Team JEG''S Pro Stock Truck; Working Hard

The Pro Stock Truck class rolled into Houston straight from Las Vegas. The conditions this weekend are as different as black and white to this "factory hotrod" class. Because Houston Raceway Park is almost at sea-level there should be a drastic...

The Pro Stock Truck class rolled into Houston straight from Las Vegas. The conditions this weekend are as different as black and white to this "factory hotrod" class. Because Houston Raceway Park is almost at sea-level there should be a drastic increase in the performance of the class.

John Coughlin and his yellow and black Chevy S-10 was the first of the two JEG'S machines to take on the quarter mile battlefield. John had the right lane during the first qualifying session. The truck left the starting line and followed the groove to the finishline. John ran a 7.6224 at 177.28 Mph, which put him in the No. 17 spot with three sessions left to improve.

"The truck just did not respond well when it left the starting line." John explained, "You have to start off strong for a good number to show up on the board. We will make some changes for the next session."

Mike Coughlin and his JEG'S Chevy S-10 took on the left lane first this weekend. The truck left the starting line beams and headed toward the big end . Mike ran a 7.665 at 176.24 Mph and ended up in the No. 22 spot after the first of four scheduled qualifying sessions.

"The team made a lot of changes to the set up for this race." Coughlin continued, "We have a wealth of knowledge and experience on our team and we will work nonstop to get back on track."

During the second session Mike Coughlin lined up in the right lane. The team continued to make changes to the set up before running the second session. Mike left the starting line beams and stayed in the middle of the groove on his way to the finishline. Mike ran a 7.614 at 176.49 Mph and improves to the No. 21 spot.

"The first 60' feet is still an obstacle for us. However, we are continuing to improve." Mike added, "We are getting closer with each run and we will get two shots tomorrow."

John Coughlin was the last truck to go down the track. He had a single run and was in the left lane. The JEG'S Chevy S-10 left the starting line and cruised down the middle of the groove to the finishline. John ran a 7.644 at 176.19 Mph and moved into the No. 23 position.

"The changes that we have been making have been small measurable changes that will help us to improve tomorrow." John added, "This class is all about trying new things. At times they work and at other times they don't work as well as you thought."

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Drivers Mike Coughlin