LAS VEGAS – Three-time NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. has filed an entry for The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s Nov. 22-25 Bracket Nationals. Jeg’s, a leading high performance parts distributor (www.jegs.com) founded by Coughlin’s father, also will contribute gift certificates for the event.

“I will be driving two dragsters – my brother John’s (NHRA) Division 3 Top Sportsman-winning car and my 2006 Mullis dragster that I raced in 2006 while not in the (NHRA) POWERade Drag Racing Series,” said Coughlin. “I entered the race because I haven’t bracket-raced all season due to the POWERade schedule and I was unable to make the trip to Florida after the season finale due to work. I found that LVMS was putting on a host of big money-races, including what could be a $64,000 race (Saturday’s winner-take-all Ultimate Gambler) throughout the holiday weekend and decided to come try my luck. I look forward to visiting The Strip at LVMS – it’s one of my favorites on the 24-race NHRA POWERade tour.”

In 1997, Coughlin set an NHRA record by winning national events in four different classes: Super Gas, Super Stock, Comp and Pro Stock. The 37-year-old father of Jeg III won NHRA Pro Stock titles in 2000, 2002 and 2007.

Coughlin is not the lone NHRA luminary on the Bracket Nationals’ entry list: fellow Pro Stocker Dave Connolly also has thrown his helmet into the ring.

JEGS will award a $300 gift certificate to the Super Pro winner each day. The Pro class winner will receive a $200 JEGS gift certificate each day. The Sportsman daily class winner will win a $100 JEGS gift certificate and the weekend’s “Geezer Gambler” winner will receive $100 in JEGS merchandise.

For more information, please call The Strip at LVMS’ office at (702) 632-8213.For more information, please call The Strip at LVMS’ office at (702) 632-8213.

2007 Bracket Nationals schedule:2007 Bracket Nationals schedule:

Wednesday, Nov. 21
8 a.m.-6 p.m. – Gates open for all participants.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. – Tech inspection.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. – Time trials. Please note: Time trials will be held on Wednesday only (run order: Sportsman, Pro, Super Pro).

Thursday, Nov. 22, Friday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 25
6 a.m. – Gates open.
7 a.m. – Sportsman Run-for-the-Money ($250 to win; $20 cash to enter).
7:30 a.m. – Pro Run-for-the-Money ($500 to win; $20 cash to enter).
9 a.m. – Super Pro Run-for-the-Money ($1,000 to win; $20 cash to enter).
10:30 a.m. – First round of Sportsman eliminations.
11 a.m. – First round of Pro eliminations.
12:30 p.m. – First round of Super Pro eliminations.
6 p.m. – Thursday and Friday bonus races (time permitting, listen to p.a. announcements).

Saturday, Nov. 24 (with Ultimate Gambler)
6 a.m. – Gates open.
7 a.m. – Sportsman Run-for-the-Money ($250 to win; $20 cash to enter).
7:30 a.m. – Pro Run-for-the-Money ($500 to win; $20 cash to enter).
8 a.m. – Ultimate Gambler begins with reaction-time qualifying run.
9 a.m. – Super Pro Run-for-the-Money ($1,000 to win; $20 cash to enter).
10:30 a.m. – First round of Sportsman eliminations.
11 a.m. – First round of Pro eliminations.
12:15 p.m. – Ultimate Gambler final eliminations.
12:30 p.m. – First round of Super Pro eliminations.

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Scott “Woody” Woodruff
JEGS, Director of Media & Motorsports
Office: 800.345.4545 (3.412)
Mobile: 614.595.1820
Fax: 740.362.4385
Email: jegspr@aol.com -or- scott.woodruff@jegs.com


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