GLENDORA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2016) – The much anticipated return of the JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals to Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Ky., Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29 is taking shape with the event schedule being announced today.  This year’s event is expected to be the largest sportsman only national event ever with over $108,000 in cash purse and special bonus races plus product contingency awards.

JEGS, NHRA and the Dallas Jones-family will be hosting a huge southern cookout for all racers and crews in the “Shady Grove” pavilion adjacent to the pit area following Friday’s opening day of racing.  In addition, Beech Bend Amusement Park and Splash Lagoon Water Park will be open Friday evening for a special JEGS Family and Friends Night.

Saturday racing will feature heads-up class racing in Super Stock and Stock eliminators along with bonus Fast Four Shootout races in Comp, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman and Shootouts in the three super eliminator categories including Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street.

Qualifying will set a 32-car field in Competition, 128-car fields in Super Stock and Stock and expanded 64-car fields in both Top Dragster and Top Sportsman.  All run fields will be contested in Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street.

Eliminations for all classes will be held on Sunday with National points at stake in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series including Competition, Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Top Sportsman and Top Dragster categories while Lucas Oil Divisional points will be awarded in Super Street.  Memorial Day Monday is planned as a travel day or if needed as a completion day for the event.

The gate will open for the event on Thursday at 9 a.m.


Beech Bend Raceway Park – Bowling Green, Ky. (May 27-29, 2016)

Thursday, May 26:


Credentials & Parking (24 Hour Gate once opened)

9 a.m.

NHRA Tech & Registration

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.



Friday, May 27:


Credentials & Parking

24 Hr. Gate

Tech Inspection

7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Qualifying (2)  (Session Order: SST, Stock, SG, SS, SC – No Clean-up Runs)

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Top Dragster Qualifying (1)

4 p.m.

Top Sportsman Qualifying (1)

4:30 p.m.

Comp Eliminator Qualifying (1)

5 p.m.




6-9 p.m.



Saturday, May 28:


Gates Open

24 Hr. Gate

Tech Inspection

7 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Time Trials: (Session Order: SST, SG, SC)

8 a.m.

Class Eliminations Stock & Super Stock

10:00 a.m.

Top Dragster Qualifying (2)

12:00 & 4:00 p.m.

Top Sportsman Qualifying (2)

12:30 & 4:30 p.m.

Competition Qualifying (2)

1:30 & 5:00 p.m.

Super Eliminator Shootouts (SC, SG & SST – 16 cars each, qual.)

2 p.m.

Fast Four Top Dragster / Fast Four Top Sportsman

4 p.m.

Fast Four Comp

5 p.m.



Sunday, May 29:


Gates Open

24 Hr. Gate

Eliminations Round 1

  (Run Order: Super Street, Stock, Super Gas, Super Stock, Super Comp)

8 a.m.

Top Dragster – Top Sportsman Round 1

11 a.m.

Special Award Ceremonies

12:30 p.m.

Competition Eliminator Round 1

1:00 p.m.

Winner’s Circle

7 p.m.





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