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Jeg Coughlin Jr. still looking for the quickest way down Bandimere Speedway

Jeg Coughlin Jr. still looking for the
quickest way down Bandimere Speedway
DENVER (July 22) — Five-time Pro Stock world champion has traversed Bandimere Speedway numerous times in his two decades behind the wheel of his JEGS-branded racecars so he knows the famous mile-high strip well. However, after only qualifying 11th at this weekend’s 38th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals, Coughlin says he’s yet to find the quickest way down the quarter mile this time through.
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Team JEGS Prerace: Mopar Mile-High Nationals

Team JEGS Prerace: Mopar Mile-High Nationals
Team JEGS
Prerace: Mopar Mile-High Nationals (Denver)
July 21-23, 2017

The JEGS Mail Order team will be represented at this week’s Mopar Mile-High Nationals by six-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr., driver of the JEGS.com Elite Motorsports Camaro in Pro Stock, and his nephew, Troy Coughlin Jr., who will be driving the SealMaster Top Fuel dragster fielded by
Kalitta Motorsports.

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 Chevrolet Camaro as a member of the Elite Motorsports team. Continue reading Team JEGS Prerace: Mopar Mile-High Nationals

Five-time Pro Stock champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. laser-focused on NHRA’s Western Swing

Five-time Pro Stock champ Jeg Coughlin Jr.
laser-focused on NHRA’s Western Swing
DENVER (July 17) — With just five races remaining until the Countdown to the Championship playoffs, five-time Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. says the upcoming Western Swing of consecutive races in Denver, Sonoma and Seattle could prove to be pivotal for the true championship contenders in the NHRA’s factory hot rod class.

Beginning with this weekend’s 38th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at picturesque Bandimere Speedway, Coughlin says zeroing in on a consistently fast setup is top priority for the JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro race team. Continue reading Five-time Pro Stock champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. laser-focused on NHRA’s Western Swing

Jeg Coughlin Jr. hopes busy weekend in Chicago concludes with breakthrough victory

Jeg Coughlin Jr. hopes busy weekend in
Chicago concludes with breakthrough victory
CHICAGO (July 5) – Jeg Coughlin Jr. has 58 NHRA national event wins but not one of his Wally trophies has this year attached to faceplate. The five-time Pro Stock world champion looks to change that fact this weekend as the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series hits the quarter-mile for the 20th annual Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway, just a few miles southwest of the Chicago city limits.

Coughlin will be a very busy man this weekend both as a competitor and as a spectator, but the fan-favorite racer and businessman is accustomed to having a hectic schedule.

“It’s a fun and big weekend for us on a lot of levels,” said Coughlin, a 47-year-old resident of Delaware, Ohio. “On the Pro Stock level, we’ve kind of licked our wounds from the last couple of weeks so we want to rebound well and see if we can’t go some rounds on Sunday again. I’ve got all the faith in the world in Mark Ingersoll and Rick and Ricky Jones (crew chiefs).”

After two runner-up finishes earlier this year, Coughlin has mustered only quarterfinal showings in the past two events, but a change in how the rubber meets the “Mother Road” may provide a better grip going forward. Continue reading Jeg Coughlin Jr. hopes busy weekend in Chicago concludes with breakthrough victory

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NHRA Sportsman set to shine at JEGS Allstars event
JOLIET, Ill. (July 4) – This weekend, the focus of the drag racing world will be on NHRA Sportsman drivers as the 33rd annual JEGS Allstars race takes center stage during the Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway.

The JEGS Allstars competition is a unique event that crowns individual champions in 10 separate eliminators, in addition to an overall team champion. A highlight of each season for a third of a century, the JEGS Allstars event features a total purse of more than $120,000 plus an additional $50,000 in manufacturer’s contingency postings, making it one of the richest events of its kind.
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Two-time Division 3 champ Mike Coughlin represents his home state well in Top Dragster

Two-time Division 3 champ Mike Coughlin
represents his home state well in Top Dragster
NORWALK, Ohio (June 25) — Although he didn’t match his winning effort from 2014 at this track, Top Dragster driver Mike Coughlin represented his decorated racing family well Sunday by reaching the third of five rounds in his competitive eliminator class.

Coughlin, the 2007 and 2009 D3 Top Sportsman champ, was anxious to add a Top Dragster trophy from Norwalk to the Top Sportsman one he captured here three years ago, but he ultimately fell a little short. Nevertheless, he was pleased with the performance of his JEGS.com dragster and the work put in by his crew. Continue reading Two-time Division 3 champ Mike Coughlin represents his home state well in Top Dragster

Day ends sooner than Jeg Coughlin Jr. had hoped at his home track

Day ends sooner than Jeg Coughlin
Jr. had hoped at his home track
NORWALK, Ohio (June 25) — Local hero Jeg Coughlin Jr. bowed out of the Pro Stock action a little earlier than expected Sunday, giving away a quarterfinal contest to part-timer John Gaydosh when his JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro shook its rear tires so hard just off the starting line that Coughlin had to give up the run.

In the end, it was Gaydosh winning with a 6.695 at 207.18 mph, a considerably slower elapsed time than Coughlin had posted in a first-round victory over Alex Laughlin when he went 6.676 at 209.26 mph. Continue reading Day ends sooner than Jeg Coughlin Jr. had hoped at his home track

Third final in last three weeks propels Troy Coughlin ever closer to Pro Mod points lead

Third final in last three weeks propels Troy Coughlin ever closer to Pro Mod points lead
NORWALK, Ohio (June 25) — Two-time Pro Mod world champion Troy Coughlin gained more ground on the J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series points lead Sunday by racing to his third final of the last three weeks before settling for runner-up honors to Shane Molinari.

It was almost a perfect weekend for Coughlin, who set the national speed record at 259.31 mph during a 5.756-second pass in qualifying No. 1 for the third time this year, before powering through a talented field to get to the trophy round. He’s now finished second-first-second in the last three national events to jump from fifth to second in the rankings. Coughlin now trails Mike Castellana by just 82 markers. Continue reading Third final in last three weeks propels Troy Coughlin ever closer to Pro Mod points lead

World record helps Troy Coughlin qualify on Pro Mod pole; Ohioan also claims Round 1 win

World record helps Troy Coughlin qualify on
Pro Mod pole; Ohioan also claims Round 1 win
NORWALK, Ohio (June 24) — Troy Coughlin ran the fastest pass in Pro Mod history — a stunning 259.31 mph top speed achieved during a 5.756-second pass — to easily earn the top qualifying spot in the J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series Saturday in Norwalk. He then scored a big first-round victory over Danny Rowe to further his chase of a third world championship in the popular category.

Coughlin’s record run came in the hottest qualifying session Saturday and unseated retired pro Melanie Troxel from the top spot in the record books, a perch she held for six full years since running 258.71 mph on June 4, 2011. Continue reading World record helps Troy Coughlin qualify on Pro Mod pole; Ohioan also claims Round 1 win

Jeg Coughlin Jr. to chase missing jewel in his Pro Stock crown from No. 6 position

Jeg Coughlin Jr. to chase missing jewel in
his Pro Stock crown from No. 6 position
NORWALK, Ohio (June 24) — With six world championships and 76 victories, Jeg Coughlin Jr. wants for nothing in his drag racing career, but the 47-year-old from Delaware, Ohio, admits a victory Sunday at Norwalk — one of only two racetracks on tour where he has yet to win a national event– would be a sweet addition to his resume.
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NHRA tour’s most recent winner, Troy Coughlin, looking for another big weekend

NHRA tour’s most recent winner, Troy
Coughlin, looking for another big weekend
NORWALK, Ohio (June 22) — A few weeks ago, two-time world Pro Mod champion Troy Coughlin was 234 points off the lead in the J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series, ranked a distant fifth overall. But a runner-up finish in Englishtown, N.J., and a victory in Bristol, Tenn., has trimmed that deficit to just 105 points with five races left in the season. Continue reading NHRA tour’s most recent winner, Troy Coughlin, looking for another big weekend

Two-time Division 3 champ Mike Coughlin hungry for ‘seconds’ in JEGS Top Dragster

Two-time Division 3 champ Mike Coughlin
hungry for ‘seconds’ in JEGS Top Dragster
NORWALK, Ohio (June 20) — Mike Coughlin is a slight fellow, no more than 170 pounds soaking wet, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t get a hankering for “seconds” every once in a while. The two-time Division 3 champ will be looking for drag racing “seconds” this weekend in Norwalk, hoping for both his second win at the facility and his second national event victory of 2017. Continue reading Two-time Division 3 champ Mike Coughlin hungry for ‘seconds’ in JEGS Top Dragster

JEGS.com Pro Stock stalwart Jeg Coughlin Jr. looks to add a Norwalk victory to his list

JEGS.com Pro Stock stalwart Jeg Coughlin Jr.
looks to add a Norwalk victory to his list
NORWALK, Ohio (June 20) – Five-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr., driver of the JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro, knows what it’s like to be successful. In drag racing circles his name can even be used to define success. But there a couple of racetracks where he has not made a visit to the national event winner’s circle, and one of those quarter-miles is up next on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule as the world’s fastest motorsports competes in his home state of Ohio. Continue reading JEGS.com Pro Stock stalwart Jeg Coughlin Jr. looks to add a Norwalk victory to his list

Team Jegs Norwalk Advance

Team JEGS Prerace: NHRA Nationals
Team JEGS
Prerace: NHRA Nationals
(Norwalk, Ohio)
June 22-25

The JEGS Mail Order team will be very visible at this week’s NHRA event in Norwalk, Ohio, with five team cars in action.

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 his JEGS.com Corvette roadster in Super Gas. Third-generation racer Troy Coughlin Jr. will be driving the SealMaster Top Fuel dragster fielded by Kalitta Motorsports and his father, Troy Coughlin, will compete in the J&A Service NHRA Pro Mod Series with his twin-turbo JEGS.com Chevrolet Corvette C7. Mike Coughlin also will be racing his JEGS.com dragster in the Top Dragster class presented by Racing RVs. Continue reading Team Jegs Norwalk Advance

Troy Coughlin continues charge up Pro Mod rankings with big win in Bristol

Troy Coughlin continues charge up
Pro Mod rankings with big win in Bristol
BRISTOL, Tenn. (June 18) — Two-time world champion Troy Coughlin won the 17th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Sunday to continue his rapid ascension up the championship points standings in the J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

Just a little over a week ago, the 2012 and 2015 titlist was a distance fifth in the rankings, 234 points behind early-season class dominator Mike Castellana, but a runner-up finish last weekend in Englishtown, N.J., and Sunday’s win at Bristol Dragway, coupled with a rough couple of races by Castellana and others ahead of him in the points, have helped Coughlin rise to second place, 105 out of the lead. Continue reading Troy Coughlin continues charge up Pro Mod rankings with big win in Bristol

Tire shake thwarts Jeg Coughlin Jr.’s bid to convert No. 1 starting spot into win

Tire shake thwarts Jeg Coughlin Jr.’s bid
to convert No. 1 starting spot into win
BRISTOL, Tenn. (June 18) — Jeg Coughlin Jr.’s hopes of converting his 23rd career No. 1 qualifying effort into a victory was foiled in the quarterfinal round when his JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro was plagued by severe tire shake in his race against part-time teammate Alex Laughlin Sunday at Bristol Dragway.

Coughlin had a marginal jump on Laughlin at the starting line but barely made it a foot before his huge rear Goodyear slicks started to square up. He really had no choice but to abort the run to avoid any catastrophe, as Laughlin sped away for an easy 6.769-second, 204.54-mph win. Continue reading Tire shake thwarts Jeg Coughlin Jr.’s bid to convert No. 1 starting spot into win

Jeg Coughlin Jr. locks up 23rd low qualifier of career, earns first-round bye in Bristol

Jeg Coughlin Jr. locks up 23rd low qualifier
of career, earns first-round bye in Bristol
BRISTOL, Tenn. (June 16) — Even with Mother Nature giving all of his rivals a chance at knocking him off his Friday night perch atop the Pro Stock field, 58-time national event winner Jeg Coughlin Jr. was able to secure the 23rd top qualifier award of his illustrious career Saturday night at Bristol Dragway with his previously posted pass of 6.694 seconds at 204.85 mph. Continue reading Jeg Coughlin Jr. locks up 23rd low qualifier of career, earns first-round bye in Bristol

Two-time Pro Mod champ Troy Coughlin’s Bristol weekend gets better and better

Two-time Pro Mod champ Troy Coughlin’s
Bristol weekend gets better and better
BRISTOL, Tenn. (June 17) — After running his best pass of the event to qualify second in the J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series, two-time Pro Mod world champion Troy Coughlin managed to get even quicker in defeating Mike Janis in the opening round of eliminations at the 17th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Continue reading Two-time Pro Mod champ Troy Coughlin’s Bristol weekend gets better and better

Englishtown Pro Mod runner-up Troy Coughlin remains red-hot at Bristol Dragway

Englishtown Pro Mod runner-up Troy
Coughlin remains red-hot at Bristol Dragway
BRISTOL, Tenn. (June 16) — Troy Coughlin came to Bristol Dragway to compete in the J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series with just one goal in mind — take his twin-turbo JEGS.com Chevrolet Corvette C7 one round further than he did a few days ago in Englishtown, N.J., where he finished runner-up to longtime rival “Tricky Rickie” Smith. Continue reading Englishtown Pro Mod runner-up Troy Coughlin remains red-hot at Bristol Dragway

Powering to provisional pole, Jeg Coughlin Jr. making the most noise in Thunder Valley

Powering to provisional pole, Jeg Coughlin Jr.
making the most noise in Thunder Valley
BRISTOL, Tenn. (June 16) — Five-time Pro Stock world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. has the inside track on his third No. 1 qualifier of the year after powering to the provisional pole Friday night at the 17th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Coughlin blazed down Bristol Dragway in 6.694 seconds at 204.85 mph in Round 2 to pace the field.

“We’re off to a great start here on the mountain,” Coughlin said. “Our Elite team has been working so hard on both engine and track performance. They’ve been trying hard to match the horsepower, chassis and clutch and we’ve been kind of R&D’ing a new set up in both my car and Erica (Enders, teammate) the past few weekends. Continue reading Powering to provisional pole, Jeg Coughlin Jr. making the most noise in Thunder Valley