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Racing News: NHRA and JEGS Partner on Long-Term Extension

NHRA and JEGS Partner on Long-Term Extension, JEGS Allstars to Take Place at Texas NHRA Fallnationals at Texas Motorplex

NHRA officials have announced that JEGS will continue as a partner of NHRA as part of a multi-year extension. The long-term partnership includes the continuation of the longtime JEGS Allstars and JEGS SPORTSnationals, two events for racers on the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series circuit. It was also announced that the JEGS Allstars will move to the Texas Motorplex for the first time as part of the track’s Stampede for Speed and the Texas NHRA FallNationals, October 12–15 in Dallas. The JEGS SPORTSnationals will again take place at National Trail Raceway in Columbus on July 12–13.

Ralph Sheheen Among Inductees for 2023 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame has announced its 2023 inductees, who will be honored on Saturday, June 3, for the 33rd induction ceremonies in Knoxville, Iowa. Among the names is SPEED SPORT’s Ralph Sheheen, who also serves as the host of PRI’s Grand Opening Breakfast.

Ken Hamilton, Chad Kemenah, Cory Kruseman, Bobby Marshall, and Joey Saldana have been selected in the Drivers category. Johnny Capels, Paul Hazen, and Tommy Sanders have been selected in the Owners-Mechanics-Builders-Manufacturers-Car Builders category. Sheheen, Max Dolder, Alan Kreitzer, and Johnny Vance will be inducted into the Promoters-Officials-Media Members-Event/Series Sponsors category. The only inductee in the Pre-1970 category is Joie Ray, a decorated 17-year career driver.

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Eldora to Host Richest Sprint Car Race in History With ‘Eldora Million’

Tony Stewart—famed motorsports driver and track owner of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio—has announced the half-mile dirt oval will host its third version of the “Eldora Million” on July 12–13. The unsanctioned event, which features a winner’s purse of $1,002,023 from a total purse of $1.4 million, is a cooperative effort with the speedway’s official livestream partner, FloSports. Combined with the $175,000-to-win 40th Kings Royal that takes place July 14–15, following the Eldora Million, overall posted prize money for the four-day stretch will exceed $2 million.

Eldora Speedway is known for its mammoth payouts for its mega-events. While it’s the first sprint car race to pay seven figures, it will become the 17th sprint car race at Eldora to pay at least six figures (12 Historical Big Ones, 3 King Royals, 1 Mopar Million). It will be the 48th overall race at Eldora to pay at least six figures when including late-model events.

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