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The race-within-a-race program for NHRA's Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competitors is the NHRA JEGS Allstars. Contested at the Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Chicago, the event is reserved for 100 of NHRA's top Sportsman racers.
The best racers in ten categories from each of NHRA's seven geographic regions compete for team and individual honors and a share of the $119,000 purse. Racers accumulate points for the event at NHRA Lucas Oil divisional races prior to the competition.
The winning team splits $20,000. The winners in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car each earn $7,000; in Comp and Super Stock, $6,000 each; Top Sportsman and Top Dragster, $5000 each; and in Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street, $4,500 each.
Runners-up in all categories receive $2,000. A travel fund of $25,000 is included in the purse.
Additionally, JEGS High Performance offers a double-up bonus to any Allstars victor who also wins in his or her category at the Route 66 NHRA Nationals.
For the NHRA JEGS Allstars points standings, see the latest issue of National DRAGSTER.