Jeg Coughlin keeps hoping that the
summer of 2006 never ends and after another strong showing at the annual BTE
World Super Pro Challenge at the Mid-Michigan Motorplex, nobody could blame him.
Coughlin drove his JEG'S Mail Order dragster to a runner-up finish in the
$50,000 main event, losing a close final round decision to Jason Lynch of
"I've been on quite a roll the last couple of months
and it was nice to see it keep going this weekend," said Coughlin, who received
$20,000 for the second-place finish. "I was cruising along pretty good and I
felt confident but I made a bad run in the final and just didn't have enough to
get past Jason. I was a little disappointed for a few minutes, but then I
realized that against this level of competition, a runner-up finish is something
to be proud of. I'm not hanging my head at all."
Coughlin nearly didn't
make it to the final after breaking a mandrel bolt on the front of the
crankshaft in round four. Coughlin and his crew hurried to make repairs, using a
bolt and pulley taken from teammate Kenny Underwood's Camaro.