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GLENDORA, Calif. (Aug. 31, 2015) – NHRA announced today it has named JEGS as the presenting sponsor for the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Sept. 2-7. The race is the seventh of 10 events for the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series in 2015.
“JEGS and JEGS.com couldn’t be more excited about returning as the title sponsor for the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series at the biggest and most prestigious NHRA national event there is, the 61st annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals,” said Scott Woodruff, JEGS Director of Media & Motorsports. “This event is filled with historic moments in the sport of NHRA Drag Racing and JEGS is proud to be a supporter of this exciting event. The NHRA Pro Mod class has exciting side-by-side action and is a thrilling fan favorite, which is exciting for JEGS.”
JEGS Mail Order and JEGS.com have been helping automobile enthusiasts for 55-years. Founded in 1960 by Jeg Coughlin Sr., a champion drag racer in his own right, JEGS and Team JEGS has produced three generations of Coughlins who have won some of drag racing’s most prestigious races and championships. JEGS still is privately held and operated by Jeg Sr.’s four sons – John, Troy, Mike, and Jeg Jr. – in Delaware, Ohio. Boasting 350 associates, the company sends out 18 million catalogs a year, registers more than a million hits a day on JEGS.com and generates more than $250 million in sales annually to customers worldwide. JEGS has been a longtime contingency partner with the NHRA. In addition, the company supports a number of racing series at the grassroots level.
Featuring the world’s fastest and most unique doorslammer race cars, the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series offers something for every kind of hot-rodding enthusiast. The growing class is highlighted by historic muscle cars, like ’67 Mustangs, ’68 Firebirds and ’69 Camaros, as well as a variety of late model American muscle cars. With more than 3,000 horsepower, the suspended door pro mod cars travel the quarter-mile in less than six seconds at speeds exceeding 250 mph.
The 2015 NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series is showcased in a 10-race schedule that includes stops at several NHRA national events across the country. Each event will be televised on the Velocity Channel, which is owned by the Discovery Network. Each race will air in a half-hour show, produced by Masters Entertainment Group, and will air during 10 consecutive weeks in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Through the first six races there have been six different winners. Bob Rahaim won the season-opening race in Gainesville, Fla. in mid-March while Don Walsh raced to victory in the series’ second event in late April at Royal Purple Raceway in Houston. Kenny Lang won the third Pro Mod event at Atlanta Dragway in early May and Bill Glidden raced to his first career victory at the season’s fourth event in Englishtown, N.J. Veteran racer Rickie Smith, a two-time and reigning world champion of the class, won the series’ fifth event in Bristol, Tenn. Mike Janis won the most recent event at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio in early July.
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 J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. 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 the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. 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 NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.