O’Reilly Midwest Nationals
Gateway Intl Raceway, Madison, Ill.
May 2-4th

>>>Jeg Coughlin enters this weekend’s O’Reilly Midwest Nationals as the sport’s second ranked Pro Stock driver. Coughlin, the reigning NHRA POWERade champion, has not been ranked lower than third at any point this year.

>>>Jeg won the Pro Stock title at the Madison event in 2002, beating Greg Anderson in the final round.

>>>In addition to his win in 2002, Jeg has a pair of runner-up finishes at Gateway Int’l Raceway. He finished second to Kurt Johnson in 1998, and was runner-up to Dave Connolly in 2007.

>>>Thus far in 2008, Jeg has won 13 of a possible 24 rounds of Pro Stock competition.

>>>Jeg is currently one of just four NHRA pros to advance past the opening round at each of the first five events. The others are Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Antron Brown (Top Fuel), and Allen Johnson (Pro Stock).

>>>In nine career appearances at Gateway Int’l Raceway, Jeg has a round win record of 17-8 in Pro Stock competition

>>>Jeg has qualified in the top half of the field eight times in nine career appearances at Gateway Int’l Raceway including a best of third in 2000. His average starting position is seventh.

>>>As a sportsman racer, Jeg won the Super Stock title at the 1997 Gateway race, driving his brother John’s JEGS Mail Order entry to the victory.

>>>>Jeg is presently ranked No. 3 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 open only to the top eight Pro Stock racers.

>>>John Coughlin has also posted a win at Gateway Int’l Raceway, claiming the Pro Stock Truck title in 2000.

Information regarding JEGS Mail Order can be found at www.jegs.com and for media/fan resources check out www.teamjegs.com.

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JEGS, Director of Media & Motorsports
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Fax: 740.362.4385
Email: jegspr@aol.com -or- scott.woodruff@jegs.com


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