From the new shop in Spartanburg South Carolina, Noonan CEO and Engine Builder Jamie Noonan shares “It’s been 3 years since we’ve released a new 4.8 cylinder head to the market and we felt that it was time to develop new hardware so that our customers can stay ahead of their rivals. The new ‘Mach I Series’ is the evolution of the S600 and Blackhawk cylinder heads (even though they’re still winning championships, and setting ET & speed records around the globe). The Mach I Series will be available for Top Alcohol and Pro Mod, Blower and Turbo. With the on track success of the 4.9, this new Series cylinder head will give an added performance boost for the 4.8. It’s an exciting time for all Noonan Customers!”

Noonan Race Engineering are looking forward to PRI 2017. PRI allows the showcasing of all new artillery to current and prospective customers, as well as the world’s media. In addition to the Mach I, we will also be launching several new additions to our LS Edge Series, and our customers will have the chance to meet our newly formed USA based workshop team.

We’ll be located in the Green Hall – Booth 2237 (see below).


Contact: Debbie O’Rourke, Noonan Race Engineering. Phone: +1 (864) 754 4111 Email:
DELAWARE, Ohio (Nov. 29) -- Just a month after clinching his third Pro Mod world championship, Troy Coughlin has announced his retirement from racing in the professional ranks.

A national event winner in three different eliminators -- Pro Mod, Pro Stock and Super Gas, Coughlin has left the door open to racing in the Sportsman ranks in the future but says his primary focus will now be on his family and the continued growth of JEGS Automotive, the high-performance mail order parts giant he co-owns with his three brothers.

"I've been thinking about this for a while now and I'm certain I'm making the right choice," Coughlin said. "I remember years ago when my dad (Jeg Coughlin Sr.) told us he was going to quit driving and we begged him not to because we loved racing with him so much. He simply said, 'Some day you'll understand.' Now I do.

"I certainly wouldn't have enjoyed any level of success without the support of my wife Julie and our kids, Meghan, Troy Jr., Paige and Kelly, my dad Jeg and his wife Sue, my mom Monica and her husband Glen, and of course my brothers, John, Mike and Jeg Jr.

"When I sat my team down to tell them what I was doing they were so awesome. Steve Petty, Mike Rees and Kyle Pettis, they've been remarkable through the years and have done all the hard work to make me look good. They've also become family to me. The times we've spent together, both at the track but particularly away from racing when we're just having fun, those are the memories that mean so much."

Although Coughlin's first national event victory came 26 years ago in 1991 when he captured the Super Gas title of the sport's most prestigious and longest-running event -- the...

Irvine, California - November 3, 2017 -- CP-Carrillo, Inc. and Arias Industries, Inc., a high performance pistons manufacturer, jointly announced today that CP-Carrillo will acquire the Arias Pistons brand name, trademark and relocate their piston production to CP-Carrillo’s main manufacturing facility in Irvine.

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LAS VEGAS (Oct. 29) -- Continuing one of the most incredible runs in drag racing, Troy Coughlin captured his third J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series title Sunday with a huge quarterfinal victory over championship rival Mike Castellana. Coughlin has now won the championship or come in second place in each of the last six seasons.

"It takes an absolute army of people to get to this point," Coughlin said. "From Steve Petty (crew chief), Mike Rees and Kyle Pettis, to my brothers and my wife and kids, to the 400-plus associates we have at JEGS Mail Order, on through to all of our incredible partners with the race team, we all did this together. Without any of those pieces in place, this wouldn't have happened.

"It was a struggle every race. We had some rule changes to deal with at the start of the year, then they threw some more at us late in the season, but somehow these guys kept focused and together with everyone at Proline and Fuel Tech, we figured out a way to win. This is such an exciting time for us. We've had an incredible run."

Coughlin's runner-up finish in this weekend's 17th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals was icing on the cake. The real goal was the championship, and although it took a little longer to get it done than expected, thanks to a change in the race day schedule, it was worth the wait.

After beating Sidnei Frigo Saturday night, Coughlin faced a second-round match-up with Castellana, the only driver left in the standings who had a chance to win the championship. Completing an incredible comeback that started five races ago, Coughlin beat the man who led the points for most of the year, running a 5.836 at 255.29 mph to Castellana's 5.837 at 249.07 mph.

"We were supposed to run Round 2 at 10 a.m. but they came to us and said they'd moved it back to 2 o'clock so we had some extra time to think about it," Coughlin said. "As the numbers indicate, it was a tough race. I had a bit of an advantage at the Tree but he edged ahead there for a bit...
Noonan Race Engineering unleashes it’s power again throughout the Alcohol Hemi Drag Racing fraternity, by delivering world beating numbers with it’s all new Noonan 4.9 Bore Space Hemi Engine at Virginia Motorsports Park yesterday.

Noonan formed a three race deal with Australian Doorslammer Legend – John Zappia to pilot their PDRA Pro Extreme Jerry Bickel 1969 Camaro with the PDRA World Finals being the last of the three races.

Noonan’s USA General Manager, and fuel management extraordinaire Darrell Makins, assisted by USA based Noonan Engineer- Lee White, along with Jamie Noonan and John Zappia, formed the multicultural brains trust that led to yesterday’s success along with support help from the Zappia Racing Team. The collective skill, experience and credibility, came together to form a record-setting team.


Pictured from left to right –
Darrell Makins, Lee White, Jamie Noonan, Renee Noonan and John Zappia

“We had a game plan for this three race deal and we are ecstatic to see it pay off. To lay down a world record 5.42 @ 265.33 mph on our first full quarter mile pass certainly proves the engine is on point with where we thought it should be and for John to head back to Australia tomorrow as the world’s quickest and fastest blown door car driver, we’re thrilled for him, the entire Zappia racing team and for all of our fans” said Jamie Noonan, CEO. “Our efforts now will be geared back on the business, continuing to improve our internal processes and both on and off track customer relations, along with the introduction of new services to underpin our business model going forward”....
LAS VEGAS (Oct. 25) -- Troy Coughlin may be a two-time champion in the J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series, but he's never entered the final race of the year with the points lead. That'll change this weekend at the 17th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals when he arrives at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a 26-point cushion over Mike Castellana.

"Unchartered territory," Coughlin said with a laugh. "Seriously, I'm not surprised at all because every single year it goes down to the wire. This year is certainly no different and we weren't expecting anything less."

After chasing Castellana and his powerful Frank Manzo-tuned supercharged Camaro for most of the season, Coughlin and crew chief Steve Petty put their twin-turbo Chevrolet Corvette C7 into the top spot with a huge victory over Khalid alBalooshi a few weeks ago in St. Louis.

"We've never had the points lead at any time in the past except for the two times when we clinched our two championships in Vegas," Coughlin said. "We've obviously had great cars the last six seasons but we always seem to be chasing someone. Now the tables have turned.

"We know exactly what we need to do this weekend. We need to qualify in the top half of the field and go to the semifinals at the very least. Then it doesn't matter what else happens. We'd like to qualify in the top four and win to close the season in style, with the championship and another wally."

Coughlin has won the Pro Mod class in three of the last five years in Las Vegas. In 2012, he defeated Don Walsh Jr. in the final. In 2013, he beat Danny Rowe for the trophy and last year he beat Todd Tutterow to end the year.

This year he's won twice, in...
ST. LOUIS (Oct. 1) -- Troy Coughlin ran a gauntlet of top professionals in his twin-turbo JEGS.comChevrolet Corvette C7 and won the sixth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals Sunday at Gateway Motorsports Park to surge into the J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series points lead with one race remaining on the 2017 schedule.


Coughlin entered the weekend 48 points adrift of leader Mike Castellana and was unimpressive in qualifying, taking the No. 12 slot while Castellana earned the pole. But once eliminations started, everything shifted Coughlin's way with Castellana upset in the first round by final qualifier Pete Farber and Coughlin powering through four rounds to score his second victory of the season.

"Things are really good right now," said Coughlin, the 2012 and 2015 Pro Mod world champion. "We came into this race a little more than two rounds behind in the points and now we've managed to flip it to where we actually have a little more than a round's worth of a points lead going into the last race.

"This win was a total group effort. Crew chief Steve Petty, Kyle Pettis, Mike Rees, all of the guys on the team back at the shop, have done an excellent job keeping this car going. Mac Tools, Proline, Fuel Tech we couldn't do it without those people and I couldn't be prouder of everyone that helps us. They are the reason for our success."

After upsetting reigning series champion and longtime rival "Tricky Rickie" Smith in Round 1 action Saturday night, Coughlin marched past Steven Whiteley, Farber and Khalid alBalooshi in the final Sunday to move 26 points ahead of Castellana with only the Las Vegas race left on the docket.

"We need to go...
ST. LOUIS (Sept. 27) -- Two-time Pro Mod world champion Troy Coughlin will be the first to tell you he dodged a big bullet at the last J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series event two weeks ago in Charlotte when he inexplicably lost in the first round yet kept his championship hopes very much alive when title rival Mike Castellana exited one session later.

"It could have been a walkaway for Mike but he ran into a tough opponent Round 2 when he raced Jonathan Gray so we're still in the hunt," Coughlin said. "I don't think anyone is surprised Jonathan is running so well. He's got Rickie Smith tuning that car and they're going gangbusters, for sure. It's a good thing they haven't run all year or they may be the ones we are all chasing at this point."

The unexpected turn of events for the two most dominant cars in the class left Coughlin just 48 points, or a little more than two rounds of racing action, behind Castellana with two races left in the season, including this weekend's sixth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

"We still need Mike to get beat early and we need to go a round or two more on race day to tighten this thing up for the finale in Las Vegas," Coughlin said. "They definitely should out-qualify us with recent rule changes and the weather we're expecting this weekend, so it'll be the work we do on race day that'll ultimately put us over the top.

"The good news is that even though we lost a bunch of horsepower with that unexpected rule change, we've still got a fighter jet here with our twin-turbo Chevrolet Corvette C7. We plan to go as hard as we can every single round, including during qualifying, and we will not quit until it's over."

Coughlin has one victory (Bristol) and four runner-up finishes (Charlotte 1, Englishtown, Norwalk and Indianapolis) in the Pro Mod class this year. Additionally, he is the defending event champion of this race. He also won here in 2012, a crucial race in his...
Entering the weekend just 28 points out of the championship lead in the J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series, Troy Coughlin was hoping a big result at zMax Dragway would propel him to the lead by the end of the 10th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals.

Instead, Coughlin was nipped by a scant five-thousandths of a second in Saturday's first round of eliminations by veteran Mike Janis, who eked out a tiny holeshot win that allowed him to cross the finish line a few inches ahead of Coughlin's twin-turbo Chevrolet Corvette C7.

"Mike and his crew over there have done a good job and they've been testing a lot during the break," Coughlin said. "We haven't seen them at the tracks we've visited but he's been out there testing his car somewhere and it's definitely showing this weekend. He made some good runs this race, including just now, so hats off to him for sure."

Racing from the No. 12 spot, Coughlin posted his best run of the weekend against Janis, leaving with a great .020-second reaction time and running a strong 5.873 at 253.80 mph. But Janis was better off the tree with a stellar .011-second light that gave him enough of a lead to hold off Coughlin's hard-charging car and win with a slightly slower 5.879 at 247.66 mph.

"We came out swinging pretty hard this weekend but adjusting to the latest rule change we ended up having some rough qualifying runs early on," Coughlin said. "Steve (Petty, crew chief) and the guys put a tune-up in it today and got the car going in the right direction. We ran quick enough this morning to get in the field and we really felt at that point we had something to capitalize on and we did, picking up a little bit more in the first round. Unfortunately, we needed just a little bit more oomph."

Adding to the pain of the loss was the fact points leader Mike Castellana survived the first round despite running a 6.000 at 246.84 mph when his opponent, Khalid alBalooshi, spun out of control and had to abort his run.

Now Coughlin has...