WINCHESTER, Ind. – Cody Coughlin came into Monday’s Winchester 100 at Winchester Speedway in Indiana looking to make a statement.
The statement he made was heard by all.
The 18 year-old dominated the ARCA/CRA Super Series race at one of the nation’s toughest tracks by leading all 100 laps to capture his first victory in a super late model. The Joe Gibbs Racing Development driver started on the outside of the front row in his Toyota Camry and was hardly challenged all day around the high-banked oval.
“Man this is so exciting,” Coughlin said. “The whole Team JEGS crew worked real hard for this victory. I really have to thank God first for this win today.
“My spotter Scott Wimmer and my crew chief Nick Easton did a great job on the radio today. Kevin Hamlin gave me a great set of tires and Dave Holt has helped me so much. I just can’t thank my crew enough.”
Coughlin was joined in victory lane by his parents, John & Di, while his sister Kennedi cheered him on to victory with her friends.
“This is unbelievable. It is great to have my family here. I really appreciate their love and support. This is awesome,” Coughlin said.
Coughlin crossed the finish line in front after holding off Rick Turner on several restarts. Turner would stay close to the No. 1 entry in the early going, but Coughlin held a half straightway lead over the rest of the field during the latter stages of the race.
Turner settled for second, followed by Scott Hantz, Matt Hall and Travis Braden.
Cody Coughlin, Rick Turner, Scott Hantz, Matt Hall, Travis Braden, Brandon Oakley, Ross Kenseth, Ali Kern, Wes Griffith Jr., Jon Beach, Thomas Woodin, Tommy St. John, Daniel Hemric, Paul Shafer, Landon Cling, Jeff Fultz, Eddie VanMeter, J.J. Haley, Anderson Bowen, Terry Fisher, Nick Gullatta, Brandon Watson.