Jeg Coughlin Jr. on Monday became the first driver in NHRA drag-racing history to win in six different categories by taking the Super Comp victory in Fontana, Calif.
The 40-year-old beat Tom McBride in the final round of the rain-delayed JEGS Pacific SPORTSnationals with 9.034-second pass at 160.46 mph versus McBride's 9.052 seconds at 167.07 mph. Coughlin now has wins in Pro Stock, Top Fuel, Competition Eliminator, Super Gas, Super Stock and Super Comp.
"What a deal!" he said. "To be the first to six is really neat. It's incredibly hard to win at the national level in any of these Sportsman classes and to have now won in six different classes . . . I don't know that it's sunk in yet. It's pretty special."
Before his victory, Coughlin shared the honor of winning in five different classes with four other drivers: Scotty Richardson, David Rampy, Greg Stanfield and Peter Biondo.
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