DELAWARE, Ohio (June 8) – The day that “National Dragster” arrived in the mail has long been a special one around the Coughlin household.
“With three older brothers and a racing father, the day the ‘National Dragster’ came was the highlight,” said Jeg Coughlin Jr. “We looked forward to it and fought over who got to read it first or you would hear “wait don’t turn the page I am not done reading”; since more than one was reading at a time. I’d sit there and pretty much read it from cover to cover when it was my turn.
“It still holds true to this day.”
The June 10 issue of “Dragster” is going to send even more excitement through the Coughlin clan and JEGS Mail Order headquarters because it commemorates Jeg Coughlin Jr. becoming the first person to collect national event wins in six different classes in the 60-year history of the NHRA.
“It wasn’t anything I ever set out to do,” Coughlin said. “It just kind of unfolded that way and it’s nice to be a part of a unique piece of history.”
Coughlin accomplished the feat last month at the JEGS Pacific SPORTSnationals, when he won Super Comp at the event. He added that Wally to wins in Pro Stock, Competition Eliminator, Top Dragster, Super Gas and Super Stock.
“It’s quite an accomplishment, but it’s not just for myself,” Coughlin said. “From our Track Tested program to all the great people who have worked on our cars to our fans and supporters at JEGS, they’ve all played a part in helping me to this career milestone.”