It appears two of the biggest stars in current NHRA Pro Stock Mello Yello competition are hanging up their full-time helmets at the close of the 2020 season.
After racing the Kalitta Motorsports entry for the first 17 races of the season, Troy Coughlin Jr. has departed the seat of the SealMaster Top Fuel dragster, citing a desire for more experience in the Top Alcohol Dragster ranks.
Rarely does a rookie drag racer with only two events on her resume show up at a racetrack where she’s already made multiple passes. But such is the case for 17-year-old Paige Coughlin as she returns to Beech Bend Raceway Park for this weekend’s North Central Finals.
Doug Kalitta may be the quiet sort, not as expressive as some of his fellow NHRA Top Fuel competitors, but it’s his internal drive to win that makes him so deadly against all other drivers on the dragstrip.