COLUMBUS, Ohio (Sept. 16) — Third-generation racer Cody Coughlin will race his JEGS.com .25 Midget racecar in the Heavy Honda class at this weekend’s JEGS Crown Midget Super Nationals at Columbus Motor Speedway.
Cody is the son of JEGS co-owner John Coughlin and grandson of JEGS founder Jeg Coughlin Sr. and will be the company’s most visible racecar driver at this weekend’s event.
“He’s fired up, no doubt about it,” John Coughlin said. “He moved up to Heavy Honda earlier this year and has been on a bit of a learning curve but he’s coming off his best finish of the season last weekend at Mac-O-Chee Raceway at Lion’s Park in West Liberty, Ohio, where he came in third so he’s feeling pretty good.”
Racing in the Honda 120 class, Cody scored several podium finishes, prompting crew chief Tom McCauley to suggest the move to the Heavy Honda category. With help from crewmen Don Fleming and Chuck Longbrake, Cody and teammate “Nitro” Nate McCauley are ready to make a run at this weekend’s title.
“We switched to a new Eagle chassis and picked up our performance right away,” John said. “We can see the leaders now. He’s running within seven-hundredths of a second or so of the top guys now so it’s encouraging. These are older, more experienced kids in this class and it takes time to get to the next level. He’s doing really well.”