Like most of the people involved in the sport of drag racing, Jeg Coughlin Sr. began his involvement in the sport during his high school years. His first effort behind the wheel was in a 1936 Ford five-window coupe which doubled as a daily driver and a week end racer. In 1959 he entered a blown Chevrolet powered 1955 Chevy 2-door sedan in D/Gas as his first participation in a national event and went home with the class trophy. From that humble beginning Jeg went on to become a dominant force in a variety of cars in as many different classes.
In 1960 he opened the doors to Jeg’s... Read more
John Coughlin's racing career is veering away from individual accolades and focusing instead on building a championship team.
Coughlin has won multiple drag racing championships and numerous events as a driver, but has recently taken a step back to nurture the circle track career of his son Cody, who drives a JEGS.com-branded Late Model Stock Car.
"Being a drag racer, I don't have a lot to offer as far as advice with the Late Model car but what I have enjoyed quite a bit since Cody started driving is hiring the right people and putting them in a position to succeed," John... Read more
Troy Coughlin's 2012 season ended like a blockbuster Hollywood movie – complete with an NHRA Pro Mod championship.
After a steady, if not spectacular season, Coughlin managed to breakthrough and win the penultimate race of the season in St. Louis. The victory put the championship within reach, although everyone knew it would be quite a stretch.
The veteran racer and crew chief Steve Petty then decided to switch race cars for the season finale in Las Vegas. The plan raised eyebrows all around the pits, but the intuition paid off when Coughlin won the race in Vegas – and the... Read more
Mike Coughlin won his first major drag race in 1987, and he hasn't stopped winning in the 25 years since then.
Coughlin has a pair of Division 3 championships on his resume, joining brothers John, Troy and Jeg Jr. in a title-winning family legacy. The four sons of drag racing legend Jeg Coughlin Sr. have won a total of 13 championships and more than 100 major drag racing victories in the past two decades.
Coughlin, whose first major win came in the Fall Classic at National Trail Raceway in Street E.T. in 1987, won the Division 3 Top Sportsman championship in 2007 and 2009... Read more
As one of the top 10 drag racers of all time, five-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. knows the value of a strong crew of dedicated professionals all working together towards one common goal. That's why the 68-time national event winner always is prepared to make the moves it takes to put his JEGS.com/Mopar Dodge Avenger in the best possible position to win.
The exacting methods paid dividends in 2012 when Coughlin's upstart race team successfully qualified for the Countdown to the Championship playoffs. For 2013, the opportunity to join forces with fellow Mopar flagship driver... Read more
With the long-term goal of leading JEGS High Performance Parts someday, Meghan Coughlin continues to learn all aspects of the successful multi-million dollar enterprise her grandfather founded more than 50 years ago.
Meghan started early at JEGS, and her aptitude for the family business grew through her studies of business at Columbus State University. She currently excels at sales, though she has worked in all departments of the Delaware, Ohio-based operation to thoroughly learn the business from top to bottom.
To date, Meghan has worked in Accounts Payable, Human Resources... Read more
The future racing endeavors of Team JEGS is in solid hands.
Troy Coughlin Jr., known as T.J. to family and friends, has a bright future ahead of him after another solid season competing in all kinds of drag racing vehicles.
The son of multi-time world champion Troy Coughlin Sr., T.J. raced his JEGS.com Super Comp, his Uncle Jegs' Super Gas car and his Uncle John's Top Dragster in 2012 -- all in an effort to get as much experience as possible before making a move to the NHRA's professional classes.
The ultimate goal is to follow in the footsteps of the Coughlins who... Read more
Cody Coughlin is eager to raise the bar even higher in his third full season of Late Model competition. After much success in his first two years, 2013 is expected to be a breakout season of Pro and Super Late Model racing for Coughlin and Team JEGS
The 17 year-old will compete for the championship in the CRA/JEGS All Stars Tour in the Midwest, as well as during Florida Speedweeks and several other major events around the country.
Just two years ago Cody was the 2011 Howie Lettow Rookie of the Year in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour. In 2012, he did not race in any one... Read more
Jeg Coughlin III, or "Jeggie" as he's known to family and friends, has become a fixture at NHRA drag races whenever his school and golf schedules allow him to travel with his five-time drag racing champion father Jeg Coughlin Jr. Jeggie has been on hand for countless winner's circle celebrations with his famous father and has even reveled in a few championship crownings as well. Although he's taken a few passes down the drag strip in a Junior Dragster and loves to zip around the back yard in his favorite go-kart, Jeggie's sporting desires lean towards the golf course, where he's become... Read more
Kennedi is comfortable wherever she goes, whether it is cheering on her brother or performing herself. She has a love of ice skating and performs throughout the year. She has been a regular participant in the Breast cancer fund raiser, Skate for Hope. She has performed with the likes of professional skaters, Rockne Brubaker and John Coughlin. Her energy and charisma radiate on the ice and off. She is a joy to all who know her.
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Jack Coughlin is making a name for himself across the sports spectrum. The oldest son of multi-time drag racing champion Mike Coughlin, Jack has excelled in several sports, from football to basketball to baseball and, of course, drag racing.
Driving the JEGS.com dragster, Jack won his first Junior Dragster race in 2012, building on his impressive athletic resume. Jack was an integral member of his school's football team that won its age bracket in 2011, and he also played baseball on a traveling all-star team.
Jack also is an avid golfer, spending time on the links with... Read more
Paige Coughlin's love of horsepower is slightly different than her decorated father, uncles and granddad. Rather than following the family into the world of drag racing, Paige prefers showing her award-winning ponies. Together with her younger sister Kelly, Paige competes in the Children's Hunter Jumper Small Pony division in AA-rated shows from Florida to New York. Training five days a week and showing on weekends, Paige already has qualified for the prestigious Pony Finals in Lexington, Ky. She also has her sites set on the elite Devon Show. Away from the stables, Paige plays the violin... Read more
Kelly Coughlin enjoys training her horses so much she helped her famous grandfather Jeg Coughlin Sr. design a stable for her championship-level mounts. Kelly and her older sister Paige compete in the Children's Hunter Jumper Small Pony division in AA-rated shows as far away as Florida and New York, and they've already qualified for the esteemed Pony Finals in Lexington, Ky., which take place in the summer. Up next, a chance at the Devon Show, one of the most select gatherings in the country.
If there was a Rookie of the Year award for the Coughlin family, Clay Coughlin would be the hands-down winner for 2012.
The youngest son of multi-time drag racing champion Mike Coughlin, Clay scored a victory in his first season driving the JEGS.com Junior Dragster. That the win came not long after he turned 8 years old – and thereby eligible to race – is all the more impressive.
Clay learned a lot in his first year behind the wheel of the JEGS.com dragster, including the art of finish-line driving that is prevalent in bracket racing. His dad learned a lot as crew chief, too... Read more
Makenna Brown doesn't have to go far to find inspiration to drive her JEGS.com Junior Dragster as fast as it will go. 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 2012 Makenna won the National Trail Raceway JEGS E.T. Series Jr Dragster 2 Track Championship. When not blazing down the asphalt, Makenna still manages to find the spotlight through her many activities which include playing ice... Read more