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Coughlin Set to Sling Some Dirt in Front of His Home State Fans

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

DELAWARE, OHIO – For the second time in Cody Coughlin’s life he will race on a dirt-covered race track. After a strong run in last year’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway (OH), Coughlin will return to his home-state track, this time with his JEGS.com/RIDE TV Toyota Tundra for Ohio-based ThorSport Racing.

In 2016, Coughlin won the last-chance qualifier and raced his way into the top 10 before a cut tire prematurely ended his night. The confidence of racing strong on the dirt this year has stuck with Coughlin as he prepares for his second dirt start on Wednesday, July 19.

“After last year’s run I’m very optimistic that we’ll be pretty good in the race,” said Coughlin. “I imagine that there will still be a big transition because I don’t race on dirt hardly ever, but I’m confident we can come out of there with a top 10. Kenny Wallace (NASCAR & Dirt Modified Racer / FOX TV commentator) helped me a bunch last year in how to get around a dirt track and I haven’t forgotten what he told me. This year I’ll have Donnie Moran with me and he knows a thing or two about winning at Eldora Speedway.”

Donnie Moran will be Coughlin’s driver coach at Eldora Speedway. Moran is a five-time crown-jewel winner of Dirt Late Model races at Eldora Speedway (four World 100 wins / one Dream win). In fact, he is also known as the “Million Dollar Man” for his victory at Eldora in 2000 when the race paid a million dollars to win.

Wednesday’s race is also Coughlin’s only race of the year in his home-state of Ohio. Coughlin hails from Delaware, Ohio, which is less than 100 miles east of Rossburg where Eldora Speedway is located.

“It’s always fun to race in front of friends and family. That doesn’t happen often now that I’m racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. We only have one race in Ohio, so that makes this race at Eldora even more special. It’s also the home race for ThorSport too, since our shop is in Sandusky, so it’ll be cool to be near our home and the team’s home.”

Coughlin will hit the track on Tuesday, July 18 for two practice sessions at Eldora. The first session will begin at 7 p.m. ET and final practice will begin at 9 p.m. ET.

Wednesday, July 19 is Eldora Dirt Derby race day. Qualifying will take place at 5:15 p.m. ET. Heat races will follow at 7:30 p.m. ET with the feature race set to begin at 9:30 p.m. ET. Wednesday’s race will air live on FOX Business.

Race fans will have the chance to meet Coughlin at Eldora Speedway at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series autograph session from 3-3:45 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

For more information on Cody Coughlin and Team JEGS, visit codycoughlin.com and follow Cody on Twitter, @Cody_Coughlin. Follow Team JEGS on Twitter, @TeamJEGS, and “Like”JEGS Performance on Facebook. Follow ThorSport Racing on Twitter, @ThorSportRacing, and visit them online at ThorSport.com. If you need more information regarding ThorSport please contact Jessica O’Brien via email at jessica@edgehillmanagement.com. Any other inquiries for Cody Coughlin can be sent to Bob Dillner via email at bd51sports@gmail.com.

About JEGS Automotive, Inc.

In 1960, Jeg Coughlin Sr. founded JEGS as a small speed shop. It has grown into a high-performance powerhouse that includes a race team (Team JEGS), 250,000 square foot warehouse, retail store, mail order and website. The 350+ employees at JEGS still strongly believe and practice our simply business philosophy: Customer Care is #1. For more information about JEGS Automotive, Inc. visit JEGS.com.

About Ride Television Network, Inc.

Ride Television Network, Inc. is a privately held corporation based in Fort Worth, Texas. The company was formed in 2011 for the purpose of launching a 24-hour, high definition, television network. RIDE TV launched on October 1, 2014 in the United States and is now available internationally. The network features high-quality television programming showcasing both English and Western disciplines and lifestyles and includes live events, reality shows, talk shows, children’s programming, documentaries and more. For more information about RIDE TV, please visit www.ridetv.com.

About ThorSport Racing

ThorSport Racing, based in Sandusky, Ohio, is the longest-tenured NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team. ThorSport Racing, which has competed in the NCWTS since 1996, will run the No. 88 Menards Toyota Tundra driven by two-time NCWTS drivers’ champion Matt Crafton, the No. 13 JEGS/RIDE TV Toyota Tundra driven by Cody Coughlin, the No. 27 Tundra driven by Ben Rhodes, and the No. 98 RIDE TV/Champion Power Equipment/Jive Communications/Curb Records Toyota Tundra driven by Grant Enfinger. For more information visit www.ThorSport.com.

Jason Krohn Scores $15,000 Payday at Dakota State Fair Speedway

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Slayton, Minnesota – Jason Krohn enjoyed a career weekend in his Krohn Farms #7k MB Customs/ Sput’s Racing Engine Late Model by claiming a pair of OneMain Financial WISSOTA Challenge Series wins, which included the Challenge Cup XVI.

“I just get to drive this car, and there’s so many people behind the scenes that make this deal happen like Jimmy Mars, Chris Mars, A.J. Diemel, and all of my crew,” said Krohn. “This is the biggest win of my career, and I would like to dedicate it to my late daughter, Natalie. This one is definitely for her.”

After more than a month away from the driver’s seat, Jason Krohn returned to action on Thursday behind the wheel of his Krohn Farms #7k MB Customs Super Late Model with the OneMain WISSOTA Challenge Series event at Dakota State Fair Speedway (Huron, South Dakota). Drawing a stout field of 51 Super Late Models, Krohn earned the 13th-starting spot for the feature. Battling for a $5,000 payday, Krohn wheeled his way to the front, taking the lead on lap-33 en route to capturing his first victory of the season with Ricky Weiss, Lance Matthees, Donny Schatz, and Jeff Wildung trailing him across the finish line.

On Saturday night Krohn resumed action with the OneMain WISSOTA Challenge Series as the Challenge Cup XVI was contested at Dakota State Fair Speedway. In another stacked field of 43-entries, Jason won both of his heats putting him on the front row of the feature. With $10,000 on the line, Krohn led from flag-to-flag to dominantly pick up his second victory in as many nights with Jeff Provinzino, Jake Redetzke, Jeff Massingill, and Pat Doar rounding out the top five. The win marked the biggest of Jason’s career.

Complete results from these events are available atwww.WISSOTA.org .

The plans for the upcoming weekend are still up in the air as Jason is currently extremely busy on his family’s farm. He’s tentatively planning to make his debut at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) in the 22nd Annual Dirt Late Model Dream. However, his work load at the farm will be the deciding factor on whether or not he makes the trip. For the latest team plans and news, please point your browser towww.JasonKrohn7k.com .

Jason Krohn Racing would like to thank Adam Blume, Bill’s Backhoe, Bose Farms, Crop Insurance Specialists, Eibach Springs, Haecherl Constructions, MB Customs, CMD Race Shocks, Real Racing Wheels, Sputs Engines, Subway, Sybesma Graphics, KSE Racing Products, Afco, Dynatech, US Brake, Quick Time Performance Parts, Isky Race Cams, Quarter Master, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Jason Krohn, please visitwww.JasonKrohn7k.com .

Jason Hughes Wins at Chateau; Takes USMTS Hunt Point Lead

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Westville, Oklahoma – Jason Hughes claimed his third win of the 2015 Hunt for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Casey’s Cup in his #12 Red Tail Tackle/Hughes Chassis/ Mullins Racing Engine Open Wheel Modified over the holiday weekend. In doing so he also assumed control of the top spot in the standings.

Jason Hughes returned to action on Wednesday by visiting Hamilton County Speedway (Webster City, Iowa) for the next round of the Hunt for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Casey’s Cup. Drawing twenty-two Open Wheel Modifieds, Jason cruised to a heat race win. Starting in 8th for the feature event, Hughes captured a 5th place finish behind Jesse Sobbing, Johnny Scott, Dan Ebert, and Cory Crapser.

The following night brought Hughes to Fairmont Raceway (Fairmont, Minnesota) to compete in the tenth night of action in the Hunt for the Casey’s Cup. Bagging another heat race win in a solid field of thirty entries, Jason transferred into the feature with a 7th place starting position. Competing for a $3,000 payday, Hughes landed a runner-up finish to Jason Krohn with Jason Cummings, Jesse Sobbing, and Rodney Sanders rounding out the top five.

With thirty-three Open Wheel Modifieds signed in for battle on Friday night at Chateau Raceway (Lansing, Minnesota), Jason Hughes scored a heat race win, transferring him into the Hunt for the Casey’s Cup feature event. Coming from the 4th starting spot, Hughes bagged his 8th victory on the season. Capturing a $3,000 payday, Stormy Scott, Ryan Gustin, Daniel Hilsabeck, and Jason Cummins trailed Hughes to the finish line.

On Saturday night Jason made the trip to Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) for night #12 of the Hunt for the Casey’s Cup. Gaining three spots in his heat race, Jason scored a runner-up finish to Ben Kates. With a pole position starting spot for the feature, Jason led early before slipping to a 3rd place outing behind race winner, Jason Krohn, and Zack VanderBeek with Dereck Ramirez and Joe Duvall completing the top five.

Wrapping up the busy five-day stint in the USMTS, Jason Hughes headed to Cresco Speedway (Cresco, Iowa) on Sunday night. Logging a 2nd place finish in his heat, Hughes earned the 4th starting spot for the 35-lap feature. Battling for another $3,500 in the Casey’s General Stores A-Main, Hughes bagged a runner-up finish to Rodney Sanders with Casey Arneson, Jesse Sobbing, and Ryan Gustin trailing them to the finish line.

Jason has taken the lead in the latest USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup standings with just three events remaining on the docket. Complete results from these events and the latest series’ standings can be found at www.USMTS.com .

“The ball is definitely in our court now, and if we just perform our best each night, then we’ll have a good chance to win our second championship,” said Hughes. “Rodney (Sanders) had some bad luck there, and we have to do everything we can at the Fall Jamboree to make sure we don’t experience our own bad luck.”

While the USMTS will be idle this weekend, Hughes plans to race somewhere. However, he hasn’t locked his plans down yet, so please check www.JasonHughes12.com for the latest team plans.

Jason Hughes would like to thank his sponsors including Cates Recycling, Pig-N-Out, Red Tail Tackle, AFCO Brakes, West Siloam Pawn, Gressel Racing, Hughes Racing Chassis, Mullins Race Engines, D and G Directional Drilling, 45 Pipeline Services, JRI Shocks, Hanson Tire Service, Braka Operating, Sunoco Race Fuels, Mert’s Truck Center, SAEF Custom Finishing, Wheeler Metals Rainbow Graphics, Hooker Harness, Quarter Master, Beyea Custom Headers, Ultra-Shield Race Products, MB Machine & Tool, T&D Machine Products, Callies, Quick Car Racing Products, Dan Olson Racing Products, FSR Radiators & Racing Products, Tiger Rear Ends, Driven Racing Oil, Sweet Mfg, Real Racing Wheels, Rod End Supply, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

Jason Krohn Takes Two USMTS Wins in Weekend Action; Fall Jamboree Next

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Slayton, Minnesota – Jason Krohn has had limited starts in his Krohn Farms #7k MB Customs Modified in 2015, but over the weekend he performed at the highest level by bagging a pair of United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) victories.

On Wednesday night Jason Krohn returned to action in his Krohn Farms #7k MB Customs Modified at Hamilton County Speedway (Webster City, Iowa). With twenty-two cars signed in for the Hunt for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Casey’s Cup event, Jason transferred into the feature with a 4th place finish in his heat. Battling for a $3,000 payday in the finale, Krohn retired with handling issues to a 20th place finish.

The next night brought Jason to Fairmont Raceway (Fairmont, Minnesota), competing in the tenth night of The Hunt for the Casey’s Cup. Coming from 7th in his heat, Krohn cruised to the victory, setting him up for the feature event. Advancing seven spots in the feature event, Jason Krohn bagged the $3,000 A-Main victory with Jason Hughes, Jason Cummins, Jesse Sobbing, and Rodney Sanders trailing him to the finish line. Leading all but five laps, Jason captured his second feature win of the season.

On Saturday night Jason headed to Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) for another Hunt for the Casey’s Cup program. Drawing a stout field of forty-four Open Wheel Modifieds, Krohn transferred into the feature with a 2nd place finish in his heat. Battling for another $3,000 payday in the 40-lap A-Main, Jason Krohn captured his 3rd win of the season with Zack VanderBeek, Jason Hughes, Dereck Ramirez, and Joe Duvall rounding out the top five.

“We haven’t raced the Modified much this year, so I didn’t know exactly what to expect this weekend, but these two wins definitely far exceeded any and all expectations that we had,” Krohn said with a smile. “It’s really exciting to have performed so well at Deer Creek. Hopefully we can have a repeat performance at the Fall Jamboree in a few weeks.” Complete results from the events are available at www.USMTS.com .

The next event for Jason will be the 17th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Missouri) on Thursday-Saturday, September 24th-26th. Thursday and Friday’s programs will be headlined by $5,000-to-win features, while Saturday night’s finale will pay $10,000-to-win. For more information on the events, please visit www.USMTS.com .

Jason Krohn Racing would like to thank Adam Blume, Bill’s Backhoe, Bose Farms, Crop Insurance Specialists, Eibach Springs, Haecherl Constructions, MB Customs, CMD Race Shocks, Real Racing Wheels, Sputs Engines, Subway, Sybesma Graphics, KSE Racing Products, Afco, Dynatech, US Brake, Quick Time Performance Parts, Isky Race Cams, Quarter Master, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Jason Krohn, please visit www.JasonKrohn7k.com .

First-Career, Southern All Star Win Scored by Bub McCool

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Vicksburg, MS- Bub McCool continued his banner season behind the wheel of his McCool Logging #57J RBT Motorsports/Club 29 Race Car/Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model by scoring the $10,000 victory in the 12th Annual Governor’s Cup at Magnolia Motor Speedway.

Bub McCool traveled to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) on Friday to compete in the two-day event hosted by the Southern All Stars (SAS) Late Model Series. In a field of 39 Super Late Models, Bub topped Chad Thrash in his heat race, earning a spot for the $10,000 to win feature event on Saturday. The 3rd starting McCool worked his way into the lead late in the race after a tight battle with Randy Weaver, en route to winning his first-career Southern All Stars Series feature. McCool recorded his 7th win of the season with Randy Weaver, Wendell Wallace, Scott Dedwylder, and Billy Moyer Jr. completing the top five.

“Randy (Weaver) had a great car the whole race, but my car just kept getting better and we were finally able to pass him in the last few laps,” said McCool. “This season has just been amazing so far. It seems like we are getting better and better every night. I want to thank Randy Thompson, my sponsors, my crew, and my great fans for their support.”

For full results from this event, please visit www.SASDirt.com.

This weekend, July 24th-25th, Bub will travel to the familiar confines of Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) for a pair of events. On Friday evening the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) Super Late Models will sanction a $2,000-to-win event, while Saturday night will see the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) Super Late Models rolling into town for a $2,500-to-win program. For more information on the events, please visit www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net, www.COMPDirt.com and www.StateSeries.com.

Bub McCool would like to thank his sponsors, which include McCool Logging, Little Randy’s Hunting Camp, RBT Motorsports, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, Triple B Trucking, Thompson’s Auto Repair, Hoosier Tire South, Club 29 Race Cars, Eibach Springs, Good Hope Lumber, Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants, Print Worx, GottaRace.com, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Bub McCool, please visit the official team website at www.BubMcCool.com.