Pomona: Team Jeg's Pro-Stock preview

Team Jeg's Looking For Good Start in Pomona The roar of the big block engines signaled the beginning of the 2002 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series season opener for the Pro Stock class and Team Jeg's Thursday morning at the Fairplex in Pomona.

Team Jeg's Looking For Good Start in Pomona

The roar of the big block engines signaled the beginning of the 2002 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series season opener for the Pro Stock class and Team Jeg's Thursday morning at the Fairplex in Pomona. Team Jeg's drivers Jeg and Troy Coughlin strapped into their Chevrolet Cavaliers hoping to start the race with a solid first pass in qualifying.

Troy was the first of the Jeg's Mail Order drivers to roll into the water-box. He was forced to shut off early after shaking the tires hard in the early stages of the run.

"We just got a little too aggressive on our first run," commented Troy. "Jeg had a pretty solid first pass, so we should be able to look at his data and get a handle on it pretty quickly. We gave the track a little more than it could handle today, but we should be in pretty good shape for qualifying tomorrow."

Jeg Coughlin started the K&N Filters NHRA Winternationals with a respectable pass of 6.86 seconds at 200.65 mph in Thursday's first and only qualifying session. The yellow and black Jeg's Mail Order machine looked solid from start to finish landing Jeg Coughlin solidly in the field after one round of qualifying.

"We had a pretty good run to start off the weekend," said Jeg. "I think we left a little something on the table, but it was still a solid pass. We'll take a look at the data and work on improving the performance of both of the Jeg's Mail Order Chevrolets in tomorrow's session.

After one round of qualifying, Jeg Coughlin is qualified in the eighth spot while brother Troy is outside of the quick sixteen. Qualifying for the K&N Filters NHRA Winternationals will resume with one round on Friday followed by two final sessions Saturday.

-jeg's-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jeg Coughlin , Troy Coughlin