Coughlin Leads Qualifying Friday for the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series at the NHRA Summernationals

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ENGLISHTOWN, NJ – June 9, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Troy Coughlin is currently atop the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the NHRA Summernationals. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by Aquaball, is the sixth of 12 events this season.

Coughlin raced a 5.772-second pass at 257.53 mph in his JEGS Mail Order ’15 Corvette.

“It’s pretty exciting to be No. 1, especially in this field of cars that’s here in the J&A Pro Mod Series,” Coughlin stated. “To be No. 1 is pretty stout. We’re pretty excited. The last couple races have been kind of tough. We work on this thing all the time – there’s a lot of labor, a lot of passion, a lot of love for this sport and it shows.”

Points leader Mike Castellana qualified 13th with a run of 5.858 at 250.18, Shane Molianari qualified second with a pass of 5.781 at 258.42 and Steven Whiteley is third with a 5.795 at 251.72.

NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Series continues Saturday at approximately 3:30 p.m. and the first round of eliminations is slated for 6 p.m.

ENGLISHTOWN, NJ — Friday’s results after the first two of three rounds of qualifying for the 48th NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, sixth 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, 5.772, 257.53; 2. Shane Molinari, Pontiac Firebird, 5.781, 258.42; 3. Steven Whiteley, Cadillac CTS-V, 5.795, 251.72; 4. Bob Rahaim, Chevy Camaro, 5.796, 249.86; 5. Carl Stevens, Camaro, 5.813, 257.97; 6. Shannon Jenkins, Ford Mustang, 5.817, 248.48; 7. Eric Latino, Camaro, 5.822, 251.91; 8. Khalid alBalooshi, Camaro, 5.827, 249.30; 9. Danny Rowe, Corvette, 5.827, 249.07; 10. Rickie Smith, Camaro, 5.832, 249.86; 11. Steve Matusek, Camaro, 5.847, 251.02; 12. Steve Jackson, Camaro, 5.851, 247.75; 13. Mike Castellana, Camaro, 5.858, 250.18; 14. Mike Janis, Camaro, 5.863, 245.58; 15. Jonathan Gray, Camaro, 5.877, 249.63; 16. Michael Biehle, Mustang, 5.907, 253.37.

Not Qualified: 17. Chuck Little, 5.917, 245.94; 18. Pete Farber, 5.989, 249.95; 19. Dean Marinis, 6.001, 235.31; 20. Doug Winters, 6.013, 236.13; 21. Jim Whiteley, 6.044, 237.30; 22. Harry Hruska, 6.329, 218.30; 23. Sidnei Frigo, 6.761, 151.77; 24.
Clint Satterfield, 7.199, 148.76; 25. Larry Morgan, 9.026, 131.78.

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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, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Source: National Hot Rod Association