Traci Hrudka, Chairman of the Quarter Mile Foundation, and John Coughlin, Vice President of JEGS High Performance of Delaware, Ohio, announced the well known retailer of aftermarket performance parts has made a generous contribution to the Foundation, in support of the ongoing PROJECT 1320 documentary.
“JEGS has always been a company which is known for its generosity and support of worthy charitable causes,” stated Ms. Hrudka. “The JEGS organization, led by Jeg Coughlin, Sr., has grown to become one of the leading retail entities in the automotive performance aftermarket. Jeg, Sr. is a Hall of Famer, and he was a relentless drag racer during the 1970s in his Alcohol and Top Fuel dragsters, and Funny Cars. While the yellow and black logo has been a pacesetter in the aftermarket, the yellow and black race cars campaigned by Senior’s sons and now some of the grandchildren, have been NHRA Full Throttle Series World Champions in several classes, including Jeg, Jr., whose six titles include four Pro Stock titles.
“Within the business and the extended Coughlin family they also share their good fortune with the JEGS Foundation, supporting cancer research, particularly childhood cancer. We, as the Quarter Mile Foundation feel very fortunate that the family and the JEGS High Performance organization believe in our mission to preserve and share the heritage of the sport and the industry through the oral histories of our pioneers. We wish we had a crystal ball to know where the sport and industry will go, but we certainly know where we came from and who brought us here and to be able to share that with the generation of today and those to come is something we can do.”
“JEGS, and the Coughlin family, is excited to help the Quarter Mile Foundation preserve history," explained Scott "Woody" Woodruff, Director of Media & Motorsports. "There is a lot of knowledge, experience and passion within our industry and sport both past and present. It is becoming increasingly evident we are losing the legends and pioneers of the industry and drag racing, and with their passing, we lose the direct link to our past. Being able to share the past with generations to come will only strengthen the sport and the industry that has been so kind to all of us. We hope others will join us and the Quarter Mile Foundation to preserve our legacy.”