JEG'S Mail Order Racing Friday Pit Notes Jeg Coughlin/Pro Stock: Jeg started the day being in the dreaded number sixteen position. "Yesterday was really hit and miss for us. Today was certainly a much better day," said Coughlin. Jeg and...
JEG'S Mail Order Racing Friday Pit Notes
Jeg Coughlin/Pro Stock:
Jeg started the day being in the dreaded number sixteen position. "Yesterday was really hit and miss for us. Today was certainly a much better day," said Coughlin. Jeg and his #2 yellow and black JEG'S Mail Order machine came out of the trailer looking to get back on track after a disappointing second session. During the third session Jeg was the third quickest and second fastest car. "The conditions that we had to deal with are very similar to how it will be tomorrow first round. The data that we generated was very valuable to us."
In the final qualifying session Jeg broke the seven-second barrier and posted a 6.99, which moved him into the number six position. Jeg will face off against Warren Johnson in a rematch of the Pontiac Excitement Nationals, which was the last race of the '99 NHRA tour. "I feel that we have a good hadle on the car. In my mind it doesn't matter to me know is in the lane next to me, my job is to get lane choice for the next round." Troy Coughlin/Pro Stock:
Troy was plagued by bad luck in the final session. The yellow and black JEG'S Olds Cutlass went into the final session not being among the quick sixteen. Coughlin went into the final session as one of four drivers who were likely to break in to the field. When the #24 JEG'S car was pre-staged the team went through their starting line ritual. One of the parachutes cables moved out of position and shot the right parachute out as Troy was staged. The car was pushed back and the hopes of qualifying were over.
Mike Coughlin/Pro Stock Truck:
Mike continued to show that the #28 JEG'S Chevy S-10 is here to stay. During the third session Mike was the fourth quickest and second fastest. That type of consistent performance in the heat of the day is an indication of strong that this young team really is. "We really have a firm handle on the set up of the JEG'S trucks and we are headed in the right direction to have another very successful weekend," stated Mike.
Mike Coughlin marched up to the number two position in the final qualifying session. Mike will face off against Brian Self in round number one. "We gave the truck what it wanted and it rewarded us. This is the best qualifying effort I have ever had in a Pro Stock Truck. Our team is on a roll and things have really taken a big step forward lately."
John Coughlin/Pro Stock Truck:
Pro Stock Truck "rookie" John Coughlin continues to make a mark for himself and the young JEG'S Mail Order Pro Stock Truck team. John ended up in the number nine spot and will lined up next to Dale Eaton in round number one. Both JEG'S Mail Order Pro Stock Truck are on opposite sides of the ladder, which presents the opportunity for an all-JEG'S Pro Stock Truck final. "The team worked very hard this weekend and now that qualifying is over we can focus our energy on racing tomorrow. We have a great handle on what the trucks wants, so it's our job to give the truck what it wants."