Sonoma Team JPEG'S Saturday Qualifying Report

JEG'S Mail Order Racing Saturday Pit Notes The cloud cover invaded Bruton Smith's Sears Point facility today, which brought improved weather conditions for Pro Stock. Jeg Coughlin began the day standing on top of the mountain and was the man...

JEG'S Mail Order Racing Saturday Pit Notes

The cloud cover invaded Bruton Smith's Sears Point facility today, which brought improved weather conditions for Pro Stock. Jeg Coughlin began the day standing on top of the mountain and was the man to beat. Troy started his day on the outside looking in. The team worked late into the night reviewing data and working on the setup's for today.

Jeg Coughlin/Pro Stock:

In the third session Jeg lined up in the right lane. The car launched very hard from the starting line. At the top of low gear the car shook and the rear moved from side-to-side. Jeg quickly returned to the center of the groove and continued his journey to the finishline. Jeg did not improve and slipped to the number five position by the end of the third qualifying session. Coughlin said, "We were a little to aggressive for what the track had to offer, there's a fine line and were just pushing it a little too hard."

The fourth and final session put Jeg in the left lane. Jeg left the starting line and made a move toward the center stripe at the 100' feet out. He drove the #2 JEG'S Mail Order Olds back to the middle of the groove, but car was still upset. Coughlin let off and coasted to the finishline. Jeg did not improve and slid down one spot to land in the number six position. Jeg will face off against George Marnell in the first round, Coughlin has lane choice. Coughlin said, "We got too aggressive during the final session, we just went the wrong direction."

Troy Coughlin/Pro Stock:

Troy returned to the right side of the track during the third session. The car left the starting line aggressive and shook in low gear. Troy and his #24 JEG'S Olds Cutlass remained in the groove. The car drove through the shake and went to the end of the track. Troy was in the quick sixteen until being bumped out at the end of the session. "We just need to tone the car down a notch and we'll be fine," commented Troy.

In the final session Troy was in the left lane. The car took off from the starting line beams and shook. The car made some moves with rear end of the car. Troy stayed with it and drove down the track to the finishline. Coughlin does not improve and will not make the show. Troy said, "We made some changes to our setup and it just didn't go our way. The conditions were much better."

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jeg Coughlin , Troy Coughlin , George Marnell