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Coughlin Jr. beats Anderson in final round in Bristol

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

For the second time in three races, Pro Stock driver Jeg Coughlin Jr. and Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock driver Greg Anderson faced each other in the Pro Stock final round. Coughlin Jr. has won both of the races.

Instead of Anderson going red, like at the NHRA Route 66 Nationals in Joliet, Illinois, Coughlin Jr. went 6.709 at 205.10 mph for the Father’s Day Wally at the Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway in Bristol, Tenn. on Sunday. Anderson went 6.741 at 205.07 mph.

Jeg Coughlin Jr. racing on Sunday in Bristol (Photo by the NHRA)

Jeg Coughlin Jr. racing on Sunday in Bristol (Photo by the NHRA)

“My team has made some transitions this season and now we are running much faster, and it feels pretty great to be on the right track now this season,” Coughlin Jr. said. “Winning at Thunder Valley is historic and it feels fantastic, so to be crowned a champion here is really special.”

Despite going to multiple final rounds this season, Anderson has not won this season. In fact, he has not won a race since the Toyota NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas, Nevada in October 2017.

When Coughlin Jr. won on Anderson’s red light in Joliet, Illinois, it snapped a four-year winless streak for the Performance driver.

Anderson held a 52-40 advantage over Coughlin Jr. in previous races. Yet, Coughlin Jr. held a 10-9 advantage in previous final rounds.

Coughlin Jr. had a small starting line advantage. Then, he was able to hold on to the win over the rest of the race.

The Performance driver won by 0.0377 seconds, or approx. 11 feet. This is Coughlin Jr.’s second win at Bristol and the 60th win of his career.


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