Bristol, Tenn. (June 18-20)
Jeg Coughlin Jr. enters this weekend’s NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol as the third ranked Pro Stock driver in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Thus far in 2010, Jeg has recorded victories in Houston and Atlanta to go with a runner-up finish in St. Louis.
As a sportsman driver, Jeg also won the Top Dragster class in St. Louis behind the wheel of his brother, John’s 200-mph JEGS.com dragster.
At the most recent event in Englishtown, N.J., Jeg qualified his JEGS.com Chevy Cobalt in the No. 5 spot and reached the semifinal round with wins over Rodger Brogdon and Allen Johnson.
Jeg Coughlin won the Pro Stock title at the 2007 Thunder Valley Nationals defeating Kenny Koretsky in the final round.
In eight career appearances at Bristol Dragway, Jeg has a round win record of 9-6 in Pro Stock competition.
Jeg has qualified in the top half of the Pro Stock field in 5 of his 8 appearances at Bristol Dragway including a best of No. 1 in 2007. He also set low elapsed time of the event in 2007 with a run of 6.765 seconds.
In 11 races in 2010, Jeg has qualified in the top half of the field 10 times and has not been seeded lower than 10th at any race.
With 50 career Pro Stock wins, Jeg ranks fourth all-time among Pro Stock drivers. Only Warren Johnson (97), Bob Glidden (85) and Greg Anderson (60) have more titles.
In 271 career Pro Stock races, Jeg has reached the final round 80 times, recording 50 wins. Including his 14 sportsman victories, Jeg has won a total of 64 times, good for ninth place on NHRA’s all time wins list. During his career, Jeg has appeared in 99 final rounds, 80 as a professional and 19 as a sportsman racer.
During his Pro Stock career, Jeg has recorded 453 round wins while incurring just 208 losses. He has failed to advance past the opening round just 65 times.
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.
Troy Coughlin will be competing in the Get Screened America Pro Mod Series race in Bristol with his nitrous oxide-equipped JEGS.com Chevy Camaro. Troy is one of just two drivers to qualify for each event of the 2010 season.
Troy is currently ranked fifth in the Get Screened America Pro Mod series and is 86 points out of first place.
Jeg will once again be doing double duty in Bristol as he will also be racing his JEGS.com Dodge Challenger Drag Pak entry in Stock eliminator. Jeg has previously won national event titles in Pro Stock, Comp, Super Stock, Super Gas, and Top Dragster. If he were to win a Stock Eliminator event, he would become the first driver in NHRA history to win in six different classes
Jeg will be joined in Bristol by his fiancée, Samantha Kenny, who will be competing in Super Comp with her JEGS.com dragster. Samantha is a former national event winner.
In Bristol, Jeg will continue to promote the JEGS “Win this Car” contest on the hood of his Cagnazzi Racing Pro Stock entry. The Win this Car contest is a special promotion to celebrate the 50th anniversary of JEGS Mail Order. As part of the promotion, one lucky JEGS fans will win a yellow and black 2010 Chevy Camaro.
Jeg is ranked No. 3 in the K&N Horsepower Challenge standings. The K&N Challenge is a special event that will take place in Norwalk, Ohio on June 26. It is a special $50,000 to win event that is open only to the top eight Pro Stock racers based on their qualifying performance over the previous year. Jeg won the 2000 version of the K&N Challenge, which was held at Route 66 Raceway.
Team JEGS – By The Numbers
NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals edition
1 – Pro Stock win for Jeg Coughlin Jr, at Bristol Dragway (2007)
5 – World championships for Jeg Coughlin Jr. (four in Pro Stock and one in Super Gas)
21 – Number of NHRA facilities where Jeg has won at least one Pro Stock event during his career. (The only current tracks where he has not won are Norwalk and zMax Dragway in Concord)
50 – Number of Pro Stock wins for Jeg Coughlin since his debut in 1997
271 – Number of Pro Stock races for Jeg in his career
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