>>> Jeg Coughlin Jr. is a three-time winner at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, having visited the winner’s circle there in the spring of 2000 and 2001 and again in the fall of 2002. Coughlin’s ’02 win clinched his second Pro Stock championship, and made him the first POWERade champion of the year. He actually got the job done with a first-round defeat of the late Scott Geoffrion.

“This is the pinnacle of our sport,” Coughlin said at the time. “It’s an unbelievable feeling and I really hope everyone in the Jeg’s family can enjoy this moment. This season has been a thrash from the start and the pressure never let up. We’ve seen so many races decided by .001 of a second, we’ve seen so many fields separated by less than three hundredths of a second; it was a battle for every inch of ground.”

>>> Two-time world champion Gary St. Amant will begin a quest for his first USAR (United Speed Alliance Racing) Hooters Pro Cup Series title Saturday night at the season-opening Farmer’s Foods 250 at South Boston Speedway in Virginia. The four-tenths-mile, paved oval — known affectionately as SoBo — is celebrating its 50th year of racing in 2007 and St. Amant is happy to be a part of the festivities in his No. 7 JEGS.com/Speedco Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

This is the first of 14 races for St. Amant, who will race all of the Northern Division events and the Southern Division’s stop in Bristol, Tenn. He hopes add a Hooters Pro Cup Series crown to his two American Speed Association (ASA) championships, which he collected in 1998 and 2000 before the ASA folded and was replaced by the Hooters Pro Cup Series.

>>> Mike Coughlin kicks off the North Central Division’s nine-event Dart Top Sportsman Series at O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis this weekend with more horsepower than he’s ever had before. Coughlin and crew stuffed a 790-cubic inch “mountain motor” from Sonny Leonard and a Big Stuff III fuel injection system from John Meany into their JEGS.com Chevy Cobalt and they hope to run in the mid-sixes at 210-plus mph.

“I’ve never been that fast before so I’m really excited about the start of the new season,” Coughlin said. “You can’t sit still in this class. You have to keep moving forward so hopefully this move will help us get to the head of the class.”

>>> Jeg Coughlin Jr. isn’t supposed to play favorites but he admits to being partial to Bruton Smith-owned racetracks, like The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the site of this weekend’s eighth annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals.

“Bruton spares no expense to give the racers and the fans the very best of everything,” Coughlin said. “It’s pretty special as a kid that grew up in drag racing to see some of these Supertracks like Las Vegas where we race nowadays. It certainly adds a lot of cachet to our sport.”


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