Yesterday at the 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Mopar announced that the National Hot Rod Association’s, or NHRA’s, Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. will join the Team Mopar roster in 2012. Coughlin will be campaigning around in a new Mopar/JEGS.com Dodge Avenger as part of the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Pro Stock class.
“Jeg Jr. is a proven winner, with four Pro Stock championships on his resume,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “We are thrilled to add an elite driver to Team Mopar, and we look forward to sharing in his great success at the drag strip next season.”
“I’m extremely excited to join forces with Mopar in 2012,” said Jeg Jr. in reply, the only racer in the history of the NHRA to win a national event in six different classes. “The entire Coughlin Brothers Racing team has high expectations for the 2012 season and we expect to field a premier program with our Mopar/JEGS.com Dodge Avenger team, from top to bottom.”
Coughlin Jr. will join veteran racer Allen Johnson as the only two drivers in the Pro Stock class directly sponsored by Mopar.
– By: Omar Rana