JOLIET, Ill. (June 5) — On Saturday, June 10, a field of 62 of the best NHRA sportsman drag racers in North America will converge on Route 66 Raceway in Joliet to do battle for a share of a $100,000 payout during the 22nd annual JEG’S Allstars competition. The JEG’S Allstars features racing in eight NHRA sportsman eliminators – Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Competition, Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street. Competitors earn their way into this prestigious event by accumulating points during Lucas Oil Series events held within their home divisions. The seven divisional points leaders in each eliminator are joined by the defending event champs, who are invited to return as blockers.

Racers are competing for both individual and team honors during the event. The Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions will each receive $7,000. The Comp and Super Stock winners will earn $6,000 each and the champions in Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street will take home $4,500 apiece. The team that accumulates the most round wins during the competition will share in a $20,000 bonus. In addition, any racer who wins the JEG’S Allstars title on Saturday and returns on Sunday to win his or her respective category during final eliminations for the CARQUEST Auto Parts Nationals will receive double prize money directly from JEG’S.

Last year, the team from the North West Division claimed a narrow 1,200 to 1,000 point victory over the host team from the North Central Division. The championship was just the second for the North West Division, whose racers last won the title in 1988.

Last year’s individual category winners were Gene Snow (Top Alcohol Dragster), Frank Manzo (Top Alcohol Funny Car), Dave Barcelon (Comp), Kevin Smith (Super Stock), Rod Johnson (Stock), Shawn Langdon (Super Comp), Steve Cohen (Super Gas), and Eric Reiff (Super Street). Manzo, a six-time JEG’S Allstars champ, who represents the North East Division, also won the CARQUEST Auto Parts Nationals title, earning a $14,000 payday.

The JEG’S Allstars competition will get underway at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 10 with the semifinal round scheduled for 2:30 p.m., and the final rounds for 4 p.m. Following the final rounds, JEG’S will host an awards dinner for all of the competitors and their crews.

2006 JEG’S Allstars Rosters



Top Alcohol Dragster

Division 1 Art Gallant
Division 2 Artie Allen
Division 3 Marty Thacker
Division 4 Steve Torrence
Division 5 Richard Putz
Division 6 none
Division 7 Mike Austin
Blocker none


Top Alcohol Funny Car

Division 1 Fran Manzo
Division 2 Mark Billington
Division 3 Mick Snyder
Division 4 Brandon Lewis
Division 5 Cy Chesterman
Division 6 Bucky Austin
Division 7 Doug Gordon
Blocker Danny Townsend


Competition

Division 1 Frank Aragona
Division 2 Glen Treadwell
Division 3 Jeff Taylor
Division 4 Joey Tanksley
Division 5 Michael Johnson
Division 6 Michael Stone
Division 7 Dean Carter
Blocker Dave Barcelon


Super Stock

Division 1 Joe Santangelo II
Division 2 Hugh Meeks III
Division 3 Jeff Dona
Division 4 Joe Teuton III
Division 5 Don Duke
Division 6 Mike Lewis
Division 7 Greg Luneack
Blocker Kevin Smith


Stock

Division 1 Don Pires
Division 2 Mickey Whaley
Division 3 Ben Wenzel
Division 4 Jimmy Hidalgo Jr.
Division 5 Gene Mosbek
Division 6 Mike Lewis
Division 7 Errol Farmer
Blocker Joe Sorenson


Super Comp

Division 1 Dick Dorr
Division 2 Todd Ewing
Division 3 Ron Erks
Division 4 Doug Miller
Division 5 Gary Stinnett
Division 6 Ty Anderson
Division 7 Greg Boutte
Blocker Shawn Langdon


Super Gas

Division 1 George Smith
Division 2 David Tatum III
Division 3 Rock Haas
Division 4 Jimmy Lewis
Division 5 Butch Kleewein
Division 6 Wayne Linder Jr.
Division 7 Rick Beckstrom
Blocker Steve Cohen


Super Street

Division 1 Lynn Hoosigian
Division 2 Mike Ruff
Division 3 Justin Rosenbohm
Division 4 Jeremy Wilson
Division 5 A.J. Percival
Division 6 Ray Carlson
Division 7 Gary Thompson
Blocker Eric Reiff


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