Louisiana racers stack up in Belle Rose

6/9/2013


DIVISION 4
No Problem Raceway Park
Belle Rose, La., June 8-9, 2013 

Results will be posted as soon as they are available. For detailed results, go to Drag Race Central


Sunday

BELLE ROSE, La. Four Louisiana racers took home wins at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at No Problem Raceway this weekend. Local runner David Latino, Donaldsonville, La., led the list that also included, P.J. Vicari, Marrero, La., Craig Bourgeois, Metairie, La., and Slate Cummings, Ponchatoula, La.

Latino drove his '02 Pontiac to the Stock win in 10.306 seconds at 125.27 mph defeating Brenda Grubbs, Magnolia, Texas, in her '69 Camaro at 10.603, 122.98 in a double breakout final round.

Vicari, who won the JEGS SPORTSnationals at Belle Rose earlier this year, repeated his performance taking the win in the Sunset Racecraft Top Dragster over Jimmy Arabie. Arabie took a slight lead off the line but Vicari ran him down with a 6.716, 190.65 mph lap in his '09 dragster.

Defending South Central division Super Stock champion Cummings beat NHRA hitter David Rampy while Bourgeois knocked out Keith Raftery, Lake Charles, La., in the Orteq Top Sportsman class. Cummings used a hole shot starting line advantage in his '03 Cavalier as did Bourgeois in his '10 GTO clocking in at 8.028, 162.10.

Michael Nash picked up his second win of the year in the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson with a lap of 8.186 seconds, 138.27 mph over Frederick Quiett, Baton Rouge, La., 8.860, 144.33.

Other winners this weekend were Raymond Martin, Mt. Belvieu, Texas, in Comp Eliminator when Kevin Self left early with a red-light foul start, Alan Savage, Mexia, Texas, downed Allen Constantine, La Place, La., in Super Comp; John Wright, Carthage, Texas, defeated fellow Texas racer Jimmy Lewis, in Super Gas; and Tony Jones ran down Norman Griffin, Des Allemands, La., for the win in Super Street.

South Central Division racers head to Tulsa Raceway Park for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, June 21-23.

The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division event at No Problem Raceway:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Raymond Martin, Mt. Belvieu, Texas, '04 Herndon, K/AA, 7.844, 145.27  def.
Kevin Self, Durant, Okla., '32 Bantam, F/EA, foul.

SUPER STOCK
Slate Cummings, Ponchatoula, La., '03 Cavalier, SS/CM, 9.197, 130.13  def.
David Rampy, Piedmont, Ala., '87 Camaro, GT/HA, 10.277, 128.32.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
David Latino, Donaldsonville, La., '02 Pontiac, CC/SA, 10.306, 125.27  def.
Brenda Grubbs, Magnolia, Texas, '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.603, 122.98.

SUPER COMP
Alan Savage, Mexia, Texas, '09 TNT, 8.892, 163.87  def.
Allen Constantine, La Place, La., '10 Mullis, 8.869, 181.79.

SUPER GAS
John Wright, Carthage, Texas, '01 Camaro, 9.918, 158.33  def.
Jimmy Lewis, Forney, Texas, '58 Corvette, 9.932, 161.40.

SUPER STREET
Tony Jones, Gilmer, Texas, '67 Camaro, 10.913, 141.79  def.
Norman Griffin, Des Allemands, La., '69 Nova, 10.923, 144.13.

TOP DRAGSTER
P J Vicari, Marrero, La., '09 Undercover, 6.716, 190.65  def.
 Jimmy Arabie, Baytown, Texas, '07 Mike BOS, 6.830, 197.10.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Craig Bourgeois, Metairie, La., '10 GTO, 8.028, 162.10  def.
Keith Raftery, Lake Charles, La., '68 Camaro, 6.784, 207.15.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
Micheal Nash, Texarkana, Texas, '12 Koenig, 8.186, 138.27  def.
Frederick Quiett, Baton Rouge, La., '83 Suzuki, 8.860, 144.33.



Saturday

BELLE ROSE, La. NHRA South Central division racers converged on No Problem Raceway NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event.  The event is the third of six events that run through October where competitors will earn points toward both national and divisional championships.

Racers in nine different classes, including the series' Comp Eliminator, Sunset Racecraft Top Dragsters and Orteq Top Sportsman made qualifying and time trial runs today with eliminations in all classes scheduled for Sunday.  Gates open Sunday at 8 a.m. and racing is set to begin at 9 a.m. followed by round 1 of eliminations.

Tickets are $20 on Sunday for adults, children are $10 each and kids 10 and under are free with a paid adult.  No Problem Raceway is located at 6470 Highway 996, just north of Highway 70 in Belle Rose, La.  For more information please call the track, (985) 369-3692, or visit www.noproblemraceway.com .

The following are Saturday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division event at No Problem Raceway:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Justin Rosen, Harahan, La., '12 Dragster, J/D, 7.527 seconds, -0.723 (under index)
2) Kevin Self, Durant, Okla., '32 Bantam, F/EA, 7.876, -0.594
3) Raymond Martin, Mt. Belvieu, Texas, '04 Herndon, K/AA, 7.731, -0.559
4) Scott Cashio, Ventress, La., '09 Cobalt, D/SMA, 8.384, -0.556
5) David Rampy, Piedmont, Ala., '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.288, -0.552
6) Adam White, Houston, Texas, '04 FED, A/ND, 6.905, -0.525
7) Kevin Duet, Raceland, La., '05 FED, A/ND, 6.907, -0.523
8) Jim Kimbrough, Pace, Fla., '10 Prostart, C/DA, 7.073, -0.507
9) Duane Robison, Gardner, Kan., '10 GXP, C/A, 7.445, -0.485
10) Steven Kent, Lottie, La., '63 Corvette, E/A, 7.844, -0.436

SUPER STOCK
1) Michael Bryant, New Orleans, La., '08 G% Pontiac, GT/EA, 9.710 seconds, -0.940 (under index)
2) Ed Wright, Tulsa, Okla., '96 Trans Am, SS/JA, 10.091, -0.909
3) Terry Pearson, Spanish Fort, Ala., '06 Cavilier, GT/CA, 9.494, -0.906
4) John Covington, Center, Texas, '98 Grand Am, GT/BA, 9.382, -0.868
5) Norman Marsden, Santo, Texas, '66 Chevy II, SS/KA, 10.413, -0.837
6) Gary Coccaro, Panama City, Fla., '05 Sunfire, SS/BS, 8.829, -0.821
7) Larry Stewart, Clinton, Miss., '10 Dodge, SS/IA, 9.880, -0.820
8) Brett Candies, Thibodaux, La., '10 Mustang, SS/DA, 9.404, -0.796
9) Jonathan Womack, Houston, Texas, '07 Cavalier, SS/BS, 8.860, -0.790
10) David Rampy, Piedmont, Ala., '87 Camaro, GT/HA, 10.269, -0.781

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Rhett Fulton, St Gabriel, La., '12 Copo Camaro, BB/SA, 9.368 seconds, -0.932 (under index)
2) Matt Pellichino, Hammond, La., '06 Corvette, A/SA, 10.072, -0.928
3) Ronald Temento, Westwego, La., '01 Firebird, N/SA, 12.081, -0.919
4) Brian Massingill, Houston, Texas, '12 Camaro, CC/SA, 9.738, -0.862
5) Kevin Helms, Schriever, La., '10 Challenger, A/S, 10.093, -0.857
6) Kent LaPorte, Lafayette, La., '91 Camaro, J/SA, 11.602, -0.848
7) John Duzac, Covington, La., '67 Camaro, D/S, 10.673, -0.827
8) Jerry Doughty, Baton Rouge, La., '84 Camaro, I/SA, 11.482, -0.818
9) Thomas Marlow, Mesquite, Texas, '69 Camaro, G/SA, 11.195, -0.805
10) Jane Braswell, Weatherford, Texas, '69 Camaro, G/SA, 11.206, -0.794

SUPER COMP
1) Allen Constentine, LaPlace, La., dragster, S/C, 8.905 seconds, 0.005 (over index)
2) Vincent Landry, Harvey, La., dragster, S/C, 8.908, 0.008
3) Matt Levatino, La Place, La., dragster, S/C, 8.909, 0.009
4) Paul Kimble, Metairie, La., dragster, S/C, 8.912, 0.012
5) Bart Nelson, La Porte, Texas, dragster, S/C, 8.912, 0.012
6) Tommy Phillips, Forney, Texas, dragster, S/C, 8.914, 0.014
7) Marty Hellickson, Lafayette, La., dragster, S/C, 8.918, 0.018
8) Jake Levatino, LaPlace, La., '01 Camaro, S/C, 8.920, 0.020
9) Mike Feeler, San Angelo, Texas, dragster, S/C, 8.920, 0.020
10) David Dale, Oyster Creek, Texas, dragster, S/C, 8.923, 0.023

SUPER GAS
1) Scooter Choate, Hubbard, Texas, '27 roadster, S/G, 9.902 seconds, 0.002 (over index)
2) Robby Lopez, Grand Prairie, Texas, '63 Corvette, S/G, 9.908, 0.008
3) John Wright, Carthage, Texas, '01 Camaro, S/G, 9.911, 0.011
4) Pat Rauch, Lafayette, La., '92 Beretta, S/G, 9.914, 0.014
5) Jeff Lopez, Bedford, Texas, '63 Corvette, S/G, 9.922, 0.022
6) Steve Collier, Benton, La., '72 Vega, S/G, 9.922, 0.022
7) James Carter, Forney, Texas, '08 Corvette, S/G, 9.931, 0.031
8) David Schnautz, Batson, Texas, '34 Chevy, S/G, 9.933, 0.033
9) Shannon Brinkley, Highlands, Texas, '02 Corvette, S/G, 9.935, 0.035
10) Chuck Trotter, MacClenny, Fla., '88 Thunderbird, S/G, 9.944, 0.044

SUPER STREET
1) Don Snow, , , '65 Corvette, S/ST, 10.901 seconds, 0.001 (over index)
2) Norman Griffin, Des Allemands, La., '69 Nova, S/ST, 10.902, 0.002
3) Randy Ramo, Longview, Texas, '69 Camaro, S/ST, 10.904, 0.004
4) Chris Le Blanc, Pearland, Texas, '67 Corvette, S/ST, 10.904, 0.004
5) Jarrod Ross, Longview, Texas, '67 Camaro, S/ST, 10.911, 0.011
6) Sammy Patrick, Palquermine, La., '87 Camaro, S/ST, 10.911, 0.011
7) Jimmy Johnson, W. Monroe, La., '69 Mopar, S/ST, 10.913, 0.013
8) Lamar Stevenson, Montgomery, Ala., '69 Camaro, S/ST, 10.913, 0.013
9) Derek Thibodaux, Thibodaux, La., '79 Camaro, S/ST, 10.914, 0.014
10) Tony Jones, Gilmer, Texas, '67 Camaro, S/ST, 10.918, 0.018

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Keith Raftery, Lake Charles, La., '68 Camaro, 6.522 seconds, 213.70 mph
2) Steve Benoit, Scott, La., '02 Camaro, 6.595, 210.47
3) Earl Folse, Raceland, La., '68 Camaro, 6.661, 210.64
4) Bert Prejean, St. Amant, La., '68 Camaro, 6.693, 205.26
5) Mario Boesch, Kenner, La., '03 Grand Am, 6.816, 207.37
6) Royce Freeman, Lindsay, Okla., '10 GXP, 6.825, 208.71
7) Allen Firestone, Velma, Okla., '01 S-10, 6.890, 199.20
8) Luis Vela, Mission, Texas, '02 Grand Am, 7.038, 198.38
9) Wayne Collins, Port Allen, La., '63 Corvette, 7.044, 196.56
10) Danny Liebham, Tomball, Texas, '01 Camaro, 7.062, 194.77

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Michael Kile, Westlake, La., '12 Spitzer, 6.178 seconds, 221.74 mph
2) Rob McKinley Jr., Conroe, Texas, '07 Massey, 6.327, 217.35
3) Keith Raftery, Lake Charles, La., '08 Undercover, 6.516, 203.00
4) James Ogden, League City, Texas, '11 RED, 6.544, 206.39
5) Michelle LeBleu, Lake Charles, La., '09 Spitzer, 6.564, 208.42
6) Allen Constantine, La Place, La., '13 Spitzer, 6.619, 205.57
7) Chase Murray, Orange, Texas, '06 Spitzer, 6.650, 205.32
8) Brandon Chauvin, Gonzales, La., '07 Spitzer, 6.664, 201.34
9) Mario Boesch, Kenner, La., '09 Undercover, 6.679, 206.80
10) P J Vicari, Marrero, La., '09 Undercover, 6.692, 194.94

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
1) Dean LeBlanc, New Iberia, La., '09 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.001 seconds reaction time
2) Jerry Pomilla, Conroe, Texas, '85 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.011
3) Andy Millet, Denham Spgs, La., '82 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.012
4) Dave Gautreaux, River Ridge, La., '03 GSXR, ETMX, 0.012
5) Ronnie Harris, Metarie, La., '03 Harley, ETMX, 0.012
6) Randal Guitreau, Prairieville, La., '00 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.016
7) Robert Sanders, Katy, Texas, '82 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.016
8) Joshua Guitreau, Prairieville, La., '96 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.016
9) Derek Dorey, Kingwood, Texas, '03 Trac, ETMX, 0.021
10) Peter Pollet, Paulina, La., '88 Harley, ETMX, 0.026



Preview

BELLE ROSE, La. - No Problem Raceway will host the NHRA South Central division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series on June 8-9, for the third of six races in the division. The event is one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000.

Gates at No Problem Raceway will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Qualifying and time trials start at 9 a.m. Saturday. Sunset Racecraft Top Dragster, Orteq Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator qualify on Saturday at 11 a.m. 2 and 4:30 p.m. Eliminations start Sunday at 9 a.m.

The track will host a test and tune event on Friday from 1-6 p.m. followed by a special King of the Bayou box/no box shootout.

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at No Problem Raceway are $20 each day. Children are just $10 each day and kids 10 years old and under are admitted free with a paid adult. 

No Problem Raceway is located at 6470 Highway 996, just north of Highway 70 in Belle Rose.  For more information call the track, (985) 369-3692, or visit www.NoProblemRaceway.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series the third of six events in South Central Division competition where drivers earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's Orteq Top Sportsman Series, Sunset Racecraft Top Dragster Series and NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson will also be run in conjunction with the event.

WHERE: No Problem Raceway Park, Belle Rose, Louisiana. Track is located at 6470 Highway 996, just north of Highway 70 in Belle Rose, La.

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9, 2013

SCHEDULE: SATURDAY, June 8 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Time trials and qualifying start at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify at 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m.  SUNDAY, June 9 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Eliminations start at 9 a.m.

TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $20 Friday, $20 Saturday, $20 Sunday. Children are $10. Kids 10 years old and under are admitted free with a paid adult. For more information please call No Problem Raceway, (985) 369-3692, or visit www.NoProblemRaceway.com.

2012 EVENT WINNERS: Justin Rosen, Comp Eliminator; Jimmy Hidalgo Jr., Super Stock; Slate Cummings, Stock Eliminator; Jimmy Lewis, Super Comp; Terry Sullivan, Super Gas; Greg Parson, Super Street, Vincent Catalanotto, Top Sportsman; Robert Cool, Top Dragster; Keith Altazin, Sportsman Motorcycle

BONUS PROGRAMS:
NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES POINTS FUND
: a $519,000 point fund from Lucas Oil, which will be shared by 2013 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional, regional and national champions. Regional awards include $10,000 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions with Divisional awards of $3,000 to the champions in both Competition and Super Stock; $2,000 each to the champions in Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The seven national champions will share a bonus of $135,000.

JEGS ALLSTARS: The best of the best from each of NHRA's seven divisions will compete for a share of the $119,000 point fund from Jegs High Performance. The 2013 Jegs Allstars event will culminate a year-long points battle between drivers in each of NHRA's Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series' eight classes as well as Top Sportsman and Top Dragster. The top points earner in each category will qualify to represent his/her division at the 2013 Jegs Allstars. Points are based on in-division races only.

The winning division and regional teams will share $20,000 and individual awards include $7,000 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions, $6,000 to champions in Comp Eliminator and Super Stock, $5,000 to Top Sportsman and Top Dragster champions, and $4,500 to the Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street champions. Runners-up in all categories will earn $2,000 apiece. Each Allstars competitor will also receive a share of a $25,000 towing fund to get to the event.

Event sponsor, Jegs High Performance, is offering a "double up" bonus to Jegs Allstars participants. Any 2013 Jegs Allstars champion who also wins the national event will have his/her Allstars prize doubled.

oRTEQ Top Sportsman Series: Run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Series, competitors in the Top Sportsman class are vying for division championships. The top points finisher will earn a year-end bonus of $1,500, the runner-up will get $1000 and the third place finisher will receive $500. Top Sportsman racers may run the six South Central Division Lucas Oil events as well as three Lucas Oil Series races in the other NHRA divisions.

SUNSET RACECRAFT TOP DRAGSTER SERIES: Run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Series, competitors in the Top Dragster class are vying for division championships. The top points finisher will earn a year-end bonus of $1,500, the runner-up will get $1000 and the third place finisher will receive $500.

NHRA SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE SERIES presented by HARLEY DAVIDSON: The NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in NHRA's Sportsman Motorcycle class to earn points toward divisional championships. The $14,000 champions' purse posted by Harley Davidson will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers in NHRA divisions that host Sportsman Motorcycles.


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