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JEGS.com driver Troy Coughlin Jr. scores third Top Alcohol Dragster victory of the year

JEGS.com driver Troy Coughlin Jr. scores
third Top Alcohol Dragster victory of the year
RISING SON, Md. (Aug. 19) — Troy Coughlin Jr. scored his third Top Alcohol Dragster victory of the year at this weekend’s Northeast Shootout at Cecil County Dragway. The win adds to an impressive opening season in the class for Coughlin, who also collected the trophy at the Division 3 race in Norwalk, Ohio, and a $20K bracket race in Jackson, S.C.

“All credit to the guys at McPhillips Racing,” said Coughlin, the son of three-time and reigning Pro Mod champion Troy Coughlin. “To come into this class as a rookie and get to work with a top organization like this is more than I could have ever asked for. Continue reading JEGS.com driver Troy Coughlin Jr. scores third Top Alcohol Dragster victory of the year

Jeg Coughlin Jr.’s JEGS/Elite Pro Stock team riding wave of momentum into Brainerd

Jeg Coughlin Jr.’s JEGS/Elite Pro Stock
team riding wave of momentum into Brainerd
BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 15) – Five-time Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. and the JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro team are riding a wave of momentum – and it’s the perfect time of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season.

The Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals this weekend at Brainerd International Raceway marks the last race before the prestigious U.S. Nationals and the penultimate race before the Countdown to the Championship. Continue reading Jeg Coughlin Jr.’s JEGS/Elite Pro Stock team riding wave of momentum into Brainerd

Fresh off third victory of 2018, Pro Stock ace Jeg Coughlin Jr. looking for more in Seattle

Fresh off third victory of 2018, Pro Stock ace
Jeg Coughlin Jr. looking for more in Seattle
KENT, Wash. (July 31) — Jeg Coughlin Jr. already enjoyed one winning streak in early June when he won consecutive national events in Chicago, Richmond and Bristol. Now he’s hoping to close out summer with another winning streak as he arrives at the 31st annual CatSpot Organic Cat Litter NHRA Northwest Nationals fresh off a big victory in Sonoma. And with two chances to score in Seattle, his expectations are high. Continue reading Fresh off third victory of 2018, Pro Stock ace Jeg Coughlin Jr. looking for more in Seattle

Jeg Coughlin Jr. scores 80th career victory with third Pro Stock win in Sonoma

Jeg Coughlin Jr. scores 80th career
victory with third Pro Stock win in Sonoma
SONOMA, Calif. (July 29) — Six-time NHRA champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. had a big Sunday at Sonoma Raceway, winning his third Pro Stock race of the season, moving into the top five of the Mello Yello championship points, and reaching the 80-win mark for his career.
Continue reading Jeg Coughlin Jr. scores 80th career victory with third Pro Stock win in Sonoma

Semifinal finish in Denver a great start to Western Swing for Jeg Coughlin Jr.

Semifinal finish in Denver a great start
to Western Swing for Jeg Coughlin Jr.
DENVER (July 22) — Jeg Coughlin Jr. used some expert driving skills to score a pair of upset victories Sunday at the 39th annual Dodge NHRA Mile-High Nationals to kick off the historic Western Swing of consecutive races in Denver, Sonoma and Seattle in grand style.

Coughlin’s semifinal run at Bandimere Speedway included a thrilling holeshot win over the higher qualified car of Drew Skillman and an end-to-end job on Tanner Gray. He then gave points leader Greg Anderson as much as he could handle, ultimately getting nipped at the top end by .01 seconds. Continue reading Semifinal finish in Denver a great start to Western Swing for Jeg Coughlin Jr.

Two-time Bandimere winner Jeg Coughlin Jr. looking to double-up in Denver

Two-time Bandimere winner
Jeg Coughlin Jr. looking to double-up in Denver
DENVER (July 16) — With two Pro Stock wins on the season and a pair of Pro Stock victories in the past at Bandimere Speedway, it seems appropriate that this weekend’s 39th annual Dodge NHRA Mile-High Nationals will offer Jeg Coughlin Jr. two chances to earn a coveted Wally trophy.

Coughlin, a winner in Chicago and Bristol earlier this season and the Denver champ in 1998 and 1999, will be racing two cars on Thunder Mountain — his JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro in Pro Stock and his JEGS.com Dodge Challenger DragPak in Stock. Continue reading Two-time Bandimere winner Jeg Coughlin Jr. looking to double-up in Denver

Troy Coughlin Jr.’s runner-up finish in Indy highlights Team JEGS drag racing efforts

Troy Coughlin Jr.’s runner-up finish in Indy highlights Team JEGS drag racing efforts
DELAWARE, Ohio (July 8) — Top Alcohol Dragster pro Troy Coughlin Jr. raced to a runner-up finish Sunday at the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Summer Spectacle at Lucas Oil Raceway, highlighting a weekend that included a third-round appearance by his sister Paige, who competes in Super Comp. Across the country in New Hampshire, Jeg Coughlin Jr. took an early exit from the sixth annual NHRA New England Nationals. Continue reading Troy Coughlin Jr.’s runner-up finish in Indy highlights Team JEGS drag racing efforts

Jeg Coughlin Jr. looking for career win No. 80 at one of the few tracks where he’s yet to win

Jeg Coughlin Jr. looking for career win No. 80
at one of the few tracks where he’s yet to win
EPPING, N.H. (July 2) — The numbers are adding up nicely for six-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. and his Elite Performance Pro Stock teammates at the halfway point of the 24-race NHRA drag racing season. To date, Elite-powered drivers have won half of the events on the schedule, including Coughlin’s own triumphs in Chicago and Bristol. Coughlin and teammates Erica Enders and Vincent Nobile all hold down top-10 rankings, with additional Elite drivers Alex Laughlin and Matt Hartford close behind in 11th and 12th place, respectively.

“We weathered a pretty long storm at Elite but the guys never gave up and they completely turned the tide beginning at this year’s Gainesville race,” Coughlin said. “We’ve absolutely been on a tear ever since. Check the stats and you’ll see there’s been an Elite car in nine straight finals and we’ve all combined to win six races so it’s definitely been a great stretch. Continue reading Jeg Coughlin Jr. looking for career win No. 80 at one of the few tracks where he’s yet to win

Global Electronic Technology re-ups support of Top Alcohol Dragster pilot Troy Coughlin Jr.

Global Electronic Technology re-ups support of Top Alcohol Dragster pilot Troy Coughlin Jr.
DELAWARE, Ohio (June 25) — Global Electronic Technology has announced continued support of Top Alcohol Dragster pilot Troy Coughlin Jr. and his JEGS.com McPhillips Racing rail. The company first supported Coughlin last year when he drove a Top Fuel dragster for Kalitta Motorsports.

“I got to know T.J. when he was driving for Kalitta Motorsports, and we met his fiancĂ© Brenna and the entire Coughlin family during that time and we just fell in love with all of them,” said Global Electronic Technology founder Steve Bryson. “Their family is like my family and the values we share and the lineage they have attracted us the most. Continue reading Global Electronic Technology re-ups support of Top Alcohol Dragster pilot Troy Coughlin Jr.

Troy Coughlin Jr.’s runner-up finish leads Team JEGS efforts in Ohio; Streak ends for Jeg Jr.

Troy Coughlin Jr.’s runner-up finish leads Team JEGS efforts in Ohio; Streak ends for Jeg Jr.
NORWALK, Ohio (June 24) — Troy Coughlin Jr. drove his JEGS.com McPhillips Racing Top Alcohol Dragster to a runner-up finish Sunday, leading the Team JEGS effort in their home state of Ohio. Troy Jr.’s uncle, six-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr., reached the second round before falling to teammate Erica Enders, ending a three-race winning streak for the 79-time national event winner. Continue reading Troy Coughlin Jr.’s runner-up finish leads Team JEGS efforts in Ohio; Streak ends for Jeg Jr.

Home cooking! Jeg Coughlin Jr. scores first low qualifier of the year in his native Ohio

Home cooking! Jeg Coughlin Jr. scores first
low qualifier of the year in his native Ohio
NORWALK, Ohio (June 23) — Riding a wave of three straight victories on the NHRA national tour, Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. remains red-hot in his native Buckeye State, scoring his first low qualifier of the year at this weekend’s rain-plagued race in Northwest Ohio.

Trying to run in between a seemingly endless string of showers, Coughlin and his Rickie Jones-led JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro crew only had one shot at the newly-paved drag strip, but they made the most of it, running a stout 6.612 at 208.46 mph to lead the factory hot
rod class.
Continue reading Home cooking! Jeg Coughlin Jr. scores first low qualifier of the year in his native Ohio

Reigning Pro Mod champ Troy Coughlin having fun after brief retirement racing with family

Reigning Pro Mod champ Troy Coughlin having
fun after brief retirement racing with family
DELAWARE, Ohio (June 19) — Three-time and reigning world champion Troy Coughlin is just two races into his return to the E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Drag Racing Series and has yet to win a single round of eliminations, but he is quick to point out no one is having more fun as the national tour heads to Norwalk this weekend in his home state of Ohio. Continue reading Reigning Pro Mod champ Troy Coughlin having fun after brief retirement racing with family

Flying high on a three-race win streak, Jeg Coughlin Jr. soars into home state of Ohio

Flying high on a three-race win streak,
Jeg Coughlin Jr. soars into home state of Ohio
DELAWARE, Ohio (June 19) — Six-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. soars into his home state on a three-race winning streak that has lifted his JEGS.com/Elite Performance team in the world rankings and breathed new life into the 79-time national event winner.

Coughlin pushed his career
win total to 79 in Bristol.
“When you’ve gone as long as we had without winning, you reach a point where you take whatever you can get,” Coughlin said, referring to a career-long, four-year winless stretch he snapped three weeks ago. “The last couple years were a little tiring at times and although we had our chances here and there, we never capitalized on them. Continue reading Flying high on a three-race win streak, Jeg Coughlin Jr. soars into home state of Ohio

JEGS.com driver Jeg Coughlin Jr. takes Pro Stock title in Bristol to extend streak to three

JEGS.com driver Jeg Coughlin Jr. takes
Pro Stock title in Bristol to extend streak to three
BRISTOL, Tenn. (June 17) – JEGS.com driver Jeg Coughlin Jr. has been on plenty of hot streaks during his legendary career, but not many like this one.

With a victory in the Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals on Sunday at Bristol Dragway, Coughlin has scored three wins in the last three weekends. He won in Pro Stock in Chicago, followed that up with a Super Comp win in Richmond and extended the streak to three with the Pro Stock victory here.

“That has a nice ring to it,” Coughlin said of winning three weekends in a row. “Without question, since we’ve made some transitions within the (Elite Motorsports) team, we’ve been really fast – Erica (Enders) and I both. It feels great. Getting a Super Comp win in Virginia was really rewarding as well, and I’m very proud of that because it’s some tough racing.

“To win here at Thunder Valley is fantastic.” Continue reading JEGS.com driver Jeg Coughlin Jr. takes Pro Stock title in Bristol to extend streak to three

Jeg Coughlin Jr.’s two-race winning streak a source of Team JEGS pride heading into Bristol

Jeg Coughlin Jr.’s two-race winning streak a
source of Team JEGS pride heading into Bristol
BRISTOL, Tenn. (June 12) — If winning truly is contagious, then six-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. is happy to carry the bug into this weekend’s 18th annual Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals and share it with Team JEGS stablemates Troy Coughlin, Troy Coughlin Jr. and
Paige Coughlin.
Continue reading Jeg Coughlin Jr.’s two-race winning streak a source of Team JEGS pride heading into Bristol

Jeg Coughlin Jr. wins again, taking JEGS.com Super Comp dragster to Richmond winner’s circle

Jeg Coughlin Jr. wins again, taking JEGS.com
Super Comp dragster to Richmond winner’s circle
NORTH DINWIDDIE, Va. (June 10) – JEGS.com driver Jeg Coughlin Jr. added to his legendary resume by winning in Super Comp at the Virginia NHRA Nationals on Sunday at Virginia Motorsports Park for the 78th national-event victory in his career.

Coughlin Jr. won for the second consecutive weekend, following up his win in Pro Stock at Chicago. Of Coughlin’s 78 victories, three have come in Super Comp, with the last at Las Vegas in 2012.

“It feels great to get a huge win last week in Pro Stock and come back this weekend and win Super Comp,” Coughlin said. “It feels equally as good, without question. The Sportsman racers are a tough as any racers in the country and I take great, great pride in being able to race alongside them.” Continue reading Jeg Coughlin Jr. wins again, taking JEGS.com Super Comp dragster to Richmond winner’s circle

Tour’s most recent Pro Stock winner, Jeg Coughlin Jr., and reigning Pro Mod champ Troy Coughlin, lead Team JEGS into Virginia

Tour’s most recent Pro Stock winner, Jeg Coughlin Jr., and reigning Pro Mod champ Troy Coughlin,
lead Team JEGS into Virginia
NORTH DINWIDDIE, Va. (June 5) — Fresh on the heels of one of the biggest individual wins of his career Sunday at the JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Chicago, five-time Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. arrives at Virginia Motorsports Park with the car to beat at this weekend’s Virginia
NHRA Nationals.

Jeg Coughlin Jr. is all smiles
after his big win in Chicago.
In Chicago, Coughlin dominated race day in his JEGS.com Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro, posting the lowest elapsed time of every Pro Stock elimination round. It’s a trend he hopes to continue in Virginia as he races alongside his brother Troy Coughlin, who is making a return to Pro Mod, his niece Paige Coughlin, who is racing in Super Comp, and his nephew Troy Coughlin Jr., who is racing in Super Comp and Super Gas.

“Chicago was certainly a huge, huge win for us,” said Jeg Jr., who will be pulling double duty in Virginia racing in both Pro Stock and Super Comp. “It felt like the culmination of this wave of momentum we’ve been building for a couple months now with much improved qualifying positions and better runs on race day.

“We finally turned that final corner at the JEGS Route 66 Nationals and got that long-awaited win. I can tell you, no matter how many times you’ve won, it’s always nice to get another one and having gone the longest spell of my driving career without a win in Pro Stock, it certainly felt great to bust that streak.”

Jeg Jr.’s Chicago victory was his first in Pro Stock in more than four years, a span of 74 races. It pushed his career total of Pro Stock wins to 59 and his overall national event win tally to 77.

“There’s absolutely no reason to stop now,” said Jeg Jr., who won the 2000 race at VMP in Pro Stock. “When you run through race day like we did in Chicago with the best car in every round, you become a believer in the fact you should be able to do that time and again.

“Our goal now is to repeat and get this JEGS/Elite Chevy to be as consistent as possible so we can have a lot more days that end in the winner’s circle. If the guys continue to give me a stout racecar and I do my job behind the wheel, it should happen more and more.”

After a brief retirement, Troy Coughlin
returns to Pro Mod competition this weekend.
Elite Performance-powered drivers have now won five of the last six national events. Vincent Nobile took home the trophies from Las Vegas and Atlanta, Matt Hartford won Houston and Erica Enders triumphed in Charlotte.

Three-time and reigning Pro Mod champion Troy Coughlin, who retired at the end of last season, will return to the E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Drag Racing Series in Virginia after missing the first four races of the 12-race series he won outright in 2012, 2015 and 2017.

“The allure of the class was just too big to ignore,” said Troy, who will pilot a twin-turbo JEGS.com 1967 Ford Mustang. “I’ve been coming to the races to watch and help my kids race and, of course, I’ve been up there watching the Pro Mod cars when they run. I realized I was already missing the competition and the camaraderie among the racers.

“Steve Petty (crew chief) and the guys are still behind me 100 percent. Eric Dillard and everyone at Pro Line are involved. Aside from the car, all the same pieces are in place and we haven’t been out long enough that I’m worried about my driving. We’ve won three titles and 12 races in the last decade so we pretty much know what to expect. We’ll be ready to have some fun for sure.”

With no Top Alcohol classes being contested in Virginia, Troy Jr. decided to keep his driving skills sharp by joining sister Paige and Uncle Jeg in Super Comp. He will also contest the Super
Gas category.

“I always love racing in Richmond,” Troy Jr. said. “For one, the fans are awesome, and it’s a great facility as well. Plus, my dad is back in Pro Mod and he’s my hero so I’m super excited to share the pits with him again.

“What gets me fired up whenever I race in the super classes is the fact you can win if you’re truly up to the challenge of ultimate focus on what’s going on with the wind, the air and the track. It’s all about focus and instincts.”

Recent high school graduate Paige, 17, is hoping for better luck as she continues her inaugural season in Super Comp.

“I really want to start going rounds at every race,” Paige said. “Justin Beaver and Tony Collier give me a perfect racecar every weekend and the best way I can say thank you to them is by having some success on the track. Super Comp is a very tough class and everyone I race seems to have a ton of experience so I’m soaking up everything I can trying to get better each race. I’m also very excited to watch my dad race again. He’s the reason I drag race.”

“I’m pumped up to race with Paige, T.J. and brother Troy again as he returns to Pro Mod following his brief retirement,” Jeg Jr. said in conclusion. “It’s so much fun to have him back and to race again with his kids like we have several times already this year. Who knows, with me racing in Super Comp too we may get a chance to line ’em up and go head-to-head.”

Jeg Coughlin Jr. breaks four-year drought with huge win at JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals

Jeg Coughlin Jr. breaks four-year drought with huge win at JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals
JOLIET, Ill. (June 3) — Six-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. couldn’t have picked a better place to break a four-year winless drought than Sunday’s 21st annual JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals, the first pro event ever sponsored by the high-performance part company his father started 58 years ago.

Coughlin had a stellar day behind the wheel of his JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro, posting an impressive string of super-quick reaction times in all four elimination rounds to help turn on the win lights he needed, and his team took care of the rest, giving him the quickest racecar of every pro session.

Jeg Coughlin Jr. scored his 59th
Pro Stock win Sunday in Chicago.
“Did we have a good time today? Yeah!” Coughlin said excitedly upon reaching the winner’s circle. “Wow, what a race. Every round felt like a final round. You look at the guys we beat today, including my teammates in the first two rounds, it’s just a fantastic accomplishment. Continue reading Jeg Coughlin Jr. breaks four-year drought with huge win at JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals

JEGS, Route 66 and the NHRA Will Feed your Need for Speed

JEGS, Route 66 and the NHRA
Will Feed your Need for Speed
Drag racing’s best descend upon Route 66 Raceway near
Chicago to compete in a multi-series battle this weekend.

JOLIET, Ill. (May 30, 2018) – Whether you are a longtime fan of drag racing, have been meaning to check it out for the first time, or a hot rod enthusiast looking for excitement this weekend-the JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals and Allstar Race, May 31-June 3, is sure to satisfy. JEGS Automotive, Inc. (JEGS), one of the largest e-commerce and mail order high-performance auto parts retailers worldwide, and title-rights sponsor of the race, along with the NHRA and Route 66 Raceway, offer a Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national race event and a Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series “clash of the titans” in one action-packed drag racing weekend. The event will also give fans a chance to see their favorite racing legends, including JEGS Founder, Hall of Fame Drag Racer and Grand Marshall of the Race, Jeg Coughlin Sr. Continue reading JEGS, Route 66 and the NHRA Will Feed your Need for Speed

Pro Stock champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. leads yellow and black army into JEGS Nationals, JEGS Allstar races

Pro Stock champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. leads yellow and black army into JEGS Nationals, JEGS Allstar races
JOLIET, Ill. (May 30) — Five-time Pro Stock champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. is hungry for his 77th career victory and he’d love nothing more than securing the winner’s trophy at this weekend’s 21st annual JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals, the Chicago-area race sponsored by his family’s six-decade-old business, JEGS High Performance.

Coughlin will have plenty of support as he leads a contingent of five Team JEGS racers into Route 66 Raceway, the site of both the JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals and the annual JEGS Allstars, which features the No. 1 racers in each sportsman category from the NHRA’s seven geographical regions. Continue reading Pro Stock champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. leads yellow and black army into JEGS Nationals, JEGS Allstar races