Denver: Team Jeg's Sunday summary

Day ends early for Team Jeg's. NHRA's most competitive professional class ended their first battle of the weekend at the conclusion of the fourth and final qualifying session Saturday afternoon by setting the field for the Mopar Parts Mile High...

Day ends early for Team Jeg's.

NHRA's most competitive professional class ended their first battle of the weekend at the conclusion of the fourth and final qualifying session Saturday afternoon by setting the field for the Mopar Parts Mile High Nationals. A total of 29 drivers batted for their space in the 16 available qualifying positions. Jeg Coughlin, Jr and his familiar yellow and black Jeg's Mail Order Chevy Cavalier started race day from the No. 10 spot.

The weather conditions changed dramatically for race day. The clouds rolled in and the temperature dropped over 10 degrees. The mountain at Bandimere Speedway is known for throwing curve balls to even the best engine tuners and crew chiefs.

In the opening round Jeg Coughlin, Jr squared off against Warren Johnson. The match up not only pitted a Chevy Cavalier and Pontiac Grand Am against each other, but it put two of Pro Stock's rival families head-to-head in another classic match up of power house teams.

There was not much difference between the two lanes.  Lane choice went to WJ
and he rolled into the right lane.  The starting line advantage went the
Jeg's machine by .027 seconds (.444 to .471).  The cars were door handle to
door handle rocketing to the big end.  The win light went to WJ by .0048
seconds at the stripe.  Jeg posted a run of 7.301 at 189.28 mph.

"I over ran first gear and it hurt us all the way down the track," explained Jeg. "We had an opportunity to gain some ground in the points today. Our car was capable of winning this weekend."

-jeg's-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jeg Coughlin , Warren Johnson