Baytown: Team Jeg's Friday qualifying report

NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Team Jeg's - Pro Stock Jeg and Troy Coughlin O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals Friday Qualifying Summary Team Jeg's begins qualifying in Baytown. Warm and humid conditions set the stage for an interesting couple...

NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series
Team Jeg's - Pro Stock
Jeg and Troy Coughlin
O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals
Friday Qualifying Summary

Team Jeg's begins qualifying in Baytown.

Warm and humid conditions set the stage for an interesting couple of rounds of Pro Stock Qualifying for the factory door slammers of the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Team Jeg's drivers Jeg and Troy Coughlin looked to start the weekend off with solid runs right out of the trailer.

Troy was the first of the Jeg's Mail Order team to take to the quarter mile at Houston Raceway Park. Troy posted a solid pass from the right hand lane with an elapsed time of 6.898 seconds at 200.02 mph.

"It was the kind of pass that we were looking for in first round," said Troy. "The car felt pretty nice from start to finish. Even though we gave a little up on the start of the run, we still had enough power to get into the middle of the pack."

Jeg Coughlin started qualifying from the left lane in Friday's first qualifying session. The Jeg's Mail Order Chevrolet Cavalier made a hard move left towards the retaining wall and Jeg was forced to fight an ill handling car for the remainder of the run. Jeg posted a 7.04 second run at 196.27 mph.

"The car moved left out of the groove at the hit of the throttle," commented Jeg. "I had my hands full of steering wheel the rest of the pass. I knew that it wasn't going to be a great run, but it's pretty important to get as much information as possible so I did what I could to make the best of it."

Cooler temperatures and improved track conditions led to a shake up in the quick sixteen field of factory door slammers after Friday's evening qualifying session.

Jeg Coughlin led the charge for Team Jeg's into the weekend's second qualifying session with a solid pass of 6.864 seconds at 200.56 mph.

"We knew that we would have to step up in Friday's evening session," said Jeg. "The evening session has traditionally yielded the majority of top qualifying times. It was important for us to make a good run and our team responded."

Troy Coughlin continued his streak of solid passes with an improving run of 6.87 seconds at 200.26 mph. Despite bettering his performance, Troy is just shy of making the field of sixteen.

"It was good to see us improve from the morning session," said Troy. "Unfortunately it wasn't enough to get us into the show this evening. We'll take a look at the data and give it our best shot in both rounds tomorrow."

Jeg is qualified thirteenth and Troy is not qualified after two rounds of action from Houston Raceway Park for the O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals. Qualifying will resume with two additional sessions Saturday.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jeg Coughlin , Troy Coughlin