St. Louis: Cagnazzi Racing preview

JEG COUGHLIN LOOKS FOR GREAT SHOW AT MIDWEST NATIONALS MADISON, Ill., May 2, 2007 -- Bravo! Brands Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BRVO): Jeg Coughlin is a win waiting to happen, and it could come as early as Sunday night at the conclusion of the...

JEG COUGHLIN LOOKS FOR GREAT SHOW AT MIDWEST NATIONALS

MADISON, Ill., May 2, 2007 -- Bravo! Brands Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BRVO): Jeg Coughlin is a win waiting to happen, and it could come as early as Sunday night at the conclusion of the O'Reilly Midwest Nationals at Gateway International Raceway.

Coughlin, at the  controls of the Cagnazzi Racing Slammers Ultimate Milk Pro
Stock Chevy Cobalt,  has been to the finals once, the semifinals once and
qualified No. 1 twice in  the first six NHRA POWERade Series events.  He is a
threat to win each time  he pulls up to the starting line.  He is third in points
with 371, eight  more than his Slammers Ultimate Milk teammate, Dave Connolly.

"I have great confidence going into the event," said Coughlin, of Delaware, Ohio. "We have worked on a handful of things with the car to improve our inefficiencies and to make quicker runs with quicker reaction times. We are leaving no stone unturned.

"I am fortunate to have a  great  team behind me, like Victor Cagnazzi, Roy
Simmons (his crew chief)  and Tommy Utt (Connolly's crew chief) and the entire
team.  That's what it  takes to continue to drive our stock to the top."
Coughlin was  eliminated in the quarterfinals of last week's race at Atlanta
by a driver with  a quicker reaction time.
"The team went back, regrouped and  got ready for St. Louis," he said.  "
Maybe we'll gain a little more (power)  down low (early in  the run) and get the
car to accelerate better so Dave  and I can capitalize on it."
Coughlin, series champion in 2000 and  2002, won the 2002 race here and was
runner-up in 1998.  He has 34 career  victories in 53 final rounds.

"I think the new format here with day racing will be exciting," Coughlin added. "I always enjoyed the night racing here for two reasons -- one, we don' t have many night races, and two, because it was so darn hot here it was better to run at night.

"The fans will be in for a real treat with the daytime schedule. We look forward to putting on a great show this weekend."

This event,  making its early May debut in place of its traditional time in
late June, begins  with qualifying Friday at 4 and 6:30 p.m., followed by
Saturday's sessions at  11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.  Sunday's eliminations get
underway at 11  a.m.

-credit: cr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jeg Coughlin , Dave Connolly