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HOOSIER DOMINATES JEG'S ALLSTARS RACE
10-04-2002

Jay PayneJOLIET, IL (September 26-29) -- For 18 years, the 64 top NHRA Lucas Oil Sportsman racers have come together in the $100,000 NHRA Jeg's Allstars event. The competition was held in conjunction with the 75th Anniversary of the NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Chicago. The invitation-only race is for the top eight drivers in the eight classes of the seven regional divisions of NHRA--with last year's champion being awarded the eighth spot.

Hoosier tires were the choice of 36 of the 64 drivers in this year's event--more than any other tire brand. When the 64-car field was whittled down to the final round 8 of the 16 combatants rode atop the Hoosier brand. And after the final battle, Team-Hoosier claimed more wins than all other brands winning four class titles.

The eight Hoosier-shod cars in the finals were the most of any manufacturer. Marty Thacker was the winner in Top Alcohol Dragster and Jay Payne was the Top Alcohol Funny Car champion. Both drivers collected $7,000 for their wins. Von Smith took runner-up honors in T/A Funny Car and pocketed $2,000. Terry Emmons took the Super Stock win which was worth $6,000, while Rick Beckstrom earned runner-up honors ($2,000) in Super Comp. Frank Kahutek won in Super Gas ($4,500) with Gary Stinnett ($2,000) taking the runner-up spot. In Super Street, young Dustin Richardson took runner-up honors ($2,000) in Super Street. 

Division 4, the South Central Division picked up the overall win with 1100 points and three class champions. The eight teams in Division 4 split an additional $20,000 in award money. There was also an additional $20,000 tow fund split among all the teams based upon their mileage traveled to the event.

Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. congratulates the "Best-of-the-Best" sportsman racers for making it to this year's $100,000 Jeg's Allstars event.

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER

DIVISION

Round 1 Round 2 Final Winner
Division 4 Nick 
Copeland
Nick 
Copeland
   
Division 1 Cliff 
Bozzelli
     
Division 2 Marty 
Thacker
Marty 
Thacker
Marty 
Thacker
Marty 
Thacker
Division 7 Darren 
Nicholson
     
Division 6 Steve
Federlin
     
Blocker (D-3)  Jeff
Wilson
Jeff
Wilson
Jeff
Wilson
 
Division 5 David 
Wells
     
Division 3 Bill
Reichert
Bill
Reichert
   

 
TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR

DIVISION

Round 1 Round 2 Final Winner
Division 1 Frank 
Manzo
Frank 
Manzo
   
Division 4 Tate 
Branch
     
Division 5 Kirk 
Williams
     
Division 2 Jay 
Payne
Jay 
Payne
Jay 
Payne
Jay 
Payne
Division 3 Chuck 
Cheeseman
     
Blocker (Div-2)  Von 
Smith
Von 
Smith
Von 
Smith
 
Division 7 Steve 
Gasparrelli
     
Division 6 Larry 
Miner
Larry 
Miner
   

      

 
COMP ELIMINATOR

DIVISION

Round 1 Round 2 Final Winner
Division 4 Mike
Trumble, Jr.
Mike
Trumble, Jr.
Mike
Trumble, Jr.
Mike
Trumble, Jr.
Division 1 Don
Stratton, Jr.
     
Division 6 Adam
Bowdish
Adam
Bowdish
   
Division 5  Lucky 
Snyder
     
Blocker (Div-1) Jeff
Taylor
     
Division 7 Fred
Gross
Fred
Gross
Fred
Gross
 
Division 3 David
Billingsley
David
Billingsley
   
Division 2 Larry
Pritchett
     

      

 
SUPER STOCK

DIVISION

Round 1 Round 2 Final Winner
Division 6 Don
Thomas
Don
Thomas
Don
Thomas
 
Division 1 Lincoln
Moorehead
     
Blocker (Div- 1) Peter
Biondo
     
Division 5 Randall
Klein
Randall
Klein
   
Division 7 Tony
DeFrank
     
Division 2  Woody
Adcock
Woody
Adcock
   
Division 4 Terry
Emmons
Terry
Emmons
Terry
Emmons
Terry
Emmons
Division 3 Bret
Voges
     

      

 
STOCK

DIVISION

Round 1 Round 2 Final Winner
Division 6 Jackie
Alley
     
Division 1 Lee
Zane
Lee
Zane
Lee
Zane
 
Division 7 Toby
Lange
     
Division 5 Rick
Wessels
Rick
Wessels
   
Division 3 Larry
Hodge
Larry
Hodge
Larry
Hodge
Larry
Hodge
Blocker (Div-2)   Brandon
Wood
     
Division 4 Kevin
Helms
Kevin
Helms
   
Division 2 Scott
Welborn
     

      

 
SUPER COMP

DIVISION

Round 1 Round 2 Final Winner
Division 2 Sherman
Adcock, Jr.
Sherman
Adcock, Jr.
   
Blocker (Div-3)  Rock
Hass
     
Division 1 Thomas
Stalba, Jr.
     
Division 7 Rick
Beckstrom.
Rick
Beckstrom.
Rick
Beckstrom.
 
Division 6 Dick
Vander Meer
Dick
Vander Meer
Dick
Vander Meer
Dick
Vander Meer
Division 5 Jim
Schultz
     
Division 3 Scott
Arnold
Scott
Arnold
   
Division  4 Shannon
Brinkley
     

      

 
SUPER GAS

DIVISION

Round 1 Round 2 Final Winner
Division 3 Keith
McPherson
Keith
McPherson
   
Blocker (Div-2) Mark
Philbrick
     
Division 4 Frank
Kohutek
Frank
Kohutek
Frank
Kohutek
Frank
Kohutek
Division 6 Wayne
Linder, Jr.
     
Division 2 Edward
Conner
Edward
Conner
   
Division  7 Todd
Stewart
     
Division 5 Gary
Stinnett
Gary
Stinnett
Gary
Stinnett
 
Division 1 Tommy
Stalba, Jr.
     

      

 
SUPER STREET

DIVISION

Round 1 Round 2 Final Winner
Division 3 Dustin
Richardson
Dustin
Richardson
Dustin
Richardson
 
Division 1 Michael
Giuliano
     
Blocker (Div-3)  Rudy
Matthews
Rudy
Matthews
   
Division 6 Kurt
Gross
     
Division 5 Frank
Nichols, Jr.
Frank
Nichols, Jr.
Frank
Nichols, Jr.
Frank
Nichols, Jr.
Division 2 Kevin
MacNicol
     
Division  7 Dave
Adams
Dave
Adams
   
Division 4 Brian
Hughes
     

        

      

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