Team JEGS / Prerace Notes
NHRA Division 3 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
Lucas Oil Raceway, Indianapolis (April 28-30, 2017)
Mike Coughlin will be racing the JEGS.com dragster in this weekend’s Ray Skillman Auto Group NHRA Spring Spectacle of Speed at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. The event is the first of six races in the 2017 North Central Division NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.
Mike will be racing the same Top Dragster he drove to a victory earlier this season in his 2017 debut at the Circle K Winternationals in Pomona, Calif. In that event, Mike ran as quick as 6.05 seconds and defeated Andy Spiegel in the final round.
Mike’s dragster is equipped with a ProCharger supercharger and is capable of running the quarter-mile in the five-second zone at more than 230-mph. Mike’s crew consists of Greg Cody, Tony Collier and Dave Raurk.
Last year, Mike returned to Top Dragster after a successful run in Top Sportsman that included a pair of Division 3 Championships.
Mike is a two-time winner of the Indy Lucas Oil event in Top Sportsman. In 2008, he defeated Tim Kirman in the final round and in 2011 he drove his JEGS.com entry to a final-round victory over Billy Thoman.
In 2008, Mike and older brother John both found the winner’s circle at Lucas Oil Raceway when John claimed the Super Stock title and Mike won in Top Sportsman.
The Coughlin family also has won the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway nine times. Jeg Jr.’s has four Pro Stock wins, brother Troy won Super Gas in 1991, Mike collected two wins in Pro Stock Truck in 1999 and 2001, and Troy Jr. won Super Comp in 2010 and Super Gas in 2014. In addition, John Coughlin won the U.S. Nationals as a car owner in 2005 when Brad Plourd drove his JEGS Mail Order dragster to the Super Comp title.
The Coughlins have won Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events in nine different classes, Top Fuel, Pro Comp, Super Eliminator, Comp, Super Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Top Dragster, and Top Sportsman.
All told, the Coughlin family has won 54 Lucas Oil Series races in 82 final-round appearances. Collectively, the Coughlin family has nine wins in 11 final rounds at the Lucas Oil Series event in Indy.
Jeg Sr., Jeg Jr., and John Coughlin have each won four North Central Division season championships while Mike Coughlin has two and Troy Jr. has one for a total of 15.
The Coughlin’s have won Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events at 20 different tracks across North America, including races in six of NHRA’s seven geographic divisions. They have not won in Division 6, the Pacific Northwest.
Family patriarch Jeg Sr. won his first Lucas Oil Series event when he claimed the Super Eliminator title at Windsor Dragway in Windsor, Ontario in 1969.
Mike Coughlin – By the Numbers
9 Divisional wins in Indianapolis for the Coughlin family in 11 final rounds
11 Overall divisional wins for Mike Coughlin (two in Indianapolis)
15 Total North Central Division championships for the Coughlin family
54 Total NHRA Divisional wins for the Coughlin family