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Troy Coughlin races to Pro Mod finale at E'Town
ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 3) – The plan that
Coughlin finished runner-up to Danny Rowe in the finals, but more importantly the car and team functioned near flawlessly in the effort.
"These guys have been thrashing like mad to get the car to go straight on all four wheels," Coughlin said. "We were able to keep it under control and manage the power today. They gave me the best car they could give me.
"This is the way I envisioned we'd start the season off, but it's just taken a little while to get to where we're at. I couldn't be happier with this effort."
In the final, the JEGS.com Camaro was a little too anxious to get off the line, and Coughlin red-lit by -.113 seconds. Rowe's pass was a 5.910-second lap at 239.57 mph. After seeing that Rowe cut a dismal .164-second light himself, Coughlin was left thinking what could have been.
"Everything went as planned in the final round, it was just time to go in my head, I guess," Coughlin said. "I looked at Danny's reaction time, I was like, 'Wow we could have ran like 6.10 and still won.' But it's over and we left before he was late. That may have thrown him off."
After beating championship contender Leah Pruett on a holeshot Saturday night, Coughlin got a free pass to the semis after quarterfinals opponent Mike Janis wasn't able to answer the call to race. Then the JEGS car beat Kenny Lang in the semis to set up the showdown with Rowe.
"We had a nice break in the second round," Coughlin said. "I don’t know what happened to Mike's car, but it was nice to get that break. Our car still isn't 100 percent happy, and everybody knows we've got a long way to go.
"We had good reaction times until the final and just overall we made really good runs. I'm real excited about the direction we're headed."
"We've beat some tough people this weekend," he said. "We made a nice gain in points, cracking the Top 10. We're all looking forward to the next race already."
Up next for the Team JEGS team is the June 15-17 Ford Thunder Valley NHRA Nationals from Bristol Dragway in
Thanks to TeamJegs.com
Fiscus Wins at MIR!
The Fiscus/Klugger Racing team has been on quite a roll this season. With Josh Klugger's 1st win in the bag and a handful of record breaking passes, this team is harder to be than ever!
They showed up to Outlaw Drag Radial event called Midnight Madness, held on Friday, May 25th at MIR. Kevin Fiscus resumed driving duties of the PLR 632ci BBF powered Mustang. Fiscus started the day nicely with a 4.43@176mph to take the #2 qualifying spot behind Maryland native, Ricky Fox.
Fiscus defeated Rich Bruder with a 4.40@175mph and Brad Edwards with a 4.40@177mph! In the final round Fiscus had to face Ricky Fox. Fox left the line first with a .033 advantage, but his 4.45@169mph was not enough as Fiscus drove by with an impressive 4.35@178mph!
We'd like to congratulate Kevin, Josh and the whole Fiscus/Klugger Racing team on another big victory this year!
Josh Klugger's Victory at Bradenton
The Fiscus/Klugger Racing team Mustang has already begun making a buzz in the Outlaw Drag Radial ranks this year. With a slew of record breaking low 4.30 runs and an amazing 4.27 at Holly Springs, this team knows that the target is on their backs this year. Last weekend at Bradenton Motorsports Park, Josh Klugger took the wheel as his teammate and fellow driver, Kevin Fiscus, took on tuning duties.
Klugger started it off right by taking the #1 qualifier spot with a 4.60@180mph! During the semifinals, Klugger set a new personal best and the track record for Outlaw Drag Radial and Limited Street trim with a 4.45@183mph! The final round of eliminations lined him up with Scott Husted and his 93 Mustang. Husted's 4.61@170mph was no match for Klugger's 448@183mph!
What a weekend for Klugger and the whole Fiscus/Klugger Racing team. Performances like this are what make this team so hard to beat. Congrats and best wishes as the season moves on!
Fiscus Breaks into the 4.20's in ODR Trim
Kevin Fiscus, of Fiscus/Klugger Racing, has made history once again. He has become the first racer to go 4.20's in Outlaw Drag Radial trim! During a Friday test and tune session at Holly Springs, Fiscus blasted off an impressive 4.27@187mph! This run earned them the record for the quickest legal Outlaw Drag Radial car and Stock Suspension car in the world!
This performance raises the question, Will we see drag radials in the 4.1X's? Either way, congrats to Kevin, Josh, and the rest of the Fiscus/Klugger Racing team!
John Kolivas Wins Holly Springs Shootout
The 1st Annual Holly Springs Shootout was a huge success that brought some of the world's fastest Outlaw Drag Radial and True 10.5 racers together to find out who has what it takes to win.
John Kolivas, driver of Jere Etheridge's twin-turbo PLR 632ci BBF powered Mustang, put on a driving clinic for the Mississippi crowd! Kolivas started the weekend with a 4.43@175mph, qualifying him #3 behind Kenny Hubbard and Kevin Fiscus.
Kolivas strung together a handful of consistent 4.50 second runs to make it to the finals, where he would matchup against Stevie "Fast" Jackson, in one of the greatest final rounds we've seen in long time! Kolivas ran a 4.529 to Jackson's 4.523, It looked like they crossed the beams at the same time but Kolivas' .016 light gave him the edge over Jackson's .034 reaction time. Kolivas took the win with a .012 margin of victory.
Click here to view the final TT5 ladder. Thanks to Dragstory.com.
We would like to congratulate Jere Etheridge (Owner), John Kolivas (Driver), and the hard working crew at Southern Speed!
The Q80 Outlaw 10.5 Mustang Goes 238MPH!
One of our customers in Kuwait, Duaij AL-Sabah, owns one of the baddest Outlaw 10.5 cars in the world! It is a Skinny Kid built 2004 Mustang powered by the PLR 670 and twin Precision 94mm turbos. With that car and the services of Pro Line Racing's tuner, Steve Petty, they were ready to dominate the competition in the season finale of the BNDR at Bahrain International Circuit!
Among many impressive passes, the Q80 Racing Team was able to make Outlaw 10.5 history. They went email@example.com, which stands as the new Outlaw 10.5 1/4 mile speed record! On the next pass, they set a new personal best E.T. with a 6.29@215mph even thought he had to lift near the end of the run.
It seems safe to say that the Q80 Racing Team is happy with this performance and we can't wait to see them in action again. Congrats to Duaij, Turky, Mohammed and the rest of the Q80 Team!
Joe Gauci Wins at the Sydney Jamboree
The Sydney Jamboree is a long running event that brings somewhere around 10,000 spectators together to witness some of the fastest sport compacts, bikes, and doorslammers in Australia. Joe Gauci, of ProFab Engineering and Dandy Engines, put on quite a show in the Modified 10.5 class.
Gauci's 370ci Ford Cortina with twin small frame Precision 70mm turbos did what it does best, run consistent numbers and stomp the competition! He qualified #2 with a 7.36@198mph and finished the weekend with a 7.38@198mph to take the win! Congrats to Gauci, Dandy Engines, ProFab Engineering, and everyone involved!
Photos thanks to Haylz @ Cacklingpipes
The Bump Box is Now Available on Our Site!
The "Bump Box", the latest product from Davis Technologies, is now available in our online store. This device allows the driver to simply "bump" the car into the second bulb during the staging procedure. It has become a staple among our customers' cars, because it allows for more consistent staging, allowing the driver to focus on cutting a good light. Click here for more information about the Bump Box click here!
Troy Coughlin Prepares for the GatorNationals
With less than 24hours until the NHRA Gatornationals and the Pro Mod season opener, Troy Coughlin is feeling confident about his chances this year. With the recent addition of Steve Petty and Pro Line Racing to his team, Coughlin knows he has what it takes to be consistently fast! Coughlin will continue driving the twin turbo JEG's 1967 Camaro. He brought his engine to Pro Line Racing to make the necessary changes for his new combination.
After several test runs to half track at SGMP, Coughlin and Petty felt confident about making a full 1/4 mile pass. The result was an impressive 5.84@249mph!
We are very excited to see what the Jeg's Pro Mod is capable of this year! Best of luck to the whole JEG'S crew!
Make sure to check out this article from TeamJegs.com for more about their preparation for the Gatornationals.
Photos courtesy of TeamJEGS.COM
ORTC Lights Out 3 Coverage
We are live at the ORTC Lights Out 3 "Radial Rumble" at South Georgia Motorsports Park bringing you important updates as they arise.
During qualifying last night, DeWayne Mills busted out an impressive 4.38@177mph to take the #1 qualifier position.
Danny Lowry is representing with a 4.21@186mph to take the #2 spot in Outlaw 10.5!
Kevin Scott is laying it down on 275 tires, running a 4.67@155mph!
Kevin Fiscus just made history with a record setting pass. He drove the Fiscus/Klugger Racing Mustang to an incredible 4.323@185mph! What a great pass!!
Jere Etheridge's Mustang, driven by John Kolivas, set a new personal best with a very impressive 4.36@177mph!
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