LAS VEGAS (April 14) – Three-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. once again has
the quickest car in the Pro Stock category, securing the No. 1 position at The
Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a 6.733-second pass at 204.26 mph.

This is Coughlin’s 10th career low qualifying effort and his second in as many
races in Victor Cagnazzi’s Slammers Ultimate Milk Chevrolet Cobalt. He was also
the No. 1 qualifier two weeks ago in Houston.

“We’re absolutely pumped about the performance of these Slammers racecars,” said
Coughlin, who was followed on the ladder by teammate Dave Connolly. “Of course
the win is the thing we’re all after but it’s always exciting to know you have a
good, consistent, and very quick racecar heading into eliminations.

“As always, the guys on this crew and back at the shop deserve a lot of credit.
They’ve been on a mission to make these two Cobalts the quickest cars at the
racetrack and they’re really making some progress. There has been a lot of long
hours and busted knuckles to put us here but it’s starting to pay off.”

Coughlin will lead an extremely talented group into Sunday’s elimination action
with the possibility of big changes in the weather hanging over everyone’s

“If I have my choice I’d like it to stay just how it’s been because the guys
have the car dialed in perfectly, but the reality is that drag racing is as much
about one’s ability to adapt to the conditions and the racetrack as it is about
going fast,” he said. “I’ll stack my guys up against anyone and if it rains a
bit and cools down, we should be able to step it up just like everyone else.

“We’re running great and now it’s time to turn some of these great qualifying
efforts into wins. Victor needs a few trophies on his desk to remind him why we
do this crazy stuff.”

Coughlin will begin his quest for a fourth Las Vegas victory at 11 a.m. PDT
Sunday. Same-day action will be shown on ESPN2.

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