Joliet II: Team Jeg's Pro Stock Truck day one report

NHRA Nationals Route 66 Raceway Joliet, IL Team Jeg's - Pro Stock Truck Mike Coughlin Friday Summary Mike Coughlin number one after day one Mike Coughlin continued to shine in the Jeg's Mail Order Chevrolet. Mike guided his familiar black...

NHRA Nationals
Route 66 Raceway
Joliet, IL

Team Jeg's - Pro Stock Truck
Mike Coughlin
Friday Summary

Mike Coughlin number one after day one

Mike Coughlin continued to shine in the Jeg's Mail Order Chevrolet. Mike guided his familiar black and yellow Jeg's Mail Order S-10 to the number one qualifying position and a new track record after round one of qualifying at the NHRA Nationals in Joliet, IL. Mike quickly corrected after the Jeg's machine made a sudden move left at 400 feet. The power of the "GR-X" engine rocketed Mike to a pass of 7.418 seconds at 181.91 mph. The engine in the Jeg's machine is named after the famed engine used by cartoon favorite Speed Racer.

"I'm really proud of the Jeg's team. It was a great way to start off the weekend," said Mike after the first session.

Mike continued to impress in the second round of qualifying. Mike's blistering pass of 7.403 seconds at 182.03 mph secured his number one position and improved upon his track record set earlier in the day.

"They have done a great job of preparing the track here at Route 66 Raceway. It's exciting that we have the fastest field ever. I'm glad to be a part of it," said Mike after his second qualifying session.

Mike continues to remain one of the hottest drivers in the Pro Stock Truck class. Two more rounds on Saturday will determine if Mike can become the number one qualifier for three consecutive races and win his third straight race.

-Team Jeg's-

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