Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals
Maple Grove Raceway
Reading, Pa.
Aug 14-17, 2008


>>>Jeg Coughlin won the Pro Stock title at the Toyo Tires Nationals in 1999, defeating Mark Pawuk final round.

>>>Jeg set low elapsed time of the event at the 2001 Reading event, setting a then track record with a 6.750 run in the opening round of eliminations. Jeg has set low E.T. of the event 19 times in his career.

>>>In nine career appearances at Maple Grove Raceway, Jeg has a career round win record of 10-8 in Pro Stock competition.

>>>As a sportsman driver, Jeg also claimed the Super Gas title in Reading in 1996, beating former national champion John Asta in the final round.

>>>Jeg’s older brother, Troy, also scored a Pro Stock win at Reading in 2001 defeating Tom Martin in the final. Troy currently races in the JEGS ProMod Challenge Series.

>>>Jeg’s best qualifying position in Reading is second in 2001. He has qualified in the top half of the Pro Stock field seven times at Maple Grove Raceway and his average qualifying position is No. 5.

>>>Jeg has won at least one NHRA national event title at 21 different facilities including Maple Grove Raceway. He has won at every current venue on the tour except for Norwalk (and the new z-Max Dragway in Charlotte, which has yet to host an NHRA POWERade Series event.)

>>>Jeg is currently ranked fourth in the Pro Stock standings. He is 37 points behind third place Jason Line.

>>>In 16 events this season, Jeg has a win, three runner-ups, and four semifinal finishes to his credit. His round win record is 25-14.

>>>During his career, Jeg has appeared in 82 final rounds, 64 as a professional and 18 as a sportsman racer.

>>>Jeg has officially locked up his spot in the Countdown to the Championship, NHRA’s six race playoff which determines the POWERade champions. The field of ten drivers will be set at the conclusion of the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, August 27-September 1.

>>>With 39 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.

>>>After qualifying No. 11 at the most recent event in Sonoma, Calif., Jeg is currently ranked seventh 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.


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