JEG'S Mail Order Racing Pro Stock-Friday Pit Notes Advanced Auto Parts Nationals Topeka, KS Team JEG'S Looks To Have A Strong Handle On Cars Today is the first day of qualifying for the Pro Stock class. Scattered clouds have taken over...
JEG'S Mail Order Racing Pro Stock-Friday Pit Notes
Advanced Auto Parts Nationals Topeka, KS
Team JEG'S Looks To Have A Strong Handle On Cars
Today is the first day of qualifying for the Pro Stock class. Scattered clouds have taken over the sky above the Heartland Park Topeka facility. The weather is expected to worsen as the weekend goes on, rain is in the forecast for both Saturday and Sunday.
The Pro Stock cars rolled up to the staging lanes for the first time this weekend. Jeg was the first of the JEG'S Mail Order machine to go down the track.
Jeg was in the left lane for the first session. Jeg is coming off of a win from the True Value Nationals, which was the most recent race on the NHRA tour. Jeg pulled up to the starting line and showed that the team has a good handle on the track. The car blasted off of the starting line and followed the groove all the way to the finishline.
The car was a little on the aggressive side in third gear, but it was good enough to jump into the number one spot after the first qualifying session. Jeg said, "We did not make a very efficient run, there is still plenty left in the JEG'S Mail Order machine."
Troy Coughlin had the luxury of getting input from his brother after his run. The team made a change to the setup of Troy's car after Jeg commented on his run that he just made. The team toned Troy's car down a little. The car took off from the starting line and blasted down the middle of the groove.
Troy moved into the number three spot after the first session. Troy commented, "It feels great to come out of the trailer this strong. I feel like we have great things in store this weekend for the yellow and black."
Jeg was in the first pair of and started the second session as the man to beat. The '98 "Rookie of the Year" lined up in the left lane. Jeg launched from the starting line beams and took off right down the middle of the groove. The car seemed to favor the left side of the groove slightly, but it did not seem to effect the performance.
Jeg improved his qualifying ET, but slipped one position. Jeg is currently in the number two spot and has two sessions remaining to grab the number one spot back. Coughlin said, "We made a good run, but we have room for improvement. We will further refine our raceday setup tomorrow."
Troy Coughlin was in the right lane for the night session, which proved to have the best weather conditions so far this weekend. Troy continued where he left off. The yellow and black #24 JEG'S Mail Order Olds darted off of the starting line towards the finishline. The car hooked up well with the track.
Troy also improved his qualifying ET, however he slipped to the number five spot. Troy said, "I feel very good, our team is working well together and I'm driving well-it's a combination that works well."