Pro Stock legend wins Inaugural World Doorslammer Nationals

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Legendary Pro Stock driver Jeg Coughlin Jr. has won a lot of races in his racing career. But for the first-time, he has won this specialty event.

He won the first annual Drag Illustrated World Doorslammer Nationals presented by CTech Manufacturing at Orlando Speed World Dragway in Orlando, Florida. Coughlin Jr. defeated Greg Anderson in the final round.

Pro Stock legend Jeg Coughlin Jr. racing at the World Doorslammer Nationals
Jeg Coughlin Jr. racing at the World Doorslammer Nationals (Photo by Rob Geiger)

The JEGS/Elite Motorsports driver went 6.484 at 212.36 mph to claim the win. The Summit Racing Equipment driver went 6.485 at 213.81 mph.

With the win, he is now $75,000 richer. Also, he won the event co-owned by his Elite Motorsports owner Richard Freeman, Drag Illustrated owner Wes Buck, and Orlando Speed World’s Ozzy Moya.

“It’s been a helluva weekend and it’s extremely exciting to be the last one standing Sunday evening at this inaugural race,” Coughlin said. “The format of this race was very intense with just one qualifying run Friday and then three Saturday. We missed the set-up Friday and were hoping the weather would stay good for Saturday and it did, although the sun came out and made it trickier. 

“It really felt like things didn’t totally come together for Rickie (Jones, crew chief) until the semifinals today but the guys fought through it all to get us in position to win and we were able to pull it off. It was worth the effort; winning $75,000 in cash is pretty bad ass.”

It’s unclear if he’ll come back should there be a second event next March to defend his crown. Coughlin Jr. announced his retirement from full-time competition at the end of the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

Coughlin Jr. had a small starting line advantage, as he had a 0.032 reaction time. Anderson was trailing behind in his KB Racing Chevy Camaro with a 0.040 reaction time.

Despite being behind at the beginning, Anderson made it a close race. The Delaware, Ohio native won by 0.0090 seconds, or approximately three feet.

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