Cajun SPORTSnationals Saturday summary

Fields Set for NHRA Cajun Sportsnationals BELLE ROSE, La. -- Baton Rouge racer David Robinson was crowned King of the Bayou for taking the win in the Super Shootout today at the NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals at No Problem Raceway. The fields ...

Fields Set for NHRA Cajun Sportsnationals

BELLE ROSE, La. -- Baton Rouge racer David Robinson was crowned King of the Bayou for taking the win in the Super Shootout today at the NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals at No Problem Raceway. The fields were locked for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series as the 575 racers made their final qualifying passes along with competition in several specialty races.

Joining Robinson with victories today were Charlie Wescott and Jonathan Tarrance in the SS/AA and the U/SA Shootouts respectively. Wescott took out Harry Holton with a hole-shot in a battle of '68 Barracudas with a pass of 8.712 seconds to Holton's 8.676 second run. Wescott's reaction time of 0.024 seconds was nearly four hundredths of a second quicker, and enough to hold off Holton.

Tarrance of Bremen, Ky., drove his '84 Monte Carlo to victory over fellow Kentucky resident

John McCarthy covering the quarter mile in 14.120 seconds to McCarthy's 14.151 second lap.

In Top Fuel exhibition runs, Houston resident Darrell Russell set a track record of 305 mph at 4.80 seconds. The Joe Amato owned dragster faced off against Scott Palmer and his O'Reilly Auto Parts sponsored dragster with Palmer running a 4.96 second lap at 288 mph.

Former NHRA Pro Stock Champion Jeg Coughlin made a side by side run with Jeg's Mail Order teammate and brother Troy Coughlin in Pro Stock. Jeg got the best of Troy with a run of 6.91 seconds to Troy's 6.92.

Going into Sunday's eliminations, Greg Porter held on to the number one spot in Comp Eliminator with a 8.840-second run, 0.620 seconds under the index with Colt Mikel jumping into the second spot with a 8.417, 0.603 seconds under.

Holton held on to the top spot in Super Stock and Californian Ed O'Brien is number one in Stock. Holton bettered his Friday qualifying with a run of 8.647 seconds and is followed by Buz Post of Arlington, Texas with a lap of 8.245 seconds.

O'Brien's '72 La Baron clocked in at 14.240 seconds, 1.210 seconds under the index while Bruce Noland is second at 11.539 seconds, 1.211 seconds under. Terry Landry of Baton Rouge is tenth, running 11.370 seconds in his '69 Camaro.

Ronnie Davis of Commerce, Ga., took over the number one spot in Top Sportsman with a 200.95 mph pass at 6.915 seconds. Raceland, La., racer Earle Folse is second with a run of 6.927 seconds at 200.86 mph with Greg Lair in third and Keith Raftery of Lake Charles, La., qualified fourth.

The following are Saturday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Cajun SPORTSnationals at No Problem Raceway:

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jeg Coughlin , Troy Coughlin , Joe Amato , Scott Palmer , John McCarthy , David Robinson