O’Reilly Mid South Nationals
Memphis Motorsports Park
Memphis, Tenn.
Sept 26-28

>>>Pro Stock driver Jeg Coughlin has enjoyed a lot of success racing at Memphis Motorsports Park as he has reached at least the semifinal round in eight of nine events and has never had a first round loss there.

>>>Jeg won Pro Stock titles in Memphis in 2000 and 2002. In 2000, he defeated the late Scott Geoffrion in the final. Jeg defeated Gene Wilson in the 2002 final. In both seasons he went on to win the NHRA POWERade Pro Stock championship.

>>>In addition to his two wins, Jeg also has a runner-up finish in 2003. That year, he also set low elapsed time of the event in Pro Stock.

>>>In nine career appearances at Memphis Motorsports Park, Jeg has a 23-7 round win record in Pro Stock competition.

>>>In 20 events this season, Jeg has two wins, four runner-ups, and five semifinal finishes to his credit. His round win record is 35-17. He has also reached at least the semifinals in five of the last six races.

>>>With 40 Pro Stock wins, Jeg is the fourth most successful driver in the history of the class. He trails only Warren Johnson (96), Bob Glidden (85), and Greg Anderson (56) in wins.

>>>During his career, Jeg has appeared in 84 final rounds, 66 as a professional and 18 as a sportsman racer.

>>>Jeg has qualified in the top half of the Pro Stock field seven times in 9 races in Memphis including the 2003 race, where he was the low qualifier. His average qualifying position in Memphis is sixth.

>>>Jeg has qualified No. 1, 14 times in his career, including last weekend’s event in Dallas. In 20 races this year, Jeg has started from the top half of the Pro Stock field 12 times.

>>>Jeg has won at least one NHRA national event title at 21 different facilities. He has won at every current venue on the tour except for Norwalk and the new z-Max Dragway in Charlotte, which have hosted just three events.

>>>After qualifying No. 1 at the most recent event in Dallas, Jeg is currently ranked fifth in the standings for the K&N Horsepower Challenge, a special $50,000 to win Pro Stock event that is held each year in Norwalk. Drivers qualify for the elite 8-car K&N Horsepower Challenge field by earning points during qualifying for each of the previous 23 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series events.

>>>As a sportsman driver, Jeg also reached the final round of the Memphis event in 1998, where he earned a runner-up finish in Super Stock.

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