The first of ten scheduled points races for the Jr. Dragster Series at Byron Dragway is in the books.

Sam Hassler – Jr. Elite Winner

In the Jr. Elite category, Sam Hassler of Muscatine, Iowa won in a closely contested final round over Madison Drafke of Romeoville. Drafke had a narrow starting line advantage, with an .072 reaction time to Hassler’s .077. But Hassler was nearly perfect at the finish line stripe, running 7.911 on a 7.91 dial-in, while Drafke crossed the strip first but broke out, running 7.870 on a 7.90 dial-in.

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Wyatt Bacon – Jr. Novice Winner

The Jr. Novice category saw Wyatt Bacon of Kingston score the win over 2020 points champion James Pfohl of Clinton, Iowa. With a pair of great reaction times, the always competitive Pfohl had an .026 reaction-time to Bacon’s .036. Bacon successfully made up the difference at the starting line by running closer to his dial-in, going 9.358 on a 9.33 dial-in, while Pfohl ran 8.952 on an 8.90 dial-in.

In a rain delayed Fun Run, Jack Nolan won the 10 & older age group and Tanner Liston won the 6-9 year-old age group.

Current point standings can be found here.

Jr. Dragster points racing returns for a two-day race weekend, May 1-2, 2021.