JEGS.com, one of the largest high-performance automotive equipment retailers in the United States, once again sets the stage for one of the most intense Sportsman competitions of the year. For more than 35 years, the JEGS Allstars has assembled the top Sportsman drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series to face off in a battle for individual and team honors.
The 2020 JEGS Allstars event will take place on Friday, Sept. 4, at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis during the NHRA’s biggest annual event, the prestigious Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals. This race-within-a-race will pit the top points 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, Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, Top Dragster, and Top Sportsman will compete for a share of the $124,000 purse. Event sponsor JEGS has also offered a double-up bonus to racers who win the JEGS Allstars and Sunday’s U.S. Nationals title in the same category.
The JEGS Allstars Top Alcohol regional team championship was introduced in 2013 with the best Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car drivers from each of the four regions going head to head. In 2019, the Central Region took home the championship. They were joined in victory by the South Central Division team, who scored their eighth win and third straight in the JEGS Allstars team championship competition.
The defending JEGS Allstars winners are Joey Severance (Top Alcohol Dragster), Ray Drew (Top Alcohol Funny Car), Frank Aragona Jr. (Comp), Jeff Dona (Super Stock), Jeff Lopez (Stock), Christopher Dodd (Super Comp), John Labbous Jr. (Super Gas), Cy Hill (Super Street), Darian Boesch (Top Dragster), and Kynon Dinkel (Top Sportsman).
Aragona, who is also the reigning Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Comp champ, will be gunning for his third straight Allstars crown while the Meyer sisters, reigning Top Alcohol Dragster champion Megan and younger sibling Rachel, will again represent the Central Region and their Meyer Racing teammate, Julie Nataas, will be one of the North Central representatives. They will be joined by a fourth female representative, East Region frontrunner Jackie Fricke. Defending Allstars champ Severance is also back in the field and will serve as a blocker for the West Region.
Boesch, last year’s Top Dragster winner, is also seeded back into the field as a blocker for Division 4 but also qualified for the Division 4 Top Sportsman berth. Division 4’s Vernon Rowland also is qualified for two fields, in Super Comp and Super Gas, as is Division 2’s Jeff Strickland, who earned berths in both Stock and Top Dragster.
David Rampy, one of NHRA Sportsman racing’s greats with 100 national event victories, will return from his 2019-ending retirement to compete in the Allstars after remaining qualified for the Division 4 Super Stock berth.
JEGS ALL STARS REGIONAL COMPETITION
|TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER||TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR|
|East Region||Jackie Fricke||East Region||D.J. Cox Jr.|
|East Region||Josh Hart||East Region||Dan Pomponio|
|North Central Region||Will Smith||North Central Region||Chris Foster|
|North Central Region||Julie Nataas||North Central Region||Ray Drew|
|Central Region||Megan Meyer||Central Region||Annie Whiteley|
|Central Region||Rachel Meyer||Central Region||Kris Hool|
|West Region||Shawn Cowie||West Region||Brian Hough|
|West Region||Joey Severance||West Region||Chris Marshall|
JEGS ALL STARS DIVISIONAL COMPETITION
|Division 1||Frank Aragona Jr.||Division 1||Steve Comella|
|Division 2||Jim Kimbrough||Division 2||Mike Crutchfield|
|Division 3||Chad Voges||Division 3||Irvin Johns|
|Division 4||Craig Bourgeois||Division 4||David Rampy|
|Division 5||Matt Harris||Division 5||Mike Mans|
|Division 6||Ryan Warter||Division 6||Tom Gaynor|
|Division 7||Scott McClay||Division 7||Kyle Rizzoli|
|Blocker (Division 1)||Lee Zane||Blocker (Division 3)||Jeff Dona|
|Division 1||Allison Doll||Division 1||Tom Stalba|
|Division 2||Jeff Strickland||Division 2||Rusty Cook|
|Division 3||James Kaekel||Division 3||Paige Coughlin|
|Division 4||Slate Cummings||Division 4||Vernon Rowland|
|Division 5||Tyler Wudarczyk||Division 5||Trevor Larson|
|Division 6||Jeff Lane||Division 6||Brian Preszler|
|Division 7||Justin Lamb||Division 7||Nick Cobb|
|Blocker (Division 4)||Jeff Lopez||Blocker (Division 4)||Christopher Dodd|
|SUPER GAS||SUPER STREET|
|Division 1||Charlie Kenopic||Division 1||Brian Sawyer|
|Division 2||Craig Porter||Division 2||Kevin MacNicol|
|Division 3||Jeremy Mason||Division 3||Denny Napier|
|Division 4||Vernon Rowland||Division 4||John Leibham|
|Division 5||Kris Whitfield||Division 5||Kristopher Thies|
|Division 6||George Scott||Division 6||Gary Ericksen|
|Division 7||Mike Boehner||Division 7||Dave Gotts|
|Blocker (Division 2)||John Labbous Jr.||Blocker (Division 4)||Cy Hill|
|TOP DRAGSTER||TOP SPORTSMAN|
|Division 1||Jeff Taylor||Division 1||Jeff Brooks|
|Division 2||Jeff Strickland||Division 2||David Tatum III|
|Division 3||J.B. Strassweg||Division 3||Lester Johnson|
|Division 4||Rusty Baxter||Division 4||Darian Boesch|
|Division 5||Victoria Johnson||Division 5||Allen Firestone|
|Division 6||Paul Nero||Division 6||Mike Ferderer|
|Division 7||Cody Webber||Division 7||Doug Crumlich|
|Blocker (Division 4)||Darian Boesch||Blocker (Division 3)||Kynon Dinkel|