The second and final day of qualifying has come and gone. Thirty-two Pro Stock drivers battled for two days to be among the filed of sixteen on raceday. Troy Coughlin began the second day of qualifying sitting in the No. 7 position. Troy and...
The second and final day of qualifying has come and gone. Thirty-two Pro Stock drivers battled for two days to be among the filed of sixteen on raceday.
Troy Coughlin began the second day of qualifying sitting in the No. 7 position. Troy and his yellow and black JEG'S machine took on the left lane during the third session. The car took off from the starting line a little on the aggressive side. Troy ran a 7.106 at 195.05 Mph and was the 9th quickest of the session.
"We just left the starting line on the aggressive side." Troy explained, "We simply over powered the track during the launch from the starting line." Troy slipped down one spot to land in the No. 8 spot.
Jeg Coughlin started today resting in the No. 6 position. Jeg again followed his brother Troy down the quarter mile battlefield. The team made a quick change to the car after seeing how Troy's car responded. The change proved to be the right move and once again show why the two car team concept works.
The JEG'S Mail Order Olds Cutlass charged off of the starting line and followed the middle of the groove like it was glued to the track. Jeg ran a 7.069 at 195.85 Mph, which was the quickest run of the third session. This run moved him and his JEG'S machine up to the No. 3 spot with one session left to improve.
"The conditions that we had during the third session will be very close to what we will see on raceday." Jeg continued to comment, "We showed our strength in the heat of the day and we will take what we learned and apply it to Troy's car."
The final qualifying session gave the drivers and team a very real taste of what they will have to look forward to in the heat tomorrow. Troy rolled into the right lane during the final session. The JEG'S car left the starting line and took off down the middle of the groove to the finishline.
Troy ran a 7.127 at 195.08 Mph to remain in the No. 9 spot. Troy Coughlin will have lane choice when he faces off against Jim Yates in the first round tomorrow.
"Our team has a great handle on this track and the conditions that we have had so far this weekend." Troy noted, "Jeg and I are on opposite sides of the ladder, so our goal will be to meet in the final round and paint this town yellow and black."
Jeg rocketed off of the starting line and stuck the Maskin/DART Machinery horsepower to the track. Coughlin made the second quickest run of the session. He ran a 7.098 at 195.28 Mph and stayed in the No. 3 position. Jeg will line up next to Mike Trumble in round one and the JEG'S Mail Order Olds Cutlass will have lane choice.
"We still have more room to improve, but our runs have been strong all weekend." Jeg added, "If you look back to the recent past you will see that our team has won at tracks with high elevation and new race tracks. This track is both and our program looks very strong going into raceday."