BELLE ROSE, La. --
Sun, 23 Mar 2014, 13:22 PM
Williams, Bertozzi Win Big at JEGS Cajun SPORTSnationals
Courtesy of NHRA Field Marketing
Photo copyright 2014 Auto Imagery, Inc.
Austin Williams collected his second trophy in a as many days capturing the NHRA JEGS Cajun
SPORTSnationals Super Gas title after winning the NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout the day before at
No Problem Raceway Park in Belle Rose, La., while Anthony Bertozzi won from both the driver's seat
and as a car owner for a double victory of his own.
Williams, Burleson, Texas, held on in a close one to beat local racer Jimmy Hidalgo Jr.,
Donaldsonville, La., in Stock Eliminator coving the quarter mile in 10.778 seconds in his '72
Duster less than 24 hours after he beat Jeff Lopez in the Moser Shootout.
Defending event champion Bertozzi, Ashland, Va., picked up where he left off a year ago working his
way through eliminations before defeating Mark Jones, Marrero, La., in the divisions Sunset
RaceCraft Top Dragster class posting a lap of 6.789 seconds at 174.84 mph to Jones' 6.745, 202.33.
He then watched as John Labbous knocked out Lopez in the Super Gas final driving Bertozzi's '66
Corvette. Labbous, White House, Tenn., went 9.902 seconds on the 9.90 dial for the win and the
David Rampy raced to his 83rd NHRA national event win in his familiar '32 roadster. The Piedmont,
Ala., racer went 7.866 seconds against Justin Rosen, Harahan, La., who left early with a red light
Greg Parsons picked up his second national event win with a 0.10 package combining a .002 second
reaction time with a 10.908 run over Marvin Allemand, Raceland, La. Parsons is the only active
3-time defending South Central Division Champion.
John Brener and Randal Guitreau made sure some of the hardware stayed in the home state winning in
Super Comp and Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley-Davidson. Brener, Bush, La., beat out
fellow Louisiana racer Jackson Collier, West Monroe, La., and Fuitreau, Prairieville, La., held on
to win over Mike Voss on his '00 Kawasaki.
Harvey Emmons and Vince Hoda rounded out the winner's list as Emmons, Friendswood, Texas, knocked
out Brandon Bakies, Alexander, La., in Super Stock in the last final of the day, and Hoda,
Diamondhead, Miss., outran Joe Pigford 6.938 seconds at 196.44 to a 7.013, 196.47 in the Orteq Top
Sportsman final run.
The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series JEGS Cajun
SPORTSnationals event at No Problem Raceway:
David Rampy, Piedmont, Ala., '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.866, 127.46 def. Justin Rosen, Harahan, La.,
dragster, J/D, foul.
Harvey Emmons III, Friendswood, Texas, '05 Cavalier, GT/BA, 9.332, 139.47 def. Brandon Bakies,
Alexandria, La., '14 Camaro, SS/CA, 9.401, 141.25.
Austin Williams, Burleson, Texas, '72 Duster, F/SA, 10.778, 120.66 def. Jimmy Hidalgo Jr.,
Donaldsonville, La., '04 GTO, F/SA, 10.756, 121.81.
John Brener, Bush, La., dragster, 9.008, 157.85 def. Jackson Collier, W. Monroe, La., dragster,
John Labbous Jr, White House, Tenn., '66 Corvette, 9.902, 159.21 def. Jeff Lopez, Bedford, Texas,
'63 Corvette, 9.899, 158.82.
Greg Parson, Whitehouse, Texas, '77 Nova, 10.908, 137.20 def. Marvin Allemand, Raceland, La., '05
Cavalier, 10.891, 130.59.
Anthony Bertozzi, Ashland, Va., dragster, 6.789, 174.84 def. Mark Jones, Marrero, La., dragster,
Vince Hoda, Diamondhead, Miss., '00 Firebird, 6.938, 196.44 def. Joe Pigford, Pasadena, Texas, '13
Camaro, 7.013, 196.47.
SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY-DAVIDSON
Randal Guitreau, Prairieville, La., '00 Kawasaki, 9.322, 135.17 def. Mike Voss, Maplewood, Minn.,
'10 ZX-14, 9.280, 132.09.
NHRA: 10 Most Recent Entries [ top ]
Nov 23- One-on-One with Funny Car Champion
Nov 22- One-on-One with Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion
Nov 20- POMONA 2 - Through the Lens of Gary Nastase
Nov 20- Top-rookie Crampton Receives NHRA Road to the Future Award
Nov 20- HDDRS - Through the Lens of Matt Polito
Nov 20- Enders-Stevens Crowned Champion After NHRA Finals Win
Nov 20- Matt Hagan Earns 2014 NHRA Funny Car Championship
Nov 20- Venables Leads Hagan, Mopar/Rocky Team to Championship
Nov 20- 2014 Mike Aiello Award Goes to Pro Stock Bike Racer Steve Johnson
Nov 20- Tony Schumacher Clinches 2014 Top Fuel World Championship in Qualifying at Pomona