Junior drag racing will kick off this year's season at PIR

Junior drag racing will kick off this year's season at PIR
Photo courtesy Flickr user maplessinseattle (Creative Commons).

PORTLAND, Ore. - The 2012 racing season at Portland International Raceway is about to begin and junior drag racers will be getting things started.

The dragsters will hit the track on Wednesday starting at 4:30 p.m.

Kids ages 8 to 17 will be racing half-scale versions of Top Fuel dragsters as part of the National Hot Rod Association's Jr. Drag Racing League series.

Also, coming up this weekend the ChumpCar World Series will be held at PIR, where cars valued at less than $500 will race.

Check out Portland International Raceway's website for more information on their upcoming events.