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
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 takes to water. When he was old enough to compete, John headed to the track and spent two 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.
... Read moreTroy Coughlin Sr. won the NHRA E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Series championship three times in the last seven years, including the 2017 title. The veteran driver then decided to retire from professional drag racing.It didn't take.Just a few months into his retirement, Coughlin decided to un-retire. That's how much the Columbus, Ohio native loves drag racing and spending time with his family at the race track.Family has always been important for the Coughlins, one of the first families of drag racing. Patriarch Jeg... 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 moreAfter more than three decades as one of NHRA’s most successful pros, drag racing superstar Jeg Coughlin Jr. is showing no signs of slowing down.Coughlin's Hall of Fame credentials are already achieved, from his six NHRA championships to his 81 victories – 62 of which came as a pro, ranking him fourth all-time in the Pro Stock category.But as he turns 49 in 2019, 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... 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 moreTroy 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... Read moreJeg Coughlin III made a name for himself as a golfer, winning a state championship in high school and earning a golf scholarship to Ohio State University.The son of legendary NHRA driver Jeg Coughlin Jr., Jeg III, or "Jeggie" as he is known, is now transitioning to an important part of the family business, JEGS High Performance.Coughlin III will soon complete his Family Resource Management degree at Ohio State University. As he completes his studies, he has... Read morePaige Coughlin will continue her education in the classroom and behind the wheel of her JEGS.com Super Comp dragster in 2019.The daughter of three-time NHRA Pro Mod champ Troy Coughlin, Paige is finishing her freshman year at Miami University of Ohio in Oxford, Ohio, and when her schedule permits, she'll race in the Sportsman ranks in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.The third-generation racer moved from a Junior Dragster into the NHRA Sportsman classes in the... Read moreJack Coughlin is the oldest son of multi-time drag racing champion Mike Coughlin. Jack is a winner in drag racing himself, first earning a victory in a JEGS.com Junior Dragster in 2012.Jack continues to support his younger brother Clay, who is racing in Junior Dragster this season with their dad's help. Jack, though, has excelled in other sports: baseball, basketball and football, and recently has taken up another favorite sport among the Coughlin family, golf.... 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 moreClay Coughlin has plenty of mentors as he continues to learn the intricacies of drag racing.First, there's his dad, multi-time drag racing champion Mike Coughlin. Then his grandfather, JEGS High Performance founder and Hall of Famer Jeg Coughlin Sr. And his uncles, NHRA stars John Coughlin, Troy Coughlin Sr. and Jeg Coughlin Jr. Not to forget his many cousins, including multi-time NHRA winner and champion Troy Coughlin Jr.... Read moreMakenna 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