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Mon, 25 Mar 2013, 09:26 AM

Szupka Doubles at JEGS Cajun SPORTSnationals
Courtesy of NHRA Field Marketing
Photo copyright 2013 Auto Imagery, Inc.

Simoneaux takes Moser Shootout



BELLE ROSE, La. --

Back row: NHRA's Mike Rice, Allen Firestone, Greg Brotherton,
Steve Szupka, P.J. Vicari
Kneeling: Ray Dew, Anthony Bertozzi,
Ryan Herem, Mike Voss
Steve Szupka won not once but twice this weekend at the JEGS Cajun SPORTSnationals at No Problem Raceway and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and Jody Simoneaux took home the trophy in the NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout.

Szupka, Willow Grove, Pa., become just the 15th driver in history to capture the double-up, winning in two different classes at an NHRA national event. Szupka beat Jim Kimbrough in the final of Comp Eliminator with a pass of 8.729 seconds after Kimbrough left early with a red-light foul start then came back around to face Austin Williams in Stock Eliminator. Szupka, driving an '85 Camaro, got the starting line advantage and held on for the win and the double running 11.300 at 114.66 mph. Williams, Burleson, Texas, went 10.923, 118.06 in his '72 Duster.

Simoneaux of Napoleonville, La., worked his way through the field in the Moser Sportsman Shootout (a race within a race) in his '99 Firebird before meeting up with John Salter, Katy, Texas. Simoneaux clocked in at 6.168, 106.46 mph for the win as Salter went red on the starting line.

P.J. Vicari joined Simoneaux as home-state winners, grabbing the trophy in the division's Sunset Racecraft Top Dragster class at 195.51 mph in 6.611 seconds, beating No. 1 qualifier Michael Kile of Westlake, La. Kile went 6.361 at 202 mph in his losing effort.

Ryan Herem made his trip out from California worth the haul, winning in Super Gas over Jim Perry. The pair had identical reaction times, with Herem, Quartz Hill, Calif., running 9.932 seconds in his '63 Corvette to win by 0.006 of a second.

Former JEGS Cajun SPORTSnationals winner Anthony Bertozzi, Ashland, Va., repeated his performance from a year ago, when he won in Top Dragster, to win in Super Stock against Gilbert Johnson, Lecompte, La. Bertozzi went 8.742 seconds at 147.92 for the win.

Other racers visiting the winner's circle this weekend were Greg Brotherton, Mena, Ark., over Dan Foley in Super Comp; Ray Dew, League City, Texas, beating Bart Nelson in Super Street; Allen Firestone winning in Top Sportsman against Chris Arnold; and Mike Voss, from Maplewood, Minn., downing former Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Craig Treble in Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley Davidson.

The following are the final results from the JEGS NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals at No Problem Raceway:

COMP ELIMINATOR
Steve Szupka, Willow Grove, Pa., 8.729 seconds, 116.38 def. Jim Kimbrough, Pace, Fla.,21.016, 52.46

SUPER STOCK
Anthony Bertozzi, Ashland, Va., 8.742, 147.92 def. Gilbert Johnson, Lecompte, La., 10.102, 120.97

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Steve Szupka, Willow Grove, Pa., 11.300, 114.66 def. Austin Williams, Burleson, Texas, 10.923, 118.06

SUPER COMP
Greg Brotherton, Mena, Ark., 8.926, 176.01 def. Dan Foley, McKinney, Texas, 8.959, 159.42

SUPER GAS
Ryan Herem, Quartz Hill, Calif., 9.932, 160.04 def. Jim Perry, Niota, Tenn., 9.938, 158.00

SUPER STREET
Ray Dew, League City, Texas, 10.908, 139.92 def. Bart Nelson, La Porte, Texas, 10.917, 131.68

TOP DRAGSTER
PJ Vicari, Marrero, La., 6.611, 198.09 def. Michael Kile, Westlake, La., 6.361, 202.00

TOP SPORTSMAN
Allen Firestone, Velma, Okla., 6.839, 198.09 def. Chris Arnold, Mont Belview, Texas, 7.172, 185.43

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
Mike Voss, Maplewood, Minn., 8.900, 144.24 def. Craig Treble, Harvey, La., 8.512, 154.39

MOSER SPORTSMAN SHOOTOUT
Jody Simoneaux, Napoleonville, La., 6.268, 106.46 def. John Salter, Katy, Texas, 7.208, 95.07





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