Denver, Colo. (July 23-25)
Jeg Coughlin Jr. enters this weekend’s NHRA Mopar Mile-High Nationals in Denver on a high note after winning the Pro Stock title at the most recent NHRA national event, the Fram Autolite Nationals in Sonoma last weekend. Jeg defeated Jason Line in the final round to claim his third Pro Stock victory of the 2010 season.
Following his win in Sonoma, Jeg is the third ranked Pro Stock driver in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Thus far in 2010, Jeg has recorded victories in Houston, Atlanta and Sonoma to go with a runner-up finish in St. Louis.
Jeg will also be pulling double duty in Denver as he has also entered the Super Comp class with his JEGS.com dragster. Earlier this year, Jeg won the Top Dragster title in Madison, Ill., and earned a runner-up finish in Pro Stock. He has also competed in Stock Eliminator at select events this season.
Jeg won back-to-back Pro Stock titles at Bandimere Speedway in 1998 and 1999, driving to a final round victory over Warren Johnson in 1998 and his brother, Troy Coughlin, in 1999. Jeg was also a runner-up at the 2003 Denver race, losing to Warren Johnson in the final.
Jeg has also clinched his spot in the Countdown to the Championship, NHRA’s six-race playoff that determines the season champions. Just ten drivers from each professional eliminator are seeded in the Countdown standings.
Racing in the Top Dragster class, Jeg also won the NHRA O’Reilly Midwest Nationals earlier this season behind the wheel of his brother, John’s 200-mph JEGS.com dragster.
With 51 career Pro Stock wins, Jeg ranks fourth all-time among Pro Stock drivers. Only Warren Johnson (97), Bob Glidden (85) and Greg Anderson (62) have more titles.
In 275 career Pro Stock races, Jeg has reached the final round 81 times, recording 51 wins. Including his 14 sportsman victories, Jeg has won a total of 65 times, good for ninth place on NHRA’s all time wins list. During his career, Jeg has appeared in100 final rounds, 81 as a professional and 19 as a sportsman racer.
In 11 career appearances in Denver Jeg has a round win record of 17-9 in Pro Stock competition.
Jeg’s average qualifying position in Denver is No. 8. His best qualifying effort came in 1999, when he was No. 2. Jeg has qualified in the top half of the field in six of his 11 appearances in Denver.
During his Pro Stock career, Jeg has recorded 460 round wins while incurring just 211 losses. He has failed to advance past the opening round just 66 times.
In 15 races in 2010, Jeg has qualified in the top half of the field 13 times and has not been seeded lower than 11th at any race.
Jeg Coughlin 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 also claimed the NHRA Super Gas championship in 1992.
In 2009, Jeg enjoyed one of his best years as a professional racer winning seven of 23 events and reaching the final round in two others. He compiled a round-win record of 50-17, the second best record in the class.
Including Bandimere Speedway, Jeg Coughlin has won at least one NHRA national event at 21 different facilities.
Team JEGS – By the Numbers
NHRA Mopar Mile High Nationals edition
2 – Pro Stock wins for Jeg Coughlin at Bandimere Speedway (1998, 1999)
3 – Jeg Coughlin’s current ranking in the NHRA Full Throttle points standings
5 – World championships for Jeg Coughlin Jr. (four in Pro Stock and one in Super Gas)
51 – Number of Pro Stock wins for Jeg Coughlin since his professional debut in 1997
275 – Number of Pro Stock races for Jeg in his career
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