The Inside Lane | Episode 12: Jerry Coons Jr.

Devon Henry rides the inside lane, going inside the world of motorsports in the state of Arizona. In this episode of ‘The Inside Lane,’ Devon is getting ready for the 2020 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. He’s a prestigious USAC Triple Crown Champion, the 2000’s Midget Driver of the Decade, and an 18-time Chili Bowl A-Main starter. Driving the Petry Motorsports No. 25 in the 34th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, from Tucson, Arizona, its Jerry Coons Jr!

Coons has been making trips to the Chili Bowl, battling over 350 of the world’s best drivers and has made the A-Main 18 times. The illustrious Golden Driller trophy has still eluded him though with a best finish of fourth on three different occasions. Coons discusses the 2020 Chili Bowl, family racing, his 2020 plans, and racing at the legendary Manzanita Speedway. All that and more on The Inside Lane!

All nights of the Chili Bowl can be viewed on RacinBoys.com and the Saturday Night C, B, and A-Mains on MAVTV. Coons will hit the track on Thursday for qualifying driving for Petry Motorsports. Read more on Jerry and the other Arizonans in the Chili Bowl Nationals here.

Arizona native, Devon Henry, joined the Sports360AZ crew in 2018 after graduating from Arizona State's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication. Devon has avidly partaken in coverage of the Arizona high school sports scene since 2013 and has covered NASCAR and INDYCAR at Phoenix Raceway since 2017. Devon is also a play-by-play announcer, calling over a dozen different sports and hundreds of events.