Defending Pro Stock Winston Showdown Champion Jeg Coughlin, Jr. got back behind the wheel of his JEG'S Mail Order Olds Cutlass after a vacation with his family. During the first qualifying session he ran a 7.119 at 193.22 mph and landed in...
Defending Pro Stock Winston Showdown Champion Jeg Coughlin, Jr. got back behind the wheel of his JEG'S Mail Order Olds Cutlass after a vacation with his family. During the first qualifying session he ran a 7.119 at 193.22 mph and landed in the No. 3 position.
"I feel great coming into this race," explained Jeg. "I am looking forward to continuing where we left off here last year."
Troy Coughlin and his yellow and black JEG'S "factory hot rod" will battle to take one of the six non-seeded qualifying positions. He ran a 7.170 at 193.54 mph. Troy ended up in the No. 9 position after the first qualifying session and was the second quickest non-seeded cars.
"We learned a lot about the track and the conditions during our first run," noted Troy. "Having the use of data from two cars will help our program all weekend long."
During the second qualifying session Jeg and Troy were in the same pair of cars to take on the quarter-mile battlefield. This was match up from the final round of the Winston Showdown last year.
The two yellow and black JEG'S Olds Cutlass' raced side-by-side. It looked like the two cars were welded together at the door. Troy improved and ran a 7.043 at 195.11 mph and grabbed the No. 2 position. Jeg also improved and ran a 7.045 at 195.00 mph for the No. 3 spot.
"We made some big changes going into the second session," said Troy. "It looked like the changes paid some nice dividends for Team JEG'S."
"Going into the second session I knew that this was probably going to be the most important qualifying session of the weekend," commented Jeg. "We made changes to my set up that were different then the changes that the guys made to Troy's car. The team proved that the we could get to the same point two different ways."