Thursday, May 24, 2018

Racer Bio: John Siegmeier

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John Siegmeier!


Quick Facts

Name:  John Siegmeier
Age:  13 
Hometown:  Palatine, IL
Home Track:  Great Lakes Dragaway
Team/Crew Name:  Siegmeier Racing
Team/Members:  Dad, Mom & Kelly (Sister)



All About John

How long have you been racing?
7 years

How did you get into Jr Dragster? 
My dad always drove a top dragster.

What is your favorite thing about racing?
I like to go really fast.

What is your favorite track to race on?
Crossroads Dragway



What is one word that describes you best?
Motivated

What sets you apart from other racers?
My Dad and I bought a car and we repainted it and rebuilt the whole thing.

What are some of your racing accomplishments? 
I went 7:31 with a 3.5 inch engine.

What are your goals for this season?  
We got a new engine, so to go mid 6s.

What other activities do you enjoy outside of racing?
Hockey, travel baseball and basketball





Friday, May 18, 2018

Racer Bio: Isaiah Floeter

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Isaiah Floeter!


Quick Facts

Name:  Isaiah Floeter
Age:  8 
Hometown:  Machesney Park, IL
Home Track:  Byron Dragway
Team/Crew Name:  Floeter Racing
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Team/Members:  Mackenzie Floeter and Jeni Almond



All About Isaiah

How long have you been racing?
Two years. This is my first year being able to compete, but last year was a full year of test and tune.

How did you get into Jr Dragster? 
I grew up always working on race cars with my dad and he decided to buy me a Jr Dragster for Christmas one year and I started racing when I was old enough.

What is your favorite thing about racing?
I like to go fast and win!

What is your favorite track to race on?
The only track I have ran on so far is Byron Dragway.  I hope to go to other tracks nearby or even far away soon!


What is one word that describes you best?
Competitive but spontaneous

What sets you apart from other racers?
Independent but willing to learn

What are some of your racing accomplishments? 
Obtained my license but I am consistent

What are your goals for this season?  
To become more knowledgeable towards racing, win big and make friends while doing it!

What other activities do you enjoy outside of racing?
I like to play with my friends in the summertime outside.  I also really like to draw and play video games.





Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Racer Bio: Alyssa Rabon

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Alyssa Rabon!


Quick Facts

Name:  Alyssa Rabon
Age:  9 
Hometown:  Florence, SC
Home Track:  Darlington Dragway (IHRA)
                        Rockingham Dragway (NHRA)
Team/Crew Name:  Rabon Racing
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Team/Members:  Jamie Rabon (Dad), Melissa Rabon (Mom), Nicholas Rabon (Brother), Buddy Rabon (Grandfather)



All About Alyssa

How long have you been racing?
2018 makes 3 years of racing.

How did you get into Jr Dragster? 
My grandfather, dad, and brother all Drag Race.

What is your favorite thing about racing?
Traveling and meeting and making new friends

What is your favorite track to race on?
Thunder Valley in Bristol, TN

What is one word that describes you best?
Ambitious

What sets you apart from other racers?
My sportsmanship and attitude


What are some of your racing accomplishments? 
2018
-1st featured driver of the week for JrDragsterLife.com
-Won first Wally at the NHRA division 2 LODRS at Galot Motorsports Park
-Ran 4-wide at the NHRA 4-wide in Charlotte
-Was featured on FS1 broadcast of the NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta during their segment on "Women of Drag Racing"

2017
-Ran 4-wide at Z-max Dragway & participated in the Yes program with the Army
-Won her very first race at Darlington Dragway
-Semi finish at Eastern Conference Finals
-Won Rockingham Dragway's 6-9 Points Championship
-Won the 4th Annual Kids Racing 4 Kids 6-9 year old class at Darlington Dragway
-Placed 4th in points for Drag Racers Association of Florence
-Most Improved Driver for Drag Racers Association of Florence

2016
-Featured in NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League's What's New 2016
-2 back to back runner-ups at the Carolina Dragway's IHRA Pro-Am Triple
-1st runner-up at Darlington Dragway points race
-Semi finish at Eastern Conference Finals
-Rookie of the year for Darlington Dragway
-Rookie of the year for Drag Racers Association of Florence (non-profit racing organization)
-Runner-up at the 3rd Annual Kids Racing 4 Kids event at Darlington Dragway for the 6-9 year old class

What are your goals for this season?  
To continue learning and become the best racer that I can be is my goal.

What other activities do you enjoy outside of racing?
I love to read and draw.






Monday, May 14, 2018

Racer Bio: Joey Petrone

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Joey Petrone!


Quick Facts

Name:  Joey Petrone
Age:  16 
Hometown:  Chandler, AZ
Home Track:  Wild Horse Pass
Team/Crew Name:  Joey "Drags" Petrone Racing
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Team/Members:  Chris, Anthony, Stephanie


All About Joey

How long have you been racing?
8 years

How did you get into Jr Dragster? 
My father is into muscle cars and took me to the dragstrip when I was very young.  I fell in love with the junior dragsters right away!

What is your favorite thing about racing?
I have made the most amazing friends. Division 7 families are like one big family!!

What is your favorite track to race on?
I like Tucson, Vegas, Barona and of course, Wild Horse Pass!

What is one word that describes you best?
Perseverance.  I never give up! 

What sets you apart from other racers?
My Father is an excellent crew chief.  We work very well together as a team.  I also am known for my record in AZ with 21 Wally wins.




What are some of your racing accomplishments? 
Highlights
-4x local track champion
-21x Wally Winner (by far record holder in state - next closest racer with 4 Wally wins)
-Was a Division 7 Champion
-Won Race of Champions
-Was a Jr. Finals Champion

2018
-NHRA Division 7 Series Wally Winner @ WHP
-Currently #1 in points at WHP in Jr. Comp
-Currently #1 in Points Division 7 Series in Jr. Comp

2017
-Arizona Shoot Out Champion Wally Winner
-Halloween Havoc Wally Winner
-NHRA Division 7 Series Wally Winner @ Barona
-WHP Track Series Runner-Up (7.90 Class)
-WHP Track Series Runner-Up (Jr. Comp)
-ET Finals Runner-Up

2016
-NHRA Race of Champions Winner (Jr. Comp)
-NHRA Divisional Race Champion at Sacramento (Ages 13-14)
-NHRA National Dragster Wally Challenge Champion @Wild Horse Pass (Jr. Comp)

2015
-Recipient of Jr. Dragster Magazine's Top Performer Award (January 2015 Edition)
-NHRA National Dragster Wally Challenge Winner @ Wild Horse Pass (Ages 6-12)
-NHRA Race of Champions Winner (Ages 10-12)
-NHRA Divisional Race Champion @ Barona (Ages 10-12)
-Wild Horse Pass Track Champion (Ages 6-12)
-NHRA ET Finals Runner-Up

2014
-NHRA National Dragster Wally Challenge Winner @ Wild Horse Pass (Ages 8-12)
-Wild Horse Pass Track Champion (Ages 8-12)
-NHRA Divisional Race Champion @ Sacramento
-NHRA Race of Champions Runner-Up

2013
-NHRA National Dragster Wally Challenge Winner @ Firebird (Ages 8-12)

2012
-NHRA Divisional Race Champion @ Barona (Ages 8-9)
-NHRA Divisional Race Champion @ Famoso (Ages 8-9)
-NHRA Pacific Division Champion (Ages 8-9)
-NHRA Speedworld Jr. Dragster Wally Challenge Champion

2011
-NHRA ET Finals Champion (Ages 8-9)
-NHRA National Dragster Wally Challenge Winner @ Fontana (Ages 8-9)
-NHRA Divisional Race Champion @ Speedworld (Ages 8-9)
-NHRA Speedworld Jr. Dragster Wally Challenge

2010
-NHRA National Dragster Wally Challenge Champion @ Firebird (Ages 8-9)
-Team Firebird Track Champion 12.90 Class

**Exciting non-racing accomplishment:

Joey is an excellent student and takes all Honors classes. He was recently accepted into the HARVARD MedScience program this summer.  He will be studying at the HARVARD campus in Cambridge, MA this July.  Only 130 high school students were chosen for this program nationwide.  Joey has dreams of becoming a doctor one day.

What are your goals for this season?  
I would like to get both of my cars in the winner's circle on the same weekend during a Wally race!

What other activities do you enjoy outside of racing?
I also race Formula Ford cars (open wheel, road racing). I have a swift DB1 racecar.  I play flag football & basketball for my high school. I love science too!






Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Racer Bio: McKenzee Hogan

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McKenzee Hogan!


Quick Facts

Name:  McKenzee Hogan
Age:  7 
Hometown:  Youngsville, NC
Home Track:  Galot Motorsports Park
Team/Crew Name:  Hogan Motorsports
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Team/Members:  Skip Hogan (Crew Chief)


All About McKenzee

How long have you been racing?
Practiced all last year, this year will be the first year racing.

How did you get into Jr Dragster? 
Family races

What is your favorite thing about racing?
The people at the track and going fast




What is your favorite track to race on?
Galot Motorsports Park

What is one word that describes you best?
Funny

What sets you apart from other racers?
Racing isn't just about winning. It's about having fun.

What are some of your racing accomplishments?
2018
-Runner-up at Roxboro Motorsports Park (March 31)
-Won first race at Roxboro Park (May 5)

What are your goals for this season?  
To qualify for all of my races

What other activities do you enjoy outside of racing?
Play with my friends