HEBRON, OH – July 15, 2021 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – JEGS Speedweek marches on at National Trail Raceway, with action-packed racing from the NHRA Sportsman Drag Racing. JEGS Speedweek hosts a doubleheader weekend with the JEGS SPORTSnationals specialty event followed by a Division 3 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, giving the country’s best Sportsman racers twice as many chances to win and earn points.
Wednesday saw a track-operated open test-n-tune and shootouts for Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street as well as a Stock/Super Stock Combo Gamblers. The schedule will shift to the annual JEGS SPORTSnationals on Thursday and Friday, closing with the North Central Division Lucas Oil event Saturday and Sunday.
“All of us at JEGS are excited for JEGS Speedweek at historic National Trail Raceway,” said Scott Woodruff, JEGS Director of Media and Motorsports. “Track owner Jay Livingston and team have continued to make more improvements to the facility since last year and we know the racers and their families will be excited when they come through the gate and see just some of the enhancement and improvements that have been made for the racers and fans. It really shows the dedication the track and the staff have made.”
All Sportsman categories will be contested, including Stock and Super Stock class eliminations beginning on Thursday, then Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will also run a regional event during the JEGS SPORTSnationals, with qualifying beginning at 6 p.m., Friday, under the lights.
Each of the eight champions crowned on Friday night at the JEGS SPORTSnationals will receive a special-edition copper NHRA Wally trophy. If one of the previous season’s event winners successfully defend their 2020 titles, they will also claim the coveted JEGS Crown trophy. The JEGS Crown is a unique handcrafted trophy created by Dan Dreisbach of Naked Sculpture. Since 2005, the trophy has been claimed just once, by Pro Mod racer Mike Ashley.
2020 JEGS SPORTSnationals event winners in the hunt for the JEGS Crown trophy at National Trail Raceway: Chad Voges (Comp), Jeff Dona (Super Stock), Eric Campolito (Stock), Phillip Oakley (Super Comp), Dwight Nuest (Super Gas), Mark Smith (Super Street), John Benoit (Top Sportsman), Anthony Bertozzi (Top Dragster).
“Once again, the schedule will be packed with racing over the five-day event,” said Woodruff. “The racing community wanted more racing, so that’s exactly what we gave them. It’s going to be a great event.”
Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 22 national events featuring the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service, Factory Stock Showdown and Top Fuel Harley Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style. NHRA also offers the NHRA Jr. Street program for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. With over 120 Member Tracks, NHRA allows racers to compete at a variety of locations nationally and internationally. NHRA’s Youth and Education Services (YES) Program reaches over 30,000 students annually to ignite their interest in automotive and racing related careers. NHRA’s streaming service, NHRA.tv, allows fans to view all NHRA national events as well as exclusive features of the sport. In addition, NHRA owns and operates four racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to www.NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. and YouTube.
Source: National Hot Rod Association