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JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals returns to Beech Bend Raceway Park

The JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals returns to Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Ky., for the second consecutive year on Memorial Day weekend, for three days of intense racing action.
15 May 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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The JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals returns to Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Ky., for the second consecutive year on Memorial Day weekend, for three days of intense racing action. The event is set to take place May 26-28 and will once again feature the best Sportsman racers from across the country and will have over $108,000 in cash purse and special bonus races plus product contingency awards.

The racing action begins on Friday at 8 a.m. when the racers take to the track for qualifying runs. Super Stock, Stock, Super Gas, Super Street, and Super Comp along with Top Dragster, Top Sportsman, and Comp Eliminator will take to the track during the day. 

The evening will conclude with a special southern-style cookout for the competitors hosted by JEGS, NHRA, and the Dallas Jones family. The cookout will take place in the “Shady Grove” pavilion adjacent to the pit area following the racing activities. Families can also take part in a special JEGS Family and Friends Night at Beech Bend Amusement Park and Splash Lagoon Water Park. 

The racing continues on Saturday and will feature heads-up class racing in Super Stock and Stock, as well as bonus C-Tech Fast Four Shootout races in Comp and Racing RVs Top Dragster and Top Sportsman. K&N Super Shootouts will take place in the three Super-eliminator categories: Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street.

Qualifying will be set on Saturday for a 32-car field in Competition, 128-car fields in Super Stock and Stock, and expanded 64-car fields in both Top Dragster and Top Sportsman. All-run fields will be contested in Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street.

Eliminations for all classes will be held on Sunday with national points at stake in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, including Comp, Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Top Sportsman, and Top Dragster categories, while Lucas Oil divisional points will be awarded in Super Street. 

Memorial Day Monday is planned as a travel day or, if needed, as a completion day for the event.

Gates will open for the event on Thursday at 9 a.m.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24
Parking Noon - 5 p.m.
THURSDAY, MAY 25
Credentials & Parking (24 Hour Gate once opened) 9 a.m.
NHRA Tech & Registration 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
FRIDAY, MAY 26
Credentials & Parking 24 Hr. Gate
Tech Inspection 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Qualifying (2) (Session Order: SST, Stock, SG, SS, SC ; No Clean-up Runs) 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Top Dragster and Top Sportsman Qualifying (1) 4 p.m.
Comp Eliminator Qualifying (1) 5 p.m.
JEGS Racer Appreciation Cookout  
JEGS Family Night at Beech Bend Park 6-9 p.m.
SATURDAY, MAY 27
Gates Open 24 Hr. Gate
Tech Inspection 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Time Trials: (Session Order: SST, SG, SC) 8 a.m.
Class Eliminations Stock & Super Stock 10:00 a.m.
Top Dragster and Top Sportsman Qualifying (2) 12:00 & 4:00 p.m.
Competition Qualifying (2) 1:30 & 5:00 p.m.
Super Eliminator Shootouts (SC, SG & SST – 16 cars each, qual.) 2 p.m.
Fast Four Top Dragster/Fast Four Top Sportsman 4 p.m.
Fast Four Comp 5 p.m.
SUNDAY, MAY 28
Gates Open 24 Hr. Gate
Eliminations Round 1 (Run Order: Super Street, Stock, Super Gas, Super Stock, Super Comp) 8 a.m.
Top Dragster – Top Sportsman Round 1 11 a.m.
Special Award Ceremonies 12:30 p.m.
Competition Eliminator Round 1:00 p.m.
Winner’s Circle 7 p.m.
Event schedule subject to change`