Three Junior Dragster competitors made the trip to Denver for the NHRA Junior Western Conference Finals on June 25-30. Racing on behalf of Team Firebird, Alex and his brother Chandler Steen, and Wes Morris competed at the biggest Junior event on the western side of the U.S.

In impressive fashion, Wes Morris garnered a semi-final (down to the final three) showing in the 15-year old division.  Wes was defeated by the eventual class winner Nash Keen from Shawnee, Oklahoma, who ran 8.31 on a 8.28 dial-in compared to a 8.08 (8.01 dial) for Morris.

Clayton Steen, the father of Alex and Chandler, sent along a post-event email saying, “We did have a good time. The racing was good and the cars ran good for the most part. Wes did excellent on Saturday getting to the semi-finals in the 15 year old age group. Chandler didn’t get any trophies but did score several round wins through the week in the 11 year old shootout and the 8.90 index race. Alex made it to the semi-finals in the 14 year old shootout. All in all, it was a good trip. Thanks again for the opportunity to race and go represent Firebird.” Clayton Steen

Congratulations to all three racers who competed at Bandimere Speedway on behalf of all your friends at Firebird!

The next point’s event for the Junior Dragster class will take place in conjunction with the Open Test Day on Saturday, July 7th.