NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series
NHRA K&N Filters Nationals
Old Bridge Raceway Park
Englishtown, NJ
June 17-20th

Team JEG’S – Pro Stock
Troy Coughlin
Pre Race Summary

Troy Coughlin is the type of person that looks ahead and doesn’t spend
much time thinking about the past. The 39-year old second-generation
driver is a glass is half-full kind of person.

‘Every race is like a clean slate and everyone is tied for first when they
roll through the gate to start the weekend,’ explained Coughlin. ‘You
can’t let the past control what you do going forward. You still need to
learn from the mistakes you made, but you can’t change anything that has
already happened. The opportunities are ahead of you.’

This weekend the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series will invade Old Bridge
Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ. The event is the 11th stop on the
23-race schedule.

Troy Coughlin will enter the event sitting in the No. 19 position in the
NHRA POWERade Pro Stock championship with 185 points. With a strong
performance he can move up as high as the No. 16 spot. The 10-year Pro
Stock veteran knows how important it is to make a move forward at this
point in the season.

‘We are almost to the halfway point in the 2004 NHRA POWERade season,’
said Coughlin. ‘The West coast swing is coming up and you really need to
be moving forward going into the swing. Every point is part of the big
picture when you add up your score the closer you get to the end of the
season. We just need to focus on what we can control and do the best job
we can going forward with what we have to work with.’

History At Event:

In 1976, Coughlin family patriarch Jeg Coughlin Sr., was runner-up in Pro
Comp in Englishtown.

Troy Coughlin has qualified seven times in eight trips to Old Bridge
Township Raceway Park including a best of fourth in 1998.

In 1997, Troy Coughlin wrecked against George Marnell in the second round.
He was uninjured.


11. Mike Edwards / 337
12. Kenny Koretsky / 322
13. Jim Yates / 308
14. Allen Johnson / 293
15. Darrell Alderman / 284
16. JR Carr / 252
17. Mark Pawuk / 228
18. Rom Krisher / 189
19. Troy Coughlin / 185
20. Mark Whisnant / 166

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