Archive for Month: July 2019

Brother/sister duo of Troy Jr. and Paige Coughlin anxious for Atco weekend

  ATCO, N.J. (July 31) — The midway point of the NHRA’s Northeast Division seven-race schedule arrives this weekend with the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series points meet at Atco Dragway and Team JEGS racers Troy Coughlin Jr. and his sister Paige Coughlin will be doing all they can to […]

JEGS pro Jeg Coughlin Jr. begins Sonoma title defense from No. 3 qualifying spot

SONOMA, Calif. (July 27) — Six-time world champion drag racer Jeg Coughlin Jr. will begin the defense of his NHRA Sonoma Nationals title from the third position on the elimination grid after an impressive four rounds of qualifying, highlighted by a Friday evening pass of 6.533 seconds at 210.41 mph. […]

Defending NHRA Sonoma Nationals champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. looking to repeat the feat

  SONOMA, Calif. (July 22) — Jeg Coughlin Jr. used a big win at last year’s NHRA Sonoma Nationals to kick-off a strong stretch run of the 2018 season that ultimately ended with a lofty second-place finish in the championship points. Now the 81-time national event winner is hoping a […]

Semifinal finish lifts JEGS pro Jeg Coughlin Jr. ever-closer to top-five perch

  DENVER (July 21) — Jeg Coughlin Jr.’s third semifinal finish of the 2019 season, which occurred Sunday at the 40th annual Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway, has lifted the five-time Pro Stock champion and his Elite Motorsports crew to within a round of the elite top-five […]

Division 3 leader Mike Coughlin of Team JEGS continues to shine out west

  SONOMA, Calif. (July 21) — Fresh off back-to-back victories in Indianapolis and Chicago that catapulted him to the Division 3 points lead in Top Dragster, Mike Coughlin emerged from a double-header weekend at Sonoma Raceway Sunday afternoon with six more elimination-round wins to his credit. “This Top Dragster […]

Jeg Coughlin Jr. looking to master Thunder Mountain for a third time

  DENVER (July 20) — With two qualifying sessions taking place in the cooler evening hours, the 40th annual Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals offered the world’s best drag racers twice as many opportunities as usual to show off all of their horsepower. Six-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. and his […]

Back-to-back wins puts Mike Coughlin in Top Dragster spotlight heading into D7 double-header weekend

SONOMA, Calif. (July 16) — Consecutive victories in Indianapolis and Chicago has put Mike Coughlin in the spotlight of the Top Dragster class as the two-time Division 3 champion heads west for this weekend’s NHRA Division 7 Doubleheader presented by Korbel at Sonoma Raceway. After struggling with their racecar for […]

Five-time Pro Stock champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. ready to get back in the ‘swing’ of things

DENVER (July 16) — The gaps in the NHRA schedule where Pro Stock cars do not compete are over with the start of the vaunted “Western Swing” of consecutive races in Denver, Sonoma, Calif., and Seattle and five-time class champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. is pumped up about racing his […]

Team JEGS drag racer Mike Coughlin wins second straight Top Dragster trophy

  Team JEGS drag racer Mike Coughlin wins second straight Top Dragster trophy Troy Coughlin Jr. runner-up in TAD after dead-even finish JOLIET, Ill. (July 14) — Mike Coughlin remains unbeaten in his Top Dragster ever since changing to a Fowler F12 roots-style supercharger, winning Sunday’s Burndown at Sundown […]

Mike Coughlin logs 27th career NHRA victory after big weekend in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (July 7) — Mike Coughlin scored his first Top Dragster victory in two years Sunday, beating five tough challengers in elimination action to take the crown of the Summer Spectacle at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. The event was the third on this year’s North Central Division schedule in […]