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Junior Dragster Programs for 2019

Novice Class - For all 7 to 9 year olds and open to anyone with 1 year or less Jr racing experience at the start of the season. (8 and 9 year olds have the option to move up to Advanced class)  This class is about learning and having fun. This class will have buy backs for 1st round non winners. Trophies to class winner, runner up,  Entry fee: $20 buy backs $5. Pairings in staging lanes using chip draw.

Advanced Class - For 10 year old and up with more than 1 year experience at the start of the season. (8 and 9 year olds have the option to move up to the Advanced class) This will be a points class and have it`s own consi race for 1st round non winners. Class winner and Consi winner will run off for overall class win. Class winner, runner up, and consi winner get trophies, class winner also gets $50 cash and runner up $25 cash. Run off winner will receive $50 cash. (No Points for consi class)  Entry fee: $30.

This program will be in effect on the following dates in 2019:

May - 11, 18, 19, 25 & 26
June - 1, 29 & 30
July -6, 7 & 27
August - 3, 4, 17, 18 & 31
September - 1

Pairings will be laddered based on reaction times from the 1st and 2nd time trial. (Advanced Class)

Junior Dragster Reaction Time Contest - We will also do a reaction time contest on points race dates (time permitting) that will be free to all Jr racers with the winner getting $20 cash  sponsored by Laffoon and Co.

Non Points Race Dates - We will offer a Jr class on most non points race dates that will have $5 buy backs for 1st round non winners instead of a consi race. We will have trophies to the winner and runner up and cash payouts of $50 winner, $25 runner up with a minimum of 8 entries. Please check website for details about weekly events.

Points program for Junior Dragster advanced Class:

  • Lowest 4 points races will be dropped at end of points season. (Total rain outs do not count, only if we at least get through time trials will show up points be awarded)
  • Must sign up at the gate ($30 fee)
  • Must have an IHRA license and competition number.
  • Top points earners (number to be determined after Aug. 18th points race) will be eligible to go to the ET Bracket Finals in September at ERP. Points champion will also compete at the IHRA World Finals to determine the IHRA Jr Dragster National Champion. Champion decided after last points race!

Top points earners will also receive the following cash and awards at the ERP awards banquet:

Points Champion - Champion Jacket, Trophy and $500
Runner Up - Trophy and $400
3rd - $300
4th - $200
5th - $100
6th -10th - $50 each

IHRA Junior Dragster Halloween Nationals will return on Oct. 11-13, and it will be an IHRA National event with the winners of age groups winning an IHRA Iron man Trophy.  Details will be announced at a later date!!!!!

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