Archive for Month: February 2018

Jeg Coughlin Jr. upsets world champ, improves an NHRA record, reaches quarterfinals

CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 25) — Jeg Coughlin Jr. made a little history Sunday in front of a sellout crowd at the 34th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals, beating reigning Pro Stock champion Bo Butner on a holeshot in the opening round of eliminations, which increased his record mark of professional holeshot […]

World champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. aiming for early season success at Arizona Nationals

CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 24) — Jeg Coughlin Jr. saved his best qualifying pass for last, navigating Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in 6.553 seconds at 210.14 mph early Saturday evening to jump up to the 11th starting slot at the 34th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals. “That final pass definitely felt […]

Team JEGS Prerace Notes: NHRA Arizona Nationals

Team JEGS Prerace Notes NHRA Arizona Nationals Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park Chandler, Ariz. (Feb. 23-25)   Jeg Coughlin Jr. will continue his pursuit of a sixth NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock title (and seventh national championship overall) at this weekend’s 34th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass […]

Making more history on the mind of six-time world champ Jeg Coughlin Jr.

CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 19) — In the NHRA’s 67 years of organized drag racing, only one driver — Jeg Coughlin Jr. — has won national event titles in seven different categories. At this weekend’s 34th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals, Coughlin will try to extend that incredible mark to eight when […]

Mecum Auctions to put Shirley Muldowney’s fully-operational replica dragster on block this Saturday in LA

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 12) — The auctioning of drag racing legend Shirley Muldowney’s one-of-a-kind Super Comp dragster modeled after her iconic “Last Pass” Top Fuel dragster — the proceeds of which will benefit her namesake charity, Shirley’s Kids — will take place Saturday at the famed Fairplex in Pomona, Calif. […]

DENSO Sponsors Angie and Matt Smith for 2018 NHRA Season

Pro Stock Motorcycle couple races on DENSO spark plugs  LONG BEACH, Calif. – DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., will serve as the primary sponsor for Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Angie Smith in the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. […]

JEGS Prerace Notes: 58th Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals

58th Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com Auto Club Pomona Raceway Pomona, Calif. (February 9-11) Jeg Coughlin Jr. will begin his pursuit of a sixth NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock title (and seventh championship overall) at this weekend’s season-opening 58th Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at historic […]

Further improvements on tap for Royal Purple Raceway’s NHRA SpringNationals

BAYTOWN, Texas (Feb. 6) — As workers race towards completing the recently announced track resurfacing and return road upgrades, Royal Purple Raceway General Manager Seth Angel announced Tuesday additional enhancements that should be eagerly received by spectators attending the upcoming 31st annual NHRA SpringNationals at the historic facility just east of Houston. […]