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If you haven't seen a Jr. Dragster, then you haven't seen the future
of NHRA Drag Racing.


The NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League offers kids ages 8-17 a chance to race half-scale dragsters in a controlled environment at many of NHRA's 140 member tracks throughout the United States and in Canada long before they can obtain a state driver's license. Membership in the Jr. Drag Racing League is required for competition.

The cars that Jr. Drag Racing League competitors race are called Jr. Dragsters and are half-scale versions of Top Fuel dragsters. Using a five-horsepower, single-cylinder engine, a Jr. Dragster can go as fast as 85 mph and as quick as 7.90 seconds in an eighth-mile.

Many of NHRA's 140 member tracks offer weekly Jr. Drag Racing League programs where kids can race to earn points toward track championships in their age group. The points leaders in each class are then chosen to represent their track at the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Eastern Conference Finals in Bristol, Tenn., or Western Conference Finals in Denver, Colo., depending on the location of the track

Dirt Poor Racing established in 2005 consists of a three car team driven by brothers Jalen and Jordan (Spike) Dyer.  They will be racing in 7 different classes this season. Last season they became the first siblings in NHRA history to win National Championships the same year at the Western Conference Finals, Jalen and Spike were also honored by the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame in July of 2011 as the Student Athletes outstanding performers. This was the first time in history this honor went to Drag Racers. The head mechanic on the cars is their father Mike Dyer. The other crew members not only on the cars but that provide much needed support in their careers and life in general  are Heather, Mick, Bill, Lexi, Judy, their mother Lara and Tom.

Jalen Dyer


Jalen the current NHRA JR Comp National Champion will be debuting the Huddleston Performance Jr Comp house car for the 2012 racing season. This hot rod is one of the most technically advanced JR Comp cars on the market today; it is powered by a Yamaha RX1. The chassis was designed by Mike Bos which is known for not only safety but also an innovator in building full size dragsters. Huddleston Performance designed this car not only for JR Comp racing but also for full Pro and Super Pro racing. Jalen has also established himself as one of the Top Comp drivers in the country, with one National Championship to his name in his first two seasons, one track championship and 11 wins. We hope to become the first driver in NHRA history to successfully defend the JR Comp title this season. Along with our JR Comp schedule, Jalen will be competing in Pro and Super Pro this season. He has also teamed with another NHRA Champion Joey Harless to run some Junior 330 races. Jalen has moved out of the JR ranks to help crew his brother’s car for the 2012 season, with his experience of 7 track championships, 49 wins and over 225 round wins, should make for a very successful 2012 campaign. Jalen is 16 years old. He is an honor roll student at Vista Ridge High School in Colorado Springs. His outside racing activities include Mock Trial team, Anything Florida Gators, and Fantasy Football.

Jordan (Spike) Dyer


Spike is the current NHRA National Champion in the 13 year old class. This season Spike will be making his debut in the JR Comp class. He will be driving the car Jalen won the National Championship in last season, it is a 2007 McPhantom powered by a Suzuki Hayabusa engine.  Spike will also be running his 2011 Motivational Tubing Jr Dragster powered by a JR Titan engine in the JD3 and the Quick 16 classes. We are looking forward to the 2012 season, with his brother tuning the junior and Spikes experience of 8 Track championships 41 wins and over 225 round wins to his credit over the last 5 years, this should be one AWESOME season. Spike is 14 years old and enjoys working with his brother. Spike is an Honor Roll Student at Skyview Middle School in Colorado Springs. Spike is a Chicago Bears fan, and enjoys music and video games. You will never catch spike outside of his race car without his IPad in hand.

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