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 also doubled as a daily... Read more
As the oldest son of drag race legend and speed shop merchandise magnate Jeg Coughlin Sr., John Coughlin grew up in the world of cars and racing – and he took to it like a fish to water. When he was old enough to compete, John headed to the track and spent three decades pursuing his passion in a number of drag racing categories. And while he’s still intimately involved in the drag racing world – and in helping run the company his father started – he has shifted gears, spending more time with his family and taking pride in each of their many impressive accomplishments.
During... Read more
Husband, father, grandfather, successful businessman, multi-time drag racing champion, mentor -- Troy Coughlin Sr. is living a dream life.
First and foremost, Coughlin and his wife Julie take the greatest pride in their children, Troy Jr., Meghan, Paige and Kelly. They further endeavor to spoil their sole grandchild Brodix, Meghan's adorable son and the first of the fourth generation of Coughlins.
Troy Sr. also remains a big part of the family business, JEGS Automotive, the high-performance-parts, mail-... Read more
Three-time drag racing champion Mike Coughlin has fashioned an incredible resume on the quarter-mile that dates back to the 1980s. He's also been an integral part of the growth at JEGS Automotive, the mail-order parts giant his hall-of-fame father Jeg Coughlin Sr. started 60 years ago that is now owned and operated by Mike and his three brothers.
Yet, despite his many racing and business achievements, Mike quickly points to his longtime marriage to Kriss and the couple's two sons, Jack and Clay, as his biggest sources of pride.
And... Read more
Super star drag racer Jeg Coughlin Jr. has spent the last three-plus decades building a resume few will ever match. His six world championships, 80-plus national event victories and unprecedented wins in a remarkable seven different eliminator categories already makes him a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer, and yet as he turns 50, Coughlin shows no signs of slowing down.
For the second time in as many years, Coughlin finished a close second in the Mello Yello championship points in Pro Stock in 2019, most recently to his Elite Motorsports teammate Erica Enders, proving he still has... Read moreMeghan Coughlin, the daughter of three-time NHRA Pro Mod champ Troy Coughlin and his wife Julie, has a unique distinction among the famed Coughlin family.Meghan is one of several in the third-generation of the racing family in Ohio, and she delivered the first of the fourth generation in 2017 when her son Brodix was born. That made the legendary Jeg Coughlin Sr., the founder of JEGS High Performance, a great-grandfather for the first time.In addition to... Read more
The happiest place on earth for Troy Coughlin Jr. is the drag strip. It would be hard to find anyone who is more excited about all things related to the quarter-mile than Troy Jr., who eats, sleeps and breathes the sport.
Troy Jr.'s fervor should come as no surprise considering his linage. After all, he is the son of three-time Pro Mod world champion Troy Coughlin Sr. and the grandson of drag racing Hall of Fame member Jeg Coughlin Sr., who also happens to be the founder of industry giant JEGS Mail Order, the worldwide high-performance parts provider now owned by his father and... Read more
Major life changes are happening for Jeg Coughlin III, the son of six-time world champion drag racer Jeg Coughlin Jr. and grandson of Hall-of-Famer Jeg Coughlin Sr., the founder of high-performance-parts giant JEGS Automotive.
Jeg III will soon complete his studies in finance at Ohio State University and earn a Bachelor's Degree in Family Resource Management, a milestone moment for any young person. His plans then call for a concerted effort to flesh out his burgeoning professional golfing career with qualifying school attempts, most likely on the... Read more
Considering she only competed when she was on summer break or an occasional off-weekend from Miami University of Ohio, Paige Coughlin made quite an impact on the drag racing scene in 2019, finishing a close second in the Division 3 Super Comp championship points and racing to the lead of the coveted JEGS Allstars rankings.
Paige was a picture of consistency in her JEGS.com rail, riding crew chief Justin Beaver's aggressive tune-up to late-round finishes at nearly every race she entered. It was a breakthrough year in many regards, although with just two and a half years of... Read more
The oldest son of three-time drag racing champion Mike Coughlin and his wife Kriss, Jack Coughlin now attends Clemson University in search of higher education in sports management, marketing and public relations.
A true sportsman in a variety of disciplines -- baseball, basketball, football and golf -- Jack also inherited the Coughlin family racing gene. As a youngster, he excelled in the Junior Dragster ranks, earning his first trophy in the class in 2012.
After a few year's away from his own quarter-... Read moreKelly Coughlin is the youngest daughter of three-time Pro Mod champion Troy Coughlin and his wife Julie. Kelly loves horsepower just as much as anyone in the famed Coughlin family – but it's a different kind of horsepower.Kelly, who is slated to graduate from high school in 2019, has been drawn to show horses. Her and older sister Paige have shown horses across the country, and Kelly hopes to continue with that discipline.Showing horses is as steeped in... Read more
High schooler Clay Coughlin is making some big moves as he transitions from a successful Junior Dragster career into the ultra-competitive Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.
Clay's father Mike, a three-time champion in the North Central Division (2007 and 2009 in Top Sportsman and 2019 in Top Dragster), recently took ownership of a specially-built JEGS.com Chevrolet Cobalt he had made specifically for his youngest son. The car will likely run in Super Stock in one of the... Read moreLike most college students, Team JEGS racer Makenna Brown has a very busy schedule. But that doesn't stop the decorated drag racer from tearing down the quarter-mile strip in her JEGS.com dragster whenever she gets the chance.
Brown, who is studying business management and communications at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., has been racing for... Read more