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Troy Coughlin Jr.

Quick Facts:

Vehicle(s): JEGS.com / Elite Motorsports Pro Stock Chevrolet Camaro, Super Comp dragster & Chevrolet Corvette Super Gas roadster
Series: National Hot Rod Association: Pro Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas & E.T. Brackets
Hometown: Delaware, Ohio
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
Age: 30 (DOB July 10, 1990)
Family: Brenna (wife), Troy (father) and Michelle (mother), Julie (step mom), Meghan, Paige, & Kelly (sisters)
2021 Car(s): JEGS.com / Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro (Pro Stock) & JEGS.com Dragster (Super Comp & Bracket)
Crew Chief: Rickie Jones (Pro Stock) & Justin Beaver (Sportsman)

Professional Victories: 0
Professional Final Rounds: 1
Sportsman Wins: 5
Sportsman Final Rounds: 6
Total NHRA Victories: 5
Total NHRA Final Rounds: 7

BIOGRAPHY

The happiest place on earth for Troy Coughlin Jr. is the drag strip. It would be hard to find anyone who is more excited about all things related to the quarter-mile than Troy Jr., who eats, sleeps and breathes the sport.

Troy Jr.’s fervor should come as no surprise considering his linage. After all, he is the son of three-time Pro Mod world champion Troy Coughlin Sr. and the grandson of drag racing Hall of Fame member Jeg Coughlin Sr., who also happens to be the founder of industry giant JEGS Mail Order, the worldwide high-performance parts provider now owned by his father and uncles.

For Troy Jr., drag racing literally is his life.

As it turns out, Troy Jr. happens to be quite good at his passion. He’s already a three-time champion with 17 national, regional and divisional victories on his resume, not to mention a sack full of high-dollar bracket race titles.

From his earliest days in a Junior Dragster, to his first national event victory in Super Comp in 2009, to his Division 3 Super Gas crown from 2013, to back-to-back Top Alcohol Dragster titles in 2018-2019, and now in Pro Stock, Troy Jr. has been a winner.

Proving his versatility, Troy Jr. has twice won the U.S. Nationals, the sports longest-running and most prestigious event, and he’s been the overall points champion of the Moroso Memorial 5-Day Bracket Championship. He also was the Pro Mod Rookie of the Year honors in 2015, racing as a teammate to his father.

Troy Jr. also was named to Drag Illustrated’s “30 Under 30” list, which honors the “brightest young people in drag racing,” according to the magazine.

Away from racing, Troy Jr. enjoys spending time with his wife Brenna and rooting for all the sports teams at The Ohio State University. He’s also one of the top associates at JEGS.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

• Began racing in the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League shortly after celebrating his 8th birthday in 1998.

• Claimed his first Jr. Dragster victory at his home track, National Trail Raceway, in 2005

• Made his debut in a “big car” in 2007 driving his uncle, John’s Team JEGS dragsters in the Super Comp class

• Became the first third-generation Coughlin to win an NHRA national event title when he earned the Super Comp win in Las Vegas in 2009

• Finished No. 12 in the NHRA North Central Division Super Comp standings during his rookie season in 2009.

• Joined his father, Troy Sr. as a winner of the sport’s most prestigious race, the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals when he won the Super Comp class in 2010. Troy Sr. won the Super Gas title in 1991.

• Finished 8th in the NHRA national points standings and No. 4 in the North Central Division in Super Comp in 2010

• Made his debut in the Top Dragster class at the 2011 JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals in Columbus, recording a personal best 6.665-elapsed time and a 206.76- mph speed.

• Won the $25,000 top prize in the 2011 AA Auto Salvage Northeast Bracket Championships at Atco Dragway, one of the nation’s richest E.T. bracket events.

• Won his second title at the sport’s biggest event, the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in Indy in 2014.

• Went to the final round of four NHRA divisional events in 2014 and scored a win in Cecil County, Md.

• Won his first NHRA Lucas Oil Series divisional championship when he claimed the Division 3 Super Gas title in 2013. Also posted a third-place finish in Super Comp.

• Won the overall points championship at the prestigious Moroso 5-Day E.T. Bracket Championships in West Palm Beach, FL in 2014

• Joined his father, Troy, in the Pro Mod class for 2015 and earned a ninth-place finish

• Earned three semifinal finishes in his first season in the Pro Mod class in 2015.

• Qualified for his NHRA competition license in the Top Fuel class (2016).

• Competed in 17 events in the Top Fuel class and recorded personal bests of 3.696-seconds and 328.86 mph (2017)

• Made debut in Top Alcohol Dragster class (2018). Won four events and finished No. 4 in the national standings.

• Went to 11 final rounds in Top Alcohol Dragster in 2019, winning five times on his way to a second-straight East Region Championship.

STATISTICS

Troy Coughlin Jr. NHRA National Event Victories

Year

Event

Location

Class

2019

Mopar Express Lane Nationals

Reading, PA

Top Alcohol Dragster

2019

NHRA Norwalk Nationals

Norwalk, OH

Top Alcohol Dragster

2018

Dodge NHRA Nationals

Reading, PA

Top Alcohol Dragster

2014

JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals

Columbus, OH

Super Gas

2014

Chevy Performance U.S. Nationals

Indianapolis, IN

Super Gas

2013

NHRA Gatornationals

Gainesville, FL

Super Gas

2010

Mac Tools U.S. Nationals

Indianapolis, IN

Super Comp

2009

NHRA Las Vegas Nationals

Las Vegas, NV

Super Comp

Troy Coughlin Jr. NHRA Divisional Wins

Year

Event

Location

Class

2019

Virginia Motorsports Park

Dinwiddie, VA

TAD

2019

Beech Bend Raceway Park

Bowling Green, KY

TAD

2019

Atco Raceway

Atco, NJ

TAD

2019

Beech Bend Raceway Park

Bowling Green, KY

TAD

2018

Beech Bend Raceway Park

Bowling Green, KY

TAD

2018

Cecil County Dragway

Rising Sun, MD

TAD

2018

Norwalk Raceway

Norwalk, OH

TAD

2014

Beech Bend Raceway Park

Bowling Green, KY

Super Gas

2014

Cecli Co. Dragway

Rising Sun, MD

Super Gas

2014

Norwalk Raceway

Norwalk, OH

Super Gas

Troy Coughlin Jr. NHRA Divisional Championships

Year

Event

Location

Class

2019

East Region Champion

Top Alcohol Dragster

2018

East Region Champion

Top Alcohol Dragster

2013

Division III Champion

Super Gas

Troy Coughlin Jr. Special Event Wins

Year

Event

Location

Class

2014

Moroso 5 Day E.T. Championships

Palm Beech, FL

Super Pro (overall points champ)

2012

Spring Buck Blast

Valdosta, GA

Super Pro

2012

World Super Pro Challenge

Stanton, MI

Super Pro

2012

AAA Salvage Bracket Championships

Atco, NJ

Super Pro