JEG'S Mail Order Racing Friday Pit Notes Today was the first time for the professional classes to go down the track here at Brainerd International Raceway. The weather conditions were marginal for the Pro Stock class today. Jeg Coughlin /...
JEG'S Mail Order Racing Friday Pit Notes
Today was the first time for the professional classes to go down the track here at Brainerd International Raceway. The weather conditions were marginal for the Pro Stock class today.
Jeg Coughlin / Pro Stock:
Jeg lined up in the left lane for the first session. The car took off down the middle of the groove to the finishline. The JEG'S machine handled the bumps well and transitioned well down track. Jeg landed in the number six position after the first of four scheduled qualifying session. Jeg said, "Have solid data from he run and a good baseline to work from."
During the second session Jeg was in the right lane. The #2 yellow and black JEG'S Mail Order Olds launched from the starting line with authority. The car darted down the middle of the groove on it's journey to the finishline. Jeg commented, "We went the right direction on our setup. The clues that the car gave us from the first session helped us prepare for the second session." Jeg improved and moved up to the number three slot.
Troy Coughlin / Pro Stock:
In the first session Troy was in the left lane. The yellow and black JEG'S Olds launched from the starting line and traveled down the groove, the car seemed to favor the right side from the 330' foot clock on. The car handled the bumps well in the right lane. "We are off to a good start this weekend and are looking forward to strong showing," said Coughlin. Troy ended up in the number five slot at the end of the first session.
Troy and his #24 JEG'S Mail Order machine lined up in the left lane for the second session. The car left the starting line good and looked like the car would rocket down the groove to finishline. When the car went into second gear there wasn't enough clutch and the engine lost it's momentum. Troy realized what was going on and wisely coasted to the finishline. Troy slipped down to the number eight spot. Troy noted, "The important thing when you make a mistake is to learn from it. We know what we did and we know what to do so it doesn't happen again here."