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Junior Dragster Profile: Chase Egan

Saturday, 12 August 2023

HOUSE SPRINGS, Mo. — The future of drag racing seems to be in good hands with the great Junior Dragster drivers across North America.

The International Hot Rod Association is highlighting these young racers. Chase Egan is the latest in the series.


Chase is a 12-year-old from Canyon, Texas, who calls Amarillo Dragway his home track. Egan is a rookie, but has been competitive in his 2007 RCP dragster powered by a Nic Woods 7.90 motor.

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Chase’s racing heroes include 16-time NHRA Funny Car World Champion John Force, Terry Thompson, a local track record holder who has been seen on “Street Outlaws.” He also lists his “Motor Head Pop-Pop.” 

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Egan, whose favorite subjects in school are math and science, loves going fast and hanging out with his race track friends. As for future plans, Chase has the attitude of not wanting to rush into anything as he gains experience on the track. He’s said, “I’m still new to the race scene and have so much to learn.”

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Keep checking out IHRA.com and our social media pages as we highlight more Junior Dragster racers across North America.