Camron Nelson wins the DragChamp 13-15 Jr. Racer of the Year title presented by Laris Motorsports Insurance for the second consecutive year
01/11/23 – Welcome to the 2022 DragChamp 13-15 Jr. Racer of the Year Top 10 List presented by Laris Motorsports Insurance. This week we rank the best 13-15 year old racers in the country and crown the 2022 13-15 Jr. Racer of the Year!
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DragChamp Jr. Racer Top 10 List
1 – Camron Nelson
Camron Nelson wins the DragChamp 13-15 Jr. Racer of the Year title for the 2nd consecutive season! Nelson followed his impressive 2021 with another dominating performance to retain his title. He won 13 times in 19 finals on the season including a runner-up at the WCF, a track championship at Edinburg Raceway, and an IHRA Race of Champions win in his Jr. dragster and runner-up in Jr. Street. Congrats to Camron for your second Racer of the Year title.
2 – Kade Renoll
Kade Renoll grabs the #2 spot in the 13-15 age group after winning 10 times in 18 final round appearances during the 2022 racing season. Renoll traveled the country collecting wins from coast to coast. Highlights included winning six Wally’s, Shootout winner at the ECF, Division 7 Jr. ET Finals winner, and back-to-back Hangover Nationals winner.
3 – Hailey Shook
Hailey Shook laid down some impressive stats during her 2022 campaign which included winning 11 times in 18 finals. Shook won the prestigious Baby Gators for the 2nd consecutive season and finished 3rd in points at Immokalee.
4 – Gavin Whisnant
Gavin Whisnant was a constant fixture on the DragChamp Top 10 List this season due in part to his 10 wins in 14 final round appearances. Whisnant won three track championships during the 2022 racing season and won 3 times in 4 races over the Memorial Day weekend at the Rock!
5 – Grace Varner
Grace Varner, who was second on this list in 2021, makes yet another appearance on DragChamp. Varner put together another impressive season winning 9 times in 17 finals. She won two track championships, a $5K at Capital City, Gamblers races at the Dream Team and IHRA Finals, and added a Gamblers runner-up at the ECF.
6 – Noah Jent
Noah Jent posted 9 wins in 14 finals to earn a Top 10 finish. Jent did most of his damage at Kentucky Dragway during the 2022 race season.
7 – Jordan Denny
Jordan Denny earned a Top 10 spot after winning 9 times in 13 final rounds. The 2022 Maryland International Raceway track champion posted multiple big money wins during the 2022 season.
8 – Logan Grayson
Logan Grayson makes a second straight appearance on the 13-15 year end list after winning 9 times in 12 finals in 2022. In addition to doubling up at the IHRA Division 2 Team Finals, Logan closed the season with a $5K victory at the Jr. Christmas on the Coast.
9 – Brendan Nuttall
Brendan Nuttall posted 7 wins in 13 finals which propelled him to the DragChamp Racer of the Month title earlier this season. Nuttall’s on track success also earned him the track championship at Cherokee Dragway.
10 – Kayslee Price
Kayslee Price closes out our 2022 13-15 Jr. Racer of the Year list after winning 7 times in 12 final rounds. Price earned several big wins on the season at the Strip at LVMS including the Race of Champions and a big money bracket race win. She was also the D7 Jr Finals runner-up.
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