JEG'S Mail Order Racing Sunday Pit Notes Coughlin Brother's Do It Again-Third All-JEG'S Final, Second In Two Weeks The sixteen quickest Pro Stock drivers took on the mile high altitude of Bandimere Speedway. The JEG'S Mail Order Racing Team...
JEG'S Mail Order Racing Sunday Pit Notes
Coughlin Brother's Do It Again-Third All-JEG'S Final, Second In Two Weeks
The sixteen quickest Pro Stock drivers took on the mile high altitude of Bandimere Speedway. The JEG'S Mail Order Racing Team made plenty of noise this weekend. Jeg Coughlin, Jr. and his #2 JEG'S Mail Order Olds Cutlass made the first run in the 7.20's at Bandimere Speedway, which was a thrill for the loyal fans of the Denver area. Jeg ran a blistering 7.287. Warren Johnson ran a 7.285 which moved him ahead of Jeg and put Jeg and Troy on opposite sides of the Pro Stock ladder. Troy's run put him in the number four position. The JEG'S Team showed that the setup combination that they have for the mountains is no joke and that they were a force to deal with if your going to win the NHRA Mopar Parts Mile High Nationals.
Jeg Coughlin/Pro Stock:
In round one Jeg faced off against Mike Edwards. The yellow and black JEG'S Mail Order entry took the right lane. Both drivers are known for their quick reaction times. Edwards took the reaction time advantage, but Jeg was in the lead by the time he got the JEG'S machine to the 60' foot clock. The yellow and black JEG'S Olds never looked back and took the win light to advance to the second round. Jeg was second in speed and ET for the round. Coughlin earned lane choice against Steve Schmidt. Jeg said, "We were a little off on our setup, had we been a little more aggressive we would have run in the 7.20's, but the win light came on and we have lane choice for round two."
Steve Schmidt and Jeg went head-to-head in the second round. Both cars staged without much delay. Schmidt pushes the christmas tree and turns it red. Jeg took the win light and advanced to the semifinal round. The JEG'S car blasted down the middle of the groove and posts an impressive 7.303 @ 187.11 Mph. Jeg was the quickest car and the second fastest of the round. Jeg said, "I got lane choice for the semifinal round which is what I set out to do. The car still has more left in it and we will get as mush as we can out of it for the next round."
The semifinal round put Jeg and Kurt Johnson in the ring, Coughlin had lane choice. Jeg had lane choice and took the left lane. The yellow and black JEG'S Mail Order machine left the starting line first and never looked back. The car followed the middle of the groove all the way to the stripe. Jeg get lane choice against his brother Troy in the final round. "This is what we came here to do. When WJ moved me to the number two qualifying position an all-JEG'S final was possible. The team has been working so well this weekend, it's a great reward for hard work to have both cars in the final round."
This is the third time in the '99 NHRA season that we have had an all-JEG'S final. Jeg had lane choice and took the left lane. The two cars left together and raced to the finishline. The #2 JEG'S Mail Order Olds got to the 60' foot clock first, which is what made the difference. Jeg gets the win and moves to the number three position in the Winston Championship. "We had a great weekend as a team. We have a lot of momentum right now and we can't wait to get to the next race in Seattle," said Jeg.
Troy Coughlin/Pro Stock:
Troy went to battle against Bruce Allen in the first round, Coughlin chose the right lane. The yellow and black JEG'S Mail Order Olds Cutlass took a huge reaction time advantage off of the starting line. Coughlin followed the middle of the groove and never looked back. Troy was the fourth quickest and third fastest of the round. Coughlin earned lane choice for the second round. "My job was to gain lane choice for the second round. I did my job, the team did there's and that why we advanced to the second round," stated Troy.
In the second round Troy and Greg Anderson faced off. Coughlin had lane choice and took the right lane again. Anderson has a small reaction time advantage off of the line by .003 seconds. Troy and his JEG'S Olds got to the 60' clock first and cruised to the finishline to take the win light. "We got the win, but didn't get lane choice against WJ. Our car has been running very strong and the team has a great handle on the setup of the car," commented Coughlin.
Warren Johnson had lane choice and took the left lane. Troy leaves to WJ with a perfect .400 light. The JEG'S car followed the middle of the groove all the way to the win light. "I was focused and I knew what I had to do to go to the final round," said Troy.
The final round put Jeg and Troy head-to-head for the third time this year. It's a side by side run for the JEG'S Mail Order cars and it looks great, the fans are cheering as the two cars go down the track. The win light goes on for Jeg and Troy takes his fourth runner-up finish of the '99 NHRA season. Troy efforts moved him to the number six spot in the '99 NHRA points chase. "We made consistent runs all weekend, which is a credit to our team. I made a two position move up in the points and have plenty of momentum going into the Northstar Nationals," noted Troy.