Royal Purple Raceway
In 2012, Jeg Coughlin Jr. is making his return to the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series after a one-year hiatus. Jeg 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 five rounds in
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 also claimed the NHRA Super Gas championship in 1992.
Jeg Coughlin won his first Pro Stock racer in
In addition to his four wins, Jeg was also runner-up at the O’Reilly Spring Nationals in 2009. As a sportsman racer, Jeg also won the Super Stock title in
In 2007, Jeg Coughlin qualified No. 1 at this event with a 6.649-second elapsed time. Jeg has qualified No. 1 17 times during his Pro Stock career.
In 16 career appearances at Royal Purple Raceway, Jeg Coughlin Jr. has a 30-12 record in Pro Stock eliminations.
During his hiatus from Pro Stock racing in 2011, Jeg 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 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event last month in
In 288 career Pro Stock races, Jeg has reached the final round 85 times, recording 52 wins. Including his 16 sportsman victories, Jeg has won a total of 68 times, good for tenth place on NHRA’s all time wins list. During his career, Jeg 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 won four Pro Stock races in seven final round appearances. He also claimed a win in the Top Dragster class at the
Jeg’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 ranks fourth all-time among Pro Stock drivers. Only Warren Johnson (96), Bob Glidden (85) and Greg Anderson (72) 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,
Jeg 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 will once again be pulling double-duty at the
Troy Coughlin will also be in action in
Team JEGS – By the Numbers
NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Edition
5 National event victories for Jeg Coughlin Jr. at Royal Purple Raceway (four in Pro Stock, one in Super Stock)
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 2007
92 NHRA national event victories for the Coughlin family
477 Career round wins for Jeg Coughlin Jr. in Pro Stock (against just 222 losses)
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