Jeg Coughlin wins and leads points. Jeg Coughlin Jr and his Jeg's Mail Order Chevy Cavalier entered race day 12 points behind the top spot in the NHRA POWERade Championship. Jeg disposed of Warren Johnson in the opening round on a holeshot.
Jeg Coughlin wins and leads points.
Jeg Coughlin Jr and his Jeg's Mail Order Chevy Cavalier entered race day 12 points behind the top spot in the NHRA POWERade Championship.
Jeg disposed of Warren Johnson in the opening round on a holeshot. He took the win light by .0045 seconds at the stripe and posted a 6.894 at 200.71 mph.
In the second round Jeg faced off against Tom Martino, who defeated the points leader Jim Yates in the first round. Coughlin was first off of the line and never looked back. The Jeg's machine advanced to the semifinal round with a quicker run of 6.870 at 201.04 mph and was rewarded with lane choice for the next round.
The semifinal round match up put Jeg and Kurt Johnson head-to-head. KJ grabbed the advantage off of the line by .017 seconds and it was not enough to keep Coughlin from advancing to the final round. Jeg ran around the AC Delco Chevy Cavalier with a run of 6.864 at 200.68 mph.
In the final round Jeg faced off against fellow Ohio driver Ron Krisher. Jeg had lane choice and took the preferred left lane. The Jeg's machine was first out of the gate and never looked back. The win light came on for Jeg Coughlin for the sixth time in the last nine races. Coughlin ran a quicker 6.875 at 200.89 mph.
Jeg Coughlin Jr reclaimed the lead in the NHRA POWERade Championship. He leads Jim Yates by 65 point with three races remaining. The win was the 40th career victory and 29th in Pro Stock. He also is now third on the all-time win list for Pro Stock.
"What a weekend! Team Jeg's did a great job all weekend from top to bottom. We stayed focused as a team and played on others misfortunes. There is zero tolerance for errors in Pro Stock right now and that is what makes this class so appealing to the fans. It is rewarding to win the races that we have won and be in the position that this Jeg's Mail Order team is in. However we all know that there is a lot of racing left before anyone is crowned the 2002 NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Champion at the Automobile Club of California NHRA Finals," explained Jeg.