Team Jeg's takes the win in Topeka. Team Jeg's drivers Troy and Jeg Coughlin entered the O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals with hopes that one of them would come away as the ninth different winner in as many races when they rolled their Jeg's Mail...
Team Jeg's takes the win in Topeka.
Team Jeg's drivers Troy and Jeg Coughlin entered the O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals with hopes that one of them would come away as the ninth different winner in as many races when they rolled their Jeg's Mail Order Cavaliers into the water-box on Sunday for Pro Stock Eliminations on Sunday.
That goal was realized when Troy Coughlin streaked through the beams just ahead of Mark Whisnant in the final round. Both driver's wasted little time staging their big block door slammers. Both drivers were on their game leaving with solid reaction times. The advantage off of the line went slightly to Whisnant who posted at .426 second reaction time to Troy's .449. The Jeg's Machine had caught Whisnant by half track and steadily pulled through the quarter mile to the tune of 6.924 seconds at 198.44 mph to Whisnant's 6.991 et. at 197.59 mph.
"It's hard to describe how happy I am right now," said Troy. "Not just for myself, but for the entire group at Team Jeg's. The guys have been working their tails off and it's great to share in a victory with them. I also have to give credit to Mark Whisnant and his guys. They did a great job this weekend as well. I'm looking forward to getting back to Delaware, Ohio. We have a lot of folks back at Jeg's Mail Order who support us, and this is a win for them as well."
Jeg Coughlin had a strong weekend in his own right. The 2000 Pro Stock Champion marched through the field making it to the semifinals where he met up with his brother Troy.
"I'm really pleased with the way the weekend turned out for Team Jeg's," explained Jeg. "When Troy and I met in the semi's, we knew that a Jeg's Mail Order Chevrolet Cavalier was headed for the finals. Both cars were extremely competitive all weekend, and we both made substantial moves in the season long POWERade Pro Stock Championship points standings. It's extremely tough out here in the Pro Stock class. It's really takes a total group effort to make both of the cars run so consistently. I'm really happy for Troy and for our entire group at Team Jeg's. It was a great weekend for everyone."
Troy jumped into the 11th position in the POWERade points chase with his victory in Topeka. Jeg advanced into the No. 3 spot in the season long points battle. Both drivers look to continue to build momentum as they head north to Joliet, IL for the Chicagoland Dodge Dealers NHRA Nationals next weekend.