NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series
NHRA O’Reilly Spring Nationals

Houston, TX
April 17th

Team JEG’S – Pro Stock
Troy Coughlin
Saturday Qualifying Summary

Troy Coughlin started the final day of qualifying looking to break into the field in NHRA’s most competitive professional class. He finished the first day of qualifying sitting in the No. 21 spot with a run of 6.794 at 203.95 mph.

In the third qualifying session Troy posted a run of 6.795 at 203.58 mph. Troy ultimately landed in the No. 22 position by the close of the third session.

“I short shifted the first two gears and it just knocked the wind out of our sails,” explained Troy. “The car made a quick move to the left and by short shifting the gears the car returned quickly to the center of the grove. However, the damage was done early in the run and the car just never recovered.”

With his back against the wall Troy went into the final session on the outside looking in. The team experienced ignition related problems and was unable to make the run in the final session.

“It is disappointing without a doubt,” said Troy. “Pro Stock is a game of inches anymore and we fell short. Unexplained things happen in racing everyday. We are going to see where we made errors and address them. It is that simple. We will be making a number of exhibition runs at the Cajun SPORTSnationals next weekend and will use that time to regroup and move forward.”

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