All Day Event
The SouthWest 330 Outlaw Jr. Dragster Series was started in 2010 as a small race series catering to the Outlaw 330 racers in Texas. In 2011 the series expanded to a 2 day 6 race series of events that cater to the entire Jr. Dragster racing community in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. The series expanded from 1 outlaw class to a total of 9 classes. These classes include three classes of index racing (12.90, 8.90, and 7.90), three age group bracket classes (8-9, 10-12, and 13-17), Bracket 330, Outlaw 330, and the All Run Big Money Bracket class. All of the classes accumulated points with awards handed out at the end of the year to the champions. Adding the extra index and bracket racing classes meant the series had to re-brand its name. The newly expanded series is now known as the “SouthWest Jr. Dragster Series”.
During the 2013 season the series averaged over 60 cars per race and sold an average of 207 tech cards per race. The largest car count came in October 2013 at State Capitol Raceway in Baton Rouge, LA. This race was a huge success. So much so, that the SWJDS has been invited to participate in the IHRA Jr. Dragster Team Finals again in 2014. The series also raced at Little River Dragway, San Antonio Raceway, and Dallas Raceway. All of the mentioned tracks have expressed interest in the SWJDS returning for the 2014 season.
The support for the third year series has been overwhelming from racers, parents, sponsors, and the race facilities. The expectations for the third season have exceeded the expectations of its representatives and sponsors that have supported the series. The SWJDS experienced growth of 20% from the previous season and expect similar growth for 2014.
The SouthWest Jr. Dragster Series will provide all tech cards, colored wrist bands (for crew and spectators), cards for pulling racing lanes/opponents, and trophies for the series race at the participating track.The Series Race Director will work in conjunction with the announcer and track staff to determine when classes should be called to the staging lanes as well as resolve disputes with timing issues and other race related questions or concerns. The track will provide all other personnel deemed necessary (by track) to run the race properly.
The series will also supply a laminated card to all essential track personnel regarding the job that they are performing. For example: the computer operator will receive a card that has all of the classes listed and that will explain in detail how the timing system should be setup for each class (.500 Pro-Index Class, .500 Full-Age Groups, .500 Full 330’-Bracket 330, .400 Pro 330’-Outlaw 330) as well as the determination of bye runs for each class. Subsequent cards will be given to gate personnel, starter, lane personnel, and track manager.