In the final results from Texas Motorplex and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, 2015 National Comp Eliminator Champion, Craig Bourgeois, Metairie, La., battled back took home the win in a close finish.
Bourgeois, as the number five qualifier worked his way through the field and ran 6.870 seconds at 185.08 mph in his final round victory over number one qualifier, Kevin Self, Caddo, Okla., who clocked a runner up pass in at 7.707 seconds, 170.79 mph.
In Super Comp Britt Cummings, Hammond, La. faced off against Jake Levatino, La Place, La., and posted a winning run of 8.929 seconds, 176.28 mph in his 2011 Phantom. Levatino drove an 8.929 second, 171.58 mph lap for his runner up finish.
Other racers visiting the winner’s circle this weekend were Joel Covington, Center, Texas in Super Stock; Brett Candies, Thibodaux, La. in Stock Eliminator; Tommy Phillips, Forney, Texas, in Super Gas; and Ray Dew, League, Texas, in Super Street. In the division’s SDPC Raceshop Top Sportsman class it was Bob Gulitti, Tomball, Texas, taking the win while Jimmy Arabie, Baytown, Texas, won in SDPC Raceshop Top Dragster. Also, David Baugh, Moody, Texas took home the win for the Sportsman Motorcycle title.
South Central Division racers head to Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, June 23-25.
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division event at Texas Motorplex:
Craig Bourgeois, Metairie, La., '05 dragster, A/ND, 6.870, 185.08 def. Kevin Self, Caddo, Okla., '32 Bantam, F/EA, 7.707, 170.79.
Joel Covington, Center, Texas, '98 Pontiac, GT/FA, 17.460, 79.02 def. Pete Peery, Bowie, Texas, '91 Calais, GT/HA, broke.
Brett Candies, Thibodeaux, La., '10 Cobra, FS/B, 9.269, 142.00 def. Rusty Hall, Angleton, Texas, '67 Shelby, AA/SA, 10.085, 126.28.
Britt Cummings, Hammond, La., '11 Phantom, 8.929, 176.28 def. Jake Levatino, LaPlace, La., '02 Cameron, 8.929, 171.58.
Tommy Phillips, Forney, Texas, '63 Corvette, 9.887, 162.61 def. Koy Collier, Benton, La., '68 Camaro, 9.884, 160.00.
Ray Dew, League City, Texas, '70 Nova, 10.911, 142.70 def. Zachary Martinez, Pasadena, Texas, '84 Trans AM, 10.882, 137.90.
Bob Gulitti, Tomball, Texas, '11 Camaro, 6.610, 210.11 def. Keith Raftery, Lake Charles, La., '68 Camaro, broke.
Jimmy Arabie, Baytown, Texas, '07 Bos Dragster, 6.491, 198.79 def. Wade Pennington, Ada, Okla., '13 Monden, 6.196, 229.04.
David Baugh, Giddings, Texas, '12 Kawasaki, 8.655, 155.63 def. Michael Nash, Texarkana, Texas, '12 Koenig, 7.755, 165.40.
Slate Cummings, Hammond, La., '03 Cavalier, 5.946, 114.45 def. Christopher Dodd, Double Oak, Texas, '08 Undercover, 4.839, 140.25.
SUPER GAS SHOOTOUT
Jeff Hefler, Fort Worth, Texas, '48 Anglia, 9.900, 135.77 def. Koy Collier, Benton, La., '68 Camaro, 9.836, 148.61.
SUPER STREET SHOOTOUT
Ed Ridenhour, Kennedale, Texas, '68 Nova, 10.943, 141.50 def. Wayne Pratt, Blooming Grove, Texas, '67 Camaro, 10.893, 122.48.
David Baugh, Giddings, Texas, '12 Kawasaki, 8.927, 140.43 def. Ricky Kay, Humble, Texas, '92 Suzuki, 8.996, 143.11.