Another MOPAR Win

Coughlin Adds Englishtown

Larry Jewett - June 02, 2014 08:24 AM


Jeg Coughlin Jr. scored his second win in three events by taking the NHRA Summernationals, moving to a tie for second in season point standings.

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      Jeg Coughlin Jr. drove the Mopar Dodge Dart to victory at the 45th annual National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Summernationals in Englishtown, New Jersey, to earn his 58th career Pro Stock national title after reaching the final round of eliminations for a third consecutive event. The defending NHRA factory hot rod world champion has been on a tear, jumping from ninth place in the points standings to second with his two wins and a runner-up finish, combining with his teammate, Allen Johnson, to put the new Dodge Dart in the winner’s circle at each of the last three events.
      "These last three weekends have been a helluva hat trick for J&J Racing, winning all three races,” said Coughlin. “I got Atlanta and Englishtown and A.J. won in Topeka, so we're on a great run."
      “Congratulations to Jeg Coughlin Jr. on his drive to the winner’s circle at the Summernationals to continue this fantastic streak of wins for the Dodge Dart and his second of the year.” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “A third consecutive win for the Dodge Dart definitely helps validate all the hard work that the Mopar teams have put in with the new vehicle. We look forward to seeing what more Jeg and Allen can do with HEMI and new Dodge Dart combination in such a competitive Pro Stock field.”
      Mopar teammates Coughlin and Johnson are currently tied for second (668) in the Pro Stock points race and have combined for five national titles for Mopar this season to date.