GLENDORA, Calif. (October 30, 2019) – One of the most widely known and prestigious weekends on the Sportsman racing calendar, the JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals, will be back at National Trail Raceway on July 18-19, 2020.
After a three-year hiatus from National Trail Raceway, the race made a return to the track, located just outside of Columbus, Ohio, in 2019 following owner and management changes. The race was previously held at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Ky. during the hiatus.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have the JEGS SPORTSnationals return to National Trail Raceway,” said Jay Livingston, owner of National Trail Raceway.
Following the success of the 2019 race, the annual event will feature tough competition from the most talented sportsman racers from around the country. The JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals regularly has a purse of over $100,000, along with bonuses and national event product contingency awards.New for 2020, Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol funny car will put on a thrilling show for fans. The race will also feature exciting action in multiple Sportsman classes, including Super Stock, Stock, Super Gas, Super Street, Super Comp, Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator, along with Sportsman Motorcycle, returning for the third time.
As an added bonus, all sportsman Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series categories will earn an event Grade Point towards national event entries, giving racers the opportunity to enter into national events.
“JEGS will be celebrating our 60th anniversary in 2020 and having this combo event weekend will be huge for sportsman racers and Central Ohio,” said Scott Woodruff, director of media and motorsports for JEGS Automotive Inc. “We are also adding Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car to the JEGS SPORTSnationals in 2020. Our goal has always been to improve events each year we are involved. This only strengthens our longstanding commitment to the NHRA sportsman racers. This will be an exciting weekend for racers and fans alike and we can’t wait.”
More information is to come as National Trail Raceway looks to make the JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals an exciting, annual must-attend event for race fans.Photos courtesy of NHRA
Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and E3 Spark NHRA Plugs Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers NHRA Jr. Street program for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. NHRA’s Youth and Education Services (YES) Program reaches over 30,000 students annually to ignite their interest in automotive and racing related careers. In addition, NHRA owns and operates four racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to www,NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.