But to win at Indy? That’s beyond the wildest dreams for most straight-liners. For the Coughlin family, however, the dream of winning at Indianapolis has become reality – many times over.
The three JEGS.com pro drivers competing at this year’s event – Jeg Coughlin Jr., Troy Coughlin Sr. and Troy Coughlin Jr. – have each won at Indy at least twice and have combined to win at Indianapolis 13 times. And while they certainly enjoy their own accomplishments, they also relish in their family’s success.
Last night Australian Paul Mouhayet and his Moits sponsored Twin-Turbo Mustang with Pro Line Racing power tuned by the legendary Steve Petty reset the Door-Slammer MPH record with a mind-Blowing 274.33!!
“There’s definitely more left in at” Mouhayet said after the history making run “Just wait until tomorrow”
Well tomorrow is today so tune in tonight at 5pm Central Time on Bangshift.com or better yet, if you’re in the area come visit us at Gateway Motorsports Park where gates will open at noon and how about $2 Kräftig drafts as our SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL!!!
KENT, WA – The Seattle Regional Race at Pacific Raceways this past weekend was to be a charm for Johnny Ahten. For the past two years he has made it to the final round. This year, Ahten may not have advanced that far, but he did achieve some performance progress.
“We went back to what we know and softened it up a bit more, and I’m pleased with the progress,” said Ahten. “We have a hot rod again and now all we need is a little luck.“
The Island Renovations / Combust Filters dragster started Friday qualifying with a fine 5.399/262.90 to go to the number four slot. The next two qualifying attempts were treated like a test session, and a few tweaks were planned. Those adjustments proved that the Stump Puller can make power, but getting it to the pavement is a tricky application. Ahten ended up in the number six position after final qualifying. A match up with last year’s champ Chris Demke in the first round was the next challenge.
INDIANAPOLIS – Lucas Oil Top Fuel dragster driver Richie Crampton won the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals last weekend at Brainerd International Raceway with a career-best 3.69-second pass, but that’s not good enough for Crampton and his Morgan Lucas Racing team.
MLR built a new car for the U.S. Nationals and the Countdown to the Championship, and it was plenty fast in testing Wednesday at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
“It was a good day, for sure,” Crampton said. “We put our 3.69 race car to the side and broke out a new race car. I wasn’t sure we needed to do that after our success, but this one worked out pretty well. All things are looking good for Indy.”
GUARANTEED TO WIN event huge success – 19 drivers will race for free on Sept 18th!
LEICESTER, NY – The Joe’s Transmission TNT Super Series rolled into Empire Dragway this past weekend as part of the IHRA Summit Pro-Am weekend. 38 cars staged for a little Saturday night 7.00 index shoot-out with Paul Young from Alden, New York ultimately taking the event win.
Presented by Roy & Tara Lister, the GUARANTEED TO WIN event drew a record car count for the TNT Super Series with 38 cars. That means that 19 drivers will get into the next TNTSS race for free on Friday September 18 at Lancaster.
“We knew the field would be strong with 59 Hot Rod cars in the Pro-Am earlier that day,” said Ted Barnes. “It’s been a long time since we’ve seen that.”
Competitive portion of Throttle Fest Memphis will bring the horses
Mustangs will have their own trophy class at this weekend’s Throttle Fest Memphis powered by Fun Ford Series with FocusFest. Saturday’s racing portion of the program has five different classes to choose from and driver’s may enter multiple classes.
“This is a golden opportunity for our Ford racers to come out and have a little fun,” said MIR VP and GM Pam Kendrick. “There’s a class for every level of racer out there. It’s going to be a great way for a Ford enthusiast to spend the afternoon.”
Lucas Oil Nats Winners Richie Crampton, Robert Hight, Erica Enders, Eddie Krawiec, Luke Bogacki, and Alan Reinhart on WFO Radio NHRA Nitro
HOLLYWOOD, FL – This week on WFO Radio NHRA Nitro Lucas Oil Nationals Winners Richie Crampton, Robert Hight, Erica Enders, and Eddie Krawiec all stop by along with the NHRA’s Alan Reinhart! All Winnersviews are On Location from Brainerd International Raceway following what might be considered the greatest drag race of all time, in terms of overall performance.
Super Comp winner Luke Bogacki, Elite Motorsports owner Richard Freeman, and Brian Lohnes from Bangshift.com all stop by. Host, Joe Castello, gives his perspective on the weekend and previews the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.
To listen now, go to http://www.wforadio.com