NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas, NV NHRA Pro Stock Team Jeg's - Saturday Qualifying Summary The rain clouds spent the day over the Las Vegas area all day. Teams were faced with numerous rain ...
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NHRA Pro Stock
Team Jeg's - Saturday Qualifying Summary
The rain clouds spent the day over the Las Vegas area all day. Teams were faced with numerous rain delays.
During the third qualifying session the Pro Stock class had an over two-hour delay. A total of 20 cars waited for the track to dry to finish the third qualifying session of the weekend.
Troy was the first of the two identical looking yellow and black Jeg's Chevrolet Cavaliers to roll on to the track. Troy ran a 7.127 at 194.58 mph and remained in the No. 16 position.
"The conditions really changed and threw us a bit of acurve ball. We had traction problems along with every other Pro Stock car that had to wait to run. There is a fine line with being too aggressive and not aggressive enough. I believe if we would have been more aggressive with our set up we would have made a better run," said Troy.
Jeg was in the water box and ready run. The rain came again and Jeg was given the sign to turn off the engine. The crew pushed the Jeg's machine back to wait for the rain to stop. Jeg ended up being in the final pair of Pro Stock cars to go down the track in the third session. He got loose twice during his run and was forced to shut off. Jeg ran a 7.469 at148.18 mph.
In the final session Troy Coughlin was on the out side looking in by the time his yellow and black Jeg's machine pulled onto the track. Troy blasted off of the line and was heading straight down the middle of the groove. Troy had a hard time seeing and let off.
"The car started to move around at half-track and I let off," said Troy. We under estimated the track and it bit us at a bad time.
Jeg Coughlin laid down his best lap of the weekend in the final session. The defending Champion ran a 6.989 at 197.05 mph and moved up to the No. 9 spot. Jeg will face off against Warren Johnson in the opening round.
"We are really starting to make some solid progress figuring out these new Cavaliers. Jerry Bickel has been keeping a close eye on each run. We have been making straight runs all weekend and that help to get us back into the winner's circle," commented Jeg.