JEGS NHRA Super Quick Series Celebrates Silver Aniversary
Glendora, CA
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Jegs Super Quick Series


The JEGS NHRA Super Quick Series will celebrate its 25th season in 2013 with a record 11-race schedule set to crisscross the NHRA North Central Division.  The series opens as part of the NHRA Spring Sportsman XXI National Open at Gateway Motorsports Park in St. Louis and concludes at the NHRA Fall Classic National Open at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.


The opening and closing events of the series will feature expanded 64-car fields with 32-car qualified fields sandwich in between at each of the other nine events including a return to National Trail Raceway near Jegs’ headquarters just outside Columbus, Ohio and a new stop at Beacon Dragway opening in Paducah, Ky.


The JEGS NHRA Super Quick Series is the longest running eighth-mile touring racing series in the country with the year-end champion crowned on points earned at their best seven of the 11-race 2013 series events.  Each of the past several seasons have produced exciting finishes in the chase for the point championship with Jeremy York’s title last year not decided until the quarter-final round of the last race of the year.


York will be out to defend his championship and looking to join James Monroe, Bo Boles, Tim Branon, Tommy Radloff and Randy Estridge as a two-time champion during the series’ 25-year run.  A number of past champions and top finishers from last year are also expected to contend for the special silver Wally trophy including Bobby Small of Hartford, Ky.; Tony Virgilio of Cloverdale, Ind. the only two-time event winner last year; Scott Carman of Lewisport, Ky.; Nick Hamilton of Dresden, Ohio; Ken Storey in Sebree, Ky.; Mike King of Marysville, Ohio and Ken Simpson from Grand Rapids, Mich. all of whom made the full 2012 tour.


Once again top qualifiers will be gunning to earn a berth in the year-end JEGS Super Quick Shootout, a special race-within-a-race as part of the season final at Indianapolis.  The season’s top eight qualifiers make up the shootout field based on qualifying points with 32 points awarded to the number one qualifier down to 1 point for the 32nd qualifier at each of the series events leading up to the final event in Indy.  The bonus event purse and event low qualifier bonuses amount to over $4,000 in JEGS Performance gift certificates.


“We are extremely proud of this year’s silver anniversary milestone for the series which couldn’t have been reached without the support of JEGS”, stated Division Director Jay Hullinger.  “Over the years the Coughlin family, who operate the giant automotive mail order and retail business, has participated in series events when their busy race and business schedules allowed.  Just like their family the series has been here long enough to see second and even third generation drivers participate.”


Lewis Bloom “Stat Guy” on ESPN’s coverage of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will be making a visit to Bunker Hill Dragstrip, August 10 to cover the JEGS NHRA Super Quick Series.  The NHRA Sportsman Spotlight segment is tentatively scheduled to air in the fall as part of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series show on ESPN2.


Other stops on the series will include Beech Bend Raceway Park, May 25; Lyons Raceway Park, June 1; National Trail Raceway, June 15; Crossroads Dragway, June 22; Kil-Kare Dragway, July 13; Pacemakers Dragway Park, July 27; Coles County Dragway, August 17 and Beacon Dragway, Sept. 7.


In 1960, Jeg Coughlin Sr. founded JEGS as a small speed shop in Columbus, Ohio.  Today JEGS High Performance has become a giant in the industry with two retail stores, four call centers, and a massive distribution warehouse that delivers more than $250 million worth of products to automobile enthusiasts all over the world each year.  Following in their patriarch father’s footsteps sons John, Troy, Mike and Jeg, Jr. have excelled in drag racing including five NHRA World Championships, 12 Division Championships, and well over 100 victories at both the national, divisional, and local level.  And now a third generation of Coughlin’s is blossoming on the track.  For more information on JEGS log on to


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 NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels from national, regional and local events.  In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville in Florida; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California.  For more information, log on to, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.






April 13 & 14

NHRA Spring Sportsman Challenge XXI


JEGS NHRA Super Quick Series (Bonus 64-car field!)


Gateway Motorsports Park - Madison, Illinois



May 25

27th Annual NHRA SportsNATIONAL OPEN


JEGS NHRA Super Quick Series


Beech Bend Raceway Park – Bowling Green, Kentucky



June 1

JEGS NHRA Super Quick Series


Lyons Raceway Park – Lyons, Indiana



June 15

JEGS NHRA Super Quick Series


National Trail Raceway – Columbus, Ohio



June 22

JEGS NHRA Super Quick Series


Crossroads Dragway – Terre Haute, Indiana



July 13

JEGS NHRA Super Quick Series


Kil-Kare Dragway – Xenia, Ohio



July 27
JEGS NHRA Super Quick Series


Pacemakers Dragway Park – Mt. Vernon, Ohio



August 10

JEGS NHRA Super Quick Series


Bunker Hill Dragstrip – Bunker Hill, Indiana



August 17
JEGS NHRA Super Quick Series


Coles County Dragway USA – Charleston, Illinois



Sept. 7

JEGS NHRA Super Quick Series


Beacon Dragway – Paducah, Kentucky



October 19 & 20



JEGS NHRA Super Quick Series (Bonus 64 car field!)


October 19
JEGS NHRA Super Quick Shootout


Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis – Clermont, Indiana

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