Team Jeg's - Pro Stock Jeg & Troy Coughlin Friday Qualifying The NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series invaded the land of 10,000 lakes on Friday. The Colonel's Truck Accessories NHRA Nationals is the 17th stop on the 24 race tour. Four of the five...
Team Jeg's - Pro Stock
Jeg & Troy Coughlin
The NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series invaded the land of 10,000 lakes on Friday. The Colonel's Truck Accessories NHRA Nationals is the 17th stop on the 24 race tour. Four of the five professional classes began qualifying and ran two of the four scheduled qualifying sessions.
Troy Coughlin was the first of the Jeg's Mail Order Chevrolet Cavaliers to take on the Brainerd International Raceway track. He pulled into the right lane. The car launched from the line and followed the middle of the groove all the way to the big end. Troy ran a 7.212 at 192.30 mph and fell into the No. 23 spot after the first session.
"We could have been a little bit more aggressive with our wheel speed off of the line. After looking at the graph we know what areas we need to improve on and our group is focused on moving to the top of the page," said Troy.
Jeg Coughlin started his quest for his second straight No. 1 qualifying position of the season in the right lane. The Jeg's machine darted off of the line and hooked up with the track from start to finish. Jeg ran a 7.021 at 196.47 mph and landed in the No. 6 position with three sessions to improve.
"The run that we made in the first session left a lot of room for improvement. We will work on fine tuning the setup and focus on making small measurable changes," commented Jeg.
Troy started the batting order first for Team Jeg's in the second session. The run was an improvement for Troy. He ran a 7.050 at 195.65 mph and moved up to the No. 16 spot.
"The run that we made in the second session was a move in the right direction for Team Jeg's. We will work on continuing our trend of improving tomorrow," said Troy.
Jeg rolled into the left lane in the second session. The Jeg's machine launched off of the line and moved slightly to the left at the transition. He quickly and smoothly returned the Chevy Cavalier to the center of the groove. Jeg crossed the finish line beams running an improved 6.989 at 196.70 mph and stayed in the No. 6 slot.
"We made a move in the right direction. The car felt smooth down track. I felt like I was a little quick shifting from fourth to fifth. We left a little on the table and we will work on improving tomorrow," said Jeg.