In 2012, Jeg Coughlin Jr. is making his return to the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series after a one-year hiatus. Jeg Jr is driving the all-new JEGS Mopar Dodge Avenger in the Pro Stock class. In his first outing since his return, he drove to a runner-up finish at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Winternationals.
After the first four rounds in Pomona, Phoenix, Gainesville, and Las Vegas, Jeg Coughlin Jr. is ranked 12th in the NHRA Full Throttle points standings.
Jeg Coughlin Jr. is a four-time NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Pro Stock champion. He earned season titles in 2000, 2002, 2007 and 2008. As a sportsman driver, Jeg Jr also claimed the NHRA Super Gas championship in 1992.
During his hiatus from Pro Stock racing in 2011, Jeg Jr returned to his roots and spent much of the year racing in various sportsman classes. He enjoyed tremendous success, winning the Super Comp title at the JEGS NHRA Pacific SPORTSnationals in
At the most recent NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event in
In 287 career Pro Stock races, Jeg Jr has reached the final round 85 times, recording 52 wins. Including his 16 sportsman victories, Jeg Jr has won a total of 68 times, good for tenth place on NHRA’s all-time wins list. During his career, Jeg Jr has appeared in 106 final rounds, 85 as a professional and 21 as a sportsman racer.
In 2010, his most recent season in Pro Stock competition, Jeg Coughlin Jr won four Pro Stock races in seven final round appearances. He also claimed a win in the Top Dragster class at the
Jeg Jr’s best elapsed time in a Pro Stock car is 6.520-seconds and his best speed is 212.29-mph both recorded at the inaugural Four-Wide Nationals in
With 52-career Pro Stock wins, Jeg Jr ranks fourth all-time among Pro Stock drivers. Only Warren Johnson (96), Bob Glidden (85) and Greg Anderson (71) have more titles.
Coughlin’s JEGS Mopar Dodge Avenger is powered by Mopar Hemi engines supplied by JNR Racing, the JEGS in-house engine program founded by JEGS,
zMax Dragway is one of just two facilities where Jeg Jr has not won a national event title (the other is
Jeg Jr and then-teammate David Connolly helped christen zMax Dragway and were the first professional drivers to make a run on the drag strip when it opened in 2008.
At the inaugural Four-Wide Nationals in 2010, Jeg Jr qualified No. 1 in the Pro Stock class. 2010 was the last year Jeg Jr raced in the event. During his career, Jeg Jr has qualified No. 1 a total of 17 times.
Jeg Jr is the only driver in the 61-year history of NHRA to win national event titles in six different categories. He has won in Pro Stock, Comp, Super Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Top Dragster.
Jeg Jr will once again be pulling double-duty at the
Troy Coughlin will also be in action in
Troy Coughlin has won NHRA national event titles in three classes; Pro Stock, Pro Mod, and Super Gas. His last Pro Mod title came at the Englishtown, N.J. event in 2005.
The JEGS Mail Order team will also be represented in
Samantha is a former national event winner, having won the Super Comp title at the 2009
Samantha’s father, Alan, and brother, Jason, are also entered in the Four-Wide Nationals racing two cars each in the Super Comp and Super Gas categories.
Team JEGS – By the Numbers
NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Edition
5 Team JEGS drivers in action in Charlotte (
9 Number of classes where the Coughlin family has earned an NHRA national event victory
17 Career No. 1 qualifier awards for Jeg Coughlin Jr. in Pro Stock, including the inaugural Four-Wide race in 2010
92 NHRA national event victories for the Coughlin family
476 Career round wins for Jeg Coughlin Jr. in Pro Stock (against just 221 losses)
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