By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
JEGS.com Pro Stock driver Jeg Coughlin Jr. won the second NHRA race of the season in Pro Stock. He won the 35th annual Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Arizona.
Coughlin Jr. defeated Matt Hartford in the final round. Coughlin Jr., the Delaware, Ohio native, went 6.557 at 210.67 mph.
Hartford went red out of the gate. He was -0.024 early to give the race to Coughlin Jr.
This is Coughlin Jr.’s first win since the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California on July 29th. He had three wins during the 2018 season.
With this win, it is his 62nd career win. It is also his third career win at the facility near Phoenix.
With three wins, Coughlin Jr. is now tied with Darrell Alderman, Kurt Johnson, and Warren Johnson for the second-most all-time at the facility. The late Bob Glidden has the most all-time with five.
Coughlin Jr. also broke the tie with Greg Anderson, with two, as they had the most all-time of an active competitor.
In prior events, Coughlin Jr. had a 6-2 advantage over Hartford. However, this was the first-time they had faced each other in the final round.
After going red, Hartford had bad tire shake and pushed in the clutch. Coughlin Jr. coasted down the track in the groove for the win.
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