Coughlin Secures No.1 Qualifying Position at NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod racing Series Event at NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

CONCORD, NC – April 29, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  Troy Coughlin retained the No. 1 qualifying position from his second qualifying session during the NHRA J&A Service Drag Racing Series portion of the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.

His pass of 5.770 seconds at 254.95 mph earned him his first No. 1 qualifying position of the season and the fourth of his career. This event marks the first time the category will race in the four-wide configuration and he will face Khalid alBalooshi, Steve Matusek, and Sidnei Frigo in the first round of eliminations.

“We couldn’t be more excited,” Coughlin said. “JEGS is the race sponsor along with Plugfones. It’s the first four-wide in the world of Pro Mod racing and being No. 1 qualifier is pretty awesome. I mean, what can I say about Steve Petty, Mike Reese, Kyle Pettis, everybody back at, Proline, and Mac Tools. We’ve got all these guys on board. It’s a tough row to hoe, but we have a first class team here working their tails off trying to get this thing to be as quick as we can be. I couldn’t be more excited and more proud.”

This is the third of 12 events on the schedule and this weekend’s Pro Mod event is co-sponsored by and Plugfones.

Eliminations for the NHRA J&A Service Drag Racing Series begin on Sunday at 12:55 p.m. at zMAX Dragway.

CONCORD, NC — First-round pairings for Pro Mod eliminations Sunday for the eighth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway, the race is the third of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.  Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday. DNQs listed below pairings.

Pro Modified — 1. Troy Coughlin, Chevy Corvette, 5.770, 254.95  vs. 16. Khalid alBalooshi, Chevy Camaro, 5.874, 249.12; 2. Mike Castellana, Camaro, 5.787, 249.44  vs. 15. Danny Rowe, Corvette, 5.868, 247.57; 3. Shane Molinari, Pontiac Firebird, 5.818, 255.15  vs. 14. Steve Jackson, Camaro, 5.856, 244.96; 4. Pete Farber, Dodge Daytona, 5.820, 249.81  vs. 13. Steven Whiteley, Cadillac CTS-V, 5.856, 249.35; 5. Michael Bowman, Chevy Chevelle, 5.821, 258.67  vs. 12. Jonathan Gray, Camaro, 5.855, 247.11; 6. Michael Biehle, Ford Mustang, 5.831, 255.92  vs. 11. Chip King, Daytona, 5.853, 243.15; 7. Jim Whiteley, Camaro, 5.836, 247.34  vs. 10. Larry Morgan, Camaro, 5.853, 249.72; 8. Steve Matusek, Camaro, 5.840, 250.60  vs. 9. Sidnei Frigo, Corvette, 5.851, 250.88.
Did Not Qualify: 17. Doug Winters, 5.881, 247.84; 18. Shannon Jenkins, 5.888, 245.90; 19. Harry Hruska, 5.893, 252.43; 20. Chuck Little, 5.902, 246.26; 21. Mike Knowles, 5.904, 244.12; 22. Kevin Fiscus, 5.906, 250.04; 23. Eric Latino, 5.917, 248.07; 24. Todd Tutterow, 5.926, 241.02; 25. Mike Janis, 5.941, 239.31; 26. Kevin Rivenbark, 5.948, 238.34; 27. Von Smith, 5.985, 245.27; 28. Clint Satterfield, 6.152, 244.96; 29. Ruben Tetsoshvili, 6.882, 141.24.

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Source: National Hot Rod Association