Columbus: Jeg's trucks can see the light at the end of the tunnel

NHRA Pontiac Excitement Nationals National Trail Raceway Columbus, Ohio Team Jeg's - Pro Stock Truck John & Mike Coughlin Jeg's trucks can see the light at the end of the tunnel The opening round put John Coughlin in his Jeg's Mail Order...

NHRA Pontiac Excitement Nationals
National Trail Raceway
Columbus, Ohio

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

Jeg's trucks can see the light at the end of the tunnel

The opening round put John Coughlin in his Jeg's Mail Order Chevy S-10 against the Summit GMC Sonoma driven by John Lingenfelter. John had lane choice and took the left lane.

The Jeg's machine left the starting line first and never looked back. The advantage off of the starting line was .011 seconds (.448 to .459). The two drivers battled side-by-side for the win light. John took the win light by .0397 seconds at the stripe by running a 7.603 at 176.42 mph.

"That was a pretty dramatic first round match up," said John.

In the first round Mike faced off against Jeff Gracia. Mike took the advantage off of the line by .005 seconds (.443 to .448). The win light went to Gracia by .0128 seconds at the finish line. Mike ran a 7.590 at 176.63 mph.

"The Panella team is always tough. We made a solid run in the first round and it just was a little on the short side," said Mike

In the second round John went head-to-head against Bob Panella.  John left
the line first by .010 seconds (.456 to .466).  The win light came on for
Panella by .0754 seconds at the stripe.  John ran a 7.620 at 177.32 mph.

"We qualified both of the Jeg's Mail Order Chevy S-10's and I gained some much needed points to get closer to breaking back into the top ten. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel and our program is really starting to move in the right direction," explained John.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Bob Panella , Jeff Gracia , Mike Coughlin , John Lingenfelter