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IHRA Junior Dragster Profile: Makenzie Roberts

Saturday, 11 May 2024

 HOUSE SPRINGS, MO — The Lone Star State is home to many of the top Junior Dragster racers in America.

Makenzie Roberts, a 13-year-old from Forney, Texas, is the latest racer to be spotlighted by the International Hot Rod Association. She has been racing for four years and finished runner-up at the 2022 the IHRA Division 4 Summit Team Finals.

Since then, Roberts has upgraded to a 2023 RayAlan Race Car. Her dad and another fellow Texan, six-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Erica Enders, are her racing heroes. Buell Motorsports, Fox Air & Heat and RayAlan Race Cars are sponsors.

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She’s involved in volleyball and calls science her favorite school subject. Her favorite parts of racing are the competition, making friends and going fast. Makenzie’s racing plans after Junior Dragsters are to move up to Super Comp and one day into Pro Stock.

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Keep looking at the IHRA.com website and our social media channels as more Junior racers are highlighted in the coming weeks.