Cody Coughlin Pre-race News & Notes: Baer Field

Cody Coughlin Pre-race News & Notes: Baer Field


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Cody Coughlin

ARCA/CRA Super Series

Summit City 100

No. 1 JEGS.com Toyota Camry

 

The Race

This is Cody Coughlin’s fifth Super Late Model start of the season, and first since his victory at Anderson Speedway on Mother’s Day weekend.

 

Coughlin has never raced at the half-mile oval of Baer Field Motorsports Park in Fort Wayne, Indiana before, but he did recently test at the facility.  The Delaware, Ohio driver said the test will help him get up to speed faster this weekend.

 

“Thanks to the test I no longer have to spend the beginning of practice figuring the place out,” said Coughlin, who is the current series point leader.  “Now I can instead focus on the car and making sure I give the best feedback possible to my crew.”

 

The Last Race

Cody Coughlin’s last Super Late Model race ended with another trip to victory lane.  The Joe Gibbs Racing Development driver led 73 laps on the way to taking the win at Indiana’s Anderson Speedway.  He has a two-race win-streak in the ARCA / CRA Super Series.

 

The 20-year-old driver’s most recent race was a Pro Late Model event at Missouri’s Lebanon I-44 Speedway where he finished fifth after starting 11th.

 

The Crew

Cody Coughlin’s Team JEGS crew will be led by new crew chief Jack Smith.  Since Smith came on board Coughlin has visited victory lane twice and has finished in the top 10 in every start.  Smith is joined by Kevin Hamlin (team manager), Scott Wimmer (spotter), and Dave Holt (crew member).

 

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

Baer Field Motorsports Park, originally known as Baer Field Speedway, is a half-mile, mostly flat oval in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  The facility, which consists of the half-mile oval, a 3/8-mile oval, a 1/8-mile dirt track, a 1/10-mile go kart track, and a tractor pulling track, is in its 53rd year of existence.

 

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.

Made two NCWTS starts this year for KBM.

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.

 

 

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Cody Coughlin on Twitter:                              @Cody_Coughlin

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Team JEGS on Instagram:                              @JEGSPerformance

Cody Coughlin Website:                                  CodyCoughlin.com

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