (16-17). Mason-Dixon Dragway won the team championship.

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