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Jeg's Team Looks To Start New Streak "Our team is looking to start a new streak at The Prolong Nationals in Seattle. After testing in Woodburn the team is even more focused and energized. They spent two full days testing in Woodburn and have ...

Jeg's Team Looks To Start New Streak

"Our team is looking to start a new streak at The Prolong Nationals in Seattle. After testing in Woodburn the team is even more focused and energized. They spent two full days testing in Woodburn and have a firm handle on the set-up of both cars and the truck," mentioned Jeg Coughlin, Sr.

Jeg Coughlin is currently in the number two position with888 points in the 1998 NHRA season. Older brother, Troy has 374 points and is merely 79 points from his reach. Mike Coughlin has come to the Pro Stock Truck class with plenty of energy and focus.

"Last weekend was a disappointment. However, I am only 10.5 roundsbehind WJ. If we continue to do our job and pick up a minimum of one round per race, we're right on target. My goal since the beginningof the season was to win the 1998 NHRA Pro Stock World Championship, I will not lose sight of that and our team will do what ever it takes to accomplish that goal," said Jeg.

Troy's car was plagued by the performance of a bad rear shock. The shock was most likely damaged in Denver, but the altitude and decreased horsepower at that track seemed to hide the problem. "Our team discovered a bad rear shock when the car was disassembled in Sonoma. Every piece was checked and then double checked, that's when we found our weak piece of the puzzle," stated Troy. Troy has 374 points and is within reach of the top ten. "I look forward to Seattle and having the #8Jeg's Mail Order Cutlass competitive again. I feel very good about this weekend, I'm relaxed and I know what I have to do."

Mike continued to get more seat time in the #28 Jeg's Mail Order Pro Stock Truck. After just two races, Mike has a quarter final loss and first round defeat under is belt. He has qualified in the number nine andeleven spots. "I really enjoy driving this truck. We tested inWoodburn and continued to learn more about the truck. With each pass down the track, our team becomes more of a threat to the field"; stated Mike. Mike is known for his quick reaction time and hand eye coordination. Once the team gets caught up on the learning curve Mike and his truck are going to see a lot of win lights.

"Racing is a science and our team learns more with each piece of data and pass down the race track. The entire team feels very confident about our performance level going into The Prolong Nationals. I look to see the yellow and black JEG'S colors back in the winner's circle," said Jeff Taylor.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jeg Coughlin , Mike Coughlin