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Teen Boy Earns New Junior Dragster after Great Performance Rookie Year

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Joey McCune is not your typical teenage boy. By the time the 13-year-old starts his freshman year of high-school, he will have a new junior dragster.

Teen driver Joey McCune will get a new faster dragster for his 2010 junior dragster season
Teen driver Joey McCune will get a new faster dragster for his 2010 junior dragster season

Joey McCune won the Central Drag Racing Association (CDRA) Race of Champions at Tulsa Raceway Park in Oklahoma
Joey McCune won the Central Drag Racing Association (CDRA) Race of Champions at Tulsa Raceway Park in Oklahoma
His rookie season went so well, McCune won the Central Drag Racing Association (CDRA) Race of Champions at Tulsa Raceway Park in Oklahoma. The race showcased the best of the best junior dragsters in his area and he beat them all to earn the title of 2009 Junior Dragster Champion.
Junior Dragster teen Joey McCune will compete for cash in 2010
Junior Dragster teen Joey McCune will compete for cash in 2010

Junior Dragster Rookie Joey McCune had a good first season and plans a full race schedule in 2010
Junior Dragster Rookie Joey McCune had a good first season and plans a full race schedule in 2010

“Joey has a natural ability when it comes to driving,” said Bobbie Rader, Joey’s mother. “He had a new junior dragster in 2009 and fought it all year long, trying to get the bugs out. We let him be the decision maker on the car, we let him do the dial-ins and he made correct decisions throughout the year.”

McCune also won three races in 2009 and came in second place for five races. He also finished in second place in points at Ozark Raceway Park in Rogersville, Missouri.

“Joey has earned a faster car,” said Rader. “He is also a straight A student. I just know he’ll continue to get good grades in high-school. We have a rule about that, if his grades drop he does not get to drive.”

The family plans a full race schedule for Joey in 2010. His first race will be at Ozark Raceway Park next April where he will compete for cash prizes. “We only use K&N air and oil filters on all of our vehicles,” said Bader. “K&N protects our engines and gives us extra filtration on and off the track.”

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