Sonoma: Jeg Coughlin eliminations summary

Jeg wins and moves to the no. 3 spot Jeg and his JEG'S Mail Order Chevy Cavalier started race day focused on winning from the No. 2 qualifying position. The 33-year old second generation driver was looking to score his first professional win of...

Jeg wins and moves to the no. 3 spot

Jeg and his JEG'S Mail Order Chevy Cavalier started race day focused on winning from the No. 2 qualifying position. The 33-year old second generation driver was looking to score his first professional win of the season and his first at the only track (Infineon Raceway) on the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series schedule he is winless at.

Jeg disposed of Greg Stanfield, Dave Connolly, Allen Johnson, and points leader Greg Anderson to score his first victory of the season and 32 of his professional career. He out ran three of his opponents and won in the final round on a hole shot by .0104 seconds.

"We knew we were going to have our hands full in the final round," explained Jeg. "We stayed focused as a team all weekend and eliminated making errors. The guys did a great job all weekend and it feels great to get back into the winner's circle. We moved up a position in the NHRA POWERade championship by taking advantage of an opportunity. This was a rewarding win for everyone involved with our program."

ROUND-BY-ROUND:

Round #1: J. Coughlin 6.795 at 202.67 mph, defeated G. Stanfield 6.852 at 202.00 mph.
Round #2: J. Coughlin 6.827 at 202.24 mph, defeated D. Connolly 6.845 at 202.24 mph
Round #3: J. Coughlin 6.828 at 202.03 mph, defeated A. Johnson 6.838 at 201.73 mph
Round #4: J. Coughlin 6.839 at 201.07 mph, defeated G. Anderson 6.798 at 203.37 mph

POINTS:

Jeg gained 117 points at the FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals. He is No. 3 in the NHRA POWERade Pro Stock championship with eight races remaining. The next event is the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Minn. August 14-17th.

SIDE NOTE:

Mike Coughlin won today in Super Comp at the Division 3 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event in Cleves, Ohio.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jeg Coughlin , Greg Anderson , Mike Coughlin , Greg Stanfield , Allen Johnson , Dave Connolly