Commerce: Jeg Coughlin eliminations summary

In the opening round Jeg faced off against Greg Stanfield. Both drivers put their cars in park and waited for the other to make a move. All games aside, Coughlin easily disposed of Stanfield and his Dodge by .0477 seconds at the stripe. Jeg ...

In the opening round Jeg faced off against Greg Stanfield. Both drivers put their cars in park and waited for the other to make a move. All games aside, Coughlin easily disposed of Stanfield and his Dodge by .0477 seconds at the stripe. Jeg posted a run of 6.829 at 201.37 mph.

"Winning the first round sets the tone for the day," explained Jeg. "We just need to stay focused as a group and limit our mistakes and the rest will take care of itself."

The second round match up put Jeg and Bruce Allen head-to-head. Jeg had lane choice and stayed with the right lane.

The yellow and black JEG'S Mail Order Chevy Cavalier launched from the starting line first and never looked back. Jeg grabbed the win and advanced to the semifinal round with a run of 6.864 at 201.31 mph.

"We really left some on the table during the second round," said Jeg. "The car favored the right side of the groove from the start and it hurt our et overall."

In the semifinal round Jeg lined up next to WJ. Coughlin took the starting line advantage by .012 seconds (.023 to .035). The JEG'S machine got loose and was forced to shut off.

"Unfortunately we beat ourselves," said Jeg. "We will take everything back to our shop and be ready for the three race swing that starts in Englishtown. We are headed in the right direction."

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jeg Coughlin , Greg Stanfield , Bruce Allen