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Jr Dragster racing was strong for 2018 and coming back stronger than ever for 2019 at The Emerald Coast Dragway thanks to the support of our friend, fellow racer and sponsor Rick Eizenzimmer with Grumpy’s Diesel!

Grumpy’s Diesel is located at 2330 S Hwy 29, Cantonment, FL 32533 and offers a full service & repair on light and medium duty diesels – Check them out at their website at or give them a call today at (850) 780-6512.

Last year our Jr Dragster program was raced with our NHRA Summit ET Series, with 7 single races planned we were only able to get 4 of them in due mostly to weather.  For 2019 we have 7 NHRA Summit ET Series race dates planned each with two races per weekend **AND** Grumpy’s has extended support to the Jr Dragster exclusive event “Back 2 School” brought to you by RT Promotions!

January 19 – NHRA Summit ET Series Opener – 2X Points Races

March 23 – NHRA Summit ET Series RD2 – 2X Points Races

April 20 – NHRA Summit ET Series RD3 – 2X Points Races

May 18. – NHRA Summit ET Series RD4 – 2X Points Races

June 22 – NHRA Summit ET Series RD5 – 2X Points Races

Aug 3/4 – Back 2 School Jr Dragster Weekend w/RT Promotions – WALLY RACE!

Aug 17 – NHRA Summit ET Series RD6 – 2X Points Races

Nov 16 – NHRA Summit ET Series FINALS – 2X Points Races – CHAMPIONS CROWNED!



Join us Friday November 16th for our regularly scheduled Friday Frenzy test & tune with a MONSTER TRUCK twist! See some of the trucks that’ll be performing in Saturday’s show on display as well as a monstrous exhibition run down the 1/8 mile with one of them at 7PM!

Friday gates open at 5PM, track goes hot for racing at 6PM, monster truck exhibition at 7PM and we keep the track hot as long as surface temperatures allow us to or 11pm, whichever comes first! $25 if you’re racing, $15 if you’re there to hangout, kids 12 & under get in free on Friday night!

The MONSTER TRUCK SHOW is on Saturday, gates open at 12PM, meet & greet pit party 1230-130PM, show starts at 2PM and lasts roughly 2 hours, after party & autographs with the drivers at 4pm. Advanced/discounted tickets available here, otherwise they’re available at the gate (cash only)… plenty of room for everyone, come one come all!


Suncoast Converters, aka SunCoast Performance, a performance oriented transmission & torque converter manufacturing company based out of Mary Esther FL, renews their ECD partnership for 2019 and secures their real estate on the right lane board!  Owner’s Ron & Margo Wolverton have been here for ECD since the reopening and says they’re in for the long haul, helping to provide a bright racing future to the Emerald Coast Dragway.

If you’ve been to ECD in the past year you’ve likely seen SunCoast a lot more than just on the right lane board, their ever increasing presence can be found between the engine and driveshaft of many of our successful ECD racers as well as in the pits providing tech support and spares to racers at large events and slinging T-shirts to the fans and temporary tattoos to the kids. 

Most think of SunCoast as just a diesel transmission company but their capabilities far out-reach just providing stuff to the diesel market.  Tyler Lee’s car (left) has a SunCoast Powerglide and Torque Converter combo between the frame rails of his 1967 Chevy II that has been absolutely dominating everything he’s entered at ECD for 2018.

Ryan Milliken’s 1966 Chevy II (right) also has and has always had nothing but SunCoast bolted to the back of  the 2500+HP Cummins power plant.  A 12.5″ Zero-Drag billet/bolt up/lockup torque converter transfers power to the big shaft 2 speed SunCoast TH400 that reliably and repeatedly propels the 3400lb leaf spring car to ET’s deep into the 4 second zone at speeds well north of 160mph.

Whether you’re looking for a simple upgrade on your existing glide, a converter re-stall in the converter you’ve already got or all the way to full blown aftermarket case, lockup converter with internal or external dumps to hold whatever you can throw at it, SunCoast has you covered (locally!).

If you’re a Street Outlaws or No Prep Kings fan, you’ve probably seen SunCoast on the big screen a lot over the years.  Bobby Ducote (pictured left) has been rocking nothing but SunCoast for a few years now with great success.  Look for Bobby’s latest hot rod in the SunCoast at PRI booth this upcoming December!

SunCoast is located at 631 Anchors Street in Fort Walton Beach, FL.  They can be reached at 800-868-0053 or check them out on the web at or on facebook at  If you’re local and not taking advantage of everything SunCoast has to offer you, you’re missing out big time!

The ECD team would once again like to thank SunCoast for standing behind us for 2019, we look forward to a successful and prosperous year of racing and many years to come.  If you or your business are interested in a partnership with ECD for 2019 please feel free to contact us so we can discuss the many options we have to offer. Packages start at $1500/yr and include an ECD gold card, signage at the track as well as online and the ability to setup as a vendor at any event we have going on to further help promote your business.





Join us Saturday October 27th for a day full of family fun – Trunk or treat in the pits with the racers, costume contests and of course RACING! Only $15 entry, kids 12 & under free as always, gates open at 2pm, racing and contests to start at 5PM!

FAMILY CAR BRACKETS – $40 Entry Car & Driver for a chance at $500 to win!

7.0 INDEX – $50 Entry for a chance at $500 to win!

QUEEN OF ECD  – LADIES ONLY!!! 8 Car shootout $100 entry for a chance at $1000!

STREET CAR TEAM BATTLE – Want in? Get a hold of Shannon Wilkerson 3342081680

TEST & TUNE / GRUDGE – $25 Car & Driver