Jeg Looks To Repeat In Vegas
 
Jeg Coughlin and his yellow-and-black Jeg's Mail Order Chevrolet Cavalier will return to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as the defending event winner in the extremely competitive Pro Stock category.
 
The two-time NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Pro Stock champion currently sits in the No. 3 position in the NHRA POWERade championship.  He has 1,481 points and trails Kurt Johnson by 83 points or a little over four rounds.
 
"We are focused on finishing the season on a high note," stated Jeg.  "We are within reach of taking over the No. 2 spot in the NHRA POWERade Pro Stock championship.  We need to stay focused and get a couple of breaks along the way."
 
The 33-year old 45-time NHRA national event winner has scored two wins in NHRA's most competitive professional class this season.  He waited until the 15th event (Sonoma) on the season to capture his first win and followed up by winning the 20th event (Chicago 2) of the season.  Jeg has also chalked up four runner up finishes so far this season in his Jeg's Mail Order Chevy Cavalier.
 
"The guys in our engine shop have been working hard to give us the added horsepower that we need at the track," explained Jeg.  "Our entire program is moving in the right direction.  We would like to finish the season by scoring another win or two.  I think we have great momentum as a team and we intend to keeping charging forward and carry it through the off-season."
 
Misc. Stats (Jeg Coughlin, Jr):
 
- Longest active qualifying record in Pro Stock at 33 events.
- One of only two Pro Stock drivers to qualify for each event during the 2003 NHRA POWERade season.
- Ranks second on the all-time Pro Stock win list with 33.
- Has won at least one event each year he has competed in Pro Stock (7 seasons)
- Is tied with Darrell Alderman for most final round appearances in a single season at 14.
 
Success At Event:
 
2002    Winner over Warren Johnson
2001    DNQ
 
Success At The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:
 
2002    Las Vegas #2        Winner                    Qualified 5th
2002    Las Vegas #1        2nd Rd. Loss          Qualified 9th
2001    Las Vegas #2        DNQ                        DNQ
2001    Las Vegas #1        Winner                    Qualified 10th
2000    Las Vegas #1        Winner                    Qualified 3rd   
 
Points:
 
1. Greg Anderson            1981
2. Kurt Johnson                 1564 (417)
3. Jeg Coughlin, Jr           1481 (83)
4. Warren Johnson           1300 (181)
5. Allen Johnson                  940 (360)
 
NHRA on TV:
 
ACDELCO LAS VEGAS NHRA NATIONALS
October 23-26
Las Vegas, Nevada
10/25 Qualifying 11:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. ET (ESPN2)
10/26 Eliminations Early Rd 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. ET (ESPN)
10/26 Eliminations Late Rd 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
10/26 Eliminations Late Rd 9:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
10/29 Repeat Eliminations Late Rd 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. ET (ESPN2)