For drag racers, winning the U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis is as big as it gets. The sport’s longest-running and most prestigious event dates back to the infancy of the sport in the mid 1950s and for many years it served as the only national event in the country, placing it’s importance right alongside a modern era championship.

Mike Coughlin grew up dreaming of drag racing glory and as a Division 3 racer he had numerous opportunities to race on the hallowed drag strip in Indy. But the national event only rolls around once a year and Coughlin knew he needed to be prepared to go for the gold when his chance arrives.

For Coughlin, 1999 was that magical moment, as he drove his rock-steady Chevrolet pick-up truck to the title of “the Big Go” in the Pro Stock Truck category. It was Coughlin’s second national event victory of the year and he certainly had to earn the trophy, driving past class leaders like Brad Jeter, Brian “Lump” Self, Craig Eaton, and Scott Perin to reach the winner’s circle.

“There simply is no better feeling in the world,” he said.


Information regarding JEGS Mail Order can be found at and for media/fan resources checkout .

Media Contact:
Scott “Woody” Woodruff
JEGS, Director of Media & Motorsports
Office: 800.345.4545 (#3, ext 412)
Mobile: 614.595.1820
Fax: 740.362.5507
Email:  or


Media Note: Additional information is available at the following locations:
Facebook - JEGS Performance
Twitter - TeamJEGS
Twitter - JEGS Performance