Jeg Coughlin looking for second win of the year in Colorado. Team Jeg's driver Jeg Coughlin entered Saturday's morning qualifying session comfortably in the top half of the quick sixteen Pro Stock field for the Mopar Parts NHRA Mile High ...
Jeg Coughlin looking for second win of the year in Colorado.
Team Jeg's driver Jeg Coughlin entered Saturday's morning qualifying session comfortably in the top half of the quick sixteen Pro Stock field for the Mopar Parts NHRA Mile High Nationals. The morning track conditions were favorable despite ever increasing temperatures. Several perennial favorites were outside of the quick sixteen, and were expected to take their best shots in the day's first session.
Jeg Coughlin posted a solid 7.300 second pass at 188.91 mph in his Jeg's Mail Order Chevrolet Cavalier.
"It was a pretty solid run for us, although I have to admit that it felt a little better than what the scoreboard indicated," explained Jeg. "The car left well, and felt smooth from the drop of the throttle to the pull of the chutes. It was still a solid pass down the track, and it yielded some good data for us to tune from."
The afternoon continued to beat down relentlessly on the quarter mile strip at Bandimere Speedway as the Pro Stock class took to the pavement for the fourth and final qualifying session. Little shift in the field of sixteen was anticipated as the increasing temperatures and diminishing air quality played havoc on the naturally aspirated 500 cubic inch big blocks.
The yellow and black Jeg's Mail Order Cavalier responded well to the heat. Jeg tripped the beams with one of the quicker runs of the session in 7.371 seconds at 187.23 mph.
"The conditions in the final session were pretty similar to what we will likely face in eliminations tomorrow," said Jeg. "We made a nice solid pass down the track in the heat of the day and that's what we were after. We'll take a look at all of our notes and do the best job that we can preparing the Jeg's Mail Order Cavalier for eliminations."
Jeg will face off against Warren Johnson in Sunday's first round of eliminations. Three hours of coverage of the Mopar Parts NHRA Mile High Nationals will begin on ESPN2 at 6:00 PM (ET).