Route 66 Raceway,
June, 30, 2012
Now celebrating its 28th year, the JEGS Allstars competition is one of the most highly anticipated events of the season for racers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. Racers can only qualify for one of the coveted spots on the JEGS Allstar team by winning a year-long competition within each of NHRA’s seven geographic divisions.
In addition to his 15 Top Alcohol Funny Car national championships, Frank Manzo is also a nine-time winner of the JEGS Allstars event, more than any other competitor. Manzo has also won six of the last seven JEGS Allstars Top Alcohol Funny Car titles.
Current NHRA pros Jeg Coughlin Jr., Morgan Lucas, Shawn Langdon, Rod Fuller, and Spencer Massey are all former winners of the JEGS Allstars race.
There are two women in this year’s JEGS Allstars field. Karen Stalba will represent the Northeast Division in the Top Alcohol Dragster class while reigning NHRA Super Stock world champion Jackie Alley will represent the Northwest Division.
Last year, the team from the South Central Division (Division 4) team claimed the overall championship for the sixth time since the inception of the program with a thrilling victory over the Pacific Division (Division 7) team. The final score was 1,300 for Division 4 and 1,200 for Division 7.
This year there are three drivers who have qualified for the JEGS Allstar event in two separate classes. Sherman Adcock will represent Division 2 in Super Comp and Super Gas. Slate Cummings will represent Division 4 in Stock and as the Super Stock blocker and Dylan Stott will be racing as part of the Division 2 team in Top Dragster and Top Sportsman.
Divisions 5 and 7 have never won the JEGS Allstars overall title since the inception of the program in 1985
There are 15 former or current NHRA national champions racing in this year’s JEGS Allstars event. They are Bill Reichert, Randy Meyer, Duane Shields, Frank Manzo, Tony Bartone, Bo Butner, Frank Aragona, Sal Biondo, Bruno Massel, Jackie Alley, Joe Santangelo, Gary Stinnett, Sherman Adcock, Todd Stewart, and Mike Ferderer.
The drivers in this year’s JEGS Allstars will represent 25
Former JEGS Allstars Comp champ Bruno Massel will return to this year’s event as a member of the Division 5 team. His father, Bruno, won the JEGS Allstars Super Comp title in 1989.
Since 1985, the JEGS Allstars has been contested in four locations;
The racers in the JEGS Allstars event will be competing for a share of more than $120,000 in cash awards posted by JEGS Mail Order. The overall team champions will split a $20,000 bonus.
Any driver who can win the JEGS Allstars on Saturday and then return to win the NHRA O’Reilly Route 66 Nationals title the following day will automatically be eligible for a “double-up” bonus from JEGS Mail Order.
Mike Coughlin will represent the North Central Division team for the third time behind the wheel of JEGS Mail Order Top Sportsman entry. Mike’s previous two appearances were in Super Comp and but resulted in runner-up finishes.
By The Numbers
JEGS Allstars Edition
3 Drivers in this year’s field who are qualified in two classes (Sherman Adcock Jr., Dylan Stott, and Slate Cummings)
7 JEGS Allstars Team Championships for Division 1
6 JEGS Allstars Team Championships for Divisions 2, and 3
9 JEGS Allstars wins for Top Alcohol Funny Car racer Frank Manzo, the most of any driver
20 Appearances for Frank Manzo in JEGS Allstars competition, the most of any driver
25 Different U.S. States represented by the 2012 JEGS Allstar team
77 Different drivers qualified for this year’s JEGS Allstars event
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