Las Vegas II: Team Jegs Saturday Summary

Jeg Coughlin advances to Final sixteen Jeg Coughlin looks to put the Jeg's Mail Order Chevy Cavaliers in the winner's circle for the fourth time in a row after qualifying for the ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals.  He clocked runs of 198.32 and...

Jeg Coughlin advances to Final sixteen

Jeg Coughlin looks to put the Jeg's Mail Order Chevy Cavaliers in the winner's circle for the fourth time in a row after qualifying for the ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals.  He clocked runs of 198.32 and 198.70 mph to qualify in the No. 5 position.

"We're showing steady improvement and moved from sixth to fifth today," said Jeg.  "Tomorrow we need improve even more and put the yellow and black Jeg's Mail Order Chevy Cavalier in the winner's circle."

Jeg, the 2000 Pro Stock Champion, enters the event with a 108-point lead in the championship chase and will face Scott Geoffrion in the first round.  Jeg beat Geoffrion in his first pro start and a win over Geoffrion tomorrow will clinch the 2002 Pro Stock Championship.

Troy ran identical 197.59 mph runs in qualifying but was not able to break the quick sixteen.  He did improve ET on the second run from 6.975 to 6.968 and finished 18th in qualifying.

"We had four of the best runs that we've had in a while," said Troy.  "We're already looking forward to going to Pomona and continue getting better every time down the track."

-jegs-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jeg Coughlin , Scott Geoffrion