JEG'S Mail Order Racing Saturday Pit Notes Can Jeg Coughlin Defend His '98 Pro Stock Win? Will We See An All-JEG'S Pro Stock Truck Final? Jeg Coughlin/Pro Stock: Jeg remained in the number two position and will face off against Ron Krisher...
JEG'S Mail Order Racing Saturday Pit Notes
Can Jeg Coughlin Defend His '98 Pro Stock Win? Will We See An All-JEG'S Pro Stock Truck Final?
Jeg Coughlin/Pro Stock:
Jeg remained in the number two position and will face off against Ron Krisher in the first round. "The team really showed that we had a good handle on the setup of the car so far this week. With the rain coming in tonight the weather could really change for raceday. I would like nothing more then to successfully defend last years win and do it again in front of the home town crowd," said Jeg.
Troy Coughlin/Pro Stock:
Troy ran into problems during qualifying and the team was searching for the problem all day. "We had some traction problems, we just had a hard time putting the horsepower to the track without spinning," stated Troy. Troy will be behind his brother's 100% in their respective class and work toward the common goal of winning the 1999 Pontiac Excitement Nationals.
Mike Coughlin/Pro Stock Truck:
Pro Stock Truck began the first two rounds of eliminations today. Mike took on Scott Perin in round. Coughlin had the advantage off of the starting line and took it all the way to the stripe. "We made a good run, but there's plenty of room for improvement."
The second round put Brian Self and Mike head-to-head. Mike and his #28 JEG'S Mail Order machine will line up next to Brad Jeter in the semifinal round, Jeter has lane choice. Mike noted, "Tomorrow is a different day with new obstacles. I feel very good going into the semifinal round and know that John and I have a strong chance of meeting in the final round."
John Coughlin/Pro Stock Truck:
John's first round showcased a classic battle of the Mail Order companies. John Coughlin and John Lingenfelter went head-to-head. Both drivers had plenty of pressure on them. Lingenfelter had the starting line advantage, but couldn't hold off the Maskin/DART Machinery horsepower. John and the yellow and black JEG'S Mail Order S-10 take the win light by less then .001 seconds.
In the second round John faced off against Mark Osborne. John takes the win light and advances to the semifinal round. The JEG'S S-10 will have lane choice when he faces Todd Patterson. "I would like nothing more then to win this event in front of the home town crowd and racing my brother Mike in the final would be a no lose situation," said John.