Indianapolis JEG'S Thursday Notes

The Pro Stock Truck class was the first professional class to take to the Indianapolis Raceway Park facility, all other professional classes will begin their qualifying tomorrow. This session ended a 61 day break for NHRA's newest professional...

The Pro Stock Truck class was the first professional class to take to the Indianapolis Raceway Park facility, all other professional classes will begin their qualifying tomorrow. This session ended a 61 day break for NHRA's newest professional class.

Mike Coughlin / #28 Pro Stock Truck:

Mike and his JEG'S machine lined up in the right lane for the first of five scheduled qualifying sessions. The car left the burnout box and the engine RPM's stayed high, around 8500 RPM's. Mike wisely shut the engine off at the end of his burnout and the team went to his rescue. The team took the hood and air pan off to survey the engine compartment to determine what was wrong. It turned out that the throttle linkage was getting hung up on the air pan. The team ran out of time and was forced to push the car off of the track. Mike said, "We know what the problem was and we are fixing it as we speak. This team will be ready tomorrow!"

John Coughlin / #31 Pro Stock Truck:

John lined up in the left lane for session number one. John ran into similar problems in the burnout box. However, the truck left the starting line and then shut off. The team is now reviewing all of the data and looking over the engine to solve the problem that plagued the team this session. "We will be ready tomorrow when we have our second session," noted John.

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