Archive for Month: April 2019

Magic Dry pro Scott Palmer on Cloud 9 heading into Arby’s NHRA Southern Nationals

COMMERCE, Ga. (April 30) — Coming off an odd, but ultimately successful, drag race in North Carolina, Scott Palmer arrives in Georgia for this weekend’s 39th annual Arby’s NHRA Southern Nationals with high hopes of another memorable national event. After struggling mightily during qualifying for last weekend’s Four-Wide Nationals, Palmer […]

Team JEGS racers hungry for hometown success at 17th annual Buckeye Nationals

COLUMBUS, Ohio (April 30) — The thrill of competing in front of a hometown crowd filled with family, friends and fellow associates of JEGS High Performance awaits Team JEGS drag racers Mike Coughlin, Troy Coughlin Jr. and Paige Coughlin at this weekend’s 17th annual NHRA Buckeye Nationals. The group will […]

Six-time world champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. returns to first love at K&N Spring Fling in Galot

  BENSON, N.C. (April 29) — Long before he was winning world championships in NHRA competition, Jeg Coughlin Jr. was lining up against the toughest drag racers in the world at various high-dollar bracket races around the country. The six-time world champ returns to those roots this week at Kyle […]

Scott Palmer comes within a whisper of his first final-round showing of the season

CHARLOTTE (April 28) — After a problem-plagued two days of qualifying where he failed to get his Magic Dry Organic Absorbent Top Fuel dragster down the track under full power, Scott Palmer came to life when it mattered most, racing to a fifth-place finish at the 10th annual NGK Spark […]

Shane Conway keeps on slaying giants in his Magic Dry Top Alcohol Dragster

  CONCORD, N.C. (April 25) — Third-year driver Shane Conway probably will not be a threat to the Top Alcohol Dragster world championship again this year simply because his business endeavors in Houston keep him from running a full-time schedule. But that’s not to say he won’t influence the outcome […]

Scott Palmer preps for this weekend’s Four-Wide Nationals by driving his Studebaker

  CONCORD, N.C. (April 25) — Top Fuel driver Scott Palmer’s preparation for this weekend’s 10th annual NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals included cruising Tulsa in his Studebaker. This comes on the heels of his interesting lead-in to the Houston race, which was highlighted by a cross-country search for […]

Troy Coughlin Jr. loves racing his JEGS dragster amongst like-minded fans in Charlotte

  CONCORD, N.C. (April 23) — Troy Coughlin Jr. is happy anytime he gets to race his JEGS.com McPhillips Racing Top Alcohol Dragster. That’s especially the case when the NHRA tour visits zMAX Dragway in the Charlotte suburb of Concord, as it will this weekend for the 10th annual NGK […]

Mr. Aruba’s Winter Nationals tops $100K for JEGS Foundation for Cancer Research

DELAWARE, Ohio (April 16) – This year’s 15th annual Mr. Aruba’s Winter Nationals Bench Race and Charity Challenge raised $13,652 for the JEGS Foundation for Cancer Research. What started as a fun way to break up the winter months, Mr. Aruba’s Winter Nationals has now topped $100,000 in total monies […]

Pair of semifinal finishes highlight Team Magic Dry’s day in Houston

First round win of young season gives Scott Palmer a boost HOUSTON (April 14) — Although no one ended up clutching a trophy Sunday, smiles still came pretty easy for the trio of drivers sponsored by racing legend Tommy Thompson and his Magic Dry Organic Absorbent product. Top Fuel Harley […]

Troy Coughlin Jr. wrangles runner-up result at Houston NHRA national event

HOUSTON (April 14) — Troy Coughlin Jr. raced his JEGS.com McPhillips Racing Top Alcohol Dragster to a runner-up finish Sunday at the 32nd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil. Racing in just his second year in the class, Coughlin beat Rob McKinley, Steve Collier and Shane Conway […]