DELAWARE, Ohio (June 26) — Global Electronic Technology has announced continued support of Top Alcohol Dragster pilot Troy Coughlin Jr. and his JEGS.com McPhillips Racing rail. The company first supported Coughlin last year when he drove a Top Fuel dragster for Kalitta Motorsports.
"I got to know T.J. when he was driving for Kalitta Motorsports, and we met his fiancé Brenna and the entire Coughlin family during that time and we just fell in love with all of them," said Global Electronic Technology founder Steve Bryson. "Their family is like my family and the values we share and the lineage they have attracted us the most.
"The Coughlins are winners, both at the track and in business. They're very competitive and everybody over there has a drive and determination that makes them successful. These are my kinda people. When T.J. left to drive Top Alcohol, we didn't hesitate to continue our support. I think he'll be back in Top Fuel one day and I want to be there with him when it happens. I believe in the kid."
Coughlin didn't take long to show his appreciation to Bryson. Just days after signing his new deal, he drove to victory at the annual Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser in Norwalk, Ohio. It was the 13th career victory for the third-generation pro and his first in TAD. He's also won races in Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Pro.
"Steve and Samantha Bryson are just wonderful people and I am very thankful for their friendship and support," Coughlin said. "They have such big hearts and I am very lucky to be involved with them and absolutely honored to advertise a great company like Global Electronic Technology.
"They run an awesome merchant services business and they have a lot to offer pretty much any company that accepts credit cards, whether it’s online or at point of sale. Steve and Samantha will tell you, they are guided by a lot of great values, which is why they are so successful. They’ve got your back at all times, 100 percent.
"This sponsorship is not only a great match for our team, but it's fun because they make it fun and that’s a huge thing in drag racing. We always connect at the races and talk about the cars but mainly we just talk and enjoy a great friendship. They are awesome people and I have actually learned a lot from Steve about life beyond drag racing. He has offered me some great advice."
Aside from Coughlin, Global Electronic Technology is heavily involved with Kalitta Motorsports, including title sponsorship of the Funny Car driven by Shawn Langdon.