JEGS Summer Door Car Shootout slated for July 19-21

The 2013 JEGS Summer Door Car Shootout will return to I-57 Dragstrip in Benton, Ill., on July 19-21 and will feature over $40,000 in cash purses in addition to more than $25,000 in prizes awarded directly to the competitors.

This season’s SDCS will feature a new Friday event, the Auto Meter Pre-Game, with a warm-up winner’s purse of $2500. Saturday and Sunday’s Main Events remain unchanged from year’s past, as both the Moser Saturday Main Event and BRODIX Sunday Main Event feature $7,500 to the winner.

Jesse Bobo, the 2012 Ohlins King of Illinois.  (file photo)

Jesse Bobo, the 2012 Ohlins King of Illinois. (file photo)


The SDCS will once again play host to a pair of 100%+ payback bonus events on Saturday night. The Meziere Enterprises Quick 16 will showcase the quickest and fastest cars on the property, while the “high rollers” will have an opportunity to compete in the unique Ohlins King of Illinois. Last year’s King, Jesse Bobo, left the SDCS with a whopping $14,500 cash and a set of Ohlins LMP shocks.

In addition, the SDCS once again will reward over $25,000 in prizes and awards to racers who fall short of the big money.