Recent Motor Sports News
Oakley’s Jeg Coughlin Jr. became just the ninth professional drag racer in NHRA history to win 50 national events Sunday when he captured the title of the 30th annual Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. The 39-year-old joins legends John Force, Warren Johnson, Bob Glidden, Kenny Bernstein, Greg Anderson, Tony Schumacher, Joe Amato, and Larry Dixon in the “50 Wins Club,” with Dixon collecting his 52nd victory alongside Coughlin at this event.
Oakley’s professional skateboarder Rune Glifberg raced in the Volkswagon Jetta TDI Cup event at New Jersey Motorsports Park last Sunday. While the 2008 & 2009 X-Games Skateboard Park gold medal winner has driven at several racing schools, Sunday was the first time Glifberg competed in an auto race. The skateboarding legend earned a 21st place finish after turning in a solid performance.
Five-time world champion Oakley’s Jeg Coughlin Jr. will fill his brief off time from the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series by competing in this weekend’s inaugural K&N Filters Spring Fling 20’s presented by Sparco at legendary Bristol Dragway.