Saskatchewan International Raceway

2018 Racing Schedule

Sunday May 6 - Street Legal
Saturday May 12 - Street Legal
Friday May 25 - Street Legal
Saturday May 26 - Test and Tune
Sunday May 27 - Season Opener/Points Race #1

Friday June 8 - Street Legal
Saturday June 9 - Points Race #2
Sunday June 10 - Points Race #3
Friday June 22 - Street Legal
Saturday June 23 - Points Race #4
Sunday June 24 - Points Race #5

Friday July 13 - Street Legal
Saturday July 14 - Points Race #6
Sunday July 15 - Points Race #7
Friday July 20 - Street Legal
Saturday July 21 - IDP Diesel Race
Sunday July 22 - IDP Diesel Rain Out Date

Friday August 3 - Street Legal
Free Spectator Weekend
Saturday August 4 - Points Race #8
    Free Spectator Weekend
Sunday August 5 - Points Race #9
    Free Spectator Weekend
Wednesday August 15 - Street Legal
Thursday August 16 - Pitting/Tech
Friday August 17 - Points Race #10
Saturday August 18 - Feature Event - Race Points #11
    Southwinds Showdown
    Fastest Streetcar Shootout
Sunday August 19 - Feature Rain Out Date TBD
Friday August 24 - Street Legal
Saturday August 25 - Rain Out Dates
Sunday August 26 - Rain Out Dates

Saturday September 8 - Points Race #12
Sunday September 9 - Season Final/Points Race #13
Sunday September 16 - Street Legal
Sunday September 23 - Street Legal
Sunday September 30 - Street Legal

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NHRA Jr. Dragster Program


The NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League

If you haven't seen a Jr. Dragster, then you haven't seen the future of  drag racing. The  O'Reilly Auto Parts Jr. Drag Racing League offers kids ages 8-17  a chance to race half-scale dragsters in a controlled environment long before they can obtain a driver's license.

Membership in the Jr. Drag Racing League is required for competition.

The cars that Jr. Drag Racing League competitors race are called Jr. Dragsters and are half-scale versions of Top Fuel dragsters. Using a five-horsepower, single-cylinder engine, a Jr. Dragster can go as fast as 85 mph and as quick as 7.90 seconds in an eighth-mile.

Competition in the Jr. Drag Racing League is equalized by a handicapped starting system, and classes are usually split into age groups, which helps keep racers of the same skill level together. This division of NHRA is designed to help build the ranks of tomorrow's stars while providing a fun family activity. And if you think that Jr. drag racing is just for the boys, think again. Of the Jr. Drag Racing League's roughly 4,500 members, about 35 percent are girls. How's that for girl power?


NHRA announces Jr. Dragster program rules changes for 2008 - Dec 12, 2007

The 2008 NHRA O'Reilly Auto Parts Jr. Drag Racing league Rulebook, which was scheduled to ship to all JDRL members in December, includes several changes from last year's edition. Following is a summary of notable changes for the 2008 season. As always, racers should read the new book from cover to cover to ensure compliance with all rules.

Protective Clothing

All JDRL drivers are required to wear a jacket and pants meeting SFI Spec 3.2A/1 plus shoes, socks and gloves. Nylon or nylon-type gloves and socks are prohibited. Open-toe shoes are prohibited. As with all rules, enforcement  of these requirements will be strict, including at the NHRA O'Reilly auto Parts Jr. Drag Racing League Eastern and  Western Conference Finals. where all drivers will be required to present their pants and jackets at technical inspection.

Helmet Bars

During the off-season, there was some speculation about helmet bars being added to roll cages in Jr. Dragsters. Helmet  bars will only be required on cars where the driver's helmet may protrude through the upper roll-cage members. When helmet are required, a 3/4-inch x .058-inch chromoly or .083-inch mild steel bar is required. Such bars are permitted on all cars.

Driver Compartment

In the lower portion of the roll cage, driver containment is also being addressed: With the driver in the normal driving  position, the driver's lower extremities, including the knees, must be below the top of the upper framerail. A steering  crossmember (3/4-inch x .058-inch chromoly or .083-inch mild steel) must be installed or a plate or net must be installed across the upper framerails so as to retain the driver's feet/legs in case of upset/incident.


Wings, if used, must be bolted to the frame structure, and wing supports must attach to the framerails at least 12 inches behind the driver. Ball lock pins and other quick-release fasteners are prohibited.

Clutch Guard

The wording in the rulebook regarding clutch guards has been changed to read in part: "Clutch cover/guard that provides 180-degree coverage over the top of the entire clutch plate, cover, hat, arms, springs, etc. mandatory."

Clutch Support

If the support bracket and bottom plate are built using a .500-inch-thick material, it will be allowed to have a pocket/cavity with a minimum thickness of bracket being .250-inch at its thinnest point.


The button on the cockpit that is not the mandatory cutoff can be used for anything except a transbrake or downtrack stutter. Timed ignition-interruption devices (stutter boxes) or any action that causes ignition interruption is prohibited.


Taillights must be permanently mounted to the car in the manner that batteries are also secure; tie wraps, wire ties, hose clamps, etc. are prohibited.

Seat Belts
Where belts are wrapped around the frame members, they must be secured from sliding along the axis of the tube/frame member either by a tab or additional tubing.

Fuel System
A maximum limit of one fuel tank on Jr. Dragsters has been added, and air filters must be properly mounted per
manufacturers' instructions.

Birth-Certificate Requirement
Jr. drag racers sending in material for participant membership or those renewing who have never sent in a birth certificate may now include a notarized copy of their birth certificate -- a copy taken off a copy machine in the presence of a notary -- instead of an official government-certified copy. For additional information on the birth certificate requirement and changes to the minor release and liability waiver, click here.

Jr. Comp
In Jr. Comp. it is now required that all fuel lines be metallic, steel-braided, or NHRA-accepted woven or woven-pushlock. Also, an engine shield is mandatory between the engine block and exhaust system, if a non-centrifugal clutch is used, the clutch handle may be mounted on the steering or may be operated through use of a clutch pedal. If a clutch pedal is used, a hand brake is mandatory.

Transmissions are permitted and may be shifted with a pre-set rpm-activated electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, or hydraulic device only. RPM-based automatic shifters may not have a time delay incorporated into the device. Torque converter belt assembly units permitted in lieu of a transmission.

As always, two rear-mounted disc brakes are mandatory, but now with a total car weight of 1,000 pounds or less, and a one-piece rear axle, a single rotor may not be used with dual calipers. A hand brake is now permitted. If used, it must be located inside the body or driver compartment.

Timed ignition-interruption devices (stutter boxes) are prohibited. However, two-step devices are legal unto themselves but are not allowed to be altered or installed so as to function as a downtrack rpm controller. All wiring associated with the ignition system must be fully visible, labelled, and traceable.

No blinders of any description are permitted on Jr. Dragsters, The use of any portable or handheld electronic devices (e.g. MP3 players) is prohibited in the staging lanes or on the racetrack.