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ARCA/CRA Super Series
JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour
No. 1 JEGS.com Toyota Camry
Two races remain for Cody Coughlin Champion Racing Association competition in 2016. One JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Pro Late Model race (Saturday), and the biggest ARCA/CRA Super Series race of the season, the Winchester 400 (Sunday).
The Last Race
Coughlin’s last Super Late Model race saw him fight from the rear of the starting field at Lucas Oil Raceway to score another top five finish. His last Pro Late Model race saw him drive from 29th to second in 100 laps in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Title Hunt
Coughlin enters Sunday with the points lead in both CRA divisions. He just about has the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour championship clinched as he leads by 108 points with one race remaining. The ARCA/CRA Super Series standings are a little bit tighter as Coughlin’s lead is 13. Coughlin is on a quest to become the first driver in history to win both CRA Late Model touring series championships in the same season.
The Pink-Numbered Car
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to help recognize that Coughlin’s car will adorn a special pink scheme during the Winchester 400 weekend. Coughlin’s sponsor, JEGS, is a strong supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness Month through the JEGS Foundation where their motto is, “Racing for Cancer Research.”
The JEGS Foundation “Racing for Cancer Research” is honored to be affiliated with one of only 39 nationally-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute at The Ohio State University in Columbus.
To help spread awareness, during the autograph session, Cody and the team will be passing out special breast cancer awareness bags in honor of those who are going through or have gone through this challenge.
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), Dave Holt (crew member), and Jon Ziti (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
The high-banked asphalt ½ mile oval is located on SR 32 in Winchester, Indiana. Winchester Speedway is owned by Charlie Shaw. The seating capacity is 5,000 and an underground walk through tunnel makes commuting from the pits to the grandstands convenient. The track is billed as the “Fastest Half-Mile Race Track in the World.”
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.
Won JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour race at Salem Speedway in June.
Won JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour race at Anderson Speedway in July.
Won ARCA/CRA Super Series race at Winchester Speedway in September.
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 with three top five 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 with two victories, two pole awards and seven top-five finishes in JEGS/CRA (Dixie Speedway, Salem Speedway).
Won the 2011 Howe Lettow Memorial Rookie of the Year Award for the JEGS / CRA All-Stars Tour.
Cody Coughlin on Twitter: @Cody_Coughlin
Team JEGS on Twitter: @TeamJEGS
Team JEGS on Instagram: @JEGSPerformance
Cody Coughlin Website: CodyCoughlin.com