LAS VEGAS (Oct. 31) — Pro Stock leader Jeg Coughlin Jr. let the persistent pack of racers trying to track him down in the championship points know they better be ready for a fight by running the two quickest passes of Friday’s action, including a Las Vegas Motor Speedway track record 6.703-second run at 205.47 mph.

Coughlin opened with a 6.706 at 205.29 mph, which put him well ahead of his peers. He then returned in the evening session and uncorked his record run after several top guns took their best shots at him and his Chevrolet Cobalt.

“Everyone’s got their best foot forward, doing everything they can to get us,” Coughlin said. “We know that. The championship is on the line in these last two races and I know this race team is doing everything it can to win this deal for our team owner, Victor Cagnazzi. We tested earlier this week in Tucson and fixed a few things that needed fixing. We’re as ready as we can be.

“We’d love to keep this hot rod on the pole. It’s time to dig down right now. The guys all know it. They want to give me a perfect car and I want to be as flawless as possible in the racecar.”

Entering this race 74 points ahead of Kurt Johnson, 77 up on Dave Connolly, and 82 in front of Greg Anderson, Coughlin knows every bonus point he can gain in qualifying could ultimately be the difference in a successful title defense. Coughlin already has won Pro Stock titles in 2000, 2002, and 2007.

“The conditions today were fantastic,” he said. “We got some heat but the cloud cover kept the racetrack tight. Then the first fuel session had a few long oildowns so it pushed all the action back and by the time we got up there for Round 2 it was really good.

“We’ll work some more on the tune-up tomorrow and get ready for Sunday. I’m pumped up about racing. I can’t wait to get started.”

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