Spirit and Intent

The SouthWest Jr. Dragster Series has been created to offer junior dragster racers with all levels of experience a place to compete in a professional atmosphere. All SouthWest Jr. Dragster Series races are intended to be run within the rules and guidelines of the NHRA and IHRA sanctioned racing facilities. At no time is it intended, or allowed, that safety will be forfeited at the expense of any driver.

The following set of standardized rules is set forth to inform every contestant what is required when attending a SouthWest Jr. Dragster Series event. Please email all comments and/or suggestions regarding the SouthWest Jr. Dragster Series to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All rules for the SouthWest Jr. Dragster Series are based on this simple premise – junior drag racing is a sport designed for the fun and enjoyment of the whole family.

The spirit and intent of that principle will be the standard by which our series will be guided. In the past, there have been attempts to circumvent series rules in violation of the spirit and intent of this series. The rules and regulations set forth below are as complete as we can humanly make them. However, it is impossible to craft rules that cover every contingency. When an unforeseen circumstance arises that tests the spirit and intent of the rules, event officials are authorized to decide if an equipment change or design is an attempt to “beat” the rules.

Event and/or track officials can and will disqualify an entry in violation of the spirit and intent of the rules. Race Officials have the right to correct conditions not in compliance with the spirit and intent of the regulations. 

Participant and Crew Member Conduct

Participants and Crew Members are expected, at all times, to conduct themselves in a professional and non-disruptive manner. All other track rules governing behavior, pit vehicles, staging, and other acts will be observed by the series and its participants and crewmembers.

Any participant and/or crewmember that engage in any conduct listed below may be excluded, disqualified, and the entire race team may be asked to leave the event and receive additional race suspensions not to exclude; the remainder of the current season or possibly an indefinite suspension. This includes actions on social media such as but not limited to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

  1. Verbally or physically threatens another participant or other person.
  2. Uses vulgar or derogatory language.
  3. Engages in un-sportsmanlike conduct or conduct detrimental to the sport of junior drag racing.
  4. Causes or contributes to the destruction of property.
  5. Or otherwise creates a condition or circumstance that is unsafe, unfair or out of order.

Participant Requirements

All drivers’ performance and driving abilities will be reviewed during every event. If at any time, during competition, it is determined by a Race Official that any participant is jeopardizing anyone’s safety, or is not properly qualified to compete, that participant shall be excluded from any further competition at that event. A valid NHRA or IHRA license is required and should be available for review by race official.

THE RULES BOOK IS INTENDED AS A GUIDE TO REFLECT THE SOUTHWEST JR. DRAGSTER SERIES RULES IN GENERAL. If something is not specifically ALLOWED in these rules you are advised to check with the SouthWest Jr. Dragster Series Race Director BEFORE you attempt to race at a SouthWest Jr. Dragster Series event. The SouthWest Jr. Dragster Series holds the right to amend any and all rules to this series at any time with the popular vote of the members.