Seattle: Krisher in a groove

While Jeg Coughlin Jr. dominated the first half of the NHRA Pro Stock season, another Ohio resident is moving into the spotlight as the season hits its backstretch run. Ron Krisher, from Warren, Ohio, has picked up the pace in his Eagle One ...

While Jeg Coughlin Jr. dominated the first half of the NHRA Pro Stock season, another Ohio resident is moving into the spotlight as the season hits its backstretch run. Ron Krisher, from Warren, Ohio, has picked up the pace in his Eagle One Pontiac Firebird, momentarily silencing Coughlin's winning ways.

Krisher earned victories in Chicago and St. Louis and posted a runner-up finish in Columbus, Ohio. He was the No.1 qualifier at all three of those events. Krisher, who hired veteran driver Mike Edwards as his crew chief during the off-season, says his team is going to be hard to beat during the final 12 races.

"I have the best team out there in my opinion," said Krisher. "Some people may have a different opinion, but my opinion is that I have all the best guys. They get me down the racetrack and have made me a better driver. They are a terrific group of people and obviously on race day they're awesome." Krisher trails Coughlin by 189 points in the Winston standings. He hopes to keep slicing away at Coughlin's lead, until eventually, he moves into first place.

"We hope to be able to close the gap in the points standings with Jeg," Krisher said. "But I have to tell you, he is an awesome driver and that team does a terrific job too, so it won't be easy.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jeg Coughlin , Ron Krisher , Mike Edwards