CAR CRAFT Magazine, a member of the EMAP USA publishing family, has announced the preliminary results of balloting among its 400,000-plus readers to determine the makeup of the 33rd Annual All-star Drag Racing Team. Along with the publication's...
CAR CRAFT Magazine, a member of the EMAP USA publishing family, has announced the preliminary results of balloting among its 400,000-plus readers to determine the makeup of the 33rd Annual All-star Drag Racing Team. Along with the publication's readers, as well as the readers of NHRA's "National Dragster" and IHRA's "Drag Review," a special Selectors Panel made up of deserving racers, members of the media and industry experts were asked to vote for the drivers, mechanics, builders and sponsors they felt had done the best job in 30 different categories over the last year.
In addition to the reader-selected honorees, the staff of CAR CRAFT Magazine will name a Person of the Year and Ollie Award winner, with the complete Team to be introduced to the public during an awards ceremony scheduled for The Westin Hotel in Indianapolis on Saturday evening, September 2nd. The Person of the Year honors that individual who has had the greatest positive impact on drag racing during the previous year, while the Ollie Award is emblematic of one's career-long contributions to the sport. Past winners including such luminaries as NHRA Founder Wally Parks, and legendary competitors like "Big Daddy" Don Garlits, Shirley Muldowney and Don "The Snake" Prudhomme.
CAR CRAFT Publisher Jim Adolph said that balloting for this year's team was heavier than in some previous years, but with electronic voting being handled by the magazine's web site, the tabulations took considerably less time and effort to complete.
Team JEG'S is well represented among the finalist of the 33rd Annual Car Craft All-star Drag Racing Team. "This is a great honor and a tribute to our team's hard work," said Jeg Coughlin, Jr. "The competition among the teams and drivers in Pro Stock is amazing. To be singled out by your peers and fans is among my most prized accomplishments."
This is the first time that Mike Coughlin has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Car Craft All-star Drag Racing Team. "Wow! To be selected as a finalist and to be a representative for the Pro Stock Truck drivers and teams is a great feeling," said Mike. "The Pro Stock Truck class is gaining popularity among hard-core Drag Racing fans and new fans each week. I am honored to help propel the Pro Stock Truck class to the next level."
JEG'S Pro Stock Crew Chief Gary Pearman is one of the four Pro Racing Crew Chief finalists. Gary is a former winner of this prestigious award. "I am well aware of what it takes to be a finalist in this category," commented Gary. "It is an honor to be selected by your peers to represent them."
"Being a finalist is a testament to the strength of our R&D program on the track and customer satisfaction of our products both on and off the track," explained DART Machinery owner and engine builder for Team JEG'S Richard Maskin.
JEG'S Mail Order is honored by being one of the three finalist in the Pro Racing Sponsor category. "Our company prides it's self on giving customers name brand products at the price they want to pay and back it by the best customers service," stated John Coughlin. "Being honored as a finalist is a great accomplishment for our dedicated associates at JEG'S Mail Order."
PRO STOCK DRIVER
Jeg Coughlin, Jr. (Jeg's Mail order)
Ron Krisher (Eagle One)
Warren Johnson (GM Goodwrench Plus)
Mark Pawuk (Summit Racing Equipment)
PRO STOCK TRUCK DRIVER
Mike Coughlin (Jeg's Mail Order)
Randy Daniels (Daniels Racing)
Bob Panella, Jr. (Panella Trucking)
PRO RACING CREW CHIEF
George Bryce (Angelle Seeling/Pro Stock Bike)
Mike Edwards & Mike Elliott (Ron Krisher/Pro Stock)
Gary Pearman (Jeg & Troy Coughlin/Pro Stock)
Jim Oddy (Fred Hahn/Pro Modified)
PRO RACING ENGINE BUILDER
Dart Industries (Richard Maskin)
Jenkins Competition (Bill Jenkins)
Fulton Race Engines (Gene Fulton)
PRO RACING SPONSOR
Holley Jeg's Mail Order Summit Racing Equipment