Indianapolis: Team JEG'S / Pro Stock ready to make a move

A total of 37 "factory hot rods" will battle over five qualifying sessions to be among the "quick sixteen" for the 46th Annual US Nationals. Traditionally the qualifying session on Friday has been the most important session of the ...

A total of 37 "factory hot rods" will battle over five qualifying sessions to be among the "quick sixteen" for the 46th Annual US Nationals. Traditionally the qualifying session on Friday has been the most important session of the weekend.

NHRA Pro Stock points leader Jeg Coughlin, Jr. rolled into the water box in the left lane to begin qualifying. The car left the starting line and stuck to the groove. Jeg ran a 7.020 at 195.59 mph and ended up in the No. 6 slot.

"The car did not respond as well as we wanted it to when it left the starting line," explained Jeg. "We will come out swinging in the morning tomorrow and the morning session should be great."

Troy Coughlin and his Jeg's Mail Order machine also took on the left lane in the first session. He launched from the beams and started his journey to the finish line. The car favored the right side of the groove down track. He ran a 7.033 at 195.05 mph and ended up in the No. 8 position after the first session.

"We have a solid baseline to tune from," stated Troy. "This track changes so much from day to day having a good baseline should pay big dividends when it counts the most."

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jeg Coughlin , Troy Coughlin