Words by Alex Owens
Event five and six of the seven race JEGS Super Quick Series takes place on Saturday and Sunday July 27th and 28th at the historic sixty-year-old Kil-Kare Raceway in Xenia, OH.
Speaking about history, last year Brian Hurst parked his late father’s dragster into the winner circle on Saturday afternoon. Fred Hurst, yeah, the same Fred Hurst that drove the wild candy apple painted A/GAS cars throughout the early 1970’s and 1980’s was wrenching on the dragster in between rounds along with Tim Farrell, who was a crew chief for top tier Top Fuel teams back in the early 1980’s and the son of former NHRA Division 3 director Keith Farrell.
On Sunday, Mike Eggleston also hoisted with Wally along with his wife Tami. This win propelled them to a third-place finish in the JEGS Super Quick Series points at the end of the year.
This year, each #1 qualifier will receive $100 and a steakhouse gift card courtesy of Firecracker Performance. Also, the Best Appearing or Best Engineered award will be given out thanks to Legacy Fasteners and Spectra 1 Trophies on both days. ThisIsBracketRacingElite will have a gift certificate to hand out as well.
Qualifying points earned at each of the seven JEGS Super Quick Series events leading up to the Firecracker Performance Quick Shootout will determine the eight-car field contested at the Fall Classic NHRA National Open at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, IN from October 12-13. Currently, the top seven drivers are Jay Oakley, Darren Douglass, Christopher Mullins, George Atchison, Dean McIlvain, Scott Carman and Jeremiah Hall. Drivers Josh Luedke and James Shown are tied for the eighth and final spot in the shootout.
The top five in JEGS Super Quick points after the four races are Jay Oakley, James Monroe, Dylan Winters, Tony Atchison and Mike Eggleston. Interestingly enough every driver in the JEGS Super Quick series, that has run all four events, has either not qualified for a race or has gone out in the first round at least once already this season.
Below is the flyer for this weekend’s event in Xenia. Be sure to check the NHRA North Central Division 3 Facebook page for the latest updates.