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Slammers Ultimate Teammates Jeg Coughlin, Dave Connolly Start Third and Fifth Respectively in Southern Nationals COMMERCE, Ga., April 28, 2007 -- Bravo! Brands Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BRVO): Jeg Coughlin was Mr. Consistency in the Slammers ...

Slammers Ultimate Teammates Jeg Coughlin, Dave Connolly Start Third and Fifth Respectively in Southern Nationals

COMMERCE, Ga., April 28, 2007 -- Bravo! Brands Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BRVO): Jeg Coughlin was Mr. Consistency in the Slammers Ultimate Milk Chevy Cobalt during qualifying for Sunday's Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway, coming away with the No. 3 Pro Stock starting position.

Dave Connolly, his teammate in the Torco Racing Fuels/Slammers Ultimate Milk Cobalt, suffered through a few glitches but still produced a stellar run that put him in the No. 5 berth. But both will have very competitive tune-ups when eliminations get underway. Coughlin meets Greg Stanfield (No. 14, 6.685 at 206.01) while Connolly battles Kurt Johnson (No. 12, 6.685).

Coughlin clicked off runs of 6.703, 6.653, 6.658 and 6.685 seconds in varying track conditions. The 6.653, obviously, was the quickest, but the last one, coming in warm temperatures and on a hot track, was impressive and the third-quickest of the session.

"We sure were consistent," said Coughlin, currently fourth in POWERade Series points. "We were sixth for the first session and third for the last three. We could've been a little quicker on a couple of those runs but we have a little bit of opportunity left. I am very optimistic going into race day. I think we have a great car and it has been very consistent. We've run two different motors this weekend and that says a lot about Victor Cagnazzi's engine shop. Hopefully we can get it done."

Connolly, meanwhile, was not evenin the starting line-up Saturday and admitted to being a little nervous going into his opening run. Butthe yellow and black Chevy Cobalt responded with a 6.655-second, 206.61-mph performance thatnestled him in fifth place.

"We thought it would run 6.66, but we went 6.655 to get back on track," said Connolly, who goes into eliminations in third place in POWERade Series points. "We had a little problem in Friday night's run when the engine broke. We have new race cars and sometimes something breaks, but it happened in one of the best sessions of the weekend.

"We are solidly in the show. Conditions on our last run were pretty bad so we changed the car a bit and it didn't work. Jeg made a good run and what works good in his car works good in ours. Both cars have been pretty close in the last three races, so we should be in good shape."

-credit: cr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jeg Coughlin , Kurt Johnson , Greg Stanfield , Dave Connolly