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Rain Washes Out Coughlin’s Last Race at Columbus

August 22nd, 2016

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Cody Coughlin went to his home track on Saturday knowing it would be his last chance to score a win at Columbus Motor Speedway. Unfortunately, Coughlin never even got the chance to go for the victory on Saturday night because Mother Nature spoiled the party once again.

Coughlin proved that he’d definitely be a contender for the win in the 30 minutes of practice he and his fellow drivers were given. Coughlin shot to second on the speed charts before the first rain shower came and brought a premature end to the practice session.

With this race being the makeup date for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Memorial 100 from its originally scheduled Memorial Day weekend slot, Coughlin and his team had an abbreviated schedule for the event. Qualifying was completed back in May, so all he had was practice and the race.

The track was eventually dried after the first shower, but a second storm came through and soaked the track once again. The decision to cancel the event was made soon after.

“It’s a real shame, because I know we had a car that could win,” Coughlin said. “We qualified well back in May and we were fast in practice today. I know we could have moved from our seventh starting spot (due to an invert) to the front of the field fast, but unfortunately we won’t get a chance to prove that. I would have loved to score a win here at Columbus, but unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be.

“Even though we didn’t get to race, I have to thank my team for all of their hard work and for giving me another fast car. Jack (Smith, crew chief), Kevin (Hamlin, team manager), Scott (Wimmer, spotter) and Dave (Holt, crew member) work so hard to give me race winning cars and I appreciate that so much. I also have to thank my family for always supporting me; God has blessed me with a terrific family.”

Coughlin’s next race weekend is a busy one. He will be back in the Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota Tundra for next week’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Michigan International Speedway. Right after that race ends he will hustle over to Flat Rock Speedway for the ARCA/CRA Super Series race where he will look to extend his points lead.

For more information on Cody Coughlin and Team JEGS, visit and follow Cody on Twitter, @Cody_Coughlin. Follow Team JEGS on Twitter, @TeamJEGS, and “Like” JEGS Performance on Facebook. Also be sure to check out Cody’s new website, Any other inquiries for Cody Coughlin can be sent to Bob Dillner via email at

*Final North VS South combination race will see 2015 North Champion Crowned on Sunday, September 13th*

September 10th, 2015

ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour Returns To Columbus Motor Speedway For The First Time in 12 Seasons – Thursday, September 10, 2015
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(Photo): The ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour heads back to Columbus Motor
Speedway for the first time since the 2003 racing season. (R&S Racing

*ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour Contact: Dave
Angola, Indiana–After a very exciting race at the legendary high-banks of Winchester Speedway (IN) over the Labor Day Holiday Weekend, the Broaster Chicken ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour will be right back in action just six days later on a special Sunday afternoon, September 13th. The ICAR contingent will make their first appearance in 12 years to the 1/3 (0.333) mile semi-banked, circular shaped paved oval of Columbus Motor Speedway (OH) located southeast of Columbus in Obetz, Ohio.

The ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour will be on hand with the final Northern VS Southern Division combination race of the 2015 racing season, the Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales 50 Presented by One Call Lawn Care. This race will also mark the tours first appearance at the Nuckles Family owned speedway sanctioned by the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series in 12 years when Chris Lawson went to victory lane back on September 7th, 2003. This event is also being promoted by JVM Racing as the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS will headline the afternoon with the running of the 2nd Annual Bud St. Amant Memorial 125 Presented by Oakley Blacktop.

The Entry Form for the Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales 50 Presented by One Call Lawn Care is Still Available and Due at the ICAR Home Offices in Angola, Indiana by Friday, September 11th. A strong field of weekly Columbus Modifieds competitors will be waiting for the ICAR teams in an effort to defend their home turf in what is already a long awaited and highly anticipated race between the weekly favorites as well as the Northern and Southern Division invaders.

Columbus Weekly Modifieds and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division II points’ leader, Kyle Purvis, who won the Run for the Gun 50 last October at Winchester, is eagerly awaiting the ICAR traveling invaders at his home track. The 27-year-old Purvis, who calls near-by Caledonia, Ohio home, is also in line to claim his first career Track Championship the night before on Saturday, September 12th in the tracks Season Championships.

2011 Track Champion, Shane Shirk, an infrequent ICAR competitor in years past is also waiting for the ICAR contingent to make their way to the Buckeye State capital. Five-Time and Defending Track Champion, Terry Humphrey will also look to defend the home turf as well as Buddy Townsend, Ethan Mullet, Shawn Gray and a host of other weekly stars looking at thwarting back the advances of the traveling cars and stars.

All-Time Career Leader in Wins in the 27-year history of the ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour, Brian Nester will head to the Buckeye State as the ICAR Southern Division points leader. His teammate and 2013 Tour Champion, Tim Burkett moved into second place in the season long points chase after a third place run at Winchester on Labor Day Monday. Bud Adams is third in the standings while 2014 ARCA Truck Series Champion and Batavia, Ohio native, Danny Jackson sits fourth over Howell, Michigan veteran, Greg Fullarton who round out the top five in the standings heading into this
event. Trei Deubel leads the way in the M.P.H. Promotions Rookie of the Year title chase.

This event will also serve as the Season Championship race for the ICAR North contingent who will actually end their 2015 campaign south of the series home base of Michigan in the neighboring state of Ohio. By taking the Green Flag, Clio, Michigan’s Nick Clemens will clinch the 2015 ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour Northern Division Championship. Jason Parish is second in the overall standings while leading the M.P.H. Promotions Rookie of the Year title chase. However, Parish will not be on hand in the Buckeye State capital, which opens the door for another Clio, Michigan driver, Donny Matteson Jr., who must finish 10th or better to surpass Parish and claim the freshman title as well as second overall.

On Sunday, September 13th, the Pit Gates will open early in the morning at 9:30a.m. The mandatory ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour Drivers Meeting is set for 11:30a.m., as the ICAR Modifieds will have two 15 minute Practice Sessions from 12:00-12:15p.m., and again from 1:15-1:30p.m. Economy Auto Parts Qualifying will start at 2:00p.m. The Race Program will begin at 3:15p.m., with the ICAR Modifieds Last Chance Race(s), if needed.

The ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour will have one more event to close out the 2015 racing season and it’s the most prestigious race not just for ICAR, but in the entire country; The famed Run for the Gun 50 Presented by Genuine Broaster Chicken is a part of the 44th Running of the Winchester 400 Weekend on Friday-Saturday, October 9-10th at Winchester Speedway (IN). That Entry Form is now available as well and Due at the ICAR Home Offices by Wednesday, October 7th to avoid having to pay the late entry fees.

For more information about the remainder of the 2015 racing season within both divisions of the Broaster Chicken ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour, long on to the series website located at: You can also follow along on the Facebook page at: and on Twitter at: Finally for more information about Columbus Motor Speedway and Winchester Speedway, the host tracks for the final two overall events of the year, go to: and