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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





BRISTOL, Tenn. -

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

WHAT:
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.

WHERE:
Bristol Dragway, Bristol, Tenn. Track is located in Bristol, Tenn., at exit 69 off Interstate 81.

WHEN:
Thursday through Saturday, July 18-20, 2019.

SCHEDULE:
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.

PURSE:
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 Wally trophy.

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

FEATURES:
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.

TICKETS:
For more information, please call Bristol Dragway, (423) BRISTOL or visit BristolDragway.com





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