Las Vegas: Team Jeg's eliminations summary

Team Jeg's continues to improve on race day. In the opening round Jeg and Troy Coughlin faced off. The identical looking Jeg's Mail Order Chevy Cavaliers rolled to the starting and it looked like a sea of yellow and black. Troy held the better...

Team Jeg's continues to improve on race day.

In the opening round Jeg and Troy Coughlin faced off. The identical looking Jeg's Mail Order Chevy Cavaliers rolled to the starting and it looked like a sea of yellow and black. Troy held the better qualifying position and took the left lane.

The two cars left the line almost identically (.443 to .444), with the razor thin advantage going to Jeg. Both cars looked like they were welded together as they pounded through the gears to the big end. The win light went to Jeg by .0289 seconds by running a 7.009 at 197.36 mph. Troy crossed the finish line beams with a 7.036 at 196.79 mph.

"We made five competitive runs this weekend and our entire program has turned the corner. The team worked great together all weekend. It was just unfortunate that we had to face each other in the opening round," explained Troy.

"I launched from the starting line and the car never left the center of the groove, it was probably one of the smoothest runs from the drivers seat that we have made so far this season," noted Jeg.

Jeg lined up next to No. 1 qualifier Ron Krisher in the second round. The two were separated by .019 seconds in the opening round. Lane choice went Krisher and he opted for the right lane.

Once again, both drivers left the line with almost identical reaction times (.457 to .458). The two were side-by-side until half-track. The win light went to Krisher and the day ended for Team Jeg's.

"We were pleased with our consistency this weekend and we will focus on continuing to improve on our momentum next week in Houston," said Jeg after his defeat.

Jeg slipped one position in the 2002 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series points to the No. 10 spot. Troy's efforts this weekend put him closer to breaking into the top ten. Team Jeg's will head directly to Houston Raceway Park to compete in the O'Reilly Spring Nationals.

-jeg's-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Troy Coughlin , Ron Krisher