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Tough draw puts Coughlin out early despite odds being in his favor in Reading

Tough draw puts Coughlin out early
despite odds being in his favor in Reading
READING, Pa. (Sept. 24) — Jeg Coughlin Jr. put together a sensational first-round package that would have won six of the eight races on the docket at the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals. Unfortunately for the driver of the JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro, the odds were against him and he dropped out of contention at the hands of Drew Skillman.
Continue reading Tough draw puts Coughlin out early despite odds being in his favor in Reading

Jeg Coughlin Jr. gains ground on Pro Stock field in second day of Reading action

Jeg Coughlin Jr. gains ground on Pro Stock
field in second day of Reading action
READING, Pa. (Sept. 23) – Five-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. got quicker in each of Saturday’s qualifying sessions for the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway, finally finishing the time trials portion of the race hanging on the No. 12 rung on the race day ladder.

In the end, the 76-time national event winner topped out at 6.608 seconds and 209.79 mph in his JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro, which places him opposite Drew Skillman on the sudden-death elimination grid. Continue reading Jeg Coughlin Jr. gains ground on Pro Stock field in second day of Reading action

As fall season arrives, Jeg Coughlin Jr. looking to rise in Pro Stock championship chase

As fall season arrives, Jeg Coughlin Jr. looking
to rise in Pro Stock championship chase
READING, Pa. (Sept. 19) — Jeg Coughlin Jr. is a five-time Pro Stock champion and a five-time winner at Maple Grove Raceway, site of this weekend’s 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals. But neither of those impressive stats are what has him pumped up about the second of six races in the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship, where he currently ranks seventh overall. Continue reading As fall season arrives, Jeg Coughlin Jr. looking to rise in Pro Stock championship chase

Team JEGS–Reading Advance

Team JEGS Prerace Notes
Dodge NHRA Nationals
Team JEGS Prerace Notes
Dodge NHRA Nationals
Reading, Pa.
Sept. 21-24

The JEGS Mail Order team will be represented at this week’s 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals by six-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr., and his nephew, Troy Coughlin Jr. Jeg Jr. will lead the effort behind the wheel of the JEGS.com Elite Motorsports Camaro in Pro Stock. Troy Jr. is racing his JEGS.com dragster in Super Comp. Continue reading Team JEGS–Reading Advance

Quarterfinal finish represents a decent start to the Countdown for Jeg Coughlin Jr.

Quarterfinal finish represents a decent
start to the Countdown for Jeg Coughlin Jr.
CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 17) — Having won six NHRA championships and 76 national events in the past, Jeg Coughlin Jr. has become used to finishing a given race day on top of the heap. But he’s also been around long enough to know that round wins are tough to come by so you sometimes have to take what you can and move on to the next race and fight another day.

That was the case Sunday at the 10th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway, where Coughlin reached the quarterfinal round before exiting the event after a breathtaking tilt against
Bo Butner. Continue reading Quarterfinal finish represents a decent start to the Countdown for Jeg Coughlin Jr.

Pro Mod championship contender Troy Coughlin tripped up early in Charlotte

Pro Mod championship contender
Troy Coughlin tripped up early in Charlotte
CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 16) — Entering the weekend just 28 points out of the championship lead in the J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series, Troy Coughlin was hoping a big result at zMax Dragway would propel him to the lead by the end of the 10th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals. Continue reading Pro Mod championship contender Troy Coughlin tripped up early in Charlotte

Playoffs begin with five-time Pro Stock champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. looking sharp in Charlotte

Playoffs begin with five-time Pro Stock champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. looking sharp in Charlotte
CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 16) — Jeg Coughlin Jr. hopes to pad his illustrious resume even more in this year’s Countdown to the Championship playoffs, which begins in earnest with eliminations for the 10th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals running Sunday at zMax Dragway.

A six-time drag racing champion with 76 national event victories, Coughlin has done the majority of his winning in Pro Stock, where he’s collected five titles and 58 Wally trophies. He’ll be at it again down the stretch of this season in his powerful JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro, which he qualified sixth in Charlotte with a best pass of 6.586 at 209.98 mph. Continue reading Playoffs begin with five-time Pro Stock champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. looking sharp in Charlotte

Top Dragster pro Mike Coughlin hoping to continue recent hot streak in Charlotte

Top Dragster pro Mike Coughlin hoping
to continue recent hot streak in Charlotte
CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 13) — A strong fourth-round showing last weekend in Englishtown, N.J., combined with two big victories on the season and a run of great finishes at other events, has lifted JEGS.com pro Mike Coughlin to fourth place in the national Top Dragster rankings heading into this weekend’s 10th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals. Continue reading Top Dragster pro Mike Coughlin hoping to continue recent hot streak in Charlotte

Troy Coughlin ready to assume Pro Mod points lead despite sudden rule change

Troy Coughlin ready to assume Pro Mod
points lead despite sudden rule change
CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 12) — Earlier this season after tinkering with the rules for the J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series, NHRA officials promised competitors no more changes for the remainder of the year. That promise has been broken with turbo-powered entries losing two pounds of boost, a massive horsepower hit, on the eve of the 10th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals.

Stunned by the news, but nevertheless undaunted, two-time series champion Troy Coughlin promises to fight on with his twin-turbo JEGS.com Chevrolet Corvette C7, which he’s raced to second place on the strength of four final-round showings in a row. Continue reading Troy Coughlin ready to assume Pro Mod points lead despite sudden rule change

Jeg Coughlin Jr.’s landmark 400th NHRA Pro Stock race represents ‘a fresh start’

Jeg Coughlin Jr.’s landmark 400th NHRA
Pro Stock race represents ‘a fresh start’
CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 12) — The timing is right for Jeg Coughlin Jr. to begin his quest for a seventh NHRA national championship and sixth Pro Stock title at this weekend’s 10th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway near Charlotte. The 76-time national event winner will be entering his 400th Pro Stock race this weekend, a mark eclipsed by just two other active drivers — Greg Anderson and Allen Johnson. Continue reading Jeg Coughlin Jr.’s landmark 400th NHRA Pro Stock race represents ‘a fresh start’

Surging Top Dragster driver Mike Coughlin of Team JEGS excited for Englishtown

Surging Top Dragster driver Mike Coughlin
of Team JEGS excited for Englishtown
ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (Sept. 7) — Fresh off an impressive victory at the recently completed Division 3 race in Indianapolis, Team JEGS driver Mike Coughlin will continue his quest for a third championship at this weekend’s 50th annual NHRA Lucas Oil Division 1 Points Meet at historic Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. Continue reading Surging Top Dragster driver Mike Coughlin of Team JEGS excited for Englishtown

Stage set for JEGS.com racer Troy Coughlin Sr.’s championship run after runner-up finish in Indy

Stage set for JEGS.com racer Troy Coughlin Sr.’s championship run after runner-up finish in Indy
INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 4) – Two-time J&A Service Pro Mod Series world champion Troy Coughlin Sr., driver of the JEGS.com Chevrolet C7 Corvette Pro Mod, raced to the final round of eliminations Labor Day at the 63rd annual running of the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway
at Indianapolis. Continue reading Stage set for JEGS.com racer Troy Coughlin Sr.’s championship run after runner-up finish in Indy

JEGS.com Pro Stock racer Jeg Coughlin Jr. looks beyond Indy for title run in the Countdown

JEGS.com Pro Stock racer Jeg Coughlin Jr. looks beyond Indy for title run in the Countdown
INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 4) – Five-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion and three-time Pro Stock victor at the sport’s biggest drag race, the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Jeg Coughlin Jr. unexpectedly made an early exit in today’s eliminations of the 63rd annual running of “the Big Go”.

Coughlin’s JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet recorded a best run of 6.625 seconds at 207.88 mph in time trials to land in the No. 14 qualifying slot for Labor Day’s eliminations. He rolled to the starting line to face off against No. 3 qualifier and eventual event winner Drew Skillman in the opening round. Coughlin left the starting line first with an outstanding .019-second reaction time, but crossed the finish line in second place as Skillman was able to pass him for the win light, 6.713, 205.66 to 6.669, 206.20.

“Just being at Indy is fantastic. Our performance wasn’t where we would like it to be obviously starting the show in 14th and bowing out in the first round,” Coughlin said. “It was great to cheer on my wife Samantha in Super Gas and brother Troy in Pro Modified. They both went to the final round. They both got beat in the finals but man what a great weekend for them and a great weekend for Team JEGS. I’m happy about that.”

Despite today’s early departure, Coughlin secured the No. 7 position in the NHRA playoffs, the Countdown to the Championship, which begins at the next event in Charlotte and continues through five more events concluding in Pomona, Calif. in November.

Back to the Pro Stock side, this closes the season on the regular season,” Coughlin, a 58-time NHRA national event winner, said. “We’ve got quite a bit of time between now and the first race in Charlotte, ten days or so. The team obviously has their work cut out for them to come up with a set up that will allow the cars to accelerate and make it all the way down the race track in front of the competition next to us. We’re putting all of our faith in our championship team and looking to get on pace
with that.”

Coughlin will reach a milestone at the second event of the Countdown to the Championship in Reading, Penn. – He will race in his 400th Pro Stock event.

With points leader out, things could be falling into place for two-time Pro Mod champ Troy Coughlin

With points leader out, things could be falling into place for two-time Pro Mod champ Troy Coughlin
INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 3) — So far, the 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals have been a dream race for two-time Pro Mod champion Troy Coughlin.

Coughlin qualified his JEGS.com twin-turbo Corvette second on the grid of drag racing’s biggest race and won his first-round race Sunday night over Jim Whiteley. The win was great, but perhaps even more importantly, season-long points leader and top qualifier Mike Castellana was upset in the same round, paving the way for Coughlin to close the 82-point deficit he has to Castellana in the J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series points standings. Continue reading With points leader out, things could be falling into place for two-time Pro Mod champ Troy Coughlin

Jeg Coughlin Jr. looking for Y2K magic as Indy drag race turns to eliminations

Jeg Coughlin Jr. looking for Y2K magic as Indy drag race turns to eliminations
INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 3) — Five-time Pro Stock world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. made a little drag racing history in 2000 when he became the first driver to win an NHRA race from the No. 16 qualifying position. It just so happens he accomplished the feat at the sport’s biggest drag race — the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. Continue reading Jeg Coughlin Jr. looking for Y2K magic as Indy drag race turns to eliminations

Troy Coughlin Sr. eyes Indy victory as stepping stone to a third NHRA Pro Mod championship

Troy Coughlin Sr. eyes Indy victory as stepping stone to a third NHRA Pro Mod championship
INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 30) – For dyed-in-the-wool drag racers and fans, Indy is more than a place; it’s the place. Every straight-line racer dreams of hoisting the Indy “Wally” trophy toward the sky as peers and fans now gaze upon them in a forever-different light, the brilliant light where the victor of the NHRA’s Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals inhales that rare air of the winner’s circle. Continue reading Troy Coughlin Sr. eyes Indy victory as stepping stone to a third NHRA Pro Mod championship

Team JEGS Prerace Notes: 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals

Team JEGS Prerace Notes:
63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals
Team JEGS Prerace Notes:
63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals
(Indianapolis)
August 30-Sept. 4, 2017

The JEGS Mail Order team will be well represented at this week’s 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. Six-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. will lead the effort behind the wheel of the JEGS.com Elite Motorsports Camaro in Pro Stock, his brother Troy will be competing in the J&A Service Pro Mod Series and nephew Troy Jr. is racing in the Super Comp category.

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

Following the most recent event in Brainerd, Minn., Jeg. Jr. enters this week’s race as the seventh-ranked driver in the Pro Stock class. So far this year, Jeg Jr. has earned runner-up finishes in Houston and Topeka to go with four semifinal results.

Jeg Coughlin Jr.
Last year, Jeg Jr. raced his first full season for the Elite team and recorded the 16th top-10 finish of his career. Jeg Jr. already has qualified for the Countdown to the Championship playoffs, which means he will record a 17th top-10 finish this season.

Jeg Jr. is teammates with two-time world champ Erica Enders, Vincent Nobile and Alex Laughlin. Veteran crew chiefs Rick Jones, Mark Ingersoll and Brian “Lump” Self are the tuners of the Elite Pro Stock cars and regularly share data.

This season, Jeg Jr. has been Pro Stock’s No. 1 qualifier in Houston, Charlotte and Bristol, Tenn. He has been the low qualifier 23 times in his career.

Jeg Jr. has won races at 24 different facilities across the United States, including Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. The only stops on the on the current NHRA Mello Yello tour where he has not won are Norwalk, Ohio, and Epping, N.H.

Jeg Jr.’s best elapsed time in a Pro Stock car is 6.484 seconds and his best speed is 214.62 mph, both recorded in Gainesville in 2014. Earlier this season in Houston, he ran a best of 6.499 seconds, his best run in the fuel injection era.

Earlier this season, Jeg Jr. became just the 10th NHRA racer to win 600 elimination rounds when reached the semifinals in Topeka. He currently has 605 round wins. The other nine drivers with 600 wins are: John Force (1,280), Warren Johnson (874), Tony Schumacher (800), Greg Anderson (745), Kenny Bernstein (682), Larry Dixon (678), Antron Brown (666), Ron Capps (663) and Doug
Kalitta (610).

Jeg Jr. has three career Pro Stock victories at Lucas Oil Raceway, having won there in 2000, 2002 and 2009. Jeg Jr. defeated Ron Krisher in the 2000 final and stopped Jim Yates in 2002 and Greg Stanfield in 2009.

In 17 career appearances at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis, Jeg Jr. has a round win record of 23-13 in Pro Stock competition, making it one of his most successful tracks.

As a sportsman driver, Jeg Jr. also claimed the Super Gas title in Indy in 1992, beating Sherman Adcock Jr. in the final round. Jeg Jr. also won the prestigious Mopar Hemi Challenge at Indy in 2004, driving Michael Ogburn’s West Coast Hemi’s Barracuda to a final round win over Rick Houser.

Jeg Jr. is a five-time NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock champion. He earned season titles in 2000, 2002, 2007-2008 and 2013. As a sportsman driver, Jeg Jr. claimed the NHRA Super Gas championship in 1992.

Jeg Jr. is the only driver to win national event titles in seven different categories. He has won in Pro Stock, Comp, Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas and Top Dragster.

Jeg Jr. is the only professional racer in history to win a national event title from all 16 starting spots. During his Indy win in 2000, Jeg Jr. qualified No. 16.

With 58 Pro Stock wins in his career, Jeg Jr. ranks fourth all-time in the class. Only Warren Johnson (97), Greg Anderson (88) and Bob Glidden (85) and have more titles.

In 398 career Pro Stock races, Jeg Jr. has reached the final round 102 times, recording 58 wins. Including his 18 sportsman victories, Jeg Jr. has won a total of 76 times, good for ninth place on NHRA’s all-time list. During his career, Jeg Jr. has appeared in 126 final rounds, 102 as a professional and 24 as a sportsman racer.

During his Pro Stock career, Jeg Jr. has competed in 398 events and has a round-win record of 605-324. He has red-lighted just 22 times and failed to qualify just 16 times.

Troy Coughlin
The Indy race will mark the ninth event in the 12-race 2017 J&A Services Pro Mod Series. Two-time series champion Troy Coughlin will continue his quest for a third title behind the wheel of his turbocharged JEGS.com
C7 Corvette.

At the most recent event in Norwalk, Troy was a runner-up to Shane Molinari in a final round battle between two turbocharged entries. Troy has been to the final round of the last three Pro Mod events, recording a win in Bristol and runner-up finishes in Englishtown and Norwalk.

Troy is currently ranked No. 2 in the championship standings behind leader Mike Castellana. As a result of his recent surge, Troy is just 82 points out of first place with four events remaining.

The JEGS.com Pro Mod Corvette is tuned by noted turbocharger expert Steve Petty. With a top speed in excess of 260 mph, Troy is one of the fastest drivers in the Pro Mod class. He has also recorded a personal best elapsed time of 5.766 seconds.

Last year, Troy battled for the title until the final event of the season before finishing a close second to eventual champ Rickie Smith. He claimed three wins in Englishtown, St. Louis and the season-ending event in Las Vegas.

Last season, Troy was one of just four Pro Mod racers, along with Michael Biehle, Steven Whiteley, and Rickie Smith, who qualified for all 10 events. In 2015-16, Coughlin was the only driver to qualify for all 20 races.

Troy won his first NHRA national event title at the U.S. Nationals in 1991 when he drove his Pro Stock-style Olds to the win in Super Gas. Troy defeated Mary Ann Jackson in the final. Troy’s first Pro Mod victory came at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in New Jersey in 2005 when as he drove his supercharged Mustang to a win over Zack Barkledge in the final round.

Troy is one of the few Pro Mod competitors who have raced all three current engine combinations; turbocharged, supercharged and nitrous oxide-assisted.

Before moving to the Pro Mod class, Troy enjoyed success in the NHRA Pro Stock class, recording two wins in 12 final-round appearances. He also won the $50,000 top prize at the 2000 Winston No Bull Showdown at Bristol Dragway, a special non-points event for Pro Stock competitors.

All told, Troy has 14 NHRA national event wins in 34 final-round appearances in Pro Mod, Pro Stock and Super Gas competition.

Troy is a former National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) Pro Street champion. While racing his Pro Street car, he also won the $50,000 Big Dog event at Piedmont Dragway in Greensboro, N.C.

Troy Coughlin Jr.
Troy Jr. is a five-time NHRA national event winner and the first third-generation Coughlin to win a major event. Troy Jr. won Super Comp titles at the 2009 Las Vegas race, the 2010 U.S. Nationals and the 2013 Gainesville event. He also won a pair of national events in 2014 at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals and the JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals.

Troy Jr. was the 2013 NHRA North Central Division Super Gas champion.

During his career, Troy Jr. has appeared in nine Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional final rounds and has claimed three victories.

In addition to his success in NHRA events, Troy Jr. also is regarded as one of the sport’s best E.T. bracket racers. He has accumulated several major victories including a $25,000 payday at the Atco Dragway Superbucks event and a $10,000 win the Spring Buck Blast at South Georgia
Motorsports Park.

The Coughlin family, including John, Troy, Mike, Jeg Jr. and Troy Jr. has combined for 115 NHRA national event victories since 1990. The Coughlin’s have won in nine different eliminators including Pro Stock, Pro Stock Truck, Pro Mod, Comp, Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Top Sportsman and Top Dragster. Continue reading Team JEGS Prerace Notes: 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals

Team JEGS Prerace Notes: 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals

Team JEGS Prerace Notes:
63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals
Team JEGS Prerace Notes:
63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals
(Indianapolis)
August 30-Sept. 4, 2017

The JEGS Mail Order team will be well represented at this week’s 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. Six-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. will lead the effort behind the wheel of the JEGS.com Elite Motorsports Camaro in Pro Stock, his brother Troy will be competing in the J&A Service Pro Mod Series and nephew Troy Jr. is racing in the Super Comp category.

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

Following the most recent event in Brainerd, Minn., Jeg. Jr. enters this week’s race as the seventh-ranked driver in the Pro Stock class. So far this year, Jeg Jr. has earned runner-up finishes in Houston and Topeka to go with four semifinal results.

Jeg Coughlin Jr.
Last year, Jeg Jr. raced his first full season for the Elite team and recorded the 16th top-10 finish of his career. Jeg Jr. already has qualified for the Countdown to the Championship playoffs, which means he will record a 17th top-10 finish this season.

Jeg Jr. is teammates with two-time world champ Erica Enders, Vincent Nobile and Alex Laughlin. Veteran crew chiefs Rick Jones, Mark Ingersoll and Brian “Lump” Self are the tuners of the Elite Pro Stock cars and regularly share data.

This season, Jeg Jr. has been Pro Stock’s No. 1 qualifier in Houston, Charlotte and Bristol, Tenn. He has been the low qualifier 23 times in his career.

Jeg Jr. has won races at 24 different facilities across the United States, including Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. The only stops on the on the current NHRA Mello Yello tour where he has not won are Norwalk, Ohio, and Epping, N.H.

Jeg Jr.’s best elapsed time in a Pro Stock car is 6.484 seconds and his best speed is 214.62 mph, both recorded in Gainesville in 2014. Earlier this season in Houston, he ran a best of 6.499 seconds, his best run in the fuel injection era.

Earlier this season, Jeg Jr. became just the 10th NHRA racer to win 600 elimination rounds when reached the semifinals in Topeka. He currently has 605 round wins. The other nine drivers with 600 wins are: John Force (1,280), Warren Johnson (874), Tony Schumacher (800), Greg Anderson (745), Kenny Bernstein (682), Larry Dixon (678), Antron Brown (666), Ron Capps (663) and Doug
Kalitta (610).

Jeg Jr. has three career Pro Stock victories at Lucas Oil Raceway, having won there in 2000, 2002 and 2009. Jeg Jr. defeated Ron Krisher in the 2000 final and stopped Jim Yates in 2002 and Greg Stanfield in 2009.

In 17 career appearances at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis, Jeg Jr. has a round win record of 23-13 in Pro Stock competition, making it one of his most successful tracks.

As a sportsman driver, Jeg Jr. also claimed the Super Gas title in Indy in 1992, beating Sherman Adcock Jr. in the final round. Jeg Jr. also won the prestigious Mopar Hemi Challenge at Indy in 2004, driving Michael Ogburn’s West Coast Hemi’s Barracuda to a final round win over Rick Houser.

Jeg Jr. is a five-time NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock champion. He earned season titles in 2000, 2002, 2007-2008 and 2013. As a sportsman driver, Jeg Jr. claimed the NHRA Super Gas championship in 1992.

Jeg Jr. is the only driver to win national event titles in seven different categories. He has won in Pro Stock, Comp, Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas and Top Dragster.

Jeg Jr. is the only professional racer in history to win a national event title from all 16 starting spots. During his Indy win in 2000, Jeg Jr. qualified No. 16.

With 58 Pro Stock wins in his career, Jeg Jr. ranks fourth all-time in the class. Only Warren Johnson (97), Greg Anderson (88) and Bob Glidden (85) and have more titles.

In 398 career Pro Stock races, Jeg Jr. has reached the final round 102 times, recording 58 wins. Including his 18 sportsman victories, Jeg Jr. has won a total of 76 times, good for ninth place on NHRA’s all-time list. During his career, Jeg Jr. has appeared in 126 final rounds, 102 as a professional and 24 as a sportsman racer.

During his Pro Stock career, Jeg Jr. has competed in 398 events and has a round-win record of 605-324. He has red-lighted just 22 times and failed to qualify just 16 times.

Troy Coughlin
The Indy race will mark the ninth event in the 12-race 2017 J&A Services Pro Mod Series. Two-time series champion Troy Coughlin will continue his quest for a third title behind the wheel of his turbocharged JEGS.com
C7 Corvette.

At the most recent event in Norwalk, Troy was a runner-up to Shane Molinari in a final round battle between two turbocharged entries. Troy has been to the final round of the last three Pro Mod events, recording a win in Bristol and runner-up finishes in Englishtown and Norwalk.

Troy is currently ranked No. 2 in the championship standings behind leader Mike Castellana. As a result of his recent surge, Troy is just 82 points out of first place with four events remaining.

The JEGS.com Pro Mod Corvette is tuned by noted turbocharger expert Steve Petty. With a top speed in excess of 260 mph, Troy is one of the fastest drivers in the Pro Mod class. He has also recorded a personal best elapsed time of 5.766 seconds.

Last year, Troy battled for the title until the final event of the season before finishing a close second to eventual champ Rickie Smith. He claimed three wins in Englishtown, St. Louis and the season-ending event in Las Vegas.

Last season, Troy was one of just four Pro Mod racers, along with Michael Biehle, Steven Whiteley, and Rickie Smith, who qualified for all 10 events. In 2015-16, Coughlin was the only driver to qualify for all 20 races.

Troy won his first NHRA national event title at the U.S. Nationals in 1991 when he drove his Pro Stock-style Olds to the win in Super Gas. Troy defeated Mary Ann Jackson in the final. Troy’s first Pro Mod victory came at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in New Jersey in 2005 when as he drove his supercharged Mustang to a win over Zack Barkledge in the final round.

Troy is one of the few Pro Mod competitors who have raced all three current engine combinations; turbocharged, supercharged and nitrous oxide-assisted.

Before moving to the Pro Mod class, Troy enjoyed success in the NHRA Pro Stock class, recording two wins in 12 final-round appearances. He also won the $50,000 top prize at the 2000 Winston No Bull Showdown at Bristol Dragway, a special non-points event for Pro Stock competitors.

All told, Troy has 14 NHRA national event wins in 34 final-round appearances in Pro Mod, Pro Stock and Super Gas competition.

Troy is a former National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) Pro Street champion. While racing his Pro Street car, he also won the $50,000 Big Dog event at Piedmont Dragway in Greensboro, N.C.

Troy Coughlin Jr.
Troy Jr. is a five-time NHRA national event winner and the first third-generation Coughlin to win a major event. Troy Jr. won Super Comp titles at the 2009 Las Vegas race, the 2010 U.S. Nationals and the 2013 Gainesville event. He also won a pair of national events in 2014 at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals and the JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals.

Troy Jr. was the 2013 NHRA North Central Division Super Gas champion.

During his career, Troy Jr. has appeared in nine Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional final rounds and has claimed three victories.

In addition to his success in NHRA events, Troy Jr. also is regarded as one of the sport’s best E.T. bracket racers. He has accumulated several major victories including a $25,000 payday at the Atco Dragway Superbucks event and a $10,000 win the Spring Buck Blast at South Georgia
Motorsports Park.

The Coughlin family, including John, Troy, Mike, Jeg Jr. and Troy Jr. has combined for 115 NHRA national event victories since 1990. The Coughlin’s have won in nine different eliminators including Pro Stock, Pro Stock Truck, Pro Mod, Comp, Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Top Sportsman and Top Dragster. Continue reading Team JEGS Prerace Notes: 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals

JEGS.com sponsoring Pro Mod portion of U.S. Nationals for second straight year

JEGS.com sponsoring Pro Mod portion
of U.S. Nationals for second straight year
DELAWARE, Ohio (Aug. 28) — JEGS Mail Order will be the presenting sponsor the J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the upcoming 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals for the second straight year. Continue reading JEGS.com sponsoring Pro Mod portion of U.S. Nationals for second straight year