John Coughlin season review

On and off track success highlights John Coughlin's 2006 season DELAWARE, Ohio (December 20, 2006) - When Team JEGS driver John Coughlin reflects on the recently completed 2006 racing season, he will recall fondly a number of successes, both on...

On and off track success highlights John Coughlin's 2006 season

DELAWARE, Ohio (December 20, 2006) - When Team JEGS driver John Coughlin reflects on the recently completed 2006 racing season, he will recall fondly a number of successes, both on and off the race track. As a racer, Coughlin once again did double-duty, driving his Super Stock Cavalier and Super Comp dragster at NHRA events across the eastern U.S. One of the highlights of the season was a late-round finish at his home event, the Pontiac Performance Nationals at National Trail Raceway in Columbus. Like his younger brother, Jeg, John also participated in several big money E.T. bracket races and enjoyed a fair amount of success, including a $5,000 victory at Farmington Dragway. He also reached the late rounds of a $20,000 to win event at Atco Dragway and posted a semifinal finish at the Drag Race Results Bracket Series event at National Trail Raceway.

"I got off to a mediocre start this year in Super Stock and Super Comp, but I started to win some rounds when we began bracket racing," said Coughlin. "I hadn't bracket raced much over the last few years so I had almost forgotten how much fun it is. I think the highlight of the year was the Farmington race in May. I won $5,000 the first night and Jeggie and I both won a lot of rounds over the weekend. I also enjoyed the Drag Race Results race here in Columbus. At that race, you are allowed to enter two cars, so I drove my dragster and Jeg's Chevy II. I ended up going to the quarterfinals in the Chevy II and the semifinals in the dragster. That was a busy day.

"The other thing I like about bracket racing is that I got a chance to travel to some tracks I hadn't been to before and meet a lot of racers and JEGS Mail Order customers," said Coughlin. "It was really a great experience and I'm hoping that I'll be able to race in more of those types of events in 2007."

As one of the four vice presidents of JEGS Automotive Inc, Coughlin also helped oversee the company's continued growth in 2006. Coughlin attributes that growth to a healthy automotive performance aftermarket industry and the company's unwavering dedication to customer service.

"This year, we focused a lot of our energy on making sure our customers are well taken care of," said Coughlin. "If someone places an order with us by 9 p.m., that order will leave our facility the same day, will be shipped anywhere in the U.S. in one to two days, and we will pay for the shipping. We also launched a racer discount program that will apply to anyone who holds and NHRA or IHRA competition license. That program has been especially well received. We think of it as our way of giving back to the racing community that we've been a part of for so many years."

-credit: jegs

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