One drag racer was sure to start his retirement tour with a bang at Sunday's National Hot Rod Association Pro Stock Winternationals in Pomona, California.
Both Wright native Jason Line and Jeg Coughlin had announced this season would be their last on the Pro Stock tour, and the veterans met in the final of the season's opening race.
Coughlin edged Line, 6.522 seconds to 6.565, down the quarter-mile drag strip and had a top speed of 210.80 mph to Line's 209.56.
Sunday’s win broke Coughlin’s 20-year win drought at the race, bringing him his 64th career Pro Stock win, placing him fourth on the all-time list.
Line beat Alex Laughlin, Fernando Cuadra Jr. and Erica Enders en route to the final.
Duluth native Greg Anderson finished 13th after losing to Chris McGaha in the first round.