INDIANAPOLIS – For the third time in the last six seasons, the team from NHRA’s West Central Division (Division 5) captured the overall points title at the 36th JEGS Allstars event, held this year at Lucas Oil Raceway.
The victorious team, which shared a $20,000 bonus from JEGS Mail Order, got wins from Trevor Larson (Super Comp), Kris Thies (Super Street), and Allen Firestone (Top Sportsman), to help accumulate 1,300 points, outscoring the competition from the Division 4 team by 300 points. Division 2 tallied 800 points to finish third.
The alcohol title was clinched by the Eastern Region after Jackie Fricke drove to the Top Alcohol Dragster title and Dan Pomponio earned a runner-up finish in Top Alcohol Funny Car.
INDIANAPOLIS -The best Sportsman racers that NHRA has to offer are headed for historic Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis this weekend to take part in the 36th annual JEGS Allstars, a special event held during the Denso Spark Plugs U.S. Nationals. The event was originally scheduled to take place in Chicago in June, but has been moved to Indy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the 80 racers who have qualified for the special event, winning an individual title at the JEGS Allstars race is a tremendous achievement, but being a part of the winning overall team is an extra-special accomplishment, particularly on the hallowed grounds of Lucas Oil Raceway, home of NHRA’s oldest and most revered event.
Last year, the team from the South Central Division turned in a dominant performance to win their record-tying eighth overall team title. The Division 4 crew also won titles in 1987, 1992, 1994, 2002, 2003, 2011 and 2018.
GLENDORA, CA – The JEGS Allstars competition, one of the most intense NHRA Sportsman competitions of the year, will take place this year at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis. The special event, originally scheduled to take place at its traditional site at the NHRA Route 66 Nationals, was moved after that event had to be canceled for this season as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have the most prestigious Sportsman race of the year at the most historic track on our sport’s biggest stage,” said Scott “Woody” Woodruff, JEGS Director of Media & Motorsports. “Having the JEGS Allstars race as part of the NHRA U.S. Nationals is huge for everyone involved. We know the racers, sponsors, crew members, families, and fans will all be excited for the JEGS Allstars race more than ever this year.
“Behind the scenes, there were a lot of moving pieces and conversations that have taken place over the last two months to make this happen. The racers should know that the NHRA competition department worked really hard o make this a reality, along with a number of the racing plans that have been laid out to the NHRA racing community lately regarding a return to racing.”
JOLIET, IL – In an outstanding example of teamwork, the crew from NHRA’s South Central Division earned the $20,000 bonus in the JEGS Allstars competition by putting four of their eight members into the winner’s circle Saturday at Route 66 Raceway. It was the second-straight team championship for Division 4 and their eighth overall, tying the record previously held by the North Central Division team.
Based on a scoring system of 100 points-per-round win, the Division 4 team racked up 1,200 points to hold off Division 2, which earned 1,000 points, and the third-place team from Division 1, which earned 900 points.
The drivers who carried the load for Division 4 included Stock winner Jeff Lopez, Super Comp winner Christopher Dodd, Super Street winner Cy Hill and Top Dragster champion Darien Boesch. The rest of the winners included two-time world champ and Division 1 racer Frank Aragona Jr. in Comp, Division 3’s Jeff Dona in Super Stock, Division 2’s John Labbous Jr. in Super Gas and Division 3’s Kynon Dinkel in Top Sportsman.
JOLIET, IL – NHRA’s best Sportsman drivers will battle for class and divisional honors this weekend at the 35th annual JEGS Allstars, a special event held during the Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway.
The JEGS Allstars competition crowns individual champions in 10 separate eliminators, as well as an overall team champion. A highlight of the drag racing season for three and a half decades, the JEGS Allstars event features a total purse of more than $150,000, making it one of the richest events of its kind.
Racers can only qualify for the prestigious event by earning points in their home divisions during year-long battles in the following NHRA Lucas Oil categories; Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Competition, Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman.
For the 80 racers who have qualified for the special event, winning an individual title at the JEGS Allstars race is a tremendous achievement, but being a part of the winning overall team is extra-special. Last year, the team from the South Central Division (D4) turned in a dominant performance to win their seventh overall team title.
Drag racing’s best descend upon Route 66 Raceway near Chicago to compete in a multi-series battle this weekend
JOLIET, IL – Whether you are a longtime fan of drag racing, have been meaning to check it out for the first time, or a hot rod enthusiast looking for excitement this weekend-the JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals and Allstar Race, May 31-June 3, is sure to satisfy. JEGS Automotive, Inc. (JEGS), one of the largest e-commerce and mail order high-performance auto parts retailers worldwide, and title-rights sponsor of the race, along with the NHRA and Route 66 Raceway, offer a Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national race event and a Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series “clash of the titans” in one action-packed drag racing weekend. The event will also give fans a chance to see their favorite racing legends, including JEGS Founder, Hall of Fame Drag Racer and Grand Marshall of the Race, Jeg Coughlin Sr.
JEGS’ sponsorship is the latest in a decades-long tradition of investing and participating in drag racing; from primary sponsorships in the NHRA’s Pro Stock, Pro Mod and Top Dragster vehicles, being a 12-year title sponsor for the JEGS SPORTSNationals, to becoming the title sponsor of the JEGS Route 66 NRHA Nationals and Allstar Race-to name a few. Over the year, JEGS’ investment into motorsports has grown outside of drag racing, to include sponsorships for the Champion Racing Association (CRA) series, and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
GLENDORA, CA – The move of the Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by K&N to early June on the 2018 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Schedule has also shifted the yearlong JEGS Allstar points battle for the 2018 event. Due to this, NHRA announced today that both the NHRA West Central Division and the Northwest Division will finalize their divisional teams for the 2018 JEGS Allstar competition with their final event in the 2017 racing season.
The West Central divisional event at Tri-State Raceway, Earlville, Iowa, Sept. 8-10 and the Northwest divisional event at Woodburn Dragstrip, Sept. 15-17 will be the last event for racers in those divisions to earn points, and a spot in the 2018 JEGS Allstar event to be held at Route 66 Raceway on June 2, 2018.