Englishtown: Jeg Coughlin preview

Jeg Coughlin has eye on 2003 crown The 34th Annual K&N Filters NHRA SuperNationals presented by Pep Boys is also a special weekend for the Pro Stock class. Eight elite drivers will go head-to-head for a $50,000 payout on Saturday as part of a...

Jeg Coughlin has eye on 2003 crown

The 34th Annual K&N Filters NHRA SuperNationals presented by Pep Boys is also a special weekend for the Pro Stock class. Eight elite drivers will go head-to-head for a $50,000 payout on Saturday as part of a special race, which is held annually.

The top eight drivers in qualifying points from Englishtown 2002 to Atlanta 2003 are invited to participate. There is also a bonus of $25,000 paid by the NHRA if the driver who wins the 2003 King Demon Crown also wins the K&N Filters NHRA SuperNationals.

Jeg Coughlin and his yellow and black JEG'S Mail Order Chevy Cavalier qualified in the No. 4 position. Jeg will face off against Kurt Johnson in the opening round. Lane choice will go to Coughlin.

"Special races like this are great for the fans," explained Jeg. "This event puts eight of the best Pro Stock drivers on center stage. We have been fortunate to win this event in the past and we are looking forward to continuing our success this year."

Jeg Coughlin has competed in this race three times (1999, 2000 & 2001) in his short professional career. The 32-year old has only failed to qualify once (2002).

"Qualifying for this event is a goal of our team every year," commented Jeg. "To qualifying for the event shows that your program and team have consistently performed over a long period of time. It really rewards teamwork and dedication."

Success is something that the JEG'S team has become accustom to during this event. Jeg posted back-to-back wins for the yellow and black in 1999 and 2000. In 2000 Jeg and Troy Coughlin made NHRA history when the two brothers faced off in the final round. Jeg was defeated in the second round in 2001.

-jeg's-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jeg Coughlin , Troy Coughlin , Kurt Johnson