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FYI WIRZ: NHRA Grandson Hopes to Go Straight to NASCAR

Jeg Coughlin Sr. was drag racing before 1960, but the JEGS Automotive/ JEGS Mail Order business he started as a local speed shop in downtown Columbus, Ohio is celebrating its 50th year this season. Coughlin also went to work rearing a family of drag racing champions. Four Coughlin brothers now work as vice-presidents in JEGS Delaware, Ohio headquarters, but all drag race in various levels in NHRA. John competes in Top Dragster and Comp. Mike races Top Sportsman. Troy races Pro Street and Pro Mod. Four-time Pro Stock champion Jeg Jr. races in Sportsman ranks as well. The four brothers have young children who race also, five males and four females who have drag raced Junior Dragsters and go-karts. The oldest male, Troy Jr. at 18, was the...

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