F1, Formula 1, NASCAR, IndyCar, MotoGP, ALMS, And More!

Feb 28, 2014 - 06:06 AM
Top News!
Rumors Edition!
Upcoming Racing! (Updated)

Top Stories
· 2014 Bahrain: Formula One F1 Thursday Test Results - Perez, Force India Fastest! (Feb 27, 2014)
· 2014 Daytona 500: NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Results - Earnhardt Jr, Chevrolet Win! (Feb 24, 2014)
· 2014 Daytona 500: NASCAR Sprint Cup Starting Line-Up & Race Preview (Feb 23, 2014)
· 2014 Daytona: NASCAR Nationwide Race Results - Smith, Chevrolet Win! (Feb 22, 2014)
· 2014 Bahrain: Formula One F1 Saturday Test Results - Rosberg, Mercedes Fastest! (Feb 22, 2014)

Previous Top Stories!

Hot Rumors!
· F1: Horner 'fits the bill' to replace Ecclestone ? (Feb 26, 2014)
· F1: 2014 noses could get even uglier ? (Feb 26, 2014)
· F1: Latest Schumacher Rumors ? (Feb 24, 2014)
· F1: Red Bull to lose title sponsor Infiniti ? (Feb 20, 2014)
· F1: Camera not to blame for Schumacher injury ? (Feb 19, 2014)
More Rumors!

JEGS.com's Troy Coughlin Jr Ready To Be Back On Track
Posted by: newsla on Feb 28, 2014 - 06:04 AM
JEGS.com's Troy Coughlin Jr Ready To Be Back On Track

Coming off a wildly successful 2013 season, JEGS.com driver Troy Coughlin Jr. hopes to continue building on his budding drag racing career in 2014.


Bookmark and Share
Coughlin won the Division 3 Super Gas championship to become the first of the third generation of the Coughlin family to win a drag racing title. The young man from Columbus, Ohio, is trying to follow in the footsteps of famous grandfather Jeg Coughlin Sr.; championship-winning uncles John, Mike, and Jeg Jr.; and, of course, his dad, Troy Coughlin, a multi-time champion in his own right.

Brimming with confidence, T.J., as his friends and family know him, is eager to return to the racetrack to start the 2014 season. His first race will be the JEGS NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals on March 21-23 at No Problem Raceway Park in Belle Rose, La.

Coughlin will race two cars, in Super Gas and Super Comp, alongside his uncle, Mike, who runs in the Top Sportsman class.

"Belle Rose is a great race to start the year," Coughlin said. "The weather is always good and the track is nice. It's fun to see all of our friends from down south as well.

"We'll go down there and do the best we can, and hopefully we can have a good showing. We'll all be knocking the rust off, but it will be fun to get back behind the wheel."

T.J. has spent his off-season working in tech sales at the family business, JEGS High Performance. Plus, he has done his best to stay sharp by using a life-size practice Christmas tree at his home.

"Winter is always a good time to spend with family and friends," Coughlin said. "It's a good time to just relax and spend time together. We go to a lot of Ohio State basketball games, and that's always a blast.

"But you can't forget about racing, so I try to stay mentally prepared. The practice tree is a great tool, and I make a million passes in my mind. We also have time to go over the race cars from front to back and make sure everything is perfect. The off-season actually goes by very fast."

The team plans to visit No Problem Raceway Park before the SPORTSnationals for testing.

PaddockTalk Perspective

Also in NHRA:

Related links
· More about NHRA

Home :: _ 

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest (c) 2003-2014 by PaddockTalk.com.
Contact E-mail: [email protected]