Route 66 Raceway, Joliet, Ill.


John Coughlin enters this weekend’s Joliet race as the fifth ranked driver in the North Central Division Top Dragster standings. He was a runner-up at the most recent event in Indianapolis.


John Coughlin is the defending Top Dragster champion at this event. John also claimed the Top Dragster title here in 2007. Both years, John went on to win the championship.


John has also won a pair of North Central Division titles in the Super Gas class in 1994 and 1995.


John Coughlin has won 14 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events in his career and has four runner-up finishes. He has won titles in Top Dragster, Super Stock, and Super Gas, and has a runner-up finish in Super Comp.


John will once again be doing double duty in Joliet as he will also be racing his Chevy Cobalt in the Comp Eliminator class.


Troy (T.J.) Coughlin Jr. is currently ranked 11th in the North Central Division Super Comp standings. He has attended just two events this year, recording a pair of quarterfinal finishes with his dragster


T.J. Coughlin won his first NHRA National event title at the 2009 NHRA Las Vegas Nationals last November.


All told, the Coughlin family, which includes brothers John, Troy, Mike and Jeg Coughlin as well as family patriarch Jeg Sr., have combined to win 50 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series titles.


Last weekend, Route 66 Raceway hosted the United Association NHRA Route 66 Nationals, an event that also featured the highly anticipate JEGS Allstars event, which features 80 of the best sportsman drag racers from all over North America. The JEGS Allstars featured a total purse of more than $120,000.


Team JEGS – By The Numbers
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2 – Prior Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event wins for John at Route 66 Raceway (2007 and 2009)


3 – Number of JEGS Mail Order entries that will be competing in Joliet. (John in Comp and Top Dragster, T.J. in Super Comp).


4 – North Central Division championships for John Coughlin (two in Top Dragster and two in Super Gas)


50 – Lucas Oil Series event victories for the Coughlin family



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