NHRA Automobile Club of Southern California Finals Pomona Raceway Pomona, CA Team Jeg's - Pro Stock Jeg & Troy Coughlin Raceday Summary Jeg and Troy end a successful season In the opening round Troy Coughlin and his Jeg's Mail Order...
NHRA Automobile Club of Southern California Finals
Team Jeg's - Pro Stock
Jeg & Troy Coughlin
Jeg and Troy end a successful season
In the opening round Troy Coughlin and his Jeg's Mail Order machine had lane choice over V. Gaines. Troy took the left lane. V. Gaines turned on the red light and ended his season by automatically turning on the win light for Team Jeg's. Troy ran a very respectable 6.876 at 200.86 mph.
"We left some on the table in the first 60-feet. The Jeg's machine recovered quickly and powered to the win light and we advanced to the second round," explained Troy.
Jeg had lane choice over Ron Krisher in the first round. The match up put two Chevrolet Cavalier head-to-head. Jeg launched from the line and never looked back. He turned on the win light by with a run of 6.878 at 200.44 mph.
"The first round always sets the tone for the day. We made a strong run and our goal is to keep the momentum of our team going in the right direction," said Jeg.
In the second round Jeg faced Mike Edwards. Coughlin was ready for this round the minute that he got into his Jeg's machine. Jeg left the line first by .018 seconds (.430 to .448) and rocketed to the big end. Jeg won on a holeshot by .0078 seconds at the stripe by running a slightly slower 6.895 at 200.08 mph.
"I was ready and was focused for the second round. We have had a lot of success at this track and we would like nothing more then to win the last race of the season," noted Jeg.
Troy lined up next to Bruce Allen when the two went head-to-head in round two. Edwards launched from the line first and took the win. Troy ran a 6.914 at 200.02 mph.
"We were a little aggressive for the second round and it bit us. We had an up and down kind of year. I won my first NHRA national event in Pro Stock and that was my biggest goal of the season," said Troy with a smile.
In the semifinal round Jeg pulled to the starting line with revenge on his mind. He faced Bruce Allen, who beat Troy in the second round. The two rolled into the pre stage lights together. Jeg left first by .004 seconds and the two cars were welded together from start to finish. The win light went on for Bruce Allen by .0244 seconds. Jeg ran a 6.861 at 200.44 mph.
"We were focused on winning the last race of the season and came up a little short. Our entire crew has worked hard all year and we will be ready for battle when the 2002 NHRA season begins," said Jeg.