Team Jeg's looking strong in St. Louis. Team Jeg's drivers Jeg and Troy Coughlin entered Saturday qualifying with intentions of finding a good race day tune up. Both Jeg and Troy solidified their position in the quick sixteen with strong passes...
Team Jeg's looking strong in St. Louis.
Team Jeg's drivers Jeg and Troy Coughlin entered Saturday qualifying with intentions of finding a good race day tune up. Both Jeg and Troy solidified their position in the quick sixteen with strong passes Friday evening. Little shifting in the field was expected due to rising temperatures and diminishing air quality.
Troy Coughlin served notice quickly in the day's first session running a session's best time of 6.917 seconds at 199.05 mph.
"That was a great run for us," commented Troy. "When it gets that hot out there, our goal is always to run in the top several cars of the session. To come out on top of the pack in that round lets us know that we have a pretty good handle on what we need to be good on Sunday."
Jeg Coughlin followed closely behind Troy laying claim to the third quickest and fastest run of the session. The Jeg's Mail Order Cavalier stormed down the quarter mile in 6.927 seconds at 199.58 mph.
"That was a pretty significant run for us," said Jeg. "The team has been working really hard to develop more power from our in house engine program. To run in the top three in speed in the heat of the day lets us know that we are headed in the right direction."
The temperature continued to rise as Pro Stock rolled to the staging lanes for the fourth and final qualifying session for the Sears Craftsman NHRA Nationals. Troy Coughlin rolled into the water-box hopeful for a fourth consecutive strong run down the quarter-mile at Gateway International Raceway. Troy's Jeg's Mail Order machine looked nearly flawless from start to finish chewing up the quarter mile in 6.93 seconds at 199.11 mph.
"We have been fortunate to have a good handle on the track since we unloaded on Friday," said Troy. "Hopefully we can continue to run consistently tomorrow. If so, we should have a good chance of going deep into eliminations."
Jeg Coughlin continued to build momentum with his fourth and final round of qualifying with a pass of 6.94 seconds at 199.20 mph.
"We got a little aggressive on that pass but were still able to make a really solid run," explained Jeg. "We will take a look at everything and get our Jeg's Mail Order Chevrolet Cavalier ready for battle tomorrow. We'll certainly give it our best shot at putting the yellow and black in to the winner's circle."
Jeg and Troy qualified eighth and seventh respectively after four rounds of qualifying. Jeg will face off against Bruce Allen in first round action. Troy squares up with Greg Anderson in Sunday morning action.