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Little River Dragway has big weekend at Junior Dragster Team Finals at State Capitol Raceway

Monday, 27 October 2014

State Capitol Raceway in Baton Rouge hosted one of the South’s biggest Junior Dragster events over the weekend as the International Hot Rod Association’s JR Race Car Junior Dragster series and the South West Junior Dragster Series traveled to Louisiana for three days of drag racing action.

Little River Dragway in Texas had a strong showing during the Junior Dragster Team Finals, finishing first, fourth and eighth with its three-team lineup. Host team State Capitol Raceway wasn’t far behind, with its teams finishing second, third and seventh. Pine Valley Raceway had one team in fourth place, while Texas Raceway finished fifth and ninth with its two teams. Individually, Little River Dragway Team 1 won the team championship by one point over State Capitol Raceway Team 1.

In individual competition, Boyd Hightower, Conner Rivers and Logan Abernathy were the big winners of the weekend, taking wins during the Main Event competition.

Hightower, from Little River Dragway, defeated State Capitol Raceway’s Alyssa Hickey to take the Masters win, while Rivers (Pine Valley Raceway) defeated Bubba Fontenot of Pine Valley Raceway in the Advanced category and Abernathy (Little River Dragway) defeated Jacob Hickey of State Capitol Raceway to take the Beginner category championship.

Complete results from the Junior Dragster Team Finals at State Capitol Raceway can be found below.

Junior Dragster Team Finals Team Standings

1. Little River Dragway Team 1 – 16
2. State Capitol Raceway Team 1 – 15
3. State Capitol Raceway Team 2 – 11
4. Pine Valley Raceway Team 1 - 11
5. Texas Raceway Team 1 – 10
6. Little River Dragway Team 2 – 9
7. State Capitol Raceway Team 3 – 8
8. Little River Dragway Team 3 – 3
9. Texas Raceway Team 2 – 3

MAIN EVENT RESULTS

Main Event Masters – Boyd Hightower, Little River Dragway, (.043) 8.030 on 8.02, 79.60 def. Alyssa Hickey, State Capitol Raceway, (.085) 7.908 on 7.90, 80.70

Main Event Advanced – Conner Rivers, Pine Valley Raceway, (.048) 8.935 on 8.90, 69.76 def. Bubba Fontenot, Pine Valley Raceway, (.098) 8.992 on 9.00, 71.97

Main Event Beginner – Logan Abernathy, Little River Dragway, (.077) 11.925 on 11.90, 53.51 def. Jacob Hickey, State Capitol Raceway, (.120), 12.036 on 12.04, 54.61

OTHER RESULTS

Friday Bracket 330 – Mia Carrola, Little River Dragway, (.013) 5.060 on 4.95, 63.34 def. Austin Hickey, State Capitol Raceway, (.153) 5.068, 5.04, 64.65

7.90 Index – Morgan Torres, Texas Raceway, (.004) 7.918 on 7.90, 79.68 def. Same Hickey III, State Capitol Raceway, (.045) 7.906 on 7.90, 79.89

8.90 Index – Ty Casey, Little River Dragway, (.029) 8.882 on 8.90, 71.81 def. Aaron Jordan, Little River Dragway, (-.004) foul

11.90 Index – Landon Sampey, Texas Raceway, (.120) 11.924 on 11.90, 52.36 def. Wesley Young, Little River Dragway, (.171) 12.019 on 11.90, 51.28

Saturday Trophy – Graeme Rufenacht, Little River Dragway, (.158) 11.821 on 11.90, 55.45 def. Cole Walker, State Capitol Raceway, (-.055) foul

Saturday Outlaw 330 – Aaron Philpot, Texas Raceway, (.037) 4.261 def. Blaine Hightower, Little River Dragway, (.015) 4.348

Saturday Big Money All Run – Taylor Richards, Texas Raceway, (.061) 8.047 on 8.04, 81.53 def. Leslie Grissom Jr., Little River Dragway, (-.060) foul

Sunday Trophy – Logan Abernathy, Little River Dragway, (.061) 11.947 on 11.90, 53.94 def. Graeme Rufenacht, Little River Dragway, (.065) 11.850 on 11.90, 53.05

SPECIAL AWARDS

Best Appearing Junior Dragster – Ty Casey (Little River Dragway

Best Engineered Junior Dragster – Brooklynn Leblanc (State Capitol Raceway)

Best Appearing Team – State Capitol Raceway

Best Team Spirit – Little River Dragway

 

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