The stated purpose of the Midwest Junior Super Series is to provide a fun, safe and competitive racing environment for young racers and their families in the Upper Midwest region of the United States.

They recently completed their third of five points races in a revised schedule 2020 season at Byron Dragway on August 7-9.

The MJSS not only provides everything its mission states, but has also proven to be springboard to success when young racers step up to big cars. For instance, Devin Isenhower, the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series 2018 Super Gas National Champion is a MJSS graduate, winning championships in multiple categories.

The MJSS mission has also proven attractive to prominent race industry companies. That support begins with series sponsors Lucas Oil and Protect The Harvest, Kalitta Motorsports which provides event support. Category support is provided by several companies, which include Diamond Pistons, Hangsterfers Labs, Summit Racing and Head Contactors.

The next scheduled stop for the Midwest Junior Super Series is Crossroads Dragway in Terre Haute, IN on August 28-30. Check the MJSS Facebook page for updates.

In addition to earning contingency and category prize monies, each MJSS category winner receives a trophy modeled with the bronzed likeness of "Big Daddy" Don Garlits.
A fun addition to the Byron Dragway round was a Junior Announcer. Sam Lovan of Belvedere, IL called several rounds of competition under the expert tutelage of Byron's General Manager Randy Simpson
Strange Engineering joined MJSS in 2019 to honor competitors for that rarest of achievements, the Perfect Light. Competing in the 6-9 category, Jackson Summers did just that, earning a gift certificate and the Strange Perfect Light plaque. Jackson would go on to win the 11.90 Index category on Sunday.

When the full slate of categories got underway on Saturday, it was quickly evident that the level of competition in the MJSS is on par many adult sportsman drag racing series.



6-9 Year Old Category - The 6-9 Year Old finalists were Griffin Kroening and Nash Rachford. Rachford, in the far lane, would dial in a 13.87 ET and run 13.91, defeating Kroening (near lane), who would break out from his 14.12 dial-in, racing to a 14.02 ET. Nash would also win the 13.90 Index category on Sunday.


10-12 Year Old Category - In the 10-12 Year Old final round, Lane Fisher (near lane) would race Gavin Adams (far lane). Adams would dial in a 8.90 and run a 8.94 ET, defeating Fisher, who dialed in a 8.99 and ran a 9.03 ET.


13-Up Category - The final for the 13 and Up age group featured Caleb Burn (far lane) and Jordan Ancel (near lane). Ancel predicted a 7.94 run and would run dead on, defeating Burns, who would dial-in a 7.93 ET and take a little too much stripe, breaking out in his 7.72 run. Jordan' Ancel's victory would be her first in the Midwest Junior Super Series.


Quick 16 - The finalists in Saturday's Quick 16 were Jesse Lasik and Madison Drafke. Lasik would dial in a 4.34 ET for 330' dash, and defeat Drafke, who predicted a 4.23 ET. While both drivers left under green, Lasik's better reaction time earned him the win. Jesse Lasik's winning ET was 4.37 to Madison Drafke's 4.25



Sportsman - Saturday's Sportsman category was the big money race of the day. Racing for the $1000 prize was multi time MJSS champ and winner of Friday's $500 to win Gambler's race Alyssa Martin (far lane 7.96 DI) against Sarah Bazell (near lane,7.94 DI ). Both drivers left the starting line clean, but Martin would get the win by breaking out far less than Bazell, who took too much stripe. Alyssa Martin's winning ET is 7.95 to Sarah Bazell's 7.91.

Friday Results

Gamblers Race - Allyssa Martin def. Caleb Burns

Sunday Results

13.90 Index - Nash Rachford def. Carson Wied

11.90 Index - Jackson Summers def. Landen Brown

8.90 Index - Tyler Wied def. Madalyn Highland

7.90 Index - Hannah Ince def. Braden Bowen

Outlaw 330 - Caleb Burns def. Brent Wagner

Pro Sportsman - Blaine Bazell def. CJ Kilkenny