RACER SPOTLIGHT: JOHN BURKE
As any boy or girl 8 to 17 years of age that's run a Junior Dragster down the eighth-mile - it's quite the thrill ride. John Burke Jr. who along with his brother Levi have become regulars at Firebird in the Junior Dragster class from their home in Bates, Oregon. At the Last Blast final event John got his first opportunity to race a full-size race car (pictured above) the full quarter-mile distance. He was not only impressive in his testing debut, but both he and his father swapped out turns in the driver's seat with their pretty potent Chevy Camaro. Congratulations to both John's, Jr. and Sr., for your efforts at the final event of 2014!