DELAWARE, Ohio (June 25) -- Global Electronic Technology has announced continued support of Top Alcohol Dragster pilot Troy Coughlin Jr. and his JEGS.com McPhillips Racing rail. The company first supported Coughlin last year when he drove a Top Fuel dragster for Kalitta Motorsports.
"I got to know T.J. when he was driving for Kalitta Motorsports, and we met his fiancé Brenna and the entire Coughlin family during that time and we just fell in love with all of them," said Global Electronic Technology founder Steve Bryson. "Their family is like my family and the values we share and the lineage they have attracted us the most.
"The Coughlins are winners, both at the track and in business. They're very competitive and everybody over there has a drive and determination that makes them successful. These are my kinda people. When T.J. left to drive Top Alcohol, we didn't hesitate to continue our support. I think he'll be back in Top Fuel one day and I want to be there with him when it happens. I believe in the kid."
Coughlin didn't take long to show his appreciation to Bryson. Just days after signing his new deal, he drove to victory at the annual Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser in Norwalk, Ohio. It was the 13th career victory for the third-generation pro and his first in TAD. He's also won races in Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Pro.
"Steve and Samantha Bryson are just wonderful people and I am very thankful for their friendship and support," Coughlin said. "They have such big hearts and I am very lucky to be involved with them and absolutely honored to advertise a great company like Global Electronic Technology.
"They run an awesome merchant services business and they have a lot to offer pretty much any company that accepts credit cards, whether it's online or at point of sale. Steve and Samantha will tell you, they are guided by a lot of great values, which is why they are so successful. They've got your back at all times, 100 percent.
"This sponsorship is not only a great match for our team, but it's fun because they make it fun and that's a huge thing in drag racing. We always connect at the races and talk about the cars but mainly we just talk and enjoy a great friendship. They are awesome people and I have actually learned a lot from Steve about life beyond drag racing. He has offered me some great advice."
Aside from Coughlin, Global Electronic Technology is heavily involved with Kalitta Motorsports, including title sponsorship of the Funny Car driven by Shawn Langdon.
About Global Electronic Technology
Whether from a point-of-sale terminal or through the company's secure internet payment gateway, Global Electronic Technology prepares businesses of all sizes for e-commerce. GET facilitates retail, internet, direct mail or home-based businesses to accept credit cards and checks online, or even create a customer loyalty program. GET is a closely held California Corporation, headquartered in Torrance, Calif., and is a registered ISO/MSP for Merrick Bank, South Jordan, Utah, which is FDIC insured.
About JEGS Automotive, Inc.
JEGS Automotive, Inc. (JEGS) is one of the largest e-commerce and mail order high-performance auto parts retailers worldwide. Founded in 1960 by racing legend Jeg Coughlin Sr., JEGS remains family-owned to this day and offers more than 1 million SKUs available for purchase. The JEGS corporate headquarters is located in Delaware, Ohio, and is home to a 225,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center, two state-of-the-art call centers, the Coughlin Family classic car and truck collection, the Team JEGS racing research and development facility and The JEGS Foundation. For more information, call (800) 345-4545 or visit us at www.JEGS.com.
About Team JEGS
Team JEGS is the official racing team of JEGS Automotive, Inc. (JEGS), and is fueled by the legacy of one of racing's most winningest families, the Coughlin Family. Led by JEGS founder and International Drag Racing Hall of Fame Inductee Jeg Coughlin Sr. and his four eldest sons, John, Troy Sr., Mike and Jeg Jr., Team JEGS has claimed eight National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) World Championships, 16 divisional championships and 114 NHRA national event victories. JEGS, in a partnership with GMS Racing, also supports the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series No. 2 JEGS Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Cody Coughlin. Meet Team JEGS, follow the Team JEGS race schedule and results, and learn more about racing by visiting www.TeamJEGS.com.