Round One: Team Jeg's rolled into the Texas Motorplex with hopes of building on the momentum established in Reading, Pa. two weeks earlier. Troy Coughlin had a solid first round performance with a 6.910 et. at 199.51 seconds. "We had a pretty...
Team Jeg's rolled into the Texas Motorplex with hopes of building on the momentum established in Reading, Pa. two weeks earlier. Troy Coughlin had a solid first round performance with a 6.910 et. at 199.51 seconds.
"We had a pretty good run in our Jeg's Cavalier," said Troy. "Conditions are a lot different from Reading. That pass should give us a pretty good starting point as we try to dial in our Jeg's Chevrolet for the weekend."
Jeg Coughlin Jr. also had a good first round pass at the O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals. Jeg guided his Pro Stock machine to a 6.929 second pass at 198.85 mph.
"My Jeg's Mail Order Chevrolet launched off the line really well," said Jeg. "It starting moving around at the top end and got out of the groove a little. Nevertheless, it was still a solid run. We'll take a look at the data and make some adjustments on our Jeg's machine."
Drag racing fans saw a shift of the ladder in Ennis as cooler track temperatures led to an increase in performance in the series most competitive class. Troy Coughlin had an impressive run in his yellow and black Jeg's Cavalier with a 6.88 second pass at 200.9 mph.
"I'm really pleased with the performance of my Jeg's Chevrolet," commented Troy. "We knew we would have to step it up that round. The crew at Team Jeg's did a great job putting all of that in-house Jeg's horsepower on the track."
Jeg Coughlin's yellow and black Cavalier made a sudden move right at the hit of the throttle in second round action. Jeg did not improve on his first round qualifying time with a 6.96 e.t. at 198.10 mph.
"We're struggling right now with the set up," said Jeg. "The crew at Team Jeg's will work on it tonight. I'm confident that we will have it ready to make the show tomorrow."
After two rounds of qualifying Troy Coughlin occupies the No. 4 spot. Jeg Coughlin Jr. sits in the No. 17 spot just three-thousandths of a second out of the quick sixteen.