Jeg Coughlin Jr. of Mooresville, N.C., won the third annual Pontiac Pro Stock Showdown at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway today.  Coughlin, in the left lane, defeated Allen Johnson of Greenville, Tenn., 6.711 sec./204.94 mph to 6.735 sec./203.92 mph.

"We haven't tested all season," said Coughlin. "We came out Thursday, made two runs and we were the fastest car."

Coughlin's qualifying run on Friday afternoon was the quickest and fastest pass in Pro Stock history at The Strip at LVMS (6.687 sec./206.16 mph).

"The track was a bit warmer today - all it needed was some heat," Coughlin explained. "They did a great job preparing the track.

"We felt like our performance in two of the rounds today was not what we thought it should be, but the win light kept coming on. We did everything we could to keep the Dodges out of victory lane. This is pretty exciting."

Round 1
V. Gaines, Lakewood CO, '08 Stratus, Right lane, (0.025) 6.759 202.61 def. Mike Edwards, Coweta OK,
'06 GTO, (0.057) 6.761 202.91

Greg Stanfield, Bossier City LA, '08 GXP, Left lane, (0.021) 6.748 203.61 def. Jason Line, Mooresville NC, '06 GTO, (0.020) 12.618 67.93

Ron Krisher, Warren OH, '08 Cobalt, Left lane, (0.083) 6.748 203.52 def. Tom Hammonds, Holt FL, '08 Cobalt, (0.051) 6.802 203.22

Allen Johnson, Greeneville TN, '08 Stratus, Left lane, (0.018) 6.735 203.74 def. Justin Humphreys, Monrovia MD, '06 GTO, (0.038) 6.770 204.26

Greg Anderson, Mooresville NC, '08 GXP, Left lane, (0.021) 6.709 205.54 def. Bill Glidden, Whiteland IN, '06 GTO, (0.023) 6.808 202.85

Kurt Johnson, Sugar Hill GA, '08 Cobalt, Left lane, (0.003) 6.697 205.66 def. Jim Yates, Occoquan VA, '08 GXP, (0.055) 6.784 202.42

Matt Hartford, Phoenix AZ, '07 Stratus, Right lane, (0.058) 6.771 203.49 def. Warren Johnson, Sugar Hill GA, '06 GTO, (0.112) 6.756 205.10

Jeg Coughlin, Mooresville NC, '08 Cobalt, Left lane, (0.064) 6.724 205.32 def. Vinnie Deceglie, Rancho Cucamunga CA, '08 Stratus, (0.436) 7.331 150.90

Round 2
A Johnson, Left lane, (0.083) 6.739 204.32 def. M Hartford, (0.079) 6.762 203.77

J Coughlin, Left lane, (0.004) 6.725 205.32 def. V Gaines, (0.005) 6.745 203.80

G Anderson, Left lane, (0.035) 6.723 205.29 def. R Krisher, (-0.002 foul) 10.389 85.81

G Stanfield, Right lane, (0.029) 6.757 203.92 def. K Johnson, (0.052) 6.742 206.04

Round 3
A Johnson, Left lane, (0.018) 6.736 203.52 def. G Stanfield, (0.019) 6.746 204.63

J Coughlin, Right lane, (0.005) 6.730 204.66 def. G Anderson, (0.035) 6.715 205.16


Round 4 (Final):
J Coughlin, Left lane, (0.016) 6.711 204.94 def. A Johnson, (0.070) 6.735 203.92

Low ET:    Jeg Coughlin 6.685 seconds
Top Speed: Warren Johnson 206.23 MPH

Agate courtesy Rick Green, www.DragRaceCentral.com

The weekend climaxes on Sunday with the K&N Filters/Lucas Oil Sportsman National Open. Pro Stocks and Top Alcohol Funny Cars and Top Alcohol Dragsters will continue to test on Sunday.

Spectator gates will open each day at 9 a.m. Adult admission is $50 for a three-day ticket (Friday-Sunday) or $20 for a single-day pass. Kids 6-12 years old are $15 for a weekend pass or $5 for a single-day ticket. Children 5 and under are free.

For more information, please call The Strip's office at (702) 632-8213 or visit http://www.lvms.com/.

Sunday, February 3
Gates open, pit parking, tech inspection - 6 a.m.
One time-trial run, followed by Bracket Run-for-the-Money - 8 a.m.
Bracket Championship Kick-Off eliminations - 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (times approximate).
Pro Stock practice - 10 a.m., Noon, 2 p.m. only.
Alcohol test sessions - 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.