NOTEBOOK With an in-car camera mounted in the cockpit of his JEGS.com Cobalt, it was impossible for Jeg Coughlin Jr. to hide the disappointment of his final-round loss at this event, but the five-time NHRA champ did his best to look on the bright side. [...] if I had the choice to win just one, I think I would have taken Top Dragster because I love bracket racing.
PRO STOCK 14th annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, April 30-May 2, Madison To the surprise of nearly everyone in attendance, Warren Johnson, near lane, collected his first NHRA title in four years after Jeg Coughlin Jr. broke in the final. Johnson, who was appearing in his 151st career final, earned win No. 97 with a 6.670. Allen Johnson claims that he has gained ground against Moments after winning the Top Dragster title, Jeg Coughlin Jr. returned with a shot for an elusive class leader Mike Edwards, and after his performance at double. He had to settle for a win and a runner-up after breaking a rocker arm. this event, where he qualified No. 4, few would doubt him. NOTEBOOK have taken Top Dragster because I love bracket racing. Nothing against Pro Stock, track, and we can’t seem to do that without shaking the tires. I’m not sure but it is so hard to win in any of the Lucas what the answer is, but we’ll find it.” With an in-car camera mounted in the Oil categories.” cockpit of his JEGS.com Cobalt, it was The scariest moment of the weekend impossible for Jeg Coughlin Jr. to hide Pro Stock’s longest active qualifying occurred in round one of Pro Stock the disappointment of his final-round loss streak ended at the event when Jason when Rodger Brogdon’s Attitude at this event, but the five-time NHRA Line missed the cut for the first time in Apparel Pontiac made heavy contact champ did his best to look on the bright his career, a span of 151 events. Line’s with the retaining wall, turned upside side. After posting a nearly perfect run in best run was a 6.70, well off the 6.68 down, and caught fire. The NHRA the Top Dragster final, Coughlin was bump spot held by V. Gaines. “Obviously, Safety Safari presented by AAA was on heavily favored to win the Pro Stock final something is not right,” said Line. “I’m the scene immediately and helped until he broke against Warren Johnson. afraid we’ve been building towards this Brogdon get out of the car. He was “I’m not going to say I’m disappointed for a while because qualifying has been a checked out by medical personnel at because winning [in Top Dragster] was problem at the last few races. I don’t the track and released. “I’m a little pretty darn awesome. In fact, if I had the think power is our problem. We’ve just got sore, and I did inhale some smoke, and choice to win just one, I think I would to figure out how to get this car down the my eyebrows got singed, but otherwise, (Left) After reaching the final in Las Vegas, Greg Stanfield turned in another late-rounds finish at this event when he drove Ken Koretsky’s Nitro Fish Pontiac to the semifinals. Stanfield defeated Shane Gray and Justin Humphreys before losing a close match against Jeg Coughlin Jr. in the semi’s. (Below) Runaway points leader Mike Edwards appeared headed for another final until a backfire ended his day in the semi’s. Edwards’ crew worked frantically to repair the team’s Penhall Pontiac, but he was unable to answer the call against W.J. (Above) Another program that appears to be on the uptick is Johnny Gray’s in- house effort. Gray qualified ninth, his highest ranking of the season, and scored his first round-win by stopping Rickie Jones. (Left) Erica Enders and the
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