JEG'S Mail Order Racing Saturday Pit Notes/Final After a serious rain delay the racing began here at Gateway International Raceway. The loyal NHRA fans we rewarded by some of the best side by side racing of the '99 NHRA season. The weather...
JEG'S Mail Order Racing Saturday Pit Notes/Final
After a serious rain delay the racing began here at Gateway International Raceway. The loyal NHRA fans we rewarded by some of the best side by side racing of the '99 NHRA season. The weather conditions improved with each minute.
Jeg Coughlin/Pro Stock:
The first round of the Sears Craftsman Nationals put Warren Johnson and Jeg head to head in rematch of the final round of the Pontiac Excitement Nationals. The young and extremely talented driver was ready for this battle. Jeg did a long burnout, the crowd went nuts! Coughlin took the advantage off of the starting line and never looked back. When the win light came on for the yellow and black JEG'S Mail Order Olds Cutlass the roar of the crowd was impressive. Jeg said, "I was ready to make this run and our team was ready, that's how it has to be." Jeg won by .002 seconds and went on to race Greg Anderson. "To me it doesn't matter who I'm racing. I race my own race and my number one goal is to get lane choice for the next round," noted Coughlin.
In the second round Greg Anderson and Jeg went head to head, Anderson had lane choice. Jeg took the reaction time advantage off of the line. The JEG'S machine made a move with the rear of the car and returned to the middle of the groove. The win light came on for Anderson. "We were a little off on our setup for this round, but we gained more points toward the Winston Championship," said Coughlin. Jeg and his older brother Troy will compete in the Winston Showdown in two weeks.
Mike Coughlin/Pro Stock Truck:
Mike started the day from the number two position, which was his best qualifying effort in Pro Stock Truck. In the first round Mike took on Brian Self. The red light came on for Self and the win goes to Mike and team JEG'S.
In the second round Mike lined up next to Todd Patterson. The JEG'S driver took the reaction time and horsepower advantage all the way to the stripe for the win.
In the semifinal round Mike and Mark Osborne went head to head. Mike pushed the tree and turned on the red light. "We had a good weekend and we ran well all weekend. Our learning curve has really picked up and put us where we are today," said Mike.
John Coughlin/Pro Stock Truck:
In the first round Pro Stock Truck "rookie" John took on Dale Eaton, Eaton had lane choice. Dale Eaton turns on the red light and the win goes to John.
John took on Bob Panella in the second round. Panella took the starting line advantage and never looked back, John was the second quickest car of the round. "Our program has taken a huge step forward and the team is on the right track, which is exciting to be a part of. My dad has assembled a championship caliber team and it shows," stated John.