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Strong semifinal finish in Denver for two-time world champ Erica Enders

2017-07-23T22:19:23+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

DENVER, CO — Two-time Pro Stock world champion Erica Enders kept her hot streak alive with a strong semifinal finish at this weekend’s 38th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at beautiful Bandimere Speedway. Enders now has one victory, one runner-up result and two semifinal finishes since the first week of June, a steady streak of performances that has her climbing up the championship points rankings. “We’re pleased with the weekend, for sure,” Enders said. “You always set out to win the race and after qualifying [...]

Battle of Pro Stock champions doesn’t fall Jeg Coughlin Jr.’s way in Denver

2017-07-23T22:17:25+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Jeg Coughlin Jr., NHRA, Race Recap|Tags: , , , |

DENVER, CO — What could have been a marque first-round elimination race between five-time Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. and four-time titlist Greg Anderson instead ended in disappointment Sunday morning when Coughlin’s JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro fizzled in the mile-high climes of Bandimere Speedway. Just after dropping the clutch on his high-horsepower machine, Coughlin’s rear tires began to violently shake, forcing him to abort his run just a few hundred feet down the track. Anderson had no issues and cruised to a winning 6.979 [...]

Jeg Coughlin Jr. still looking for the quickest way down Bandimere Speedway

2017-07-23T07:47:13+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Jeg Coughlin Jr., NHRA, Qualifying|Tags: , , , |

DENVER (July 22) — Five-time Pro Stock world champion has traversed Bandimere Speedway numerous times in his two decades behind the wheel of his JEGS-branded racecars so he knows the famous mile-high strip well. However, after only qualifying 11th at this weekend’s 38th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals, Coughlin says he’s yet to find the quickest way down the quarter mile this time through. “Here we are at the conclusion of Day 2 in Denver and we are not overjoyed with our efforts so far,” [...]

Two-time Pro Stock champ looking for Denver victory from No. 2 qualifying position

2017-07-23T07:49:11+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Erica Enders, NHRA, Qualifying|Tags: , , , |

DENVER, CO — Erica Enders’ Melling Performance/Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro has been the second-quickest racecar after all three Pro Stock qualifying sessions contested this weekend at Bandimere Speedway as the world’s best quarter-mile drag racers line themselves up for the elimination rounds of the 38th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals. Now she just needs to figure out how to end race day one spot better. “We have a really fast hot rod here and we are going into race day No. 2 on the ladder [...]

A Bandimere prayer comforted, inspired two-time Pro Stock champ Erica Enders

2017-07-20T17:04:44+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Erica Enders, NHRA, Pre Race|Tags: , , , |

DENVER, CO — In the anxious moments just before Erica Enders clinched her first Pro Stock championship in Pomona, Calif., John Bandimere stopped in the staging lanes to wish her luck. Being a spiritual man, Bandimere, longtime owner of Bandimere Speedway in Denver, site of this weekend’s 38th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals, said a quick prayer with Enders, an impactful moment that has stuck with the 22-time national event winner. “Mr. Bandimere has a real presence about him and it really calmed me down [...]

Five-time Pro Stock champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. laser-focused on NHRA’s Western Swing

2017-07-18T08:05:34+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Jeg Coughlin Jr., NHRA, Pre Race|Tags: , , , |

DENVER, CO — With just five races remaining until the Countdown to the Championship playoffs, five-time Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. says the upcoming Western Swing of consecutive races in Denver, Sonoma and Seattle could prove to be pivotal for the true championship contenders in the NHRA’s factory hot rod class. Beginning with this weekend’s 38th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at picturesque Bandimere Speedway, Coughlin says zeroing in on a consistently fast setup is top priority for the JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro race [...]

Erica Enders charges to Pro Stock finals in Chicago, settles for second place

2017-07-10T09:02:49+00:00 July 9th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Erica Enders, NHRA, Race Recap|Tags: , , , |

CHICAGO, IL — Two-time Pro Stock world champion Erica Enders nearly recreated history Sunday at the 20th annual Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals before coming up a fraction of a second short of her ultimate goal of winning another Wally trophy. Enders was the first woman in history to win a Pro Stock race in 2012 when she reigned supreme at Route 66 Raceway. Although she couldn’t close the deal this time through, her third final-round showing of the season proves her Melling Performance/Elite [...]

JEGS.com Camaro gets loose in Round 1, prevents Jeg Coughlin Jr. from advancing

2017-07-10T09:04:55+00:00 July 9th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Jeg Coughlin Jr., NHRA, Race Recap|Tags: , , , |

CHICAGO, IL — What should have been a routine first-round victory for Route 66 Raceway kingpin Jeg Coughlin Jr. literally went askew 150 feet into the race when the JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro lost traction and turned sideways. Coughlin expertly pedaled his car and managed to regain control, but opponent Kenny Delco was already far enough ahead to beat Coughlin by a smidge. “Unfortunately, we had our hands full there in the first round,” Coughlin said. “That was not something we expected the car to [...]

TWO-TIME PRO STOCK CHAMP ERICA ENDERS TRENDING THE RIGHT WAY AT ROUTE 66 RACEWAY

2017-07-10T09:10:41+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Erica Enders, Qualifying|Tags: , , |

CHICAGO, IL — One of the most popular drivers in NHRA history, Erica Enders is used to “trending” on social media as she always seems to be at the forefront of fan’s online conversations. This weekend at the 20th annual Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals, Enders is executing a different type of “trending,” this time involving her Melling Performance/Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro. Since the start of qualifying, Enders has managed to improve in each of the four sessions, finally settling on a respectable 6.600-second [...]

CHICAGO CONQUEROR JEG COUGHLIN JR. LOOKING TO ADD TO HIS STELLAR ROUTE 66 RESUME

2017-07-09T09:43:20+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Jeg Coughlin Jr., NHRA, Qualifying|Tags: , , , |

CHICAGO, IL — Jeg Coughlin Jr. already holds the distinction of being the most decorated Pro Stock driver in Route 66 history with five victories at the 20-year-old facility. Now the six-time world champion wishes to pad his lead in that category with another big win at this weekend’s 20th annual Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals. “I’m looking forward to race day tomorrow,” Coughlin said. “It’s time to put our game face on and get after it. We know what we need to do [...]