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 is a man that wears many hats.
The eldest son of family patriarch Jeg Coughlin Sr. is most known for what he has done on the racetrack within the world of drag racing. He has been behind the wheel for more than two decades and has collected the “Wally” (trophy for national event wins) on five different occasions. He also has 14 divisional NHRA titles and a triumph in the Top Dragster Shootout.
Away from the racetrack, John is the President of JEGS. JEGS is the leader in aftermarket performance parts for all cars, trucks and other machines. He and his... Read moreAs the popularity of and the participation in NHRA’s Pro Mod class has skyrocketed, one name and one team keeps coming to the forefront of a very crowded and talented field of contenders.Troy Coughlin Sr. and his instantly recognizable, bright yellow JEGS.com Chevy Corvette C7 have dominated Pro Mod like no other.Coughlin won the 2015 NHRA Pro Mod championship, marking the second time in four years he was the man holding the big trophy at the end of the season. He also won the championship in 2012. He ended another three seasons (... Read moreMike Coughlin is a multi-time champion during his long career as a drag racer.Coughlin, who will celebrate his 33rd year in drag racing in 2017, racing in the Top Dragster class and will compete at NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events on the national and divisional level. He's had several successful seasons racing his JEGS.com Chevrolet in Top Sportsman, including winning a national event in Norwalk, Ohio, in 2014.Coughlin is one of four sons to JEGS founder Jeg Sr., and he has been a part of the drag racing since he was a small boy... Read moreThere are a handful of names synonymous with drag racing. There's Garlits, Muldowney, Force, Glidden, Kalitta, and there is Coughlin.Jeg Coughlin Jr., 46, has cemented his name in the NHRA drag racing annuls with a list of mind-boggling statistics.The five-time Pro Stock world champion (2000, 2002, 2007-08, 2013) is looking to stack on his prodigious pile of stats in 2017 and beyond as he goes on a straight-line quest for his sixth class championship with a familiar bowtie logo on the front of his racer, the JEGS.com/Elite Motorsports... Read more
The successful Coughlin racing family will grow by one in 2015, as third-generation Meghan Coughlin is due to have a baby in March.
Meghan is the daughter of 2012 Pro Mod champion Troy Coughlin, and she plans to continue racing and continuing her career at JEGS High Performance after delivering the first of the fourth generation of Coughlins into the family.
On select weekends in 2014, Meghan raced the JEGS.com Chevy II in Super Street, and sometime in the not too distant future, she plans to continue to race that car.
She started her career at JEGS at an early age,... Read moreTroy Coughlin Jr. has big plans for 2017 when he joins the Top Fuel class as part of a partnership between JEGS and Kalitta Motorsports.The son of two-time Pro Mod champion Troy Sr., Coughlin has been a winner at every level of drag racing during his young career. For his efforts, the 26-year-old was named to Drag Illustrated's "30 Under 30" list, which honored the "brightest young people in drag racing," according to the magazine.Coughlin already has an impressive résumé, winning big-money bracket races as well as scoring victories at... Read more
Cody Coughlin is meticulous in his approach to his racing career. He studies how other drivers attack a racetrack and handle interviews. He also observes athletes in all realms of sports to help future the ascension of his racing career. The Joe Gibbs Racing Development driver is doing all this, despite being just 20-years-old.
That same attention to detail has landed Coughlin a full-time ride in 2016 with Kyle Busch Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Coughlin and fellow Joe Gibbs Development driver Daniel Suarez will be sharing a Toyota Tundra out of the KBM... Read more
The Coughlin family has earned plenty of championships in motorsports, and now third-generation Jeg Coughlin III is adding to that winning legacy by capturing the 2013 Ohio High School Athletic Association Division III Golf Championship.
"Jeggie," as family and friends know him, does enjoy traveling to the races to watch his six-time drag racing champion father Jeg Coughlin Jr. zip down the quarter-mile. But he's more at home on a golf course, as his State high school course record of 144 during two days on the Scarlet course at the Ohio State University Golf Club proved.
"... Read morePaige Coughlin, the daughter of drag racing champion Troy Coughlin, loves horsepower of all kinds. She's so it's second nature for her to love the sport of drag racing.But Paige also loves another form of horsepower, one different than her grandfather Jeg Coughlin Sr. and her uncles John, Mike and Jeg. Jr. Paige enjoys showing her award-winning ponies, and she's become quite adept at her "other" craft.Together with her younger sister Kelly, Paige competes in the Children's Hunter Jumper Small Pony division in AA-rated shows from Florida... Read more
Cody Coughlin may be known for his passion for racing, but his little sister, Kennedi has a different drive within her. While she shares that same competitive spirit, she channels it into other aspects of her life.
Kennedi enjoys school and was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society for her academic achievements. She enjoys all of the aspects of High School and readily participates in many different activities.
Outside of the academic world, Kennedi has a passion for cheerleading. ... Read moreAs the oldest son of multi-time drag racing champion Mike Coughlin, Jack Coughlin loves competing in the sport of drag racing.But he has other hobbies, too, and loves to compete in many different sports. He has excelled in baseball, basketball and football, and recently has taken up another favorite sport among the successful Coughlin family, golf.Jack was a key member of his school's football team that won its age bracket in 2011, and he has played on a traveling all-star baseball team.In drag racing, Jack will... Read moreKelly Coughlin has proven adept at horsepower, just a different variety than most of her famous drag racing family.While her grandfather Jeg Coughlin Sr., her father Troy Coughlin and her uncles John, Mike and Jeg Jr. enjoy the horsepower that comes from powerful drag racing cars, Kelly loves showing horses. She and her older sister Paige enjoy the competition, and the family likes being together as often as possible at various meets across the country.Kelly enjoys training her championship-level mounts, so much that she helped... Read moreDrag racing is certainly in the blood of Clay Coughlin. The youngest son of multi-time champion Mike Coughlin, Clay has the lineage to be a champion himself.But what often separates champions from regular racers is the determination to succeed. And even at his young age, Clay has that desire to win.He scored a victory in his JEGS.com Junior Dragster for the first time in 2012, his first season as a driver. That win came not long after he turned 8 years old – which made him eligible to race in the class – showing plenty of natural... Read more
Makenna Brown has proven herself as an emerging star in the sport of drag racing, having scored multiple victories in her JEGS.com Junior Dragster.
One of Jeg Coughlin Sr. and his wife Sue’s many grandchildren, Makenna has grown up around the sport and began racing her JEGS.com Junior Dragster in 2010. Makenna was named National Trail Raceway’s Jr Dragster Rookie of the Year in 2010. In 2011, Makenna won the National Trail Raceway JEGS E.T. Series Jr Dragster 2 Track Championship, and was voted Most Improved Junior Dragster Driver by her fellow racers.
In 2012,... Read more