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Posts Tagged ‘Jeg Coughlin Jr.’

Coughlin loses in finals of Pro Stock at Pomona.

 

Jeg Coughlin Jr. (courtesy of Team Jegs)

Columbus, Ohio area native Jeg Coughlin, Jr., sat out the 2011 NHRA season to work on putting together his own team.

The four-time season champion came to within eight feet of a win in his comeback bid in the NHRA Pro Stock car finals at the Winternationals in Pomona, California.

Coughlin qualified 14th but quickly climbed the ladder with three elimination wins before losing to Greg Anderson in the finals.

Other winners at Ponoma include: John Force in Funny Car and Spencer Massey in Top Fuel.

 

Info compiled from staff, NHRA & Team Jegs PR

6-time Pomona champion Jeg Coughlin, Jr. gets ready for 2012 NHRA season opener

 

Press release & photo courtesy of JEGS PR Team

 

POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 7) — Jeg Coughlin Jr. admits to feeling butterflies in his stomach every time he drives through the gates of Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, and this weekend will certainly be no different as the five-time world champion unveils his JEGS.com /Mopar Dodge Avenger for the first time in competition.

 

“It’s time to run in a crowd and see how we stack up,” said Coughlin, who didn’t race at the professional level in 2011. “This is a new era for us with our association with Mopar and the Chrysler Technology Center. We’re still maturing but I believe we’ll challenge for wins right away.

 

“Pomona is the perfect starting point. It’s so rich with history and it’s a track where Team JEGS has enjoyed a lot of success over the years. If you can’t get pumped up for Pomona, you may be in the wrong profession.”

 

Coughlin has fashioned a remarkable race-day record of 48-20 at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, a mark that includes six national event victories in 12 final-round showings. He’s also 18-9 at the season-opening Winternationals.

 

“We’ve had two good tests this off-season with the JEGS Avenger and we’ve certainly made some significant headway,” Coughlin said. “There’s been 10 months of hard work to start this program from nothing and build it up to where we are now and the guys are extremely excited for the start of the season.

 

“Roy Simmons (of JNR Racing Engines) has been dialing-in the motor and Tomi Lane (crew chief) and the crew have the car going straight down the strip. The clutch program seems under control and we’re running competitive numbers. It’s time to race.”

 

At 41 years old, Coughlin’s 52 Pro Stock victories rank him a lofty fourth on the all-time class list. His 67 total national event wins has him tied for 10th in the overall rankings alongside seven-time Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher.

 

Qualifying begins with sessions at 1:30 p.m. PST on both Thursday and Friday, followed by two more rounds at 11 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Saturday. Eliminations are slated to begin at 11 a.m. Sunday. ESPN2 will carry all the action.

Coughlin rolls to win at Sonoma in NHRA Nationals

compiled from staff and wire reports

PHOTO USED WITH PERMISSION from jegs.com Media Relations Department

Jeg Coughlin, Jr. won the pro stock division at the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Nationals at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California which is in wine country of the Golden Gate State.

Jeg Coughlin Jr (Jegs.com pr)

Coughlin collected his third win of the season and denied Jason Line back-to-back wins at Sonoma with a decisive 6.59 to 6.60 victory.