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U.S. Nationals offers prestigious stage for 2020 JEGS Allstars competition

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 during the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals, adding even more prestige to the event.
17 Aug 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor

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.


East RegionJackie Fricke East RegionD.J. Cox Jr.
East RegionJosh Hart East RegionDan Pomponio
North Central RegionWill Smith North Central RegionChris Foster
North Central RegionJulie Nataas North Central RegionRay Drew
Central RegionMegan Meyer Central RegionAnnie Whiteley
Central RegionRachel Meyer Central RegionKris Hool
West RegionShawn Cowie West RegionBrian Hough
West RegionJoey Severance West RegionChris Marshall



Division 1Frank Aragona Jr. Division 1Steve Comella
Division 2Jim Kimbrough Division 2Mike Crutchfield
Division 3Chad Voges Division 3Irvin Johns
Division 4Craig Bourgeois Division 4David Rampy
Division 5Matt Harris Division 5Mike Mans
Division 6Ryan Warter Division 6Tom Gaynor
Division 7Scott McClay Division 7Kyle Rizzoli
Blocker (Division 1)Lee Zane Blocker (Division 3)Jeff Dona
Division 1Allison Doll Division 1Tom Stalba
Division 2Jeff Strickland Division 2Rusty Cook
Division 3James Kaekel Division 3Paige Coughlin
Division 4Slate Cummings Division 4Vernon Rowland
Division 5Tyler Wudarczyk Division 5Trevor Larson
Division 6Jeff Lane Division 6Brian Preszler
Division 7Justin Lamb Division 7Nick Cobb
Blocker (Division 4)Jeff Lopez Blocker (Division 4)Christopher Dodd
Division 1Charlie Kenopic Division 1Brian Sawyer
Division 2Craig Porter Division 2Kevin MacNicol
Division 3Jeremy Mason Division 3Denny Napier
Division 4Vernon Rowland Division 4John Leibham
Division 5Kris Whitfield Division 5Kristopher Thies
Division 6George Scott Division 6Gary Ericksen
Division 7Mike Boehner Division 7Dave Gotts
Blocker (Division 2)John Labbous Jr. Blocker (Division 4)Cy Hill
Division 1Jeff Taylor Division 1Jeff Brooks
Division 2Jeff Strickland Division 2David Tatum III
Division 3J.B. Strassweg Division 3Lester Johnson
Division 4Rusty Baxter Division 4Darian Boesch
Division 5Victoria Johnson Division 5Allen Firestone
Division 6Paul Nero Division 6Mike Ferderer
Division 7Cody Webber Division 7Doug Crumlich
Blocker (Division 4)Darian Boesch Blocker (Division 3)Kynon Dinkel