NHRA has announced a change to the structure in which racers earn points toward a berth in the popular JEGS Allstars program. Beginning with the 2018 JEGS Allstars event, racers will now count their best five in-division events toward their JEGS Allstars points total.
Previously a racer would count all in-division events toward their points total, but by moving to a racer’s best five events, it will open the program up to more JEGS Allstars hopefuls. The points structure will continue to be a 12-month points battle in that events in the second part of 2017, along with events at the beginning of 2018, will count towards a racer's 2018 points total.
Representing your NHRA home division at the prestigious JEGS Allstars and having the chance to be crowed a JEGS Allstar champion is a highlight of any racer's career. The annual event is hosted at the Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway outside Chicago with a weekend of activities. The JEGS Allstars welcome dinner kicks off the festivities on Friday night, followed by JEGS Allstars Saturday with the driver introductions pre-race ceremony, three rounds of competition, and a winner’s circle celebration that includes the crowning of both team and individual champions.
The 2017 JEGS Allstar Points are final in Divisions 1, 2, 4, 6, and 7. Division 3 will set its team after the Lucas Oil Series event in Norwalk this weekend, and the Division 5 team will be set the weekend of June 2-4, at SRCA Dragstrip in Great Bend, Kan. The Top Alcohol Regional Teams are set for the East, Central, and West Regions with the North Central Region finalizing their team this weekend.
The 2018 JEGS Allstars points begin at the following events:
Maple Grove Raceway, Reading, May 26-28, 2017
Atlanta Dragway, Atlanta, May 19-21, 2017
Route 66 Raceway, Chicago, June 2-4, 2017
Texas Motorplex Dallas, April 28-30, 2017
Bandimere Speedway, Denver, June 16-17, 2017
Mission Raceway Park, Mission, B.C., June 2-4, 2017
Auto Club Dragway at Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, Calif., May 19-21, 2017