O’Reilly Thunder Valley Nationals
Bristol Dragway, Bristol, Tenn.
May 16-18, 2008


>>>Jeg Coughlin Jr., is the defending Pro Stock champion at the O’Reilly Thunder Valley Nationals, defeating Ken Koretsky in the final round.

>>>At the 2007 O’Reilly Thunder Valley Nationals, Jeg Coughlin qualified in the No. 1 spot. Jeg has qualified in the top spot 11 times in his career.

>>>Last year, Jeg qualified No. 1 and won the race. He has done so two other times in his career (2000 Topeka and 2000 Englishtown).

>>>Jeg has set low elapsed time of the race 15 times in his career including last year’s Bristol event.

>>>In six career starts at Bristol Dragway, Coughlin has a 7-5 record in Pro Stock elimination rounds. He has also qualified in the top half of the field four times.

>>>Jeg Coughlin enters the 2008 Bristol event in second place in the NHRA POWERade points standings. He trails current leader Jason Line by just seven points following a round two finish at last week’s O’Reilly Midwest Nationals in Madison, Ill.

>>>Coughlin is one of just four NHRA pros who have won at least one round of competition at each of the season’s first seven events. The others are Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Antron Brown (Top Fuel), and Allen Johnson (Pro Stock).

>>>Jeg is ranked No. 4 in the K&N Horsepower Challenge standings. The K&N Challenge is a special event that will take place in Norwalk, Ohio on June 28. It is a special $50,000 to win event that is open only to the top eight Pro Stock racers based on their qualifying performance over the previous year.


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