JEGS Allstars set to battle at Route 66 Raceway

The 2017 JEGS Allstars event will take place on Saturday, July 8, at Route 66 Raceway during the Fallen Patriots Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by K&N, pitting the top drivers in NHRA's seven geographical
29 Jun 2017
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For 33 years, the JEGS Allstars has brought together the top racers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series to face off in a battle of the “Best of the Best.” The 2017 JEGS Allstars event will take place on Saturday, July 8, at Route 66 Raceway during the Fallen Patriots Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by K&N. The $124,000 race within a race will pit the top point’s earners from NHRA’s seven geographic divisions and four Top Alcohol regions against each other in the culmination of a yearlong points battle. 

Competitors in Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman will compete for team and individual honors and a share of the $124,000 purse. Event sponsor JEGS High Performance has also offered a “double-up” bonus to racers. Any Allstars representative who wins the Allstars event and goes on to win the national event will have their Allstar prize money doubled.

The JEGS Allstars Top Alcohol Regional Team championship was introduced four years ago with the best Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car drivers from each of the four regions going head to head as the West Region took home the championship in 2016. They were joined by the West Central Division Team who scored their second win in the JEGS Allstar team championship competition. 

There are three drivers pulling double duty for their team this year. The Southeast Division has Steve Furr looking to take home a title in Super Gas and Top Dragster while Aaron Stanfield will represent the South Central Division in both Super Stock and Top Dragster. For the second year in a row, Trevor Larson is entered in two classes for the West Central Division, having doubled up at last year’s event winning the 2016 JEGS Allstars in both Super Comp and Super Gas. 

Defending JEGS Allstars champions include Chris Demke (Top Alcohol Dragster); Shane Westerfield (Top Alcohol Funny Car); Troy Galbraith (Comp Eliminator); Slate Cummings (Super Stock); Mick Alley (Stock); Trevor Larson (Super Comp); Trevor Larson (Super Gas); Jonathan Anderson (Super Street); JJ Heber (Top Sportsman) and Joe Hessling (Top Dragster).

Former Pro Stock driver Jeg Coughlin Jr., has been an Allstars representative for the North Central division six times, winning the Super Gas class twice. Several of today’s NHRA Mello Yello Series stars are past Allstars participants, including and Shawn Langdon (SC, 2005-07; won in ’05 and ’06) as well as Funny Car drivers Tim Wilkerson (Top Alcohol Funny Car, 1995), and Jack Beckman (Super Comp 2004 and 2005; runner-up ‘04). 

 

2017 JEGS ALLSTARS ROSTERS

EAST REGION
TAD Rich McPhillips
TAD Rich Bourke
TAFC Phil Burkart
TAFC DJ Cox
 
NORTH CENTRAL REGION
TAD Jared Dreher
TAD Mia Tedesco
TAFC Andrew Bohl
TAFC Chris Foster
 
CENTRAL REGION
TAD Megan Meyer
TAD Dean Dubbin
TAFC John Lombardo Jr
TAFC Kris Hool
 
WEST REGION
TAD Joey Severance
TAD Chris Demke
TAFC Chris Marshall
TAFC Shane Westerfield
 
NORTHEAST DIVISION
COMP Doug Doll
SS James Antonette
STK Justin Picillo
SC Ed McCleaft
SG Mike Saywer
SST Shawn Fricke
TS Ron Riegel
TD Vince Musilino
 
SOUTHEAST DIVISION
COMP Jenny Treadwell
SS Kevin Riner
STK Jeff Longhany
SC David Morris.
SG Steve Furr
SST Matt Weston
TS Jacki Robison
TD Steve Furr
Blocker-SST Johnathan Anderson
 
NORTH CENTRAL DIVISION
COMP Brian Browell
SS Jeff Dona
STK Andrew Hill
SC Phil Smida
SG Jacob Elrod
SST Donald Barnhart
TS Mark McDonald
TD John Stressweg
Blocker-Comp Troy Galbraith
Blocker-Top Dragster Joe Hessling
 
SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISION
COMP Keith Hall
SS Slate Cummings
STK Austin Williams
SC Christopher Dodd
SG Jackson Collier
SST Bryan Sandlin
TS Ricky Vedros
TD Aaron Stanfield
Blocker-SS Aaron Stanfield
 
WEST CENTRAL DIVISION  
COMP James Greenheck
SS Brett Speer
STK Darrel Goheen
SC Nick Folk
SG Trevor Larson
SST John Kastner
TS Paul Pitman
TD Phil Unruh
Blocker--SC Trevor Larson
Blocker-SG Bill Cawsey
Blocker-TS JJ Heber
 
NORTHWEST DIVISION
COMP Brian Hyerstay
SS Rick McKenny
STK Brad Burton
SC Randy Beck
SG David Kelly
SST John Dalrymple
TS Don Sefton
TD Paul Nero
Blocker-STK Mick Alley
 
PACIFIC DIVISION
COMP Doug Lambeck
SS Kyle Rizzoli
STK Tibor Kadar
SC Robert Naber
SG Kenneth Mostowich
SST Greg Ventura
TS Douglas Crumlich
TD Jesse Adams
Bolded names indicate defending Allstars champions

 

JEGS ALLSTARS AWARDS BONUSES

Category Winner Runner-up
Top Alcohol Dragster $7,000 $2,000
Top Alcohol Funny Car $7,000 $2,000  
Comp Eliminator $6,000 $2,000
Super Stock $6,000 $2,000  
Top Sportsman $5,000 $2,000
Top Dragster $5,000 $2,000
Stock $4,500 $2,000
Super Comp $4,500 $2,000
Super Gas $4,500 $2,000
Super Street $4,500 $2,000
Totals $54,000 $20,000

 

Team championships (shared between the members of the divisional and regional teams): $25,000
Tow Money (share based on each racer’s percentage of total miles): $25,000


Total JEGS Allstars award bonus: $124,000