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
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
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
the 2008 season. As always, racers should read the new book from cover
compliance with all rules.
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.
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.
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
crossmember (3/4-inch x .058-inch chromoly or .083-inch mild steel)
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
A maximum limit of one fuel tank on Jr. Dragsters has been added, and
air filters must be properly mounted per
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
presence of a notary -- instead of an official government-certified
additional information on the birth
certificate requirement and changes to the minor release
and liability waiver, click here.
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
Torque converter belt assembly units permitted in lieu of a
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
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.
associated with the ignition system must be fully visible, labelled, and
No blinders of any description are permitted on Jr. Dragsters,
The use of any portable or handheld electronic devices (e.g. MP3
prohibited in the staging lanes or on the racetrack.
Saskatchewan International Raceway (SIR)
Saskatchewan Drag Racing Assoc. Inc.
Canada S7K 4R5