Phoenix: Jeg Coughlin preview

Jeg is ready to strike. The reigning NHRA POWERade Pro Stock champion knows how quick things can change in NHRA's most competitive professional class. In fact, racing in a class where last year there were 13 different winners is a big part...

Jeg is ready to strike.

The reigning NHRA POWERade Pro Stock champion knows how quick things can change in NHRA's most competitive professional class. In fact, racing in a class where last year there were 13 different winners is a big part of the competitive appeal of the class.

"Pro Stock is a zero tolerance world," said Jeg. "There are so many competitive teams that battle every week to become part of the quick sixteen on race day. For me that is exciting and where my real drive to excel comes from."

Jeg Coughlin also sees the numerous changes and enhancements in the class a real plus for the fans and true competitors.

"We are having to adapt to the new LED lights just like everyone else," explained Jeg. "We have made a number of changes to the ergonomics inside of my car to artificially slow my reaction times down and there are plenty of other guys being forced to do the same. Seeing a lot of the new teams and body styles is a real plus for the increased fan appeal of our class and it is an exciting time for Pro Stock racing. Our side-by-side racing will be closer then it ever has been during the 2003 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing season."

Jeg Coughlin and his yellow and black JEG'S Mail Order Chevy Cavalier will enter the second event of the 2003 season ready to strike from the No. 10 in the NHRA POWERADE points. Last year, Coughlin entered the CSK Nationals fresh off of a DNQ. This year, Jeg has 35 points and can move deep into the top-five with a strong performance.

"Racing is a lot like golf," stated Coughlin. "You may do better on some holes then others, but everyone adds up their score at the end. We just have 23 holes to play until we get the score card out."

-jeg's-

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