Summit Racing Gear has renewed its title sponsorship of the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League, a preferred racing league for teenagers ages 5-17, as a part of a multiyear extension. The NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League is ready to rejoice its thirtieth season in 2022.
Moreover, NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League competitors in 2022 will embody stops at Bandimere Speedway for the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Western Convention Finals and at Bristol Dragway for the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Jap Convention Finals. The Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League additionally introduced a sequence of thrilling eight-car shootouts to be held at seven totally different NHRA Tenting World Drag Racing Collection nationwide occasions.
Summit Racing Gear has been a standout associate with NHRA and a longtime supporter of the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League, the place many high NHRA drivers acquired their begin in drag racing, serving to additional the expansion of the category.
“Summit Racing Gear is proud to proceed our help of the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League,” mentioned Jim Greenleaf, motorsports & occasions supervisor for Summit Racing Gear. “The extent of competitors is unbelievable, and the expansion of this system could be very rewarding. We’re very excited to announce the addition of the Summit Racing JDRL Nationwide Shootouts, this may carry nationwide publicity to Jr. drag racing throughout the NHRA broadcast, what an unbelievable alternative for the Jr. racers.”
The NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Western Convention Finals return to Bandimere Speedway in Denver on June 24-25, because the race takes place on Thunder Mountain for the primary time since 2013. Lengthy thought of one of many high tracks on the NHRA circuit, Bandimere Speedway will play host to lots of of high younger racers trying to seize a victory and a prestigious Wally.
“Bandimere Speedway was established in 1958 as a spot for younger individuals to develop their automotive expertise, study accountable driving, and benefit from the sport of drag racing. Sixty-four years later, these aims are nonetheless precedence,” mentioned Sporty Bandimere, normal supervisor at Bandimere Speedway. “The Bandimere household and employees stay up for once more internet hosting the NHRA Summit Jr. Drag Racing League Western Convention Finals. The Jap and Western Convention Finals are prestigious occasions for youth racers throughout the nation and the springboard for rising the game and persevering with to take the game to the following era.”
The NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Jap Convention Finals will happen July 14-15 in Bristol, returning after a one-year hiatus in 2021. The picturesque observe has performed host to the Jap Convention Finals since 2004, giving younger racers the distinctive and thrilling alternative to compete at a marquee facility and hone their expertise on the nationwide stage.
“At Bristol Dragway we’re very proud to have served because the longtime host to the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League’s Jap Convention Finals,” mentioned Jerry Caldwell, president of Bristol Motor Speedway and Bristol Dragway. “We are able to’t wait to welcome the youngsters again to Thunder Valley this July for an occasion that all the time brings out the very best in competitors and teaches the game’s future stars about teamwork, sportsmanship, and fellowship as they pursue their racing goals.”
The eight-car shootouts at seven NHRA nationwide occasions are additionally new for the 2022 season. Occasions embody NHRA Tenting World Drag Racing Collection stops in Charlotte on April 29-Might 1, Norwalk on June 23-26, Denver on July 15-17, Seattle on July 29-31, Studying on Sept. 15-18, Dallas on Oct. 13-16, and the finale at Auto Membership Raceway at Pomona on Nov. 10-13.
The ultimate spherical for the NHRA Summit Jr. Drag Racing League shootouts at every occasion will happen on Sunday and will probably be featured on the nationwide tv broadcasts on FOX and FOX Sports activities 1.
“The NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League has performed such an important position in guaranteeing the way forward for our sport, and it’s been unbelievable to see the continued progress and curiosity of younger drag racers,” mentioned Brad Gerber, NHRA vp and chief improvement officer. “We’re thrilled to have Summit Racing Gear proceed its help of the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League, and we’re excited these younger racers can have the prospect to carry out at a lot of main occasions this yr.”
NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League competitor’s race automobiles, referred to as Jr. Dragsters, are half-scale variations of the enduring High Gasoline dragsters. They go as quick as 85 mph and as fast as 7.90 seconds within the eighth-mile utilizing a five-horsepower, single-cylinder engine, although youthful age teams are restricted to slower instances and speeds.
Since its begin in 1992, the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League has offered a spot for younger racers to compete and been the beginning for a lot of high NHRA skilled drivers. The listing contains world champions like Professional Inventory’s Erica Enders and High Gasoline driver Shawn Langdon, who received a JDRL nationwide championship in 1997, as nicely standouts similar to High Gasoline’s Leah Pruett; Humorous Automotive driver J.R. Todd; Professional Inventory opponents Deric Kramer, Chris McGaha and Vincent Nobile; Professional Inventory Bike rider Cory Reed, and plenty of extra.