Troy Coughlin and his Jeg's Mail Order Olds Cutlass took on the right lane in the first qualifying session. He left the starting line and the rear of the car moved a little to the right and then took off. The car followed the middle of the ...
Troy Coughlin and his Jeg's Mail Order Olds Cutlass took on the right lane in the first qualifying session. He left the starting line and the rear of the car moved a little to the right and then took off. The car followed the middle of the groove to the big end. Troy ran a 6.950 at 198.09 mph and grabbed the No. 8 spot after the first of four scheduled sessions.
"We did not want to be too aggressive for our first run," said Troy. "We made a solid run and we can fine tune our set up from here."
NHRA Pro Stock points leader Jeg Coughlin, Jr. was in the final pair of cars and lined up in the right lane. The car left the starting line strong. He favored the left side of the groove down track. Jeg ran a 6.944 at 198.35 mph and took the No. 6 position.
"We have a baseline for the weekend after the first run," commented Jeg. "We will work on improving our 60-foot time and the rest will follow."
In the second session Troy was in the 13th pair. He blasted off of the starting line and headed toward the wall in the left lane. He battled the car to get it back to the groove and then shut off. Troy ran a slower 8.979 at 105.57 mph and slipped to the No. 18 spot.
"The conditions were right during the second session for an impressive number," said Troy. "We will be ready for the morning session tomorrow."
Jeg launched from the beams in the left lane and the car made a move toward the wall. He quickly corrected and moved to the groove. The car faded to the right side of the groove down track. He ran a 6.902 at 198.50 mph and moved into the No. 5 slot.
"The car wanted to move around during the second session," noted Jeg. "We are learning more about what this track wants with every pass down the track."