Atlanta: Jeg's trucks are looking stronger

NHRA Advanced Auto Parts Nationals Atlanta Dragway Commerce, GA Team Jeg's - Pro Stock Truck John & Mike Coughlin Raceday Summary In the opening round Mike Coughlin faced off against Todd Patterson. The match up pitted a Chevrolet S-10...

NHRA Advanced Auto Parts Nationals
Atlanta Dragway
Commerce, GA

Team Jeg's - Pro Stock Truck
John & Mike Coughlin
Raceday Summary

In the opening round Mike Coughlin faced off against Todd Patterson. The match up pitted a Chevrolet S-10 against a Dodge RT.

Mike grabbed the starting line advantage by .048 seconds (.455 to .503). The Jeg's machine went straight down the middle of the groove from start to finish. Coughlin never looked back and took the win light by .0519 seconds. Mike ran a 7.582 at 177.14 mph.

"We made a good run and everyone did their job. It always feels good to win the first round. I think that we have a lot of momentum going and we just need to keep it going," explained Mike.

John Coughlin took Bob Panella in round one. Panella was in the right lane and Coughlin lined up in left.

Panella left the line first by .007 seconds (.444 to .451).  The two Chevy
S-10's battled side-by-side for the win light.  The win went to Panella by
.0931 seconds at the finish line.  John ran a 7.589 at 177.93 mph.

"We had a good weekend all things considered. Both of the Jeg's Mail Order S-10's made it into the show and that is a big accomplishment in this competitive class," commented John.

In the second round Mike faced off against Greg Stanfield. Stanfield took the starting line advantage by .016 seconds (.446 to .462). The two Chevy S-10 battled for the win light all the way down the track.

The win went to Stanfield by .0518 seconds at the stripe. Mike ran a 7.587 at 177.81 mph.

"We are getting back on track and things are looking brighter each race for our truck program. We will head back to the shop and focus on our next race in Topeka," said Mike.

-Jeg's-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Bob Panella , Todd Patterson , Mike Coughlin , Greg Stanfield