Gainesville: Jeg Coughlin Jr Saturday summary

Coughlin Winds Up Eighth in Gatornationals Pro Stock Line-up GAINESVILLE, Fla., March 17, 2007 -- Bravo! Brands Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BRVO): Ideal conditions for quick elapsed times and fast speeds showed up at Gainesville Raceway for ...

Coughlin Winds Up Eighth in Gatornationals Pro Stock Line-up

GAINESVILLE, Fla., March 17, 2007 -- Bravo! Brands Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BRVO): Ideal conditions for quick elapsed times and fast speeds showed up at Gainesville Raceway for Saturday's final rounds of qualifying for Sunday's ACDelco Nationals but a parts failure prevented Jeg Coughlin from taking full advantage of it.

Coughlin did record  career bests in elapsed time (6.601 seconds) and speed
(209.43 mph) in a quick  side-by-side run with teammate Dave Connolly (6.600 at
209.72 mph) and will  start from the eighth position.  Coughlin was Friday's
pacesetter at 6.632  seconds.

"We knew conditions would be better Saturday and felt like we should run 6.54 or 6.55 (seconds)" in the first session, "but we missed the setup and ran the 6.60," said Coughlin. "That was respectable but not what we had in mind. "

The Delaware, Ohio-based veteran still had one  more attempt, but a broken
wheelie bar forced Coughlin to shut off the engine  before he could make the run.
"We felt we could run in the  mid-6.50s, but the right wheelie bar broke at
the top and we didn't have an  option due to safety reasons.  I hated to shut
off the engine when we had  an opportunity to run in the 6.50s."
Cool weather is predicted  again Sunday morning, giving Coughlin an
opportunity to improve his  career-bests.  He meets Allen Johnson (No. 9, 6.605, 208.84
mph) in the  first round.

-credit: cr

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series NHRA
Drivers Jeg Coughlin , Allen Johnson , Dave Connolly