INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 5) – Troy Coughlin Sr. led the JEGS.com team during the second day of the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals by speeding to the provisional No. 4 qualifying session for the J&A Service Pro Mod Series on Saturday at Lucas Oil Raceway.
Troy Coughlin Jr. was quick, too, snaring the No. 7 spot for the JEGS.com Pro Mod race.
Coughlin Sr. has been in the top half of the field in all three Pro Mod qualifying sessions, including the first on Friday. But after two sessions Saturday, Coughlin Sr. stood fourth with a pass of 5.885 seconds at 252.19 mph in his JEGS.com Corvette.
"We’ve been thrashing on these things the last couple weeks, "Coughlin Sr. said. "(Crew chief) Steve (Petty), my dad and all these guys are doing a great job getting these cars running. It's nice to be back up in the quick part of the hunt here. We're looking forward to tomorrow, for sure."
Son Troy Coughlin Jr. stepped up, too, making a pass of 5.903 seconds at 5.903 seconds at 252.24 mph in Q3 with his JEGS.com Corvette.
One more Pro Mod qualifying session is slated for Sunday, with the first round of eliminations also scheduled for Sunday.
In Pro Stock. JEGS.com driver Jeg Coughln Jr. put the Stockseth Racing/Elite Motorsports Camaro in the provisional No. 9 spot with a lap of 6.589 seconds at 209.49 mph. That was an improvement over his Q1 pass of 6.658 seconds at 208.36 mph run earlier Saturday. The Friday night session for Pro Stock was cancelled by rain.
Two more sessions are slated for Sunday, with eliminations for the U.S. Nationals for Pro Stock scheduled for Monday.
Coughlin Jr., a two-time U.S. Nationals champion in the Sportsman classes, fell in the first round of Super Gas to Philip Smida II.