Cody Coughlin Pre-race News & Notes: Columbus Memorial 100

Cody Coughlin Pre-race News & Notes: Columbus Memorial 100


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Cody Coughlin

JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour

Memorial 100

No. 1 JEGS.com Toyota Camry

 

The Race

Coughlin heads to his home track of Columbus Motor Speedway for the final time on Saturday night.  The Memorial 100 is a 100-lap Pro Late Model race, and it is the last chance Coughlin will have to score a win at Columbus as the track is closing at the end of this season.

 

Coughlin enters Saturday night’s race leading the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour standings by 103 points over his crew chief Jack Smith.

 

The Last Race

Cody Coughlin finished third in his last JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour race.  That race was a 125-lap event at Ohio’s Spitzer Motor Speedway that saw him rally back from a mid-race spin to score a podium finish.  The last scheduled JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour race was supposed to be held last Saturday night, but it was canceled due to rain.  The Joe Gibbs Racing Development Driver has two series wins in 2016 and five overall in Late Model competition this season.

 

The Race Track

Columbus Motor Speedway has had a major impact on Cody Coughlin’s career.  Cody branched out from his drag racing-based family to begin his oval track career at CMS on its quarter-midget track.  Now, he competes at the facility in Late Models as he continues his ascension into the big leagues of NASCAR.  The facility is also just a hop, skip and a jump from the JEGS World Headquarters.

 

The track is a 1/3-mile oval just outside of Columbus, Ohio.  The race track is in its 69th and final year of operation.  It was announced at the start of 2016 that the track would be ceasing operations at the end of the 2016 season.

 

The Crew

Cody Coughlin’s Team JEGS crew will be led by first year crew chief Jack Smith.  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.

 

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.

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

Won JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour race at Salem Speedway in June.

Won JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour race at Anderson Speedway in July.

 

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 on the JEGS All-Stars Tour (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 All-Stars Tour.

 

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Cody Coughlin Website:                                  CodyCoughlin.com

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