Bristol: Rare first round loss for Coughlin

NHRA Mac Tools Thunder Valley Nationals Bristol Dragway Bristol, TN Team Jeg's - Pro Stock The raceday conditions were very similar to what the teams experienced on Saturday. The sun spent the day beating down on the track uninterrupted by ...

NHRA Mac Tools Thunder Valley Nationals
Bristol Dragway
Bristol, TN

Team Jeg's - Pro Stock

The raceday conditions were very similar to what the teams experienced on Saturday. The sun spent the day beating down on the track uninterrupted by cloud cover.

In the opening round reigning Pro Stock Champion Jeg Coughlin Jr and his yellow and black Jeg's Mail Order Chevrolet Cavalier faced off against Jim Yates. Lane choice went to Yates and he took the right lane.

The Jeg's machine rolled into the pre stage light carefully and sat waiting for Yates with the engine rpm's coming up.  Jeg
took the advantage off of the line by .001 seconds (.450 to .451).  The two cars were side-by-side at half track.
Jeg started to have traction problems and the wheel speed went up on the rear tires.  He stayed with it to the big end.
However, the win light came on in the other lane.  Jeg ran a 6.966 at 198.26 mph.
"The Jeg's Chevy Cavalier was running great until half-track and we just came up a little short on the big end.  The car spun
down track and it hurt us.  We will be ready to defend our win when we pull into Atlanta Dragway next week," said Jeg.

-Team Jeg's-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jeg Coughlin