Salem, IN (November 10, 2020) – Cody Coughlin and his team entered the 2020 season not planning to run for a season Championship, just focusing on winning some races with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance. The COVID 19 Pandemic changed all that, like it did to many racers schedules in 2020, after starting the season with some great runs and a shortened 2020 schedule, Coughlin and his team decided to run for their third JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Championship.
Coughlin’s team had his new Fury racecar ready to go from the start of the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour season and it showed with a series high three wins in 2020 to go along with six top five finishes on his way to claiming his series leading third JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Championship. The team accomplished this while also competing for the ARCA/CRA Super Series Championship in 2020, where they got two wins and finished in fourth in that series Chase for the Championship.
For their hard work and never give up attitude, the Cody Coughlin Team has been named the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour 2020 Pitboxes.com Pit Crew of the Year Award winners. The team led by owner John Coughlin and new Crew Chief Willie Allen gave 100% each week and more, to keep Coughlin competitive at each series event and went way above to win the Pitboxes.com Pit Crew of the Race Award twice during the 2020 season, the most of any team in the series.
The team got its first Pitboxes.com Pit Crew of the Race Award at the Jennerstown Speedway event on July 4th, where the team prepared a great racecar for a track the team had never raced at before until that event. Coughlin would qualify in second behind 2020 Jennerstown Speedway Track Champion Albert Francis. Coughlin would take the lead on lap 22 from Stephen Nasse from his seventh place starting position and would hold off a hard charging Josh Brock to get the win.
The team got its second Pitboxes.com Pit Crew of the Race Award at the Season Championship event at Winchester Speedway. The team had a hard week preparing two cars for the CRA Championship Weekend at Winchester Speedway with the ARCA/CRA Super Series competing in one of its Crown Jewel events, the Winchester 400. Coughlin’s team put together a great strategy for the Season Championship event, staying out of early trouble, which claimed all of his Championship contenders, then started his march to the front, passing Nasse to take the lead on lap 91 and grabbing his third win of the season.
“My whole team put in a lot of hard work this season and for them to get recognized with this award is awesome,” remarked Coughlin. “It really is a team effort, from my dad, my mom and my sister who have been supporting me my whole career. My Crew Chief Willie Allen, Kevin Hamlin, Terry Cook, Dave Holt, they have been around the longest and always give me 100%, along with some new team members this year like Ryan Cook, Taylor Cook, Hunter and Boots, I have to thank them all for a great 2020 season. I would also like to thank PitBoxes.com for supporting this great award.”
For earning the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour 2020 Pitboxes.com Pit Crew of the Year, the Cody Coughlin Team will receive a $1,000 Product Certificate from Pitboxes.com.
“We really appreciate Ricky Sanders at PitBoxes.com for coming up with this great award,” remarked Glenn Luckett, Managing Partner with CRA. “Ricky wanted to create an award that recognized the people behind the drivers in our series. The drivers get recognition at each race, but with the Pitboxes.com Pit Crew Awards for each series event and the season, a lot of the hard-working crew members for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour teams get recognized also.”
Luckett added, “The Cody Coughlin Team worked hard to get their cars to the track and prepared for each race, all their hard work paid off with a third series Championship and a series leading three wins. We appreciate all their efforts this season!”
The drivers whose crews earned a Pitboxes.com Pit Crew of the Race Award during the 2020 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour season included Coughlin, Bubba Pollard, James Kirby, Matt Craig, Chase Burda, Travis Braden and Josh Brock. Each of those teams received a $200 Product Certificate from Pitboxes.com.
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