Archive for Month: September 2017

Five-time St. Louis champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. braced for elimination fight

ST. LOUIS (Sept. 30) — Feeling he has nothing to lose, six-time drag racing world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. will go all-out to win his sixth St. Louis trophy Sunday when action at the sixth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals turns to sudden-death eliminations. Coughlin qualified his Performance […]

Gigantic day for two-time champion Troy Coughlin in 2017 Pro Mod title chase

ST. LOUIS (Sept. 30) — After struggling through qualifying for the sixth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, Troy Coughlin experienced one of the best single rounds of eliminations in his career Saturday afternoon when he upset reigning world champion and longtime nemesis “Tricky Rickie” Smith just moments after top […]

Reigning St. Louis Pro Mod champion Troy Coughlin prepped for final title push

ST. LOUIS (Sept. 27) — Two-time Pro Mod world champion Troy Coughlin will be the first to tell you he dodged a big bullet at the last J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series event two weeks ago in Charlotte when he inexplicably lost in the first round yet kept […]

Jeg Coughlin Jr. looking for sixth Gateway victory at AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals

ST. LOUIS (Sept. 27) — When you’ve won 76 NHRA trophies, the current mark for six-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr., it’s correct to assume you’ve won multiple races at a number of different racetracks. But even Coughlin has to admit the five trophies he’s won at Gateway Motorsports Park, […]

Mike Coughlin anxious to advance at ‘most critical race’ of his 2017 championship charge

ST. LOUIS (Sept. 26) — With a pair of wins and a plethora of elimination-round victories, two-time Division 3 champion Mike Coughlin has raced himself into contention for the 2017 Top Dragster world title. Now, with just two divisional and one national event left on his schedule, this weekend’s sixth […]

Team JEGS Pre-race Notes: AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals

Team JEGS Pre-race Notes AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals St. Louis Sept. 29- Oct. 1 The JEGS Mail Order team will be represented at this week’s AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals by brothers Troy, Mike, and Jeg Coughlin Jr. Six-time world champion Jeg Jr. will lead the effort behind the wheel […]

Team JEGS racers once again ‘going pink’ for Breast Cancer Awareness month

DELAWARE, Ohio (Sept. 26) — The JEGS Foundation for Cancer Research raises funding and brings awareness to fighting cancer every day of the year, but in October things are taken to even greater heights as the entire fleet of JEGS-branded racecars go pink to specifically bring breast cancer awareness to […]

Tough draw puts Coughlin out early despite odds being in his favor in Reading

READING, Pa. (Sept. 24) — Jeg Coughlin Jr. put together a sensational first-round package that would have won six of the eight races on the docket at the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals. Unfortunately for the driver of the Performance Chevrolet Camaro, the odds were against him and he […]

Jeg Coughlin Jr. gains ground on Pro Stock field in second day of Reading action

READING, Pa. (Sept. 23) – Five-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. got quicker in each of Saturday’s qualifying sessions for the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway, finally finishing the time trials portion of the race hanging on the No. 12 rung on the race day ladder. […]

As fall season arrives, Jeg Coughlin Jr. looking to rise in Pro Stock championship chase

READING, Pa. (Sept. 19) — Jeg Coughlin Jr. is a five-time Pro Stock champion and a five-time winner at Maple Grove Raceway, site of this weekend’s 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals. But neither of those impressive stats are what has him pumped up about the second of six races in […]