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IHRA Junior Dragster Profile: Ian Gilkey

Thursday, 21 September 2023

HOUSE SPRINGS, Mo. — Many of today’s top drag racers started in the IHRA Junior Dragster program. Ian Gilkey, an 11-year-old from Danville, Arkansas, hopes to carry on that tradition.

He races a 2001 John Green Junior Dragster at his home track of Centerville Dragway.

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Gilkey, who calls Race Rogers his racing hero, has been competing for a year and a half. But, he has found success with multiple wins and several semifinal appearances. The best part of racing for him is dropping people on the big end.

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As someone who enjoys history, Gilkey wants to make some history of his own with a goal to move up to the Sportsman class and eventually working his way up to Top. 

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Keep checking out IHRA.com and our social media pages as more Junior Dragster racers are highlighted.