Byron Dragway has announced that it will host its debut season of the NHRA Jr. Street program in 2021. The Jr. Street points series at Byron Dragway will feature a five-race schedule beginning May 22 and running again May 23, June 5 and July 24, before concluding on September 18.
NHRA introduced the Jr. Street youth racing program for 13-16 year olds that will give teenagers the opportunity to race against their peers in full-bodied street vehicles with an adult co-driver as their teammate that combines racing and car safety.
“This is an inexpensive program to help meet the demand for teenagers wanting to drive fast but, best of all, it’s a way for families to use drag racing as a learning tool and a conduit for family bonding,” said Josh Peterson, NHRA vice president of racing administration.
Competitors in the NHRA Jr. Street program will go through an orientation/licensing procedure on an eighth-mile dragstrip in their vehicles, which must meet program requirements. Approved vehicles must be registered, insured, street-legal vehicles with mufflers and street tires and limited to 9 seconds and slower in the eight-mile.
Further details regarding entry fees and prizes will be announced soon.