The Windy Hollow Dragway has begun hosting the World Drag Racing Association (WDRA) Summer School Series, a teen racing program targeted at the next generation of drag racers. The series began Friday and runs through September 1.
Teenagers ages 13-17 can compete in the series, which will operate as a points championship. Blake Smith, media relations coordinator for the track, said the inspiration for the series came from the WDRA.
“They have a teen racing division that they introduced this year, and we put our own twist on it with the Summer School Series,” Smith said. “Teens are out of school, and this is a good, safe, family-friendly activity to participate in every Friday night.”
He said their ultimate goal is to reach and teach the next generation of drag racers.
“We have the Junior Dragster class each and every week during our Saturday races, but this allows for the parents to bring out their daily drivers and let their kiddos make some passes down the strip,” he said. “There’s no extra cost for a race machine with this series; bring mom’s soccer van or dad’s pickup out to the track and just have some fun.”
To learn more or to register for the Summer School Series, visit Windy Hollow Dragway’s Facebook page here and send a message.
Windy Hollow Dragway is a WDRA sanctioned track in western Daviess County. The track is 1/8 mile in length and has been operational since 1958. It hosts drag racing events on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the spring, summer, and fall. For more information, visit whdragway.com.