Another Coughlin on cusp of winning championship

Just days after brother Troy Coughlin captured his third Pro Mod championship at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, brother Mike Coughlin will try to duplicate the feat himself in the NHRA's Top Dragster category. All Coughlin needs to do is win the final race on the Division 7 schedule, which runs Thursday through Sunday at the famous quarter-mile just north of downtown Las Vegas.


Coughlin has two victories this year in his yellow-and-black JEGS.com dragster. He won the season-opening Circle K NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif., and later the Ray Skillman Auto Group Spring Spectacle of Speed Division 3 race in Indianapolis.


"We haven't felt the need to do anything to the car," Mike said. "It's been really strong and consistent all season and the losses we've suffered are usually just good close drag races that went the other way.”


The veteran racer is always quick to give credit to his longtime crew, which consists of Greg Cody, Dave Raurk, Ryan Micke and Tony Collier. The group has found incredible consistency this year with their Dan Page chassis using Proline Racing Engines and ComSync EFI. 

Wagler builds supercharged diesel Pro Mod

WAGLER COMPETITION PRODUCTS, innovators in performance diesel engine technology, and EZ LYNK, the frontrunners in vehicle diagnostics and control, have teamed up to form Critical Mass Motorsports (CMM) with a mission to push the limits of diesel-powered drag racing.


The nucleus of Critical Mass Motorsports is the Wagler-powered EZ LYNK 1937 Chevy Coupe Pro Mod, which was unveiled at the SEMA Show in the Premier Performance Products Distribution booth. The screw-blown diesel Coupe (name pending fan submissions) will be used as a test bed for new product development for both parties, and it’s equipped with cutting edge technology from some of the biggest names in motorsports.


The heart of the beast is a new, lightweight version of the all-billet Wagler DX500 diesel engine, which is force-fed air from a massive PSI screw blower. Nitrous and water/methanol are on tap courtesy of Nitrous Express and Atomizer Fuel Systems, and both are electronically calibrated to the S&S Diesel Motorsport fuel system.


The DX500L internals consist of Ross pistons, Total Seal piston rings, Wagler aluminum connecting rods, Trend wrist pins and pushrods, Comp Cams roller cam, Wagler roller rockers, and it’s all held together by ARP fasteners. Additionally, a custom dry sump system delivers the JR1 Racing Oil to the DX500L.


The Wagler-powered CMM Coupe sits on top of Mickey Thompson slicks at the perfect height thanks to a RideTech adjustable suspension system.


The CMM team’s primary focus for the 2018 racing season will be real-world research and development on both the quarter mile and eighth mile. Look for this potent screw-blown, diesel-fueled couple at various gas and diesel drag racing events nation-wide. 

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