Team JEGS / Pre-race Notes
NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Super Start Batteries Fall Nationals
Texas Motorplex
Ennis, Texas (Sept. 23-26)
Jeg Coughlin Jr. enters this weekend’s NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Super Start Batteries Fall Nationals as the fourth-seeded driver in the Pro Stock class. Coughlin trails leader Mike Edwards by 80 points with four events remaining in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
Jeg made his Pro Stock debut at the Texas Motorplex in 1997. He qualified No. 7 and defeated the late Scott Geoffrion in round one before losing to Jim Yates in round two.
In 15 appearances at the Texas Motorplex, Jeg has a round win record of 20-11 in Pro Stock competition.
Jeg won the Pro Stock title in Dallas in 2002 defeating Gene Wilson in the final round. He also earned runner-up finishes in 2000, 2003, and 2008.
Jeg has been the No. 1 qualifier 17 times in his career including three at the Texas Motorplex. He led the Pro Stock field in 2000, 2004, and 2008. In 2004, he also set low elapsed time and top speed of the event with a run of 6.774-seconds at 204.35 mph.
After the first 19 races of the 2010 season, Jeg has claimed four wins and appeared in six final rounds in NHRA national event competition. He earned victories in Houston, Atlanta, Sonoma, and Brainerd and also reached the final round in St. Louis and Denver.
At the most recent NHRA event at zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C., Coughlin qualified his Chevy Cobalt in the No. 15 spot but eliminated points leader and reigning NHRA Full Throttle champion Mike Edwards in round one before falling to Greg Stanfield in round two. Despite the loss, Coughlin was able to gain 7 points on Edwards in the standings.
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.
With 52 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.
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 dragster.
In 279 career Pro Stock races, Jeg has reached the final round 83 times, recording 52 wins. Including his 14 sportsman victories, Jeg has won a total of 66 times, good for ninth place on NHRA’s all time wins list. During his career, Jeg has appeared in102 final rounds, 83 as a professional and 19 as a sportsman racer.
During his Pro Stock career, Jeg has recorded 469 round wins while incurring just 214 losses. He has failed to advance past the opening round just 66 times.
Team JEGS – By the Numbers
NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Super Start Batteries Fall Nationals edition
4 – Jeg Coughlin Jr’s current rank in the NHRA Full Throttle Pro Stock standings
5 – World championships for Jeg Coughlin Jr. (four in Pro Stock and one in Super Gas)
5 – National event victories for Jeg Coughlin this season (four in Pro Stock and one in Top Dragster)
17 – Number of times Jeg has qualified on the pole in Pro Stock during his career, including three at the Texas Motorplex.
52 – Number of Pro Stock wins for Jeg Coughlin since his professional debut in 1997
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