The Pro Stock Truck class continued their qualifying and the rest of the professional classes started their qualifying today. The hot and sticky weather continued at Indianapolis Raceway Park. However, the teams have plenty of data to use to...
The Pro Stock Truck class continued their qualifying and the rest of the professional classes started their qualifying today. The hot and sticky weather continued at Indianapolis Raceway Park. However, the teams have plenty of data to use to setup their vehicles to be competitive under the current conditions.
Mike Coughlin / Pro Stock Truck #28:
After a disappointing first qualifying session where Mike's throttle linkage got stuck on the air pan the team came into the second session with something to prove to the Pro Stock Truck field. Mike lined up in the left lane for the second qualifying session of the weekend. The truck launched from the starting line and the rear of the truck moved down hard. The truck then started to bounce while it searched for traction and then took off down the track. Mike and his #28 yellow and black JEG'S Mail Order Chevy S-10 moved into the number fifteen slot. Mike noted "We knew what our problem was; we eliminated it and we moved on."
Mike was in the right lane for the night session. The yellow and black JEG'S machine was a little on the aggressive side on the starting line. The rear of the truck moved from side-to-side as it launched from the starting line. Mike and his #28 JEG'S Chevy S-10 improved and landed in the number ten slot. Mike noted, "We are pushing the setup a little too hard. The truck is telling us what it wants and we will improving little-by-little. Tomorrow should be a much better day for us."
John Coughlin / Pro Stock Truck #31:
John Coughlin began the second day of qualifying on the outside looking in. The #31 JEG'S Mail Order entry was in the right lane for the second session. The truck left the starting line and blasted right down the middle of the groove. The run was one of the most impressive runs of the session. John marches right upto the number five spot. John commented, "Our first run left us pretty short on data. However, our team keeps track of our data very systematically. Everyone contributed in this effort."
In the third session John lined up in the left lane. John blasted off of the starting line and shot down the IRP track like a rocket. The truck followed the groove all the way to the finishline stripe. John improved and moved upto the number three spot. John commented, "The guys have really made some good measurable calls. I think that we will improve from here and be extremely strong this weekend."
Jeg Coughlin / Pro Stock #2:
In the first qualifying session Jeg was in the right lane. The yellow and black JEG'S machine charged off of the starting line. The car made a move toward the center stripe 80' feet out. Jeg then drove the car back to the middle of the groove and continued his path to the finishline. Jeg currently sits in the number five position with four additional qualifying session to improve. Jeg noted, "We now have a firm baseline to tune and improve from. I feel very confident about our program this weekend."
Troy Coughlin / Pro Stock #24:
Troy was in the left lane for the first qualifying pass of the 45th Annual US Nationals. The yellow and black JEG'S Olds Cutlass blasted out of the starting line beams. The car never left the middle of the groove. Troy's run was much better looking then the time slip indicated. Troy landed in the number fifteen spot after the first session. Troy said, "We just weren't very aggressive on our setup. We needed to make a full pass and not abort and the data that we generated will help our setup for tomorrow."