Five-Time World Champion Jeg Coughlin, Jr. to Compete in NHRA Sportsnationals at Auto Club Dragway

Auto Club Dragway hosts SPORTSnationals May 13-15 and Driver autograph session, including Jeg Coughlin, Jr., May 12 at Dave and Buster’s


SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif.  (May 9, 2011) – Hold on to your hats and don’t worry about using your seat, as the JEGS NHRA Pacific SPORTSnationals presented by K&N Filters roars into the quarter-mile Auto Club Dragway, May 13-15. 

The JEGS NHRA Pacific SPORTSnationals features drivers in six NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series categories, who will vie for valuable points leading to divisional and national championships.  Amongst the many talented drivers competing will be Jeg Coughlin Jr., who ranks ninth on NHRA’s all-time list of drivers with the most wins.  Coughlin Jr., who took home four victories in 2010 while competing in the NHRA Pro Stock division, will race in Super Comp and Super Gas.

The JEGS NHRA Pacific SPORTSnationals boasts a guaranteed purse of nearly $65,000 and competing classes include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street.  The event will also include the division’s popular Top Sportsman and Top Dragster categories as well as the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson.

The action starts on Friday with qualifying and time trials. Saturday is a full day of wheel-to-wheel competition with final qualifying and early elimination rounds. Then on Sunday, eliminations continue for the final day of competition.  You won’t want to blink an eye as you just may miss a photo finish.

Don’t forget to stop by the Pre-Race Party and Autograph Session on Thursday, May 12 starting at   6 p.m. at Dave and Buster’s (4821 Mills Circle) in the Ontario Mills Mall.

Prices are $10 for Friday, May 13 and $20 per day for Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15.  Tickets can be purchased at the gate.  Children 12 and under are free with a paid adult.  Gates open at 7 a.m. and the dragstrip action starts at 8 a.m. on each day.  As an added bonus, every ticket is a pit pass. 

For more information on the NHRA JEGS Pacific SPORTSnationals presented by K&N call (909) 429-5060 or visit

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