Topeka: Team Jegs Pro Stock qualifying

Jeg remains the man to beat; Troy is ready to go one step further NHRA Pro Stock points leader Jeg Coughlin, Jr started the final day of qualifying sitting in the No. 1 spot. During the third qualifying session he did not improve over his ...

Jeg remains the man to beat; Troy is ready to go one step further

NHRA Pro Stock points leader Jeg Coughlin, Jr started the final day of qualifying sitting in the No. 1 spot. During the third qualifying session he did not improve over his previous time. Jeg ran a 6.955 at 196.85 mph and stayed in the top spot.

"We made a competitive run for the conditions that we had during the third session," explained Jeg. "We were not the quickest of the session, but we are learning more about this newly surfaced track each time that we go down it."

Troy Coughlin started the day from the No. 12 position. He ran a 6.984 at 197.08 mph during the third session. The run was not an improvement for Troy and he slipped to the No. 14 slot.

"We are battling the first 60-feet of this track in my car," said Troy. "Our transition numbers look good and we are making solid runs."

Jeg did not improve over his qualifying time from the second session. He ran a 6.963 at 196.39 mph in the final session and stayed in the top spot.

"Our goal is to make the best run that we can each time that we go down the track. We don't look at a specific session we focus on all of them," said Jeg. "I think that helps us prepare better for raceday when it counts the most."

Troy also did not improve during the fourth and final qualifying session. He ran a 6.993 at 196.27 mph and keep a hold of the No. 14 position.

"The car launched to the left toward the wall and that hurt us down track," explained Troy. I am really looking forward to first round tomorrow. I was the runner-up here last year and know that we have what it takes to go one step further."

Troy will face off against Kurt Johnson in the opening round. Kurt is the driver that is behind Jeg in the points and all eyes will be on these two tomorrow. Jeg will battle fellow Ohio driver Larry Morgan in the round one.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jeg Coughlin , Troy Coughlin , Kurt Johnson , Larry Morgan