“We are very proud of our Jr Dragster program and racers here at MIR and always excited to see our teams do well,” states Royce Miller, MIR Track Owner and Team Captain. “But it is equally exciting to see all of the juniors and parents having a great time at an event and that makes all the hard work worth it. I am looking forward to seeing everyone again next year and good luck in the future to all those drivers that will age out this year.”
Junior competitors from Maryland, New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania and the Carolinas competed at the three day event for individual awards as well as the main team competition on Sunday. All IHRA, NHRA and independent tracks were invited to participate as well as junior competitors not on a team.
Individual winners from the Junior Dragster Team Finals at MIR were Julie Ainsley (15-17 age), Collin Hoerr (12-14 age), Jordan Dittman (10-11 age) and Seth Goddard (8-9 age).
“The weather, track and Royce’s crew all came together to make this event near perfect,” said Sherrie Barbour, IHRA Director of Special Programs. “The threat of storms held off until after the event was completed and all the junior competitors had a blast. This was one of the best junior events I’ve ever attended.”
15-17 year-old winner Julie Ainsley
12-14 year-old winner Collin Hoerr
10-11 year-old winner Jordan Dittman
8-9 year-old winner Seth Goddard