JEG'S Mail Order Racing Saturday Pit Notes Coughlin Brother's Do It Again, Opposite Sides Of The Ladder NHRA canceled the second qualifying session last night after a series of rain delays which occurred after the Pro Stock class ran their ...
JEG'S Mail Order Racing Saturday Pit Notes
Coughlin Brother's Do It Again, Opposite Sides Of The Ladder
NHRA canceled the second qualifying session last night after a series of rain delays which occurred after the Pro Stock class ran their first session. Today the conditions got worse for the naturally aspirated engines. During the third qualifying session the air temp and track temp were up significantly, while the humidity decreased substantially. With more rain on the way, NHRA decided to moved up the start time for the final professional qualifying session. The weather conditions improved for the final session.
Jeg Coughlin/Pro Stock:
Last night the team discovered a problem with the shift light during the first session. The shift light never went out as the car traveled down the quarter mile and went through all five forward gears. The team confirmed that the shift light stayed on by reviewing footage from the in car camera.
Jeg lined up again in the right lane for the third qualifying session. The yellow and black JEG'S Mail Order machine blasted out of the starting line beams with authority! The car never left the middle of the groove all the way down the track. The run looked awesome going down the track and on the graph, when the team returned to the trailer to review the data. "The car felt as good as it ever has going down a track. The setup that we gave the car and track was well received by both the car and track. We have a new DART Machinery/Maskin built engine and we are using a different setup combination and it's showing a lot of promise," stated Coughlin. Jeg Coughlin and his teams efforts were rewarded by moving up to the number one position. The yellow and black Olds Cutlass was the quickest and second fastest of the third session.
Jeg began the fourth session being the man to beat, all eyes were on the #2 JEG'S Mail Order Olds Cutlass when it rolled out from under the tower. Coughlin was in the left land for the final qualifying session. The yellow and black JEG'S machine launched hard from the starting line again and followed the middle of the groove like it was on a rail. Jeg showed the Pro Stock class that this setup is for real, he remained in the number one spot until WJ stepped up to bat. WJ puts Jeg in the second position by .002 seconds. The good thing about Jeg being bumped out of the number one spot is that WJ put the two Coughlin brothers on opposite sides of the ladder. Coughlin noted, "We made a nice run and we were the first Pro Stock car to run in the 7.20's on the mountain. Getting bumped down to the number two position was actually a great thing, WJ efforts put Troy and I on opposite sides of the ladder." Jeg will face off against Mike Edwards, Coughlin has lane choice.
Troy Coughlin/Pro Stock:
Troy Coughlin began the third session from the outside looking in. Troy's #24 JEG'S Mail Order Olds pulled up to the quarter mile battle field in the right lane. The car launched from the starting line and bogged. The car then took off down the middle of the groove to the finishline. Troy marched up to the number twelve position with this run. "We made a good run, but we didn't use our horsepower very efficiently. We now have a firm baseline to tune from and we are looking forward to moving up the qualifying ladder from the number twelve spot," said Troy. The #24 JEG'S Mail Order machine was number twelve in ET and number four in Mph for the session.
During the fourth and final qualifying session Troy was in the left lane. Troy and his #24 JEG'S car pulled into the water box as a car that could make a big leap forward. The car left the starting line and cruised down the middle of the groove. Troy's efforts moved him to the number four position. Troy said, "That was the run we were looking for last session. We made a good run, but we still have plenty of room for improvement and I'm looking forward to tomorrow." Troy will line up next to Bruce Allen, with lane choice going to Coughlin.