The best 64 racers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series will square off Saturday, Oct. 1 at Route 66 Raceway in the 2005 Jeg’s Allstars event during the Ameriquest NHRA Nationals. The $100,000 race within a race will pit the top points earners from NHRA’s seven geographic divisions against each other in the culmination of a yearlong points battle.

Competitors in Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street will compete for team and individual honors and a share of the $100,000 purse. Event Sponsor, Jeg’s 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 Allstars prize money doubled.

The team from the NHRA Southeast Division has won the Allstars team championship six times; more than any other division. The North Central and South Central Division teams each have five wins in the event’s 21-year history. The North Central Division dominated the action in the late 90s, winning four straight from 1996 to 1999. However, since the turn of the century it has been a battle between the Southeast and South Central Divisions. The team from the Southeast won in 2000, 2001 and 2004 while the South Central Division team won in 2002 and 2003.

Pro Stock driver Jeg Coughlin Jr. has been an Allstars representative for the North Central Division six times, winning the Super Gas class twice. Other NHRA PowerAde Series professional drivers who have competed in the Jeg’s Allstars event include Top Fuel drivers Cory McClenathan (Top Alcohol Dragster), Morgan Lucas (Top Alcohol Dragster), and Rod Fuller (Super Gas). Funny Car drivers Gary Scelzi (Top Alcohol Dragster) and Tony Bartone (Top Alcohol Funny Car), and Pro Stock pilot Greg Stanfield (Super Stock) have also been Allstars team members. This year, Jack Beckman will be pulling double duty at the Ameriquest NHRA Nationals. He will campaign in Top Fuel as well as run his Super Comp dragster as a representative on the Pacific Division Jeg’s Allstars team.

Jeg’s will host a banquet following Saturday’s Allstars competition to recognize the winning team and individual winners as well as all of the Allstars representatives and their teams.

2005 Jeg’s Allstars eliminator rosters

Top Alcohol Dragster
Division 1: Arthur Gallant
Division 2: Guy Kelly
Division 3: Marty Thacker
Division 4: Gene Snow
Division 5: Randy Meyer
Division 6: Steve Federlin
Division 7: Bob Perkins
Blocker: Ed Schmeeckle

Top Alcohol Funny Car
Division 1:Frank Manzo
Division 2: Mark Billington
Division 3: Danny Townsend
Division 4: Jimmy Jones
Division 5: Cy Chesterman
Division 6: Bucky Austin
Division 7: Steve Gasparrelli
Blocker: Jackie Stidham

Comp
Division 1: Frank Aragona Jr.
Division 2: David Eaton
Division 3: Bo Butner
Division 4: Rodger Brogdon
Division 5: Michael Johnson
Division 6: Dave Barcelon
Division 7: Vincent Deceglie
Blocker: Larry Pritchett

Super Stock
Division 1: Lincoln Morehead
Division 2: Mike Crutchfield
Division 3: Steve Graham
Division 4: Larry Stewart Jr.
Division 5: Gary Stinnett
Division 6: Sean Cour
Division 7: Kevin Smith
Blocker: Brad Plourd

Stock
Division 1: Don Pires Jr.
Division 2: Rod Johnson
Division 3: Ben Wenzel
Division 4: Steven Hall
Division 5: Dan Zrust
Division 6: Joe Sorensen
Division 7: Chad Loge
Blocker: Shane Carr

Super Comp
Division 1: Doug Doll Jr.
Division 2: Jim Perry
Division 3: Ron Erks
Division 4: Tommy Phillips
Division 5: Gary Stinnett
Division 6: Brandon Yoder
Division 7: Shawn Langdon
Blocker: Jack Beckman

Super Gas
Division 1: Ray Sawyer
Division 2: Steve Cohen
Division 3: Ron Erks
Division 4: Clark Mundt
Division 5: Michael Miller
Division 6: Stefan Kondolay
Division 7: Gerald Turczyn Jr.
Blocker: Steve Eckard

Super Street
Division 1: Eric Reiff
Division 2: Tony Fuller
Division 3: William Bennett Jr.
Division 4: Greg Parson
Division 5: Frank Nichols Jr.
Division 6: Dudley Gee
Division 7: Mike Decarolis
Blocker: Scott Rollins

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