Small measurable changes are yielding improvements NHRA Pro Stock points leader Jeg Coughlin, Jr. was the first of the two identical looking Jeg's Mail Order Olds Cutlass' to take on the track at the Texas Motorplex. Jeg ran a 7.097 at 195.39...
Small measurable changes are yielding improvements
NHRA Pro Stock points leader Jeg Coughlin, Jr. was the first of the two identical looking Jeg's Mail Order Olds Cutlass' to take on the track at the Texas Motorplex. Jeg ran a 7.097 at 195.39 mph. He ended up in the No. 6 spot after the first of four scheduled qualifying sessions.
"We were a little off during the first session," noted Jeg. "We know which direction we need to go on our set up. The most important thing about our first run is that we gained valuable data on the track that will help us for the rest of the weekend."
The team took what they learned by watching the run that Jeg made and translated it into some minor changes for Troy's set up. Troy ran a 7.094 at 195.77 mph. He landed in the No. 5 spot after session one.
"Sometimes it's difficult to put the right set up into he car for the first session," commented Troy. "We have the luxury of sharing data between both of the Jeg's cars, which helps accelerate our learning curve throughout the weekend and move us closer to the top of the page."
Jeg had the undesired honor of being in the first pair of Pro Stock cars to go down the track in the second qualifying session. He ran a 7.062 at 195.48 mph. Jeg improved his qualifying time and slipped two spots to the No. 8 position.
"We are running competitive and gaining data that will help us when it counts the most," said Jeg. "The changes that we made between sessions were small measurable changes."
Troy also improved over his posted time for the first session. He ran a 7.079 at 195.39 mph. Troy moved down to the No. 10 spot after the second session and has two sessions remaining to improve before raceday.
"The two runs that we made today will help us tomorrow to improve our position in qualifying," stated Troy.