2014 JUNIOR DRAGSTER CLASSES and PAYOUT CHANGES

Ages 8 & 9 – Dial-in restricted to 12.90 seconds or slower based on either an ET dial-your-own or heads up basis, breakout rules apply.  Any racer running quicker than 12.70 ET at any time during an event will receive one warning.  If the same racer runs quicker than 12.70 ET again at the same event, he/she will be disqualified from the remainder of the event.  Any racer running quicker than 12.50 ET at any time during an event will be immediately disqualified from the remainder of the event.  Above penalties will be imposed regardless of whether infraction(s) occur during time trials or eliminations.

Ages 10 – 12; Dial-in restricted to 8.90 seconds or slower based on either an ET dial-your-own or heads up basis, breakout rules apply.  Any racer running quicker than 8.70 ET at any time during an event will receive one warning.  If the same racer runs quicker than 8.70 ET again at the same event, he/she will be disqualified from the remainder of the event.  This includes Quick 16 or any other class.  Any racer running quicker than 8.50 ET at any time during an event will be immediately disqualified from the remainder of the event.  Above penalties will be imposed regardless of whether infraction(s) occur during time trials or eliminations.

Ages 13-18; Dial-in restricted to 7.90 seconds or slower based on either an ET dial-your-own or heads up basis, breakout rules apply.  Any racer running quicker than 7.70 ET at any time during an event will be disqualified from the remainder of the event.  Above penalties will be imposed regardless of whether infraction(s) occur during time trials or eliminations.

The NHRA Junior Drag Racing Speed Limit is 85 .00 Miles Per Hour and will be enforced in accordance with the 2014 NHRA Junior Drag Racing League rule book.

All Junior dragsters must display their NHRA number as well as class designation on the right hand side of the car :

        Junior A – 8 & 9 year olds 12.90 or slower dial-in
       Junior B – 10, 11 & 12 year olds 8.90 or slower dial-in   
    
Junior C – 13 & 14 year olds 7.90 or slower dial-in                               
      Junior D – 15, 16, 17 year olds 7.90 or slower dial-in
      Quick 16 – 10 – 17 year olds (10-11 year olds 5.00 e.t. limit)

All Racers competing at the Raceway Park 1/8th mile or either the NHRA Eastern Conference Finals or the Division One Finals will be assigned to the age category according to their age as of January 1, 2014 or their age as of the start of the event as per NHRA .

All first round winners receive a first round trophy and a class winner decal. Each class winner receives a $50 Gift Card, an eliminator trophy and an eliminator winner decal. Each class runner-up will receive a $25 Gift Card, and an eliminator runner up trophy. The King of the Hill winner will receive a King of the Hill trophy and $50 Gift Card. Each individual class winner will compete for the King of the Hill. Class A winner will always run Class B winner in the first round, Class C winner and Class D winner will always run each other in the first round of the King of the Hill.  Quick 16 is not included in the King of the Hill run-off

Points

The points will be kept separate by class, and at the end of the season we will crown four champions – one in each category.  See points page for Points System.

In case of ties that need to be run-off for the Eastern Conference Finals all racers involved will be notified by the Raceway Park Office of a run-off date. Ties for the end of the season top 4 will be runoff on the Last Day of Points, September 21, 2014, if needed.

NHRA Summit Jr. Drag Racing League Eastern Conference Finals

The Eastern Conference Finals date and location to be announced. RacewayPark will use the Percentage system to decide how many entries from each class will go. If total entries is 10 and Class A has 10% of the racers, Class B has 30%, Class C has 40%, and Class D has 20%, Raceway Park will send 1 racer from Class A, 3 from Class B, 4 from Class C, and 2 from Class D. The last point’s day for qualifying for the Eastern Conference Finals will be announced, any ties will be run-off. The track will notify racers with a date.  Interest forms will be left at the gate in the weeks prior to the final qualifying date to help speed up the process of getting the team together.  When you receive one of these forms, please fill it out and bring it to the tower to let us know whether or not you are interested in attending the race.

NHRA Division 1 Jr. Drag Racing Championships

The Northeast Division Championships will be held at Numidia Dragway in Numidia, PA on August 7-9, 2014.  All racers signed up for points by Sunday July 8 are eligible to compete in this event.  All racers will be responsible to contact Raceway Park Office by 12:00 Noon on Monday, July 14th, 2014 to state whether they will be competing in the Northeast Division Championships. If you are not on a track roster, you cannot compete at the event. You must pre-register with payment before deadline.

There will be occasions when the number of rounds in each of the four eliminators will be unequal.  This will make it impossible to fairly crown an overall track champion based on the highest overall number of points earned. The overall track champion for the Northeast Division Championships will be determined by a King of the Hill style runoff. The King of the Hill style runoff of these 4 first place racers will be held on a date decided by management.

For Your Information:

For parents that run a full sized car and also help their son or daughter with a Junior Dragster; have no fear, the track will give you plenty of time to spare; keep those ATV’s fueled up however, as there will be some extra running between the two tracks. Please keep the 1/8th Mile Track Officials advised of your 1/4 mile track status.

NOTE: Any racer, guardian or crew members, who show unsportsmanlike conduct, i.e. foul language, physical violence and the like, are subject to disqualification at the management’s discretion. Such behavior will not be permitted on park grounds and could lead to harsher punishments through the authority of the NHRA.  Also, no person under 17 years of age without a valid driver’s is permitted to operate ANY motorized vehicle (mopeds, quads, scooters, etc.)  Those found violating the rules are subject to confiscation of the vehicle and disqualification from competition.  RacewayPark 1/8th mile management has the final say in all disputes.