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2018 NHRA AAA Nationals

Oct. 4-8 – Texas Motorplex – Ennis, TX

South Louisiana area races fared quite well at the 2018 NHRA AAA Nationals held at the Texas Motoplex in Ennis, TX.  New Orleans native LE Tonglet took home the Pro Stock Motorcycle crown by outrunning his teammate, Cut Off native Jerry Savioe.  The Jefferson Parish fireman covered the quarter mile in 6.892 seconds at almost 195 mph to squeak by the alligator farmer from down the bayou by a few hundredths of a second.  Sportsman racer Craig Bourgeois of Metairie raced to a semi-final finish in the Competition Eliminator category in his dragster.

Full event coverage can be found HERE

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2018 Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals

Jul 27-29, 2018 - Sonoma Raceway - Sonoma, CA

New Orleans’ own LE Tonglet traveled to the California wine country and took home the Pro Stock Motorcycle crown at the 2018 Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals.  The Jefferson Parish fireman and second generation racer posted a winning run of 6.77 seconds at over 198 mph to outdistance Andrew Hines.  Tonglet’s teammate, alligator farmer Jerry Savioe of Cut Off advanced to the second round of competition while Luling native and former World Champ Angelle Sampey bowed out in the first round of competition.  Former Pro Stock World Champ and New Orleans resident Eric Enders advanced to the second round.

Full event coverage can be found HERE

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Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

Jun 21-24, 2018 - Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park - Norwalk, OH

Louisiana based professional drag racers had strong showings once again on the NHRA national event trail. Jerry Savoie, an alligator farmer by trade from Cut Off raced to a runner up finish in the Pro Stock Motorcycle category while New Orleans resident Erica Enders claimed the same spot in Pro Stock.  Other area racers putting in strong efforts were LE Tonglet of Metairie and Angelle Sampey of Luling.  Tonglet raced to a semi-final finish while Sampey claimed a round one win before losing in round two of Pro Stock Motorcyle.

Full event coverage can be found HERE

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NHRA SpringNationals

Apr 20-22, 2018 - Houston Raceway Park - Baytown, TX

New Orleans based professional drag racers Erica Enders and Richie Stevens had mixed results at the 2018 NHRA SpringNationals held in Baytown, TX.  Enders raced her way to a runner up finish in Pro Stock, losing to Matt Hartford in the final by less than five hundredths of a second.  Enders pulled double duty this weekend, also competing in the Pro Mod category alongside her husband Stevens.  Neither was able to crack into the ultra-competitive 16 car field with Enders finishing 19th and Stevens in 21st following two days of qualifying. 

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