Denver: Jeg and Troy Coughlin eliminations summary

Jeg scores runner up finish Troy goes out in the semifinals The NHRA POWERade Pro Stock duo of Jeg and Troy Coughlin both qualified in the top-half of the 16-car field. Troy started race day from the No. 6 position and Jeg from the No. 7 ...

Jeg scores runner up finish
Troy goes out in the semifinals

The NHRA POWERade Pro Stock duo of Jeg and Troy Coughlin both qualified in the top-half of the 16-car field. Troy started race day from the No. 6 position and Jeg from the No. 7 slot.

The identical pair of yellow and black JEG'S Mail Order Chevy Cavaliers started race day at the Mopar Mile High Nationals with a chance of facing off in the semifinal round. A semifinal round match up between the two would guarantee a Coughlin in the final round and an opportunity to score the first Pro Stock win of the season for the team.

Reigning NHRA POWERade Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin posted his third runner up finish of the season and 14th of his professional career. The youngest Coughlin brother defeated Greg Stanfield, Kurt Johnson and Troy Coughlin. In the final round Jeg lost by .0154 seconds to Warren Johnson. He remained No. 4 in the NHRA POWERade championship and has 810 points.

"We had a great weekend as a team," explained Jeg. "We are headed in the right direction and we just need to keep what we are doing."

Pro Stock veteran Troy Coughlin made it to the semifinal round. Troy knocked out Bruce Allen in the opening round on a holeshot by .0205 seconds. In the second round he disposed on fellow Ohio driver Ron Krisher and was beat by his brother Jeg in the semifinal round by .0372 seconds.

Troy moved a bold move up in the NHRA POWERade championship. He marched from the No. 18 position to No. 16 spot after 13 of the 23 scheduled events. Troy earned a total of 74 points and had his best outing so far this season.

"We knew we were going to have at least one JEG'S Mail Order car in the final round and that certainly takes a little pressure off," said Troy. "This is the best weekend that we have had as a team all year and it feels great. Everyone work flawless as a team and that is what this is all about."

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jeg Coughlin , Troy Coughlin , Kurt Johnson , Greg Stanfield , Bruce Allen