Drag racing's next generation of stars thunder into Bristol Dragway July 19-21 for the Huddleston Performance Jr. Dragster Nationals presented by Mike Bos Chassis Craft. Leading into Eastern Conference Finals action, the Nationals have become one of the greatest junior dragster events in the country and provides competitors the opportunity to tune their cars prior to eliminations.

Drivers ranging in age from eight to 17 will participate in several events throughout the weekend including Saturday's index class racing and Sunday's bracket racing. Index races take place in 7.90, 8.90, 9.90 and 12.90 classes (12.90 class is reserved for 8-9 year old racers). Competitors participating in bracket races will be divided into one of four age groups - 8-9, 10-12, 13-14 and 15-17. A $300 cash prize will be awarded to the winner in each class with $200 going to the runner-up, $100 to semifinalists and $50 to quarterfinalists.

Huddleston Performance Fun Races are also slated to take place on Tuesday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 24 with the 13-17 age group racing Tuesday and ages 8-12 scheduled the second day. Winners from each class receive a $400 grand prize with $300 awarded to the runners-up, $200 to semifinalists and $100 to quarterfinalists.

Tech inspection will begin at 8:30 a.m. both days with the first round of time trials slated to begin at 9 a.m. The runs consist of two time trials and an elimination round.

Gates are slated to open at noon on Friday with registration and tech inspection also beginning at noon. Gates open at 8 a.m. on Saturday with Time Trials beginning at 9 a.m., and index class elimination at 3:30 p.m. Sunday's gates open at 9 a.m. with a church service scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Time trials take place at 10:30 a.m., and eliminations begin at 1 p.m. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for junior each day. A weekend pass is also available at $25 for adults and $10 for children.

For more information about the Huddleston Performance Jr. Dragster Nationals presented by Mike Bos Chassis Craft or the Huddleston Performance Fun Races click here or call (423) 764-DRAG m.