JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour
No. 1 JEGS.com Toyota Camry
This is Coughlin’s second Pro Late Model start of the season, and first since scoring a top-five finish at the Masters of the Pros 144 at Lebanon I-44 Speedway in Missouri.
Coughlin is coming off of another Super Late Model victory, his third of the season. The 20 year-old has never won a Late Model race at his home race track of Columbus Motor Speedway. Coughlin has four top-10 finishes in Late Models at Columbus, the track at which Coughlin’s racing career began in quarter-midgets.
The Last Race
Cody Coughlin’s last Super Late Model race ended with another trip to victory lane. The Joe Gibbs Racing Development driver had never even seen Indiana’s Baer Field Motorsports Park before race weekend began. Coughlin started ninth, the deepest of any of his wins, and drove through the field to take the lead and the win.
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 three times 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).
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
Columbus Motor Speedway 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.
Cody Coughlin: Through the Years
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 Motorsports Park in May.
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.
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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