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All-JEG'S final in the Holley Dominator Duel, Jeg wins Jeg and Troy to battle from opposite side on raceday The Holley Dominator Duel puts the best of the best head-to-head in a three round dash for the cash. The winner picks up $50,000 and a...

All-JEG'S final in the Holley Dominator Duel, Jeg wins
Jeg and Troy to battle from opposite side on raceday

The Holley Dominator Duel puts the best of the best head-to-head in a three round dash for the cash. The winner picks up $50,000 and a chance for an additional cash bonus if the winning driver walks away with the Pro Stock title tomorrow on raceday.

Jeg Coughlin, Jr. is the defending champion of the all-star event and qualified No. 2 for the Holley Dominator Duel this year. He faced off against Bruce Allen in the first round. Coughlin took the advantage off of the starting line and never looked back. He ran 6.909 at 199.11 mph to take the win with his yellow and black JEG'S machine.

"This is a great format for a race," said Jeg. "The elite eight drivers of NHRA's most competitive professional class going head-to-head, you couldn't ask for more excitement!"

Troy Coughlin qualified No. 8 and lined up to No.1 qualifier Warren Johnson. Troy and his JEG'S Mail Order Olds Cutlass sent the professor back to school in the opening round. He ran a 6.906 at 198.41 mph and won by .010 seconds.

"Our program has shown great strength and consistency," stated Troy. "The men in yellow and black did their job, I did mine and as a team we were rewarded with the win."

In the second round Jeg went head-to-head with Kurt Johnson. Kurt took the starting line advantage by .004 seconds. That advantage was quickly erased as the JEG'S machine rocketed flawlessly to the big end. Kurt ran into traction problems and Jeg took the win with a 6.888 at 199.23 mph.

"That was the best run that we have made yet this weekend," said Jeg after getting out of his car. "To make a run like that in the heat of the day makes a pretty serious statement about Team JEG'S."

Troy faced off against Jim Yates in the second round. The JEG'S Mail Order Olds Cutlass charged off of the starting line first (.446 -vs- .477) by .031 seconds. The two cars raced side-by-side down the quarter mile battlefield. Troy won on a hole shot by running a 6.911 at 197.97 mph to Yates quicker 6.904 at 199.14 mph.

"Our team continues to show that we can rise to the occasion while focusing on the task at hand," commented Troy.

In the final round Jeg and Troy faced off in an all-JEG'S final. Jeg took .018 advantage off of the line. He ran a quicker 6.941 at 198.20 mph to Troy's 6.972 at 197.13 mph.

"This was a win-win situation for our team and Holley Performance Products," said Jeg. "I can't think of a better final round match up."

"Our team showed great strength today and it would not have been possible with Holley," noted Troy. We use their high quality products in our Pro Stock cars and Pro Stock trucks, and they work. The final round pairing and the performance that both of us had today is proof."

In round one tomorrow No. 2 qualifier Troy Coughlin will face off against Jim Yates. Troy entered this race eight points behind Yates in a battle for the No. 3 spot in the NHRA Winston Drag Racing Championship.

Jeg Coughlin, Jr. will go head-to-head with Warren Johnson in round one. This will be heavily watched match up as Jeg will work toward receiving the additional cash bonus for winning the Prestone Nationals and the Holley Dominator Duel.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jeg Coughlin , Troy Coughlin , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Bruce Allen