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NMRA & NMCA Install Jr. Street as A Full-Time Class for Young Racers

Posted By: Evan J. Smith

NMRA & NMCA Install Jr. Street as A Full-Time Class for Young Racers


NMRA & NMCA introduced Jr. Street at several events earlier this year allowing young racers to run on a national stage. NMRA & NMCA are pleased to announce Jr. Street will run at the rest of the series events in 2023 including the TorqStorm Superchargers NMRA/NMCA Power Festival in Martin, Michigan, July 20-23, the Mickey Thompson NMCA All-American Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio, Aug. 24-27, the Chevrolet Performance NMCA World Finals in Indy Sept. 21-24 and the Whipple Superchargers NMRA World Finals + Holley Ford Fest in Bowling Green, KY, Sept. 28 – Oct. 1.  Jr. Street will then join both series as a full-time class in 2024. 


“Racing is a family affair, and seeing young racers thrive at our events this season was inspiring,” said Steve Wolcott, President and CEO of NMRA and NMCA. “With that in mind, we couldn’t resist keeping the good times going this season and beyond by making Jr. Street a national class in both series.”


In Jr. Street, teens age 13 through 16 years old can move beyond Jr. Dragsters and race full-size vehicles at a national event. Under the watch of an approved and licensed adult teammate, the young racers can run registered, insured, and street-legal vehicles running no quicker than 9-second elapsed times in the eighth mile with mufflers and DOT street tires in place. The NHRA-designed class will run using a .500 full tree.


The Jr. Street makes the event fun for the whole family, and the winning teen drivers will score a $300 prize and a coveted Victor award, while runner-up racers earn a $150 prize and a plaque.


For more on the Jr. Street class and the full Holley NMRA Ford Nationals series visit or the Red Line Oil NMCA Muscle Car Nationals series visit

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