Mike Coughlin and his yellow and black JEG'S Mail Order S-10 launched from the starting line with authority during the first qualifying session. He rocketed down the middle of the groove and ran a 7.752 at 174.39 mph. Mike moved into the No....
Mike Coughlin and his yellow and black JEG'S Mail Order S-10 launched from the starting line with authority during the first qualifying session. He rocketed down the middle of the groove and ran a 7.752 at 174.39 mph. Mike moved into the No. 2 position and is automatically seeded due to Brad Jeter's absence from Pro Stock Truck competition.
"It is always nice to run well your first time down the track," commented Mike. "This is such a great facility. It really provides a lot of excitement just being here."
John Coughlin rolled into the first qualifying session as the most recent winner of a NHRA Pro Stock Truck race. His win in St. Louis put him into one of the six seeded positions in the field of eight. He ran a 7.804 at 173.74 mph and landed in the No. 8 slot after the first session.
"It's nice to not have the pressure of qualifying to make the field," said John. "However, we are still qualifying for position. We learned a lot about the track conditions in the first session."
Mike rolled into the second session with improving on his mind. He ran a 7.725 at 174.14 mph. Mike's run was an improvement. However, he slipped down to the No. 5 spot.
"I knew that we would run quicker during the second session," stated Mike. "The air improved and we had more data on the track to tune from."
John also improved the second time down the track. He ran a 7.759 at 173.41 mph. John moved down to the No. 10 position overall, but is sitting in the No. 7 spot in the Showdown qualifying order.
"We got a little closer that run," noted John. "I think that we will continue to improve as the weekend goes on."