Tulsa and Bristol chosen to host 2016 Jr. Drag Racing Finals
The 2016 NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Western Conference Finals and Eastern Conference Finals will be held at Osage Tulsa Raceway Park in Tulsa, Okla., and Bristol Dragway in Bristol, Tenn., respectively.
The NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Western Conference Finals will visit Oklahoma’s Osage Tulsa Raceway Park for the first time, June 23-25, while the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Eastern Conference Finals will return to Eastern Tennessee’s famed Thunder Valley, July 21-23.
“The future stars of NHRA Drag Racing are showcased at these two events and we are pleased to have these two exceptional facilities as host tracks,” said Eric Lotz, director of field marketing, NHRA. “Both are rich in drag racing history and are excited to be a part of the NHRA Summit Jr. Drag Racing League.”
In 2016, both tracks will also be hosting activities and events throughout each of their respective events earlier in the week leading up to the Conference Finals.
Nearly 1,000 kids compete for individual and team honors at the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Eastern and Western Conference Finals. Each winner will take home the NHRA Wally champion’s trophy as well as a share of the event purse. Tracks in NHRA’s divisions 1, 2 and 3 will send teams to the Eastern Conference Finals while tracks in divisions 4, 5, 6 and 7 will compete at the Western Conference Finals.