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First-Ever Southern California High School Drags Program
By Dan Schechner on February 27, 2014

On the heels of its return to action following a two-year absence, Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, California, will host the Inaugural Southern California High School Drags on Saturday, May 3.

The event is aimed at providing young auto enthusiasts an opportunity—and venue—to race in a controlled environment, encouraging them to take racing off the streets and onto the track.

Students will compete on teams representing their own high schools, earning points for a coveted Southern California High School Team Championship trophy for 2014. The program’s concept was developed and will be organized by ProMark LLC, a consulting firm based in Rancho Santa Margarita, California.
 
In addition to drag racing, the event with feature a special Show & Shine, as well as a Stereo Sound Off and a Manufacturers’ Midway. Recognition and trophies will be awarded to individual finalists in several drag, show & shine and sound off categories, and special awards will be presented to high school teams in categories including: the most school spirit; the best appearing team, the school who traveled the greatest distance; the ugliest running wreck of a vehicle; and the team with the most enthusiastic faculty support.
 
Those who have already graduated from high school can still participate by representing their old alma mater in the special Alumni category.
 
A major announcement will also be made in the coming weeks on the Auto Club Dragway High School Summer Series, which will consist of four races throughout the summer, exclusively for high school students who graduate in 2014 or later.

The Summer Series will offer qualified high school drag racers a chance to earn individual points based on their performances at the four Summer Series events, in a quest to crown a Summer Series individual high school champion. The four series event dates are May 10, June 28, July 26 and August 23, 2014.

The top four finishers in the series will earn the right to represent Auto Club Dragway at the annual NHRA/Summit ET Finals to be held this year on September 19-21 in Bakersfield, California.
 
The overall champion of the Summer Series will be eligible for a Grand Prize (to be announced) contingent on the fact that they have no moving violations throughout the duration of the series (May 10–August 23, 2014).
 
For more information on the upcoming Southern California High School Drags Challenge, submit requests to highschooldrags@outlook.com, with the subject line "info," or call 949/888-6878.
 
For sponsorship opportunities, inquire at highschooldrags@outlook.com with the subject line "sponsorship," or call 949/337-0405.

There's also more information on the program's Facebook page.

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