CONCORD, NC – April 29, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Troy Coughlin raced to the qualifying lead for the NHRA J&A Service Drag Racing Series portion of the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway. This is the third of 12 events on the schedule and this weekend’s Pro Mod event is co-sponsored by JEGS.com and Plugfones.
The category is racing in the four-wide set-up for the first time in class history. Coughlin quickly adapted to the format with a run of 5.770-seconds at 254.95 mph in his JEGS.com Chevrolet Corvette. Coughlin posted the No. 1 time during the second qualifying session.
“It’s pretty exciting, you know,” Coughlin said. “There has been a lot of drama this year amongst the racers and then you throw the four-wide at it. With the sponsors of JEGS and Plugfones coming on board to help sponsor the race is pretty exciting. To be No. 1 after day one, we couldn’t be more excited. Thanks to the whole JEGS team and all the guys at Proline for making the power. Hopefully we can continue to have something to show for it tomorrow.”
Points leader Mike Castellana is second with his run of 5.787 at 249.16.
Qualifying for the NHRA J&A Service Drag Racing Series continues on Saturday at 2:45 and 5:15 p.m.
CONCORD, NC — Results Friday after the first two of three rounds of qualifying for the eighth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway, third of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. Qualifying will continue Saturday for Saturday’s first round of eliminations.
Pro Modified — 1. Troy Coughlin, Chevy Corvette, 5.770, 254.95; 2. Mike Castellana, Chevy Camaro, 5.787, 249.16; 3. Michael Bowman, Chevy Chevelle, 5.821, 258.67; 4. Steve Matusek, Camaro, 5.849, 250.60; 5. Sidnei Frigo, Corvette, 5.851, 250.88; 6. Steve Jackson, Camaro, 5.856, 244.96; 7. Larry Morgan, Camaro, 5.861, 241.37; 8. Doug Winters, Chevelle, 5.881, 241.07; 9. Michael Biehle, Ford Mustang, 5.885, 254.23; 10. Harry Hruska, Camaro, 5.893, 252.43; 11. Chuck Little, Corvette, 5.902, 246.26; 12. Mike Knowles, Mustang, 5.910, 235.84; 13. Jim Whiteley, Camaro, 5.914, 246.75; 14. Kevin Fiscus, Mustang, 5.915, 248.48; 15. Danny Rowe, Corvette, 5.917, 246.66; 16. Khalid alBalooshi, Camaro, 5.922, 245.49. Not Qualified: 17. Shane Molinari, 5.926, 254.04; 18. Todd Tutterow, 5.926, 241.02; 19. Pete Farber, 5.927, 247.66; 20. Mike Janis, 5.941, 218.12; 21. Kevin Rivenbark, 5.948, 238.34; 22. Jonathan Gray, 5.996, 244.83; 23. Chip King, 6.006, 206.42; 24. Eric Latino, 6.008, 246.98; 25. Shannon Jenkins, 6.072, 238.64; 26. Von Smith, 6.130, 236.75; 27. Clint Satterfield, 6.152, 244.96; 28. Steven Whiteley, 6.221, 243.50; 29. Ruben Tetsoshvili, 8.305, 93.07.
About National Hot Rod Association
Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers NHRA Jr. Street program for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
Source: National Hot Rod Association