NHRA O’Reilly NHRA Mid-West Nationals
Gateway International Raceway,
Madison, Ill.
(May 1-3)


Jeg Coughlin Jr enters this weekend’s race in Madison as the NHRA Full Throttle Pro Stock points leader following his runner-up finish at the most recent NHRA event in Atlanta.

In 2009, Jeg is off to one of the best starts of his career as he has been to four final rounds in six races, earning two wins (Phoenix and Las Vegas) and two runner-up finishes (Gainesville and Atlanta). Jeg has a 16-4 record in elimination rounds this season.

Jeg won the Pro Stock title at Gateway Int’l Raceway in 2002, defeating Greg Anderson in the final round. He also has runner-up finishes in 1998 and 2007.

In ten career appearances at Gateway Int’l Raceway, Jeg has a round-win record of 17-9 in Pro Stock competition.

As a sportsman racer Jeg claimed the Super Stock title twice at the Madison event. He won in 1997 and 2003 driving his brother John’s car. That season, Jeg set a record by winning NHRA national events in four different classes; Pro Stock, Comp, Super Stock, and Super Gas.

Jeg’s best starting position in Madison is No. 3, which he accomplished in 2000. He has started from the top half of the Pro Stock field in 9 of ten races and his average qualifying position is sixth.

Jeg is the reigning NHRA Pro Stock champion. He has earned four NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Pro Stock titles in his career, including back-to-back titles in 2007 and 2008. His other titles came in 2000 and 2002. As a sportsman racer, Jeg also captured the Super Gas championship in 1992.

With 43 career Pro Stock wins, Jeg ranks fourth all-time among Pro Stock drivers. Only Warren Johnson (96), Bob Glidden (85) and Greg Anderson (57) have more titles.

In 242 career Pro Stock races, Jeg has reached the final round 72 times, recording 43 wins. Including his sportsman victories, Jeg has won 56 times

Jeg is ranked No. 6 in the K&N Horsepower Challenge standings. The K&N Challenge is a special event that will take place in Norwalk, Ohio on June 27. 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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Jeg Coughlin by the numbers, NHRA O’Reilly Midwest Nationals edition


4 – Number of final rounds for Jeg in six races thus far in 2009

5 – Number of NHRA world championships for Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock 2000, 2002, 2007, 2008 and Super Gas 1992)

12 – Number of different drivers that Jeg has beaten in Atlanta since 1998

21 – Number of NHRA facilities where Jeg has won at least one Pro Stock event during his career. (The only current tracks where he has not won are Norwalk and Charlotte)

30 – Jeg Coughlin’s current lead over second place Jason Line in the Full Throttle Pro Stock points standings


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