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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Brennan Raia: DragChamp Jr Racer Spotlight

Brennan Raia is in this week’s DragChamp Jr Racer Spotlight. Learn all about this DragChamp Pro Member in his spotlight below!

ALTONNA, PA- Brennan’s drag racing journey started just two years back when he first got behind the wheel of a Junior Dragster. Nowadays, you’ll find him racing in the 7-11 Junior Dragster age division at Keystone Raceway Park. Racing is in his blood – his Dad, Pap, and brother all compete on the track as well. Speaking of his brother, Blase Jr. is also a Junior Dragster racer, and it’s not uncommon to see these two siblings having to race each other, adding a cool family rivalry to their love for the sport.

Learn more about Brennan below!

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His Race Car

Three years ago, Brennan acquired his 2004 KCS Junior Dragster named the ‘Tameless Tiger’. It has a BNM Performance ZR3 that runs 8.90s with added weight. His responsibilities besides driving include keeping his car clean, fueled, and changing the oil.

Brennan Raia

Outside of Racing

When Brennan isn’t behind the wheel of his Junior Dragster, he enjoys hanging out with friends, playing XBOX, and watching YouTube videos. His favorite TV show is The Walking Dead and he loves to listen to Eminem. One thing people may not know about Brennan is that he owns 19 pets!

Brennan Raia

Brennan’s Q&A

Which win are you most proud of? 

My $1,000 win and 8.90 index win at the Keystone 660 Jr Nationals and making #2 on Drag Champ Top 10 List.

What’s on your bucket list, future goals, what do you hope to achieve? 

I want to win the $2,000 main event next year that I lost in the semis of this year

Who has made the biggest impact on your racing success? 

My dad because he keeps my car running

Who do you look up to in the sport? 

My Dad because I think he’s a good driver and Arnie the Farmer Beswick because my car is painted after his.

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Who do you hate to see in the other lane, and why? 

Blase Jr because one of us has to lose, unless it’s in a final and then it’s ok

What’s the hardest part of drag racing? 

Getting everything loaded and ready to race

What do you enjoy the most about racing? 

My win light coming on

Do you love to win or hate to lose? 

Hate to lose

Which are you better at the starting line or the finish line? 

The finish line

What is your favorite sport?  Favorite team? 

Drag racing, John Force Racing

What’s your favorite thing to eat?  Individual item, meal, or restaurant? 

Spaghetti and McDonalds

Who would you like to thank, who helps you the most? 

Hot Shot’s Secret for all our oil, BNM Performance for my awesome engine, my Dad and my Pap for making sure we get to race.

What advice would you give to young aspiring racers? 

Wait for the third bulb

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