Event T-Shirts On Sale at 21st Annual ARC Racing Gritz Blitz This Weekend
This weekend the SEJRA will be joined by JPPlus and the Lorenzo Family to bring you event T-shirts for the 21st Annual ARC Racing Gritz Blitz. The shirts will be $15 and quantities are limited so be sure to get yours early in the weekend!
We look forward to seeing everybody out this coming weekend for the opening SEJRA event of 2014!
21st Annual ARC Gritz Blitz Trophies Ready for $5,000 Event at U.S. 43 Dragway April 26-27
Staying true to the SEJRA ways, not only will our first race of the year kick off with a $5,000 payday GUARANTEED for some racer, but we will also be giving away these awesome trophies! Made out of ARC Parts, the SEJRA is proud to once again bring you the custom one off trophies that have become a staple at our events. We look forward to starting the 2014 Season in fine fashion with the folks from U.S. 43 Dragway in Ethridge, TN.
SEJRA Proud to Welcome JR Racecar To List of Associate Sponsors For 2014
The SEJRA is proud to welcome JR Racecar to the list of Associate Sponsors helping to put on the 2014 SEJRA Series. JR Racecar is one of the leaders in the Jr. Industry. Offering everything from Complete Cars to Engines to Clutches, JR Racecar has something for everybody.
Be sure to check out their website at www.JRRacecar.com and welcome them to the SEJRA Family.
2014 SEJRA Schedule Now Available
The SEJRA has been hard at it this off-season finalizing our 2014 schedule. In 2014 we will have 5 races, with a lot of new announcements coming in the following weeks regarding the races. The SEJRA will visit the following facilities this season:
U.S. 43 Dragway
Music City Raceway
May 30-June 1
Memphis International Raceway
Montgomery Motorsports Park
We have a number of exciting new announcements coming in the following weeks for all racers. Things like more money, new 8 & 9 Year Old concepts, and even a twist on our Pit Vehicle races! You don't want to miss out on any of the additions to the SEJRA for 2014 so be sure to stop back by often.
2013 SEJRA Points Champions Crowned at Left-Over Nationals
After a hard fought season, both on the track and with Mother Nature, we were able to crown our 2013 SEJRA Points Champions. We want to congratulate the following racers on their outstanding accomplishments:
12.90 Index Champion - Maizie Martin
8.90 Index Champion - Mia Schultz
7.90 Index Champion - Devin Isenhower
$1,000 All-Run Champion - Mitchell Seymore
8 & 9 Year Old Champion - Anson Brown
10-12 Year Old Champion - Isaac Evans
13 & Up Champion - Mitchell Seymore
It was a great season of racing. We want to thank everyone that came out and joined us at any point during the 2013 season. We have a lot of new stuff in the works for 2014 so be sure to check back often for the latest updates.
Ashley Patrick Makes Long Haul Memorable, Takes Home Saturday $1,000 All-Run Victory
Ashley Patrick and her team came down with a large group of racers from the Ohio portion of the country. After a very long drive to join us, she was able to make the trip a memorable one by collecting the final victory of the weekend in the $1,000 All-Run.
In the finals she brought her Halfscale up to take David Roloff and his brand new Mike Bos Chassis Craft built machine. Ashley took a sizeable starting line advantage with her nice .042 to David's .126 light. That would be the difference at the stripe, as Ashley took home the win with a close 8.146 on her 8.13 dial.
Congratulations to Ashley and her team on a great ending to their weekend!
Haston Deal Fights Through Tough 13&Up Age Group To Collect First SEJRA Win of 2013
Haston Deal and his team made the journey to MMP from Florida to run their first SEJRA event of the 2013 season. They were sure to make it count as they found themselves in the Winner's Circle on Saturday evening.
In the finals Haston met up with Alexcis Schultz in her Huddleston Performance powered Motivational Tubing built ride. Alexcis was first off the line with a nice .014 light to Haston's close .044 light. It would be Haston in a tight race at the finish though, as his 7.933 on the 7.91 dial was enough to drive around Alexcis on the top end.
Congratulations to Haston and his team on a great finale to the 2013 season!
Mia Schultz Finishes Season Strong, Takes Home 10-12 Age Group Win
Mia Schultz came into Saturday's race day fresh off being crowned the 2013 SEJRA 8.90 Index Champion. She proved her versatility as a driver Saturday by collecting the final 10-12 Age Group win of the season to close out a strong 2013 campaign.
In the finals Mia brought her Huddleston Performance powered Motivational Tubing built hotrod to the line to face off with Harley Smith. Mia was first off the line with a nice .028 light to Harley's .074. The younger Schultz would leave no room for error at the finish line as she went a nearly perfect 8.905 on her 8.90 dial to collect the win.
Congratulations to Mia and her team on a great victory, and an outstanding season of racing!
Lane Scott Collects First Career Victory, Beats Champion In 8&9 Year Old Final
Lane Scott attended his first SEJRA event of his young career at this weekend's Left-Over Nationals. In fine fashion he was able to collect his first custom trophy of his young career before calling it a weekend!
In the finals Lane took on newly crowned 8&9 Champion Anson Brown. When the tree came down it was Anson leaving a bit too soon, cutting a -.025 light to give Lane the win. Lane still put together a nice winning package on his victory pass, cutting a .107 light and running a close 11.870 on his 11.90 dial in.
The SEJRA would like to send a big congrats out to Lane and his team on a great race win!
Carson Rides String of Great Lights To Take Home Quick 16 Win
Kenny Carson and his team are a threat anytime they unload at a race. In the Quick 16 this weekend they were able to prove that yet again. Kenny rode a string of double 0 lights all the way to the Winner's Circle.
In the finals Kenny brought his Ken Carson tuned Halfscale to the starting line against Preston Tanner in his Huddleston Performance Quick 16 Turn-Key Car. Both drivers were all over the tree as Kenny cut an outstanding .003 light, Preston did his best to keep up but left the red light glowing with a -.019 light. That allowed Kenny to cruise to the easy win with his 4.698 on his 4.70 dial.
Congratulations to Kenny and his team on a great win against a tough field of Quick 16 competitors!
Mason Gross Collects $1,000 Payday To End 2013 Season
Mason Gross and his team have attended many SEJRA races over the years. They've taken many round wins, and some race wins over those years, but none as big as the $1,000 All-Run race win on Friday.
In the finals it was an all Halfscale, all Junior Specialties matchup. Mason brought his ride up against SEJRA regular Cody Barnhart in his final weekend Jr. Racing. This one would be over before it began as Cody's car backed out of the stage beam as the tree dropped. Mason cruised with a nice .037 light and a well under 7.857 on his 7.99 dial.
Congrats to Mason and his team on a great win in tricky race conditions!
Caleb Morre Wins Battle of the Caleb's, Takes 7.90 Index Race Win
Caleb Morre and his team came up from Louisiana to join the SEJRA for the first time in 2013 this weekend. After a long haul up they were able to find their way into the Winner's Circle and take home one of the awesome custom SEJRA trophies.
In the finals it was the Battle of the Caleb's, as Caleb Morre brought his ride up against 7.90 newcomer Caleb Russell. Russell was first off the starting line with a nice .015 to Morre's .067. But on the big end it would be Morre driving back around to take the win. His 7.930 was enough to turn on the win light over Russell's 8.027.
Congratulations to Caleb and his team on a great ending to the 2013 season!
Manno Makes Long Trip Worth It, Earns 8.90 Index Win
Mason Manno and his team escaped the winter cold of Illinois for a great weekend of SEJRA racing. After a long trip down, Mason and his team found themselves in the winner's circle Friday afternoon. They fought through a tough field of 8.90 competitors to earn the final victory of 2013.
In the finals Mason met up with Jarrett Hill and his Huddleston Performance 8.90 Turn-Key Car. When the tree fell Mason took the starting line advantage with a .063 to Jarrett's .086. Jarrett did everything he could to make up the difference, but pushed a little too hard running an 8.871 on the 8.90 Index to give Mason the win.
Congratulations to Mason and his family on a hard fought victory!
Tyler Munaz Makes First SEJRA Appearance Memorable with 12.90 Index Victory
Tyler Munaz and his team are new to the Jr. Dragster arena. After racing locally, they decided to try their hand at Series Racing to end the season. That worked out in their favor as they were able to bring home their first race win ever in the 12.90 Index Class.
In the finals Tyler brought his machine up against Alabama native Carson Emmett. Carson took the starting line advantage with his .206 to Tyler's .293, but that wouldn't be enough. Tyler was able to push Carson under the 12.90 to take the race win! His 13.078 on the 12.90 Index earned him the first race win of his young career.
Congrats to Tyler and his entire team on their first win.
Photos Courtesy: Doug Price