Las Vegas Team JEG''S Pro Stock Truck - John makes finals

A total of thirty-three Pro Stock Trucks began the weekend wanting to make the quick sixteen field for raceday. The conditions that the Pro Stock Trucks had today will be very similar to what they will have to deal with on raceday. John...

A total of thirty-three Pro Stock Trucks began the weekend wanting to make the quick sixteen field for raceday. The conditions that the Pro Stock Trucks had today will be very similar to what they will have to deal with on raceday.

John Coughlin started the day from the No. 8 slot. The yellow and black JEG'S Mail Order S-10 took on the right lane during the third qualifying session. John blasted off of the starting line, which showed that the team had a better handle on the first 60' feet of the race track.

The truck continued to race to the finishline. He ran a 7.760 at 174.28 Mph and moved up one position to land in the No. 7 spot.

"We are moving in the right direction." John stated, "We just need to fine tune the set up a little bit more. I feel very confident about the changes that we have made."

Mike Coughlin began the day sitting in the No 14 position with his eye on improving. The team made an engine change last night and started the final day of qualifying knowing that they needed to gain as much data as they could quickly.

The JEG'S Mail Order Chevy S-10 was a little off for the third session. Mike ran a 7.821 at 173.21 Mph and slipped to the No. 22 position.

Mike said, "The most important thing is that we made an unaborted run and gained data to tune from for the final qualifying session."

John rolled into the final session sitting in the No. 7 spot. The JEG'S S-10 left the starting line beams and followed the middle of the groove to the big end. No improvement in qualifying time for John. He ran a 7.818 at 173.85 Mph, which was the 7th quickest run of the session.

"I am looking forward to racing in front of a packed house at this new state-of-the-art facility." John noted, "We are ready to go rounds at Las Vegas Motor Speedway."

John will have lane choice when he faces off against Larry Seay in the first round. Coughlin added, "The conditions that we had today should be just like what we have on raceday."

Mike Coughlin began the final qualifying session on the outside looking in. Mike charged out of the water box while doing his burnout. His throttle struck wide open on the air pan, which forced Mike to shut off the engine to avoid hurting it.

"What a bad break at a bad time!" Mike continued, "We were more than capable of getting in the field; even in the heat. I will help my brothers and the rest of the team to win tomorrow."

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Series NHRA
Drivers Mike Coughlin