Recent NHRA News
So this is what 10,000 horsepower feels like. As the NHRA season blasted into gear last week, Don Schumacher Racing unleashed its official team video for the 2014 season. And with Oakley’s Motorsports and video production teams behind the madness, the explosive production began capturing the imaginations of motorsports fans far and wide. Over two days at preseason testing last month in South Florida, Oakley’s crew of mad scientists/videographers employed an unprecedented display of technologies to capture team DSR and its personalities in action using famed Red Digital cameras. Red Digital is the video camera of choice for major Hollywood films.
Jeg Coughlin is blazing his way into the ranks of the greatest NHRA drivers of all time. But although it’s been no easy task, he’s making it look easy. The long-time Oakley drag racer rocketed to his fifth Pro Stock Championship in early November, tallying his fourth Auto Club NHRA Pomona event victory on the way. “In this day and age, it is so tough to win out here,” Jeg said. “We’ve seen a lot of races won and lost by just a few thousandths of a second. I think this is one of the tightest, and one of the most intense championships I’ve ever won. This ranks right up there with 2007 when we had the two cuts to the Countdown to One in the first year of our playoffs.” Obviously, he’s no stranger to success. Taking his place as the eighth driver in NHRA history to claim five pro series crowns, 25,000 Southern California fans witnessed Jeg add to his illustrious list of triumphs throughout the years.
The Countdown: NHRA Charger Jeg Coughlin Jr. Claims 55th Career Pro Stock Victory in Concord, Shoots Into Pro Stock Title Contention
When you’ve dominated 98 national NHRA events over the course of a storied career, winning becomes an expected result. But for Jeg Coughlin Jr., who instantaneously was catapulted into contention for his fifth Pro Stock Championship with his victory at Concord, every win is crucial…and appreciated. “Being the first round of the Countdown, to get a win was amazing,” said Jeg, following his 55th career Pro Stock triumph. "We had a fast car, kept lane choice all the way through the final until Jason outran us. Fortunately, we were able to get a little head start. I was able to get him on the Tree a bit and pull off this huge, huge win.”