JOLIET, Ill. (May 30) — Reigning North Central Region Top Alcohol Dragster champion Troy Coughlin Jr. will unveil a special "WELD Racing At JEGS" design on the top-running McPhillips Racing dragster he'll pilot at this weekend's Route 66 NHRA Nationals.
Coughlin, a four-time winner in the category in 2018, is fresh off a runner-up finish at last weekend's Division 1 series opener in Reading, Pa., and hopes another strong performance will pay immediate dividends for WELD Racing, an industry leader in high-performance racing and street car wheels.
"The car's looking great and I can tell you it's a real honor to represent a company withas deep a racing tradition as WELD," Coughlin said. "My thanks to Vic Wood and all the great people at WELD for jumping on board with us.
"It's going to be fun to promote their V-Series and RT-S wheels and hopefully we'll sell a lot of product for them. What's really neat is if you jump on JEGS.com and use our wheel simulator, you can see what all the different WELD wheels look like on your own ride."
Founded in 1967, WELD makes wheels for the street, drag strip, oval tracks, trucks and off-road segments. WELD Racing's production facility is located in Kansas City.
"JEGS is a premium partner of ours," Vice President of Sales Vic Wood said. "And we've been big fans of Troy Jr. since he started racing and we love the professionalism
of the entire group at McPhillips Racing. We are very proud to be a part of the team this weekend.
"This is just a fun way to wave the flag in a different manner and draw attention to the fact that WELD Racing wheels are available 24 hours a day at JEGS.com. We hope everyone in need of wheels gives our products a look and cheers on Troy Jr. at the same time."