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Mon, 10 Jun 2013, 20:43 PM

Louisiana Racers Stack Up in Belle Rose
Courtesy of NHRA Field Marketing

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 the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at No Problem Raceway:

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Michael Nash, Texarkana, Texas, '12 Koenig, 8.186, 138.27 def. Frederick Quiett, Baton Rouge, La., '83 Suzuki, 8.860, 144.33.

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