NHRA Matco Tools Spring SuperNationals Old Bridge Township Raceway Park Englishtown, NJ May 17-20th Team Jeg's - Pro Stock Jeg & Troy Coughlin The Pro Stock class will be on center stage when the factory hot rods roll into Old Bridge Township...
NHRA Matco Tools Spring SuperNationals
Old Bridge Township Raceway Park
Team Jeg's - Pro Stock
Jeg & Troy Coughlin
The Pro Stock class will be on center stage when the factory hot rods roll into Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. Team Jeg's has had a lot of success in Englishtown through the years and they are looking forward to continuing the trend this year.
Reigning Pro Stock Champion Jeg Coughlin is currently sitting in the No. 4 position in the NHRA Winston Championship points. He enters the eighth race of the year with 445 points. The 30-year old trails Kurt Johnson, Warren Johnson & Jim Yates. Jeg is only 53 points from reclaiming the top spot.
"Racing in Englishtown is always a thrill. The fans know Pro Stock and the stands are always packed when the first Pro Stock pulls into the water box," said Jeg. "Last year we qualified No. 1 and tied the E.T. record before the event was rescheduled due to rain. Team Jeg's is excited to return to Englishtown and put the yellow and black Chevrolet Cavalier back on top."
Troy Coughlin has seen the light at the end of the tunnel. He qualified for the last race and was defeated in the second round. Troy sits in the No. 19 spot with 154 points. Coughlin is ready to make a charge toward the top and can move as high as the No. 14 position with a strong finish in Englishtown.
"Our team was very busy preparing for this race. We took everything back to our shop after Atlanta and went over both of the Chevy Cavaliers piece-by-piece. When we pull through the gate in Englishtown I think that our competitors and fans will see a heightened excitement level surrounding Team Jeg's," commented Troy.
Old Bridge Township Raceway Park has played center stage to Pro Stock for years. The Holley Pro Stock Dominator Duel is held annually at the track. The special race puts the eight most consistent Pro Stock qualifiers head-to-head in a special race on Saturday for $50,000.
Team Jeg's has risen to the challenge in recent years during the special event. Jeg and Troy faced off in the final of last years rain delayed event in Chicago where the younger Coughlin turned the win light on. In 1999 Jeg won the Holley Dominator Duel for the first time in his short career.
"Coming back as the defending Holley Dominator Duel Champion is an honor for our team and Jeg's Mail Order. Holley has been a big part of our business for years and they have been part of our racing program since we started," explained Jeg.
"Putting the best of the best head-to-head always brings out the best in every one of every team. Pro Stock is as competitive as it gets. Special programs like the Holley Dominator Duel are a real reward to the people behind the scenes and being part of this special event showcases teamwork," said Troy.
Jeg Coughlin qualified No. 4 and will go head-to-head against Mark Pawuk in the opening round. The two drivers have faced each other nine times in their career and the Jeg's machine has won all nine meetings. Troy will battle Ron Krisher in the first round from the No. 8 spot.