Pro Stock points leader Jeg Coughlin Jr. will give Las Vegas-area Cub Scouts a special treat at the upcoming NHRA national event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Local Cub Scout Pack 830 recently completed its popcorn sales drive to help benefit military families with loved ones serving overseas. The pack exceeded its goal of $15,000, due in some part to the incentive that the pack's top-five sellers would get to go to the race and meet the driver of the JEGS.com/Mopar Dodge Avenger.
"It's an honor for us to have these scouts as a part of the JEGS team," Coughlin said. "This is something we've done for a few years, and these young men have really hustled to help make their community a better place.
"Seeing these scouts getting up close and personal with the race car is a real treat for everyone in our program."
Pack 830's top-selling scouts this year were Alexander Rodriguez, Michael Giambrone, Miles Cheam, Dylan Soule, and Sam Fisher. Accompanying the scouts to the track will be Miranda Haws, pack chairperson; Maggie Fisher, cub master; Tony Oppelt, Bear Den leader; Mei Cheam, Tiger Den leader; and Spence Fisher, assistant.
“I have known Jeg and his brothers since we were kids growing up in Ohio and see him twice a year when the circuit comes through Vegas," Spence Fisher said. "We wanted to give the boys some added motivation for their annual popcorn sales drive, and Jeg was gracious enough to offer to host our scouts.
"The boys were up for the challenge and exceeded the goals early. I am excited to introduce these boys to NHRA Drag Racing. Pack 830 is very grateful to JEGS for this opportunity."
The pack will also make a donation to the JEGS Foundation in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.