COUGHLIN LOOKING TO EXTEND HISTORIC MARK
Jeg Coughlin Jr. isn't one to rest on his laurels, even if those achievements are pretty lofty.
Coughlin resides in exclusive company; so exclusive in fact that he's the only drag racer in the NHRA's 67-years of existence to win national event titles in seven different classes.
This weekend Coughlin is prepared to raise the bar even higher this weekend at the NHRA Arizona Nationals located outside of Phoenix. Coughlin plans to race Top Sportsman in Phil Unruh's Corvette in addition to his regular work in the JEGS.com/Elite Performance Pro Stocker.
Coughlin has collected 76 national event trophies in his career, taking wins in Pro Stock, Comp, Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas and Top Dragster. The six-time national champ says adding a Top Sportsman trophy to his collection would be very special, but he knows it won't be easy.
"My brother Mike raced Top Sportsman for many years, winning a couple of D3 titles in that class, and I can tell you from watching him race it's an extremely tough eliminator," Coughlin said. "I'm excited to give it a go and having the honor of racing Phil Unruh's brand new Corvette is super special. Phil's a regular in our JEGS Allstars races, which speaks volumes of his ability and
"I know I will have the best car and motor possible so the pressure will be on me to execute behind the wheel. I do enjoy the races where I have more than one car because you really stay in the zone, as it were, all weekend. This should be fun."