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JEGS.com driver Troy Coughlin Jr. wins Cavalcade of Stars drag race in home state

JEGS.com driver Troy Coughlin Jr. wins Cavalcade of Stars drag race in home state
NORWALK, Ohio (May 20) — Only a few races into his Top Alcohol Dragster career, Troy Coughlin Jr. drove the JEGS.com McPhillips Racing rail to the winner’s circle by dominating the Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser Sunday in what was clearly the best car of the meet.

“Winning this race in this car with this team, right here in the great state of Ohio at this track, it just doesn’t get any better,” Coughlin said. “To be the No. 1 qualifier and convert that into a race win is very satisfying. I’ve known from the start this McPhillips Racing team was capable of winning and dominating like this and to have it come together after just a handful of starts says a lot about this tenacious crew.” Continue reading JEGS.com driver Troy Coughlin Jr. wins Cavalcade of Stars drag race in home state

Racing into a busy weekend with performance-driven Team JEGS drivers

Racing into a busy weekend with
performance-driven Team JEGS drivers
DELAWARE, Ohio (May 15) — Loaded with high-performance parts from industry leader JEGS Automotive, the rigs of Team JEGS drivers Jeg Coughlin Jr., Mike Coughlin, Troy Coughlin Jr. and Paige Coughlin are on the road in search of glory at a variety of races this weekend.

Jeg Jr. will try to double up at the 30th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Park Topeka, driving both his JEGS.com Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro in Pro Stock and the JEGS.com Corvette roadster in Super Gas. Continue reading Racing into a busy weekend with performance-driven Team JEGS drivers

Multiple round wins racked up around the country for Team JEGS racers

Multiple round wins racked up
around the country for Team JEGS racers
DELAWARE, Ohio (May 6) — Competing in both the 38th annual NHRA Southern Nationals powered by Mello Yello at Atlanta Dragway in Georgia and the 16th annual NHRA Buckeye Fuel Wars in Ohio, Team JEGS racers were busy racking up elimination round wins this weekend.

Jeg Coughlin Jr. (Pro Stock), his wife Samantha Coughlin (Super Gas), brother Mike Coughlin (Top Dragster) and niece Paige Coughlin (Super Comp) all reached the second round of action in their respective categories. Troy Coughlin Jr., meanwhile, went down fighting in Round 1. Continue reading Multiple round wins racked up around the country for Team JEGS racers

Mike and Paige Coughlin hoping to shine at Division 3 opener at National Trail Raceway

Mike and Paige Coughlin hoping to shine at Division 3 opener at National Trail Raceway
HEBRON, Ohio (May 2) — Two-time champion Mike Coughlin and his niece Paige are dreaming about big success at this weekend’s 16th annual NHRA Buckeye Fuel Wars, the Division 3 season opener in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, slated to take place at National Trail Raceway.

“I love racing at National Trail because it’s home for us,” said Mike, who hails from nearby Delaware, Ohio. “That gives us a chance to bring the family out to see what we do in person. I know my wife Kriss and my son Clay are coming, for sure. Our crew guys — Greg Cody, Dave Raurk, Ryan Micke and Tony Collier — plus our 400 associates from JEGS headquarters all have the chance to bring their family members as well. It’s always a good time at NTR.” Continue reading Mike and Paige Coughlin hoping to shine at Division 3 opener at National Trail Raceway

Media note: Jeg Coughlin Jr. has busy lead-in to Atlanta race

Media note: Jeg Coughlin Jr.
has busy lead-in to Atlanta race
ATLANTA (May 2) — Six-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. has a busy lead-in to the 38th annual NHRA Southern Nationals powered by Mello Yello. The 76-time national event winner will first join all the other professional champions from the era of Coca-Cola’s title sponsorship of the sport at the annual Night of Champions on Wednesday at Coca-Cola Headquarters in Atlanta. He’ll then greet military personnel at the USO lounge at Hartsfield International Airport on Thursday. Racing begins Friday. Continue reading Media note: Jeg Coughlin Jr. has busy lead-in to Atlanta race

Jeg Coughlin Jr. hopes he’s next as Elite Motorsports team looks for four-in-a-row

Jeg Coughlin Jr. hopes he’s next as Elite Motorsports team looks for four-in-a-row
ATLANTA (MAY 1) — The last three NHRA races have all ended with a Pro Stock winner that hails from the championship-winning Elite Motorsports team. Jeg Coughlin Jr., driver of the JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro, hopes to keep that streak alive, and start one of his own, by winning this weekend’s 38th annual NHRA Southern Nationals powered by Mello Yello.

“The Elite team has certainly found its stride and it’s been great to see my teammates win the last three races,” Coughlin said. “We definitely want to get involved in the fun and with the way our car has been running lately, we have a high level of excitement in this pit. Bottom line, you have to be near-perfect to win a race in this class. We’re ready.” Continue reading Jeg Coughlin Jr. hopes he’s next as Elite Motorsports team looks for four-in-a-row

Annual Mr. Aruba’s Winter Nationals raises $12K for JEGS Foundation for Cancer Research

Annual Mr. Aruba’s Winter Nationals raises $12K for JEGS Foundation for Cancer Research
DELAWARE, Ohio (APRIL 30) – What started as a way to get through the long, cold Ohio winters has turned into a cool way to raise money for the JEGS Foundation for Cancer Research.

The recently completed 14th annual Mr. Aruba’s Winter Nationals Bench Race and Charity Challenge raised $12,000 for the Foundation, bringing the 14-year total to an astonishing $87,000.

Mike DeChicco and Jane Graebner, aka Mr. and Mrs. Aruba, started the party in 2005, using a practice Christmas Tree in DeChicco’s basement, which has been dubbed “Ostrander International Raceway”, in Ostrander, Ohio. Family and friends bought in to participate, with any money raised going to the JEGS Foundation. It’s been a mid-winter staple ever since. Continue reading Annual Mr. Aruba’s Winter Nationals raises $12K for JEGS Foundation for Cancer Research

Semifinal finishes for Jeg Coughlin Jr. and nephew Troy Jr. highlight Charlotte event

Semifinal finishes for Jeg Coughlin Jr. and nephew Troy Jr. highlight Charlotte event
CHARLOTTE (April 29) — For the second race in a row, six-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. raced his JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro to a top-half qualifying effort and a semifinal finish, signaling a continued change of fortune for the 76-time national event winner.

Adding to the fun at the ninth annual NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals were the similar results posted by Jeg Jr.’s nephew Troy Jr. in Top Alcohol Dragster.

Fellow Team JEGS racers Clay Coughlin (Junior Dragster), Samantha Coughlin (Super Comp) and Paige Coughlin (Super Comp) also were in action this weekend. Continue reading Semifinal finishes for Jeg Coughlin Jr. and nephew Troy Jr. highlight Charlotte event

For Team JEGS drivers, racing with family takes precedence over everything else

For Team JEGS drivers, racing with family
takes precedence over everything else
CHARLOTTE (April 24) — Six-time world champion drag racer Jeg Coughlin Jr. leads a strong contingent of talented JEGS-sponsored racers into this weekend’s ninth annual NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals that will vie for wins in Pro Stock, Top Alcohol Dragster, Super Gas and Super Comp.

More importantly, the driver of the JEGS.com/Elite Performance Pro Stock Camaro will be racing with his family, as his teammates for this event consist of his wife Samantha, his nephew Troy Jr., and his niece Paige. The Charlotte group, which includes Jeg’s brother Troy, the father of Troy Jr. and Paige, who will be on hand to offer support, also will be rooting for 13-year-old Clay, who will be racing his Junior Dragster in Columbus with his dad Mike, the brother of Jeg Jr. and Troy. Continue reading For Team JEGS drivers, racing with family takes precedence over everything else

Why it’s good Pro Stock champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. is mad about his best race of the year

Why it’s good Pro Stock champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. is mad about his best race of the year
HOUSTON (April 22) — Only time will tell but it could very well come to pass that five-time pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. eventually points to this weekend’s 31st annual NHRA SpringNationals as the place where his 2018 campaign was truly launched.

After struggling through the first four races of the year, winning just one round and failing to qualify in the top half of any elimination ladder, Coughlin came to life Sunday in the Lone Star State, qualifying a lofty second overall and speeding through to the semifinals before shaking his tires and losing to part-timer racer Matt Hartford, who uses Elite Performance motors. Continue reading Why it’s good Pro Stock champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. is mad about his best race of the year

Trio of Team JEGS racers primed for ‘Power in the Park’ Division 1 season opener

Trio of Team JEGS racers primed for
‘Power in the Park’ Division 1 season opener
DINWIDDIE, Va. (April 18) — The snow is finally gone and Team JEGS racers Mike Coughlin, Troy Coughlin Jr. and Paige Coughlin are excited to head to Virginia Motorsports Park for “Power in the Park,” the opening race on the Northeast division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series schedule.

“We’re very much looking forward to this race for a number of reasons,” said Mike Coughlin, a two-time Division 3 champion and driver of the JEGS.com Top Dragster. “First of all, my guys — Greg Cody, Dave Raurk, Ryan Micke and Tony Collier — have this car better than it’s ever been. Without question, it’s one of the top cars in the world and it’s certainly capable of winning any race.
That’s exciting. Continue reading Trio of Team JEGS racers primed for ‘Power in the Park’ Division 1 season opener

Positivity the theme for five-time Houston winner and NHRA champ Jeg Coughlin Jr.

Positivity the theme for five-time Houston winner and NHRA champ Jeg Coughlin Jr.
HOUSTON (April 17) — Five of Jeg Coughlin Jr.’s remarkable tally of 76 national event victories have come at Royal Purple Raceway, making this weekend’s 31st annual NHRA SpringNationals at the legendary southeast Texas speedplant the perfect place for the JEGS.com-sponsored pro to turn his fortunes around.

“We’ve been tripping on our shoelaces lately, trying so hard to find the perfect balance to get back to our winning ways, and I can’t think of a better place for everything to come together than Houston,” Coughlin said. “I’ll admit to being very partial to this track and this event. The memories I have here are some of my all-time favorites. Continue reading Positivity the theme for five-time Houston winner and NHRA champ Jeg Coughlin Jr.

Clad in black, Jeg Coughlin Jr. arrives in Vegas searching for more Sin City success

Clad in black, Jeg Coughlin Jr. arrives in Vegas searching for more Sin City success
LAS VEGAS (April 2) — Five-time Pro Stock world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. will sport a new look at this weekend’s 19th annual Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals when he unveils a new flat-black JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro.

“We’re doing something a little out of the norm for us with this flat-black Camaro built by Rick and Rickie Jones and the group at RJ Racecars,” Coughlin said. “It’s a great car that feels really comfortable and we’ve dressed it up with bright yellow JEGS logos on the doors as well as the traditional SS stripes. It’s a really cool look I think the fans will like. Continue reading Clad in black, Jeg Coughlin Jr. arrives in Vegas searching for more Sin City success

This time, Butner survives yet another big challenge from Jeg Coughlin Jr.

This time, Butner survives yet another
big challenge from Jeg Coughlin Jr.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 18) — For the second race in a row, five-time Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. squared off against reigning titlist Bo Butner in the first round of eliminations. But unlike a few weeks ago when Coughlin used a holeshot to beat the higher-qualified Butner, on this occasion Coughlin’s better start wasn’t quite enough to advance the JEGS.com/Elite Performance
Chevrolet Camaro. Continue reading This time, Butner survives yet another big challenge from Jeg Coughlin Jr.

Jeg Coughlin Jr. to face reigning champ Butner in Round 1 of Gatornationals

Jeg Coughlin Jr. to face reigning champ Butner in Round 1 of Gatornationals
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 17) — For the second national event in a row, Jeg Coughlin Jr. will face reigning Pro Stock champion Bo Butner in the opening round of sudden-death eliminations. Without question, he’ll be hoping for the same result as last time, when he upset Butner on a holeshot
in Phoenix.

The scene here in Florida is nearly the same. In Arizona, Coughlin was the No. 11 qualifier. This time Coughlin is the No. 12 qualifier. Once again, Coughlin could likely benefit from a great start as his best run of 6.581 at 209.75 mph is slightly behind Butner’s best run of 6.534 at 212.53 mph. Continue reading Jeg Coughlin Jr. to face reigning champ Butner in Round 1 of Gatornationals

East Coast opener excites five-time Pro Stock champ Jeg Coughlin Jr.

East Coast opener excites five-time
Pro Stock champ Jeg Coughlin Jr.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 13) — Jeg Coughlin Jr. has his sights set on a third visit to the winner’s circle of Gainesville Raceway during this weekend’s 49th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. And after a successful test session for the entire Elite Motorsports group, Coughlin thinks another trophy run is well within reach.

“We found a few things that appear to be giving us the consistency and efficiency we’ve been lacking at the first two races of the year,” Coughlin said. “The JEGS.com Chevrolet Camaro has been a little lazy between 100 foot and 3-400 feet and we look for more favorable results this weekend.
Continue reading East Coast opener excites five-time Pro Stock champ Jeg Coughlin Jr.

JEGS Racing–Gainesville Advance

Team JEGS Prerace Notes
Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals
Team JEGS
Prerace Notes

Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals
Gainesville Raceway
Gainesville, Fla. (March 15-18)

The JEGS Mail Order team will be well represented at this weekend’s 49th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals with Jeg Coughlin Jr. racing in Pro Stock, Mike Coughlin competing in Top Dragster, and third-generation racer Troy Coughlin Jr. making his debut in Top Alcohol Dragster.

Jeg Jr. will continue his pursuit of a sixth NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock title (and seventh championship overall) at this weekend’s event. Jeg Jr. will once again be driving a Rick Jones Race Cars-built Chevy Camaro as a member of the Elite Motorsports team. Continue reading JEGS Racing–Gainesville Advance

Mike Coughlin ready for another charge at Top Dragster national championship

Mike Coughlin ready for another charge
at Top Dragster national championship
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 12) — Two-time Division 3 champion Mike Coughlin is hoping for a carbon-copy start to his 2018 drag racing campaign when the 49th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals begin this weekend at historic Gainesville Raceway. One year ago, Coughlin won the first national event he entered in Pomona, Calif., to springboard a concerted run at the Top Dragster national title. He’d love to repeat that feat in central Florida. Continue reading Mike Coughlin ready for another charge at Top Dragster national championship

Jeg Coughlin Jr. upsets world champ, improves an NHRA record, reaches quarterfinals

Jeg Coughlin Jr. upsets world champ, improves an NHRA record, reaches quarterfinals
CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 25) — Jeg Coughlin Jr. made a little history Sunday in front of a sellout crowd at the 34th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals, beating reigning Pro Stock champion Bo Butner on a holeshot in the opening round of eliminations, which increased his record mark of professional holeshot wins to 101. He almost got No. 102 one round later but lost by three-thousandths of a second to teammate Alex Laughlin. Continue reading Jeg Coughlin Jr. upsets world champ, improves an NHRA record, reaches quarterfinals

Jeg Coughlin Jr. upsets world champ, improves an NHRA record, reaches quarterfinals

Jeg Coughlin Jr. upsets world champ, improves an NHRA record, reaches quarterfinals
CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 25) — Jeg Coughlin Jr. made a little history Sunday in front of a sellout crowd at the 34th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals, beating reigning Pro Stock champion Bo Butner on a holeshot in the opening round of eliminations, which increased his record mark of professional holeshot wins to 101. He almost got No. 102 one round later but lost by three-thousandths of a second to teammate Alex Laughlin.

“I knew Bo would be tough,” Coughlin said. “Obviously, he’s our world champ from last season and with KB power they’re real tough. I figured I could help the cause with a good light and was able to get a nice jump on him there that ended up keeping us in front through the finish line. Continue reading Jeg Coughlin Jr. upsets world champ, improves an NHRA record, reaches quarterfinals