Two Special Roy Hill Drag Racing Schools, MAV TV Coverage Among Highlights
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Drag racing’s stars of the future, including perhaps a next generation Antron Brown, Greg Anderson or Brittany Force, take center stage April 14-15 when Rockingham Dragway plays host to the first of eight races in the 2018 Protect the Harvest Midwest Jr. Dragster Super Series presented by Lucas Oil.

Young drivers from six-to-17 years of age will battle for the coveted “Big Daddy” award, cash, commemorative medallions, Lucas Oil products and TV time in a dozen different classes including Outlaw 330 and Quick 16. Champions also will be crowned in four Index classes (7.90, 8.90, 11.90 and 13.90), Sportsman ET, Pro Sportsman and age group categories.

One of the biggest attractions, though, may be the presence of a television crew from MAV TV which will provide coverage of the competition that will air on the network at a date yet to be determined.
The TV show will be sponsored by Roy Hill’s Drag Racing School which is accepting applications for two special Jr. Dragster driving schools it has scheduled on April 12-13.

A special test-and-tune session for juniors is scheduled from 4-9 p.m. Friday. Racing begins Saturday with qualifying, time trials and eliminations. Highlight of Sunday’s program will be two time trial runs and eliminations in the featured Quick 16 category which will showcase the 16 quickest cars on the grounds.

“We’re excited about being a part of the series,” said Rockingham Dragway owner Steve Earwood, “especially as the host of the kickoff event. We’ve got some great local junior racers and I know they’re looking forward to competing against some of top juniors from Indiana, Michigan, Illinois and Ohio.”

In addition to Protect the Harvest and Lucas Oil, VP Racing Fuels, Universal Technical Institute and the group Hot Rodders of Tomorrow also support the series which includes races at seven tracks in five different states.