Jeg Looks Forward To Race Day Jeg Coughlin, Jr. started the final day of qualifying sitting on the bump spot in the No. 16 position. The two-time NHRA Pro Stock champion remained confident and focused on breaking into the top-half of ...
Jeg Looks Forward To Race Day
Jeg Coughlin, Jr. started the final day of qualifying sitting on the bump spot in the No. 16 position. The two-time NHRA Pro Stock champion remained confident and focused on breaking into the top-half of the qualified field.
The JEG'S Mail Order Chevy Cavalier posted an impressive run of 6.774 at 203.58 mph in the third qualifying session. The run was his best of the weekend and he jumped up to the No. 7 position.
"We knew going into the third session that it was important for us to make a solid run," explained Jeg. "We also did not want to get too aggressive and go into the final qualifying session sitting outside of the quick-16 with our back against the wall. The guys spent a lot of time looking over all of the data and we moved forward with a game plan that we felt would work. It felt good to hear the what we ran over the radio."
In the final qualifying session Jeg was forced to shut off down track when something didn't feel right to the 33-year old second generation driver.
"I heard an odd sound and knew it was best to shut off since we were already qualified," said Jeg. "The good thing is that we were in the show and will be racing this JEG'S Mail Order Chevy Cavalier on race day tomorrow (Sunday). We will spend the evening looking over all of the data our team generated this weekend and put our best foot forward."
Jeg will face off against Kenny Koretsky in the opening round of the NHRA K&N Filters Winternationals. The JEG'S Mail Order Chevy Cavalier will have lane choice over the Dodge at the season opener.