NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series
NHRA Southern Nationals
Atlanta, GA
May 13-16th

Team JEG’S – Pro Stock
Troy Coughlin
Pre Race


This year will mark the 10th time Troy Coughlin has raced in Pro Stock at the NHRA Southern Nationals. Troy has qualified in eight of his nine appearances at Atlanta Dragway dating back to 1995. His best finish came in 2000, where he reached the semifinals before losing to his brother, Jeg.

“We made a step in the right direction in Bristol and now we need to keep going,” said Coughlin. “We have what it takes to perform under pressure as a group. The resources are here, but the most important part to any team is the people and how they work together. We have a great team of individuals that all respect what each other does and how they all effect the big picture. I feel that we can pick up right where we left off in Bristol. Our goal is to continue to improve and move up in the NHRA POWERade points.”

A strong performance at Atlanta Dragway can move Troy Coughlin and his Jeg’s Mail Order Chevy Cavalier as high as the No. 13 position. Troy currently sits in the No. 21 spot with 17 races to go until the close of the 2004 NHRA POWERade season.

PAST PERFORMANCE:
Atlanta, GA. (NHRA Southern Nationals)

1995 Qualified No. 16 Lost in 1st round (Warren Johnson)
1996 Qualified No. 10 Lost in 1st round (Jim Yates)
1997 Qualified No. 10 Lost in 1st round (Mike Thomas)
1998 Qualified No. 16 Lost in 1st round (Mark Osborne)
1999 Qualified No. 16 Lost in 1st round (Greg Anderson)
2000 Qualified No. 11 Lost in semifinal round (Jeg Coughlin)
2001 Qualified No. 15 Lost in 2nd round (Mark Pawuk)
2002 Qualified No. 13 Lost in 1st round (Jim Yates)
2003 DNQ

EVENT FAST FACTS:

Troy Coughlin has qualified in eight of his nine appearances at Atlanta Dragway dating back to 1995. His best finish came in 2000, where he reached the semifinals before losing to his brother, Jeg.

POINTS:

13. Darrell Alderman / 179
14. Kenny Koretsky / 146
15. Mark Pawuk / 145
16. JR Carr / 127
17. Steve Johns / 125
18. Jerry Haas / 115
19. Ron Krisher / 106
20. Mark Whisnant / 105
21. Troy Coughlin / 81
21. Vince Fourcade / 81
21. V. Gaines / 81
21. Barry Grant / 81

SUMMARY OF THE LAST EVENT:

Troy earned 31 points at the NHRA O’Reilly Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Castrol. He qualified No. 15 was eliminated in the first round. The 10-year Pro Stock veteran will enter the seventh race of 2004 NHRA season in the No. 21 position in the NHRA POWERade Pro Stock championship.

NHRA on TV:

5/15/04 NHRA Southern Nationals Qualifying 6 – 8 p.m. (E.T.) ESPN2
5/16/04   Repeat Qualifying 3 – 5 a.m. (E.T.) ESPN2
5/16/04   Eliminations 7 – 10 p.m. (E.T.) ESPN2
5/17/04   Repeat: Elim 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (E.T.) ESPN2



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