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Jeg Coughlin Jr. says runner-up finish in Houston shows progress of Elite Motorsports

April 23rd, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Jeg Coughlin Jr., NHRA, Race Recap|Tags: , , , |

HOUSTON, TX — While admitting he wanted this victory a little more than usual, Jeg Coughlin Jr. was still very satisfied with his runner-up finish Sunday at the 30th annual NHRA Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway. Racing in his 101st career final, Coughlin took on good friend Bo Butner for the trophy. When the lights flashed, both men left with identical .061-second reaction times with Butner managing to inch away at each incremental timer for a slight 6.550 to 6.562-second win. Jeg Coughlin Jr. [...]

Erica Enders suffers red-light disqualification in opening round race versus husband

April 23rd, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Erica Enders, NHRA, Race Recap|Tags: , , |

HOUSTON (April 23) — Two-time world champion Erica Enders threw away what was the quickest and fastest pass of the 30th annual NHRA Spring Nationals by leaving the starting line nine-thousandths of a second early in a Round 1 loss to her husband Richie Stevens. The automatic disqualification negated a stellar 6.523-second blast at 213.37 mph that would have delivered an easy win over Stevens’ 6.589 at 210.64 mph. It left the Cypress, Texas native more than a little perturbed. “There was no showing off [...]

Hometown girl Erica Enders primed for big race day, starting against her husband

April 22nd, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Erica Enders, Qualifying|Tags: , , |

HOUSTON, TX — Two-time Pro Stock world champion Erica Enders loves racing at home and her hometown fans love her for bringing so much glory to the Bayou City. It’s a relationship the Cypress, Texas native wants to expand Sunday when she races from the No. 4 qualifying spot for the trophy of the 30th annual NHRA Spring Nationals. “So happy to be back in Texas,” Enders said. “It’s no secret I love this state and being at the track where I started racing as [...]

Jeg Coughlin Jr. shoots to the top of Pro Stock ladder with stout 6.557-second pass

April 22nd, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Jeg Coughlin Jr., Qualifying|Tags: , , , |

HOUSTON, TX — Jeg Coughlin Jr. may have raced to six world titles but he’s never really been known for collecting a lot of top qualifier honors through the years. That trend could be changing after Coughlin rocketed to the top of Pro Stock Friday at the 30th annual NHRA Spring Nationals with a stout 6.557-second pass at 210.70 mph. “It’s a testament to the attitude and efforts of this Elite Motorsports race team,” Coughlin said as he climbed from the cockpit of his JEGS.com/Elite [...]

Erica Enders coming home to race Lupe Tortilla/Elite Motorsports Pro Stock racecar

April 18th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Erica Enders, NHRA, Pre Race|Tags: , , , |

HOUSTON, TX — Winning her hometown race always has been a great talisman for native Houstonian Erica Enders, a trend she’d love to continue at this year’s NHRA Spring Nationals, which take place Friday-Sunday at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown. Enders, who was born and raised in Houston, won the Pro Stock title at her home track in 2014 and 2015, which propelled her to NHRA championships those same two years. Now, with sponsorship from Houston-based Lupe Tortilla Mexican Restaurants, Enders is hoping another Lone [...]

Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. looking for fifth Houston drag race trophy

April 18th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Jeg Coughlin Jr., Pre Race, Sportsman|Tags: , , , |

HOUSTON, TX — Six-time world champion drag racer Jeg Coughlin Jr. has amassed 76 national event victories in his drag racing career, including five at Royal Purple Raceway in Houston, site of this weekend’s 30th annual NHRA Spring Nationals. Considering how the first four races of the year have gone for the popular Ohioan, he’s hoping that number grows while he’s in the Lone Star State, and he’ll have two chances to add to his total. Coughlin arrives in H-Town with a pair of semifinal [...]

Two-time world champ Erica Enders reaches quarterfinals at Denso NHRA Nationals

April 2nd, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Erica Enders, Race Recap|Tags: , , |

LAS VEGAS, NV -- Two-time Pro Stock champion Erica Enders will have to wait for another time to log a fifth career victory at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after a one-up, one-down day at the 18th annual Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals. Enders drove her Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro past teammate Vincent Nobile in Sunday's opening round before losing to Bo Butner by a scant .014 seconds in the quarterfinals. As usual, Enders had superior reaction times in both races but her [...]

Frontrunner Jeg Coughlin Jr. reaches another semifinal in JEGS.com/Elite Camaro

April 2nd, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Jeg Coughlin Jr., Race Recap|Tags: , , , |

LAS VEGAS, NV — Racing on the strength of a fan vote, popular hot-rodder Erica Enders made sure top qualifier Jason Line remained winless in the lucrative $50,000 K&N Horsepower Challenge Saturday with a huge victory in the opening stanza of racing action. Although she lost a round later in the semifinals, Enders once again established herself as one of the hottest shoes in the sport. With the daunting task of taking on 10-time top qualifier Line in the opening round, Enders coolly pulled of [...]

JEGS.com pro Jeg Coughlin Jr. earns No. 2 starting position in Las Vegas

April 1st, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Jeg Coughlin Jr., Qualifying|Tags: , , , |

LAS VEGAS, NV — Not every driver in the Pro Stock category managed to make it down The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during Friday night qualifying, but those that did made an impact. Jeg Coughlin Jr. was one of the fortunate ones who made a pass just after NHRA officials decided to spray the racing surface and his impressive 6.652 at 206.92 mph in the JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro was enough to place him a season-best second on the elimination grid. “We had [...]

Fan pick Erica Enders ready to strut her stuff at her favorite racetrack in Vegas

March 28th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Erica Enders, Pre Race|Tags: , , |

LAS VEGAS, NV — No one in drag racing has enjoyed a better run of luck at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway than two-time Pro Stock champion Erica Enders, who returns to her favorite drag strip this weekend with two chances at glory during the 18th annual Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals. Thanks to her legion of loyal fans, Enders will be taking part in the K&N Horsepower Challenge, a special race-within-a-race for the top eight Pro Stock drivers from the previous 12 [...]