BRISTOL, Tenn. -
Thu, 18 Jul 2019, 12:52 PM
NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Eastern Conference Finals Brings the Best Young Drag Racers to Bristol Dragway
Courtesy of NHRA Field Marketing
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 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.
Gates at Thunder Valley Bristol Dragway open at 7:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m. on
Saturday. Participants in each category will receive two time trial runs on Thursday starting at 8
a.m. On Friday, they will all get one time trial pass starting at 8 a.m. to be followed by the
first round of eliminations in each class starting at 2 p.m. Eliminations in all age categories
continue on Saturday at 9 a.m.
Thunder Valley Bristol Dragway located in Bristol, Tenn., at exit 69 off Interstate 81. For more
information, call the track, (423) BRISTOL, or visit BristolDragway.com.
Event Fact Sheet
NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Eastern Conference Finals presented by Huddleston Performance, where teams of
10 drivers, age 6-17 years old, from tracks across the eastern United States and Canada, compete in
eight age classes for individual and team honors. Kids drive half-scale dragsters powered by
five-horsepower engines and may run the eighth-mile track as quick as 7.90 seconds. One of two
conference finals events in the NHRA Summit Jr. Drag Racing League.
Bristol Dragway, Bristol, Tenn. Track is located in Bristol, Tenn., at exit 69 off Interstate 81.
Thursday through Saturday, July 18-20, 2019.
FRIDAY, July 12 - SUNDAY, July 14 - Huddleston Performance Jr Dragster Nationals
THURSDAY, July 18 - Gates open at 7:30 a.m. Time trials begin at 8 a.m. Each age group will
have two time trial runs.
FRIDAY, July 19 - Gates open at 7:30 a.m. Time trials start at 8 a.m. Each age group will
get one time trial. First round of elimination at 2 p.m. Cookout 5 p.m. Ceremony 7 p.m.
SATURDAY, July 20 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Eliminations continue at 9 a.m.
Individual winners for the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Eastern Conference Finals event will each earn
$1,500 along with the champions NHRA Wally trophy and jacket; runners-up will each earn $500; round
money starts with Round 2 winners. Each member of the Team Champions will receive the coveted NHRA
2018 EVENT WINNERS:
Shelby Todd (6-9), Grant Cook (10), Cody Owens (12), Mason Bean (13), Lane Kahley (14), Jake Heaton
(15), and Isaac McDaniel (16-17). Numidia Dragway Team Champion
More than 500 drivers in eight age categories: 6-9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16-17. Drivers compete
in dragsters powered by five-horsepower engines that may reach speeds up to 85 mph and run as quick
as 7.90 seconds.
For more information, please call Bristol Dragway, (423) BRISTOL or visit BristolDragway.com
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