First of all, TOP Comp and JUNIOR Comp are not the same thing. TOP Comp is a class that some of us tried to get going last year in order to utilize a bunch of the faster single cylinder, flathead engines that are out there not being used. The thought was that we could build a junior that, at some point, the NHRA might approve a 6.90 speed limit for junior dragsters. We are STILL building these cars and hope to get them approved soon.
JUNIOR Comp is a class that has been around for a few years now, but has not really caught on anywhere except in Denver (with the help of Earle Weston) and on the West Coast Division 7 area mostly. They are motorcycle, snowmobile, and watercraft powered dragsters that 14 to 20 year old drivers are permitted to drive as quick as 6.90 and I believe 110 mph.
TOP COMP cars cannot run with big cars. JUNIOR COMP cars CAN run with big cars in the NHRA. Conversely, JUNIOR COMP cars cannot run with any other class of junior dragsters at this time.
YES, as soon as I can get my webmaster going on it we will have photos of the OUTLAW Junior Comp car that we are currently building on our website. We will be finish-welding the chassis today, reinstalling the engine and accessories and plan to start building the header at the end of the week. The plan is to have the car with us at Benton so a number of interested parties can preview the concept that Brad Holzhauer is debuting next season in the Midwest Series, though it will not quite be ready for any runs there. We want to do some private testing with the combination before we hit the track in front of the junior community. Our hope is that we will be seeing some sub-4 second 330 times very soon!!
2013 Crew Chief for Chris Dodd
2011 SWJDS OUTLAW Champion Crew Chief &
2008/2009/2011 Texas Outlaw Champion Chassis Builder