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Winning Las Vegas drag race a regular occurrence for six-time titlist Jeg Coughlin Jr.

Winning Las Vegas drag race a regular
occurrence for six-time titlist Jeg Coughlin Jr.
LAS VEGAS (March 27) — It’s hard to be a consistent winner in Las Vegas but multi-time world champion drag racer Jeg Coughlin Jr. has defied the odds since The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway opened in 2000, winning a remarkable six times at the beautiful facility just north of
Glitter Gulch.

Coughlin’s lucky streak began right away when he won the inaugural Vegas event in Y2K. He quickly followed that victory with two more wins in 2001 and 2002 before scoring back-to-back triumphs in 2008 and 2009. In 2012, Coughlin earned the Super Comp trophy at the Spring event. Along the way, Coughlin has racked up three runner-up finishes (2001 Spring, 2001 Fall and 2014), and three top-qualifying efforts (2007, 2008 and 2014). Continue reading Winning Las Vegas drag race a regular occurrence for six-time titlist Jeg Coughlin Jr.

JEGS Racing–Las Vegas Advance

Team JEGS Prerace Notes:
Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals
Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Las Vegas (March 31- April 2)

The JEGS Mail Order team will be represented in two professional classes and one Sportsman category during this weekend’s 18th annual Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Six-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. will lead the effort behind the wheel of the JEGS.com Elite Motorsports Camaro in Pro Stock and the JEGS.com Corvette Roadster in Super Gas, while nephew Troy Coughlin Jr. will make his fourth start in the Top Fuel class behind the wheel of the SealMaster Toyota dragster fielded by Kalitta Motorsports.
Continue reading JEGS Racing–Las Vegas Advance

Two-time Pro Mod champ Troy Coughlin off to a great start at historic Gatornationals

Two-time Pro Mod champ Troy Coughlin off
to a great start at historic Gatornationals
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 18) — The 2017 J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series is off to a perfect start for Troy Coughlin. The two-time world champion already has an elimination-round win under his belt and is braced to put even more distance between himself and longtime friendly rival “Tricky Rickie” Smith, who lost in Saturday’s opening round of eliminations.

“It’s always nice to get that first elimination-round win of the season,” Coughlin said. “We go a long time between the Las Vegas race at the start of November to the Gatornationals in mid-March without racing so it feels good to get back in the car and win the first match-up of the new season.” Continue reading Two-time Pro Mod champ Troy Coughlin off to a great start at historic Gatornationals

Jeg Coughlin Jr. buzzing after posting best qualifying result of last 20 months

Jeg Coughlin Jr. buzzing after posting
best qualifying result of last 20 months
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 18) — Six-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. has spoken at length about the supreme confidence he has in his brand-new Rick Jones-built JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro since he took delivery of the racecar in January. This weekend at the 48th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Coughlin is letting his car do the talking. Continue reading Jeg Coughlin Jr. buzzing after posting best qualifying result of last 20 months

Troy Coughlin plays large role in historic day of Pro Mod racing at Gatornationals

Troy Coughlin plays large role in historic
day of Pro Mod racing at Gatornationals
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 19) — Two-time Pro Mod world champion Troy Coughlin was in the other lane when Eric Latino posted the quickest run in class history — a stunning 5.727 at 256.36 mph — but the driver of the JEGS.com turbocharged Corvette didn’t get to witness the impressive pass because he was too far ahead of his opponent, winning Sunday’s quarterfinal match-up on a massive .081-second holeshot.

Troy Coughlin Sr.
In fact, Coughlin’s 5.758 at 255.10 mph, when combined with Latino’s national-record pass, made the race the quickest side-by-side affair in Pro Mod drag racing history.

“It’s pretty awesome to be a part of it,” Coughlin said. “I bet NHRA was saying the same thing. To be a part of history here in drag racing, I mean this is the first time for me. We’ve had great success with two championships and three runner-up championships but to be a part of a noteworthy race like that, it’s huge news. It’s great for the class and certainly shows there’s a lot of parity. For JEGS.com and everyone back at JEGS headquarters, we’re thrilled to have this neat little piece of history. Continue reading Troy Coughlin plays large role in historic day of Pro Mod racing at Gatornationals

Multi-time world champ Troy Coughlin helps lead Pro Mod class into Gatornationals

Multi-time world champ Troy Coughlin
helps lead Pro Mod class into Gatornationals
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 14) – Not many drag racers have enjoyed a run of success like Troy Coughlin has in the last five years. Racing in the J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series, Coughlin has a pair of championships (2012 and 2015) and three runner-up results (2013, 2014 and 2016) in the competitive class, making him an instant title contender whenever he rolls through the gates of an NHRA event. Continue reading Multi-time world champ Troy Coughlin helps lead Pro Mod class into Gatornationals

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Jeg Coughlin Jr. hopes strong connection to
Florida yields positive results at Gatornat’ls
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 14) — Although he’s an Ohio boy through and through, six-time world champion drag racer Jeg Coughlin Jr. has spent enough time in the Sunshine State to consider it a second home. With the 48th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals coming up this weekend, he’s hoping that familiarity breeds more success at famed Gainesville Raceway, where he’s already won two times in the past. Continue reading v

Pro Mods to race four-wide for first time ever with support from JEGS.com, Plugfones

Pro Mods to race four-wide for first time
ever with support from JEGS.com, Plugfones
DELAWARE, Ohio (March 3) — JEGS.com, a worldwide leader in high performance parts and longtime NHRA drag racing supporter, has signed on as the title sponsor of the J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series event scheduled to take place as part of the eighth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. Plugfones, a hearing-protection company whose high-quality products are available on JEGS.com, will be the presenting sponsor.

“We are very happy to bring the first-ever four-wide Pro Mod race to the fans along with our great friends at Plugfones,” said Troy Coughlin, one of four brothers that owns and operates JEGS High Performance. “As a Pro Mod racer myself, I can tell you we are super excited about racing four-wide. We’ve been watching the other pro classes have fun for seven years and it’ll be a blast to finally
join them. Continue reading Pro Mods to race four-wide for first time ever with support from JEGS.com, Plugfones

Five-time Pro Stock champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. hopes fans vote him into K&N Horsepower Challenge

Five-time Pro Stock champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. hopes
fans vote him into K&N Horsepower Challenge
DELAWARE, Ohio (Feb. 28) — Voting for the eighth and final spot in this year’s K&N Horsepower Challenge is underway and five-time Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. is needing the fans to honor him with their ballots. Continue reading Five-time Pro Stock champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. hopes fans vote him into K&N Horsepower Challenge

Semifinal showing continues momentum for resurging Jeg Coughlin Jr.

Semifinal showing continues
momentum for resurging Jeg Coughlin Jr.
PHOENIX (Feb. 26) – Six-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr., driver of the JEGS Mail Order team flagship JEGS.com Chevrolet Camaro for Elite Motorsports, raced to the 67th semifinal of his storied career today during eliminations of the second event in the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, the 33rd annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, just a few miles outside the Phoenix city limits. Continue reading Semifinal showing continues momentum for resurging Jeg Coughlin Jr.

Jeg Coughlin Jr. leads family stable into NHRA eliminations in Phoenix

Jeg Coughlin Jr. leads family stable
into NHRA eliminations in Phoenix
PHOENIX (Feb. 25) – Five-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. will lead the charge for the JEGS Mail Order team into Sunday’s eliminations at the 33rd annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, the second event of 24 in the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

Commanding the controls of the new JEGS.com Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro built by Rick Jones Race Cars, Coughlin qualified in the No. 5 position. His 6.541-second, 211.30-mph run in Saturday’s last of four qualifying sessions was his best mark in time trials. He will race No. 12 qualifier Allen Johnson in Round 1 tomorrow. Continue reading Jeg Coughlin Jr. leads family stable into NHRA eliminations in Phoenix

Team JEGS Prerace Notes: Arizona Nationals

Team JEGS Prerace Notes: Arizona Nationals
33rd annual NHRA Arizona Nationals
Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
Chandler, Ariz. (February 24-26)

The JEGS Mail Order team will be out in force for this weekend’s 33rd annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, the second stop in the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello
Drag Racing Series.

Six-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. will lead the effort with a pair of entries in Pro Stock and Super Gas while nephew Troy Coughlin Jr. will make his second start in the Top Fuel class behind the wheel of the SealMaster Toyota dragster fielded by Kalitta Motorsports.
Continue reading Team JEGS Prerace Notes: Arizona Nationals

More Phoenix fireworks on the mind of two-time Arizona Nat’ls winner Jeg Coughlin Jr.

More Phoenix fireworks on the mind of two-time Arizona Nat’ls winner Jeg Coughlin Jr.
CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 20) — Jeg Coughlin Jr. has visited the winner’s circle at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park two times in the past, and if things go the way he’s expecting at this weekend’s 33rd annual NHRA Arizona Nationals, his JEGS.com Chevrolet Camaro will find its way back to that hallowed ground. Continue reading More Phoenix fireworks on the mind of two-time Arizona Nat’ls winner Jeg Coughlin Jr.

JEGS.com Top Dragster pro Mike Coughlin begins 2017 season with visit to victory lane

JEGS.com Top Dragster pro Mike Coughlin begins 2017 season with visit to victory lane
POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 12) — A native of Ohio who has raced Division 3 for most of his drag racing career, Mike Coughlin has never started a season as early as this year. But after winning the 57th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals Sunday, things may just change a bit moving forward.

“What a way to start the year,” an exuberant Coughlin said in the historic winner’s circle of Auto Club Raceway in Pomona. “To think we were in testing less than a week ago with a broken motor and little hope we’d even be able to race this weekend, to end up here in the winner’s circle is nothing short of remarkable.
Continue reading JEGS.com Top Dragster pro Mike Coughlin begins 2017 season with visit to victory lane

Jeg Coughlin Sr. sees a bright future for drag racing’s electric enterprise

Jeg Coughlin Sr. sees a bright future
for drag racing’s electric enterprise
DELAWARE, Ohio (Jan. 3) – Science fiction fans and pop culture enthusiasts alike are familiar with the voice of actor William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk explaining the five-year mission of the Starship Enterprise at the beginning of each episode of Star Trek. Kirk ends his oration with, “to boldly go where no man has gone before.”

In five months time, drag racing pioneer and icon Jeg Coughlin Sr. and his team of “scientists” at JEGS High Performance have boldly embarked on a new age of competition with the future stars of the sport exclusively in mind for a revolutionary adventure. Continue reading Jeg Coughlin Sr. sees a bright future for drag racing’s electric enterprise

Drag racing champions Jeg Coughlin Jr., Erica Enders return to Chevrolet

Drag racing champions Jeg Coughlin Jr.,
Erica Enders return to Chevrolet
INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 8) — Elite Motorsports team owner Richard Freeman announced Thursday at the PRI Show that multi-time world champion drag racers Jeg Coughlin Jr. and Erica Enders will fight for the 2017 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock crown in a pair of RJ Racecars-built Chevrolet Camaros.

The move back to Chevrolet was widely anticipated as Freeman and Enders used the bowtie brand to capture the 2014 and 2015 titles for Elite Motorsports. Coughlin drove a Chevrolet to four of his five Pro Stock championships and also piloted a Chevy when he won the 1992 Super Gas world title. Continue reading Drag racing champions Jeg Coughlin Jr., Erica Enders return to Chevrolet

Third-generation drag racer Troy Coughlin Jr. humbled by Top Fuel opportunity

Third-generation drag racer Troy Coughlin Jr. humbled by Top Fuel opportunity
DELAWARE, Ohio (Dec. 5) — Accomplished Sportsman drag racing star Troy Coughlin Jr. already was incredibly excited about the 2017 NHRA season after it was announced he’d run a sixth nitro entry for Kalitta Motorsports for a small handful of races. Now the 26-year-old third-generation racer can hardly believe what’s happening right before his eyes on the heels of the announcement he’d be taking over the seat of the SealMaster Top Fuel dragster. Continue reading Third-generation drag racer Troy Coughlin Jr. humbled by Top Fuel opportunity

Troy Coughlin Sr. ready to take JEGS.com Pro Mod back to winner’s circle in Vegas

Troy Coughlin Sr. ready to take JEGS.com
Pro Mod back to winner’s circle in Vegas
LAS VEGAS (Nov. 17) – Just a few weeks removed from his big win at the final race of the J&A Services NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series, Troy Coughlin Sr. and his JEGS.com Corvette return to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway looking for another victory.

This time, the two-time world champ will be entered in the JEGS Street Car Super Nationals, where he’s the defending Outlaw Pro Mod winner.

It’s the second year in a row where Coughlin is hoping to double-up with wins in both the season-ending NHRA Pro Mod race and the Street Car Super Nationals. Continue reading Troy Coughlin Sr. ready to take JEGS.com Pro Mod back to winner’s circle in Vegas

Down season ends quietly for five-time champion Jeg Coughlin Jr.

Down season ends quietly for
five-time champion Jeg Coughlin Jr.
POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 13) — The 2016 season came to a quiet end for five-time Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. as the 76-time national event winner bowed to Elite Motorsports teammate Vincent Nobile in Sunday’s first round of the 52nd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona.

Coughlin put up a fight, matching Nobile’s sharp .025-second reaction time and racing him door-handle-to-door-handle most of the way down the strip, but in the end it was Nobile’s 6.600 at 209.95 mph that put him slightly ahead of Coughlin’s 6.626 at 209.14. mph. Continue reading Down season ends quietly for five-time champion Jeg Coughlin Jr.

Clash with a teammate faces Jeg Coughlin Jr. in Round 1 of Pomona final

Clash with a teammate faces Jeg
Coughlin Jr. in Round 1 of Pomona final
POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 12) — Five-time Pro Stock world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. will fight for the title of the 52nd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals from the lucky 13th position on the elimination ladder after posting a best pass of 6.610 at 208.78 mph during qualifying for the season-ending race. Continue reading Clash with a teammate faces Jeg Coughlin Jr. in Round 1 of Pomona final