JEGS Speedweek found its way to National Trail Raceway over the weekend making for a week filled of racing.
Beginning the week with a day of testing, National Trail Raceway hosted JEGS Speedweek where the LODRS Division 3 race and the JEGS Sportsnationals were completed in the same week. Racers traveled from all over the country for a chance to win a special edition copper Wally.
Racing for the JEGS Sportsnationals took place from Saturday-Monday morning where the remaining rounds were completed due to an unexpected rain shower on late Sunday afternoon.
Read below for race results of each class.
2019 Division 3 Champion Chad Voges started off his 2020 season in a great way taking home the Competition Eliminator wally after defeating Greg Kamplain in the final round. Voges had the starting line advantage and never trailed to take home the win.
David Billingsley was the semi-finalist.
Jeff Dona took his Pontiac Firebird to the winner’s circle after opponent Todd Frantz turned on the red bulb by -.002. Dona was .020 and lifted to coast to a victory.
Jeff Ross was the semi-finalist.
Eric Campolito visited the national event winner’s circle for the first time after defeating Bryan Merkle in the final round. Campolito was .038 and ran dead on his dial-in to take home the trophy.
Wayne Stephenson and Todd Hoven were the semi-finalists.
Phillip Oakley took his blower throttle stop combination to the winner’s circle after defeating world champion Johnny Labbous in the final round. Oakley had the starting line advantage, .011 to .024, and ran 8.92 on the 8.90 index.
Troy Williams Jr. was the semi-finalist.
Dwight Nuest took home the Super Gas Copper Wally after defeating Sarah Becker in the final round. Nuest had the starting line advantage and went dead on the 9.90 index for the Wally.
Bill Jackson was the semi-finalist.
After runnering-up the divisional event, Mark Smith decided it was the right time to visit the winner’s circle and defeated Rocky VanNote in the final round for the trophy. VanNote had the starting line advantage, but Smith went 10.901 to take home the trophy.
Jeff McMillen was the semi-finalist.
John Benoit drove his Corvette to the winner’s circle after defeating Chris Osborn in the final round of Top Sportsman. Benoit had the starting line advantage, .010 to .031, and never trailed for the victory.
Tommy Turner and Jeff Melnick were the semi-finalists.
Multi-time World Champion Anthony Bertozzi visited the winner’s circle after coming up a little bit short in the divisional event and settling for runner-up. Bertozzi defeated Mike Coughlin in the 6.18 heads up final round. Anthony was .002 and ran a 6.19 to take home the trophy.
Ryan Burba and Patty Fisher were the semi-finalists.
Congratulations to all the JEGS Speedweek winners!
About the author: Megan Strassweg is a 22 year old Super Comp racer from Louisville, Kentucky. She races a 2015 American Dragster sponsored by Coolshirt Systems. She graduated from Western Kentucky University in May of 2020 with a degree in Photojournalism and a minor in Entrepreneurship. Megan works at Jim Butner Auto in the Finance Department. Growing up at the racetrack, drag racing is all she has known and never plans to give up on it.