Saturday dawned with beautiful weather, FINALLY! After another event rainout on Friday, the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Junior Drag Racing League was anxious to hit the track. First, I want to wish a Happy 10th Birthday to one of our racers, Madison Drafke.
At the conclusion of two rounds of qualifying, Bobby Churchill had the Best Reaction Time in Sportsman and Brandon Loeschen had the Best Reaction Time in Modified.
Immediately after Qualifications, Eliminations started. The racing in both classes was fast and furious. In the end, Mikayla Highland defeated Braden Bowden in the Sportsman Final. In the Modified Final, it was TJ Trench going head to head with Keilan Demetropoulos. Both TJ and Keilan had been running extremely well and in the end Keilan redlighted by mere hundreds of a second. This being the Junior Drag Challenge, both Mikayla and TJ were awarded Wally's. For TJ this completed the family Trench triple, for Dad, Todd and sister, Tori, had previously won Wally's. Next year, the plan is for TJ to move up to his Dad's car and Todd Sr. will be taking a step back from racing.
Here are some images from the day's action.