Jeg Coughlin Jr. wins 600th elimination round en route to runner-up finish in Topeka

TOPEKA, KS — Six-time drag racing champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. reached another incredible milestone Sunday by winning his 600th elimination round en route to his second runner-up finish of the 2017 season. Coughlin joins Warren Johnson and Greg Anderson as the only drivers in Pro Stock with at least 600 elimination wins. “It’s really cool to chalk up 600 round wins,” Coughlin said. “It’s not something you really keep track of. We’ve been at this Pro Stock a couple decades now and I’m honored to [...]

2017-05-22T11:58:04+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Jeg Coughlin Jr., NHRA, Race Recap|Tags: , , , |

Shimmy, shimmy (tire) shake has Erica Enders dancing to an early exit from Topeka

TOPEKA, KS — Two-time world champion Erica Enders was hoping for more from the 29th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties, but her usually reliable Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro encountered some severe tire shake just off the launch pad in her opening-round race against teammate Vincent Nobile, resulting in a loss. After qualifying 7-8 on the elimination ladder, Enders and Nobile knew they would likely have a very close race. As expected, the two experts reacted to the starting lights within one-thousandth of [...]

2017-05-22T11:37:00+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Erica Enders, NHRA, Race Recap|Tags: , , |

Pro Stock champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. heats up chilly Topeka with top-four qualifying effort

TOPEKA, KS — Six-time world champion drag racer Jeg Coughlin Jr. used Saturday’s cooler temperatures to rocket up the Pro Stock elimination ladder, ultimately securing the fourth spot at the 29th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Park Topeka. “We’re pretty happy with the JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro,” Coughlin said. “We got quicker each of the three sessions we were able to compete and I’m confident that if we hadn’t lost a round to yesterday’s rain, we would have posted an [...]

2017-05-21T13:22:08+00:00 May 20th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Jeg Coughlin Jr., Qualifying|Tags: , , , |

Elite Motorsports champion Erica Enders to start mid-pack in quest for Topeka crown

TOPEKA, KS — Missing one of four scheduled rounds of qualifying may not seem like a big deal, but for two-time world champion and past Topeka titlist Erica Enders, a lost round can be the difference between qualifying mid-pack or at the top of the elimination field of the 29th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties. “We came here with a renewed feeling of confidence after running so well in Atlanta and getting to our first final of the year,” Enders said. “And [...]

2017-05-21T13:34:31+00:00 May 20th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Erica Enders, NHRA, Qualifying|Tags: , , |

Jeg Coughlin Jr. coming to life as NHRA tour heads to middle stretch of regular season

TOPEKA, KS -- Six-time world champion drag racer Jeg Coughlin Jr. knows his JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro has been running well all year. He also knows it's been getting even better over the last few national events, which has him thrilled to be heading to Heartland Park Topeka for this weekend's 29th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties. "We're really excited about the first seven races and are very much looking forward to this middle stretch of the 18-race regular season to climb [...]

2017-05-16T17:01:47+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Jeg Coughlin Jr., NHRA, Pre Race|Tags: , , , |

Atlanta runner-up Erica Enders looking to go ‘One Step Beyond’ in Topeka

TOPEKA, KS — Fresh off a season-best runner-up finish at the last NHRA tour stop in Atlanta, two-time Pro Stock world champion Erica Enders is looking to go “One Step Beyond” at this weekend’s 29th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Park Topeka. “We are going to do our best to carry the momentum we picked up in Atlanta and take it to Topeka,” Enders said. “We had a great day there in our Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro. All we need [...]

2017-05-16T07:53:22+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Erica Enders, Pre Race|Tags: , , |

Elite Motorsports pro Erica Enders has first chance at NHRA trophy in 32 races

COMMERCE, GA — It may be too early to say Erica Enders is completely back to the championship form that carried her to back-to-back world titles in 2014 and 2015, but she certainly seems to be trending in the right direction. That seems to be the general sentiment after her impressive runner-up finish Sunday at the 37th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway, which was highlighted by a pair of Enders’ trademark holeshot wins. “It should have been three holeshot wins today [...]

2017-05-08T08:53:26+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Erica Enders, NHRA, Race Recap|Tags: , , |

Strong semifinal finish in Atlanta keeps Jeg Coughlin Jr. in thick of Pro Stock battle

COMMERCE, GA — Jeg Coughlin Jr. has won five Pro Stock championships in the past so he knows what it takes to win drag racing’s ultimate prize. That knowledge includes the fact that you can’t win every race, so it’s what you do in between victories that can make a big difference. That’s why the 58-time national event winner was so pleased with his weekend in Atlanta after a strong semifinal finish in his JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro at the 37th annual Lucas Oil NHRA [...]

2017-05-08T08:49:40+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Jeg Coughlin Jr., NHRA, Race Recap|Tags: , , , |

Two-time Pro Stock champion Erica Enders wants Atlanta trophy for her collection

COMMERCE, GA — Two-time world champion Erica Enders’ 21 national event trophies places her second on the all-time list of female professional drag racers, but the Houston, Texas, native has yet to score one at Atlanta Dragway, something she’d love to change Sunday at the 37th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals. “Atlanta is one on the to-do list for sure,” Enders said. “We’ll get there. Our performances across the board have been trending up all year and if we’d been able to make four [...]

2017-05-07T07:49:41+00:00 May 6th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Erica Enders, NHRA, Qualifying|Tags: , , |

Jeg Coughlin Jr. takes aim at first victory of the year from No. 4 starting spot

COMMERCE, GA — Six-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. will try for his fourth Atlanta crown from the favored side of the elimination ladder after qualifying his JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro in the No. 4 position at the 37th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals. Coughlin posted a best run of 6.590 seconds at 210.41 mph in Saturday’s opening session. Due to rain, qualifying action was shortened to just two rounds, both taking place Saturday. Coughlin’s second run was a 6.604 at 209.79 mph. “With [...]

2017-05-07T07:47:54+00:00 May 6th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Jeg Coughlin Jr., NHRA, Qualifying|Tags: , , , |