Pomona: Cagnazzi Racing Saturday summary

Dave Connolly, Jeg Coughlin Qualify In Top Six For NHRA'S Season Opening Winternationals POMONA, Calif., Feb. 10, 2007 (OTC Bulletin Board: BRVO) -- Dave Connolly and Jeg Coughlin Jr. got Cagnazzi Racing's new Pro Stock team off to a good start...

Dave Connolly, Jeg Coughlin Qualify In Top Six For NHRA'S Season Opening Winternationals

POMONA, Calif., Feb. 10, 2007 (OTC Bulletin Board: BRVO) -- Dave Connolly and Jeg Coughlin Jr. got Cagnazzi Racing's new Pro Stock team off to a good start Saturday, qualifying fourth and sixth respectively for Sunday's season-opening Carquest Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

The teammates'  performances were a mere five-thousandths of a second apart.
Connolly  qualified the TORCO/Slammers Ultimate Milk Chevy Cobalt fourth with
a best of  6.656 seconds at 207.94 mph while Coughlin -- returning to fulltime
NHRA POWERade  Series competition for the first time in a year -- was sixth,
6.661 at 207.98  mph, in the Slammers Ultimate Milk Chevy Cobalt.
Connolly, who won  four times and finished third in points last year, meets
Max Naylor (13th, 6.675  at 207.37 mph) in the first round and Coughlin, a
three-time series Pro Stock  champion, races Jim Yates (11th, 6.671 at 207.43 mph).
"Our cars  went down the track on every qualifying run and ran close together
in elapsed  times," said Connolly, of Elyria, Ohio.  "We qualified in the
top half of  the field and I think we showed a lot of promise."
"We improved on  every session with the exception of the last one when we put
in a new motor,'  said Coughlin.  "It's not a bad start to the 2007 season
qualifying  sixth.  Dave and I are on opposite sides of the latter and,
ideally, we  like to think of a one-two finish Sunday but we have a lot of work ahead
of us  before we can think about anything like that.
"We have two  identically-built Cobalts. Everything Dave and I have are
within just a few  ticks of each other.  It's pretty much identical."

-credit: teamjegs

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jeg Coughlin , Max Naylor , Dave Connolly