After two days of sitting around and waiting for the rain to stop the action at the NHRA Mopar Parts Nationals continued Tuesday. The professional classes started the day with the semifinal rounds. The track conditions changed significantly...
After two days of sitting around and waiting for the rain to stop the action at the NHRA Mopar Parts Nationals continued Tuesday. The professional classes started the day with the semifinal rounds. The track conditions changed significantly from what they were over the weekend.
Jeg Coughlin, Jr./#2 Pro Stock:
Jeg Coughlin, Jr. took on Richie Stevens in a battle of the young drivers in Pro Stock. Jeg had lane choice and took the left lane before going into the water box. Jeg had the advantage off of the starting line and Richie followed close behind. The yellow and black JEG'S shook a little from first to second gear. The car remained in the middle of the groove all the way to the stripe. Richie Stevens took the win light by .016 seconds. "I had a great weekend and I'm happy that my JEG'S Mail Order Olds Cutlass is back to performing well. The team worked great this weekend and we will head back to the shop and get ready for Chicago," said Jeg.
Mike Coughlin/#28 Pro Stick Truck:
Mike faced off against number one qualifyier Brad Jeter in a classic Chevy S-10 battle. Jeter had lane choice and put Mike in the left lane. Both trucks went into the staging beams together, without delay. Mike took the reaction time advantage (.410 to .412) and took it all the way to the stripe on the big end. This is the first final round appearance for Mike Coughlin and his JEG'S machine in Pro Stock Truck. "It's a great feeling to be in the final round in this class, there are so many talented drivers. I'm really pumped up for the final," said Mike.
Mike faced Tim freeman in the final round. Tim had lane choice for this battle, Mike was in the right lane. Mike and his #28 JEG'S Mail Order S-10 left the line first and followed the groove all the way down the track to take the win light. This is Mike's first ever NHRA Pro Stock Truck win and first ever NHRA national event win! "It's taken me fourteen years to do this and it feels great, what a feeling. Our employees at JEG'S, the race and my family made this day possible, I couldn't have done it with out any of them. I will remember this day forever," said Mike.