JEGS Extends NHRA Bonus Program
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competitors in Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street, along with competitors in Top Sportsman and Top Dragster, vie for team and individual honors and a share of the $119,000 purse. The extension calls for an increase in total purse to $124,000 beginning in 2014, when the newly formed Top Alcohol Regional Team Championship will include an additional $5,000.
Next year will mark the 30th anniversary of the JEGS Allstars event, which is contested at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway near Chicago.
The event is televised on ESPN2 as part of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series show. The winning team splits $20,000 and the winners in the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car categories earn $7,000 each, while the winners in Competition Eliminator and Super Stock earn $6,000 each. Top Sportsman and Top Dragster winners earn $5,000 and Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street winners earn $4,500. Runners-up in all categories get $2,000.
“We’re very excited to extend our relationship with JEGS Automotive through the year 2016,” said Gary Darcy, senior vice president, sales and marketing, NHRA. “JEGS has always had a strong commitment to NHRA and sportsman racing and through this extension will be the title rights sponsor of this very important program for 15 consecutive years and we will work together to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the all-important program in 2014.”