Cody Coughlin Pre-Race News and Notes: Masters of the Pros 144

Cody Coughlin Pre-Race News and Notes: Masters of the Pros 144


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Cody Coughlin

JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour

Masters of the Pros 144

No. 1 JEGS.com Toyota Camry

 

The Race

This is Coughlin’s first Pro Late Model start of the season.  This will be the third different vehicle Coughlin has raced in 2016.  He’s competed in a truck for Kyle Busch Motorsports on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on two occasions, and a Super Late Model four times this year.  In fact, he has scored two wins in the ARCA/CRA Super Series in 2016.

 

This weekend’s race is one of the most prestigious Pro Late Model races in America.  It is the Champion Racing Oils Masters of the Pros 144 at Missouri’s Lebanon I-44 Speedway.  The Masters of the Pros 144 pays out at least $8,000 to the winner, plus bonus money, and the winner also received a Green Sports Coat.

 

 

The Last Race

Cody Coughlin was victorious last weekend at a Super Late Model event at Anderson Speedway in Indiana.  The Joe Gibbs Racing Development driver, started third and took the lead for the first time near the halfway mark.  After a fierce battle, Coughlin was able to hold off the other competitors to score his second-straight ARCA/CRA Super Series win.  The 20 year-old is the current series point leader.

 

 

The Crew

Cody Coughlin’s Team JEGS crew will be led by new crew chief Jack Smith, who will be calling the shots for the third time this season.  Smith is joined by Kevin Hamlin (team manager), Scott Wimmer (spotter), and Dave Holt (transporter driver).

 

 

The Family

Cody is a third-generation race car driver.  His family, including his father, John, has been successful in NHRA drag racing for decades.  Cody, unlike his family predecessors, chose the path of circle-track racing rather than follow on the straight-line path set forth by the rest of his family.  Cody’s mother, Di, and sister, Kennedi, attend Cody’s races in support of their favorite driver.

 

The Race Track

Lebanon I-44 Speedway originally opened as a dirt track in 1983 and remained dirt until the start of the 1989 season.  The track stayed pavement until it was converted back into a dirt track at the start of the 2003 season.  In 2010 the facility was once again converted back into a pavement race track, and currently sits as the only paved race track in the state of Missouri.

 

 

Cody Coughlin: Through the Years

2016

Made first NCWTS start at Daytona International Speedway for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

Scored a top five and a top 10 at Nashville in the North/South Super Late Model Challenge.

Won ARCA/CRA Super Series race at Toledo Speedway in April.

Won ARCA/CRA Super Series race at Anderson Speedway in May.

 

2015

Made first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Kentucky in July.

Made six ARCA Racing Series starts, capturing two poles (Talladega, Chicagoland), two top-fives, three top 10’s, and led a total of 28 laps.

Coughlin finished sixth on the road course at New Jersey Motorsports Park in an ARCA Racing Series event in June.

He ran eight ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Model races, with a best finish of second coming at the prestigious Winchester 400 in October.

 

2014

Made 11 ARCA Racing Series starts, scoring three top five finishes, and eight top-10 finishes.

He had a best finish of fourth, twice, at Kentucky Speed and Kansas Speedway.

He had a streak of three-straight top-10 finishes twice.

Won the Winchester 100 ARCA/CRA Super Series race at Winchester Speedway.

Scored three top-fives and four top-10 finishes in four ARCA/CRA Super Series races.

 

2011 – 2013

Won the 2013 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour championship.

Scored two victories in JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour competition (Dixie Speedway, Salem Speedway) in 2013

Scored seven top fives and nine top-10’s and two poles in addition to the two victories in JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour competition in 2013

Won the 2011 Howe Lettow Memorial Rookie of the Year Award for the JEGS / CRA All-Stars Tour.

 

 

Get Social

Cody Coughlin on Twitter:                              @Cody_Coughlin

Team JEGS on Twitter:                                   @TeamJEGS

Team JEGS on Instagram:                              @JEGSPerformance

Cody Coughlin Website:                                  CodyCoughlin.com

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