The NHRA will return to the Old Bridge Raceway Park located in Englishtown, NJ for the rain delayed Matco Tools Spring SuperNationals. The qualifying is completed and the pairings for the first round are set. Friday will be used as a test and...
The NHRA will return to the Old Bridge Raceway Park located in Englishtown, NJ for the rain delayed Matco Tools Spring SuperNationals. The qualifying is completed and the pairings for the first round are set.
Friday will be used as a test and tune day. Each team will have the opportunity to make one run in each lane. Saturday morning the race will begin and Sunday will be used as a possible rain date.
Jeg Coughlin will face off against Kurt Johnson in the opening round. Jeg is the No. 1 qualifier and will have lane choice. He ran a 6.822 to take the top spot and tie the NHRA Pro Stock national record.
"We are excited to get back to Englishtown and start where we left off," commented Jeg. "We know that we will have different conditions than we had almost four months ago."
The NHRA Pro Stock points leader put together an impressive string of victories heading into this race earlier in the season. He won six of the first seven races.
"We are working very hard as a team to get back to our early season form," said Jeg. "We showed our teams strength when we won the U.S. Nationals from the No. 16 qualifying position. Our team gained a lot of momentum from winning the most prestigious drag race there is!"
Jeg is leading his closest competitor by 297 points. Although he has a commanding lead of over 14 rounds of competition he has not started writing his acceptance speech yet.
"Anything can happen; especially in racing," stated Jeg. "Our goal as a team is to stay focused. Spend our time looking at what we have to do and not what we have done!"
Troy Coughlin has shown that consistency is the key to success. Troy is resting in the No. 5 position in the NHRA Winston points. He has 859 points and is 103 points from taking over the No. 4 spot. Troy will go head-to-head with Darrell Alderman in round one.
"My goal is to take over the number four spot within the next two races," said Troy. "We have qualified for every race and we won the Winston Showdown. We have what it takes to win and be a player in the late rounds."
Troy has three runner-up finishes so far this season. He was the runner-up in Gainesville, Chicago and was beat in the final round of the Holley Dominator Duel.
"This is the best season that I have had behind the wheel of a Pro Stocker," noted Troy. "I know that we have what it takes to put the icing on the cake!"