AC Delco Nationals Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas, Nevada Team Jeg's Pro Stock Troy and Jeg Coughlin Troy Coughlin Is Ready For Action In Las Vegas Warmer temperatures made for tough track conditions for the third round of qualifying at...
AC Delco Nationals
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Las Vegas, Nevada
Team Jeg's Pro Stock
Troy and Jeg Coughlin
Troy Coughlin Is Ready For Action In Las Vegas
Warmer temperatures made for tough track conditions for the third round of qualifying at the AC Delco Nationals in Las Vegas, Nevada. Defending series champ Jeg Coughlin entered the third session in the sixteenth and final qualifying position. The Jeg's Mail Order machine shook the tires in second gear resulting in a pass of 7.05 seconds at 195.76 mph.
"The Jeg's Mail Order Chevrolet launched well off the line," said Jeg. "When I hit second gear it shook the tires and we lost the momentum gained at the hit of the throttle. We're making some great power with our Team Jeg's engines. We just need to find a combination that puts all of that power on to the track."
Troy Coughlin also struggled with the right lane on his first pass of the day. The Jeg's Mail Order machine ran a slowing pass of 7.02 seconds at 196.67 mph.
"We tried some different things in our set up," explained Troy. We were comfortable with our qualifying position so we made some adjustments to the chassis of our Jeg's Cavalier. We didn't get the results that we were looking for so we will go back the other direction as we search for the right combination for Sunday."
Jeg Coughlin ran a 7.06 second pass at 194.88 mph in the final qualifying session of the AC Delco Nationals. Despite a valiant effort, the two time Las Vegas winner failed to qualify in the field of sixteen.
"We took our best shot at it," said Jeg. "It's tough not to get the chance to run on Sunday, but I'm not going to dwell on it. I have a lot of confidence in our team, we'll get it straightened out. Right now the focus is on getting a win for Troy tomorrow."
Troy Coughlin posted a pass of 7.05 seconds at 195.9 mph in his final qualifying attempt.
"It was a pretty good run in the heat of the day," said Troy. "We didn't set any records, but we made a solid run down the track in our Jeg's Mail Order Chevrolet. Team Jeg's is the only Pro Stock team to win at this track. We will do what we can to keep the streak alive tomorrow."
Troy will face off against Tom Hammonds in the first round of the AC Delco Nationals. Troy Coughlin and Hammonds last meeting was the Pep Boys NHRA Nationals where Troy took the win in route to his first professional Pro Stock victory.