Thank you for stopping by the official Southwest Junior Fuel Association website. Our goal is to provide a nostalgia style heads up drag racing event to bring back the feeling of the good old days of the wonderful world of drag racing. Our circuit is the only place in the southwest you will find front motored junior fuel dragsters in action!
We currently have 20+ active teams and interest in the SWJFA series continues to grow. Many of our members are original junior fuel drivers from the past that are still racing on the strip today. All of our teams are professional from the word go, not only in appearance, but attitude. Each car is required to have a (NHRA or IHRA) chassis certification along with each driver having a current competition license. Our focus is on giving the spectators and tracks the best show possible and having fun!
Heads-Up! Old School! Front Engine Nostalgia Drag Racing!
Ussery & Coker Win Wichita
The fourth event of the 2014 Southwest Junior Fuel Association season brought the series to Kansas International Dragway in Wichita, Kansas for the Summer Nationals on Saturday, July 19th. Coming into the event, Ken Hawkins and the Charlie Smith owned "Whiz Kids" team held a slim 11 point lead over defending series Champion Odie Coker in the Ron Ussery owned and tuned dragster. Both were in attendance this weekend with a six car field ready to do some quarter mile heads up racing in the heat of a Kansas summer.
(Ussery & Coker - Wichita Winners)
Ron Muncy was in his first final round appearance of the season aiming to take out the number one qualifier in the final. Muncy got the starting line advantage but his 7.57 at 174 mph came up short at the top end, as Coker took the win with a 7.37 at 181 mph to secure the Ussery & Coker team's third win of the season and position back atop the points standings.
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Ussery & Coker Conquer Thunder Valley
The third stop on the 2014 Lubrication Engineers Inc., Southwest Junior Fuel tour brought the series to Thunder Valley Raceway in Noble, Oklahoma for an eight car quarter mile bout under the lights on Saturday, June 21st. Ken Hawkins and the Charlie Smith owned "Whiz Kids" entry came into the event leading the points fresh off a big win the weekend before at the Holley Hot Rod Reunion in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Hot on his trail was the Ussery & Coker team looking to close the gap and defend their points Championship from 2013. The SWJFA welcomed Ricky Marshall and Gary Ballard to the mix, both making their first appearances of the season.
Final round action got underway as Coker and Marshall brought their machines to life. The crews made their final checks and the drivers brought their cars to the line to see who would leave Noble, Oklahoma the victor. Coker was off the line first and never trailed, posting low elapsed time of the event with a clean 7.43 at 179 mph to Marshall's best lap of the night, a 7.54 at 169 mph. This marked Ussery & Coker's second win on the season and moved them closer to regaining their points lead. Ken Hawkins will enter the next event at Kansas International Dragway, July 19th still atop the points chase by just 11 points over Coker. The SWJFA series would like to thank Lubrication Engineers Inc., Hayden Enterprises, Hilborn Fuel Injection and Champion Spark Plugs for their support of the 2014 racing season.
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