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Winners Emerge at SWJDS 2022 East Texas Nationals

Eight Junior Dragster drivers cashed in at the 2022 Southwest Jr. Dragster Series East Texas Nationals at Pine Valley Raceway.

LUFKIN, TX- The Southwest Jr Dragster Series presented by O’Reillys and Vision Industrial Services is back in full swing for the 2022 season! This past weekend, they held their second race of year, the East Texas Nationals brought to you by Ship Our Stuff and Bentley’s AC Refrigeration. The event featured numerous Junior Dragster classes including, Trophy, Indexes, Age Groups, Bracket 330, Quick 16, and a $1,000-to-win All Run Big Money class.

Next up for the series will be at I-30 Dragway April 9-10, 2022. More details to come on their Facebook page.

See full results below!

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Saturday Trophy

Sponsored by Pavlock AC & Heat The Pavlock Family

Merida Hughes captured the Saturday Trophy win over Kimber Trussell.

Dawson “D-Pain” Rogers was the semi-finalist.

Merida Hughes, Saturday Trophy Winner

11.90 Index

Sponsored by Lade Ford The Lade Family & Trussell Welding The Trussell Family

Merida Hughes strikes again also picking up the 11.90 Index win over Max Pavlock.

The semi-finalist was Racie Pavlock.

Merida Hughes, 11.90 Index Winner

8.90 Index

Sponsored by Lade Ford The Lade Family

In the 8.90 Index class, Regan Picha got the win over Kane Kern.

Colton Farley was the semi-finalist.

Regan Picha, 8.90 Index Winner
Kane Kern, 8.90 Index Runner-up

7.90 Index

Sponsored by Trumble Racing The Trumble Family & S&S Motorsports The Saum Family

Landon Emmons drive to victory in the 7.90 Index class. Colt Saum was the runner-up and Cale Irvine was the semi-finalist.

7-9 Age Group

Sponsored by Straight Line Racing The Picha Family Custom built Tools The Trussell Family

In the 7-9 year old age group, Dawson “D-Pain” Rogers claimed the win over Racie Pavlock. Konnor Rainwater was the semi-finalist.

Dawson “D-Pain” Rogers, 7-9 Age Group Winner

10-12 Age Group

Sponsored by CMC The Farley Family & Richey Racing The Richey Family

Parker Richey picked up the 10-12 year old age group win over Douglas Hughes.

Slate Hrabina was the semi-finalist.

Parker Richey, 10-12 Age Group Winner

12-17 Age Group

Sponsored by S&S Motorsport The Saum Family & C&R Autowerx

Carter Poplawski captured the 12-17 year old age group win over Landon Emmons. Gracie O’Rourke was the semi-finalist.

Carter Poplawski, 12-17 Age Group Winner

Bracket 330

Sponsored by CMC Racing The Farley Family & C&R Autowerx The Rogers Family

In Bracket 330, Graeme Rufenacht grabbed the win over Carter Poplawski. Holden Pavlock was the semi-finalist.

Graeme Rufenacht, Bracket 330 Winner
Carter Poplawski, Bracket 330 Runner-up


Sponsored by Kelly’s Truck Parts The Kelly Family

Graeme Rufenacht claimed the Q16 win over Braiden Owen. Braiden was also the #1 Qualifier.

Graeme Rufenacht, Q16 Winner

All Run

Sponsored by East Texas Truck Center & Casey Boys Racing The Casey Family

Alaska’s own, Braiden Owen picked up the $1,000 All Run win over Rylie Trumble. Addison Rogers was the semi-finalist.

Braiden Owen, All Run Big Money Winner

Congratulations to all winners and runner-ups from the Southwest Jr. Dragster Series East Texas Nationals at Pine Valley Raceway. 

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