Archive for Month: April 2017

Troy Coughlin takes runner-up honors at first Four-Wide Nationals for Pro Mod class

CONCORD, N.C. (April 30) — Troy Coughlin raced his twin-turbocharged Chevrolet Corvette C7 to a runner-up finish at the first-ever four-wide Pro Mod race in NHRA history Sunday at zMax Dragway. With the J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by JEGS and Plugfones running alongside the Mello […]

Top qualifier Jeg Coughlin Jr. runs quickest pass of the race, but loses anyway

CONCORD, N.C. (April 30) — Jeg Coughlin Jr. posted the quickest pass of the eighth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in the opening round of Sunday’s eliminations but it was all for naught after a strange starting line miscue caused him to leave more than half a second after his three […]

Pro Mod champion Troy Coughlin nails down fourth low qualifier award of his career

CONCORD, N.C. (April 29) — Perhaps no one was happier to suffer through the heat and humidity that settled on zMax Dragway Saturday than two-time Pro Mod world champion Troy Coughlin, whose Friday night pass of 5.770 at 254.95 mph remained unchallenged in the final two rounds of qualifying for the […]

For second race in a row, five-time champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. tops Pro Stock field

CONCORD, N.C. (April 29) — Jeg Coughlin Jr. knew his Rick Jones-built Performance Chevrolet Camaro was a great racecar since the beginning of the season. It just took him a few races to let everyone else know. For the second straight national event, the five-time Pro Stock champion has […]

Jeg Coughlin Jr. remains in control of Pro Stock class after another top-qualifying effort

CONCORD, N.C. (April 28) — It’s been 10 years since six-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. has qualified on top of the Pro Stock field at consecutive races but the driver of the Performance Camaro is on the cusp of doing it again should his 6.578-second pass at 210.24 […]

Turbo Lover: Pro Mod champ Troy Coughlin answers back in turbocharged Corvette

CONCORD, N.C. (April 28) — Aside from the obvious — that he posted the quickest elapsed time in the Pro Mod class Friday at the eighth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals — Troy Coughlin isn’t quite sure how he ended up on top of the timing sheets at the midway point […]

John Muldowney, son of legend Shirley Muldowney, dead at 59

CHARLOTTE (April 28) — John Muldowney, the son of drag racing icon Shirley Muldowney, died of a blood clot Thursday at the age of 59 in Springfield, Mo. John Muldowney was the only child of Shirley Muldowney and her first husband Jack. He worked on Shirley Muldowney’s dragsters throughout her […]

Going four-wide for the first time has veteran drag racer Troy Coughlin pumped for Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. (April 27) — Troy Coughlin has secured world championships in two different sanctions, won national events in three different NHRA categories, captured numerous divisional and big dollar bracket race titles, and raced in a multitude of All Star events. But the veteran drag racer, who began his career […]

Pomona winner Mike Coughlin ‘finally’ returning to work at D3 opener in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (April 26) — The 10-week gap between Mike Coughlin’s season-opening Top Dragster victory February 12 at the Winternationals in California, to this weekend’s Division 3 opener at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis isn’t quite as long as the traditional winter break, but it sure has felt like it for […]

Four-Wide racing stirs memories of bygone days for Pro Stock champ Jeg Coughlin Jr.

CONCORD, N.C. (April 25) — When racing impresario Bruton Smith decided to make zMax Dragway a four-lane drag racing facility, only the old-timers knew what he was talking about. For most modern-day straight-liners, it seemed a crazy novelty, but one that was certainly intriguing, especially for the racers themselves. Now, […]