30 Started in 1992, the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Junior Dragster program is where many talented race drivers get their first taste of motorsports competition. The program is designed to allow racers between the ages of 7 and 17 the opportunity to race against their peers in near-replica models of the cars that the pros drive.  They compete at the local track level and selected divisional events as well as at the Summit Team Finals and at individual Junior-only Team Finals events. These events are contested on an eighth-mile format on an E.T. dial, your own format or a pre-set index on a heads-up breakout basis.   JUNIOR DRAGSTERS BEGIN RACING FOR 26TH SEASON With three levels of Junior Dragster competition, it makes this class a great starting point for competitors to learn the basics of drag racing while promoting family fun. This program is the World Championship for IHRA member track Junior Dragster competitors. Summit Racing Equipment, the Official Mail Order Company of IHRA, sponsors this revolutionary program for IHRA junior racers. Providing the base for the Summit SuperSeries Junior Dragster World Championship are the IHRA member tracks across the local regions and divisions.  The IHRA Summit SuperSeries Junior World Champion receives $3,000 and one of the IHRA’s most popular championship awards, a turn- key junior dragster. Other cash awards include $2,000 for runner-up, $1,000 for round five, $800 for round four, $500 for round three, $400 for round two and $300 for round one. This season, the Junior Dragsters are also key in the new IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular and racers can pre- enter the entire weekend for just $50. The Juniors will run vehicles 11.90 and slower separate from other entries until one 11.90 vehicle