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Troy Coughlin Jr.

Quick Facts

Vehicle(s): JEGS.com Top Alcohol Dragster, Super Comp dragster & Chevy Corvette Super Gas roadster
Series: National Hot Rod Association: Top Alcohol Dragster, Super Comp, Super Gas & E.T. Brackets
Hometown: Delaware, Ohio
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
Age: 29 (DOB July 10, 1990)
Family: Brenna (wife), Troy (father) and Michelle (mother), Julie (step mom), Meghan, Paige, & Kelly (sisters)
2020 Car(s): JEGS.com Dragster (Top Alcohol Dragster) & JEGS.com Chevy Corvette roadster (Super Gas)
Crew Chief: Rich McPhillips Sr. (Top Alcohol Dragster) & Justin Beaver (Sportsman)

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Troy Coughlin Jr.

The happiest place on earth for Troy Coughlin Jr. is the drag strip. It would be hard to find anyone who is more excited about all things related to the quarter-mile than Troy Jr., who eats, sleeps and breathes the sport.

Troy Jr.'s fervor should come as no surprise considering his linage. After all, he is the son of three-time Pro Mod world champion Troy Coughlin Sr. and the grandson of drag racing Hall of Fame member Jeg Coughlin Sr., who also happens to be the founder of industry giant JEGS Mail Order, the worldwide high-performance parts provider now owned by his father and uncles.

For Troy Jr., drag racing literally is his life.

As it turns out, Troy Jr. happens to be quite good at his passion. He's already a three-time champion with 17 national, regional and divisional victories on his resume, not to mention a sack full of high-dollar bracket race titles.

From his earliest days in a Junior Dragster, to his first national event victory in Super Comp in 2009, to his Division 3 Super Gas crown from 2013, on through to his latest endeavors in the JEGS.com McPhillips Racing Top Alcohol Dragster, which he drove to the North Central Regional championship in 2018 and the East Region title in 2019, Troy Jr. has been a winner.

Proving his versatility, Troy Jr. has twice won the U.S. Nationals, the sports longest-running and most prestigious event, and he's been the overall points champion of the Moroso Memorial 5-Day Bracket Championship. He also was the Pro Mod Rookie of the Year honors in 2015, racing as a teammate to his father.

He also was named to Drag Illustrated's "30 Under 30" list, which honors the "brightest young people in drag racing," according to the magazine.

Away from racing, Troy Jr. enjoys spending time with his wife Brenna and rooting for all the sports teams at The Ohio State University. He's also one of the top associates at JEGS.

Troy Coughlin Jr. NHRA National Event Victories
Year Event Location Class
2019 Mopar Express Lane Nationals Reading, PA Top Alcohol Dragster
2019 NHRA Norwalk Nationals Norwalk, OH Top Alcohol Dragster
2018 Dodge NHRA Nationals Reading, PA Top Alcohol Dragster
2014 JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals Columbus, OH Super Gas
2014 Chevy Performance U.S. Nationals Indianapolis, IN Super Gas
2013 NHRA Gatornationals Gainesville, FL Super Gas
2010 Mac Tools U.S. Nationals Indianapolis, IN Super Comp
2009 NHRA Las Vegas Nationals Las Vegas, NV Super Comp
Troy Coughlin Jr. NHRA Divisional Wins
Year Event Location Class
2019 Virginia Motorsports Park Dinwiddie, VA TAD
2019 Beech Bend Raceway Park Bowling Green, KY TAD
2019 Atco Raceway Atco, NJ TAD
2019 Beech Bend Raceway Park Bowling Green, KY TAD
2018 Beech Bend Raceway Park Bowling Green, KY TAD
2018 Cecil County Dragway Rising Sun, MD TAD
2018 Norwalk Raceway Norwalk, OH TAD
2014 Beech Bend Raceway Park Bowling Green, KY Super Gas
2014 Cecli Co. Dragway Rising Sun, MD Super Gas
2014 Norwalk Raceway Norwalk, OH Super Gas
Troy Coughlin Jr. NHRA Divisional Championships
Year Event Location Class
2019 East Region Champion   Top Alcohol Dragster
2018 East Region Champion   Top Alcohol Dragster
2013 Division III Champion   Super Gas
Troy Coughlin Jr. Special Event Wins
Year Event Location Class
2014 Moroso 5 Day E.T. Championships Palm Beech, FL Super Pro (overall points champ)
2012 Spring Buck Blast Valdosta, GA Super Pro
2012 World Super Pro Challenge Stanton, MI Super Pro
2012 AAA Salvage Bracket Championships Atco, NJ Super Pro

 

• Began racing in the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League shortly after celebrating his 8th birthday in 1998.

• Claimed his first Jr. Dragster victory at his home track, National Trail Raceway, in 2005

• Made his debut in a “big car” in 2007 driving his uncle, John’s Team JEGS dragsters in the Super Comp class

• Became the first third-generation Coughlin to win an NHRA national event title when he earned the Super Comp win in Las Vegas in 2009

• Finished No. 12 in the NHRA North Central Division Super Comp standings during his rookie season in 2009.

• Joined his father, Troy Sr. as a winner of the sport’s most prestigious race, the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals when he won the Super Comp class in 2010. Troy Sr. won the Super Gas title in 1991.

• Finished 8th in the NHRA national points standings and No. 4 in the North Central Division in Super Comp in 2010

• Made his debut in the Top Dragster class at the 2011 JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals in Columbus, recording a personal best 6.665-elapsed time and a 206.76- mph speed.

• Won the $25,000 top prize in the 2011 AA Auto Salvage Northeast Bracket Championships at Atco Dragway, one of the nation’s richest E.T. bracket events.

• Won his second title at the sport’s biggest event, the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in Indy in 2014.

• Went to the final round of four NHRA divisional events in 2014 and scored a win in Cecil County, Md.

• Won his first NHRA Lucas Oil Series divisional championship when he claimed the Division 3 Super Gas title in 2013. Also posted a third-place finish in Super Comp.

• Won the overall points championship at the prestigious Moroso 5-Day E.T. Bracket Championships in West Palm Beach, FL in 2014

• Joined his father, Troy, in the Pro Mod class for 2015 and earned a ninth-place finish

• Earned three semifinal finishes in his first season in the Pro Mod class in 2015.

• Qualified for his NHRA competition license in the Top Fuel class (2016).

• Competed in 17 events in the Top Fuel class and recorded personal bests of 3.696-seconds and 328.86 mph (2017)

• Made debut in Top Alcohol Dragster class (2018). Won four events and finished No. 4 in the national standings.

• Went to 11 final rounds in Top Alcohol Dragster in 2019, winning five times on his way to a second-straight East Region Championship.

Career Highlights: 

• Began racing in the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League shortly after celebrating his 8th birthday in 1998.

• Claimed his first Jr. Dragster victory at his home track, National Trail Raceway, in 2005

• Made his debut in a “big car” in 2007 driving his uncle, John’s Team JEGS dragsters in the Super Comp class

• Became the first third-generation Coughlin to win an NHRA national event title when he earned the Super Comp win in Las Vegas in 2009

• Finished No. 12 in the NHRA North Central Division Super Comp standings during his rookie season in 2009.

• Joined his father, Troy Sr. as a winner of the sport’s most prestigious race, the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals when he won the Super Comp class in 2010. Troy Sr. won the Super Gas title in 1991.

• Finished 8th in the NHRA national points standings and No. 4 in the North Central Division in Super Comp in 2010

• Made his debut in the Top Dragster class at the 2011 JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals in Columbus, recording a personal best 6.665-elapsed time and a 206.76- mph speed.

• Won the $25,000 top prize in the 2011 AA Auto Salvage Northeast Bracket Championships at Atco Dragway, one of the nation’s richest E.T. bracket events.

• Won his second title at the sport’s biggest event, the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in Indy in 2014.

• Went to the final round of four NHRA divisional events in 2014 and scored a win in Cecil County, Md.

• Won his first NHRA Lucas Oil Series divisional championship when he claimed the Division 3 Super Gas title in 2013. Also posted a third-place finish in Super Comp.

• Won the overall points championship at the prestigious Moroso 5-Day E.T. Bracket Championships in West Palm Beach, FL in 2014

• Joined his father, Troy, in the Pro Mod class for 2015 and earned a ninth-place finish

• Earned three semifinal finishes in his first season in the Pro Mod class in 2015.

• Qualified for his NHRA competition license in the Top Fuel class (2016).

• Competed in 17 events in the Top Fuel class and recorded personal bests of 3.696-seconds and 328.86 mph (2017)

• Made debut in Top Alcohol Dragster class (2018). Won four events and finished No. 4 in the national standings.

• Went to 11 final rounds in Top Alcohol Dragster in 2019, winning five times on his way to a second-straight East Region Championship.

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