Troy Coughlin Wins in Vegas Clinching the Coughlin Family's 100th NHRA Victory

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Troy Coughlin's win in Vegas earned the Coughlin family their milestone 100th NHRA victory
Troy Coughlin's win in Vegas earned the Coughlin family their milestone 100th NHRA victory
"It is definitely exciting to win races in NHRA drag racing, but to win our team's 100th victory is pretty awesome to say the least!" Troy Coughlin remarked. "And for it to happen in Vegas, in the last NHRA race of the year, that makes it even better."

Coughlin, the 2012 World Champion, claimed his second victory of the 2013 season in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series at the Toyota Nationals hosted at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This was the last contest of the year for the popular 250-mph touring series. In the final, Coughlin, with a run of 5.913 seconds at 248.34 mph, took his K&N supported turbo-powered JEGS.com Chevy Corvette past Danny Rowe for the historic win.
Troy Coughlin dedicated the Vegas Wally to his younger brother, Jeg Jr
Troy Coughlin dedicated the Vegas Wally to his younger brother, Jeg Jr


The win gave Coughlin his fourth career NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series victory, and even more significantly, it earned the Coughlin family their milestone 100th overall NHRA win. Beginning in 1990 the Coughlin family, John, Troy, Mike, Jeg Jr., and Troy Jr., has combined for 100 NHRA national event victories. As one of the foremost families in the sport, they have won in nine different categories, including Pro Stock, Pro Stock Truck, Pro Mod, Comp, Super Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Top Sportsman and Top Dragster.

To commemorate the moment, Coughlin dedicated the Wally to his younger brother, Jeg Jr., as he earned 72 of the 100 victories. Troy signed the base of the trophy with, "To Jeg: You've paved the way to the 100th. This one's for you. Love, Troy." "I handed it to him down at the finish line," Coughlin said. "It's pretty neat. It's a proud moment for the family, and to be able to dedicate this to him, there's nothing better."
Troy Coughlin, the 2012 World Champion defended his title admirably, finishing the 2013 NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series in second place overall
Troy Coughlin, the 2012 World Champion defended his title admirably, finishing the 2013 NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series in second place overall


"The 2013 season has been kinda up and down," Coughlin detailed, "the first four races we were either in the finals or we got eliminated in the first round. The first win in 2013 came in Charlotte. We had a fast and consistent race car. In Houston we struggled with the race car set-up on race day, and got beaten the first round by Von Smith.

"We had good success in Englishtown; we qualified well and got down to the final round, when we got beat by Mike Janis. We finished Bristol with another runner-up to Ricky Smith, not a bad weekend as well. We opened up the second half of the season at the Big Go, Indy, and got to the semi-finals, which was another really close race with Ricky Smith."

"We did a lot of testing before we got to the final race in Las Vegas, and we had a lot of good success there and ended up winning the race, and moving up to number two in the world points, a pretty good year overall!"

November the 13 through the 17th the Coughlin family will be competing in their last race of the season at the renowned Streetcar Super Nationals in Las Vegas. "It should be pretty exciting!" Coughlin adds.

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