A total of 29 Pro Stock cars rolled out of their pit areas for the first of four scheduled qualifying sessions. Houston Raceway Park has been the site of some great conditions in the past for the Pro Stock class. If the conditions are right...
A total of 29 Pro Stock cars rolled out of their pit areas for the first of four scheduled qualifying sessions. Houston Raceway Park has been the site of some great conditions in the past for the Pro Stock class. If the conditions are right records can be broken at this track.
Troy Coughlin and his yellow and black Jeg's Mail Order machine took on the left lane during the first session. The car launched from the starting line and never left the middle of the groove all the way down the track. Troy ran a 6.962 at 198.17 mph and landed in No. 6 position.
"Our goal was not to be too aggressive out of the trailer," explained Troy. "We wanted to make a solid run and get a good baseline to tune from. I think that we accomplished that during our first run."
Jeg Coughlin lined up the right lane. The car took off from the starting line beams and was hurt by a poor 60-foot time. The Jeg's machine recovered quickly. Jeg ran a 6.986 at 198.15 mph and ended up in the No. 11 spot.
"We were hurt by our 60-foot time," said Jeg. "We learned a lot from Troy's run and that should help us to improve throughout the weekend."
During the second qualifying session Jeg moved over to the left lane. The car blasted out of the starting line beams and made a small move to the left. Jeg quickly returned the Olds Cutlass to the groove to complete his run. Jeg ran a 6.956 at 197.28 mph and moved up to the No. 10 spot.
"We moved in the right direction during our second pass," said Jeg. "We will be ready to continue our trend of improving tomorrow. Saturday will give us two additional opportunities to improve."
Troy made a quick move off of the starting line. He headed straight down the track to the big end. The car hooked up well to the track. Troy ran a 6.955 at 198.58 mph and slid to the No. 8 position.
"We were looking for a big improvement during the night session," commented Troy. "We learned a lot today about the track that will help us for the last two qualifying sessions."