Vehicle(s): JEGS.com Super Comp dragster
Series: National Hot Rod Association: Super Comp & E.T. Brackets
Hometown: Delaware, Ohio
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
Age: 20 (DOB June 24, 2000)
Family: Troy (father) and Julie (mother), Troy Jr. (brother), Meghan & Kelly (sisters)
2020 Car(s): JEGS.com Dragster (Super Comp)
Crew Chief: Justin Beaver
Years Racing: 3
Sportsman Wins: 0
Sportsman Final Rounds: 0
Total NHRA National Event Victories: 0
Total NHRA National Event Final Rounds: 0
Paige Coughlin has become a true threat on the NHRA tour in her JEGS.com Super Comp dragster every time she finds an open weekend to race. A full-time college student at Miami University of Ohio, Paige regularly competes at Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series meets, the occasional national event, and a variety of bracket races in her tireless quest for victories.
The second of three daughters of three-time Pro Mod world champion Troy Coughlin Sr. and his wife Julie, Paige is in her junior year at Miami, studying public relations and communications.
Her driving career reached its first real milestone in 2020 when she qualified for the JEGS Allstars as the class representative for the North Central Division, claiming more points than a long list of veteran racers to secure the bid. As an unexpected bonus, the 2020 JEGS Allstars was held during the prestigious U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, the sport’s most historic event, due to schedule changes brought about by the COVID pandemic.
From the start, Paige has been a picture of consistency in her JEGS.com rail, riding crew chief Justin Beaver’s aggressive tune-up to late-round finishes at nearly every race she enters. That certainly held true in the shortened 2020 season.
Her foray into Super Comp began in 2017 under the watchful eye of her hall-of-fame grandfather, Jeg Coughlin Sr., the founder JEGS Automotive. She also gets plenty of guidance from her father and brother Troy Coughlin Jr., a two-time regional champion in Top Alcohol Dragster who now races in Pro Stock.
When not at the racetrack, Paige still enjoys horsepower – one horse at a time – as part of the university’s RedHawks equestrian team. She also enjoys showing horses.