Welcome Back to the Western Conference Finals

Welcome Back to the Western Conference Finals

By Ronnie Kohrt

Bandimere Speedway welcomes back the Western Conference Finals on June 24th through the 26th.

Hosted by Thunder Mountain, the premiere Jr. Dragster race on the west coast returns for a four-day weekend that will crown Wally winners in several age categories.

"Bandimere Speedway was established in 1958 as a place for young people to develop their automotive skills, learn responsible driving and enjoy the sport of drag racing. 64 years later those objectives are still priority" Sporty Bandimere said Tuesday about the event.

"The Bandimere family and staff look forward to again hosting the NHRA Summit JR Drag Racing League Western Conference Finals. The Western Conference Finals are prestigious events for youth racers across the country and the spring board for growing the sport and continuing to take the sport to the next generation."

Each season, racers from throughout the western United States and Canada take their shot at Wallys and a share of prize money during the event presented by Summit Racing.

The event features racers from all tracks in Divisions 4, 5, 6, and 7. Each NHRA member track may send an unlimited number of teams of 10 racers to the event. The event awards a Wally and prize money to the winner in each of the eight age categories -- 6-9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16-17 -- and a Wally to each member of the winning team.

Partners who are helping present the Western Conference Finals include Nic Woods Racing, Collision Brewery, Paul Niskanen and Sons Trucking, Colorado Lift, JR Race Car, Tops Heating and Air Conditioning, Kinsco and more.

Details and event schedule to be released in the near future!

Did you know:

Four of Bandimere’s track champions in 2021 were former Jr. Dragster drivers and the reigning NHRA Top Dragster Division 5 champion also competed at Bandimere Speedway in the Jr. Dragster program. 

Bandimere Speedway’s Crossroads Trailer Jr. Dragster program is one of the largest in the country and will get the opportunity to race against the country's best as the Jr. Dragster world invades at Bandimere Speedway. 

Also featured over the weekend will be the Summit Racing Division 5 Championships and the Crossroads Trailer Jr. Drag Racing Series. The Crossroads Trailer Jr Drag Racing Program is presented by our friends at JR Race Car, Kinsco, MagnaFuel, Security Safe of Colorado, Colorado Lift, Pepsi, Fineline,  Lucas Slick Mist, Tops Heating and Air Conditioning and SRA Photo.


Bandimere Speedway has several partner hotels for lodging and accommodation. CLICK HERE to check them out and ask for the "Bandimere Rate" when booking your stay with one of our partners!

Restaurant partners near Bandimere

  • The Cow an Eatery   |    5 minutes away  316 Bear Creek Ave Morrison, CO 80465  -  (303) 697-5721

Located in the Historic Town of Morrison, Colorado, we are convenient to the Bear Creek trail for both cyclists and hikers, offering a great rest stop and eatery to refill your energy along your route. Stop in and enjoy our casual atmosphere and good food. We have an expanded outdoor 

patio next to the river that is perfect for summer dining, romantic dinners or just enjoying a coffee on a brisk mountain morning.


  • Collision Brewery     |     45 minutes away  1436 Skyway Dr, Longmont, CO 80504   -  (720) 996-1850 

Family-friendly brewpub offering craft brews, cocktails & American meals in an easygoing atmosphere. Locally owned and operated offering a full-service restaurant, bar, cocktails, and brewery.


  • Papa John's Pizza     |   10 minutes away 12792 W Alameda Pkwy Unit D, Lakewood, CO 80228  -  (303) 986-6262



Western Conference Finals Supporters


Paul Niskanen and Sons Trucking

Picture Archive of past Western Conference Finals at Bandimere Speedway