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2019 Points Champion

Let's meet your 2019 Classic Gear Jammers Champion and get the details of his sweet ride. Jeff Smith finished second in the Classic Gear Jammers 2018 season, but said that wasn't going to work next year. You can't miss his beautiful black 1963 Corvette, running a 427 BBC with a single carburetor, Jerico Performance Products DR4 4 speed with a Long Shifter, 9" Ford axle on a 4 link with 5.67 gears. His personal best ET is 5.92 at 117 mph. Jeff is a long time supporter and has been racing with CGJ since 1993, before that he played semi-pro baseball for 16 years. Jeff's previous car was a red '67 corvette named "Corvette Express".  Great Job Jeff, way to go!
Congratulations to our top 20 in the points standings for 2019!
CGJ Banquet:
Recent Race Reports:
Mooresville Dragway was our last race of the season on Oct. 17th.  Unfortunately, it was a rain-out after two rounds of racing.
Fayetteville Dragway was a perfect day for racing, not a cloud in the sky and perfect temperature. The added car show was a win win for the fans. CGJ had 34 cars in the house. 

Hank Thomas Performance Main Race  Winner: Robert Slater (Deputy Dog) & Runner-up: Steve Tedder (T&T Racing)





S.C. Race Winner: Randy Butner (Southern Thunder) & 
Runner-up Joe Collins (Stocker Power)

Saturday, Oct. 5th finally felt like fall was in the air in Wilkesboro.  We had 52 CGJs in the house. Go here for full race details and pics. 


Hank Thomas Performance Main Race Winner: Brandon White with Runner-up: Ronnie Flynt



S.C. Race Winner: Pete Wright with Runner-up: Michael Combs








One of our very own racers, Tommy Lumley, was in a terrible racing accident on Saturday, May 4th, at the top end of the track.  He was airlifted to CMC Charlotte and sustained severe injuries to his left leg (clutch leg).  

He has since had 10 surgeries and was home (after 25 days in the hospital) and has a long road of recovery ahead of him.  Our racing family has stepped up to help, as he is self-employed.  There are a few ways you can help!  A GoFundMe page has been created for him (minus fees) or you can send a donation directly to Classic Gear Jammers (100% will be given, no fees).


Attn: Tommy 
476 Cedar Lane, Mebane NC 27302


DRAW is also assisting with some of his expenses.  

We promise you, the prayers are working, so keep them coming!  We will continue to update of our facebook page, as well as here.

Attention Racers:

  • Every racer please check in at the registration trailer (Gerringer trailer) when you arrive for every race. 

  • Please make sure all your contact information is current.  Dash for Cash pays $100.00.

  • The semi finals in the main race pay is $200.00 per car.

  • Second chance race pays top 4 (Winner, Runner-up & Semi's).

  • Everyone racing gets points.

  • Second chance race winner and runner-up bet bonus points (2 pts. to win 1 pt for runner-up).

  • Please make sure you are running the Hank Thomas Performance decals on your car (MUST have decals on car to be eligible for gas gift certificates).

**Tech Inspections**


2019 Classic Gear Jammers Safety Rules

The rules listed below are listed as crucial must have.

  • Helmet – All entries running 5.50 or quicker will be required to have a Snell 2000 closed face helmet. All other entries require Snell 2000 or newer.

  • Seat Belts – All belts must be no older than five years from the date of manufacture. A grace period will be given as long as tech officials deem the existing belts safe.

  • Protective Clothing – All entries running 6.00 to 8.00 are required to wear SFI 3.2A-1 fire jacket and long pants. Blue jeans are acceptable. Any entry running 5.00 to 5.99 must wear SFI 3.2A-5 fire jacket and SFI 3.2A-5 fire pants and a 3.3 neck collar, fire shoes and fire rated gloves.

  • Bell Housing – All entries must have blow-proof bellhousing.

  • Harmonic Balancer – Must be SFI 18.1 approved.

  • Throttle Return Spring – 2 springs required.

  • Fire Extinguisher – Properly secured fire extinguisher on all cars

  • Window Net – Required on all cars running 6.30 or quicker.

  • Fuel Cell Ground – All entries running plastic fuel cell shall have ground a strap mounted from filler neck to body or frame.

  • Battery Hold Down – All entries must have the battery properly secured.

  • Roll Cage – All entries quicker than 7.50 requires a minimum 6 point roll bar. All entries 6.30 or quicker require full roll cage.

  • Brakes – All entries shall have brakes on all four wheels.

  • Drive Shaft loops – All entries shall have (2) drive shaft loops. (1) front and (1) rear.

  • Coolant Recovery Can – (Catch Can) All entries shall have a catch can properly sized to catch excess fluid.

  • Tail Lamp – One tail light mandatory on all entries and MUST be used at night.

  • 5/8 rear studs required for cars running faster than 6.50 ET.

  • No Antifreeze in/as engine coolant.

  • No rubber valve stems on any wheel (all four). If running tubes must use metal/brass valve stem tubes.

  • Must have working front lights (this can be small led lights that dragsters use, ie: driving lights, oem headlights, etc.)

  • Note: Any vehicle failing tech inspection will be given 30 days to complete necessary repairs from date of infraction and will be re-inspected afterwords.

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We would like to thank the Classic Gear Jammers team members. This is our 29th year of racing. It takes a team to make all of this happen with dedication and commitment. 


Rick Gerringer: Chairman of the board, Marketing

Sherri Gerringer: Scheduling, Treasurer, Book keeping, Merchandise sales, Competition race director

Jamie Hutchens:  Board member

Gary Laviner: Board member
Tommy Lumley: Board member

Ken Regenthal: Board member

Kenny Regenthal Jr.: Board member, Tech inspector

Robert Slater: Tech inspector

Tom Talmon: Board member

Andy Walker: Board member

Matt Wilson: Board member

Scott Cox: Tech inspector

Angie Jones: Website design

Ruth Leonard: CGJ racing photographer

Visit the Gear Jammers registration trailer for purchases. 

(Gerringer trailer)

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