Third Annual NHRA JEGS Pacific SPORTSnationals Returns to Auto Club Dragway
The quarter-mile Auto Club Dragway at Auto Club Speedway will host the Third Annual NHRA JEGS Pacific SPORTSnationals presented by K&N, a national event exclusively for NHRA Sportsman competitors in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, October 3-5, 2008.
“It’s great to welcome back NHRA Sportsman Racers from around the West Coast at Auto Club Dragway for the Third Annual NHRA JEGS Pacific SPORTSnationals,” said Auto Club Speedway president, Gillian Zucker. “It’s become one of the premier events on the Auto Club Dragway schedule and it continues to grow every year.”
The NHRA JEGS Pacific SPORTSnationals presented by K&N will feature a purse of nearly $65,000 plus more than $400,000 in contingency postings and competition in six NHRA Lucas Oil Series categories, including Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. NHRA Lucas Oil Series national event points will be awarded to drivers in all categories except Super Street. The division’s Top Sportsman and Top Dragster classes will also run in conjunction with the race.
The focus of the event will be on competition in the core NHRA Sportsman categories but the action will include Stock and Super Stock class eliminations on Friday. Saturday’s action will include the Top Sportsman/Top Dragster Shootout and Eric "Edub" Whitcomb will entertain crowds throughout the day with his one-of-a-kind motorcycle stunt show.
General admission tickets for Friday’s racing are just $10, while tickets for Saturday and Sunday’s action are just $20. Children 12 years or younger are admitted free with a paid adult. Parking is FREE and every ticket's a pit pass! For additional ticket information, please contact Auto Club Dragway at (909) 429-5060, click here or visit www.nhra.com.
About Auto Club Dragway
In November of 2005, the Automobile Club of Southern California signed a five-year entitlement agreement for the quarter-mile strip home to a competitive Division 7 NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Junior Drag League Racing program sponsored by the Auto Club and the AAA-sponsored NHRA Street Legal Drag Racing program. In addition to these events, NHRA's Summit Series, Pacific Street Car Association and Super Categories use the dragstrip. Auto Club Dragway at Auto Club Speedway is a NHRA sanctioned track. For more information on Auto Club Dragway, please call (909) 429-5060 or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com/dragway.
About Auto Club Speedway
Don’t miss out on the West Coast Premiere of NASCAR, the Auto Club 500 on February 22, 2009. See the biggest stars of NASCAR including Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon, and Juan Pablo Montoya as they reach speeds of more than 200 miles per hour. NASCAR racing is a full day of excitement and entertainment that includes sponsor displays, live musical entertainment, great food and fun for the whole family. Enjoy the Speedway’s fan amenities, including new escalators, shade structures and misting zones, souvenir shopping and Apex by Wolfgang Puck. To purchase tickets for the Auto Club 500 weekend call 800-944-RACE (7223), or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com for more information.
Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. It presents 24 events through its NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. NHRA has 80,000 members and 140 member tracks. NHRA-sanctioned sportsman and bracket racing series provide competition opportunities for drivers of all levels. NHRA develops the stars of tomorrow by offering the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, NHRA Summit Racing Series and NHRA Street Legal Drags presented by AAA. NHRA also offers the O’Reilly Auto Parts Jr. Drag Racing League for youths ages 8 to 17.
About JEGS High Performance
In 1960, Jeg Coughlin Sr. opened JEGS High Performance in Columbus, Ohio. Jeg was a speed freak, but was limited by his Midwest location that made it difficult to find the parts he wanted. As he slowly found his parts, friends came to him to build their engines. Soon he opened a retail business. In 1988 Jeg’s four sons, John, Troy, Mike and Jeg, Jr., purchased the operation with the assistance of their father. After several expansions at the original location, what started out as a 4,000 square-foot speed shop now encompasses a 100,000 square-foot warehouse, a chassis shop, a call center and the original retail store. Two other stores and two additional call centers are also located in the metropolitan Columbus area. In the fall of 1999 a newly built state-of-the-art distribution center and headquarters opened. There are now over 300 associates.