JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals Part of Massive Doubleheader Weekend at National Trail Raceway

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COLUMBUS, OH – June 28, 2024 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – One of the biggest events of the year on the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series circuit, the JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals returns to National Trail Raceway in Columbus, Ohio on July 10-11.

The race has enjoyed a storied history, but this year may be the biggest JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals yet, offering the largest purse ever for the program.

This year’s event will offer more than $350,000 to the hundreds of racers competing, which includes more than $100,000 in contingency offerings. It’s also part of a huge doubleheader weekend that includes a North Central Division Regional event at the popular facility on July 12-13. Combined, it’s one of the biggest race weekends of the year for the standout drivers in the Lucas Oil NHRA Drag Racing Series.

The JEGS SPEEDweek doubleheader event will attract more than 600 competitors from all seven NHRA divisions across the country. Drivers in eight different categories will be competing for more than $400,000 at the action-packed weekend, laying its claim as one of the marquee events of the sportsman season.

“JEGS is excited to continue our partnership with the NHRA and the sportsman racers at the 2024 JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals,” said David Salin, JEGS Director of Marketing and Sponsorships. “We are lucky to be a part of an event that commemorates the very racers that have developed the sport of drag racing.

JEGS, an industry-leading DTC, e-commerce retailer and distributor of high-performance automotive aftermarket parts and accessories, will have a strong presence on and off the track, with several Team JEGS racers competing at both the SPORTSnationals and regional event.

The week begins with a special racer appreciation breakfast served by the National Trail Raceway and NHRA staff, moving right into nonstop action on the track. That includes Stock and Super Stock Class Eliminations, as well as special shootouts added to the Wednesday schedule.

Also on the line is the one-of-a-kind copper Wally branded with JEGS for the winners at the JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals, adding another level of prestige to the event. Event champions who double-up two years in a row will also receive the elusive JEGS Crown Trophy, yet one more incentive for drivers competing at National Trail Raceway.

“Each year we look forward to hosting this massive JEGS SPEEDweek doubleheader. It is an honor to host such a marquee event on the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series schedule,” National Trail Raceway owner Jay Livingston said. “Last year, we had such a great time getting out with our racers on Wednesday morning and cooking breakfast that we had to bring it back for this year. We’re excited for another great event and we can’t wait to see everyone.”

Among the 600-plus cars competing during JEGS SPEEDweek are the talented drivers in the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car classes, giving fans 270-mph racing during the regional event. In all, fans will have the chance to take in four days of incredible racing

“As a longtime partner with National Trail Raceway, we are looking forward to hosting the event at this state-of-the-art facility,” JEGS Social Media and Events Manager Makenna Brown said. “Since it is located in JEGS’s backyard of Central Ohio, it adds to how important this event is to us. Racers, get excited, it’s almost go time!”

For more information on the NHRA and the JEGS SPORTSnationals, please visit www.NHRA.com.

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About JEGS

JEGS Automotive, Inc. (“JEGS”) is a leading DTC, e-commerce retailer and distributor of automotive aftermarket parts and accessories to enthusiast customers, primarily through its online platform (JEGS.com) and third-party online marketplaces. The Company offers over two million different SKUs spanning across 800+ brands including its own private-label product offering, providing a wide variety of automotive parts for a diverse selection of vehicle types and vintages. JEGS operates two locations with approximately 400 employees and is headquartered in Delaware, OH.

About Lucas Oil

Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products was created with the simple philosophy of producing only the best line of lubricants and additives available anywhere. Today, it encompasses the most diversified range of products in the automotive, powersports, marine, industrial, outdoor, and motorsports marketplaces, many of which were created by Forrest Lucas himself. In total, the company boasts more than 300 premium products, representing the largest variety of shelf products of any oil company in the United States with a distribution network across 48 different countries. For more information, please visit www.LucasOil.com.

About NHRA

NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 20 national events featuring the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series and NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, as well as the Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by LearnEV+, NHRA Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown™, NHRA Holley EFI Factory X and Johnson’s Horsepowered Garage NHRA Mountain Motor Pro Stock at select national events. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and NHRA Street Legal™. 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 110 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 three racing facilities: Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park; and In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip in Southern California. For more information, log on to www.NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

Source: National Hot Rod Association

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