Madison: Jeg Coughlin eliminations summary

Jeg goes out in round two in Pro Stock Jeg Coughlin and his JEG'S Mail Order Chevy Cavalier began his quest for his first win of the 2003 NHRA POWERade season. The 33-year old second generation driver has been to two final rounds and is one of...

Jeg goes out in round two in Pro Stock

Jeg Coughlin and his JEG'S Mail Order Chevy Cavalier began his quest for his first win of the 2003 NHRA POWERade season. The 33-year old second generation driver has been to two final rounds and is one of only three drivers to qualifying at all 12 races held so far this year. The win at this event last year propelled him to his second NHRA Pro Stock championship in the last three years by winning eight of the last 12 events.

In the opening round Jeg had lane choice over Pro Stock veteran Steve Schmidt. The JEG'S Mail Order Chevy Cavalier launched from the starting line first by .013 seconds (.027 to .040). Jeg never looked back and was ahead at every point on the track. He took the win and recorded a run of 6.893 at 200.05 mph.

"I fought the car through low gear," explained Jeg. "We had enough to take the win and get lane choice for the second round."

The second round put Jeg Coughlin head-to-head against fellow Ohio driver Ron Krisher. Once again, the reining POWERade Pro Stock champion had lane choice and took the left lane. This time the JEG'S machine was the second car to leave the line and he was beat on a hole shot by .0118 seconds. Jeg posted a quicker run of 6.869 at 200.74 mph.

"I felt like I tagged the tree pretty good when I launched from the starting line," said Jeg. "We gained one round on WJ at this event and that puts us closer to taking over the No. 3 spot in the NHRA POWERade championship. We didn't gain or loose any ground on KJ and Greg (Anderson) since they both were also defeated in the second round. We will head home from here and focus on having a solid west coast swing."

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jeg Coughlin , Ron Krisher