Archive for Month: June 2017

Two-time Division 3 champ Mike Coughlin represents his home state well in Top Dragster

NORWALK, Ohio (June 25) — Although he didn’t match his winning effort from 2014 at this track, Top Dragster driver Mike Coughlin represented his decorated racing family well Sunday by reaching the third of five rounds in his competitive eliminator class. Coughlin, the 2007 and 2009 D3 Top Sportsman champ, […]

Third final in last three weeks propels Troy Coughlin ever closer to Pro Mod points lead

NORWALK, Ohio (June 25) — Two-time Pro Mod world champion Troy Coughlin gained more ground on the J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series points lead Sunday by racing to his third final of the last three weeks before settling for runner-up honors to Shane Molinari. It was almost a […]

Day ends sooner than Jeg Coughlin Jr. had hoped at his home track

NORWALK, Ohio (June 25) — Local hero Jeg Coughlin Jr. bowed out of the Pro Stock action a little earlier than expected Sunday, giving away a quarterfinal contest to part-timer John Gaydosh when his Performance Chevrolet Camaro shook its rear tires so hard just off the starting line that […]

World record helps Troy Coughlin qualify on Pro Mod pole; Ohioan also claims Round 1 win

NORWALK, Ohio (June 24) — Troy Coughlin ran the fastest pass in Pro Mod history — a stunning 259.31 mph top speed achieved during a 5.756-second pass — to easily earn the top qualifying spot in the J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series Saturday in Norwalk. He then scored […]

Jeg Coughlin Jr. to chase missing jewel in his Pro Stock crown from No. 6 position

NORWALK, Ohio (June 24) — With six world championships and 76 victories, Jeg Coughlin Jr. wants for nothing in his drag racing career, but the 47-year-old from Delaware, Ohio, admits a victory Sunday at Norwalk — one of only two racetracks on tour where he has yet to win a […]

NHRA tour’s most recent winner, Troy Coughlin, looking for another big weekend

  NORWALK, Ohio (June 22) — A few weeks ago, two-time world Pro Mod champion Troy Coughlin was 234 points off the lead in the J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series, ranked a distant fifth overall. But a runner-up finish in Englishtown, N.J., and a victory in Bristol, Tenn., […] Pro Stock stalwart Jeg Coughlin Jr.  looks to add a Norwalk victory to his list

NORWALK, Ohio (June 20) – Five-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr., driver of the Performance Chevrolet Camaro, knows what it’s like to be successful. In drag racing circles his name can even be used to define success. But there a couple of racetracks where he has […]

Two-time Division 3 champ Mike Coughlin hungry for seconds in JEGS Top Dragster

NORWALK, Ohio (June 20) — Mike Coughlin is a slight fellow, no more than 170 pounds soaking wet, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t get a hankering for “seconds” every once in a while. The two-time Division 3 champ will be looking for drag racing “seconds” this weekend in Norwalk, […]

Team JEGS Prerace: NHRA Nationals

Team JEGS Prerace: NHRA Nationals (Norwalk, Ohio) June 22-25 The JEGS Mail Order team will be very visible at this week’s NHRA event in Norwalk, Ohio, with five team cars in action. Six-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. will lead the effort behind the wheel of the Elite Motorsports […]

Troy Coughlin continues charge up Pro Mod rankings with big win in Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. June 18) — Two-time world champion Troy Coughlin won the 17th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Sunday to continue his rapid ascension up the championship points standings in the J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. Just a little over a week ago, the 2012 and 2015 titlist […]