TOPEKA, Kan. (August 14, 2022) - Troy Coughlin Jr. picked up his second consecutive Pro Stock win at the Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmors just days after getting the first Pro Stock win of his career. He took down the reigning NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Pro Stock World Champion, Greg Anderson in a heated final round. Coughlin started race day from the No. 2 qualifier position and his JEGS.com/Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro performed consistently throughout the day.
“With a team like Elite Motorsports, it’s hard to know what’s next,” said Coughlin. “These guys are awesome. They are so passionate; everyone works on all of the cars and there’s nothing like it.”
In the first round of Pro Stock competition, the only losses for Elite were in all-Elite matchups. In their Corral Boots Ford Mustangs, the Cuadra brothers, Fernando Cuadra Jr. and Cristian Cuadra faced off against each other in a fierce sibling rivalry match. With a .009 reaction time, Cuadra Jr. defeated his younger brother with a Margin Of Victory of only 12 inches. It was a moment of redemption for the elder brother as he was previously bested by C. Cuadra in Denver earlier this year. Fernando Cuadra Sr. went red against his teammate and NHRA Pro Stock points leader Erica Enders.
Bo Butner cut a fantastic light in his sleek new Johnson's Horsepowered Garage Chevrolet Camaro to defeat Matt Hartford. Aaron Stanfield faced Pro Stock newcomer Camrie Caruso for the first time in their careers. Caruso went red, advancing Stanfield’s Janac Brothers/JC3 Energy Chevrolet Camaro to the next round. Coughlin advanced against Chris McGaha thanks to his pass of 6.659-seconds at 207.02 mph, the lowest E.T. of the round.
In the second round of NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Pro Stock competition, Enders defeated 2021 Rookie Of The Year Dallas Glenn despite Glenn getting a slight starting line advantage over the points leader. Her run of 6.673 at 206.45 was the lowest E.T. of the round. Coughlin took down Cuadra Jr. thanks to a starting line advantage. Kyle Koretsky got a starting line advantage over Stanfield and held on to it for the win. And Anderson defeated Butner to advance to the semifinal.
In an all-Elite semifinal round, Enders had the starting line advantage over Coughlin in her Melling Performance/Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro, but by mid-track Coughlin’s yellow JEGS.com/Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro chased her down for the round win, advancing him to the fifth Pro Stock final of his career.
The next stop on the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series schedule is the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Minn. August 18-21.
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Content: Elite Motorsports PR