There aren't many individuals who are true legends of drag racing, but Jeg Coughlin Sr. certainly has earned a place among the sport's immortals.Coughlin is the patriarch of one of drag racing's leading families, the founder of one of the largest and most successful mail order speed equipment businesses in the world and a long-time supporter of the sport on its many levels.Starting from humble roots, Coughlin began his involvement in the sport during his high school days in Ohio. His first race car was a 1936 Ford five-window couple that... Read more
John Coughlin used to call the world of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) home. Coughlin made this his passion for over two decades, day-in, and day-out. Fast forward to the present, Coughlin is a strong believer that home is where your family is.
He couldn’t be happier that he’s shifted gears in life, focusing on his role as father and the constant supporter of his children’s dreams and endeavors. The five-time NHRA national event winner has no regrets as he’s made sure he is front-and-center while his fast-paced son Cody Coughlin... Read more
Pro football's John Elway, golf's Bobby Jones, baseball's Sandy Koufax -- all great athletes who ended their careers at the pinnacle of their sport.
Dare we add Troy Coughlin Sr. to that list?
Coughlin won the NHRA E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Series championship three times in the last six years, including the 2017 title. The veteran driver then decided to retire from professional drag racing.
He leaves behind a stellar resume that includes the 2012, 2015 and 2017 Pro Mod titles and 17 victories, 15 in Pro Mod and two more in Pro Stock.
Now out of the seat, Coughlin... Read more
Champion drag racer, successful businessman, devoted husband, loving father.
That's Mike Coughlin, one of four sons of the legendary Jeg Coughlin Sr. –founder of JEGS High Performance and patriarch of the Coughlin racing family.
Mike, who co-owns and operates JEGS with his three brothers, happily followed his famous father into the world of drag racing and has built a stellar racing resume along the way.
Coughlin won the Division 3 Top Sportsman championship in 2007 and 2009 and finished second in the title race in 2011 and 2012. In 2017, he finished third in the... Read more
Jeg Coughlin Jr. may be entering his third decade of racing as a professional in 2018, but the drag racing superstar is showing no signs of slowing down.
Coughlin's Hall of Fame credentials are already achieved, from his six NHRA championships to his 76 victories – 58 of which came as a pro, ranking him fourth all-time in the Pro Stock category.
But as he turns 48 in 2018, his competitive nature burns as brightly as ever. Coughlin is pursuing his seventh NHRA title and his sixth in the ultra-competitive Pro Stock category. He’ll again drive the JEGS.com Chevrolet Camaro for... Read moreMeghan Coughlin continues to be a vital part of JEGS High Performance and its drag racing endeavors, even as she has transitioned from a driver to full-time JEGS associate and mom.The daughter of three-time NHRA Pro Mod Series champion Troy Coughlin Sr., Meghan has excelled in sales at JEGS, though she has worked in all departments of the Delaware, Ohio-based operation to thoroughly learn the family business from top to bottom.The always-positive Meghan has worked in Accounts Payable, Human Resources, Purchasing and Customer Service. She... Read more
Troy Coughlin Jr. has already proven to be a force in the world of drag racing – and he's still in his 20s.
The first of the third generation of the famed Coughlin family to taste success in drag racing, Troy Jr. has greatly added to the family legacy with championships and victories.
Troy Jr. is the son of three-time NHRA Pro Mod champion Troy Coughlin Sr. and the grandson of the legendary Jeg Coughlin Sr. – founder of JEGS High Performance. He chose the path followed by his grandfather, his father and his three uncles, racing through the NHRA Sportsman ranks.
And... Read moreSuccess. It’s what drives Cody Coughlin. Both on and off-track, through racing and charitable work, Cody Coughlin has been successful in all his endeavors. His goal for 2017… continue that success in NASCAR.As the 21 year-old embarks on his first full-season campaign in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, he does so after a history-making year in 2016. Coughlin became the first driver in history to win two championships in the same year with the Champion Racing Association. By virtue of six total wins and a string of strong finishes, Coughlin captured... Read moreThe son of drag racing legend Jeg Coughlin Jr., Jeg Coughlin III is a champion and successful athlete himself.Jeg III, or "Jeggie" as he is known, is a stalwart on the Ohio State men's golf team, earning a spot there in part from winning the 2013 Ohio High School Athletic Association Division III golf championship.Jeggie has tried his hand at drag racing, racing a Junior Dragster under the tutelage of his famous father. But Jeg III realized at a young age he preferred the solitary test of golf.After a successful... Read more
After moving her way into the NHRA's Sportsman ranks on a limited basis in the second half of 2017, third-generation drag racer Paige Coughlin is kicking things into high gear in 2018 with a vastly expanded schedule of races in her JEGS.com Super Comp dragster.
Steeped in racing tradition, Paige is the teenage daughter of three-time NHRA Pro Mod champion Troy Coughlin, the sister of multi-time NHRA race winner Troy Coughlin Jr., and granddaughter of Hall of Famer Jeg Coughlin Sr. She began racing in a Junior Dragster in 2014 before moving to the 8.9-second, 175-mph JEGS.com... Read more
Kennedi Coughlin, the youngest child of John and Di Coughlin, has accomplished quite a lot, so far.
Coughlin is an experienced second-generation cheerleader, following in the footsteps of her mother. As a high school varsity cheerleader, she has an unparalleled passion for the sport and her highly competitive nature motivates her to continuously improve herself.
The 16-year-old is a consummate performer, as cheerleading is not her only avenue to perform; she is actively engaged in the school’s performing arts program. As well, Coughlin is... Read moreJack Coughlin has a terrific teacher as he learns the intricacies of drag racing. Jack is the oldest son of multi-time drag racing champion Mike Coughlin, who is helping guide young Jack through the Junior Dragster league.NHRA created the Junior Dragster division in 1992 to help kids learn how to safely drag race. The Junior Dragster ranks has helped foster the careers of NHRA champions like Erica Enders and Shawn Langdon – along with many members of the third generation of the famed Coughlin family.Jack first won a Junior Dragster race... Read moreLike most members of the famed Coughlin racing family, Kelly Coughlin loves horsepower, maybe just not the type one may think of when the Coughlin name is bandied about.The daughter of three-time NHRA Pro Mod world champion Troy Coughlin Sr. loves showing horses. Kelly and older sister Paige have shown horses across the country, and Kelly plans to continue the discipline in 2018.Kelly trains her championship-level horses at a stable her and her famed grandfather – JEGS High Performance founder Jeg Coughlin Sr. – designed together... Read moreDrag racing is clearly in Clay Coughlin's blood. He's the grandson of JEGS High Performance founder and Hall of Famer Jeg Coughlin Sr., the son of multi-time drag racing champion Mike Coughlin and the nephew to NHRA stars John Coughlin, Troy Coughlin Sr. and Jeg Coughlin Jr.Considering his linage, it should come as no surprise that young Clay already has found success at the drag strip.Makenna Brown already has made a name for herself in the sport of drag racing. She's now trying to do the same in another sport close to the Coughlin family's heart: golf.Makenna, one of JEGS High Performance founder Jeg Coughlin Sr. and his wife Sue’s many grandchildren, will play collegiate golf at Florida Atlantic University in the fall after she graduates from Olentangy Liberty High School.While competing on the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour last season. Makenna finished in the top 10 in all six tournaments in which she... Read more