<%@ Page Language="VB" %> The Southewest Junior Fuel Association

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!

Smith & Hawkins Go Big In Bowling Green

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.

(Odie Coker)

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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Smith & Hawkins Go Big In Bowling Green

The second stop on the Lubrication Engineers Inc., Southwest Junior Fuel Association tour landed the series in Bowling Green, Kentucky for the 12th Annual Holley Hot Rod Reunion at Beech Bend Raceway Park. In past seasons, the SWJFA series cars competed in a non-points format but this year's event was for series points and the pressure was on to see who could take home the pride of winning such a prestigious event. Six cars composed the junior fuel field and after two qualifying sessions, Ken Hawkins wheeled the "Whiz Kids" injected slingshot owned and tuned by Charlie Smith to the top spot with a strong 7.355 at 179 mph. Points leader and defending event and series Champion Odie Coker clicked off a 7.357 at 179 mph to qualify second in the Ron Ussery owned and tuned Hemi powered dragster. Brian Briggs made his first appearance in Bowling Green all the way from Lake Charles, Louisiana and rounded out the top half of the field heading into eliminations with a 7.52 at 175 mph.

(Smith & Hawkins - Bowling Green Winners)

Hawkins and Dunkin brought their cars to life as the three day event was winding down to the final rounds of all classes. Dunkin knew he had to step it up to complete with Hawkins who had been living in the 7.30 zone on raceday. Dunkin and company laid down their career best pass with a 7.38 at 179 mph but it simply wasn't enough as in the other lane, Hawkins laid down his career best pass with a 7.29 at 182 mph, good for low elapsed time and top speed of the meet.

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