JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals winners take trophies

JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals winners take trophies

For the second-consecutive year, David Billingsley was crowned the champion of the JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals at National Trail Raceway. Billingsley, of Decatur, Ill., successfully defended his title in the Comp Eliminator class when he drove his ’93 Cutlass to a final round win over local racer Chuck Haubiel of Gahanna, Ohio. Billingsley, who came from the No. 11 qualifying spot, won with an 8.70 elapsed time in his L/AA classed entry.

Stephen Belanger, of Elizabeth, Ind., had his work cut out for him as there were a total of 99 drivers competing in the Super Stock class. In the final, he drove his ’05 Cavalier to a 9.27 elapsed time to defeat veteran racer Kenny Schindler’s ’71 Corvette.

After many years of dedication and effort, Chuck Beach, of Delaware, Ohio, finally got to celebrate an NHRA national event title and he did it at his home track. Beach, in his ’68 Barracuda, used an 11.00 elapsed time to win the Stock final round over the ’00 Firebird of Leonard Mattingly. Beach had lost in the first round in three of his previous four appearances this season.