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What is JDRL (Jr Drag Racing League)?

The NHRA Jr Drag Racing League offers kids ages 5-18 a chance to race half-scale dragsters in a controlled environment. If you haven't seen a Jr Dragster, then you haven't seen the future of NHRA drag racing.



- All Jr's need to be a JDRL member - click here for more info
- All Jr's must be licensed - click here for more info
- Must Follow NHRA Rules - For detailed rules and amendments please see NHRA Jr Rule Book Online
- All participants must have a MINOR RELEASE FORM signed by both parents or guardians.

Jr Dragster Competition Categories

Trophy Classes - Win 2 Rounds, Win a Trophy!

All participants receive a Medallion!
Jr's race at all racing events (unless otherwise noted) - see schedule for dates.
- Novice (age 5 - 9)
- Intermediate (age 10 - 12)
- Advanced (age 13 - 18)

Special Events for Jr Drag Racers

GCR Championship Series - see schedule for series dates

Held at - Grove Creek Raceway - Grove City MN

2020 Jr Trophy Getters!
Novice: 1st-Ty Reynolds, 2nd-Brynn Reynolds, (not pictured 3rd-Reisa Mellgren)
Intermediate: 1st-Lauren Hess, 2nd-Carlee Reber, (not pictured 3rd-Skylar Thompson)
Advanced: 1st-Nick Rademacher, 2nd-Ellie Birr, 3rd-Gabbie Poole

To Qualify to compete at the NHRA Jr Drag Racing League Western Conference Finals, you must join the Grove Creek Championship Series.

-- $35 entrance fee to be eligible (sign up at track before first points race)
-- Count your best points races of the season (see schedule for details)
-- Points awarded for attendance and rounds won
-- Top point getters Win Jackets or Blankets, Trophies and Prizes awarded at presentations

GCR Jr Drag Racing Challenge - Sun Jun 6, 2021

Held at - Grove Creek Raceway - Grove City MN

2020 JDC Winners:
Reisa Mellgren - Novice, Cason Entwistle - Intermediate, Nick Rademacher - Advanced

In the NHRA Jr Drag Racing League Challenge, Jr drag racers compete for special-edition trophies and receive recognition in NHRA National Dragster.

Division 5 Jr Championships - Jun 21-23, 2019

2019 Held at - Bandimere Speedway - Denver, CO


Western and Eastern Conference Finals

Western (Div 4-7) - Held at - Osage Hotel Tulsa Raceway Park - Tulsa OK June 21-25, 2021
Eastern (Div 1-3) - Held at - Bristol Dragway - Bristol TN - July 15-17, 2021
(must sign up for local track points and be a member of the track team to participate in these events)

Each season, racers from throughout the western/eastern United States and Canada take their shot at Wallys and a share of prize money during the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Western/Eastern Conference Finals. The Western event features racers from all tracks in Divisions 4, 5, 6 and 7. The Eastern event features racers from all tracks in Divisions 1, 2 and 3. Each NHRA member track may send an unlimited number of teams of 10 racers to the event. The event awards a Wally and prize money to the winner in each of the eight age categories -- 6-9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16-17 -- and a Wally to each member of the winning team.

NHRA MN State Championships

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A special-event program for NHRA Member Tracks and their E.T. bracket racers. With member tracks across the country as well as in Canada and Puerto Rico, the program will recognize and award grassroots racers with a unique, specially designed NHRA State Championships Wally plaque.

Much like state high school athletic associations that conduct state championships in school sporting events, NHRA will designate and recognize one rotating annual event per state that boasts NHRA member tracks as the official NHRA Drag Racing State Championships.

E.T. bracket categories that are part of the NHRA Summit Racing Series and a Jr. Dragster class contested in the state and NHRA geographic division will receive official NHRA State Championships designation.