At the Beat The Heat annual meeting held last November at the Texas Motorplex the membership voted to develop a criteria to allow those Jr. Dragster drivers who have family members in Emergency Services or Law Enforcement to join the organization.
Both Beat The Heat and the NHRA Jr. Dragster programs have a common goal and that is our youth. Illegal Street Racing, Drinking and Driving, Teamwork and Texting and Driving are all primary educational goals of Beat The Heat. The Jr. Dragster program also has a focus on Illegal Street Racing and Teamwork.
Under the new BTH Jr. Dragster program the family member who meets the criteria for membership in Beat The Heat may join. The Jr. driver will also be able to join with half price membership.
The Jr. drivers will share in the responsibility of submitting the required BTH quarterly to include events, expenses and sponsorship information. All Jr. Dragsters must meet all of the NHRA requirements. They will be required to display a BTH logo with a 4-inch minimum on their car adjacent to their NHRA numbers.
Unlike the other members, their vehicles are not required to have emergency vehicle lights or graphics. However, if the agency of employment of the family members allows them to display those graphics, BTH proudly endorses this.
It is the goal of Beat The Heat for this to allow much more interaction between the two organizations. This will also allow the Jr. Dragster BTH members to participate in the BTH events around the country.
Anyone interested should contact the Board Members: Lt. Tom Brown – President at firstname.lastname@example.org; Lt. Tommy Hansen – Vice President at email@example.com or Officer Jim Harris – Secretary/Treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org.