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Enders Rises To The Occasion In Pomona, Claims Third Pro Stock World Championship

2019-11-18T07:12:14-06:00November 17th, 2019|Categories: 2019, Chevrolet, Erica Enders, Melling Performance, Race Recap|Tags: , |

[Source: Drag Illustrated] For a third time, Erica Enders is a Pro Stock world champion. This one – claimed on Sunday during the NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona – was special, both in how Enders succeeded on this day in eliminations, and how the champ and her team have battled back from adversity the last three seasons. In the end, Enders triumphed in a possible career-defining performance on Sunday against Greg Anderson, clinching a third championship at the Countdown to the Championship [...]

Jeg Coughlin Jr. scores 80th career victory with third Pro Stock win in Sonoma

2018-07-30T12:31:32-05:00July 30th, 2018|Categories: 2018, Chevrolet, Jeg Coughlin Jr., Race Recap|Tags: , , , |

Six-time NHRA champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. had a big Sunday at Sonoma Raceway, winning his third Pro Stock race of the season, moving into the top five of the Mello Yello championship points, and reaching the 80-win mark for his career. Coughlin used his powerful JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro to beat Fernando Cuadra, Elite teammate Alex Laughlin, points leader Greg Anderson and Deric Kramer to match previous Pro Stock wins this year in Chicago and Bristol, Tenn. This was also Coughlin's third win in the [...]

JEGS.com driver Jeg Coughlin Jr. wins Pro Stock in Bristol

2018-06-18T08:51:01-05:00June 17th, 2018|Categories: 2018, Chevrolet, Jeg Coughlin Jr., Race Recap|Tags: , , , |

BRISTOL, TN – JEGS.com driver Jeg Coughlin Jr. has been on plenty of hot streaks during his legendary career, but not many like this one. With a victory in the Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals on Sunday at Bristol Dragway, Coughlin has scored three wins in the last three weekends. He won in Pro Stock in Chicago, followed that up with a Super Comp win in Richmond and extended the streak to three with the Pro Stock victory here. "That has a nice ring [...]

Jeg Coughlin Jr. breaks four-year drought with huge win at JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals

2018-06-18T08:49:23-05:00June 3rd, 2018|Categories: 2018, Chevrolet, Jeg Coughlin Jr., Race Recap|Tags: , , , |

JOLIET, IL -- Six-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. couldn't have picked a better place to break a four-year winless drought than Sunday's 21st annual JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals, the first pro event ever sponsored by the high-performance part company his father started 58 years ago. Coughlin had a stellar day behind the wheel of his JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro, posting an impressive string of super-quick reaction times in all four elimination rounds to help turn on the win lights he needed, and his [...]

Erica Enders and Team Capture First Victory of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series

2018-04-30T15:35:48-05:00April 30th, 2018|Categories: 2018, Chevrolet, Erica Enders, Race Recap|Tags: , , , |

Two-Time Pro Stock World Champion, Erica Enders was the last (wo)man standing at the end of the NGK Spark Plug Four-Wide Nationals in Concord, NC this weekend. Her last visit to the Winner's Circle came in Epping, New Hampshire in June of 2017 after a dry spell of over one year without a victory. "Our team has had many peaks and valleys together in our 4 seasons together. The ride started with more peaks than valleys, and in the last two seasons the tides turned [...]

Erica Enders completes 2017 season in qualified of 53rd annual NHRA Finals

2017-11-15T05:19:35-06:00November 12th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Erica Enders, NHRA, Race Recap|Tags: , , , , |

POMONA, CA — Two-time Pro Stock world champion Erica Enders ended her one-win 2017 campaign with a quarterfinal run at the season-ending 53rd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals. Showing off her trademark killer instincts in the seat of her Melling Performance/Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro, Enders trailered her best friend in the sport, the retiring Allen Johnson, before bowing to outgoing champ Jason Line when her car got out of shape in the suspect right-hand lane. “It’s disappointing because we had a racecar that could have [...]

Five-time Pro Stock champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. already thinking about next season

2017-11-15T05:19:38-06:00November 12th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Jeg Coughlin Jr., NHRA, Race Recap|Tags: , , , , |

POMONA, CA — Jeg Coughlin Jr. had his hands full Sunday, both in beating first-round opponent Matt Hartford and again in a quarterfinal defeat to Bo Butner as his JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro seemed a bit unhappy all day. In the end, Coughlin said it’s time to put this race and season in the rear-view mirror and look at the big picture, and what the team needs to do to be title contenders in 2018. “We’ve got horsepower, we’ve got cars and we’ve got the [...]

Expired engine ends Erica Enders weekend in opening round of Toyota Nationals

2017-10-30T05:36:48-05:00October 29th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Erica Enders, NHRA, Race Recap|Tags: , , , , |

LAS VEGAS, NV — It doesn’t happen often for Erica Enders and her Elite Performance race team but an expiring engine ended the six-time Vegas champion’s day in the opening round of competition. “As hard as we push these motors it’s actually surprising it doesn’t happen more often but we got bit today and that ended our race,” Enders said. “We’ll be fine. It’s an easy fix and we have lots of spares so we’ll be prepared for Pomona, no problem.” Had the motor survived [...]

Even in adversity Erica Enders finds encouragement after quarterfinal finish in Dallas

2017-10-16T15:03:17-05:00October 15th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Erica Enders, NHRA, Race Recap|Tags: , , , , |

DALLAS, TX – Two-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion and proud native Texan Erica Enders, driver of the bright red Melling Performance/Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro, raced to a second-round finish today in eliminations of the AAA Texas NHRA Fallnationals at the Texas Motorplex. With only two events remaining in the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series in Las Vegas and Pomona, Calif., Enders is optimistic she’ll visit the winner’s circle again this season, but she also laments on a very close loss to Greg [...]

Missed connection lands JEGS.com’s Jeg Coughin Jr. on the early departure list

2017-10-16T14:57:15-05:00October 15th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Chevrolet, Jeg Coughlin Jr., NHRA, Race Recap|Tags: , , , , |

DALLAS, TX – If the devil is truly in the details, then the misfortune that befell five-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. and his JEGS.com/Elite Performance team Sunday in the first round of eliminations at the AAA Texas NHRA Fallnationals was certainly of demonic descent. A loose wire foiled the chances of the Ohio native to claim the 59th career national event win of his already legendary career. The ever-calm and pragmatic racer, Coughlin, the 47-year-old pilot of the JEGS.com Chevrolet Camaro, [...]