Track and Mailing Address: 4700 West State St, Charleston, IL 61920
Track Phone: 217-345-7777 - Office Phone: 217-512-0673 or 217-663-1982

Jr's Main Page

Jr. Dragster Coordinators
Ron & Jodie Lee

Jr. Dragster
Bounty Sponsor

Aug 18th Winner
Carson Donnel

Jr. Dragster

Race Bonus Sponsors

April 28th

Buth Racing

April 29th

Buth Racing

May 5th

Care Wagon Racing
Rosalee & Terry Noble

May 19th

Sam Zahnd

June 2nd

Ron & Sandy Hill

June 3rd

Katz Racing

June 23rd

Megan's Mary Kay

July 7th

Twin City Automotive

July 28th
Falbe Welding & Custom Auto

Jim & Cathy Falbe

August 4th

Sullivan Street Machine Association

August 18th

Fritts Family Racing

September 22nd

Black Family Farms

September 23rd

Larry & Marsha Donnel

October 6th

Sullivan Street Machine Association

October 7th

Tie Luechtefeld


2017 Jr. Dragster Track Champion
Kinzer Lee

Jr. Dragster Family

2016 Jr. Dragster Track Champion
Eric Willenborg (4X)

2015 Jr. Dragster Track Champion
Abby Svoboda

NHRA Jr. Street

NHRA Jr. Street
As part of its wide variety of racing series, NHRA offers the Jr. Street program, in which teenagers who are 13 to 16 years old can race one another in street vehicles, be they vintage machines or models straight from the showroom floor. The cars must be full-bodied street-legal vehicles that meet program requirements. Participants must have a licensed supervising adult in the car on all runs, which are made on the eighth-mile track using an elapsed time dial-in format and limited to 9.00 seconds and slower. Participants may not compete in any other class except Jr. Dragster. As part of the membership purchase necessary for this program, participants also receive the digital edition of award-winning National Dragster, access to, and excess medical insurance (coverage may be different outside the United States).

NHRA Jr. Street is for drivers of full-bodied cars, trucks, vans, or SUVs. Prohibited vehicles include open-top SUVs or open-top SUV-type vehicles. Convertible tops are allowed but must be closed at all times. Motorcycles and race cars are prohibited. All vehicles must be street-legal and driven in and carry proof of vehicle registration and valid insurance. Vehicles also must display valid license plates and be able to pass all state highway safety requirements for the state in which the vehicle is registered.


OPERATION:  Participant may only drive the vehicle from the staging lanes to the starting line, on the track, and on the return road as far as the time-slip booth. The licensed supervising adult must drive the vehicle at all other times.

AGE REQUIREMENTS: Licensed participants must be at least 13 years old and may participate through the year of their 16th birthday.

LICENSED SUPERVISING ADULT: All runs must be made with an approved licensed supervising adult, who must be the participant’s parent or legal guardian or 25 years of age or older with a valid state driver’s license. The licensed supervising adult must be seated in the passenger seat of the vehicle anytime the participant is in the driver’s seat. The teen may only drive the vehicle from the staging lanes to the starting line, on the track, and on the return road as far as the time-slip booth. The licensed supervising adult must drive the vehicle in the pits, into the staging lanes, and must take over after the run on the return road past the time-slip booth.

DRIVER RESTRAINT SYSTEM: Use of seat belts is mandatory for both the participant and licensed supervising adult.

HELMET: Helmets are mandatory for the participant and the licensed supervising adult. Helmet can be either an open-face or a full- face helmet meeting Snell M2005, M2010, K2005, SA2005, or SA2010 or SFI 31.1/2005 or 41.1/2005 certification.

PROTECTIVE CLOTHING: No shorts, bare legs, tank tops, or bare torsos permitted while racing (applies to both participant and licensed supervising adult).

CREDENTIALS: A valid NHRA JR. Street program participant card and membership are mandatory. License application must be fully completed and submitted to NHRA in Glendora, Calif., for processing. License application available at or (Click Here). All new license applications must include a certified copy of the participant’s birth certificate and a completed and notarized minor waiver and release. Six (6) approved passes are required by the participant: a minimum of five (5) with a licensed supervising adult and one (1) with an NHRA track official, who will determine the safety and eligibility of the vehicle per elapsed time limits. After six (6) successful runs by the participant, the official and licensed supervising adult will sign the license application.

An NHRA track official may deny a license to anyone he or she believes cannot handle the vehicle. If an NHRA track official denies an applicant, he or she must repeat the entire licensing procedure. As part of the licensing process, an NHRA track official also will conduct a vehicle orientation test (to demonstrate mastery of vehicle’s controls), a basic driving test (to demonstrate mastery of vehicle operation), and track orientation (to identify track fixtures, starting line, timing system, return road, time-slip booth, etc.). A vehicle orientation test is required for each vehicle entered in competition. An NHRA track official or licensed supervising adult must be in the vehicle at all times during the licensing procedure. To add a vehicle, the participant must complete a vehicle orientation test, basic driving test, and safety and eligibility vehicle test and make two (2) approved runs with a licensed supervising
adult and one (1) approved run with an NHRA track official. Participant must hold an active membership in the NHRA Jr. Street program.

NHRA JR Street (Video provided by NHRA)


2014 Jr's Dragster Track Champion (3X)
Eric Willenborg

Congratulation Eric Willenborg on his 3rd Consecutive Championship. 


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Track Phone: 217-345-7777 - Rods Phone: 217-512-0673

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