BOURGEOIS AND GUALTIERE TAKE HOME WINS FROM ROYAL PURPLE RACEWAY


March 28, 2018

HOUSTON – In the final results from Royal Purple Raceway and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Craig Bourgeois, Metairie, La., and Craig Gualtiere, Amarillo, Texas, took home the wins in Comp Eliminator and Super Stock respectively.

Bourgeois, worked his way through the field in his ’05 Nostalgia Dragster and ran 7.422 seconds at 130.57 mph in his final round victory over Raymond Martin, Mt. Belvieu, Texas, who red-lighted at the starting line.

Gualtiere faced off against Pete Perry, Bowie, Texas, and posted a winning run of 9.625 seconds, 135.55 mph in his ’67 Chevy II. Perry left early and fouled at the starting line.

In the division’s SDPC Raceshop Top Sportsman class, it was Earl Folse, Raceland, La., taking the win in his ’86 Camaro against Kirk Piepke, while Mark Jones, Marrero, LA., won in Top Dragster who ran 6.305 seconds at 220.12 mph against Aaron Stanfield. Robert Sanders, Cypress Texas, took the win with a run of 8.882 seconds at 144.03 against William Keele Jr. in the NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle Series.

Other racers visiting the winner’s circle this weekend were Slate Cummings, Hammond, La., in Stock; Koy Collier, Benton, La, in Super Comp; Val Harmon, Luling, La., in Super Gas; and Ray Dew, League City, Texas in Super Street.

NHRA South Central Division racers head to Texas Motorplex for a Double Header in the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, April 12-15.

The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Royal Purple Raceway:

COMP ELIMINATOR

Craig Bourgeois, Metairie, La., ’05 dragster, B/ND, 7.422, 130.57 def. Raymond Martin, Mt.

Belvieu, Texas, ’04 Herndon, K/AA, foul.

SUPER STOCK

Craig Gualtiere, Amarillo, Texas, ’67 Chev II, SS/GA, 9.625, 135.55 def. Pete Peery, Bowie, Texas,

’05 Sunfire, FGT/E, foul.

STOCK ELIMINATOR

Slate Cummings, Hammond, La., ’00 Corvette, B/SA, 10.236, 130.64 def. James Carter, Forney, Texas,

’17 Copo Camaro, FS/B, 9.449, 134.18.

SUPER COMP

Koy Collier, Benton, La., ’07 Mullis, 8.892, 167.66 def. Steve Collier, Benton, La., ’06 Undercover, foul.

SUPER GAS

Val Harmon, Luling, La., ’69 Camaro SS, 9.897, 165.80 def. Gary Mitchell, Ennis, Texas, ’77 Pinto, 9.851, 135.70.

SUPER STREET

Ray Dew, League City, Texas, ’70 Nova, 10.865, 142.48 def. Joey Cram, Galveston, Texas, ’72 Nova, foul.

TOP SPORTSMAN

Earl Folse, Raceland, La., ’86 Camaro, 6.631, 209.95 def. Kirk Piepke, Pauls Valley, Okla., ’07 GTO, foul.

TOP DRAGSTER

Mark Jones, Marrero, La., ’09 Spitzer, 6.305, 220.12 def. Aaron Stanfield, Bossier City, La., ’17 Miller, 6.244, 216.69.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE

Robert Sanders, Cypress, Texas, ’82 Suzuki, 8.882, 144.03 def. William Keele Jr., San Antonio, Texas, dragster, 9.117, 140.36.