JEGS Backs NHRA Pro Mods
GLENDORA, Calif. — NHRA has named JEGS, one of the largest mail order automotive performance equipment companies in the United States, as presenting sponsor for the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series event at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, Aug. 27- Sept. 1 at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
It is the seventh of 10 races in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.
“The U.S. Nationals is the crown jewel,” said Troy Coughlin, vice president of JEGS. “To have the name JEGS associated with the most prestigious NHRA race on tour is something our family and the 350-plus associates at JEGS will take great pride in.”
Featuring the world’s fastest and most unique doorslammer race cars, the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series offers something for every kind of hot-rodding enthusiast. The growing class is highlighted by historic muscle cars like ’67 Mustangs and ’68 Firebirds and ’69 Camaros, as well as a wide variety of late model American muscle cars. With more than 3,000 horsepower, the suspended door pro mod cars travel the quarter-mile in less than six seconds at speeds exceeding 250 mph.
The 2014 NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series competes during a 10-race schedule, with each event televised on the Velocity Channel. The season kicked off at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals with Mike Castellana taking the opening victory over 2013 series champion Rickie Smith. Mike Janis took the second race of the season at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals, defeating Castellana in the final. Rickie Smith defeated Von Smith to win the third race of the season at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals.
Von Smith raced to victory in the fourth race of the season at the Toyota NHRA Summernationals in Englishtown, N.J., beating Jason Hamstra. In the fifth race of the season at the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol, Tenn., Pete Farber defeated Steve Matusek. The sixth race of the season saw 2012 series champion Troy Coughlin beat Von Smith to take the Wally at the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio.